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Jacque Vaughn has fabulous sideline demeanor. Always positive, always instructing.
Jazz will use lessons learned from their Tank-Off victory over the Sixers to their advantage when these teams meet in the 2017 NBA Finals.
Now would be a good time to put the Bobcats away not let them back into it but that isn't the Grizzlies way
Jazz pulling away for an important win over Sixers - will climb to 22 wins on year
Burks no-looks to Hayward, who finishes +1. Jazz up 100-92 & about to end their 5-game losing streak. Philly's about to go to 16 straight.
Welp. 16 down, 20 to go.
Spurs start third quarter as if someone swapped their Gatorade for warm milk at halftime.
and that will be No. 16 in a row.
Mascot slam dunks trump the Kings of the Court but not by much.
Luke Ridnour coming in to start the fourth.
Sixers down 6 with 45 seconds left, but no worries … they found Henry Sims on the low block.
They're booing like a 5-year-old Santa Claus in a BYU shirt was on the video screen in Philly after Hayward wasn't called for a charge.
Doug McDermott has 41 on Senior Night in Omaha. Because of course he does
FYI folks. We are working on blog/website issues.
Pablo's been a lot more willing to shoot these past few games.
Big props to the guys sitting courtside, trying to get Spurs players to stop and pose for cell phone photos before the start of the half.
pretty boisterous crowd for a Sixers-Utah matchup.
End of third: Grizzlies 79, Bobcats 61
Prigs is making it rain.
Don't think Trey's quite strong enough to truck somebody like that. How'd it look on the replay?
Bobcats are now 3-of-16 from 3-point range.
keeping the TV muted during all commercial breaks lest the Subway cruncha muncha or AAMCO car noises ads play
That's why this game is massive for the Knicks. A win moves them into a tie with Cleveland, half a game back of a Detroit.
This one about to get away. Bobcats defense has left much to be desired.
the Bobcats look exhausted
Wroten is 12-13 from the field
Wroten up to a career-high 30 points after knotting the score at 91-91 with 2:43 left on a two-handed dunk
Sixers tied w/ Utah w/ 2:43 left. This may be their best chance to not finish the season on a 36-game losing streak.
Steal and a fastbreak dunk that Hayward can't chase-down block. We're tied at 91.
Tony Wroten with the fastbreak dunk, and the Sixers and Jazz are level at 91-all.
It's a two-point game in Philly with 3:20 to go.
Jazz make 16 of 24 FTs to win 4A state title.
Clifford is steaming mad in that timeout. Some language that is anything but G rated.
5 youngs with the Jazz leading 91-87
People have asked me how Clifford will use CDR once Henderson is back. Shaky as the bench has been, don't see that as an issue.
Magic bench, first half against Spurs: 27 points. Magic bench, entire game Wednesday against Rockets: 23 points.
Thad Young with 36 minutes and zero rebounds. That's wacky.
Bucks lead Trevor Ariza 27-17 after first quarter.
13 points and five rebounds, in 17 minutes, for Tobias Harris off the bench. Magic lead Spurs by two at half.
Back-to-back buckets by Thaddeus Young, and the Sixers are within 2 of the Jazz.
Crazy finish at the AT&T; Duncan turns it over just before buzzer, Afflalo pounces on it and drills the running 3. Magic up 61-59 at half.
For the love of Nick Anderson, the Magic scored 61 points in the first half. Lead 61-59 on Afflalo's buzzer beater.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas said "it would've been almost a detraction" if LeBron had not attended ceremony bc of "all we've been through together."
Cavs have knotted score with Knicks at 74-74, 1:46 left in 3Q.
Manu has seven points since back-rimming that dunk a few minutes ago.
That was unreal comeback at Verizon. Dead at 2-0 in the third, Caps rally for 3-2 win over Phoenix. Bring on Sid the Kid Monday night.
Magic's biggest lead tonight against Spurs is seven, their largest over SA since March 14th, 2012 (10 points)
Zach Randolph just chucked Josh McRoberts with his off hand and was shocked he'd be called for an offensive foul.
TONY WROTEN SHOT CHART as of 6:32 left in the 4th quarter http://t.co/dDoX5fKLna
Did I mention Tony Wroten is not going to pass but then again why should he
Spurs just erased a 7-point deficit in 58 seconds.
7-0 surge for Los Spurs, tied at 55s with 1:18 left in the first half.
That's 55 points for the Magic in in less than 22 minutes. Up seven.
Manu's last two dunk attempts: Strained hamstring, and a miss on the most recent Spurs possession.
Let's just clear the floor for a Burks-Wroten layup contest.
Creative thinking by Josh McRoberts. Knows he's trapped so he flings the ball at backboard, grabs in his own "miss" and gets a layup.
was told Mike Miller is fine. back on bench. tweaked ankle
Magic now shooting 51.2 percent overall, 44.4 percent on 3s. Lead 51-48 after Vucevic's inside bucket, 3:29 left in half.
Meanwhile, Magic have 51 points with 3:29 left in the first half. Lead by 3.
Oh. Fancy. Alec Burks changes hands on the reverse layup. Jazz finally getting some separation, up 84-73.
Flips in floater after contact, and 1. Up to 14 after the three-point play, Spurs up 47-45.
How does Tony Parker do that?
Mike Miller warming up before end of halftime and appears ready to answer the bell for the second half
Magic entered 29th on O rating, 21st in FG%, 24th in 3s. Already have 45 points in 18 minutes, 50/50 split.
David Steele on it being the Spurs mascot's 31st birthday: "You'd never know it. He doesn't look a day over 27."
Finally, an NBA dance team drops the pretense, and we're getting a strip club skit at the AT&T.
End of 3: Jazz 75, Sixers 70. Utah doing better with TOs + only 3 fast-break points for Philly in the quarter (after 17 in first half).
Ronnie Price strips the Spurs, dives on the ball, calls for time. In back throwback no. 10 uni., shades of Darrell Armstrong.
fourth quarter down 5 … this could be it for the Sixers.
Wearing their throwbacks, Orlando scoring like the Shaq-Penny era Magic. Spurs can't get a stop.
Wroten up to 20 pts. But Jazz lead 75-70 after three quarters
After three: Jazz lead Sixers, 75-70.
That pass by Boris...
Jazz and Sixers trading airballs at the end of shot clocks now.
I've seen things tonight I never, ever imagined witnessing. Unbelievable night all the way around
Somehow having the chick fil a mascots judging a dance contest between the Grizz Girls and team mascots could be biased.
Gazing over crowd at AT&T, wondering how big a pile it would make if we could somehow collect all the food stuck in 18,000 sets of teeth.
Ilgauskas ceremony lasted about 30 minutes. Second half starting shortly.
Wroten up to 18 points after three-point play . Utah up 71-66
Make than 32-26 after Favors dunk. Utah up 71-63
LeBron back with the Cavs. http://t.co/s5ToJT9Z8m
Terrific tribute, terrific ceremony. Very, very well done by all involved
Great awareness by Patty to get rid of corner 3-pointer just before the shot clock expires. Had to rush it up, still made it.
Z has left the court, now old teammates posing for pictures. LeBron, Boobie, Delonte West posing for picture with Melvin Hunt
LeBron James is on the court taking pictures with some of his former teammates.
Interesting how LeBron was not seated alongside Cavaliers "legends." But a nice moment for Z, truly a gentleman and a special person.
Sixers, with their 16th turnover of the night. Jazz lead, 69-63, with 2:39 left in the third.
Cool seeing Varejao come out to hug Z and his family
Z speaks truthfully about his Cleveland pride. Last time I visited with him 1-on-1 he wanted to talk about just one thing: The Indians.
Andrew Nicholson at center to start the second for Orlando.
Halftime: Grizzlies lead 52-44.
Foreign Legion plus Leonard, with a sendoff from Lover Boy, to start the second quarter.
Man those Joe Tait calls of @Cavs basketball are glorious as heard during Z retirement. Voice of my youth.
They should've done this pregame - this Ilgauskas retirement jersey ceremony. Halftime is dragging on 30 minutes now.
Spurs can still score, even after Heat have left the building. Lead Magicians 31-27 after 1Q. Parker has 11.
Quite possibly the worst series of possessions in NBA history just then
Parker with 11, Spurs up 31-27 after one quarter.
Big Z is great.
Sweet little no-look touch pass from Belinelli to Ginobili for the corner 3, Spurs up 31-27 over the feisty Magic.
I realize Shea is on the bubble but I think he would help USA's chances. I would be utterly shocked if Johannsson didn't make the squad.
Z: "Thank you Mr. Gund for never giving up on a skinny Lithuanian kid ... who spent more time on crutches than he did his own two feet."
Spurs backup center Aron Baynes dressed as Bane for Halloween.
They couldn't make up for the defensive mistakes but play picked up when Aron Johannsson and Shea subbed in in the 63rd minute.
... Might have gotten in the way of a jersey retirement ceremony 19 years later.
The Sixers have not won a home game since Jan. 15, compiling a streak of 12 straight losses at Wells Fargo Center.
Anderson has a team-leading 14 points on 5-9 shooting, The Jazz lead 63-60 with 5:26 left in third
Nice dish from Hayward to Williams for a jumper that puts the Jazz up 63-60. Marvin shoots 40% on catch and shoots; only 27% on pull-ups.
... video guy on balcony above packing up. DROPS tri-pod. Slams onto metal bench below, crashing right next to Z w. lethal force. Oops...
Splitter's shot chart before that last jumper. Very Shaq-like. http://t.co/q5TQ87Tvjd
...Z came over w. Wolves Euro scout Boris Karebin for diagnosis/procedure in Twin Cities on foot. Sitting on side as practice ends...
Legend of Z.Ilgauskas might have gone differently, if for 18" to the right. He came to a Minnesota practice before he was drafted...
$20 says Duncan finishes the game over 50 percent.
Anderson 3 closes the gap to 61-60
Trey Burke just picked up his fourth foul. He's coming out of the game for the Jazz, who lead the Sixers, 61-57.
Jazz leading 61-57 with 6:42 left in third.
Mid-range game not working for Duncan early. He starts 0 for 6.
Big block by Favors, who then hangs out in the backcourt. Maybe he saw that next turnover coming.
Where is the bald eagle for Big Z?
The loudest clapper in the arena tonight is Victor Oladipo, who hopped up to his feet to cheer Tobias Harris' fastbreak layup.
Tobias Harris, as though shot out of a cannon.
Favors up to 10 points after dunk. Utah, 59-55
Wonder if the transcript of Pop's last timeout was: "Yo Tony, go shoot some layups, wouldja?"
Bulls game on April 13 at MSG against the Knicks will no longer be shown on national TV. It will start at 6:30 CT.
DAN GILBERT BRINGS HIS OWN MICROPHONE
Mike Miller writhing in pain after apparent right ankle sprain on spin move to the basket. Griz lead Bobcats 40-35 midway through 2Q
Sixes lead 55-53 early in 3rd
If you think the Spurs are boring I can only conclude that you do not actually enjoy basketball.
Miller to the bench. At least it's not the locker room yet
Pac-12 parity: a tradition unlike any other. Eight teams finish within a game of. 500.
Bobcats cut deficit to one on Gary Neal's pull-up 3. Good read by Luke Ridnour in transition.
Would guess that Cavs fans love Big Z every bit as much as Magic fans love Nick Anderson. Cavs retiring Žydrūnas' uni no. tonight.
Mike Miller is down and appears to be in serious pain
Are McRoberts and Leuer really trying to take over the game? 6 straight points between them.
Jared Dudley is out with back spasms.
“Hey Phil, never mind... Turns out we don’t need you after all” – Jim Dolan, as Knicks climb within 5 games of the 8th seed
Jamal Crawford is playing tonight Doc says he will bring Jamal "off bench."
David Robinson getting the Uecker treatment, sitting in the front row. Just another dude in his Spurs gear, digging a game with his son.
Tony Allen with the nice drive!
Jamal Crawford will come off the bench tonight. Jared Dudley will not play.
Crawford will come off the bench.
At no time in that last possession did the ball get closer than 20 feet from the basket. Ends with a Ridnour air ball. Not good.
For what it's worth, Splitter is 5 for 5 from 16-23 feet this season, per Basketball Reference.
Doc said he thinks Jamal Crawford will play. Jared Dudley out.
Just witnessed Steph Curry make 10 straight free throws in practice. Lefty.
Jeff Turner: "There's no better place to celebrate than in Milwaukee, Wisconsin." David Steele: "That's true."
ok TA, ok
Z walking onto floor for halftime ceremony, former players & friends lining walkway for him. Chris Grant, LeBron James standing side by side
The man of the hour is coming out onto the court
NBA unicorn -- Tiago Splitter hits the 20 footer.
That's the second time in recent memory Splitter has lined up and swished an 18 footer.
Entire Bobcats bench cracked up over Biz's "crossover move." Guess they'll start calling him AI.
Amar’e Stoudemire hasn’t tallied 13 points, 7 rebs & 4 assists in one game in over two years… He’s got 13, 7 & 4 at halftime tonight
Amare has four assists at halftime, as many as he's had in a game in more than two years. So, yeah.
It has to be said. Josh McRoberts reminds me of the bearded lady at the circus.
Magic in black throwbacks and Spurs in silver alts. Two of the best kits in the NBA.
Jacque Vaughn, on Chuck Barkley saying Spurs too old to win it all: "I think Barkley was saying those things when I was a Spur."
Tim Duncan gestured (in a nice way) toward Jacque Vaughn and James Borrego just before the opening tipoff to say hello.
Can't wait to come back to Cleveland for the Shawn Kemp ceremony.
Orlando in their classic pinstripe throwbacks. Such a good look.
I asked Steve Clifford last night about Luke Ridnour's play. He said Ridnour is rusty; hardly ever played his last 3 weeks with Bucks.
Tony Wroten is 6-for-6 and leads all scorers with 13 points. Philly shooting 57.9 percent and already has 17 fast-break points.
That might be the last we see of Andy tonight. He played 9 minutes, had 4 points and 3 rebounds
Props to Danny Green. First time in 2 years I can remember the Pizza Hut ballkid picking him as their favorite player. Also...cheese. Again.
Spurs fans cheered Jacque Vaughn when he was introduced.
I'm not ashamed to say Grizz's birthday is one of the best entertainment shows of the season
Magicians: Nelson, Afflalo, Harkless, O'Quinn, Vucevic. Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter.
End of 1st: Grizzlies 25, Bobcats 21,. Zach Randolph with 10 points off 3-of-4 shooting. Al Jefferson has eight on 3-of-7.
When did the Knicks turn into the Globetrotters?
Halftime in Philadelphia: Sixers 52, Jazz 50.
Knicks are starting to strut and dance around like they did at the Garden a few weeks ago. Score starting to look that way, too
Zach Randolph might complain to refs as much as any player in the NBA.
Marco Belinelli is growing a playoff beard, a month too early. It's every bit as gross as you might imagine.
might be time to consider trading Moultrie for that washing machine.
Michael Carter-Williams, with the alley-oop feed to James Anderson. All even at 50 in final minute of the first half.
Good help defense there by Stoudemire to block that shot.
What do the Grizzlies have to do to get a foul called?
Slightly different buzz in the arena tonight for Orlando. Slightly.
Spencer Hawes is 4 of 5 from behind the arc. Rest of team is 1 of 2
Mike Miller is the only Grizzly not to miss a game this season. That would've been a long shot for sure.
He makes both to close the gap to 1
As Benjamin Franklin said, "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Mascot races count. http://t.co/m5L3YpQeRV