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โพสต์โดย linchao » เสาร์ 11 ส.ค. 2018 9:07 am

WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards are running out of time to right the ship before the NBA Playoffs begin.

What was looking like a signature win turned into a stunning loss Thursday night in Cleveland. The Wizards led by 17 points after Bradley Beal’s 3-pointer with 7:35 to go http://www.dolphinsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-josh-sitton-jersey , but LeBron James (33 points, 14 assists, nine rebounds) and the Cavaliers rallied for a 119-115 win.

The Wizards have lost three in a row and 12 of their last 18 to fall into seventh place with three games remaining in the regular season, starting Friday night when they host the Atlanta Hawks.

However, a seventh-place finish would likely mean a matchup with the now-No. 2 Boston Celtics, who will be without Kyrie Irving for the playoffs.

“We want to play better. We haven’t played well,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks told the Washington Post before the game. “We’re not concerned of our matchups. We’re not concerned with who we’re playing. We’re not concerned where we’re seeded right now. We just got to be focused on how we’re playing and hopefully we’ll play much better than we’ve (been).”

In his third game back after a long absence, Wizards point guard John Wall had 28 points, 14 assists and three steals.

Washington trailed by 15 points in the second quarter but cut the margin to five by halftime and took control in the third.

However Authentic Geron Christian Jersey , Wall and Beal (19 points, nine assists) combined to go 2-for-9 from the field in the fourth quarter. Wall finished with six turnovers, including one in the final seconds that sealed the loss. Six Wizards scored in double figures.

“We wanted to win more than anything but the chips didn’t fall that way but we move on,” Beal told the Post. “It’s definitely a statement game for both teams. They showed us what they’re bringing. We showed them what we’re bringing. So, I’m curious to see what happens if that matchup happens.”

Kelly Oubre Jr’s long-range shooting woes continued in the loss. He went 0-for-2 from three and is 2-for-35 beyond the arc in his last seven games.

The Hawks (22-57) remain last in the Eastern Conference and have lost 13 of 15 after dropping back-to-backs to the Miami Heat on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Miami rested Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic and James Johnson one day after clinching a playoff berth and still routed the Hawks 115-86.

The Hawks trailed 53-47, but Miami pulled away with a 31-21 third quarter.

“The guys are still trying. They are busting it at both ends,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Sometimes it just doesn’t work out Authentic Nick Nelson Jersey , not for lack of effort and hustle.”

Taurean Prince led Atlanta with 20 points, and Damion Lee and Tyler Dorsey each had 15. Hawks guard Antonius Cleveland returned after missing 18 games with a left ankle injury. He last played on Dec. 18 for the Mavericks. Cleveland scored five points and grabbed two rebounds in 12 minutes.

“On his rebounds, he showed his length and athleticism,” Budenholzer told the Journal-Constitution. “He’s still trying to get comfortable for us.”

With the loss, Atlanta maintains the third-worst record in the NBA, two games worse than the Dallas Mavericks. With three games remaining, the Hawks are likely to finish in the bottom three and therefore have at least a 50/50 chance for a top three draft pick.

Washington took two of the first three meetings between the teams.

The Houston Rockets are so full of physical defenders that Golden State coach Steve Kerr said many look like they could play football.

And with three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt watching from a courtside seat Thursday night, this team long known for its powerful offense relied again on its defense to beat the Warriors 98-94 and take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

”Both teams are playing their guys heavy minutes so shots will fall or not,” James Harden said. ”But I think whoever can buckle down and get stops consecutively and create opportunities with their defense is going to win or have a chance at winning games.

”The last two games Youth Connor Williams Jersey , we’ve done that.”

Indeed. The Rockets bounced back from an embarrassing 41-point loss in Game 3, when Golden State scored 126 points, to hold the Warriors to fewer than 100 points in two straight wins. Houston’s stingy defense helped the Rockets come out on top on a night when Harden, the MVP front-runner, was 0 for 11 on 3-pointers.

Critics of Mike D’Antoni’s teams often said they were too focused on offense and not good enough on defense. It looks like that’s changed now – against a team with four All-Stars in its starting lineup.

”Ninety-four points for a team like that, the guys are trying to find a way and they did,” D’Antoni said.

The Rockets have kept the Warriors from moving the ball the way they’re accustomed to, crowding them and forcing them into playing more isolation- style. They’ve also been relentless at throwing bodies at their shooters, and have often used bigger players to harass Stephen Curry to try and wear him down.

Houston has forced the Warriors into 34 turnovers combined and limited them to 19 total 3-pointers in the last two games.

The Warriors and Rockets were first and second in the NBA in points per game during the regular season Authentic Breeland Speaks Jersey , averaging 113.5 and 112.4, respectively. Golden State has managed just over 107 points a game in this series, and Houston has held the defending champions to 97 points in its three wins.

Curry noted that both teams have elevated their defenses in this series.

”It’s been high level,” he said. ”Nothing’s easy out there on either side.”

He shook his head at the fact neither team has broken 100 points in the last two games.

”I think (if you) guessed what the final score would be between the Rockets and Warriors, and neither team getting to 100 two straight games, don’t know what the odds (would be) on that,” he said. ”Defense is high right now.”

While everyone has been pitching in, the tone on defense, especially in these last two games Authentic Ryan Jensen Jersey , has been set by the aggressive play of P.J. Tucker and Trevor Ariza, and Clint Capela’s presence at the rim. Tucker knows that most people believe the way to beat the Warriors is to outscore them in a shootout. The Rockets have shown that energy and effort on the defensive end are a better formula for getting it done.

”Anybody says to beat Golden State they talk about scoring 120, 130 points,” Tucker said. ”We just feel like we play defense, (lock) down and make it tough for them.”

And if the Rockets are able to do that in Game 6 on Saturday night they’ll be on the way to their first NBA Finals since winning consecutive titles in 1994-95.



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