The Cavaliers are much more disoriented today as they finally catch their breath before starting a four-game homestand, starting with a contest against Golden State on January 15 at Quicken Loans Arena. He finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists, but his energy and impact could not be measured by sheer numbers.
Overcoming a 20-0 run is rarely a recipe for success, but the Indiana Pacers had the right chefs in the kitchen on Friday night. This is now their seventh loss in the last 10 games and the team is now starting to drift further away from the top of the Eastern Conference. To that end, Shams Charania of The Vertical brought word on Friday that the Cavs could move Thompson, though only in "the right deal". We've got to get back to that helping the helper.
IN began to slowly chip away at the lead.
Marvin Williams scored 15 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 12 for Charlotte, which won despite an off night for Dwight Howard, who scored two first-half points.
"Players are grumbling about Lue's lineups, wondering if Thompson should start and if Channing Frye should play more". With 2:10 left and the Pacers down two, he launched a 26-footer that tickled the bottom of the net, putting IN up by one.
The 133 points against Cleveland was the highest total scored by the Raptors in a non-overtime game in franchise history. Meanwhile, their defense was arguably better.
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Frustration is building in Cleveland, and some of it reportedly has to do with LeBron James and his playing style.
While talking about the possibility of retirement, James quipped that he couldn't do so just yet, because "I've got too many sneakers to sell". "Kevin threw a great pass. Bron, tough shot, but easy shot for him and he got a good look".
The Pacers won the first two meetings, 124-107, on November 1 in Cleveland and 106-102 at in on December 8. Along with frustrating LeBron James, Lance Stephson chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. On the final possession that the Cavs had while they still had a chance, Darren Collison was switched onto LeBron after a screen and he managed to hold his ground and force him to step out of bounds, which ultimately resulted in a victory. After LeBron converted on a pull-up jumper from mid-range at the 3:57 mark of the fourth quarter, Cleveland didn't score for the remainder of the game.
"Lance is just a little dirty, that's all".
After the game, James described Stephenson as a "dirty" player. "I should have known". "One player they've discussed, DeAndre Jordan, the Clippers center, he does not rise to the level in Cleveland, I'm told, of putting that Brooklyn pick in". They caught me on a retaliation.