Pacers beat the Cavs again in another thriller

  • Pacers beat the Cavs again in another thriller

Pacers beat the Cavs again in another thriller

When the Cavaliers pushed, the Raptors pushed back; their slimmest lead of the quarter was 23 points, boosted by an 11-point push from DeRozan and VanVleet reaching a career-high 19 points - he wound up with 22.

It was the second of a tough three-game stretch for the Raptors where they played the Southeast Division-leading Heat, the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers, and then the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors on Saturday.

As in, he liked this video of LeBron yelling at his teammates and coaches in a huddle as the Raptors, playing without All-Stars Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka, crushed Cleveland 133-99. Ball contributed 10 rebounds and six assists as Los Angeles snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Spurs at Staples Center since April 2013, the last time the Lakers made the playoffs.

Oladipo gave the Pacers the lead for good on a three pointer with just over two minutes to play. The Timberwolves shot 56.7 percent (38 of 67) over the final three quarters to come from behind and win their fourth straight game and 11th of 14 overall.

After catching the ball in the right corner, the four-time MVP tried the drive by Darren Collison, but stepped out of bounds on the baseline.

The Cavs allowed 127 points or more for the third straight game.

"They're in a hard spot because they don't know whether LeBron James is staying".

James made the mistake of shoving Stephenson in the chest after the two made contact with each other. James was called for a crucial technical foul for shoving Stephenson after a play. Kevin Love added 21 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which has lost three in a row.

Now the Cavaliers have the weekend at home before hosting the defending champion Warriors who will probably have Stephen Curry back in the lineup.

"It definitely wasn't easy", said Durant of the Warriors' 11th consecutive road victory. "We were patient and slowed it down a bit". The Cavs at one point opened up a 22-point lead, outscoring the Pacers 34-12 in the first quarter.

"We missed Steph tonight. And they don't know how much of their future they want to try to mortgage to try and win this year", Wojnarowski said during an appearance on ESPN's "SportsCenter", via NESN.

IN has now won all three of its games against the Cavaliers so far this season.

"That was just us trying to figure it out", he said. "We've got to be locked in to what we're doing and be professional".

Before the game Casey encouraged his team, especially the bench, to focus on three-point shots, to make them "with conviction".