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Blake ends the 1st Q with a wild, twisting three off the glass ... then directs a few choice words to a fan in front row.
Aldridge All-Star snub revenge game...wait not that's not it
Batum did not reenter game.
Lillard watch: 4 pts, 3 asts, 1 stl, 1 blk in 9 mins. His "motivation" has not led to over-aggressive drives or shots. Been steady, solid.
Batum just labored to the sideline during a timeout, holding his right wrist. He's being examined by trainer Geoff Clark.
No Thabo, No DaMarre Carroll means lots of Kent Bazemore for the Hawks.
Thought we would see it in the first game but Meyers Leonard with an early trey against the Hawks.
LaMarcus' handle has gotten so much better. He pulls tough dribble moves with ease. 7 early points.
Hawks getting thin on the wing.
Welcome to the future. LaMarcus Aldridge and Paul Millsap trade 3s.
If the Blazers can't guard Millsap again it's going to be another long game.
One thing to watch: Last game Blazers switched everything and the Hawks took advantage, getting Millsap into middle of floor with little guy
Terry Stotts is heated. Think fans don't think ASG matters but there is an understanding around league that ASG is for the "best" players
What is the NBA All-Star Game? Best 12 performers through 40+ games? Best talent in game? Fan event? Answer that before you say “snub."
Kenny Anderson: "A lot of guys are hung up on the lifestyle and the money in the NBA but aren’t interested in the craft."
People don't realize what a grind of appearances and media obligations ASG is, and Lillard did all 3 nights last year.
There are upsides to Lillard not making ASG. 1) Shock to psyche to break him out of his slump; 2) A midseason break, fresh for stretch drive
Been on road for a few hours, just saw news about Cousins. Quick decision by Adam Silver. Stern used to take a week or so.
Best by-product of this would be Damian Lillard fired up and locked in on the defensive end of the floor.
The Hawks, winners of 17 straight, have won 12 straight games by double-digits. Their last game decided by single digits came Jan. 5 at LAC
"Lillard Time," "More Wood," "Yellow Tape" ...Damian Lillard might not be an All-Star, but his slogan game is unmatched.
Marshawn n Gronk on Conan got me I tears dogg!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂
Kevin Durant has put up All-Star numbers this season, but he's played 1,000 fewer minutes than Damian Lillard. http://t.co/SpiSsU5AWu
In other words, I would be surprised if Lillard puts a personal agenda of being slighted ahead of the team. It's not his style.
Boogie very deserving. But Dame is leader in 4th quarter points, top-5 in minutes played & 3-pointers made. 6th in WS. Crazy.
DeMarcus Cousins is a more than deserving All-Star. Averaging 23.8 and 12.3 is ridiculous. And Damian Lillard has a right to feel slighted.
It's official: DeMarcus Cousins, not Damian Lillard, will replace Kobe Bryant in the All-Star Game.
From the NBA: DeMarcus Cousins will replace Kobe Bryant in the All-Star game. Incredible snub for Damian Lillard official.
I bet adidas is disappointed they don't (as of now) get to release a D Lillard 1 All-Star colorway.
The Blazers-Jazz game on Feb. 3 has been added to NBA TV.
Dame on All-Star snub: "I'm definitely gonna take it personal."
" Game recognize game ... Y'all don't look familiar "
Lakers/Bulls headed to OT after L.A. blows a 9-point lead in 89 seconds flat
Had to be Pau
GIF: Lakers fan intensely dances like no one is watching http://t.co/QGPRk1dARy
Let's go Utes