Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright scored 6 points on 3-for-9 shooting Thursday, to go with 2 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks over 18 minutes against the Cleveland Cavaliers. That will likely be the largest media narrative coming out of Thursday night's huge Raptors win too, that the Cavs just didn't play interested enough and didn't have the intensity to win that game.
They face National Basketball Association (NBA) champions the Golden State Warriors tomorrow after blowing a 22-point lead against the Indiana Pacers. It was the Cavaliers' seventh loss in the last 10 games. Victor Oladipo has been playing at an All-Star level; if the season were to end today, he'd receive MVP votes.
Saturday's game marks the midway point of the regular season for the Raptors who, with a record of 29-11, have already set a franchise record for the most wins in an opening half.
Stephenson didn't do any ear blowing in Friday night's game, but he did poke James' hip with his thumb in a unusual manner during the fourth quarter. J.R. Smith, Jose Calderon and James all missed shots following that possession.
Jaylen Brown added 21 points, and Marcus Morris had 19 points and eight rebounds to help the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics extend their winning streak to seven games.
But they have lost seven of their previous 10. Fifteen years. I don't know, I've been in this spotlight for half of my years. They ended the night shooting 7-of-34 (20.6%) from deep as a team. Jrue Holiday chipped in 25 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals for the Pelicans, who shot 53.4 percent from the field.More news: Antonio Conte speaks about Chelsea's chances of signing Alexis Sanchez
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Karl-Anthony Towns fell one assist shy of his second career triple-double, scoring 23 points and grabbing 15 rebounds as the Timberwolves dumped the Knicks 118-108.
Kevin Durant scored 26 points and the Warriors used a 13-4 run in the fourth quarter to down the Bucks 108-94. The advantage stretched to 59-36 as Siakam scored six consecutive points, four of them on dunks.
Nemanja Bjelica ignited a fourth-quarter burst with a 3-pointer as Minnesota broke open a tight game en route to a victory over NY in Minneapolis.
Thomas, who will sit out at IN because he has not been cleared to play both nights of a back-to-back, finished with four points, two rebounds and three assists, hitting 2-of-15 field goals and 0-for-6 from long range. It's not LeBron's job to coach the Cavaliers, but it's certainly his job to lead them on and off the court. "Our guys have shown they have some potential. but we have a lot of growth that we have to continue to see, making plays and really learning how to win in situations like (Wednesday night)". Can't we just be happy the Pacers have two good centers?