The Dallas (31-34) bench scored 60 points as the Mavs ran past the Cleveland Cavaliers (22-43) in the second half 96-86 in Dallas.
The Cavs overcame what seemed to be an ominous start to show that there is life left to their season.
Irving’s stellar play will surely be missed, but this Cavaliers team with a seemingly myriad of young talent can possibly maintain its current course of offensive improvement.
The Toronto Raptors (25-39) shot just 39% from their home floor yet still defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-42), 100-96.
Creighton (27-7, 13-5) displayed its versatile tools as it slipped by Wichita State (26-8, 12-6) 68-65 for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament championship on Sunday.
Coach Cal instead recruits the five-star freshmen to his program every year not for a multiple year commitment, but rather a sojourn through the bluegrass state on their way to the NBA.
Coach K then called on Anthony Davis to replace Griffin’s spot. Though Davis is no slouch (NCAA men’s player of the year and national champion his freshman season at Kentucky as well as the number one overall draft pick by New Orleans), some questioned just how many minutes he would not only get, but also deserved on a team that includes multiple NBA MVPs, champions and all-stars galore.
The first quarter left much to be aesthetically desired as both teams shot poorly (Brazil 2/20, Great Britain 4/15). Great Britain seemed determined to provide its home crowd a better showing by sticking to their offensive game plan and overcoming many unforced turnovers. Despite the basketball’s reluctance to cooperate at times, Great Britain looked a little more committed offensively.
The USA women’s basketball team defeated an undermanned Angola 90-38 in each squad’s second game of the 2012 Olympics. Here are some positives and negatives that come out of the Americans’ dominating performance.
The 2012 USA Olympic men’s basketball team won its opening game in pool play against the Tony Parker-led French national team today 98-71. Here are some positives and negatives that come out of the Americans’ debut in Pool A.