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Chris Berman to be Inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame today. Cinco de Mayo is ruined.
with current roster, LeBron can't wait and try to get teammates going. gotta get himself going, hope they follow
Severe economic and state government budget crisis greatly imperils municipal subsidies to @BSNPR franchises.
Profunda crisis economica y presupuestaria gobierno central de PR pone en peligro de extincion subsidios municipales a franquicias de @BSNPR
LeBron has to be great in Game 2. Has to
Only three non-guards in NBA history have dropped back-to-back playoff triple-doubles. One of the three is Blake Griffin
Miller, Jones, Marion played 30 minutes. combined 3 pts on 1-4 fg, all 3s
I say start Tristan in Game 2; start Kyrie, Shump, JR, LJ and Moz from Game 3 on
Happy Birthday to my middle guy, Andrew. Boys and puppies, they grow up fast. http://t.co/nEAb5QKW4a
Ashton Gibbs, who starred at Pitt, will be on some of his brother Sterling's visit to Pitt today.
J.D. Collins will replace John Adams as national coordinator of basketball officiating. Collins has been coordinator for the MAC and Summit.
JET started well on Redick, but as the game wore on, Redick found enough cracks against both him and Prigioni. Tough matchup.
Thought Clips were really well-prepared for HOU's best pick-and-rolls -- on the side, and up high. Good scouting/execution.
Would like to see HOU at least try playing Brewer/Harden/Ariza together, and going w/o one of their point guards.
Thought Clips played some really nice D in the 2nd half. Blake was great, another huge game from Barnes.
HOU's entire goal in life w/ CP3 out should be to force Clips to score in halfcourt. Way too little attention to floor balance, transition D
Tim Duncan, 39, averaged 28.9 minutes during the regular season. Derrick Rose, 26, averaged 30 minutes.
On a positive note, Dom Brown went 2-3 at LV, Nola gave up 1 run and 5 hits in 7 at Reading, Quinn went 2-5 with a SB, and Franco got a hit
Bottom line is resting players doesn't mean you are assured of being healthy for the playoffs. Ask the Spurs.
Blake Griffin is the only player in the last 30 years to tally at least 24 points, 13 rebs & 10 assists in consecutive playoff games.
Gregg Popovich; "Going into the playoffs we certainly weren't as healthy as we wanted to be." Where are the "do it like the Spurs" folks?
Per Elias, LeBron's teams are now 7-14 in the playoffs when he fails to score 20 points, but 98-44 when he scores 20+
Happy Cinco de Mayo! http://t.co/VW1vCPTinH
This is about the time of year where I'll pull out my 2008 WS DVD set tonight to remind myself.
Next week's NBA D-League Elite Mini Camp will once again be directed by veteran NBADL coach Bob MacKinnon.
According to his agent, reigning NBA D-League Slam Dunk Champion Jarvis Threatt will participate in next week's NBADL Elite Mini Camp.
One thing on Thibs/ORL noise: Thibs is very close w/ SVG. Could be an obstacle to him going there. Would take some fence-mending, perhaps.
Which one of you monsters did this? 😭😭😭 http://t.co/L4hd8k6g6J
All Blake Griffin does is dunk. And get triple-doubles in the playoffs.
Those LeBron-at-4 lineups gave up 71 points in 29 minutes (118 per 48, 130 per 100 possessions).
Edwin Jackson will generate lots of offseason interest. He's not expected back in Barcelona, I'm told.
Bulls last night... Starting lineup: +23 in 15 minutes All other lineups: -15 in 33 minutes
Cavs last night... LeBron at 4: -21 in 29 min. *LeBron at 2 or 3: +15 in 16 min. No LeBron: -1 in 3 min. * Includes minutes w/ Marion
But did watch Bulls-Cavs. Love the way Rose played last night. Also thought during game how D'Antoni really didn't have any use for Gasol.
Went to sleep on Clips-Rockets. They ran Blake at PG?
(By the way, it's not necessary to kill Utley to support Howard and Rollins)
Oh no, the fans are not killing one of the greatest players in franchise history. CORRECT THIS PROBLEM.
I like the daily freakout about a 36 year old with an unsustainably low BABIP is not getting enough heat from fans.
The Rockets coughed up 23 turnovers last night, the team's most in a playoff game since Winston Garland was their point guard (1993).
If Davis Bertans signs with Barcelona, he’ll join the Spurs’ other draftee Deshaun Thomas on the same team.
So while pretty much everyone else (including me) was paying attention to Chris Paul, Blake Griffin posted consecutive triple-doubles.
I doubt Mindaugas Kuzminskas leaves Malaga. Under contract next season, I'm told. If he goes - it's to the NBA.
Just attended first UK citizenship ceremony. Uplifting experience to see folk pledging allegiance to our great country.
Barcelona, a source said, are unofficial sponsors of Baskonia. It's comical among Espana officials.
Davis Bertans deal with Barcelona is much deserved. MUST pass physical for it to materialize, though.
Taylor Rochestie of Nizhny Novgorod wins the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy. Rochestie averaged 18.9 points over 21 games
From my experience on a public bus in Beijing during the summer, tried to turn on the A/C... this is what happened. http://t.co/rxcMqxm2Hy
LOOK AT DA FLICKA DA WRIST! http://t.co/zlkTnwCPri
DH says he watches Little Einstein, sings the theme I think. Everyone laughs. Josh then talks about Clippers-Spurs.
Dwight instantly says he didn't really watch. Josh Smith jokes that Dwight only watches "The Teletubbies."
So, I ask Josh Smith and Dwight if they were licking their chops at all watching the Spurs and Clippers battle.
You can tell NBA Twitter has shut down for most teams. It's like walking around campus on a Friday during final exams around here.
Kevin McHale on game "They just kicked our ass. That's the bottom line."
Three of the top eight players in the NBA were drafted in 2009, and Tyreke Evans won that rookie of the year.
of course, joakim was horrible offensively, or coulda been worse
I lied, few more thoughts: bulls made some incredibly tough shots when times were tough, or cavs coulda won
final thought: 19 pts, 15 reb, 9 asst are great. but minus 2 starters, need more than 2 FTA, 19 pts (4 in 4th) from 4-x mvp
"Miami sneaks up on you. Or do we change? And find ourselves sneaking up.." Bourdain's show has gotten increasingly opaque
Blake Griffin is now averaging more assists per game in the playoffs than Chris Paul.
Clipper fun stat: DeAndre and Blake are tied for most rebounds per game of anyone in the playoffs. Griffin is 3rd (!) in assists.
watching game on TNT again now. not sure why Dunleavy was so open, so often
still think it's going 7
this series goes 1-1, both teams have reason to believe. bulls home-court advantage, cavs get JR back.
Clipper fun stat: Austin Rivers leads the team in 3FG% (.462) so far this postseason.
Clipper fun stat: Through eight games in the playoffs, Blake Griffin (8.1) is averaging more assists per game than Chris Paul (7.9).
Trevor Ariza on Game 2: “We are going to see how tough we are and what type of team we are."
Game 7 of Bulls/Cavs and Rockets/Clippers would be the same day as the Mad Men series finale.
love how Kyrie has adapted to life with LeBron, but didn't fight very hard to get over screens in Game 1
Ariza: "We're going to see how tough we are and what type of team we are. I have the utmost confidence that wer'e going to respond."
As of tonight: Blake Griffin's playoff stats -- 24.4 ppg, 13.3 rpg, 8.1 apg, 46.8 FG%, 76.6 FT%, 1.4 stl, 1.3 blk
oddly, cavs plus 4 with james jones on floor. at least played D
Rockets pfs played well vs Dallas, awful tonight. Smith and Jones a combined 4 of 18 w/ 8r. First time in playoffs really missed Motiejunas.
My favorite part of the playoffs is reacting heavily to every single game. Seriously, it’s my favorite part. (i AM being serious.)
cavs minus 20 in 16 min Mike Miller played
Doc Rivers made it very clear if Chris Paul is cleared Wednesday he'll play. Indicated result tonight won't be a factor.
McHale: “You either get the thing done or you don’t get it done and we didn’t get it done and they kicked our a**. That’s the bottom line."
Josh Smith: "Offensively, we tried to play a lot of hero ball instead of putting trust in one another. It will be different on Wednesday."
if Cavs win G2, can start kyrie, shump,JR and LJ with Moz. in meantime, start TT to win that game
Padres disappointing again. San Diego community used to it, upgraded roster notwithstanding. Giants doing what what they do, stay relevant.
James Harden: "I'm the catalyst, especially on offense. I've got to do a better job -- nine turnovers against a team don't cut it."
Sounds like Gregg Popovich has no intention of retiring. Would not bail on Spurs during retooling. Can only plant "so many tomatoes."
Last note on this: This is why I note so many idiot Tweet responses. They think they can intimidate people with that stuff. Nope, not me.
Josh Smith the team played too much hero ball. Also said McHale was upset.
McHale could be heard yelling at his team through the closed door after the game based on people waiting around.
Barkley is so full of shit. Suns had Rockets down 2-0 going back 2 Phoenix & he partied late into nights. Colangelo didn't speak 2 him 4 yrs
Noah on the money! Hate when people (Shaq) say a team "stole" a game. The Bulls beat an inferior team...
Harden: "All of us are frustrated. We didn’t play well at all."
James Harden: "They were coming off game 7 and they had all the energy, all the hustle plays."
Clearly, Barkley didn't have the mental champion focus like Smith did when he stayed out late up 2-0 in consecutive seasons against Rockets
And the Giants are back at .500. Remember that 4-10 start?
Belt lost it in the lights?! Come on, man!
James Harden finished tonight with 20 points and 12 assists. But he also had nine turnovers.
New Orleans blowing a lead in a series they were going to lose anyway and the beating the Bucks took are not worse than this.
McHale upset, said Rocket turnovers were 7th grade level: "They kicked our ass. That's the bottom line."
Some teams lose their starting PG and have to face the MVP. Other teams lose their starting PG and get to face, well, the other dude.
Kevin McHale: "they kicked our ass that's the bottom line."