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Just tell me who Vick is giving 300 all-purpose yards to in Week 1
Whomever does the programming for Food Network has, I am quite sure, lost his or her marbles.
Qualifying teams for the Euroleague Final Four will stay @ the Milan Marriott Hotel, in case you wondered.
LeBron comes into locker room rapping, "What you ride for? Bounce!" Other than that, not much of interest in the pregame.
Houston-Portland Game 5 (assuming necessary) would be another 8:30 tip on TNT in all eight scheduling scenarios NBA announced.
Al Jefferson showed in pregame warmup sessions he's better than Patrick Ewing. Of course, Ewing is 51.
In Greece they have something to say to Rudy Fernandez http://t.co/2qB6TKlX45
Al Jefferson warmed up for about 10 minutes with Patrick Ewing. No noticeable limp. Assume he's had a pain-killer injection.
Disregard that last tweet on the start times. It's contingent on a bunch of other series. Didn't read the full e-mail...
Pelicans TV's Joel Meyers on Game 2 of Blazers-Rockets tonight (8:30). Joel was in Houston on Sunday, Indiana on Tues. Has Spurs-Mavs Sat.
we get rollin' at 7 et...char-mia...then port-hou. nba tv's got the mavs and spurs at 8.
No color change on the shirts this year. The Toyota Center is set up the exact same way for Game 2. http://t.co/PeJHWjSfd9
Mo Williams on Game 2: "It's a must-win situation for them. They're a really good team. But we're going to come out and try to do it again."
If Blazers-Rockets goes to a Game 5 it will be a week from today in Houston at 6:30 on TNT and KGW.
Big Al testing his foot pre-game. http://t.co/R9FAjnvIWH
If necessary, Spurs/Dallas Game 5 is now set for 8:30 P.M. CST on April 30.
Raptors Game 5 at 6, 7, 8 pm next Weds. We'd suggest not caring Monday.
Mario Chalmers will play tonight. It will be interesting to see who joins Justin Hamilton as second inactive (Beasley?).
Wade, after being told of Spoelstra's admission that D system leads to reg season losses: "He told y'all that? He's never said that to us."
The only way a Heat-Bobcats Game 5 would be at 8:30 p.m. next Wednesday is if San Antonio sweeps Dallas and if Portland sweeps Houston.
There are eight different sets of scenarios that will determine what time Nets-Raptors Game 5 will be next Wed. It'll be between 6-8 pm
Chalmers with taped ankles in pregame locker room. He’s playing.
Appears Chalmers is playing
Naturally, I'm pulling for that timeline. The brightest timeline!
Chalmers is playing
The Game 5 6PM start, BTW, is virtually impossible. Would require POR, SA sweeps AND CHA forcing a Game 5.
NBA announces at if there is a Game 5 of Heat-Bobcats next Wednesday, it will be either 7 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
The NBA has released eight possible scenarios for the April 30 schedule, depending on which series are still going. http://t.co/J2kOnWanSz
Vasquez averaging 8 assists, just 1.5 turnovers, shooting 44% from three (on odd mix, no corner attempts, 0-2 from straight on).
Greivis Vasquez has been stunningly good for Raptors through two games. Helpful, since Ross has been stunningly bad.
"When you're worried about James, Wade and Bosh, you don't worry about other stuff." -- Steve Clifford, when asked if MJ here tonight.
There are scenarios in which the Raptors-Nets Game 5 will be next Wednesday at either 6, 7 or 8 and on NBA TV or TNT. Glad we're settled.
To finish off the day at Wrigley, Zeke Bratkowski should lead the Packers to a 13-10 win over the Bears.
Raptors notebook — on DeRozan's game, KG's mouth and Pierce's "soft" comment.
For all the talk about how long NBA season is, it's constantly tenuous. Can go from celebrated to out of work in blink of an eye.
If Steve Clifford can win a single playoff game playing Cody Zeller and Anthony Tolliver together, he should get a lifetime contract.
206 celebration flow with Maccabi TLV.
Clifford said if Bobcats struggle to score, he might go small some with Zeller at center and Tolliver at power forward.
Sad Cubs fan kid and sad Knicks fan kid are gonna make awesome bloggers eventually.
The Coliseum Authority and A's fired at each other again in press releases today, and it's not yet 2:45. So... 3 more statements by 10 pm?
Steve Clifford talks about getting Anthony Tolliver some minutes tonight if Heat go small.
Report of Hawks ast Quin Snyder being courted by Jazz not surprise if true. Has been hot name in GM circles. Same w Suns ast Jerry Sichting
State of the Bobcats: Steve Clifford, "I have a lot of faith in Anthony Tolliver."
Like Mario Chalmers, Al Jefferson is a game-time decision.
I'm told Chris Paul was able to participate in parts of today's practice. So, there's that.
Asked if Jordan would be at the game, Clifford said, "When you're worried about James, Wade and Bosh, you don't worry about other stuff."
Clifford on Heat, "People obviously respect their team and their talent, but I don't think they realize what great basketball they play."
Clifford on Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, "I also appreciate the way he treats me. He gives me suggestions, but says, 'You're the coach.' "
Bobcats coach Steve Clifford, deadpanning: "And we're not staying here either tonight."
Steve Clifford says he won't know how Jefferson feels until he's out on the floor. Then will figure out team's approach.
Steve Clifford opens pregame by saying the Bobcats aren't staying in Miami tonight, either.
Clifford on Al Jefferson, "We're not going to know until he gets out on the floor and starts moving around."
Steve Clifford opens by saying, "And we're not staying here either tonight."
Still up in air whether Mario Chalmers (shin bruise) plays.
Jermaine O'Neal to Tim Roye on Oracle in playoffs: "I heard it's bananas...I think we can be able to set some type of (decibels) record."
lmao @ Paul Millsap getting one 3rd place vote for most improved. Keep flying under the radar Hawks! The prey on the ground know where u at!
Spoelstra called Chalmers' bruise a "deep contusion" at the top of his shin. The injury is apparently limiting Chalmers' mobility.
Series has not just been popular in America Jr., it seems. Game 2 was also 2nd-highest ratings-wise ever on YES Network.
Snyder worked w/Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey in San Antonio and, interestingly, spent a season w/CSKA Moscow studying Lindsey pal Ettore Messina
Having to watch the Cubs play baseball seems like kind of a crappy 100th birthday gift.
Spoesltra gives update on Chalmers . . . no questions follow. Welcome to the drama that is Heat-Bobcats.
Spoelstra was asked just one question in pregame: "That was efficient."
Spoelstra on Chalmers: "I'm in wait mode."
Spoelstra says team will assess Chalmers' ability because of the shot he took to the shin in Game 1. "I'm in wait mode," Spoelstra says.
Chalmers remains a game-time decision. Will decide after warm-ups.
Mario Chalmers is going to warm up with intention to play, says Spoelstra, but he will be a game-time decision.
Spoelstra says Chalmers will warm up, to see if he can play
Erik Spoelstra says Mario Chalmers remains a game-time decision.
NBA coaching sources have identified another prime candidate for the Utah Jazz opening: Hawks assistant Quin Snyder
On TV in San Antonio a few minutes ago, a reporter said Rick Carlisle got the best of Gregg Popovich in Game 1. I thought the Spurs won.
Doc Rivers told reporters he's guessing the Warriors take Stephen Curry off the ball and run him off screens.
Al Jefferson just walked into AmericanAirlines Arena in a walking boot.
Marreese Speights: "The Clippers fans weren't really that rowdy like these fans are going to be."
Al Jefferson just walked into arena with protective boot on his foot.
Maccabi are expected to have 5,000 fans arrive in Milan for Final Four. CEO Shimon Mizrahi is working on collecting extra tix.
Last MU scheduling note for now: Hawks owe Penn a trip to the Palestra after Quakers came to West LB. That's something to look forward to
Goran Dragic was also the only player in the entire league to avg over 20 ppg while also shoting better than 50% from the floor & 40% on 3's
In any case, Monmouth's OOC is going to be comparable to last season: Opponents on their level, plus a few high-majors mixed in.
My point about Raiders-fan rage: They hate me because I criticized their worst decisions, which led to terrible seasons. And still hate me.
Per TSN, highest-ratest first-round NBA playoff game ever in Canada was Raptors-Pistons Game 5 2002. Yesterday’s was 2nd-highest ever on TSN
In the days right after that Dec. 30 Wagner loss, Rice sounded like we wanted less time away in an effort to avoid that happening again.
Monmouth beat Fordham on Dec. 21, the kids went home until Dec. 26, then came out very flat and lost to Wagner, 59-52, on Dec. 30.
Phil: "If there's anyone that can convince me to do anything, it's Jeanie Buss. But I was able to withstand her arguments."
Hearing Monmouth-Rutgers is looking like the last weekend in December, which will solve one of King Rice's problems from last season.
Phil Jackson told reporters that Jeanie Buss has tried to convince him to coach the New York Knicks, but he has resisted.
Never get up in the middle of your story to do laundry. It is always disastrou.s
Nets are bottom 10 in 3-point shooting on the road since Jan. 1, and top 10 at home.
The Nets have struggled from 3-point range through the first two games, but expect that to change back in Brooklyn.
Drafting JaMarcus? My fault. Hiring Tom Walsh? My fault. Acquiring Matt Flynn? Letting Gruden go? All me.
Michael Choice continuing his hot series against the A's (3-6, 2RBI)
Olympiacos beat Real Madrid 71-62 and force the series to Game 5
David Blatt on Keith Langford: "I love him, wish he would've stayed with Maccabi." http://t.co/rQzaYAwDcA
I hope Drake didn’t say anything to Jimmy Goldstein about Tuscan Leather.
You never know what you're going to get from your role players from game to game. But if your stars don't show up you are dead meat.
Someone needs to write the story about the preponderance of lower-tier NASCAR drivers named "David."
Goran Dragic said he is a shy guy but he transforms in games. "On the court, I'm a little cocky and I try to fight some guys."
Some hitters just can’t pitch. http://t.co/8PcSXJnEQc
Interesting call by Dakari Johnson to return to Kentucky. Could be awesome in another year, but Cauley-Stein back too ...
Taj Gibson on the jump ball with Nene. "Can you do that? ... Guess you learn something new every day." Says Nene grabbed him.
Will all this stuff about Lance Stephenson hurt his value in free agency? Would think only if people really thought he’d changed.
Upon receiving Most Improved Player, Dragic said, "I'm going to try to get better every year and be the Goran Dragic everyone knows."
Taj on Nene jumpball: "He took my whole arm and just threw me. I didn't know you could do that."
Lowry disputed notion that turnovers are happening because of Raps' effort to play uptempo. Said most happening in halfcourt.
Dodgers and Warriors co-owner Peter Guber today on KNBR chanted, "Beat LA! Beat LA! Beat LA!"
Goran Dragic receives his Most Improved Player award and the keys to a new Kia that he will donate to City of Hope. http://t.co/ZpvjGP70Ny
Will somebody at this press conference ask Al McCoy why he voted PJ Tucker as DPOY? And did Frye finish 1st or 2nd in his MVP vote?
Harrison twins must know that if they return to UK, they'll be expected to win a title. The cupboard is that full. Is the pressure worth it?
I'm happy for Goran Dragic winning MIP, but I won't ever forget who said what about him before he was the face of the franchise.
Babby and the previous GM traded Dragic AND A FIRST ROUND PICK for Aaron Brooks, who played just 25 games in Phoenix.
Dunston made the "Printezis fake move in the post" and scored for 55-49 (33').
Suns president Lon Babby: “We won’t discuss why it was necessary to bring Goran back as a free agent.”
Thibs: "Kirk comes off a double screen on the weak side wide open. He has been a big shotmaker from 3 all year in the fourth quarter."
Thibs: "When DJ is pulling up for an open 3 and he misses, those are shots he has made all year. You’re not going to say, ‘DJ, don’t shoot."
Keith Langford who scored a game-high 28 points in Milan's Euroleague-elimination game: "I'm disappointed. We ran outta gas."
The dogfights in the series keeps going... This time Dunston vs Mirotic. The Montenegrin... speaks with the fans in the court seats
Quiet at the Berto Center. Thibs done talking, now we've got revolving 1 on 1 game featuring Mike James, Amundson, Brewer and Adrian Griffin
Thibodeau: "Who you taking out? Jo? Taj? You guys say, 'Throw that guy in there.' We got here a certain way."
Thibs was defensive in his comments after practice. As frustrated as he's been in a while. Even he can't seem to believe what has happened.
Without the Harrisons, that's a pretty veteran team Calipari will have to work with. With the Harrisons, well, it'll be on.
Kentucky announces Dakari Johnson will return for his sophomore season, That Wildcats frontcourt is looking mighty formidable with that news
Looks like USA is going to pull this out over Spain and go 4-0 in Germany so far. Ethan Happ with 12 points (6-9 FG), 13 rebounds, 7 steals.
And the phantom sniper bullets are flying at the Bernabéu.
Jackson said Draymond Green has set great screens. But otherwise: "We've got to do a better job putting a little Draymond in our games."
Another great showing by Wisconsin-commit Ethan Happ. Rebounding, defending, handling, scoring inside. Made a name for himself in Germany...
Celebrating the Georgia high school basketball season tonight at the Coaches reception at atl tip off club.
Hoping to see u all' at Dream's pre-season opener on May 11 vs NY!
More Jackson on Iguodala, who has 12 FGAs in this series: "If they're going to play Steph that way, then guys have got to be live options."
Mark Jackson on Andre Iguodala's offensive role: "We need him to be more aggressive, whether it be for himself or making plays...
Dislocated middle finger...not fun
Maccabi forward David Blu celebrates qualifying for his LAST Euroleague Final Four before heading for retirement: http://t.co/7pxMT7w4V6
Always amazing when people who aren't at practice or in the locker room suddenly claim to know what's going on with a team.
A beautiful day for baseball in Oakland. Excited to see Gray http://t.co/2UCj96xVv5
It has become a three-year ritual for Maccabi TLV advancing to Euroleague Final Four: 2008, 2011 and 2014.
Milan's C.J. Wallace cursing out the officials: "You ruined the whole fucking game."
Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Olimpia Milano 86-66 and become the second team to advance to Euroleague Final Four
Props to David Blatt. He's led one of the weakest Maccabi teams EVER to the Euroleague Final Four.
Maccabi SG Ricky Hickman said his season resolution was to qualify for the Euroleague Final Four. It's about to come true.
64-8: The Grizzlies were 111-105 winners in Game 2 and are now 64-8 when scoring at least 100 points over the last two seasons.
"We got two at home. We got to continue to take care of home. I think we won 14 in a row and we can make it 16.” – Griz guard Courtney Lee
DeRozan can unquestionably make tough shots. Real problem is: In today's NBA, do you need a first option to be able to create easy shots?
Correcting date of highest-rated Nets game on YES. It was 2/5/13 against the Lakers, not 2/15/13.
Alex Tyus - once a PF/C for Israel's mid-major Ashdod - is showing us why he leads the Euroleague in field goal percentage.
Congrats to all worthy inductees but Kathy Shields going into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame truly warms my heart. And that's not easy to do
Shoulda been two right there...
Stephenson said he often chooses to stand when taken out to stay loose. "And I like to hear what Larry’s got to say when I’m over there."
Rivers said Chris Paul would take "zero contact" and maybe would have "zero" practice Wednesday.
YES says Game 2 of Raptors-Nets was its No. 2 rated and No. 2 most-viewed game of all time. Lakers-Nets on 2/15/13 holds both records.
Milan are one period away from Euroleague elimination. A must win for the Italians, ahead 56-54 going into the 4Q.