What does this mean?
Would Cavs have a chance to snatch the top spot?
James Harden’s 38 point, 11 assist double-double explosion ended up in vain after a 16 point loss against the Toronto Raptors earlier.
1 – Starter Imbalance
2 – Wright, Miles played huge off the bench
3 – Too Much Hustle for the No. 1 Spot
Al Horford returns as Boston wins 12 straight
Defense Won it All
- DeMar DeRozan: 8 of 22 (including 1 of 4 from the three-point line)
- Kyle Lowry: 5 of 10
The Horford Effect
Another Balanced Effort from the Starters
- Al Horford: 21 points
- Jaylen Brown: 18 points
- Marcus Smart: 14 points
- Jayson Tatum: 13 points
- Aron Baynes: 8 rebounds
The Warriors would always be one step ahead at the end of a tight game. This is the advantage of a team that’s very good on outside shooting.
1 – Main Gunners on top of their game
2 – Old school warriors basketball
3 – Transition Defense
Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Full Game Highlights Oct 25, 2017-18 NBA season
Toronto Raptors ravaged the Detroit Pistons 116 to 94 to bag 2nd victor.
Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight and Boston Celtics former guard Dee Brown will visit the Philippines for the NBA Fit Week starting July 19.
Knight and Brown will lead the training of elite Filipino athletes and coaches in this year’s Gatorade NBA Training Center.
“I’m looking forward to participating in NBA FIT Week and teaching talented young players in the Philippines the importance of fitness and nutrition both on and off the court,” Knight said. “Being a great player is the product of maintaining good workout, eating and sleeping habits.”
Brandon Knight averaged 19.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists last season for the Suns.
“I’m excited to visit the Philippines for the first time and experience the passion that Filipino fans have for basketball.” Brown said. “Having had the opportunity to work in the NBA, WNBA and NBA D-League, I look forward to sharing my coaching knowledge and providing valuable insights on fitness and conditioning to help athletes and coaches elevate their games to the next level.”
Dee Brown averaged 11.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.7 assists over his entire career. He is the 1991 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion and also known as for his famous dunk called “The Dab Dunk”. He also played for the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic.
The Gatorade NBA Training Center will be held at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Shaw.
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DeMar DeRozan has agreed to a five-year, $139 million deal to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors.
Derozan and the Raptors had a successful year last season after reaching the Eastern Conference Finals only to bow down against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 6 games.
Derozan had his best season in his entire seven year career after averaging a career best 23.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal in 35.9 minutes of action per game. He is now considered one of the best shooting guard in the league.
Bismack Biyombo has opted out of his 2 yr(s)-5.8 million dollar contract with the Toronto Raptors and will become a Unrestricted Free Agent, After declining the $2.9 million-option for the 2016-2017 season.
When Jonas Valanciunas was injured with a sprained ankle earlier in the playoffs,He made his bigger
stint at the playoffs averaging 6.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 19 games including his 26-rebound game against Cleveland Cavaliers.
He is expected to begin taking offers starting at $15 million on the market.
(1) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (2) Toronto Raptors
Cleveland Cavaliers in 6
The Dunk contest these year was too good these two guys had to do 5 completed dunks to win the competition. Will Barton from Denver Nuggets got a great entrance but the nerves got into him and never really got his groove. Andre Drummond made both of his dunks but that wasn’t impressive enough. So it was between Gordon and Lavine, Honestly both are great dunkers and all but I would have given it to Gordon. I know that any given day Lavine can pull off a dunk from the free throw and just add something to the mix. Gordon’s dunk on the other hand was just on another level.
Just check out the highlight of this dunk ITS FREAKING SICK!!!!!!
Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas broke a bone in his left hand during Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Raptors announced that Valanciunas has a fractured fourth metacarpal in his non-shooting hand. The fourth-year veteran will undergo further tests before the Raptors determine how long he will be sidelined.
Valanciunas scored three points in 18 minutes Friday before suffering the injury on a foul by Kobe Bryant under Toronto’s basket in the final minute of the first half.
Valanciunas broke the same bone in his right hand during his 2012-13 rookie season and missed 18 games.
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TORONTO (AP) Kyle Lowry scored 40 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-105 on Monday night.Lowry, who broke the franchise record for points in a preseason game set by Vince Carter (38), hit six 3-pointers and was 13 for 18 from the field.“I’ve felt pretty comfortable every game. For me it’s about maintaining, start off well, finish well,” Lowry said. “It’s only pre-season.”Cory Joseph added 14 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 13 points and Luis Scola 12.Andrew Wiggins, the reigning NBA rookie of the year led the Wolves (0-3) with 21 points in 18 minutes. His older brother Nick, who was signed by Minnesota last month, scored four points in the final five minutes. He almost had six, but his final shot at the buzzer was waived off after originally being declared good.The game was a homecoming, not just for Wiggins, who purchased 16 courtside seats for the game, but for Joseph and Anthony Bennett – both were playing their first games in Toronto for their hometown team.“I was excited to play in front of my family, fans, friends,” Joseph said. “Thanksgiving, so happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians out there. We had our Thanksgiving the other night, they came out here to support me. A lot of love floating around here.”Bennett, whose defense has been impressive thus far, had five rebounds to go with three points in 19 minutes.The Raptors and Wolves meet again in Ottawa on Wednesday as part of the NBA’s Canada Series, which featured sold out games in Winnipeg and Vancouver, and then Ottawa and Montreal. The Raptors play the Washington Wizards in Montreal to cap the series on Oct. 23.
According to NBA Draft rankings Lowry could be a top 10 pick for the 2015 NBA Fantasy Basketball League. Made a clear case that he is up there with Lillard to be considered as the 2nd tier of PG behind CP3, Westbrook, Curry, Wall and Irving. Yes aside from LBJ, Anthony Davis, and Kevin Durant. The Draft is headed by PG’s.
here is the highlight of his sizzling performance.
Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett has cleared waivers and is expected to sign early next week with the Toronto Raptors. The Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers were the only teams with sufficient salary-cap space to claim him, though the Cleveland Cavaliers had a trade exception big enough to absorb Bennett’s $5.8 million salary.
Bennett instead walked away from the Minnesota Timberwolves with a $3.65 million buyout and is expected to sign with the Raptors for $947,276.
The move to Toronto, after a strong summer with the Canadian national team, might be the spark Bennett needs to kick-start his career after rough stints with the Cavaliers and Timberwolves.
The top pick of the 2013 draft by the Cavaliers, Bennett was traded to Minnesota in the Kevin Love deal in the summer of 2014 but struggled in his lone season with the Timberwolves with injuries.
Lithuania will play Spain on Sunday after ending Serbia’s unbeaten run of seven games.Serbia has been the tournament’s highest scoring team so far at an average of 88 points per game, but Lithuania limited last year’s World Cup silver medalist to 33 percent shooting from the field.
International Superstar Milos Teodosic led Serbia with 16 points and 3 assist
Serbia will play France for the bronze medal.