Related Stories GOLDEN: Syracuse blows by No. 13 California at Madison Square Garden Scoop Jardine’s hot streak reached a whole new level.The sophomore point guard came into the matchup against California with a 12-point, 5-of-7 shooting performance and a nine-assist game under his belt to start the season.His impressive start continued Thursday night at Madison Square Garden when he scorched the Golden Bears (2-1) for 22 points, six assists and six rebounds. Jardine’s then-career-high point total ignited the No. 24 Orange (3-0) to a 95-73 beatdown over No. 13 California in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. Syracuse shut down Cal’s dangerous 3-point attack and used a balanced effort led by Jardine to come away with the win.“I think Scoop is getting better,” Jim Boeheim told reporters after the game. “He has really done a lot of good things. I want him to be better. All young point guards … they hear it the most from me. He has been really solid.”After a sluggish start, Syracuse embarked on a 9-0 run and eventually claimed a commanding 30-16 lead. California flirted with a comeback multiple times, but Syracuse was too explosive and talented in the long run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWes Johnson added 17 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high six blocks while Arinze Onuaku chipped in with 12 points. Syracuse had eight players score eight or more points, and connected on more than 57 percent of its shots as a team.California came into the game shooting better than 41 percent from beyond the arc, but Syracuse held the Golden Bears in check, limiting them to 6-of-20 shooting from 3-point range. Patrick Christopher finished 0-of-7 from 3 and never got into a rhythm offensively.Boeheim credited his team’s suffocating defense, quickly shooing away the notion of California having an off night.“I don’t think anybody has an off night,” Boeheim said. “I think you have to force people to have off nights.”Jerome Randle didn’t have an off night for the Golden Bears. The 5-foot-10 guard kept his team within striking distance, scoring 25 points and drilling five 3-pointers. Randle was the only California player who found his stroke on a night where the team struggled mightily from the field.In the end, the Syracuse offense was too unpredictable and balanced for the outmatched Golden Bears to contain. After a 3 by Randle cut the deficit to nine late in the second half, the Orange crushed any hope Cal had of climbing back into the game.Jardine – who shot 8-of-13 from the field – scored Syracuse’s last four points of the half, as the Orange took a 44-33 advantage into the break. The second half was all Syracuse. SU used an 8-2 run to go up by 20 with less than nine minutes to play and went on to close the game out effectively.The win marked the 802nd of Boeheim’s career, placing him just two behind Eddie Sutton for seventh all-time among Division-I coaches.Said Boeheim: “I think we are getting better … we are still a long way from where we need to be.” Comments Published on March 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm Contact Trevor: email@example.com | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+
DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with a game-high 31 points.San Antonio will likely make some adjustments to prevent a late game surge in Game 3 at home.Elsewhere, Portland put Oklahoma City in a deeper hole with its 114-94 victory in Game 2.The Trail Blazers had lost 10 straight playoff games entering the series, but have now won two straight and have a 2-0 lead over the Thunder.Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were crazy efficient and combined for 62 points on 22-of-43 shooting. Leonard exploded for a game-high 37 points on 15-of-22 shooting and was relentless in his pursuit of the hoop.UNSTOPPABLE pic.twitter.com/lDqB1mIwPa— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 17, 2019Aaron Gordon led the overwhelmed Magic in scoring, totaling 20 points while most of his teammates struggled from the field. Related News Clippers’ Patrick Beverley on his defense: ‘I can’t help that people get irritated by me’ Paul George led the Thunder with 27 points, but they still struggled shooting from deep.Studs of the NightKyle Lowry bounced back from a scoreless Game 1 outing with 22 points and seven assists for Toronto.LaMarcus Aldridge totaled 24 points and eight rebounds for the Spurs.Duds of the NightJonathan Isaac scored five points on 1-of-8 shooting for the Magic.Rudy Gay scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting in San Antonio’s loss.Russell Westbrook flirted with a triple-double, but made just five of his 20 shot attempts.HighlightsMcCollum blew by the Thunder and finished with a scoop shot off the glass.Through-the-legs. Hesi. Cross. #ThunderUp 29#RipCity 24CJ up to 11 PTS EARLY on @NBAonTNT. #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/oiK4JAVPeG— NBA (@NBA) April 17, 2019Murray scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and hit seven straight shots to help the Nuggets win. Now the series is knotted up at 1-1 as the two squads head to Orlando for Game 3.Meanwhile, the Nuggets were upset by the Spurs in Game 1, but also found their footing in Game 2.Although Denver trailed by seven entering the final frame, it outscored San Antonio by 16 to secure a 114-105 victory.Four of the Nuggets’ five starters scored at least 20 points, and they were led by Jamal Murray, who had a team-high 24. The Raptors responded to their Game 1 loss with a 111-82 victory over the Magic on Tuesday.Second-seeded Toronto improved considerably, and Kawhi Leonard was simply unstoppable against Orlando. Their scoring helped push Portland ahead after it was tied with Oklahoma City at the break. JAMAL. MURRAY.🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/KWxz0OM6u7— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) April 17, 2019Lillard shook off Raymond Felton for a buzzer beater 3-pointer to end the third.🚨 “Long ball by Dame coming up…” 🚨Damian Lillard (27 PTS) steps back at the 3rd Q buzzer on @NBAonTNT! #RipCity pic.twitter.com/SY1NFoQ9xG— NBA (@NBA) April 17, 2019What’s Next?Jazz at Rockets 9:30 p.m. ET — Utah was blown away by Houston in Game 1. Its defensive strategy to contain James Harden was full of holes. The Jazz will have to showcase some serious adjustments to stop the Rockets from running away with the series.
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