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Can the Lakers at least try to be competitive? Not expecting many wins this season, but there should be effort.
Still kind of hard to believe this is the same game.
Rondo declined to talk to the media after the game.
Paul Pierce says his kids were hanging out with Rondo's kids on Rondo's birthday in L.A,, then dies laughing.
Blazers extend the lead to 7 with 9:34 left with Batum, Lillard and Aldridge sitting. Matthews has 24 now.
Big Al on Jordan's pre-game speech: "He told us he was proud of us. But don't be happy with what you've already done."
Wilson Chandler pulling the Karl Malone special by leading with the knee when he went airborne.
Among the most glaring of defensive problems for LAL all season has been a lack of rim protection. DEN is driving w/impunity.
Royce White started for the Reno Bighorns tonight. Make sure to check the late box.
Funny how often I hear Rockets don't score enough inside. Hou No. 2 in PIP in NBA, have 28 vs. NBA's best paint defense. Indy allows 34 pg.
W3S, W3S, y'all.
With 31st win, Wolves tonight match last season's victory total with 21 games to play
Al Jefferson on Michael Jordan's pre-game speech: "If that doesn't motivate you, I don't know what will."
Hibbert might want to try guarding Howard in low docks---with his hands up
Carmelo Anthony said he heard about the report involving him and Noah and said that conversation didn't take place.
Bucks lose 112-104 as Davis goes for 29 pts and 14 rebs. Big assist from Morrow with 16 pts. Middleton leads MKE with 25 and Adrien adds 20.
Big games by Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans; huge 4th quarter by Anthony Morrow. Pelicans win 2nd straight game, beat Bucks 112-104
Gasol's up to 19 points after B2B hoops from Marshall (9 assists), but Lawson's still rolling (28 points on 15 FGA's) to have DEN up 90-79.
Unhappy that a tripping foul wasn’t called, George Hill lets the official know about it and is given his third T of the season. HOU 47-34.
Flagrant 1 on Blair. Robinson gets two free-throws and the ball.
“I thought that we were awful tonight.” - Kings coach Mike Malone
Ole Miss wins another in walk off fashion. Brantley Bell wins it with a single in the 10th. 2-1 the final
Melo says he doesn't know how the Noah story came up, either. Asked if that conversation happened, he said "I can't have that conversation."
Carmelo says he heard about the Phil Jackson reports but can't speak on it. Doesn't know much about it.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 of his 26 points in the 3rd qtr. Has 15 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
DeMarcus Cousins: "I don’t believe we were playing together and it showed. This loss was on the players tonight."
Derrick Favors after 5th straight Jazz L: "I'm just really pissed off right now about the performance and losing the way we've been losing."
Patterson on playing friends in SAC: "We have to treat them like they’re the villain and we’re the superhero, pretty much.”
I hope ESPN had a camera on Howard and Hibbert battling for position in low blocks. Really good stuff. Later, they'll knock over walls.
Derrick Favors on the mood after five straight losses: "I can't speak for everybody else, but for me, just really pissed off right now."
Five of the Pacers’ last six possessions have been turnovers. The other? A blocked shot. Meantime, fouls: IND 10, HOU 1.
Carmelo, on Phil Jackson: "Of course you hear it." But doesn't really know much about it.
Wild one tonight, Trailblazers erase deficit in 3Q and take 4 pt lead. Mavs now up 75-74 over Portland after 3. Aldridge scored 18 in 3Q
Blazers trail by 1 going into the fourth quarter after being down by 30 in the second quarter. Aldridge has 26 with 18 in the 3rd.
Denver is now 11 of 15 from 3-point range after B2B makes from Lawson and Foye, who have 4 makes apiece. DEN up 83-71.
Rockets now forcing turnovers by the bushel, turning them into easy buckets you gotta have vs. this Indy team. Now up 39-24.
You’re seeing why Larry Bird’s first offseason target was Watson, a backup PG. Offense has struggled, so Vogel brings GHill back in.
Pacers are the team with with the historically great D, but Rockets' top-10 unit is the one strangling life out of opposition right now.
This one is over with Anthony Davis hitting a nice little baseline-runner.
Bucks obviously did not realize they just fouled the greatest free-throw shooter in NBA history there. Brian Roberts 2-2 FT. It's 110-102
In a break from the last couple games, Kendall Marshall starts the 2nd half at PG. He had 6 pts, 7 ast, 1 stl in the 1st half
Paul George? What's up?
Meeks on Lawson to start the second. Lawson had 20 pts on 8 of 10 shooting in the first half.
Huge ovation for Hakeem and T-Mac. Hakeem waved to the crowd... T-Mac was obvlious. Dream had to tap him to let him know it was happening.
You know who's been crazy good this season? Carmelo Anthony.
This has turned into a pretty entertaining basketball game ...
JR: "We can either cave in and let teams beat the hell out of us" or we can keep fighting to make the playoffs.
Some teams score 77 points in a game. Lakers opponents do that in a half. Just a fact
I just like Harris.
Bucks down 106-99 with 1:03 left.
Another Hamilton chase-down block a reminder that he has been doing things Rockets lacked at that possession off bench beyond scoring.
Jordan Hamilton pulls off another amazing fast break block, leading to a Jeremy Lin fast break layup. 37-24 Rockets, 7:10 2Q.
Pacers whistled for offensive fouls on three straight possessions. (Mahinmi 2, Turner 1). Can’t remember that ever happening. Rockets 37-24.
Jordan's Hamilton's fast-break stopping efficiency numbers from the past game-and-a-half are off the charts.
If Blazers hold on to win, it would equal largest collapse in Dallas history. Mavs also blew 30-pt lead during loss to Lakers on 12/6/2002.
And now Lin draws one. Rockets should just start drawing them on better players.
Blazers now up 2 after trailing by 30 with 10:19 in the 2nd quarter. Started with a spark from T-Rob but LA, Wes and D also key.
Offensive rebounds are giving me the head hurt right now...this just can't happen
D-Mo draws charges on consecutive possessions. Don't see that often. Bad news for Rockets is that sends Mahinmi to bench, Hibbert back in.
Bobcats 101, #Cavs 92: Way too much Al Jefferson, as Cavs' playoff chances continue to dwindle. clevelandcavaliersblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/game-6…
Salmons said ex-Kings were “just more professional this time around.” Not worrying about revenge factor
Anthony Morrow on fire for Pelicans in fourth. He has 12 points in quarter.
Big win for Lakers via Celtics in tank chase
At one point, it was 40-10 Dallas over Portland. It's 69-67 Portland with 2:37 in the 3rd.
Bucks went down 10 but now trail 102-96 with Sessions going to line after a timeout. Just 2:33 left.
It is a tied game, 65-65. Blazers were down 40-10 to Mavs. This Blazers squad is something else.
Kings played selfishly tonight and the players even admitted it. Same old song.
VINTAGE VINCE CARTER!!!
If you lose a game you led by 30, you don't deserve to make the playoffs.
1 point game after a four point possession lol
65-60 Mavs with 5:06 left in the 3rd. Aldridge found his timing I guess. 20 points now with 12 in the 3rd.
LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 12 of his 20 points in this third quarter. Mavs only up on Blazers 65-60. I think L.A. has found his stroke.
<3 ANTHONY MORROW! AND-ONE THREE BALL.
Give Aldridge and Matthews their due. These dudes just going nuts right now.
Anthony Morrow coming up with several big shots in the 4th quarter, including a 3-pointer and-one. Misses foul shot, but has 10 pts in 4th
Down to 5
Aldridge has 10 of his 18. Blazers D is moving really well right now. Switching with perfect timing when they do. 7 point game.
The energy has left this building.
Sounds like Babb's getting another 10-day contract.
After watching 62.5 Laker games this season... http://t.co/j949mCC8t9
Stevens on Babb: "I hope like heck he's still with us on Monday. He's a perfect fit for what we need. ... He's an outstanding defender."
108-95 with 2:53 left. Drummond, Bynum and KCP bringing energy to finish up. No Stuckey in 2nd half
Over their last six quarters, the Lakers have given up 219 points. BK
Somewhere in Italy, Daniel Hackett is commiserating with Greg Stiemsma.
Maybe Turner at PG isn't a good new wrinkle for the Pacers after all.
SINGLE DIGITS. I REPEAT. SINGLE DIGITS.
Rockets' 10 1Q assists tonight matched their total for the entire game last time they played Pacers
Lawson carved up LAL for 20 points and 8 assists on 8 of 10 FG's in that 1st half. Marshall/Farmar combined for 19 points, 10 assists.
New Orleans leads 95-88 halfway through fourth. Middleton now leads Bucks with 23 pts.
Hope your ankle is OK, Jodie Meeks. Didn’t see it as I was looking down at the keyboard while tweeting.
The 800-pound elephant in the room: Why has no one pounced on Kurt Rambis as de facto defensive coordinator?
Stevens: "We talked about the idea of pride, not wanting to play (poorly) at home. We were louder, more engaged and it was obvious..."
Thibs was not pleased with how his team played but as he walked out of press conference he stopped to give Brenda Rose a hug and a kiss.
Lakers playing in the home of the Atari 2600 scoreboard graphics. Which make sense since they can't play Defender.
The Lakers trail 77-66 at the half. The Nuggets are shooting 63.3 pts as a team and 69.2 pct (9-of-13) from 3
Marshall's now 2 for 2 from 3, LAL very good again from downtown (7 for 12), but they allowed 77 points to trail by 11 at the half.
Just realized I tweeted Harvard's win % is close to .800 over the past "few" years. Should have been five years. Bit more specific.
Rockets were 4-for-22 from downtown in their last meeting. Already 3-for-7, with 10 assists on 12 field goals.
Stevens jokes when Rondo came out it was an under-25 team with Sully the senior player. Kirilenko has played more games than them combined.
If someone locates Jodie Meeks' ankles, please turn them in at lost-and-found.
Stevens basically concedes this win was a response to Warriors debacle. No practice. Assistants met individually w/players to ensure focus.
Poor Jodie. Cue Kobe on a horse talking about ankle insurance.
Stevens on bench play when Rondo came out of game: "They not only sustained, they pushed the lead out. Their energy on loose balls helped."
Now that the raw emotions are over, it's time to play some basketball. Portland cut it to 61-50 early in the 3rd.
As well as the Rockets usually score early, assists on 10 of 12 field goals is not typical. Had just 3 tos, none in last five minutes.
Woodson, randomly asked about the Nat'l Anthem singer, says she sounded a little like Whitney Houston.
The Knicks could conceivably be 3.5 games out of the 8th spot if they beat the Cavs tomorrow (and the Hawks lose tonight and tomorrow).
HOU's ball movement nothing short of sensation during second half of that 1Q. Has to be to put points on board vs Indy. 10 asts on 12 makes.
Woodson said he didn't know Carmelo was sick until midway thru the game.
Scola should know better by now. Paul George doesn't need help on his man especially when Roy is still back there....
Rockets 27, Pacers 16 after 1. Rockets have outscored opponents by 204 points this season in 1st quarter. (Pacers best in 3rd.)
Brad Stevens: "I would like to say it was terrific three-point defense, but if you look back at the replay, they missed a lot of open 3s."
Woodson didn't scoreboard-watch in the past to see what other tms in playoff race are doing. But he admits that he is doing that now.
The Pacers, by the way, are the league’s best team (by a WIDE margin) in the 3Q
Terrific end to the first quarter as Harden finds Motiejunas for a corner three. Rockets 27, Pacers 16 after one.
Want to see PG attack more, rather than settling for jumpers. His only FG came on a layup. Rockets 27-16 at the end of the 1st.
Stevens: "As a unit we didn't look good Wednesday. I thought there was a collective resilience to play better. Step in the right direction."
Mentioned in preview: Rockets have been NBA's best 1Q team this season. Another great start tonight, up 27-16 heading to 2Q.
There are only three certainties in this life: Death, taxes and Northwestern never making the NCAA tournament.
Your starting lineups for tonight... http://t.co/cK48Wj1Tp5
Portland just so damn tough offensively...that was 2:30 of straight clownin'l...them dudes a good
Aldridge gets a couple of buckets to go, Lillard swats Calderon and Batum drains a 3. 11-point game with 9:29 left in the 3rd.
Steve Clifford said it's time for Bobcats to view themselves as a playoff team; to spend last 20 games preparing to compete in post-season.
With CJ Watson out (sprained right elbow), Vogel’s going with Evan Turner at point guard. Rockets 14-2 run to open up a 10-point lead.
JUST LIKE MONTY WILLIAMS DREW IT UP. Aminu splashes in the corner three. Pelican fans don't know what to do with themselves.
Beautiful spin move in the post by D-Mo. Looked very confident on that move. Rockets up 24-14 after a Harden triple.
Wilson Chandler loves playing the Lakers, and is 6 for 6 for 15 points (3 triples). Gasol's 1st bucket of the 2nd came from Meeks.
Aminu drills a corner 3 and suddenly Pelicans have a 7-point lead. Timeout by Drew.
Beverley took a smack to his broken nose. Really hurting. Checks out, though this is when Lin usually comes in.
Anybody want a bunch of OJ Mayo rookie cards?
<3 Anthony Morrow jumpers.
Utah Valley trying to clinch regular-season title in first year of WAC membership. Leads Bakersfield at halftime, 33-21.
Congrats to Harvard, the Stansbury of the East, for making it into the NCAA Tournament
Anthony Davis will get a rest at 9:25 of 4th quarter. He's a handful of points shy of his career high (32) with 27 in 33 minutes
Both LAL PG's have played well tonight. Marshall (replacing Farmar at the 3:51 mark) had 6 dimes in 8 min. Farmar had 13P, 2S, 3A in 12 min.
Also like "Happy." Playing now here.
Rockets with seven assists on their eight field goals. Have to move to the ball vs Indy. They are early.
That's a flop on Steimsma there folks.
Strong start for Howard. The points and boards are expected, but he's also tossed a team-high 3 assists into that mix as well. Rox up 17-14.
PA announcer noted Rondo as "the captain" during starting lineups and after the game. Still sounds weird when Pierce is in the building.
There's shading a ballhandler in a specific direction... and there's what Farmar just did. BK
How is that a foul on Austin Rivers?
Consolation for Tyrone Corbin? Son Tyrell has been Bakersfield's best player in first half vs. Utah Valley. Seven points, big hoop IQ.
Denver's on a 13-3 run, with Chandler hitting the 8th Nuggets' triple already, and Lawson scoring in transition to make it 65-55.
Rockets running more side pick-and-rolls than up top. Got a couple good hoops off it. Pacers D fun to watch, though. Do so many things well.
Anthony to Anthony! AND-ONE!
The Knicks have won two straight for the first time since late January.
Rondo's 20 pts, 9 asts & 7 rebs power the Celtics to a 91-84 win over the Nets. Bass had 15 & Olynyk chipped in 13 pts, 7 rebs off the bench
My bad, Thibs called last 5 minutes of 3RD quarter a disaster (not 4th, but it could have been).
Pels up 78-77 to one of the worst teams in the NBA. Anthony Davis is killin' 'em with 22 points/12 reb/3 ast/1 blk.
Setting at MSG makes postcast impossible - I will empty the noggin on the brief plane flight to Philly
Jordan Farmar has 8 of his 13 pts in the 2nd Q and the Lakers have cut the Nuggets' once 12-pt lead down to 2
Nets lose 91-84, and finish a ridiculous 4-for-30 from 3-point range.
Final: Celtics 91, Nets 84. Rondo: 20 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds.
And the Knicks get to play the Jazz again this season. So that's something to look forward to.
Ahh... Anthony Davis, you are so good. /sips piña colada.
GSW vs. ATL starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, Lee, Bogut; ATL -- Teague, Korver, Carroll, Millsap, Brand. Out: Ezeli.
Davis with 22 and 12 and still a quarter to play.
Mavs w/ 19 point 1st half from Jose Calderon, 23 is his most in any full game this yr. Thomas Robinson good off bench for Port, 9 pts, 8 reb
Final: Knicks 108, Jazz 81. Anthony scores 29 points. Hayward and Burks go for 18 each. Jazz drop fifth straight. Philly up next.
Now Sullinger has fouled out. This game has been crazy physical. Bodies everywhere.
KCP's missed dunk attempt was the msot aggressive move of the night.
The Knicks win, 108-81. Two-game winning streak.
Davis throws one at rim as quarter ends and it bounces in. Pelicans 78, Bucks 77 after three.
Gasol's moving OK on that twisted left ankle, but hasn't been as aggressive as in the 1st Q. LAL down 57-55 at the 5:29 mark into a T.O.
Harden's 28.4% shooting percentage in seven games against the Pacers is his worst against any team. It's 24.6 % past two seasons.
Start spreading the news: Jazz lost (again).
Defense leading to the offense. Houston calls timeout as the Pacers have taken the lead via a 8-0 spurt.
Mavs with a lead over the Blazers 57-38 at half. Mavs gave up only 10 in 1st qtr, fewest allowed in any qtr this season.
Very disappointing loss for the Nets. Yes, they missed a lot of wide-open shots, which happens, but you can't give away games like these.
Knicks are 5 back, Atlanta faces GSW tonight and is in freefall, and NY faces CLE, PHI, BOS< and MIL next. DET in freefall as well.
Ryan Kelly continues his best half in a while, draining another 3 (his 2nd) to reach 10 points. Farmar followed w/his own 3 to tie it at 55.
8-0 Pacers run in large part because Paul George has just flat picked James Harden's pocket twice.
As always against the Pacers, Harden off to a very slow start. Missed his only shot - open J to start game -- and has couple turnovers.
Paul George wasting little time showing off his credentials as one of best wing defenders in NBA. Has picked Harden twice, Indy up 12-10.
97-69 after 3. KLove with 24-11-4. Drummond with 2-1 in 15 mins...Gigi getting some run in the 4th
The Lakers: Mile-high miracle!
Bucks lost Ersan Ilyasova for a game for whacking Reggie Evans. They'll lose O.J. Mayo for at least that for his punch/push of Greg Stiemsma
With that Bayless 3, Celtics fans head for the exits. Tired of all this winning, I guess.
David West, who has the most favorable matchup, has to checkout with two fouls, 6:30 1Q. Scola getting early mins vs team still paying him.
In case you were wondering about Paul Pierce's second game back at the Garden: 10pt (4-10 FG, 0-3 3PG, 2-2 FT), 2reb, 1ast in 31 min so far.
A dubious call as Eric Gordon called for offensive foul. The real offense is the porous Pelicans defense. New Orleans down 77-72 to Bucks.
Luis Scola... he's still getting a great ovation here in Houston.
David West gives Jones a shove for his second foul. Scola in, to a nice ovation.
Paul George picks James Harden’s pocket, then makes a contested layup at the other end. HOU 10-8 early.
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Bucks lead 77-72. Henson playing better in third quarter after limited to 5 first-half minutes due to foul woes.
Ryan Kelly's 3-pointer countered one from Randy Foye to keep LAL within 1 at the 8:30 mark of the 2nd Q.
Joel Anthony just biding his time until every other Celtics big man fouls out. Almost there.
And now KO has fouled out. THIS GAME HAS GONE OFF THE RAILS