The NBA Preseason continued this weekend. The defending champions, Warriors, and the Cleveland Cavaliers shockingly lost again. Also, the NBA has handed out the fines and sanctions for Warriors-Wizards incident……RED MORE.
3. Kristaps Porzingis makes history as the New York Knicks beats the Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavaliers’ struggles continued on Sunday, losing their third straight game. The Knicks went to the Cavs land to get a 114-95 victory. Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. combine for 66 points as the New York Knicks upset the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-95. Derrick Rose who was back in the game after missing some for an ankle injury was not at his best. Hardaway Jr. scored 34 points among which 24 were in the first half of the game.
The Knicks’ unicorn, Kristaps Porzingis showed some magic with his driving and finishing tricks. He got 32 points and 8 assists. He became the first Knicks player in history to score 30-plus points in four of the team’s first five games. LeBron James had a bad day, scoring only 16 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Now the Cavs have lost four of their last five games.
2. The Detroit Pistons beat the Golden State Warriors to sit atop Eastern Conference
After nearly two weeks of the NBA preseason, the Detroit Pistons are now the Eastern Conference leaders. Pistons confirmed their good position after destroying the reigning champions, Golden State Warriors. They withstood a furious fourth quarter charge from the Warriors on Sunday night, holding on for a 115-107 victory.
Pistons become first team since San Antonio in Nov. 2014 to sweep LAC/GS back-to-back on road. This isn’t the same team that you saw play in a daze most of last season. They have fresh blood, a healthier Reggie Jackson, a focused Andre Drummond, dangerous 3-point shooters and a will to win.
1. Fines, suspensions handed out for Warriors-Wizards incident
Last Friday night, there was a scuffle between the Warriors and Wizards. Draymond Green and Bradley Beal fought to the ground in the 2nd quarter. Carrick Felix and Markieff Morris left the bench, getting involved in the scuffle. The game stopped for some time. Now the NBA has finally handed down punishments to numerous players involved.
Interestingly, Draymond Green, Bradley Beal, and Kelly Oubre Jr., who were all actually involved, were only issued fines. Meanwhile, Carrick Felix and Markieff Morris (who is currently injured), were suspended one game for leaving the bench. We have more details on the fines and suspensions here.
Here is the scene:
Draymond Green and Bradley Beal fight to the ground in the 2nd quarter pic.twitter.com/AEucXIeS8I
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