The Magic defeated Cleveland with a final score of 116-98. The Cavaliers were outscored 65-31 in the second half while shooting just 30.8 percent from the field to drop to 42.9 for the game. Cleveland did as it wanted in the early going in bolting to a 67-51 lead at intermission. With the win, Minnesota improved to 34-22 overall and 22-6 at home where they've now won 12 in a row. But that didn't happen. Only two of the Grizzlies' 11 players recorded a positive plus-minus rating as the team had just 54 points entering the fourth quarter.
Cleveland could certainly mount a comeback and win the game still if they could just play better in the fourth quarter. Shelvin Mack's floater ended the surge and made it 108-92 with 4:51 to play. His two free throws gave the Lakers a nine-point lead entering the fourth quarter, and Kyle Kuzma's slam dunk sent the crowd into a frenzy and the Lakers into a 95-85 lead with 9:08 remaining in the game.
Simmons made seven of eight shots in his 22-point quarter, finishing the period with a 3-point buzzer shot in a game in which he nearly did not play because of a sprained right ankle.
"They hit some shots tonight", Durant said. "I know that teams I've been on, defense is determined on deflections, steals, loose balls, who's the hardest working team". "I think it's a discredit to what I'm trying to do here".
Asked if he expects much action around the league between now and then, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said, "There could be".
Assistant head coach Larry Drew took over for with just over six minutes left in the second period on Tuesday night.
Then he treated Saturday's nationally televised game against the Rockets like a walk-through.
"I mean we're still going to make the play-offs", he said, via ESPN. Gilbert has to be exhausted of being strung along by James every time such an opportunity presents itself, while also paying $137 million in salaries this season and millions more in luxury tax and the hefty repeater tax.
However, it's unclear what type of players the Cavs could target with that pick that could turn the team around.
The Cavaliers fell apart in the second half and lost for the 14th time in 21 games. Cleveland has gotten over regular season doldrums before; the 2014-15 squad was hovering around.500 midway through the season before a series of smart trades turned them into a Finals team.
Doing so would make sense.
Nor will a pitchfork do, although it might be a useful complement to a torch in the hands of fans in pursuit of a team that won't even try. His contract has a no-trade clause, which means he can not be traded unless he waives it.
"I'm here for the long haul for this season right now".
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudary ordered closure of schools close to the borders. Hostilities between India and Pakistan have increased on the de facto border since last month.
Meanwhile Randy Bryce, a Democrat hoping to unseat Ryan in Wisconsin, saw the blunder as a campaigning opportunity. It wasn't just politicians - other Twitter users posted pictures of $1.50 and wrote "thank you".
The Clippers are 27-25 and a half-game out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference heading into Wednesday's games. Across 12 years with Philadelphia, Atlanta, Toronto, the Lakers and Houston, Williams averaged 13.5 points.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said the United States was "talking about new weapons to threaten or use against rivals". The US is concerned about its nuclear arsenal becoming obsolete and no longer an effective deterrent.
A counter protest has reportedly been planned by a group of ANC members calling themselves "Defend Luthuli House", EWN reported . They remained tight-lipped as the talks ended but have called a meeting of the party's national working committee for Monday.
With director Ron Howard a safe pair of hands for this franchise, we won't have long to wait for Solo to land in cinemas. There's also glimpses at a box-fresh Millennium Falcon corridor, and Han reaching for his trusty blaster.
Corina said. "I think I've been a cop long enough to see ... those appear to be assaultive in nature", Hernandez said. Wood's sister Lana, 71, said she was pleased after Wagner was named a "person of interest" in her "suspicious" death.
Snapchat parent company Snap beat Wall Street expectations for the first time in its fourth quarter as a public company. That re-design, separating friends from brands, was launched in late November, but has yet to roll out to all users.
The Knicks entered their game against the Bucks four games out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference , having lost 10 of 14. Porzingis has been one of the NBA's best players this season, earning his first All Star bid this season.
The court had also said that this isn't an example of a typical "cozy relationship between politics and business". Park had denied allegations that she conspired with Choi to extort money and favors from South Korean companies.
Pakistan prisoner Abu Hanzulla alias Naveed Jutt fled with the assailants was arrested a few months ago in Shopian. Commenting on the matter, the police said that a carbine rifle of one of the cops is also reported missing.
Apple iPhone to be exclusively Intel based from 2018
Nomura said it believed Apple would source all of its thin modems - half of which are now supplied by Qualcomm - from Intel . In previous benchmarks, iPhone with Qualcomm baseband components performed slightly better than ones with Intel inside.
India wins toss and bowls against South Africa in 2nd ODI
The first ball de Kock faced, bowled by Jasprit Bumrah, dribbled onto his stumps off a block but the bails were not dislodged. But given the hosts' current travails, history repeating itself would be a major disaster for the Men in Blue.
TDP among allies unhappy with BJP
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has told NDTV that he does not believe that the Sena will act on its threat. To keep the pressure on the BJP, the party has said it will "make a noise in parliament " in the ongoing budget session.
CDC Reports More Flu Deaths, Record Hospitalizations
Menzies-Boule said that the flu season is far from over "and we usually see a second wave of the flu caused by the B strain". Most deaths from the flu this season have occurred in people over 65 and among children, as is often the case.
Cellphone radiation tied to rare tumour in rats
Cellphones typically emit lower levels of radiation than maximum levels allowed, the draft report said. Meanwhile, external experts are scheduled to review the new NTP studies at a meeting in late March.