LeBron James scored 37 points as the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-112 Tuesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Nance is able to smother opposing primary ball handlers when they try to isolate him onto them, and that allows Cleveland to now be more matchup-sound in rotations. And I have a feeling that Semi Ojeleye is not going to jack up four of the worst looking three-point attempts I've ever seen when these games truly matter in May. Cleveland took a 91-87 edge into the fourth quarter.
Thunder: Visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Maybe, this time around it will work better. The numbers are fine and he hit some big/tough shots, no question.
Dwyane Wade picked up a double-double with 10 points and 11 assists off the bench.
Following the roster overhaul before the trade deadline, and ahead of their game in Boston on Sunday (Feb. 11), LeBron James said planned to test out the new Cavaliers look via National Basketball Association 2K18.
After playing fairly evenly over the course of the first half of the game, the Thunder held their last lead of the game with 3:28 left in the third quarter.More news: Ryan Mason retires from football due to head injury
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As he did in Cleveland a month ago when OKC dropped 148 on the Cavs, Steven Adams big-boy'd everybody on the floor, turning missed shots into maybe the Thunder's best offensive play.
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The Cavs took down the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-112 last night, marking a second straight victory against a contending-level team (they also blew out the Boston Celtics on Sunday.) Those last two wins have been telling in a sense as they have come with George Hill, Larry Nance Jr., Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson - all players the Cavs acquired at the trade deadline - playing major roles. (13), and Jeff Green (10).
Elsewhere, DeMar DeRozan poured in a team-high 27 points, while Kyle Lowry added 22 as the Toronto Raptors survived a late rally from the Miami Heat to win their sixth straight game. Over the three games prior to tonight versus Cleveland, Patrick Patterson logged 30, 26, and 35 minutes.
"I thought that we've got guys that can shoot, dribble and pass and they can make plays", Lue said. Hill started at point guard and went 24 minutes without a turnover.
Following the blowout victory, J.R. Smith was particularly hyped up.