Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors - 1/13/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lue stated that his players need to take to the court every game without personal agendas after the team lost 127-99 against the Timberwolves on Monday night, and then followed it up with a loss to the Raptors on Thursday night at the Air Canada Center by an even worse scoreline of 133-99. "When he plays like that, he's huge for us". He started for the Cavs in each of the last three Finals and is represented by agent Rich Paul, who also represents James. Playing two series on the road is a bit more hard.

Cleveland regained the lead and extended it to six points, 95-89, with 3:57 to play. That's true and Cleveland likely won't consider Toronto a real threat until they provide a post-season scare.

Following the game, James said the out-of-bounds call was correct, but he also made mention of a prior "no-call" that allowed Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to score the winning basket over the Oklahoma City Thunder. "We got stops, we were able to get out in transition and then the threes started falling somewhere in the second quarter".

"We're in a funk".

IN (22-20) will attempt to turn that trend around starting with a game against Phoenix on Sunday, the first of the Pacers' five-game road trip.

"My job is down low, grab those rebounds, I always say that. Every night is a different animal that you've got to attack, and our job and our approach is to be consistent as much as possible each night". "That changes the whole dynamic". While some lackadaisical play could be expected for a team coming off three straight NBA Finals appearances, Thursday, supposedly, would be a night that would grab Cleveland's attention. Those may not be solved by James coaching the team, though. They've won three games when trailing by at least 16 points, and have made several other great comebacks that fell just short.

The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors meet Saturday in National Basketball Association action at the Air Canada Centre.

"It feels good, but at the end of the day it's about matchups", Thompson said.

Plus, he added, "I've got too many sneakers to sell still". "We came out tentative for whatever reason".

According to Casey, having success with the new system helps but isn't everything.

You're probably bored of hearing that", said Valanciunas, to laughs from reporters. "O.K. "There's a lot of factors that go into it, moreso than just looking at numbers".

The Raptors (29-11) could again be without guard Kyle Lowry, who missed the loss Tuesday to the Miami Heat and the win over Cleveland, with a bruised tailbone. But Jordan, who's averaging 11.8 points and 14.9 rebounds per game, actually might be an improvement over him.



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