@ 20.06NBA0 Kevin Durant, Paul George named Players of the Week
The Indiana Pacers' Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 29. George led the Pacers to a 3-0 week behind an Eastern Conference-leading 37.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals. He shot 54.7 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from three-point range and 86.7 percent from the foul line. On Nov. 24, George tallied 40 points on 14-of-19 shooting, including 7-of-8 from beyond the arc, during a 123-106 win over the Washington Wizards. Durant led the Thunder to a 3-0 week behind averages of 30.3 points (second in the Western Conference), 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 blocks (fourth in the Western Conference). He shot 58.5 percent from the field, 52.2 percent from three-point range and 94.4 percent from the foul line. On Nov. 27, Durant recorded 34 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocks during a 103-87 win over the Detroit Pistons. Source: NBA
@ 20.01NBA0 Kirk Hinrich won't play tonight against the Spurs
As reported by K.C. Johnson, Bulls point-guard Kirk Hinrich won't play tonight against the Spurs due to a hip injury. Hinrich suffered the injury on Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers.
Dunleavy visiting back specialist this afternoon. Hinrich out. Brooks out.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) 30 Novembre 2015Source: K.C. Johnson
@ 16.42NBA0 Wizards to waive Martell Webster
The Washington Wizards will waive Martell Webster. The player has one year left with a partially guaranteed contract.
The Wizards are planning to waive forward Martell Webster, league source tells Yahoo. Webster has one year left on deal, partial guarantee.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 30, 2015
@ 11.11NCAA0 NBA draft daily score
-Jr PF Robert Carter (Maryland): 17 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 8 r, 3 a vs Cleveland State -Jr PG Monte Morris (Iowa State): 20 points (7-14 FG, 6-6 FT), 9 r, 6 a vs Illinois -Jr G Malcolm Hill (Illinois): 20 points (7-14 FG, 2-2 FT), 5 r vs Iowa State -Soph F Vince Edwards (Purdue): 9 points (4-9 FG, 1-1 FT), 10 r, 7 a vs Lehigh -Soph F Isaac Copeland (Georgetown): 13 points (5-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 4 r, 5 a, 2 s vs Bryant -Sr G Kyle Collingsworth (BYU): 26 points (9-18 FG, 8-10 FT), 9 r, 10 a, 2 s vs Belmont -Soph SG Grayson Allen (Duke): 22 points (8-15 FG, 4-4 FT), 5 r, 2 a vs Utah State -Sr PF Jarrod Uthoff (Iowa): 22 points (9-15 FG, 2-2 FT), 7 r, 2 s, 5 b vs Wichita State -Jr SG Keith Frazier (SMU): 23 points (8-14 FG, 4-5 FT), 5 r, 3 a vs Brown -Fr F Henry Ellenson (Marquette): 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-1 FT), 10 r, 5 a vs Jackson State -Jr C Luke Fischer (Marquette): 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 FT), 6 r, 3 a, 6 b vs Jackson State -Sr F/C Josh Scott (Colorado): 18 points (5-7 FG, 8-9 FT), 8 r, 3 a, 5 b vs Northern Colorado -Sr F/C Tony Parker (UCLA): 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 FT), 11 r, 3 b vs CS Northridge
@ 10.06NBA0 76ers tie NBA worst with 0-18 start after loss to Grizzlies
The Philadelphia 76ers were again poised to end their losing streak. And, as has happened lately, they were unable to close the deal.
The Memphis Grizzlies used a late fourth-quarter rally to erase a Sixers lead and capture a 92-84 victory on Sunday, sending Philadelphia to its NBA-record 18th straight loss to start the season.
The loss matched the 0-18 opening by the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets, and marked the 28th consecutive defeat for the Sixers - the longest such streak ever in the four major United State sports.
"We did not want to be that team to (lose to the Sixers) because we'll be in the history books for that reason," said Memphis guard Mike Conley, who led the Grizzlies with 20 points. "The games are tough. You can only do wrong. They can do anything they want. They're just trying to do whatever they can to win." Source: NBA
@ 01.01NBA0 Kobe Bryant: 'This season is all I left to give'
Kobe Bryant wrote a letter to The Players' Tribune where he said he'll retire at the end of this season. Here's the most important piece of the letter:
"You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream And I’ll always love you for it. But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer. This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding My mind can handle the grind But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye." Source: The Players' Tribune
@ 19.14NBA0 Brook and Robin Lopez don't live together in New York because their cats hate each other
Robin Lopez signed with the Knicks during the summer after his experience with the Blazers. Robin and his brother Brook of the Nets reside in New York but they don't live in the same house. Why? Because of their cats. Per NY Post, “Brook's cat is very two-faced,” Robin tells The Post. “Everybody loves Brook's cat. To everybody's face, he's such a nice cat. And it may sound like I'm joking, but I am dead serious. He acts like a lazy, sweet cat when everybody is looking. But when their heads turn, he'll try to chase after [my cat] Edward. The second I lay eyes on him, he'll act like, ‘I'm a cherub. I'm innocent.' I'm not buying it.” “We thought about it,” Brook tells The Post. “But the cats really wouldn't get along. They just wouldn't allow it.” Source: NY Post
@ 18.49NBA0 Warriors' Harrison Barnes out a few weeks?
Golden State Warriors head coach Luke Walton said today at the pregame press conference before the Warriors face the Sacramento Kings that Harrison Barnes, who sprained his left ankle in last night’s game at the Phoenix Suns, could be out on the order of weeks. “He’s being evaluated today. We haven’t gotten the results back yet,” Walton told reporters. “It’s all speculation. It could be a few weeks. It could be a week,” Walton added. “We’re not going to rush him back because we want to be healthy for later in the season and we don’t want lingering injures, so we’ll have him take his time.” Source: Letsgowarriors.com
@ 18.00NBA0 Lakers head coach Byron Scott is not thinking about the next NBA draft
With the Lakers fielding the NBA’s second-worst record, how much effort will the franchise put in retaining its top-3 protected draft pick? “I don’t think about that whatsoever,” Lakers coach Byron Scott told the LA Daily News. “I probably won’t until April. That’s something I can’t control.” The Lakers are in a precarious position. They appear likely bad enough to lose a lot of games. But will they lose enough to land in the top three? Otherwise, the Lakers owe Philadelphia their first-round pick as part of the Steve Nash trade. “It’s impossible to think about the team, try to get our young guys better, the team better and also thinking about a pick,” Scott said. “That’s six months away and you might not even get it.” Source: LA Daily News
@ 12.01NBA0 Stan Van Gundy: We need more effort from Andre Drummond
Drummond, the NBA’s leading rebounder, only grabbed seven in the Detroit Pistons’ 103-87 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. He scored 15 points, but he was only 7-for-16 from the field. The lackluster effort had Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy looking back to another mediocre effort from earlier in the week. “I didn't think he brought much energy to the Milwaukee game, and I didn't think he brought much energy tonight,” Van Gundy said of the two beatings the Pistons received this week. “Why that is, I don't know. But we need a lot more from him than we got tonight.” Source: Detroit Free Press
@ 17.34NBA0 Timberwolves hope to have Ricky Rubio back for Sunday's game vs. Clippers
The Timberwolves scratched starting point guard Ricky Rubio from Friday’s game at Sacramento because of soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle and replaced him with second-year guard Zach LaVine against the Kings’ Rajon Rondo, a former All-Star who is starting to play like one all over again with the Kings. Wolves Vice President of Sports Performance Arnie Kander said the team is taking a very cautious approach. The ankle is sore, but the injury is unrelated to the injury that limited him to 22 games last season. He said the team will limit Rubio’s workload in practices and scrimmages in an effort to keep him healthy all season and will aim at him playing Sunday in Los Angeles against the Clippers. Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
@ 17.18NBA0 Warriors' Harrison Barnes sprained his left ankle vs. Suns
Golden State forward Harrison Barnes sprained his left ankle and missed the remainder of Friday night's 135-116 win over the Suns. Interim coach Luke Walton said after the game that it wasn't known how long Barnes might be out. Source: ESPN
@ 16.59NCAA0 NCAA UNDERGROUND: take note for your team in Europe... Egidijus Mockevicius - Evansville
Strong start in the season for the Lithuanian guy, against Belmont 26 points with 14 rebounds. Let’s go deeper into his profile… 1) WHERE HE PLAYS - Mockevicius is a pure 5 man. He moves well without the ball around the basket understands how to create space for himself in order to score easy points from paint. His strengths are his game with his back to the basket (decent 1 on 1 player – finishes mostly with his right hand hook; can finish with left hand, however this is not his strength); and rebounding on both ends of the floor (very aggressive on both boards, doesn’t back up from contact, goes hard to get rebounds). 2) PHYSICAL SKILLS– has got big hands, good strong body, and decent athleticism (improved his explosiveness). He uses his body pretty well. Good footwork offensively; Defensively has to get better in lateral movement. Overall strong big man, who uses his length pretty well. 3) WHERE HE RECEIVES THE BALL AND HOW HE FINISHES – all of his finishes are around the basket. This is where he gets most (almost all) of his touches and this is where he is the most comfortable. Positives – when catching the ball, he goes straight up, without bringing the ball down. He is very good on this and has good tendencies to finish off the catch without putting the ball on the floor (off cuts, or after offensive rebounds). In post up situations, he is decent 1 on 1 player who can create his own shot, mostly with his back to the basket, trying to back down defender (Moskevicius could improve in creating his own shot of iso/post ups situations), and looking to finish around the rim. decent explosiveness; good screener. Doesn’t really take mid-range jumpers and has to work on this. Always above 70% on free throws… 4) WHERE AND HOW HE DEFEND – Mockevicius is a good post defender who ‘walls up’ pretty well, looking to block shots by using his long hands. In ball screen situations, most of the time he is in ‘flat’ position (and this is something he has to get better at especially playing at the next level). Positives- good and solid post defender in 1 on 1 situations around the basket; really good defensive rebounder. Negatives – has to improve his footwork defensively as well as lateral speed (struggles to defend faster players off the dribble, and his lateral speed reflects on his ability to show hard (hedge) on ball screens. 5) HOW HE PLAYS PICK AND ROLL (OFFENSE AND DEFENSE) – Doesn’t play in ball screen situations a lot (his team uses him the most around the basket in post up situations). If/when he plays in ball screen situations, he rolls to the basket every time. Defensively, as mentioned, most of the time he is in flat position trying to protect penetrations (has to improve in ball screen defense; mowing his feet laterally) 6) RIGHT FIT FOR HIM – team playing slow pace and half court sets, in need of someone bringing physicality and solid post game, an above average defender for his position and good finisher around the rim. Sportando PRO is your personal assistant in scouting the next undrafted players ready to have impact in FIBA leagues around the globe. For info and subscription: email@example.comSource: Sportando Pro
@ 16.09D-League0 BigHorns acquire David Stockton, waive Marshall Henderson
the Reno Bighorns acquired guard David Stockton. Stockton, a 5-11, 165-pound guard, averaged 20.1 points (.461 FG%, .398 3pt%, .824 FT%), 4.2 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 2.5 steals and 30.5 minutes per game in 43 contests (38 starts) for the Bighorns during the 2014-15 season. Stockton recorded two triple-doubles during the 2014-15 season and ranked 11th in scoring, third in assists and second in steals per game among D-League leaders Most recently, Stockton joined the Sacramento Kings for preseason, where he totaled four points (1-7 FG, 0-1 3pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and four assists in 16 minutes off the bench in three preseason contests. Like his father, Hall of Fame guard John Stockton, he played collegiality at Gonzaga (2010-11 – 2013-14). Stockton will join the Bighorns on tonight when they face the Idaho Stampede in Boise, Id. The Bighorns return to the Reno Events Center this Tuesday to host the Austin Spurs at 7 p.m. Source: Reno BigHorns
@ 15.35NBA0 Pelicans' Anthony Davis left game vs. Clippers with knee injury
The Pelicans will face the Jazz in Salt Lake City on Saturday before heading back to New Orleans to host the Grizzlies on Tuesday. Gentry said Davis’s status for the Jazz game will be determined after further testing on Saturday. “We don’t know,” Gentry said of Davis. “It’s something that will have to be looked at [Saturday].” Davis left the game with a knee injury.
@ 11.15NCAA0 NBA draft daily score
-Fr F/C Skal Labissiere (Kentucky): 17 points (5-9 FG, 7-8 FT), 4 r, 2 a, 3 b vs South Florida -Fr G Jamal Murray (Kentucky): 21 points (8-16 FG, 3-3 FT), 3 r, 3 a -Sr G/F Denzel Valentine (Michigan State): 32 points (8-15 FG, 9-9 FT), 9 r, 6 a, 2 s vs Boise State -Sr F/C Jameel McKay (Iowa State): 23 points (10-16 FG, 3-7 FT), 8 r, 3 b vs Virginia Tech -Soph F/C Domantas Sabonis (Gonzaga): 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 FT), 9 r, 3 a, 2 s vs UConn -Jr PG Kris Dunn (Providence): 19 points (7-9 FG, 5-8 FT), 8 a, 2 s vs Arizona -Fr SF Jaylen Brown (California): 27 points (11-16 FG, 5-7 FT), 3 r vs Richmond -Sr PF Jarrod Uthoff (Iowa): 20 points (8-16 FG, 2-3 FT), 8 r, 2 b vs Notre Dame -Sr F Taurean Prince (Baylor): 25 points (7-16 FG, 8-8 FT), 7 r, 5 a, 2 s vs Arkansas State -Sr F Dorian Finney-Smith (Florida): 23 points (7-13 FG, 6-8 FT), 8 r, 2 a, 3 s, 2 b vs FGCU -Jr PG Anthony 'Cat' Barber (NC State): 37 points (9-19 FG, 19-22 FT), 4 r, 8 a vs Winthrop -Jr PG Isaiah Taylor (Texas): 18 points (7-14 FG, 3-5 FT), 8 a vs Michigan -Fr G JaQuan Lyle (Ohio State): 18 points (8-14 FG), 2 r, 8 a vs Memphis -Sr F/C Shaq Goodwin (Memphis): 23 points (7-10 FG, 9-9 FT), 3 r, 2 s vs Ohio State -Soph C Jakob Poeltl (Utah): 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-6 FT), 11 r, 2 a, 2 s, 4 b vs Idaho State -Sr G Marvelle Harris (Fresno State): 17 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 FT), 7 r, 9 a, 2 b, 2 s vs Delaware State
@ 11.13NBA0 Curry leads the way with 41 points against the Suns Stephen Curry continues his unreal moment of shape, and, last night in Arizona against the Phoenix Suns, he was the leading scorer with 41 points during victory number 18 setting a new NBA record for consecutive win in an NBA regular season start. Check out all his buckets from last night match: As you can see from the shotchart he made most of his buckets from deep, but for him it's only the routine.. Source: Youtube & stats.nba.com
@ 22.00NBA0 Duncan and Ginobili to rest tonight
Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili won't play tonight against the Denver Nuggets. They both stayed in San Antonio to rest. Duncan, 39, has played all 15 games for the 12-3 Spurs to begin the 2015-16 regular season, averaging 10 points and 8.2 rebounds on 52.3 percent shooting. Ginobili has already missed three games with hip and thigh injuries. The 38-year-old Argentinian guard is averaging 11.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in 21.3 minutes per game. Source: The score
@ 21.39NBA0 Kent Bazemore will return tonight
As reported by Chris Vivlamore, forward Kent Bazemore will return and will start for the Hawks tonight against the Grizzlies. Bazemore missed the last 5 games with an ankle injury.
Kent Bazemore will play - and start - for Hawks tonight versus Grizzlies.
— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) 27 Novembre 2015Source: Chris Vivlamore
@ 20.01NBA0 Jahlil Okafor: 'I'm embarassed for what happened'
Jahlil Okafor has spoken for the first time after the video of him punching a guy in Boston has surfaced. Sixers rookie said that he's very embarassed for what happened.
'I'm embarrassed...that's not who I am. I should have walked away but I lost the control," Okafor said.
Boston police said that won't investigate further on the matter. NBA and Sixers are collaborating to have more info about the accident.
Jahlil Okafor said he understands the responsibility of wearing Philadelphia across his chest. "I'm embarrassed...that's not who I am."
— Molly French (@MollyFrenchCSN) 27 Novembre 2015Source: Molly French
@ 19.01NBA0 Bucks coach Kidd suspended 1 game without pay
Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd has been suspended one game without pay for aggressively pursuing and confronting a game official, slapping the ball out of his hands, and not leaving the court in a timely manner upon his ejection, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident, for which Kidd was assessed a technical foul and ejected, occurred with 1:49 remaining in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee's 129-118 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Kidd will serve his suspension tonight when the Bucks play the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Source: NBA
@ 12.59NBA0 Lakers coach Byron Scott senses support from Kupchak and Jim Buss
Byron Scott feels safe on Lakers’ bench despite the bad start of the season. Per LA Daily News, Yet, Scott said he still senses support from Kupchak and Lakers executive vice president of basketball personnel Jim Buss. Scott is in the second-year of a four-year contract worth $17 million, with a team option for the final season. “We still understand that this is a process,” Scott said. “We have a lot of young guys on this team that we feel will be very good players. But it’s not going to happen in a month. It’s going to take some time. It might take a year or two.” Source: LA Daily News
@ 11.57NCAA0 NBA draft daily score
-Sr G/F Denzel Valentine (Michigan State): 29 points (11-16 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 r, 10 a vs Boston College -Sr G/F Danuel House (Texas A&M): 19 points (6-9 FG, 5-6 FT), 4 r, 2 a vs Gonzaga -Fr PF Ivan Rabb (California): 18 points (7-10 FG, 4-6 FT), 9 r vs San Diego State -Sr F Winston Shepard (San Diego State): 15 points (6-10 FG, 2-2 FT), 5 r, 4 a vs California -Jr PG Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame): 20 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 FT), 3 r, 3 a vs Monmouth -Sr G Michael Gbinije (Syracuse): 17 points (7-12 FG, 1-4 FT), 2 r, 7 a, 6 s vs UConn -Soph G/F Daniel Hamilton (UConn): 18 points (7-15 FG, 2-3 FT), 12 r, 7 a vs Syracuse -Sr G Ron Baker (Wichita State): 25 points (8-20 FG, 3-4 FT), 4 r, 5 a, 2 s vs USC -Jr PF Devin Williams (West Virginia): 23 points (9-11 FG, 5-8 FT), 12 r vs Richmond -Jr PG Kris Dunn (Providence): 18 points (7-15 FG, 4-6 FT), 6 r, 5 a, 3 s vs Evansville
@ 22.43NBA0 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor reportedly punched a guy in the face in Boston
NBA rookie Jahlil Okafor punched a guy in the face hard outside of a Boston bar last night, as reported by TMZ Sports. 19-year-old Okafor was screaming at the other man, "We got money you broke ass n**ga." No arrests were made. The altercation began because one of the men in the other group yelled at Jahlil, "The 76ers suck."
@ 19.17NBA0 Suns Sign Bryce Cotton
The Phoenix Suns announced today they have signed free agent guard Bryce Cotton. The third GATORADE Call-Up in the NBA this season, Cotton has averaged 22.0 points on 58.7 percent shooting from the field, 61.9 percent from three-point territory and 91.3 percent from the free-throw line in four games with the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. Cotton, a 6-1, 165-pound guard, played in 15 games as a rookie with the Utah Jazz last season. He averaged 5.3 points for the season and scored in double-digits in each of his final four appearances, including a career-high 21 points on April 13 against Dallas. Undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, Cotton played in 34 games with the Austin Spurs in 2014-15 before joining the Jazz. Cotton was named All-NBA D-League Second Team and NBA D-League All-Rookie First Team after averaging 22.4 points (47.0 FG%, 44.3 3FG%, 90.0 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 34 games with Austin. A native of Tucson, Cotton was named First Team All-Class 4A in the state by The Arizona Republic in 2010 as he completed a standout career at Palo Verde High School. Cotton played collegiately at Providence College where he twice earned First Team All-Big East distinction and was named Big East Tournament MVP in 2014 after leading the Friars to the title. Cotton will wear number 8. The Suns’ roster now stands at 15. Source: Phoenix Suns
@ 19.10NBA0 Steph Curry: 'I'm a big fan of Leo Messi'
Steph Curry and Lionel Messi are two superstars of their respective sports, both are creative and very talented. But are they comparable? Steph Curry thinks that his stile of play is similar to Messi's. Here's what he said during a conference call.
"We both have a creative style, a feel when you are out on the pitch or the court.I'm trying to do some fancy things out there with both hands, making crossover moves and having a certain flair to my game and that's definitely the style Messi has when he is out there in his matches."
"I love watching him play, I'm a big fan and he's the guy you watch play because you never know what he is going to do at any particular moment," Curry said. "When he is on TV everyone is glued in because he can get the touch of the ball and something special can happen. "You have to appreciate that kind of talent." Source: Sidney Morning Herald
@ 14.51NBA0 Cavs held a players-only meeting after loss to the Raptors
Following a 103-99 road loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers held a players-only meeting during which LeBron James and James Jones got on the team for its inconsistent play through the Cavs' 11-4 start to the season, multiple sources told ESPN.com. Cleveland was outscored 31-16 from 3:46 remaining in the third quarter until 2:01 remaining in the fourth quarter, as Toronto ran away with the game. "It's all mindset," James said after the game, still visibly frustrated. "It comes from within. I've always had it; my upbringing had me like that. It's either you got it or you don't." Source: ESPN
@ 11.35NCAA0 NBA draft daily score
-Soph PG Melo Trimble (Maryland): 17 points (7-7 FG, 3-3 FT), 6 r, 4 a, 3 s vs Rhode Island -Jr C Damian Jones (Vanderbilt): 17 points (5-7 FG, 7-10 FT), 10 r, 2 a, 3 b vs Kansas -Jr G/F Wayne Selden (Kansas): 25 points (8-11 FG, 5-10 FT), 7 r vs Vanderbilt -Fr F Brandon Ingram (Duke): 15 points (7-16 FG), 5 r, 3 a vs Yale -Sr PF Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga): 24 points (7-13 FG, 10-12 FT), 11 r, 2 a vs Washington -Sr G Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia): 23 points (10-15 FG), 4 r, 3 a, 2 s vs Lehigh -Soph G/F Daniel Hamilton (UConn): 16 points (7-12 FG, 1-1 FT), 9 r, 9 a, 2 s vs Michigan -Sr G Caris Levert (Michigan): 21 points (7-10 FG, 5-5 FT), 5 r, 2 a vs UConn -Sr G Michael Gbinije (Syracuse): 26 points (9-11 FG, 2-2 FT), 3 r, 4 a, 2 b vs Charlotte -Sr F Dorian Finney-Smith (Florida): 20 points (6-15 FG, 5-5 FT), 6 r, 6 a, 3 s vs Vermont -Jr F Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson): 22 points (7-11 FG, 6-6 FT), 9 r, 2 s vs Rutgers
@ 09.09NBA0 Bucks head coach Jason Kidd ejected for slapping the ball out of a referee's hand
Rudy Gay scored 36 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks 129-118 on Wednesday night for their second road victory of the season. Bucks coach Jason Kidd was ejected with 1:49 remaining after he slapped the ball out of a referee's hand. Kidd had to be restrained by players and an assistant coach before being escorted to the locker room. Kings coach George Karl got hit with a technical earlier in the game. Immediately after the game, Kings and Bucks players could be heard shouting at each other in a hallway leading to the locker rooms. Several police officers were positioned in the area a short time later. Many of the Milwaukee players left the arena before reporters were allowed into the locker room and those who remained, along with Kidd, shed little light on the situation but admitted that frustrations mounted throughout the game over the officiating and the team's poor play on defense. "I was having a Coke and eating some popcorn," Kidd said. "I was sent in early. I don't know what happened." Kidd said his ejection came after he walked out onto the court trying to request a timeout from referee Zach Zarba. "We had our discussion. He gave me a (technical)," Kidd said. "From there, I was trying to protect my guys. Understanding that we felt that we were getting fouled and the whistle wasn't being blown. My job is to protect those young guys. But that wasn't the issue of the game. They got our temperature and saw we didn't want to play defense."
@ 22.19D-League0 Delaware 87ers acquire Rick Jackson
The Delaware 87ers today acquired Rick Jackson in a trade with the Iowa Energy in exchange for the returning player rights to Khalif Wyatt. This trade is still pending subject to physicals. A 6-foot-9, 240 pound forward, Jackson was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Development League Draft, and has averaged 6.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game in three contests with the Energy this season. A native of Philadelphia’s Neumann-Goretti High School, Jackson was a three-year starter at Syracuse University, where he averaged 13.1 points and 7.0 rebounds as a senior in 2010-11. Source: Delaware 87ers
@ 22.10NBA0 Jimmy Butler on his fine: 'I'm going to ask Plumlee to pay me back'
Jimmy Butler plans to ask Trail Blazers big man Mason Plumlee to pay his fine after Butler was called for a technical foul during the fourth quarter of Chicago's 93-88 win over Portland when the two got tangled up. "He cost me $2,500," Butler said. "I'm not happy about that. I'm going to ask him to pay me back -- and I'm not playing."
"He thought he was playing football for a second there," Butler said after the game. "It's all good though, man. I almost had to let the Fort Greene projects out of me, Brooklyn." Source: ESPN
@ 21.44NBA0 Suns to sign Bryce Cotton
As reported by Marc Stein of ESPN, the Phoenix Suns will sign point-guard Bryce Cotton, who's playing in D-League with Austin Spurs. Cotton finished last season with the Utah Jazz.
ESPN sources say Phoenix Suns are in process of calling up Bryce Cotton out of @nbadleague, where Cotton has been playing huge for Austin
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) 25 Novembre 2015Source: Marc Stein
@ 21.35NCAA0 Kansas’ Diallo cleared to play on Dec. 1
On Nov. 25, University of Kansas men’s basketball student-athlete Cheick Diallo was cleared to play in the school’s Dec. 1 game. The university provided new information to the NCAA on Nov. 20, including an independent review of Diallo’s coursework. Based on both the independent review and the Eligibility Center’s existing information, the NCAA approved his initial eligibility waiver. “Our goal is to have eligibility decisions made prior to the start of a student-athlete’s season,” said Oliver Luck, NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs. “However, this was a complicated case involving international transcripts and a high school that remains under review. Additionally, staff considered a complex set of circumstances regarding amateurism.” “I really want to thank the NCAA staff for guiding this process to a fair conclusion in what was a very complicated situation,” Kansas Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger said. Based on the amateurism review, the NCAA concluded that Diallo received a limited amount of extra benefits. Therefore, Diallo is not eligible to play for five contests, including the four games Kansas has already played. Source: NCAA
@ 20.13NBA0 Mo Williams will return tonight
As reported by Chris Haynes, Mo Williams will return to Cavs lineup tonight after missing 3 games due to an ankle injury.
After missing previous two games with an right ankle injury, #Cavs G Mo Williams say he will return this evening against Raptors.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) 25 Novembre 2015Source: Chris Haynes
@ 19.33NBA0 Nik Stauskas to miss one week of action
As reported by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, guard Nik Stauskas will miss at least one week of action due to a left knee contusion. Stauskas will miss for sure the next three games of the road trip.
SG Nik Stauskas won't play in the remaining three games of this road trip, expected out for a week.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) 25 Novembre 2015Source: Keith Pompey
@ 13.07NBA0 Stephen Curry Leads the Warriors to 16-0 Start
Stephen Curry leads the Golden State Warriors to a record breaking 16-0 start to the NBA season. Curry finished with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists in win over the Lakers.
@ 11.31NCAA0 NBA draft daily score
-Sr PF Perry Ellis (Kansas): 24 points (9-12 FG, 4-4 FT), 6 r vs UCLA -Fr F/C Skal Labissiere (Kentucky): 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-5 FT), 7 r, 3 b vs Boston U -Soph PG Melo Trimble (Maryland): 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-3 FT), 3 r, 7 a, 2 s vs Illinois State -Sr SG Buddy Hield (Oklahoma): 22 points (7-12 FG, 6-6 FT), 6 r, 5 a vs Incarnate Word -Soph G/F Justin Jackson (UNC): 22 points (8-13 FG, 4-5 FT), 5 r, 6 a vs Kansas State -Jr C Damian Jones (Vanderbilt): 17 points (6-10 FG, 5-7 FT), 10 r, 2 a, 2 b vs Wake Forest -Jr PG Anthony 'Cat' Barber (NC State): 20 points (4-12 FG, 12-12 FT), 7 r, 7 a vs LSU -Fr F Ben Simmons (LSU): 4 points (1-6 FG, 2-5 FT), 14 r, 10 a, 3 s, 3 b vs NC State -Fr F Henry Ellenson (Marquette): 18 points (6-14 FG, 6-6 FT), 11 r, 3 b vs Arizona State -Sr G Gary Payton II (Oregon State): 25 points (11-25 FG, 3-5 FT), 11 r, 2 a, 3 s vs Valparaiso -Fr F Derrick Jones jr (UNLV): 26 points (12-18 FG, 1-3 FT), 10 r, 3 s, 3 b vs Chaminade
Astronaut Jones doing his thing [rocket emoji] pic.twitter.com/uLzBdwkGiw
— Mike Grimala (@MikeGrimala) 24 Novembre 2015
Derrick Jones takes the feed from Patrick McCaw and throws it down hard. Chaminade defender wise to step aside pic.twitter.com/MOowJQ0Xaj
— Mike Grimala (@MikeGrimala) 24 Novembre 2015
@ 10.53NBA0 Paul George scores 40 points in Pacers' win vs. Wizards Paul George could not miss against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday — especially if he was behind the three-point line. George scored 40 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 4 assists on 14-of-19 shooting — and 7-of-8 from deep — as the Indiana Pacers lit up the scoreboard in their 123-106 win in Washington. Source: Youtube & NBAStats.com