Gasol talked last night about how it will be tough for Butler to maintain high level of consistency all year by playing so many minutes.
When was the last time the @Warriors had a superstar like Stephen Curry? Chris Mullin? So far tonight: 35 points, 8-of-11 on 3-pointers.
I would love to see Steph Curry in place of Kobe Bryant playing for the Lakers and allowed to shoot 35 times a game.
Pelicans got to get the ball in Anthony Davis' more in the fourth quarter. He scored two points in the third quarter.
Curry with his eighth three-pointer and fans are filing out. Really? Warriors 104, Heat 95 3:29 left.
Steph Curry is not of this earth.
Napier now w/ 4 turnovers, Chalmers is 4-for-15, and Curry (35 points) is putting this game on ice.
Rose coming back in, with Dunleavy and Pau.
Cousins stat line so far - 18 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists.
DeMarcus Cousins notches his 7th straight double-double and 11th of the season.
Most NBA stars play 35 minutes a night. Rose only needs 25 to completely dazzle you.
Austin Rivers got to get the ball out of his hands quicker. Missed opportunity for a potential Anthony Davis' dunk just happened.
Great left hand by Niko ... Rose would have dunked it.
Drummond getting worked on by Arnie Kander, I think he bumped knees with Ilyasova for his 4th foul
Drummond charges into Ilyasova and picks up fourth foul, then limps to Detroit bench.
No Rose to start the second. Heroes only play in the fourth.
Nowhere for Giannis to go on his drives with Detroit big men sagging. Developing a mid-range game next big step for him.
How long can you go without Curry?
Rose is sitting right now, he's studying.
Chris Paul is the best pure point guard. Curry gets the slight nod overall.
Casspi and Cousins running the Pelicans ragged in the third. Kings lead 64-57.
Impressive start to the third by the Kings. They're up 64-57 and Cousins is beginning to take over with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists.
Cousins is fired up! You know he wants to win this one for his guy Malone.
In all fairness, Rose is not used to playing 50,000 feet above sea level. It throws off his defense.
Giannis 1 for 8 so far tonight.
Gasol/Bairstow probably not Bulls best defensive lineup. Nuggets shooting 63% late in first
Both the Heat and the Warriors have each shot 10-for-18 from 3-point land. Curry is 7-10. Shawne Williams 3-3, Bosh 2-3, Deng 2-3.
Rose's warm-up is a great fit. Snug, but in a flattering way.
Rose slapping hands with all his teammates. Team guy. And has that chair on the bench on lockdown. It's not moving.
Cousins with a quick 8 points in the third. 9:02 remaining in the quarter.
All positive Rose talk, rest of the night. Promise.
Warriors lead the Heat 91-86 entering the final quarter. Curry has 30 points to lead all scorers. Bosh has 21 points, Deng 15, Chalmers 14.
Warriors lead, 91-86, after 3. Curry is 7-for-10 from 3, and has 30, plus 4 rebounds, 6 assists.
Jabari lefty dunk on pass from Giannis. Parker has 12 on 6-for-9 shooting.
Tonight when it's tweeted that Lawson was man-handling Rose, it's hatin'. Can't have it both ways. Facts are facts.
Cheese and rice, DeMarcus Cousins has moves.
Warriors 91, Heat 86 at end of three. Curry with 30 points, including 7 of 10 on 3s. Klay with 18. Bosh with 21 and 8 for Heat. Deng with 15
End Q3: Warriors 91, Heat 86. Golden State has blown some chances to take control. Bosh: 21p, 8r. Curry: 30p, 6a. GSW still shooting 63%.
Memo: Yesterday it was tweeted how Rose had Burke in the fetal position in that first quarter. No one said boo.
Cousins has a Santa-size bag of tricks.
Curry effect there: Haslem shows hard, no one rotates behind him. Easy layup.
ALERT: Stephen Curry just missed a 3-pointer.
Steph Curry is 7 of 9 from three-point range...and after his seventh make he convulsed a little in celebration...and so did I.
Nuggets 19-14 547 left 1st...6 each for Butler and Gasol
DeMarcus Cousins just had some words for Austin Rivers. Why? I have no idea.