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Pacers are only gonna get two shots for this, if it's any consolation for Spurs.
Wade leaves with 19/5/4. Should get two days to rest for Indiana.
Bulls starters other than Gibson 9 of 45 and one of 10 on threes. And the Bulls lost. Go figure.
Just a miserable loss for the Clippers in Cleveland. Nothing was going in -- body language was brutal. Worst offensive game of the year.
Buckeyes have outgained Spartans on ground in first half, 111-15
There are a lot of reasons Pacers are blowing out Spurs right now. One of them is that Spurs' bench has been pretty awful besides Manu.
Mason and Haslem in. And yet, Wade's still in.
In any event, NBA career high 8 points for Miroslav Raduljica.
Mavs have 5 lineups that have seen 50+ minutes, the three with Dirk all positive net rating. The two without, both negative net ratings.
Through 20 games this season, the Pacers are +129 in the third quarter.
Tough night at the office Pistons win 92-75
Miroslav was going at Scott Williams pre-game with some nice little post moves, but I couldn't get the Vine just right.
Clippers shoot 23% in 4th Q and 32% on the game in falling to Cavaliers in Cleveland 88-82. 1-2 on 7-game road trip. Philly next on Tuesday.
Halftime: Jazz 50, Kings 47. Kings shooting 34.7%. Thompson has 10pts 4 rebs. UT: Jefferson 11pts, Hayward 10pts, Burke 6ats.
Stat of the night: Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Tony Snell and Kirk Hinrich combined to go 9-for-45 from the field.
Interesting, though predictable (and telling for those that want to anoint Ellis the focal point) ...
Andray Blatche is determined to get into that scoring column. Rough game for him so far.
Announced attendance: 37,645. Probably a few less in the stadium.
OSU QB Braxton Miller has 74 yards rushing in the first half. He needs 35 in the second half to reach 1,000 for season.
If my calculations are correct, Pacers have made 9 of past 10 3-pointers. Which is one way to extend a lead.
Bulls post season-lows in points (75) and FG percentage (33.3).
Now Henson for Mayo.
Half: Jazz 50, Kings 47. Sacramento ends the quarter on a 6-0 run. Jefferson w/ 11 pts. Thompson w/ 10. A good night for Mike Harris fouls.
Pacers dominate the 3rd, 35-17, and have a 87-65 entering the 4th. Most complete 3Q for IND all season. All five starters in double figures.
George with 26 on 13 shots. Has hit some freaky shots, but that's what MVP candidates do.
Worst (min. 50 minutes) has been Calderon, Ellis, Carter, Marion, Blair with net rating of -14.8
Indy 87, Spurs 65 heading to 4Q.
Those are Boozer's first points since his opening flurry of 11 in opening 6 minutes.
Paul George is stroking it. 9-for-13 and he’s hit all four 3-point attempts. He’s got 26 points.
Minimum of 50 mins: Mavs best lineup by far has been Mekel, Jae, Carter, Dirk, Blair (net rating +20.8 in 53 mins) ....
This is like watching a nature show where a pack of wild cheetahs takes down a hapless water buffalo.
So this is sort of a butt kicking?
Not a lot you can do about Jennings hitting THAT.
Paul George...there's just no defense for that.
Dirk Nowitzki was shooting during the Mavs intros. Never seen that.
Giannis, Wolters and Raduljica in now with Mayo and Ilyasova.
Pro tip from a chunky dude: Don't get behind Kings PF Chuck Hayes in the buffet line. The scale used to weigh him must've topped out at 250.
Chris Andersen, looting in a riot, as they say. He's got a quick 9.
Pistons closing in on first victory at United Center since Feb. 24, 2006. They had lost 14 straight here.
Might be time for Thibs to pull the plug.
Bucks trail 59-56 and Lopez has 26 points. Timeout with 2:53 left in third.
Anthony Cioffi asking for crowd noise. The hundreds in attendance respond.
Not really sure why Wade is still in this game.
Pretty sure the Kings would do a Hack-A-Rudy technique if they noticed Gobert's .424 free-throw percentage.
South Florida is surely NIT-bound after this effort
Largest-expected crowd of season at Target Center is witnessing a blowout. Heat 86, Wolves 64 w/ 8 left. Home team scored 35 in 2nd and 3rd.
Prevailing narrative in college football was: Fla. State dominant, Buckeyes under-tested but great, nobody left worthy in SEC.
Who was the last team to make the Spurs look as bad as the Pacers are making them look tonight?
Looks like LeBron will come up two assists shy of the triple-double, with the Heat up 22 with 8:33 left.
John Henson just dunked on Ersan Ilyasova.
Blair on court w/ other 4 starters has been only slightly better than Dalembert w/ other 4 normal starters: +7.3 w/ Blair, +6.8 w/ Dalembert
When you think of true freshman QB play, you picture what USF's Mike White is doing tonight. He's fumbled two snaps, thrown a pick.
3rd 20-point game of the season for Taj.
This is not what Jason Kidd envisioned with his motion offense.
Irony is Tim Floyd appears to have sent in offense to everyone but Taj Gibson, who played for him in college.
With 6-7 DeJuan Blair starting at C alongside Nowitzki, wonder who'll guard LaMarcus Aldridge for Mavs.
Of Mavs top 10 lineups by net rating (min. 10 total mins), Blair is in 7 of them, but ...
As good as the Spurs looked in the first quarter, they have been equivalently crappy since.
Not only have the Pacers been terrific on offense, but they’ve held the Spurs to 4-for-15 shooting thus far in the 3rd. 19-point lead.
Minnesota is shooting 29 percent from the floor. Miami's up 86-64.
If NBA games were only 12 minutes long, this would have been Spurs' top performance of the season.
Blatche unhappy with offensive foul call as Ilyasova draws charge.
Rutgers isn't going to send the tape of this third quarter to the Pinstripe Bowl committee. Just had a 34-yard field attempt blocked.
Whose next? Favors and Marvin out. Biedrins can't play Jazz in penalty, Evans 3 fouls and Harris 5 fouls - no PF's left - Mr. Rush?
Question now is whether LeBron returns, with game in Detroit in 20 hours.
Jack also given a T. So final tally: Personal foul for Varejao, technicals to Griffin and Jack. And we play on
Pistons 80-66 521 left 4th
Jazz reserve forward Mike Harris has five fouls in 15 minutes. Who does he think he is, Hamady Ndiaye?
With three minutes left in the second half, Mike Harris picks up his fifth foul.
Griffin didn't appreciate it, has been given a technical. Andy definitely had some oomph on that. Gave him a little shot.
Blazers home arena doesn't have the pre-tip buzz it had vs. OKC the other night. Blazers-Mavs. Who ya got?
Indy is 6 of 12 from 3-point range? That feels low.
Udoh picks up third and fourth fouls and goes to bench. Lopez finally misses a free throw.
Wasn't really a screen. Clips had the ball. Andy just gave him a shot
LeBron knows he needs two assists. Watch him start whipping passes around.
It is such an incredible relief when P.J. Carlesimo fills in on the Spurs broadcast.
Bulls down 78-66 620 left 4th
Blake Griffin just got into it with Anderson Varejao, and then Dion Waiters wanted a piece of Griffin. AV in Griffin's head. Yet again.
The Pacers suddenly go ice-cold. Scoreless on two straight trips.
It may work, but not a big fan of starting Blair. Really like him coming off the bench.
Griffin had to be restrained from going after Andy. Andy set screen, Griffin ran into him, shoved Andy to ground & tried going after him
Stops on demand! Two in a row!
DeAndre Jordan now has a strained right arch and is questionable to return.
Wait, Indy dribbled the ball to that one end and the scoreboard didn't change. Is that legal?
Boos at the Barclays Center now reach Nets-like level
DJ strained right arch. Teams says questionable return
BREAKING: The Spurs got a stop.
Taj Gibson picks up a T for yelling at a ref. If he gets tossed, the Bulls won't be able to score at all.
Gibson lucky he didn't get ejected there. Had a second reaction after initial technical foul.
I believe Spurs' last stop came in midway through 2Q when Johnson ran over Jeff Ayres.
Taj T'd up...argued for a foul call and Tom Washington got him
Taj with a tech...
Mavs worst quarter this season has been the third. Their only quarter with a negative net rating (-4.6). Best has been 1st (+6.0)
Garnett 0 for 5 in 20 minutes and just went to bench, replaced by Andray Blatche.
Does anybody remember the Spurs' last stop? Indy has scored on 16 straight possessions.
LeBron's 14 rebounds his Heat high. 19 are his career high.
Corey Brewer finishes third quarter with a 3, but Miami pushed lead up to a more comfortable, 76-60. LeBron is 2 assists from triple double.
OSU coach Urban Meyer clapping and encouraging players just before half. They get ball to start second half
Bucks have held Brook Lopez scoreless in second half. Zero points.
I love Frank Vogel's accent.
Heat survive Wolves rally, ride LeBron's rebounding to 76-60 lead going into fourth.
Literally every player on the Bulls besides Taj and Dunleavy has been brutal tonight.
DJ has a strained right arch and is questionable to return
Why are the Bulls losing? Boozer, Noah, Snell and Hinrich have combined to go 7-for-35 from the field so far.
OSU's Drew Basil kicks 28-yard field goal with no time left in the first half. MSU 17, OSU 10, halftime
Richard Jefferson has 9 pts in the second quarter, his last 3 gave Utah a 41-31 lead. Malone calls timeout.
Richard Jefferson hits his third 3 of the night. Jazz up 41-31 with 5:38 left in the half.
LeBron's 13th rebound ties his high as a member of the Heat. done 10 times.
Total of 36 points in that span.
early 4th Bulls down 75-62
Pacers have scored on 15 straight possessions dating back to 2nd Q.
Hibbert hits an eyes-closed turnaround at shot clock horn after Duncan blocks his first attempt. Pacers' lead up to 64-50.
Fun factoid of the night: Jazz guard Diante Garrett and Kings forward Carl Landry both went to the same high school — Milwaukee Vincent.
Turnovers aside -- and there have been plenty -- LeBron's all-court game has been as good as it gets.
Bet the Knicks wish they hadn’t let Jorts walk now, HUH?
Pacers were 0-for-5 from downtown in the 1st. Since: 5-for-6. That’s a big key in this turnaround.
George Hill is red hot. Seven points, two 3s in the 3rd quarter, and we're barely three minutes in.
Miami now with 18 fast break points, and 42 points in the paint. LeBron w/ 21/12/6.
David Lee is eventually going to be just an incredible men's rec league player. That release is gonna be hard to stop.
Scoring the first seven points of the third, the Pacers have opened up a double digit lead on the Spurs — 59-48. Remarkable.
Pacers have turned 13-point deficit into 11-point lead.
7-0 run to open second half for Pacers, now up 59-48.
Can Adam Silver make a uniform exception to the CBA that allows Jorts to wear jorts during games? It’s for the greater good.
Cousins is back in after playing 1 minute in the first quarter because of 2 quick fouls.
Jo with his 1st points of the evening.
Matt Bonner starts 2nd 1/2 fo r#Spurs in Splitter's spot
Ten points for Marquis tonight.
Can't credit elite Pacers corner 3 D on that last shot. Green was wide open, just missed.
Alley-oop off the backboard from Wade to LeBron makes it 71-57 Heat at 2:38 in third quarter.
If the Clippers lose tonight, they will fall to 3-5 against the Eastern Conference. LAC is 10-3 against the West.
Turns out the Warriors don't mind the Grizzlies when their best player is out.
Wade off glass to LeBron. And you're watching football?
You knew that was coming.
No mo Splitter. Same calf issues. Scored 2 points in 8 minutes.
Tiago Splitter (calf) done for the night, per Spurs.
End of 3Q: Griz trail 77-60 and shooting 36%. Bayless (0 for 9) is main culprit. Warriors playing fast and free. Klay Thompson has 25 pts
Tiago Splitter won't return in 2nd half for Spurs, tightness, left calf
Bonner starts the second half.
Bulls finish third quarter......hey, so how about that football game?
Nine points for the Bulls in the third quarter. The offense is ... struggling.
Bulls 4 of 20fgs 7turnovers 9 pts
Mavs were 9-10 on this date last season, with a pt differential of -2.1 Currently, 12-8 w/ pt differential of +1.8.
Bulls 4-for-20 with 7 turnovers in 3rd.
Joel Anthony on Pekovic for 5 minutes. What could it hurt?
Josh Harrellson schooling Joakim Noah. Nuff said about that brutal 3rd quarter for Bulls.
Bulls scored just 9pts in the 3rd
Karlsson has been the best player on the ice tonight - was just a matter of time before he netted one.
I love when Mike Miller gets fancy.
Jorts skyhook is a thing that just happened
Degree of difficulty on that Wade/LeBron connection -- Pass, catch, body adjustment, finish -- rather high.
At current pace (missing no games), Dirk would finish the season ranked 10th in all-time scoring. So, there's that.
Three-second violation. I was hoping for Biedrin's seventh, but Trey Burke takes it instead. Jazz up 30-25.
Four different Pistons hit 3-pointers in this 14-2 run. Bulls down 69-54, now 56.
If this game goes into a free-throw shootout like the MLS Cup did, I'm guessing Andris Biedrins won't be one of the Jazz's first shooters.
Bulls have 7 TOs in the 3rd, 3-17 shooting from the floor
69-54 34sec left Pistons
Reggie Bullock left ankle sprain, won;t return
Official word on Reggie Bullock is a left ankle sprain. He will not return.
Reggie Bullock is out tonight with a "left ankle sprain" per Clippers
Sadly, Kings center Hamady Ndiaye is not in the game to start the second. I hope Coach Malone puts Jimmer in to foul Andris Biedrins next.
DJ goes to locker room with trainer Jasen Powell
DJ replaced by Darren Collison
Thanks to Mike Malone intentional fouls, Andris Biedrins (6) already nearly halfway tonight to last year's total FTAs (13).
DJ headed out of the game.
Don' think there will be the national outrage of Kings' intentional fouls on Biedrins as, say, intentional fouling Dwight Howard.
DJ slow to get back down court. Still standing on Cavs side of the court. Says he's OK
DJ didn't make it down the court on the last possession.
DeAndre Jordan just turned his ankle getting an offensive rebound. Bad to worse here in Cleveland.
Justin Goodwin was the running back for Rutgers' last drive of the first half. Paul James returns for the opening drive of the second half.
An update on the Cavs fan that ran onto the court with a "Kyrie Don't Leave" shirt. He is a minor and he is in custody.
Kings' Mike Malone was an assistant at Golden State for three years. Saw Biedrins every day. Fouls him intentionally three times tonight.
Jazz 24, Kings 23 after 1Q. Thompson 6 pts, Thomas 5 pts. UTAH: Hayward 7 pts, Kanter 6 pts.
LeBron working on rare quadruple-double: 15 pts, 12 rbs, 6 asts, 7 TOs
Fan who ran on court is a minor and is in custody.
Mike Malone was an assistant coach in Golden State with Andris Biedrins. This is too bad. Andris was playing very well.
End of 1: Jazz 24, Sacramento 23. Andris Biedrins with three rebounds and one point on 1-of-6 free three shooting.
The fan who went on the court is a minor and he's in custody.
Pekovic is 6-of-16, but it's not because Miami's doing anything to keep him from post position.
Wade looking winded.
With Bulls having 5 points in first nine minutes of third quarter, Luol Deng enters MVP conversation
Bulls 2-16fgs in 3rd
MSU quarterback Conner Cook has been very good in the first half. He's completed 11 of 16 passes for 182 yards and two TDs. He's from Walsh
Kings Hamady Nidaye might foul out in the first quarter. He got called for his third foul against Andris Biedrins. Jazz C is 1-6 on FTs.
I always think the donut in the Dunkin Donut character race is named “Joakim Donut.” Why isn’t it?
Pistons are going to be hard to beat if they continue to shoot 60% from three. Something tells me that's not sustainable.
Miami has the same number of turnovers (19) as missing shots.
Hamady Ndiaye with his third intentional foul on Biedrins in the quarter. Jimmer has fouls. He might actually see some time tonight.
Travis Outlaw makes an appearance for the first time in a while.
After a good start to this one, Carlos Boozer has been bad. His defense has been shaky and he is just 3-for-13 from the field.
Pistons up 63-52 244 left 3rd
That's foul No. 3 for Ndiaye on Biedrins.
Two straight 3's from the high screen-roll, 1/5. First from Harrellson, then Jennings. Pistons up 63-52. Surprising in the manner
It should be noted that Blake Griffin is not in this game even with Jamison firing shots that aren't going in.
They just showed the Ohio State touchdown on the jumbotron at the Cavs game and they're singing, "Hang On Sloopy."
Biedrins hits on his fourth attempt, and the crowd goes wild.
Ndiaye with his second foul!!! Some of the few fans here are booing until Biedrins makes a FT.
Nuggets bench outscored Sixers bench, 52-28. Overall Nuggets had 21a on 35fg
And now Wade with the technical.
Kings center Hamady Ndiaye just gave Andris Biedrins a bear hug before the Jazz center could get to midcourt. Most hilarious strategy ever.
Josh Harrellson, the stretch 5.
Hack-A-Andris in the first quarter.
Strange half and Bucks lead 40-39. Lopez has 20 points for Brooklyn. Nobody hitting shots: Nets at 36% and Bucks at 42%.
Should have been a travel on Wade, not an offensive foul. Either way, this game's getting tight.
Reggie Bullock is down. It looks like it's his left leg. He's being helped back to the locker room now.
Kings' coach Mike Malone orders intentional foul on Biedrins, who misses two FTs.
Wolves start second half on a 12-2 run.
Had to be helped off the court and back to the locker room
Bullock helped off court and into locker room. keeping his left foot off the floor
Ndiaye is in the game to hack Andris Biedrins. It worked, he missed both FTs.
The Kings had Hamdy Ndiaye foul Andris Biedrins on purpose. Biedrins showed them ... by missing both free throws.
Bullock is putting no weight on his left leg.
I have a high tolerance for ugly games having lived through the Floyd era, but this one is really bad.
BIEDRINS FREE THROW ALERT.
Entire bench is up and round Bullock
Reggie Bullock down on court hurt
Reggie Bullock is down and in a lot of pain
We've played 7 mins in 3rdQ and the quarter score is Detroit 6-4.