The sweet-shooting forward also set a team record for points scored in a quarter, draining 11 out of his first 14 shots, including 8/10 from the three-point line. They entered Friday night ranked last in scoring (91.6), second to last in field goal percentage (41.0) and tied for last in 3-point shooting (31.9 percent)."Just to play the game the right way", Lue said when asked how to judge the defense.
Damian Lillard had 40 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds for Portland. Kevin Love's 34 first-quarter points are the most points scored in a first quarter in National Basketball Association history. But if you dive deeper, you'll see that Love is now playing the best basketball of his entire career.
In other results, Memphis held off Philadelphia, 104-99; San Antonio thwarted Charlotte, 119-114; Phoenix outlasted Orlando, 92-87; Atlanta downed IN, 96-85; Boston smothered Brooklyn, 111-92; Detroit thumped Miami, 107-84; and Toronto stopped Houston, 115-102. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 23 points and seven rebounds.
Even though Love didn't have any points in the second, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com said the Cavaliers finished just two points shy of their franchise record for points in a half.
The Hawks (10-5) bounced back from an 18-point Tuesday night home loss to New Orleans to dominate struggling IN, including 56-37 IN rebounding.
Love could have matched Thompson for the quarter-scoring mark but clanked a 3-point shot off the rim with 75 seconds remaining in the opening period.
Sean Kilpatrick scored 23 points for the Nets.
Australia's Patty Mills had eight points and four assists for San Antonio. And quite interestingly, one of the names Vardon mentioned is Dallas Mavericks starting point guard Deron Williams. Jon Leuer grabbed his 1,000th career rebound while chipping in 11 points and four boards.
Tyler Johnson had 17 points for Miami, which has lost 8 of 10. If all of those things come together, Barnes could turn himself into a top-level isolation scorer like DeMar DeRozan, but with three-point range and a more consistent defensive-impact. Howard, who is averaging a double-double on the season, has recorded three double-doubles in his last four games. It was his first 40-point game since April 14, 2014, with Minnesota.
Kyrie Irving tallied 25 points on 10-13 (.769) shooting and 4-5 (.800) shooting from beyond the arc in 28 minutes.
Terrence Jones added 17 points. Dellavedova played a big role for them last season before the Australian moved to the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason.
The Cleveland Cavaliers' last game prior to this one was last Friday, a win against the Detroit Pistons. He is now excelling and is averaging 21 ppg and 10 rbg. It was the first time the Sixers won back-to-back games since March 2015. In all, he made 12 out of his 20 shots, including eight three-pointers out of 12 attempts. Despite Dirk Nowitzki returning for the Mavericks from injury, they still couldn't beat the Clippers.
Rookie Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 23 points.