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James Harden joined Michael Jordan as the only players to register 41 points, 10 rebounds, six assists & six steals in a game since 1985-86
Rishon, as I've suggested months ago, will terminate contract of veteran guard Bryan Hopkins.
Journeyman guard Trey Johnson, I'm told, has signed to finish the season in Israel with Maccabi Rishon.
Quite a month for new Nets 6th man Marcus Thornton-scores combined 7 pts in 2 games, averages 24 in other 3 (played at least 20 min in all)
True Detective was an epic experience. Love that it ran its course, ended, and is over. Nothing can diminish this first season. Incredible.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has just registered off the Northern California coast.
If there's one thing I know how to do, it's creepily look at the camera. http://t.co/uNFbZRrx5R
"Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis...When I was dead broke man I couldn't picture this..."
…I guess don’t ever suggest to Kendall Marshall that he has any German ancestry? Or something?
Favorite Biggie verse?
Alec Burks 3 three pointers on Saturday night were a career high. Has done it 3 times this year. 12/2 v. Houston 12/11 v. Sac
I’m the clover that drops 50 in jukebox.
Watching Clippers v. Hawks. I have always said Chris Paul is 3rd best player in NBA. Any chance it is Blake Griffin? His passing is great
Life is funny except when other people get in the way. Don't let other people get in the way.
How does an entire plane just go missing? Too much technology for that to happen, you'd think.
Alec Burks is 15 of his last 37 from 3 over 20 games. He is 1 adjustment away from becoming a big big deal. Will talk about it on Tip Off
"It was all a dream..."
In the 1st quarter v. Atlanta, Gordon Hayward will set his career high minutes in a season
After this killer road trip, Rockets will have just 5 of final 16 games against teams with records better than .500; LAC, OKC, BKN, TO, SA.
Six game road trip Gordon Hayward 19 pts, 5 rebs, 5 ast and 2 steals per game - shooting 49% and 39% from 3. 5 FTA and 5 3PTA per
Wasn't re-signed in Indiana, waived in Toronto with guaranteed $. DJ lacked self-confidence. That wasn't anyone else's fault.
I'm absolutely not knocking DJ Augustin. Glad he's found his way. But the idea he's been mismanaged or mis-coached is laughable. (more)
41-4 bench points edge is biggest in a game this year for Mavs. Also 4 bench pts for Indy ties lowest output for any team bench this yr
Rockets have six losses in 2014; four were in second half of back-to-back. Have just four back-to-backs rest of season.
My new header photo is untouchable.
Enjoyed that True Detective finale. Again, get McConaughey's Emmy ready
Los Lakers won't play until Thursday where they put their 1-0 season record on the line against these same Thunder in Oklahoma City.
Jodie Meeks currently leads the league in scoring at 42.0 points per game.
Warriors could knock off either Houston or LAC in 1st round, but I give them more of chance vs. Rockets.
Los Lakers begin the 2013-14 season with an impressive 114-110 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The last 10 minutes of "True Detectives" were really maudlin. Just didn't fit with rest of the season. Over-written. Disappointing.
Pacers, Rockets, Thunder, Warriors all rank in bottom 10 in TOs...
Only 3 teams have at least 20 wins both at home and on the road--OKC, San Antonio and now the Warriors, who just won their 20th at Oracle.
Based on that presser, I'm 95 percent certain Mark Jackson thinks the Suns' starting power forward is named "Shannon Frye."
Naturally eager to see who signs Bobby Brown when he's back soon from China. Lester Hudson also sure to get 10-day deal when he's back, too
Jackson on Klay Thompson: "Until I leave and I'm gone, he's going to have the (green) light."
Morris twins were 7 for 19 ... Felt like they were better than that
Warriors now 2.5 games behind Blazers for No. 5 seed. They still have two visits to Portland
Still can't see Warriors getting to No. 4, even with nice closing stretch. 1st-round looking like LAC or HOU.
I told someone the Warriors would go 15-5 over their last 20. I was sensationalizing, but ... now I'm calling it. Book it. lol
Hanging with my cousin Sean Waters at the Odeon in NYC. http://t.co/aVtBqoazhR
Mavs 7th in West at 38-26 after win tonight & Phoenix loss 113-107 at Warriors. Mavs have one game edge over Suns and Grizzlies
I see retirement has done nothing to diminish the magnificence of Baron Davis' beard.
Nice Warriors victory. When Klay Thompson wins his match-up by that much (destroyed Green/others in 2nd half), GSWs aren't easy to beat.
In a 4-0 week after he was POW, Harden averaged 30.3 points, 6.8 a, 5.3 r, while making 53.2 %, 45.2 % of 3s, & with wins vs. Mia, Ind, Por.
Not surprising. Shoots high percentage, works well inside and out, excellent passer. Just a smart, multi-skilled player.
Warriors free throw shooting is a joke
odd call by Hornacek not to foul. Came back to bite the Suns
Wes Matthews: "We're pissed off. This is the second time in a row when the game was on the line and the whistles changed on us."
This KD-Lil B beef is gonna tear my heart in half
Understand Phoenix isn't playing a center, either, but 14 minutes for Andrew Bogut is probably not enough in any game situation.
Mark Jackson should tell his players "Next person take a jumper is getting fined $25K"
In the Thunder's last three losses -- to the Cavs, Suns and Lakers -- they've blown leads of 12, 16 and 18.
James Harden joins Michael Jordan as the only two players since 1985-86 to tally at least 41 points, 10 boards, 6 assists and 6 steals.
Heading to OKC, Chi, Mia this week, Rockets 2 1/2 behind SA for best record in NBA and 3-0 vs. SA this season. Long, long way to go, but...
DeRozan has stood in to take a charge against Cousins and Pekovic the past two games. Probably the last two guys one wants to collide with.
Mavs swept the season series from Indiana, the only 2 wins the Mavs have over current division leaders. (MIA, IND, TOR, LAC, OKC & SA)
The clique out in full force tonight
The word is, DeRozan wasn’t just yelling “WHAT” at the Wolves bench. My early f-bomb take was correct.
Klay Thompson's such a Warriors barometer--offensively AND defensively.
Devin Harris had a 3-point play (off a Hill foul) & made 2 FTs (after D West turnover & foul) within the final 4 mins. Brutal plays for Indy
Wish we could have a NCAA D-II regional in Indy at some point. One of those events that surprises you with how entertaining it is.
Rockets have shot a better % than their opponent in eight-consecutive games for second time this season. Longest active streak in league.
PG optimistic postgame, saying "We're good. This was an encouraging game.” He liked their energy, teamwork. "I just thought they got hot."
Morris twins are a problem ... Warriors don't have a one-on-one answer for them
Big 2nd half efforts for Monta Ellis & Devin Harris, Ellis had 13 & Harris 15. Both had 20 for the game, which was a season hi for Harris
We might as well spend the rest of the season talking to Mike D'Antoni about Italian wine.
PHoenix, up at the break, just got blitzed in the 3rd, 38-17. A loss puts them into a tie with Memphis for the 8 after Dallas' win.
Warriors turn up the defense and hold Suns to 17 third-quarter points. Oh, and they scored 38
Klay really ought to at least buy Ish Smith a nice dinner or something, if he's going to abuse him like that.
Me: "What kind of lift does a 41-4 edge in bench scoring provide?" Vince Carter: "41 to what?" Me: "41-4." Vince: "Way to play, Devin."
Harris was great for Dallas. Turner clearly struggling to learn IND's defensive scheme, providing no spacing on the wing -- as expected.
Just finished IND-DAL. Really fun, intense game. Mavs did a great job crowding the paint, pressuring. IND looks a collective half-step slow.
Warriors saying to Suns, "Um, uh, not tonight!"
We'll have to wait and see until the lottery. But I'm expecting top four.
I know Plumdog is hurt, but how did Alex Len & Shavlik Randolph BOTH find their way into Phoenix's rotation?
Markieff Morris finally breaks run of 16 straight points for W's. Huge third-quarter performance for GS.
I was about to go to bed. Looked at the standings. "Huh. Spurs have the best record in the NBA now." Thought it interesting. Shrug.
Just like that, Warriors up 15
Just like that, Warriord up 15
Like giving LOTN to guys who've never won it but Meeks might not even crack the Top 3.
Kevin Love: "If those other teams keep winning and pulling games out of their you know what, we're in trouble." … Dallas 105, Indiana 94.
It just occurred to me that the 76ers haven't won a game since Jan. 29. That was a long time ago.
Mavs end streak of being outrebounded in the last 6 w/ a 42-41 edge on the glass vs the Pacers (Indy was a +4/game in reb margin)
Oracle got into playoff atmosphere pretty quick
*as soon as
W's trapping of Dragic at soon as he reaches halfcourt has killed Suns' flow. Hornacek finally responding by pairing Goran w/Ish Smith.
Think Curry might want this one?
Some joking around at the expense of Chuck Hayes over losing a jump to Ricky Rubio.
I love my cuz, but he's ALWAYS late. Then when finally shows up, he keeps ear-beating me. But hey, he's my dude! LOL
Patrick Patterson said his elbow is feeling “a lot better."
There's about 10 legit LOTN candidates tonight.
Lowry named Russ Westbrook when asked by DeRozan which guards are better on boards. Wall other nominee
Surprised that five of my last dozen mentions or so are begging for Chris Copeland to get some PT. Folks, there’s a lot bigger issues.
Cont'd..."I'm not thinking about it that much. I'm more concerned about the team playing better and being healthy."
RR: I think it was the trickle down effect. One guy has it going as far as passing the ball. It’s contagious when guys are moving the ball.
Ginobili yesterday on top seed: "If we can accomplish that No. 1, it would be awesome. We'd love it. But it's not the main priority."
McHale: "We'll enjoy this one tonight. I'll watch the final episode of True Detective. Then (we'll go on the road)."
Since 85-86 only James Harden and Michael Jordan have gone 40-10-6-6. Good company.
Huh. The Spurs have the best record in the NBA as of this moment. Who knew?
Also, on Tuesday, for the first time since the infamous injury, we should get Patrick Beverley guarding Russell Westbrook.
"When you're an all-star, you're growing up, your true self starts to come out a little bit,” Kyle Lowry said about DeMar DeRozan
Coach Vogel’s message: "Stay the course. … We’ll work through it. We’ll be alright."
Another great close out to a game for the Mavs, final 5 mins a 16-7 run to pull away and beat the Pacers 105-94. 2 fun home wins this wknd
“They had a tough night. There’s no doubt about it.” — Frank Vogel on the Pacers’ four bench points
Is Lowry the best rebounding guard in the NBA? "I think so," said DeRozan. "If he's not, he's up there... but I definitely think he is"
DeMar "Coming over the top like he has a 42-inch vertical or something. Thats just Kyle man, he's hungry for the ball every time it goes up"
DeMar on Lowry: "Just seeing him going in there, sometimes he comes out of nowhere and you see him snatch a ball out of a bigs hand"
If Indy holds onto #1, skid robs them of setting team-record for wins. If Miami overtakes them, it removes three-plus months of great ball.
Casey said he's happy to see the passion from DeMar, as long as it's controlled and channeled against other team, not against the officials
And somewhere, Tim Duncan still doesn't care.
Kinda fun it was the Lakers and Mavericks, the Spurs' two most hated rivals, who did them solids today. Wouldn't expect gift baskets, tho.
That extra "a" is a gift from me to you.
Harris with a season highs in points (20), 3-pointers (4) and steals (4).
DeMar: I kind of got it from Greivis. When he hits a big shot he always shows off a little bit. Its the competitive level thats in all of us
DeMar on words for Wolves bench: "They got a little hyped when they made a couple of buckets. We like playing on the road, under duress"
Lowry on DeMar, showing emotion: "When you're an all-star, you're growing up, your true self starts to come out a little bit"
Meanwhile, the Spurs have the best record in the league. Weird season.
And the Pacers keep leaving the door open for the Heat.
Texas serves it cruel, apparently.
The Blazers have the fifth-best record in the west but they’re probably the eighth-best team, if we’re being completely honest.
DeRozan had a wry smile when he talked about loving silencing opponents and road crowds.
So, Mavs swept the Pacers this season ... just as we all expected.
Huge effort from J-Lin, too. 26 points off the bench. Rockets' remarkable roll continues as they head into OKC Tuesday night.
After that: Bulls, Grizz, Bulls and Heat.
What's the Yellow King?
James Harden incredibly patient in getting a shot he likes. Blazers found a way not to win this, but Harden was the usher
What a stretch for the Bulls...Memphis, Miami, Spurs, Rockets..after Kings on Sat..OKC Monday
Rockets 118, Blazers 113. Comeback from down 16 third largest of season. Key win to clich tie-breaker vs. Portland.
“You know, they got a little hyped when they made a couple of buckets. We like playing on the road and playing under duress,” DeRozan said
Rockets win 118-113. HOU sweeps week that included MIA, IND, PDX. Harden finishes w/ 41/10/6. WC Player of Week award will stay in Houston.
The Rockets have beat the Heat, Pacers and Blazers in this current five-game win streak. They've won 14 of 16. Come to OKC Tuesday.
Pacers have lost four times in the last six days. It took them 49 days and 24 games to lose their first four games this season.
Rockets win in OT wow
The Pacers have the Celtics, Sixers (twice), Pistons and Knicks coming up. That would be a good time to get their act together.
FINAL: Rockets 118, Blazers 113. Incredible comeback. So much to overcome and they did it. Harden (41-10-6-6) and Lin (26p) stepped up.
Anthony Davis noted that he didn't even watch Anthony Morrow's game-tying jumper, saying he knew it was good. Davis started walking to bench
Lin hits both. That should do it. Rockets up 5, 23 seconds left. Big game for Lin. Big move for McHale going with Lin, Bev, Harden down 13.
That's it. Down goes Indiana. Spurs 46-16, Indiana 46-17, OKC 46-17.
Matthews' corner 3 rims in and out. J-Lin knocks down both FTs. He's now got 26 points. Rox up 5, 23 seconds left.
What a win for Dallas. Just a huge win. Great game ... even with Dirk and Ellis off most of the night. Can't say enough about this win.