Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors reacts after a second half three point basket while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on March 03, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. He makes plays during times of the game when he would previously have been sitting on the bench. The Toronto Raptors will host the Orlando Magic this evening.
Or 31 of them, perhaps.
He's coming off his most productive season statistically, averaging a career-high 25.6 points per game to go along with 5.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds. Norman Powell will now unquestionably be the eighth man in the lineup and Nick Nurse will have to decide between heavier minutes for his rotation or the inclusion of a ninth player. It might not even matter who they bring in to replace Walton. "But now he won't get that chance". They're very methodical in their offensive execution.
The Lakers made one structural change Wednesday when they chose to part ways with athletic trainer Marco Nunez, who had been in the top job since 2016. We're feeling good, as we should.
"It's a blessing. In my opinion, he's the best point guard to ever play the game". "Now - this is what matters".
The Magic have already clinched a playoff spot.
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Coach Steve Clifford - who was sacked by the Hornets last April after five seasons as the head coach - said the Magic had a good practice Tuesday after clinching a playoff spot Sunday. "You play well for a certain reason".
He got into only two playoff games two years ago, when the Cameroon native was still learning the game. Play the way we play. "But whether it's Wojnarowski, whether it's Ramona Shelburne, or a host of other National Basketball Association reporters, all of us have heard [Johnson wanted to fire Pelinka] within the last 12 hours". "That's what we need to do".
Ross may not have the ability to have a "revenge series" against the Raptors but he may be able to have a revenge game. The only player who missed Tuesday's game with an injury was guard Patrick McCaw (sprained right thumb).
"We have a new group, so it's going to be definitely tough and I think we're more focused on that", Siakam said. "Nothing flared up or got worse". The Raptors can't give Ross any more favourite nights.
Hornets: Miles Bridges didn't wait long to turn in the play of the game, soaring well above the rim for alley-oop dunk to give Charlotte and early 2-0 lead. "We couldn't ask for more in this position right now".
The Magic also received 27 points from Aaron Gordon, 18 from D.J. Augustin, and 14 from Evan Fournier. And as some of the league's most important players racked up their final National Basketball Association minutes, the league's media burst with takes on what the hell Johnson was doing. But VanVleet is as healthy as he has been all year and Powell has been playing well of late. Led by Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby and Serge Ibaka, Toronto's depth has been one of its strong suits for several seasons now. The young forward didn't travel with the team to Charlotte to begin the protocol process in Orlando. The Magic defeat the Celtics 116-108.