Paul George outscored LeBron James and was extra tough on him through two overtimes, but it was the Cleveland Cavaliers who persevered in a 135-130 win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.
During the waning seconds of the Cavs' thrilling double-overtime win over the Indiana Pacers, King James and Thompson erupted into an explosive argument on the team's bench. "Now it's my job to make sure I put everybody in the best possible way to be successful". Especially Double T worked hard for our team, he's a big-time player for our team.
"I had good intentions on what I wanted to happen but the way it came out probably didn't look good on TV".
James felt badly enough that he said he apologized to Thompson. "Little miscommunication in the huddle".
"We're family", Thompson said. We're family. Got each other's back always.
The Cavaliers are still a half-game behind Boston for first place in the Eastern Conference after the Celtics beat Orlando on Friday. The Cavs have the tiebreaker now but the teams play Wednesday in Boston, and the victor will control the tiebreaker. But he couldn't prevent the Pacers from their eighth straight road loss.
We all know teammates get into scuffles during games, but to see something so overt involving the game's best player was striking - particularly since LeBron was the one getting yelled at. "We will make the playoffs". However, the Heat have the tiebreaker.
After going 7-10 in March, the Cavs began the season's final month with a solid win over a quality opponent. A clutch three pointer from J.R. Smith in the closing seconds of the game were followed by a dumb foul on Paul George, who split the pair to send the game to a second overtime. Coach Tyronn Lue said Korver was able to shoot on the court before the game, but hasn't done much running. So, I take full responsibility for that as a leader of the team. They were both mad and frustrated, but that's what you want to see. So we wouldn't be in this position, obviously, without him and without the guys that are here - from the coaching staff to the players to Griff.
Despite playing 47 minutes, Turner only got 8 shots up, making 3 of them. "You don't just click your heels and jump into an National Basketball Association playoff".
Jaylen Brown added 16 for the Celtics, who will be no worse than tied with Cleveland for the best record in the East when they host the defending National Basketball Association champions on Wednesday. By the half, the Sixers had 10 turnovers and also gave up 10 offensive rebounds.
Lakers 108, Grizzlies 103: D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points and three Lakers had double-doubles in a victory over Memphis.
Australia's Thon Maker scored 11 points, including a three-pointer from his only attempt, for Milwaukee in the Bucks' 109-105 triumph over Dallas.
SPURS 109, JAZZ 103: Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and seven assists, and host San Antonio held off Utah in a matchup of postseason-bound teams.
BULLS 117, PELICANS 110: Jimmy Butler scored 39 points and Chicago sustained its playoff push with a victory in New Orleans.
76ers: At Toronto on Sunday.
Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and Love added 20 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland.
Celtics 110, Knicks 94: Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points in just 24 minutes and Boston remained atop the Eastern Conference with its 50th victory, beating NY.