Brown has been scoring at an elite rate, and Tatum does a bit of everything.
The Cavaliers vs. the Pacers in Indianapolis leads a trio of possible series-ending games on April 27. As such, the stage is set for this game to be an absolute thriller.
Ingles had 16 points, hitting four of nine three-point attempts but didn’t score in the second half. LeBron subsequently showed the world why he is one of the GOATs, burying a three as time expired.
“Our team did a great job staying together”, said Westbrook, who led the revival with 45 points and 15 rebounds.
They may not be able to hang onto J.J. Redick with a reasonable offer for a guy whose peak has been reached. He has logged over 20 minutes in the last three games of the series. Victor Oladipo had an absolutely awful game. And whether or not shots drop, Donovan said, OKC needs to stick with that approach in Game 6.
Winning in Utah won’t to be easy, where the Jazz have won six straight.
This game had all the makings of an OKC self-destruction through two quarters. The Jazz held an extremely comfortable 25 point lead and looked to cruise into the second round. Russell Westbrook struggled as Rudy Gobert barricaded the rim, shutting down the Thunder’s initial actions.
Toronto has missed his presence – particularly in Game 4, when Delon Wright got some of the open looks VanVleet normally would knock down and didn’t take advantage of them.
In spite of the situation and the first-half sluggishness, Westbrook didn’t seem to tire.
James Harden scored 24 points as the Houston Rockets booked their spot in the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs by crushing the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-104 in game five on Wednesday. With the exception of some nice Paul George drives and jumpers in the first, OKC couldn’t get much going. He has had a double-double in each as he has gotten more aggressive on the glass. And for the rest of the way, OKC would outscore the Jazz 61-28 the rest of the way.
He finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, making all 15 of his free throws. Without those two, he has averaged 22.9 points with 9.8 rebounds and 9.8 assists per 36. The Jazz turned the ball over 16 times tonight.
“It was win or go home”, Westbrook said.
As I wrote last week, a giant Value-Added Tax of an aging James is the last thing this dish needs.
They pulled away from the Timberwolves in the thrid quarter led by Clint Capela’s 26 points and James Harden’s 24 points.
“He’s the best player in the world”, Cleveland’s Kyle Korver said.
Westbrook told reporters on Tuesday before the fine was announced that he had heard the horn blow and thought he was permitted to enter the game when he walked onto the floor. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. “A lot of what went on in that third quarter was because of him”.