Greek national team seemed to have everything under control as they won all five games in the first stage of FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Head coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos was very satisfied and believes things will improve as he expects more players to be available for the second round, especially Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo: “I think Giannis will be with us in September. Unless something extraordinary and very serious arises, I think he will come to the national team. He is aware of everything about the camp, he has the training program. He has shown interest and I think he will be in the national team for the first games of the next phase.”, Skourtopoulos told fiba.basketball.
November 19, 2018 | 9:32 pm EST Update
Rod Boone: Final: #Hornets 117, Celtics 112: Just another ho-hum game for Kemba, who posted 43 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. It’s almost a shock when he doesn’t drop in at least 30. Jeremy Lamb had 18 points, 6 boards. Kyrie led Celtics with 27 points. Hornets stop their 2-game skid.
Justin Kubatko: Kemba Walker is just the sixth player in NBA history to follow up a 60-point game with a 40-point game. The others are Wilt Chamberlain, Pete Maravich, Michael Jordan, Tracy McGrady, and Kobe Bryant.
Scott Agness: 3 for 3 – Pacers sweep their three-game homestand, disposing of the Jazz by 27. Sabonis nearly posted his first triple-double (19-9-9) and Holiday finished with 19pts (7 of 10) and 6rebs. Kemba and the Hornets up next on Wednesday.
Scott Agness: Nate McMillan after a game with 35 assists and just nine turnovers: “This is the type of basketball we’re capable of playing. We just have to be consistent. This is what I’ve been talking about.”
James Edwards III: FINAL: #Pistons 113, #Cavs 100. Detroit (8-6) has now won four of its last five. Five players with double-figure scoring, led by 23 points and 15 rebounds from Drummond. Griffin and Bullock both with 21. Griffin also had 12 rebounds.