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@ 17.02NBA0 Nerlens Noel had career-high 30 points vs. Clippers
Rookie Nerlens Noel had career-high 30 points and 14 rebounds for Philadelphia. The 76ers, in rebuilding mode, have the third-worst record in the NBA and own six picks - including two first-rounders - in the upcoming NBA Draft. "It's a great learning experience for us," Noel said. Source: NBA
@ 14.51NCAA0 NCAA (less and less) UNDERGROUND: Sweet 16 SPORTANDO-U. TEAM OF THE WEEK G – TJ McConnell (Arizona)
Surrounded by many NBA first-rounder he shows the muscle for which he’s definitely number one of his team, the heart. Amongst RHJ unbelievable hops and Stan Johnson in-between jewels, at the end he’s the one winning the game with heavy shots to increase the lead. Amongst all the Wildcats still in the tournament (UK included) nobody has his personality in taking decisions down the stretch. G – Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame)
Coach Brey best kept secret. An NFL full-back playing both guards positions. He’s perfect match with Grant in the offense as he cam play both on and off the ball. Pushes the fastbreak with quality reads and also running sets has high basketball IQ. Then, if you shoot 80 from threes in a Regional semis… F – Branden Dawson (Michigan State)
Let’s do like this NCAA Committee: if it’s coached by Tom Izzo you can’t give a 7th seed. Trice is the leader, Valentine let it fly but whatever happens far from the ball is in the hands and body of this amazing athlete with some technical limits but an olimpyc-medal level of physical impact on the game. Has got no position, but we use to say the same about Draymond Green, and look where he is now… C – Matt Stainbrook (Xavier)
We Can’t resist to him… still not in great shape, but watching him schooling down low few NBA first rounder is a great feeling. Until he runs out of gas, Xavier is in control of the game. With such footwork in the low post only Okafor in college basketball. Please don’t think we’re going too far with him… C – Przemek Karnowski (Gonzaga)
He jokes with Allie’s friend and Welsh througout the game. More pounds he found to beat, more damage he did down low. As soon as they double-down’d him, he showed the young Lithuanian from Portland how would have felt to play 10 minutes with his dad with two amazing no-look passes… unstoppable. It’s your turn Jahlil…
Written by Marco Ridolfi
@ 09.05NBA0 Raptors clinch second straight Atlantic Division title
Last season, the Toronto Raptors defied expectations to win the Atlantic Division. Taking the title again is just part of what they expect to achieve this time around. Toronto won the Atlantic for the third time in its 20-year history by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 94-83 on Friday night behind 18 points from Lou Williams and 19 from Jonas Valanciunas. "We had three goals," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "One was to make the playoffs, two was to win the division and three was to continue on and win into the playoffs." Toronto, which clinched its seventh playoff berth on Wednesday, has won just one round in six previous postseason appearances. Source: NBA
@ 09.02NBA0 Hawks clinch top seed in the Eastern Conference
After clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs for only the second time in their Atlanta franchise history, the Hawks were left to contemplate the remainder of the regular season. It's is a new dilemma for a Hawks team that barely made the playoffs as the No. 8 seed last year. DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and the Hawks never trailed in beating the Miami Heat 99-86 on Friday night. Minutes later, the race for the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference ended when Brooklyn beat Cleveland 106-98, leaving home-court advantage in the conference playoffs with Atlanta. Source: NBA
@ 02.56NCAA0 Gonzaga beats UCLA 74-62
Gonzaga beats UCLA 74-62.
Junior center Przemek Karnoski had 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks, while freshman big man Domantas Sabonis added 12 points and 8 rebounds.
The Bulldogs will play in the Elite Eight against the winner of Utah-Duke
@ 00.22NBA0 Manu Ginobili won't play for Argentina at 2015 FIBA Americas Champions
For the second consecutive summer Manu Ginobili will not play for Argentina National Team. The Spurs guard missed FIBA Basketball World Cup last summer and will skip also 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Monterrey. Per Projectspurs, “Ginobili is not going to be in Monterrey. I have the authority to say that he will not be part of this tournament. He is going through a long season in the NBA and it is an important moment in his career.” said Hernandez during an interview with the radio program” One on One.” Source: Project Spurs
@ 16.09NBA0 Dikembe Mutombo dances in China
NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo went to China to participated in the announcement of Global Games, in which the L.A. Clippers will play the Charlotte Hornets for pre-season in Shenzhen and Shanghai. Meanwhile Mutombo also hosted a basketball clinic for fans. But the biggest news other than the boring stuff must have been this dance that Mutombo decided to perform at a local park, where he dances to different beats and even shows us his signature finger waggle dance. With Chinese citizen stopping to see what a 7 footer is doing out in the park Mutombo is really enjoying himself and showing off his moves. We all know Dikembe Mutombo's long time teamate Yao Ming probably had a good laugh at this one!
@ 16.00NBA0 Nets sign Earl Clark to a 10-day contract
The Brooklyn Nets have signed Earl Clark to a 10-day contract. The forward has played in China this season and also a few games in D-League with Rio Grande Valley Vipers averaging 26.1 points, 8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest.
@ 14.57NBA0 Steve Clifford says Al Jefferson won't be 100% for rest of the year
Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said Al Jefferson won’t be 100% for remainder of the season. The Hornets are fighting for a spot in the playoffs and they can’t shut him down or waiting for his recovery. Per The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford believes center Al Jefferson’s right knee soreness will linger the rest of the season.
“Al is not going to be 100 percent here the rest of the year. He is just not,” Clifford said at shootaround Wednesday morning. Source: Charlotte Observer
@ 12.42NBA0 Jamal Crawford is not worried he would miss the rest of the season
Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford called the bruised right calf that has sidelined him for more than three weeks “the weirdest” injury of his NBA career but said he was not worried he would miss the rest of the season. Asked whether he was concerned his current injury might end his season, Crawford said, “No, I’m not worried. I believe I’ll be fine.” Source: LA Times
@ 12.35NBA0 Brett Brown says Nerlens Noel should be in the mix for ROY
Nerlens Noel is averaging 9.6 points, 8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 2 blocks per game this season in 68 contests and almost 31 minutes on the court. According to 76ers head coach Brett Brown he deserves to be mentioned for the Rookie of the Year award. Per Philadelphia Daily News, "People have to really start talking about him for rookie of the year. You don't just repetitively bang out these types of performances and produce the numbers that he is producing. He is a complete game changer. He is a complete defensive presence when he's lurking to block shots. He just continues to improve at this time of year. He keeps moving up the food chain and heading in the direction that we're all so thrilled about." Source: Philadelphia Daily News
@ 02.36NBA0 Wizards to waive Toure Murry, will sign Will Bynum
According to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post, the Washington Wizards plan to release Toure Murry, who's on a second 10-day contract, and will sign former Pistons guard Will Bynum, who started the season in China. Toure Murry prained his ankle in the fourth quarter of Monday’s loss to the Golden State and will leave the team. Source: Jorge Castillo
@ 01.12NBA0 Jazz sign Chris Johnson, waive Ian Clark
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed forward Chris Johnson to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Johnson re-joins the team following a 10-day contract with the Jazz from Jan. 28 through Feb. 6, during which time he appeared in two games and averaged 7.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 19.0 minutes per game.
TheUtah Jazz announced today that the team has waived guard Ian Clark. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 14 players. Source: Utah Jazz
@ 21.01NBA0 Michael Frazier to enter NBA draft
According to Darren Heitner, Florida guard Michael Frazier will enter 2015 NBA draft. Frazier will hire Andy Miller of ASM Sport as agent. The shooting guard averaged 12.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game this season. Source: Darren Heitner
@ 20.06NBA0 Amar'e Stoudemire isn't remotely close to retiring
Steve Nash retired, Shawn Marion will retire after the season but the former Suns Amar’e Stoudemire has no plans to retire anytime soon. Per ESPN, First, Shawn Marion announced that he’d retire at this season's end, the Matrix’s 16th in the league. Then Steve Nash officially called it a career, his 41-year-old body failing to allow him to play his 19th season. But Amar'e Stoudemire, the 13-year veteran whose best seasons came when he was running and gunning with Nash and Marion in Phoenix, isn’t remotely close to being ready to consider hanging up his Nikes. “I’m the last man standing,” Stoudemire said with a smile while stretched out on the floor of the visitors locker room with a pair of compression boots during the Dallas Mavericks’ recent trip to Phoenix. “I plan on standing for a while, by the way. “No, no, there’s no way. There’s a lot of youth in these legs. I have a lot of competitive juices still flowing in me. There’s no way I’m ready to be the next man." Source: ESPN
@ 19.04NBA0 Jazz sign Jack Cooley to a multi-year deal
The Utah Jazz announced today that team has signed forward Jack Cooley to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Cooley signed his most recent 10-day contract with the Jazz on March 16 and has appeared in six Jazz games, averaging 1.7 points in 4.3 minutes per contest. Source: Utah Jazz Official Website
@ 17.43NBA0 LeBron reportedly frustrated with Kevin Love's inability to get with the program
LeBron James is reportedly frustrated with Kevin Love’s inability to get with the program. Per NY Daily News, But several sources close to the situation in Cleveland claim that James has tried to make it work but that he’s frustrated by Love’s inability, and in some ways unwillingness, to get with the program. Remember, James pushed the Cavs to trade Wiggins to the Timberwolves to acquire Love, who could be one-and-done in Cleveland. “We’re not best friends,” Love told ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” a few days ago. “We’re not hanging out every day.” In February, James seemed to be addressing Love’s attitude and role when he tweeted: “Stop trying to find a way to FIT-OUT and just FIT-IN. Be apart of something special! Just my thoughts.” Recently, James posted a photo on Instagram that he referred to as “Clique Up!!” The picture included James, Irving, Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov. Conspicuously absent from the picture? Love. Source: NY Daily News
@ 16.21NBA0 Cousy: Whiteside is the first big guy who reminds me of Bill Russell
Bob Cousy praised Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside saying that he reminds him of his former Celtics teammate Bill Russell. Per Telegram.com, Cousy lives in Worcester during the summer, but he winters in Florida so he watches his share of Heat games on television and he was impressed when Whiteside came off the bench to record a triple-double on Jan. 25 against the Bulls with 14 points, 13 rebounds and a franchise-record 12 blocks. "I have never said this in the 40 years since I retired," Cousy said in a recent telephone interview, "but he is the first big guy, not (Patrick) Ewing, (Hakeem) Olajuwon, Shaq (O'Neal), who reminds me defensively and on the boards of Russell. He runs the floor well, he has excellent timing, he blocks shots and keeps them in play the way Russell did." "That's a great honor," Whiteside said before the Celtics hosted Miami Wednesday. "Everybody knows that Bill Russell is probably one of the best shot blockers that ever lived. That's really a big honor that he thinks of me that way." Source: Telegram
@ 15.53NBA0 Rockets reportedly offering a three-year deal, worth 17 mln to Llull
According to Spanish website Encestando, The Houston Rockets are willing to offer a three-year deal, worth around 17 mln, to Spanish guard Sergio Llull, currently playing for Real Madrid. Such an offer would add up to the rough equivalent of the non-taxpayer’s mid-level exception, as noticed by Hoopsrumors.
Daryl Morey was in Madrid two weeks ago and spoke with Llull and his agent about this possibility. Llull is under contract with Real Madrid until 2019 and there's a very high buyout on the deal, at least 4.5 mln. Source: Encestando
@ 15.34NBA0 David West on Leo Messi attending Wizards-Pacers game:
Argentina National Team watched live Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers last night. After the game almost all the players took some photos with the superstar of FC Barcelona, Leo Messi. One of the most famous football players in the world along with Cristiano Ronaldo. But David West of the Pacers doesn’t know who Leo Messi is.
With all these #Pacers posting pics w/ Messi, don't expect to see one from D. West. Asked if he was going to meet the star: "Who's that?!"
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) March 26, 2015
Me: "Lionel Messi!" West, unconcerned: "Who's Lionel Messi?" Me: "The biggest star in the world!" West, apathetic: "What does he do?"
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) March 26, 2015
@ 15.12NBA0 Gallinari left game with shoulder injury but it is nothing serious
Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari left the game against the Sixers at the end of the third quarter and did not return. Il Gallo suffered a shoulder injury but after the game the Italian said it is nothing serious.
Danilo Gallinari left this game at the end of the third quarter and did not return due to a shoulder injury. Gallo says it's not serious.
— Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) March 26, 2015
@ 12.04NBA0 Sixers interested in keeping Glenn Robinson III
According to Keith Pompey of Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia 76ers have expressed interest in keeping Glenn Robinson III beyond this season. Robinson could be a restricted free-agent this summer, if Sixers will extend him the qualifying offer worth $1,045,059 mln.
The player would love to stay in Philly, as he told to Pompey: "They've really done a good job with me, just the little time I've been here," he said. "So I would definitely love to come back and play with these bigs [Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel] and this whole team. "I think we really have a good chance of being a great team." Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
@ 10.55NBA0 Almost 10 NBA teams were in Kaunas to watch Hezonja
There was a lot of NBA personnel in Kaunas last night to watch the game between Zalgiris Kaunas and Barcelona. The main target for the NBA scout was Mario Hezonja, a projected top-10 pick in the next draft. But unfortunately Xavi Pascual, Barcelona's head-coach, didn't put him on the roster for the game, so the scouts were pretty disappointed about that.
Mitch Kupchak, Lakers' GM, was at the game. Also scouts from Pelicans, Kings, Pacers, Hawks, Spurs, Grizzlies and Nets were at the game last night to watch Hezonja, as reported by NB Generation. A source told Sportando thatBarca knows that Hezonja will go to the NBA next season, so they'll try to hurt his stock and limit his minutes during the final part of the season.
At the end of the season there'll be elections to select a new president for Barcelona, the franchise will try to reconstruct the basketball operations, a source told Sportando. In a related news, the Spanish powerhouse will target Boban Marjanovic and Gigi Datome for the next season, sources told Sportando.
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak spotted at Zalgiris-Barcelona game in Kaunas (photo via @sportalas) pic.twitter.com/c4fQ1t5RpG
— Can Pelister (@HCanPelister) 25 Marzo 2015Source: NB Generation
@ 10.51NBA0 DeAndre Jordan posterizes Jason Smith
Check out DeAndre Jordan's monster facial through the super slow-motion high-definition lens. DeAndre Jordan had an array of dazzling dunks against the Knicks.
@ 08.45NBA0 Celtics will play Olimpia Milano on Oct.6, Real Madrid on Oct.8
The Boston Celtics will play two preseason games in Europe in October.
The Boston Celtics will play against Olimpia Milano in Milan on October 6.
Two days later the Celtics will play in Spain against Real Madrid, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
On April 14 the game will be presented in Italy.
@ 00.07NBA0 Pelicans' Ryan Anderson out for another week before returning?
Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson plans to start doing his rehabilitation workouts wearing a custom-designed knee brace that could speed up his return from a sprained MCL in his right knee.
Anderson has been out since a Feb. 21 game against the Miami Heat when guard Mario Chalmers stepped on his ankle and caused his knee to bend in the opposite direction.
Anderson said he could be sidelined for another week before returning. Source: NOLA
@ 22.03NBA0 Cuban says acquiring Odom 'was by far the worst' personnel move he's ever made
The Dallas Mavericks acquired Lamar Odom back in 2011 for a a top-20 protected first-round pick along with a sizable trade exception to the Los Angeles Lakers. But after four years Cuban still can't believe he made that move called the "the worst personnel move he's ever made".
#Mavs owner Mark Cuban said acquiring Lamar Odom in 2011 "was by far the worst'' personnel move he's ever made.
— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) 23 Marzo 2015Source: Fox Sports
@ 21.54NCAA0 Canadian basketball player allowed to use ‘Fuck’ last name on his no.14 jersey
A Brazilian forward of Hat College in Alberta, Canada, was approved by his team to wear his last name on the back of his jersey: Fuck. As reported by Fox News, Guilherme Carbagiale Fuck, a Brazilian-born 6 foot, 6 inch forward who plays for Medicine Hat College in Alberta, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporationthat his name is of German origins and means "fox," and pronounced, "foo-key." F---, who wears No. 14, was unable to use the last name for years. But in the March Canadian tournament, where his team finished in seventh place, he was allowed to use his last name. "It's my last name," he told the CBC. "I'm proud of it." But F--- said he hopes to continue using the name and he wants to have kids and "spread the F--- last name." Source: Fox News
@ 19.55NCAA0 University of Nevada-Reno name Eric Musselman head coach
Two-time NBA head coach Eric Musselman has been selected to coach the Nevada men's basketball team and a five-year contract will be presented to the Board of Regents for their approval at a meeting on Thursday, athletics director Doug Knuth announced today. Musselman, 50, returns to Reno after spending the last three years as an assistant coach at a pair power five schools, first at Arizona State and most recently helping the LSU Tigers to the NCAA Tournament this season. He spent the 2010-11 season in Reno, coaching the NBA D-League's Bighorns and leading them to the only Western Conference title in franchise history. He has been a head coach with seven professional teams, including two seasons with the Golden State Warriors (2002-04) and one with the Sacramento Kings (2006-07), and has won more than 500 games as a head coach with an overall winning percentage of .625 (566-340). Musselman is one of just five former NBA head coaches working in NCAA basketball. His father, Bill, was also an NBA head coach and they were the first father-son combination to become head coaches in the NBA. His first head coaching job came at the age of 23 when he was hired by the Rapid City Thrillers of the CBA in 1989. He was the youngest coach in CBA history and the fastest to win 100 games. A national search led to the identification of Musselman as the final candidate and approval by the state's Board of Regents on Thursday would close the process and make Musselman the 18th head coach in the history of Wolf Pack basketball. If approved by the regents, a formal announcement and press conference is planned for Thursday. Source: Nevada Wolfpack
@ 18.34NBA0 Hawks sign Austin Daye to a 2nd 10-day contract
The Atlanta Hawks (53-17, having amazing season, but struggling a bit recently) have signed forward Austin Daye to a second 10-day contract, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Daye has appeared in two games with the Hawks. He also played in 26 contests (four starts) earlier this season with the San Antonio Spurs, averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.3 minutes. In 10 games this season with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League, Daye averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 blocks in 28.5 minutes. Source: Insidehoops
@ 18.31NBA0 Larry Bird: I hope Russell Westbrook wins 10 MVPs in a row
Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird praised Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. Per ESPN, Here's a young man that has had serious injuries -- bad knee injuries throughout his career -- yet every time he walks on the court, you know you're going to get 100 percent from him. He attacks, he's fearless and he plays the way it should be played, so I'm all for him. I hope he wins 10 MVPs in a row. I just love players that compete on a nightly basis and really take the challenge to their opponents. Source: ESPN
@ 18.12NBA0 Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha expected to return tonight vs. Magic
Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha is expected to play tonight against the Magic. The Swiss player is out since January 30.
Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha is expected to play tonight probable at Orlando after being out since Jan. 30 with a right calf strain.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) March 25, 2015
@ 16.57NBA0 Will Barton hopes to remain with the Nuggets beyond this season
Will Barton hopes to remain with the Nuggets. Per Denver Post, And now he's identified the Nuggets organization as a place he'd like to stay beyond this season. "No doubt," Barton said. "I think we can build something here. We have a lot of good talent, a good organization, coaching staff is good. I can see us building and having a strong future here. We can grow together." The Nuggets can extend a qualifying offer to the 6-foot-5 swingman after the last game of the NBA Finals at what would be $1.1 million. Barton, who is playing out the last year of his rookie contract, would be a restricted free agent, giving the Nuggets the right to match any offer sheet he signs with another team. Source: Denver Post
@ 14.48NCAA0 Jarell Martin decided to submit his name for the 2015 NBA Draft
Sophomore Jarell Martin has decided to submit his name for the 2015 NBA Draft and forfeit the final two years of college eligibility, according to NOLA.com. Together with teammate Jordan Mickey, Martin was an All-SEC first-team pick by both the league coaches and media covering the league this season after he led the Tigers with 16.9 points a game and was second with 9.2 rebounds a contest. Source: NOLA
@ 14.43NBA0 Hornets and Clippers will play two preseason games in China
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Charlotte Hornets will play two preseason games in China next October. The teams will face off in Shenzhen on Oct. 11 and Shanghai on Oct. 14 as part of NBA Global Games China 2015. Shenzhen will host its first NBA game. Source: The Score
@ 14.34NBA0 Rockets' Patrick Beverley done for the season?
Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley could be done for the season, according to Yahoo Sports.Beverley suffered what the Rockets diagnosed as a left wrist sprain during the third quarter of Monday night's win against the Indiana Pacers. Sources said team doctors are expected to reveal Wednesday morning whether Beverley could postpone the surgery to the offseason without risking further ligament damage or needs a season-ending procedure now.Source: Yahoo Sports
@ 12.52NCAA0 Mark Price to be named UNC Charlotte head coach
Mark Price decided to leave the Charlotte Hornets to accept the five-year proposal made by UNC Charlotte. The former NBA guard will replace from next season Alan Major.
BREAKING: @hornets assistant Mark Price has agreed to terms to become Charlotte 49ers head coach. Story to follow.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) March 25, 2015
@ 12.48NCAA0 Arizona State fire coach Herb Sendek
Statement from Ray Anderson, ASU Vice President for University Athletics: I have informed Herb Sendek that he will not be retained as the head men’s basketball coach at Arizona State University. This has not been an easy decision for me. Herb has been a tremendous asset to this university and a pillar of our community, and his tenure over the past nine years has helped shift the direction of this program. We have a four-prong approach when it comes to evaluating all of our head coaches: integrity, academics, performance, and fan affinity advancement. Herb has been a true leader in the first two categories and his dedication to ensuring our student-athletes become successful young men has been unrivaled. Source: Arizona State Sun Devils
@ 12.45NBA0 Warriors Win First Division Title in 39 Years
The music was turned up in the locker room and the mood was festive, but Golden State didn't overdo the celebration of the team's first division title in 39 years. These Warriors aren't done yet. "We might be a little subdued, but I think everybody is proud of what we've done. We still have 11 games left to keep getting better so I think everybody is focused on that," Stephen Curry said. "But I think everybody is pretty happy right now." Curry had 33 points and 10 assists and the Warriors pulled away from the short-handed Trail Blazers in the second half for a 122-108 victory on Tuesday night. Andre Iguodala came off the bench to score 21 points for the Warriors, who won their seventh straight to push their record to an NBA-best 58-13. Golden State hasn't won the Pacific Division crown since the 1975-76 season, the year after the team won the NBA championship. After the game, many players sported T-shirts that read "Pacific Claimed."
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@ 11.31NBA0 Monta Ellis Notches 38 Points to Stop the Spurs
Monta Ellis provided an emphatic rebuttal Tuesday night to a dismal performance 48 hours earlier. Ellis matched his season high with 38 points and the Dallas Mavericks rallied in the second half to defeat the San Antonio Spurs 101-94. Ellis hit 16 of 27 shots, bouncing back from his 4-for-22 showing Sunday in a loss at Phoenix. In that game, he went 0-for-8 in the fourth quarter as Dallas' six-point lead vanished down the stretch. "Too much Monta tonight, don't you think?" Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "The fact that we got in transition got him some easy buckets early and got him rolling." Ellis said his shooting was simply taking what the defense gave him. That's nothing new this season. Ellis is averaging 34 points in three games against the Spurs.
@ 00.13NBA0 Flip Saunders: 'We’re not tanking games'
President for basketball operations and head-coach for the MInnesota Timberwolves Flip Saunders reacts hardly against what reporter for NBA TV Matt Harpring told about his team; he told Timberwolves were in tanking mode:
“That’s totally irresponsible, we’re not tanking games,” Saunders said. “If that’s so, then [Utah] got beat by a team who was tanking. We’re playing to win. Our guys are out there: We won two games ago at New York, we lost in the fourth quarter against Charlotte last night. We’re not tanking games. It is irresponsible for them to go on TV saying that. If you work at ESPN, you get fired for saying stuff like that.”
Harpring hopped on Twitter in an attempt to brighten and clarify:
I apologize to wolves fans if you thought I was insinuating the wolves are tanking. I was addressing tanking in general and how bad it is.
— matt harpring (@mharpring15) 24 Marzo 2015Source: Yahoo Sports
@ 21.20NBA0 Blake Griffin battery complaint dismissed in Las Vegas
Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor case stemming from a man's complaint that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin slapped him and grabbed his cellphone at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub last October. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Tuesday that new information obtained since a battery charge was filed in November made it clear that the allegations couldn't be proved. The 26-year-old Griffin didn't appear in court. Prosecutor Giancarlo Pesci and defense attorney Richard Schonfeld noted for Justice of the Peace Pro Tem Holly Stoberski that Griffin is an active community service volunteer. A telephone call to the alleged victim, Daniel Schuman of West Hollywood, California, rang unanswered. Schuman told police that Griffin grabbed his cellphone after he photographed Griffin and Clippers teammates Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub. Source: AP
@ 20.29NCAA0 UNC Charlotte offer a five-year contract to Mark Price
UNC Charlotte reportedly offered a five-year contract to Mark Price to become the new head coach of the college. Per ESPN, Price, 51, is currently an assistant coach in the NBA with the Charlotte Hornets. He was a standout at Georgia Tech from 1982 to 1986, and he played 12 years in the NBA, where he was a four-time All-Star. Sources told ESPN that Price has been offered a five-year deal and is mulling whether to accept it. Price would replace Alan Major, who parted ways with the school last week after five seasons in which he took a pair of medical leave of absences. Source: ESPN
@ 20.19NBA0 Rockets' Patrick Beverley could be out a while
Rockets point guard Pat Beverley flew back to Houston from Indianapolis on Tuesday to have his left wrist evaluated. “If the news is bad on Pat, he might be out awhile,” McHale said. “We will find out the news on Pat, but the initial thought was that it might be bad. Hopefully it will be good news.” Source: Houston Rockets Official Website