Thunder Beat Pistons, Lose Roberson

With frustration getting the better of him, the OKC centre blew up at the referee and was given a technical foul which led to coach Billy Donovan calling him to the bench. "Everyone's been able to see that since he's kinda come back to us and what he's been able to do defensively". "But when you're trying to play catch-up against a really good team like that it can be tough".

The Bucks used a big second quarter to build a 19-point half-time lead, sending Chicago to their fourth straight loss.

Joel Embiid is not backing down from Russell Westbrook despite losing the game as he trolled the reigning Most Valuable player on Instagram. He appeared to land on his buttocks and then slid off to the side of the court. His leg was placed in an air cast. "To try to downplay it, it's a special moment", Anthony said.

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"He's one of my personal favourites", he said. They'd won seven of eight coming in, but were playing for the first time all season without Cousins, who averaged 25.2 points and 13.9 rebounds before tearing his Achilles tendon in the final seconds of a victory over Houston on Friday night.

So in theory, Oklahoma City should improve offensively to make up some of the defensive hit.

Tobias Harris netted a team-high 21, while Andre Drummond had 12 points and 13 rebounds. The Pistons now face back-to-back games against LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

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Roberson's absence will also make it hard for All-Star Paul George, also considered one of the best perimeter defenders in the league, to gamble for steals. "Because I know how it is". We all believe in each other and believe we can win any game on any night. "It's a huge blow to us, but we're just going to have to rely on some of the players to step up".

George is averaging 21.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.17 steals in his first season with the Thunder after seven with Indiana.

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Pacers rally late to beat Magic • Victor Oladipo scored 24 points, Lance Stephenson added a season-high 21 and host IN overcome a late 10-point deficit to beat Orlando 114-112. I'll eat the bucket with the home team here. After a few minutes with teammates and trainers surrounding him, a stretcher took him off the floor. Embiid had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Ben Simmons added 22 points for the 76ers.


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