NBA Daily Round Up: James, Cavs Routed Again By Raptors, Ingram Sends Lakers Past Spurs (Watch All Highlights)
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 99-133 TORONTO RAPTORS
Cleveland Cavaliers were routed by the Toronto Raptors losing 133-99 on Thursday night.
James finished with 26 points in this loss while Kevin Love added 10 points.
Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 22 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 15 points and a season-high 18 rebounds and the Raptors overcame the absences of two starters.
C.J.Miles scored 16 points, Pascal Siakam and Norm Powell each had 14 and DeMar DeRozan 13 for the Raptors, who were without point guard Kyle Lowry(bruised tailbone) and forward Serge Ibaka (suspension). Jakob Poeltl had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors.
Cavaliers: Thomas is expected to rest when Cleveland concludes a back-to-back by visiting Indiana on Friday. The Pacers have won both meetings with the Cavs this season.
Raptors: Host Golden State on Saturday. Toronto has lost seven straight to the Warriors.
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BOSTON CELTICS 114-103 PHILADELPHIA 76er
Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers last night with Kyrie Irving finsishing with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds as the Boston overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the 76ers 114-103 in the eighth regular season NBA game played in England.
Jaylen Brown added 21 points, and Marcus Morris had 19 points and eight rebounds to help the Celtics extend their winning streak to seven games.
JJ Redick had 22 points and hit five 3-pointers for Philadelphia, Joel Embiid had 16 points, and fellow All-Star hopeful Ben Simmons added 15 for the 76ers.
Celtics: Host New Orleans on Tuesday night.
76ers: Host Toronto on Monday night.
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LA CLIPPERS 121-115 SACRAMENTO KINGS
LA Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings 121-115 on Thursday night after blowing a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Williams led the Clippers with 30 points and six assists, Griffin had 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and Montrezl Harrell scored a season-best 25.
Bogdanovich led the Kings with 22 points, and Koufos had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Hill added 21 points but missed two free throws in the final 70 seconds.
Clippers: Play at Houston on Saturday.
Kings: Play at Oklahoma City on Saturday.
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SAN ANTONIO SPURS 81-93 LA LAKERS
Brandon Ingram scored 26 points, Lonzo Ball added 18, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and the Lakers held off the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 93-81 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.
Larry Nance Jr also added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers (14-27), who blew an early 19-point lead before running away in the fourth quarter of the game.
Ingram had an aggressive offensive game, and Ball contributed 10 rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers as Los Angeles also snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Spurs at Staples Center since April 2013.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points in the first half for the Spurs, Bryn Forbes added 18 points, Dejounte Murray added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Pau Gasol had nine points and 12 rebounds in the 37-year-old Spaniard’s latest return to the city where he won two championships alongside Kobe Bryant, whose two retired jersey numbers now hang in the Staples Center rafters.
Spurs: Return home to face the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.
Lakers: Open a three-game road trip at the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.
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