Orlando scored 70 points in the paint.
Some franchises might find a way to convince Thomas to get some minutes in home games with the G League's Canton Charge, even though Thomas dismissed that suggestion nearly immediately when he returned. Don't forget, they lost 120-88 to Houston on Saturday. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 50 percent from the field and 10 of 21 from the three-point line as they set the pace with 37 points in the first quarter to lead by 66-53 at halftime.
"I mean we're still going to make the play-offs", he said, via ESPN. They're just like layups or Chris Paul says, I think I'm gonna get in the lane here and rise up here and shoot this little 8 footer for you. Trevor Ariza went down in the first minute of the Rockets' win against the Phoenix Suns more than a week ago and hasn't played since, while Eric Gordon hasn't played since leaving the team's game against the Orlando Magic last Tuesday with back issues.
Then Thomas seemingly blamed Cavs coach Tyronn Lue and his staff for not keeping up with the in-game maneuvers of opposing coaches.
One must travel back in time nearly two months, to December 14, to find the Cleveland Cavaliers' last win on national television, and it came against the lowly Los Angeles Lakers. JR Smith scored a team-high, twelve points, during their last game against the Rockets.
Those comments were made after the team posted its fourth loss by at least 24 points since January 1 and ninth defeat by double-digits in this stretch.
The 28-year-old Griffin, who spent all eight National Basketball Association seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers before being traded to the Pistons on Monday, missed his first five shots from beyond the arc before making one in the final minute.
"We've matched up pretty well with them so far this year and I feel like we kind of let two games (against Cleveland) get away, " said guard Shelvin Mack, whose Magic won the first and final meetings of the season against the Cavs and split the season series.
"See what we have and see what happens, just got to stay with where we're at right now and just play better", he said.