With each rebound that Enes Kanter added to his new Portland Trail Blazers record, his teammates on the bench wildly cheered. Kanter had 24 points and a franchise-record 30 rebounds, and the Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 118-103 on Saturday night. Kanter bested Sidney Wicks’ Portland record of 27 rebounds set in 1975. Kanter is the fourth player with 30 rebounds in a game in the past 20 seasons, joining Dwight Howard in 2018, Andrew Bynum in 2012 and Kevin Love in 2011.
May 9, 2021 | 1:03 pm EDT Update
“I’m not sure whether I will enter the Draft. I want to play in the NBA, if not this year, then at least next year,” Princepal told Firstpost from Ohio, where he is training with Elevate X. “My contract with Ignite ended when the season was done. Maybe I’ll play for another G League team next year. Maybe I’ll play in the Summer League.”
During an appearance on Friday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Curry’s wife, Ayesha, explained how the COVID-19 pandemic created some confusion for their son over what his dad does for a living. “For the longest time, he thought his dad was a golfer because of the pandemic and there was no basketball in season,” Ayesha said. “So, he’s just now realizing that his dad and his uncle play basketball. So, that’s been exciting for us.”
May 9, 2021 | 11:14 am EDT Update
Justin Kubatko: Russell Westbrook recorded both his 700th rebound and 700th assist of the season last night. It’s the fourth time Westbrook has reached both of those marks in a single season, breaking a tie with Oscar Robertson for the most such seasons in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/lgZHGPn2AU