Cavaliers suffer worst loss of season, 133-99, to Raptors
- Autor: Ricardo Clara Ene 13, 2018,
Ene 13, 2018, 12:18
They gave Londoners a glimpse of their comeback prowess on Thursday, erasing a 22-point, second-quarter deficit in a 114-103 win over the 76ers.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 15 of his 20 points in the first half for the Spurs, who committed 21 turnovers while playing without injured starters Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Danny Green.
But the Celtics tightened the screws defensively and closed out the second quarter on a 15-3 scoring run before out-scoring the Sixers 37-22 to seize control in the third period.
As the Celtics built their lead to as many as 19 points in the fourth quarter, Irving heard some chants of "M-V-P".
Led by coach Brett Brown, it has been a difficult period for 76ers fans, as the team posted losing records for the past five seasons, including only winning 10 games in 2015-16.
Basketball is a game adored by people of all ages and that was evident as Sir Alex Ferguson watched the action unfold in North Greenwich.
"It felt good, man. The first time being out there and not having to worry about the six-minute mark or coming out", said Morris. James scored 26 points in this loss and Isaiah Thomas missed his first 11 shots.
Among them was 7ft Joel Embiid, the Sixers' star player, who comfortably towers above our own Thibaut Courtois, while Willian was keen to add an extra couple of inches next to the Cameroonian star!
Players from both teams were at Stamford Bridge yesterday evening to take in some more traditional British sport ahead of tonight's clash, and caught up with some of the Blues after the game.
"It's good to see Philly's got some OK guys, some tougher guys, you know what I'm saying?" Along with his free throw, it is the main area the Australian needs to improve.
Fans have flooded into the British capital from across Europe, excited at the prospect of the bright young sides going head to head. They went on to win the NBA title. "This is something I'll remember for the rest of my life". Marcus Morris scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Al Horford collected 13 points, eight boards and seven assists.
Brown stopped the rot for Boston with a three from the corner, turning to blow a kiss to the Philly bench as he skipped back, and it proved a turning point.
That's why Brown and Tatum make up the greatest young duo in the NBA.
James and his struggling Cavaliers absorbed their most-lopsided rout of the NBA season as they were overwhelmed by the Toronto Raptors 133-99 on Thursday night.
Defense has been a calling card for the Boston Celtics this year, and their effectiveness hasn't slipped against the league's most potent offenses. The 8.3-point gap between the Celtics and Timberwolves is the same as the difference between the Timberwolves and the 19th-ranked Utah Jazz.
The Blues were well represented as Spanish trio, Pedro and Marcos Alonso were also spotted.