Raptors Weren't Happy with Lowry Attending NCAA Final

08 April, 2018, 01:52 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • Five Keys Cavaliers vs. Raptors   
    
      
  Mark Blinch  NBAE via Getty Images

Momentum starts in the regular season and carries over to the postseason. It did not get us ready for the playoffs. The Celtics trimmed three games off their deficit during a six-game winning streak that was snapped Tuesday, and would clinch the head-to-head tiebreaker with a win Wednesday.

The Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors meet Wednesday in National Basketball Association action at the Air Canada Centre. Win and they could still have a reasonable shot at overtaking the Raptors for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Having Game 1 on the road for the Cavs would allow them to set the tone, take Game 1, and put the higher seeded Celtics or Toronto Raptors in a almost must-win scenario come Game 2. The last time these teams met, March 21st 2018, Cleveland Cavaliers beat 132-129 (James: 35 points, 17 assists, 0 turnovers).

The Celtics are red-hot. At 55-21 they own the best record in the East standings, but the Boston Celtics (53-23) are just two games behind them.

Toronto ranks second in three pointers allowed per game (24.9) while Cleveland ranks 29th (31.8). That's not an indictment of Irving as much as it's a credit to Boston's depth, young players, coaching, and most of all, its league-best defence.

"Toronto's been scoring at a high clip all season", LeBron James said after the game.

Kevin Love (Day To Day - Illness): Love is listed as questionable for Tuesday's (Apr. 3) game against the Toronto Raptors. Toronto led by double digits the rest of the way. Point guard Kyle Lowry, a 16.5-point scorer who attended alma mater Villanova's win over MI in the NCAA championship game Monday, had five points on 2-for-11 shooting while being defended primarily by Calderon. Brad Stevens deployed it in the fourth and Casey didn't have an answer, not for a lack of effort in searching for one. Yet, it still is just one game in a series Toronto still outscored Cleveland by 25 on the year. Boston would love to compete the sweep of the week, so they are not going to back down. The Cavaliers had led by 12 at 108-96 with less than a minute to go before three turnovers led to eight quick points by the Raptors. "It was a team effort; those guys came in and changed things but everybody had their contributions tonight at one point".

United Nations seeks access to Syrians in eastern Ghouta's Douma
The buses are now waiting on the Harasta highway nearby for the militants to settle their dispute. Douma is a stronghold of the powerful Army of Islam rebel group.

Celtics turnovers: Boston's sloppy ball-handling at times would prove to be one of the issues that they simply struggled with rectifying on Wednesday.

Tuesday's grudge match with Cleveland should be just as interesting. The over/under betting line for total number of points scored is 223.5, 83% have picked the over.

The Cavs have won eight of their past nine games as they round into playoff form.

The Cavaliers still aren't at full strength. The Spurs and Thunder both have three games remaining. Meanwhile, the Cavs are 8-2 over their last 10 games. "They did take over the game that quarter and it seemed like they were so physical the refs gave them the benefit of the doubt with the whistle which is expected but they played well". He remains a problem. Rookie OG Anunoby has tried to guard James with minimal success. "It might have looked like it bothered me but it didn't bother me". Still, it's clear Casey and company will also have to make some adjustments in terms of their approach to defending James. Possibly a must-win for the ninth-place Nuggets, who are a game back of No. 7 Minnesota.

With the intensity level increasing every game, it's hard to do that in the playoffs. Being at home and with less cushion, I'm taking Cleveland here.

South Bay has scored 125 and 126 in its playoff games. With a victory there, the 76ers would have a shot at third place with a victory over James and the Cavaliers, who are a half-game ahead of them.

Philadelphia wants to open the playoffs at home. While that wasn't good, they played even worse in the second and third quarters. The illusion of momentum may be more important than momentum itself. We get Blake, we became a totally different team.

Recommended:

  • Germany praises bail decision for ex-Catalan leader

    Germany praises bail decision for ex-Catalan leader

    Several ministers of the former Catalan government were arrested, while Puigdemont fled to Belgium to avoid arrest. The court, however, has not ruled out extradition on the charge of "embezzlement".
    DNA test reveals a woman's biological father was her parents' fertility doctor

    DNA test reveals a woman's biological father was her parents' fertility doctor

    A U.S. woman is suing a fertility doctor after discovering through an online ancestry website the man had secretly fathered her. They even chose the donor profile, a college student higher than 1.80, with brown hair and blue eyes, as the BBC broadcasts.
    US Trade Deficit Widens On Olympics Royalty Payment

    US Trade Deficit Widens On Olympics Royalty Payment

    Still, the loonie has been boosted this week by optimism on a deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. There were also increases in exports of capital goods such as civilian aircraft and drilling and oilfield equipment.
  • China vows to fight United States  'at any cost' as trade spat worsens

    China vows to fight United States 'at any cost' as trade spat worsens

    Trump said falling aluminium prices was proof his get-tough trade policies are working in a Twitter message this morning. That was in response to Trump's proposed tariffs targeting industries including aerospace, robotics and machinery.
    Minnesota Woman Charged with Felony DUI in IL

    Minnesota Woman Charged with Felony DUI in IL

    Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel called Monday's arrest "one of the worst impaired driving arrests our agency has ever made". While in custody, Schleicher told officers that she was pregnant, bleeding and having a miscarriage, according to police.
    Rebels free five prisoners in Syria's eastern Ghouta

    Rebels free five prisoners in Syria's eastern Ghouta

    Ahmad Ramadan, an opposition figure, revealed on Sunday that Turkey was party to the talks as well. Jaish al-Islam counts around 10,000 fighters, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
  • Multiple fatalities after truck collides with Canadian junior hockey team bus

    Multiple fatalities after truck collides with Canadian junior hockey team bus

    The year that Haugan made a decision to take a chance on Dyck, Dyck says he wound up winning goalie of the year in his league. The team had been scheduled to play the Nipawin Hawks on Friday night. "We had a crane lifting the bus", he said.
    Cosby trial jury selection to resume Tuesday

    Cosby trial jury selection to resume Tuesday

    One juror said the panel was split 10-2 in favor of conviction, while another said the group was more evenly divided. Comedian Bill Cosby has arrived for the third day of jury selection in his retrial on sexual assault charges.
    Former Catalan chief of police charged with sedition

    Former Catalan chief of police charged with sedition

    The Spanish government said on Thursday night that it respected the court's ruling on Mr Puigdemont's extradition. He was trying to drive from Finland to Belgium, where has been living since fleeing to escape arrest in Spain.
  • Frozen Four: Game schedule, how to watch, tournament info

    Frozen Four: Game schedule, how to watch, tournament info

    In total, 115 NAHL alumni were on the 16 rosters of teams that began the event. Three of the four teams have goaltenders that previously played in the NAHL.
    Kevin De Bruyne votes Mohamed Salah as PFA Player of the Year

    Kevin De Bruyne votes Mohamed Salah as PFA Player of the Year

    The Player of the Year nominations have already been made, so what happens over the next week will have no bearing on that. Cast-offs by Chelsea three or four years ago, their profiles have changed somewhat now.

    Snapchat Finally Enables iPhone X-Exclusive Filters

    Basically, the new lenses are AR Mask for the iPhone X and these lenses are compatible to work with the full face of the users. The lenses available now makes use of the data from the phone's 2D camera to guess facial features, like eyebrows and mouth.


Popular

Kyrie To Miss Remainder Of Season, Playoffs Following Knee Surgery
The Boston Celtics' NBA title hopes have suffered a monumental blow with star point guard Kyrie Irving done for the season. In his Instagram post , he implied he would be in attendance for Boston's impending first-round playoff series.

Pelosi calls on EPA's Pruitt to resign
Trump and Pruitt were scheduled to appear together to celebrate the directive as another easing of environmental regulations. The new report adds to a growing list of ethics scandals faced by Pruitt during his tenure as head of the EPA .

Facebook is on a list of 30 groups in data privacy probe
Rather, a breach of trust, which is why it's working round the clock - now - to ensure such a thing doesn't happen again. Presumably due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal , however, the plan has been paused for the time being.

Federal Reserve raises key rate and foresees two more hikes this year
His basic message was that the fiscal policies will continue to improve economic growth without an outsize increase in inflation. They forecast headline inflation of 1.9 percent for this year, 2 percent in 2019, and 2. 1 percent in 2020.

Price Target Overview of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)
The stock has settled 50.52%, since the beginning of the year when measuring the initial price as compared to the finishing price. NFLX has conspicuous measure of stock oscillations; average true range may be heating up this temperature with value of 13.78.

Bomb threat at the Eisenhower Library, Museum
According to reports, a Singapore Airlines budget carrier Scoot flight returned to Changi Airport after an alleged bomb threat. Scoot said it was "working closely with the authorities for necessary follow-up to ensure the safety of our guests".

High winds with temperatures dropping into the 50s in Longmont today
This message will remain in effect until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday , April 5, 2018, unless local conditions warrant further updates. The high is forecasted to reach 65 degrees on Wednesday afternoon and 64 degrees on Thursday .

Stock Markets Tumble Amid Worries Over Tech Firms and Trade Tensions
In overseas trading, most stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region followed USA stocks lower during trading on Tuesday. Amazon and Tesla , the top drags yesterday, rose, with the Dow and the S&P opening above their 200-day moving averages.

Seven cities interested in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics — International Olympic Committee
From there, cities will put together their best bids for presentation at the IOC Session in Milan in September of 2019. There's also been talk about using some of the infrastructure from the 2010 games in Vancouver being used as well.

Julian Edelman's Quick Response to IG Threat May Have Prevented School Shooting
The detectives called police in MI , who immediately drove to the house where the threatening message originated. Julian Edelman made another nice catch when he became alarmed about a kid threatening to shoot up his school.