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Henry Walker also said "Gone" by 'N Sync is a Beasley favorite. Walker knows the song by heart just because Beas sings it "all the time."
Steve Clifford called deal for Thad Young "a very underrated trade." Said it's "opened up the floor and Jarrett Jack is killing it."
Scotland Church now pitching for OSU as we go into bottom of 8th. Luke Heimlich pitched an inning, struck out three.
Henry Walker said last night Beas was picking between "A 1,000 Miles" by Vanessa Carlton or "Everybody" by Backstreet Boys. No wrong choice.
Casey mentioned implementing zone as something on his checklist of things to get done before the postseason begins.
Only two active NBA coaches have won 1,000 games. Both of them are in the AT&T Center tonight.
Sterling Gibbs enters to a nice ovation at the 16:53 mark.
Elliott Cary from Clackamas High pinch-hitting for OSU, wearing different numbers as he apparently forgot jersey. Strikes out looking.
Talked to Hassan Whiteside a little more about incident with Alex Len. Wants to put it behind him, but, yes, he wrestled in high school.
Lakers beat Atlanta, Houston, Toronto, San Antonio, Golden State & Chicago this year. Has anyone else beaten ATL & GSW this year?
Same starters tonight for Spurs for third game in a row. Pop seeking lineup/rotation consistency over final month and a half.
Steve Clifford on Lance's season in Charlotte: "I think first of all, in some ways, expectations were a little out of whack."
Martin and Pek both ready to play, although Flip says Martin's still a little weak from Monday's illness
Heat victory tonight would give them their 7th winning streak of the season (2). None have been longer than 3.
Haywood is all comedy. Good dude!
Cavs up 2-1 in season series. They get the tie-breaker if they win tonight, if you care about such things.
Unfortunately, did not get to ask him about the latest trailer for Avengers 2. Will try Tim after the game...
Brad Stevens on the Utah defense: Schematics, will, hard play ... "You’ve got all the obvious boxes to check. Then they’re just longer.”
Also cited injuries, lack of lineup consistency, but that was an issue in each of the past two seasons as well, and they overcame.
Lakers at Heat coming up at 5 pm. Reminder: I’m not on this trip, so will following along from afar like the rest of you all.
Pop on why ball movement has lacked: "Pressing, doing things on their own a little bit, wanting it too much, instead of trusting teammates."
Didn't realize Brendan Haywood got a DNP in last night's rout of Celtics. Asked him how much he played: "What number does Kevin Love wear?"
Heat have won 9 of last 10 vs Lakers.
Even a championship Game 7?!? "Count me out. Life is too short."
Freshman Luke Heimlich takes mound for OSU. It's his fourth appearances. Two previous were starts.
Sterling Gibbs will come off the bench for Seton Hall after serving his two-game suspension. Karlis gets the start on Senior Night.
Pop, on spacing out schedule at the cost of playing into July: "I will not come to work in July. If there's a game in July, count me out."
No Nick Young tonight for Lakers. Swagginess will have to be found elsewhere.
With Olynyk back. Shavlik Randolph listed as inactive along with Sullinger.
Pop, if he prefers FIBA to go back to amateur play: "I wish we didn't have cell phones and 3-point shots, but that's not going to happen."
Sam Tweedt pulled after giving up a double to start 7th. He gave up four hits, one run in 6+ innings.
Pop says same starters tonight vs. The Kings. Parker, Green, Kawhi, Duncan and Splitter.
Lance Stephenson, back in Brooklyn, walks straight into the stands to sign autographs and take pictures with the dozens of fans calling him.
OSU goes w/o run in top of 7th, still up 11-1. Now we stretch.
Byron Scott considered Goran Dragic a top 10 point guard. Raves about how Dragic attacks the basket
Olynyk asked how he might avoid future ankle injuries. Deadpans, "Best thing to do is to try to avoid coming down on other people’s feet."
Hassan Whiteside is up to ~64k Twitter followers. Geez. I'm guessing he had under a thousand in November.
Pilots get a double by Geoffrey Lee, but do no other damage in bottom 6th. OSU still up 11-1.
As expected Nick Young is out tonight against Miamj because of a swollen left knee. Young said yesterday he expects to return Sun vs DAL
Can confirm that St. John's is recruiting 2015 PG Craig Randall of Phoenix Shadow Mountain. 6-4 PG.
Cool that Heat-Lakers is the early ESPN game today and not Cavs-Raptors
Clifford also noted that he was the one who really wanted to go out and sign Lance as a free agent.
Senior Night for Brandon Mobley, whose career-long shoulder problems started off one benign-looking play at JSBL back in 2011. True story.
Stevens hinted Jae Crowder will move to the second-unit 3 with Olynyk back. Speculating, but could limit/remove James Young minutes.
Steve Clifford now hopes Kemba Walker can play sometime next week.
OSU adds a run on a ground-out by Caleb Hamilton, now up 11-1 going into bottom of sixth.
Man, Brett Brown is just fantastic. I hope he gets good players to coach one day.
Dave Joerger said Randolph, Udrih will play, not sure how much.
"Jarrett Jack is killing it," Hornets coach Steve Clifford noted.
You can be ecstatic with the return the Eagles got for McCoy and be sad that McCoy is gone, right? That's where I'm at as a fan.
Marvin Williams will start tonight. This is one of those one-game matchup things. MKG will guard Joe Johnson.
Clifford said he thinks "unrealistic" expectations due to Lance's play in Indy past few seasons have played a part, as has role in Charlotte
The Spurs begin their March schedule tonight. 15 games in 31 days, 9 vs. playoff level teams, 2 back-to-back sets.
UMass will retire a jersey to honor John Calipari during the 2015-16 season to honor the 20th anniversary of 1995-96.
Gabe Clark hit a huge solo homer to left center, OSU's third of game. Beavers up 10-1.
UP got a hard-hit double from Turner Gill, but no other damage to Tweedt, who has 5 Ks, has given up two hits.
I'm jealous of Iman Shumpert's hair.
Spoelstra is encouraging Hassan Whiteside to continue playing with an edge after the fight/two-point takedown on Monday.
So does the NBA fan collective now view Harden as a bigger villain than Westbrook?
Kelly Olynyk: "I actually really like the sleeves (on jerseys)." Doh.
Obligatory the AT&T Center still smells like the Rodeo tweet.
NBA BEST DEF FG% - LAST 3 WEEKS Utah* 38.9 Indiana* 39.3 LAC* 39.8 Milwaukee 40.9 Cleveland* 41.4 OKC* 41.7 * Face C's in March
McHale on Dwight Howard's progress: "He's coming along. I've seen him on the treadmill. I haven't seen him on the floor."
So many good games tonight. There's a New York-Indiana and a Denver-Minnesota too.
Erik Spoelstra seems confident that Whiteside got the message about showing restraint next time he's in a situation.
Pelicans' Anthony Davis will play tonight against Pistons
Erik Spoelstra on teams getting physical with Whiteside, "There's only so much you can do in this league."
Hendrix, from tiny Santiam Christian, has a single, double and homer, just needs the elusive triple for cycle.
Brooks asked about Kanter or Adams in the starting five says, "I know what I'm going to do." Wouldn't say what, though.
OSU gets a two-out double of Jeff Hendrix, but Beavers go run-less in inning for first time. Still up 9-1. Fisher looking effective for UP.
FYI: co-hosting @pti on Thu/Fri with Kornheiser. AND co-hosting Uncle Tony's DC radio show 10-noon 980am (special Don't Get Fired edition).
Steven Adams is out tonight.
Steven Adams is out tonight, Scott Brooks says.
Scott Brooks said Westbrook had "some issues" with the mask and will probably wear a headband with it to help.
Clifford says Hornets will open up playing small, will start Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Joe Johnson.
Erik Spoelstra (indirectly) on his dance moves: "We all make a fool of ourselves" for each other's charity events & good causes.
No minute restriction for Westbrook.
Spoelstra, on his song and dance Tuesday night at Battioke, "You want to enjoy people you work with."
Tyler Johnson (ankle) told Erik Spoelstra pregame that he is good to go tonight vs. Lakers.
Steve Clifford calls acquisition of Thaddeus Young a "very underrated trade."
Clifford cites the importance of getting off to a hot start against the Nets, who are a good first quarter team.
Kevin Wade crushed a solo homer to left for UP's first hit and run; OSU still up 9-1; Tweetd had retired first 11 batters.
Marble said his vision has been bothering him for almost a month, so this isn't a new thing, just something discovered today.
Hornets coach Steve Clifford says he thinks Kemba Walker is about a week away from returning to game action for Charlotte.
Here at Target Center for Nuggets v Wolves. Expect a dip in attendance tonight but teams thinks another sellout could be coming Sat v PDX
Devyn Marble said he does have some hesitation about the surgery, but said he was also hoping to avoid wearing protective goggles
Devyn Marble said can't recall anything that happened to detach his retina, no contact he can think of, might have been fluid build up
Watch for "rights" with regard to players in upcoming NBA D-League trades. Teams heavily value them & will look to include in various ways.
I once covered Mater Dei High and USC basketball. You'd think I would have had to work my way up by starting with the Lakers.
Magic starters tonight: Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris, Dewayne Dedmon & Nik Vucevic.
More Stevens praise for Jazz: "I've always thought they have as good a young talent as there is around."
Brad Stevens called Jazz "one of the more impressive teams I've seen since the All-Star break."
OSU up 9-0 after Kyle Nobach hits sac fly with bases loaded; UP pitching change, Grant High product Kyle Fisher takes mount for UP.
But I do think the Raiders have made strides with Carr & Mack, and if they nail this off-season, they could be fun to watch in 2015.
Same starters for Knicks tonight. Fisher said: "We’ll give these guys another chance to get off to a better start than they did last night."
Bottom of the 9th in Surprise so we'll hit the air here in a minute on @1053TheFAN - we have great stuff with Shin-Soo Choo at 5:30
Devyn Marble doesn't recall a specific episode in which he suffered his eye injury. He'll have surgery next week.
No Lowry tonight. Casey didn't commit to same starters
As expected, no Kyle Lowry again tonight for Raptors. They are resting him.
Raptors PG Kyle Lowry (rest) will not play vs Cavs tonight.
No Lowry tonight for Raps vs. Cavs
No Lowry tonight vs Cavs. Still resting.
For first time since spraining right ankle January 22 at Portland, Kelly Olynyk available for Celtics tonight.
But man, some Raiders fans were FIRED UP about that class.
Upon exit, no hugs between Zimmer, Spielman and Adrian. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!?
Casey says Raptors starting to do some experiments - like starting Patterson recently - to prepare for playoffs. Still need to get zone in.
Kelly Olynyk will return to the court tonight after an 18-game absence.
If you needed any confirmation Lopez was one foot out the door, D-Will said: "It's not just rumors. It's like the deal is on the table."
After 18-game absence, Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk returns tonight vs. Utah.
Except for a few specifics, think I was pretty nice to McKenzie back then. I'll keep the same judgment: At least he didn't screw up the cap.
"They've got the best player in the league. I don't think that can be disputed... (but) Houston might.
Olynyk will be available to play tonight for the Celtics.
Stevens doesn't think Olynyk will have a minutes restriction, but, "I don't plan on playing him 35."
Bob Myers to 95.7 The Game on Ray Allen: "If he wants to play next year we'll look at it at that point."
UP down in order again, Tweedt has given no hits, struck out three in three innings.
Dwane Casey says the Raptors plan to deter Dellavedova from playing harassing D is to "knock him on his behind"
Casey says "tonight play with confidence. Let's find an area to get better, whether it's offence or defence.
Bob Myers to 95.7 on JaVale McGee: "We'll look at it if he clears (waivers), but we haven't really delved into it..one way or the other."
Lionel Hollins on tie-breaker talk: "If we win enough games, none of that will matter."
Stevens on Cavs loss: "We didn't play well. We'll see how we respond. We're gonna have ups & downs but we've got to get over downs quickly.
Oregon State's 15 home runs this season have come in 12 games; OSU hit 21 homers in 59 games all of last season.
Stevens on the Utah Jazz: "They have as good young talent as there is around. They're long... They cover a lot of ground (defensively)."
Stevens says Olynyk is back: "He's gonna dress and be available. Watching him play 3-on-3 yesterday, he looked good to me."
Kelly Olynyk will dress and be available tonight for the Celtics.
LeBron out early to shoot
Freshman Joe Gilette hits two-run homer, OSU's 15th of season. Beavers up 8-0.
In the 7 games he's played since Carmelo last played, Cleanthony Early is 10-for-44 shooting - over last 6 he's 0-for-13 from 3-point range.
Bob Myers to 95.7 The Game on JaVale McGee: "We haven't really explored it in a lot of depth."
Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas averaged 22 points and 6.5 assists over four games to claim most recent Eastern Conf. Player of the Week honors.
If Nets win tonight they clinch tiebreaker over Hornets.
Deron Williams says he's been healthy since the All-Star Break, doesn't care about 57-point anniversary, didn't touch ball during break.
When Deron Williams was told it's three-yr anniversary of his 57-pt game vs Charlotte, replied sarcastically, "I think about it every day."
Pilots go down in order again in bottom of 2nd. OSU still up 6-0.
"He's playing like an All-Star. We need to pay attention to him similar to how we did Steph Curry." - Deron Williams on Mo Williams.
Kelly Olynyk will return for the Celtics tonight and come off the bench. He hasn’t played since January 22nd in Portland.
Greatest female athletes of all time?
Beasley at the arena early and getting up shots. http://t.co/7MnIlLXeR3
Harrison thumps a sharp double, showing a lot of speed to reach 2nd, drives in Dane Lune. OSU up 6-0.
Borrego said Kokoskov is seeing the team really for the first time and thats been helpful in crafting the process, in all phases of the game
Borrego said the addition of Igor Kokoskov has been really helpful, as he's brought a blank-slate mentality to the process.
UP yanks Cole Doherty after he gave up 5 runs, 5 hits; junior Ryan Barr takes mount, immediately facing OSU frosh phemon KJ Harrison.
James Borrego said the focus of the Magic since the change has been on the defensive end and that's where they have focused the most energy.
Reserve point guard CJ Watson is available but Donald Sloan will get backup minutes. Watson's dealing with elbow soreness.
Ten NBA teams expected at The Rock tonight for Providence-Seton Hall. Big East Player of the Year candidate Kris Dunn the headliner
Jeff Hendrix hits three-run two-out homer, Oregon State up 5-0 in bottom of 2nd. His third homer of season.
Jason Thompson will tie Peja Stojakovic tonight for the most games played by a Sacramento era King at 518.
Pacers are resting Roy Hibbert tonight against the Knicks
Magic unsure of when Marble's detached retina occurred or cause - was discovered after return from D-league.
Lavoy Allen will get the backup center minutes
Roy Hibbert will be rested tonight. Mahinmi to start, Allen in the rotation.
Vogel announces that Roy Hibbert will rest tonight.
Inside spread of the Heat's official game-day program. Only in Miami... http://t.co/ZNFs9tA7OY
Devyn Marble was experiencing discomfort with contacts further exam revealed injury so not something that happened today
DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is probable tonight at San Antonio
Evan Fournier and Luke Ridnour will not play tonight. Aaron Gordon will be available to play.
DeMarcus Cousins is probable for tonight's game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Yea, call me nuts freezing temps but I love walking around Chicago! http://t.co/W65zRX4msd
Sam Tweedt strikes out 2, Pilots down in order to end 1st. Tweedt's got some movement on his pitches.
OSU up 1-0 after top first. Jeff Hendrix walked, reached 2nd on throwing error, 3rd on Dane Lund hit, scored on groundout by KJ Harrison.
Steve Clifford said recently if all goes well, he hopes Kemba can start playing sometime on the West Coast trip (starts Mar. 16 in Utah).
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