The Toronto Raptors, while not to be confused for a title contender just yet, once bolstered a defensive unit capable of shutting down the league's elite, finishing 2013-14 ranked ninth in efficiency at 102.4.
Kirkendoll added his third double-double of the season and his ninth of his career with 16 points and 14 rebounds. He was 1-for-4 from beyond the arc, saving the best for last on the buzzer beater. Kirkendoll narrowly missed double-digit assists, adding seven against
The Pacers did not ease up, Dix would take the plate again to homered scoring Alec Allred followed by another grand slam Holt to score Justin Torres and Tyler Tilson increasing their lead (10-0) and ending the fifth inning. Nick Tilley would walk as
Starting guard DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Argentine veteran forward Luis Scola contributed with 20 points to lead the Raptors to their 48th win in 69 games played this season to pull a game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Nuggets had an impressive 105-85 win in their season opener over the Houston Rockets and then proceeded to drop their next two games. Denver went into Houston, shot 50.6-percent from the field and an amazing 48.1-percent (13-of-27) from three-point range.
People might think that the 76ers are the laughing-stock of the NBA, however, the 76ers have more championships than twenty-four current NBA teams. The history is occupied with amazing moments and tremendous players such as Allen Iverson, Julius Erving, and Wilt Chamberlain. The 76ers haven't won a championship since 1983, however, this team has been indestructible in the effort they give every game.
Many calls were not made throughout the game especially near the the fourth quarter. Calls were made against the raptors but not for them. DeRozan was going in for a lay up and was smacked, however no foul was called. This made DeRozan mad and he received a technical foul for questioning the officials. Later, he was ejected with Ibaka and coach Dwane Casey. Raptors lost a lot of players in that game, with Kyle Lowry fouled out within a short amount of time left and Fred Vanfleet with an injury. A lot of rookies were left to hold the team. Delon Wright turned it up but with all the technicals, OKC got a lot of free shots. This was a devastating game for the audience and especially, for the players.
LeTourneau built a 37-35 halftime lead on the strength of its bench, who outscored UT Dallas – 18-0. 12 of the 18 points came from Talbert to lead the YellowJackets. The first 20 minutes featured three lead changes and the score was tied on five occasions.