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Austin Daye has benefited twice from Manu drawing in the defense, as Manu kicks out to him for two 3-pointers.
Cory Joseph, who sat all of Monday's game due to getting extended time vs. Heat, checks in for Parker.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul will both play tonight. Farmar (back) and Davis (groin) are out tonight. Ballmer is here (and available).
Gortat’s rhythm is off. He has to duck in when Wall is driving to the rim in transition like that.
Shane Larkin may be freakishly fast - but John Wall just blew by him like he was Amar'e.
Kyrie Irving just hit Nick Calathes with a sick behind-the-back crossover and knocked down the jumper.
Doc Rivers says Matt Barnes will start at SF in the opener. "I said that so you won't ask anymore."
Porter 3 from the corner. He and Anthony are going back and forth. Porter has 19p on 8/11, 3/4 from 3.
Also Thabo Sefolosha in a Hawks uniform is just weird.
Jordan Farmar out tonight with back injury
Jeff Adrien w/ a hard foul of Dewayne Dedmon who jumped up as if he was going to do something. He didn't. Officials can review that this yr.
The Royals have more doubles (3) than swing-and-misses (2).
Solid play by Kent Bazemore. Bazmore used a pick, drove in, drew 2 defenders, then passed to Millsap for the dunk.
Dewayne Dedmon took exception to a horse-collar foul by Jeff Adrian to prevent a basket, but Dedmon didn't throw a punch.
Oh yeah, forgot Elton Brand was a thing
Vince used to do 360 layups, Ross can do them as well, but didn’t do the full 360 on that one.
Our shooting stats: Threes: 3/5 Twos: 2/12 http://t.co/D05tWAJ7eh
Spurs lead 17-13 over the Hawks with 3:24 left in 1Q. SA with 5 assists on 7 makes. As Danny said Monday, ball movement is getting in form
Spurs lead 17-10 at first wave of subs. Probably the best the starters have looked this preseason, though still four turnovers.
Terrence Ross does a 180 layup. Not sure we’ve seen that since the Vince Carter days.
Just 11 pitches in that inning for Peavy--the Royals are SWINGING.
Terrence Ross with a 360 lay-up. Best non-Bebe thing about this game.
Has to be the first time in his career Bass has made a 3 with more than 3 seconds on the shot clock.
Byron Scott unsure what steps are next for Steve Nash
Kevin Love 6 shot attempts. Zero three-pointers. He must read Fedor's five observations.
Bass has hit as many 3s this preseason as he has hit to this point in his career. Just two, but still.
Chris Kaman just came into Lakers locker room, to the delight if many
Bucks cut double-digit deficit down to 3 points here in 2nd qtr before Wolves answer back with consecutive Shabazz buckets
Bass knockin' down that corner 3 two games in a row!!!! Whatttttt
That Bass corner three is one of the most important developments of the preseason.
Brandon Bass corner 3s are real and they are awesome.
Second half starts with Turner, Pressey, Thornton, Sullinger, Bass.
Righetti out... gotta figure one more hit and Petit will start throwing. So far still nothing in bullpen.
Doc Rivers says Blake Griffin and Chris Paul will play tonight. Doc says DeAndre Jordan will not play and Jamal Crawford may not play
Tony drives in, kicks to Marco, who kicks to Boris, who kicks back to Parker for the driving layup. So much passing in one play. SA 15-10
Terrence Jones heads to the locker room with 9 minutes left. He has been putting heat on the back of his neck. Don't think anything serious.
Garrett Temple from 3, bang. Confident at that.
Duncan with 4 points, 7 rebounds in the first 7 minutes. Save some for the regular season, young fella.
Says investigation against Griffin is ongoing and he can't say much.
Parker drove one foul line to the other and made a strong conversion at the rim as Bucks cut deficit to 41-36.
"I trust Blake" - Doc Rivers
Nobody stirring in SFG pen. Yet.
Tony drives in, feeds Marco, who feeds Danny, who feeds Boris, who feeds Parker for the made 20-footer. So much passing on last play.
Rebounding-wise, it helps Duncan is the tallest dude on the floor and Atlanta has missed 9 of 12 shots
Four points, seven rebounds in the first five minutes for Old Man Duncan.
I just wish I had one good closeup picture of Leonard's crusty eye for all these blog updates.
We've answered their 7-0 start with a 7-0 run of our own.
7 assists on 13 makes for the Cavs so far. Delly with a team-high 3.
Jordan Hill will play tonight
Yes, they were ladies.
Highlight of the game already achieved: Forced to wait in courtside tunnel while Boris arranged his extracurricular activities w/ friends.
After spotting the Spurs a touchdown, Al responds with a safety for us.
Fast infield tonight.
Spurs open the game with a lot of ball movement. 7-0 run, 2 assists on 3 makes.
This is one of those nights where you think "the NBA could probably just play 4 preseason games and be good to go..."
TJones is 3 of 10, Papanikolaou 1 of 7 and Motiejunas 0 for 7. Maybe they should try their right hands for awhile.
Marquis Teague has seven points, two assists and six turnovers in 16 minutes. It's been that bad, too.
Dion Waiters is fearless...
Yordano Ventura scared the snot out of Hunter Pence with that pitch near his head. Had HP lunging after everything to save his life
The J.J. Watt commercial dancers are back at it and better than ever. Sadly, the time out ended and the game resumed.
Kobe will sit out the final toe preseason games. "He's shown me enough," BScott said
LET WES JOHNSON BE KOBE.
Duncan, Beli, Parker, Danny Green, and Diaw starting for Spurs vs. Hawks tonight
On point jersey, although it should really say "Graham." http://t.co/szLGmgQY6G
Spurs: Parker, Green, Belinelli, Diaw, Duncan. Hawks: Teague, Korver, Carroll, Millsap, Horford.
These staffs know each other well. Assistant coach Neven Spahija hugs it out with Pop pregame. http://t.co/GZavVkyWVH
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer at Clippers game tonight
Lakers starting lineup: Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington, Wesley Johnson, Carlos Boozer, Jordan Hill
Jared Sullinger (Seven points, 13 rebounds) and Marcus Smart (16 points, 4 assists, 2 steals) lead the Celtics to a 58-44 halftime lead.
Hardaway has 3 assists in 1st half -- a total that would've matched his season-high last year. Has had at least 2 assists in each gm so far.
Drake 416 Raptors jerseys are officially a thing.
Kevin McHale was so stern in calling his players over in that time out, Kyle O'Quinn joined them.
I LOVE THIS MO'NE DAVIS CHEVY AD SO MUCH
Jeff, Kyle, DeMarre, Paul and Al on the floor to start things.
Both pitchers got hit solidly in the 1st, both threw 20 pitches.
Wolves 28, Bucks 23 after a quarter in Milwaukee. Mayo's got 11 for the home side, Pek has 8 doing work inside for the visitors
Billy BBQ sauce
Single, fly ball, double, walk, single off of Peavy so far. He's not fooling 'em.
Mayo stays hot from 3 in first quarter and has 11 points, but not much else noteworthy from Bucks. Twolves lead 28-23.
Joe Harris closed 1Q and opens 2Q on the floor. Take a good look. Next time you see him might be in Canton.
Half ends w/ the Raptors on top 47-37. Not surprisingly they've outscored Maccabi 32-14 in the paint, shooting 1/12 from 3, 18/22 inside arc
Sullinger's rebound-minutes ratio now 13-11.
Every time -- EVERY time -- someone asks me if I know such-and-such, I automatically think they're making a "DN" joke a la Snoop Dogg.
Can we get a head count on how many people genuinely love watching Wallace play? I feel pretty lonely here.
This game is only 24 minutes from being over. That’s a good thing. Raptors lead 47-37 at the half.
Flip's first subs into teh game are LaVine, Gorgui and Bennett. Ricky and Budinger are 2 starters still out there. Wolves lead 24-15
Terrence Ross gets bailed out trying to do And 1 Mixtape moves. Why Terrence, why even try that? Still lots to learn.
Those of you who aren't watching this game aren't missing much, besides Marquis Teague having a very forgettable game.
Gerald Wallace two-handed tap on the fast break! Then he double-dribbled on the next one but nobody called it! And he scored again!
I sense Hubie Brown is not a huge Dion Waiters fan.
Mike Miller gets nice ovation when he checks in late 1Q, although a couple boos. If you don't like Mike, you're not a happy human
Mike Miller gets a nice ovation as he checks in. He is beloved here in Memphis.
Gerald Wallace putting his stamp on this game. Yup.
Smart excelling with offense inside the arc, which is nice. Three-quarters of his shots entering tonight had been 3-pointers.
ZBo will happily take that shot if left unguarded.
Good outing for Shane Larkin so far. Looking much better in his mins with the 1st string than he had with the 2nd string previously.
I'm tuning out some of my Twitter followers by listening to my newborn wail at her Minnie Mouse doll. It's more soothing.
Great tag by Panik. Don't know if he got him, but the short-hop tag got the call.
The Gerald Wallace-Marcus Smart two-man game is not stoppable against human opposition.
Fool me once….
Greg Stiemsma just threw a behind-the-back pass to Bebe Nogueira. If that doesn't say NBA pre-season, I don't know what does
2 defensive possessions, 2 Bebe blocks. Glimpse of the rim protector he could become.
That was a laugh out loud defensive play.
Greg Stiemsma just threw a behind-the-back pass to Bebe. I'm sorry for telling everyone to not watch this game.
I really, really like this Washington Wizards team.
Casey did say Bebe has great hands and rolls well so maybe one day they’ll implement that into offence. Better hands than JV for sure.
"He’s a great young player. There’s nobody that wouldn’t love 2 have him as one of their top guys." -- RCarlisle on Pelicans C Anthony Davis
Terrence Jones' shot selection tonight -- if he sees a shot, he selects to shoot it.
If Sullinger only played the preseason Nets he might average 20 and 20 and be declared undisputed king of the basketball world.
"See, Waiters is trying to score the basketball." Grumpy uncle Hubie getting right to the point.
Sullinger has nine rebounds, seven points and one reaaaallly big butt.
Tip gives Sullinger nine rebounds in eight minutes.
Bebe block and a crafty lay-up/three-point play opportunity for Greivis Vasquez on the other end. Raptors largest lead, 45-31
The Spurs have the best restroom signs in the league: http://t.co/2GcmG2M1Uh
Bebe swat to go with his steal. He wastes some effort putting up hands for ball though too often. Nobody is giving it to him.
We don't know the Wizards plan for John Lucas going forward, but this much is clear: He's here to give Andre 3000 tonight off.
Thanks, Doug Ford, for bringing normalcy back.
Deciding where to place the absence of Red Panda in my NBA preview? Going to be hard for Adam Silver to overcome that.
Looks like James Harden will call it a night. Troy Daniels starting the second half.
Weird seeing Shawn Marion and Vince Carter matched up against each other in this Cleveland-Memphis game.
Bruno tip in. So early-October.
Young just got turn-styled on the baseline by Marquis Teague.
So far, the most memorable thing to take from this game is the halftime show, a trick ballhandler, was outstanding. Immediately in top 5.
Blanco HR is already his third hit of the series. Was hitting .170 in postseason before Game 2. So much for "light-hitting" Gregor...
Gerald Wallace is on the court w/Marcus Smart and James Young. He has 24,445 more minutes of NBA reg. season playing time than the rookies.
Malone, "I'm optimistic obviously. We're going to approach this last preseason game like it's a regular season game." Kings vs Lakers Friday
It’s Brazilian night at the ACC, with Bruno and Bebe on the court at the same time for the first time.
Bebe, Bruno, Greivis, Greg and Jordan. Latest Boy Band or current Raptors on the floor?
Wolves off to early 8-1 lead here in Milwaukee
Greivis & Jordan & Bruno & Bebe & Greg.
And the under wins!
Of course Blanco homers. I'm in traffic and didn't watch it
Blair just took a running floater that will put him in WIttman's doghouse for days if he tries that in December or January.
Young checks in with 8:45 left for Marcus Thornton.
What Pop hopes to gain from starting Belinelli: "I just want him to get in shape. I want him to work off the pasta he ate all summer."
James Young time! Over/under of 57 seconds before he fires a jumper.
Believe Bebe is first Raptor to wear No. 92.
It is interesting watching Joerger get more and more comfortable on the sidelines. Giving the officials an earfull already.
Momentum is everything and nothing in baseball.
So if any Royals fans want to switch over, you can catch a little Pablo Prigioni preseason action right now on MSG.
Bebe to the scorers table, about to get his first taste of the NBA pre-season (sorta)
Knicks hyping this Spike Lee "What is the triangle offense." I don't think the answer will be "The system got Bargnani to the hall of fame."
Bebe is coming in, y'all <3
Bebe coming in
Stiemsma scores off pass from Hamilton. Cherry on floor too. Everything is happening
Young expected to get generous minutes tonight. Yet to play with 9:22 left in half, and having hamstring stretched out on sideline.
Giants don't fear velocity
The White Shark comes up big!
The Nets have four international players on the court. Always interested to watch different styles of basketball come together.
Pondexter, Gasol and Randolph have all guarded Love tonight. Interesting.
Evan Turner's inbounds pass to Phil Pressey missed Pressey completely. Jorge Gutierrez basically had a layup gift wrapped for him.
You could make a reasonable case that the five best players in the Eastern Conference are on the Bulls and Cavs. I wouldn't, but you could.
Nobody will ever see that play, but trust me, Evan Turner feels like a moron right now.
Not always a barometer of much, but Ventura was all over the place in his warm-up pitches just now.
TOR very sloppy with the ball thus far tonight. Pre season! 10 turnovers for TOR w/ 9:45 still to go in the 1st half.
This game is sub-optimal. Pre-season can’t end soon enough.
I want Bebe. No, I DEMAND Bebe.
We're knotted up at 25-25 after the first. Green lead the Celtics w/ 8 pts, while Sullinger has 6 rebs. C's D limited Nets to 36.8% shooting
Raptors/Maccabi Haifa are tied at 19 after 1Q. Raps have committed 8 turnovers, shooting 0/6 from beyond the arc, 9/12 inside it
McHale apparently reading tweets. Isaiah Canaan checks in.
Royals icon throws out first pitch , riles up crowd.
We're at 19s after a quarter here. Don't turn on this game.
pre-season Lowry 2-for-1 attempt! Drink!
The Thunder exercised 3rd-year options on Steven Adams and Andre Roberson, 4th-year options on Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb.
Always great to be back in the Mecca http://t.co/gP6VbtBrp4
McHale on rotation tonight: "We’re trying to reward the guys who’ve played well in practice. We definitely aren’t 100 percent set yet."
The Thunder has officially exercised its 3rd-year options on Steven Adams and Andre Roberson and 4th-year options on JLamb and Perry Jones.
Lincecum was out for the national anthem. Yes. Him.
Then Green takes a charge two plays later. Great to see that out of him.
Old school. Courtside. When NBA radio was NBA radio. http://t.co/r61s64pjZ0
Once Marcus Smart settles into the NBA, he is going to pose some serious matchup problems with his size.
The Wizards so badly need Otto Porter to shoot consistently from downtown. Soooo badly.
Great hustle by Jeff Green there to swat away the layup after an ugly turnover at the other end.
Kobe Bryant is done for the preseason. He will rest tonight in Ontario and Friday in Vegas. He'll start the regular season opener Tuesday.
Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson will play tonight after sitting out more than a week because of a strained calf muscle.
Six minutes into the game: Jared Sullinger -> 6 rebounds The Brooklyn Nets -> 5 rebounds.
In case you wondered...I asked Flip tonight if he knows 3-point shots are worth more than 2-pointers: "I'm aware of that," he said
Another thing thats apparent w the triangle: Melo's teammates are often caught off guard by how often he's passing the ball in this system