Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games.
Kevin Love No. 49 in three-pointers now
Moved ahead of Danilo Gallinari with 1,379 three-pointers. He’s now 7 away from Antoine Walker
Kevin Love No. 63 in rebounds now
Moved ahead of Willis Reed and PJ Brown with 8,418 rebounds. He’s now 187 away from Dale Davis
Nikola Vucevic No. 93 in rebounds now
Moved ahead of Larry Nance with 7,367 rebounds. He’s now 12 away from Gus Johnson
Rudy Gay No. 97 in points now
Moved ahead of Chris Webber with 17,183 points. He’s now 6 away from Chris Bosh
Kemba Walker No. 129 in assists now
Moved ahead of Scott Skiles with 3,882 assists. He’s now 6 away from Kevin Durant
Jonas Valanciunas No. 160 in rebounds now
Moved ahead of Shareef Abdur-Rahim with 6,244 rebounds. He’s now 62 away from Clifford Robinson
Rudy Gay No. 178 in rebounds now
Moved ahead of Andre Iguodala with 6,018 rebounds. He’s now 17 away from Anthony Davis
Nikola Vucevic No. 192 in blocks now
Moved ahead of Terry Cummings with 651 blocks. He’s now tied with Olden Polynice
Hassan Whiteside No. 236 in rebounds now
Moved ahead of Rik Smits and Tracy McGrady with 5,284 rebounds. He’s now 13 away from Swen Nater
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Josh Hart on Jonas Valanciunas (16 pts, 12 reb, 6 ast): “With B.I. out, we look to go to him more. We knew they were going to blitz him and trap him in the post. He made great passes. He was amazing for us tonight and we’re going to need him again tomorrow (in Philadelphia).” – 11:52 PM
Final: Bulls 111, Thunder 110
Vucevic: 26 pts, 15 reb, 4 ast, 3 blk
Ayo: 24 pts, 10-14 FG (career-hiigh)
LaVine: 23 pts, 7 reb, 7 ast
Bulls nearly surrender 28-point second-half lead, but survive to move to 29-17 – 10:28 PM
Bulls 111, Thunder 110
Bulls, playing without DeRozan, almost blow 28-point, 3rd-quarter lead
Vucevic 26 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists
LaVine 23 points (6-19 FGs), 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals
Dosunmu 24 points (career-high), 8 assists, 5 rebounds
SGA 31 pts, 10 assists – 10:27 PM
Pelicans open up 109-102 lead — with 1:01 left — after Jonas Valanciunas scores an easy one over the small Pacers. Glad his teammates keep looking for him because he can’t be stopped by this group on the floor. – 10:23 PM
The Thunder slice a 28-point Bulls lead down to six points, fueled by an 11-point run now. Ayo was leading scoring, but fouled out. DeRozan isn’t available, LaVine is fresh off an injury and Vooch has been shaky in fourth quarters. Crunch time now for the Bulls. – 10:15 PM
This is a heck of a bounceback from Nikola Vucevic. After one of his more abysmal outings of season in Orlando, he’s up to 26 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks vs. OKC
Shooting 10-16 and 4-6 from 3, and has multiple big makes in Q4 already as OKC attempts comeback – 10:04 PM
Hassan Whiteside has actually had a pretty productive second quarter.
Effort was clearly lacking in the first quarter but he’s certainly helped during this run. – 9:57 PM
No Kemba Walker or Evan Fournier down the stretch for the Knicks, as Tom Thibodeau goes with rookie Quentin Grimes and Immanuel Quickley instead, as the Knicks try to make a comeback from down 15 to win here in the fourth against Cleveland. – 9:10 PM
I think that it’s really important to watch Hassan Whiteside tonight. I can’t help but think about that Jazz vs. Toronto game from a couple weeks ago, and hope that we see a different approach from him. – 8:52 PM
Jonas Valanciunas playing one-man volleyball at the rim, eventually puts one of his tip-ins through the net for two pts. He has 8 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast, with Pacers having a very difficult time trying to uproot him from the paint – 8:51 PM
At the end of the third, #Cavs
lead the Knicks 76-69.
Darius Garland has a double-double of 10 points and 11 assists.
Kevin Love also has a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Love scored 14 points alone in the third. – 8:48 PM
Jazz are starting Hassan Whiteside, Rudy Gay, Danuel House, Jordan Clarkson, and Trent Forrest vs. the Suns – 8:45 PM
Pacers forced to go small as Jonas Valanciunas has his way inside and drawn two fouls each on Bitadze and Jackson. So it’s Brissett at center. (Turner and Sabonis remain out with injuries.)
All tied at 35, early 2Q. – 8:44 PM
Kevin Love has had a really nice year off the bench for Cleveland. He’s now shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range on the year after hitting 6 3s so far tonight against the Knicks, and is a very good fit alongside either Evan Mobley or Jarrett Allen. – 8:44 PM
Knicks were up 59-55 moments ago and now trail 72-61. Falling apart with Kevin Love as the 3-point menace like the old days. – 8:39 PM
Kevin Love is on another level at the moment. He just hit his fourth 3 this quarter, a perfect 4-of-4 this quarter.
He has 18 total points. – 8:37 PM
#25 – F – Danuel House Jr.
#8 – F – Rudy Gay
#21 – C – Hassan Whiteside
#00 – G – Jordan Clarkson
#3 – G – Trent Forrest – 8:34 PM
My guess at tonight’s starting lineup
I’m probably gonna be wrong. This is just a guess – 8:01 PM
DeMar DeRozan is out, Nikola Vucevic is a game-time decision and Zach Lavine is on a minutes limit vs OKC.
We’ve had individual players sit out to avoid Lu Dort, but a team-wide Dort ducking is a first. – 6:55 PM
DeMar DeRozan will not play tonight. Billy Donovan says he “needs a break.”
Vooch will be a game time decision. His knee is swollen and sore from that fall last night.
Alex Caruso underwent surgery for his fractured wrist this morning and Donovan says it went very well. – 6:44 PM
Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, and Mike Conley are all OUT vs. the Suns tonight.
Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale, and Joe Ingles are all QUESTIONABLE.
Hassan Whiteside is off the injury report and is AVAILABLE. – 3:35 PM
center Nikola Vucevic listed as questionable for OKC tonight with left patella contusion. Zach LaVine & Javonte Green also questionable, but seems unlikely they’d travel to OKC and not play – 1:35 PM