Raptors' 11-game winning streak stopped by Thunder

Lula Sharp
March 20, 2018

During a Sunday afternoon matchup with the Toronto Raptors, a Serge Ibaka drive to the rack resulted in his knees' finding the Kiwi's kiwis.

Adams added 25 points while Paul George worked around foul trouble and added 22 points as the Thunder won their sixth straight game.

"Everyday thing, mate. Happens every game", Adams said of the painful incident before being asked why his nuts seem to be a magnet for opponents' extremities.

"You've got to be able to keep your composure through it all", Westbrook said.

"Officials are going to miss calls but, at the juncture of the game when some of the calls were made, we've got to get it right around the league", Casey said. Ibaka was then sent to the showers too moments later before Casey followed DeRozan and Ibaka to the locker room when he was also ejected from the contest.

DeRozan scored 24 points for the Raptors, who took their first loss since an overtime defeat against Milwaukee on February 23.

As explained on the report, DeRozan's hand became "part of the ball" during the play that triggered the game to almost descend to pure chaos, and because of that, what Corey Brewer did simply did not warrant to be called as a foul. "Not just this game, the entire league".

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Trail Blazers 122, Clippers 109: Portland rolled at Los Angeles to posted its 13th consecutive win.

Elsewhere, James Harden buried a three-pointer inside the final minute, and the visiting Houston Rockets completed a season sweep of the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 129-120 win.

The Timberwolves roared back from a 25-point deficit, pulling within five points. The loss dropped the Wolves into the eighth playoff spot after they started the day in a three-way tie for fifth. The Clippers have 13 games remaining.

Cheick Diallo added a season-high 17 points, and Nikola Mirotic had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, who had lost four of their previous five games.

In New Orleans, Anthony Davis had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and the Pelicans beat banged-up Boston.

Davis capped his night by hitting a baseline fallaway as he was fouled by Abdel Nader to make it 106-85 with 3:35 to go.

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were among five Trail Blazers to finish in double figures, with 23 and 21 points respectively. The play capped a 22-6, fourth-quarter run to blow open what had been a tight game for most of the first three quarters.

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