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Pro tip: nothing embarrasses your girl more than dancing to the Young Rascals in the middle of the street and tweeting about it.
Think it took longer for KD and Russ to get dressed and make it to the interview room than to play the game. http://t.co/YGh2iicmQU
Floyd Mayweather has bought 88 cars from one Las Vegas dealership. That's $16M.
Andre Iguodala: "Stephen A. (Smith) said Coach is going to be gone, so we're trying to save our coach, so every game's pressure for us."
Oops here's the photo http://t.co/9i79E77S6B
Career Laker playoff games: Kobe 220, Magic 190, West 153, Kareem 148, Worthy 143
First playoff game of my professional career tomorrow. Excited.
Career Playoff Games: Kobe 220, MJ 179, LeBron 138
Solid photo of Caron Butler's dunk (by Nate Billings): http://t.co/SSdpSvkkVv
Quillin on @Showtime_Curtis: "Man fu-- him. Let him fight Danny Jacobs. Winner gets a shot."
Per Thunder, Russell Westbrook went to the locker room late in the third quarter to change his jersey. Had blood on it.
I sorta miss hearing Paul Westphal's thoughts on everything basketball ... I'm just gonna live in this memory: http://t.co/zEpjLywEAO
Westbrook: "As a point guard, my job is to set the tone. And I didn't do a great job of that to start the third quarter."
Russell Westbrook sits down at the podium and says, "Haven't been up here in a long time."
Mav fans spoiled by Cuban's willingness to spend money. They think you just amnesty a player and replace him. Not the case for small market.
Bernard Hopkins holding court http://t.co/OyXuXym8S6
Mike Conley: "We were embarrassed in the first half, quite frankly."
Hasheem Thabeet played tonight for the Thunder. Grizzlies drafted him No. 2 overall before he became the highest pick sent to the D-League.
I know it's not apples-to-apples, but it's crazy to think that if MacKinnon was a bball player, he woulda been in his 1-and-done season now
Gasol and Randolph bully the middle (50 PITP). But bulls struggle to keep up with thoroughbreds in the open (Thunder 32 fast-break points).
Bernard Hopkins: "Boxing is a science. If you don't have to get hit…don't. You don't want nobody else counting your money."
Joerger asked about Tony Allen's decent offensive night: "Yeah, they don't guard him."
Dave Joerger on if his guys ran out of gas in the second half: "No question."
ECHL playoff duty tonight: Utah wins, 2-1. Series w/Bakersfield tied, 1-1. Condors scored 26 seconds into the game but Grizzlies rallied.
Brooks on Westbrook going to the tunnel/locker room: "Russell, as far as I know, is fine. This is the first I've heard of it."
Brooks on Westbrook: "Russell, as far as I know, he's fine."
Scott Brooks: "I think Caron's dunk probably surprised 18,203 fans, as well as the staff and players."
When Sanford & Son started on TV, Redd Foxx was the same age as Bernard Hopkins.
Hopkins wants to be the undisputed 175-pound champion. He says he is with Showtime. Sergey Kovalev is w/HBO. Simple math.
It's nice there is a blind judge, but Bernard dominated the last 10 rounds of that fight.
Gustavo Padilla, the judge that scored the fight Shumenov, shouldn't ever be allowed to judge another fight. No excuse for his score.
Split decision? That's a joke.
Final from Game 1: Thunder beats the Grizzlies 100-85. Game 2 on Monday night at 7 p.m. CT.
Final from Game 1: Thunder 100, Grizzlies 86.
Thunder win Game 1 100-86. Durant with 33-8-7, Westbrook 23-10-5, Ibaka 17, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.
There’s a reason very few teams that make a run after being down by 25 points rarely finish it.
Make it 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Russell Westbrook.
Kevin Durant leaves with 33 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
One-legged, fadeaway runner off the glass. Russell Westbrook, everybody.
Serge Ibaka changes games with some of his blocks. Has four tonight.
Ibaka blockassist to KD for a dunk. Pretty good play.
Feeling a little better about my OKC championship pick. The Thunder are packing spurtability and playing ring-worthy defense.
The Grizzlies will never prosper until Three 6 Mafia get back together.
Thunder PGs Westbrook and Jackson have 17 rebounds. Memphis big men Gasol and Z-Bo have 17 rebounds.
Just chillin with my peeps http://t.co/APByAlaa9h
If I make that catch Durant just did and try and put up a layup full speed ahead, it hits the backboard so hard it rolls to halfcourt.
A lot of David Puddys here tonight
HOW, KD? HOW?
Who woulda thunk it? David Lee and Draymond Green together. Nobody called that one! Gotta love hoops.
Kevin Durant's go-go-gadget arms.
Kareem Abdul Gasol
Crazy how quickly Kevin Durant can change a game.
How did assembled groups react to today's earthquake in Utah? Comic Con: Where's Superman!? Atheists: It was nothing. SL marathoners: RUN!!!
Lol they threw the ball about 30 feet high and Tony Allen still tried to jump to catch it.
If Roy was the Wild coach, would he pull his goalie now?
Just curious what the FT differential is in the 2nd half
Finally M-V-P chants in a home building that’s accurate. Kevin Durant is poised for a title run.
Big man Marc Gasol is closing in on 40 minutes with still 6 to go.
Are there people that don't like Durant?
Thunder gonna be the only home team to win today.
Grizzlies are just running out of gas after that third quarter.
Well at least they made it fun and gave us a reason to keep drinking and watching
I get that defense isnt why hes out there, but Mike Miller's defense the last 3 mins has really killed Memphis's comeback hopes.
My guess: Westbrook needed a little cool down phase after running a little too hot in the third.
I give Fisher crap all the time, but THAT PASS....thats exactly what need to be done
Harrison Barnes was really good. Eight rebounds plus a clutch 3
That release was soooooo quick. How did Durant dip so low and still get that shot off?
We've reached the Derek Fisher hagiography portion of the broadcast.
I hope Conley can survive this series. He's going to be playing a ton of minutes
Russell Westbrook to the scorer's table after a lonnnng rest.
Russell Westbrook headed to check in.
Gonna keep it simple. I despise Derek Fisher.
I walked away from a 20-point game for a bit and came back to this.
Please be acting Mike
Nobody vomits the ball at the rim on fast breaks like Derek fisher.
This week, where literally nothing went right, can’t end soon enough……
Thought for a second Fisher was going to try and go dunk that one.
Marc Gasol doesn't have his usual rhythm, and it doesn't look like OKC is going to let him find it. Swarming. Key going forward minus Zack.
Grizzlies in the penalty with 8 minutes to play in the 4th.
Standing in Racine (WI) high school gym in Aug., as Caron Butler got emotional about finishing career w. Bucks... never saw this coming.
I'm sure there have been more dramatic Day 1s in the two-month slog known as the NBA playoffs. I just don't remember any of 'em
Grizzlies have been the best performing team in the league during clutch situations. Now would be a good time to show that to the world
2 point game...what?
Let. It. Fly.
Wow, Grizz go ultra small. This is really interesting.
Don't want to leave that guy...
Grizzlies getting phantom calls and a Thunder run over Grizzlies with nothing called. Makes you wonder...
Bernard has this dude frustrated. He looks as frustrated as when you're trying to explain email and the Internet to your grandmother.
I've laughed every time I've seen that Colon-batting picture pop up in my timeline. Greatness.
Memphis is 1-6 on 3s, but OKC hasn't taken advantage -- 3-14.
So Denny's is "America's Diner?" Is that something we want the world to know?
That Caron Butler dunk was one of the most thunderous, impressive dunks that also just barely cleared the rim. The fall down adds drama too.
Caron Butler dunked, then fell 10 feet backwards afterwards. Flew a little too close to the sun.
That was the best old-man dunk since Andre Miller in 2010.
I still like Caron Butler. #2011
Caron Butler can dunk?
CARON BACK IN 2003
Terrible call against Z-Bo there. Hate to see that in he playoffs.
What the what Caron Butler.
I'm not rooting for the Thunder or the Grizzlies - but I would like to see a road sweep on Day 1 - just cause
Tony Allen is balling on both ends.
Foul Trouble is this year’s knee injury in the NBA playoffs.
Biiiig spot for Ed Davis. I’m not sure I’d trust him in this spot, but Joerger does.
Ed Davis checks in at 9:52 in the fourth for Randolph who picked up his fifth. First sub of the second half for Memphis.
Z-Bo with five fouls and the last two have really raised eyebrows
Five fouls on Zach Randolph forces Dave Joerger to make his first substitution of the second half.
Third time in 10 games Collison's been bloodied.
Nick Collison bleeding again...
Collison's bleeding again this time from his right elbow.
Gasol playing the passing lane on that curl like that reminds me of last year’s series.
Tony. Chill, brah.
This is why you don't turn off an NBA playoff game.
Grizzlies have made an incredible comeback here in OKC but Dave Joerger hasn't made a sub in 2nd half yet.
Has it ever happened that all four road teams won on the opening day of the playoffs?
Just for the record, contrary to some retired scribes, West didn't say there's no communication among players. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Dave Joerger starts the fourth with his five that started the third, and played that entire quarter. Hasn't subbed this half.
End of 3Q: Griz claw back to within 69-65 behind defense that held Thunder to 3 of 16 FG & forced 5 TOs. OKC had 5 TOs the whole 1st half.
Durant + Westbrook in the third: 1-for-9 shooting, three points, three turnovers.
Memphis in the first half: 12-of-48 shooting, 34 points. Memphis in the third quarter: 14-of-24, 31 points.
Chandler Parsons and his legion of fans totally traveled.
Great 3rd quarter but the starters played every minute. At some point the bench will need to come in and carry the momentum forward
Winner of this series is team that cuts bait with its weak link (Prince or Perkins) first.
This is exactly why I don't normally do Grizzaster warnings in first half.
Marc Gasol is so beastly right now. Memphis' D is beautiful when it's on.
Basketball's a funny game. Griz score 34 in 1st half, 31 in 3rd. OKC 5 TOs and 3 FGs in 3rd. Total reversal. 31-13 3rd makes 69-65 OKC.
Memphis outscores OKC 31-13 in the third period and holds the Thunder to 3-for-16 shooting in the period to pull within 69-65. 4th Q ahead.
If they come back this is gonna be epic
I wish I played point with someone like KD....my scrub ass would be dribbling sideways to get him the ball
4 points down headed into the 4th. Do you believe?
And eight days after Nathan MacKinnon was born, I got a Coolio CD and thought I was waaaaay cooler than I was.
Grizzlies outscore OKC 31-13 in the third, and the Thunder lead just 69-65 heading to the fourth.
The Thunder went 3-of-16 shooting with five turnovers in the third quarter. Oof. Lead cut from 22 to four.
Z-Bo was in the paint for ~8 seconds before that O-Reb and put-back ahha.
Yo Reggie: when KD is wiiiiiide TF open on the break, don't throw up a floater
Loud City is pretty quiet right now
Eight days after Nathan MacKinnon was born, Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise reached No. 1.
Is it safe to stop hiding under my desk yet?
Tony Allen’s really jamming Durant’s legs.
Please don't be Hopkins-Dawson 3...Please don't be Hopkins-Dawson 3...Please don't be Hopkins-Dawson 3...Please don't be Hopkins-Dawson 3...
Can someone photoshop Colon into that Mangino/Easter Bunny picture? Please?
“Blocked by Ibaka!” Grizzlies ball.
"You notice what this Tony Allen is doing." Hubie stays the best.
West said there's no communication among players. David, I'm told, gave up trying 2 talk sense & stability; they stopped listening
I don't think I could write my name if 19,000 people were chanting MVP at me, much less make some free throws.
That's a block...
These guys might throw a punch by the third round.
Thunder wasted half the shot clock getting into that set.
Grizz are methodical, but impressive. Thunder lethargic. Lead down to seven.
Russell Westbrook started 5-7. Has made just one of his last seven. Forcing some bad ones in the third.
Naazim Richardson: Old Fighter Whisperer
Backyard full of dirt/5XL for my pink shirt/Easter Bunny at my home/Pink Sprite in that styrofoam.... http://t.co/1QQvFo06DP
Some girl here is holding up a sign that says: "MacKinnon - prom?" ... Is he even old enough to go to prom?
A couple of my uncles have green alien masks like Bernard Hopkins. They retired from fighting, though.
Another great win for FC Dallas I see. Matt Hedges in 1sr half, Blas Perez a late winner to go 2-1 over Toronto FC. 5-1-1 now!
No question OKC is a spurt team. When the other team is scoring on them, they can’t run and their half-court offense can be rough
Never seen owner shake head in disgust more than Lacob, whose 6th seeded team knocks off No.3 seed in Game 1. Bad look on national TV.
Sorry, Bernard. But The Executioner was a much better persona.
Tony Allen shooting 20-footers seems less than ideal.
Tayshaun Prince may never be heard from again
Hopkins heads to the ring with an alien mask on his face and Ric Flair's signature music blaring in the background.
Grizzlies had 34 in the first half. They put up half that in less than five minutes to start the third. Quite the turnaround.
Cannot get over how adorable Little Chris is.
Griz took cue from halftime performers. Quick Change.
You know, Tony Allen helps.
Griz mounting strong comeback with their defense. Griz cut deficit to 60-51 after trailing by 25 points in the first half. 7:17 left in 3Q
Popeye gave him a scowl right back, reports IP fan. "Never been to a more discouraging Pacers playoff game."
Great Hopkins from Philly: 1.) Bernard 2.) Wes 3.) all the rest.
Grizzlies start the third quarter on a 17-4 run, cutting a 22-point halftime deficit to nine with 7:17 left in the period.
TA WHEN YOU NEED HIM
And just like that -- in less than five minutes -- Grizzlies trim OKC's 22-point halftime lead to nine.
Energy level not there for the Thunder to start the second half. Grizzlies on a 16-4 run, have cut the lead to 10.
First “THERE YA GO” of the game.
IP season ticket holder: Popeye Jones tried 2 encourage Hibbert outside huddle during Q3 TO. Roy slapped Popeye's hand off & scowled at him
Grizzlies halfcourt sets are night and day from first half to second. Lot more movement and action. Great adjustment by Joerger.
And another stop
6-0 start to the second half including two straight FTs!
What is Perkins doing?
LAC also may have problem with J. Crawford. Iguodala can defend him but not sure about vice versa.
So we're to believe Indy would be better off if Horford were playing so Roy would have more natural matchup? Al too good to co-sign that one
It's 3-1 but it feels like it's 5-1
Tony Allen starting the second half in place of Tayshaun Prince (illness), who played just four first-half minutes
Tony Allen starts 2nd half. Prince (illness) will not return
No big surprise here but not one Grizz player had a positive +/- number in the first half
Mallory Ortberg continues to run the internet.
Porter fights like a mini-Mike Tyson. He just lunges in at you, firing power shots. A very entertaining fighter.
Rick Fox on @nbatv on Pacers: "I don't think they've accepted that they've become a poor basketball team... I need panic."
“Come Get it Bae” is really annoying.
Wow. Shawn Porter stops Paulie Malignaggi in the fourth. Just four rounds of punishment for Paulie. A very impressive performance for Porter
So you have to ask: why play Collison when he can't guard Klay and can't score, either?
Memphis 1-19 FG outside the paint. Fewest FG in a playoff first-half since ORL vs. BOS 5/16/10.
Weirdo goalie heads to the bench