Ben Simmons' Philadelphia76ers have edged a fast-finishing Cleveland 132-130 for their 13th-straight National Basketball Association win, with the stars of today and tomorrow staging a stunning triple-double showdown. Most of those wins have come at the hands of the Eastern Conference bottom feeders, but on Friday night, the Sixers got a chance to show out against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a game with major playoff implications.
"This was big, beating a team like that without an All-Star", Simmons said.
New York Knicks guard Damyean Dotson (3.0 ppg) got a month's worth of scoring on Friday, too, going off for 30 points - with 11 rebounds - in a 122-98 win over the Miami Heat. He put up his second 40 point triple-double of the season finishing with 44 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.
JJ Redick scored 28 points, Marco Belinelli contributed 23 and Ersan Ilyasova had 17 for the surging Sixers (49-30), who won their 13th straight game for the first time since the 1984-85 season. "If you're down 30 in the postseason, that can lose you a series. We are playing well".
"We just played our game, didn't let the hype bother us and we stuck together".
Even without MVP candidate Joel Embiid, the Sixers are putting on a clinic and giving pending free agent LeBron one hell of a recruiting pitch.
Sixers' Twitter even seemed divided on how to handle James - boo him or woo him with kindness?
James was booed each time he touched the ball and signs were spotted in the stands that read "Keep Cryin' in Cleveland" and "We Don't Want You".
The Sixers had them standing and roaring on nearly every possession.
"You add in Villanova, you add in the Eagles, obviously that helps as well", James said. However, after the Cavs fell to fourth thanks to the streaking 76ers, winners of 13 in a row, another second-round matchup with Cleveland is all of a sudden a distinct possibility for Toronto. "I think they believe in themselves, and I think that's the most important thing".
While there is no timetable for Embiid's return, Sixers coach Brett Brown believes "there is a genuine excitement and belief that he will be back for us" for the playoffs.
"I got some good sleep, rested well", he said. They have three games left (Dallas, at Atlanta, Milwaukee) while the Cavs face the Knicks in NY on Monday and then at home for their season finale two days later.
The other, a man in his 30s, remains in serious condition, according to a hospital statement emailed to NPR on Wednesday morning. There was somebody lying nearby on his back with a red stain on his stomach that appeared to be from a bullet wound.
Pelicans forward E'Twaun Moore knocked down seven 3-pointers en route to 30 points in New Orleans' 123-95 rout of the Grizzlies. He also was sidelined Tuesday vs. the Brooklyn Nets at Wells Fargo Center and Wednesday gainst the Pistons in Detroit .
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Both sides have met several times in a third country to determine a location for the historic summit, U.S. officials told CNN . Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, is another possible place to hold the meeting.
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A horror crash between a truck and bus carrying Humbolt Broncos team's members and entourage has claimed the lives of 14 people. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Saskatchewan report that the crash occurred at roughly 5 p.m. local time on Highway 35 .
Industry experts are saying that Apple has started working on touchless gesture and features like curved screens for iPhones. This technology isn't exactly new as Sony and Nokia have implemented it in the past as a glove input option on their phones.
Blair Evans of Australia took the bronze. "I've raced against Hannah in every meet and I've been second every time". Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the XXI Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast , Queensland.
Daniel Ricciardo expressed mixed emotions at Red Bull's pace during qualifying for the second round of the season in Bahrain . The defending F1 champion had a tricky first session, locking his tires and twice taking his Mercedes too wide on corners.
For a team with the kind of record Stoke have against Tottenham they displayed anything but an inferiority complex. Most thought that signalled the end of his career at Tottenham and were waiting to see what the player would say.
The atmosphere on Wednesday, Oxlade-Chamberlain said, "was the best I've ever played in - one that set the tone for us". That gives you the opportunity to do things you're not used to, and that's what helped him.
Interim turnout in Hungary's election hits 68.13 pct
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Ball-tampering: Cricket Australia propose new player code
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SA ex-Prez Zuma charged with corruption
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Former S Korea President Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison
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