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Good first half comes to an end. Jazz down 49-47 to the Thunder
Would probably be impossible to get a hit on Cauley-Stein in Street Fighter. Like Blanka. His arms just fly in from outta nowhere. So fast.
Kant hear you.
Chris Webber would be good to talk about how great expectation sometimes forgets you are 19, trapped, alone in the corner.
Curry picked up fourth foul and went to bench with 7:43 left in third. Warriors up, 66-54.
It might feel like Ersan is 1/15 tonight, but actually he's only 1/10!
Nikola Mirotic has been outstanding lately.
Bulls 109-74.....Niko with 24--Bairstow enters with 2:43 left....every player dressed plays tonight
Warm cheers for JJ Hickson from the Moda Center crowd.
Change the game? GSW at least led way putting "Fast Break 25' Jump Shot" in the NBA's play-by-play scoresheet vernacular.
If Notre Dame pulls this off, I'm pretty sure it'll be the biggest upset since a young America knocked off the Brits.
A Booker and-one + an Anthony Morrow T later & the Jazz trail by 1.
This is when Jim Lampley would say, ominously, "Kentucky's never been in championship rounds before."
I mean, if you don't aggrandize yourself who will, right?
Withstanding an early 2H push from Kentucky is a win for Notre Dame. Actually taking a little lead with dunks and stuff...
Notre Dame has run gorgeous offense in the regional. A joy to watch compared to so many games in this tournament.
Full-throttle Irish! This is fun. ND playing terrific, not intimidated whatsoever.
Six first half turnovers for Russell Westbrook, 13 for the Thunder.
Damn Towns, you just gonna let dude drive the lane and dunk like that?
I don't know if this NCAA game means that Kentucky can't beat the Knicks or that Notre Dame could.
Stephen Curry goes to the bench with four personal fouls and six turnovers. Shaun Livingston into the game.
A Baltimore Orioles' flamethrower just dunked on Kentucky's mugs. Notre Dame up four with much time left.
A lot of game left, but a situation is definitely developing in Cleveland
The Fighting Irish…
Lookee here lookee here
WHITE MEN CAN JUMPPPPP
Oh, it's on. It is so on.
Any Kentucky possession that doesn't run through Karl Towns in the post is a mistake tonight.
Hayward's 1-for-6, but the Jazz are hanging around. Utah trails 46-41 after being down by 16 at one point.
Joakim Noah's streak of 14 straight games with 5 or more assists will end vs. Knicks. Longest by center since Vlade Divac in 2004.
Latest name to emerge at Fordham: Jeff Neubauer of Eastern Kentucky. Finalist for Skip Prosser award.
Jazz are +5 with Kanter on the floor. This didn't happen enough over the last 3 years.
Trey Burke leads the Jazz with 11
Russell Westbrook leads all scorers with 15 points and 6 assists
Jazz within 46-41 with 2:58 remaining in the first half
It's '90s Night here in Milwaukee so Zubaz.
Ersan with first bucket on a drive to the hoop.
Ilyasova puts ball on floor, drives to snap his 0-for-7.
If my memory is correct, every single NBA player I've talked to over the last month has Kentucky winning the NCAA Tournament.
Enes Kanter just took Rudy Gobert to school with some gorgeous footwork.
Scorpions look like they've made a fantastic pick up in Jon Kempin, season-long loan from Sporting KC. Two great saves tonight, including PK
Taj just missed 10 games with a bad ankle, Playing him in the fourth quarter of a 30+ point blowout is insane.
Jazz - after being down 16 - with a nice little run to make this a 42-35 game...5:25 remaining in the first half
Known Barnes 17 years. Made fun of him a lot, but I respect him as much as anyone I've covered, because he'd always smile and dish it back.
Mirotic has 8 20-point games in March after posting just 2 from November though February.
Want to make sure I have this right. Player E says I didn't bring it every night and then Player E says he was wronged. Do I understand?
Cuppy Coffee wins the Dunkin Donuts race.
So, at the Eric Reid, Tony Fiorentino event, Dan Marino just fired a football over 7 tables, right between the lapels...
Oh man, Enes Kanter is killing me. Misses the first free throw, then after hitting the second leaves his hand up all the way back down.
A fun game to play right now is guessing whether the Knicks will get to 70. They're at 60 with 8:19 to go. Leaning no.
Isn't exactly LeBron's first Heat game in Cleveland, but this Kanter return to Utah has given this game some extra juice.
On a basketball court with huge people all over the place, Rudy Gobert still somehow looks massive.
Kanter stares down the crowd behind the basket after that foul. He's loving this.
There is no reason Taj and Dunleavy are still in. I think you can trust Cam Bairstow and E'Twaun Moore with a 33-point lead.
Here comes the seven straight wins to end the season, dream-killing Leafs. You all know it is happening.
Naughty by Nature asks, "You down with OPP?" That's no analytics acronym.
I'm only still at my seat because they haven't done the Dunkin Donuts race yet.
Knicks are down 30-plus again. Happens.
84-53 at the end of the third. Gaol with 19-12-4 assists. Butler with 18, Niko with 16
After 3---Bulls 84-53......Gasol 48th dbl-dbl of 19-12 Butler-18
Warriors have 15 turnovers at half & shooting only 30 percent from 3-point range. They're up 10 on road. Defense does that.
Middleton 3 for 11, MCW 1 for 6 and Ilyasova 0 for 7 in first half - Bucks are 12 of 45 FGs and 13 of 14 FTs.
Bulls up 31 going into the fourth.
The wave just broke out at the United Center for the first time I can remember this season. That's how bad the Knicks are.
Bulls lead by 30. “The Wave” has started in the United Center. No lie
They've shown multiple live shots of the NBA review headquarters in Secaucus. Now here comes Naughty by Nature. Warriors lead 48-38.
Curry wanted to shoot from 30-plus feet but Pachulia stayed on him. HT: Warriors 48, Bucks 38. Bucks shoot season-low 26.7% for half.
Ilyasova 0/7, MCW 1/6. Splat Brothers. GSW 48, MIL 38 at half.
In case you missed it, Berman of the Post began a tweet about Ricky Ledo today with "Hey Ricky you're so fine." I. Kid. You. Not.
Even Russell Westbrook is keeping up with Kentucky - Notre Dame (note: he's really not): http://t.co/ScSeXYdYQo
We should get get frequent flyer miles here in Milwaukee for how often referees have taken us to Secaucus tonight.
Curry fouls Bayless after Bucks steal and being reviewed for clear path foul. Common foul called and that stands.
Trying to DVR thru halftime to keep this ND / Kentucky game going
Interesting look by the Bulls - really super jumbo package.
Every coach left in the tournament is imagining what could happen if UK were to lose. Coach K, Ryan, Few, Pitino, Izzo would have hope
Anyone know how many mouthguards Steph Curry chews thru per game?
But I really, really like Jerian Grant. Would be tough passing on him if he fell to the Wizards.
Yeah, Kentucky could beat an NBA team. Please stop now.
End of 1: Jazz 32, Thunder 21. Burke leads Utah with 6 points off the bench. Westbrook has 13, McGary 8. Kanter with 6 pts and 3 reb.
Someone Vine that alley-oop, Ennis to Giannis.
Also, the Thunder played defense.
Wizards pick: Grant & Booker each 3 votes, 1 for Dekker. Write-in vote for Justin Anderson. I'm inclined to say Booker. Shooter, SG depth.
Thunder lead the Jazz 32-21 after a quarter. Westbrook 13 and 6 assists, McGary 8, Kanter 6 and 3 rebounds.
Jazz down 32-21 at the end of the first half. Utah really needs Derrick Favors for this game, and he's not playing
Thunder up 32-21 on the Jazz at the end of the first quarter. Russell Westbrook already with 13 points and 6 assists.
Jazz have tried Exum & Millsap on Westbrook. Now Chris Johnson gets a shot with 4 seconds left in Q1. Russ blows by him. Has 13 pts, 6 ast.
Great half. Hopefully, a great finish.
Really nice opening quarter from Westbrook. He's got 13 points and six assists. Thunder leads the Jazz, 32-21 after one.
This isn't happening just yet, but the thought has entered my mind for the first time in a long time regarding Kentucky
This has been a solid game so far. ND attacking way more than I imagined they would against UK's height and length.
Westbrook and McGary are running some pretty pick-and-roll basketball.
Gasol back to back hoops...Gasol dbl-dbl 48 Bulls 77-51
Curry easily baits Ennis into a foul. Review to see if it's 2 or 3 shots.
Seems like yesterday. http://t.co/qxyS1gfS7H
Gotta admit my first extended looks at Grant last couple of days. I like.
Brandon Rush is back on the floor and is defending Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Butler following up his 23-points-on-8-shots performance in Toronto with 18 points on 9 shots thus far vs. Knicks.
Butler 4 steals tonight
These Irish lads still giving Big Blue Nation the business. What gives? Wait, I just remembered. They're TEENAGERS. Never mind.
Golden St. shooting just 27,3% on 3FGAs (3/11). Milwaukee shooting 23.3% on 2FGAs (7/30). GSW up 40-30.
Not a good possession for UK whenever they don't pound it inside.
Every tournament needs a Bonzi in it.
I know it’s the Knicks but Jimmy Butler looks very active tonight. Tone setter. Very Alpha-male like
Old-school Maple Grove hoopster sinks 19-foot midrange jumper and spits color commentary, "That really did tickle the twine."
Bucks shooting 22% and it's not all Warriors defense. Middleton 2 for 8 and team is 8 for 36.
The last time I was in Indianapolis some five months ago, it was to speak at the funeral of my friend Thom Bailey. RIP
OKC so far too good and too explosive offensively for the Jazz..The Thunder hold a 24-15 advantage with 3:06 remaining in the first quarter
League-leading 48th double-double for Gasol, who wouldn't be here if Carmelo Anthony had said yes to Bulls.
Giannis would probably get about 2 illegal picks per game but he's too wispy to ever make contact with anyone. Got on there though.
Adams back on the bench.
Ersan 0 for 6 so far after going 12 for 14 on Thursday. This is not GS top unit but Bucks still down 10.
The popular heckle towards Enes Kanter from behind the Thunder bench is "You're a baby Kanter!"
How not to inbound the ball by Jerryd Bayless. Picked off in stride by Barbosa for 2 easy ones. Warriors 40, Bucks 30.
Steven Adams headed toward the locker room. Looks like he's trying to walk off whatever is bothering him. Took a hard fall a second ago.
Butler with a spin and score Bulls 65-45
So apparently Enes Kanter didnt like it in Utah? ......weird.
Epic meltdown by Gonzaga women. Up 17 with six minutes left, lose to Tennessee in OT in Spokane. Incredible comeback by Vols. Feel for Zags.
You get the feeling the Warriors could put a drunken hobo in at SF right now and they wouldn't miss a beat.
Grant's a first round pick. It's not like Notre Dame doesn't have talent.
Been a long time since I felt good about a 15 point loss. Loved watching the other hard workers give a playoff team all it could handle.
A little concerned that the lead is below 20.
Fan sitting in expensive seats talks trash to Shane Larkin. My question is why? Wouldn’t you save your best work for the playoffs?
MCW missed shot, relaxed on rebound opportunity, then grabbed Shaun Livingston's arm.
MCW with third foul and Ennis checks in.
RIP laptop, I hardly knew you.
Dennis Schröder second night in a row with 11 assists and only two turnovers.
The New York Knicks made 891 three-pointers in 2012-13.
Jazz down 11-8 with 6:31 remaining in the first quarter
Six points in four minutes qualify as a spate of Speights? Golden State 34, Milwaukee 28. Bucks are 13/14 from line, to Warriors' 5/5.
Taking in D-Fenders vs. Mad Ants
Our reserves hung tough tonight, but the Hornets come away with a 115-100 win. Nice games for John & Mike! Back home Monday.
Exum's second foul call was worse than the first. Beat Westbrook to the spot, had his arms out and still got called....
Final: Hornets 115, Hawks 100
It's August(e) in March.
Melvin Hunt, on being Nuggets' interim head coach: "I get the biggest suite on the road, & it's sweet, but you're just coaching basketball."
Only Michael Finley has scored more points as a Badger at the tourney than Kaminsky’s 29 tonight (and his 28 against Arizona last year)
Enes Kanter is a wonderful, charismatic dude. But his post-Utah attitude and behavior is not particularly becoming.
J. J. Barea (sprained ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Indiana.
Just tried to explain to my 17-year-old there once was time we couldn't pig out on sports on a Saturday night. What on earth did we do?
Bulls fans...thoughts on the 2nd half.....you are listening...right? Right?
Dante Exum won't be on the floor long if that's the kind of foul the officials are going to call him for
Plumlee in for Henson. Kidd looking for someone to convert inside.
Brandon Rush is back on the Warriors' bench.
When you buy ikea furniture, look at the daunting amount of pieces, and realize you're missing one 😫 http://t.co/BBGF5GWioT
Celtics have a home game Sunday against the Clippers.
Bucks shot 24% in the first quarter...and somehow only down 24-23 to Warriors. Hanging in b/c of line (13/14)...but lucky.
Moose has his first career double-double!
Monday looks big. Celtics have a game lead over Hornets. A Hornets victory clinches a tiebreaker, 3-1 in season series.(more)
I don't care if it's Kentucky. Something about putting "Notre Dame" and "scrappy underdogs" in the same sentence just feels so incongruent.
Jazz 5 starters recognized 4 of the Thunder starters at the tip circle. Completely ignored Kanter
Bucks missing ton of shots near the basket.
Kanter will hear the boos all night. Started with the introduction & continued with his first touch, backing down Booker and missing a shot.
The Warriors open the second quarter with Livingston, Barbosa, Holiday, McAdoo and Speights on the floor.
Enes Kanter with the first touch on the first possession. His turnaround is left short. Hayward gets fouled on the other end
That turnaround jumper by Towns over his right shoulder just reminds me so much of Sheed with that high release.
Providence wins, but a Miami defenseman made one of the most amazing plays I've seen in any sport. It will be on all the highlight shows.
Nevermind. Russell Westbrook puts the mask on right before tip.
Sean Miller on Elite 8 bugagoo: "When you lose in this game, it’s hard. You lose 4 times in 7 years, and that’s probably a record, right?"
Bucks mascots dancing to *NSYNC routine, and sadly, I know they messed up by including Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way."
This helped: Bucks held Warriors to 0 fastbreak points in first quarter. Warriors lead NBA averaging 21.1 per game.
The Jazz and the Thunder are starting
Five Bucks mascots are performing N Sync songs during the stoppage.
Warriors' Brandon Rush has right eye contusion and is questionable to return.
Bucks shoot 5/21 in 1Q. Trail only 24-23 cuz of 7 GSW turnovers.
End of one: Warriors 24, Bucks 23. Warriors shooting 45% and Bucks at 24% on 5 of 21.
Steve Novak giving Kanter a long pregame pep talk.
There is someone taking a picture with Marc Berman. The season has to end.
This is going to be an awesome atmosphere if it's at all close. Fans really, really want to win this one and defeat the Enes villain.
Enes just earned Rudy the loudest "Ruuuuuuudddddddy" of the year
Elton Brand is minus-25, which is typical of how her performed in the playoffs last year.
Girl who sang Adele won.
Notre Dame looks much better against college basketball's powerhouse than when it played college football's for the title couple years ago.
Speights trying to guard Giannis. Advantage Bucks.
I think the Bucks' fans chanted "Seth is better" while Stephen Curry was shooting that free throw.
Really looking forward to Memphis game tmw, or The Two And A Half Hours Spurs Fans Get To Fantasize In Person About Gasol in Silver/Black.
I count 5 disjointed voices here in MIL yelling "MVP!" as Curry shoots FT.
Still think the first girl was the best.
Bucks' worst play is one that ends with Zaza, Ersan or Henson catching it a foot from the basket.
Enes Kanter walks out to loud boos, puts his hands to his ears, and waves his arms asking for more.
Ooh Enes Kanter! Cupping his hands to his ears as he's booed! Fully embracing the villain role!
Final contestant is a 12-year-old singing "My Girl." He's killing it.
Kanter just egged on the crowd as he was booed for starting lineup intros.
Well earned boos for Enes.
Dudley and Mayo both in game now.
Notre Dame already has eight points in the paint, with an offense that tends to begin with no one near the paint
The Hawks are the only team I've ever seen win the Conference and tank at the same time.
Brandon Rush return questionable due to eye contusion.
Brandon Rush's return is questionable because of a right eye contusion, according to the Warriors.
Second kid performing a fiddle medley he apparently composed himself.
Ilyasova got knocked ovah by Curry. Went down in stages.
The Warriors are going with the Livingston, Curry, Holiday, McAdoo, Speights lineup.
There's a 9-year-old girl singing Adele at halftime in Chicago who is putting on a better performance than the Knicks. Also could play PG
French connection: Nic Batum and Nuggets big man Joffrey Lauvergne chatting at mid court.
Bucks are 5 of 19 and trailing by 1 point. Warriors 8 of 18.
Thought ND had Meechum for a second there. I may be in the middle of season 3 of house of cards.
Don't mind the loss because it increases the chances of the Hawks sweeping this horrible Charlotte team in the first round.
This little girl is crushing "Someone Like You" in the halftime talent show.
Did CWebb just say Kentucky's not used to switching pick and rolls at the top of the key? Wut.
Thunder-Jazz tipping soon. Crowd reaction to Enes Kanter should be interesting.
The protesters in Indianapolis probably saw these markers outside the Capitol. http://t.co/VcGiZ4LVI0
Pat Connaughton is probably about 6-4 -- and he's had to deal with Willie Cauley-Stein and Marcus Lee thus far.
Overtime in Spokane. Tennessee with all the momentum. I'll be shocked if Gonzaga can pull this out now.
Mirotic's 3 3-pointers in the 1st half pushed him past Marcus Smart for most by a rookie this season. Mirotic now has 82.
Tobias Harris & Victor Oladipo have been named co-winners of the 2014-15 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award.
Bulls up 54-34 at the half. Niko, Brooks, Gasol and Butler in double figures. Bargain with 8-6 for the Knicks
Bulls 54-34 at half.... Gasol 13-7,
Has Notre Dame already scored more against Kentucky than West Virginia?
Biz with a block at one end and an offensive board at the other to set up Mo Williams' 3.
Bulls lead 54-34 at the half.
John Henson says "McAdon't."
Steph Curry just missed an uncontested corner three in Milwaukee. No, really. It happened.
Besides being allowed to grab wrists on shot block attempts, they're also letting Dakari Johnson change pivot feet at will.
Zags back up. Tennessee, which hasn't missed a free throw, at the line with 42.1 left. Amazing.
No word yet on why Brandon Rush went to the locker room.
Kudos to Sean Miller, who is remarkably gracious in defeat. Unfortunately for him, he's had a lot of practice.