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'Prayers with you': NBA remembers Turkey quake victims

'Prayers with you': NBA remembers Turkey quake victims
Billboards display messages remembering earthquake victims in Turkey's east

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) - NBA in a game on Tuesday between Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans commemorated the victims of a recent deadly earthquake in Turkey.

Electronic billboards displayed: "Our Prayers are with you Elazig and Malatya", referring to the eastern provinces of Turkey where a 6.8-magnitude quake claimed 41 lives and injured more than a thousand others.

"I thank all the members of the @cavs organization for showing their unity and support to the victims of Elazig earthquake. Proud to be a member of this lovely family," Cleveland Cavaliers' Turkish international Cedi Osman said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, NBA players Spencer Dinwiddie and Terrence Ross changed their jersey numbers after American legend Kobe Bryant's tragic death in a helicopter crash last week.

Both players will move on from number 8 to honor the legacy of Bryant, who played his entire 20-season career with Los Angeles Lakers. He wore numbers 8 and 24 during his decorated career.

Joel Embiid wore number 24 and scored 24 points on against Golden State Warriors as Philadelphia 76ers honored Bryant.

Philadelphia 76ers also observed a moment of silence and rang nine bells to recognize the lives lost in the crash.

The 76ers beat Golden State Warriors 115-104 in the Tuesday game.


- Tuesday's NBA results

*Philadelphia 76ers-Golden State Warriors: 115-104

*Charlotte Hornets-New York Knicks: 97-92

*Cleveland Cavaliers-New Orleans Pelicans: 111-125

*Toronto Raptors-Atlanta Hawks: 130-114

*Memphis Grizzlies-Denver Nuggets: 104-96

*Miami Heat-Boston Celtics: 101-109

*Milwaukee Bucks-Washington Wizards: 151-131

*Dallas Mavericks-Phoenix Suns:104-133

*Home Team

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