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Kyrie, LeBron Knockout Lakers; Lillard Torches Heat With Season-High 49

Kyrie, LeBron Knockout Lakers; Lillard Torches Heat With Season-High 49 News

Cleveland Cavaliers 125-120 Los Angeles Lakers

All five starters scored in double figures for the Lakers, led by D’Angelo Russell’s career-high 40 points (7 3’s to boot). However, the home team were outdone as the Cavaliers outscored them 43-28 in the fourth quarter led by 46 points from Kyrie Irving and an all-round effort by LeBron James (34 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds). Cleveland clinched their third straight Playoff spot with the win, .

 

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Portland Trail Blazers 115-104 Miami Heat

This was only a contest up until halftime. In the second half, the Blazers began to open it up behind Damian Lillard. Lillard scored 28 of his season-high 49 points in the second half. He shot 14-for-21 from the field and knocked 9 triples on just 12 attempts. With this win, Portland slim Denver’s lead to just a game for the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoff race.

 

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Indiana Pacers 91-116 Toronto Raptors

In the teams’ first meeting since their first round matchup last year in the Playoffs, the Raptors dominated right from the get go. The Raptors shot 49.5% from the field and had seven players in double figures led by DeMar DeRozan (22 points). On the other hand, the Pacers shot 41.3% and stumbled to their fourth straight road loss.

 

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Phoenix Suns 97-112 Detroit Pistons

Talk about a bounce back. After a disastrous 9-point fourth quarter against Toronto a few days ago, the Pistons sealed this game against the Suns with a strong 35-point fourth quarter. Six players registered double-digit points led by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (23 points) in scoring and by Andre Drummond (18 points, 18 rebounds). Detroit, once again, jump ahead of Miami for the eighth spot in the East.

 

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