No. 15 Texas A&M women beat LSU 69-59
Mack said there will be no surprises on either side this time around.
Boston (34-13) is reeling from three straight losses at home, most recently a 103-95 defeat Saturday night against the Orlando Magic, who had lost 17 of their previous 19 games.
The Celtics are determined to halt the losing streak at three.
In my eyes, I feel like we’re fighting for our lives right now, Celtics forward Al Horford told the Boston Herald on Monday. That has to be our mindset going into (Tuesday’s) game, and we’ll take it a game at a time, focus on (the Lakers) and make sure we come out with a lot of energy and that we’re able to sustain it throughout the game.
Walton has been especially impressed with Caruso, an undrafted point guard who has been given a bigger role as injuries have sidelined starting guards Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. He had nine points, eight assists and no turnovers against the Knicks.
While the NBA is clearly full of talent all 30 franchises would love to acquire, we’ll focus more on young players who either aren’t earning consistent minutes or haven’t quite lived up to expectations thus far, yet could be due for an uptick in production moving forward.
Wesley Matthews led Dallas with 23 points. Dirk Nowitzki and Dennis Smith Jr. scored 21 points each, with Nowitzki setting a season high.
Portland led by 18 points in the second half but had trouble putting away the pesky Mavericks. Dallas whittled away at Portland’s advantage during the fourth quarter, getting as close as five points with 36 seconds remaining. A dunk by the Blazers’ Ed Davis with 17 seconds left put the Mavericks away.
Portland led 62-45 at halftime, after the Blazers shot 57 percent (24 of 42) during the first half.
First half, I thought was bad. Second half was very good. You’ve got to play both halves, so we’ve got to get a better start, Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said.