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Louisville was a shot away from getting upset in the round of 64. Now a game away from the Final Four. March comes at you fast.
Been in Memphis three days, have watched the Grizzlies get blown out twice. 💩
Hate to bust everyone's bubble but there will be little difference in 15th pick and the 12th
The Raptors fans are going nuts for Bruno Caboclo … like, cheering twice as loud as for anything all night. They lead 94-79 w/1:23 left.
This might be the night that the idea of the Lakers pick dies.
Michigan State-Oklahoma will be a 10:16 tip
Lou Williams scores on and off the court. If you don't know what I'm referring to, Google is your friend.
The Hornets have completely ignored Al Jefferson the last few possessions
Hope you like your division victory cigars Brazilian.
Harden ties his season-high in steals with 5. His career high is 7.
With Knight out expect a big dose of Archie Goodwin off the bench for the Suns.
Harden with a season-high five steals, two shy of career high.
If everything holds, the 87ers will have blown a 27-point lead in losing this game. It seems I just can't escape bad basketball.
James Harden just picked his 5th steal of the night, matching his season-high. He's two away from his career-high.
All the Griz need here is another 20-0 run and they're right back in it.
Weird game in that the Knicks have hung around, but it's never really felt like they were in it. 83-75 Bos. 5:12 left.
Terry Rozier (17 Pts 14 Reb 4 Ast 1 TO) continues to impress in tourney.
That 3-pointer by Wall the first by a Wizard tonight not named Bradley, Drew or Rasual.
Tony Allen's return is questionable because of a strained left hamstring, according to the Memphis PR staff.
Thought for a second Marc was going to pull a Vince Carter and get himself booted so he didn't have to see the rest of this
Hot Rod Hundley passed away the day after John Stockton's 53rd birthday and the day before Jerry Sloan's 73rd birthday.
Tyler Hansbrough gets a flagrant. Let's go home.
With this (truly bizarre) victory, Raps will win the Atlantic Division, which (aside from hanging a shiny new banner) means little-nothing
Nets leading the Cavs by 10 points with two minutes left. Looks like the Hawks might clinch the East tonight.
Tyler Hansbrough with a flagrant one as Tarik Black heads to the line.
That spin move >>>>
The Warriors are going to run the West, aren't they?
Numerous Grizzlies were asked at practice if Stephen Curry was MVP. They agreed to the extent that he's in the race.
Final: Pitinos 75, Gottfrieds 65
Halfway to the best-possible East Regional final given who's here. Louisville will get the winner of Michigan State-Oklahoma here next.
It'll be a flagrant 1 on Hansbrough, who didn't make a play on the ball. Black got up quick, but calmed down immediately. All under control.
Golden State’s tearing apart another team that was good for most of the season but struggling now, up 19 in Memphis.
Same look Tyler Hansbrough had after giving Tarik Black a hard foul. http://t.co/HOWQrCB92u
Davis and Pondexter each have 16 points for New Orleans. Reke has 21 points.
There was just a youth taekwondo demonstration set to an instrumental of "get your freak on" by missy elliot. Game cannot start soon enough
RJ's really the only ex Spur that gets booed in this building. They didn't boo Michael Finley, and he strong-armed his way to Boston.
That three from Joe Johnson may end up being the dagger. Nets lead Cavs 103-93 with 2:05 remaining.
Curry in the 3rd tho
Scratch that – Nets are up 10. Even beyond the result, this has been one of the strangest games of the entire season.
Adreian Payne has 8 pts in 3rd & Wolves within 81-74 with 2:56 left in 3rd qtr
Refs are reviewing a possible flagrant foul on Tyler Hansbrough, who unnecessarily pulled Tarik Black down from behind.
Steph Curry 👍🔥💥🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
Kings down 74-66 after three. Kings shooting 44.8%. Cousins has 28 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists.
Henderson's 11 rebounds a new career high.
Pelicans close out third quarter with 74-66 lead.
As shorthanded as Wolves are, the Minnesota bench owning Rockets reserves. Rockets bench 5 of 15; Wolves' 6 of 6.
Cavs up to their old tricks tonight: too much isolation and can't defend the pick-and-roll. Nets passing well. And J.R. Smith 2-of-9 from 3.
Joe Johnson just knocked down a long three-pointer to put Brooklyn up 101-93
Cleveland's Big Three is 23-for-46. The rest? 13-for-33. Nets up 8.
Drew Gooden with 30 minutes and counting. His most since 34 in the season opener.
Warriors are an offensive clinic, Grizzlies are offensive
Joe Johnson with a dagger. Nets about to beat LeBron James and the Cavs at Barclays Center.
Hawks clinch No. 1 seed with a win and a Cavs loss
Commercial breaks for an Internet broadcast of a D-League game in overtime are the worst kind of commercial breaks.
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
Lakers getting the necessary loss - play Nets in Brooklyn on Sunday before a huge one in Philly on Monday
Tyreke is feeling it but that shot was difficult & AD was open a few feet from him. Instantly pulled and Toney Douglas comes in.
Raptors are on a 13-2 run in the last seven minutes as Lakers trail 91-74 with 3:00 remaining in the game.
Big three there by Jojan Joejohnsonvic.
Lin faded after a strong start, shooting just 4 for 13, the same as Ellington (23 combined points). Johnson's 2 for 11, Kelly 3 for 8.
Nets leading the Cavs 98-93 with just over 3 minutes remaining
Mavs fell behind by 21 in 2Q, now down 54-41 at half in SA. Boris Diaw leads Spurs with 12, Monta has 8 for the Mavs who are shooting 39%
And, yes, boos may have been aimed at refs. Or general discontent. Or all of the above.
Wittman staying with Gooden and Nene starts OT on the bench. He's only played 20 minutes.
Half: Spurs 54, Mavs 41. FG%: Spurs 51.2, Mavs 38.6
The funny thing is, you watch this, you can't see how the Griz were ever really good. But they were. They have 50 wins.
Back in starting lineup with Jones, Motiejunas out, Josh Smith's been sensational. He's 6 of 7 for 15p with 5r, 6a, many other fine passes.
Asik might have sold that foul .... a little bit
Korver Kounter: 🔥 🔥
Ryan Kelly continues to struggle, but I am excited about how his beard will develop in the final 11 games.
Pop cornered Eli Roe before heading to locker room to try to figure out how come he got a tech. Agreed to disagree it appeared.
Louisville closing in on its sixth Elite Eight in 14 seasons under Rick Pitino. Three of the previous five trips ended up as Final Fours.
Josh Smith had LaVine in the post and kicked it to Pablo for 3 and Pablo shot it rather than re-feeding him.
LeBron with just three points in the second half with 3:18 left. Nets lead by six.
Curry has now made five 3-pointers in three straight games. He is 18 for his last 29 from deep
Spurs’ defense holding Mavs to 39% shooting with 8 turnovers. Ellis 8 points. The Spurs’ largest lead has been 21 points.
Josh Smith makes his third 3 of the evening. He's got 15.
Their ball movement is unbelievable. 23 assists on 28 baskets now
This time, the Wizards don't allow the game-winning basket. Mo Williams missed a desperation 3 as time expired. OT.
Rick Pitino is headed to another Elite 8 w/ not close to his best team. Hall of Famer. Could get Pitino v. Izzo here on Sunday.
Griz getting booed, down 74-59.
Overtime in the big city. 96-96. John Wall saves the day.
The last couple games, feels like riding cavalry against tanks.
Half: Spurs 54, Mavs 41. SA is shooting 51% with 16 assists on 22 makes, but have 7 TOs. Diaw 12 points, Kawhi 11 points.
Normally when a guy gets booed, it's because he forced his way out of town or gave everybody the finger on his way out. Seems weird to me.
Stephen Curry told everyone who would listen that he "can finish with either hand, baby."
The Los Angeles Clippers have clinched a playoff berth.
Seems Johnson's 3 has been changed to a 2. All part of the JJ conspiracy, I presume.
This is an MVP level game from Steph Curry so far.
Pop still chewing some ear before he heads to the locker room.
Cavs tried to run LeBron w/ Love screen 3 possessions in a row. Was a mess every time.
That stack play the Celtics ran would make a lot of sense for the Cavaliers here. Good thing David Blatt doesn’t have Twitter.
Monta is fast
Poor end to the half for Spurs, who give up transition layup to Ellis just before the buzzer. Still lead 54-41 after a fairly dominant 2 Qs.
Somebody guard George Hill
Plus Tyreke is hitting jumpers. That makes him tough to cover. He's got 21 points, 6 assists. New Orleans leads 70-63
Terry Rozier has been terrific since Chris Jones was dismissed. More of that tonight with 17, 14 boards (he's 6-foot-1) and four assists.
Joey Dorsey missed two chances at easy dunks. Wants a foul. Not happening.
Clippes clinch P-O spot with a 119-98 win over the out-matched 76ers in Philadelphia. Boston Celtics Next on Sunday at 3.
Midway through 4, Lakers trail 88-72 as Jeremy Lin has 14 points.
Steph Curry has 23 points and 8 assists in 22 minutes against the Grizzlies.
Howard sitting after almost 6 minutes in the third- he is up to 12 points, 2 rebounds.
So fans expected RJ to come to SA and magically become a player he'd never been. He didn't & they're still mad four years later. Got it.
Still mad about no-call when Leonard got hacked to pieces Popvich gets a tech screaming about offensive foul call on Kawhi
Rozier and Gill have 16 of Louisville's last 18 pts
John Wall does it again. Jumper with 3.3 seconds left ties it at 96.
James Johnson hits a corner 3-ball to put the Raptors up by 16, their biggest lead. JJ's 18 points are his most since Feb. 21
Pop just got hit with a tech, Mavs missed the free throw though.
Why did the ball lie?
Wes Johnson comes into the game and immediately takes a shot that hits the side of the backboard. Lolz.
The Nets are getting a loooot of calls here. Foul disparity not special though, 16 Cavs fouls vs. 15 for Nets.
Ellis misses the free throw.
Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson are iso-ing the Cavs to death, and the Nets are managing to maintain their lead because of it.
In other news, Tyreke Evans is really good at attacking off the dribble.
A 10-0 run for the Raptors pushed the home team's lead to 88-72 with 5:16 left in the contest. James Johnson up to 18 bench points.
Dwight Howard takes a seat with 12 points in 14 mins on 5 of 5 shooting, first time in double figures in more than two months.
D-League overtime is the worst kind of overtime.
Pop T'd up, has to be held back by Udoka and Messina from rushing the court.
2 Chainz manning the T-shirt gun during this timeout.
Tech on Popovich.
Points in the paint: Louisville 38, NC State 18. Montrezl Harrell has a game-high 21 on 9-for-12 shooting.
Wes Johnson enters with 6:04 remaining. Do what you have to do.
End of the first quarter: Denver takes a 22-20 lead over the Jazz
Anton Gill w a huge steal and Harrell now has 21 pts. Almost a wrap here
Nelens Noel had a career-high 30 points for 76ers.
Congrats to Steve Alford on delivering a classic Steve Lavin UCLA season.
AD just sent Omri Casspi to the 4th dimension
James Harden is 5-5 from the field, 4-4 from three-point range for 14 points in the first 4+ minutes of the third quarter alone.
Scratch that, Wesley Johnson and Ryan Kelly are in for Ed Davis and Jabari Brown
Kings starting guards shooting 2/9, 6 points.
Clippers clinch a spot in the playoffs for 4th-straight year, a franchise record, with 119-98 win over Philadelphia.
Tyreke Evans is normally a layup machine but tonight his jumper has been money. Evans 5 perimeter makes, 7-11 FGs, 17 pts. NOLA 66-62
Cavaliers running a spread offense with Kevin Love at the 5. Nets keep Lopez in, looking at inside mismatch.
Boss checks out with 8 and 7 in 18 minutes. Byron Scott is doing some interesting things.
Asik got away with a two-hand shove on Cousins. Cousins recovered for a dunk.
FINAL: Clippers 119, Sixers 98. The Clippers clinch a playoff berth for a fourth straight season, first time in franchise history.
It sucks when it's against your team, but you have to say the Warriors offense is fun to watch. Thompson and Curry are something else
Tyreke Stepback J (like,love,hate it) gives the Pels the lead
Clippers clinch playoff spot with 119-98 win over the 76ers.
Clippers beat the 76ers, 119-98, for their sixth consecutive victory and fourth straight playoff berth.
LeBron James just doesn't seem happy today. Has been frustrated by one thing after another throughout this game.
Two minutes left in the first half, Spurs shooting 52.5 percent with 15 assists on 21 buckets, only 5 TOs. Pretty good.
Howard nearly had his first non-dunk FG since his return. Dieng tied him up, but nearly rolled in. Instead, gets first FT.
Not sure why Noel is still in the game. Should've been out midway through quarter or earlier.
Please don't let this D-League game go to overtime, please don't let this D-League game go to overtime...
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each have made four 3-pointers. The Grizzlies have combined for three.
"Little diddy 'bout jack and diiaaaaaaaane. ... Blech! Amare!" -- off-key warbling behind me just now.
Our buddies invite Dirk to behold the Spurs' championship banners. He has one too, you know.
Cavs goin tiny with Love at the 5, no Thompson
Tony Allen pulled his hamstring.
Quincy Acy with the exclamation point dunk - I mean, exclaming, "We're losing by five points in the fourth quarter to the Celtics."
Looks like we may have Clarkson, Brown, Ellington, Davis and Black to close the game out
"Little diddy 'bout jack and diiaaaaaaaane." -- off-key warbling behind me just now.
Two 3s from Pondexter puts New Orleans back in the lead, 60-57.
Ekpe Udoh breakout party.
After surrendering 15-6 spurt by Kings, Pelicans regain lead 60-57 with 6:30 left in 3Q.
Quincy Pondexter's single-game NBA high for three-pointers is 5 (done twice this season). He's 4/6 mid 3Q. Pondexter 16 pts. NOLA 60-57
Henderson ties a career-high with 10 rebounds.
Rockets scoring just spectacularly easily when not turning the ball over. Have hit 58.7 %, 50 % on their 24 3s. Lead by 16.
Kings leaving Quincy Pondexter open behind 3-point line. He has made 4-of-6 3s for 16 points.
Another dunk by Howard, a mini two-handed jam. He's got 10 and the Wolves need a timeout. As we do the Macarena at Toyota Center.
This Cavs air mascot is something from children's nightmares.
LeBron James was irate about that last basket for the Nets. Slammed the ball to the ground as David Blatt called timeout. Nets up 92-87.
Spencer Hawes needs three points and two rebounds to record what would be his first double-double as a Clipper. He has 2:01 to get it.
Spurs by 21, 3 minutes before half.
21-point lead now after Leonard's jumper
One minute, 34 seconds into the 3rd Q, Draymond Green appeared to pick up his fourth personal foul. The call went against Harrison Barnes.
James Harden has hit his first three buckets to start the second half. He's got 26.
9-3 Louisville run with 7 by Anton Gill
DeRozan's first FG comes over 3 minutes into the 4th quarter. He was 0-for-7 prior, though he does have 7 rebounds and 7 assists.
DeRozan misses a vicious put-back dunk. He's had a lot of interesting missed dunks this year.
8:55 to go in q4, DeRozan gets his first FG of the night. Toronto up 10 on LAL
The first DeRozan FG comes at the 8:50 mark, and it put the Raptors up 10 early in the 4th Q. He also has a game-high 7 assists.
I'm told one of the reasons Diamond Stone chose Maryland is how coach Mark Turgeon developed center Alex Len, now with the Phoenix Suns.
NICE BLOCK, JEREMY LIN.
Dallas has two guys you don't really have to guard in the halfcourt. It's a wonder their offense works as well as it does.
Anton Gill has Louisville's last seven after you forgot he was out here for 34 minutes.
The Cavaliers have missed an uncharacteristic number of layups.
James Johnson has been a big difference maker for Toronto tonight. He's 6 for 8 for 15 bench points w/4 boards, 3 dimes and a steal.
Hawks with 29 assists on 35 field goals, and doing it without starting point guard Jeff Teague.
Anton Gill hadn't scored a point before just now. Just scored 5 huge pts in a row.
Serious question: who's the best player to wear No. 1 for the Sixers this season, MCW, JaVale McGee or Glenn Robinson III?
Charlotte decides to throw it into the post for an easy basket in crunch time. What a novel idea.
Jeff Green wants to take one more shot before halftime ends, but Andre Iguodala stole his first ball and Leandro Barbosa wouldn't share his.
Jeremy Lin with another strong performance in his third consecutive start with 14 points and four assists.
Clippers are three minutes away from clinching a playoff berth.
I think RJ gets a worse rap than he deserved, is what I'm saying.
Love the arena and city (use to bartend at Hank's 2 blks from Barclays), but "Broook-lyn" chant sounds like they're taunting their own team.
Interesting: Parker, Belinelli, Leonard, Green and Duncan.
Both Pels big go out to contest a Cousin's turn around leaving no one to grab the rebound.
You will be missed, my friend. http://t.co/OHTAUxbMy7
DeMar DeRozan did have 1 other game this season in which he didn't make a field goal: 1/19 vs. Milwaukee (0 for 9). He's 0 for 6 tonight.
Lakers actually had a 10-point lead, but now trail by 10. Makes sense.
After shooting 0/2 in the 1Q, Danny Green is 2/2 in the second, both threes. Spurs by 19.
Clippers are cruising, and 4:12 away from clinching a playoff spot.
Terribly saddened by the news of Hot Rod’s passing. Was a tremendous pleasure working with him. Countless memories.
I'm a huge fan of the nickname "Dish" Smith.
The Celtics are on top of the Knicks 70-63 after three quarters. Isaiah Thomas is up to 15 points and 6 assists. Crowder: 14 points, 8 rebs.
RJ didn't quite fit the offense Spurs were moving toward at time. Still shot 44% from 3 one year and averaged in the 12-13 ppg range.
Mo Williams takes the charge on John Wall. Huge play that negates a layup.
Brooklyn leading Cleveland early in the fourth. Hawks will clinch No. 1 seed with win and Cavs loss
Never really understood allure of getting plastered at sporting event. Shouldn't spectacle be entertainment enough? Especially at that $?
The Canadians shoot just 7-for-22, but Pangos, Wiltjer and Gonzaga are on to the Elite 8.
Jazz with a very sluggish start...down 12-6, not running great offense, and turning the ball over
And it's nice to have you back, Isaiah Thomas.
Robert Morris coach Andy Toole has turned down the Fordham job.
Wow, that defensive possession by Marcus Smart was unreal.
Hawks clinch the East tonight with a victory and a loss by the Cavaliers. Hawks 89, Heat 67 entering the fourth quarter.
Spurs with 12 assists on 16 buckets, still 7 minutes to play in the 2nd quarter.
Drew Gooden has played 17 straight game minutes. I wonder how many times Witt has left Nene or Gortat in that long this season.
UMLAUT double-doubles are a tasty treat every time.
76ers back within 23 points. If they can shave about 6 or 7 more off we might see the Clippers starters again.
Kings starting the half with a quick 8-2 run to take the lead. 50-48