4 players the Cleveland Cavaliers should target

4 players the Cleveland Cavaliers should target

Tormenting the Cavs were 7-foot center Jonas Valanciunas (15 points, 18 rebounds), ex-Cav C.J. Miles (16 points), guard Fred VanVleet (22 points) and 6-9 Cameroon-born forward Pascal Siakam (14 points, seven rebounds), the 27th overall pick in 2016.

The Toronto Raptors have quickly put their romp over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday behind them as they prepare to play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.

Lance Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darren Collison scored 22 points and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 22-point, first-half deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-95 on Friday night.

He's referring to this no-call on a game-winner by Giannis Antetokounmpo against the Oklahoma City Thunder from two weeks ago. He missed a 3-point attempt for the win at the buzzer.

The leading man for the Raptors is shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, who is as underrated and overlooked individually as his team is by mainstream fans and media. During this quarter the Pacers had two separate 11-0 runs that helped them get right back into the game. Kevin Love added 21 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland.

The Cavaliers have lost their last three games, four of their last five and are 3-7 in their last 10 games.

It was a stunning twist, coming nearly exactly nine months after the Cavs rallied from a 26-point deficit on the same court to beat IN in the playoffs.

Fast transitions, three-point shooting and rapidly switching on defence are hallmarks of a Golden State team that has gone to the NBA Finals three straight years and won the title twice.

A 2-time first-team All-NBA defender, the 6-foot-11 Jordan could provide a massive defensive upgrade to a Cavs team that now ranks second-to-last in the league in defensive efficiency.

Karl-Anthony Towns fell one assist shy of his second career triple-double, scoring 23 points and grabbing 15 rebounds as the Timberwolves dumped the Knicks 118-108.

After the game, James apparently was not interested in diagnosing the Cavs' problems. As a result, IN faced a 24-6 deficit with 4:48 remaining IN the first quarter. The advantage stretched to 59-36 as Siakam scored six consecutive points, four of them on dunks. The Kyrie Irving-for-Isaiah Thomas trade rocked the boat.

Nemanja Bjelica ignited a fourth-quarter burst with a 3-pointer as Minnesota broke open a tight game en route to a victory over NY in Minneapolis.

On Thursday, DeRozan had a modest 13 points (5-of-13 FG) in just 29 minutes - he didn't have to play much due to the lopsided score - to go with eight assists.

MVP: Lance Stephenson, but not because he annoyed LeBron. Head coach Tyronn Lue flat out stated that if the team wants to win again, they have some personal housecleaning they need to do, per ESPN.

Dwyane Wade said: "Sometimes you get in a slump, guys start worrying about me, me, me". It's things we can fix, that's the good thing about it, we just have to do it and we have to do it now.