NBA Playoffs 2018: Cavaliers' George Hill questionable for Game 6, report says

Adjust Comment Print

Domantas Sabonis continues his excellent series, adding 19 points and six rebounds off of the bench.

The Jazz moving on to face the top-seeded Houston Rockets in a series that starts on Sunday, local time.

BC-BKN-NBA Playoff Capsules, 335Oladipo, Pacers force Cavaliers to Game 7 with 121-87 routAP Photo INDC126Eds: With AP Photos.

Westbrook's 3-pointer capped an 18-6 run and drew Oklahoma City to 92-91 with 1:28 to play.

Casey said the losses were uncharacteristic of how the Raptors have played on the road this season. The Raptors were doing it on both ends, playing good defense, then turning those misses and turnovers into buckets going the other way. It wasn't even close. Toronto is awaiting the victor of the Pacers-Cavaliers series, which is headed to a seventh game.

Lowry, and DeRozan in particular, have been unbelievable this post season. Beal finished the game with 32 points on 22 shots. Lue provided no injury update after the game. And when his shot didn't fall, Porter still had a masterful mid-range game as his Plan B. But with Oubre's inability to hit an outside shot or even get to the basket, he was a liability on the offensive end of the floor and was basically rendered useless.

Mitchell picked up his fifth foul with 10:01 to play but returned to finish the game midway through the fourth quarter. Along with his triple-double, Oladipo had four steals.

Kyle Lowry has scored 41 points on 16-31 shooting (8-17 3P) in 154 possessions against John Wall in the series.

It was enough to keep the Pacers in charge most of the game. Coach makes the call, makes the decision, we just go out there to try to play and compete. "We've just got to come out and fight".

For Casey, the Raptors went back to taking "the shots we normally take". Demar played 33. In a playoff game, a closeout game, you would never think your stars could do that.

Jazz collapse, Thunder stay alive in National Basketball Association
Game 5 will be played on Wednesday in Oklahoma City, where the Jazz, holding a 3-1 lead, have a chance to close the series out. Carmelo Anthony has struggled, shooting below 39% in four of five games, and he played a series-low 25 minutes in game five.

"No, no", he said. "I don't think there were any secrets to it". "But, um, I haven't thought about (the future)". As many problems as a superstar like James creates, though, Toronto will have to rely on the strength of its overall ecosystem, where its two stars are buoyed by a long list of players they trust and rely on.

The home team has won every game so far, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Raptors changed that with a series-clinching win here. But it was a single-point lead that quickly slipped away. "We have high expectations coming into the year and we fell short of them". Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 13 rebounds as the Raptors improved to 5-0 in home Game 5s over the past five years.

Kyle Lowry had 24 points on 9 of 15 shooting for the Raptors, who outscored the Wizards 29-14 in the final period.

It was another example of how this team is different from year's pass, better able to distribute minutes and responsibilities so DeRozan and Lowry don't have to shoulder the whole load.

"(I felt) super comfortable", VanVleet said. "It's just gonna take a little bit to get the scoring".

"He's probably been dealing with it for a while, but he's been going out there and giving us everything he's got as a teammate".

The simplest reason the Wizards lost Game 5 is they took some bad shots in the fourth quarter, in which they led by five with just under nine minutes left, by hoisting up one forced 3-pointer after another. Lowry and DeRozan were instrumental in their team's fourth quarter performance, but it was the bench-anchored by VanVleet-that did the heavy lifting. "Freddie [VanVleet] back out there with the guys", DeRozan said after the game (ESPN).

"They just kept pushing through", said Wizards big man Mike Scott.

The Indiana Pacers forced game seven in a commanding blowout win over the Cavaliers.

Asked whether he has a preference for the upcoming opponent, DeRozan answered with one word: "No".