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Nurkic watching battle balls, Yep he and Marc should do that http://t.co/vr9tajAdRU
Getting Tyson flashbacks with the way Roy Hibbert is taking over this game all of a sudden.
The only West reserve selection I haven't seen debated by anyone is James Harden.
Langston has to come alive for Knicks to win. Was his first bucket off glass. Has been looking like someone who hasn't played a back-back
Having Tyson flashbacks with the way Hibbert's started to take over this game all of a sudden.
soooo... the Grizzlies just held the Nuggets to 11 pts in the first qtr. 11.
Hot breaking news: Bovada lists Greek Freak's odds of winning slam dunk contest at 3/1. Zach LaVine is favorite at 2/3.
The Bucks' high point total this season is 122 points (a triple OT game). They had 59 points at halftime tonight.
Both Durant and Cousins have missed games since extended absences, but KD's impact is clear.
Lets look at the numbers - since KD's return Thunder are 18-10... with Cousins Kings are 11-18 -- KD's the 1st line http://t.co/2X0rSIRQ1T
Roy Hibbert still feeling saucy about his Big Dawg moments, walks by scorer's table: "Mark it down in history! Second tip dunk"
TNT's Kenny Smith: “Damian Lillard is having a better year than Chris Paul.”
Lavoy Allen (sore right leg) now ruled OUT for rest of the night.
Nuggets shooting 5/20 from the field. Grizzlies: 10/15
Lavoy Allen has a sore right knee and is questionable to return.
Since the media voting for the postseason honors is now public, how about coaches' ballots go that way, too?
Hoooooooooorn. Flyers lead 3-2. Schultz bangs in a rebound.
HT: Bucks 59, Magic 44. Bayless leads with 13 pts; Dudley 9 and Henson and Middleton 8 each. Bucks shooting 48.9%. Oladipo w/14 for Magic.
Knicks shooting 51%. But Pacers, killing on offensive glass, are shooting 53%. Knicks are 1-14 when opponent shoots 50% or better this year.
Sources: the NFL is searching for a person of interest who dressed like a referee and didn't write down the measurements of 12 footballs.
Maryland is only the 2nd Top-50 defense D'Angelo Russell has played since Louisville on Dec. 2nd. Other being UNC.
Melo Trimble is a very good fit for a Morey-style offense.
Whoa... Tencent & the NBA will launch the first-ever NBA LEAGUE PASS offering in China, that's gonna make things very different for the NBA
Kenneth Faried's hair tie is failing him
This is definitely the first crowd that hates Jusuf Nurkic. Heckling him at every turn
Galloway and Lance Thomas are a combined 0-for-6 at halftime. Lou Amundson is 7-for-8.
Amundson's career-high for points in a game is 21, for those wondering. At 14 now in the first half. Good for him.
If you think Cousins isn't an All-Star this year, that's fine. If you think it's because he didn't get the Kings enough wins, that's crazy.
My first choice to replace Kobe is Damian Lillard. No question he's had an all star caliber season on a winning team.
Knicks are learning the Triangle. Getting good shots. Making up for lack of talent. Lou Amundsen has 14 at the half.
Anyone thinking one player singlehandedly can determine the course of a franchise is severely discounting the value of a competent org.
Amundson has 12 points here early, right behind Melo who has 14. But Knicks down five, 50-45 just before half.
Cousins is a really good player but in essence he's putting up numbers for a really bad team.
West All-Star Reserves: Klay Thompson LaMarcus Aldridge Tim Duncan Kevin Durant Russell Westbrook James Harden Chris Paul
A lot of people feel Cousins got snubbed. I disagree. Who should he get in over? Duncan? Please Spurs 13 games above .500 Kings 12 gms under
Jason Smith leaves the game with another bloody mouth. Lance Thomas in
Jason Smith gets whacked in the face again. Second time getting hit this half.
Jason Smith needs to play with a surgical mask on...
Gasol sends an early message http://t.co/CzSqBIOoDP
Meanwhile Bucks with 54-38 lead with 2:50 left in half. Bayless stays hot with 11 points; Henson with 8 pts and 6 rebs.
Both David West and Frank Vogel were yelling for Rodney Stuckey, or someone, to commit a foul so that Allen could come out. Nobody did.
FREE JAYSON WERTH
Lavoy Allen comes up gimpy after scoring, signals to bench for replacement.
Yikes. After tipping in that shot, Lavoy Allen limps away from the basket and turns towards the bench to come out
This is the 14th time in franchise history the Bulls have at least two All-Stars. Pau Gasol is a starter and Jimmy Butler a reserve.
Meanwhile, Knicks -- who were up by 11 in the 1Q -- now trail by 3 points in Indy, despite shooting 52% from the floor. Poor on the glass.
East All-Star Reserves: Al Horford Paul Millsap Jeff Teague Dwyane Wade Chris Bosh Jimmy Butler Kyrie Irving.
"League sources have confirmed that the footballs were properly inspected and approved by referee Walt Anderson." Who held them like melons.
It's also fun for people to get insanely worked up about this today ... and then spend the whole game complaining in a couple weeks.
For those of you requesting photographic evidence of McDonald's fries falling from the heavens: http://t.co/zDd3iuoren
That was Rodney Stuckey tapping back an offensive rebound over two guys, including taller Lou Armundson
We spent 3 days talking about a ball boy taking a piss. Meanwhile Walt Anderson was approving footballs with his gut feelings. What a farce.
Dwyane Wade is gonna have to pull a Melo when KG was talking crazy...he's gonna have to go to the bus
If only they had a beat writer all-star team...
This game is simple to analyze. Knicks can't win without Carmelo, Pacers can't win without George Hill.
Charles Barkley taking shots at Gabby Union? Wow...
Treat watching White Sox reliever Jake Petricka throw tonight. Will get the 7th or 8th inn. w/ Robertson in the 9th. http://t.co/X4AID8Jmgk
Kings currently with overall record of 16-28. Team was 18-35 at the All Star break last season. Still 8 games remain until the break.
NBA is about to announce a huge deal with Tencent as the exclusive digital partner in China.
If East was any good, coaches should've picked either Wade or Bosh, not both off losing team. But nobody has massive case to unseat either.
Vital stats: Style: Scotch Ale. 10.2 percent ABV. Aged in bourbon barrels.
Lavoy ‘He’ll Get It’ Allen with two points, four rebounds in < 5mins.
I don't think Roy Hibbert was able to move Quincy Acy an inch on that post up
Kings fans likely upset w/ DeMarcus Cousins (23.8pt,12.3rb) being snubbed over Tim Duncan (14.7pt,10.1rb). Hard for coaches to vote no on TD
(and yes, I know Johnson was rated highly coming into the year, but I'd argue he's rated even higher now. Confidence in him has improved)
D'Angelo Russell and Stanley Johnson playing so far above expectations is great for teams at the top of the lottery. Great depth.
Time for NBA to restore "center" to fan ballot. LeBron & P Gasol would have been starting forwards. Carmelo would have been off team.
The Nets don't have an All-Star, nor the prospect of a replacement, for the first time since 2011.
Funny how just about every coach says records matter, yet 2 of the 3 teams with multiple reserves don't have winning records.
35 players in the NBA average 5 3 attempts a game. Only 7 play for a team with a losing record. Bombers still very undervalued in NBA
I also sent this tweet, which I have no recollection of: http://t.co/51mNu7hLKM
Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague are All-Stars. Proof of how quickly the profiles and performances of players can rise in a season.
Kupchak also echoed the Lakers' constant downplaying in Nash's absense. Mitch added Nash was granted the franchise's blessing to get away
It's also possible there are more than 12 great players per conference.
Wow, lots of Korver haters out there. Methinks people need to watch some more Hawks games to see what a weapon he has become.
CJ Miles is the only player in NBA taking 6 or more 3's who plays on a team with losing record. Other 10 all on teams with winning records
Best team w/o an All-Star: Mavericks (30-17). Monta Ellis: 20.5 ppg, 4.4 apg, 1.7 spg, 46.1% from field.
Let Boogie play the first half for Kobe, then Lillard gets the second half.
Klay Thompson on 95.7 The Game said he was at Chick-fil-A. Stephen Curry spotted at Chick-fil-A the previous day.
“Its crazy he didn’t get in,”Aldridge told Y on Lillard. “He’s played great for us all season & has been one of the reasons for our success”
Lavoy ‘Lil Boy’ Allen in replacing David West, rather than Luis Scola. Pacers trail the Knicks by five, early 2Q.
Sources: Dwight Howard will get second opinion on his knee, could miss extended time. Likely eliminates Howard as All-Star sub for Kobe.
Chris Paul selected by coaches as a reserve on West All Star team
Not saying his season isn't All-Star worthy, but coaches weigh winning into their selection process - like it or not.
International players on the NBA All-Star Teams: Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Al Horford
Good to see rookie Cleanthony Early get some run after two straight DNPs. Ankle close to 100 percent.
J-E-T-S score, score, score. 2-2. Perreault again.
Jugadores internacionales en el equipo de los All-Stars: Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol y Al Horford
NBA All-Star has a long history of over looking guys on losing teams. As good as Cousins has been his team has 16 wins & has lost 7 straight
No Scola to start the second quarter - it's Lavoy Allen as backup 4
The Pacers are dropping parachutes of McDonald's fries from the rafters of the arena. I want to go home.
Grizzlies will be without Mike Conley. They'll start: Beno Udrih, Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol
My first picks for All-Star replacements: Cousins and Lillard
East breakdown per team: Atlanta (3), Chicago, Cleveland & Miami (2), Washington, Toronto, New York (1).
20 players in NBA average 5.5 or more 3 attempts a game. 15 of the 20 play on winning teams. 9 play for teams in top 4 in conference
Blazers announce LaMarcus Aldridge's 4th straight All-Star selection http://t.co/hDMFAbmvRT
Lillard over CP3? Over Klay? Over Russ? I'll listen to KD arguments due to games played, but I'm still not sure about that.
To be clear, those Duncan quotes were from his pick in 2013.
Happy Birthday @staceyking
Jimmy Butler was not selected for the Rising Stars Challenge in 2013. An NBA All-Star now.
14 fouls called tonight so far.
If player x got snubbed, than player y didn't deserve to make the All-Star team. And, honestly in the West, tough to argue against anyone
Does not matter that Korver is one-dimentional. He is a major weapon for a team running away with East. Shaq was pretty one-dimentional, too
West Non-All-Star all-stars: PG: Lillard, Conley, Goran, Bled SG: Monta SF: Rudy, Kawhi PF: Z-Bo, Dirk, Dray(?) C: Cousins, Dwight, TC, DJ
the most underrated player in the NBA is the 3 point shooter taking 6 or more a game. They are invaluable and a huge advantage
That's literally OVER the back
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will select replacement for any player unable to participate in All-Star Game. So will it be Knight for Wade?
5 double digit All-Stars --- Kobe Bryant - 17, Tim Duncan - 15, LeBron James - 11, Dwyane Wade - 11, Chris Bosh - 10
They announced the All-Star reserves. A bunch of guys got picked. Some didn't.
I’d be surprised if Damian Lillard’s game and the Blazers’ winning record don’t land him a replacement All-Star assignment for Kobe Bryant.
I had Nik Vucevic ahead of Bosh, but have no issue with his streak of consecutive All-Star games reaching 10. If Wade sits, Korver gets in.
That forced shot by David West was on Ian Mahinmi… he needed to get out of the paint. West took that shot to beat 3 seconds call
Acy vs. West could get real interesting...
Tim with a poor, poor closeout on defense, which allows CJ Miles to sky in for a huge dunk.
He couldn't resist throwing this in: "I’d rather be laying on a beach somewhere, but obviously it’s an honor and I’m happy to do it."
Tim Duncan(15) now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19) and Kobe Bryant (17) in All-Star appearances
CJ Miles must've stretched tonight.
Duncan from 13 nod: "It’s an honor. I missed it last year and I kind of thought those days were done. It’s good to be back in the mix."
Gutierrez with a steal, FT and assist on O'Bryant bucket late in first quarter. Bucks 28, Magic 18 after one.
End of the 1st quarter: Bucks 28, Magic 18. Bucks: 4 blocks. Oladipo: 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist.
Four first-time All-Stars this year - Jimmy Butler (Chicago), Kyle Lowry (Toronto), Jeff Teague (Atlanta), Klay Thompson (Golden State)
After a couple of inactives, Early in the lineup late in the 1st here in Indy.
Quincy Acy = if Rick Ross lost 200 pounds.
Lillard is a terrific player, but the Western Conference is stacked. Cousins is a bigger snub than even Lillard is, anyway, in my opinion.
Cleanthony Early getting set to check in, which is nice to see, since he's sat out the past few games.
Jorge touted as good defender and steals ball from Willie Green almost immediately.
Jumbotron here just showed a 3- or 4-yr old girl completely knocked out during the 1Q of this game. Good times.
For people asking about Damian Lillard, I would've put him in over Kevin Durant. But if you think Durant should make it who do you take out?
LaMarcus Aldridge, on TNT, when asked reaction to Dame's All-Star snub: "I was highly surprised. I thought he was going to be in for sure."
If I had to pick replacements for Wade and Kobe, I'd go with Korver and Cousins. But the reality is that nobody cares what I think.
I'd get salty about the All Stars but I finally made it to New Orleans after 3 days of blizzard headaches so
The Tom Gamble hire is good for Baalke. Good for Tomsula. Good for the team. One step.
The stat showing Ohio State with 4 assists on 6 FG looks great, except they have 6 FG in 13 min. Yes, Terps worse.
Wayne Simmonds makes it 2-1 Flyers.
Meanwhile Bucks have 25-17 lead late in first quarter. Jorge Gutierrez just checking for Bucks debut.
Damian Lillard on possible All-Star snub yesterday: "I’m going to be pissed off & you’ll see a re-energized Damian Lillard after the break."
Here is a fun nugget -- Luke Walton makes the All-Star Team for the West -- as part of Steve Kerr's coaching staff.
It is so disappointing to me this league still doesn't understand the impact Kyle Korver has on games
Over/under for points by Damian Lillard and DeMarcus Cousins in their next games?
Maurice Lucas and Bill Walton (1977, 1978) still the only Blazer teammates to make consecutive All-Star Games.
"THANKS PAU" shirt for fans at Lakers game tonight http://t.co/syHbCmkDHL
Solution to the All-Star process is to keep adding All-Stars until everyone in the league gets selected except Dwight
The case against the case against Boogie Cousins, All-Star. Next time on Zerial. (Seriously I'm not saying anything else until tomorrow.)
Chris Paul [cont.]: "I am blessed to be able to represent the Clippers organization in New York with Blake."
Kyle Korver was more deserving than Dwyane Wade for All-Star. It is not even close. Dude is shooting 53 percent on high-volume 3s (262)
Chris Paul statement: "It is a true honor to be selected by the coaches to be in the All-Star Game." [cont.]
Jimmy Butler said this last month: “I don't want to be a star, I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team.” Great guy.
Lillard would've joined Sidney Wicks, Maurice Lucas and Brandon Roy as only Blazers to make multiple AS Games in their first 3 NBA seasons
Here is how the All-Star teams look today: http://t.co/OV6WyrnYre
Spoelstra on Knight: "I think everybody views him as an all-star; he's having that kind of year."
David West, Facilitator. Finds Rodney Stuckey cutting to the basket for the layup. He's credited with 1 asst but active in moving the ball
So, the Lakers game follows the All-Star announcements on TNT? That's like having the amuse bouche after the 50-ounce double porterhouse.
Brandon Jennings, who was traded for Knight and Middleton, saying he thought Knight should be all-star. Very impressive.
Jimmy Butler on TNT reacting to first selection: "I'm excited. I'm really at a loss for words that a kid from Tomball is going to the ASG."
It's meaningful that Aldridge has passed Roy, whom he came into NBA with, and Lucas, his former coach, in All-Star picks.
Now Knight has chance to replace injured Wade on East roster.
Wait, the Lakers haven't been pulled from ALL TNT GAMES???
Shaq, feel free to chime in...Bueller?
Cannot hate on the Klay Thompson selection though, especially after that 37 point craziness.