Wednesday 5 August, 2020

NBA: Cavs beat Raptors for ninth win in 10 games, Warriors top OKC

LeBron James (left) and Kevin Love.

LeBron James (left) and Kevin Love.

The Cleveland Cavaliers continued their impressive run of form by topping Eastern Conference leaders the Toronto Raptors 112-106.

Cleveland have won nine of their last 10 games following Tuesday's victory in the NBA.

Cavs star LeBron James led the way with 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Cleveland, who are third in the east with a 48-30 record.

Kevin Love added 18 points and 15 rebounds in a double-double display, while Rodney Hood put up 17 points.

Point guard Jose Calderon has been playing a lot more minutes in recent weeks and scored 19 against the Raptors.

Kevin Durant scored 34 points against former team the Oklahoma City Thunder as defending NBA champions the Golden State Warriors won 111-107.

Reigning MVP Russell Westbrook had 44 points and 16 rebounds for the Thunder.


J.J. Redick scored 19 points and Ben Simmons added 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia Sixers to their 11th straight win – a 121-95 victory against the Brooklyn Nets.

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic came up big in a 107-104 win over the Indiana Pacers, with 30 points, seven assists and six rebounds.


John Wall had almost as many turnovers (eight) as points (nine) and a terrible minus-18 rating in an ugly 120-104 loss to the Houston Rockets. The Washington Wizards guard, who returned to action on Saturday after being sidelined since January 25, hit three of 10 from the floor. 


Dennis Smith Jr. looked like he was participating in the NBA Slam Dunk competition as he bounced an alley-oop to himself.

Philadelphia 76ers 121-95 Brooklyn Nets
Cleveland Cavaliers 112-106 Toronto Raptors
Houston Rockets 120-104 Washington Wizards
Miami Heat 101-98 Atlanta Hawks
Orlando Magic 97-73 New York Knicks
Golden State Warriors 111-107 Oklahoma City Thunder
Chicago Bulls 120-114 Charlotte Hornets
Milwaukee Bucks 106-102 Boston Celtics
Dallas Mavericks 115-109 Portland Trail Blazers
Denver Nuggets 107-104 Indiana Pacers
Utah Jazz 117-110 Los Angeles Lakers
Phoenix Suns 97-94 Sacramento Kings
Los Angeles Clippers 113-110 San Antonio Spurs



The Celtics are two games behind Toronto for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, so they need this game. It is surprising the Celtics are even in this position, given the rash of injuries to stars, including Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Both teams are coming off losses on Tuesday.

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