Pretty as it was to watch Ilyasova score 26 points while making all nine of his shots, including five 3-pointers, Bazemore stole the show in scoring six points in an 18-second span in the final minute — four on dunks after steals — in Atlanta’s 117-110 vicrtory over Orlando.
Lagace had played in only one of the previous seven games and could be the odd goalie out for the Golden Knights when Marc-Andre Fleury returns from injury.
Despite the deficit, the Red Wings felt that they were playing solidly through the first two periods and deserved a better fate.
“We definitely didn’t like the score, but I think we did some really good things out there,” Nielsen said. “I’m a big believer that over 82 games in this league, you get what you deserve. We’ve got to keep believing in it and keep working out there.”
Packers quarterback Brett Hundley, filling in for the injured Aaron Rodgers, used his legs to get the Packers on the doorstep. He then connected with Davante Adams for a 1-yard touchdown with 17 seconds remaining.
That forced overtime and the Browns got the ball first and had a manageable third-and-2. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews hit Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer as he threw and the pass fluttered in the air before it was picked off by safety Josh Jones at the Browns 42-yard line.
The Browns went 14 games last season before getting their first win and will have to wait another week for a chance to break the ice this year. Things started out well Sunday as Josh Gordon, who returned from a three-year hiatus last week, scored his first touchdown in four years on Cleveland’s opening series.
The rookie from Notre Dame was 20 of 28 for 214 yards with three touchdowns with completions to eight different receivers. But he had two interceptions, including the costly overtime pick.