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It's always amazing to me how much, other than the tattoos, LeBron's body and mine look alike
The eye test tells you Noah's left knee isn't right. Lumbering and favoring it.
TBH, I didn't even know this guy had 500 HRs
Gasol with a sweeping hook 13-7 Bulls 65-55 mid 3rd
Kobe & Company http://t.co/wGMyAEm02p
Depleted Thunder roster has lost its last three preseason games by a combined 71 points.
Lance Stephenson moves ahead of Brandon Jennings in preseason iso dribbles 1,765-1,763
Trivia - what player hit exactly 509 career HRs?
Dwight started slowly, but came on well. Had 11 points, eight boards and two blocked shots in 16 minutes.
That's a game-changing drop by Boldin. But Kap can't be mad as many times as Boldin has bailed him out with a great catch
Rockets rookie center Tarik Black starting the second half. Appears Dwight is done for the night, unless Black is beating him out.
Moving screens are a point of emphasis in the NBA this season.
It's a final: Wolves 112, Thunder 94 here in Tulsa. Mo Williams has 19, KMartin and Ricky 13 each
The Warriors start the second half with this lineup: Nedovic, Iguodala, Barnes, Green and Kuzmic.
4th foul on Noah - likely not going to get the minutes he was hoping for tonight.
4 fouls on Noah
Wow. Boldin drops a TD
Dante Exum is listed as a starter for Utah tonight, along with Alec Burks (who missed last game vs. LAL), Hayward, Favors and Kanter.
Boldin comes back to get Kaepernick's short throw … blitz was coming too
Wolves have a 108-88 lead and here comes Brady Heslip with 2:05 left
A young lady holding up this sign tonight: "#3 -- Teach me how to Dougie"
Hinrich starts second half for the injured Butler.
Liking the court sense I've seen from GR3 during his preseason time so far. Just looks like he belongs
Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry and Jeremy Tyler are all out for the Lakers tonight.
Going back to the 80s tonight w/ Thunder dance team's "Baby I'm a Star" by Prince and Elvis Costello's "Pump It Up."
Fast break points allowed by the Jazz in the pre-season by game -- 10,8,7,8 and 6. Average below 7.8. Last year 15.5 (27th in NBA)
Lin's availability Tues vs. Phoenix hinges on if he can play full contact on Monday & plant feet, cut, change direction without any issues
Boy, Kap is hitting some tight spots
For those obsessed with minutes - Rose played 13:51 in the first half, while Noah played 10:22, but had some foul issues.
Kap keeps three broncos in his face
Navy Blue Crush
Yeah, Wilhoite. We saw D. Thomas sit you down
Rockets have used Papanikolaou as a stretch four late in the half, as McHale discussed this week. It's been a good look with GS going small.
Hopefully, Butler will sprain the right one in the next week, counting dollars from his new contract. PAY THE MAN!!!
Butler will miss the rest of the game with a left thumb sprain.
Dez Bryant believes putting the visor back on his helmet was key halftime adjustment. "I had a visor on, so I went back to Dez."
That time, Lynch was too fast to be held
Grown men getting left hanging on high fives by the tunnel is my favorite thing.
Bulls lead Hornets 57-49 at the half, and probably one of their best first two quarters of the preseason so far.
Bulls 57-49 at half. Hinrich-15 Bulls 55% -6-11-3s 11-15 fts
Two that should be wearing orange tonight -- the Broncos and Perrish Cox
Butler has a big ice pack on his thumb as he sits on the bench.
Nemanja Nedovic can get wherever he wants on the court tonight.
Alright, iconoclastic Ed Vedder, leave the indelible -- again.
Does Peyton get No. 509 in first quarter? Who will it be to?
Rose's inability to create his own shot like he used to continues to lead to some bad turnovers for the No. 1.
OK place your bets... No. 509 to ______ ? I say Demaryius. #509
Wiggins just went down hard in a collison, walking to bench on his own
Probably shouldn't have started the San Francisco defense tonight.
A 6-1 start for the Cowboys? "Well, I would have thought you were kidding me about glory hole or something," Jerry joked.
Dante Exum starts as Trey Burke starts tonight. Think tonight will be a chance for the back end of roster to show themselves tonight
I thought Kap missed his target over the middle. Geez. Vernon smokes a perfect pass
This would have been so cool if they started the Super Bowl like this.
Thibs had Dunleavy and McDermott at wing as Hornets got back within 9. Not seeing that one again. Snell in; Butler out with thumb sprain
Here at the Broncos game, they're trying to make Seven Nations Army a thing
Wolves have built an 18-pt lead here in 4th qtr in Tulsa
at 5 pm it was - will Peyton break the record tonight? now at 7 pm, it's -- will Peyton break the record this quarter?
Do I need to see Dumb and Dumber to follow the plot of Dumb and Dumber To?
Favre still has his 336 interceptions. And his crocs. Nobody can take those away.
As Nedo checked in for Craft, the rookie told Nedo that the Warriors can get easy shots after two passes on every possession.
He can pronounce Papanikolaou but not Ariza? OK.
Bulls 14 points in paint in 1st Q...0- 2nd period
That stinks for Favre... first lost a girlfriend to Ben Stiller, now this.
Jerry on contracts, Garrett included: "Now that things are going good, I'm not even gonna begin to start anywhere. I'm just gonna squat."
12-0 Hornets run 49-41 Bulls Butler left thumb sprain will not return
Starters are letting it get away from them. Hornets cut it to 8 with 4:11 left in first half.
Breakdown by Noah on the switch defensively. Gave up a bad three, while Dunleavy was like, "Where were you?''
Official word from Thunder is Russell Westbrook is healthy enough to return, but Scott Brooks (smartly) giving him rest of night off.
Mo Speights, who just got back from his grandfather's funeral in Florida, is checking in to play with Craft, Rush, Iguodala and Green.
Russell Westbrook likely won't play rest of the night. Wolves lead 82-68 after 3 quarters
Dunleavy and Gasol now checking back in. Best performance by the Beard Mob since preseason started.
Has Taj always been this much of a black hole on offense?
The closest 49er to Welker was Brock, about 3 yards behind him … wow
That smirk from Peyton is legendary.
Catching up at Staples - Lakers appear to be going skeleton crew again tonight
Hinrich just tried helping Lance up and the former Pacer wanted nothing to do with him. He's in midseason form.
I’m sorry, but … I’m on an airplane right now … thousands of feet in the sky and communicating to thousands. I can’t help but be amazed!
Papanikolaou will pick up an assist here and there, but will pile up the hockey assists. Creates in all kinds of ways.
Andrew Bogut is back on the bench -- probably a restroom break to the locker room.
i was thinking Denver should've taken the penalty, forced the 49ers to get back into FG range. But their decision worked
Bulls reserves with 30-15 edge since midway in first. Finally deserving of nickname.
Rose and Noah checking back in.
He missed it left
Broncos decline both 49ers penalties. On comes Dawson for 51-yarder
Heading into tonight, Bulls were 32.4 pct from 3-pt range in preseason. Opponents were at 27.4%
David Lee just stopped by the scorer's table to say he's done for the night, and meanwhile, Andrew Bogut sprinted to the locker room.
Hornets going with the "Bad Picks By MJ Unit'' on the floor right now.
Maryland senior F Evan Smotrycz sustained a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot and will miss 4-6 weeks.
Andrew Bogut is yelling something at Ognjen Kuzmic as the second-year center walks to the timeout huddle, but it's not in English.
Kaepernick looks sharp early
Kirk Hinrich with 15 pts and 7 of 7 in 7 minutes in 46-30 Bulls lead. Vinny Del Negro asks, Kurt? Kurt Rambis asks to change name to Kirk
And Hinrich finally misses.
For those not wondering, too bad.
For those wondering, yes, this second unit has been giving the starters all they can handle in the scrimmages at the Advocate Center.
go ahead and take LSU if you are insane - that is the worst line since LSU was favored over Miss St
Warriors backup point guard Shaun Livingston is sitting on the baseline and teaching Nemanja Nedovic something on every possession.
Broncos' defense rank 6th in NFL in yards allowed, 9th in points allowed per game … the 49ers offense will have to play well
I see you Bulls game ops, using "Whole Lotta Rosie" for this Derrick Rose "about me" video
Hornets giving up 75% shooting from the field, trail the Bulls by 16 early in second quarter.
3-point shooting has been an issue for Bulls in preseason. Not tonight. They're 7-for-8 if that last Hinrich bucket counts as 3.
Bulls up 46-30 Hinrich 6 of 6 -15pts
Pretty soon Hinrich is going to shrug his shoulders like MJ did.
Do you pump your gas to the even dollar or by the gallon?
Hinrich is killing it right now - 6-for-6 for 15 points in seven minutes.
Dante Exum starts tonight for the Utah Jazz with Trey Burke resting
Hinrich for Sixth Man Award? He's 5-for-5, 13 pts tonight in 7 minutes.
I guess Aaron Brooks is in and Tony Snell is out of the Bulls rotation.
Russell Westbrook comes out of the game, wrist checked out by a trainer. But he's staying on the bench. Doesn't seem to be serious.
If this second unit can clean a few things up they will give a lot of teams fits.
Deion, Colonel, Summer, Larry.
Vegas odds on Hinrich leading league in scoring go from bazillion to one to gazillion to one after 10-point first quarter.
Dwight starting the second quarter. Knee looks sound, but he looks rusty. He's 2 of 10 in his two preseason games.
Mirotic again playing defense with his hands down ... asking for NBA fouls like that. Needs to be addressed.
Brandon Rush checks into the game after leaving Friday's contest with spasms in his lower back.
Probably about time Scott Brooks throws his rotation players in a safehouse and doesn't let them out til the opener.
We've got a Robbie Hummel appearance. He's sub into game with Wiggins, Pek and Ricky midway thru 3rd qtr
Hard tumble for Russell Westbrook on a drive, now holding his left wrist.
Johnson gets taken out by the ref, opening the way for Sanders' TD
Bulls shot 14-of-20 that first quarter. Lots of points in the paint.
Calling Peyton bootleg on third down.
Bulls w/35-28 1st qtr lead over low scoring Hornets. Thibs greets team with typical as long as we score doesn't care how much they score.
Ahmad Brooks gets Hillman back for putting Dontae Johnson in the spin cycle
KMartin has 13 pts on 4/10 shooting -- 1/3 on 3s -- and has 3 rebs and 2 assts in 21 minutes so far in preseason debut
It’s crazy the Giants are 8-2 this postseason, but it’s even crazier the Royals are 8-0. … and people say these teams won’t make a great WS.
Justin Holiday gets into the 15th-man debate with a three-pointer at one end and a hustle play that stole a possession on the other end.
Ole Miss opened as only a 3 pt favorite against LSU? Is this planet earth?
Action-packed 1stQ. Bulls lead 35-28 and shot 70 pct from field (14 for 20). Kirk Hinrich with 10 pts off bench in 5 minutes of action.
Interesting how Lynch went up for the deflection but stopped like he didn't want to interrupt
The Kirk Hinrich Game
Kirk Hinrich is in the zone. 4-for-4 -- already 10 points in 5 minutes.
Aaron Craft has really improved his three-point shooting -- even in the short time since the Las Vegas Summer League.
The best way Peyton Manning could honor Brett Favre tonight is by beating the Niners.
Thad picks up 4th foul, Bennett comes in early to sub with 9:08 left in 3rd
No way Wilhoite can keep up with D-Thomas
Hawks really working at being inclusive. T.I. on opening night and "Cotton Eye Joe" in the rotation during games. smh
Gavin Escobar (2 TDs) admits he's heard lot of criticism about Cowboys picking him in 2nd round. "Maybe not so many haters out there today."
Still looks strange -- Jason Terry checks in for his first Rockets action. http://t.co/bLbM5I06gw
Wolves moving ball, creating turnovers, lead Thunder 55-43 early in 34d
With minutes restrictions of Noah and Rose, this is pretty realistic of how it will look for the time being.
I like these Hornets uniforms -- mix of purple and teal, retro and modern. Will anyone miss the Bobcats?
The very WEEK I get a Chris Clark jersey, Paul Cornick takes over.
Mirotic then comes in for Gasol after his 10 minutes of work, while Butler is in the Luol Deng crossover role.
McHale said he wanted to use guys in combinations might play. Dwight came in with Terry, Smith, Papanikolaou.
The opposite of a good start for the 49ers offense … offensive line got destroyed on that blitz
Interesting that Hornets had Williams guarding Noah, Jefferson guarding Gasol in the 1st quarter.
Thibs getting his subs in order tonight. First going with Taj and Hinrich for Rose and Noah, then adding in McDermott for Dunleavy.
Jason Terry, Ish Smith first guards off Rockets bench, getting his first time of preseason. Papanikolaou also in.
Feels like an earthquake here with the fans stomping on these steel bleachers
Kirk Hinrich heating up
Aaron Craft checks into the game for the Warriors. Let the tryout for the team's 15th man commence.
George Karl in the media room next to Trent Baalke
Is there a better RB/WR duo in NFL than DeMarco Murray/Dez Bryant? Dez: "I don't know. I don't think so, man."
Dante Exum will start tonight. Trey Burke gets the night off to rest.
Must be pretty annoying to be a San Francisco fan watching this NBC broadcast tonight.
Wolves start 2nd half playing zone again, they fared pretty well with it in 1st half
Trevor Ariza is 4-4 from the field for 9 points with 2 steals in the first 9 minutes of the first quarter.
Hornets 23-22 256 left 1st Q Jefferson-10pts Rose 6pts
Alec Burks will indeed play tonight, Snyder says. Has missed three straight games with a shoulder injury.
And now, Trace Adkins, singing our national anthem -- Honkytonk Badonkadonk
Harrison Barnes is having a field day with James Harden defending him. Barnes has nine points in 8 1/2 minutes.
Butler keeps looking at his hand -- but he's staying in the game. Trying to shake it off.
Tyler is going to sign an overseas deal with a team in China
Perils of being a good defender. Jimmy Butler appeared to hurt a finger when deflecting a pass. Looks like he's staying in.
Tarik Black, Donatas Motiejunas check in. Interesting (telling?) that with Dorsey back, Black is backup center tonight.
Butler hurt his left hand trying to step in front of a pass. He's still messing with it in the timeout.
Jimmy Butler went for a steal and appeared to jam his finger. He looks like he's in some pain right now.
Sing it to me Carrie!
Broncos sticking with Peyton Manning at quarterback tonight.
Thibs with upbeat, "Hey at least we're not down 21" as team heads into t/o down 17-16 six minutes in. Or maybe he didn't.
Think Peyton loves the game? Guy is talking about studying Baugh, Layne, Tittle, Unitas, Tarkenton, Marino, and Favre.
Derrick looks stronger and stronger each game. Explosiveness is all there.
Bulls' starting offense looking a little more fluid. Good news for Thibs. The defense will be there -- the offense improving is paramount.
Pau Gasol just hit a 3-pointer. Over his 13 years in NBA, he's made 38 threes, so a little over two per season. Career-high is 8 in 12-13
Rose with 6 points and playing with some life.
Nemanja Nedovic scores on the one-man fastbreak and has a game-high seven points in five minutes.
Pau just knocked down a corner three.
Andrew Bogut just drilled an 18-footer in rhythm. It was right-handed.
Wasn't watching at the time but wondering, could Jameel McClain be called for a disconcerting signals penalty for his I'm not the mike bit
Gasol talking some sneaky stuff after blocks on Jefferson.
New face at Thunder games this year: Former NBAer Michael Cage now doing color commentary for OKC telecasts
Steve Kerr is at the scorer's table, wondering why they're playing music during the game. "This isn't a concert. It's a basketball game."
Ariza tells Steve Kerr to pipe down so he can tell the PA guy how to pronounce his name. Now, if someone can turn down volume on the PA guy.
Over and under on number of games Noah plays this season is set at 55.
Wolves 49, Thunder 40 at the half in Tulsa. KMartin has 10 pts in 17 mins in preseason debut, Ricky scored 8 pts in 10 mins
As you probably heard if you have a window open in Houston, our PA guy keeps mispronouncing Ariza. Ariza gave him a long stare after bucket.
David Lee opens Sunday's game the way he closed Friday's game. He made his first shot and then found Nemanja Nedovic for a reverse layup.
Stephenson would have looked good in red and white right about now.
Serge Ibaka went down with what looked like a right leg injury. Took a little while to get up. But walking it off, staying in the game.
The Internet has so many words on it. Here are twelve more.
You don't hear much Prince anymore during NBA TOs, but Tulsa's got "Baby, I'm a Star" for Thunder dance team tonight
I'm intrigued by what Thibs can do defensively with Noah and Gasol out there together.
Second unit could be huge this year - especially with Rose still searching and Noah's knee issues.
This is the Bulls' home TV crew that NBA TV is picking up.
Anxious to see when the No. 1 decides to flip the switch. Or maybe there's no longer a switch to flip. Just three preseason games left.
Isaiah Canaan made a late move, but checking with judges (me), Nick Johnson is tonight's winner.
With Nick Johnson on tm and Dwight high-flying again, Rockets' pregame dunk contest takes a serious step up. Dorsey puts on a show, too.
Byron Scott says Lakers will strt trimming roster in "next couple of days," but can confirm Woj report that Jeremy Tyler is on way out.
Storylines out of Byron Scott. We need more time, we are even till Kobe goes out, Kobe is as good as ever
MVP of the preseason so far? Jimmy Butler - no-brainer. Playing at a high level, and one of the few starters playing with heart right now.
Byron said he plans to play Kobe all four of the remaining preseason games
Wolves opened up 35-25 lead before Ibaka answers with jumper
Expect a few more Kobe minutes tonight. Lakers want to increase PT until he's at his regular-season target the last two preseason games.
Same starters: Price, Kobe, Johnson, Boozer and Hill.
All six Lakers that have been out with injuries — Nash, Lin, Young, Kelly, Clarkson and Henry — will miss tonight’s game, as expected.
Nets saying they've been jet lagged and tired for last three days. Who wants to go to China next year?
So there's this now: Ryan Kelly was on his way back from a hamstring injury but tweaked the other one in the last drill at shootaround today
Perry Jones is 3-of-12 from the free throw line this preseason.
Mike Dunleavy picks RHCP's "Can't Stop"
Lakers also without Steve Nash so Lakers point guard tonight is Ronnie Price
Dieng into game now for Pek, Wolves lead 28-25 early in 2nd qtr
Nash, Lin, and Kelly won't play tonight. Lakers missing six guys in total.
Props to the fans at Lambeau Field who taped this R-E-L-A-X sign. Awesome. http://t.co/yECv9TkSoG