Published: Thu, April 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Tristan Thompson: Tristan Thompson, LeBron have on-court tiff


LeBron James had a heated exchange with Tristan Thompson in the Cleveland Cavaliers' win over the Indiana Pacers. Move forward. It is what it is. "He worked hard for our team, he's a big-time player... but the way it came out was - it didn't look good on TV".

Thompson was reluctant to discuss the incident.

"To be perfectly honest, we're probably all over the place", Irving said. "Little miscommunication in the huddle". "A little miscommunication. Move forward".

With the bench unit in the game, Stephenson drove to the basket and got a layup to go in off the glass to tie the game up once more at 75.

"Not going to get into it", he snapped. Move forward. It is what it is.

The Cavs struggles opened the door for the Celtics, and they have seized their opportunity. Denzel Valentine (12 points) and Robin Lopez (10 points, 11 rebounds) also reached double figures for the Bulls.

"I feel it's my time now". "It always helps to make shots but we guarded". However, the Heat have the tiebreaker.

The loss pushed the Cavs' record in March to 6-10.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) gives instructions to a teammate during the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleaveland, Ohio. Thompson continued to scream at James and vice versa, and Thompson stormed off to the scorer's table for the rest of the timeout. Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue tried to calm down his two players as they head to the last couple possessions of the game.

"That's part of the game", Lue said. Jimmy Butler came up big in the fourth quarter after Iman Shumpert had practically taken his eye out shortly before halftime (Butler was wearing an eye patch for post game interviews). "I think he saw LeBron went down.He fell, and it was kind of weird because I didn't think he was going to fall as big as he was", Anderson said.

George was a monster in the two overtimes, at one time outscoring James 16-0 before James buried a 3-pointer inside of one minute left. So, it wouldn't, seriously, I don't know why it would make any sense to bring in a new GM. "Our guys responded to that". Richard Jefferson (left knee tendinitis) and Kyle Korver (left foot soreness) were out against the Bulls.

George, who finished with 43 points and scored Indiana's first 13 points in the second overtime, buried a 3-pointer with 49.7 seconds left in the game.

James didn't only have words with Thompson.

Western Conference leaders Golden State notched a 10th straight win, throttling Houston's potent offense as they rallied late for a 107-98 victory over the Rockets.

The two have battled before, with Stephenson infamously blowing into James' ear during the 2014 Eastern Conference finals. "I just want to be happy right now". "He's had a rough year with injuries and things of that nature. He had 40, but I felt our defense on him was good".

After a three-game road trip, the Pacers will return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to host the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 PM ET.

Jaylen Brown added 16 for the Celtics, who will be no worse than tied with Cleveland for the best record in the East when they host the defending National Basketball Association champions on Wednesday.

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