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The national basketball spotlight shines on Oregon right now in a way that it hasn't since the Lukes and Freddie took Eugene by storm.
LaMarcus Aldridge is the first NBA player to record 43+ points, 8+ rebounds, 3+ blocks in playoff game since Shaquille O'Neal (May 8, 2001).
Nuance is so lost on Twitter, I can't even be sure this tweet didn't just begin, "_ is so lost on Twitter."
LaMarcus Aldridge recorded two of the Blazer franchise's three highest scoring playoff games in the last four days.
Rockets 42.1 % shooting third-worst in playoffs. That's misleading. They've been worse than that, shooting 21.6 % on 3s, last in playoffs.
Sometimes it's just randomness. That's what you watch the games/film to find out.
Tip Off format for near future - we will breakdown 1 potential candidate per day plus film session on something in NBA playoffs.
Rockets third among playoff teams in pace; 10th in points per possession. They are playing fast offensively. Not playing well.
I realize these are all small samples. That's what the playoffs are, though -- who can tilt things their way over a small sample.
Rockets kept saying problem with offense is defense, w/ Portland buckets slowing them down. Actually, playing at a faster pace in playoffs.
HOU just 1-of-7 so far on corner 3s in this series. Attempted 6.4 per game in regular season. Playing at slightly faster pace vs POR.
LaMarcus Aldridge is the 5th player in history to score 89 points in first two games of a postseason, joining Jordan, West, Baylor, McGrady.
Does Jeff Green's "Top 3 Sportsmanship Award" bonus count against the cap?
We'll also have passes to screening of Spider-Man 2 and Sidecar Cafe will be providing lunch
Don't forget to join us at FRS Powersports on Whitten Rd today from 11-1 for a chance to win tickets to tonight's game 3.
Strong sideline presences in HOU last night: Terry Stotts' pocket square, Donatas Motiejunas' perfect hair part.
Daily News is reporting that it was Dolan who put pine tar on Pineda's neck...
Any Facebook page managers having trouble getting their pages to load so they can post? Tried clearing browser data, etc.
Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies is the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the 2013-14 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner.
Grizzlies PG Mike Conley wins NBA Sportsmanship Award.
In the delayed joke dept: how did no one tweet "La.....Marcus on FIIIIIIIIIIIIIRE *Alica Keys voice*" last night???
Casper Ware did the usual Sixers thing and signed through 2017. Adonis Thomas, however, bucked the trend and signed only for the remainder.
NBA Sportsmanship Award voting: 1. Mike Conley 2. Jeff Green 3. Channing Frye 4. Bradley Beal 5. Damian Lillard 6. Mike Dunleavy
Mike Conley is your 2013-14 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner. Here are the top vote getters and Divisional winners: http://t.co/1f6dOxVJR1
Congrats to Mike Conley on winning NBA's Sportsmanship Award
Monta Ellis on Game 3: “We’ve got to go back home in front of our home crowd, but we can’t lay an egg. We’ve got to stay the course."
Got killed for giving @kingjames (32p/8a/6r/4s) the LOTN. Fact: 3rd such game last 24 years.
Michael Jordan averaged 56 points per game over the Bulls first 2 playoff games in 1986. Yes, AVERAGED 56 ppg.
Boston's Jeff Green finished second in voting for league's 2013-14 Sportsmanship Award. Memphis' Mike Conley wins it.
Monta Ellis on Game 3: “We’ve got to go back home in front of our home crowd, but we can’t lie an egg. We’ve got to stay the course."
NBA's Top Scoring Games: Wilt 100, Kobe 81, Wilt 78, Wilt 73, Thompson 73, Wilt 72
Mike Conley wins Sportsmanship Award, league announces. Players vote on this one, so no poring over media votes and being outraged, sadly.
Mike Dunleavy is 6th behind winner Mike Conley for Joe Dumars Trophy (NBA sportsmanship) voted by players. Bet Cousins didn't vote for him.
[Congrats to Mike Conley on that, by the way, and the other division winners: Uncle Jeff, Frye, Beal, ILLARD and Lil' Dun.]
I demand voting transparency on the NBA Sportsmanship Award.
Grizzlies guard Mike Conley wins the 2013-14 NBA Sportsmanship Award ... the Joe Dumars Trophy.
Your agenda today: 1) Convince everyone you know to come to Philips Arena tonight. 2) Come to Philips Arena tonight. Ball goes up at 7 pm
Per NBA PR, Mike Conley has been awarded the 2013-14 Sportsmanship Award.
Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley Wins 2013-14 NBA Sportsmanship Award
On this day 20 years ago David Robinson scored 71 points in 44 minutes.
For those who don't know why Collins was named, ask Derrick Gordon, for starters.
Cover of the Philly Inquirer sports section this morning. Skins-Eagles may or may not be considered a biggie http://t.co/i1Qu2QLELS
Every playoff team has won except the Bobcats, Bulls & Rockets. One's never won, one we wrote off in January. Houston.. we have a problem.
Does any athlete "follow" more people than Jose Bautista?› http://t.co/d2I3nXksfH
Where's Harden? Ask Wes Matthews.
No balance. On the other end Aldridge is unguardable, but the rest of Portland's players just play smart and with max effort.
Starting to think "wife having a baby" is the new PED, based on what Ginobili and Marion did last night.
And one other note from Phil's very interesting press conference: the Spurs may not be a dynasty, but Knicks fans would take their struggles
hmmm...well they can and should be both, but they don't seem to have a leading voice in the locker room that is able to convey this message.
A lot of "LeBron is coming" plans wind up with uninsured contracts for Amar'e.
As far as the Knicks being fortunate if Melo leaves - maybe true, but you need stars and you don't want to wind up w/2nd or 3rd choice.
Are they a pick and roll initiated offense through James Harden and their guards or are they a throw it down to the big man type offense?
Good morning. Have a remarkable day by leaving a positive mark in the circle of life with family ,friends,work .
The Rockets don't know who they are.
I'm not shocked by any of it.
Just went for a run — OUTSIDE, WHERE THERE ARE PEOPLE — before 9 a.m. I'll take my money now, world.
Wait, which national NBA reporter did Harden call a weirdo? Because there's a good chance he's telling the truth.
Probably not the last time we will hear Snyder's name or Kenny Atkinson mentioned
I'm wary of anyone who shows up to a pickup game for the 1st time and describes himself as a "shooter".
I keep on waking up at 6 a.m. I should probably just have kids?
Spurs regular season: 9 shots/game in last 4 seconds of shot clock. Playoffs: 12.5 such shots/game, per Synergy.
Also on IBA's tournament promotion list: Czech forward for the Denver Nuggets, Jan Vesely.
IBA using Russian NBAers Alexey Shved, Sergey Karasev and Timofey Mozgov to promote pre-Eurobasket qualifiers tournament in July.
The Israeli Basketball Association announced hosting a pre-Eurobasket qualifiers tourney including national-teams for Russia and Czech.
Houston 0, Portland 2: What's your level of shock?
James Harden: "Game 3 is our season." ... No pressure or anything. Sheesh! Moda Center is going to be off the chains!
New 13.000 seats arena near Milano (from 2017)? This is the rendering with sponsor EA7 http://t.co/4AvtgVOoCq
Veteran center for Bamberg D'or Fischer is married to an Israeli. However, unfortunately, this isn't enough to qualify for citizenship.
I'm happy D'or Fischer was named German-League All First-Team Center. Suggested he play for Israeli NT, but hasn't converted yet.
Down two checks, Tarence Kinsey I'm hearing is arbitrating for remainder of his salary. No longer with Partizan.
Partizan Belgrade, I'm told, have terminated the contract of wingman Tarence Kinsey.
Yes, Phil has stirred the shit by saying the Spurs need to win back to backs to be a dynasty, but members of the Spurs have told me the same
LaMarcus ON FIRE Aldridge’s shotchart of Game 2 http://t.co/peDL6w12MM
LaMarcus ON FIRE Aldridge’s shotchart of Game 2 http://t.co/vL5fSsEdJc
Brindisi guard Mike Umeh, a recent Israeli-League All-Star, is hopeful for Italian-League debut on April 27 vs Siena.
D12 was great tonight, but he's now lost 10 consecutive playoff games w 3 different teams. Has changed since '09 when he led ORL to Finals
"Game 3 is our season." James Harden
On postgame notes distributed by the Rockets' staff, one line reads "Rockets are 0-6 in the playoffs when Harden attempts 19 or more FGAs."
but take this into consideration, there's just a handful of people in Century Mall right now… but still, 20mbps? amazing.
OMG r u serious??? yan ang free mall wifi. thank YOU Century Mall… http://t.co/7hCiJ6PUYL
The league has to suspend McRoberts for the forearm to LeBron's throat. Has to.
Put it this way: If LeBron did to McRoberts what McRoberts did to LeBron, many of you would have James deported.
Who knows who Kobe eventually passes the Lakers' torch to but he was always adamant that Dwight didn't deserve it.
I like Josh McRoberts a ton. In Game 2 he did what he thought he had to. But Bobcats fans defending an elbow to the Adam's Apple is wrong.
Thunder-Grizzlies at the Grindhouse tomorrow.