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 1 Toronto R. 43-16 
 2 Boston C. 37-21 
 3 Philadelphia 76ers 37-21 
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 5 New York K. 11-47 
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 2 Orlando M. 27-32 
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 2 LA Clippers 32-27 
 3 Sacramento K. 30-27 
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Points Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 36.6
 1. J.Harden Houston R.36.6 
 2. P.George Oklah.Ci28.7 
 3. S.Curry Golden S28.6 
 4. A.Davis N.Orlean28.1 
 5. K.Durant Golden S27.6 
 6. J.Embiid Philadel27.3 
 7. G.Antetokounmpo Milwauke27.2 
 8. K.Leonard Toron27.0 
 9. L.James LA Lakers26.8 
 10. B.Griffin Detro26.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre DRUMMOND
  Detro
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. A.Drummond Detro15.1 
 2. D.Jordan Dallas M.13.7 
 3. J.Embiid Philadel13.5 
 4. A.Davis N.Orlean12.9 
 5. R.Gobert Utah Jazz12.8 
 6. G.Antetokounmpo Milwauke12.7 
 7. C.Capela Houston R.12.5 
 8. H.Whiteside Miami H12.4 
 9. N.Vucevic Orlan12.1 
 10. K.Towns Minnesot12.0 
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 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. R.Westbrook Oklah.Ci11.2 
 2. K.Lowry Toronto R.9.2 
 3. J.Wall Washingt8.7 
 4. J.Teague Minnesot8.1 
 5. C.Paul Houston R.8.0 
 6. J.Holiday N.Orlean7.9 
 7. B.Simmons Philadel7.9 
 8. N.Jokic Denver N.7.8 
 9. J.Harden Houston R.7.7 
 10. L.James LA Lakers7.6 
Steals Per Game
 Paul GEORGE
  Oklah.Ci
  (206-G/F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. P.George Oklah.Ci2.3 
 2. J.Harden Houston R.2.2 
 3. R.Westbrook Oklah.Ci2.2 
 4. C.Paul Houston R.2.1 
 5. J.Butler Philadel1.9 
 6. K.Leonard Toron1.9 
 7. K.Irving Boston C.1.7 
 8. J.Holiday Chica1.7 
 9. M.Smart Boston C.1.7 
 10. V.Oladipo India1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Myles TURNER
  India
  (211-C/F-96)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. M.Turner India2.7 
 2. A.Davis N.Orlean2.5 
 3. M.Robinson New Y2.1 
 4. B.Lopez Milwauke2.1 
 5. H.Whiteside Miami H2.1 
 6. R.Gobert Utah Jazz2.1 
 7. J.McGee LA2.0 
 8. J.Embiid Philadel1.9 
 9. K.Towns Minnesot1.8 
 10. C.Capela Houston R.1.8 
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Cleveland C 71% Feb.21 Phoenix Suns
Philadelphia 58% Feb.21 Miami Heat
Brooklyn N. 55% Feb.21 Portland TB
Milwaukee B 59% Feb.21 Boston C.
Golden St.W 66% Feb.21 Sacramento K
LA Lakers Feb.21 Houston R. 60%
Leonard scores 36 points as Raptors beat 76ers 113-102 - Dec 6, 2018


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Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.) insisted he doesn't try to do anything extra in big games. His numbers suggest otherwise.Leonard had 36 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 of his season-high 26 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 113-102 on Wednesday night, handing the 76ers their 13th consecutive loss in Canada. Serge Ibaka added 18 points as the Raptors bounced back from Monday's loss to Denver to win for the ninth time in 10 games. Toronto, with the best record in the NBA at 21-5, improved to 11-3 at home. Leonard shot 13 for 24, finishing one point shy of his season high, and set a season best by making five of six attempts from 3-point territory. The rest of the Raptors struggled from long range, combining to shoot 3 for 23. Leonard's season high of 37 points came last Thursday in an overtime victory against two-time defending champion Golden State. Leonard has led Toronto in scoring in four straight games. 'He's an immense talent, he really is,' coach Nick Nurse said. 'And when the stakes go up a little bit, he's going to play his hand a little harder.' Leonard, who set a season best with five steals, said he doesn't let the opponent or circumstances dictate his effort. 'I try to perform every night,' he explained. 'If you try to turn it on against the good teams, it's really hard to do that. You've got to do it on a nightly basis.' Leonard has never lost in 12 career meetings with the 76ers, including two victories this season. 'That's what you're going to get out of big-time players,' Philadelphia's Jimmy Butler (6'7''-G/F-89, college: Marquette) said. 'He had a great game.' Butler scored a season-high 38 points and added 10 rebounds. Joel Embiid (7'0''-C-94, college: Kansas) had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Philadelphia, whose last win in Toronto was 93-83 on Nov. 10, 2012. 'Jimmy showed why he's an All-Star,' 76ers coach Brett Brown said. 'He came in and gave us some tremendous things.' The day before, Brown suggested the game would be a 'barometer' for the 76ers. Afterward, he said his team's 21 turnovers and 22 second-chance points allowed underscored the gap between the Sixers and Raptors. 'We leave disappointed,' Brown said. 'We also leave, we feel, a little bit smarter about what it's going to take to beat the best team right now in the NBA.' Toronto's 17 offensive rebounds were a season high. 'We gave ourselves a chance to win with our effort but the execution just wasn't there,' 76ers guard J.J. Redick (6'4''-G-84, college: Duke) said. Redick scored 25 points and Ben Simmons had eight points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for the 76ers, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. The Raptors held a 78-77 lead after three quarters, and Philadelphia's T.J. McConnell (6'1''-PG-92, college: Arizona) tied it 81-all with a hook shot at 11:07. Valanciunas scored a pair of baskets as Toronto's reserves replied with a 9-0 run, opening a 90-81 advantage at 9:07. 'Our bench did an unbelievable job,' Toronto guard Kyle Lowry (6'0''-PG-86, college: Villanova) said. 'Tonight was one of those games where they just had it clicking.'
Courtesy of: foxsports.com   




Hamidou
Diallo
Hamidou Diallo wins NBA Slam Dunk Contest - 11 hours ago
It was a day of winning for the University of Kentucky Athletics program. The softball and baseball teams got road wins, and the basketball team dominated the No. 1 team in the country at Rupp Arena. However, it wasn't just current Kentucky Wildcats athletes getting big-time wins. Former Kentucky basketball guard and now Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo (6'6''-F/G-98, college: Kentucky) won the 2019 NBA slam dunk contest Saturday night defeating Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (6...   [read more]

Joe Harris
Nets' Joe Harris shocks Warriors' Stephen Curry for 3-point title - 11 hours ago
Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson)'s storybook 3-point contest dream ended Saturday night at the hands of Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris (6'6''-G-91, college: Virginia). Harris, who came into the weekend shooting a career-high 50.1 percent from 3-point land, stunned a capacity crowd in Curry's hometown of Charlotte, by knocking down 26 points in the final round, beating Curry's score of 24. "Obviously it's incredible," Harris said. "Steph is the greatest shooter of all...   [read more]

Jayson Tatum
Celtics' Jason Tatum wins Skills Challenge on half-court heave - 11 hours ago
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (6'8''-F-98, college: Duke) guaranteed a victory in Saturday night's NBA Skills Challenge competition during NBA All-Star Weekend media day on Saturday morning. As confident as he was, he sure made it as dramatic as possible. He came from behind to dispatch Kyle Kuzma (6'9''-F-95, college: Utah) and Nikola Jokic (6'10''-C-95, agency: BeoBasket) to make the final round. But to beat Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young, he needed a little something extra. Youn...   [read more]


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