Canadians in NBA: Tristan Thompson Notches Tenth double-double
Four Canadians in action on Saturday night, but it was Tristan Thompson who stole the show. @NorthPoleHoops continues its coverage of Canadians in the NBA.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (7-13) defeated the (13-8) Los Angeles Clippers 88-82, led by Tristan Thompson’s 10th double-double of the season. The Brampton, Ont. native played a game high 40:18, here is Thompson’s line Saturday night:
20 points, 7-15FG, 6-11FT, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 blocked shot, 3 personal fouls
Anthony Bennett got himself into foul trouble when he was subbed in during the first half. Bennett played just under three minutes, committing two fouls and one turnover for the Cavaliers.
Samuel Dalembert came off the bench for the Dallas Mavericks (13-8) who beat the (17-4) Portland Trail Blazers 108-106. Here is Dalembert ‘s line in 11:43 on the court:
0 points, 0-1FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot, 1 turnover
After not playing the last two games, Cory Joseph saw 5:46 off the bench as the San Antonio Spurs (15-4) fell 111-100 to the (18-2) Indiana Pacers. Here is Joseph’s line from Saturday night:
4 points, 2-3FG, 1 rebound
There are only five games on the NBA schedule Sunday, but Canadian players should feature in four of them.
Kelly Olynyk has missed seven straight games with a right ankle sprain. He will look to get back into action when the Boston Celtics tip off at MSG against the Knicks. Joel Anthony has been a benchwarmer for the Miami Heat most of the season; the Heat and the Detroit Pistons do battle in the Motor City. Andrew Nicholson and the Orlando Magic play the Houston Rockets Sunday night. Meanwhile, Robert Sacre will look to make his second start of the season as the Los Angeles Lakers travel to Toronto to face the Raptors.