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Mock Draft Monday + Game Thread Index Index Thread

Game Threads Index (April 12, 2021):

Tip-off GDT Away Score Home PGT
7:30 PM ET Link Los Angeles Lakers FINAL 96 to 111 New York Knicks Link
7:30 PM ET Link Philadelphia 76ers FINAL 113 to 95 Dallas Mavericks Link
8:00 PM ET Link San Antonio Spurs FINAL 120 to 97 Orlando Magic Link
8:00 PM ET Brooklyn Nets FINAL >! to !< Minnesota Timberwolves
9:00 PM ET Link Chicago Bulls FINAL 90 to 101 Memphis Grizzlies Link
9:00 PM ET Link Sacramento Kings FINAL 110 to 117 New Orleans Pelicans Link
9:00 PM ET Link Washington Wizards FINAL 125 to 121 Utah Jazz Link
10:00 PM ET Link Denver Nuggets FINAL 107 to 116 Golden State Warriors Link
10:00 PM ET Link Houston Rockets FINAL 120 to 126 Phoenix Suns Link
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Official /r/nba Power Rankings #8 (04.12.2021) Original Content

26/30 rankers reporting this week. /R/NBA's Power Rankings are published every two weeks which is a bit different from most rankings. Other than that we rank the teams the same way as our competition. If write ups are left blank the team rep decided not to submit. We encourage any user to fill in the blanks in the comment section. Rankings were supposed to be completed prior to Today's games.

# Team Δ Record Comment
1 Jazz -- 40-13 Despite producing 3 of their 4 worst games this year for 3P% in the past week, the Utah Jazz were still able to complete their latest 5 game stretch with a winning record and a margin of victory of +13.8 points. Donovan Mitchell has been getting buckets with 120 points in his last 3 contests and Utah’s home win streak is now up to 24 consecutive games. Of their final 19 opponents, only 5 (including the injured Lakers twice) currently have a W-L record over .500. Utah’s quest to secure the number one seed is well on track and with playoffs just around the corner, the team will start to really refine their game plan going forward and ensure that their stars are well rested and prepared for the games that really matter.
2 Suns +2 37-15 I'm ready for the playoffs to start now.
3 Nets -1 36-17 The Nets role players definitely play worse when Harden isn't on the floor and dictating the tempo of the floor. However, it helps having good passing big men in LMA and Blake to ease the load off Kyrie and KD. KD's handle has been a little rusty coming back, just like it was early in the season but Nets fans should expect it to improve as he gets back in the rhythm. His shooting touch is still the best in the league from that mid-range area and we'll see how the Nets fare without their lead playmaker for a few more games as Harden's hamstring heals.
4 Clippers +1 37-18 Rondo was an amazing pickup. While most people will meme that he won't do anything in the regular season, the real power he provides is his BBIQ. We just needed a passer who can control the flow of the offense, and with all the offensive weapons we have, Rondo is perfect for that, and Jackson is starting to ramp up as well. Unfortunately, Ibaka is still out and PatBev might miss some playoff games, so the lineup is a little messed up, but the Clippers look stronger than ever.
5 76ers -2 36-17 The Sixers have had inconsistency at points right now as it seems they are hitting a bit of an end season wall. The play of Ben Simmons has overall been disappointing the last few games, but the real concern came with games such as @NOP when the whole team seemed to only show up in person rather than spirit. Wins like that are necessary when they are coming up with a 7-game stretch such as now. The Sixers are still clearly a contender and are (as of this posting) tied for the #1 seed, but their consistency and coherency (especially with the addition of George Hill coming soon) need to start showing up soon.
6 Nuggets +1 34-19 What had been one of the most inconsistent teams in the league has turned into one of the hottest, posting a 16-4 record in March and April thus far, and has included an 8 game win streak that was just ended by Boston on Sunday. The impact that Aaron Gordon has made on both sides of the ball has been covered extensively, however as Michael Porter Jr. noted recently in an interview, the team defense has stepped up immensely since Gordon's arrival, and the versatility Gordon provides as a cutter and floor spacer has opened up the floor even more for Nikola Jokic to work his magic from the high post. Nuggets fans still need to remain cautiously optimistic, as the team has made up basically zero ground on Utah, Phoenix, or LAC, with all three have had similarly impressive stretches over the same period. Also, the Nuggets were two missed Spurs layups away from being on a two game losing streak currently, with both games turning against the Nuggets due to large second half leads being lost.
7 Bucks -1 33-20 The Bucks signed Jrue Holiday to a four year extension, but that's just about the only bright spot for the team in a 4-4 stretch since our last rankings. By far the most concerning development is that Giannis is still missing time with that lingering knee injury — hopefully he and the team are just playing it safe. Other Bucks developments include Thanasis still looking like a NBA player and Jordan Nwora showing some serious scoring potential for a 2nd round rookie.
8 Lakers -- 33-20
9 Mavericks +1 29-23 Dallas had an interesting two weeks since the last rankings, losing to Indiana but beating Boston, as well as beating Utah but losing to Houston. The Mavs have a key 2 weeks until the next rankings, facing Memphis, New York, Sacramento (twice), Detroit, and the Lakers twice without Lebron James or Anthony Davis (most likely). With Kristaps Porzingis fully engaged and in his best state, the Mavs need a long winning streak to take a jump in the tight Western Conference.
10 Trail Blazers -1 31-22 Well, things don't look great in Portland. The defense is terrible and hasn't improved appreciably since Nurkic's return. Perhaps even more troubling, their big deadline trade looks like a lateral move at best. Something needs to change and fast, and there isn't any real clear way to do that.
11 Hawks +2 29-25
12 Heat +4 28-25 We hardly knew ye Victor Oladipo. He's not dead but he's had the misfortune of suffering an unknown knee injury in only his 4th game with the Miami Heat. Hopefully it is not something serious but only time will tell when we'll get him back. In other player news, the Miami Heat signed Dwayne Dedmon. He hasn't played for anyone since last season but my expectation is that he'll be able to step in and provide much needed depth at the Center position. Outside of that we've had quite a few good wins since the last power rankings including wins against the Knicks and Pacers who are our contemporaries at the bottom half of playoff seeding. Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson have also returned to form (some Heat fans may have speculated that they sucked to avoid being traded) but it's nice to have them contributing more consistently. We're starting to near the conclusion of the season and what's looking cool is that we're facing a lot of similar level and above teams in the final stretch. So either we're good enough to compete with them or we know what we have to do to be competitive next season. The upcoming games against the Nuggets and Suns should be really good for that as well.
13 Celtics +1 28-26 The Celtics are 5-3 since our last powerranking, and the Dr. Jekyll Mr Hyde routine continues to plague the team. One night they'll look like the team that's been to the ECF 3 of the last 4 years, and the next they'll look like 5 corpses on the court and a shoo in (TIL the spelling of that phrase) for a lottery pick. Against the Nuggets last night though, they looked absolutely deadly. Celtics play 7 times between now and the next ranking, with a murder's row of matchups against the Blazers, Lakers, Warriors, Bulls, Suns, Nets, and Hornets.
14 Grizzlies +3 26-25 We are over .500! That is pretty cool so early on in our rebuild, especially given that we still don't have JJJ.
15 Hornets -- 27-25 The shortened COVID season seems to be taking its toll on every team, and it’s now our time.No Ball, No Hayward, No Monk, but the Hornets are still staying afloat in the East playoff hunt. Terry Rozier and Miles Bridges have been leading the charge lately as this extremely thin roster continues to outperform expectations. Coach James Borrego has shown me everything I need to see this season; he’s the real deal. Play-in game, here we come. Hopefully we can kick the injury bug soon.
16 Knicks -4 27-27 RJ Barrett is the real deal. 20 years old and a top 3 hottest shooter in the NBA right now. Dramatic statistical improvements across the board, and visibly getting better each and every game. Killer mentality on the court, killer mentality off the court. New Yorkers would run through a brick wall for RJ.
17 Spurs -6 25-26 Man oh man have the Spurs been skidding the last few weeks. The team's identity seems to have evaporated, with our lone bright spot coming with DeMar's game-winner against Dallas last night. Here's hoping that the win kick starts some much-needed life into the team, because our schedule will be doing us no favors moving forward from here.
18 Pacers -- 25-27 Indiana's up-and-down season continues, but a 3-game win streak brings the Pacers back within striking distance of the playoff picture. Recent injuries to key players have thrust bench contributors like Goga Bitadze, Aaron Holiday, and Edmond Sumner into the spotlight, and they have largely stepped up to task. Holiday in particular has emerged from Nate Bjorkren's doghouse, averaging 15 points for Indiana over the last 5 games.
19 Warriors -- 25-28 Warriors narrowly squeaked a win out against the Giannis-less Bucks then lost a heart breaker to the Wizards. Seems like it has been a while since they Warriors had a win against a contender caliber team. It looks like Wiseman is likely out for the season with the meniscus injury in the right knee. Paschall should be back soon luckily for the piss-poor bench squad. This teams only shot is a healthy Steph. Warriors are 1-8 without him and needed a heroic 40 point game from Wiggins to get that 1 win.
20 Pelicans +1 24-29
21 Raptors +2 21-33 Raptors continue to suck. Gary Trent Jr has been a bright spot, posting an impressive first few games with the organization. Malachi Flynn has also shown a promising playmaking ability with Fred and Kyle out. Hopefully the raptors continue to lose as many games as possible, but it’s not pretty to watch.
22 Bulls -- 22-30 This team is not meeting expectations. While Nikola Vucevic has been the relevation on offense we've needed for years, overall the Bulls are regressing. Zach LaVine has been inefficient since his ankle injury, but remains the heart of the team and the go-to in crunch moments. I find it difficult to know where to place the blame for the Bulls' inability to close out cames, but pessimism will get us nowhere. Fans should shift hope from securing a 4-6 seed to simply making the 7-10 play-in.
23 Kings -3 22-31 The Kings have dropped six in a row since our last rankings, including losses to the league's worst team and to the Pistons where Cory Joseph had a classic revenge game. You may recall there was some play-in buzz a few weeks ago, but the team now appears to have a clear direction towards the tank. Tyrese Halibutrton is returning to a bench role and may be approaching the rookie wall in terms of shooting, but he's been able to stay involved on the court with some great playmaking.
24 Wizards +1 19-33 No matter how rough this season gets, I take solace in the fact that Scott Brooks can no longer inexplicably keep giving Big Dome Jerome Robinson minutes. To the raucous cheers of Wiz fans everywhere, he has been waived, and is no longer on the roster. May the future of the Washington Wizards prosper under smaller foreheaded players.
25 Cavaliers +1 19-34 There are plenty of silver linings to look at instead of looking at our record. Garland is clearly getting better and is starting to display star-like ball handling capabilities, Okoro looks good on both ends but is so selective with his shots that the box score isn't great, and the acquisition of Hartenstein is looking like we may have found a diamond in the rough, as he's averaging 10p/9rb/3ast/1.7blk in just 23 mpg with the cavs. There's a future here, but it needs to come sooner rather than later with Sexton about to enter the final year of his rookie contract.
26 Thunder -2 20-33 It took until March, but this Oklahoma City team is finally playing like GM Sam Presti's vision entering the season: a really, really bad basketball team, albeit with some fun highlight-producing raw prospects. Serbian rookie Aleksej Pokusevski, affectionately known as "Poku" by fans and with a body more than befitting of the "Slim Reaper" knickname than Durant disowned, is quickly becoming the team's second 4-letter half-meme, half-serious star, scoring 20, 8, 19, 25, and 10 in recent games before beign forced out of Saturday night's game early with 0 points due to injury.
27 Pistons +1 16-38 Detroit has won a few games recently and the return of Killian Hayes has been a breath of fresh air, but at this point the only worry is that they maybe end up winning too many games. They shouldn’t win too many, there are so many holes in the roster but several other teams are clearly all-in on the tank in a way that Casey and the Pistons probably won’t be.
28 Magic -1 17-36 Uhh watching this team is actually kinda fun? Okeke and Bamba have shown nice flashes with the minutes they're getting and who knows what this team can become with a couple lottery picks. Also, can't forget the return of Isaac and Fultz sometime next season.
29 TWolves +1 14-40 Wolves have been purchased by Arod and look to be staying in Minnesota for the foreseeable future. With DLO'S return, Ant's surging, and KAT's dominance Wolves are fun to watch again.
30 Rockets -1 14-39 Stage 5: Acceptance. We are tanking, and that is okay. As long as we don’t lose 20 in a row again, we’re happy. While it is not the same as seeing our team contend in the playoffs, there is a level of excitement to seeing the next generation of players develop and show their flashes of brilliance.
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[Highlight] Steph passes Wilt to become the top scorer in Warriors history Highlight
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[Highlight] Luka makes an insane shot from behind the backboard in pregame Highlight
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[Highlight] Jamal Murray goes down hard and is grabbing his knee Highlight
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[Highlight]: Draymond and Steph embrace on the bench after Steph becomes the all time leading Warriors scorer Highlight
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Stephen Curry is the first player age 32 or older with 3 or more 50+ points games in a single season.

He is doing this in a season that is not even over yet and that also has 10 less games to play in, with insane efficiency and having subpar teammates (to say the least).

His RPM is also insane and he is the focus of the defense at all times, but that doesn't tell the whole story since he creates a lot of points from his offball movement that dont show up in the box score (defenses sell out to stop him off ball, 2 guys collapse on him, leaving someone open under the basket for the easy 2)along with hockey assists.

In the night he broke Wilt's record, I still think he is the greatest offensive force in the NBA.

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Dirk Nowitzki on Steph Curry: “I’ve told these stories, when I was watching him in those playoff runs and the building there was rocking, he’d come across half court and I’m yelling at the TV, ‘Shoot the ball! Like, what are you waiting on?’ I’m fired up. He’s one of my favorite players to watch.”

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Steph is 18 points behind Wilt for No. 1 on the Warriors' all-time scoring list. How do you think Curry has changed the game most?

Nowitzki (21 seasons in Dallas; Mavericks' all-time leading scorer): Just to make it cool to pull up from anywhere when you cross half court. He's the first guy to start shooting those deep 3s. Now everybody pulls up from the logo easily, but Steph was kind of the first guy, especially out of the dribble, and he just comes down in the middle of the game, shot clock wasn't running down, and he would launch one. At the time it was like, "What is this guy doing?" He was super consistent with it and people are now obviously copying that and starting to shoot from deeper.

I've told these stories, when I was watching him in those playoff runs and the building there was rocking, he'd come across half court and I'm yelling at the TV, "Shoot the ball! Like, what are you waiting on?" I'm fired up. He's one of my favorite players to watch. He's definitely changed the game from a shooting perspective.

Dirk is pretty much like all of us watching the Skyfucker

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Russell Westbrook in a win against Utah to break their home streak. 25/14/14 on 50% shooting and a +10

GOATbrook tonight. Y’all need to put some respect on this man for what he brings to the table.

Jazz hadn’t lost at home in a while.

Down the stretch, it was him and not Beal that was handling the rock and showed mental composure.

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[Highlight] Steph with the stepback 3 to give him 43 for the game, his 9th three of the game so far Highlight
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Stephen Curry has passed Wilt Chamberlain for the most points in warriors history

Well, he did it. Very deserving and he is now the greatest shooter of all time AND the greatest warriors scorer of all time.

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Dirk on If he never won a ring "For me, I was prepared to live with the fact that I wasn't going to win a title. One of my big idols is Charles Barkley. I loved him"

Full Quote: Dirk: "For me, I was prepared to live with the fact that I wasn't going to win a title. One of my big idols is Charles Barkley. I loved him -- that's why actually in Europe I had No. 14 because he wore No. 14 in the Olympics in Barcelona. And I never have looked at him lesser because he didn't win a championship. He just happened to run into Michael Jordan all the time. Of course that's always in the back of your mind, you're thinking, "Man, what if? What if I would have done that?" But I'm just glad it worked out in Dallas. I really am. And I didn't have to think about ever leaving this place."

Other Notable Quotes: Reggie Miller: "No. And if Michael Jordan ever would have called me and tried to sway me to come to Chicago, I would have told him to go f--- himself! "I'll be coming to see you on I-65 or whatever that highway is there. I'll be down to see you."

Dirk: " The first time I really was a free agent I think was in 2010, right before we won the championship. I remember I was in town and I went over to Mark [Cuban's] house. It was just me and Mark sitting there and I'm like, "What are we doing?" He's like, "We're going to keep plugging." We were so close a couple years and so we were both kind of getting emotional about the stuff we've been through and it was just such a great conversation. And I said, "Listen, we'll try four more years," and then it was obviously super lucky that the first year out of that four-year deal I signed, we ended up winning the championship and obviously made it all worth it. But that was really the first discussion of a contract that I ever had."

Me: I'm so glad that Dame, Beal and others have adopted this mentality and heavily disappointed in guys like KD and even Lebron tampering and getting superstars to demand trades to team-up.

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[Highlight] Embiid hits the dream shake Highlight
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[NBA.com] With 53 points tonight, Stephen Curry is now averaging 30.4PPG for the season, his highest ever.

Steph had 1346 points at the start of the night in 45 games. With 53 tonight, his points total is 1399 in 46 games, which averages out to 30.4PPG.

With his recent surge in scoring and Beal's averages steadily dropping, can you see Steph winning the scoring title this year? Would be another great notch on his belt.

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[Highlight] Alex Caruso and Talen Horton-Tucker make a connection Highlight
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[Post Game Thread] The Golden State Warriors (26-28) defeat the Denver Nuggets (34-20), 116 - 107 Post Game Thread
107 - 116
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: Chase Center(0), Clock: 3.0
Officials: Ken Mauer, Michael Smith and Derek Richardson
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Denver Nuggets 32 29 22 24 107
Golden State Warriors 33 23 43 17 116
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Denver Nuggets 107 39-83 47.0% 8-26 30.8% 21-25 84.0% 10 41 23 24 11 19 2
Golden State Warriors 116 39-81 48.1% 18-44 40.9% 20-22 90.9% 4 36 23 22 11 16 3
 
PLAYER STATS
Denver Nuggets MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Michael Porter Jr.SF 37:46 24 11-21 1-7 1-2 4 5 9 2 0 0 2 1 -14
Aaron GordonPF 23:27 9 3-5 1-2 2-2 1 5 6 3 1 0 1 3 -15
Nikola JokicC 37:13 27 10-21 1-5 6-8 4 8 12 8 1 1 4 1 -14
Will BartonSG 32:49 9 3-6 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 0 3 3 -11
Jamal MurrayPG 33:09 17 5-15 1-5 6-6 1 3 4 4 3 1 4 2 -4
Monte Morris 20:42 10 3-6 1-1 3-3 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 3 -2
JaMychal Green 15:11 0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 4 -6
PJ Dozier 7:39 3 1-2 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 +4
JaVale McGee 10:43 2 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 +5
Facundo Campazzo 21:01 6 2-3 2-2 0-0 0 3 3 2 4 0 0 4 +12
Bol Bol 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vlatko Cancar 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Markus Howard 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Millsap 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zeke Nnaji 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Golden State Warriors MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Andrew WigginsSF 41:19 17 8-17 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 0
Draymond GreenPF 36:39 18 7-8 2-3 2-2 0 7 7 7 4 0 2 5 +16
Kevon LooneyC 30:59 0 0-3 0-2 0-0 4 6 10 3 1 0 1 3 -2
Kent BazemoreSG 34:57 14 5-12 3-6 1-2 0 3 3 2 1 0 2 5 -1
Stephen CurryPG 35:38 53 14-24 10-18 15-16 0 7 7 4 0 0 5 3 +16
Damion Lee 14:11 8 2-6 2-6 2-2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 +15
Juan Toscano-Anderson 24:14 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 5 5 3 1 0 1 1 0
Jordan Poole 17:28 4 2-9 0-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 -3
Mychal Mulder 0:11 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nico Mannion 3:50 0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 +4
Gary Payton II 0:14 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kelly Oubre Jr. 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alen Smailagic 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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[Post Game Thread] The New York Knicks (28-27) defeat the Los Angeles Lakers (33-21) 111-96 behind Julius Randle's 34 points. Post Game Thread
96 - 111
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: Madison Square Garden(1981), Clock:
Officials: Leroy Richardson, David Guthrie and Brian Forte
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Los Angeles Lakers 28 24 16 28 96
New York Knicks 26 29 26 30 111
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Los Angeles Lakers 96 35-80 43.8% 12-36 33.3% 14-18 77.8% 4 33 22 21 5 24 7
New York Knicks 111 42-89 47.2% 5-27 18.5% 22-27 81.5% 15 47 18 20 14 15 9
 
PLAYER STATS
Los Angeles Lakers MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Kyle KuzmaSF 29:38 14 5-13 2-9 2-2 0 4 4 0 0 2 3 2 -26
Markieff MorrisPF 26:56 17 7-11 3-6 0-0 1 1 2 4 0 1 3 3 -3
Andre DrummondC 25:02 3 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 9 10 0 1 1 4 4 -5
Kentavious Caldwell-PopeSG 28:04 12 5-10 2-4 0-0 1 3 4 4 1 1 3 1 -6
Dennis SchroderPG 36:41 21 7-13 1-3 6-6 0 3 3 6 0 0 5 2 -5
Wesley Matthews 16:30 2 0-3 0-2 2-3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 -5
Talen Horton-Tucker 22:11 10 4-9 1-3 1-2 0 3 3 2 1 0 2 1 -3
Alex Caruso 15:24 4 2-4 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 0 -11
Montrezl Harrell 15:09 0 0-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 -12
Ben McLemore 14:04 8 2-8 2-7 2-3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 -1
Marc Gasol 5:17 3 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 +2
Devontae Cacok 2:32 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kostas Antetokounmpo 2:32 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
New York Knicks MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Reggie BullockSF 30:57 12 4-12 3-10 1-1 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 3 +19
Julius RandlePF 38:38 34 13-23 2-6 6-7 2 8 10 4 2 1 7 3 +11
Nerlens NoelC 30:07 6 2-3 0-0 2-2 5 4 9 2 4 2 1 3 +7
RJ BarrettSG 33:21 7 2-11 0-4 3-4 0 3 3 3 2 1 1 2 +18
Elfrid PaytonPG 27:16 20 9-12 0-0 2-4 1 2 3 2 1 0 2 2 +27
Derrick Rose 19:50 14 5-9 0-0 4-4 1 2 3 2 0 1 1 1 -10
Alec Burks 16:09 2 1-5 0-3 0-0 0 5 5 2 0 1 0 1 -2
Taj Gibson 16:59 8 3-5 0-0 2-2 6 4 10 0 2 3 0 2 +10
Obi Toppin 9:21 3 1-2 0-1 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 +4
Immanuel Quickley 15:15 5 2-6 0-2 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 -3
Norvel Pelle 0:53 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2
Kevin Knox II 0:53 0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -2
Frank Ntilikina 0:16 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -2
Jared Harper 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Theo Pinson 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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[Charania] The Timberwolves-Nets game tonight has been postponed in wake of police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium . News
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Doc Rivers on the fatal shooting: "I think we got to stop saying it's frustrating for all black Americans, I think we should be frustrated by all Americans. We all have weaknesses and we all need to confront them.

RIVERS: Frustrating, as it should be for -I think we got to stop saying it's frustrating for all black Americans, I think we should be frustrated by all Americans. I don't know if it was a mistake or not, I saw the body cam video like everyone else, but I just know the frustration is a real thing for everybody and for us.

You keep hearing this cancel culture stuff, but we're cancelling black lives. To me, that's a little more important, in my opinion, and it just keeps happening. We keep making mistakes on killing black people. I don't want to get it too (racial] but it's there, and you know, I think we all have weaknesses and we all need to confront them, and find out how we can make this place a better world, a better country.

To me, improving our culture as a society is really important. Not canceling it, but improving it. Other countries have done a terrific job. I keep going back to Germany, I use Germany as a great example. You don't see swastikas, you don't see statues of Nazi soldiers all around, and they don't say that's cancel culture. They say that's improving their culture. I think we need to think more on those terms.

https://twitter.com/KyleNeubeck/status/1381734086717415425?s=19

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[Highlight] Ja Morant cocks the alley-oop wayyy back Highlight
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Ex 76ers GM Billy King: "When AI was injured & we knew he couldn’t play we used to hide his jersey. We’d lock it. One time he found his jersey but didn’t have any shoes. He tried to send the ball boy to the Foot Locker. Then he pointed to an attendant, ‘what size are you, just give me those shoes’"

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Full quote below:

Former general manager Billy King joined The Audacy NBA Show with Ryan McDonough and he explained what the Sixers would have to do to try and protect Iverson:

When he was injured and we knew he couldn’t play we used to hide his jersey. Because he would come to the locker room looking for his jersey, we’d lock it somewhere so he couldn’t get it…. One time, in New York, he found his jersey but didn’t have any shoes. He was trying to send the ball boy to the Foot Locker around the corner. He said ‘just give me a pair of their Reeboks. I can play in those.’ Then he pointed to an attendant, ‘what size are you, just give me those shoes,’ because he wanted to play so bad.

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[Hoffman]: Ben Simmons: "We're going for the past champs, the Lakers. They were the ones who won a championship, so you got to give the respect to them. Obviously Brooklyn has a lot of talent. But at the end of the day, there's only one ball and you gotta play defense too."

Tweet source: https://twitter.com/rich_hofmann/status/1381800209919934469?s=21

Ben Simmons: "We're going for the past champs, the Lakers. They were the ones who won a championship, so you got to give the respect to them. Obviously Brooklyn has a lot of talent. But at the end of the day, there's only one ball and you gotta play defense too."

Ben throwing some shots at the Nets ahead of the game on Wedensday

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Stephen Curry is 19 points away from becoming the Golden State Warriors’ all-time leading scorer, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain. He’ll also be the only active player that is still with the respective franchise the player set the record for.

Ahead of tonight’s game against Denver, with 17,765 points, Stephen Curry is 19 points away from surpassing Wilt Chamberlain for becoming the Golden State Warriors’ all-time leading scorer, with Chamberlain’s current record at 17,783 points. However, as Curry will join 8 other active players who hold a franchise’s all-time career points mark, he’ll also be the only player that is still with the respective franchise the player set the record for.

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, DeMar DeRozan, Kemba Walker, Mike Conley, Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis, and Brook Lopez are the active players that hold the franchise record for points, with each of them being the leading scorers for the Cavaliers, Thunder, Raptors, Hornets, Grizzlies, Magic, Pelicans, and the Nets. Each of those 8 players are currently on the Lakers, Wizards, Spurs, Celtics, Jazz, 76ers, Lakers, and the Bucks respectively, with none being on the team they set the record for.

Player Holding Record Current Team
LeBron James Cavaliers Lakers
Russell Westbrook Thunder Wizards
DeMar DeRozan Raptors Spurs
Kemba Walker Hornets Celtics
Mike Conley Grizzlies Jazz
Dwight Howard Magic 76ers
Anthony Davis Pelicans Lakers
Brook Lopez Nets Bucks

Player movement has been a thing as of late.

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Note 2: Credit to u/NinjApheX for the table.

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