Irving scores 37, Cavs hold on to beat Pacers 117-111

Apr 20, 2017, 08:46

Over the course of the 83 seconds, Fizdale never said that the Grizzlies lost the game because of the officiating; he stated his team wasn't given a chance, but never did he explicitly declare that the contest was lost because of the officials.

"First half we had 19 shots in the paint and we had six free throws". He's also 9-of-13 in the paint, so combined he's 19-of-23 on 2-point shots against the Grizzlies (1-of-5 from 3-point). Gasol hit 11 of 18 shots, including all three of his 3-point attempts, and went 7 for 7 at the free-throw line. He has class, and he just plays the game, but I'm not gonna let them treat us that way.

The Spurs handled business on their home floor, winning the first two games of the series.

"I know Pop's got pedigree, and I'm a young rookie, but they not gonna rook us!".

"That's unacceptable, that was unprofessional. It's right back to the drawing boards and to zero, pretty much, on how we attack them in tonight's game".

Take this for data: The Grizzlies' players are going to pay the National Basketball Association $30,000 for coach David Fizdale.

Fizdale then joined the pantheon of head coach rants with a flourish, shouting, "Take that for data!" before pounding his hand on the table and walking off.

Kyrie Irving scored 37 points, Kevin Love added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers avoided another fourth-quarter collapse in Game 2, beating the Indiana Pacers 117-111 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Kawhi Leonard dominated the game with 37 points and 11 rebounds, Tony Parker added 15 points while Danny Green drained four 3-pointers on his way to 12 points.

"Obviously, I was pretty set on getting the point across", Fizdale said.

NEED TO KNOW: The Spurs have won nine straight in the postseason against Memphis, sweeping series in 2013 and 2016. We had 15 free throws for the game.

James refused to allow himself to consider the consequences if Miles, a notorious "Cavs killer" who has had several big games against his former team, had knocked down his shot.

But Fizdale unleashed a spectacular post-game tirade against the officiating crew, which is nearly certain to bring disciplinary action from the league.

The Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a bout of fourth quarter jitters to take a grip of their National Basketball Association playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Monday as San Antonio seized control of their duel with Memphis. We will see how the officials respond when the Grizzlies host the Spurs in Game Three on Thursday.

"I mean, it's a physical team", Aldridge said.

Although the offer shows the business supports Fizdale, NBA rules prevent the business from covering the fine for Fizdale.