LeBron, Love Lift Cavaliers Past Magic, 122-102
- Author: Arturo Norris Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 9:50
Thompson was reluctant to discuss the incident. Move forward. Not going to get into it, just miscommunication, like I said.
"We're family. Little miscommunication in the huddle", Thompson said. We needed some more athletic wings, he made a move, I don't know how he finagled it to get RJ [Richard Jefferson] here. "You can't control that decision but, if they do play, it would definitely be a really good game and, if they don't, we've just got to figure out how to get a win anyway".
On Wednesday, the Cavaliers are set to play in one of their biggest games of the season when they take on the Celtics in Boston, with first place potentially on the line.
Pacers star Paul George led the scoring with 43 points including 19 in the two periods of overtime, adding nine rebounds and nine assists. But he couldn't prevent the Pacers from their eighth straight road loss.
"I mean, at this point, I don't care who plays", said Thomas. Not because it will give Boston some huge mental edge should they meet in the playoffs. However, the Heat have the tiebreaker.
A game that, going to double-overtime, should have reminded everyone about James' MVP-worthiness despite the Cavs' momentary slide.
The Cavs looked like they had won in the first OT when Smith took a pass from James and hit a left-corner three to put them up 114-113 with 2.8 second left, but things got real insane from there. As Indiana ran plays that required Thompson to switch and defend George, James expressed his frustration with his teammate, and the result was not a desired sight for Cleveland Cavaliers fans. Thompson walked away and sat on the scorer's table by himself. "Got the win", he said.
"Griff's done a hell of a job", Lue said. I take full responsibility for that as the leader of the team. Although the Cavaliers would eventually win the game 135-130, the exchange could leave a bitter taste in the mouth of public opinion.
The two Cavs players appeared to be very upset with one another, so it became a topic of discussion once the game was over. We needed more interior depth, he got Perk [Kendrick Perkins].
Orlando Magic's Jodie Meeks (20) blocks a pass by Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert (4) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Cleveland.
HORNETS 113, THUNDER 101: Kemba Walker scored 29 points to help Charlotte overcome Russell Westbrook's sixth straight triple-double, in Oklahoma City.
Smith and Love drained five three-pointers apiece.
Mavericks 109, Bucks 105: Harrison Barnes scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to lift Dallas over listless Milwaukee.
Spurs 109, Jazz 103: Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and seven assists, and San Antonio held off Utah in a matchup of postseason-bound teams.
BULLS 117, PELICANS 110: Jimmy Butler scored 39 points and Chicago sustained its playoff push with a victory in New Orleans.
TORONTO - Serge Ibaka scored 24 points and DeMar DeRozan added 17 as Toronto registered its ninth straight home victory over Philadelphia.