Friday’s silver lining was the rapid development of young point guard D’Angelo Russell, coming off his first triple-double with 18 points and career-highs of 13 assists and 11 rebounds. It was the Nets’ first since Terrence Williams on April 9, 2010, and their first in regulation since the halcyon Jason Kidd era. “I thought he was good all around,”coach Kenny Atkinson said. “He was good on the defensive end.”
Matt Velazquez: Asked Bucks coach Joe Prunty if he expected Giannis Antetokounmpo’s right ankle sprain would be a short-term injury or if it would linger longer like Matthew Dellavedova’s has. Prunty’s response was vague but encouraging: “In all honesty, I can’t give you an honest answer and say this is exactly when he’s coming back, but I believe it will be sooner rather than later. But I don’t think it’s worthwhile to speculate at this time.”
Storyline: Giannis Antetokounmpo Injury
According to DICK’S Sporting Goods Jersey Report, Curry’s jersey sales are greater than the ones for LeBron James and Russell Westbrook. Curry’s teammate, Kevin Durant, is third overall in jersey sales. Here’s the full list from DICK’s: 1. Stephen Curry; 2. LeBron James; 3. Kevin Durant; 4. Russell Westbook; 5. Kristaps Porzingis; 6. Kyrie Irving; 7. Joel Embiid; 8. James Harden; 9. Giannis Antetokounmpo; 10. Kawhi Leonard.