Cavs waive Sanders in move before playoff roster finalized
- Author: Loretta Pittman Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 1:03
LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving - didn't suit up, fans still got a treat on Fan Appreciation Night as each ticket holder received a black/ maroon polyester Cavaliers bag and a scratch off ticket.
"We've got to go out and challenge them", George said, according to the Indianapolis Star. While George often raises his game in the playoffs and he has a decent cast at his side, game 1 is going to be hard for him to walk away with an upset win on the road.
The Pacers were the 3rd seed and the Cavaliers were the 6th seed.
The Cavaliers won the season series 3-1 over Indiana. The Raptors rested DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka.
Thompson's performance was encouraging. Vince Carter averaged 27.6 in 2000-2001. He punched Toronto's Bismack Biyombo in the groin in the final minute of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. "The Cavs are also expected to sign free-agent wing Dahntay Jones to a contract on Wednesday". From Toronto's D-League team, Tavares scored six points with 10 rebounds and six blocked shots in 24 minutes. In fact, every team James has played on dating back to 2006 has breezed through the first round and lost no more than two games.
But there was little about the game that mattered. A year after winning the NBA East, the Cavaliers finished the regular season as the second seed.
Lowry got what he needed, a good run that left him closer to 100 per cent comfortable with the speed of a real National Basketball Association game.
In total, players missed 131 games because of injury or illness, counting Irving and Kay Felder (left ankle sprain) on Wednesday.
Those critics will point to the team's 10-14 record since March, and its.500 record (23-23) over the final 46 games. They finished with four consecutive losses, their longest such string of the season.
For Lue, regardless of how bad the team has looked at times, health is the number one priority. "With that being said, I feel very confident we have a good run in us".
Lue echoed those feelings before the game. "I'm not giving it to you". It's enough talking, and the playoffs are here. "We either got to put up or shut up, and I think we'll put up".
The Pacers enter the playoffs playing their best ball of an uneven season.
As rocky as the road has been for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016-17 regular season, it's finally over.
Still, James said following practice on Thursday, the Cavaliers "have a good chance to win it all". "Health is the most important thing".
We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game.
"It starts with baby steps first, and we understand that", James said, via ESPN. "Our culture has got to be we don't take anyone for granted". A year ago was magical for us. He was suspended for Game 4 in Toronto and the Cavs lost that game, but they won the next two - Game 5 in Cleveland and Game 6 in Toronto.
Matching each other dunk for dunk and jumper for jumper, George scored 43 points with nine rebounds and nine assists, while James scored 41 with 16 rebounds and 11 assists in Cleveland's 135-130 win in double overtime on April 2. Westbrook also averaged a triple-double in the regular season, which previously had only been done by Robertson.