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Mason Plumlee said it'll be a long 24 hours but that he expects to get word on whether he made Team USA in the morning
Call me a cynic, but I think this man at El Pollo Loco complaining to the manager about raised prices may be wasting his breath. AK
My 1 rule of USA Basketball is never hold them to any numbers or deadlines they mention, but Coach K seems pretty certain about being at 12.
The Dream lose Game 1, 80-77. Game 2 in Chicago will be on Sunday
Damian Lillard might be the fourth-best player on Team USA (behind Davis, Harden and Curry). And he might not make the team, anyway.
Vandersloot makes the first and misses the second but Atlanta's desperation heave misses
So ya wanna hot Fri nite? Tossing back a talk stiff @starbucks while there's still 85mins left in oldest kid's dance http://t.co/O2ui7u09Up
Yeah its been a long day. Team USA didn't cover that 32 1/2 point spread.
Atlanta fouls right away, Vandersloot headed to the line with 1.6 left
Dream not in the penalty yet so Chicago gets to inbound
The late afternoon gallery on first hole at Witch Hollow. http://t.co/l6BxhExm4p
McCoughtry misses the three and Atlanta is forced to foul with 2.1 remaining
St. John's coach Steve Lavin also just walked in.
My favorite part of Jerome Williams being here: he has "JYD" monogrammed on his cuffs.
Vandersloot puts the Sky in front 79-77, Atlanta with the ball and 17.7 remaining
Chicago wins the tip
My opinion, has not changed, nor is it unique: Lillard, Hayward, Drummond and DeRozan stay home from Spain. Official Cuts coming overnight
After video replay it looks like we are still going to have a jump ball
Simms said Flynn didn't work out with Raiders because his arm was sore
Refs are finished looking at the monitor but still huddled up
Jerome Williams is randomly hanging out in the mixed zone with the media tonight.
Coach K goes to great lengths to tell the media that he doesn't know what "jell" means.
The 4th quarter of Panthers-Patriots will sound a lot like 28-120 Bobcats. No one's fault, and at least it doesn't count.
Only 12 players will get on plane for Team USA. Four will be cut overnight.
Krzyzewski says goal now is to leave for Spain with 12. They had said they might take extra guys, but apparently not.
With all due respect to Team USA, would it be a 20- or 25-point underdog against the original Dream Team?
I have no idea who it was off of
Ball goes out of bounds and the officials are headed to the monitor. Game tied 77-77 with 42.2 remaining
Mike Krzyzewski just announced at his press conference that preference is to take only 12 to Spain when Team USA leaves for Europe tomorrow
Game 2 of this series will be Sunday in Chicago. Atlanta has lost 5 straight road games
Atlanta up 77-75 but still 1:26 remaining. Still a long way to go
McCoughtry taking over now as she puts Atlanta back in front with another jump shot
McCoughtry really hounding Delle Donne defensively. Have to wonder how much EDD has left in the tank
All tied up at 75-75 with 2:20 remaining. McCoughtry with 22 points on 7-20 shooting
Philips Arena just got loud
McCoughtry buries a three from the wing to tie the game and force a Chicago timeout
2:27 remaining and Atlanta trailing 75-72
After getting off to a very slow start, Chicago is up to 48 percent shooting for the game
DeRozan, Lillard, Drummond, Hayward didn't play for Team USA tonight. Writing, perhaps, is on the wall
I know it's a "duh" statement, but this is the best Mack has looked by far
Angel McCoughtry gets a much needed bucket to cut the lead to 73-70
Chicago now with their biggest lead of the game at 73-68,
The pace has slowed to a crawl and so has Atlanta's offense
LaFell drops ball...in other news, when it's 98 degrees in Charlotte, there could be thunderstorm warnings.
A ball hit LaFell in the hands. He did not catch it. Shocking, huh?
Can't find box score of USA...need Rose stats--thank you
Under five minutes remaining and the Dream are trailing the Sky 69-68
Kyle Kendrick hung in there. Kudos. Kudos to him.
Supercut of Homer's lifelong dreams plz
Does whiskey count as beer?
Very happy to see that thumbs up from Sio Moore. Looked like he is in a lot of pain though
Prince with the and-1 opportunity as de Souza picks up her fourth foul
Goodness, Sio Moore... Be well.
Sancho Lyttle back for the Dream
7-6 CBHS after first quarter, but MBA at the CBHS 15 yard line
McCoughtry now matched up on Delle Donne defensively
The irony of DeMarcus Cousins passing to Mason Plumlee on the fast-break to finish off USA's 112-86 win over Puerto Rico.
USA 112, Puerto Rico 86. Team leaves tomorrow for Spain, and I wonder ... Who is starting PG? Column coming later tonight.
Wow. Sio still down? That can't be good
Anybody seen Andre Holmes????
Cousins to Plumlee for the dunk to cap a 112-86 win. Next stop for Team USA: Spain.
Just a tough night all around for Angel McCoughtry who is now 5-18 from the field
Cousins to Plumlee connection!
Quick timeout for Chicago, Dream leading 60-59 with 8:19 remaining
Jasmine Thomas into the game for the 1st time tonight for the Dream
Schaub should be looking more comfortable ... He's not. ... Raiders defense finding a rhythm though
clearly the Cardinals are tanking.
Delle Donne is 9-14 for 21 points entering the fourth quarter. Has played 24 minutes
Kyle Wilson did not re-establish himself, so another Eli Manning INT comes off the board.
Dream with a 58-57 lead heading to the 4th. McCoughtry with 15 points, Henry with 11
If there was any doubt, there are still four DNPs tonight. Have to think DeRozan, Lillard, Hayward and Drummond will be the cuts.
Check that de Souza with only 3 fouls
Based off who hasn't played tonight, and what makes sense, Drummond, Hayward, DeRozan and Lillard are the four likely cuts.
De Souza checks back in with four personal fouls
Obviously he was speaking specific to preseason football, which is more about evaluation than final score.
Korver coming back in. If he's on the roster (and I think he is), they haven't given him much PT to find a rhythm.
Elena Delle Donne carrying the load for Chicago offensively with 21 points. No one else in double figures
Shoni knocks down another three and brings the Philips Arena crowd to its feet
Ran into retired NFL player today at grocery store. Asked what matters tonight. Liked his answer "Individuals -- only thing coaches watch."
Shoni Schimmel into the game for the first time this half
Henry at the line looking to complete a three-point play. Atlanta leading 55-53
Game just keeps going back and forth. This is what the playoffs are supposed to be like
Seems clear Lillard, Drummond, DeRozan showed enough 2 nights ago. I think 14 get on plane, but if it's 13 Parsons stays stateside.
Aside from AA head injury (won't return), a lot to feel satisfied about with Jets performance so far. Giants? They're in Barney.
One of the things I like about covering the NBA is fans get the preseason is that -- scrimmages. NFL fan freak out.
Things could be worse for the Giants. It could be raining.
There was a limited window of time where Lisa would go buy a cow's heart from a butcher shop.
Antonio Allen is now officially done for the night, which is not surprising in the least.
Unique matchup with 21-year-old Anthony Davis in low post vs. 38-year-old Daniel Santiago, who last played in NBA in '05. He's 7-1, 256
Rose out w/USA ahead 20. Clear staff sees Rose healthy, vital. Coach K smart to rest Rose and provide media chance 4 hysteria in slow time
Are they gonna give Hayward a farewell five minutes?
James Harden got stuck high on a drive to the rim. He is OK, it seems.
The Dream and Sky all tied up 46-46 with 4:31 remaining in the 3rd.
Two straight personal foul penalties for the Raiders? They're in midseason form...
Erika de Souza just picked up her fourth foul and is replaced by Aneika Henry
HAHAHAHA J HARDEN PLAYS NOOOOO DEFENSE!!!!
Probably in the minority on this, but I think Anthony Davis is the third best player in the NBA.
Anthony Davis swats shot into 3rd row, prompting ESPN2's Fran Fraschilla to comment: "He's got a chance to be the next great player."
The tall, goofy NBA PR guy just passed the ball to Steph Curry. What a colossal step down from Klay Thompson.
Thibodeau reiterates in ESPN interview Rose doing all the right things, that he's pleased with Rose's play and it's "best thing for him."
Delle Donne drills her third three pointer. Chicago up 44-41
Anthony Davis on floor to start 4th quarter for USA. Davis has 9 points (3-6 FGs, 3-4 FTs) in about 18 minutes of action. USA 91-69 at 8:35
Sensational behind the back pass from Stephen Curry to James Harden for a fastbreak dunk as Team USA has finally opened up a sizable lead.
Thibs says Derrick "has found the rhythm of the game" says he's playing great. He's been saying the same thing every day the last few weeks.
The Sky take the lead on a bucket by Tamara Young
For all that Peacock was critiqued for not going deep in ballgames lately, he has to be taken out early in a game in which he was strong.
Knicks have become the latest NBA team to have the horrifying trend of a senior citizen dance team.
Nice response from Rose. Beat by Arroyo; comes back in iso; draws defense and finds open Gay for 3. Only USA guard really looking to pass.
Telling Rose to stop the jump-pass is like telling him no more cross-over. Spots don't wipe off.
Shame Peacock had to leave. Had done so well and was bouncing back from his rough stretch.
Let's just quote Simpsons tonight. Better than the alternatives. Go banana!
Rudy Gay buries a 3 befor 4th qtr buzzer...meanwhile DeMarcus Cousins plagued with foul trouble tonight vs. Puerto Rico
USA ahead 87-67 after 3. Can Korver or Hayward become Lazarus in 4th?
Jets announce Antonio Allen has a head injury, which is only making their secondary problem worse. His return is questionable.
Really rough night for Cousins. Curious to see if it will impact whether or not he makes the squad.
The way Cousins and Plumlee looked tonight, if I were Krzyzewski I'd be tempted to give Drummond one more look.
Cousins has played pretty well tonight, but has also picked up a couple of silly fouls. With FIBA refs, that's always going to be a concern.
Boogie Cousins could cause a war with Spain if he makes the team.
At the start of Team USA training camp, Rose said he would like to limit the amount of times he uses his jump-pass. Silly rabbit.
Benjamin is a pterodactyl
Cousins has to have made more bad plays than the entire USA roster combined. Going to be tough to add the right big man to the USA team
Cousins is USA's best rebounder, best fouler.
Man Vargas can rake.
Springfield police department rolling up on a house with a tank in an over-dramatized parody sequence in 1993
Rose with highlight over shoulder pass on run while in air for yet another Klay Thompson three: 79-58 USA
Two tweets that are very important to me....
Broadcaster Fraschilla praising Rose's play on ESPN broadcast. Said those suggesting Rose might be cut do not know basketball
So Carlos Arroyo and Renaldo Balkman have both crossed up Anthony Davis and then proceeded to lay the ball in/dunk on him. Weird.
YOU GET A FLAG!!! AND YOU GET A FLAG!!! AND YOU GET A FLAG!!! EVERYONE GETS A FLAG!!!!
Renaldo Balkman has the same body type as Snoop Dogg.
Aneika Henry with a big first half for Atlanta with nine points off the bench
Walters only has 12 RBI to show for his 8 HR and other hits on the year.
Elena Delle Donne leads all scorers with 14 points. McCoughtry has 11 but is just 3-11 from the field
Been a very physical game on the perimeter. Refs had allowed a lot of contact until last few minutes.
13-2 run by Chicago to end the second quarter
Demps is at his best when he's downing the ball in the end zone and not challenging himself or the opposition.
Epiphanny Prince buries a three right before the half and trims Atlanta's lead to 37-36
Two FTs by Fowles cuts Atlanta's lead to 35-31. 8-0 run by the Sky
Can't be many complaints about the Jets' offense to this point tonight.
When Manimal attacks...
Two straight buckets by Delle Donne and the Dream's lead is down to six points
the worst part … the Cardinals have to live in St. Louis.
DeRozan, Drummond are DNPs. Must mean both have made cut to 14. Hayward also DNP after so-so game 2 nights ago. I think he and Korver r cut.
Never would've guessed couple months ago the U.S. would function best when Kenneth Faried was on the floor.
Rory McIroy talking to JR Smith right now. Probably golf talk. And a bro hug.
dare we say that play was, "wacky."
Time out on the floor with the Dream leading the Sky 35-25, 2:38 left in the half
Still awaiting a Chris Johnson burst of speed to the house in a Jets uniform. That's going to happen at some point.
The Panthers aspire to be a ball-control team. The real question is do they have the parts to approach the season that way?
Seen Balkman play a lot of times at MSG. No layup attempt is a gimme.
Hayes hit the deck on that drive and came up limping
JPP is back in. Everyone can relax.
MT@Angels: Garrett Richards underwent left knee surgery today w/Dr. Grumet, Dr. Shepard to repair his patellar tendon. Out 6-9 months.
Angel banks in an impossible shot from straight away and then converts the three-point play. Everything going right for the Dream
I may be overreacting to these first few games -- and a lot can change -- but I think Spain should be favored over Team USA in the World Cup
There's some wind blowing this afternoon, so leaderboard probably won't chance much in WinCo.
New Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is a first-time play-caller and it ain't pretty
There goes the no-hitter for Millone. Kinsler with a leadoff homer to start the game.
Dream leading 30-21 with 5:43 remaining in the half. Chicago shooting just 30 percent from the field thus far
Seems like a bad idea, leaving heavy cement way up on a crane for a weekend. http://t.co/tsk7QOpDfC
Good point by Mike Rucker that Newton is making an honest effort to not bail out of the pocket prematurely.
Fowles into the game for Delle Donne who looked tired during that stint
It's 1 game in 162. 1 play. Blah-blah-blah. I know. I know. But that lazy play from Rasmus last inning is why I wouldn't sign him long term
This game being played at a very fast pace which is usually good news for the Dream
Shoni Schimmel beats the shot clock with a desperation heave
McCoughtry checking back in for de Souza now
Michael Cooper going with the big lineup. Henry, Lyttle and De Souza all on the floor
JPP is getting looked at.
Good-looking Jets drive stalls at the 14 after Eric Decker couldn't hold on to a touchdown pass on second down. Nice ball by Geno, tho
Delle Donne knocks down her 2nd three pointer to open the 2nd quarter
Meanwhile, Love to the Cavs will likely be officially announced Saturday. Then it's ball-time!
Kyle Kendrick's Star Wars character on the scoreboard was an extra from the second movie. The guy who rides a yak or something.
Allie Quigley leads Chicago with six points off the bench. Both De Souza and McCoughtry with two fouls each
Terry Ryan his usual blunt self pregame. Took a lot of blame for Twins' considerable struggles. "It's our fault. We've got to do better."
Atlanta with a 23-18 lead at the end of the 1st. McCoughtry with 8 points, Lyttle 7 rebounds
Rose in halftime interview with ESPN refuses to admit career over. Says he feels good and preferred to talk about game. How dare he!
Yes, Wolves fans, that's certified head athletic trainer extraordinaire Gregg Farnam working the bench w/ World Cup-bound Team USA
McCoughtry picks up her 2nd foul
Parenting advice: When you text your kid a bedtime story, be sure to end it with a smiley face—that way you’re raising a good, positive kid.
someone might get hurt with the way the Cardinals are hitting the ball.
USA leading Puerto Rico just 52-47 at half. Seem distracted as NY fans apparently chanting "What are you looking at!" instead of MVP.
Atlanta has to do a better job at getting over screens and contesting Quigley who is off to a fast start
USA only up 5 at the half against PR.
Anthony Davis (2 pts) 9 minutes in 1st half, partly due to 2 early fouls. USA takes 52-47 lead at halftime on Klay Thompson buzzer-beating 3
Regardless of Boogie, taking Plumlee over Drummond, Lillard and especially DeRozan is just so questionable.
Fun half of summer basketball.
Remember, the Giants' offensive line isn't settled yet. It could get much better. Or much, much worse.
Nice play by Klay Thompson to knock down a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send USA into locker room up 52-47 over Puerto Rico.
Yeah, my TWeet was premature. Halftime: USA 52, Puerto Rico 47 after that Klay Thompson 3
Breland is up and walking off under her own power so that is a good sign
Is Gordon Hayward getting a fair shake? In the three games, he's the only player not to see time in a first half
She is still down and being attended to. Time out with Atlanta up 16-14 with 2:20 left in 1st
Not a good series here for Darrin Walls: Pick six goes through his hands, then Manning to Randle over Walls for a gain of 26.
Henry scores inside plus the foul and Breland goes down hard
"We're sitting here with Eazy E." "Believe dat."
Fran Fraschilla waxing poetic about Mark Jackson's time in Utah. Jazz fans somehow don't feel the same lol
The Simpsons invented white people rapping.
Erika de Souza checking back into the game with two personal fouls
Flashiest PG is not Kyrie or Rose. It is Arroyo, who apparently thinks it is still 2004 and we are in Athens. USA ahead 47-44 late 2nd.
Shoni Schimmel checks in for Celine Dumerc
12 guys have played for the U.S. tonight. It's fair to assume that's the 12-man roster for Spain, as long as Rose is good to go.
May the Phorce be with you. http://t.co/so3Xl3WbT4
Delle Donne back for the Sky after a short rest
"Linda Ronstadt??? How'd you get her?" "Eh, we'd been looking for a project to do together for a while."