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I don't think Chris Bosh will ever stop referring to Ennis as "rook."
Rose putting on a show for second straight exhibition.
That was your lickety-split 6-pitch inning for Hudson. Cruising.
Thought Wade was done when he returned from halftime wearing some pillow-sized bandages on knees.
The Knicks ran the Isosceles Triangle in the third quarter. The result was 16% shooting (3-for-19).
Rose with 22 after that 3.
Rose flashed 3 fingers after that 3-pointer as he ran downcourt. Atypical public swagger for him.
Hayward went for another and-1 jam. It turned more into a layup on Green but it was still a 3-point play. Not a good final D tune-up so far.
Not sure if its being explained on TV, but Fisher & Melo were both upset, bc 24-sec clock was still intact as 3Q expired. It confused Melo
Rose with spectacular start to 2nd half basically scoring or making play on every score in 13-5 opening.
Jazz lead 27-19 with 2:46 remaining in the first quarter
Ariza chatted with Pop during time out. Kid official said he needed to go back toward Rockets bench area until horn. Lighten up, Francis.
Raptors up 63-57 on Knicks after 3; trying to find scissors to use to cut down nets when pre-season ends
It's absolutely critical to know that your manager hunts with Jeff Foxworthy.
Looking forward to seeing the second half, especially the bench play
Hayward doing work in this first quarter. getting to the rim at will
Timberwolves with 5 points in first 5 minutes of second half after 64-point first half. Someone talked defense at halftime.
Hayward drives baseline, dunks on Alex Len...gets the foul. Added strength on display
No Kobe, Boozer or Jordan Hill for the Lakers.
Raptors held the Knicks to 3/19 shooting in the third quarter, besting them 14-7 on the boards and outscoring them 25-11. They lead 63-57
Kobe was asked where Nash will rank among point guards in history, Kobe said, "That's ESPN's job to rank people."
Jazz up 24-15 as Hood, Novak and Gobert check in. Extra minutes to go around at the 4 & 5 with Favors out tonight.
Pop called a timeout there and was pretty animated. Preseason's almost over, I think.
This was the biggest concern for me: can Giants bats produce under pressure of knowing they have to be up after 6 innings
Hayward used a screen to get by Green, dribbled around Tolliver and dunked through Len's foul. Gulp. Utah 24-15, 4:27 in 1st.
Royals need six more outs from Guthrie before turning it over to their three-headed bullpen monster
Belinelli screwed up something on defense. Pop pulled him two minutes in and chewed him out all the way to his seat.
I don't even know what this quarter is from the Knicks. It's not a triangle, though.
Can you have the sophomore jinx in the pre-season? Because Timmy Jr. looks turrible
Guthrie goes through Panik, Posey, Sandoval in 12 pitches. On to the 5th.
The Suns will test of the Jazz's squad's transition D. So far Utah has allowed 1 fast-break point. Transition free throws, man. Every time.
Utah has not scored on 3 of their first 12 trips and those were even pretty good chances. Coaches say the Jazz has looked good in preseason.
Jameer is on the court shanking hands and talking to some of his former Magic teammates.
Quin Snyder displeased with the lack of ball movement and 1 on 1 in post despite 19-12 lead calls timeout.
Right move for Blatt to start Anderson Varejao over Tristan Thompson. Vet guy. Also a LeBron favorite. Can't risk early tension as rook HC
The best-case scenario is that the Royals win the next three games so the World Series doesn't overlap with the start of the NBA season.
"You were here when we clinched!" he says, referring to the Royals. "You must be good luck!" Guess he doesn't know which program I cover.
The Spurs assisted on all but one of their first-half baskets. Unfortunately, that's 10 assists on only 11 field goals.
The Raptors have never lost to the Knicks in the pre-season (8-0).
Suns playing with no energy early, so far...and Enes Kanter is giving Miles Plumlee that work
Springfield and Marple Newtown are trading personal fouls like it's going out of style. Game drags on. Cougars lead, 28-7, in 4Q
The Triangle, or whatever the Knicks are trying to run, has produced six points in 10 third-quarter minutes.
Markieff and Plumlee each picked up two fouls in the game's first 4:33. Frontcourt is now Len, Tolliver and Green. Utah 15-7.
With Bulls tied at 64 at half starting second half with Freddie Lewis, Joe Caldwell, Marvin Barnes, Fly Williams and Gus Gerard
That timeout was strictly a scolding by Fisher. He never even used the dry erase board. Just got into his players.
Steve Kerr said he'll approach tonight's preseason finale like a dress rehearsal for next week.
Fisher not happy, wants to talk it over. Knicks losing their cool & I think I just caught a rare in-game Casey smirk. Raps on 21-3 run/up 10
Relatively important half-inning here, might be last time SFG middle-order hits before KC gets Herrera-Davis-Holland going.
Hudson cruised through the Royals best hitters the second time through
Only in the third quarter, but Knicks have four technical fouls: Fisher, Stoudemire, JR Smith and Pablo Prigioni.
There are few honors quite as sad as being recognized as a regular by the barkeep at an airport Marriott.
Prigioni, Stoudemire, J.R. and Fisher have been called for technicals thus far.
Amid reports of a NY Daily News/Post merger, Berman of the Post tweets: "Amare's floater wasn't t-riangle just t-alent." I think I'm safe.
I have nothing to base this on but intuition & common sense, but I predict Wolves sign Ricky to a 4-yr deal worth $50-52M by Friday
Devin Harris ( 7 pts, 7 assists), Jefferson (6 pts) and Crowder (0 pts) are also done for the night.
Heat up 54-48 Grizzlies at the half with Wade (16 points, 7-8 FGs) and Bosh (13 points, 6-10 FGs) leading the way.
Can't spell montreal without a "T"
Prigioni gets a technical. All of the technical fouls are happening!
Parsons (24 pts), Dirk (16 pts), Aminu (13 pts), Ellis (11 pts), Tyson (8 pts, 5 reb), Jameer (4 pts, 7 assists) are done for the night.
Jazz lead 10-6 early over the Suns
At the half 54-48 Wade with 16, ZBo has 12 to lead the Grizz. Heat shooting 60% to the Grizz 43%
Outfield defense outstanding by both clubs. Pence just stole a triple from Lorenzo Cain with running catch in right
Yes, Knicks will have Calderon back for the opener, but struggling to picture a way they can break 90 if the Bulls play their usual D.
Cal spends $321 mil to renovate its field, then plays Oregon at Levi's Stadium. Odd decision by somebody
Angry/engaged JV > other versions. 9pts/3reb in 3rdQ after 2pts/0reb in 1st half. Think message was received. Credit Casey for sending it
Rockets have led the league in turnovers forced per game this preseason. The Spurs had 13 in the first half tonight.
And no, this isn't about the big lineup being slow in transition. It's about wing players being slow and perimeter defense being poor.
I have a 2 tickets to the Knicks open practice at MSG on Sunday afternoon at MSG. I'll give 'em away via a trivia contest tomorrow morning.
I'm not sure what shape J.R. is playing now.
Dwyane Wade vs. Tayshaun Prince. Just had a flashback to 2005
Final: No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 35, No. 2 Manalapan 14. That's 39 straight vs. the Shore for RBC in a nice and tidy two hours, 10 minutes
The game has started
These Amare-at-the-5 lineups, man... Just say no.
Hudson has faced 11 Royals, given up 2 hits, thrown 47 pitches. Guthrie has faced 10 Giants, given up 2 hits, thrown 47 pitches. 1-0 KC.
Jordan Farmar back for Clippers.
Parker played 15 mins, Duncan 13 in 1st half. Not sure we'll see a ton of them in second half. Rockets up 17 with Harden 2 of 9 for just 5.
Jamal Crawford is sitting tonight bc of hamstring soreness. Jordan Farmar is available to play.
DWade and Bosh really look focused and this is pre-season.
Kings guard Ramon Sessions strongly disputes he opted out with Lakers because of Kobe. Said he wanted long term security with the Lakers
LaMarcus Aldridge out for Trail Blazers, Jamal Crawford out for Clippers. Both expected to be ready for opener.
17-2 run after another DeRozan slam. MTL is loving it. Raps up 55-48
Watching Vince and Tay run the court on that play was crazy, like Grumpy Old Men running down the road
Melo got called for the push-off but I love that option instead of the flash to the elbow, he cuts back door for the oop.
Dwyane Wade is 18 of 25 over the past two games. Regular season ready, it appears.
Since McHale took TO less than 4 minutes into the game, Spurs have gone 7 of 24 for 21 points over 20 mins. No FGs in final 6 1/2 of half.
Carlisle is really emptying his bench now. Sarge, Ledo and Mekel are in.
James Ennis looked a lot better against third- and fourth-string talent earlier in the preseason. It's why expectations have to be tempered.
Vince with a hard foul on Wade
Ex-Raptor Haywoode Workman is getting an earful from Raptors tonight. Letting them play. JV latest. DeRozan wanted and-one too
Knicks gave up 14 points the whole second quarter. They've allowed 15 in the first 4:06 of the third.
Zach Randolph is hustling out there like it's the NBA Finals
Spurs not defending poorly, but manage zero field goals over final 6:29 of first half. Trail 49-32 at break.
49-32 Rockets over Spurs at half. Beverley-Ariza combo outstanding tonight. Excited about what those two will do for perimeter D this year.
VC just got the offensive call for a little push in Bosh's back,
McDermott keeps playing like that around the rim, the nickname "Billy Ho'' isn't far off.
Happy for Isaiah Canaan. Had to be a tough preseason, but he's showed something these past few games.
Correction, 10-2 run. Now 13-2 run.
Matchups to watch Tuesday: Parker/Jameer, Splitter/Tyson, Duncan/Dirk. Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) could miss this game.
We've seen former Raptor Haywoode Workman and the rest of the officiating crew correct a few calls this evening. Pre-season for refs too
Rubio scores on layup to end 1st half, has 12 points and 4 assists in 14 minutes and game is tied at 64 at intermission
Rubio shouldn't be taking Rose to the rack as much as he has. 64-64 at the half. Steam coming from Thibs' head.
Will catch the replay, looked like ZBo said "We Don't Bluff" seriously, that will be on a video clip soon!
Knicks transition defense has gotten shredded a few times here tonight.
ZBo got a T after telling Williams we don't bluff, double technical, ZBo didn't like that at all, wasn't having it
Dwight Howard is out, James Harden is 2 for 9 and the Spurs are down by 13.
Very tough for youth to get meaningful minutes on teams w/ high expectations. Now Teague joins rebuilding situation. Let's see what he's got
DeRozan caps off 8-2 run by tearing thru the lane for the dunk. Was very frustrated at the end of the 2ndQ. Light switch on for he & JV both
ZBo doing ZBo things, 2" one gander jump shot and boom
Bulls leading 62-58 with about 90 seconds left in half. Appears it's Paul Westhead coaching wearing a Thibs mask
Aaron Baynes caught Harden with a hard right to the side of his head on a screen. Play on.
Festus Ezeli was on a 12-minute limit Tuesday. He might get extended a little bit tonight.
McDermott is allergic to dunking.
Almost something like a fist pump by Posey there after catching strike 3.
10-0 run for Raptors out of break capped by DeRozan dunk forces Knicks’ Fisher to call timeout.
Tommy Spernal goes 18 yards between the tackles to add the icing. RBC leads, 35-7, with 4:31 left
Of course, we'll have to see how that translates to the regular season.
Mavs up 96-71 with 8:40 left after that 3 by Devin.
ANOTHER three for Aminu. He's 3-of-4 from deep. Not bad for a so-called defensive specialist, huh?
Steve Kerr said the Warriors will start Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Lee and Bogut.
Just looks like Wade is doing a better job of pacing himself this year.
Aminu just made his 3rd 3. He's 3-of-4 from downtown. Carlisle has been working with him on his triples.
This Heat team is playing with a chip on its shoulder. They look like they want to prove they are still good without LeBron.
Game began with Spurs moving ball, getting open looks as if back in Game 5. Since then, Rockets have really stepped up D. Best it's looked.
BIG play, Panik
As a late first round pick, Marquis Teague entered NBA on vet laden team. Tough to get minutes. Then traded to Brooklyn ... another vet crew
That would've gotten through KC's fast infield, no question.
Another solid start for Wade.
Miami with 24 PTS in the paint, an area the Grizz usually own
The Spurs are the best team in the West. There's no doubt about it. - Doc Rivers
Lowry saying what’s up to Fisher during the free throw. Gives some props to the former PG.
JV back on the floor to begin 2nd half after spending most of 1st on bench. Goes straight to offensive glass for a putback on 1st possession
This will go down as a thorough, but not dominant RBC win. Manalapan has not played poorly by any stretch, but RBC is simply better
This will be a great opportunity for Marquis Teague to consistently get run in Philly, especially w/ Carter-Williams on the shelf
Melo buries a shot coming out of the half. Man, he is ready to go.
Doc Rivers said what he said about Steve Nash after complimenting him for five minutes.
Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes ...greatest guitar duo on God's Green Earth. http://t.co/IcjtSdCClj
Kobe said Mitch Kupchak called him to inform him that Nash would not play this season.
One of young servers got hand caught in elevator trying to jump on before door closed. He's fine, but elevator door sticking. Help on way ..
Lorenzo Cain is ridiculous.
KK strips Wade..... What?!? Good D Kosta
Jamal Crawford is out tonight with a leg injury - not specified - but Doc said he would be playing if tonight were a regular season game
Dunleavy's sky hook briefly takes focus away from fact, preseason or not, Bulls headed to allowing 60 points in 1st half.
I'm a mess
ZBo feeds Calathes on the drive to the basket.
Wait, no Orange Friday? (I'm kidding.)
Bosh is having a solid game, looking forward to seeing his year post LeBron era
DeRozan was sitting on a chair, looking angry, shaking his head, possibly muttering before post-half warmups
Just said it yesterday on air. Lorenzo Cain could be marketed into a huge star by the league. Huge potential that way. AK
Get them checks, Mo'ne Davis.
Nice sequence for McDermott: Shot not going down, so drives for a score, chases down miss and finds Rose for baseline floater.
56% FG for Mia and 40% for Grizz, there's the difference so far in this game
Lorenzo Cain in RF > Nori Aoki in RF
Asked where Nash will rank among point guards in history, Kobe said, "That's ESPN's job to rank people."
Lorenzo Cain is the exact opposite of Vlad Guerrero in RF in 2010.
Basically the Bomb Squad ushered in the 90s w/ an industrial funk sound that was a complete sonic original featuring Hank Shocklee as B Eno.
Oh, and if there were just eight protesters who showed up in Minnesota, least you can do is respect their conviction and right to assemble.
Doug Zockoll has three sacks for RBC, which had dominated this game defensively in the second half
Kobe on Nash: "He dealt with it his whole career. It just caught up to him." http://t.co/Vk7nzF5cC9
A Kostas Papanikolaou 3-pointer gives the Rockets a 10-pt lead in the 2nd QTR
If he's playing well in those few minutes, Thibs will ride him a bit longer. If not, the Sandman yank off the stage.
For those still drinking the overly-hyped Mirotic Kool-Aid. Expect him to start the season as a 4-5 minute guy.
Doc Rivers on Steve Nash: "He's 40 years old. What the hell does he expect?"
A. Bennett .... saying LeBron who????
Pence thrown out trying to steal second ... Like that he went though
Rose back in for final 7:35 of the half after putting in 7:26 in the first.
Terrence Jones getting a long run as a backup center, matched up with Duncan. Best he's looked in a while.
Nelson might be done for the night with 4 pts, 7 assists & 4 rebs against his former team. Ellis also sits with 11 pts & 4 assists.
"The great ones make the game different. Nash did that with his movement." Doc Rivers on Steve Nash's impact.
Doc, Chico and the Devils. Don't think I ever took it for granted when I was a kid, but certainly appreciating it more at this very moment.
A few consecutive turn overs and a little stagnant. Man BBQ Nachos... Back to the game
Simple but cool moment. Hornacek was outside the locker room. Sloan entered the arena 30 feet away & waved. Hornacek: "Coach, how ya doing?"
Sure, they may have stuff like this at the Bell Centre but NOTHING FOR BON JOVI! http://t.co/uCvy4l7Xsi
That Escobar even got that throw off … wow
Mario Chalmers clearly the Heat front-runner as backup shooting guard. Shannon Brown has shown little, James Ennis simply not ready yet.
29-27 as Wade goes to the rim over Leuer
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: NO OPEN-MOUTH KISSING ON THE KISS CAM! -management
Ronny Turiaf getting some action here in 2nd qtr of a game tied at 44
End of three: Red Bank Catholic 28, Manalapan 7. That third quarter belonged to RBC's defensive line, which decked Dan Anerella three times
With McRoberts out, with Birdman dealing with aches, Khem Birch could have inside line on 15th and final roster spot.
Jameer with the assist to Parsons, who now has 22 pts on 7-of-11 shooting. Mavs up 78-56.
Marco Belinelli wearing white sneakers when the Spurs go with the predominantly black unis always throws me off
With Brooks, Mirotic, McDermott, Snell and Gibson in 2nd qtr there may have been some passes, but they're difficult to recall.
I think coach just yelled http://t.co/HumAP4QMoD
Well that was more exciting than we would have expected. Bosh might have a huge year, looks solid so far
Mavs are ahead 72-56 with 4:40 left in the 3rd.
Snell's getting his shots up this game: Three threes in first two minutes of 2nd qtr. Made 2
Jefferson gets in the game for the 1st time.
Rice just picked up a commitment from Marquez Letcher-Ellis from Montverde Academy, source told ESPN.
Knicks lead 46-38 at the half. Melo with 17 DeRozan with nine.
It's the second made 3 this quarter for Parsons, who completes the 3-pt play by making the FT.
I know it's preseason, but that was a really nice half for the Knicks.
Knicks 46, Raptors 38 at half; only 24 minutes of the pre-season left. Getting all misty here
Two on, none out … and the Royals don't score. Major thwart job by Hudson, Giants. Capped with a double-play on a Camaro named Dyson
DeRozan lucky not to get a T. Waved arms at ref and swore.
How soft is A. Bennett? Mirotic just tossed him down to the ground.
Parsons stays in the game and will shoot his FT.
Ridnour is walking off the court gingerly and will go to the Magic's locker room.
Anthony Bennett is a nice kid. Had a great chat pre-game but couldn't make any "Cold Minnesota" jokes b/c, ya know, he's FROM Canada.
Parsons appears to be fine. Ridnour is hurt, too.
Jordan Adams in, I won't bore you how long his wingspan is for his height. Then he makes a play using his "long" arms, see it's relevant
Must kill Thibs to be watching Dieng - the player he really wanted in the draft two years ago.
Luke Ridnour appeared to hurt his right knee as he defended a 3-point try.
Nick Cella breaks and bounces off at least four tackles and walks in from 37 yards out to give RBC a 28-7 lead. Tough running there.
I almost typed that the Giants weren't going to double up Dyson, right before they did.
Parsons is down!! And up. He hit a 3 and was crashed into by Luke Rudnour. Parsons is walking it up. Gently.
Whenever Budinger shoots my finger twitches as if it is holding down the square button.
That looked like Burrell circa 2010. All that matters is that it was caught, of course.
After good start, DeRozan has struggled to beat New York defence. Shumpert bottling him up.
Why is Julius Randle not staring? Good question. Byron Scott isn't ready to lean on the rookies yet.
Ginobili still can't throw it in the ocean, but he's getting where he wants to go on the court so far. Good sign.
Napier hits a 22 footer and looks smooth in this game, he is having a nice preseason averaging 10.9 a game
Ishikawa just saved two runs
This is the first time in the preseason that we have seen Isaiah Canaan before Ish Smith.
Melo averaging 27.3 points per 36 minutes so far this preseason. Averaged 25.5 pts per 36 minutes during the last regular season.
Worth noting: No JV since midway through 1stQ. Casey was not pleased with his effort on the glass, giving up 3 offensive boards to Dalembert
Dalembert chatting with Dikembe courtside during free throws. I assume it’s about shot blocking.
Leuer called for a charge and well the ball was bouncing everywhere, kind of funny to watch
Kobe just arrived to the locker room. He's not playing but he's fine.
Benny Bowling made the trip from the UC. Joy.
Now this is different. Isaiah Canaan starts the second quarter at the point.
Consecutive sacks of Dan Anerella, including Doug Zockell on fourth down, ends the Manalapan threat. RBC takes over at its own 36
Bulls suddenly becoming the Bears ... can't stop anyone.
Melo channelling KG, having fun w/ Patterson. Pat steps on sideline, shoots anyway, Melo swats it, Pat gets it back/shoots again, Melo swat
The ol' 35-point 1st quarter will produce some profanity and defensive film fodder for Sir Thibodeau.
Conley shows how you make Freethrows and then Calathes gets rolled on
TWolves on pace to score 140 points ... guessing the Thibs won't like that.
Dalembert has 9 rebounds already - cleaning up in his former hometown of Mont Royale.
Grizz up 23-19 after a nice run. There is a spark with several guys coming in off the bench.
The last hoops I cover in the spring are high-intensity contests. Then I come back to... preseason ball, which is sloppy, to be kind.