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Old school mix with some Marvin, Reverend Al, Curtis, Isleys and a few other greats on there with highlights in the background...
It's raining cows and elephants right now. Maybe the weather gods are also unhappy about the Harden foul that wasn't called...
Russell Westbrook becomes the first since Jordan that year to have back-to-back triple-doubles with at least 40 points
Russell Westbrook (49+16+10) became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to have four consecutive triple-doubles
Wow. Westbrook was -12, Morrow was +34
Just closed the aircraft door. Wish us luck!
Warriors are 29-0 when an opponent scores fewer than 100 points.
That was the Blazers 15th win this season after trailing by double-digits. By far the most in the league.
Green on coach Steve Kerr comparing him to Dennis Rodman: "Yeah man, that's crazy. I don't know if I can live up to that standard."
Warriors F Draymond Green on Bucks: "Kidd really has that team playing hard and playing together. They are very resilient."
Time for Little Jarrod's 2:00am feeding
The basketball gods gave us Hassan Whiteside right as they took away Larry Sanders. We should go with "HASSAN WHITESIDE!" in homage.
Philadelphia coach Brett Brown should get serious consideration for Coach of the Year. Seriously. Getting a lot out of tanked roster.
Livingston hurt Bucks by running off screens and driving, a counter for Mke blitzing high screens to keep ball out of Curry's hands.
Kevin Garnett on the Denver Nuggets "they quit on Brian Shaw so I figured they'd quit again. A quitter is a quitter."
Aldridge said after big baby forced him into that fumbling corner 3 he ditched the thumb brace for the night
Shaun Livingston/facing Kidd's team: "Man it was fun. I know all their sets. I knew what they were going to run, so I had the cheat codes."
So does any of the blame for DeAndre Jordan's end-of-regulation error fall on Doc Rivers? Should he have pointed out the shot-clock timing?
I really want to know what Chris Paul is going to do with the rest of his night.
Got a tweet saying MKG had nothing to do with Joe Johnson tonight. Kinda like saying the blizzard was irrelevant to the accidents. Sheesh.
I wish Shaq would stop whispering so seriously.
For those who don't know much about Fat Lever, I recommend digging stuff up. He was so fun to watch and has more triple-doubles than LeBron.
Klay Thompson is getting up shots right now on the Oracle floor
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Heat fans better not be caught gloating about a 27-33 record.
Terry Stotts says Batum scored or assisted on the Blazers last 19 points.
Last Kerr on Green: "He's quick enough to stay in front of point guards; he's big and strong and tough at the rim and rebounds like crazy."
More Kerr: "I think Draymond has a lot of Dennis Rodman in him. He defies positions, he guards anybody...
Western Conference standings update: http://t.co/0neQWdG6q5
Kerr: "When I played in Chicago, an excellent defensive team, we put Rodman at the 5 sometimes. And I'd usually be off the floor...
Russell Westbrook, 1,000 mph no chill fueled by rage in yo face since the All-Star Game. Just ripping that MVP away from people.
What a crazy night in the NBA. Little bit of everything.
A game like tonight shows why I was worried about LAC's depth. BG/JC out..that's tough, but that's precisely y you can't JUST rely on Jamal
From quick research, the last 6-3 or shorter player to get 18 or more rebounds in a game was Fat Lever in 1990. Lillard did that tonight.
Nicolas Batum had a hand in Blazers last 19 pts (thru scoring or an assist). Damian Lillard went 1/13 FGs for 5 pts but he did have 18 rebs
Clippers gonna Clippers.
Bone weary Clippers lose to Portland in OT 98-93. Had chance to Win at end of regulation. keep your eyes open for Bizarre finish end of 4th.
Portland rallies and beats Clippers in OT 98-93...they come back to Portland to host the Mavs tomorrow...
Damian Lillard rips down 18 rebounds.
Lillard went 1-for-17 and had as many points (5) as turnovers and the Blazers won. Just a strange game.
Chris Paul will be punching things.
If only we had Shaq to tell us about how unsuccessful the hack-a-Jordan was.
Damian Lillard grabs his 18th rebound, then heaves one last miss (that, I think, should count) to finish 1-for-14.
Didn't know a team could have a "bad loss" with three of their top 6 on the bench, but somehow, that just happened
Blazers win 98-93 in overtime. Aldridge had 29pts, Batum with 20points, 7rebs, 8ast. Lillard 18rebs, 5pts. Who knows?
Redick was wide open at about 18 seconds, and Paul completely ignored him.
I have no idea how the Blazers won that game.
Good night, LA. Blazers win it OT 98-93. What. A. Comeback.
Final: Portland beats Clippers in OT, 98-93.
Clippers have 10 points since the Hack-A-DJ went into effect. Safe to say it worked?
Blazers up 98-93 with 21.1 seconds left in OT.
Terry Stotts is a really good coach.
Kerr just compared Draymond Green's effect on GSWs to Dennis Rodman's on the Bulls team and I totally agree. Without 90% of the crazy.
Have always liked Batum's game. Wonder how he would do popularity wise in a big market
Nicolas Batum starteed this game and Nicolas Batum is finishing this game.
It's been all downhill since the Big Baby situps
Quite the mess here at Staples for Clippers - lead gone, Blazers up 98-93 with 21.1 left - seemed like game was over in regulation
23-8 Blazer run
Game-changer for the Blazers if Batum is back to being himself.
Nico freakin’ Batum
Nicolas Batum with a monster block and then he steps into a 3. Wow.
If a team takes Lillard out of the game this is what has to happen for Portland to succeed with Batum handling.
DAJ touched the rim.
Damian Lillard grabs his 17th rebound. Batum fires a lob to Aldridge...Blazers up 93-89 with 2:02 left in OT. What a fun, bizarre game.
Portland is on a 6-0 run in OT to lead 93-89 with 2 minutes left.
Batum morphed into Dre Miller in OT
93-89 Blazers, 2:02 left in OT.
Reno Bighorns win 158-152. In his first game back, David Stockton drops 44 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds and 8 steals in just 31 minutes.
Blazers closing like they did vs. OKC with four perimeter guys and Aldridge.
And there he is.
Lillard's first basket is an alley-oop. He's going full DeAndre with 15 rebounds.
I'm impressed that Lillard is rebounding like this on a night when no shots are going in.
Dame can't buy a basket but he's skying for rebounds. He's trying to give his team something.
Love the play by Chris Paul to start OT. Goes back to Jordan on a lob. Jordan missed but that's a PG who knows how to help a teammate.
Not a shooting foul?
Kerr said when teams go super small, it's a tough matchup for Speights and Lee
I thought Chris Paul was going to kick DeAndre Jordan
Every player on the court should have known that shot clock was going to buzz before game time expired.
That was Chris Paul's Kevin Hart impersonation right there, losing his mind at DeAndre. Haven't seen that one before.
What a bizarre ending to regulation for the Blazers and Clippers. Free basketball now..
Wow after wow all night in the NBA.
Why did they just stop the game clock at .7 anyway?
Kerr said his Bulls teams used a small lineup to ramp up the defense - moving Rodman to center. Warriors do it with Green at C
Unless he's already in the air, no way DJ can catch and shoot there. Clock stops with 0.7 and ball had just rattled out.
So DeAndre Jordan backs off Batum on tying three and doesn't try to score potential game-winner. Uh ... nice.
Statue of DeAndre
CP shoots a driving jumper with 0.7 left that circles around the rim, then bounces out. Looks like we're going to OT.
A comedy of errors, starring the Los Angeles Clippers.
So, ya know, it's not over
I don't know how that CP3 layup popped out - but did - 87-87 - OT called - refs looking at replay
It's a tie game, guys.
Oh wowwww. That ball was in...CP3's runner rims out and DeAndre almost certainly traveled. But overtime.
Kerr: "I think Draymond has a lot of Dennis Rodman in him."
Now 2.8 with 1.7 on the shot clock. Clippers ball.
2.8 seconds on the clock after the review.
HASSAN WHITESIDE: “I just knew it was time to win. We just stepped it up with the season now or never.” Scored seven points in final minute.
1.5 on the shot clock.
87-87. Clippers ball. 2.5 seconds left.
That ball is pretty clearly off Batum. Clippers will have the ball in the corner. Game tied at 87 with 2.5 seconds left.
CP3 tried to dish to DJ - but timing was off - Clippers ball but may be a TO - under review - 2.5 left - looks like it's LAC ball 2.5 left
Wow. Doc completely avoided the DJ ball screen at all. Smart.
Lowkey best quote from tonight. Marcus Smart: "The other night was embarrassing to ourselves, this organization and the game of basketball."
Wonder if Batum tries the sly run into the screen on DJ again?
Wi 25.1 seconds left in the and the Clippers up by three points, 87-84, Nicolas Batum made an uncontested three pointer to tie the game.
JaVale could have blocked that shot.
When you have to replace Blake Griffin with Hedo Turkaglu, this is what happens.
More odd numbers DeAndre Jordan 17 rebounds - Damian Lillard 15 rebounds
Afflalo scores inside against Austin Rivers, Lillard grabs his 15th rebound -- near turnover -- and then Batum ties it with a 3. Yikes.
Tied at 87. The WESTERN CONFERENCE
Redick misses - Batum for 3 - 87-87 25.1 left - fun
PER leaders 1: Anthony Davis 2. Russell Westbrook 3. Stephen Curry 4. Hassan Whiteside 5. Kevin Durant 6. James Harden 7. LeBron James
Quick score from Afflalo
That's what a great coach does. Recognizes team needs more movement on offense, runs first action as a decoy, gets JJ a clear lane.
Reddick hasn't continued that curl cut all night. This time he keeps going and gets an uncontested layup. Clips up 4, 55.7 seconds.
JJ Redick scores - up to 26 points - Aldridge (25) + Lillard (3) = 28 points total
Blazers suddenly back in this - down 85-82 with 1:06 - LAC ball
has anyone seen that Will Smith movie "Focus"? trailer looks good
Heady tip pass by Jarmal Reid; Payton converts and it's a one-point game at 57-56 with 2:02 remaining
Here's the thing: Jamal Crawford is as bad at rebounding as DeAndre Jordan is at FTs. But opponents can't *force* him to rebound.
From insulated to isolated.
Just when you think it's all over...the Blazers come up with two big stops and cut the Clippers lead to 3. LA up 85-82 with 1:06 left.
The other thing the Hack-a-strategy can do is zap a team of its offensive rhythm.
3-point game. DeAndre goes to the bench and the Blazers are right back. Hack-a working for Portland not just at the line. 1:06 left.
Wes for 3. Blazers down 3. 1:06 to go.
Blazers last field goal came at the 4:46 mark.
Big Baby doing sit ups with 2:45 left in the game. Related: Blazers down 10.
Glen Davis' 7 second abs
BIG BABY GON' DO SIT-UPS
Pro tip: Bucks are much more enjoyable if you focus solely on Giannis piling up points, boards and blocks (and ignore turnovers completely).
This is what they play college basketball for: Rivalry game, tie score, final minutes. Fans in a frenzy
When Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston combine for 39 points on 16-for-24 shooting, the Warriors are going to be tough vs. anybody.
Does SportVU track player movement when he runs suicides behind the scorer's table?
Oops, make that 27 minutes for Livingston. (Justin Holiday was -7 in 6 minutes.)
Shaun Livingston 24 minutes, +14. That is a lethal three-guard rotation when he's playing like this.
Intentional fouling then a "mama, there goes that man." Really testing my limits here, ESPN.
Has to be the worst game of Lillard's career, yes?
Bucks fall 102-93 as Curry goes off in fourth quarter. Four triples and 3 in a span of 1:06. Milwaukee 0-4 on western trip.
Lots of frustration from Dame in those shots.
4 minutes of intentional fouling is unspeakably awful.
Dame miiiiggggghhhhtttt be pressing a little
Just a wild shot from Lillard.
Draymond Green, who is 1-for-6 from the free-throw line tonight, practice his foul shots while the officials reviewed the out-of-bounds call
Guess that was a real "homer" thing for me to point out.
That should be 3 FTs
At what point do the networks put pressure on the NBA to get rid of intentional fouls?
Teams blitz Lillard a ton. Clippers are just doing a really good job of executing it right now.
The Hack-A doesn't really work if you don't score
Four games, 6 nights, 3 time zones for Kings. Spurs had 3 days off. Tough draw for Sacramento tonight.
Some odd numbers - JJ Redick 22 shot attempts - Damian Lillard 0-9 shooting
CP has 8 points in the first 8 mins of the 4th, including scoring last six consecutive baskets for Clips.
Lillard wasnt kidding when he said he hates playing the Clippers. They harass the hell out of him w/ these traps. Great effort from the bigs
CP3 teaching lessons.
Chris Paul is still a top 2 point guard
What Chris Paul is doing to Damian Lillard tonight… If I had kids, I'd cover their eyes.
Batum has got to help by making plays like that if Portland wants to come back. Great feed to Aldridge.
CP3 just sent Damian Lillard flying with a xover, then sank a jumper near the free throw line with 6 mins left. He has 28 pts and 10 assists
Giannis with a tough fadeaway at the end of the clock...his third jumper tonight, now 14p/8r/2b/2s/4to. Started 2/8 now 5/11.
Oh noooo Dammmme!!!!! Say it ain't soooo!!!!!!!!!!!
This DeAndre Jordan rebound streak is pretty amazing
Kerr says he goes with this small line-up for defense... And well, yeah.
What Doc Rivers the GM has done to the tail end of Chris Paul's prime is one of the great tragedies in sports.
Russell Westbrook now leads the NBA in scoring (27.0). James Harden (26.9) is 2nd. If he qualified, Kevin Durant (25.4) would be 4th.
Arron Afflalo hits a three to end an almost three minute scoring drought.
Gill Coliseum crowd announced at 9,339 -- season high
Don't forget about Chris Paul. NBA best 15 20-pt, 10-ast games this season.
Big Baby just played strong defense on Aldridge, forcing him to shoot a long 3. The Staples Center crowd rose to their feet to applaud him.
Big Baby slapping hands with fans as he comes down the court after defending LaMarcus Aldridge.
The small lineup with Green at center is Kerr's secret weapon