The San Antonio Spurs got exactly what they were hoping for against the Toronto Raptors — a scare.
Kawhi Leonard had a career-high 33 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and 15 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Toronto Raptors 102-95 Saturday night for their franchise-record 64th victory.
San Antonio never trailed and topped its 63-win season in 2005-06. The Spurs also extended their NBA-record home winning streak to start the season to 39 games.
Source: Associated Press
76ers’ Joel Embiid Listed as Doubtful for Game 3 in Miami
All-Star center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers’ first-round series against the Heat on Thursday.
The series is tied 1-1, and Embiid has missed both games.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Cavs’ Love Suffers Torn Ligament in Thumb, Will Play in Game 3
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love suffered a partially torn ligament in his left thumb in Wednesday night’s Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Despite the injury, head coach Tyronn Lue said Love will be “ready to go” in Game 3 on Friday in Indianapolis. X-rays taken after the game came back negative. The Cavs won 100-97 to tie the Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-1.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN