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 1 Toronto R. 58-24 
 2 Philadelphia 76ers 51-31 
 3 Boston C. 49-33 
 4 Brooklyn N. 42-40 
 5 New York K. 17-65 
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 1 Milwaukee B. 60-22 
 2 Indiana P. 48-34 
 3 Detroit P. 41-41 
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 4 Washington W. 32-50 
 5 Atlanta H. 29-53 
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 1 Denver N. 54-28 
 2 Portland TB 53-29 
 3 Utah Jazz 50-32 
 4 Oklah.City T. 49-33 
 5 Minnesota T. 36-46 
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 1 Golden St.W. 57-25 
 2 LA Clippers 48-34 
 3 Sacramento K. 39-43 
 4 LA Lakers 37-45 
 5 Phoenix Suns 19-63 
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 2 San Antonio S. 48-34 
 3 Dallas M. 33-49 
 4 Memphis G. 33-49 
 5 N.Orleans P. 33-49 
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Points Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 35.6
 1. Harden Houston R.35.6 
 2. George Oklah.City28.1 
 3. Leonard Toronto R27.7 
 4. Curry Golden S27.5 
 5. James LA Lakers27.4 
 6. Antetokounmpo Milw.27.3 
 7. Durant Golden S26.8 
 8. Booker Phoenix S26.6 
 9. Embiid Philadelphia26.4 
 10. Lillard Portland26.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre DRUMMOND
  Detroit
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Drummond Detroit15.5 
 2. Jordan Dallas M.13.7 
 3. Embiid Philadelphia13.1 
 4. Gobert Utah Jazz12.7 
 5. Antetokounmpo Milw.12.5 
 6. Towns Minnesota T12.4 
 7. Capela Houston R.12.3 
 8. Davis N.Orleans P12.0 
 9. Vucevic Orlando M11.8 
 10. Whiteside Miami H11.4 
Assists Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Okla.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Westbrook Okla.10.7 
 2. Wall Washington W8.7 
 3. James LA Lakers8.3 
 4. Teague Minnesota8.2 
 5. Young Atlanta H.8.1 
 6. Lowry Toronto R.8.1 
 7. Rondo LA Lakers8.0 
 8. Paul Houston R.7.7 
 9. Holiday N.Orleans7.7 
 10. Payton N.Orleans7.6 
Steals Per Game
 Robert COVINGTON
  Minnesota
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Covington Minnesota2.3 
 2. George Oklah.City2.2 
 3. Harden Houston R.2.1 
 4. Paul Houston R.2.0 
 5. Westbrook Okla.1.9 
 6. Smart Boston C.1.8 
 7. Drummond Detroit1.7 
 8. Leonard Toronto R1.7 
 9. Oladipo Indiana P1.7 
 10. Butler Philadelphia1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Myles TURNER
  Indiana P.
  (211-C/F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Turner Indiana P.2.6 
 2. Robinson New Y2.4 
 3. Davis N.Orleans P2.4 
 4. Gobert Utah Jazz2.3 
 5. Lopez Milwaukee B2.2 
 6. Embiid Philadelphia2.0 
 7. McGee LA Lakers2.0 
 8. Whiteside Miami H1.9 
 9. Drummond Detroit1.7 
 10. Towns Minnesota T1.6 
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Bucks, Celtics, Trail Blazers and Rockets gain victories on Sunday - Apr 15, 2019


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Detroit P. - Milwaukee B. 86-121

Bucks stormed past Pistons in the opener. Bucks players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of Greek-Nigerian swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-94, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Khris Middleton (203-91, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Bucks players scored in double figures. Guard Luke Kennard (196-96, college: Duke) answered with 21 points and center Andre Drummond (208-93, college: Connecticut) added 12 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Pistons. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Detroit P.: L.Kennard 21+4reb+2ast, R.Jackson 12+1reb+5ast, A.Drummond 12+12reb+2ast, K.Thomas 9+1reb, L.Galloway 6+7reb+1ast, Z.Pachulia 5+9reb
Milwaukee B.: G.Antetokounmpo 24+17reb+4ast, G.Hill 16+3reb+2ast, E.Bledsoe 15+3reb+5ast, B.Lopez 14+3reb+2ast, K.Middleton 14+5reb+4ast, S.Brown 11+3reb+7ast
gschID: 722929


Orlando M. - Toronto R. 104-101

Magic held off Raptors to surge ahead in the series. Magic made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Point guard DJ Augustin (183-87, college: Texas) stepped up and scored 25 points and 6 assists for the winners and Aaron Gordon (206-95, college: Arizona) chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam (206-94, college: N.Mexico St.) responded with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Kawhi Leonard (201-91, college: San Diego St.) scored 25 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Toronto R.: K.Leonard 25+6reb+3ast, P.Siakam 24+9reb+4ast, F.VanVleet 14+2reb+1ast, M.Gasol 13+6reb+4ast, D.Green 13+3reb+1ast, S.Ibaka 5+8reb+1ast
Orlando M.: D.Augustin 25+2reb+6ast, E.Fournier 16+2reb+2ast, N.Vucevic 11+8reb+3ast, J.Isaac 11+8reb, A.Gordon 10+10reb+3ast, T.Ross 10+6reb+2ast
gschID: 722930


Brooklyn N. - Philadelphia 76ers 111-102

Nets shocked 76ers in the opening game. Nets made 24-of-26 free shots (92.3 percent) during the game. DAngelo Russell (196-96, college: Ohio St.) fired 26 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Ed Davis (208-89, college: UNC) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 16 rebounds. Five Nets players scored in double figures. Swingman Jimmy Butler (201-89, college: Marquette) produced 36 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds and Cameroonian center Joel Embiid (213-94, college: Kansas) added 22 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Philadelphia 76ers: J.Butler 36+9reb, J.Embiid 22+15reb+4ast, B.Marjanovic 13+3reb+4ast, B.Simmons 9+7reb+3ast, J.Redick 5+1reb, T.McConnell 4+3ast
Brooklyn N.: D.Russell 26+3reb+4ast, C.LeVert 23+4reb+2ast, S.Dinwiddie 18+3reb+1ast, J.Harris 13+3reb, E.Davis 12+16reb+2ast, D.Carroll 11+6reb
gschID: 722931


Indiana P. - Boston C. 74-84

Celtics defeated Pacers to take 1-0 lead. Celtics made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Celtics outrebounded Pacers 55-42 including a 48-33 advantage in defensive rebounds. Australian-American guard Kyrie Irving (190-92, college: Duke) nailed 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side and forward Marcus Morris (206-89, college: Kansas) accounted for 20 points and 7 rebounds. Five Celtics players scored in double figures. Lithuanian-American power forward Domantas Sabonis (209-96, college: Gonzaga) came up with 7 points and 9 rebounds and forward Thaddeus Young (203-88, college: Georgia Tech) added 7 points, 6 assists and 5 steals respectively for Pacers in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Indiana P.: C.Joseph 14+2reb+1ast, B.Bogdanovic 12+2reb+1ast, W.Matthews 8+1reb+1ast, T.Evans 8+6reb+1ast, D.Sabonis 7+9reb+3ast, T.Young 7+4reb+6ast
Boston C.: M.Morris 20+7reb, K.Irving 20+5reb+7ast, J.Tatum 15+3reb, A.Horford 10+11reb+5ast, G.Hayward 10+7reb+4ast, T.Rozier 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 722932


LA Clippers - Golden St.W. 104-121

Warriors are 1-0 up on the Clippers following a comfortable home win. Warriors made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Warriors outrebounded Clippers 53-40 including 42 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Warriors made 14 blocks. Point guard Stephen Curry (190-88, college: Davidson) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and forward Draymond Green (201-90, college: Michigan St.) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. At the losing side Lou Williams (185-86) responded with 25 points and 9 assists and forward Montrezl Harrell (203-94, college: Louisville) scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. Four Clippers players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
LA Clippers: M.Harrell 26+5reb+2ast, L.Williams 25+3reb+9ast, S.Gilgeous-Alexander 18+5reb+1ast, D.Gallinari 15+8reb+1ast, J.Green 10+6reb, L.Shamet 3+2ast
Golden St.W.: S.Curry 38+15reb+7ast, K.Durant 23+4reb+3ast, D.Green 17+7reb+7ast, K.Thompson 12+1reb+2ast, D.Cousins 9+9reb+4ast, A.Iguodala 8+6reb+6ast
gschID: 722933


San Antonio S. - Denver N. 101-96

Spurs toppled Nuggets to gain 1-0 lead. Swingman DeMar DeRozan (201-89, college: USC) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and guard Derrick White (196-94, college: Colorado) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. At the losing side Serbian center Nikola Jokic (209-95, agency: BeoBasket) responded with a triple-double by scoring 10 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists and Will Barton (198-91, college: Memphis) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Denver N.: G.Harris 20+3reb+1ast, J.Murray 17+2reb, W.Barton 15+10reb+1ast, P.Millsap 12+4reb+1ast, N.Jokic 10+14reb+14ast, M.Beasley 10+3reb
San Antonio S.: D.DeRozan 18+12reb+6ast, D.White 16+3reb+5ast, B.Forbes 15+5reb, L.Aldridge 15+8reb+1ast, R.Gay 14+6reb+1ast, M.Belinelli 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 722934


Oklah.City T. - Portland TB 99-104

Trail Blazers outlasted Thunder in Game 1 of the series. Trail Blazers made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Trail Blazers made 9 blocks. Thunder was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Turkish center Enes Kanter (211-92, college: Kentucky) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 18 rebounds for the winners and point guard Damian Lillard (190-90, college: Weber St.) chipped in 30 points and 4 assists. Trail Blazers' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side point guard Russell Westbrook (190-88, college: UCLA) responded with a triple-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and swingman Paul George (206-90, college: Fresno St.) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Oklah.City T.: P.George 26+10reb, R.Westbrook 24+10reb+10ast, S.Adams 17+9reb+1ast, D.Schroeder 11+5reb+3ast, J.Grant 8+5reb, N.Noel 8+6reb
Portland TB: D.Lillard 30+4reb+4ast, C.McCollum 24+6reb+3ast, E.Kanter 20+18reb+2ast, A.Aminu 10+7reb, S.Curry 8, R.Hood 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 722935


Utah Jazz - Houston R. 90-122

Rockets steamrolled Jazz to open win count in the series. Rockets dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Jazz's 46. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. James Harden (196-89, college: ASU) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners and Swiss power forward Clint Capela (208-94) chipped in 16 points and 12 rebounds. At the losing side French center Rudy Gobert (216-92) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and guard Donovan Mitchell (190-96, college: Louisville) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Five Rockets and four Jazz players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest.
Top scorers:
Utah Jazz: R.Gobert 22+12reb+1ast, D.Mitchell 19+5reb, R.Rubio 15+3reb+6ast, D.Favors 13+6reb+3ast, J.Crowder 9+3reb, J.Ingles 3+4reb+5ast
Houston R.: J.Harden 29+8reb+10ast, E.Gordon 17+3reb+1ast, C.Capela 16+12reb+2ast, C.Paul 14+3reb+7ast, P.Tucker 11+4reb+3ast, D.House 11+2reb+1ast
gschID: 722936
  




Evan Turner
Trail Blazers trade Evan Turner to Hawks for Kent Bazemore, per report - 7 hours ago
We have ourselves a trade. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to ship veteran forward Evan Turner (6'7''-G/F-88, college: Ohio St.) to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for guard Kent Bazemore (6'5''-G/F-89, college: ODU). Bazemore and Turner were both signed to big-money deals following the salary cap spike in 2016, and both contracts are set to expire next summer. Turner has one year remaining on the four-year, $70 million contract that he signed...   [read more]

Joe Mazzulla
Celtics Hire Joe Mazzulla As Assistant Coach - 18 hours ago
The Boston Celtics will hire Joe Mazzulla from Fairmont State as an assistant coach, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Mazzulla impressed the Celtics as an assistant coach for the side's G League team two years ago. Mazzulla will replace Micah Shrewsberry on the staff following Shrewsberry's departure to Purdue. Courtesy of: realgm.com   [read more]

Kawhi
Leonard
Sources: Kawhi Leonard to decline option and will become a free agent; Raptors the favorites to land him (video) - 20 hours ago
Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.) will decline his 2019-20 player option worth $21.3 million to become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The 6-foot-7 All-Star will be one of the marquee free agents on the open market. The Raptors are the only team that can offer Leonard a max contract for five years and $190 million. Leonard, 27, is believed to be seriously considering re-signing with the Raptors, sources said. But there ar...   [read more]


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