DeMar DeRozan credited Toronto’s second unit for Portland’s ugly second quarter.
The Trail Blazers were held to just six total points — Evan Turner’s layup and four free throws — in the period and Toronto went on to win 99-85 on Monday night.
Toronto’s focused on defense throughout, coach Dwane Casey said.
“I mean, you’re not going to stop a Kiko Alonso Youth jersey great player like Lillard or McCollum,” Casey said. “But our whole emphasis was to make them work for every inch of the court.”
DeRozan had 15 points in the first quarter and the teams were knotted at 29 going into the second. DeRozan led the Raptors with 24 points in the 101-92 victory over the Lakers.
Dallas turned those mistakes into six points, though it should have been more if an Ezekiel Elliott touchdown wasn’t called back on a bogus holding call on Tyron Smith, who had his hands inside the frame of his opponent and drove him into the ground, but was flagged for it. Dale Weise Womens Jersey
Bell puts one back ferociouslyNick Young pulls up from 3-point land and misses, but Jordan Bell flies to the rim for a monster, one-handed putback dunk.
Prior to the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was both salty and contemplative over the Warriors’ slow start to the season. He groused that he would be very pleased if the Dubs could improve upon 26 turnovers. (The Warriors entered play on Monday as the league’s second-most careless team with the ball.) The Warriors obliged, coughing up the ball only 12 times.