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Embarrassing encore: Raptors hand Cavaliers second straight blowout loss

Embarrassing encore: Raptors hand Cavaliers second straight blowout loss

"I started off really frustrated by the way everything was set up and from there if I'm not having fun, or another way for me to have fun is to kick someone's a*** or talk trash, then usually I have a bad game", Embiid, who still posted a double-double with 10 rebounds, told a media conference.

The NBA rookie of the year fancy, Simmons did his All-Star hopes no harm, but it was a night to forget for Philadelphia in the NBA's annual London game at a sold-out O2 Arena.

In Sacramento, Tyrone Wallace intercepted a pass at midcourt and drove in for a dunk with 10.9 seconds left, moments after what looked like a costly turnover by Lou Williams, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Sacramento Kings 121-115 after blowing a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter.

As they repeated the first half of that feat with a comeback victory over the 76ers on Thursday, the East-leading Celtics provided more evidence that they can emulate that 2008 squad. They scored only four points in the first 5:44 of the period, dropping into a 49-27 hole as Redick and Simmons paced the 76ers.

The Coach did everything he could, making substitutions to shift his line up around and burning through timeouts to encourage, cajole and calm his players. James scored 26 points in this loss while Isaiah Thomas missed his first 11 shots.

LeBron James isn't enjoying the view lately, watching the end of blowout losses from the Cleveland Cavaliers' bench.

On the verge of being blown out, the Boston Celtics instead routed the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday in London.

The game had your everyday back-and-forth, until things late in the final quarter suddenly got a little heated than usual.

"That was pretty awesome over here in London, man, in the O2", said the Australian-born Irving, who opted out of a chance to play for Australia at the 2012 London Oympics in order to pursue an international career with the USA. They went on to win the NBA title. The 76ers have played the fewest games of any team - 39 - and have the busy part of their season yet to come. "Before this season, 142 teams since the advent of the shot clock played with a weighted average age younger than 25, and they were generally awful, finishing with an average.365 winning percentage, which translates to a 30-52 record".

The Celtic's stinginess bodes well for the postseason, when high-level offenses are abundant, and defensive intensity becomes more of a prerequisite. Marcus Morris scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Al Horford collected 13 points, eight boards and seven assists. Hopefully I don't have to get fined for that.

The Celtics clearly started this game flat and out of rhythm.

VanVleet made 6 of 8 3-point attempts as the Raptors connected on a season-high 18 shots from beyond the arc.

The Chelsea contingent would've seen two familiar faces from that match as Hector Bellerin and Shkordan Mustafi enjoyed the basketball clash between the two Eastern Conference rivals.