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Lebron James Compares The Warriors To The Patriots

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Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are now on ropes, after losing to the Warriors 106-100.

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 11 points in the game. Curry was 1-10 from 3 point range, but thanks to Kevin Durant’s 43 performance the Warriors were still able to win.

Lebron praised his team but attributed to small mental errors costing the Cavs another game.

“You know that you can never relax. You know if you relax, they make you pay, and making you pay could cost you a game,” James said. “So, it’s tough, but it’s all part of the competition, which I love and which I continue to lace them up [for] every night.”

“It’s almost like playing the Patriots,” James added. “You can’t have mistakes. They’re not going to beat themselves.”

Durant hit a 26-foot 3 from the left wing with 45 seconds left to give Golden State the lead for good.

Lebron also went to discuss the impact of KD.

“That’s why they’ve retooled this team,” said James, “[That’s why they] went out and got KD, to where there’s really not much pressure on — you know, I won’t say ‘any of them’ to score, but if one of them has a bad game, they have three or four guys that can actually pick up the load.”

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Chris Paul, Rondo, And Brandon Ingram Brawl In Lakers Home Opener

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The Houston Rockets downed the Los Angeles Lakers 125-115 in Lebron James first home game at the Staples Center. James Harden led all scorers with 35 points, all of that is overshadowed by the 4th quarter brawl.

With four minutes left in the game, Rockets guard James Harden drew a foul while driving to the hoop, making a layup over Lakers forward Brandon Ingram to put the Rockets up by 109-108. Ingram, though, didn’t like the call. The 21-year-old quickly shoved Harden in the back, drawing a technical foul.

Ingram, Paul and Rondo were all ejected from the game after officials reviewed the incident. The three will likely face suspensions and fines from the league as soon as Sunday — since the Rockets play again on Sunday night.

“That’s unacceptable,” Carmelo Anthony said of the alleged spitting by Rondo. “You don’t do that to nobody — in sports, on the street. That’s blatant disrespect. You don’t do that. That’s unacceptable. … You don’t even see that in the streets, man. I don’t know what else to say about that.”

Harden defended Paul’s reaction.

“I mean Chris had to stand up for himself,” Harden said. “It is what it is. I don’t care what man, anywhere, anytime, NBA game or in the streets.”

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Lakers officials are backing Rondo’s “contention that he didn’t spit” on Paul, while the Rockets are insisting that he did.

James who is best friends with Chris Paul weighed in on what happened after the game. “I just tried to calm things down, that’s all,” James said. “Play basketball.”

NBA Players also weighed on their thoughts about the fight.

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Purdue Defeats No. 2 Ohio State 49-20 In The Biggest Upset Of The Year

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One time for the underdogs in college football. Purdue demolished Ohio State at home 49-20.

Purdue QB David Blough went 25-for-43 with 378 passing yards with three touchdowns. A pair of touchdown tosses to game-breaker Rondale Moore, who finished with season highs of 12 catches and 170 yards against Ohio State’s 24th-ranked scoring defense. Senior running back D.J. Knox also rumbled his way to 128 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries.

The Boilermakers scored 28 points in the fourth quarter, including a pick-six by Columbus native Markus Bailey, who is the heart and soul of the Purdue defense and did not get a scholarship offer from Ohio State out of high school.

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Anthony Davis’ 32 Points Help To Rout The Rockets

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Anthony Davis said it was time to show he was the best player in the league. On Wednesday night, he looked the part in a dominating win over the Rockets 131-112.

Anthony Davis scored 32 points and Nikola Mirotic had a career night with 30 points and 10 rebounds in the blowout. New Orleans Pelicans got their NBA season off to a roaring start by clobbering the Houston Rockets 131-112 on Wednesday.

Davis also had 16 rebounds and eight assists and Payton finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Pelicans, who led wire-to-wire.

“I am just taking what the defense gives me,” said Davis. “It is only game one. It is a good win but we still got a lot of work to do.

“To come out with a win against a team like that after the season they had and coming off the season we had, we wanted to come out and set a tempo.”

On the other side, Eric Gordon scored a team-high 21 points. Chris Paul and PJ Tucker had 19 points each followed by James Harden with 18 points.

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