While the Warriors sit atop the Western Conference standings, the Raptors are only three games behind the Celtics for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Cavs have not beaten the Pacers in two meetings this season.
Will the Toronto Raptors pull off the upset on their home court tonight when they play the Golden State Warriors at 7:30PM ET? But it could be a cause for concern for Cavaliers fans who are growing impatient with the way the team is playing right now. But this could finally be the year where he makes more 3s than 2s: Right now, he's made 116 3-pointers, 130 2-pointers. Fred VanVleet notched a team-high 22 points while Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell and Jakob Poeltl had 16, 14 and 12 points, respectively. The Ringer's Zachary Kram pointed out that this is the first time in James's career that he's lost two games in a row by more than 25 points. But given the team's recent struggles, it may be time for a change.
Anthony Davis scored 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to spark New Orleans to a 108-98 victory at Utah while Gary Harris scored 36 points off 14-of-17 shooting to power Denver over visiting Phoenix 134-111. DeRozan managed just 13 points on below 40-percent shooting, although he was able to set up teammates dishing 8 dimes without a turnover.
The team seemed to have things turned around when it went 12-3 in its next 15 games.
Trailing 6-4, Cleveland used a 22-0 run to take a 26-6 lead in the first quarter. The 33-year-old put on a low post clinic in the opening minutes of the second quarter, connecting on four consecutive shots to give the hosts some much-needed offensive rhythm.
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IN played without starting center Myles Turner for the second straight game.
Spencer Dinwiddie delivered the go-ahead basket with 11 seconds left and came within one rebound of a triple-double as the Nets topped the Hawks 110-105. Toronto's 133 points were the most by any Cleveland opponent this season, and marked the third straight game that Cleveland has allowed at least 127.
Davis poured in 36 points to go with nine rebounds, and Cousins collected 24 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists.
Normally the energy guy on the team and a tenacious rebounder, his performance levels dropped previous year and he's been given a reduced role by head coach Tyronn Lue in this campaign as he lost his starting position.
Asked what he meant by "agendas", Lue declined to elaborate, saying he meant "just what I said". His 7.7 free-throw attempts per game are tied for sixth in the league; DeRozan gets to the line more often than ball-dominant foul magnets like LeBron, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.