"After the PRP injection in my knee, everything is coming up short." -- Nicolas Batum
Spurs announce Patty Mills and Tiago Splitter will both be out Sunday vs. Boston.
Not seeing the next step I expected Gorgui Dieng to take with all these extra minutes with Pek out. Has to be better
FINAL: Memphis 112, Portland 99. Great all-around game by the Memphis. Gasol with 26, 9 assists, 7 rebounds.
Tonight, Lakers play offense as if they're all trying to grab the last turkey leg. They also play defense as if they ate too much food
Marc Gasol has no mercy this year. My goodness.
Somewhere David Kahn is saying: "see?!? I told you I was right to pass on cousins!"
Grizz lead 83-70 after three. Gasol has 20, 5 assists, 4 rebounds. Conley with 13, 9 assists, 6 rebounds. Dominant MEM performance so far.
MVP is a four-man race at this point between Davis, Boogie, Gasol and Steph.
Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph have combined for 32 points (14-for-24) with 15 rebounds and six assists
Gasol-Conley pick and rolls destroying the Blazers.
After a slick reverse layup, Lin somewhat accidentally drew Gorgiu Dieng's 3rd PF at the 5:29 mark. LAL up 42-33.
Anthony Bennett's been effective for Minnesota since Dieng picked up that early 2nd PF, scoring 9 points w/3 boards and an assist in 14 min.
Civil War night at the Rose Garden. Oregon and OSU cheerleaders taking turns dancing. UO picking way better songs. Go Ducks.
Lowry thinks DeRozan will be fine, if not, “next man up.” Vasquez says if he’s out, they have “best bench in league … coach has a squad."
Lowry on DeRozan injury: "We know he's going to be fine. We know he's going to take care of his body and we'll see what's going on."
It'd probably help the Blazers if Nicolas Batum could start hitting some more of those threes. He's shooting under 30% to start the year.
Carlisle: "You don’t like to see a guy like DeRozan go out. .. He’s a great young player having a terrific year, and we hope he’s OK."
Memphis was terrific with Gasol and Randolph on the bench
Since Dieng went out, Boozer has 3 times scored easily inside (6 points). Mo Williams keeping MIN around at 15-13 into the 1st time out.
I am, however, a fan of Rose Garden game ops playing AC/DC's "If You Want Blood (You Got It)" whenever there's blood spilled on the floor.
Classic Spurs ball movement: Diaw to Parker to Leonard, who drills the wing 3 for a 10-point lead with 28.3 seconds left.
MIN's lone true big man that's healthy, G. Dieng, picks up 2 quick fouls. A. Bennett checks in to replace him in a real small MIN line up.
Quick 2nd on Dieng - no Pek or Turiaf tonight - so Anthony Bennett in at center
Andre Drummond's 26-20 game is the first 20-20 game of the season. The third of his career
They traded who? And DeRozan what? Well, at least I had a nice chat with Sam Mitchell out here where it was 27C and sunny all day
Rudy Gay looks refreshed after a few games off with the Achilles issue.
End of 1: Blazers 25, Grizzlies 23. Aldridge has 7 points and 5 rebs. Marc Gasol w/ 6 points, 2 rebounds.
Raptors don't have more news on DeRozan yet
No update on DeRozan. "Hopefully he's not out long" Casey says, hopes to know more tomorrow.
Curse the basketball gods. Blocking foul just wiped out Diaw's two-hand smash off behind-the-back pass from Leonard.
Brian Shaw has wanted more rebounding out of Kenneth Faried - well, everyone has, really - and he's getting it tonight. 7 boards so far
Watching how DeMar went down and reax, wouldn't be surprised if something 'popped' vs. a strain. Not good. But I only play Dr. on Twitter.
Marc Gasol football pass to Conley for a basket. Portland calls time. 24-18 Blazers, 2:56 1Q.
Not sure why the centers are defending Zach and Aldridge guarding Gasol. I think I would switch that.
Raps on the road for three - Lakers, Kings, Jazz. Goal should be to come back with two. Can they do it without DeMar?