Jose Calderon continues to shine for Cleveland Cavaliers

Jose Calderon continues to shine for Cleveland Cavaliers

Jose Calderon continues to shine for Cleveland Cavaliers

The second one, it was like, 'I'm by myself.' I was waiting for somebody to come close or for somebody to pass the ball to because I always like to pass. They have always had a knack for disappointing play in the postseason. We get Blake, we became a totally different team.

Cleveland has won eight of its last nine and six straight at home, including a stunning 132-129 win over Eastern Conference-leading Toronto on March 21 at Quicken Loans Arena on a night where the Cavs were missing five rotation players because of injury (and coach Tyronn Lue for personal health issues). Worse than that is the damage it could cause internally, the mental toll it could take on a team made up of young players and guys hoping to exorcize their playoff demons. The Raptors are first in the East, 8.5 games ahead of the third place Cavs. "We want to continue building on what we've been doing these last few weeks", James said. With George Hill missing the game due to an ankle injury, 36 year-old Jose Calderon started and scored 11 first-quarter points on flawless 5-5 shooting. "Our approach with whoever we play, as I've said before, is we're trying to develop a rhythm". "We still have some things to get better at". A possible playoff preview, though only if the Wizards start playing better to get the No. 6 seed.

We have seen success on the road before from James and the Cavaliers in the playoffs.

James Harden's 38 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists carried the Rockets past the Wizards, 120-104. The performances of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have been up and down, with the All-Star duo often failing to step up in crunch time.

As Dwane Casey frequently points out, no outcome in any single game - or, in this case, set of games - at this time of the year will make or break them.

Stevens suggests that he is not consumed by the pursuit of first place. The Raptors need one win or a Celtics loss to clinch the top seed. And Rodriguez and Jose and all those guys, they were just really smart and they were never going to beat themselves.

They have a huge comeback to get the number one seed over the Cavaliers previous year, and the Celtics have been playing better, despite so many Injuries, than the Raptors right now. Boston shot just 33.3 percent (25 of 75) from the floor while making just 13.6 percent (3 of 22) of its 3-point attempts. He scored 24 points in the last game against the Cavs; DeRozan added 21 but struggled to shoot in that game.

"We're not excited", Casey said. "It's a no-brainer. The question was: Was the second unit going to hold up and make sure they take care of business?" That allowed us to do that.

The Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 115-108 triumph over the Detroit Pistons. "They were very physical, they were very good". The Toronto Raptors are losers of back-to-back games, four of their last six, and now have turned what figured to be a benign finish to the season, into five game thriller.

At the end of the night, each quarter of an National Basketball Association game time-wise is supposed to be no greater than any other.

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