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Westbrook opens large and in charge, starts 4-5 FG 10 pts; Durant w 9 on 4-7 FG. Grizzlies completely outmatched in opening 8 min. 23-10.
When do the Colts start OTAs?
The Maple Leafs are looking at that crazed hoops scene going in Toronto and they're like, Whu?
Jose Calderon had a fantastic season outside shooting...high volume, high success rate. 5th best % ever when taking 400+ 3s (191/425, 44.9%)
Dirk's scoring avg this yr was 21.7 ppg. 1 of 6 ever to avg 21+ in a season at 35+ yrs old. (Also, Mailman, Kareem, MJ, Baylor, English)
Here's how I voted for Rookie of the Year: 1. Michael Carter-Williams 2. Victor Oladipo 3. Trey Burke.
Here's how I voted for the Sixth Man Award. 1. Jamal Crawford 2. Vince Carter 3. Andray Blatche
"All I've got to know is we play Sunday at 12 o’clock. Y'all going to be there? Sounds good to me.'' -- Shawn Marion to the media today
This is who I voted for in the Defensive Player of the Year category: 1. DeAndre Jordan 2. Serge Ibaka 3. Dwight Howard.
Here's who I voted for Most Improved Player: 1. Gerald Green 2. Goran Dragic 3. Reggie Jackson.
Michael-Carter Williams and Trey Burke wrap up the season's last East/West Rookie of the Month honors.
Al Jefferson and Stephen Curry named East and West players of the month.
Prayers to my man Craig Sager during this difficult time.
Here's who I voted for MVP in the NBA: 1. Kevin Durant. 2. LeBron James 3. Tony Parker. 4. Blake Griffin 5. James Harden.
Players w/ career playoff averages of 25+ pts & 10+ rebs: Hakeem, Elgin Baylor, Bob Petit & Dirk (128g - 25.9 pts & 10.3 rebs)
"We got to keep turnovers down and we got to be scrambling our butts off because of how great they move the ball." - Rick Carlisle on SAS
Can't wait to hear Mark Cuban talk about one of his favorite subjects -- the Riverwalk in San Antonio. He loves that place.
In aforementioned drawing Jazz received latter of the 2nd round picks (35). Mavs 1st rd pick at #21 conveyed to OKC & Mavs have own 2nd, #51
Tiebreaker drawing today between Celtics & Jazz results in Mavs receiving 34th pick in 2014 draft as part of 2013 draft day trade w/ Boston
Dirk on being the underdog: "It doesn't really matter what everyone else says or thinks. I figured Bruce Bowen would pick the Spurs."
Dirk: "We've got to use our basketball IQ this series. It should be a fun challenge against the hottest or best team in the league."
Who hit the most 3s vs the Mavs over last 2 seasons? That would be Spurs' Danny Green w/ 26 (in 39 att). Made his 1st 10 shots @ AAC this yr
Mavs face Spurs team going to playoffs for 17th straight yr. Playoff streaks end for DEN (10) LA (8) BOS (6). 2nd longest streak now ATL (7)
The Spurs' +7.7 point differential is the NBA's best. So is their 62-20 record. In other words, these guys are really, really good.
Did David knockout Goliath?
Crazy note/thought: Between games 2 & 3 of this upcoming Mavs vs Spurs series Tim Duncan will turn 38 years old
Both defended the 3 for the yr about the same...Spurs were 10th as their opps shot 35.3% on 3s. Mavs were 15th, giving up 35.9% from arc
For 3rd time in last 4 seasons, Spurs led NBA in 3pt% (.397). Mavs were 2nd (.384). In games between 2, Spurs 3pt% edge was .433 to .364
My playoff journey begins w an OKC-SA commute for Gms 1 and 2 of both series, then to Dal for 3-4 vs SA. That's a b2b2b and 4 in 5 nights.
I think it's weird when grown men wear basketball jerseys to basketball games. As if they want the coach to put them in so they can play.