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Doc Rivers made the case postgame for a 4-game preseason - start the season 1 week earlier - still time for teams to play overseas, etc
Phoenix rookie TJ Warren has a broken left thumb - Suns have no timetable for his return - he'll wear a splint for a while
Last year, albeit in very limited time, DeShawn Sims, Chris Babb and MarShon Brooks had the top 3 preseason PERs for the Celtics.
After 4 1/2 months of mostly dry weather, Portland made up for it all in one day today
Baseball fans go nuts in the postseason. Just go insane with the pitching stuff.
Why not just pitch Bumgarner every game! Be desperate! Oh, wait, he's strong now because SFGs have kept him on regular rest all year.
Kobe 9 Elite "Victory" Black/Gold/Volt. http://t.co/h1Eed9MH1k
Blake Griffin said he can't comment on the assault charge at this time.
This dude in Bo's mentions' display name is "Lakers (7th seed)." Reach for the stars.
According to ACC bio, Swofford was A.D. at North Carolina from 1980-97. That's interesting.
Good to see Chris Palmer back in the mix, by the way.
Just looked up ACC commish John Swofford's bio. He's a former North Carolina football player and A.D. Of course ...
I've got something on another int'l legend (& his son) dropping on SI Longform soon. A peek at it in this week's mag: http://t.co/fibxwMXpD2
Green misses 3 at horn. Clips win 108-105. Griffin: 35 pts; Paul: 34 pts; Bledsoe: 27 pts; Green: 23 pts, Marcus M.: 17p, 8r. PHX: 24 tov.
Final: Clippers 108, Suns 105. Blake Griffin had 35 points and seven rebounds, Chris Paul had 34 points and nine assists.
Game over - Clippers improve to 0-0, Suns fall to 0-0
Suns have 5.0 seconds to score 3
More Randle: "I just told my mama the other day, I said, 'I don't want to be just a post player.' " Guy's an entertaining quote.
With loss tonight, Spurs ensure their second straight losing preseason. I'm sure they're all broken up about it.
Clippers foul - 2 Ft coming - 5.8 left for Marcus Morris - Suns down 3
Suns wanted an offensive interfereance on that play - not sure Hawes touched it - Suns down 106-103 with 7.8 left and ball - time out
Always liked Gerald Green. Easy to root for.
Did Spencer Hawes get away with a "passing to yourself" travel? Suns thought so - I'd need to see replay
Self Lob City.
Close preseason game at Staples - Clippers up 102-100 with 2:08 left vs Suns - both teams on 2nd of b2b
ACC commish basically threatens NCAA, saying Power 5 schools deserve better treatment. Implied: We just might leave if you aren't careful.
And JJ Redick just got hit with double T's & was tossed from a preseason game. After he fouled out too, so he was playing with house money
Redick just had a potential four-point play for the Suns. He fouled Bledsoe and got T'd twice for an ejection. 4 FTs coming. LA 101-96, 2:43
In the Charlotte Observer, ACC commish rips NCAA for dragging out Carolina investigation. Absolutely-freaking-amazing.
On the plus side, he was already out of the game because he just picked up his 6th foul.
J.J. Redick fouls out, then gets two technicals. What world are we in?
JJ Redick gets back-to-back technical fouls, ejected from game with 2:43 left. Also was Redick's 6th foul.
J.J. Redick just got ejected. He had 13 points, four rebounds and three assists.
JJ Redick just got ejected - arguing calls - also he fouled - so out twice?
J.J. Redick just got ejected
But if the starter gives Bochy less than 6, as Peavy did today, it gets tricky with only 4 guys Bochy can trust. We'll see about #55.
If Bochy gets 6 innings out of his starter, he can maneuver through the last 3 with Affeldt-Lopez-Romo-Casilla and cameos by others...
This only makes Hudson's start Friday more significant. Because he'd also be slated for Game 7.
I think the Giants are still in very solid shape. But Peavy in Game 6 isn't a great prospect and that middle relief is even shakier...
Randle said Scott hard on him, but not bc he's a rookie. Randle: "Coach Scott holds his players responsible for everything, good, or bad."
Plumlee fouls out in 18 minutes tonight. He'd fouled 14 times in the first five preseason games.
Julius Randle explains his background on being coast to coast player: ""I don't want to be the next Shaq. I want to be the next Kobe."
Over time I can envision teams voting to change NBA Lottery but drastic changes will take time.
Randle said his childhood buddies wanted him to be the next Shaq, but he told them, "I want to be the next Kobe."
"I'm bathing in red rain" - Peter Gabriel and also Amar'e Stoudemire
The Clippers' cheerleaders just gave Steve Ballmer some socks, and he tossed them into the crowd.
Julius Randle on his numerous coast-to-coast tries tonight: "I don't want to be the next Shaq. I want to be the next Kobe."
In non-UT news, this guy on Top Chef has a giant Patrick Swayze tattoo. He says, "I respect his craftsmanship and commitment to excellence."
As far as I can tell, Gerald Green is either shooting 3's or hanging on the rim.
PHX 80, LAC 79 after 3Q. Bledsoe: 23 pts, 10-12 FT; Green: 19 pts, 17 min; Marcus M: 10 pts, 8 reb; turnovers: PHX 21 (Keef 6 in 3rd), LA 14
And Steve Ballmer is throwing t-shirts into stands.
After three quarters: Suns 80, Clippers 79.
Stotts said Steve Blake (illness) was reevaluated today and he hopes the backup PG will join team tomorrow. Team will decide Thursday.
Why did Julius Randle go off for 17 pts and 8 rebs tonight? Scott: "Besides the fact we get on him every single day about little things?"
Crowd oohs for Green's high-rising, fadeaway 3 against Paul. Hornacek yells, "Gerald, run the play!"
After traveling again, Markieff Morris has all five of his turnovers in this quarter. LA 77-73.
Byron Scott said he and Kobe told Julius that they're on him because they believe in him. Scott said Julius should worry if they stop
Doc Rivers on the hardest part of making the transition from broadcaster to coach: "I don't know, working every day?"
Rooting for Roscoe Smith to make the Lakers because his name is Roscoe.
Of course you'd expect some ups and downs, but his development is absolutely key.
Lakers looked good tonight vs. Blazers 2nd/3rd/4th? unit - but it's improvement - some clicking for Randle - Lin/Davis pair impressive still
Wickline's salary at Texas is $535k per year. That's $75k less than what Watson makes, and $60k less than what OSU says Wickline owes.
Blake Griffin just almost stole Alex Len's sunshine for good.
Matt Barnes is 0 for 4 tonight but don't give Marcus Morris too much credit. Barnes is 3 for 35 this preseason.
Based on matchups and readiness, I'd figure this will be the best five for now: Jose, Iman, Melo, Amar'e and Sam.
Some may disagree, but Randle should start from opening night. His play, effort & focus should determine how long, but he looks ready to me.
Bebe: "They gave me a whole education & support so right now to see her son in the NBA, she's so proud. So I understand why she's crying"
Steve Ballmer was just shown on the jumbotron. He started clapping like a mad man.
Bebe: "My mom, shes so emotional. Shes crying a lot. She cries about everything but I understand why she is crying because they adopted me"
Lakers win, 94-86. Randle with 17 pts, eight rebounds.
Final: Lakers 94, Blazers 86. Blazers with 1 more preseason game left on Friday. One week until opening night.
Ready for preseason to end. Need the real deal.
Well, the Lakers are undefeated since October 22, 2014.
Plumlee picks up his fifth foul in 15 minutes of action. Len needs the time anyway.
Lin to Davis for alley oop dunk. Randle with 17 points, Lin with 11. Lakers looking like they are having fun.
When the Clippers-Lakers play, I want to see Jeremy Lin + Ed Davis & CP3 + Blake Griffin have a lob contest
LIN TO ED!
Julius Randle with 16 points on 7/8 shooting and 8 rebounds. Still hesitating on some open looks, but clearly getting more confident.
On cue, Markieff gets a T. The team just had got a delay of game when Markieff rolled the ball away from the official.
That story might not get 20 page views. Don't care. Fun.
If Marcus starts playing as much as Markieff, is he going to get as many technicals? He got T'd at Houston and just now.
Gordon Hayward leads the NBA pre-season in steals per game at 2.86
The Suns have allowed 54 percent shooting but at least they haven't given up any second-chance points. Big 24-14 edge on the boards.
Also, re: that last CJ dunk. He didn't get up like that last year. His explosiveness really has improved this year.
Julius Randle already has a statue in front of Citizens Business Bank Arena. AK
Julius Randle has 16 points on 7 of 9 clip, 7 rebounds and bringing presence w/ playmaking & D. Best preseason game so far
well done, Royals.
I've had people tell me I look like Keanu Reeves. Watching him on Kimmel...His hair is WAY better (he has it all). My beard beats his tho!
Julius Randle with 16 pts, 7 rebounds. Lakers still ahead, 80-70
Julius Randle is doing his best Kobe Bryant impression right now.
And then Leonard makes the right play to a wide open shooter for 3. It's Meyers' game.
RSL beat Chivas 2-0, so FC Dallas will need a win in finale vs Portland Saturday to secure 3rd place & automatic spot in conf semis.
Man, Julius Randle. That was impressive.
Julius Randle stopped an alley oop lob, led the break & drew a foul. The crowd is LOVING it. Said 1 Lakers fan: "He's only 19 baby!"
Julius Randle. His middle name is Mid Range
Lakers up by 14 with 7:40 to play. Kobe is sitting this one out.
Random, but Dahntay Jones got waived by the Jazz today.
The more I watch, the more I realize Joel Freeland is like an Aron Baynes lite. About 10-15 pounds lighter.
Clarkson has some speed. Sprinted down the court to get a steal
Lakers not practicing tomorrow. Training camp was intense first week and then tapered off so guys could get legs back
66-58 Lakers after 3. Kaman has 12 points. Crabbe has 8 points, 5 boards, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk. Meyers has 8 points, 3 reb 2 blocks, 2/3 3's.
For those more mathetmatically inclined than me...what kind of PER is this for Giannis A's stat line: 0 for 7, 1 pt, 8 TOs, 4 steals
Halftime: Suns 61, Clippers 58. CP3 has 18 pts on 7-for-10 shooting, including 4-for-6 from 3-pt line. Blake Griffin has 16 pts.
PHX 61, LAC 58 at half. Bledsoe: 16 pts, 2 ast; Green: 14 pts, 13 min; Tucker: 8 pts, 5 reb; Marcus M: 7 pts, 5 reb; Paul: 18p; Griffin: 16p
Freeland was making way to locker room -presumably to, um, use the loo- when the bench screamed for him to return. He's about to enter game.
Teams are leaking out against the Lakers at an alarming rate.
When the World Series is tied 1-1, one of the two teams has gone on to win 100% of the time.
Actually wait, isn't it - I've never seen diamond in the fleeeeeesh
Based on the trailer, a better name for Avengers 2 is The Darkest Timeline, right?
Watson, yesterday, on scripting plays: "I'll go anywhere from 15 to 25. ... This past week, I only used the first 21." Notice the pronoun.
CP just crossed up Bledsoe, got to the rim and just snuck in a layup before Bledsoe could block it from behind.
Meyers Leonard keeps on letting it fly. 0 hesitation on his jumper in the preseason.
It's going to be a great weekend at AT&T Park. Can Yost use Butler out of the bullpen?
Allen Crabbe is quietly having a productive preseason in limited action. In 64 mins (20 tonight) he's made 10-14 shots, inc 3 of 6 3s.
Wow, resting last night really worked for CP3. He's having an excellent game so far tonight.
Game 2 Final: Royals 7, Giants 2. Onto SF it goes, tied.
I've never seen a diiiiiiiamond in the flesh
Right back atcha. All even.
Retweet if you feel like retweeting something, just for the hell of it.
Let me add this to my previous tweet: Fox could have had John Smoltz instead of Reynolds. I rest my case.
For 3 games it looked like the Lakers did not know how to play any semblence of basketball - last 2-3 games have been an improvement
Crabbe can really move on the perimeter and off catch and shoot and cuts. Gets in trouble still when he tries to do too much.
Len tried to catch that last pass with only his left hand. The split for his twice-fractured pinkie is on his right hand.
Between the Booker situation and the alleged assault incident, I wouldn't wanna foul Blake Griffin too hard tonight...
Gotta love the hustle Wayne Ellington showed on diving for that loose ball
Magic Johnson praising Lakers up and down. New season, new coach, new perspective
After Markieff's third foul, Len stays on Griffin and Tucker covers Hawes. Len's length has made a difference a couple times defensively.
Me: If you were us, how much would you make of poor preseason game? Ginobili: I would leave the old shooting guard alone, tell him to rest.
Spurs lingo from Hawks guard Shelvin Mack: "...guys were willing to pass up good shots for great shots." Mack talking about Hawks tonight.
Jeff Hornacek just reminded Alex Len how tall Len is. .
Rodney Hood will lead off the series on Thursday followed by Trevor Booker on Friday. Steve Novak, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors next week
A longtime former Spurs assistant coach was in the locker room after the game - one Mike Budenholzer.
During All-Star weekend in New York, I’d like to see Robert Sacre and Chris Kaman play one-on-one.
Starting tomorrow Locked on Jazz will be releasing the Get to Know your Utah Jazz Series of Podcasts. 13 part series running until Nov 26th
Green again carries the scoring for the 2nd unit. His first 3 gives him 11 points in 8 minutes. He found his way to the rim on the others.
Oops. That was 50-37. Didnt have my glasses on
Meyers Leonard just tried to run a pick-and-roll - as a ball-handler - off a screen from Kaman. It ... didn't go well. Turnover.
Chris Kaman made rounds in connecting with the Lakers before the game and at halftime. Not enough empty seats to reenact Cleveland scene
"They're not red anymore, but they're still swollen." - Danny Green on Kawhi Leonard's eye infection.
Who would've thought that we'd be worried about a Lincecum injury? Hamstring?
It's cool to watch CP3 and Sam Cassell chit chat on the bench. Lots of great knowledge there.
You don't know what you'll get from a pitcher who hasn't pitched in almost a month. Lincecum looked great, until that.
Gerald Green just threw a lob that only he could've caught.
So, hmmm, I wonder who would win in a shout off: Clipper Darryl or Steve Ballmer?
My 3 year-old daughter has seen Kobe enough to notice he's not playing. I can't decide if this makes me an amazing or horrible dad. AK