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Russell Turner is staying at UC Irvine, sources told ESPN. Was offered job at George Mason.
The two offseason acquisitions (C.J. Miles and Rodney Stuckey) are tied for the most 20 or more point games this season (11)
Doc Rivers on the up-next Warriors: "They’re actually in L.A. right now, hopefully going out. I’m hoping. L.A. does its job tonight."
Morris twins at halftime -Markieff: 20 points on 9/12 FG -Marcus: 11 pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts
Russell Westbrook scores 15 straight Thunder points to end the half. OKC down 62-54, but deficit was once 20.
Suns lead the Thunder 62-54 at half. Westbrook 23 (7-19 shooting), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, Kanter 9, Adams 8.
… George Hill, who was dressing a locker down from Miles: “That’s who I sold my real estate to.”
Great exchange in the locker room. CJ Miles, to reporters: “It’s no secret that’s where I’m at. I tell G all the time I’m in the corner." …
Just won this, going to frame them all as one giant piece http://t.co/b6LDuPBWnQ
Spurs starters continue rampage, plus 20.1 net rating in 13 minutes tonight.
I get what they are doing, but it's pretty ridiculous that the Lakers sat Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis against a team with Brook Lopez today.
D.J. Augustin threw that oop sort of between Westbrook and Kanter, so Westbrook just went up and took it.
Sam (best J-school prof ever) defined fairness as equally disenfranchising fanatics. Sure glad I was there for that lesson.
Jesus, Mr. Westbrook!!!
In the last 24 hours, someone described me as a "slurper.' Another person called me a "hater." Sure glad Sam Kennedy rule applies:(more)
Feel bad for Dudley, finally started to get things going last night. Playing him final 18 min not looking like such a good idea...
Thunder have quickly cut the Suns lead from 20 to 10.
The fan who received medical attention tonight was conscious when leaving the Garden and transported to Mass General for further evaluation.
Coach Joerger on the Spurs: "They've got 3 guys going to the Hall of Fame & I'm glad we're done playing them this season."
Updated version of Mullin story will be up with how Abdur-Rahim situation played part Ranadive wanting to create new front office culture
Joerger said this was "some of the best 48 minutes that we've played." Hmmmm. Grizzlies didn't lead for a single second...
Carlisle: "I liked Parsons' game. Other than a couple tough turnovers in the 4th, I thought he played terrific." Picked his spots well.
There's no way to tell what happens on replay in the US Airways Center, because the video board has the quality of your grandma's box TV.
The Grizzlies lost again tonight. I wasn't even at the game.
This could be good for the Kings or ... the Grizzlies could come out and take the last 3 out on the Kings.
The Kings will catch the Grizzlies after three humbling losses as they've slipped to third in the West.
Huge win by the Pacers tonight.
The always effusive Kawhi Leonard on his hot streak: "I was getting the shots I wanted. Guys were looking for me and they fell."
I must admit. We're having a blast in Santa Monica. http://t.co/McCBvFEUU7
Thunder down 18 sixteen minutes into this one: 48-30 Suns.
When asked why they get off to slow starts, CJ Miles said "If I knew, I'd send a group text to everyone in this locker room"
If any of yall twitpic yourselves wearing socks with my face on it, I'm alerting the authorities
Bucks sked not tough: at Hawks (may rest), vs Bulls, at Celts, vs. Magic, vs. Cavs (may rest), at Knicks, vs. Nets, at 76ers, vs. Celts.
This too shall pass
Manu on Leonard: "What he did was incredible. It was fun to watch."
Pop on Kawhi's 15 point 4th: "We went to him & he went to himself. It was a little bit of both. He was rolling & he felt it."
Pacers hang on and beat Mavs 104-99. CJ Miles with 28 and the Pacers hit all 10 of their 3s in the 1st and 4th qtrs. Mavs now 45-29
Pop on Leonard's hot streak: "We went to him and he went to himself."
Suns shoot 61.9 percent in the first quarter and lead the Thunder 35-24. Westbrook with 8 (2-9 shooting).
After the Pacers win, Cs now tied for ninth record-wise in the East. Brooklyn, Boston, Indy and Charlotte all within one game for eighth.
If Heat had closed out Bucks, they would be tied for 6th right now. Instead, 7th. 1.5 up on Nets, 2 up on Pacers/Celtics, 2.5 up on Hornets.
This is same Charley Rosen who told us the triangle work work like magic & that Knicks would reach the playoffs. Please, stop. I beg you.
Another scintillating story about attention starved Charley Rosen written by source starved Berman of the Post. Phil must be very proud.
The Pacers just grabbed a big home win vs. the Mavericks. Now tied for 9th with the Celtics.
The Suns brought back the Van Hagar drop for Brandan Wright. Gotta be disqualified from the playoffs now.
Good thing Indy didn't buy into Villanueva as the first option.
Indiana beats Dallas 104-99. C.J. Miles finishes with 29 points on 12 FGA.
Final: Pacers 104, Mavs 99.
Chandler Parsons 3 hits front rim with seconds remaining. Mavs will fall to 33-1 when they lead after three quarters.
The Rocks mom is sitting ringside. My lame Mania prediction is that he screws over Reigns and sets up Brock-Rock at WM32.
The most-fascinating part of Mullin in the short-term is what the staff looks like. That's everything if this has any chance of working.
Markieff Morris with more points (16) than the Thunder (14) right now.
Luol Deng kept asking Mario Chalmers if Kansas is still in the tourney. "That's the kind of stuff that (bleeps) up a friendship, Lu."
Not Charlie V's greatest moment. Misses the three then late on the close as Miles hits one.
Charlie V. misses a wide-open 3. C.J. Miles hits one in his face. Mavs down 5, 1:00 to go.
Joeger on Spurs, "Glad we're done playing them this season." Well, except for the first round of the playoffs.
I don't want to get run over again. It's hard out here for a sports writer on press row.
Spurs’ bench last season: 2nd in 3PT shooting at 39.6%. This season before today: 9th at 34.8%. Tonight: 22%.
Please no overtime.
Chandler Parsons (25 points, 10 rebounds) and Rajon Rondo (17 points, 10 assists) both have double-doubles. But game still tied, 1:30 to go.
Doc Rivers on Celtics: "I think they're gonna make the playoffs."
Memphis falls to No. 3 in the Western Conference. (No. 7 in point differential).
Heat face Spurs & Cavs next. Spoelstra: "There’s not a fear level going into any game.”
Big Baby said the Clippers second unit "played like s---."
George Hill tried to post up Rondo again, but pass to Scola leads to turnover. Rondo's not going to be outdone on 2 straight plays
I think the Suns know the stakes.
Outstanding pass from Rondo to Parsons there.
George Hill is in ‘PUI’ mode. Eight straight from him…
Really disrespectful of the Thunder to give Hasheem Thabeet's number to Kanter tbh
George Hill is trending for Indy. He's scored 8 in a row.
Take out the 4/17 shooting from three and the Spurs shot 38/66 from the floor (58%).
say what now. G.Hill spin-o-rama. Has scored the Pacers last 8 points and just deflected a Mavs pass out of bounds.
Back-to-back 3's from G.Hill. Happy Sunday everybody.
Pacers with three straight triples, the latter two from G. Hill. That pushes them in front by six with < 5m to play.
Morris twins always roast the Thunder. Markieff has all 11 Suns points in the first three minutes.
Spoelstra on resting players: "Guys are missing enough games. That's their time off."
Udonis Haslem on his injuries: "We just take the last man standing approach. It just turns out I'm the last man standing as far as our 5."
A smiling Isaiah Thomas on his desire to start: "I definitely can help. That's my game - to bring energy and make plays."
Already, it looks like we're about to have a game with two teams that can't guard each other.
All tied at 89 with 5:47 remaining in the game. Vogel sticking with Scola and Mahinmi for a big portion here. Hibbert/West combined for 22 p
Something about the Morris twins brings it out of Westbrook. Four of his 15 T's have come against the Suns this year, including an ejection.
Dennis Schröder avgerages 14.1 PPG 8.2 APG 3.1 RPG 3.3 TOV in 29.3 MPG as a starter 9.2 PPG 3.7 APG 2.0 RPG 1.7 TOV in 18.6 MPG as a reserve
Russell Westbrook with his NBA-leading 15th technical foul of the season (16th comes with suspension).
But I honestly didn't see anything Westbrook did. Had to be something he said.
Isaiah Thomas: "Something's gotta change. We've got to punch first. We've got to hit first. I don't know why, but we're waiting to get hit."
Tony Parker scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half.
Stuckey shakes off the final piece of rust from missing a couple of games and nails a 3. Knotted at 89
Russell Westbrook hit with his 15th technical foul of the season. One away from an automatic one-game suspension.
Took 57 seconds for Russell Westbrook to get technical foul No. 15 against the Morris twins and the Suns
The Spurs improve to 47-26 with a 103-89 victory over the Grizzlies. SA outscored MEM 33-23 in the 4th, Kawhi scored the first 15 of 4th.
Spurs finish 103-89 win over Memphis. Have won 13 of past 16.
Isaiah Thomas calls tomorrow night's game against the Hornets "a must win."
Rondo has 12 pts and 9 assists.
Wade refers to Andre Drummond as "that monster down there."
42 seconds left, Spurs lead 101-89. Going to win for the 13th time in the past 16 games. One game behind PDX, LAC in loss column.
So, ahem, as for that 3-game homestand that was supposed to be some big measuring stick for Spurs: They trailed for 93 seconds, total.
Wade: "We’re broken, but we’ve put it back together."
Humbling week for the Grizzlies. More competitive tonight, but they don't appear to be in the same tier as the NBA's best teams.
Wow, fourth quarter has flown by. Guess that's what happens when Kawhi Leonard gets hotter than the surface of the sun.
Roy Hibbert has 15 double-doubles this season, which just two since the break.
Gigi Datome: "It's the NBA. We don't have time for euphoria or depression."
And the franchise record is 76 games.
I make jokes, again: But 18 straight games with a steal isn't even Kawhi's career-best.
I'm not going to be judgmental of people live-tweeting Wrestlemania. Especially my two immediate superiors. Not even them.
There's the steal. Leonard's DiMaggio-like streak lives on.
Luis Scola gets called for blocking Dirk's vision. Or something.
Happy Dirk's going to the line, but these refs suck.
Dirk a baaaaaad man
11 of Parker's 13 points have come in the second half.
How were the Celtics able to come back in the second half? "We played like shit. You can print that." - Big Baby Davis
Glen Davis on Boston's fourth quarter run: "second unit played like shit."
Written on the Clippers' white board along with their flight details in Boston's visiting locker room: "Let's get the f*** out of here."
"Let's get the f--- out of here" written on the Clippers whiteboard after the game. Last long road trip of the season.
Grizzlies on 6-0 run -- all on layups and dunks -- since Tynan called the nail in the coffin.
Spurs just mashing Hard Button right now. Had been up 93-77 and white hot, but MEM back in it with 6 straight. Cue exasperated TO from Pop.
Just like that, the Spurs' 16 point lead has been cut down to 10 with plenty of time left - 4:10 minutes.
Late call, but the right call. Dirk got a lot of wrist on C.J. Watson's little underhanded layup attempt
at least ZBo snapped out of it
Won't see many teams reach a higher level than Clips did today for 2.5 quarters. Surgical.
Parker misses point blank floater, snapping Spurs streak of 23 points in 10 possessions to open 4th.
Post-ASW, SAS starters have +32.7 net rating, LAC starters +31.8, CLE starters +17.6, GSW starters +17.3. Playoffs are going to be sick
Wade on his injury: "Ask me about the game. I played tonight."
And a new largest lead of the night - 16 by San Antonio.
Early indications are that Chris Mullin is targeting some very strong recruiters w/ NYC ties...Will be developing in next few days.
If Parker and Splitter weren't so selfish Leonard might already have it.
Brad Stevens avoids details but believes fan who had medical emergency during game will be OK.
Well that got deep quick.
Leonard has tied sixth-highest scoring output of career, including PS, with 25. One away from RS high of 26, 4 from overall high of 29.
Spoelstra ends his post-game press conference with some kind words for Craig Sager.
Great job by refs getting that critical 0.2 back on the clock at end of 3Q. Game would've been played under cloud of controversy otherwise.
The Spurs have a 22-11 scoring edge in the fourth right now, still half a quarter left.
Spoelstra, unprompted: "To Craig Sager, all of Heat Nation is thinking about him & sending positive thoughts."
Doc on the Celtics: "I don't think anybody thought they would be in this position this quickly, and they are."
Now Splitter scores, and 1. Spurs have 22 points on the first 10 possessions of 4th quarter with a FT to come. They're up 92-77.
End 3Q: Mavs 79, Pacers 78. Chandler Parsons 17 points, 8 rebounds Dirk 16 points Rajon Rondo 12 points, 7 assists C.J. Miles 23 points
Beno tried to post up two Spurs, it failed. Tiago makes the basket on the other end and SA leads by 15 with 6 minutes left.
So, if the Grizzlies lose this, the Rockets overtake them for the 2 seed. Grizzlies move right back into a Spurs matchup.
Kawhi Leonard had scored 15 straight Spurs points before Tony Parker's 3-point play moments ago.
7 minutes left and the Spurs have matched their largest lead of the night at 13.
Spurs by 13
Parker drives inside for the layup, and 1. Thus endeth the Great Leonard Hot Streak of March 29, 2015.
Parker breaks the Kawhi 15 point scoring streak with an and-1 opp. Parker has 10 points. SA by 12
Stevens said he heard the person who had a medical emergency at Celtics game is expected to be OK.
Erik Spoelstra on Haslem, who is thoroughly banged up: "He's fine. I'm not even going to ask him anymore."
That Dirk jumper was only the second Mavs FG in the last 6:30 of game time.
No steals, but every point in the quarter for Spurs -- all 15 of 'em -- for Leonard.
15 straight points for Kawhi Leonard, he's up to 25 points. SA by 10
FIFTEEN straight with corner 3 as time winds down.
Mavs going with Hack-a-Ian. That's no way to treat a champion ex-Maverick.
Like the way ref Tom Washington will just throw the look of death at an overly complaining coach. Always shuts em up.
"Our offense is beautiful to watch," Doc Rivers said modestly.
Grizzlies ran him off the 3-point line, pulled up for simple little foul line J. He's 10 for 15, 22 points.
#Cavs 87, #Sixers 86: Neither team scores in last 3:57. Awful display of offense. clevelandcavaliersblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/game-7…
Kawhi now has all 12 of the Spurs' fourth quarter points. Up to 22, SA by 9.
Stevens: "I don't think there's any question [DeAndre Jordan] is the best rim protector around & there's a reason why he'll be up for DPOY."
Lady with the flash photos is annoying me.