Jeff McDonald

Spurs' second unit getting ready to check in: http://t.co/cn4VTwnC5G

Jason Calmes

Pelicans are winning the fourth quarter 8-0 so there's that.

Tim MacMahon

Rajon Rondo has a pretty assist on one end and draws a charge on the other. Checks out with 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers in 8 minutes.

Sean Highkin

Going to be weird the first time the Mavs wear their green alts.

Dwain Price

Rondo takes a break at the 4:11 mark with 2 rebounds, 2 assists, two turnovers and one foul.

Ronald Tillery

Griz didn’t just buy anybody a car. Ball boy-turned-intern Brandon Henderson is one of a kind: bit.ly/16E8hRY http://t.co/65swXH93AW

John Ireland

Blazers are for real. Night after a 3 OT win at SA, they are killing the Pelicans in NO. About to go to 22-6. Who gets top 4 in West?

Mike Mazzeo

Sources: Kings, Nets explore Williams trade es.pn/13OWvmC via @ESPNNewYork

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo with his 2nd assist of the night to a cutting Jefferson. He then draws a charge on Diaw. #DALvsSAS

Jody Genessy

Nifty move by Joe Ingles. He switched hands mid-air and made a layup after being fouled.

Adi Joseph

The Mavs' broadcast team made a Aron Baynes/League of Shadows reference, and I can't decide my emotions.

Jason Calmes

Russ Smith gets the first points of his NBA career. Congrats, Russ!

Jeff McDonald

The rare Aron Baynes heat check.

David Hardisty

I think this is the first time I've heard fans boo the Rockets this season. Houston down 47-31 and Hawks just scoring when they want.

Jim Eichenhofer

Russ Smith scores the first points of his NBA career with a 3-pointer from the left wing. Port 94-70 at 9:04 of 4Q

Earl K. Sneed

Ellis beats the shot clock with a three, tying the game at 13-all. #DALvsSAS

Zac Boyer

Redskins went Cover-0 for three consecutive plays, including interception. Ryan Clark: "You can be the goat or the hero. Bree was the hero.”

David Aldridge

Just saw Harden come back in the game.

Howard Chen

And Harden's now back in. Good!

Jenny Dial Creech

Sorry for the roller coaster there, guys. I go with info from the team. I think they were surprised too!

Jason Quick

Whose face is in the middle? http://t.co/vDsZna2pB3

Jeff McDonald

The "Spurs" are up on the Mavs 13-10 early. Actually getting looks galore on offense.

Jenny Dial Creech

So not so unlikely after all...

Joe Freeman

Freeland just picked up his 6th foul. That'll limit Stotts' big-man options down the stretch.

Jenny Dial Creech

Well there you go… Harden coming back in.

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis with the score, and the @Dallas Mavericks inch within three, 13-10, with 6:17 left in the 1st. #DALvsSAS

David Hardisty

Sure would have been nice if the Timberwolves had gotten that physical done today. Brewer can only sit and watch.

Kris Willis

Or not at all RT @EsamCovers: @peachtreehoops By haters you mean people who only watch the playoffs

Tim MacMahon

Rajon Rondo's only official stats so far are a turnover, foul and missed shot, but he does have one "OHHH!" moment on a drive and dish.

Dwain Price

Nice bounce pass by Rondo. Look for some guys to get hit in the head -- the way J-Kidd used to do it.

Zac Boyer

Ryan Clark is hoping for more fans for the finale against Dallas. “Maybe the fans will be a little more enthused knowing we can compete.”

Earl K. Sneed

First Rondo-like pass leads to a trip to the FT line for Greg Smith. #DALvsSAS

Howard Chen

Not good RT @David Hardisty: James Harden is unlikely to return to this game. He's out with a left strained hamstring, according to the team.

Jenny Dial Creech

Hawks up 42-31 in the second quarter and it looks like we won’t see James harden again tonight.

Joe Freeman

#Blazers will start the 4th Q with Blake, CJ, Barton, Freeland and T. Rob.

Erik Gundersen

End of 3: Blazers 94, Pelicans 62. Aldridge with 27 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks. Dame 17 points, 7 assists.

David Hardisty

James Harden is unlikely to return to this game. He's out with a left strained hamstring, according to the team.

Dwain Price

Greg Smith is coming in now for Tyson. He has a big opportunity here -- just in case he didn't know it.

Joe Freeman

And best part of the big lead for #Blazers, obviously, is that Stotts can rest his key players for most (if not all) of the 4th.

David Locke

Dante Exum is 10 of his last 20 from 3 #UTAatCHA

John Reid

Wow - Trail Blazers leading by 32 at the end of the third quarter against Pelicans.

Jason Calmes

At the end of the 3rd the Pelicans are down 94-62.

Zac Boyer

Bashaud Breeland on first-quarter tackle of Josh Huff on kickoff coverage: “I tried to dump him. That’s what I wanted to do.”

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden left with a strained hamstring and is unlikely to return to tonight.

Jeff McDonald

Apparently, the Mavs also included Dirk Nowitzki's jumper in the Rondo deal.

Joe Freeman

End of 3rd: #Blazers lead the Pelicans 94-62. LA has 27 pts, 12 rbs, Dame has 17 pts, 7 asts, Kaman has 16 pts, 6 rbs. Port shooting 57%.

Dwain Price

Rondo has 2 turnovers in the first three-and-a-half minutes.

Earl K. Sneed

11-5 start for the shorthanded Spurs. #DALvsSAS

Jeff McDonald

Kyle Anderson was so wide open he actually had time to uncork that Slo-Mo jumper.

Rick Bonnell

MKG just fouled Trevor Booker's two elbows with his chin.

Marc Stein

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Jeff McDonald

Spurs open shooting 100 percent. So much for Rondo bolstering Mavs' defense.

Earl K. Sneed

Monta gets the @Dallas Mavericks on the board with a trey, but the Spurs lead 6-3 early. #DALvsSAS

Adam Zagoria

After yet another loss, Melo says Knicks ‘don’t believe in themselves right now’ theknicksblog.com/knicks/melo-sa… via @theknicksblog

Tim Kawakami

They were saving Gore, that's it.

Tim Bontemps

Multiple league sources confirm Nets-Kings talks about Deron Williams. All stress deal isn't close, and that Mason Plumlee is going nowhere.

Dwain Price

With Tyson and Rondo out there, you ever wonder if they'll be able to make the other players play better defense?

Jeff McDonald

Belinelli with the jumper. Spurs lead 2-0. I smell upset!

Chuck Swirsky

With Eagles loss Lions back in to playoffs. Detroit losses its Sunday edge. Bears 20 Lions 17 Book it !

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers' lead up to 33, 92-59 1 min 3Q.

Jenny Dial Creech

Hawks shooting 60 percent so far. Rockets having a tough time chipping away when Hawks just won’t miss.

Kris Willis

Another great cut and pass by the Hawks for a layup

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk missed the chance to give Rondo his 1st assist on that jumper. #DALvsSAS

Jason Calmes

The two losses over the last seven were to Dallas and Golden State.

Jaryd Wilson

DeMarre is tonight's Shelvin!

John Reid

Watched this team hold Houston to 90 points on Thursday, Trail Blazers already with 90 and there's still 2:05 remaining in third quarter.

Steve Kyler

These were excellent Chocolate pudding shots.:. http://t.co/R513L8aPyN

Jenny Dial Creech

Papanikolaou just saved the official from being belted in the face by a ball.

Tony Jones

Gordon hasn't been Gordon tonight. He's got to will himself through fatigue and still put up 20-5-5

Adam Zagoria

Shumpert hopes to return from dislocated shoulder ‘as soon as possible’ theknicksblog.com/knicks/shumper… via @theknicksblog

Adam Zagoria

Free-agent-to-be Dragic says he’s open to Knicks theknicksblog.com/knicks/free-ag… via @theknicksblog

Jason Calmes

The Pelicans are 5-2 over the last seven (includes wins against Cleveland and Houston). Consider that before you react to this loss.

Tony Jones

The next step in the evolution of Gordon Hayward: Fighting through night's like these and still being.....Gordon Hayward

Jim Eichenhofer

Russ Smith, Alexis Ajinca about to check in, as #Pelicans look for spark. Smith hasn't played for NOLA since Nov. 28. Only home game Nov. 4

Chip Crain

A few things some lucky Grizz fans will win at tomorrow's WatchParty @CentralBBQ I mean a signed Gasol soccer ball http://t.co/GLOEdb44nx

Dwain Price

There seems to be a different vibe in the air tonight. Like a playoff vibe. Is it because of Rondo, or because the #Spurs are in town?

Mark Followill

Mavs and Spurs on TXA21, about to tip off. Rondo starting. Spurs on 3 game losing streak. Mavs 19-8, Spurs 17-10

Jason Calmes

Rivers is having a great game.

Jimmy Smith

This one is so out of hand that #Pelicans rookie Russ Smith is about to check in when play resumes. Back from the D-League.

Chris Dempsey

Darrell Arthur (leg) out tonight for the #Nuggets game vs.Indiana

John Reid

Russ Smith is about to enter, along with Alexis Ajinca. They need some kind of spark at this point.

Steve Kyler

Nothing good will come from this... http://t.co/oWtxjqBuod

Dwain Price

#Mavs PG Rajon Rondo received a very loud ovation during pregame introductions tonight.

Earl K. Sneed

Crazy LOUD ovation for Rajon Rondo in his @Dallas Mavericks debut. #DALvsSAS

Erik Gundersen

Aldridge vs. Davis tonight is like Hakeem vs. Young Shaq.

John Reid

Pelicans - no traps, no interior help defense and no chance right now of cutting the Trail Blazers' deficit. Pelicans trailing 88-57.

Jody Genessy

Before this Jazz game puts you to sleep, check out the magic that happened in Orlando Friday in this Rapid Recap: vine.co/v/OXMOhqEW0Bu

Kris Willis

If you missed it, the Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive efficiency allowing 97.2 points per 100 possessions

Jeff McDonald

Who gets beat worse today, Kyle Anderson's old team, or his current team? Place your bets now, degenerates.

Candace Buckner

Rudy Tom Award nba.com/pacers/news/fr… Pay no mind to my look of disinterest. Photographer caught a bad moment - or I suck at picture taking

John Reid

Chris Kaman is dominating Ryan Anderson on the low block. He getting post position and get up his shot anytime he wants.

Kris Willis

Hawks have scored 30+ points in four straight quarters dating back to Wednesday

Jason Calmes

Holiday is really trying to force the pass tonight. It is leading to turnovers.

Zac Boyer

Stephen Bowen on Bashaud Breeland: "What can you say? That dude has ice-cold veins, man. Play of the year."

Rick Bonnell

Assuming this lead holds up, it will be just the third time this season the Hornets have won back-to-back games.

Jimmy Smith

And @Anthony Davis makes a jumper. he's 3//13 on the night, 7 PTs.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs indeed have 10 people in uniform. Guess it's up to Pop whether all of them play, and how much.

Jaryd Wilson

Weeeeeeeeee http://t.co/bbkDzd6UcC

Kris Willis

Just love those 30+ point quarters

John Reid

Jrue Holiday has thrown more passes to the other team than his own.

Candace Buckner

DEN's Brian Shaw might give Vogel a run for the Rudy Tomjanovich Award. Or at least make All-NBA Coach Interview First Team. Guy's a gem.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the 1st, Atlanta leading Rockets 32-26. Howard, Motiejunas and Harden each have 6 points.

Howard Chen

Hawks lead 32-26 after 1. Shooting 61%. #Rockets have 6 turnovers already.

Joe Freeman

Just checked out the #Blazers' plus-minuses. Lol. LA is a +31. Batum, Dame are +27s.

David Hardisty

32-26 Atlanta after one. Hawks (61% FG) scoring easily on drives and cuts to the basket. Rocket defense needs to step up.

John Reid

This team has to play with more consistency. They played with intensity in Houston Thursday night. Tonight they can't make layups or defend

Jason Calmes

Interested to see how Monty handles this blowout. I almost expect Tyreke to get pulled regardless because of injury concerns.

Jason Kosmicki

I was told Watson would not play yet he is on the official starting line up sheet

Jim Eichenhofer

New Orleans is also 5-2 in last 7 games, with only losses being by 5 at Dallas and by 6 to Golden State (without Anthony Davis)

Jason Kosmicki

OH-Ficial starters Chandler/ Faried/ Mozgov/ AAA/ Lawson....Hill/ West/ Hibbert/ Sloan/ Watson?

Bill Simmons

I've enjoyed watching Kobe in ESPN Classic mode. It's certainly more compelling than your typical lottery team. But he's not playing well.

John Reid

Pelicans' third-quarter effort is no better than how they started the game.

Joe Freeman

#Blazers are on a roll ... push lead to 80-51 with 5:55 left in 3rd. Dominant on both ends. Really impressive performance so far.

Sean Highkin

TV feed on the Mavs broadcast is illegal stream-quality.

Jason Calmes

Timeout with 5:56 left in the 3rd. Blazers are up 80 to 51.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans don't seem interested in playing basketball tonight. They are being blown out 80-51 with 5:56 left in 3Q.

Jimmy Smith

Wondering if #Pelicans will contest a 3-PT shot tonight? #Blazers are 8/17 from beyond arc and most of those are wide-open looks.

Erik Gundersen

LA and Dame are out here Shaq and Kobe-ing these guys the last two games. Blazers up 29.

Howard Chen

Here's what Brewer, Shved said before the game today after arriving: cbsloc.al/1JB6XON #RedNation

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans haven't lost at home this season by more than 10 points, but have some major work to do to get back in this. Port 77-51 mid 3Q

Kris Willis

Rockets really aggressive on the perimeter, second time Atlanta has beat them backdoor

John Reid

This is one of the worst performances the Pelicans have displayed this season - trailing Portland, 77-51, and it could get worse.

Jeff McDonald

Maybe Rick Carlisle would let the Spurs borrow Richard Jefferson back. Just for tonight.

Aaron Falk

Broadcast just showed him getting hit on the left shoulder by Jefferson. RT @David Locke Alec Burks is back on the Jazz bench.

Tony Jones

Burks went back to the lockerroom...he's back on the bench now

Tom Moore

#NBA column: #Sixers, Hinkie counting on losing to pay off with No. 1 pick in draft: bit.ly/13Ogy4F #76ers

Ben Standig

Frank Gore went from sustaining a concussion to being an early headache for the Chargers.

Erik Gundersen

Freeland picks up 5th with 7:22 left. Kaman comes in with 3 fouls. Blazers up 24.

Tim Kawakami

Classic Gore. Remember this guy.

Kris Willis

Bibster RT @BTRowland: Mike Bibby reference on the Hawks broadcast, cc: @jeskeets

Jason Calmes

Not sure what you're supposed to do when the Blazers are shooting like this.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans Luke Babbitt comes up limping after that foul.

David Locke

Alec Burks is back on the Jazz bench.

Jody Genessy

Alec Burks is returning from the locker room with trainer Gary Briggs. Not sure why he went back.

Tony Jones

Jazz fans should also expect the Memphis game on Monday to be very difficult as well.

Tim MacMahon

If Rajon Rondo plays defensively like he did for Celtics this season, Mavs will be disappointed. Banking on motivational fire being fanned.

Vincent Goodwill

I will be VERY careful headed into Brooklyn tonight

Joe Freeman

Fan in third row after that last LA swish: "He's so good!. So ... good!"

David Locke

Alec Burks heads to the locker-room. Not sure what it was exactly. - Hornets on 13-2 run. Jazz are 2 for 16 from 3 - Hornets up 21

Tony Jones

Jazz down 68-47 to Charlotte. They just don't have it tonight

Mark Kreidler

Avoiding the scalding sun RT @Tim Kawakami: During the coin toss http://t.co/9foQ7RivxK

Joe Freeman

Have to hand it to Batum. He's not 100 percent, but he's ballin' ...

Rick Bonnell

Hornets up 19 with the ball....Big Al jump hook. 21-point lead, Utah calls time.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers clicking on both ends to start the second half. Freeland, aside from the fouls, playing fantastic defense.

Kris Willis

Pair of steals for Thabo in the 1st quarter

Zac Boyer

Trent Murphy will undergo additional examinations tomorrow on his broken right hand, but seemed resigned to the fact that he'll miss Dallas.

Joe Freeman

LA just grabbed his 10th rebound. Also has 21 points. That's his 16th double-double this season.

Rick Bonnell

Jazz's Alec Burks back to the training room. Don't know what the issue is.

Jason Calmes

Looks like we are about to get started with the second half. Let's hope things turn around for our Pels.

Bill Simmons

Kobe is one of 3 players to average 22 FGA while shooting less than 38%. The others: Joe Fulks & Max Zaslofsky. basketball-reference.com/play-index/psl…

Jonathan Rinehart

Arena has much livelier feel to it. The Bobcats era just never really caught on. Kudos to Hornets organization for tying into their history

Jason Kosmicki

#GrayShirts tonight are Scott Foster/ Matt Boland/ Leroy Richardson.....-3

Jenny Dial Creech

New dad Jason Terry in the game.

Howard Chen

D-Mo in the low post has become just about unstoppable. #RedNation

Jason Kosmicki

This marks the first time in a non-lockout year that the Nuggets are playing back to back games at home.

Jody Genessy

Cody Zeller looks like he's part of the Manning family.

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers C Joel Freeland picks up PF4 with 11:31 to go 3Q.

Rod Boone

League source confirms #Nets had discussions with Kings about Deron but nothing happening with that at moment. Mason isn't getting traded.

Tony Jones

Dante Exum is having a really tough game

Jason Kosmicki

No Arthur/ McGee or Foye for Denver. CJ Watson will not play for the Pacers

Jonathan Rinehart

Best crowd I've seen for a game in Charlotte in many yrs. Definitely feels right to have the name Hornets, purple/teal back here. #UTAatCHA

Jason Kosmicki

Greetings everyone from Pepsi Center in downtown Denver Colorado and welcome aboard to game number 27

Rick Bonnell

Big Al just pulled a "Diop" at the foul line.

Tim Kawakami

During the coin toss http://t.co/eKndVN7jYs

Tony Jones

This possession is a microcosm of this game for the Jazz. outhustled at every turn

Jason Jones

Sidenote: James Johnson disrespected Andre Drummond on so many levels last night, had Drummond all in his feelings.

Dwain Price

"So far it looks like its going to be pretty smooth. But we haven’t played a game yet.'' -- #Mavs coach Rick Carlisle on the Rondo trade

David Hardisty

Dwight Howard starts -- and finishes -- the break. Nice alleyoop feed from Harden to Howard gives the Rockets a 16-13 lead early.

Howard Chen

K that was some Harden to Howard NASTINESS. #RedNation

Howard Beck

If the Pope and POTUS can use Twitter w/out damaging their dignity, I think the Knicks can survive a few tweets from @Phil Jackson.

Jason Kosmicki

A quick shout out to @CSUPFootball for their national championship!! Now go and enjoy your sloppers

Adi Joseph

There's going to be 40 threes made in Hawks-Rockets.

Ryan Wolstat

Talks cap space, D-League etc. RT @jaysatur: Masai on the bus to Detroit taking questions from fans: youtu.be/R7ppsDzNUdI #WeTheNorth #RTZ

Mike Finger

Kentucky wouldn't have let him past the baseline.

Tony Jones

currently reciting the lyrics - word for word - to Biggie's "Juicy" to a confused @Jody Genessy ain't hip hop great?

Royce Young

Robin Lopez responds perfectly to rumors of dating Khloe Kardashian. cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-bas…

Jason Calmes

Pelicans are losing total rebounding battle (pretty obvious). 24-19.

Mike Finger

Texas guard Demarcus Holland, at FT line, drops ball, runs off court, sticks head in trash can next to Long Beach bench. I'll stop there.

Jason Calmes

Box score says that Pelicans have more offensive rebounds that the Blazers. I find that hard to believe.

Jenny Dial Creech

Howard said this morning that they key to this game was coming out with more energy. The Rockets certainly have.

Bill Simmons

Right now, Kobe is the 2nd player to average 24.5 PPG while shooting less than 38%. The other: Joe Fulks... in 1947. basketball-reference.com/play-index/psl…

Jody Genessy

A special halftime performance: The Fourth Tenor takes on Nicki Minaj. vine.co/v/OXbAdHLiU10

Matt Dery

Happy for #Lions fans. You guys deserve a run! http://t.co/pRGu7pVesy

Tim Kawakami

Too good.... "You are blocked from following @JedYork and viewing @JedYork's Tweet"

David Locke

It is has snowed more at Charlotte halftime show than it has in Utah all year instagram.com/p/w2Y_i8Bruw/

Kris Willis

Per @Andre Aldridge, Jeff Teague is hopeful that he will be able to play in Dallas on Monday

Buddy Grizzard

Since getting yanked for chucking a pull up three vs ORL Schröder has been extraordinarily composed and efficient.

Jason Calmes

Honestly, I was fine with most of our offense. Perhaps it got to stagnate at times, but at the end of the day, hit the open shot.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets vs. Hawks about to tip off.

Buddy Grizzard

Schröder was first Hawk to record a double double in his first career start since Spud Webb in 1985.

Bob Finnan

Bob Finnan's NBA notes: Game against Memphis Grizzlies a good test for Cleveland Cavaliers bit.ly/1JB2V90

Erik Gundersen

Blazers lead 62-44 at halftime. Aldridge with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Blazers 5/12 from 3. Matthews with 3 3's. Davis 5 points, 2/9.

John Reid

Anthony Davis made 2-of-9 shots and was held to five points in first half.

Buddy Grizzard

Dennis Schröder's game vs Cavs hasn't been talked about enough due to Shelvin Mack's heroics. Was quietly brilliant.

Jason Calmes

After this half, River is shooting just under 74% from the FT line this season (61 attempts). That's much better than where he was.

Joe Freeman

Halftime: #Blazers lead Pelicans 62-44. LA has 19ps, 8rs, Matthews has 9ps, Batum has 6ps, 3ats. Port shooting 55%. Davis has 5 pts, 5 rbs.

Jason Calmes

At halftime, the Pelicans are down 62-44. Things got better in the second quarter, but they still weren't great.

Jim Eichenhofer

Austin Rivers has struggled at foul line in NBA, but he's made 16 in a row, including 6 tonight. Last miss bizarrely was airball at Dallas

David Locke

Final 4:10 of the 1st half had Gobert and Favors on floor together Hornets outscore Jazz 8-7. Jazz shot 3 for 7 and buzzer beater miss

Tony Jones

This would be a 20 point game if not for Rudy Gobert

John Reid

Pelicans have completely unraveled, trailing 62-44 at halftime against Trail Blazers.

Sean Highkin

Blazers put up 62 in a half the night after playing three overtimes.

Candace Buckner

DEN coach Brian Shaw w/ the realest of the real scouting reports: "I told Kenneth Faried abt (D West's) age & how he has an advantage."

Nakia Hogan

Halftime: Blazers 62, Pelicans 44

David Locke

Fatigue an issue? End of 1st quarter Jazz go 1 for 9 End of 2nd quarter Jazz go 1 for 6 #UTAatCHA

Scott Gleeson

Texas Southern stuns No. 22 Michigan State in OT usat.ly/16DYc7B via @USATODAYSports

Gary Dzen

#99Bottles cameo RT @BDCwire: Seasonal suds: 12 holiday beers you should try this season - bo.st/1w94QHA http://t.co/njpGCBAIiP

Jason Calmes

Rivers is 6/6 from the free throw line.

Jason Calmes

I believe that is Kaman's 3rd foul.

John Reid

Trail Blazers have put small forward Nicolas Batum on PG Jrue Holiday and is giving him plenty of problems.

Lenn Robbins

The @Sacramento Kings have coveted @Mason Plumlee since he played with @DeMarcus Cousins on USA Team. Plumlee isn't going anywhere #Nets

Erik Gundersen

Freeland and Kaman both with 3 fouls.

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers' Chris Kaman gets PF3 with 1:42 to go 2Q.

Tim Kawakami

Per last RT... yeah, that photo does seem to fit the mood of tonight.

Tim MacMahon

Congrats to Cedar Hill for winning another state title. @Coach_McGuire50 is one of the best guys in the business.

Mark Followill

Reminder: Mavs vs Spurs with Rondo debut is on TXA21. No pregame. We'll be rocking and rolling at 7:30. Lot of buzz in here tonight!

Tony Jones

Hornets close the quarter strong. Up 52-39 over the Jazz at halftime. Gobert and Favors the only two who have played well so far

Rick Bonnell

Halftime: Hornets 52, Jazz 39. Big Al with 12 points and five boards.

Mike Wise

One other team than Wash. hasn't played for an NFC championship in 23 years. Washington winning today gave Detroit the chance to break hex.

Tim Kawakami

Unless there are 40,000 fans still tailgating or in traffic... there will be a very, very sparse crowd here tonight.

Jason Calmes

If you're looking for positives, Rivers is 4-4 from the FT line.

Dwain Price

Asked his thoughts on the Rondo trade, Gregg Popovich said: "It doesn’t matter what I think. I have enough to think about on my team."

Josh Newman

Outside of Monmouth, the MAAC is not having a good day. Iona (vs. George Mason) and Manhattan (vs, Morgan State) both down at the half, too

Tony Jones

Gobert reminds me not of Tyson Chandler....but of a 7-foot-2 version of Marcus Camby.

David Aldridge

Sources indicating Kings-Nets talks on @Deron Williams, for now, not far advanced. Discussions "not that hot," per league source.

John Reid

With 2:58 left in the second quarter, Portland has already scored 56 points.

Dwain Price

"This game's a hard game to start with. It's probably even harder on some levels now.'' -- #Mavs coach Rick Carlisle

Tim Kawakami

"Always with the negative 49ers stories from Tim," says a blog-commenter. I know, this team is Super Bowl-bound and I won't admit it.

Joe Freeman

With 2:58 left in 1st half, #Blazers lead Pelicans 56-40. Port shooting 56%, 42% from deep.

Jason Calmes

Timeout at 2:58 in the second. Portland still up 16. 56-40.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers have really had their 2013-14 ball movement tonight.

Joe Freeman

After that miss, Stotts had a big smile, clapped over and over. Excellent ball movement, solid team play by #Blazers. Shot just didn't fall.

Tony Jones

If Rudy Gobert gets to the point where he can play 35 minutes a night.......

Rick Bonnell

Jazz are sticking around this game because Hornets have allowed 14 Utah second-chance points.

Jason Calmes

So far AD and Jrue are a combined 4-18 from the floor. They've missed a lot of shots you'd expect them to make.

Beto Duran

She's a beauty. "@Ty Nowell: http://t.co/fX1HRSDvne"

David Locke

A GM once told me you look for dominant moments, then sequences, then quarter, halfs, games, weeks. - Gobert is at sequence and growing

Adi Joseph

Dwight Howard usually puts up some big numbers against Al Horford: bit.ly/1GGlBSv

John Reid

Anthony Davis and Jrue holiday are a combined 4-of-18 from the field.

Tim Kawakami

That's not the exact way to assign blame, because so many other things go into it. But if you do it by value, the 49ers are doing it wrong,

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans need to clamp down greatly on D. Blazers are getting into paint too easily and shooting 59% from field. Port 56-39

Jody Genessy

Jazz are back within eight points of the Hornets thanks to Rudy Gobert's play on both ends.

Tony Jones

Rudy Gobert is having a dominant three minutes.....on both ends

Jaryd Wilson

Take one last look at our Rockets preview before we tip: on.nba.com/1wPrbPq

Tim Kawakami

If anybody theoretically was choosing an owner, Jed York would not get any interest that I can imagine.

Tony Jones

The bad news is the Jazz haven't been scoring. But Gobert has changed things defensively

Tim Kawakami

We're seeing what Harbaugh's worth on the open market: A ton. If Baalke was on the GM market, he'd get some interest.

Jody Genessy

Big Al seems to be having problems with Bigger Rudy.

Tim Kawakami

Who to blame for this 49ers mess? This is one way to look at it. By determining the value of the principals involved...

Adi Joseph

Someone should tell Lionel Hollins that Mason Plumlee is indispensable.

Tony Jones

What a pass by Gobert!!! Enes wasn't ready lol

Erik Gundersen

Kobe Kaman going to work tonight.

Paul Flannery

That's a fair point. RT @Howevolution: @Paul Flannery All I know is I can actually watch it on League Pass. Thank goodness.

Joe Freeman

After that missed layup in transition, T. Rob wetn to basketball stanchion and struck it with his forearm. Steamed about a couple misses.

Tony Jones

Jazz down 44-30 with 5:57 remaining in the first half

Jason Calmes

Timeout with 5:30 to play in the first half. Pels are down 50-34.

Joseph Goodman

Stared at my computer screen for 30 mins trying to weave those Birdman quotes into the daily in a way humans can comprehend them. We'll see.

Jimmy Spencer

It just doesn't make sense the Kings would make any major moves before hiring the new coach who’s supposed to steer the franchise.

Jason Calmes

Anderson, Cunningham, and Rivers are the only Pels having a good shooting night. So yeah... That's a thing.

Paul Flannery

Serious question. Is there a compelling reason why NBA-TV can't broadcast the Rondo debut? Seems like that's why the channel should exist.

Payal Doshi

Just a random Saturday night in @LongosCorks making this meal from scratch! #SaturdayNightlife http://t.co/Q2msO03hnW

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans reserves have scored 21 of their 34 points, as Blazers lead 50-34 with 5:30 remaining in the 2Q.

Josh Newman

Agreed. FWIW, I liked your pick preseason RT @NYPost_Brazille: @Josh Newman My pick isn't exactly looking so good. Harrison may be a lock.

Tony Jones

Wide open shots being bricked. Loose balls the Jazz are slow to get to. Jazz are really fighting their fatigue right now

Tony Jones

The Jazz look like a team at the end of a really long road trip. Nothing in their legs right now

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers blowout allowing rest for Lillard (52.5 min. in 3OT win Friday), Aldridge (52.5 min) and Wesley Matthews (50 min) to rest.

John Reid

Trail Blazers getting any shot they want against Pelicans so far tonight.

Josh Newman

I know it and so does he: @NYPost_Brazille wants Juan'ya Green to go OFF tonight in Morningside Heights so he keeps looking smart. No? Yes.

Dwain Price

#Mavs coach Rick Carlisle on the #Spurs: "They're going to play great tonight without all those guys We got to make them not play great."

Devin Kharpertian

Also, I really wish this hasn't broken on my way to JFK. The Nets have a way of having things happen right as I go AWOL.

Jason Calmes

Refs are reviewing foul by Blake to see if it is flagrant or common. I'm terrible at guessing these so I won't try.

Jimmy Smith

Call remains common foul. No FTs, only possession.

Michael Lee

ICYMI: Rajon Rondo's move to DAL will solve mystery of his inconsistent play in BOS this season: wapo.st/1ABEAtC #mavs #celtics

Jim Eichenhofer

Steve Blake and Dante Cunningham were teammates on the 2009-10 Blazers, but Blake nudged Cunningham to floor on fast break. Foul on Blake

Ben Standig

Watching Trayvon Reed receive huge applause from Auburn crowd after productive stretch. Yep, he would've helped Terps right away.

Devin Kharpertian

"Untouchable" doesn't mean "top-20 player." it means "the only other healthy Nets center is Jerome Jordan."

Jimmy Smith

Officials checking to see if it's a common or flagrant foul on Steve Blake against Dante Cunningham.

Jeff McDonald

Pop's first choice for a starting five tonight, except they're playing SNL: http://t.co/zuHVCFVzkv

Dwain Price

"The good thing about Rajon is that he wants to be here. He likes how we play, he’s very intrigued with things that we do.'' -- RCarlisle

Howard Chen

Just heard from @moisekapenda that @TSUMBB beat Michigan State hoops in East Lansing. #WOW

Josh Newman

Now, off-topic: I was really hoping Mark Sanchez would play in the NFC Championship Game. That was a stupid hope by me.

Mike Mazzeo

As @Ohm Youngmisuk confirmed, however, nothing is imminent.

Jason Calmes

AD already has 3 blocks and Portland has 44 points. So, yeah, blocks aren't like a perfect proxy for good defense.