To continue our geopolitical discussion here, in all the years you’ve gone to China and the team has gone to China, has it ever come up that the team’s business interests in China are at odds with a country whose human rights record is not in step with the United States? Steve Kerr: It has not come up in terms of people asking about it, people discussing it. Nor has our record of human rights abuses come up, either. Things that our country needs to look at and resolve. That hasn’t come up either. None of us are perfect. We all have different issues we have to get to. Saying that is my right as an American. It doesn’t mean that I hate my country. It means I want to address the issue. But people in China didn’t ask me about, you know, people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down in a mall. I wasn’t asked that question.
January 16, 2021 | 7:43 pm EST Update
Kristian Winfield: Kevin Durant has set a new Nets franchise record with nine consecutive games of 25+ points. He has 28 points in 27 minutes on 10/19 shooting so far. Still 2:26 to go in the 3rd quarter. (s/o Nets PR)
Paul Garcia: The Spurs improve to 7-6 on the season after the 103-91 victory over the Rockets. SA took control in the 4th, outscoring HOU 28-19 DeRozan 24 pts Murray 18 pts Poeltl 13 pts Keldon 11 pts Mills 11 pts SA +16 in the paint and +16 from mid-range HOU +21 from three
Adam Wexler: #Rockets HC Silas on @Mason Jones : “I was proud of him. He can score. He was our only primary ballhandler (and they were focused on that, they knew that.) As far as long-term stuff, he showed that he can play.” Jones had 24 pts, 6 rebs, 4 assts, 6 turnovers in the 103-91 loss
Ben Anderson: Jazz injury report against the Nuggets. Jazz Injury Report: Joe Ingles – OUT (right Achilles soreness) Juwan Morgan – OUT (health and safety protocols) Derrick Favors – PROBABLE (right knee soreness)