The Golden State Warriors knew it would be a difficult night when they faced the Toronto Raptors.
They are missing their star player, Steph Curry, and were hit with bad news just before the game. Draymond Green, another key player, was ruled out just before the game due to injury. Steph has already been ruled out due to a lingering tailbone injury, and Green has been ruled out due to a left finger sprain.
The Warriors were defeated by the Raptors 130-77 without Steph and Draymond.
GSW started strong but quickly fell apart.
The Dubs had their work cut out for them after losing two of their key players and All-Stars. Small forward Andrew Wiggins of GSW led the way for the Dubs, scoring 11 points in the first 12 minutes.
His performance kept the Dubs within a point of the Raptors, who led 27-26 at the half. However, GSW began to falter in the second quarter.
The team only scored 16 points in the first quarter, while Toronto scored 35 points in the second. Meanwhile, the Dubs were unable to contain Raptors guard Paschall Siakam, who scored 23 points.
In addition, newly acquired Gary Trent Jr. scored 17 points and contributed 40 points in the first half alone. Wiggins, on the other hand, made a strong start and finished the first half with 15 points.
While other Warriors players struggled to find the ring,
With six points, Kelly Oubre Jr. was the only other Warrior to reach the five-point mark in the first 24 minutes Rookie center James Wiseman also had nine points and five rebounds. Warriors 2020 draft pick Nico Mannion chipped in with 10 points and three assists.
In 23 minutes, Eric Paschall had nine points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, and one block. The Raptors dominated the Warriors. Meanwhile, the Raptors defeated the Lakers 130-77, their largest victory in franchise history. Pascal Sikkim led the Raptors with 36 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Gary Trent Jr. had 24 points, 5 rebounds, and an assist. OG Anunboy finished with 21 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Malachi Flynn also had 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Golden State has now lost six of their last seven games and is ranked tenth in the Western Conference.
The Warriors will finish their road trip against the Hawks in Atlanta on Sunday. The Dallas Mavericks win in Coach Rick Carlisle’s 100th game.
It was Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle’s 1,500th NBA game coaching against the New York Knicks. Rick Carlise, on the other hand, did not attend the game because he tested positive for Covid-19 the day before. Coach Jamahl Mosley took the court in place of Rick as acting head coach.
Mosley has been a finalist for a number of head coaching jobs in recent years. It was an excellent opportunity for Mosley to demonstrate his abilities, and the Mavericks performed admirably under his direction.
On Carlise’s 1,500th game, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the New York Knicks 86-99. The Knicks started strong in the first quarter, going on a 13-2 run to finish with a 25-22 score.
The Dallas Mavericks then recovered points during the second quarter, going on a partial 18-2 run that marked the maximum difference (three points) at the end of the quarter. The quarter concluded with a score of 21-27. Following this, the players came to rest with a first-half score of 46-49.
The lead on the scoreboard changed frequently in the third quarter, resulting in a tie 23-23 and a total score of 69-72. Finally, in the fourth quarter, the Mavericks’ players managed to score big and close the game with a 14-2 run.
They had a maximum difference of 15 points and finished the quarter with a score of 17-27. Finally, the Dallas Mavericks won the game with a score of 86-99.
The Dallas Mavericks won the game thanks to Luka Socic’s 26 points, seven assists, and eight rebounds. Similarly, newly acquired Kristaps Porzingis scored 14 points, assisted, and grabbed eight rebounds.
The Knicks’ Julius Randle had 14 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds, while Alec Burks had 20 points, an assist, and two rebounds.
As a result, the New York Knicks’ next game will be against the Detroit Pistons in Little Caesars Arena. The Dallas Mavericks have received good news. Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks’ next game will be against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena.
Rick Carlisle has rejoined the Mavericks for their trip to Washington as of now. Carlisle was fully vaccinated three months ago but tested positive for the coronavirus in New York on Friday morning.
And, while awaiting the results of additional testing, he entered safety protocols and missed his 1,500th game. He stated prior to the game that he hoped his morning test was a false positive.
“In this year of the unexpected,” Carlisle says, “I had an unexpected positive test this morning.” “There’s a chance and a hope that it’s a false positive.”
As a result, acting Mavericks head coach Jamahl Mosley stated, “Rick has been cleared to travel with us to D.C.” Carlisle is expected to be on the bench against the Wizards on Saturday.
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