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NEW ORLEANS - Tyreke Evans stood on the baseline and gave an affirmative nod to the crowd.His powerful driving layup over LeBron James late in the third quarter left little doubt about the New Orleans Pelicans determination to overcome the loss of Anthony Davis — not to mention the return of James.Evans had 31 points and 10 assists, Ryan Anderson tied a career high with eight 3-pointers on his way to 30 points, and the Pelicans beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 119-114 on Friday night.Its all about having fun, Evans said. Tonight, it looked like we were having fun. Everybody was moving the ball, getting good shots, playing together. When we play like that, we are unstoppable.Davis left the game with 5:30 left in the first quarter, complaining of pain in his chest after a free throw by Kevin Love. Team officials could not immediately specify how or when the injury occurred, but Pelicans spokesman Matt Ryan called the injury a chest contusion from an apparent collision with another players elbow.I just know when he was on the bench he was wincing as if he couldnt breathe, so I was hesitant to put him back in the game, Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. We watched him for a while and he took himself out. Thats when I knew he didnt feel right.James, returning from a one-game absence because of a sore left knee, scored 41 points, while Love added 21.Im trying not to think about it while Im out there. Just try to go out and play, James said of his knee. Obviously, its a little sore now, you know, just coming from one game off, but Im going to continue to do what we need to do to strengthen it and get it back right and make sure Im OK.Kyrie Irving played one night after hurting his left knee in a collision with Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook, but struggled early. He missed his first nine shots and did not score any of his 17 points until the fourth quarter, when Cleveland trailed by as many as 19.Cavs coach David Blatt said Irving, showed heart and the character to get out there and play as hard as he could.On the verge of being blown out, the Cavs didnt quit, pulling to 112-107 after Irving scored five quick points and James Jones added a 3-pointer with 54 seconds to go.Luke Babbitt responded with only his second field goal — also his second 3-pointer — and Cleveland could not recover.Jrue Holiday finished with 16 points for New Orleans. Omer Asik had 14 rebounds and nine points.Anderson Varejao scored 11 points and Tristan Thompson grabbed 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which has lost two straight after winning eight in a row.The Pelicans shot 55.7 per cent (44 of 79), which was just good enough to beat the Cavs, who shot 49.4 per cent (44 of 89).Evans was 13 of 24, scoring mostly on powerful drives to the hoop for an array of floaters and reverse layups, but also hit two 3-pointers. He and Anderson dominated the second half, and Andersons final 3-pointer gave New Orleans its largest lead at 100-81 with 8:37 to go.This was a game that we knew that we had to fight extra hard without (Davis), Anderson said. This was a huge win for us so Im really happy with the way we played.___TIP-INSCavaliers: James hit two 3-pointers to become the Cavaliers leader in that category with 804, passing Mark Price, who had 802. ... Dion Waiters, who played 10 minutes in the first half, was taken from the arena to a hospital after the first half to be examined for abdominal pain. He had not returned to the arena when the game ended and the club had no update.Pelicans: Davis had eight points and one rebound before checking out. ... The Pelicans were 12 of 28 (42.9 per cent) from 3-point range. ... New Orleans is 7-2 at home.BOUNCING BACKAnderson has now hit a career-high eight 3s four times. This latest instance came two days after he missed a potential game-tying 3 in the final seconds of a loss at Dallas.Youve got to move on, Anderson said. Obviously I thought about it the whole plane flight (back from Dallas) and there were times I thought about it today a little bit, but tonight was a new game.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Charlotte on Monday.Pelicans: Host Golden State on Sunday. Evan Turner Jersey . 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Dickey outduelled Michael Pineda with late home-run help from Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista as Toronto blanked the New York Yankees 4-0. Dickey (1-1) pitched a gem of the game but Torontos early lack of offence meant the contest was balanced on a knifes edge as he worked to protect a slim 1-0 lead. He was aided by some nifty defence, some of which was his own handiwork. Centre-fielder Colby Rasmus also made two sparkling defensive plays to help blunt New York attacks. "Our defence has been superb to start the year ... Weve played great defence, weve had timely hitting," said Dickey. "Hopefully we can keep pushing forward." The former New York Met has now allowed just one earned run in his last 20 innings against the Yankees. Gibbons, who got the other shutout in Tampa from Mark Buehrle, savoured what he called a bounce back game after 7-2 and 7-3 losses to the Rays and Yankees, respectively. "It was a big game this early in the year," said Gibbons. "(Dickey) stepped up and the bullpen did their thing. "It was good to see the offence open it up late and give us a little breathing room. Thats huge in this game, especially in this ball park." An Adam Lind double and Josh Thole RBI single gave the Jays a 1-0 lead in the second inning. It could have been more but Thole was thrown out trying to take second with Ryan Goins at the plate. Goins subsequent double was wasted. A solo homer by Cabrera and two-run shot by Bautista, both off reliever David Phelps in the eighth, added some insurance for the Jays. It was Cabreras second home run in as many days and Bautistas third of the season. Toronto outhit New York 8-7. Dickey exited with two out and one man on in the seventh, having held the Yankees (2-3) scoreless on five hits. The veteran right-hander struck out six and walked one in a 108-pitch performance that included 69 strikes. "You never know what youre going to get there, you have no idea," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of the knuckleballer. "You have no idea whos going to hit him or not hit him. Its probably the most unpredictable day that youre going to have as a manager." The top of the Yankees order threatened in the eigghth with men on first and second with none out against Brett Cecil.ddddddddddddThe left-hander got two out and then gave way to right-hander Sergio Santos with men on second and third. Santos struck out Alfonso Soriano to preserve the lead for Toronto. Rasmus made a dazzling over-the-shoulder catch of a Francisco Cervelli blast to deep centre in the ninth to deny the Yankees. Santos survived putting two men on in the ninth to record his second save, striking out the red-hot Jacoby Ellsbury to end the game. The afternoon contest drew an announced crowd of 45,446 to Rogers Centre, the second straight sellout under the dome. Pineda (0-1), in his first Yankees start after a lengthy injury absence, gave up one earned run on five hits in six innings. He threw 83 pitches, 58 for strikes, and struck out five with no walks. The 25-year-old Pinedas last big league start was Sept. 21, 2011 as a Seattle Mariner. He was traded to the Yankees after the 2011 season in a deal that sent catcher Jesus Montero to the Mariners. But the 2011 all-star was shelved by a shoulder injury during 2012 spring training. The six-foot-seven 265-pound pitcher from the Dominican Republic returned to action last July, going 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA in 10 starts in the minors. Dickey lost the season opener 9-2 to Tampa Bay, giving up a career-high six walks in five innings work. He also struck out four. He credited higher velocity for part of the turnaround from the Tampa to Toronto games. "Part of its the pitch, I mean really," he said of the mercurial knuckleball. "And some of its the fact that I was able to climb to those higher velocities today. "But look, youve got to live and die with the pitch. Thats part of what makes it very difficult to do at the big league level and its part of the thing that makes it very special." Cervelli doubled off Dickey to open the third after the first six Yankees went down in order. Dickey struck out the next two Yanks and Rasmus gunned down Cervelli at the plate on a single by Ellsbury. The play survived a review, initiated by the umpiring crew to see whether Thole was blocking the plate. The perfectly placed throw was in front of Thole down the third-base line, meaning the catcher had to step over the plate to get to it. The two collided at the plate but Thole held on to the ball. The Yankees had something going in the sixth with a single and walk and none out. But Dickey, who received his Gold Glove award Friday, hauled in a Carlos Beltran hard liner to trigger a double play. A lineout completed the escape. Yankees veteran Derek Jeter, who was rested Friday, was denied in his bid for a 3,319th career hit which would tie Paul Molitor for eighth on MLBs all-time list and fourth on the AL career list. The Yankees have now gone the first five games of the season without a home run for only the fifth time since 1932. Cheap Jerseys 2019 China NFL Gear Wholesale NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale NFL White Jerseys China NFL Gear ' ' '
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