Hawks missing Millsap, Bazemore against Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers beating the Boston Celtics on 5 April in the Celtics' own turf at the Boston Garden has some mighty implications.

"We had way too many turnovers", Kidd said. "We move on to the next one and try to get better from there".

Then came last night.

Stevens added, "I thought some different combinations played well". In order to avoid another ugly finish to the regular season, he needs to get his team back on the track for its final three regular season games.

And, despite featuring a top-tier defense, the Hawks allowed Isaiah Thomas to score 35 points against them, which makes me wonder how Schroder will fare against the likes of John Wall, Jeff Teague and Kyrie Irving in the postseason.

Conley was 12 of 17 from the field, including 7 of 11 from 3-point range, to lead six Grizzlies in double figures as Memphis snapped a three-game losing streak.

Unfortunately for them, they were only No. 19 before the break - compared to last season's No. 4 - suggesting the Cavs haven't felt much urgency all season.

"We feel more encouraged after (Wednesday) night", Boston's Jae Crowder told CSNNE.com.

"We weren't overly invested in that game last night thinking we had to win, that this is the biggest game", he said.

ADAM SILVER, the commissioner, said Charlotte will be eligible to host the 2019 All-Star Game after a recent change to a North Carolina law that limited anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. We dictated the game.

"The way that we came out in the second half and the momentum that we picked up is something that we needed to show that that's the team we are". The same switch they seemingly flip every year, around this exact time.

Atlanta tried to concede the game before it even tipped off. "We're not going to be happy about this". "But we're not going to panic". "We didn't like the way we were playing and we wanted to just come out and give everything we got". He aired his thoughts following the game, the Associated Press reported.

The two franchises play again Sunday in Atlanta.

INDIANAPOLIS - Paul George had 23 points and 10 rebounds and IN beat Milwaukee to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Portland's 105-98 win over Minnesota puts the Trail Blazers 1 1/2 games ahead of Denver for the final Western Conference playoff berth. Former Cavalier Mike Dunleavy poured in 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

The Cavaliers' play in the second half has brought plenty of reasonable questions and anxious hand-wringing over the state of the team.

"After halftime my left knee just started kind of flaring up", said Irving, who finished with 18 points and seven assists.

Cleveland has only three games left on its schedule, although it does not get easier.

Thursday night, Horford did experience frustration - not because of anything the fans said or did, but because he struggled through a four-point, five-rebound outing as the Boston Celtics dropped their second straight game, 123-116.

Raptors over Wizards over Celtics: The Raptors would have the edge over the Wizards (2-1 season series edge) and the Wizards would get the nod over the Celtics based on the division victor criteria described above.

They took the path of least resistance on both ends of the floor and it cost them dearly.

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