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Monday, 20 May 2019

Milwaukee Bucks 2 Vs Toronto Raptors 1

It looks like series is going to be one-sided in the eastern conference final but Toronto Raptors fight back in a 3rd game against Bucks at Home. Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points with 9 rebounds and five assists. Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, 11 rebounds and 1 assist. Norman Powell scored 19 points coming off a bench. Marc Gasol Scored 16 points with 12 rebounds and 7 assists.

For Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis scored only scored 12 points. Middleton and Bledsoe scored only 20 points combined. It was a very bad game for Bucks star players. For Milwaukee Bucks, Bench player played a great game. George Hill scored team-high 24 points while Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points. Giannis's 23 rebounds helped Bucks a stay in the game but He turned a ball 8 time out of the Bucks 20 turnovers. Giannis made only 5 field goal from 16.   

Milwaukee Bucks had a chance to win a game in regular time when Kyle Lowry and Powell both fouling out in the fourth quarter of the game.

In the fourth quarter when 7.4 seconds left in the game Pascal Saikam was on the free throw line but Siakam missed both free throws if he made those both free throws match would have been won by Raptors in regular Time

In Regular time Toronto had two points lead but Middleton levelled a game with a layup and pulled a game into extra time. 

In First Over Time Kawhi Leonard made a step back to put Raptors 4 points ahead but Milwaukee replied with Brogdon's floater and Hill's two free throws and levelled a game another extra time in a game.

In second Overtime Giannis fouled out from a game when 4:24 to go in the second time when Pascal Siakam drove to the Bucket draw a foul. It was a tough time for Milwaukee Bucks when Giannis fouled out from a game. In Second Overtime Raptors outscored Bucks 15 to 9 where  Kawhi Leonard scored 8 points in the second overtime to overcome Bucks and win a game for Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam also made some huge plays. Kawhi Leonard made a huge steal and Pascal Siakam made a huge block on Lopez's shot which could have tied a game. 

It was good news for Toronto Raptors that Pascal Siakam and Kawhi Leonard both made huge plays in this game. If Toronto Raptors want to win this series then these two players must have to play at their highest level in this series.

Milwaukee played a very bad game if this shooting slump will continue then it's going to be tough for them also they have some positive prospect that their star player regains their form than they will win the fourth game. Despite Their star players worst game, Toronto won a game hardly in 2 OT.    

Monday, 20 February 2017

             Eastern Conference     Vs     Western Conference

Anthony Davis now hold a record for most points in all star game with 52 points.

                                   Davis took an All-Star record 39 shots and scored 52 points to lead the West over the East at the 66th All-Star Game, 192-182 -- the highest-scoring game in league history.

Western Conference48494748192
Eastern Conference53394743182

                                   The 374 points scored between the teams are the most in NBA All-Star Game history, according to ESPN Stats & Information, surpassing the previous high of 369 set last season.

                                   Davis also had 10 rebounds. He held off a late MVP charge by Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who had 41 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. 

                                  When Russell Westbrook passed to Kevin Durant and the latter lobbed it back to the former for a dunk, NBA narratives shifted like time-lapsed tectonic plates.

                                   After totalling 82 seconds together, both were nonchalant, which is an improvement over dismissive. Russ called it a “nice give-and-go.” Durant said the “great basketball play” happened because Westbrook “was open, so I threw him the lob.” It’s a start, but also, hopefully, an end. Before the second half, Westbrook warmed up on KD’s side of the court.

                                    Russell Westbrook, the MVP of the last two games, finished with 41 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Kevin Durant recorded a triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. '

                                   Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the East with 30 points. LeBron James finished with 23 points and Isaiah Thomas had 20.

                                   In a First quarter Anthony Davis of the West and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the East each pour in 10 points in the first 12 minutes . The East shoots 62.9 percent (22 of 35) to 55 percent (22 of 40) from the West . There was a combined 58 fast break points from the two sides in the first quarter.

                                  In a second quarter Anthony Davis leads the way with a game-high 22 points .LeBron James has a team-high 20 points for the East. He's the first player to surpass 300 points in All-Star games. Russell Westbrook has 19.

                                  In a 3rd quarter Anthony Davis remains the game's high scorer with 32 points, as well as seven rebounds .Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the East with 28 points .LeBron James has 23 points . both squads shooting near 60 percent in this defense-first affair . Biggest lead has been eight points on both sides . Through three quarters, the West has 92 points in the paint, while the East has 86 .There has been a combined 158 fast break points.     

                                 In a 4th quarter West outscored East only by 5 points.This was a great game.Westbrook scored 12 points -- all on 3s -- in a 63-second span late in the third quarter after coming off the bench. Then he opened the fourth quarter with another 3, giving him 34 points in just under 14 minutes played to that point.

                                 "I was just having fun," Antetokounmpo said. "I told the coaches I'm going to play hard, no matter what. The guys talked to me a lot and they said, 'Your first shot has to be a layup so you can get in a rhythm.' So that's what I did." 

                                  Antetokounmpo was impressive with 14-of-17 shooting on layups and dunks. He attempted a single three-pointer and missed it. He scored in the last second to reach the 30-point mark, the most scored by a Bucks player in an NBA All-Star Game. He also had six rebounds, three steals and one assist while playing 23 minutes.         

Eastern Conference :

LeBron James19310023
Jimmy Bulter1932106
John Wall21644012
Isaiah Thomas19130020

Western Conference : 

Anthony Davis321002052
Kevin Durant2710102021
Kawhi Leonard1522104
Stephen Curry28461021
James Harden307120012
Draymond Green1776302
Marc Gasol211081110
DeAndre Jordan1332006
Russell Westbrook20571041
Klay Thompson18250012

                                  Eric Gordon won three point contest beating Kyrie Irving in Tie Breaker

                                  Gordon had the best round of the whole exhibition to start off his night, with 25 points. He made it to the finals against Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker and kinda sorta choked on his final rack. Kyrie had set the pace at 20, and Gordon had 19 before getting to the far corner. He hit just one of the five shots there, and a tiebreaker was required.

                                  Irving had to go first, and his legs were clearly not the same. He missed several of his shots badly, and didn't even crack 20 points. The man formerly known as E.J. cruised to a score of 21, and took the trophy.

                      All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Winner :Glenn Robinson

                                 Robinson gets the C+, with the plus coming as a result of his victory, which largely happened by default. Robinson’s first dunk was arguably the dunk of the night—he threw down a reverse after grabbing the ball from someone who was perched on someone else’s shoulders. The best part of the slam was Robinson milking the setup, continuously asking the person holding the ball to go higher until he reached his perch.

                                 Aoron Gordon failed to defend his Slam Dunk Champion Title.

                                 Kristaps Porzingis won skill chalange in All-Star week end.


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

                                    Cavs(38-16)     vs     Timberwolves(21-35)

                                   Kevin Love is out for 6 weeks due to knee surgery. This is a bad news for Cavs. LeBron and Kyrie lead Cavs to get a win against Minnesota Timberwolves. They both scored 25 points each.


                                  LeBron James scored points against Timberwolves with an average of 26.8 ppg. Andrew Wiggins scored 41 points in a game. He kept his team alive in a game single Handily.

                                 8:34 remaining in 1st quarter , Towns made straight drive to rim and hammered a rim with a dunk. 7:35 remaining in a 1st quarter , Towns made 2 points , Timberwolves got 9 points lead.

                                4:45 remaining in 1st quarter , Frye three pointer levelled a game for Cavs. In a next position Triston Thompson scored with a dunk on ally oop pass by Kyrie Irving. 2:49 remaining Kyrie Irving shot was blocked by Towns.2:42 Andrew Wiggins Three points gave 3 points lead to Timberwolves in 1st quarter. Minnesota took 4 points lead in 1st quarter.

                               9:48 remaining in a second quarter , Kyle Korver levelled a game for Cavs by scoring three pointer assisted by James. 3:58 remaining in 2nd quarter , kyrie Irving made 3-pointer , Cavs got 7 points lead. 44 seconds remaining in 1st half , James drives and hammered a rims with a powerful dunk. Channing Frye made last seconds 3-pointer assisted by LeBron James.

                               Cavs took 8 points lead after first half.

                              Cavs made 8-0 run in 2 minutes ,6:11 remaining in 3rd quarter , Kyrie Irving made 3-pointer , assisted by LeBron James.

                              Wiggins scored 19 points in a 3rd quarter. Minnesota Timberwolves outrun Cavs with 15-5 and levelled a game in third quarter 93-93.

                              Wiggings made a two pointer at a buzzer Turnover by LeBron James.

                              Andrew wiggins made 2 points and cut a lead to 1 point. 5:22 remaining in a last quarter LeBron James ally oop pass to Derrick Williams , Derrick Williams made a Dunk.

                              2:06 remaining in 4th quarter , LeBron James made 3 pointer , Cavs got 6 points lead. 1:41 remaining Derrick Williams steals a ball and scored 2 points , 8 points lead for Cavs.

                              Cavs outscored Minnesota in Last quarter of a game with 23-15.

                             Now Cavs will Face Indiana Pacers tomorrow and Minnesota Timberwolves will face Nuggets.    

                             For Cavs :

LeBron JamesF392581400
Channing FryeF322110102
Tristan ThompsonC351411100
Kyrie IrvingG37251711
Derrick Williams22138010

                              For Nuggets :

PlayerPosition MinPointsRebAstStlBlk
Andrew WigginsF41413210
Gorgui DiengF371210100
Karl-Anthony TownsC38268401
Ricky RubioG38581620


Saturday, 11 February 2017

              Cavs(37-16)     Vs     Nuggets(24-30)

Kyrie Irving and Lebron James scored 27 points in a game , Lebron James scored 20+ points in 17 consecutive games against Denver Nuggets.

                                    Nuggets  missing key players Kenneth Faried, Danilo Gallinari and Emmanuel Mudiay with injuries. After four games road trip Cavs are back in Home Court. They dominated Nuggets in a game.


                                    James also finished with 12 assists and passed Brad Daugherty (5,227) for the second-most rebounds in team history.  

                                    Iman Shumpert missed his 3rd straight game due to a sprained left ankle.

                                    In a first quarter  ,Nuggets made 11-5 run in three minutes and took a lead of 5 points.

                                    10:18 remaining in 2nd quarter , A great spinning move by LeBron James , He made a two points and draw a foul. 9:05 LeBron James made a layup shot which gave a 2 points lead to Cavs.

                                    James set Williams up for a wide-open 3-pointer that he drained with 5:05 left in the second, and on the next possession Irving flipped it to Williams on a fast break for a nice dunk, much to the delight of Williams and the crowd.4:11 remaining in 2nd quarter Kyle Kover's 3-points gave 6 points lead to Cavs. Cavs outscored Nuggets 31-22 in 2nd quarter and took 4 points lead after first half.

                                    Cavs started a third quarter with Kyrie Irving's 3-pointers. 9:20 Remaining in 3rd quarter , Wiggins made a running layup shot , assisted by Love , Cavs got 11 points lead.

                                     7:01 remaining in 3rd quarter , In 4:18 minutes Cavs made 18-0 run and took a lead of 22 points.  Cavs took 14 points lead after 3rd quarter.

                                     Both Teams were on same level in fourth quarter but Nuggets was unable to give any threats to Cavs in a game after first half.

                                      When the Cavs lost to the Thunder, they were playing for the third time in four nights, fourth in six, were missing three shooting guards, and the Thunder hadn't played since Monday.

                                     Now Cavs will play Minnesota Timberwolves while Denver Nuggets will play Mighty team Golden State Warriors.    

                                     For Cavs :

Player PositionMinPoints RebAstStlBlk
LeBron JamesF332751220
Kevin LoveF33169501
Triston ThompsonC351313111
Kyrie Irving G35274511
Kyle Korver26145110

                                     For Nuggets :

Wilson ChandlerF34136100
Nikola JokicC372713402
Gary HarrisG29163011
Jameer NelsonG36128820
Will Barton22123410
Jamal Murray17160110



Thursday, 9 February 2017

                        Cavs(36-16)     Vs     OKC(31-23)

Cavs wrap up 4game  Road trip at 3-1.Derrick Williams scored 12 points in a game in a debut game for Cavs.

                         Russell Westbrook scored 26th triple-double of a season and levelled for most triple-double in single Season with O.Robertson for 4th place. Cavs sign former no.2 overall pick Derrick Williams to 10-day contract.


                        OKC out rebounded Cavs in this game with 51 to 35 , Which helped them to get a win over NBA Champion Cavs. Big game for Cameron Payne tonight. In a win over the Cavs he scored a season-high 15 on 6-of-12 shooting.

                        6:45 remaining in 1st quarter , Russell Westbrook put on a free throw line where he scored both free throws. OKC got 6 points lead. 4:15 remaining in a 1st quarter Kyrie Irving made 3-point shot which cut a lead to 1 points.

                        3:14 minutes remaining in 1st quarter , Kevin Love made layup shot assisted by Irving which gave 1 points lead to Cavs. and Love mad a free throw ,Cavs got 2 points lead but Adams cutting dunk levelled a game for OKC.

                       After this Cavs missed all their shots which helped OKC to take a lead in a quarter with lead of 8 points.

                        OKC started second quarter strongly.

                       But Cavs made 12-0 run in just 3 minutes and levelled a game with OKC. Russell Westbrook made 3 point shot assisted by Adams 3 points lead for OKC.

                      OKC held a lead until 1:02 minutes remaining in a 2nd quarter where Kyrie Irving layup shot levelled a game. Love made a layup shot assisted by Irving which gave 2 points lead to Cavs.

                      Cavs got 2 points lead after first half.

26th triple-double for Russell Westbrook in this season.

                     8:14 minutes remaining in 3rd quarter , Lebron missed an easy dunk on Kyrie Irving pass. 5:55 minutes left in a quarter , Kyrie scored 3-points. Cavs 67 -OKC 67.

                    4:40 remaining , Westbrook got a step and a bucket and drew a foul on Kyrie Irving , 3 points play for Russell Westbrook and 5 points lead for OKC.

                    OKC took 4 points lead after 3rd quarter.

                   In a 4th quarter , Lebron James not able to score a single point. He was able to hit only 2 shots in fourth quarter.

                    2:08 remaining in 4th quarter , Oladipo stole a ball , He passed a ball to Westbrook , Westbrook gave it back to Oladipo , Oladipo scored 2 point with 360 degree layup. Russell Westbrook registered his 26 Triple-Double of a season.

                    OKC won a game by 9 points.

                    Now OKC will Face Kevin Durant's Team GSW which is in first place in NBA. Cavs will face Denver Nuggets.

                     For Cavs :

Lebron JamesF40185722
Kevin Love F301512030
Triston ThompsonC32105111
Kyrie IrvingG34281421
Derrick Williams21120100

                     For OKC :

Russell WestbrookG3529121140
Steven AdamsC392013112
Victor OladipoG36237320
Cameron Payne12151210



                         Spurs(40-12)     Vs     76ers(18-34)


                         For Spurs :

PlayersPosition MinPtsRebAstStlBlk
Kawhi LeonardF36326500
LaMarcus AldridgeF361510002
Dewayne DedmonC261011301
Danny GreenG24113021
Tony ParkerG30181500

                         For 76ers :

Robert CovingtonF37186120
Ersan IlyasovaF27112310
Jahlil OkaforC24208002
T.J. McConnellG3161530
Nik Stauskas31167700
Dario Saric21201300

                         Clippers(32-21)     Vs     Knicks(22-32)


                         For Clippers :

Blake GriffinF35328520
DeAndre JordanC312815002
JJ RedickG27145200
Jamal Crawford29203210

                         For Knicks :     

PlayersPosition MinPtsRebAstStlBlk
Carmelo AnthonyF37289112
Kristaps PorzingisF27276220
Kyle O'QuinnC25186232
Derrick RoseG37207810


                        GSW(44-8)     Vs     Bulls(26-27)


                        For GSW :

PlayersPosition MinPtsRebAstStlBlk
Kevin DurantF302210731
Draymond GreenF31198611
JaVale McGeeC16136002
Klay ThompsonG29286300
Stephen CurryG28131610
Kevon Looney 13104000

                        For Bulls :    

Taj GibsonF22159001
Robin LopezC291710410
Jeian GrantG24123310
Rajon Rondo23126810
Nikola Mirotic23102111

                         Raptors(32-22)     Vs     Timberwolves(20-33)


                        For Raptors :

PlayersPosition MinPtsRebAstStlBlk
DeMar CarrollF34199200
Jonas ValanciunasC26165100
DeMar DeRozanG37304210
Kyle LowryG36202510
Terrence Ross13112110

                        For Timberwolves :

Andrew WigginsF37315621
Karl-Anthony TownC362914112
Shabazz Muhammad25222200

                        Celtics(33-19)     Vs     Kings(21-32)


                        For Celtics :

PlayersPosition MinPtsRebAstStlBlk
Isaiah Thomas G33264700
Amir JohnsonF26145130
Al HorfordC31106111
Marcus Smart27103210
kelly Olynyk1498201


                        For Kings :  

Darren CollisonG37261540
Anthony TolliverF37114030
Ben McLenmore29172100
Willie Cauley-Stein 23145401
Matt Barnes301411410

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

                           Cavs(36-15)     -     Pacers(29-13) 

Cavs ends Indiana Pacers 7 games winning streak , Lebron James registered his 800th block of his career in this game.


                           This was Kyle Korver's best night as Cleveland Cavaliers' player , He scored 29 points and  shot 10-of-12 overall and 8-of-9 from 3-point range.

                             The Cavs  played without starting shooting guard Iman Shumpert who missed a game due to sprained left ankle , who will also miss Thursday night's game in Oklahoma City that will end Cleveland's four-game road trip. DeAndre Liggins played in a position of Iman Shumpert.

                             LeBron James didn't played his last 2 games against Pacers where Cavs lost both of their games.

                             9:23 minutes remaining in 1st quarter , Miles 3-pointer gave 6 points lead to Indiana Pacers. but Liggings 3-pointer from a corner gave 2 points lead to Cavs.

                             4:13 remaining in 1st quarter Pacers made 14-2 run and took 10 points lead. In a First Quarter Indiana Pacers took 11 points lead.

                            5:31 remaining in 2nd quarter , Irving's Jumper cut a lead to single digit. 4:58 minutes left in a quarter McRae hits a 3-pointer as a lead cut to 5 points.

                            34.6 second left in 2nd quarter , LeBron James shot blocked by Turner. After the end of a first half Indiana Pacers took a lead of 6 points.

Kyle Korver passed Jason Kidd For 7th all time 3 points FGM in NBA history. Four straight games with 15+ treys from deep ,1st time In  Cavs History.

                            11:50 minutes remaining in 3rd quarter , Irving made an ally-oop pass to LeBron James , LeBron Scored 2-pointer on Ally-oop. Cavs cut a lead to 4 points.  Allen made a bad pass , DeAndre Liggind steals a ball and scored 2 points.

                            9:37 remaining in 3rd quarter , Paul George layup was blocked by James , Now James made 800 blocks in his career. Kevin Love's 2 points play levelled a game for Cavs.

                             8:43 minutes left in 3rd quarter ,A basket by Kyrie Irving and he was tripped by Teague which put Kyrie on free-throw line.  Cavs got 3 points lead in a game. Cavs made 17-6 run in 5 minutes in 3rd quarter which put Indiana Pacers out of a game. Cavs took 11 points lead in a game.

                            the third period is when this game changed. Trailing by six at halftime, the Cavs demolished the Pacers 40-18 in the third and led 97-81 when it was over.

                            Both teams were nearly matched in 4th quarter. Match went into a favour of Cavaliers. Cavaliers end Indiana Pacers 7 games winning streak. They also ended winning run of Washington Wizards where Wizards won their last 7 games until they lost to Cavs.

                            Coach Tyronn Lue speculated Wednesday morning that a heavy workload for James against the Pacers may force him to the sidelines against the Thunder.

                            For Cavaliers :

LeBron JamesF38691125
Kevin LoveF341021114
Kyrie IrvingG34072029
Kyle Korver26500029
Triston ThompsonC35102016
DeAndre LigginsG1601308

                            For Indiana Pacers :     

Paul GeorgeF37862122
CJ MilesG34400123
Jeff TeagueG345142022
Monta Ellis24231013
Myles TurnerC39700016






                NBA All Star Weekend - 2017

                Eastern Conference Starter Players :

PlayerPositionTeamAll-Star App.
BCKyrie IrvingCleveland Cavaliers4th
BCDeMar DeRozanToronto Raptors3rd
FCLeBron JamesCleveland Cavaliers13th
FCGiannis Milwaukee Bucks1st
FCJimmy ButlerChicago Bulls3rd

                Western Conference Starter Players :

Player Position TeamAll-Star App.
Stephen CurryBCGolden State Warriors4th
James HardenBCHouston Rockets5th
Kevin Durant FCGolden State Warriors8th
Kawhi LeonardFCSan Antonio Spurs2nd
Anthony DavisFCNew Orleans Pelicans4th

                Eastern Conference Reserve Players :

PlayerPositionTeam All-Star App.
John WallBCWashington Wizards4th
Isaiah ThomasBCBoston Celtics2nd
Kyle LowryBCToronto Raptors3rd
Kamba WalkerBCCharlotte Hornets1st
Paul GeorgeFCIndiana Pacers4th
Kevin LoveFCCleveland Cavaliers4th
Paul MillsapFCAtlanta Hawks4th

               Western Conference Reserve Players :

Playerposition TeamAll-Star App.
Russell WestbrookBCOklahoma City Thunder6th
Klay ThompsonBCGolden State Warriors3rd
Gordon HaywordFCUtah Jazz1st
DeMarcus CousinsFCSacramento Kings3rd
DeAndre JordanFCLos Angeles Clippers1st
Marc GasolFCMemphis Grizzlies3rd
Draymond GreenFCGolden State Warriors2nd


                                 Eastern Conference , three player from Cleveland Cavaliers Selected for All-Star game. Two Players selected from Toronto Raptors.

                 Western Conference , 4 players from Golden State Warriors selected for NBA All-Star weekend Game.   

                  LeBron James , James Harden and Kevin Durant are only three player who played in 5 or more than 5 all star games. It's surprise to see Stephen Curry selected as starter over Russell Westbrook in All-Star game.  

                     Three Points Contest Participant In All-Star Weekend 2017

PlayerPositionTeam Att.MadeS.P.App.
Kyrie IrvingGCleveland Cavaliers25810239.54th
Eric GordonGHouston Rockets44017038.61st
Kyle LowryGToronto Raptors37916242.72nd
Klay ThompsonGGolden State Warriors37014940.33rd
CJ McCollumGPortland Trail Blazers30012742.32nd
Kemba WalkerGCharlotte Hornets33613540.21st
Nick YoungG/FLos Angeles Lakers30212842.41st
Wesley MatthewsG/FDallas Mavericks33912938.12nd

                                 Klay Thompson will try to defend a title for this contest , The eight-player field also features 2017 All-Stars Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors and Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets, as well as Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets, Wesley Matthews of the Dallas Mavericks, CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers and Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers.

                                Kyrie Irving won a title in 2013. Gordon and Young join Walker as first-time competitors in the Three-Point Contest.

                                Dunk Contest Participants :

Derrick Jones Phionix Suns
Glenn RobinsonIndiana Pacers
DeAndre JordanLos Angles Clippers
Aaron GordonOrlando Magic

                               Skill Challenge Participants :

Devin BookerPhionix Suns
Anthony DavisNew Orleans Pelicans
DeMarcus CousinsSancramento Kings
John WallWoshington Wizards
Isaiah ThomasBoston Celtics
Joel EmbiidPhiladelphia Sixers
Kristaps PorzingisNew York Knicks
Gordon HaywardUtah Jazz