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Glad Phil didn't have twitter back in the 90s when he was coaching MJ. Woulda had both feet in his piehole. But that's true for erbody
Welcome to Nuggetsville http://t.co/sFrkeJYlfm
Nate Jawai is headed to Andorra for medical examination, I'm told. His former Turkish club haven't filed LOC.
Knicks one game ahead of Philly in standings. But Sixers play Hornets, Magic & banged-up Heat team next. Knicks have PHX, TOR and Washington
Just looked at Philly's schedule. Completely realistic that the Knicks could have the worst record in the NBA by the end of the weekend.
Dirk Nowitzki will be the lowest-paid starter for the Mavs after the Rajon Rondo’s trade
The Celtics have waived center Vitor Faverani.
Wonder if a father/son like Tyrone/Tyrell Corbin ever coached a 1-point NBA loss/played in a 1-point college loss on the same night?
Draymond Green on Jeff Van Gundy continuously naming the high price coming in restricted free agency: "That's my guy, J-V-G."
That is not a good tweet.
All of Iguodala's mentions are warning him about the PC police, too. Sucks.
Utah State coach Stew Morrill on near-collapse vs. CSU Bakersfield: "That was a fiasco at the end, just sheer panic."
Green said he knew he was close to a triple double. But he was too tired to think about it. All his energy was spent on winning
Two most underrated mid-2000s mainstream rap singles are Plies/Ne-Yo "Bust it Baby" and Fabolous "Can't Let You Go."
So this is late and has been covered already, but it was really nice meeting Gordon tonight. Great experience for all of us. -Pellissier
It's not just the highlights that make Rondo an iconic Celtic. Some of these numbers will last a long time. http://t.co/hDH57yAYrK
“Rondo has championship experience. The last time he played with dangerous weapons he won a championship." -- TNT' Shaquille O'Neal
Wheels down Memphis !!
Commercials for "The Interview" on your DVR are now a strange time capsule.
And then he grabs my recorder and says "Let me tell you something...I'm a baaaaaaad mother****er."
"...you do an interview." So I go over to his locker and he says "Ask me a question." So I ask him about, like, Oladipo or something
And nobody is really talking to anybody. I was just in there to kill time. Jameer out of nowhere points to me and goes, "You...I'm making
One of my favorite locker room interactions of all time was with Jameer. End of last season, I was in their locker room when they were here
Feel bad for Jameer Nelson. Signed with a contender and then got traded right back to another lottery team.
Oh yeah, Rakim. 5!?!?!?! too limited
Dang, forgot about Big Daddy Kane.
Westbrook asked if he thinks Steph Curry is elevating his game this season: "I don't know. You've got to ask him that."
I actually do like Coltrane. Remember Guru's Jazzmatazz?
Not watching Inside but I agree that Ernie is the best.
Cousins said he's not at the level he was before he was sick, not sure how long it will take to get back to 100% Said rebounding was tough
Russell Westbrook on what the key was for the Thunder's fast start: "Kevin."
Forget ... I was playing that new D'Angelo earlier tho ....
Durant on if that was the best he's felt: "I just made a few shots man, to be honest. I've been feeling good the last week or so."
Green on Avery Johnson: "Funny guy. Funny guy. Jalen Rose a funny guy, too. ... I see everything."
Imagine Billy Madison's reaction to the existence of Pert Plus.
Not only did my DVR somehow not record the Grantland Basketball Hour like I told it to, it also didn't record Thunder-Warriors. I'm heated.
It's one thing for a coach to get fired and the team had tuned him out. That's not the case here. No one seems to understand why it happened
Asked about picking up the tempo Cousins said: "I can run."
Durant: "It was the foot I had surgery. I wanted to play, I wanted to go back out there, but they just wanted to be cautious."
Corbin's presser had themes similar to Malone after losses. Scored enough, too many turnovers, gotta defend better.
This week has been draining for the players. Another tough loss, the coach they like got fired. Scored 107, still lost.
Russell Westbrook asked what he thought about Rajon Rondo to Dallas. Westbrook: "Nothing"
Tripping on "Really Love." This melody is so familiar. It's right there. Can't place it. Stumping me and wifey hard. Please help...
Durant said the team was taking extra precaution because of the Jones fracture. Didn't want him playing on a weakened foot.
Cousins liked the look he got.
On his thoughts of Rajon Rando going to Dallas, Russell Westbrook: "Nothing."
Final play was designed to get Cuz ball near rim. He came up to avoid a 3 sec call, Zaza was able to force him further.
No walking boot, no crutches, minor limp for Kevin Durant as he walks out of locker room.
Durant said he "hopes" to play tomorrow vs Lakers. Will see how he feels in morning.
On Lakers game, Durant said: "Hopefully tomorrow I can go."
The TNT guys saying "on fleek"?
Durant on playing tomorrow: "I hope so. We'll see."
Kevin Durant: "They had to convince me (not to play)"
Durant says his right ankle injury isn't serious and his foot is fine. Taking return day by day. He added he was convinced not to return
Durant said he wanted to play the second half but "they had to convince him not to play."
Kevin Durant said he doesn't think it's serious at all. Wanted to play, but didn't as precaution.
"You're going to go to bed at 10 o'clock when you get to Dallas. There's no late-night movie.'' -- TNT analyst Kenny Smith on opposing PGs
Draymond Green is better than Chandler Parsons, and everyone made a big deal about how underpaid Parsons was.
Tyrone Corbin sat next to Cousins for a few minutes in the locker room. Disappointing finish. Looked like Corbin having a heart-to-heart.
Kerr on Barnes' clutch J: "I wasn't thrilled with the possession. I'm not a fan of just iso and throw it in the post."
Scott Brooks reiterates that it was a mild ankle sprain, X-rays negative for Durant. Unsure of status tomorrow night and beyond.
Scott Brooks didn't have a further update on Durant. His status tomorrow is unknown.
OKC coach Scottie Brooks said he was uncertain whether Kevin Durant will play Friday at Lakers
Quick reminder, Thunder fans: It's December 19th.
Kerr on Durant: "We did a good job on him in the second half. I didn't even notice him out there."
Steve Kerr joked that his Warriors did a good job on Durant in the second half ... "Hardly noticed him."
OKC coach Scottie Brooks says Kevin Durant's ankle injury is a right ankle sprain & X-rays were negative
Everybody's angry. Good night.
Want to say Draymond Green has set career highs in a quarter of the games this season. Nine assists tonight.
Last Thursday night on the desk before holiday vacay! Sooo Twitter Thursday anyone? Tweet me your ?'s and I'll answer during commercials.
Stephen Curry: 34 points (14-24 FG, 5-12 3PT, 1-1 FT), 9 assists, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block, 42 minutes played, a win over the Thunder.
Folks, I'm saying Westbrook vs. the World reminds me of MY normal phrase that it's Steph Curry vs. the World and that's a GOOD THING.
DeMarcus Cousins said that there was no way he was going to accept the limited minutes. Played whole 4th. Says he'll be fine
Iguodala +18 in 30 minutes. 7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, really nice D.
Green 16 pts, 7-14 FG, 9 asts, 9 rebs, 1blk Ibaka 12 pts, 5-8 FG, 2 asts, 6 rebs, 3 blks
Great 2nd half effort by the Thunder without Durant. Might have to replicate that effort w/o him for four quarters Friday against the Lakers
Curry 34 pts, 14-24 FG, 9 asts, 7 rebs Westbrook 33 pts, 11-30 FG, 8 asts, 3 rebs
At some point we're going to have to have a talk about Serge Ibaka and rebounding.
Warriors beat Thunder 114-109. Great game. Would've been greater if not for the KD injury, but still.
Everybody struggles against quickness. Westbrook/Jackson combined 13 of 38
Warriors forward Harrison Barnes is scheduled to undergo a minor procedure tomorrow to re-straighten his broken nose.
Also snapped: Westbrook's 20-5-5 streak. He had 33-3-8 tonight.
Warriors snap OKC's 7-game streak, 114-109. Westbrook 33 and 8 assists, Durant 30 in 18 minutes (left at half with ankle injury).
Warriors win. Thunder's seven-game win streak snapped. Up next: Lakers tomorrow night. KD's status (ankle) up in the air.
It would have been easy for Curry or Thompson to force up a shot there, but Curry gave it to the guy with the right matchup.
A good example of why the Warriors are great: Harrison Barnes had the best matchup there, so he got the ball for the game's biggest shot.
The irony of Barnes' clinching the game on Mark Jackson's favorite play: the Barnes post-up on a guard
Rough game for Reggie Jackson capped there. Harrison Barnes backdown and fadeaway over it may seal this one.
Yo hands down man down Thunder.
If Harrison Barnes is going to hit a mid-post turnaround dagger on you, so be it.
Lakers recall rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson after he has 23 points, 7 rebounds & 7 assists for LA D-Fenders in win over Sioux Falls.
When he's watching his teammates settle for bad shots http://t.co/8DkLmoj1hH
Westbrook is 11-28 (39.3%) Rest of Thunder 28-54 (51.8%)
The Thunder have just run out of offensive ideas. Or, they just aren't using any of the ones they have.
It's unfair for a shooter like Steph Curry to have handles like that
‘Curry just got electrocuted’ celebration.
Big-time game from Steph Curry: 32 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds and that clutch layup. GSW up five, 1:39 left.
This looks like opening night Westbrook when, without Durant by his side, he abused the Blazers in their building.
Curry was taking that no matter what
Westbrook is currently 1-for-1 on his challenges.
Refs switch call to a jump ball
All top NBA players have scorching swagger when they're hot. Only Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett & Russell Westbrook snarl, talk to themselves.
Westbrook's out here passing to himself now.
Westbrook just threw the red flag, I think ...
Russell Westbrook jumper gives him 33 on the night and the Thunder a late lead. Steph Curry answers. Warriors back in front.
Really don't get why the Thunder aren't going high pick-and-pop with Ibaka.
Thunder down to 48.7 percent shooting. But staying close with +10 at FT line
Westbrook right now http://t.co/dXtEDliNMQ
Rondo has 3 triple-doubles this yr. The other players in the NBA have combined for 7 triple-doubles, including 2 by Michael Carter-Williams.
Finally, with 4:14 left, Kevin Durant is no longer the game's leading scorer. Westbrook has 31.
I don't think any team can run a more modular lineup than this current Warriors unit (Steph, Klay, Iggy, Barnes, Green).
It looks like Klay Thompson is limping back to the huddle but no trainer attention or concern.
Klay Thompson is a little gimpy walking to the bench. Didn't see what happened.
Barnes just tossed his mask
Green playing center vs. Ibaka … Westbrook pulls OKC within a point with 5 minutes left
Kendrick Perkins had a looooong talk with Reggie Jackson through that timeout.
Tyrone Corbin having a long conversation with DeMarcus Cousins in the locker room in post game.
Going to have a tough time explaining that foul call on Green
Cal Bakersfield has now lost five straight games by a total of 12 points. That does not include 100-99 loss in 4 OTs in season-opener.
Utah State's Chris Smith attributed late but non-fatal collapse vs CSUB to ".. rookie mistakes."
Curry vs. Ibaka was fun to watch there for a moment.
Colbert nailed the finale. The joke never got old.
Steph Curry up to 28. Russell Westbrook at 27. Kevin Durant still the game's leading scorer at 30 lol.
Iguodala limps off holding his left hip.
Harrison Barnes probably is the tallest guy on the court for the Warriors right now.
Wheels up headed to Memphis . Go Bulls!
7:12 left. Draymond has played 36 minutes, Curry 34 and Klay 30.
Holiday comes in for Iguodala, who did something to his left hip
One of the worst games from Reggie Jackson I've seen. Looks rattled, like he's lost some confidence.
Rondo is a beast as a defender and a passer. He can't shoot very well, but his basketball IQ is off the charts.
Livingston is super slithery to the basket. He knows how to use his thinness well on drives
Big men often get away with hand-checking when they defend a guard. Seems their hand-checks would be more disruptive vs smaller guy
BREAKING: All-Star Game will now be West Shirts vs West Skins.
Yeah, probably need to have Westbrook in for the rest of the game.
Thibs on Butler: "Takes big shots, plays defense, gets to the line, makes plays, doesn’t take any possessions off; having phenomenal year.”
Warriors: 29 assists on 40 made FG Thunder: 15 assists on 35 made FG
Tyrell Corbin, West High grad and son of ex-Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin, scored 9 points for CSUB. Two threes in the final moments.
DeMarcus Cousins final stats 2nite: 33 mins, 8-12 shooting, 27 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal, 6 turnovers.
Thibodeau post game: "Just thank god for Jimmy Butler."
Utah State was outrebounded, 44-24.
This just in: Obama assures dissenters he has no desire to normalize relations with Mark Cuban...
Utah State, leading by 17 with 5:12 remaining, holds off Cal State Bakersfield and wins, 57-56. David Collette 18 points. Chris Smith 15.
It's good news for Durant that it's only a mild sprain, but bad news for us that we were robbed of what might've been his best game ever.
If that's a "mild" sprain, I'd hate to see a severe sprain.
Excited to see how many times Rick Carlisle uses the word "resourceful" in the next few days when describing Rondo .
Off to Memphis. Thank you again to the men and women who handle the technical side on the Bulls Radio Network. You are appreciated.
More Hinrich on Butler: "He’s playing as well as anyone in the league; he’s been huge for us all year. Don’t know what we’d do without Jimmy
My old school hip-hop heads, does Russ look like rapper AZ, circa 1994-...now?
I don't know why but Speights reminds me of Grimace.
"Get the ball to Cuz in the paint in six seconds against a very good defensive team" is super easy, right?
Hinrich on Butler: "Great story; the fact he did it the hard way, earned playing time; now he’s got the respect of everyone in the league."
Per Elias, Durant's 30 points in 18 minutes makes him the first player since the merger to score 30 in under 20 minutes.
End 3Q: Warriors up 94-89 on the Thunder. Russell Westbrook with 22 points, 8 assists. Needs 3 rebs to keep 20-5-5 streak alive.
Everytime I watch Russell Westbrook live, I’m just so shocked by how quick and smooth he is. TV doesn’t really do it justice.
Warriors lead 94-89 after three. Westbrook 22 and 8 assists. No Kevin Durant the rest of the way.
You Milwaukee Bucks, ladies and gentlemen: Last season: 15-67 This season: 14-13 Bananas.
Butler: "I’ve never been the best player on my team, never probably will be. I’ve always been a hard worker and guy who doesn’t give up."
I love Kings fans. Not fair Sacramento is subjected to such misguided organizational leadership. Want nothing but the best for Cousins.
Lack of spacing between Collison and Cousins allowed Knight to bother DMC. Bucks will return home no worse than .500. Fantastic effort.
Kerr almost lost it on that travel call on Iguodala. It was travel, though
Instead of the Rudy Gay isolations that helped seal Malone's fate, tonight the Kings iso an exhausted Boogie Cousins for final shot. Nope.
5th straight loss for Sacramento.
Zaza won that game in the last two possessions. Salute.
Butler as leading scorer 4 season: "Never been a scorer in my life. Just always the guy works hard and tries to help his team win games.’’
Strong D by Zaza on final play and Cousins takes a fadeaway that misses, only draws front rim. Bucks 108, Kings 107. 2-1 on West Coast trip.
Defensive win for the Bucks, Cousins got a clean look but if the shot is Cousins from 20 to win the game Milwaukee will take it.
Draymond getting all his lowlights out tonight. Missed dunk. Airball
29-year-old assistant Sean Sweeney ran the Bucks' last huddle. That's Kidd's guy.
Damn. We were robbed of what could have been an epic game from KD. I feel so...unsatisfied.
Collison finds Cousins who shoots a step back jumper for the win...front of the iron. Kings lose 108-107. Cuz crumbles to floor in hearbreak
Knight's double helps force Boogie into a tough step-back 22-footer. NO BUENO BUCKS WIN
Bucks beat the Kings 108-107 after DeMarcus Cousins misses a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer
Cousins misses the jumper. 108-107 Bucks. That’s 5 in a row.
Cuz misses a jumper at the buzzer, Kings lose 108-107.
So to recap Durant's game: 30 points on 10-13 shooting, 5-6 from 3, in 18 minutes.
TNT says an X-ray to Kevin Durant's right ankle came back negative. But he does have a sprain and will not return.
Thunder have ruled Durant out for the rest of the evening
So, Durant sprained his ankle and won't return, but at least it's "mild."
Butler on career high 35: "You always want to win. And finally I had a decent game and we pulled out the win. I’m happy for that.’’
13th double double of season for DeMarcus Cousins.
6.5 on the clock. Refs add .2. Here we go.
Durant has mild right ankle sprain. Done for night. Too bad. Had 30 pts on 10-of-13 shooting in 19 minutes.
Everyone standing at Sleep Train. No one dozing.
Refs put 6.5 seconds on the clock.
Butler 11-21, 4-7 threes, 9-10 FTs: "We have a lot of unselfish guys and they saw I was in a rhythm, they continue to give me the ball."
So much for Cousins playing limited minutes. Leaving it all out there tonight. 33 minutes after a 10 game break.
Kevin Durant done for night with mild right ankle sprain.
KD ruled out for the rest of the game with a mild right ankle sprain
Official word from Thunder: X-rays on Kevin Durant's ankle negative.
Durant had X-rays on his ankle out of precaution. They were negative.
Zaza pulls down huge offensive rebound after Dudley miss and makes 1 of 2 FTs. Bucks lead 108-107 with 6.5 left. Kings timeout.
Right mild ankle sprain for Kevin Durant, per Thunder PR
Official word from Thunder on Kevin Durant: Right mild ankle sprain, won't return tonight. Key word: Mild.
Zaza hits 1/2, Cousins rebounds timeout kings. Sacramento down 1. 6.3 secs.
OKC says Kevin Durant has a mild right ankle sprain and is out for the rest of the game.
Zaza with the big rebound and gets fouled with games tied and 7 seconds left. Hits first, clanks second. Timeout Kings.
Right mild ankle sprain for Kevin Durant, out for the rest of the game.
Pachulia gets two FTs after being fouled by McLemore. Makes 1 of 2. Kings down 108-107, 6.3 secs to play
Butler after Bulls win: "I think I’m OK at scoring right now; they (mates) give me the ball in incredible position and make it easy for me "
Bucks lead 108-107. Kings ball. 6.3 remaining.
Good call. Ben McLemore with the foul.
Game tied at 107. Zaza shoots 2 free throws. 6.8 to go