Nine days before the start of the playoffs has NBA champion Golden State is still a lot of work on the shelf. The Warriors went Thursday night without a chance with 126-106 crashed against the Indiana Pacers.
The visitors missed is still the injured Stephen Curry. “But this was a shameful act”, approved coach Steve Kerr after the 22nd defeat of his team this season.
With the Pacers, the number five in the Eastern Conference, the new Bojan Bogdanovic with 28 points to best shooter. He made one point more than Kevin Durant at Golden State, second in the west after Houston.
Cleveland could Thursday night against Washington, once again, rely on his star player LeBron James. The Cavaliers looked on with still seven minutes on the clock against a gap of seventeen points, but won still with 119-115. ‘King James’ made in the Quicken Loans Arena 33 points, including 13 in the final quarter, shared fourteen assists, and plucked nine rebounds. Just no new triple double so.
When the Cavaliers sat coach Tyronn Lue again on the bank after the previous nine matches had missed for health reasons.
Cleveland (49-30) and Philadelphia (48-30) in the east, with only a handful of games to go, engaged in a battle for third place after leader Toronto (56-22), and Boston (53-25). Friday James and co on a visit to the Sixers.