Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Cavs Willing To Trade Tristan Thompson In 'Right Deal'


The Cleveland Cavaliers lost for the seventh time in 10 games on Thursday, suffering a humiliating 133-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors.

Tyrone Wallace intercepted a pass at midcourt and drove in for a dunk with 10.9 seconds left, moments after what looked like a costly turnover by Lou Williams, and Los Angeles held off Sacramento after blowing a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter.

When LeBron James resorts to coaching during a timeout, this no longer qualifies as a Cavaliers' lull.

He is now averaging 27.2 points, 9.0 assists, 8.2 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.7 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting.

Nemanja Bjelica ignited a fourth-quarter burst with a 3-pointer as Minnesota broke open a tight game en route to a victory over NY in Minneapolis. (13), Bryce Maximus (10), and Zhuri (3). After the first quarter, the Cavaliers scored only 64 points and shot just 24-of-64 (37.5%) from the field, 5-of-27 (18.5%) on 3-pointers, and 8-of-13 (61.5) on free throws while turning the ball over 11 times.

Griffin followed with a three-pointer and Williams later scored on a short jumper. Poland's Marcin Gortat added 21 for the Wizards while reserve Michael Beasley led NY with 20 points.

Thomas, who will sit out at IN because he has not been cleared to play both nights of a back-to-back, finished with four points, two rebounds and three assists, hitting 2-of-15 field goals and 0-for-6 from long range.


A match-clinching basket from Spencer Dinwiddie with 11 seconds to go saw the Brooklyn Nets win on the road at the Atlanta Hawks 110-105.

Dinwiddie almost recorded his first career triple-double, totaling 10 assists and matching a career best with nine rebounds. For much of the fourth quarter, the Pacers went with a lineup that featured Thaddeus Young at center, and Bojan Bogdanovic and Stephenson at forward. Only two other teammates managed to join him in double figures, as Tyreke Evans and James Ennis each tallied 12.

Of course, they lost that 22-point lead, accounting for their biggest collapse of the season. James posted 39 points in Cleveland's loss to the Bucks on December 19 and 14 assists in the Cavs' loss to the Kings on December 27. Aaron Gordon led the Magic with 16 points. He set his career-high in the first half with 18.

Aussie reserve guard Patty Mills scored 26 points to lead the Spurs, who rested star guards Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker plus Kawhi Leonard.

Kristaps Porzingis scored 17 points for NY.

Marc Gasol had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis. The Cavs have dropped seven of their last 10 games and have fallen 6.5 games back of the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics. UP NEXT Clippers: Play at Houston on Saturday. Clint Capela had 17 points and 16 rebounds for his 21 season double-double for the Rockets, who improved to 5-2 without National Basketball Association leading scorer James Harden (hamstring). Wall added nine assists while Beal added seven.

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