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Texas Tech defeats North Carolina A&T 85-74

Texas Tech defeats North Carolina A&T 85-74

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Dejan Kravic scored 22 points, leading three players in scoring 20 or more points, to lead Texas Tech to an 85-74 win over North Carolina A&T on Friday night.

Kravic also had six rebounds. True freshman Dusty Hannahs added a career-high 21 points for the Red Raiders in his second career start. Jaye Crockett had a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds.

North Carolina A&T went on 23-4 run and led by as many as 12 with 2:24 left in the first half. But Hannahs hit two 3s in the final 40 seconds to cut the Aggies (5-8) lead to 43-37 at halftime.

Texas Tech started off the second half with a 26-6 run led by Kravic.

The Aggies (5-8) closed within one point with 5:25 left remaining, but the Red Raiders (6-4) rebuilt the lead.

Jean Louisme led the Aggies with 18 points. Adrian Powell added 16 points.

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With LeBron gone and Kawhi in, who's the best player in the East?

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With LeBron gone and Kawhi in, who's the best player in the East?

With Kawhi Leonard off to the Raptors, we have a shakeup near the top when it comes to the best players in the East.

Whether it's a one-year rental or ends up being a long-term partnership, the Raptors got themselves an MVP candidate when he's healthy.

That's the issue though. What will Leonard be when he returns to the court after that quad injury took most of last season away from him?

RANKING THE TEN BEST PLAYERS IN THE EAST

With LeBron James now in Los Angeles, the East has a new pecking order when it comes to the top talent, which includes a couple of Wizards as well.

How do they stack up?

Well, here's your answer:

RANKING THE TEN BEST PLAYERS IN THE EAST

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Spurs trading Kawhi Leonard to Raptors in deal involving DeMar DeRozan, per report

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Spurs trading Kawhi Leonard to Raptors in deal involving DeMar DeRozan, per report

The NBA offseason has been nothing short of entertaining.

Overnight ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Toronto Raptors have agreed to a deal to acquire forward Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs in a trade package that includes guard DeMar DeRozan. 

Leaving San Antonio with Leonard is Danny Green, while the Raptors are dealing DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick, according to the report

As of early this morning, only DeRozan had been informed of the trade. This trade has reportedly been in talks for several weeks, almost falling through multiple times. 

According to sources of ESPN's Chris Haynes, Leonard has no desire to play in Toronto while DeRozan was told he would not be traded by members of Toronto's front office during summer league in Las Vegas. 

Leonard was open early into the offseaosn about wanting to be traded away from the Spurs and there were even talks of the Wizards being interested in him. 

DeRozan, a four-time All-Star, has three years $83 million left on his contract that includes an early-termination option for the 2020-21 season. .

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