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Was that Wall pass between the legs?
He was miles away from the Happiest Place on Earth, but Vogel sure looked like happiest man in Amway Center after the game.
Nice pass by Jordan Hill, but I was more impressed with Robert Sacre who actually made the layup.
Bubba!!! Get the tables!!!!!
Sixteen Candles. Make a wish: http://t.co/s0UQLzZeDV
Vogel: "It’s just getting back 2 having fun, enjoying the game, working hard & believing in 1 another. It’s been a tough yr for all of us."
Man. Now Robbie Hummel is out indefinitely, too. If it wasn't for bad luck, Wolves wouldn't have any luck at all.
Celtics go about as big as they can here with Turner, Crowder, Prince, Sully and Zeller.
Bedlam at Comcast Center with 1.4 seconds left. 16-4 Maryland run final minutes to take 68-67 lead. Northwestern misses Hail Mary. Insane.
James Harden scores the first basket and also, I hate him.
Last I looked Terps were down 12 with like 3+ left. What the what, now up one?
Xfinity Center is so loud it's Trimbling
Chris Collins should just resign. Go coach somewhere that isn't jinxed. My goodness.
"The key word we’ve been saying is ‘spirit.’ Everyone’s been engaged, and it’s a good feeling." - Chris Paul on recent stretch
Pierce back to the free-throw line. Already has 8 pts in the qtr.
Wizards went away from Pierce in the 2nd half last night and he’s making sure that doesn’t happen again. Aggressive last few minutes.
Can't imagine a lot of teams have given up a 20-2 run in a game they wound up winning.
Dirk on foul that put Anthony Davis on the line for go-ahead FTs: "I think if you call that, you can call about 20 fouls in a game.
Jake Layman will be an NBA player.
So far tonight Wiz announcers have called Nurkic "Nukeic" and "Norkic". Better get out of there before the Papa finds out
Dirk Nowitzki on critical Dallas inbound pass picked off by Anthony Davis: "It's hard to lob it over one of the longest guys in the NBA."
Pop said Leonard tweaked an ankle in the first quarter, had to go back to the locker room to get re-taped.
Robert Sacre starting for a second straight game. Ed Davis to come off the bench.
WITTMAN FACE. Somebody GIF that zombie look, stat.
Jae Crowder just spent three or four seconds doing jumping jacks underneath the rim, wide open. Nope. No pass for you.
D.J. Augustin with 35 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds today. First game Pistons are playing without Brandon Jennings (Achilles)
Anthony Davis line of 28 points/10 rebounds/5 steals only 2nd time in franchise history someone has done that (Chris Paul was other)
Another ugly 3rd qtr so far for Wizards. 2 pts in almost 4 minutes and they’re down 68-61.
I’m pretty mild-mannered, but Phoenix benching guys for technicals seems like a poor strategy.
Bad enough Terps look doomed, but it means Chris Collins wins. This is not cool, universe.
Anthony Davis help the Pelicans end nine-game losing streak against Mavericks, 109-106.
Raptors finally found a way to get Terrence Ross to free throw line: throw it to him when opponent has no choice but to foul him late.
Solid outing and a valiant response to Casey's strong words. Much-needed bounce-back from DeRozan. Still things to correct on D
Carlisle on critical inbounds pass TO: "It’s on me because I’ve got to make sure I remind our guys that we can throw it in the backcourt."
Leonard with 19/19, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block; Duncan with 20/11, 3 blocks in 101-95 victory over Milwaukee. Spurs overcome 12-point def.
Suns Coach Jeff Hornacek on DeAndre Jordan's blocks: "The stats say he had four. That can’t be right, it seemed like he had 14."
DeRozan is back.
SVG has Pistons playing hard. Raptors far from perfect in this one, but overall, a solid win. No JV is what it is, but why not ride him?
Topes win! Topes don't convince, but he they win. 114-110.
Late 3 and a foul (ft) for Detroit. Cuts Toronto lead to two. Free throes for ross good. Raps up 4
Wolves term Hummel injury a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand. They say indefinitely, he said 4-6 weeks
Where was John Paxson's outage when some Chicago radio guy said that Tom Thibodeau suffers from Aspergers? Can't recall him saying anything.
And I say that while knowing Golden State will probably hit 43 triples in the second half.
Ruh roh. KCP has a chance for a four-point play. Raps up 2. Ross will shoot 2 with 10.7 left.
99% free throw shooter Jerryd Bayless just missed 2 FTs, snapping a streak of 58 in a row. The sand-kicked-in-eye portion of the night.
KCP with the requisite 4-point play late. We've seen this before. 112-110
Amazing to see Boston's 3-point defense now compared to what it was at the beginning of the season. So much better.
Jared Nickens might one day be good, but that day has yet to come.
Bayless streak of 58 in a row just snapped. Then he missed second one as well. Wow. Spurs survive 101-95.
Career-high 35 points for D.J. Augustin, a guy I still have difficulty referencing as "former Raptor"
Career high for DJ Augustin: 35.
Leonard hits 2 FTs and Spurs lead 101-95 with 9.3 left.
Not pretty but Spurs are going to grind out a W here to improve to 2-0 on their 6-game homestand.
Bayless played well, for the most part, but two makeable floaters late that missed will probably doom Milwaukee.
Also 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block.
Bayless miss in lane and Spurs will hang on in this one.
Bayless misses another floater, Leonard rebounds and is fouled. That's 17/14 for him.
Doesn't mean it's right. But Detroit has a big and four 3P shooters on floor. Doesn't trust JV's mobility, p&r defence.
Kawhi Leonard: 17 points, 13 boards, three steals.
So if you're OK with the Bayless floater that got Bucks to within 2, you have to accept one next time down w. chance to tie/lead, right?
Tim Duncan: 20 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks (cough and five turnovers cough).
Kris Humphries loves playing the Nuggets. Last four games vs. Denver: 14, 18, 20 and 11 points in 1H tonight.
Bayless with 15 and 5 in 23 minutes.
JV not playing in these moments is a story as old as time. It's not changing, regardless of how well JV is playing in any given, soon.
Bayless has kept the Bucks in it in 4th but shortarms potential game-tying floater there.
Called Patterson "The Worm" on Fri. He'll be going home to Washington this week, said mother wouldnt be happy if he dyed hair funky colours
Andrew Andrews basically single-handedly kept UW in the game in the first half. Nice carryover from his game-winner at Colorado.
Parker swishes both. Spurs up four, 20.1 ticks left. Bucks' possession coming out of the timeout.
Bayless had makeable floater for the tie but left it short. Duncan rebound, Parker fouled, makes both, Spurs by 4 w/ 20.1 seconds left.
Bayless missed tying attempt in lane after Bucks pulled within 2. Had to foul Parker with 20.1 left. He makes both for 99-95 lead.
West confirmed what others have been saying - he really likes this team & situation but knows that his contract will put him in trade rumors
Augustin campaigned for that foul and got elected. 2 FT's 107-104, 50 seconds left
Reset: Spurs up 97-95, shooting foul shots with 20.1 seconds left. Parker at the line.
Bucks are hanging tough with the Spurs ...
After a half of internet issues, I'm back.
I did ask David West about his contract situation - he said he really hasn't thought about it and wouldn't until the season was over.
More McHale on Kobe: "I’ve always admired him. I think he’s a hell of a competitor, [but] everything comes to an end."
Humphries had 20 pts in the teams’ 1st meeting in early Dec. Already has 11 pts and 6 reb.
But of course: GSW played drowsily for long periods, Curry only has one basket, Celtics have 8 offensive rebounds.. and still: GSWs up by 7.
TO/transition dunk for Middleton makes it a 2-point game...
Meeks is 2-12. KCP is 4-13. Combined from 3, they're 2-12. Gotta have more production and smart play on defense
More optical daggers from Pop at Leonard after Middleton hits 3 in his face.
Here's a question only John Paxson can answer: if JVG publicly criticized Tom Thibodeau would Paxson be this outraged? Not bloody likely...
I'm sure Steve Kerr and his staff did not enjoy that half. Warriors were out-rebounded 27-21 and were only 4 for 15 from three-point.
Annual reminder: If you're gambling on the Pro Bowl, please do yourself a favor and seek some help
Patterson flies in for his 6 rebound (4 of them coming in 4th). He's now grabbed 41 and counting in last 4 games.
I feel so...unsatisfied.
That would have been magnificent, too. Like a condor unfurling it's entire wingspan.
KCP is bouncing and jumping all over the place against DeRozan. Getting the better of him all night. Gotta stay down
Great job by DeRozan to get KCP to bite on a pump fake. Shoots 2.
So John Paxson is upset with a media guy criticizing Bulls management. Yet, I don't remember him being upset when media goes after Thibodeau
Giannis clearly fouled by Diaw on dunk attempt. No call, because why give us something to be interested in?
George said he knows this season is not likely, but he's enjoying being around the guys and helping to push them. Moral support.
Diaw challenges Giannis dunk attempt and the Bucks forward misses. A struggle for Giannis tonight.
As others have said, Nets-Hornets trade would save Nets minimal money; it would, however, give them a lot of athleticism and wing depth.
Nene needs another 4 points for double figures. Would be season-high 5th straight game. Best run since 15 straight last season before inj.
Ha, oh yeah. And forearm. Not even close to a clean block.
Looked like Boris got some hand on that block there to me.
Kathy Selden and Princess Leia look different ...
Five Raptors (JV, DeRozan, Williams, Vasquez, Amir) have attempted more shots than Lowry (8) tonight. Lowry at 9 pts, 8 ast on 4/8 shooting
The nutty West: With Mavs L & Clips W, LA to 5th, Dal to 6th. Win by 7th SA moves it 1.5 behind Mavs, who are only 2 behind No. 2 Griz.
George said he knew that he needed to pace things and take his time - knows that he can't rush back and risk future injury.
Klay Thompson went into the halftime locker room with 13 points Friday, too.
Raps up 103-99 with 128 seconds left. Lowry's made questionable decisions last two possessions.
Pistons keep fighting. 103-99. KCP dunk. Getting a stop would be...yanno...welcomed
Spurs taking over. Now lead by 7.
Manu makes both FTs, Spurs have their largest lead at 93-84.
The Celtics trail the Warriors 56-49 at the break. Sully's on top of his game with 11 points, 4 rebs and 2 assists. http://t.co/oBvlXEFTWQ
So wait, Jeff Van Gundy sticks up for the head coach of the Chicago Bulls and John Paxson says JVG has an agenda against the Bulls. Really?
George said there were mental hurdles to such a gruesome injury, but he was starting to clear them. Admitted trusting his body wasn't easy
Hassan Whiteside's postgame-interview request swiftly was met. His NBA 2K rating shot up to 77 from the 59 where it had stood.
Giannis, you have just been Ginobilid.
DeRozan with 6 FTA tonight. Still below pre-injury average but double his combined total from previous 3 games. It's a start.
Wooah. Wall almost hits a crazy buzzer beater from halfcourt. Hit the back of the rim. Game tied at 59 at the half.
Talked with Paul George for a few minutes - he is running and jumping, doing some conditioning training. Said he's dunking again.
Bad call on the Celtics but an off balance leaner from half court is actually a pretty high percentage shot for Steph.
100-95 after a Monroe layup. 21-15 tonight. 3:30 left
Shooting guard minutes since the trade -Dion Waiters: 257 -Anthony Morrow: 187 -Reggie Jackson: 175 -Andre Roberson: 127
The Pistons' first foul of the Q, on the other hand, comes 8:21 in.
Kenyon Martin has been in game since Henson exited with injury.
Stevens was just all types of fired up at that foul call to end the half. Ref warned him to stop.
Leonard has played well. No surprise. Already with double-double (15-12).
Scott said LAL rookie F Tarik Black told him several NFL teams have recently “been begging” him to come out and play TE.
Brad Stevens is going off on the refs right now!!!!!!!
Pretty good 2nd half for Kawhi: 11 points, 3 for 4, w/ 7 rebounds.
Nets have lost by 74 points combined in their last 2 games. Scored 73 points in last loss.
I know Witt won't even consider anything as radical as making Pierce 6th man, but I like idea of Otto playing with the starters.
Pop flailing and gesticulating on the sideline like it's June.
Tyler Zeller is in the zone! (Not like Klay Thompson zone) but TZ is shooting 5 of 9 from the field with 10 points off the bench.
Porter in to finish the 2nd quarter. Wittman continues making adjustments.
Nets wouldn’t save much money, would add to their cap beyond 2016 with Lance Stephenson, who’s owed $9m annually through 2016-17
Oh, Otto Porter in for last 2 min of 1H.
Ex-LAL Scott on ex-Celtic McHale: "We won’t be going to dinner or nothing, but he’s all right.” Forgive for Rambis hit? “I didn’t say that."
Just a jump-shooting team tho...
Previous tweet - 97 is record. Bayless far from that but just one shy of Redd's 59 in a row in 2004. He rolled first one in on last trip.
Even the ball boy, who is sweeping the court, appears to be moving in slow motion tonight.
97 - Minnesota's Micheal Williams in 1993.
Feels like Spurs have found a bit of a groove but still can't quite put the Bucks down for good. Eight-point lead shaved to 4 w/ 6-2 run.
The Warriors are 3-for-13 from three-point range. Draymond Green is 1-for-5, and Klay Thompson is 0-for-3.
Pistons cutting lead to 7 midway through the 3rd quarter. Dinwiddie a couple decent possessions. They're still not stopping anybody
Bayless with 6 points in a row for Bucks.
That said, their biggest issue right now is 3-point shooting, and none of those guys are shooting well. Lance in particular has been awful.
With his recent play (and that Vine surely helping), Hassan Whiteside's 2K rating increased from 59 to 77.
If Nets can keep Lance … let’s say, comfortable, that trade makes them better. They sorely need wing depth.
Bayless FT streak now at 58.
But it’ll be interesting to see if their legs hold up in the 4th qtr — if necessary — on this back to back.
Wittman’s decision to put his starters in earlier in the 2Q is paying dividends. Wizards up 48-44.
In 22 minutes, Boris Diaw has 14 points on 7/10 shooting tonight. SA outscoring MIL early 9-4. SA 3/3 in paint in 4th, 1/1 from 3PT.
Diaw scored twice inside as Spurs taking control at 78-71. Bayless will be at line after timeout.
I'm sorry, someone please to be explaining to me these end of the quarter possession rules for the pro bowl?
Note that Henson missed a few weeks in December.after spraining the same foot.
Frustrated Henson now walking to locker room.
Boris quietly having a solid game with 12 points on 6 for 8. Much-needed on night the Spurs have had to scratch for everything.
Catch Hoosier Legends episode w Hallie Bryant on now on FSI.
Henson holding left foot after going down hard gathering rebound. -- looks like he tweaked his ankle but walking around on sideline.
Henson goes down after grabbing rebound and is trying to walk off ankle injury.
Dwight Howard also missed the last Lakers-Rockets game with an injury (was a last-minute scratch). LAL won the game.
Any Brook Lopez deal with Denver would send JaVale McGee back to Brooklyn, I'm told. DEN not looking to part with core players though.
John Henson came down hard in that collision with Green. He hobbles off. Kenyon Martin hobbles on.
Brooklyn Nets are "somewhere in between" exploratory and serious talks on a deal to send Joe Johnson to Charlotte Hornets, per league source
James Young ties it with a triple! ... And then Klay Thompson happened. That didn't last long.
Klay Thompson's layup ends the Warriors' 4:01 drought without a bucket.
There's number 5.
Raps have four team fouls through 2:19. Ungood.
Byron was 30 minutes to late for pre-game media briefing. Byron said he had a "senior moment" on thinking it was a 7:30 game, not 6:30
Setting the line on Utah home wins in Pac-12 play at 8.5 (out of 9). And I'm taking the over.
Bucks start 4th with Knight, Bayless, Dudley, Mayo and Henson.
Well done by Washington on that Beal 3 with the passing to get the open shot
Woj says Hornets and Nets talking again, this time about Joe Johnson. There is only one recurring theme, though: Move Lance.
Bucks shot 4 for 19 in the third.
Robbie Hummel broke his right hand late in 3rd qtr, out 4-6 weeks, he said
Kawhi scored 8 of the Spurs' 22 points in the third. SA with 14-2 edge in the paint in 3Q. Kawhi 12-11 so far.
Bucks had 12 points and eight turnovers in the third quarter.
The Spurs outscored the Bucks 22-12 in 3Q to take 69-67 lead into 4th. SA defense held MIL to 4/19 shooting in 3Q w/ 8 TOs.
Denver PA announcer stealing Orioles intro of J.J. Hardy with strong emphasis of JAY JAY Hickson.
Mavs fall in New Orleans 109-106. Big plays late by Anthony Davis, 28 pts, 10 rebs, 5 stls. Mavs got 36 from Monta... Mavs 30-15 record now
Giannis blocked and Bucks trail entering fourth, 69-67. Milwaukee outscored 22-12 in quarter.
JV quickly picks up fourth. It's Chuck time!
One thing that doesn't fall off with Nelson in: Getting into the offense quickly and decisively. Nelson wastes no time getting up court
Not sure how the Spurs have a 69-67 lead heading to 4Q, but 20 Milwaukee turnovers through three is probably a good place to start.
Byron said he wasn’t sure if Lin would play tonight. He said the only thing that’s for certain is the starting 5, which doesn’t include Lin.
Wittman makes adjustment with rotation: Every starter but Gortat back in after 8:31 timeout. Earlier than usual.
Expect Joey Dorsey to start in Howard's place, while Josh Smith could get additional minutes in a smaller Rockets line up.
Tony Dungy talking to Doc Rivers in the Clippers locker room after the game.
Jonas Valanciunas must be having a good game because Jeff Van Gundy named him to his All-Star team today (probably the only human to do so.)
Leonard has been active this quarter, up to 12 points and 11 rebounds now. Eight points during this 18-5 run.
Kevin McHale confirmed that Dwight Howard (ankle) won't play tonight.
Valanciunas starts fourth quarter. Hasn't sat in second half.
St. John's and N.C. State just remind me so much of one another.