Everything You Need To Know From Last Night’s Games (11/5/2016)

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Everything You Need To Know From Last Night’s Games (11/5/2016)

 

  • The 76ers pushed the complacent Cavaliers all the way tonight in a thriller.
  • Cavs started well, but Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid were a headache all night long.
  • Embiid went 4/4 from three point range.
  • LeBron James was again the difference, his strong plays down the stretch gave the Cavs the slight edge they needed to pull out the victory.
  • LeBron had 25 points, 14 assists, 8 rebounds and 2 steals.
  • The Thunder got back on track with a solid victory against the struggling Timberwolves at home.
  • It was relatively comfortable as Westbrook had 28 and Kanter chipped in with 20.
  • Towns was the high man for the Timberwolves with 33. (He is not the problem)
  • The Orlando Magic pulled out a much needed victory at home to the Wizards who funnily enough needed the win just as bad.
  • John Wall did not play which was a huge factor.
  • No one scored more than 18 points in the contest.
  • The Detroit Pistons protected their home court against the Nuggets.
  • Another balanced scoring effort from the Pistons helped them in their victory as no one scored more than 19, Andre Drummond was the high man.
  • He also had 20 rebounds (standard)
  • The Pacers bounced back and were very impressive in their victory against the Chicago Bulls who have now lost two in a row after a good star.
  • It was comfortable for the Pacers, as Jeff Teague got going with 21.
  • The Bulls really struggle, and Jimmy Butler along with Bobby Portis register just 16 each in the loss as the high men for the Bulls.
  • Wade has just 4 points on 1/9 shooting.
  • There are 3 guarantees in life, taxes, death, and James Harden to have over 10 assists when playing the point guard position.
  • He falls 1 rebound shy of a triple double as he has 30 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds.
  • However, it’s again in a losing effort.
  • Atlanta share the scoring load which was key to their victory.
  • Howard with 20, Bazemore with 20, Millsap with 23, Korver with 10 and Schroder with 17.
  • Bucks down the Kings behind 22 points from new recruit Mirza Teletovic.
  • DeMarcus Cousins held to 15 points.
  • The Clippers put some much needed respect on their name as they beat the San Antonio Spurs on the road.
  • Kawhi Leonard shoots just 3/13 in the loss.
  • Blake Griffin poured on 28 points.

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