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Brian Shaw was dealt a bad hand. More importantly he wasn't very good. Seldom saw fewer halftime adjustments.
It’s early March and there are still 22 teams absolutely capable of making the NBA playoffs.
Josh Smith says things that just make you groan.
Williams did his best to prepare Hairston for the pros, same way Kryzyzewski did with Henderson or Crean did with Zeller.
The knee-jerk UNC-vs.-Duke filter is omnipresent in this state, and that's OK. But framing P.J. Hairston currently as UNC issue is a reach.
That was the first time in ten years the Celtics trailed by 40. (2nd 20 point loss this year..8 last year.) http://t.co/ErdVkGwDM8
Wall went 4-for-7 from the FT line. Beal went 1-for-1. The other 3 starters didn’t go to the line.
Why are the Lakers icing out Tarik Black? Keep his FA price down? Otherwise, don't get it.
Jazz Offense Pre All-Star break v. Post all star break is virtually the same http://t.co/QEXGRCo1b5
LeBron quoted in the AP gamer: "Put me in the playoffs, I'm all right. Once I get in the playoffs, I'm confident against anybody."
Pacers could be 5.5 back of fading Milwaukee after Wed games, and play Bucks twice more. Sixth spot seeming more and more available, too.
Say something like "Biggie is overrated" or ... well just say that and see what happens.
I discovered if you want to start in argument out here, just say something other than Biggie is the greatest of all time.
So apparently at some point on Tuesday night I hit the 20,000 mark for Twitter followers. Do I win a prize? Money? Or do YOU.....?
I was talking about it this morning, but now it's even better: The Jazz have a league-best defensive rating of 91.7 in their last 9 games.
Ilyasova on Bucks third straight loss: "We give up a lot of easy points. It's 106 points. It's way too much."
Middleton on the loss to Denver: "They just got in the paint way too many times tonight. ... We're definitely not getting discouraged."
Let me guess, the Bulls won in spite of Tom Thibodeau.
Best play of the night? So many choices: Favors post offense, Rudy outlet pass to G; Dante steal of Conley; G step back at FT line ......
"And the 2015 ESPY nominees for best male athlete are... Stephen Curry ... Tom Brady ... Madison Bumgarner ... and Johnny Bananas."
We are all talking Rudy, Derrick and Gordon, etc. We should be. It is awesome. The other name everyone should be mentioning is Quin.
No argument here, @sedanoESPN, except that -- speaking just for me -- I already had Klay scored as pretty elite after his Team USA summer
Will Barton: 2 points, 0 for 2 FG, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 3 TOs, 22 minutes in Nuggs' win vs. Bucks under interim coach.
Nia's tirade on Nany should be leading ESPN's website or at least running on the ESPN2 ticker. BREAKING: NIA WENT HAM ON THE CHALLENGE.
“I’ve got plenty of MD 20-20 I can share with him. Or if Boones Farm works, I’ve got him.'' -- Mark Cuban on Stoudemire's red wine baths
Dunleavy: "Our antennas were up and we were ready to go. We’ve got to have that focus and effort the next couple of weeks."
Brooks w/22&8: "I haven’t started a game for who knows how long. I was struggling at the beginning of it, but hopefully it’s been cleared up
Gasol: "Niko, every time he’s had a chance to play substantial minutes this year has done pretty well. He’s played at a very high level."
Amar'e on his red wine baths: "Wine, as we know, is great to drink. But it’s also very expensive.''
2/2: Jeremy Lin post All-Star splits (6 games): 18.0 ppg on 51.3% FG's + 35.0% 3's; 5.5 apg; 3.3 rpg; 1.3 spg; 28.2 mpg
Pau w/20 and 10 on win: "With our minds and hearts into it a lot of things can happen, so we just bring our will every night."
1/2: Jeremy Lin before the All-Star break splits: 10.2 ppg on 42.6% FG's + 37.4% 3's; 4.6 apg; 2.4 rpg; 1.1 spg; 25.5 mpg.
Noah on Wiz: "They are the team that eliminated us in the playoffs last year. When that happens it’s always more than just a basketball game
"It’s not like you go and buy a whole case of wine and pour it in your own bath tub.'' -- Amar'e Stoudemire on his red wine baths
Noah on Mirotic hi 23: "Niko is a stud; floor spacing is very important as you watch the trend of the league; Niko can do that very well."
The Jazz have something going. League's best defensive team since Feb. 1 thanks in large part to Rudy Gobert.
Noah on win over Wiz: "We’ve just got to hold the fort until those guys come back; a lot of the young (guys) really stepped up in a big game
Noah: "Trying to teach these kids the big picture, so it wouldn’t have been a good look (engaging over Nene's flagrant foul)."
Noah on "You're Not Alone" video released Tuesday: "I’m happy I kept my composure (with Nene). Just put out a video about non violence."
We've come a long way from media judging Knicks on quality of their performance in wins. Now they lose by 38 and it's "look, it's Tom Hanks"
Thibodeau on Nene flagrant foul on Noah and six fouls: “Just exchanging pleasantries. Everything is good."
Lawson: "We all feel responsible... We wasn't winning games. It could have been on everybody's shoulders. We all made a lot of mistakes."
Noah on the flagant (cont’d): "I really don’t know what to say right now, but I’m just happy we won and I’m happy I kept my composure"
Noah on Nene’s flagrant : Just put out a video about non-violence and trying to teach these kids big picture,wouldn’t have been a good look
Kansas clinches the Big 12 title for the 11th consecutive year w/ a 76-69 OT win over a tough West Virginia team. Quite a feat.
Thibodeau on Nene vs. Noah: “Just two guys exchanging pleasantries.”
Did you see where Judge Judy extended her contract through 2020 that pays her a cool $47 million a year? That's amazing.
So the answer to your question, "why doesn't Jim Dolan buy the NY Post" is...he already owns it.
On night Knicks lose by 38, Berman of the Post tweets about the celebrities in attendance. This is hard hitting beat reporting at its finest
MEM coach Joerger: Hayward & Favors "were excellent in the second half. I thought individually they just rose up and they were tremendous."
LAL are just 1-9 on the 2nd night of back-to-backs this season (game at Miami on Wednesday).
Hayward (21 pts, 8 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl): "I've said it before, as long as we play defense we give ourselves a chance at the end of the game."
Mirotic has said how little he has lifted in past. Skill level apparent every game. With strength and knowledge of league, lot of potential.
Just told cabbie I knew he had duped me by taking Century Blvd. instead of Howard Hughes and now he's driving like Jeff Gordon.
If anyone can close the gap between Vikings and Adrian, it's Zimmer. He's the one guy who has been supportive of AP thruout
No. 4 Villanova escapes at Creighton, 76-72, to improve to 28-2, 15-2 Big East.
Win tonight but this performance will only embolden the Villanova doubters come bracket-picking time.
I saw three defensive plays from Dante Exum tonight that were elite. All different types. Really special skills
Why do officials fall for post flops? These guys are enormous, none of them would actually be knocked over.
That was the late regular-season game Kentucky was supposed to lose. Guess not.
I can't stand officials that reward flopping.....What an awful call
Must be confusing if you cover the Philadelphia Union and have to write about possible MLS strike.
If Bulls play the Wizards in the playoffs I guarantee you ll see plenty of Joey Crawford. This is a throwback series http://t.co/O5017FR18Q
"He hasn't developed any way to play to make his teammates better." -- Steve Clifford on rookie P.J. Hairston.
Kansas is 0-15 from three and has given up 26 offensive rebounds but somehow still in ot with a chance to win
Wow, it just occurred to me we're just five years away from our own Roarin' 20s. Weird.
The Bucks were 30-23 when they traded Brandon Knight to the Suns & have gone 2-5 since then. They ended Denver's 10-game home losing streak.
These projected numbers for Suh ... That price tag might be too high. $60M over first three ... maaaaan
The Utah Jazz have 24 wins. Vegas predicted the Jazz would win 24 games this season
"and trying to teach these kids big picture. So it wouldn’t have been a good look, not today. You know what I mean? Not today.’’ Noah.
FWIW, Nene felt he wasn't permitted to play any more than he'd be permitted to vent about it afterward. Without, y'know, $$$.
What a move by Ryan Arch!!!
Incredible play by Landen Lucas to block a potential winning shot at the buzzer and get Kansas to OT against West Virginia. On ESPN2.
"Happy I kept my composure. You know, just trying to put out a video a couple of hours before the game about non-violence ... ''
Tremendous UK-Georgia game. Kansas headed to overtime with West Virginia. Nova In a dogfight at Creighton. Not a bad night at all.
March Madness is here
Noah said that he didn't go after Nene because since he released an anti-violence video today for kids, it wouldn't have looked good.
Calipari on ESPN: "Georgia's good by the way, really good."
Bucks lose 106-95. Ersan with 21, Middleton has 20 and Giannis 19 and 11. Plenty of work to do. Nuggets end 10-game home skid.
Asked Thibs on his way out if Bulls/Wiz is a rivalry: “They’re good, so I guess it is.” I.E. “We’ve been good for awhile now, they haven’t"
Next season, to shake things up, Kentucky is gonna play with only four guys on the court.
Pretty sure Kentucky clinched 6 seed in East tonight. NBA, not SEC.
UPSET ALERT: Villanova leads Creighton 66-65 with 1:10 left and Bluejays going to FT line. FS1
Dunleavy on Wizards: "If they played everybody else the way they play us they may be looking at a championship."
Noah, whose foundation just produced that powerful anti-violence video, joked about how retaliating on Nene "wouldn't have been a good look"
It's not always pretty, but Kentucky just wins. 30 wins, 0 losses. Damn impressive.
Nuggets 106, Bucks 95. Melvin Hunt gets his first win. http://t.co/GcNFYLGkDD
Northwestern-Michigan, folks. WHAT IS THE UPDATE???
Tomorrow's game should be fun. Both teams appear to be viewing it like a playoff game. Nets win, remember, clinches tie-breaker for them.
Kentucky up 2 possessions w/ 30 seconds left so Georgia will foul right away - and Kentucky inbounds to Karl-Anthony Towns!! 80% FT shooter
O V A H
Ok someone please live tweet me double OT between Northwestern and Michigan...
Biggest thing I've learned from Lance Stephenson's year: Don't mess with happiness. Prime example. (Was benched in the 2nd half tonight.)
Up 6 with ball under 5 mins, UGA shat the bed.
Kentucky has way more talent than every other team. As long as we all agree on this, whatever happens happens.
Has Northwestern had one basketball moment to savor since that NIT victory over DePaul in 1994? I mean, really.
Mo Williams and Al Jefferson said tomorrow's game in Brooklyn should be playoff-like considering the standings.
Q on getting a T for spiking the ball after a bad Gobert pass: "I told Book maybe if I’da caught the ball, I would’ve got away with it."
Was ready to anoint Northwestern basketball great and exciting...and then I saw a typical collapse against Michigan.
Lost in the Eagles-Bills transaction talk is that cold reality that LeSean McCoy got traded to Buffalo. No offense, but, yikes.
Aubrey Dawkins lighting it up in that high school gym in Evanston. Good for that kid. Spad's reaction? http://t.co/MN7abOmhZq
Quin Snyder, speaking the truth: "Everybody always likes when I get emotional."
Noah on his health: "I still feel like I have another gear I have to get to. But I feel better."
Noah on Nene flagrant: "I'm happy I kept my composure."
Can start that comeback any minute now, Kansas
Would be cool if the Pelicans somehow snuck into the top 3 and grabbed Towns to pair with Davis.
There's a reason why many NBA guys still think Karl-Anthony Towns has an outside shot of going No. 1 overall. So skilled.
We've been waiting for a TV show to unite America. If "I hate Christian Laettner" doesn't work, we're doomed.
The East: Where you can clinch a playoff seed by March 3rd. http://t.co/8cXlGeJJvk
Some strong quotes from Grizzlies center Marc Gasol after the Jazz's 93-82 win. http://t.co/C2K9iEHnbb
The worst part about the Bucks losing is listening to us all talk about the Bucks losing.
Anchorage, Virginia Beach, Plano, Cheyenne and Irving are the Top 5 hardest-working cities in America. Really? How do they know this stuff?
Where are they now is on right now on KJZZ TV. Tune in checking in with Greg Ostertag, Tom Chambers, Adrian Dantley and the Big Dawg
Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger: "Obviously, the big kid, Gobert, I think is going to be very, very good."
Jameer Nelson tearing up the Bucks. No kidding. Denver 85, Milwaukee 72. Nelson with 7 straight points in fourth.
Karl Towns has improved significantly from November until now
Forgot to update the Nene scoreless stat. Looks like this was his first game as a starter without a point. (Via Basketball Reference)
Bulls hang onto the third seed by half a game over the Cavs with tonight's win. One game behind Toronto.
Nuggets 76, Bucks 70 entering fourth. Gallinari with 21 as Denver tries to end 10-game home skid.
Turn to Kentucky-UGA. Kentucky player flops on the first play.
Can start that comeback any minute now, Kansas.
UGA just isn't afraid to finish against Kentucky, not sure I've seen that this year.
Dudley is 1 for 6 off bench.
Silliness I tell you just plain Silliness!!!
Tom Crean obviously needs to win this weekend at home against Michigan State. Remember, buyout drops from $12 million to $7.5 mil on July 1.
I hate UGA. But tonight, I'm loving the one I'm with.
Dangerous foul by Dudley pushing Gallinari as he goes up for dunk. Those should be automatic flagrants IMO.
Foul upgraded to flagrant-1 on Dudley. Gallinari hits both FTs and Nuggets get ball.
I’m seriously scared to tweet anything about this Georgia game
Now that we all ripped Otto, should we mention he played solid minutes before that snooze or just throw the baby out with the bath water?
Rudy Gobert became just the third Jazz player in the Utah era to snare 24 rebounds.
"It was very humbling," LeBron said of passing Ray Allen on scoring list. "I guess I've done some pretty good things in this league so far."
Nuggets lead 72-68 and Gallinari going to line after timeout. Dudley missed 3 and had to run back to prevent a dunk.
Oh hey, Kentucky's in a bit of trouble at Georgia.
There's no wasted motion in Khris Middleton's shot release.
Thibs: "It's going to be a collective effort." That's the truth.
Giannis with fourth foul and goes to bench. Very erratic play since break.
#Cavs 110, #Celtics 79: Cavs win their 12th in row at The Q. clevelandcavaliersblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/game-6…
The standings look so much better with that little x in there: http://t.co/mn0X1isbrA
Also UGA leading Kentucky 45-43 w/ 12 mins to go
I don't follow MLS. I'm always interested in the economic structure of leagues. This stuff sounds like baseball arguments from the 70's.
I asked McHale about all the 3-pointers in final two minutes. He said the Rockets wanted to attack.
Faried dunk and Lawson triple make it 62-55 Nuggets. Kidd timeout.
Quin Snyder is in the locker room shaking Jazz players' hands.
Serious question for Otto: Do those shades hurt your peripheral vision?
The Bucks on offense, in a word: Eesh!
This MLS CBA stuff is crazy. It's 2015, no free agency unless 32yrs old and 10yrs w/ the same team? That would impact ONE current player.
Seems nit-picky to fine for Phil's innocuous comment - but also his first time out scouting, should know better.
Zaza may need a vacation.
On the plus side, at least Old Man Pierce gets to fight the smallest guy on the court now.
If Leafs rally around a fan's tweet aired by accident and blow whatever chance they have at McDavid, it will be most Leaf thing ever.
1st time Nene has fouled out without scoring a single point in 787 NBA games..wowza
Middleton missed two good looks early in third. Bucks trying to find something. Now Middleton rebounds own miss.
Chicago beats Washington, 97-92, w/o Rose/Butler/Gibson. Wizards, once 31-15, now 34-27. Aaron Brooks 22p, Gasol 20p 10r, Noah 14p 12r 5a
Mirotic finishes with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Another impressive game for a player the Bulls are depending on more and more each night.
Josh Smith: "There were a lot of questionable calls down the stretch that dictated the outcome of the game,"
Bulls win Bulls win Bulls win 97-92---Gasol- Noah with dbls....Niko-23 off the bench- 22-8- Brooks
Bulls beat Wizards 97-92. Washington's woes continue.
My only explanation for Otto there: He was still trying to picture the dress as blue and black.
The Wiz http://t.co/eowNylczAw
Any win without Rose, Butler and Gibson is a good one. This one has to feel even better for Bulls because they can't stand the Wizards.