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Friday, 9 March 2018

Rockets(51-14)   Vs   Raptors(48-17)



A Matchup between two best teams in both conferences, Houston Rockets, and Toronto Raptors. Toronto Raptors came on Top as they beat Houston Rockets in a close game by just 3 points. Now Raptors will be threats to make it to the NBA Final. Rockets last time lost to New Orleans Pelicans.


Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Raptors32262525108
Rockets16273230105

Kyle Lowry put 30 points on board with 6 assists and 3 rebounds. DeRozan scored 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists. Lowry made 10 shots out of 14 including 7 3-pointer from 9.  

A Big Night For James Harden But it didn't help his team to win a game against Raptors, He scored 40 points with 4 assists and 2 rebounds. 

Toronto Raptors had as many as 19 points lead in a game. Outscoring Houston Rockets in the First Quarter with 16 points. Raptors got 19 points lead in the starting of a second quarter. Raptors got 15 points lead after the first half of the game.

In the Starting of the 3rd quarter, Rockets made 6-0 run to cut a lead in a single digit within 9 points until Kyle Lowry made 3-pointer and extended a lead to 12 points. 2:52 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, James Harden 3-pointer cut a lead to 9 points. Rockets made 8-0 run in the last 1:08 minutes. 1:28 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, Rockets made 6-0 run in just 27 seconds and cut a lead within 5 points. Eric Gordon scored all 6 points. Rockets outscored Raptors in the 3rd by 7 points.

4-0 run by in the 1st minute of the 4th quarter cut a lead to 4 points for Rockets But Raptors took a lead of 11 points just after under 3 minutes played in the 4th quarter of the 4th quarter. Houston Rockets tied a game at 102-102 with James Harden's 3-pointer. Houston Rockets made 9-0 run in last 2:30 minutes when 2:10 left in the 4th quarter. But DeRozan's jump shot gave 2 points lead to Raptors. 7 seconds left in the game, Gordon made 3-pointer which cut a lead to 1 point. Valanciunas fouled by Rockets who made both free throws for Raptors and gave 3 points lead. Harden missed the last shot and missed a chance to tied a game.

Houston Rockets will play next game against Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors will play next game against New York Knicks.

This is only second time Houston Rockets lost a game when they played with Capela, Chris Paul, and James Harden. Houston is very good in scoring from long range but in this game, they are worst. They made only 1 out of 9 in the first half. Rockets made 9 3-pointer from 27 in the game and Raptors made 15 from 38 3-pointers.

Raptors extended their winning streak to 7 games. 

For Raptors:

PlayerPositionMinRebAstPoints
N.PowellF31332
S.IbakaF247011
J.ValanciunasC2810314
D.DeRozanG377223
K.LowryG333630
F.V.Vleet232511

For Rockets:

PlayerPositionMinRebAstPoints
P.J.TuckerF37623
T.ArizaF365113
CapelaC2613113
J.hardenG332440
C.PaulG333314
E.Gordon291114




Sunday, 18 February 2018

Donovan Mitchell gave tribute to Carter and won dunk contest beating Lary Nance Jr!




In all Star Weekend, after all, Star game, the dunk contest is the main attraction. But in this year dunk contest was average.

Dennis Smith Jr. made a dunk of a night but He didn't make it to the final round. he made reverse 360 through the legs hand switch.

Larry Nance Jr. gave his dad tribute and as same dunk as his dad made.

Victor Oladipo wore a black panther mask, it looked like going to be the dunk of the night, but the dunk was not that good. 

Larry Nance Jr. made deep backboard windmill slam dunk. 

Donovan Mithcell made dunk over comedian Hart and his sister and friend. Donovan Mitchell got perfect scored on this dunk. 

Larry Nance Jr. made ally oop windmill dunk. 

Donovan Mitchell's own alley-oop glass dunk. Mitchell jumps very high but he didn't do anything special. It was a powerful dunk.

Larry Nance Jr. made double tap jam dunk which looked simple but it was very difficult to do it. he scored perfect scored on it.

Donovan Mitchell won dunk contest beating Larry Nance Jr in the final round. Donovan Mitchell gave tribute to dunk king Vince Carter a tribute and wear his jersey and made 360 reverse windmill dunk where he scored 48 points to beat Larry Nance Jr.'s 48.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

   Team LeBron   Vs   Team Curry   

Team LeBron James :

Team LeBron is Favourite to win a game and They have Russ-Durant , LeBron-Kyrie who won Championship with Cavs 1 time from 3-finals. Team LeBron Faced some injury issue, Kevin Love, John Wall and Cousins are faced injury.

It's Great to see LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Playing together after departure of Irving from Cavs Team.

Starters:

1. LeBron James(C): Cleveland Cavaliers, 14th All-Star Appearance



    56 Games, 26.5 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 8.9 AST, 54.4 FG%, 36.2 FG3%, 73.7 FT%.

2. Kevin Durant: Golden State Worriors, 9th All-Star Appearance



    50 Games, 26 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 5.5 AST, 52.3 FG%, 42.1 FG3%, 88.6 FT%.

3. Anthony Davis: New Orleans Pelicans, 5th All-Star Appearance




   51 Games, 27.4 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 2.4 AST, 54.1FG%, 36.7 FG3%, 82 FT%.

4. Kyrie Irving: Boston Celtics, 5th All-Star Appearance




   53 Games, 24.7 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 5 AST, 48.6 FG%, 39.7 FG3%, 88.8 FT%.

5. Paul George: Oklahoma City Thunder, 5th All-Star Appearance




   56 Games, 22.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.1 AST, 44.8 FG%, 43.2 FG3%, 80.4 FT%.

Reserves:

1. LaMarcus Aldridge: San Antonio Spurs, 6th All-Star Appearance




   54 Games, 22.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 2 AST, 50.1 FG%, 32.9 FG3%, 83.5 FT%,

2. Bradley Beal: Washington Wizard, 1st All-Star Appearance




   57 Games, 23.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 4.2 AST, 46.1 FG%, 37 FG3%, 79.5 FT%.

3. Goran Dragic: Miami Heat, 1st All-Star Appearance




   53 Games, 17.4 PPG, 4 RPG, 4.7 AST, 44 FG%, 36 FG3%, 76.5 FT%.

4. Andre Drummond: Detroit Piston, 2nd All-Star Appearance




   55 Games, 15.1 PPG, 15.7 RPG, 3.6 AST, 53.5 FG%, 0% FG3%, 62.5 FT%.

5. Russell Westbrook: Oklahoma City Thunder, 6th All-Star Appearance




   57 Games, 25.4 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 10.4 AST, 44.4 FG%, 29.6 FG3%, 72.6 FT%

6. Victor Oladipo: Indiana Pacers, 1st All-Star Appearance




   52 Games, 24.4 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.1 AST, 48.4 FG%, 38.1 FG3%, 81 FT%.

7. Kemba Walker: Charlotte Hornets, 2nd All-Star Appearance



   
   55 Games, 22.9 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 5.8 AST, 42.3 FG%, 37.9 FG3%, 85.2 FT%.


Team Curry:

Team Curry has better shooter but they lack some strength. Team LeBron will try to use their size and strength while Team Curry will try to score from behind the arc.

1. Stephen Curry(C): Golden State Worriors, 5th All-Star Appearance



   43 Games,  26.6 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 6.5 AST, 49 FG%, 41.3 FG3%, 91.5 FT%.

2. James Harden: Houston Rockets, 6th All-Star Appearance



   50 Games, 31.3 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 9 AST, 44.8 FG%, 38.4 FG3%, 86.5 FT%.

3. DeMar DeRozan: Torronto Raptors, 4th All-Star Appearance




   57 Games, 23.7 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 5.2 AST, 46 FG%, 33 FG3%, 82.7 FT%.

4. Giannis Antetokounmpo: Milwaukee Bucks, 2nd All-Star Appearance



   53 Games, 27.8 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 4.8 AST, 54 FG%, 29 FG3%, 75.3 FT%.

5. Joel Embiid: Philadelphia 76ers, 1st All-Star Appearance



   44 Games, 23.7 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 3.1 AST, 48.7 FG%, 29.7 FG3%, 78.5 FT%.

Reserves:

1.Jimmy Buttler: Minnesota Timberwolves, 4th All-Star Appearance



    55 Games, 22.4 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 5 AST, 47.6 FG%, 35.8 FG3%, 86.5 FT%.

2. Draymond Green: Golden State Worriors, 3rd All-Star Appearance



   50 Games, 11.4 PPG, 8 RPG, 7.3 AST, 44.6 FG%, 29.9 FG3%, 77.2 FT%.

3. Al Horford: Boston Celtics, 5th All-Star Appearance



   54 Games, 13.3 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 5.1 AST, 50.8 FG%, 43.6 FG3%, 73.5 FT%.

4. Damian Lillard: Portland Trailblazers, 3rd All-Star Appearance



   51 Games, 26.1 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 6.6 AST, 44.7 FG%, 37 FG3%, 92.4 FT%.

5. Kyle Lowry: Toronto Raptors, 4th All-Star Appearance



   54 Games, 16.6 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 6.5 AST, 41.8 FG%, 38.9 FG3%, 85.7 FT%.

6. Karl-Anthony Towns: Minnesota Timberwolves, 1st All-Star Appearance



   61 Games, 20.2 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 2.4 AST, 54.6 FG%, 42.1 FG3%, 85.8 FT%.

7. Klay Thompson: Golden State Worriors, 4th All-Star Appearance



   57 Games, 20 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.5 AST, 49.4 FG%, 45.5 FG3%, 86.3 FT%.   

Friday, 16 February 2018

   Team World 155   Vs   Team USA 124

Bogdanovic From Sacramento Kings Won MVP award.


Once Again Team World won a game against Team USA, It was a dominating win for Team world. Last Time Team World defeated Team USA 150-141 where Jamal Murray win MVP award.


Bogdanovic from Sacramento Kings won MVP award in rising star challenges. He scored 26 points with 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Hield led Team World with 29 points, 3 dimes, and 2 steals. Jamall Murray put 21 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Saric scored 18 points. Ben Simmons scored 11 points, 6 rebounds, 13 assists, 4 steals.


Brown led Team USA with 35 points and also he grabbed 10 rebounds. Kuzma scored 20 points with 7 boards, He added 11 points in 4th quarter.Tatum scored 15 points, Ingram scored 8 points. 

This was a fun game but no one predicted that Bogan Bogdanovic should win MVP award in this game.

Hield and Bogdonovic mad combine55 points with 12 triples in a game and led Team World to win.

Mitchell, Own ally-oop Dunk.



Wow, What a dunk by John Collins, dimes by Mitchell.

Jamal Murray made 3-pointer form Range.

WOW, What a play by Joel Embiidi.

In a celebrity game, Quavo won MVP award, who scored 19 points with 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. 

Quavo



   Bucks(32-25)   Vs   Nuggets(32-26)



It was a Jokic's night against Bucks, He scored Fastest Triple-Double In NBA history in just 14 minutes and 33 seconds. Giannis also scored Triple-Double for Buck as He put his name in Bucks' Record books. Giannis became the new franchise leader in Triple-Double. 


Jim Tucker held a record for fastest Triple-Double, He made it in 17 minutes.


Jokic finished a game with 30 points from 11 out of 14 shots with 15 rebounds, 17 assists, and 2 blocks. Jokic was the first player to achieve this kind of number in NBA. All Starter scored in double figure for Nuggets. Barton made 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists. Chandler scored 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists. Harris scored 28 points with 1 rebounds and 2 assists. Murray scored 26 points with 5 boards, and 5 rebounds.



Giannis scored 9th Triple-Double of his career, He put game High 36 points, 11 boards, 13 assists but it wasn't enough to put Buck into a winning position. Middleton scored 17 points with 7 boards. Bledsoe scored 27 points, 3 rebounds, and 8 assists. Snell scored 10 points. Zeller put 14 points on board with 5 rebounds and 1 assist. Parker made 12 points with 5 rebounds.



Jokic has now 5 Triple-Double in a season and 11th of his career. Jokic scored 16 points, 12 assists, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the first half.

Nuggets Coach Said," Even Though you see it every day, It's kind of like when I was fortunate enough to coach a guy like James, Crish Paul or curry, you recognize greatness, some of the plays that he makes and how he makes the right play over and over again and How he makes all his Teammates better players, I do admire that. I do recognize that. No one in our organization takes it for granted, We feel we have the most dynamic, best facilitator, best playmaking young player in the NBA."


Now Nuggets are in 6th place after this win in West while Bucks are in 7th place in East. Nuggets registered the 9th win in last 12 games. Bucks won 10 games from last 12 games.

Bucks' Next Game: Bucks Vs Raptors

Nuggets' Next Game: Nuggets Vs Spurs


Thursday, 15 February 2018

  Utah(30-28)     Vs     Suns(18-41) 



Utah Jazz are playing great Basketball and their rookie Donovan Mitchell playing a wonderful Basketball, He scored 24 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds. He is becoming favorite to win rookie of the year award. Mitchell scored 10 points in 4th quarter. Once again Mitchell played a vital role in the win.
Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Jazz2718302697
Suns27232235107

Tyson Chandler didn't play in a game, Alex Len played in his place and he scored 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 3 steals. Davin Booker scored 28 points returning from injury. Booker gave a boost to Pheonix Sus's offense. Jackson scored 22 points with 7 rebounds, 2 assists. Payton registered 13 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists.    

Crowder is now playing well with Utah Jazz, He came off a bench and scored 15 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, His status shows that he is a perfect fit with Jazz. O'Neale 19 points with 5 rebounds, 2 assists. Gobert 14 points, 17 rebounds, and 1 assist. Favors scored 18 points, 12 boards, and 2 dimes.   

Donovan Mitchell is the first rookie in the NBA history to lead his team to 11th straight win. and Utah Jazz now own 4th longest winning streak in a 2017-18 season. 

Ricky Rubio didn't play in This game and Utah Jazz missed him in this game. Jazz needed some primary point-guard has really shown that how much they missed Rubio. 

Utah Jazz's Next Game: Jazz Vs Trail Blazers

Suns' Next Game: Suns Vs Clippers


   OKC(33-26)     Vs     Grizzlies(18-38)



Russell Westbrook's 17th Triple-Double of a season guides OKC to Victory. He put 23 points, 15 dimes and 13 rebounds. Paul George scored 28 points with 6 boards and 4 assists. Paul George had a great night from long range, He made 8 shots from 9 and from long range he made 5 from 6.

Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
OKC34391929121
Grizzlies33203130114

OCK scored 73 points in a first half compared to Grizzlies 53 points and 20 points lead in the first half. 

OKC made 23-2 run in the second quarter to take a lead of 22 points early in the third quarter

Third quarter, 3 minutes left, What a hammering dunk from Russell Westbrook. It looks like he almost broke a rim.

In a 4th quarter, Grizzlies made 10-3 run and cut a lead to 3 points. When 5 minutes left in a quarter, Brooks made 2 points with a running dunk and cut a lead to 1 point. 

Just 46 seconds left in the quarter, Evance scored a huge 3 pointer to cut a lead to just 1 point. But What a play by Westbrook and Anthony, Westbrook provided a wonderful dime to Anthony's 3 point play and after these play Grizzlies missed a 3-pointer, Russ took a rebound and game was over. 

OKC made 17 3-pointer in a game that's a record for OKC. Thunder leads in NBA with Steals, 2nd chance points, Offensive Rebound %, Russ lead in assists and fastbreak points, Pual George lead in steals while Adams leads in Offensive Rebounds % and % points in the paint.

OKC's Next Game: OKC Vs Suns

Grizzlies Next Game: Grizzlies Vs Cavaliers 

     Clippers(30-26)     Vs     Celtics(40-19)




Boston is in bad shape before All-Star Game, Boston Celtics lost 4 games from last 5. Raptors lead the East by 2 games before All-Star Break. In West GSW worrier lost their 1st place in West. It looks like Black Griffin's departure didn't affect Clippers.

Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Celtics25323428119
Clippers34273236129
In this game, Clippers and Celtics put an All-Star Caliber performance. 


Clippers led as many as 14 points but Celtics fought back and cut a lead to 4 points after 1st half. Kyrie Irving scored 14 points in the second quarter. In a Second Quarter, Rozier took a loose ball from Irving and made clutch 3-pointer.  

In the 3rd quarter, Brown's 2points play Levelled a game. Many lead exchange in the 3rd quarter by both Team. 

Boston had 4 points lead in 4th, but some good play from Clippers took a charge of a game and took 7 points lead in a moment. Just under 2 minutes, remaining Clippers took 10 points lead where Montrezi made his run, He shots Block 4 Times.      

This game looks like dunk contest for DeAndre Jordan, He made 11 from 14 sots. Jordan scored 8 out of 9 free-throw line. Clippers made 30 free-throws from 33.   

DeAndre Jordan scored career-high 30 points with 13 boards, 3 dimes, and 4 steals. 7 players from Clippers' Team scored in Double-digit. Gallinari scored  20 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assists. Harris made 21 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists. Williams came off a bench and scored 19 points with 6 assists, and 2 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving led Celtics with game-high 33 points and he put 8 assists with 1 rebound. Morris scored 13 points, 3 assists and 11 boards. Rozier scored 13 points with 3 rebounds and 7 assists. Horford scored 20 points with 4 boards. 

Celtics' Next Game: Boston Celtics Vs Piston

Clippers' Next Game: Clippers Vs GSW

     GSW(44-14)     Vs     Trail Blazers(32-26)



Wow, What a game from Kevin Durant and Lillard, Kevin Durant scored 50 points with 7 boards and 6 dimes while Lillard led Portland with 44 points, 3 rebounds, and 8 assists. It's Look Like Western Conference getting more and more competitive after this game. Damian Lillard's play Overshadowed Kevin Durant's Best Game of a season. 


Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
GSW27243630117
Trail Blazers40232931123

Portland had 63-51, 12 points lead after the 1st half. In a first half, Steph Curry was out of rhythm. Portland Trail Blazers made 7 3-pointer compare to Warriors only 3. Blazers led a game as many as 20 points.

In a 3rd quarter, back to back 3-pointer from Durant and One 4 points play to cut a lead to just 3 points. Just after minute Durant made another 4 point play and cut a lead to 1 point. But some shooting from long range  Trail Blazers holds a lead. Some dancing from Lillard against Igoudola, where Igoudola couldn't stop from scoring, More than 2 minutes left in a game.   

In a fourth quarter, after under 5 minutes played in a game Back to Back 3-pointer From Thompson and Curry tied a game where GSW made 8-0 run. Once Again Portland Guard stood up for them and took  8 points lead when Lillard hit 3 pointers 5 minutes remaining in the quarter.Durant missed a pull-up jumper and Klay Thompson missed a 3-pointer to tied a game 26 seconds left in a game, wherein other games he never missed that kind of shot. Kevin Durant made a 3 pointer but he is out of bound and referee canceled out a shot.

Lillard becomes only player to score 39+ points in 3 Straight games. Portland's Fan Chanted MVP-MVP for Lillard. Portland lost Last four-game out of 7 games including this game. This win gives them a huge boost in confidence.  

This was Durant's 5th career 50-points game. Now GSW half-game behind Houston Rockets in Western Conference. 


GSW's Next Game: GSW Vs Clippers

Trail Blazers' Next Game: Trail Blazzers Vs Utah Jazz  

For Portland:

PlayerPositionMinRebAstPoints
AminuF361129
NurkicC3013317
D. LillardG403844
C.J.McCollumG405229

For GSW:

PlayerPositionMinRebAstPoints
D.GreenF3912716
K.DurantF377650
K.ThompsonG384217
S.CurryG344617

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

     Rockets(44-13)     Vs     Kings(18-39)

Houston Rockets is now first seed in West before All-Star game.


Houston Rockets registered the 10th straight victory after a win against Kings. Houston Rockets won 17 of last 19 games. 


Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Rockets20351728100
Kings2520182891

Houston had as many as 17 points lead but they blew it away. and lead cut to  6 points . with 30 seconds left. Bogdanovic hit 3-pointer to cut the lead to 96-91 with 25 seconds left. before that Joe Johnson made 2 free throws who made his debut for Houston Rockets. 4 free throws gave Rockets 9 points lead and gave a win.

James Harden scored 28 points with 9 boards and 9 assists. Chris Paul scored 19 points with 7 dime and 4 assists.


Houston made 14 3-pointers from 49 attempts. Against Minnesota, They made 22 3-pointers with nearly 50% long range shooting.

Rockets were down by 5 points in the first quarter but Their new ace Chris Paul gave them a momentum with scoring 15 points in first 6 minutes of a second quarter. Capella was also good in the game. Capela scored 30th Double-Double of a season.

Rockets wasted no time to put Joe Johnson in a game Joe Johnson scored 9 points, 3 rebounds in 31 minutes. Houston Rockets' acquired Joe From Jazz.

Ariza missed last 9 games due to Hamstring Injury and Gordon also didn't play in a game.

Now Houston Rockets took first place In West Before all-star game where GSW lost to Portland Trail Blazers.

Houston's Next Game: Houston Vs Minnesota

Kings's Next Game: Kings Vs OKC

    
For Rockets :


PlayerPositionMinRebAstPoints
TuckerF327110
MouteF253111
CapelaC3311113
J. HardenG359928
C. PaulG314719

For Kings :


PlayerPositionMinRebAstPoints
JacksonF345412
WillieC288512
BogdanG304520
D. FoxG26239
B. Hield224112


    Rockets(43-13)     Vs     Timberwolves(35-25)



This was a matchup between a top-tier team in Western Conference but Houston Rockets come out off on top. Once again James Harden and Chris Paul led Houston Rockets to Win and end Minnesota's 13 home games winning streak. 


Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Minnesota31193028108
Houston23313042126

Now Houston Rockets just 0.5 games behind 1st seed GSW, and They are a strong contender to win the Western conference after acquiring Chris Paul from  Clippers. 


Timberwolves had 13 points lead in the 1st quarter but they failed to hold a momentum and gave 4 points lead after the first half. Until 3rd quarter they keep game contested but in the fourth quarter Anderson, Harden and Paul took a game away from Minnesota.


Houston scored 22 3-pointer from 47. Meanwhile, Minnesota made only 6 3-pointer from 23. There was 48 points gape in those 3-point shooting. James Harden and Andrson both made 6 3-pointers from 10. Houston Rockets made 4 consecutive 3-pointers to pull away game with a lead of 107-91.

Minnesota tried to compete with GSW and Rockets but it looks like only two teams GSW and Rockets can win West. Timberwolves have a problem in 3-point shooting if they will be able to do good in 3-pointer they can compete with these two Teams. Crawford and Wiggins are good gunners for Wolves but they both were very bad in this game. In the first half, they were 0 out of 13 shots.

 Houston Rockets is too good when Capella, Harden and Chris Paul play together. They were 26-1 when all of three play together. James Harden and Chris Paul provide too much space for other players when they are on the court.

 
Timberwolves had very good offensive players but they only lacked is 3 point shooting.

Rockets Next Game: Rockets Vs Kings

Timberwolves Next Game: Rockets Vs Timberwolves

For Rockets :

PlayerPositionMinRebAstPts
TuckerF281010
CapelaC2612114
J.HardenG3661334
C.PaulG348713
T. GibsonF345012
E. Gordon300113
R. Anderson264121

For Timberwolves :

PlayerPositionMinRebAstPts
K. TownsC3512335
J.TeagueG385825
J. ButlerG367615
J. Crawford201111
T. GibsonF345012











Tuesday, 13 February 2018

     Cavs(34-22)     Vs     OKC(32-26)




After Trade-Deadline Cavs look like Championship Caliber team, Now They have won four Straight games. LeBron James is key in Cavs Team, LeBron James is so adaptable and carries a gravity that forces team-mates to fit, and now Cavs can once again make them title contender Team.


Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Cavs29332929120
OKC28293025112

Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony made a return against Cavs after missing last 2 games with Sprain Ankle Injury. 

Cavs scored in a game with 51% FG and OCK scored in a game with 45% FG. LeBron James scored 37 points (14-23), 8 rebounds and 8 assists. J. R. Smith was on fire, He made  6 3-pointer from 9 and scored 18 points. In the 1st half, he scored 15 points by making 5 out of 5 3-pointer. Cavs Bench scored 51 points, Rodney Hood scored 14 points, He made 4 3-pointers in a game. Clarkson scored 14 points with 4 assists and 3 rebounds.Nance Jr. scored 13 points and 9 rebounds in those rebounds he grabbed 8 offensive rebounds. J. Green scored 10 points.       


For OKC 4 from 5 starting line up scored 20+ points, Pual George led OKC with 25 points, 6 dimes and 5 boards, Anthony scored 24 points, 7 boards, Adams made 22 points with 17 board and 1 dims. Russ made 21 points with 12 dimes and 7 rebounds. J. Grant scored 14 points.


Cavs bench outscored OKC with 31 points, Arenas was scoreless he was a hero with Paul George in a game against Memphis Grizzlies. OKC missed Andre Robertson defensive help. Russell Westbrook was off bit in this game, Especially that there was some rust, his handle felt sloppy, His jumper was out of rhythm.

Last time OKC scored 148 points but this time it was different, Cavs has become better in defense.

LeBron James Said on Osman, "He is great Player and He is going to continue to get better and better."






              Cavs(33-22)     @    OKC(32-25) 




LeBron James and His New Cavs Team will Travel to OKC at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Cavs is on 3rd Place in the East While OKC is in the 5th Place in West. When last time they face each other OCK  dominated a game and won a game by big margin 148-124 but that time Cavs defence was sloppy and Cavs lacked Team Chemistry. Now Cavs has new players, These new players are younger, more energetic, and more solid in defence.


But This time it looks different, Cavs have a solid bench and They are coordinating well with each other.LeBron James looks so Happy with the play of 4 new players. Last Time Russell Westbrook put 20 dims and Paul George scored  36 points. This happens when Cavs Team look like Spiritless and Isaiah Thomas experiment didn't work well. 


Now Cavs acquired 4 new players, and in a last three games Cavs scored 120+ points, LeBron James Nearly averaged Triple-Double in last three games. 


Against Boston This new Four Players, Hood, Hill, Clarkson, Nance Jr. scored 49 points. And They are also very good from long range.   


Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony didn't play last two games due to Sprain Ankle Injury.They are questionable to play against Cavs. Against Memphis without Russell and Carmelo, OKC won easily. They drained 16 3-pointer the most 3-pointer in Team History.    


If Russ and Carmelo will play in a game obviously OKC is favourite to win a game, But now King James looks so Happy with his new teammates, This is bad for other teams when he is excited this much. 


For Cavs Kevin Love out of a game due to a thumb injury. This is not good for Cavs but Cavs won Last three games without him and LeBron James Playing very good in those game nearly averaging a triple-double.   





  

Monday, 12 February 2018

                   Jazz(29-28)     Vs     Spurs(35-23)



Donovan Mithcell was the hero for Jazz in a win against Spurs. It was Jazz'z 10th straight victory. In a last game against Portland Trail Blazer Mitchel scored 27 points ,  now he is playing like MVP. He is rookie but He is Playing like elite NBA player , He is now on another level than other rookie.

Mitchell came through in the clutch for Utah. He scored 12 points in 4th quarter and hit a go-ahead basket needed to lift Utah to its 10th straight win. He scored last 5 points in the final minute.

Joe Ingles had 3rd 20+ points game. He scored 20 points , 7 rebounds , 5 assists. Favors scored 19 points , 7 rebounds. Mitchell scored 25 points , 7 rebounds , 5 assists. Crowder scored 14 points , Jazz Acquired him from Cavs. He was not good at Cavs but as he  join Jazz He look like new player.

for spurs Anderson scored 16 points , 5 rebounds , 3 assists. Pau Gasol scored 15 points with 15 board and 6 assists. All starter scored in double figure.


Spurs had 13 points lead but they blew out a lead. Rookie guard Mithcell and Forward Favors combined final 17 points for Utah to come off 13 point deficit. Spurs played so well until the mid way of fourth quarter. Jazz 15-2 run gave 1 point lead over Spurs with 4:19 to go.

Mitchell stole a ball when 1:06 remaining in a game and he scored a go ahead bucket.

Spurs had a lead 99-98 but Mitchell's pull up jumper made a huge difference , Jazz regained 1 point lead. Spurs had a chance to win or tied a game but Ginobili recovered a lost ball from Anderson and he tried to score from long range but it didn't go in and Jazz registered a win. 


Jazz's 3rd win this season against Spurs , they achieve this feat only second time since 1997-1998.

Kawhi Leonard didn't played in a game.

Spurs' Next Game : Spurs Vs Nuggets

Utah Jazz's Next Game :  Jazz Vs Suns


                       OKC(32-25)     Vs     Grizzlies(18-37)



Paul George guided OKC to Victory against Grizzlies in the absent of Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. Both suffered from ankle sprain. last time OKC lost to Lakers by 25 points.

Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
OKC35392115110
Grizzlies1836261292

OKC made 16 3-pointer in a game , They made 11 3-pointer in the first half. OKC tied a franchise record with 16 made 3s in the game. Abrinas and George hit 9 3-pointer in a game. OCK made 12 3-pointer in first half but they failed to do same thing in second half , They made only 4 three pointer out of 20. OKC also missed 14 free throws in a game , They made 26 FT out of 40. 

Paul George scored 33 points with 8 dims and 1 assist. Patterson scored 14 points , 2 rebounds , 6 assists. Abrines scored 16 points , 6 rebounds. Felton scored 14 points , 8 assists , 6 rebounds. J. Grant scored 14 points , 5 rebounds , 2 assists.


Gasol led Memphis with 18 points ,He grabbed 6 board and put 2 dims. T. Evans scored 12 points , 5 rebounds , 3 assists. McLemore came off a bench and scored 11 points , Martin scored 9 points grabbed 10 boards with 1 assist coming off a  bench. JaMychal Green scored 14 points , 12 rebounds , 2 assists.



Abrines said ," if you see your team , everybody is scoring 3's , you also get confident. It is like a team thing. So I think today that's what happened."


                                Rockets(42-13)     Vs     Mavericks(18-39) 



OKC registered their 8th straight victory after getting a win over Dallas. After Chris Paul join Houston Rocket , It's look like they are favourite to win Western Conference. Chris Paul and James Harden two are dominant force in Houston Rockets Team. They both can score on anyone at any time on their will.

This look like 7 points deference win but it was not that easy. Rockets made mistake in defensive end. Mavs hold Rockets in the first half 57-55. But Two star player of Rockets pull away game beyond reach of Mavs. mavericks is 14th place team in western conference. Mavercks played without Dirk Nowitzki , Wesley Matthews and J.J. Barea.


James scored 27 points with 27 points with 6 boards , 5 dims and 2 steals. Chris Paul scored 25 points , 8 rebounds , 9 assists and 3 steals. Capela scored 16 points , 11 rebounds , 3 blocks. 

For Dallas ferrell scored 20 points , 1 assist and 5 rebounds. Dennis smith Jr. scored 16 points , 11 assists and 5 rebounds. Powel scored 18 points with 12 boards. Bames scored 11 points , 5 rebounds , 1 assist. Kleber scored 10 points.



New Era Begin For LeBron James and Cavs. 

Clarkson (25): Cavs acquired him from Lakers , He scored 17 points in his first game for Cavs.


Cavs made so many moves in Trade-Deadline , They traded six player and acquired four players.It's look like this moves made a huge difference in Cavs Team. They look like more energetic and defensively more strong after comfortable win over Boston Celtics (121-99)Which is No 1 seed in Eastern Conference. 

James was so exited after watching his new Team-mate doing so well in the game. Cavs' new look team was solid in defence. LeBron James noticed a Key difference in their performance in the game. From New four players , Three players scored in Double figure.


121 points , Cavs scored was most given by Celtics this season and Cavs give a message that they are still favourite to command the East.

George Hill(31) - New Point Guard for Cavs. Scored 12 points in his first game.


Now Many experts and players think Cavs favourite to win Eastern Conference again because of the move in Trade-Deadline.

Hill Started a game at point guard by scoring 12 points and looking capable while defending Celtics' Pick and Roll. He had done a great job guarding Kyrie Irving. Hood scored 15 points and Clarkson scored 17 points. They both made 6 3-pointer. Now Cavs got more scorer from long range shooting. Nance Jr hadn't score many Points in a game but He was too good in defensive end , he defended parameter very well.


Rodney Hood(25) - Guard ,  Cavs acquired Him from Utah. He scored 15 points in his first game for Cavs.


James Said after game,"the attention to detail was at an all-time high for this season." as per USA Today.

James also said ," It was a good start , It's almost like new guys have been here. It Started with George Hill and him just running the team and three guys came off the bench. Jordan is ready to score at any time but his composure was great. Rodney plays with so much poise and Larry was just controlling the perimeter , setting great pick-and-rolls. It was a good start for the new guys."


Nance Jr.(25) : PF , Cavs acuired him from Lakers.


Now Cavs got upper hand in East , When LeBron was on the bench in the first quarter after banging knees with Aron. Cleveland held Celtics. Celtics outscored  Cavs with only 2 points when LeBron on Bench. This shows some good news for Cavs and James , When Playoffs coming near and LBJ needed some rest. New Players in second unit are very good in Cavs team. Hood , Clarkson and Nance Jr. made a huge impact on a game.   






Sunday, 11 February 2018

                                    Cavs(33-22)     Vs     Celtics(40-18)



It was a Paul Pierce's Jersey retirement night and a match up between two favourite Team to win a Eastern Conference. Here , it's a Paul Pierce's Night but Cavs' ruin it with a overwhelming Victory Over Celtics.

Paul Pierce was main reason when Celtics won Championship in 2008.


Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Cavs31333126121
Celtics3220222599

Here Cavs came with a new roster in their team , look like this changes work well for them. They Traded six player and acquired four Player. James was happy as hell  and Thrilled after this game's result. 


Cavs made 16 from 30 beyond the arc with 53.3% , Celtics was very bad from long range, they shoot only 26.3% from long range.

Cavs took 27 points lead at mid-way of fourth quarter , and Crowd begun chanting ,"We want Paul Pierce."

Now Celtics lost their 3 games from 4 to Cavs and Fall behind to Toronto Raptors in the Estern conference Playoff race. Cavs won their last three games.


New Roster Player made a huge impact on a game and they didn't take too much time to set in the Cavs Roster. It's early to say that Cavs will be a lot better defensively. All four players are good in defense.


The Cavs' new player came up big , Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points , Hill scored 12 points , Nance Jr scored 5 points and Rodney Hood scored 15 points. This was a big contribution from new players as they hardly had any time to practice. J.R. Smith had 15 points on 6 of 7 shooting. Cedi Osman made 12 points. Lebron James scored 24 points , 10 dims and 8 rebounds just 2 assists shy of third straight triple-double. Green scored 10 points.


Morris scored 17 points , Rozier scored game high for Celtics 21 points with 9 boards and 5 assist. Irving scored 18 points with 5 assists and 3 rebounds.

James Said ," I think IQ and the Passion that my new team mates play with is gonna help us out a lot. You look at Larry , Jordan , Hasn't played a play-off game and they are hungry for that. you look at Hill , who had been in King . He is ready to get back to the play-offs. We had so many battles Indiana. Then we got Rodney Hood , who had a little bit of it Last year with Utah. We got some hungry guys."


Paul Pierce said,"When you are forever with the Celtics, you're forever. ...If I never make the Hall of Fame or anything, to go up and make the rafters as a retired number for the Celtics, that's just enough. That's enough for me. Everything else is icing on the cake."


For Cavs :

PlayerPosiionMinRebAstPoints
C. OsmanF295112
L. JamesF2881024
J.R. SmithG296115
G. HillG213112
R. Hood193015
J. Clarkson233117
J. Green213110

For Celtics :

PlayerPositionMinRebAstPoints
M. MorrisF253017
K. TrvingG263518
T. Rozier349521