Even so, LeBron James isn't too concerned about the Cleveland Cavaliers with the playoffs about to start. They are fifth in the East right now by ½ a game over the Bucks and just 1.5 games over the Pacers.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have been ruled out of Cleveland's game at Miami on Monday night with injuries. "There's really no other explanation".
And Paul Millsap, Atlanta's most valuable player by far, scored nine points in six minutes, including this incredibly chaotic baseline jumper that sent the game into overtime.
Kent Bazemore had a steal and basket with 22 seconds left, and Tim Hardaway Jr made two clinching free throws with 3.6 seconds to play. The Hawks have yet to beat the Hornets this season, losing all three times they have played. Booker, with 2,774 career points, trails Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and leader LeBron James. Everything went wrong for us in that fourth quarter. Though, the Cavs had the one-game winning streak after the consecutive wins against Sixers, Pacers, Magic, and Celtics. At the time of the game, Boston and Cleveland had identical records.
Irving exited the game early in the third quarter and was grabbing his left knee on his way to the bench.
"By that time they already had confidence".
"Jumping out to that lead, being up 26, that's who we are and that's how we're capable of playing". That's who we are.
Irving scored a game-high 45 points for Cleveland while James finished with a triple-double of 32 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists.More news: Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) Has Climbed To A New High After Upgrade
Houston 135, Sacramento 128: James Harden had 35 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st triple-double of the season, leading the Rockets past the Kings in Sacramento, California.
And Ilyasova says the game hold extra importance with the Hawks battling for home-court advantage.
The Cavs have plenty to blame on themselves after blowing that big of a lead in the final quarter after dominating the first 36 minutes, but the National Basketball Association will have to look long and hard at this one as the final two-minute report gets released. "If we play with a little more effort, I think what we did in the last week or so we started to play better", Ilyasova told Starsport. But I did everything possible just to recover and just come in today and felt good. "But I'll be all right".
Cleveland went 19-for-46 from beyond the arc, extending its single-season franchise record of hitting at least 15 in 27 games.
The Cavs had beaten the Hawks 12 of the last 13 games, including the 2015 and 2016 playoffs. When he met with reporters, coach Mike Budenholzer wasn't certain about his starting lineup and he initially said Dennis Schroder would play. "They will be ready when it is most important".
"Obviously a bad performance", coach Tyronn Lue said, stating the obvious. Cleveland lost again on Sunday to the Atlanta Hawks in overtime.
Irving was called for an offensive foul shortly thereafter, with Cleveland trailing 123-120 with 12.3 seconds remaining, for making contact with Millsap, who slid over to take a charge from the Cavs' guard.