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Basketball: Defeat league leaders Philadelphia 76ers in NBA
10:01 am: The Philadelphia 76ers basketball players have suffered a defeat against Toronto Raptors in the NBA. The leader in the US East Division lost 110-103. Fred van Vleet and Pascal Siakam were the top scooters at the Raptors with 23 points each. In the ‘Sixers’ Ben Simmons was good for 28 points, Joel Embiid scored 25 points and 17 rebounds.
Brooklyn Nets got closer to Philadelphia by beating Los Angeles Clippers 112-108. James Harden was the big man in the Nets with 37 points and 11 rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 28 points for the Brooklyn squad, where star Kevin Durant was again missing due to a hamstring injury. Paul George was the top scorer with the Clippers with 34 points.
Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets both have 20 victories this season, the Nets lost one more game.
Basketball: Timberwolves coach Saunders after another defeat in NBA
07:32 AM: Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team has fired coach Ryan Saunders because of this season’s poor performance in the NBA. That happened after the defeat on Sunday-evening (local time) against New York Knicks: 99-103. It was already the team’s 24th loss. There are only 7 wins and with a win percentage of 0.226 the Timberwolves are dangling at the bottom of the western division.
“These are tough decisions, but a change is needed in the interests of both the club’s short and long-term goals,” the Timberwolves leadership said after the game against the Knicks. Saunders was in his third season as a coach with the Minnesota team.
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