The march through the regular season 2018-19 continued on Thursday night, as a few national games between likely playoff teams…
The march through the regular season 2018-19 continued on Thursday night, as a few national games between likely playoff teams highlighted league’s four-match schedule.
Portland Trail Blazers got things started on Thursday night with a 128-114 victory over the Orlando Magic. Damian Lillard scored a franchise record of 34 points in the second half after scoring just seven points in the first half.
While it was a big story, Oklahoma City Thunder’s collapse versus Boston Celtics was a completely different story. Celtics outperformed a 24-point half-time card and went on a 1
6-1 scoring to keep Thunder winless at 0-4.
At the same time, the Detroit pistol remains undefeated, as they convincingly defeated the winless Cleveland Cavaliers. Andre Drummond had a game to remember when he scored 26 points and took 22 rebounds.
Here’s all you need to know about tonight’s four-game slate.
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Los Angeles Lakers entered half-time with a 58-57 lead over Denver Nuggets. LeBron James’s 14-point eight-assist, six-rebound line led the way, but it was Kyle Kuzma who was sure to finish the first half on a strong listing for the Lakers because he spotted this summing 3- pointer.
Boston Celtics surpassed a 24-point half-time game to defeat Oklahoma City Thunder, 101-95, on Thursday night. Celtics used a 16-1 scoring and nine 3 pointers in the third quarter to keep Thunder winless in the season.
Everyone in the NBA scores these days. When the Portland Trail Blazer defeated Orlando Magic on Thursday night Damian Lillard scored 34 points in the second half – a new franchise record for points in a half. He finished 41 points for the match.
There is an eight year difference between Jayson Tatum and Paul George, but that does not mean anything for the 20-year-old. Boston Celtic’s young weapon took it to Oklahoma City Thunder veteran on this sludge dunk after a steal at the end of the first quarter.
Oklahoma City Thunder made it safe to compete at an early lead over the Boston Celtics. In a matchup of two top teams, Thunder was impressed early, shortened by this Russell Westbrook who helped Steven Adams early in the match.
Oklahoma City Thunder Fielded Another Start Line For Their Matchup Compared To Boston Celtics Tonight. Instead of being Patrick Patterson in the first unit, Jerami Grant took his place.
Blake Griffin may have scored 50 points on Tuesday, but he did Do not look tired at all at Cleveland Cavaliers. The former All-Star is already up to 16 points in the first half after this spin, leading to a slam dunk.
When the Portland Trail Blazers beat Orlando Magic, Nurkic released the hammer on two magic players on his way to the band.
Collin Sexton pulled off the peak in the first half. When the wineless Cleveland Cavaliers saw that they beat the unanswered Detroit pistons, rookie point watched a small fit, resulting in a dunk of Larry Nance Jr.
It seems we have a battle of the centers. Both Nikola Vucevic and Jusuf Nurkic barely carried their squads through the first quarter. Vucevic has started 5-of-6 from the field while scoring 11 of Orlando Magic’s first 17 points.
Jusuf Nurkic came out to play tonight. Since the Portland Trail Blazers seem to steal a victory in Orlando against Magic, the 7-foot center made eight of his team’s first 13 points when he started 4-of-5 from the field.
Cleveland Cavaliers are without their best players when they take on the Detroit pistols on Thursday night, as veteran forward Kevin Love has been ruled out of the left foot puff competition by Cavs. Love played in all four of the team’s previous matches and lies in the average of a team-high 19 points and 13.5 returns per game.