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Wallace didn't mind that Flagrant 1 shot to the back from G. Henderson. "I had him as a rookie. He just missed me, that's all."
Written in big letters on board in Celtics' locker room after game: L.G.T.F.O.H. Confused? Here's a hint: "Let's get the..."
That's just Toronto helping out their former Canadian friends
Toronto beat Houston, Memphis can take back No. 2 seed with win.
First time the Raptors have defeated a winning team since Feb 20 (10 straight losses). They won't face another until the playoffs.
Houston falls in Toronto, lead the Spurs by just two in the loss column. They play a home-and-home next week.
hahahaha trevor ariza
Rockets attempt 33 threes a game, but shot just 27 tonight.
no pizza tho
And the Rockets lose in Toronto. Grizz can move back to the two spot if they wrap this up
Great defensive sequence there by Terrence Ross. Stayed down on the first Ariza attempt, had the presence of mind to get out on second.
Ariza could not get a clean look on his first 3. Smith gave him another shot, but Ariza's 3 at buzzer misses. Raptors 99, Rockets 96.
Wowza...Raps win....Harden doesn't get a touch.
Raptors move within one game of the Bulls for the 3 seed.
James Johnson checks Harden on final possession, denies him the ball forcing Ariza to launch a couple tough ones. Raptors WIN
FINAL: Raptors 99, Rockets 96. Tough call on the timeout, but Rockets missed two three chances for the tie.
'Topes win! Ariza misses twice in final possession. 99-96. Rockets were undermanned and tired, but nice win nonetheless.
Raptors win. Feels a bit like a turning point. We’ll see.
Bucks still freefalling, only two games ahead of the Nets in the loss column. We all know Nets at Bucks on April 12 is gonna mean everything
everyone in the house knows who's getting the rock
42 pts, 11 rebounds for DeMar DeRozan, who just hit a monster ISO pull-up jumper to put the Raptors up 3 on Houston.
Onions for DeRozan....now it's Harden's turn
Lakers-Sixers went to overtime because all of the kids in the crowd were naughty. That'll teach them to do their chores.
New career-high 42 points for DeMar DeRozan. Dealin' tonight.
That’s 42 for DeRozan, a new career-high. If not best game of career, right up there.
DeRozan drills an 18-footer over Harden. Career-high 42. Raps by 3, 18.1 left.
Career-high 42 points for DeRozan. His 11 rebounds match his career-best.
Petition to change the use of "I Like To Move It Move It" to the Guy Fieri remix "I Like To Mix It Mix It" in all arenas.
Laker-fan-angst stopping a lot of people my timeline from enjoying breakout performances from Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Brown & even R. Kelly
What a game at the ACC! The Raptors looking to close out the homstand with a win. DeMar with ties a career-high in pts & rebs w/40 & 11.
Oh, by the way, Andrew Wiggins just turned 20 years old last month.
Rockets force a timeout. Hey, we haven't had a devastating inbound failure in a while!
Official not giving Harden that timeout, resulting in a jumpball, created a huge swing. Instead of HOU ball down 1 w/ 40 sec, it's TOR ball.
Rudy Gay will not return to the game. Being assessed per concussion protocol.
We win! http://t.co/QR6nK5WqZa
Rudy goes out and the game gets close, whaaaat
If the Lakers somehow end up losing their top-five protected first-round pick to Philly, then…woof.
In fairness to Philly, teams have been hedge-triple-teaming Wayne Ellington for years. AK
McHale livid that Johnson was not called for fouling Harden.
Ross secures the ball, Casey calls a timeout in a way that will take a year off his life. Raps up 1, 37 seconds left.
Demar DeRozan not helping Grizzlies. Missed 2 free throws with 45 secs left against Houston. Raptors lead by 1
Don't think Harden ever had possession. Jump ball is the right call.
The DeMarcus Cousins-less Kings are fighting hard against the Grizzlies.
DeRozan gives harden the whole package. Fake...fake...foul. 0/2 free throws though!! TOR up 97-96 w/ 41.9 sec left.
DeRozan has a career-high 40, but misses two free throws with 45.4 left. Harden and Amir Johnson to jump it up.
Almost forgot. Bucks' 11th straight road defeat.
He misses both. There will be a jump ball. Oooof.
Couldn't tell from my baseline angle … may have been a pass from Ellington to Clarkson, as was credited in the box score.
26 pts, 11 assists for Jordan Clarkson in Lakers OT win. Goal is to have him say "Mabuhay" in an interview http://t.co/XQmT27NjIv
DeMar DeRozan drawing a crucial foul on James Harden with a pump fake feels almost poetic.
DeRozan has 40----you know what he's thinking..."Salami and Cheese will taste so good in the players lounge after the game."
Bucks have 8 games to go - 2 with Boston and one more against the Nets.
Toronto up by a point, final minute, over Rockets.
Kings have cut Memphis lead to 78-70 with 9:02 to play.
Has been a blast watching DeRozan go to work tonight.
Bucks lose 101-88 and Eastern race gets tighter. Milwaukee just 1 1/2 ahead of Miami and 3 in front of both Brooklyn and Boston.
These comedy roasts just aren't the same without Greg Giraldo.
DeRozan gets Harden to bite. He'll shoot two with Raps up 1, 45.4 left.
Hawks PA guy ruined a really good game.
While there's nothing great about another 50+ loss year where you lose Randle/Kobe early on, at least Clarkson is getting some quality time
40 for DeRozan
DeRozan with 40, matches career-high
Rudy Gay is undergoing a concussion test and will not return to the game.
Walt's line in Breaking Bad about grade-school T-ball vs. the New York Yankees applies to other tanking teams and Sam Hinkie.
This has been 1 of the most entertaining Raptors games of the season, certainly of 2015. DeRozan/Harden battle alone is worth $ of admission
Just like that it's a 22-point game
The No. 46 overall pick, Jordan Clarkson finished the game with 26 points, 11 assists and 6 boards, plus 3 steals.
Lakers' OT victory gives them 20 wins, might out them out of reach for Wolves to catch. And remember: 18-win Sixers have game left vs Knicks
Amir can’t really jump anymore, but has great positioning, long arms and good instincts. Has 15 boards tonight, 2nd-most past 2 seasons.
Lakers win. Jordan Clarkson snuck in to grab an errant shot by Wayne Ellington, and put it home with 0.9 seconds left in OT.
Season-high 38 for DeRozan. 40 is his career high.
What a game for the rookie Jordan Clarkson. Not only the fun back and forth with Nerlens down the stretch, but a game-winner to close it out
DeRozan nearly missed entire backboard on a drive. Got just enough for rebound to fall to Amir Johnson for a layup and 2-pt lead, 1:54 left.
DeRozan misses a circus layup attempt, Amir with the putback. Raps up 2 with 1:54 left.
That hurts the ol' lottery chances. Lakers almost surely finishing with NBA's 4th-worst record and 16% chance two teams pass them in lottery
Kyle Korver scored 11 points in 67 seconds in the Hawks win over the Bucks.
Sixers lose a guy wide open under the basket with 0.7 seconds left to prevent a second OT and give Lakers the victory they don't want.
ppl speak of Cousins body language, but would somebody give back Nik Stauskas' dog. Cheer up pal, it aint all that.
DeRozan's career-high is 40, set last season, in case you were wondering. He's at 38 with 2:30 left.
That’s 20 wins on the season for the Lakers. Jordan Clarkson hits the game-winner in OT finishes w/ 26 pts, 11 asts, 6 rebs & 3 steals.
The Raps just ran a beautiful play that resulted in two free throws for DeRozan. Nice look from Amir.
Marc still a little makeshirt on the offensive end.
Final: sixers fall to Lakers 113-111 in overtime. Noel with 19 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, a block and a steal. Canaan with 18 off bench
Loved how involved Nerlens was in Brett Brown's late-game play calling. Wanna develop his chops offensively? Trust him in big situations.
Harden with a slam! Yet another 30+ point night. 93-92 Rockets, 2:36 left.
I've never enjoyed anything as much as I've enjoyed Lakers twitter getting despondent over wins.
Again, the Lakers faced a must-lose game against the 76ers — and, again, the Lakers still won.
Lance Stephenson on sitting: "It's not in my hands."
Lakers win! Lakers win! Lakers win?
JORDAN CLARKSON WINS THE GAME FOR THE LAKERS.
One of the better games of DeMar DeRozan’s career tonight.
Clarkson game winner - over
Avery Bradley on Gerald Wallace alley-oop: "That's vintage."
March has been a good 1 for DeRozan, easily best of the campaign. Opened month w/ season-high 35, closed it w/ new season-high 37 & counting
Clarkson hits a game winning layup off a nifty pass from Ellington to win it. Lakers get it 113-111 over Sixers in OT
NERLENS NOEL TIES IT.
Tie game again … Noel hits it.
28 assists compared to seven turnovers for the Celtics tonight.
Kings down 75-64 after three. No update on Gay yet
Valanciunas has five fouls. With Rockets small and breathing on Harden deemed a foul, he sits.
Get ready to be perplexed by a lack of Valanciunas and James Johnson.
Nerlens Noel misses both free throws, but Sixers get an offensive rebound with 21.4 seconds left in overtime.
Brad Stevens doesn't always rely on the numbers. Here's how he explained his decision to play Gerald Wallace tonight. http://t.co/nEK2JlInRK
Wow - missed both - offensive rebounds Sixers -almost stolen by Lakers but out of bounds - Philly has it 21.4 left
Philly, however, managed to get the offensive rebound on Noel's 2nd miss, so it's Sixers ball with 21.4 to play, down 2.
Wolves and Jazz, just clear out. Let's spend the fourth quarter watching Andrew Wiggins and Rudy Gobert repeatedly meet at the rim. Cool?
Solution to Giannis getting lost in corners: Just iso him up top over and over. THAT'S WHY I LIKE YOU JKIDD.
Bradley on Boston's ball movement: "I feel like we were just moving the ball well... I think we had like 16 assists in the first half."
Noel misses the first - big miss
Nerlens Noel going at Ryan Kelly like Michael Jordan went at Craig Ehlo
Noel, the 62% FT shooter, back to the line with 25.4 left. He hit 2 big ones in the final 4th Q minute … but misses both here.
Ryan Kelly fouls Nerlens Noel as he heads to the line with 25.4 left in OT.
This Lakers-Philly gave is like an anti-Elite Eight game
Noel fouled - to the line with 25.4 - big FT
Imagine you were 10 per cent as confident as Greivis Vasquez.
Lobs from Jeff to Al = 😍
Horford dunks on alley-oop from Teague and Hawks lead 89-77.
Turner on a shooter's mindset: "Keep shooting it til it goes in... It can't get much worse than missing."
Clarkson at 24 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 steals
With all that's happened since, where do Canaan-for-McDaniels and cutting Black stand among worst transactions by a contender this year?
Career highs tonight: Clarkson 11 assists, Brown 22 points, Kelly 4 blocks.
"I'm not saying it's his fault at all." Clifford on Lance Stephenson not playing.
Turner on playing the Pacers on Wednesday: "Obviously this next game is a big game because they're trying to do the same thing we are."
Kidd has stuck with Bayless at PG in fourth quarter.
Timeout, Sixers. Lakers lead 111-109 with 31.9 seconds remaining in OT.
Sixers come up with a turnover to get the ball back, down 111-109 with 0:31.9 seconds to play. Time out.
Clarkson has had a terrific game. But that turnover could be costly.
That's another 20-point night for DeMarre.
Wayne Ellington's still a Philly guy
4-point run for Sixers 111-109 LA - Lakers ball final minute
The NBA tanking playoffs finale coming down to the wire
Another put back from Noel cuts the 6-point LAL lead to 2 with 45 seconds to play.
Turner on the win: "We knew we needed this game. Every game is important, so we came and toughed it out."
Wayne Ellington's three gives Lakers a 111-105 lead with 1:25 left.
Ellington for 3 … good. Lakers up 6, until Noel's hoop inside. 111-107, 1:15 to play.
Rudy gets a warm ovation as he goes off, which is nice.
"Effort is a strength of our team, but we have some real limitations." -- Steve Clifford.
Fans giving Gay a nice round of applause.
Lakers going to win this up 111-105 - 1:40 left
Rodney Hood has concussion-like symptoms and will not return.
Clint Capela before tonight: 0 points, -22.45 PER
Gay took a shot from from Gasol to the face in a collison. Gay looks little woozy and his being helped to the locker room.
For those not watching - Sixers are doubling Jordan Clarkson, trapping to make him give up the ball
In past 5 years, teams that had a pre-lottery position of 4th dropped to 6th on two occasions ('10 & '11). So LAL wins = verrrry bad.
Wayne Ellington's jumper gives Lakers a 108-105 lead with 2:00 left.
If Tom Izzo were coaching when the Colosseum was a new arena, I seriously doubt the Christians would get shut out by the Lions.
Um, wow. Jeff. Green.
Elligton's pull-up J, a tough shot, goes down to answer Covington's bucket in the paint. LAL still up 3, 2 min. to play.
Capela's latest dunk was his best yet, but generally, Raps covering those rolls to hoop. Rockets getting 3s where help left, but missing.
LAL's small line up has worked in this OT. Sixers can't get around the perimeter defense and inside to test LAL's lack of rim protection.
It’s “DUNK ON EVERYONE” night in the NBA. Capela just got Lou Will again.
Getting smashed by Jazz at home. No matter who is out and how improved Jazz have been, it's not a good look
Harden is just sitting on the floor after not getting a foul call. Looks a bit shaken up.
James Harden sitting on the floor in protest after refs actually miss a clear foul.
Sigh. Lakers take the 106-103 lead with 2:57 remaining in overtime.
"Frankly, we just take too many plays off." -- Hornets coach Steve Clifford.
Right now I'd say the Rockets did better getting unknown Cllint Capela at No.25 than Raptors did getting unknown Bruno Caboclo at No.20.
In its own weird right, this Lakers-Sixers OT game is kinda "League Pass Alert." AK
An Ellington layup, then steal and layup from Jabari Brown have LAL up 106-103 with 2:57 to play. Brown up to 22 points.
Meanwhile, Clint Capela is still out here murdering people (in the legal, basketball way, to clarify)
Lakers up 106-103
Clint Capela giving Andrew Wiggins a run for multiple dunks of the night.
Capela got LouWill again.
Maybe it's a reach, but I believe Tom Izzo would have avoided the iceberg in 1912. Too soon?
I'm running out of things to say about Clint Capela.
Wes Johnson with turnover and still cares about your pick, Lakers fans.
Wooden Award 10 finalists: Kaminsky, Okafor, Cauley-Stein, Jerian Grant, D. Russell, Delon Wright, Ron Baker, Seth Tuttle, Wiltjer, Brogdon.
Sixers take a commanding 103-102 lead with 4:00 remaining in OT.
So Curry went off for 3 threes in 65 seconds against Bucks; now Korver 11 points in 65 seconds (3 triples, one deuce).
This will be the first game Clarkson logs more than 40 minutes in a game. He's growing before our very eyes
The Washington Wizards have clinched a playoff spot.
There’s an anti-Harden sign (that only makes a bit of sense) that says: “Beard-trimming here."
Jordan Hill and Tarik Black have both fouled out, while Ed Davis and Carlos Boozer have been DNP's. Sacre is available.
Trevor Booker...stretch power forward
Korver just took a 40-footer at end of clock and nearly drilled it.
Get ready for riots at the Rose Garden now that Tim Frazier is wearing Joel Przybilla's number. That cuts deep.
They crank up the music, sound effects so loud here, they sort of hold back one of league's loudest crowds. What's the point if drowned out?
These refs continue to verge on awful.
Z-Bo. Dunk. Yep. It's a party down here.
Check that, Canaan to the bench and JaKarr Sampson in at the 3.
Lee killing the mid-ranger jumper today. I mean, in a good way. He's 5/8 on the night.
Solid, driven and confident play of Capela and Johnson a nice reflection on their work in D-League. Both have progressed.
Lakers. 76ers. Overtime. Switch game.
This is DeRozan's first career 30/10 game
Blazers have announced the signing of guard Tim Frazier for the rest of the season.
After four quarters, both teams refuse to win and we're heading to overtime for the ninth time this season =(
Overtime for Lakers-Sixers feels oddly appropriate.
Just split the ping pong ball and call it a draw.
Andre Drummond is 13 months younger than Rudy Gobert.
Writers have no rooting interest in anything except no overtime. We did not get our wish tonight. Lakers-Sixers head into OT tied up 102-102
If Mirotic plays two weeks in April like he has in March (20 points per), it's going to get interesting. Only one playing for something.
Fourth double-double of the season for DeRozan (30 points, 10 rebounds & counting). He's one board shy of matching season/career-high.
Really liked the growth of Jordan Clarkson since getting quality time with Lakers. Front office deserves praise for grabbing him 2nd rd
Overtime it is. LAL's league-leading 9th time to the extra session. They're 5-3.
ISH SMITH MISSES THE LAYUP AND WE'RE GOING TO OVERTIME.
Stevens on what his team looks for on the floor: "We want to see five guys playing together."
And then Lakers-Sixers went into OT as both teams just stared at the ball for the final 11.1 seconds. AK
Giannis burying jumpers but w/o transition stuff he's struggling to get shots. That was the beauty of Dudley starting -- didn't clog middle.
P.S. Gobert ran the break once last week and it had Mark Eaton absolutely busting up laughing. The big man loved it.
Nick Johnson just flat beat Jonas Valanciunas for an offensive rebound, put it back in and got fouled. I'm seriously impressed.
Landry scores on his first touch. The assist to Reggie Evans.
Clarkson has scored 10 points in nearly the last 2:30 minutes, including making all 4 FT attempts
Gobert with a steal and a behind-the-back pass on the fastbreak.
TAKE THE LAST SHOT, SIXERS.
The ROY race is interesting. Do Wiggins/Noel deserve award on sheer numbers? How do you value Mirotic's contributions in tight playoff race?
Sixers tried to freeze Jordan Clarkson there, but he makes both free throws and ties the game with 11.1 left.
Jordan Clarkson 8-8 at line late in recent games
It would behoove Philly to hold the ball for a final shot, but they didn't do that last time.
Am I hallucinating or did Rudy Gobert just lead the break with a behind-the-back pass?
!. Jordan Clarkson. 2. Julius Erving....
Stevens on Bradley's 30-point performance: "I thought Avery (Bradley) was terrific on both ends of the floor."
Clarkson hits another pair of FT's. Game is tied 102-102 w/ 11.1 seconds left
Rudy is showing off....my goodness
Clarkson stepped up and hit the pressure FT's again to reach 24 points in the game. Sixers ball, 11.1 left, 102-102.
Tonight's a good example why Giannis needs to be used as PF offensively. Ers (top) and Z (elbow) both clog up space you want Giannis using.
Crazy stat of the night: Celtics already have more road wins (15) this year than the 2012-13 Celtics (14).
Jordan Clarkson again drove to the hoop and drew a foul. The rookie is 6 for 8 at the FT line. 11.1 seconds left.
Stevens on his team's performance: "I said this a couple of weeks ago, we're going to rally together... We're not going to use excuses."
Jordan Clarkson heads to the free throw line with 11.1 seconds left.
Jordan Clarkson to the line - he's hit 6 in a row dating back a few games in this situation
Hawks outscored Bucks 26-25 in third, including 11-0 Korver blitz.