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Some cheers inside Staples Center for Royals score on scoreboard.
Jazz trail the Suns 103-98 with 9.3 seconds remaining...looks like Utah will finish preseason 5-3
Not sure if it's Rudy's injury but the Kings have come out flat in the third, down 57-51.
I may have been low on my pregame guess about attendance at Levi's Stadium. Looks more in the 45,000 range
Chief Keef with the devastating crossover and jumper on Wiz Khalifa.
That was fun. Ned Yost makes strange decisions & they somehow continue to work. That bullpen is something fierce.
Charles Nelson has the happiest feet I've seen from a freshman since … LaMichael James?
Even with World Series and Cal-Oregon, every section at Oracle is well represented. A few more empties than usual, though.
Dame: 15pts, 3asts, 2rbs in 13 mins. He's 4-7 from field, 3-5 from deep and scoring inside and out. I'd say he's ready for regular season.
Welcome to the preseason, Wes Johnson.
Rudy Gay won't return after getting elbowed in the jaw by Randle. DeMarcus Cousins did *not* like it, telling Randle to watch his elbows.
Nothing wrong with that 9th inning by Greg Holland.
All right, all right, Royals.
Took me almost a half to realize it ... but Kaman has ditched the big X-bandage on back of head. He's rocking the stitches straight up.
Hayward very controlled to stop a 2-on-1, then he gets an and-one on the other end. Jazz within a bucket, 99-96.
Rudy Gay injured jaw tonight in Las Vegas. X-rays upon return to Sacramento. Will not return tonight against Lakers.
Markieff Morris travels again. This time, it gives the Utah the ball down 3 with 35 seconds to go.
So, do you go MadBum in Game 4 or stick with Vogey?
And that's it. Now the question: Do the Giants seriously consider Bumgarner on short rest tomorrow?
Kansas City. Hell yes.
4 pitches, 2 outs. Giants are 1 out away from being down in a World Series for the first time since 2002.
The notion of Lin coming off the bench was tied to Nash as part time starter - now? Different situation - likely will be starting soon
Justin Holiday finishes an alley-oop pass from Andre Iguodala on one possession and then follows with a corner three-pointer on the next.
Floyd Mayweather signing autographs for Lakers fans at halftime. http://t.co/QCGWDktfMi
Floyd Mayweather signs autographs at halftime http://t.co/i7trcAbIBW
Iguodala to Holiday lob-n-slam. Nice.
Floyd Mayweather causing a small riot by going a few rows into the seats and signing autographs at the Laker game. http://t.co/QmquJbDqG8
Rose w/27 to close preseason: "I feel like I’m in a good place. Beyond (proud). I’m in a great place mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
DeAndre Jordan just earned a tech from the Clippers bench. Official from way across court gave it to him after he continued jawing.
Phoenix leads Utah 97-93 with 2:13 remaining
The Jazz are seeing a Phoenix team playing at regular season intensity. Hasn't been nearly as easy as the last three weeks
Meyers Leonard: 9 pts, 2 rbs in 9 mins. He's 3-6 from field, 1-3 from deep, & has two dunks, including one in transition after leaking out.
Posey, Sandoval and Pence. Lets go!
Rudy Gay will have x-rays on his jaw in Sacramento and will not return tonight. Took a shot from Julius Randle.
Eric Bledsoe just beat Enes Kanter on a jump ball, and it leads to a Phoenix bucket. Suns 94, Jazz 91 with about 3 minutes left to play.
Bledsoe just outleaped Kanter on a jump ball ... easily. Markieff 3 makes it a 94-91 Suns lead with 3:20 to go.
OK, here we go: Holland vs. Posey-Sandoval-Pence.
Snyder mentioned that he's been on Rodney Hood to hit the glass harder. The rookie has 8 boards to go with 8 points tonight. Suns up 92-91.
Bledsoe is covering Hayward in this three-point guard look. Hayward throws a pass away.
Isaiah Canaan on his big 4th quarter: “We just wanted to seal the deal. I made a couple shots and kind of put the icing on the cake."
Leandro Barbosa hasn't played much this preseason, b/c of the minutes he logged during FIBA World Cup. He looks ready for reg season tonight
Keep thinking Tucker is a good stretch 4 option. He just hit a corner 3. He boards well. It's Tucker and Markieff with the 3 point guards.
Bears challenging the spot. Depends on if officials give him the reach before being down
Waiting for video of an actual panda grabbing something with its paw matched up with Kung Fu Panda's barehand gem.
wow. refs just seriously bailed Bledsoe out there.
Clippers rolling out some advanced statistics on the scoreboard: effective field goal percentage and offensive rebound percentage.
PJ Tucker hits a three to put the Suns up 91-89....great play by Thomas getting into the lane and collapsing the defense
There's a "4 Factors" segment on the jumbotron here at Staples Center. Advanced stats are really going mainstream.
Popovich on being ready for Tues.: "Sure we look for our guys to kick it up a notch. We ovbviously don't want them to kick it down a notch."
The Clippers PA announcer and jumbotron explaining the 4 Factors during the timeout.
A Popovich nugget: “Sure we look for our guys to kick it up a notch. We obviously don’t want them to kick it down a notch."
So to recap, Parsons' birthday is Saturday, Monta's birthday is Sunday and Carlisle's birthday is Monday.
Triple Threat time. The three points guards -- Bledsoe, Dragic and Thomas -- are in together again.
Festus Ezeli will check in at the next stoppage. Kerr said the big man might be extended past 12 minutes tonight.
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu leaves with apparent leg injury
Trust your catcher. Wade Davis shook off Perez, who wanted him to throw a hook. Perez calls TO, calls for hook again. Davis agrees, gets K
Kings up 49-48 at halftime. 14 points for Cousins, 11 points for Derrick Williams.
With Rush out b/c of back, Holiday is getting 2nd-team minutes. Kerr said position need will affect 15th man decision.
So what's your final roster move, Wolves Nation?
Harden’s 25 points tonight were the most for a Rocket this preseason. He said his hot streak came from the team’s chemistry.
Kings up 49-48 at half vs. Lakers
4 fouls on Randle in 1st half - including an offensive foul/smack to Rudy Gay's face that sent him Gay to the locker room
Which stationary blue object is harder to look at: Boise State's Smurf Turf or BYU's defense?
Randle just caught Sessions with a knee on an offensive foul. Rookie throwing bows and knees
CDR has mastered those semi-reverse finishes. They're pretty cool.
DeMarcus really get in Randle's head. Spending all his time complaining that Cous is grabbing too much. Instead, Randle commits off foul
More Harden on preseason: "and we’ve been trying to go out there and get it done and guys are really listening and getting it done."
Chris Douglas-Roberts used to make a lot of those slashing moves during the month he averaged like 17 points for the Nets.
Jameer Nelson on his return to Orlando: "It's a special place her. You develop friends and relationships in terms of with your kids.''
Julius Randle already has 4 personal fouls and the first half isn't even over
James Harden on the preseason: "Practice has been intense and coaches have been preaching what they want and what they expect from us…"
Julius Randle will elbow you in the neck if you get in his way. Reminds me of Metta World Peace and it also wasn’t intentional.
Will wait to hear from the Kings on Gay's status.
Every time Chris Kaman does something worthwhile for Trail Blazers the only thing I can think about is Mike D'Antoni.
Rudy Gay just went down holding his left shoulder. He might have been hit in the mouth too by Julius Randle.
Now Thomas and Clark get into it...lol....good time to note this two teams will see each other again 8 days from now
A late-inning bunt in a close playoff game ... never fails.
Phoenix is the first team this preseason to really take the Jazz out of their offense
Perez is so efficient defensively. To be such a big guy, gets the ball out quick
Point in the paint: Portland 12, Clippers 4.
Spending time w/my newborns; back 4 opener. Lin/Randle/Davis
Neither team is shooting well. The Clips are shooting 39.1%, the Trail Blazers are shooting 40.9%.
After one quarter: Portland 27, Clippers 21. Griffin leads all scorers with 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting.
Julius Randle started 1-5 - now shooting 4-9 with 8 points and 4 rebounds in 15ish minutes
A 93 mph cutter is unfair
Big development in 2nd half: Ian Clark taking second unit point guard minutes over Dante Exum. Will ask why later. Could be nothing. Orrr
Derrick Rose ends preseason with strong games. 30 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts in 24 min vs CLE. 27 pts, 5 asts vs MIN. 58.3% from 3 in the 2 games.
Klay Thompson stays on the floor to play with the second unit: Barbosa, Iguodala, Green and Kuzmic.
Thomas goes to the James Harden school of creating contact and getting a call, finishes, and 1
Why isn’t Chief Keef back in the game yet? I’d like to see him matchup with Wiz Khalifa.
Oregon takes over after recovering fumble at Cal 38
Lakers games won't be all bad this season. http://t.co/cEjlMLSSqI
“Was (Acy) talking out there?” DeRozan: “Man, Q’s always talking out there. He’s a jump shooter now."
Floyd Mayweather arrives at the Lakers game in Vegas fashionably late. http://t.co/HELWG613Xa
We dem boyz.
The birthday boy Jeremy Evans finishes an alley opp from Alec Burks. Jazz up 83-81 early in the fourth quarter.
Seems like Jared Cunningham has a clear advantage over Joe Ingles for the 15th roster spot.
It will indeed be Wade Davis for KC to start the bottom of the 8th.
When it's right with Julius Randle - really right - but that last jump shot? Yipes
That play will be reviewed. Bears thought Goff's arm was going forward
Jeremy Evans catches the oop from Burks
I’d like to see Roscoe Smith make the team over Wayne Ellington as of October 24 at 8:00 PM.
If the Giants get to Royals vaunted bullpen tonight, that's a major psychological edge. Besting KC's strength ...
Back to back nice plays, one on each end . . . Bogut looks ready to play.
Parsons says he took a knee-to-knee shot on that four-point play, so his knee is sore. But he's OK.
What a sequence from Andrew Bogut: one-handed tip dunk, steal, baseball pass to Andre Iguodala for a one-handed dunk.
Enes Kanter is 4-14 in this game. Simply can't finish over the length of Alex Len and Miles Plumlee
17-yard punt by Wheeler sets up Bears at Oregon 40
Another win for the Wolves tonight. Seeing some things to build on over the last four games
Jared Cunningham and Jordan Farmar about to check in for Clippers. That's early for Cunningham.
For my newest Springfield followers, I'll be covering the Cougars' boys soccer district playoff game tomorrow at Wissahickon.
"They got loud. A lot of time I couldn't hear coach, I couldn't hear our guards running plays. Just kudos to the fans.” Johnson on crowd
Derrick Williams has come out looking really good. 7 points off the bench, attacking the rim and made his only 3.
You can’t handle Randle, Kings.
“Different roles for different players, if coach is happy, I’m happy,” James Johnson
Great punt by Cal, setting up Ducks for 97-yard scoring drive
Officially, the Lakers have 17 players on the roster. But due to injuries, players held out, only four remain on the bench.
WIZ KHALIFA GOT HIGH ON THAT DUNK ON THE LAKERS.
It's really stunning how badly Wayne Ellington has shot this preseason - has done other things to help some - but that shot is just off
Double-switch. Affeldt to pitch, Arias for Crawford.
PHX 77, UTA 77 after 3Q. Bledsoe: 11 pts (9 in 3Q), Thomas: 10 pts (6 in 3Q); Dragic: 15 pts, Markieff: 11 pts, 5 reb; Hayward: 19p/5r/3a.
Matt Barnes just gave a shout-out to Lil Chris seated on the baseline during a free throw.
These three Phoenix guards are really REALLY tough. Don't be shocked to see this Suns team win 50-53 games.
Thomas just isolated against Rodney Hood, crossed him and hit a jumper at the third quarter buzzer....77 all heading into final 12
Klay Thompson is doing whatever he wants on offense, going to the line for his seventh point in 4 1/2 minutes.
Melo says he'll probably start looking at film of the Bulls tomorrow. Knicks open season vs Chicago on Wednesday.
This is the wolves' first four-game preseason winning streak since they finished 2001 by winning five straight
Beautiful throw by Goff off his back foot to Chris Harper for 27 yards and a first down
Not sure if Derrick Williams or Wiz Khalifa on the Kings tonight.
Thanks for listening tonight Bulls fans. Always a pleasure. Wednesday for real from MSG. 630 CT Bulls Radio Net and ESPN 1000
Marcus Morris was 0 for 6 (0-5 3s) but found a way with a steal & dunk. Bledsoe just hustled his tail off on D too to break up a fastbreak.
Lowry on the crowd: "Unbelievable. I mean here and Vancouver, I just think it's crazy."
J.J. Redick spent his offseason training with Kenyon Martin.
J.J. Redick gets technical for Clippers. Sounded like he said "and one" on last drive to basket.
J.J. Redick with a T. HE'S OUT OF CONTROL!!!!!!
Warriors flinging it around again.
Here's the scary part about this upcoming Lakers season. Lakers were pretty healthy during last year's preseason before spiraling downward
The Chris Kaman-Robin Lopez two-man game is amazing.
Ronnie Price (sore right knee) is done for the night for the Lakers. More Linsanity for us all.
Ronnie Price is done for the night with a sore right knee. Drew a charge on Collison, bumped knees. Price will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Ronnie Price has a "sore right knee" and will not return. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Lakers guard Ronnie Price has a sore right knee. He will not return and will be reevaluated tomorrow
Ronnie Price won't return tonight due to a sore right knee. Will be reevaluated tomorrow.
Lakers are attacking the paint tonight. Nice finishes by Jeremy Lin and Julius Randle. 32-27, Lakers.
If Ned Yost had managed the Red Sox during the Pedro era, I'd be living in an insane asylum right now.
Nice job by Royce Freeman of maintaining balance & getting into end zone. We're 10 minutes in and it's 14-14. First team to get a stop wins
That was Gobert's fourth foul, so Kanter's back in the game for him
Utah State scrimmage: White team wins, 33-24. Two 10-minute halves. Standouts: Jalen Moore, JoJo McGlaston, Lew Evans (Tulsa transfer).
Affeldt up in SFG pen. Duffy on deck to pinch-hit for Romo if the inning goes that far.
Matt Barnes has made his last two FGA.
Herrera has thrown 59 pitches over three days
btw, Gobert has 8 points and 6 rebounds in 14 minutes...
You might see Alex Len in this game's highlight package. Rudy Gobert posterized him. Overall, there has been much more good Len than bad.
Also, score one for the Paterson Catholic crew. If Edwin ever gets called up, he and Kyle Anderson will be reunited.
Bledsoe has been going at the Jazz this entire third quarter. Gobert has a real mean streak, so this isn't surprising
Royals lefty Brandon Finnegan coming in with one out, Pence at first, seventh inning, Juan Perez to PH. Will nerves be a factor?
Just getting caught up and saw Fuquan Edwin signed with the Spurs. Would think he's D-League bound to the Austin Toros, but a shot is a shot
"Development is over, it's about production. Especially in the paint and on the boards.” - Dwane Casey on Valanciunas (and the others)
Eric Bledsoe goes to the hoop, gets fouled by Gobert. Bledsoe talks, Rudy talks back. Bledsoe says to Rudy "F--- you B----"...Preseason lol
Frasor throwing in KC pen.
JR is still confident that he can pick up the offense with more time. Said he thinks he can become "elite" once he's learned his place in it
Apologies, I’m just used to typing “trailing” at the end of each quarter. It’s preseason, though.
Guy named Yeck on BYU? Good point.
Perez pinch-hitting for Ishikawa, looks like.
Finnegan coming in for Herrera … Ishikawa gets pulled for Perez
JR says he still hasn't found his sweet spots in the triangle. "I have to find new sweet spots," he said.
Good idea getting Barnes to the rim, but that was a wild attempt.
Casey: "Exhibition, you can take this record and - I can't say what I want to say. But exhibition doesn't mean anything"
Big pitch from Herrera. 97 right past Belt
Kings trail Lakers 26-22 after the first quarter. 11 pts 5 rebs for Cousins.
Eric Bledsoe is nice...just tough to deal with on both ends
Who says Portland doesn't have a recognizable skyline? Tonight, they're starting Kaman (beard) and Lopez (hair).
Lakers up 26-22 vs. Kings - playing relatively well other than non-stop fouls from Sacre, etc.
"You can make the best of a bad situation --they make diamonds out of coal." Fortune cookie or RG3 quote?
Cal's third-string RB, Vic Enwere, keeps balance long enough for 19-yard TD run as Bears go 75 yards in just 6 plays. Cal leads 14-7
No Franco Finn tonight. The Warriors' introductions had a little different feel.
Casey said he wasn’t trying to show up Knicks by playing starters at end, wanted to play them 28-30 minutes
Herrera walks Pence … Finnegan is up but Yost is sticking with his heater
Casey praised James Johnson post-game, said despite not scoring it was his best exhibition outing thanks in large part to his D on Melo
After talking to Gary Vitti, Ronnie Price went back to the locker room. His right knee was still heavily taped.
Finnegan throwing in KC pen. To face Belt-Ishikawa-Crawford?
Lakers Point guard jinx?
Ramon Sessions getting booed loudly by the Lakers fans here.
Pop's assessment of Spurs' preseason: "Poor ... We don't look very interested."