Ranking: The oldest NBA players to score 50-plus points in a game

LeBron James became one of the oldest players to score 50 or more points in an NBA game. His 56-point performance vs. the Golden State Warriors was one for the ages , a memorable night in a very difficult season for the Los Angeles Lakers. Here’s a …

LeBron James became one of the oldest players to score 50 or more points in an NBA game. His 56-point performance vs. the Golden State Warriors was one for the ages, a memorable night in a very difficult season for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Here’s a list with the 20 oldest players with 50-point games, which includes legends like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

Daily statistical milestones: Thaddeus Young moves past Julius Erving and more

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games. Thaddeus Young No. 48 in steals now Moved ahead of Julius Erving with 1,509 steals. He’s now 5 away …

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games.

Thaddeus Young No. 48 in steals now

Moved ahead of Julius Erving with 1,509 steals. He’s now 5 away from Rajon Rondo

Buddy Hield No. 52 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Dan Majerle with 1,361 three-pointers. He’s now 25 away from Antoine Walker

LaMarcus Aldridge No. 58 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Leroy Ellis with 8,712 rebounds. He’s now 13 away from Jason Kidd

Khris Middleton No. 87 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Quentin Richardson with 1,169 three-pointers. He’s now 2 away from Ben Gordon

Goran Dragic No. 109 in assists now

Moved ahead of Pooh Richardson with 4,184 assists. He’s now 8 away from Rory Sparrow

Jimmy Butler No. 127 in steals now

Moved ahead of Stephen Jackson with 1,111 steals. He’s now 3 away from Nick Anderson

D’Angelo Russell No. 131 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Morris Peterson with 1,011 three-pointers. He’s now 8 away from Isaiah Thomas

Giannis Antetokounmpo No. 142 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Joel Przybilla and Alex English with 837 blocks. He’s now 2 away from Amir Johnson

DeMar DeRozan No. 153 in assists now

Moved ahead of Derrick Rose with 3,647 assists. He’s now 3 away from Elgin Baylor

Blake Griffin No. 166 in points now

Moved ahead of Alonzo Mourning with 14,312 points. He’s now 6 away from Anthony Davis

Kevin Love No. 176 in points now

Moved ahead of Manu Ginobili and David West with 14,047 points. He’s now 6 away from Dave DeBusschere and Jerry Lucas

Giannis Antetokounmpo No. 187 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Zelmo Beaty, Vern Mikkelsen and Blake Griffin with 5,952 rebounds. He’s now 10 away from Elmore Smith

Giannis Antetokounmpo No. 188 in points now

Moved ahead of Deron Williams with 13,817 points. He’s now 41 away from Chuck Person

Patrick Beverley No. 193 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Nate Robinson with 812 three-pointers. He’s now 3 away from Chris Mullin and Ben McLemore

Jrue Holiday No. 205 in points now

Moved ahead of Al Harrington with 13,252 points. He’s now 57 away from Jermaine O’Neal

Steven Adams No. 213 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Derrick McKey and Kristaps Porzingis with 613 blocks. He’s now tied with Darko Milicic

DeMar DeRozan No. 220 in steals now

Moved ahead of Christian Laettner, James Posey and Chris Morris with 920 steals. He’s now 1 away from Kemba Walker

Doug McDermott No. 229 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Charlie Villanueva and Brandon Knight with 719 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Tony Snell

Mason Plumlee No. 230 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Lorenzen Wright with 573 blocks. He’s now 3 away from Grant Hill

Giannis Antetokounmpo No. 231 in assists now

Moved ahead of Antonio Daniels with 2,940 assists. He’s now 1 away from Howard Komives

Seth Curry No. 239 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Rodney Rogers and Kent Bazemore with 692 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Gary Harris

Gary Harris No. 239 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Rodney Rogers and Kent Bazemore with 692 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Seth Curry

Karl-Anthony Towns No. 244 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Dave Corzine and Cedric Maxwell with 5,265 rebounds. He’s now 3 away from Shawn Bradley


What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kane Pitman @KanePitman Postgame @lockedonbucks w/@Frank Madden 🦌
-Angry Giannis takes it out on the Hornets
-Budenholzer’s big challenge
-Wesley Matthews?
-Schedule about to turn nasty
-A special guest appearance 🐶
📺 https://t.co/IavYrtvJtF
🎙️ https://t.co/fq5or6OoXX pic.twitter.com/5AighvmbdC12:09 AM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 I asked Erik Spoelstra about the process of handling Jimmy Butler as that free safety:
“We have our team rules. And then there’s the Jimmy Butler rules.”
“The only guy you can compare it to is when @Dwyane Wade was in his prime.”
Here’s what he said:
@5ReasonsSports pic.twitter.com/cbIQYgN5gN11:10 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang Erik Spoelstra on Jimmy Butler’s gambles for steals: “We have our team rules and then there’s the Jimmy Butler rules. He can do whatever he wants because he can do some things that I’ve never seen before.” – 10:57 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange Watching Giannis vs. Hornets and thinking that Oak’s ‘Giannis would come of the bench’ in the 90s take might go down as the worst take in old-man NBA history. Just epic. – 10:41 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm FINAL: Bucks 130, Hornets 106
– Antetokounmpo 26pts/16reb/6ast
– Holiday 21pts/6reb/8ast
– Portis 20pts/10reb
– Middleton 19pts/4reb/3ast – 10:36 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm That was a nasty putback slam by Thanasis Antetokounmpo. – 10:35 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA D’Angelo Russell said postgame that he confused Anthony Edwards for Patrick Beverley a few times tonight because of how he was defending tonight. – 10:34 PM
StatMuse @statmuse Giannis in 28 minutes tonight:
26 PTS
16 REB
6 AST
2 STL
4 BLK
14-14 FT
It’s his 5th 25/15/5 game in less than 30 minutes played. No other player since the three-point era (1980) has more than one. pic.twitter.com/R3sffp8Abx10:33 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA Karl-Anthony Towns on his late shot that became the game-winner:
“DLo broke the play off and wanted me to shoot it.” – 10:20 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop DeMar DeRozan: Sometimes you need adversity to really see what you’re made of and understand what you need to win in this league. – 10:10 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA Chris Finch on going to KAT-DLo pick + roll late:
“Just trying pick and roll, trying to find KAT on the pop. And then when they switch, take em to the spot (which is the nail), he has a size advantage at that point in time. And then was just able to rise to shoot over the top.” – 10:10 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Giannis Antetokounmpo to Thanasis Antetokounmpo for the lay-in following a block from Giannis.
That was fun. – 10:06 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski Up 32, Giannis Antetokounmpo out on the floor to start the fourth quarter for the #Bucks10:03 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun I mentioned to Nick Nurse Thad Young wasn’t shooting too many three-pointers in San Antonio … “We’ll change that.” – 10:01 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso This game took so many directions. A definite increase in defensive identity in the fourth quarter, and Cedi Osman even tied the game at 122 with 33 seconds left. But KAT’s 3 with 12 seconds left, and free throws from D’Angelo Russell sealed it.
Wolves beat #Cavs 127-122. – 9:45 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger Charlotte’s strategy of lightly tapping Giannis while he completes a 2-foot finish does not appear to be working – 9:41 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe Tyler Herro just chucked a pass full-court to Jimmy Butler, who somehow beat two Bulls defenders for it in the paint to dump off to Caleb Martin for an open bucket.
Getting Alex Caruso and Lonzo Ball back isn’t going to fix these defensive lapses overnight. – 9:23 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA DLo just decides to find a way to put the Wolves in the bonus in the 4th. Does this almost every game. – 9:18 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry Jimmy Butler had attempted only 80 3-pointers coming into tonight, making only 16…and Derrick Jones Jr. just fouled him on a 3-point attempt. Kind of sums up the kind of night this has been for the Bulls. – 9:15 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 One of my favorite sets from Miami:
Bam Adebayo at the top
Duncan Robinson down screen for Jimmy Butler
Easy lob to Jimmy
If not, DHO to Duncan
If that’s blitzed, Bam drive – 9:09 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm One day, I hope to love anything as much as Giannis Antetokounmpo loves whipping passes to the opposite corner in transition. – 9:03 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman Pat Connaughton to Khris Middleton after tonight’s game 🤕 pic.twitter.com/J9tmahmKtk9:01 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski Khris Middleton takes a couple of jabs but makes all of his free throws. #Bucks are up 59-41. – 9:00 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry Gabe Vinent just hit DeMar DeRozan with the DeMar DeRozan up-and-under. – 8:59 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Khris Middleton and Miles Bridges both go down following a collision, but Middleton appeared to get the worst of it and stayed down a few beats longer.
He’s back up and shooting free throws though. – 8:57 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski Khris Middleton took one to the face – but he appears OK for now as he heads to the free throw line. – 8:57 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski And Middleton’s three put the #Bucks up 55-39.
#Hornets have scored 7 points thus far in the quarter. – 8:55 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski The #Bucks Khris Middleton has passed Quentin Richardson for No. 87 o the all-time made three-pointers list. – 8:55 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski Giannis Antetokounmpo has three blocks to go with nine points and five rebounds. #Bucks lead the #Hornets 46-37. – 8:48 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang Halftime: Heat 55, Bulls 46. Gabe Vincent with 14 points. Bam Adebayo with 11 points. Jimmy Butler with 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals. Bulls shooting 1 of 13 on threes. – 8:41 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski Two quicks threes to open the second quarter sends the #Hornets to a timeout. #Bucks lead 38-32.
Giannis Antetokounmpo gave Montrezl Harrell a strong hand to the chest as he made his way the paint prior to Grayson Allen’s three. – 8:40 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm The Bucks and Hornets are tied at 32 after one quarter. Middleton and Holiday both have 7 points in the first 12 minutes.
Advanced Stats
OffRtg: 133.3
DefRtg: 133.3
Net Rtg: 0.0
ORB%: 50.0%
DRB%: 68.8% – 8:37 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Halftime: Raptors lead the Nets 71-48. LaMarcus Aldridge has 11 points. Toronto has 19 points off 14 Nets turnovers. Not much else to say. – 8:37 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid Jalen Smith just got ejected. Such a boneheaded decision. Waved his hand at an official, got a tech for that.
He kept walking towards officials and loudly saying, “THAT’S SOME BULLSHIT!” over and over. Buddy Hield got pretty mad that Jalen didn’t keep his cool. #Pacers8:33 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops Ayo doing a really good job on Jimmy Butler on three-straight possessions. – 8:32 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob What a fun Thad shift – 8:27 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher Thaddeus Young made zero 3-pointers in 370 minutes with the Spurs.
He has three in his last 29 minutes with the Raptors. – 8:27 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob With both Fred and OG out these Thad and Precious three balls are invaluable – 8:26 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid Buddy Hield with an impressive left-handed and-1 on Wendall Carter Jr. #Pacers8:22 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm You don’t see Giannis Antetokounmpo get THAT mad often.
Thought he got fouled by LaMelo Ball on one end and complained about it before turning on the jets to swat a Mason Plumlee dunk. Trailed the play, set himself up for a dunk…and they called a foul on Ball on the ground. – 8:19 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger Big out-of-nowhere block by Giannis on Plumlee … but it might be the only halfway decent defense by either side in these first six minutes. Big “whoever makes more open shots wins” energy here. – 8:18 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski Giannis Antetokounmpo was really* frustrated after not getting a call on the offensive end – and took it out on poor Plumlee on the other end.
#Hornets lead 16-9 in the early going. – 8:18 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe The Heat wreaked havoc through that opening quarter to grab a 30-21 lead. DeRozan getting smothered with double teams. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo making things difficult on both sides of the court. – 8:12 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang End of first quarter: Heat 30, Bulls 21. Heat lead by as many as 14 points in the period. Jimmy Butler already with four steals and Bulls already with eight turnovers. – 8:11 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop Jimmy Butler has 4 steals, Bam Adebayo is switching everything and wreaking havoc to the tune of 8 Bulls’ TOs and Heat lead 30-21 after 1. – 8:10 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor D’Angelo Russell is a very nonchalant player. Makes some perplexing decisions. – 8:09 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange Dragic’s on-ball defense has not improved since November. – 8:08 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Goran Dragic said in Milwaukee he’s going to look for LaMarcus Aldridge when he can, especially on the short roll. Just found him for a 3. – 8:05 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Jimmy Butler with 4 steals through 9 minutes – 8:04 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe Completely disjointed start for the Bulls, who just coughed up a five-second violation coming out of a timeout.
Heat lead 25-11. Jimmy Butler leads with 7 points and 4 steals. – 8:04 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef Bulls have 2 assists and 7 turnovers in first 8:54 of this one
Jimmy Butler has 4 of Miami’s 6 steals – 8:01 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps Goran Dragic makes his debut in front of the home Brooklyn fans
Mild applause; can’t imagine it’ll be the same tomorrow – 8:01 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Goran Dragic checks in for the first time at Barclays to a nice applause. – 8:01 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen Hey, it’s Goran Dragic! – 8:00 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports Jimmy Butler 3 steals in first 7 minutes of game, Heat has 5 steals as a team. Another poor start by #Bulls7:58 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Jimmy Butler already with three steals. He is locked in early. – 7:57 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Jimmy Butler attracting 2-3 bodies on every attack
PJ not just sitting and watching
Cuts with him and gets the dunk – 7:56 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler with 10 of the Heat’s first 16 points. Heat leads Bulls 16-10. – 7:49 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Goran Dragic has entered the Nets’ pregame hype video. – 7:37 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob Nice to see Dragic embrace Svi pre-game and show what looked like genuine concern for what he’s going through – 7:32 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA A couple early defense notes from Wolves-Cavs
– Pat Bev guarding Markkanen (makes sense, that’s CLE’s primary offensive creator)
– We saw Vando blitz-switch the first two pick and rolls
– DLo’s matchup to play safety is Okoro
– Ant guarding the point (Goodwin) – 7:16 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid #Pacers starters tonight:
— Tyrese Haliburton
— Buddy Hield
— Oshae Brissett
— Jalen Smith
— Isaiah Jackson – 7:11 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Gabe Vincent again stepping in for Kyle Lowry in Heat starting lineup tonight, a lineup rounded out by Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, P.J. Tucker and Duncan Robinson. – 7:01 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050 Nurse on facing Dragic: “I think that he’s happy where he’s at now. Guys in that stage of their career, it’s not uncommon. I like him as a person & I really like him as a player. Now we got to go compete against him. I’m sure he’s gonna be motivated & hopefully our guys are too” – 6:41 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps Nick on Goran Dragic Night:
“Not that big a deal from my standpoint.” – 6:12 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Steve Nash expects a similar workload for Goran Dragic tonight. He played 14 minutes and some change on Saturday. – 6:02 PM
The Ringer @ringernba 💯 How DeMar DeRozan has elevated his game
💯 James Harden’s Sixers debut
🤬 Lakers rage with @JomiAdeniran
#RealOnes with @Logan Murdock and @Bell19Raja: open.spotify.com/episode/0iU4Bl…5:12 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat From earlier — Midrange Masters: Heat’s Jimmy Butler, Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan do it from old-school terrain. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:04 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 First game of Heat-Bulls this season:
– Win without Tyler Herro
Second game of Heat-Bulls:
– Win without Jimmy Butler + Bam Adebayo
Third game of Heat-Bulls:
– Without Kyle Lowry… – 4:23 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko 📅 On this day in 2021, the @Sacramento Kings Buddy Hield made his 1,000th career 3P in a loss to the Hornets.
Hield reached that mark in just 350 games, 19 fewer than any other player in NBA history:
350 – Hield
369 – Stephen Curry
372 – Klay Thompson
385 – Damian Lillard pic.twitter.com/JA4v6EpKUL3:01 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Midrange Masters: Heat’s Jimmy Butler, Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan do it from old-school terrain. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…2:37 PM

Daily statistical milestones: JaVale McGee moves past LaMarcus Aldridge and more

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games. JaVale McGee No. 63 in blocks now Moved ahead of LaMarcus Aldridge with 1,187 blocks. He’s now 6 …

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games.

JaVale McGee No. 63 in blocks now

Moved ahead of LaMarcus Aldridge with 1,187 blocks. He’s now 6 away from Bo Outlaw and Adonal Foyle

Hassan Whiteside No. 75 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Rik Smits with 1,112 blocks. He’s now 4 away from P.J. Brown

Evan Fournier No. 75 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Hersey Hawkins and Terrence Ross with 1,229 three-pointers. He’s now 4 away from D.J. Augustin

Robert Covington No. 92 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Wesley Person with 1,152 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from Jameer Nelson

Rudy Gay No. 96 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Gary Payton with 1,133 three-pointers. He’s now 8 away from Kevin Martin

LeBron James No. 97 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Darryl Dawkins with 1,025 blocks. He’s now 2 away from Chris Dudley

Paul Millsap No. 156 in points now

Moved ahead of Bill Russell with 14,525 points. He’s now 26 away from Allan Houston

Devin Booker No. 156 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Chucky Atkins with 936 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Voshon Leonard

Terry Rozier No. 168 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Jared Dudley and Ersan Ilyasova with 889 three-pointers. He’s now 3 away from Donovan Mitchell

Mike Conley No. 180 in points now

Moved ahead of Carlos Boozer with 13,982 points. He’s now 36 away from Fred Brown

Andrew Wiggins No. 196 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Doug Christie and Rex Chapman with 806 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from Anthony Morrow

Nikola Jokic No. 202 in assists now

Moved ahead of Tom Henderson with 3,138 assists. He’s now 3 away from Gerald Henderson

Jayson Tatum No. 210 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Fred VanVleet with 761 three-pointers. He’s now 6 away from Jamal Mashburn

Jerami Grant No. 218 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Jamaal Magloire with 604 blocks. He’s now 3 away from Armen Gilliam

Tony Snell No. 229 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Charlie Villanueva with 719 three-pointers. He’s now 2 away from Kelly Olynyk

Reggie Jackson No. 233 in assists now

Moved ahead of Bob Weiss with 2,932 assists. He’s now 2 away from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Antonio Daniels

Kent Bazemore No. 239 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Bobby Jackson with 690 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Gary Harris and Seth Curry

Dennis Schroeder No. 246 in assists now

Moved ahead of Elfrid Payton, Tyreke Evans and Jim Jackson with 2,858 assists. He’s now tied with Beno Udrih

Bryn Forbes No. 248 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Jaylen Brown, Mickael Pietrus, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Carlos Delfino and Danny Ferry with 680 three-pointers. He’s now 4 away from Byron Russell

Jaylen Brown No. 249 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Mickael Pietrus, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Carlos Delfino with 680 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from Bryn Forbes


What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA LeBron on if his knee is affecting his play: “I don’t think it’s affecting my play.” – 1:02 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon LeBron James on the game: “Tonight, from the six minute point of the second quarter to the third, no answer.” – 12:59 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Final: Pelicans 123, Lakers 95
The Lakers drop to 27-33, starting their post-ASB stretch 0-2. They were outscored 82-58 over the final 26 minutes of the game. LeBron James finished with 32 points. The game ended in a chorus of boos.
Up next: vs. Dallas on Tuesday. – 12:28 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS Pretend this was legal. Who says no:
The Lakers agree to bench LeBron and AD for the rest of the year. The Pelicans waive their 2023 swap rights and their right to defer the 2024 pick the Lakers owe them to 2025.
Pels would basically guarantee themselves a top-10 pick this year – 12:22 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Bron and Russ being out there feels more like Vogel telling them to lay in the bed they made tonight – 12:18 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar LeBron, there’s a team that has never booed their home team, you are a big fan of their GM and they have 7 draft picks in Bronny’s draft class. 🤷 – 12:16 AM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine Ingram is just GIVING it to the Lakers. Goodness. No spirit or fight out there from the home team.
Gotta factor in the injuries but man … it is astonishing to see a LeBron James team this punchless.
He’s never had less help and never needed more. – 11:56 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA Sit LeBron in the 4th. No point. – 11:55 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Third quarter: Pelicans 95, Lakers 65
The third quarter was a calamity of errors — turnovers, missed layups, boos. LA’s body language and effort said it all. In a disappointing season full of lows, this is a new low point. LA is up to 21 turnovers — LeBron & Russ each have 7. – 11:55 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner Ingram finishes over LeBron to take a 30 point lead.
That’s a sentence some people will like. – 11:53 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel Naji Marshall with a block from behind of LeBron James 👀 – 11:53 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13 Naji Marshall swatted LeBron off the backboard. Hang the banner. – 11:53 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland Ultimate respect for his talent, but more he plays more we see LeBron should never be a GM – 11:46 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel CJ McCollum pull-up 3-pointer makes it a 72-53 lead for the Pelicans … and then LeBron James whips a cross court bounce pass to someone sitting courtside. – 11:37 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon Boo birds here in the arena as LeBron turns it over on an attempted cross court bounce pass, and the Lakers fall behind by 22 points in the third quarter. – 11:36 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory LeBron is getting zero lift on his jumper tonight. You can tell that knee isn’t right. – 11:29 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa 11 turnovers between Bron and Russ in the 1st half… – 11:13 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Halftime: Pelicans 51, Lakers 40
Awful end to the half for LA, who was outscored 10-3 over the final 2:31 to turn a 4-point deficit into an 11-point deficit. LeBron James has 13 points. No other Laker is in double figures. LA has 16 turnovers to just 8 assists. – 11:08 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory End of the 1st half: Pelicans 51, Lakers 40
Ingram 11 pts
McCollum 7 pts (3-9 FG)
Valanciunas 6 pts & 6 rebs
One of the ugliest halves basketball I’ve seen all year. Lakers turned the ball over 16 times. The Pels shot 4-14 on 3s, 5-10 on FTs. LeBron and Russ have been rough. – 11:07 PM
Bill Oram @billoram Ugly Russ turnover leads to a Herb Jones breakaway and the Pelicans go up 14 before LeBron bank in a 3 to send Lakers into halftime trailing 51-40. – 11:05 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers LeBron was ball-watching on that Snell three like he was a spectator in the crowd. AK – 11:04 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba First bit of burst from LeBron all game – 11:02 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter Four turnovers apiece for LeBron and Westbrook now, as LAL’s total climbs to 13.
LAL got within 1 before the most recent 2 TO’s sparked a 6-0 NOP run to put them up 40-33. – 10:56 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba LeBron isn’t moving well at all – 10:56 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel For instance, did you guys catch Carmelo Anthony lazily double CJ McCollum without any regard for Jonas Valanciunas (Melo’s man) who walked into the lane totally unabated and scored the lay-in over LeBron? – 10:45 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel This Lakers defense is hysterically bad with LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in the front court. Wow. – 10:44 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha First quarter: Pelicans 24, Lakers 20
The Lakers had nine turnovers in the first quarter — seven of which came from their starters (three from Dwight Howard). This new starting unit’s offense continues to be subpar. Russell Westbrook has 8 points. LeBron James has 6. – 10:39 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter Lakers trail 24-20 after 1.
Last game, they were 0 for 10 from 3 in the 1st Q against the Clippers, and started 0 for 5 tonight until THT hit one in the final minute.
Big issue was turnovers, with Dwight Howard committing 3,
and LeBron, Westbrook and Monk 2 each. – 10:37 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen Ed Malloy on LAC possession after the review: “We deemed that it was a … good blocked shot, so it is technically an inadvertent whistle. Replay review showed that when the whistle was blown Robert Covington had control of the basketball, therefore, Los Angeles got possession.” – 10:32 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP Jayson Tatum’s final game as a 23-year old is Tuesday. Tonight he passed Anthony Davis into what will be his final spot, 12th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list for players 23 and under.
Trailing only LeBron, KD, Melo, T-Mac, Kobe, Booker, Shaq, KAT, Dwight, Wiggins and Giannis – 10:27 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina LeBron James trying to attack the basket early. I suspect the Pelicans will start throwing defending LeBron withs some of their bigger players – 10:16 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard #Pistons Dwane Casey on finishing the game with Killian Hayes: “I thought he was doing a better job on (Terry) Rozier and using his size and slowing him down.” – 10:15 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII Casey said he though Killian was doing the best job on Rozier, which is why he finished the game. – 10:15 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa On closing the game with Killian, Casey said he liked his job defensively on Rozier and how he moved the ball. – 10:15 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer Herbert Jones opens defensively against LeBron. CJ McCollum matched up with Westbrook, a player he’s very familiar with from playing in same division and meeting in West playoffs – 10:13 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13 I can’t believe LeBron couldn’t believe he fouled Jaxson Hayes. – 10:13 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone Final: Pistons 127, #Hornets 126 (OT)
Welp, 15-game winning streak over Detroit is snapped.
Terry Rozier 33 pts, 5 rebs, 2 ast
Miles Bridges 29 pts, 10 rebs, 5 ast
LaMelo 17 pts, 7 rebs, 7 ast
Up next: at Milwaukee tomorrow – 9:54 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane The explanation Stephen Silas got as to why the Clippers were awarded possession after their successful challenge is that Robert Covington had the ball when the whistle blew. He didn’t seem pumped with that explanation – 9:51 PM
Tina Cervasio @TinaCervasio We cover all the bases w/@Ian_OConnor tonight on @fox5ny #SportsXtra …from latest baseball talks & how lockout could impact fans, to his newest book. We take a deep dive into #COACHK & how Ian searched to find the answer to how Mike Krzyzewski become the NCAA winningest coach! pic.twitter.com/mky9cfXr9n9:40 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone Terry Rozier has been ridiculous tonight. – 9:39 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Lakers rolling with the same starters against the Pelicans tonight:
Dwight Howard
LeBron James
Trevor Ariza
Austin Reaves
Russell Westbrook – 9:30 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon Same starting lineup for the Lakers tonight: LeBron, Russ, Dwight, Ariza, Reaves – 9:30 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa That was a nice finish by Cade. Pistons briefly took the lead, but Rozier responded with a 3. Charlotte up 112-110 with less than two minutes left – 9:22 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin “It’s not just on Coach, it’s not just on Jae. It’s on all of us. We were on desperation trying to come back anyway. I don’t think we should’ve been in that situation.” Devin Booker.
#Suns yield 14-point lead in 118-114 loss to Utah. Up nine in 3rd. #Jazz https://t.co/qw0mcr9GTI pic.twitter.com/BwuLqphjtT9:19 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif The Clippers come out of this timeout with 3 minutes to go in the fourth quarter going small, with Zubac off the floor, Covington back on. – 9:19 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA Frustration challenge here by Jason Kidd. From our vantage point, Dwight Powell sent Canadian teammate Andrew Wiggins flying chasing after a loose ball. Very tough to overturn something like this. – 9:07 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews In addition to Wiggins’ 13 first-half points, he held the Mavericks to 2-of-11 shooting and forced three turnovers when he was the primary defender. He and Gary Payton II held Luka Doncic to just 1-of-8 FG and four turnovers. H/T @ESPNStatsInfo9:05 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin “Just learning.” Devin Booker after #Suns 118-114 loss to Utah. pic.twitter.com/eJDQrOUebD9:03 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs Mavs fall into early 18 point hole, cut it to six late in the 2nd, before outscored 8-2 in final 3 min going 1-5. and trail 60-48. GS physical w/Doncic who has 5 TOs, and also picked up tech 13. He and Dinwiddie 12 pts. Curry & Wiggins 13 for GS. 2nd half soon @theeagledallas8:52 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone Terry Rozier is cooking. Has 12 points here in the third quarter and is up to 23 (9 of 15) tonight. #Hornets are on a 9-0 run and lead the Pistons 78-74. – 8:42 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah Danuel House steps up to defend Devin Booker down the stretch of Jazz’s win over Suns https://t.co/QFI6eZ01Zw pic.twitter.com/yh8IiWCXM08:35 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe Luka caught a blow to the face on the Wiggins drive – 8:33 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Frank Vogel confirmed LeBron James is playing tonight. – 8:25 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina Lakers coach Frank Vogel said LeBron James will play tonight vs Pelicans. Lakers had listed LeBron earlier as questionable – 8:24 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon Though LeBron James was officially listed as “questionable” in the earlier game notes, Frank Vogel confirms he’s in. Avery Bradley remains out today against the Pelicans. – 8:24 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13 LeBron James will play tonight, Frank Vogel says. – 8:24 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA Frank Vogel confirms LeBron James will play tonight despite QUESTIONABLE designation. – 8:23 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer Frank Vogel says LeBron James will play vs. #Pelicans. He was listed as questionable on injury report – 8:23 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU It will be interesting to see how second half rotation shakes out.
Brandon Boston Jr. wasn’t able to do much with his early clock, Amir Coffey never got going after coming in late, going small didn’t help, and Kennard went scoreless. Covington was only reserve in the black +/- – 8:19 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS After 1: Warriors 37, Mavericks 24
-After Wiggins misses 2/3 FTs, he gets cranky, scores 11 pts on 4/5 FGs
-Curry/GP2 7 pts ea
-score 9 pts off 6 DAL turnovers – 8:15 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22 Warriors lead Dallas 37-24 at the end of the first quarter. Andrew Wiggins leads all scorers with 11 points. They’ve held the Mavericks to 36.8 percent shooting and have five steals. Golden State is also 6-10 from 3-point range. – 8:15 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone Halftime: Pistons 58, #Hornets 54
Terry Rozier 11 points
Cody Martin 11 points
LaMelo 10 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds – 8:08 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater Warriors rip off a 27-12 start on the Mavericks. Gary Payton II (despite limping on that shin) active on defense, bothering Doncic. Wiggins hitting shots after quiet return from break. Ball zinging around. Four Curry assists. Has 18 his last four quarters. – 8:02 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone Eric Lewis hits Terry Rozier with a technical foul. Rozier was unhappy he was whistled for a foul on a Cade Cunningham drive. Replays showed Rozier was right. He didn’t foul him. – 7:56 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA “It keeps you wanting to comeback to work everyday.”
Warriors All-Star Andrew Wiggins tells Justin Termine & Eddie Johnson about the motivation that comes from playing for a championship #DubNation
Golden State hosts Dallas Now on NBA Radio! Listen:https://t.co/AYipQpeyBw pic.twitter.com/1GbMsfQmVO7:28 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews Moses Moody is starting in place of Klay Thompson. He’s joined by Steph, GPII, Wiggins and Looney – 7:22 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Sometimes as a journalist you run off the entire play you’re asking about, thus giving the player no room to answer the question.
My bad.
Devin Booker made something out of my question on the play Jae Crowder turned the ball over. Later said he could’ve called timeout. #Suns pic.twitter.com/dYHThpheoz7:15 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko Same starters for Mavs: Luka, Brunson, Bullock, DFS and Powell.
For W’s: Curry, Looney, Moses Moody, Gary Payton II, Andrew Wiggins. – 7:11 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater Warriors starters tonight vs Mavericks
Steph Curry
Moses Moody
Gary Payton II
Andrew Wiggins
Kevin Looney – 7:03 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs Mavs starters: Bullock, DFS, Powell, Brunson, Doncic
GS starters: Wiggins, Payton, Looney, Moody, Curry
6:45 tip @theeagledallas7:02 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman “Felt like we were in Philly” #Knicks fall to Harden’s #Sixers at Garden as Evan Fournier questions fourth-quarter mindset after late collapse #NBA nypost.com/2022/02/27/kni…6:54 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane The Clippers have more players on their roster that were with the Rockets when the 2020 season was suspended than the Rockets.
Robert Covington and Isaiah Hartenstein are currently with the Clips and only Eric Gordon remains from the pre-bubble Rockets – 6:49 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Danuel House: Me and Royce, we wanted to make it harder on Booker tonight. He had 30 points, but we just tried to give him different looks – 6:46 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz Danuel House, on what he was trying to do vs. Devin Booker: “Just give him different looks, not make it easy. He’s a talented scorer. Me and Royce made it harder for him.” – 6:46 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet “It’s not just on coach, it’s not just on Jae, it’s on all of us.”
Devin Booker said he could’ve called the timeout on that last possession too, and that the Suns’ awareness in those situations has to be better – 6:45 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet “We just have to move on from it. We preach not wanting to lose 2 games in a row, and that was our mindset and we lost it.”
Devin Booker said he still thinks the Suns are in a good position, just need to regroup – 6:43 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Jae Crowder said he was trying to get Devin Booker the ball on that last play, but he saw Mike Conley creeping up, which is what forced what wound up happening – 6:39 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin “I’m more confused than anybody about the challenges.”
Monty Williams after he challenged a foul on Devin Booker late.
Challenge was successful, but the refs found a foul on Cam Johnson.
Williams said he’s not concerned about fine. Wants more clarity on challenge rule. #Suns pic.twitter.com/DvbGjO7n9x6:36 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo LeBron James normalized greatness. – 6:26 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet “Listen, I am like, more confused than anybody about the challenges.” – Monty Williams on the Devin Booker foul that was overturned to a foul on Cam Johnson – 6:21 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz Quin Snyder, on finishing the game with House: “With some of the depth that we have, we have opportunities to play guys in certain situations. … Danuel was doing an excellent job. Royce was the first guy up off the bench talking to him.” Said House was making Booker work. – 6:19 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Final: UTA 118, PHX 114
Booker: 30-7-7, 12-24 FG
Cam Johnson: 23-5-4, 7-11 FG
Ayton: 23 Pts, 7 Reb, 11-15 FG
Mitchell: 26 Pts, 5 Ast, 8-20 FG
Suns lose back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 27 – 6:04 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen Conley does make his assigned 1 FT, and Jazz will win this one.
Two consecutive big wins for the Jazz against their likely first and second round opponents.
House wasn’t considered a “stopper” pre-Utah, but his defensive effort and ability has changed the Jazz dynamic some. – 6:04 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Huge turnover by Crowder with #Suns having a chance to tie game with 3.
Conley fouled after timeout.
Splits FTs. #Suns down four with 1.1 seconds left. – 6:03 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Conley makes 1 of 2….Jazz up 118-114 with 1.1 second remaining. – 6:02 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Mike Conley hits 1 of 2 FTs, so that’ll do it. Suns down 4 with 1.1 seconds left – 6:02 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Conley gets fouled. The Jazz need one free throw from him to win the game – 6:01 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz Suns decide not to call timeout … confusion from Johnson/Crowder/Booker … ball thrown out of bounds. Wow. Jazz will have it, up 117-114 with 2.1 to go. – 6:01 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen Conley will have 2 FTs, needs just one of them – 6:01 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Oh man. What an awful way to lose. Suns got a stop and a rebound, but Crowder throws it over Devin Booker’s head and it’ll be Jazz ball with 2.1 seconds left. Rare lapse in judgement from the vet there – 6:00 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Devin Booker said we’re not done yet – 5:55 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Booker 3. Has 30. #Suns down five. – 5:55 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin #Suns challenge was successful on Booker not getting the foul, but then the foul was credited to Cam Johnson. # – 5:55 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Monty Williams challenged that foul call on Devin Booker and it’s a successful challenge…but video review determined it’s a foul on Cam Johnson instead – 5:55 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Huge Gobert block of Ayton.
Then Danuel House Jr. with another 3. #Suns down 113-106 as Booker answers. – 5:50 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan Jazz closing with Conley, Mitchell, Bogdanovic, Gobert and …. House. – 5:49 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen Timeout, Suns. Jazz are up 110-104, in a really good spot with 3:07 left.
Looks like Gobert will come back in for final 3 min. Can Jazz contain Booker? If they do, they should come out with a win on ABC. – 5:47 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Booker with 25. Now 3-of-6 from 3.
#Suns down six with 3:07 left in game. – 5:46 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Jordan Clarkson is killing the Suns tonight. He’s got 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting off the bench. Suns back within 6 after Booker’s corner 3, but they need stops now – 5:45 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Phoenix is still capable of playing at an extremely high level without Paul. One of the reasons is because Booker can play the one at a high level and then you have Johnson/Bridges/Crowder on the floor together. Not many wing trios better – 5:41 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker back in at the 8:39 mark. Book is heading for a 40-minute night – 5:35 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Gobert out. Whiteside in.
Ayton in, McGee out.
Booker in, Holiday out.
#Suns down three with 8:39 left. – 5:35 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Here come Ayton and Booker. Booker will end up at 39 minutes if the game stays close. – 5:35 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin #Suns open fourth with Holiday, Shamet, Johnson, Crowder and McGee.
#Jazz now have Conley, Clarkson, O’Neale, Gay and Gobert
#Suns down two as Johnson hits 3. Has team-high 23. – 5:31 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Devin Booker’s already at 31 minutes and getting a breather to start the 4Q. I’d imagine he’ll be back in a couple minutes and play the rest of the way through – 5:29 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan Jazz close the 3rd quarter on a 16-3 run and lead 94-89.
House really made things tough for Booker, and Mitchell was phenomenal. – 5:26 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet End of 3Q: UTA 94, PHX 89
Booker: 17-6-6, 7-15 FG
Ayton: 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 9-11 FG
Cam Johnson: 20 Pts, 6-9 FG
Mitchell: 23 Pts, 7-16 FG
Jazz close 3Q on 16-3 run – 5:25 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen Booker and Bridges have played 31 min at the end of the 3rd… you figure they’ll have to rest at least 4 minutes in the 4th. – 5:25 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Devin Booker with the rip-through tribute to Chris Paul! – 5:23 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Devin Booker gets the rip-through in the bonus. An ode to the Point God, Chris Paul. – 5:23 PM
David Locke @DLocke09 House making Booker, who plays all 12 of the quarter, work on every possession has lead to back to back fatigue plays by Booker. A pull up three and not getting back in transition. – 5:23 PM
David Locke @DLocke09 Having a 2nd defender when Royce O’Neale is out of the game is an important addition for the Utah Jazz. Danuel House is doing a great job making Devin Booker work for every foot on the court. – 5:21 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Clarkson 3 was off Booker not finding a man in semi-transition. Almost never makes those mistakes anymore. Those will come more with fatigue, though. – 5:20 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba If the Jazz and Suns get into a series, Danuel House needs to play as many possessions on Booker as possible. – 5:19 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen Trent Forrest, why are you going under Devin Booker screens – 5:07 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Booker 3. #Suns up six. – 5:07 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin #Suns 60 #Jazz 56 H.
PHX: Ayton 17 (8-of-10 FGs), Johnson 13, Booker 12. Team: 51.1% FG (4-of-11 from 3). 24 points in the paint.
UTA: Mitchell 11 (3-of-10 FGs), Conley 10. Team: 45.1% FG (8-of-18 from 3). 24 points in the paint.
Turnovers: UTA 6 PHX 4
Lead changes: 4
Ties: 7. – 4:44 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports LeBron James should take a page out of Damian Lillard’s playbook.
#Lakers #LakeShow #NBA
sportscasting.com/lebron-james-n…4:42 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba The Jazz trail the Suns 60-56 at halftime. Mitchell hasn’t been the same since tweaking his lower leg in the first quarter. The burst hasn’t been there. Conley has 10. Ayton has 17 for Phoenix. He’s been great in the second quarter – 4:41 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Halftime: PHX 60, UTA 56
Ayton: 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 8-10 FG
Booker: 12-5-3, 5-11 FG
Cam Johnson: 13 Pts, 4-6 FG
Mitchell: 11 Pts, 3-10 FG – 4:40 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Bridges tip-in of Booker missed 3.
#Suns up six. – 4:40 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Holiday back in for the last 2ish minutes of the half. That’s a good tweak to take a little more off Booker’s plate. – 4:38 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops Coming out of the half I’d watch if the Jazz make a stronger effort to attack Devin Booker in isolation.
They keep running off screens and getting matched up with Cam Johnson and Mikal Bridges who swallow up Conley and Mitchell’s size.
They can both beat Book off the dribble. – 4:35 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Booker lost ball as Clarkson with the steal.
Then he fouls Bogdanovic in transition. Basket good.
Misses FT. #Suns up five as Ayton scores on other end. Has 11. – 4:29 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Snyder likes to mix and match his starters into the reserves. Gobert is now taking a quick breather, along with Conley. Good opening here for the Suns – 4:26 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Current #Suns lineup:
Holiday, Shamet, Johnson, Craig and Ayton. Booker getting rest.
#Suns up 39-37. – 4:17 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin JaVale McGee with some ball handling before finding a way to finish over Gobert off glass. Tie game. #Suns #Jazz4:14 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Conley 3.
#Suns down 3. – 4:13 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan A few days ago, Quin Snyder said a 20-point lead in the NBA is nothing…
Suns led by 14 with 6:18 left in the first. The game is now tied 32-32.
Booker vs. Mitchell, Whiteside vs. McGee dunk off, both teams shooting well — we’ve got a fun one in Phoenix. – 4:11 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz End 1Q: Jazz 32, Suns 32. Utah closes on a 22-8 run to tie things up. Nice 3 from Gay, beautiful lob by JC to Rudy for a reverse alley-oop. 11p by Don, 10p from Booker. – 4:10 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba End of a funnnn first quarter. The Suns and Jazz are tied at 32-32…..Danuel House jr. came in and flipped the game defensively. Cooled Booker down a bit. – 4:10 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet End of 1Q: PHX 32, UTA 32
Booker: 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 5-8 FG
Cam Johnson: 8 Pts, 3-3 FG
Ayton: 7 Pts, 3-4 FG
Mitchell: 11 Pts, 3-6 FG
Jazz close 1Q on 8-2 run – 4:10 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Rudy Gay 3. #Suns lead down to two. – 4:09 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Rudy Gay on the floor for the first time – 4:06 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen Jazz are staying attached thanks essentially to Donovan Mitchell’s 3-point shooting. Booker has yet to be bothered on offense, though. – 4:03 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Booker 5-of-6. 10 points, 3 rebounds, two assists. #Suns up 32-26. 2:03 left in 1st. – 4:03 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Booker and Mitchell are bananas, man….the respective fan bases need to stop arguing over them. They are both fantastic basketball players – 4:03 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Friday night was one of those games where Booker’s elite shotmaking wasn’t quite where it normally is but boy is it in the building today – 4:02 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Devin Booker is putting on a shot-making clinic to start this one. 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting early – 4:02 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Booker with eight on 4-of-5 FGs. Hasn’t taken a 3. #Suns up 30-26 as Whiteside scores again. . – 4:02 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz OMG, Hassan Whiteside! 😂 – 4:01 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Whiteside steal, one-handed transition slam over McGee.
McGee offensive rebound, two-handed cram over Whiteside.
Backup bigs going at it. #Suns up 28-22. – 4:01 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Hassan Whiteside got JaVale McGee off the dribble with the poster, so McGee gets him back with the put-back slam on the other end and talks to Utah’s bench about it. They were both laughing about it running back down the court – 4:01 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Javale and Hassan!!! That was fun!! – 4:01 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah We all wanted the Hassan vs. JaVale game and NOW WE HAVE IT 😂😂🙏🏼🙏🏼 – 4:01 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin If Jazz don’t blitz Booker, he’ll get to a spot to shoot a jumper.
Mitchell answered Booker’s tough two with three, fouled by Booker.
Hits FT. #Suns up 26-20. – 3:59 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin McGee, Holiday in for Ayton, Johnson. #Suns3:57 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Holiday and McGee first in off the bench for Johnson and Ayton – 3:57 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Booker midrange. More under control, but #Jazz aren’t blitzing him like New Orleans did. #Suns up 24-13 as Mitchell hits 3. – 3:56 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Cam Johnson guarding Conley. #Suns up 22-10 as Johnson finds Ayton with slip pass off dribble penetration.
Johnson playing like he wants that rookie extension before the start of next season. – 3:55 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz Final: 76ers 125, Knicks 109.
Knicks fall to 25-36 on the season, 12th in the East. They have lost 15 of 18.
• Barrett 24-5-6
• Randle 16-10-7
• Fournier 24 pts
• Quickley 21 & 5
• Embiid 37 & 9 (23-27 FTs)
• Harden 29-10-16
79 combined free-throw attempts in the game. – 3:41 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA Is [Devin Booker] going to be more of a facilitator?
Brian Scalabrine tells Frank Isola who needs to step up for the Suns while Chris Paul is out with a right thumb injury.
Suns host the Jazz now on NBA Radio! Listen: https://t.co/AYipQpw9t4 pic.twitter.com/2a8JJjpK323:28 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Big lineup for Phoenix today. Devin Booker at the point, Cam Johnson and Bridges and Crowder all on the wings with Ayton in the middle
Means Mike Conley is going to have to guard way up. I would probably put him on Crowder. – 3:26 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps After 3 here at MSG: 76ers 90, Knicks 89.
3’s attempted by James Harden and Tyrese Maxey: 4-8
3’s attempted by the rest of the 76ers: 2-for-16 (and Georges Niang is 2-for-4).
Embiid has 29/6, Harden 20/7/13/5 for Philly.
Fournier has 24, Knicks shooting 10/24 from 3. – 3:06 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz Through three quarters, the 76ers lead the Knicks 91-89.
• Barrett 16-5-4
• Randle 16-8-6
• Fournier 24 pts
• Quickley 13 pts
• Embiid 29 & 6
• Harden 20-7-13, 5 stls – 3:05 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Devin Booker (far end) and Donovan Mitchell getting ready. #Suns #Jazz #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/heYU1uvgMv2:49 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz Evan Fournier has made five 3s tonight, which gives him 178 made 3s on the season, tying him with Allan Houston in 2002-03 for the fifth-most in a single season in Knicks history.
Franchise record is John Starks (217) in 1994-95. Pretty realistic chance Fournier breaks that. – 2:45 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Devin Booker getting ready. #Suns vs. #Jazz. pic.twitter.com/efMvYl7PKK2:44 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper Harden has 15 points and 10 assists in the first half. Embiid, who ended the half on the floor behind the Knicks bench after trying to block a Fournier 3, has 20 points. Fournier has 14, Barrett 12, Randle 11. Knicks are losing. – 2:16 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz Halftime. 76ers lead the Knicks 65-56.
• Barrett 12-2-5
• Fournier 14 pts
• Randle 11-5-2
• Sims 10 rebs
• Embiid 20 pts
• Harden 15-5-10
• Maxey 14 & 6
Knicks shooting 49-43-50 w/ 11 TOs. Sixers shooting 51-35-81 w/ 6 TOs. – 2:15 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops Rudy Gay is back for the @Utah Jazz.
Jared Butler remains out, but this is the healthiest the Jazz have been since Christmas. – 2:01 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Rudy Gay is officially in for today against the Suns – 2:01 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz Rudy Gay is AVAILABLE today for the Jazz vs. Phoenix. – 2:01 PM

Daily statistical milestones: LaMarcus Aldridge moves past Mitch Richmond and more

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games. Kyle Lowry No. 16 in three-pointers now Moved ahead of JR Smith with 1,931 three-pointers. He’s now …

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games.

Kyle Lowry No. 16 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of JR Smith with 1,931 three-pointers. He’s now 19 away from JJ Redick

LaMarcus Aldridge No. 44 in points now

Moved ahead of Mitch Richmond with 20,508 points. He’s now 200 away from George Gervin

Andre Drummond No. 50 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Vlade Divac with 9,327 rebounds. He’s now 56 away from Bailey Howell

DeMar DeRozan No. 57 in points now

Moved ahead of Dwight Howard with 19,366 points. He’s now 53 away from Jamal Crawford

Jrue Holiday No. 84 in steals now

Moved ahead of Brevin Knight and Tyrone Corbin with 1,230 steals. He’s now 18 away from Grant Hill

Khris Middleton No. 88 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Antawn Jamison with 1,166 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from Quentin Richardson

Andre Drummond No. 92 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Robert Horry with 1,036 blocks. He’s now 7 away from Paul Millsap

Goran Dragic No. 108 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Rasheed Wallace with 1,087 three-pointers. He’s now 3 away from Dana Barros

Jimmy Butler No. 128 in steals now

Moved ahead of Sam Perkins with 1,107 steals. He’s now 2 away from Stephen Jackson

Kyle Lowry No. 144 in points now

Moved ahead of Richard Jefferson with 14,914 points. He’s now 2 away from Paul George

Justin Holiday No. 153 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Damon Jones with 945 three-pointers. He’s now 4 away from Michael Adams

Kevin Love No. 178 in points now

Moved ahead of Fred Brown with 14,021 points. He’s now 13 away from David West

Clint Capela No. 179 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Jonas Valanciunas and Jim McIlvaine with 692 blocks. He’s now 4 away from Kurt Nimphius

Giannis Antetokounmpo No. 189 in points now

Moved ahead of Bill Laimbeer with 13,791 points. He’s now 13 away from Deron Williams

Kyrie Irving No. 192 in points now

Moved ahead of Predrag Stojakovic with 13,669 points. He’s now 44 away from Thaddeus Young

Nikola Jokic No. 203 in assists now

Moved ahead of Richard Hamilton and Toni Kukoc with 3,127 assists. He’s now 9 away from Tom Henderson

James Johnson No. 205 in blocks now

Moved ahead of DeSagana Diop, Andre Iguodala and Spencer Haywood with 631 blocks. He’s now 1 away from Mickey Johnson

Jrue Holiday No. 206 in points now

Moved ahead of Jalen Rose with 13,231 points. He’s now 6 away from Al Harrington

Fred VanVleet No. 210 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Marcus Smart and Mario Chalmers with 759 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum No. 210 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Marcus Smart and Mario Chalmers with 759 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Fred VanVleet

Kelly Olynyk No. 228 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Charlie Villanueva and Tony Snell with 717 three-pointers. He’s now 6 away from Austin Rivers

Giannis Antetokounmpo No. 231 in assists now

Moved ahead of Bob Weiss with 2,934 assists. He’s now tied with Antonio Daniels

Seth Curry No. 239 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Bobby Jackson, Kent Bazemore, Garrett Temple, Mike James and Chandler Parrsons with 690 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Rodney Rogers and Gary Harris

Bogdan Bogdanovic No. 248 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Carlos Delfino, Danny Ferry and Jaylen Brown with 679 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Mickael Pietrus

Jaylen Brown No. 250 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Danny Ferry with 678 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Carlos Delfino


What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell Dragic: “When you watch Kyrie, it feels like he’s in a video game. It’s just crazy how he moves and how he’s making those tough shots.” – 12:21 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis Goran Dragic admits he was gassed after six minutes and had to sub out. Adds he’s still learning the plays, but overall felt good. #Nets12:15 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Goran Dragic said he always has good chemistry with LaMarcus Aldridge. Knows he likes the pick-and-pop to get him mid-range shots and he plans to tap into that going forward. – 12:14 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Goran Dragic said he needed to sub out six minutes in because he was tired, but ultimately feels pretty good. – 12:13 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed Goran Dragic suggested he’s not fully in tip top game shape: “The first 6 minutes I had to take a sub. I was really tired.” – 12:13 AM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Khris Middleton, on the Bucks’ continuing 3rd quarter struggles:
“I think if I had the answer, it wouldn’t have happened. I mean, 43 points is way too much for any quarter, but yeah, it’s been happening way too many times in the third. Just gotta find a way to correct it.” – 12:06 AM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 I asked Jimmy Butler about the complete comfort when Bam Adebayo is the weak-side help, leading to a bunch of blocks the last two nights
Jimmy had a problem with the blocks part:
Just watch
@5ReasonsSports pic.twitter.com/HRljrCvghF11:54 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Steve Nash was impressed with Goran Dragic, given his layoff. Asked him if his former teammate called him coach. “No. That would be weird.” – 11:35 PM
StatMuse @statmuse Andre Drummond tonight:
17 PTS
12 REB
5 AST
2 STL
And a clutch block on Giannis. pic.twitter.com/ocE0EeKAaX11:26 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula Jimmy Butler laces up a Big Face PE. pic.twitter.com/35lBdlXrhx11:23 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 I asked Jimmy Butler a schematic question on Bam Adebayo’s weak-side defending for this team:
Jimmy stops me to say Bam stole one of his blocks in that way, since they credited Bam when he tipped it
When I asked Bam if that was true:
“He’s JIMVP, so he’s gotta let me be DPOY.” – 11:11 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria Two huge blocks for the Nets by Andre Drummond and James Johnson – 11:09 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds Bam on Jimmy Butler not playing the fourth quarter: “Jimmy’s elderly.” – 11:08 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Bobby Portis gets his corner 3 blocked by James Johnson and Drummond hits one of two free throws. Bucks down, 119-116, with 21.7 left.
Irving fouls Allen on a 3 on the other end. Three free throws to tie it. – 11:07 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Nets lead the Bucks 118-116 with 26.5 seconds left. Andre Drummond with a block on Giannis that might end up as game-saving. Bruce Brown finally got a 3 to go down on the other end. Can the Nets hold down the fort? – 11:04 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 I asked Erik Spoelstra about Jimmy Butler getting to the line 15 times, and how much of a legitimate skill that is:
“That’s Jimmy.”
“He’s almost an impossible player to keep out of the paint.”
@5ReasonsSports10:53 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Erik Spoelstra says Jimmy Butler was a bit sore in the 4th, but he also didn’t close because they wanted to ride out that young lineup – 10:46 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC Justin Holiday is going to be very important to the Kings’ success the rest of this season (and hopefully next season). – 10:41 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA Justin Holiday having a nice game. 15 points. Hitting his open shots. – 10:40 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Bam Adebayo- 36 points
Jimmy Butler- 27 points
Tyler Herro- 27 points
Kyle Lowry – 10 assists
The Heat’s core are doing things – 10:39 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Bucks up, 109-103, with 7:17 left. Portis has 28/10. Antetokounmpo has 25/10/5. Middleton has 20/7/3.
Middleton and Antetokounmpo have been solid, but this one has been all about Bobby Portis’ hot shooting night. He’s 8-of-12 from deep now. – 10:38 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC Final: Grizzlies 116 Bulls 110
Ja Morant came to play with DeMar DeRozan on the other side. Morant scored a regular season career high 46 points. Grizzlies snap two-game losing streak and end the Bulls’ six-game winning streak. Big win. Lots of big performances. – 10:33 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero Ja Morant goes out and gets a career-high 46 points and DeMar DeRozan’s brilliant 35+ run ends with him ejected after scoring 31. MVP vote tiebreaker to Ja.. in Chicago too – 10:32 PM
StatMuse @statmuse Longest streak of 30-point games in Bulls history:
11 — Michael Jordan
10 — DeMar DeRozan pic.twitter.com/UANVgUPvmk10:31 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 🚨New Piece🚨
Five Takeaways from Heat’s Win Over Spurs
Bam Adebayo: 36 points
Tyler Herro: 27 points
Jimmy Butler: 27 points
@5ReasonsSportsfivereasonssports.com/news/five-take…10:31 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry Final: Grizzlies 116, Bulls 110.
DeMar DeRozan: 31/7/3 (10-28)
Zach LaVine: 28/4/6
Coby White: 15/4/5
Nikola Vučević: 11/13
Javonte Green: 12/2
The Bulls are now 39-22. – 10:31 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef Down three points with 14.9 seconds left, DeMar DeRozan set up an attempt to get a mid-post look off. Lost ball trying to finish through contact
Drew a tech shortly thereafter. Second of the game for him, so was ejected – 10:29 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer End of the third quarter: Nets lead the Bucks 96-93. Kyrie has 26, Curry has 17 and Brown and Drummond each have 12. Three Bucks’ starters are over 20. Nets have the edge in the paint and on second0chance points. As @MBayler said, the team that plays less sloppy likely wins. – 10:24 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski Khris Middleton had 9 points and 5 assists in the third quarter and the #Bucks trail 96-93 after three. – 10:24 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC Ja Morant vs. DeMar DeRozan. Two of the NBA’s best clutch scorers … let’s go. – 10:18 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef DeMar DeRozan vs. Ja Morant down stretch of a close game is proving to be very fun – 10:18 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Dragic probably doesn’t even hit 20 minutes tonight, but it’s hard not to like what he’s shown tonight. Not bad for a guy who hasn’t played since November. – 10:16 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Goran Dragic back in with 3:36 left in the third quarter. – 10:15 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC A close game against the Bulls is not where you wanna be with DeMar DeRozan hooping. Grizzlies have no answer right now. – 10:13 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC DeMar DeRozan time. Let’s see if the Grizzlies can step up and take the challenge. – 10:07 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski Six turnovers for Jrue Holiday. – 10:07 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Haven’t seen Middleton throw the inbounds lob to Antetokounmpo much this season, but it’s started to come back the last few weeks.
Big two hand slam for Giannis there. – 9:58 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski #Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday has passed Brevin Knight for No. 84 on the all-time steals list. – 9:58 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan Pop said it’s time to start holding Primo accountable (meaning more planting time). In his 1st game post All-Star, Primo is running the second unit on offense, being tasked with guarding Jimmy Butler on the other end. Go get ‘em, kid. Unfortunately I’m now old enough to say that. – 9:55 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Jimmy Butler will be shooting his 14th and 15th free throw after this timeout
Keeping them alive through his attack – 9:50 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA Fts made right now: Jimmy Butler 11, Spurs 11
Game tied at 82 all – 9:46 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Kyle Lowry just set up that whole possession in the back court
Waving for Duncan and Caleb to cross corners, then calling Dedmon up for the screen
Coach on the floor – 9:42 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Halftime: Bucks lead the Nets 59-53. Kyrie Irving has been brilliant. He’s got 17 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Raise your hand if you had Andre Drummond with a team-high three assists. BK continues to struggle from 3. Just 3-for-14. Tough to keep up w/the Bucks if they don’t fall – 9:39 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski #Bucks lead the #Nets 59-53 at the break. Kyrie Irving has 17. Bobby Portis & Giannis Antetokounmpo have 14 apiece and Khris Middleton has 11. – 9:38 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Bucks up, 52-47, with 2:45 left in the first half. Just haven’t been as sharp as you would want, but that sometimes happens in the first game out of the All-Star Break.
Portis with 14/7. Antetokounmpo with 12/5. Middleton with 11/2/2. – 9:32 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski Kyrie Irving has 13 points to lead the #Nets – Bobby Portis has 14, Giannis Antetokounmpo 12, Khris Middleton 11 for the #Bucks9:31 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski #Bucks guard Jrue Holiday has passed Tyrone Corbin for No. 85 on the all-time steals list. – 9:28 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm That right there is what the Bucks are hoping to get from Jevon Carter.
Pressed Dragic 94 feet and forced a backcourt violation after almost getting a steal. – 9:14 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA Justin Holiday drops in a triple to open the scoring for Sacramento. 3-3. – 9:12 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA I love Cam Thomas. He just had the audacity to hold the ball and dribble into a very long two when he had Dragic, Mills, Curry and Aldridge on the floor with him. Kid’s confidence is overflowing. – 9:11 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer End of the first quarter: Bucks lead the Nets 32-25. Bucks led by as many as eight, but Brooklyn came back to tie it late in the quarter. Kyrie leads with seven, while Aldridge has five. Nets start just 1-for-7 from 3. – 9:11 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Jimmy Butler in the 1st half:
18 points
5 of 7 shooting
7 of 9 from the free throw line – 9:09 PM
Eric Patten @EricPatten Breen: “Dragic getting a chance to play NBA basketball once again”
Dude has had a chance. He CHOSE not to – 9:09 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis Goran Dragic on getting the Steve Nash’s system down: “The playbook is not hard. Most of the action is back from the day with the Suns, so I already got that covered. So it’s not going to be no problem.” He wasn’t lying. #Nets #Suns #NBA9:08 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski The #Bucks Khris Middleton has passed former all-star Antawn Jamison for No. 88 on the all-time three-pointers list. – 9:08 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis Dragic doesn’t play rusty. #Nets9:05 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell Dragic comes in and immediately knocks down his first shot from deep. He’s really going to help this team down the stretch. He’s calm, has hit plenty of big shots — and isn’t going to get swayed by the moment. – 9:01 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry Bulls first half in a nutshell…
DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine: 12 points, 4-for-18 shooting.
Javonte Green: nine points, 4-for-4 shooting. – 9:00 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Goran Dragic drains his first shot, a 3, as a Net. Game tied at 23. – 8:59 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Goran Dragic checks in with 3:28 left in the first quarter. He’s out there with Aldridge, Thomas, Johnson and Mills. – 8:58 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer LaMarcus Aldridge and Cam Thomas are Nash’s first reserves off the bench tonight. – 8:55 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed Show me Kyrie Goran Seth Kessler and LaMarcus on the floor at the same time – 8:54 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Jrue Holiday gets the scoring started tonight. – 8:41 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett DeMar DeRozan was 0-5 from the field in the 1st qtr – 8:40 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef Grizzlies lead Bulls 31-22 after first quarter
• Steven Adams had 9-11-2 in 9 minutes
• Grizz matched Bulls’ scoring with paint points alone (22)
• DeMar DeRozan (0-5), Zach LaVine (2-7) a combined 2-12 from field, but Nikola Vucevic (8 points, 5 rebounds) stabilized a bit – 8:39 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Jimmy Butler really was the offense for Miami in that first quarter, playing all 12 minutes
Pure low block dominance, and side pick and roll savviness
Heat down 40-28 though – 8:36 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee Kings starters vs. Nuggets:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Justin Holiday
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Maurice Harkless
C – Domantas Sabonis – 8:32 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 What a move by Jimmy Butler
Owning that low block – 8:28 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Greetings from Milwaukee. It’s cold. Nets-Bucks tip shortly. Goran Dragić makes his debut tonight off the bench. Second unit has him with Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge, a hint of the rotation come full strength. Is this the Nets’ last game before KD come back? Updates comin’. – 8:27 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Jimmy Butler getting to the rim with ease so far in this one
Two lay-ins
4 FTA – 8:25 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed Kyrie Irving will start tonight alongside Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, James Johnson and Andre Drummond.
It’s the Nets’ 34th starting lineup of the season. Yes, that’s a league-high. – 8:03 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer Nets starters in Milwaukee: Irving, Curry, Brown, Johnson and Drummond.
This is Brooklyn’s league-high 34th starting lineup of the season. – 8:01 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC DeMar DeRozan is lighting the league up. He has scored 35 or more in eight straight games. He had 24 points vs . Memphis on MLK Day.
Do the Grizzlies hold DeMar under 35 points today? – 6:46 PM

Daily statistical milestones: Dwight Howard moves past DeMar DeRozan and more

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games. Danny Green No. 38 in three-pointers now Moved ahead of Nick Van Exel with 1,530 three-pointers. …

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games.

Danny Green No. 38 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Nick Van Exel with 1,530 three-pointers. He’s now 11 away from Chris Paul

Dwight Howard No. 57 in points now

Moved ahead of DeMar DeRozan with 19,343 points. He’s now 76 away from Jamal Crawford

Kyle Lowry No. 69 in steals now

Moved ahead of Quinn Buckner with 1,339 steals. He’s now 9 away from Rickey Green

Evan Fournier No. 77 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of John Starks and Evan Fournier with 1,223 three-pointers. He’s now 2 away from Terrence Ross

Robert Covington No. 92 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Steve Smith with 1,150 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Wesley Person

Jordan Clarkson No. 128 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Gordon Hayward with 1,023 three-pointers. He’s now 5 away from George Hill

Jimmy Butler No. 128 in steals now

Moved ahead of Rick Barry with 1,105 steals. He’s now tied with Sam Perkins

D’Angelo Russell No. 132 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Danny Granger with 1,007 three-pointers. He’s now 2 away from Morris Peterson

Jonas Valanciunas No. 157 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Jerome Kersey with 6,355 rebounds. He’s now 21 away from Donyell Marshall

Thaddeus Young No. 161 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Shareef Abdur-Rahim with 6,244 rebounds. He’s now 62 away from Clifford Robinson

Reggie Jackson No. 164 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Rasual Butler with 912 three-pointers. He’s now 2 away from Brandon Jennings

Donovan Mitchell No. 167 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Jared Dudley, Ersan Ilyasova, Terry Rozier and Jim Jackson with 886 three-pointers. He’s now 16 away from Donyell Marshall

Terry Rozier No. 168 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Jim Jackson with 883 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Jared Dudley and Ersan Ilyasova

Fred VanVleet No. 213 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Tracy Murray with 754 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from Mario Chalmers and Jayson Tatum

Davis Bertans No. 221 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Toni Kukoc, Victor Oladipo and Hubert Davis with 732 three-pointers. He’s now 2 away from Mark Jackson

Tony Snell No. 228 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Brandon Knight, Doug McDermott and Keith Bogans with 716 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Charlie Villanueva and Kelly Olynyk

Mason Plumlee No. 230 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Keon Clark with 572 blocks. He’s now tied with Lorenzen Wright

Reggie Jackson No. 234 in assists now

Moved ahead of Steve Smith and Don Buse with 2,926 assists. He’s now 2 away from Giannis Antetokounmpo

Gary Harris No. 239 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Bobby Jackson, Kent Bazemore, Garrett Temple, Mike James and Chandler Parsons with 690 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Rodney Rogers

Elfrid Payton No. 247 in assists now

Moved ahead of Tyreke Evans and Jim Jackson with 2,853 assists. He’s now 5 away from Beno Udrih

Dennis Schroeder No. 250 in assists now

Moved ahead of Bob Dandridge with 2,848 assists. He’s now 3 away from Jim Jackson


What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Tyronn Lue likens Robert Covington (+19 tonight) as having “Two Nicos” – 1:18 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Lue credits assistant Shaun Fein for encouraging challenge on James out of bounds, and assistant Brian Shaw for encouraging finishing game with small lineup featuring Covington up front. – 1:15 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif Reggie Jackson said they’re not putting pressure on their injured teammates to return on any specific timetable but Jackson did smile slyly when he said, “they owe me some hardware” when they get back. – 1:10 AM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel Lithuania’s Jonas Valanciunas on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“First of all, I want to say that my heart & prayers go to Ukrainian people. Innocent people who are suffering, dying & losing their loved ones—men who are defending country. War is not a solution. War has to stop.” pic.twitter.com/9vdeSPPo6u1:09 AM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson “We’re gonna hold it down until they get back,” Reggie Jackson said — adding, in jest somewhat: “They owe me some hardware when they come back.” – 1:09 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM Reggie Jackson says no one is putting a timetable on Paul George to return. While the Clippers want PG back, they don’t want to see him rush back. Reggie says he and the players will do their part to hold it down until PG and Kawhi can come back. – 1:09 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Reggie Jackson on Paul George (elbow): “Mindset is on our brother getting healthy.” – 1:06 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten F. Vogel opens up his postgame comments with a pointed rebuff of the referees’ ruling on the late challenge that found that LeBron James stepped out of bounds. He said that the whistle was on Robert Covington going out: “I disagree strongly with the ruling. I think it’s total BS” – 1:06 AM
Bill Oram @billoram Frank Vogel as fired up as I’ve ever seen him over the review that ruled LeBron out of bounds. “I disagree strongly with the ruling, I think it’s total BS.” Doesn’t believe LeBron stepping out of bounds was part of same play as Covington stepping out. – 1:06 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM Reggie Jackson said the challenges “felt like 15 minutes.” Jackson said “it was a little bizarre” and that he was wondering how guys were feeling starting to get cold while waiting. – 1:03 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson Reggie Jackson: “Thirty seconds felt like 15 minutes.”
I think it was like 13 minutes, so … not far off. – 1:02 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Reggie Jackson on five turnovers: “I got a few friends on that team, I was just giving them the ball…”
Said the third quarter was on him and asked his teammates for forgiveness – 1:01 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif Reggie Jackson: “I got a few friends on that team so I was throwing them the ball. … I told my teammates, ‘please forgive me.'” – 1:00 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson Reggie Jackson: “Fortunate to find a win, that’s the biggest thing. Fortunate to find a win.” – 1:00 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif Reggie Jackson just gave a kid the jersey literally on his back. pic.twitter.com/AJ3Z03v8EV12:55 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten Lakers had a chance to come out of the break on a high note, storming back from down 16 early to take a 4th Q lead, but the Clippers win 105-102 to extend their win streak to six straight vs LAL. LeBron 21p on 6-of-18 11r; Russ 18p on 9-of-21; Melo 18p; THT 16p; Dwight 14p 16r – 12:52 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif The Clippers’ Reggie Jackson couldn’t get the ball over halfcourt in time after the Lakers won their own challenge.
Lakers ball, they trail 103-102, with 17 seconds left. – 12:46 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina And now Frank Vogel will challenge THT’s foul on Reggie Jackson….. – 12:42 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Clippers challenge is successful.
LeBron James was out.
Covington AGAIN.
Lakers turnover gives Clippers ball with 25.6 seconds left.
Lue uses last timeout anyway with Clippers up 103-102. It’s going to come down to FTs and turnovers… – 12:40 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina Close call. Replays made it appear LeBron James was out of bounds by the time he threw the ball off of Robert Covington. But officials ruled otherwise. Clippers challenging the call – 12:33 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Robert Covington continues to make things happen, blows up Westbrook’s cut from James.
Lue is risking his last timeout by challenging the out of bounds ruling. Morris ATO FG over Westbrook put Clippers up 103-102 with 24.5 left. – 12:33 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon Whew, big review call for the Lakers as they get possession after Robert Covington appeared to get a steal but stepped out of bounds. – 12:32 AM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports LeBron looks like he was out but the call was on Covington being out. – 12:32 AM
Christian Clark @cclark_13 Jonas Valanciunas wanted to talk about Ukraine before discussing tonight’s game: “Innocent people are suffering, dying, losing their loved ones. War is not a solution. War has to stop.” – 12:30 AM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez Jonas Valanciunas, who is from Lithiuania, starts his media availability by sending his thoughts and prayers to the people of Ukraine.
“War is not the answer. War has to stop.” – 12:30 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif Three turnovers by Reggie Jackson in the past seven minutes, starting with the final possession of the third quarter. Lakers have five points off those miscues. Lakers up 95-90 with 5 minutes to play. – 12:18 AM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer Jonas Valanciunas on @ESPNRadioNOLA postgame, asked about what sparked #Pelicans 15-point win in Phoenix: “It was a defensive effort. We played good basketball for 48 minutes. After the break, we want to establish that we are a good team, and we’re doing it now.” – 12:00 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers Between his activity and the Lakers’ total inability to hit anything, it feels like Dwight has 50 rebounds in this game. AK – 11:53 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA D’Angelo Russell on the Wolves’ 31-point loss:
“I feel the way we lost tonight, I feel like we took steps backwards. … Tonight we didn’t lose right.” – 11:44 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA D’Angelo Russell on the Sixers ability to get to the free throw line:
“What’s crazy is we know that’s what they want and we try not to, and they still find a way to get it. I feel that’s more crazy than anything.” – 11:43 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif Dwight Howard’s 16 boards are a season high. And the Lakers have cut this to just a four-point Clippers lead. – 11:43 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Very interesting second quarter from Clippers, minutes-wise.
– Terance Mann played all 12; he only rested 1:32 in 1st quarter.
– Batum/Morris did not play at all in 2nd.
– Kennard also played entire 2nd, outscoring James 11-10
– Covington played all but 50 seconds (+12) – 11:18 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Halftime: Clippers 57, Lakers 47
A rough first half for the Lakers on both ends. Dwight Howard leads them w/ 14 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. LeBron James has 14 points and 5 rebounds. LA is shooting just 3 of 16 (18.8%) on 3s. They have more turnovers (7) than assists (6). – 11:14 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA Dwight Howard with 14 pts, 11 rebs, 3 blks, 1 stl in 15 minutes. Year 18. – 11:09 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang Jimmy Butler says Tom Thibodeau doesn’t talk to him anymore.
“I think he’s mad because we beat him all the time,” Butler said with a smile. – 11:08 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Five Degrees of Heat from Friday night’s 115-100 victory in New York. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. Ensemble approach again comes out ahead.
2. Jimmy Butler saved by video review.
3. Tyler Herro returns with a bang.
4. R.J. Barrett nearly unstoppable.
5. Heat to keep Highsmith. – 11:08 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN Jimmy Butler said Thibs doesn’t talk to him anymore:
“I think he’s mad because we beat him all the time.” – 11:07 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN Jimmy Butler on RJ Barrett:
“He’s going to be the face of the Knicks.” – 11:05 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Jimmy Butler on Spo challenging to switch his foul onto Duncan Robinson:
“Duncan out there hacking. That’s Duncan’s fault.” – 11:03 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter Dwight Howard is 5 for 9 for 14 points, but the rest of the Lakers are just 8 for 29, including 1 for 13 from 3, as they trail 46-33 with 5:15 left in the 2nd Q.
Bench is a combined 2 for 11, compared to LAC’s bench going 9 for 14 (Kennard 3 for 3 from 3). – 11:01 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Clippers have now outplayed lineups with solo Bron and solo Russ. Dwight Howard eating very well, but non-Dwight Lakers have 19 points on 8/28 FGs.
It’s a 46-33 lead for Clippers with 5:15 left in first half. – 11:00 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina Dwight Howard has shown a much better version of himself tonight than for most of the season. Has excelled in all the hustle plays so far – 10:55 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Dwight Howard with 12-10 double-double with 2 blocks and a steal.
Looking like a Top 75 player of all time out there. – 10:54 PM
Bill Oram @billoram Dwight Howard up to 12 points and 10 rebounds in just 10 minutes. Super impactful start for Dwight. – 10:54 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif Robert Covington goes off the dribble to get around LeBron and feed Hartenstein for a floater. RoCo’s off-the-dribble creation has been a pleasant surprise, Ty Lue has said. – 10:47 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas have combined for 54 of the Pelicans’ 78 points so far in this one. – 10:43 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Clippers held Lakers to 32% FGs, 0/10 3s in first quarter to take a 24-22 lead.
Nicolas Batum blocked a 3 to go with a couple of assists. Will be interesting to see how Robert Covington impacts this game; they’re going to need him to make shots in addition to the stocks. – 10:43 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif Clippers’ task going forward is keeping Dwight Howard off the boards after he got nine boards in 10 minutes. Clippers *as a team* grabbed 14 rebounds. – 10:43 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha First quarter: Clippers 24, Lakers 22
Dwight Howard leads the Lakers with 8 points and 9 rebounds (5 offensive). LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are a combined 4 of 11. The Lakers are 0 of 10 on 3-pointers. The new starting group was clunky offensively. – 10:42 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa End of the 1st qtr, Clippers up 24-22…Dwight 8pts 9rebs 2blks – 10:41 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko Mavericks up 84-80 as defense remains optional. Still 3:33 left in the third. Luka with a double-double so far, 15 points and 11 helpers. Also four fouls. Dwight Powell with 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting. – 10:38 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Kawhi, PG, Norm all here.
Clippers up 22-20 in a game that neither team has led by more than 4 points.
Dwight Howard has as many rebounds (9) as entire Clippers team.
Lakers have missed all 7 3s so far. – 10:35 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko Dwight Powell with 22 points. – 10:34 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson Zu with a stuff for his first bucket, to go with four boards.
Dwight? Eight points, nine rebounds in his first seven minutes. – 10:31 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter Dwight Howard has 9 boards in the first 7 minutes tonight, helping LAL open a 16-12 lead early. – 10:30 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Evenly matched start here at the arena that these teams play in.
Marcus Morris Sr. has all 6 points for Clippers, while Los Angeles has field goals by LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard.
Tie game with 7:49 left in opening quarter of play. – 10:23 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Jimmy Butler in the low post late >> Jimmy Butler in the high post late – 10:11 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps Philly opens the fourth quarter with Tyrese Maxey, James Harden, Danny Green, Tobias Harris and Paul Millsap on the court. – 10:02 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz Through three quarters, the Heat lead the Knicks 90-85.
• Barrett 39 & 6, 12-18 FGs, 6-11 FGs
• Fournier 13 pts
• Randle 11-7-8
• Burks 12 & 7
• Butler 20 pts
• Adebayo 12-12-4 – 9:43 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang End of third quarter: Heat 90, Knicks 85. Jimmy Butler with 14 of his team-high 20 points in the third quarter. There have been 55 free throws in this game. – 9:42 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen This is just loose, loose basketball from Jordan Clarkson. – 9:41 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson Welcome back, LA basketball:
LAC
Marcus Morris Sr.
Nicolas Batum
Ivica Zubac
Terance Mann
Reggie Jackson
LAL
LeBron James
Trevor Ariza
Dwight Howard
Austin Reaves
Russell Westbrook – 9:33 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Lakers’ starters vs. the Clippers:
Dwight Howard
LeBron James
Trevor Ariza
Austin Reaves
Russell Westbrook – 9:33 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski Another strong game for D’Angelo Russell with 19 on 6-10. This game would be all the way out of hand if not for him. And it’s teetering on that brink right now – 9:32 PM
Bill Oram @billoram Austin Reaves getting his first career start tonight along with Trevor Ariza, Dwight Howard, LeBron and Russ – 9:31 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon Austin Reaves and Dwight Howard have entered the starting lineup chat pic.twitter.com/iGorSylRFI9:31 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin Woah. Matisse Thybulle rose up and slammed home a missed Danny Green triple at the buzzer. Philly will carry a 65-49 lead into the half. James Harden is up to 17 points and 5 assists and Joel Embiid has 14 and 7 rebounds. #Sixers9:17 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang Jimmy Butler called for his fourth foul with seven minutes left in the third quarter, but Erik Spoelstra is challenging it. – 9:17 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan Mavs have started 7 of 7 from the field (including a Dwight Powell 3-pointer, so you know it’s legit) and are on track to never miss another basket again. – 9:14 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez Jonas Valanciunas might lead the league in delay of games. – 9:13 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA I don’t want to say DLo is as good as Chris Paul at the rip through. But I don’t know how you can make much distinction — DLo gets it every time they’re at four team fouls. – 9:08 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Jimmy Butler has passed Steven Smith for 14th on the Heat All-Time assists list with 961. – 8:44 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory Pelicans starters tonight:
CJ McCollum
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Jaxson Hayes
Jonas Valanciunas – 8:32 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez Pelicans starters:
CJ McCollum
Brandon Ingram
Herb Jones
Jaxson Hayes
Jonas Valanciunas – 8:31 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Great sequence right there
Tyler Herro stays right with Fournier for the perfect contest, then Kyle wastes no time getting down the floor
Great pass, and great tip in from Omer
The PnR attack has kept them in it – 8:31 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA Like he did last night, DLo getting all the way to the rim early tonight.
A big change. For the season, DLo has taken 120 shots from within 5 feet and 393 shots from 3-point range. – 8:30 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13 Pels are sticking with the jumbo lineup. Starters:
CJ McCollum
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Jaxson Hayes
Jonas Valanciunas – 8:29 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Kyle Lowry’s first steal moved him past Quinn Buckner for 69th on the NBA all-time list. – 8:23 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang End of first quarter: Knicks 32, Heat 30. After New York started the game with a 10-0 run, Miami narrowed the gap with the help of nine points from Kyle Lowry and eight points off the bench from Tyler Herro. – 8:19 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz Through one quarter, the Knicks lead the Heat 32-30.
• Barrett 13 & 3
• Randle 6 pts, 3 asts
• Fournier 5 pts
• Burks 4 & 3
• Lowry 9 pts
• Adebayo 4 & 7 – 8:18 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Down 10 early, Heat close within 32-30 of Knicks at end of first period. Lowry with nine points, Adebayo with seven rebounds. – 8:18 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 As Lowry exits for Vincent, should be said that it’s a good thing to see Lowry activating his scoring ability when needed
Important – 8:03 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang Gabe Vincent in for Kyle Lowry as the second Heat reserve. – 8:02 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley Alec Burks is starting for NYK tonight alongside RJ Barrett, Evan Fournier, Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson. When asked about Burks’ impact before the game, Thibodeau cited NYK’s net rating with Burks at lead guard w/starters. That lineup is +27 over 201 minutes, per @NBAcom. – 7:20 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper Your NY Knicks starters vs. Miami tonight – Burks, Fournier, Barrett, Randle, Robinson. Have at it. – 7:20 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Heat starters: Bam Adebayo, P.J. Tucker, Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, Kyle Lowry.
Knicks starters: Alec Burks, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson. – 7:19 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz Knicks starters:
Alec Burks
Evan Fournier
RJ Barrett
Julius Randle
Mitchell Robinson – 7:18 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA My @PrizePicks for Wolves-Sixers
Vando over 16.5 pts + rebs + asts
– might get there on rebounds alone
DLo over 19.5 points
Embiid over 11.5 rebounds
– double digit rebs in 12 of last 14 (+ Wolves rebounding problems)
Thybulle over 8.5 points + rebs + asts – 7:08 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Putting Jimmy Butler’s $25,000 NBA fine in perspective:
Jimmy Butler Big Face Coffee Road kit, “a $25,000 suitcase/travel kit that includes a scale, manual hand grinder, Fellow electric kettle, Chemex, logo mugs, ‘BF X01/X02 blend beans,’ and various other merch and supplies.” pic.twitter.com/gQ4x3NXxib6:51 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050 Khem Birch will start in Anunoby’s place, with Thad Young playing a key role off the bench.
Nurse said Young has picked things up quickly (“you can tell he’s been around”) and will be “vitally important” with OG out. – 5:56 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob Nurse says Thad Young has picked things up pretty quickly and is going to be “vitally important” with Anunoby out. – 5:41 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang The Heat is ready for bunches of home games: “It’s a good opportunity to get hot before the playoffs” miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Also, Jimmy Butler fined and Dewayne Dedmon recaps his memorable All-Star break – 5:12 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat From earlier: Kyle Lowry-Jimmy Butler pairing has allowed for a Heat exhale. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:41 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers Former #Sixers forward and Miami Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler had been fined $25,000 for not taking part in the #NBAAllStar media obligations and for not complying with the #NBA afterward. pic.twitter.com/jTiah1bJL54:09 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds Jimmy Butler has been fined $25,000 for refusing to participate in postgame media availability at the All-Star Game. – 4:06 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN Jimmy Butler probably won’t be in a good mood before tonight’s game against the Knicks. He was just fined 25k for violating media access rules at All-Star weekend. – 4:06 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin Miami’s Jimmy Butler has been fined $25,000 for violating league rules governing media interview access, per the NBA. He failed to comply with his media availability obligations during NBA All-Star 2022, including following the game on Sunday night. – 4:05 PM
Sam Amick @sam_amick Miami’s Jimmy Butler fined $25k for not taking part in All-Star media sessions and for not complying with the league afterward. pic.twitter.com/fPPgvjyuDE4:05 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang NBA announces $25,000 fine for Jimmy Butler “for violating league rules governing media interview access and for his noncompliance with the resulting NBA investigation. This results from Butler’s failure to comply with his media availability obligations during NBA All-Star 2022.” – 4:04 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Per the NBA: “Jimmy Butler has been fined $25,000 for violating league rules governing media interview access and for his noncompliance with the resulting NBA investigation. This results from Butler’s failure to comply with his media availability obligations during NBA All-Star.” – 4:04 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA Heat star Jimmy Butler has been fined $25,000 for violating NBA rules governing media interview access during NBA All-Star 2022 and after the game. He also didn’t comply with the league’s investigation. – 4:03 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed The NBA just fined Jimmy Butler $25,000 for failure to comply with his media availability obligations during NBA All-Star 2022, including following the game on Sunday night. – 4:03 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler has been fined $25,000 for violating league rules governing media interview access during All-Star Weekend and for his noncompliance with the resulting NBA investigation. – 4:02 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA ESPN published their Real Plus-Minus stat for the first time today. Here’s how the Wolves rank relative to the rest of the league when measured by that metric…
DLo: 18th
KAT: 30
Ant: 44
Beverley: 84
Vando: 112
McDaniels: 200
Nowell: 210
Reid: 229
Knight: 270
Beasley: 277 – 2:48 PM

Daily statistical milestones: DeMar DeRozan moves past Dwight Howard and more

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games. Kevin Love No. 47 in three-pointers now Moved ahead of Patrick Mills with 1,407 three-pointers. …

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games.

Kevin Love No. 47 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Patrick Mills with 1,407 three-pointers. He’s now 27 away from Bradley Beal

DeMar DeRozan No. 57 in points now

Moved ahead of Dwight Howard with 19,335 points. He’s now 84 away from Jamal Crawford

Al Horford No. 78 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Antonio McDyess with 1,103 blocks. He’s now 6 away from Brendan Haywood

Al Horford No. 81 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Antonio McDyess and Clyde Lee with 7,639 rebounds. He’s now 16 away from Paul Millsap

Nikola Vucevic No. 85 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Wayne Embry with 7,546 rebounds. He’s now 46 away from Chris Bosh

Andre Drummond No. 92 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Bill Walton with 1,035 blocks. He’s now tied with Robert Horry

Jae Crowder No. 103 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Latrell Sprewell and Randy Foye with 1,105 three-pointers. He’s now 4 away from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

D’Angelo Russell No. 133 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Danny Ainge with 1,005 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from Danny Granger

Zach LaVine No. 140 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Matt Barnes with 983 three-pointers. He’s now 5 away from Jerry Stackhouse and Leandro Barbosa

Justin Holiday No. 163 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Anthony Peeler with 941 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Damon Jones

Tristan Thompson No. 179 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Andre Iguodala with 6,017 rebounds. He’s now 23 away from Rudy Gay

Patrick Beverley No. 194 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Anthony Morrow with 809 three-pointers. He’s now 2 away from Nate Robinson

Andre Drummond No. 194 in steals now

Moved ahead of Kevin Willis and Glen Rice with 959 steals. He’s now 2 away from Slick Watts

Karl-Anthony Towns No. 198 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Kobe Bryant, Nazr Mohammed, Clifford Ray and Shareef Abdur-Rahim with 641 blocks. He’s now 1 away from Dominique Wilkins and John Henson

Nikola Jokic No. 205 in assists now

Moved ahead of Quinn Buckner and Foots Walker with 3,116 assists. He’s now 3 away from Toni Kukoc

James Johnson No. 208 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Tom Chambers with 628 blocks. He’s now 1 away from Andre Iguodala and Spencer Haywood

Al Horford No. 209 in assists now

Moved ahead of John Starks with 3,087 assists. He’s now 7 away from Clifford Robinson

Marcus Smart No. 210 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Mario Chalmers, Tracy Murray, Fred VanVleet and Jayson Tatum with 756 three-pointers. He’s now 11 away from Jamal Mashburn

Jayson Tatum No. 211 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Tracy Murray and Fred VanVleet with 755 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Mario Chalmers

Steven Adams No. 216 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Armen Gilliam with 608 blocks. He’s now 2 away from Kristaps Porzingis

Al Horford No. 221 in points now

Moved ahead of Mychal Thompson, Paul Westphal and Sidney Wicks with 12,813 points. He’s now 58 away from Rik Smits

Seth Curry No. 246 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Bryon Russell with 686 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from Garrett Temple, Mike James, Gary Harris and Chandler Parsons

Karl-Anthony Towns No. 246 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Jeff Foster with 5,254 rebounds. He’s now 7 away from Cedric Maxwell

Bogdan Bogdanovic No. 250 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Bryn Forbes, Jamal Murray and Sam Cassell with 677 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Danny Ferry and Jaylen Brown

Klay Thompson No. 250 in points now

Moved ahead of Johnny Green with 12,286 points. He’s now 45 away from AC Green


What’s the buzz on Twitter?

J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael What defense in iso by Ayo. They don’t automatically switch which would’ve left Vooch on Young. Leads to this go ahead mid range by DeMar #HawksBulls pic.twitter.com/VxCC2gUjKx1:04 AM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP NBA +/- LEADERS
(Since Jan. 7)
TATUM, BOS +326
SMART, BOS +246
R. WILLIAMS, BOS +234
BROWN, BOS +206
HORFORD, BOS +203
Paul, Pho +198
Doncic, Dal +186
Jokic, Den +175 – 12:37 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA DLo: “We got killers, man… The heavy scouting report on Karl, that forces me and Ant to get in where we fit in. Then you gotta really respect Ant for getting into the paint and being able to explode at any moment. I try to do the same for myself… They can’t stop all of us.” – 12:14 AM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine D’Angelo Russell:
“I think our fans made it intense. I don’t think us playing the Grizzlies made it intense. Our fans, they were up and loud and excited the whole game. We felt that energy. We fell into our own. You can credit the fans once again.” – 12:08 AM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop “What we’re witnessing right now is something that people are going to remember for a long time.”
Ayo Dosunmu knows what’s up with DeMar DeRozan, who sprinkled a game-winning hoop into his historic scoring streak.
For @NBCSChicago: nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…12:07 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA D’Angelo Russell when asked what he anticipates playing James Harden and Joel Embiid tomorrow:
“They gotta worry about us. That’s what I anticipate. They gotta guard us. They gotta stop us.” – 11:37 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA Chris Finch on D’Angelo Russell:
“He’s really good at attacking drop coverages because he sees so much of it. He’s in the midrange a lot. He’s very comfortable. But he has the ability to get even deeper and tonight he was able to do that because they just kept dropping on him.” – 11:33 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan extends historic scoring streak in win vs. Hawks – The Athletic theathletic.com/news/bulls-dem…11:32 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop DeMar DeRozan on his 3-point play with 15.1 seconds left: “When you’re in those moments, you gotta take it on. I love the moments. I love the challenge. I love the opportunity. It’s fun to me.” – 11:28 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe One thing you hear about this Bulls team a lot is how unselfish they are, from bench players like Coby White to starters like Vooch.
But Ayo Dosunmu credited DeMar DeRozan for something different tonight: “He knows when it’s time to be selfish.” – 11:28 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry Ayo Dosunmu on DeMar DeRozan: “We’re witnessing history. What we are witnessing right now is something that people are going to remember for a long time. It’s one of those things that’s going to be a record for a pretty long time.” – 11:23 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM Ja Morant said the Timberwolves are probably his favorite team to play against. He called them a tough team to play against and credited DLo, KAT and Anthony Edwards.
“(Is it a) rivalry? I don’t know. I don’t really look into all that stuff.” – 11:18 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports Solid postgame for Tristan Thompson: Called DeRozan the “Smooth Criminal,” and talked about idolizing Dennis Rodman. #Bulls11:14 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops Tristan Thompson said he not only idolizes Rodman, but wants his number retired, and tries to live his life like Rodman’s on and off the court. Might want to keep it to more on than off … at least for the next few months … then be you, big man! – 11:13 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef Tristan Thompson says he idolized Dennis Rodman growing up. Advocates for his No. 91 to be retired by Bulls
They’ve never met, but Thompson said they follow each other on Instagram – 11:10 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry Tristan Thompson: “I idolized Dennis Rodman. I idolized ‘The Worm.'” – 11:08 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier Tristan Thompson on DeMar DeRozan: “Smooth criminal… the basket is looking like the size of Lake Michigan to him” – 11:07 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef Tristan Thompson on the United Center atmosphere: “The energy tonight felt like postseason energy” – 11:06 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop Tristan Thompson on DeMar DeRozan: “Smooth criminal.” – 11:06 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin “It’s an opportunity for us to grow as a team without him.” Jae Crowder on on playing without Chris Paul. #Suns pic.twitter.com/WviZbL6fl111:05 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop Tristan Thompson: “The energy tonight felt like postseason energy.”
He knows what United Center playoff crowds are like from his Cavs days. – 11:04 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13 DeMar DeRozan is averaging 8.4 points per game in the 4th quarter.
Only one in Kobe Bryant’s entire career did he average more fourth quarter points per game than DeRozan is right now.
The mid-range. The pump fakes. The footwork. The patience.
DDR is going full Mamba. – 10:59 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA Anthony Edwards on D’Angelo Russell’s 4th quarter: “He was incredible. Reminded me of myself (laughing).” – 10:58 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine Anthony Edwards on D’Angelo Russell: “He reminded me of myself out there.
“Nah, I’m just playin’.” – 10:58 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski Ant on DLo in the fourth: “he reminded me of myself out there.” – 10:58 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry Billy Donovan on DeMar DeRozan: “He’s spectacular.” – 10:54 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop Billy Donovan on DeMar DeRozan: “He’s spectacular.” – 10:54 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA Al Horford after Celtics scored 30+ points in each quarter tonight: “We feel like we found something the past few weeks and it’s just good that after the break we came out and didn’t take a step back.” – 10:50 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports During the eight-game streak, DeMar DeRozan is shooting 69.6% in the fourth quarter, 5-5 tonight. #Bulls10:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Al Horford: “I thought Marcus Smart was great pushing the pace for us tonight. I’m trying to push the ball. Everyone is playing faster. It makes a big difference for us offensively.” – 10:49 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Jae Crowder said his first reaction to the Chris Paul news was checking on him to see how he was doing and whether he needed surgery. Crowder believes this is an opportunity for the rest of the Suns to step up and grow in his absence – 10:48 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Al Horford said he thought the Celtics had a great practice yesterday and that carried over to shootaround today and the game tonight. – 10:47 PM
StatMuse @statmuse DeMar DeRozan in February:
35.9 PPG
6.1 RPG
5.5 APG
58.4 FG%
He’s set to join Michael Jordan as the only players to average 35+ points on 55% shooting in a month since the three-point era (1980). pic.twitter.com/HwoVj3zR2410:40 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS DeMar DeRozan is shooting 55-42-87 in fourth quarters this season. – 10:37 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier DeMar DeRozan finishes with 37 points, 12 in the 4th quarter and 5 points in the final minute.
The Bulls are on a six-game winning streak – 10:36 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson A very good indicator of how good Booker is at getting the 0.5 offense started is Bridges, Crowder and Johnson all having at least 17 points and 4 assists tonight. – 10:36 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps Wolves win 119-114. D’Angelo Russell’s 23 points in the fourth quarter wins the first game out of the break for Minnesota. Memphis has now lost two straight games for the first time since dropping three in a row just before Christmas. – 10:36 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA The Wolves can play with the Grizzlies
Wolves 119, Grizzlies 114
On tonight’s show:
– DLo *takes over* 4th quarter
– Surviving KAT foul trouble
– Beasley bounces back (five made 3s)
– Another quiet night from Ant on O, but good D on Ja
– Size problems (26 O rebounds allowed) – 10:35 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski Wolves 119, Grizzlies 114
D’Angelo Russell with 23 of his 37 in the 4th
KAT: 22 and 11
Beasley: 17, 5-7 3s
Edwards: 1-11 FG but 7 assists and hellacious defense
Sign me up for 7 more of these – 10:35 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry Final: Bulls 112, Hawks 108
DeMar DeRozan: 37/6/3
Zach LaVine: 20/5/3
Nikola Vučević: 12/10/3
Ayo Dosunmu: 12/6/3
Tristan Thompson: 11/6/1
The Bulls are now 39-21. – 10:34 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef Final: Bulls 112, Hawks 108
DeRozan: 37 pts (12 in the 4th)
LaVine: 20 pts
Ayo: 12 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 3 blk
Tristan Thompson: 11 pts, 6 reb in Bulls debut
Bulls win 6th straight to move to 39-21, and DeRozan’s magical season continues – 10:34 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop Bulls 112, Hawks 108
Bulls win 6th straight
DeMar DeRozan runs NBA-record streak of 35-point games on 50% or better shooting to 8 games
Ayo Dosunmu stars defensively on Trae Young
Bulls are 1st in East – 10:34 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13 DeMar DeRozan is on an offensive tear nothing short of Prime Jordan and Prime Kobe.
It’s simply unfathomable to be this efficient on this degree of difficulty. – 10:32 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM That will do it. D’Angelo Russell wins it for the Timberwolves in the fourth quarter. – 10:31 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA I thought that shot by Bogdanovic was going down. Good job by Vooch to stay in front of him and then closeout high. – 10:28 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence Trae Young misses a shot on one end, DeMar DeRozan hits a fadeaway and makes a FT on the other to put the Bulls up 110-108 with 15.1 seconds to play. – 10:26 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13 DeMar DeRozan should win the MVP of the Bulls finish 1st in the East. – 10:26 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale demar derozan in crunch time pic.twitter.com/UmYjVFKM6110:26 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM I mean, D’Angelo Russell is unconscious. – 10:25 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Nah DeMar DeRozan is crazy lol
Dude is so talented man – 10:25 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz DeMar DeRozan. What a season. – 10:24 PM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael Smart basketball down the stretch by Atl. Sending second defender to DeMar and LaVine off the ballscreen. Rely on recovery and forcing the ball inside the arc off catch #HawksBulls10:24 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies D’Angelo Russell loves playing the Memphis Grizzlies. – 10:20 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM D’Angelo Russell takeover. Memphis can’t stop him at all. – 10:20 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA Grizzlies have 3 team fouls and DLo rips through on back to back possessions.
That’s 5 team fouls — and now DLo is at the line. He’s gettin really good at this Chris Paul stuff. – 10:16 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM D’Angelo Russell is torching the Grizzlies in the 4th. Up to 24 points.
He’s scored 28, 29 and 30 already against Memphis this season. – 10:14 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA When DLo has the at-the-basket game going, he’s real tough.
7 of 9 from 2-point range tonight for Russell – 10:12 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski Big-time offense from D’Angelo Russell here in the fourth. – 10:12 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Final: PHX 124, OKC 104
Booker: 25 Pts, 12 Ast, 6 Stl, 5 Reb, 9-16 FG
Bridges: 21 Pts, 10-17 FG
Cam Johnson: 21 Pts, 7-12 FG
Crowder: 17-5-4-4
Gilgeous-Alexander: 32 Pts, 5 Ast
Suns win their 8th straight game and move to 37-0 in games where they led after 3 quarters – 10:09 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Celtics win 129-106
Tatum – 30/7/4
Brown – 18 points, 6 assists
Smart – 15 points, 6 assists
Rob – 12 points, 11 rebounds
White – 13/5/3
Horford – 11/13/2/2/2
Celtics – 54.1% FGs
Celtics – 17-42 threes
Curry – 22 points
Brown – 15 points
Nets – 41.5% FGs
Nets – 7-29 threes – 10:02 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_ Opposing lineups vs. Boston’s starters (Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, RWilliams) since 1/23:
11 games
149 minutes
35.6 FG%
26.4 3PT%
-116 plus/minus – 10:01 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry Tristan Thompson joins Bulls with singular focus: ‘Whatever my team needs to win’ theathletic.com/3147020/2022/0…10:00 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls Tristan Thompson igniting the @UnitedCenter crowd @Chicago Bulls 11pts 6 rebounds in 12 minutes. Bulls up 3 @Tristan Thompson 93-90 Bulls 9:02 left 4th. – 9:58 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Johnson 3.
Crowder set to check in. #Suns up five as Pokusevski answers with 3. – 9:58 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop Tristan Thompson into double figures in his Bulls debut. – 9:57 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls Late whistle after late whistle..Sheesh….tied at 82..we go to the 4th. DeRozan with 25. Zach with 20–goes over 9-thousand career points. Congrats @Zach LaVine9:51 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop Even Tristan Thompson, who guards smaller players in space pretty well, was like, ‘Wow” on that Bogdanovic stepback 3. The two exchanged some good-natured words at quarter’s end. – 9:51 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe Tristan Thompson with exactly the type of play the Bulls need out of him: pulls down an offensive board, fights through two defenders to draw a foul, sinks both FT’s. – 9:47 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis Tatum up to 33 minutes. Horford and Smart at 30. Have to think their nights are done soon – 9:43 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet End of 3Q: PHX 85, OKC 77
Booker: 14 Pts, 10 Ast, 5 Stl
Bridges: 17 Pts, 8-15 FG
Crowder: 14 Pts, 4 Stl
Gilgeous-Alexander: 28 Pts, 11-18 FG – 9:41 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee Kings starters vs. Nuggets:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Justin Holiday
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Maurice Harkless
C – Domantas Sabonis – 9:34 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA Starters for @Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets – 2/24:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Justin Holiday
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Maurice Harkless
C – Domantas Sabonis – 9:34 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh Nice heads-up defensive play by Zach LaVine (yeah you read that right). Recognized the late-clock situation and came over with the decisive double-team. pic.twitter.com/Nsx0w9Yb8D9:33 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Celtics lead 98-74 after three
Tatum – 24 points
Brown – 18 points
Smart – 15 points
Rob – 12 points, 11 rebounds
Celtics – 52.3% FGs
Celtics – 14-33 threes
Curry – 17 points
Brown – 14 points
Drummond – 11 points
Edwards – 11 points
Nets – 37.8% FGs
Nets – 6-27 threes – 9:32 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports Vuc and Trae Young were both 2-for-10 from the field, then they each hit one. #Bulls lead 65-61 mid-3rd – 9:30 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe Tough shooting night for Vooch. He’s 3-for-12 from the field, finally breaking a dry streak after missing a pair of bunnies. He yanked the net in frustration after one of his missed floaters. – 9:29 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Crowder 3, fouled on shot by Mann.
Hits FT. 14 for Crowder. – 9:28 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA A Derrick White-Al Horford fast break is about as fundamentally sound as a fast break can get. – 9:27 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb Horford has been a force defensively tonight. – 9:26 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis Horford has been a beast defensively – 9:26 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor #Cavs Kevin Love as the last line of defense in transition is … – 9:06 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin #Suns up 48-45 at break as Jae Crowder scores at end of half off steal. #ThunderUp. pic.twitter.com/ePnfr5d5IR9:01 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA Wolves keep running what they call “2-1 slash” — a weaving action from Pat Bev to DLo, that immediately pivots into DLo-KAT pick and roll.
A lot of ways to punish a moving defense — particularly Adams — when KAT is in the second part of the action. And they are punishing it. – 8:59 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Halftime: PHX 48, OKC 45
Booker: 8 Pts, 4 Ast, 4 Stl
Bridges: 10 Pts, 5-11 FG
Crowder: 6 Pts, 4 Stl
Gilgeous-Alexander: 15 Pts
PHX: 18 points off TOs
OKC: 10 points off TOs – 8:59 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas Tristan Thompson has a great job. – 8:57 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Celtics lead 67-52 at the half
Brown – 13 points
Tatum – 13 points
Smart – 12 points, 4 assists
Rob – 10 points, 7 rebounds
Celtics – 55% FGs
Celtics – 10-19 threes
Brown – 12 points
Drummond – 9 points
Curry – 8 points
Edwards – 8 points
Nets – 38% FGs
Nets – 4-19 threes – 8:50 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe Tristan Thompson with a solid first shift: 5 points and 4 rebounds while Vooch gets 7 minutes on the bench. – 8:49 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop Tristan Thompson is strong fit for the Bulls. He doesn’t need the ball to be effective. But when he has it, he stays within his strengths. He’s also very vocal defensively.
Our guy @Rob Schaefer raised him as an ideal fit in the buyout market months ago on the Bulls Talk podcast. – 8:47 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls Tristan Thompson impactful 5pts 4 reb in 7 min. @Tristan Thompson What a pickup by AK/ME. Bulls 36-27 8:22 -2nd. DeRozan with 20. – 8:47 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Booker, Crowder set to check in. 6:11 left in 2nd. Bridges, too. #Suns8:46 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef By the 10:45 mark of the second quarter, DeMar DeRozan extended his ongoing streak of 20+ point games to 19 – 8:45 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov Jayson Tatum just dunked on 2 Nets and put Andre Drummond and Kessler Edwards in an NFT – 8:43 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry DeMar DeRozan hasn’t missed a beat. He’s got 20 points with 10 minutes left in the second quarter. #LeaguePassAlert8:43 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed Jayson Tatum just posterized Andre Drummond and 2 other Nets good lord. – 8:42 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop DeMar DeRozan reached 20 points with 10:45 left in 2nd quarter. – 8:42 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier The All-Star break hasn’t slowed DeMar DeRozan down: 16 points in the 1st quarter on 7/10 shooting – 8:40 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop DeMar DeRozan just drew a T – 8:32 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe Tristan Thompson enters his first game in a Bulls jersey, earning a warm cheer from the UC crowd – 8:32 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop Tristan Thompson checks in – 8:31 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef Tristan Thompson checking in for Bulls debut out of this timeout – 8:31 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Booker looks inside to see Ayton, then kicks it to Crowder for 3.
Next trip. Booker found Ayton, but Ayton mishandled pass.
#Suns up 12-10. – 8:22 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed The Celtics have opened the floodgates and have a 45-25 lead over the Nets here at Barclays Center. This much was expected: The Nets’ best active players tonight are *checks notes* Patty Mills, Seth Curry and Andre Drummond. – 8:22 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis What a rebound and push by Horford. That was just beautiful – 8:21 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Horford ripping and running and hitting the guards and wings in transition is huge. – 8:21 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe DeMar DeRozan blazes out with three early buckets as the Bulls take a 10-0 lead before forcing an Atlanta timeout.
Whole team looks bouncy and rested after a week off games. – 8:18 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe Billy Donovan noted before the game that facing the Hawks — who are No. 2 overall in offensive rating — will be a fitting test for the Bulls defense coming off the break.
Opening the game with a Vooch steal for an Ayo dunk is a decent start to that challenge. – 8:15 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Jae Crowder bringing ball up?
Pass too high for Cam Johnson?
Life without Chris Paul. #Suns down 6-4. – 8:14 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin #Suns starting lineup minus Chris Paul (thumb) and Cameron Payne (wrist).
Deandre Ayton
Jae Crowder
Mikal Bridges
Devin Booker
And Cam Johnson.
#Suns down 4-2 early. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/KwWq8V7gyr8:13 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Nice midrange pull-up in the PnR with Ayton from…. Jae Crowder – 8:13 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops Tristan Thompson getting the boys going as they take the court. – 8:12 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Why did Griffin switch Curry to Horford so that he could guard Brown? That was weird. – 8:03 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed Andre Drummond has some JaVale McGee in him. – 7:54 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby Al Horford doing work trying to box out Andre Drummond. That’s not an easy job. – 7:52 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin #Suns starting lineup in first game this season minus Chris Paul (thumb) tonight at OKC:
Devin Booker
Mikal Bridges
Cam Johnson
Jae Crowder
Deandre Ayton – 7:34 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann The “non-basketball moves” points of education are working. In previous years, Kevin Love would have leaned into Olynyk & shot a backwards 3 over his head. pic.twitter.com/oioqvEUNRp7:26 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis Mills, Curry, Brown, Johnson and Drummond will start for the #Nets tonight vs the #Celtics. – 7:08 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Celtics starters tonight:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Nets starters:
Andre Drummond
James Johnson
Bruce Brown
Seth Curry
Patty Mills – 7:07 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP Celtics at Nets – Barclays Center – February 24, 2022 – Starters
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, R. Williams
Brooklyn – Patty Mills, Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, LaMarcus Aldridge, Andre Drummond
OUT: Boston: N/A Brooklyn: Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, Joe Harris, Goran Dragic pic.twitter.com/95S2jTkb1q7:01 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed Patty Mills, Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, James Johnson and Andre Drummond are your Nets starters against the Celtics tonight. – 7:01 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef Billy Donovan says that there are no playing-time restrictions on Zach LaVine, who returns tonight vs. Hawks after missing last 3 games before All-Star break with knee soreness. But they’re monitoring him closely moving forward – 6:30 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls No minute restrictions for Zach LaVine according to Head Coach Billy Donovan – 6:29 PM

Daily statistical milestones: Kyle Lowry moves past James Edwards and more

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games. Jrue Holiday No. 98 in three-pointers now Moved ahead of David Wesley and Russell Westbrook with …

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games.

Jrue Holiday No. 98 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of David Wesley and Russell Westbrook with 1,125 three-pointers. He’s now 7 away from Gary Payton and Rudy Gay

Kyle Lowry No. 145 in points now

Moved ahead of James Edwards and Monta Ellis with 14,882 points. He’s now 22 away from Richard Jefferson

Terry Rozier No. 170 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Donovan Mitchell with 880 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from Jim Jackson

Nicolas Batum No. 195 in assists now

Moved ahead of Lucius Allen with 3,176 assists. He’s now 26 away from Rafer Alston

Jrue Holiday No. 207 in points now

Moved ahead of Corey Maggette with 13,212 points. He’s now 8 away from Jalen Rose

Davis Bertans No. 224 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of John Salmons and Steve Kerr with 727 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from Hubert Davis

Tony Snell No. 233 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Dominique Wilkins with 713 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from Keith Bogans

Giannis Antetokounmpo No. 233 in assists now

Moved ahead of Steven Smith and Don Buse with 2,928 assists. He’s now 3 away from Bob Weiss

Reggie Jackson No. 235 in assists now

Moved ahead of Vernon Maxwell, Dave Cowens, Gilbert Arenas and KC Jones with 2,920 assists. He’s now tied with Don Buse


What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Reggie Jackson’s 14 assists tonight vs Rockets were the most by a Clipper since Chris Paul had 14 in March 2017 at Denver. – 1:22 AM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin Georges Niang was asked to stick Giannis Antetokounmpo and he did a solid job against the Greek Freak all night in the win #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/02/18/six… via @SixersWire #NBA1:20 AM
Giannis Antetokounmpo @Giannis_An34 Good times build weak people and bad times build strong people. We rest, learn and get better. #BuildGoodHabits pic.twitter.com/Ofdq43pVJF12:56 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers Joel Embiid’s 42 points and a balanced scoring attack power 76ers past Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, 123-120 inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 12:52 AM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann Furkan Korkmaz on being picked up by Giannis: “I felt like I got the rebound. And then he grabbed me from my arms and everything. Sometimes refs don’t see it or call it. That happens, game of basketball, but it’s a pretty funny look.” pic.twitter.com/6b3iWX7uE112:51 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Reggie Jackson with 13 dimes. His most in four seasons.
If Clippers second unit handles their business, he won’t add to that. – 12:10 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif This is only Reggie Jackson’s fourth game of 10+ points and 10+ assists since joining the Clippers. In the three previous instances he did it in 34, 38 and 38 minutes. He’s done it tonight in 19. – 11:43 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif Halftime: Clippers 71, Rockets 59
Luke Kennard: 19 points
Reggie Jackson: 12 points, 10 assists
Marcus Morris: 10 points
LAC shooting 58% and 12-19 from 3. – 11:33 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Lowry: “But hey, we had fun, right? Right.”
Bam: “Damn, we all had double doubles. Except for Kyle.”
Lowry: “You took the rebound from me.”
Bam: “Which one?”
Lowry: “I don’t know I’m lying.”
Bam: “Exactly.” pic.twitter.com/V8JqAhE6Il11:19 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU It looked like Silas’ timeout came just as Reggie Jackson was about to return a pick-six. Good timing, I guess.
LA up 48-37 with 7:58 left in first half. – 11:16 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 “Me and Kyle and Duncan missed the same amount of threes, so don’t even do that.”
“Exactly.”
– Jimmy Butler to Bam and Lowry pic.twitter.com/PQQx2GB82311:06 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm FINAL: Sixers 123, Bucks 120
– Antetokounmpo 32pts/11reb/9ast
– Holiday 24pts/5reb/3ast
– Middleton 19pts/5reb/2ast
– Nwora 18pts/3reb
– Portis 17pts/7reb/3ast – 11:03 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Five Degrees of Heat from Thursday night’s 111-107 2OT victory in Charlotte: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. Lowry steps up when needed.
2. Robinson keeps Heat alive in fourth.
3. Top of the standings at All-Star break.
4. Butler misses until he hits a big one.
5. But ugly early. – 11:02 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan Still wild to me this is what Giannis looked like his rookie year… and now he’s casually carrying grown men across the court. pic.twitter.com/Wn1HLZ4etg10:56 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale giannis just lifting 6’7″, 200-something-pound furkan korkmaz off the ground like it’s nothing pic.twitter.com/ALqb1Z4nUl10:53 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann Challenge successful, which means Korkmaz will have to jump vs. Giannis. – 10:53 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds Ref Sean Wright, on the Lowry 3 that seemed like it should have been a 2: “By rule, the basket by Lowry must be reviewed at the next clock stoppage which was at the 2:00 mark. Once the ball was inbounded by Charlotte, by rule, the window to review the shot was now closed.” – 10:51 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck Korkmaz has made some quietly great plays here down the stretch. Embiid the guy doing the heavy lifting obviously, but some good off-ball defense and a great effort to (at least) get a tie up with Giannis there – 10:51 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone Asked crew chief Sean Wright why the Kyle Lowry 3-pointer wasn’t reviewed. Here’s his explanation.
“Unfortunately, we did not have doubt at this time,” he said, “which is the reason we didn’t stop the play.” – 10:51 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Sixers up, 120-116, with 41.6 seconds left.
Bucks were right where they needed to be, but didn’t execute in the final three minutes. Missed 3s by Middleton and Holiday. Antetokounmpo turnover. Middleton turnover. Holiday airballed pullup. – 10:50 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell Not-Giannis’ two free throws gives the Sixers a 120-116 lead with 41.6 seconds to play. He’s up to 42 points on 14-of-21 shooting (and 11-of-14 from the FT line), 15 boards and five assists. – 10:49 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale between jokic and giannis and embiid and demar and cp3 and more this year’s mvp race is so far shaping up to be a matter of many answers coupled with more viable alternatives still rather than an absolute choice or three – 10:47 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell The Bucks’ cheering section is chanting “You’re not Giannis!” while Embiid is at the line.
I suppose that’s a…factually correct statement? – 10:45 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell Not sure I ever envisioned a closing lineup for a game against the Bucks with Niang and Korkmaz, but here we are.
Bucks 116, Sixers 115 with 3:34 to play after Niang buries his fifth 3-ball of the night (on a night he’s guarded Giannis) – 10:40 PM
Zach Kram @zachkram It feels wrong that we’ve still never seen a Giannis vs. Embiid playoff series – 10:39 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Embiid has cooled off a little bit and the Bucks are taking advantage.
Bucks up, 111-109, with 5:47 left. Antetokounmpo up to 25/10/9ast (9 in Q4). – 10:33 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports First time I’ve ever seen them call a charge on Giannis. – 10:32 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman Embiid vs. Giannis in the postseason is five years in the making. We get a little taste like this in the regular season every year, but that would be a bloodbath in the playoffs. – 10:31 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Of course it’s Giannis Antetokounmpo that hits the fourth quarter 3. – 10:30 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 The Kyle Lowry takeover was fun
Erik Spoelstra inbounds are great
But man did Miami really settle in defensively late
I can remember multiple big time stops that Bam, PJ, and Jimmy made in those spots – 10:27 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13 First Team All-NBA entering the break:
G: Steph Curry
G: DeMar DeRozan
F: Giannis Antetokounmpo
F: Nikola Jokic (yes, he’ll be F eligible)
C: Joel Embiid
Last one in:
Steph
First three out:
Luka Doncic
Ja Morant
LeBron James – 10:25 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez FINAL: Mavs 125, Pels 118
– CJ: 38p, 5a, 7/10 3P
– JV: 16p, 18r
– Jaxson: 18p, 6r
– BI: 12p, 8a, 5r
– Graham: 12p, 5r
– Snell: 11p, 4r
Pels: 50.0 FG%, 12/28 3P, 14/21 FT
Mavs: 53.7 FG%, 19/40 3P, 18/25 FT
Pels go 2-4 on 6-game homestand. Cut 24p lead to 4, but can’t get W. – 10:21 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann Very entertaining game. Jrue has been so good offensively, keeping the Bucks in it.
This little stretch with Giannis on the floor and Embiid off looms large. – 10:17 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm After three quarters, the Sixers lead, 101-93.
Jrue Holiday leading the Bucks offensively with 21pts/2reb/3ast. Antetokounmpo has 16/7/7. And Middleton has 15/3/2. – 10:15 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Lowry sparks Heat comeback from 14 down in 111-107 2OT victory in Charlotte. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…10:10 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Spo has 3 guys line up all the way down the court
Inbound to Duncan
Waits for Harrell to come over as it seems Duncan is trapped
Back door slip for Lowry to close it out
Genius
pic.twitter.com/DJRLHs1Pdy10:09 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg listened to the game on the radio while driving up to Orlando. not sure if i’m more impressed with kyle lowry, jimmy butler’s 3 or @Jason Jackson on the call. – 10:06 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson Game 61 — which ties record, they say, for number of contests before an All-Star break.
LAC
Marcus Morris Sr.
Nicolas Batum
Ivica Zubac
Terance Mann
Reggie Jackson
HOU
Garrison Matthews
Jae’Sean Tate
Christian Wood
Jalen Green
Dennis Schroder – 10:05 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Rockets going with #2 pick Jalen Green, trade acquisition Dennis Schroder, former two-way Garrison Mathews, glue guy Jae’Sean Tate, and Palmdale native Christian Wood as starters in LA
Same dozen Clippers as Tuesday in Phoenix, starting with Jackson, Mann, Batum, Morris, Zubac. – 10:05 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman I’d be surprised if Nwora is in the game after the timeout. After his latest heat check Giannis threw his hands in the air. Playing from behind, a few of these shots have not been what Milwaukee need if they want to cut into the deficit. – 10:04 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck The Niang on Giannis strategy is working about as well as you could hope so far, I think. Embiid has done a good job with help at the rim, Sixers simply forcing somebody else to try to beat them – 10:04 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen Rockets starters: Tate, Mathews, Wood, Green, Schröder.
Clippers starters: Batum, Morris Sr., Zubac, Mann, Jackson. – 10:01 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz Terry Rozier with a complete disappearing act this second half and OT, strange game from him. – 9:56 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Kyle Lowry playing backyard basketball and I love it – 9:52 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Mike Budenholzer just got himself a technical for Giannis Antetokounmpo. – 9:51 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 PJ not throwing the ball in there and just standing in corner makes no sense there
I leave Lowry on the floor as a threat
Not like Kyle can get it back after the inbound with 1 second – 9:47 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone Double overtime, but it sounds like the #Hornets should have “won” by a point because the Kyle Lowry 3-pointer was actually a 2-pointer. Apparently replays show Lowry was over the line. Officials never reviewed the play. – 9:46 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone #Hornets assistant coaches are insisting that last shot by Kyle Lowry was a two-pointer and not a 3. Officials are not reviewing it, however. – 9:39 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls Kyle Lowry with 8 points in OT…Heat up 3 with 45 seconds left. – 9:39 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Playoff Kyle Lowry is here
This is the guy you go to – 9:38 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob Kyle Lowry is doing the damn thing here in OT – 9:38 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Kyle Lowry man – 9:37 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Half: Sixers 69, Bucks 61
– Nwora 13pts
– Antetokounmpo 12pts/4reb/3ast
– Portis 12pts/4reb
Advanced Stats
OffRtg: 124.4
DefRtg: 138.0
Net Rtg: -13.6
ORB%: 24.0%
DRB%: 76.2% – 9:34 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Aye, nobody is stopping Giannis but Georges Niang has been great defensively in the first half – 9:30 PM
Spencer Percy @QCHspencer You have got to be kidding me. I cannot stand Kyle Lowry. pic.twitter.com/LJR2YRQyiU9:26 PM

Kane Pitman @KanePitman Tired: The Bucks acquired Serge Ibaka as Brook Lopez insurance.
Wired: They plan on rolling out Lopez-Serge-Giannis lineups in the playoff matchup against Cleveland. – 9:19 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Yoooooooooo. That’s a dime from Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Takes a long look at Khris Middleton on the left wing and then throws it to the right to Bobby Portis on the run. Nasty. – 9:18 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux That Giannis pass in transition – 9:18 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz You just can’t overturn this, Lowry is already falling backwards, the amount of contact is minimal – 9:18 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman Most players: Last game before all-star break, let’s just get through unscathed.
Giannis: I’m gonna dive full body into a photographer to save a random ball in the second quarter, get up, sprint up the floor to work on the glass for two offensive rebounds and a put back. – 9:11 PM
Rob Peterson @ShotDrJr Giannis diving for that ball out of bounds was Larry Bird-esque. – 9:09 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Second game Giannis Antetokounmpo has dived out of bounds to save a ball. Ridiculous.
This time, he saved it and then got it back from Jrue Holiday for a full-speed rim run. Missed twice, but got his own rebound and finished.
Bucks up, 39-35, with 8:09 left in the first half. – 9:09 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba That dive for that loose ball is everything I love about Giannis – 9:09 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell Giannis is here. – 9:08 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake I’d still rather Trey Murphy over Tony Snell, but it’s not Garrett Temple so I’m not complaining right now – 9:03 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson Ty Lue on Nico Batum’s super-duper-quick release: “Just when he’s feeling good … I see a lot of times he turns down shots too!” – 8:49 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel Tony Snell gets a shooter’s roll on a three and the Pelicans have stormed back to make it a 54-42 game.
Really think Snell is going to prove to be a great addition, one deserving well over 20 minutes per game. – 8:46 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad For Dinwiddie and Bertans, this must feel like Christmas. – 8:45 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck Excellent start to this one for Tobias Harris after a brutal game the other night.
Sixers rolling with a combo of Niang and Harris on Giannis so far, leaving Embiid as the last line of defense and roaming a bit off of Portis when he spaces – 8:41 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer Fortunately Luka can’t play all 48 minutes, as he rests to open 2Q. But Bertans nails a deep 3 to keep Mavs rolling. Dal is 10/14 on threes – 8:39 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 I’m just glad to see that Kyle Lowry has shot 7 threes up to this point
Especially in games like this, get them up
4 for 7 from deep – 8:36 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm Jrue Holiday gets into the post, gets fouled and hits one of two at the line for tonight’s first points. – 8:34 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 All that reviewing for Kyle Lowry to roll out the pocket for a dime down field – 7:39 PM
Jabari Davis @JabariDavisNBA I do not believe Giannis would have struggled in ANY era, and that’s pretty much all I have to say about that. – 7:35 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Biggest thing from Kyle Lowry tonight:
He looks like he wants to score and shoot
A look I expect to see much more in the post-season – 7:17 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Kyle Lowry’s second defensive rebound was the 3,600th of his career. – 7:16 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Lowry opens 2 of 2 on 3s. – 7:15 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13 Tracy McGrady opting for the “back in my day” take about Giannis is wildly disappointing. – 7:05 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 44 points and shot 17-20 from the field on Feb. 8, then scored 50 points and shot 17-21 from the field on Feb. 15.
No other player in NBA history has scored at least 40 points on 80% shooting from the field twice in a three-game span. pic.twitter.com/6TEnc9zJqE7:02 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone #Hornets are going with the same starting five tonight against Miami as they did in Minnesota on Tuesday:
LaMelo
Terry Rozier
Miles Bridges
PJ Washington
Mason Plumlee – 6:50 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat The again-usual Heat starters: Bam Adebayo, P.J. Tucker, JImmy Butler, Duncan Robinson and Kyle Lowry. Only available reserves: Vincent, Strus, Yurtseven, Guy, Highsmith and Haslem. – 6:33 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305 Look for two things tonight from Miami against Charlotte:
– One of the few teams they can switch everything against
– Big Butler game. When Lowry returned recently, the Charlotte game spearheaded a ton with Butler attacking mismatches and thriving
Both should happen tonight – 6:24 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz Talked to Lowry today about why he’s shooting less often than anytime in past nine years. And Spoelstra addresses Oladipo, Smart. And Heat notes: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…4:29 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA Odds have surfaced for the NBA All-Star Game MVP, via @betonline_ag:
Giannis – 4/1
LeBron – 5/1
Embiid – 6/1
Morant – 7/1
Steph – 8/1
Luka – 12/1 – 3:20 PM

Daily statistical milestones: Thaddeus Young moves past Reggie Miller and more

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games. Thaddeus Young No. 49 in steals now Moved ahead of Reggie Miller with 1,506 steals. He’s now 2 away …

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games.

Thaddeus Young No. 49 in steals now

Moved ahead of Reggie Miller with 1,506 steals. He’s now 2 away from Julius Erving

Hassan Whiteside No. 76 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Brendan Haywood with 1,110 blocks. He’s now 1 away from Rik Smits

Evan Fournier No. 78 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Marco Belinelli with 1,220 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Chuck Person

Al Horford No. 79 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Buck Williams, Bob Lanier and Andrew Lang with 1,101 blocks. He’s now 1 away from Antonio McDyess

Nikola Vucevic No. 86 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Paul Pierce with 7,536 rebounds. He’s now 8 away from Wayne Embry

Russell Westbrook No. 92 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Rasheed Wallace with 7,405 rebounds. He’s now 23 away from Juwan Howard

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope No. 102 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Latrell Sprewell and Randy Foye with 1,108 three-pointers. He’s now 3 away from Marcus Morris

Kemba Walker No. 125 in assists now

Moved ahead of Brian Shaw and Ron Harper with 3,919 assists. He’s now 6 away from Pau Gasol

DeMarcus Cousins No. 144 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Alex English and Dave Greenwood with 6,542 rebounds. He’s now 17 away from Magic Johnson

Justin Holiday No. 154 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Voshon Lenard and Chucky Atkins with 940 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Anthony Peeler

Anthony Davis No. 165 in points now

Moved ahead of Alonzo Mourning with 14,318 points. He’s now 25 away from Al Jefferson

Donovan Mitchell No. 170 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Courtney Lee, Wilson Chandler and Joe Harris with 879 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Terry Rozier

Ben McLemore No. 192 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Nate Robinson with 813 three-pointers. He’s now 2 away from Chris Mullin

Al Horford No. 209 in assists now

Moved ahead of Phil Ford and Darnell Valentine with 3,085 assists. He’s now tied with John Starks

Derrick Favors No. 214 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Julius Erving with 5,605 rebounds. He’s now 10 away from Jerry Sloan

Karl-Anthony Towns No. 217 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Monta Ellis with 739 three-pointers. He’s now 7 away from Caron Butler and Jalen Rose

Kelly Olynyk No. 228 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Brandon Knight and Keith Bogans with 716 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Charlie Villanueva

Doug McDermott No. 230 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Keith Bogans with 715 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Brandon Knight

Gary Harris No. 242 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Byron Russell with 687 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Garrett Temple, Mike James and Chandler Parsons

Seth Curry No. 247 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Mickael Pietrus, Carlos Delfino and Danny Ferry with 681 three-pointers. He’s now 4 away from Bryon Russell

Karl-Anthony Towns No. 247 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Cliff Robinson with 5,243 rebounds. He’s now 5 away from Jeff Foster


What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kyle Goon @kylegoon The Lakers won an electrifying game against the Jazz that they absolutely needed to win going into All-Star break, led by dramatic plays by LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.
But Anthony Davis’ sprained ankle might be the crushing blow to the season: ocregister.com/2022/02/16/leb…2:18 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers Quick @LockedOnLakers reaction video after a bittersweet 106-101 win over the Jazz. On one hand, the Lakers lost Anthony Davis to a rough looking ankle injury. On the other hand, massive comeback, fueled by LeBron (and Aaron Donald?). @LockedOnNBAPods @LockedOnNetwork pic.twitter.com/FD5shcVTOt1:37 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA LeBron James said he saw Anthony Davis “on crutches” at halftime following the injury. – 1:37 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon LeBron James: “Obviously I’m sickened to see AD go down in that fashion. … I’ve seen it too many times, obviously.” Adds that AD’s health is most important. – 1:32 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA Russell Westbrook said his mom’s birthday is the reason he might not be in Cleveland. – 1:29 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina Russell Westbrook is part of the NBA’s 75, but he expressed doubt he’ll attend All-Star weekend because his mom’s birthday is on Sunday – 1:28 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA Russell Westbrook says “Nah, probably not” on if he’ll be going to Cleveland for the gathering of the NBA 75. – 1:28 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon Russell Westbrook: “It’s difficult, but part of my job, I feel like one of my strengths is leadership and staying with it.” – 1:26 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter Vogel on AD: “He comes out and is on fire. He’s playing great. Then we lose him.”
Davis was 7 for 9 (17 points).
Vogel said it was very deflating, especially considering the way the season’s gone up to this point, with AD + LeBron already missing 40-ish combined games. – 1:05 AM
Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan Vogel said he talked to Anthony Davis at halftime.
Davis was “just shaking his head about, really, everything,” Vogel said.
Davis was particularly upset because it’s “looking like he’s gonna miss some time again.”
Lakers’ next game is nine days away vs. the Clippers. – 1:04 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA Frank Vogel on how he’ll deal with the AD injury: “Wins games until we get him back. It’s that simple.” – 1:00 AM
Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan Anthony Davis (sprained right ankle) will have an MRI exam tomorrow, Lakers Coach Frank Vogel said.
“We’ll know more at that point,” he added. – 1:00 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA Frank Vogel says AD will get an MRI tomorrow and we’ll know more (obviously) after that. – 12:59 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis will undergo an MRI tomorrow. – 12:59 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina Lakers coach Frank Vogel called it “very deflating” to see Anthony Davis sprain his right ankle. Praised Russell Westbrook for encouraging guys and described LeBron James’ performance as “remarkable” and “something special.” Vogel added AD will receive an MRI tomorrow – 12:59 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon Frank Vogel: “It was very deflating to see AD go down the way he did.”
Said the Lakers made adjustments at halftime, came out flat, but gained steam. Vogel said Russ was good in the timeouts, telling the team to keep fighting. – 12:58 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA Frank Vogel said “credit our guys for hanging in there and continuing to fight” after the AD injury – 12:58 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Frank Vogel said it was very “deflating” to see Anthony Davis go down the way he did in the second quarter. – 12:58 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob Radio Roulette hotline is LIVE @TwitterSpaces, presented by @UnderdogFantasy.
What a damn night.
• Big Lakers win
• AD injury
• Jokic out-duels Steph
• CP3 hand
• Simons
• DeRozan
• Ja
• Celtics streak
Taking your calls all night⬇️
twitter.com/i/spaces/1vAGR…12:52 AM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa Big Time Comeback for the Lakers, outscore Jazz by 13 in 4th qtr…Lakers Win, 106-101…
-Lebron 33pts 8rebs 6ast
-Russ 17pts 7rebs 6ast
-Monk 13pts 5rebs
-Reaves 9pts
Give Aaron Donald an Assist, biggest fan all game…Let’s hope Anthony Davis is alright…
@ESPNLosAngeles12:47 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar Russell Westbrook is shooting 67% from the free throw line on the season, but if the game is on the line, Brodie is sinking both free throws. – 12:46 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Final: Lakers 106, Jazz 101
The Lakers outscored the Jazz 35-22 in the fourth, led largely by LeBron James but also with timely contributions from the supporting cast. LA improves to 27-31 and enters the ASB on a bittersweet note due to AD’s injury.
Up next: the All-Star break. – 12:45 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon A truly stunning win here under the circumstances. Russell Westbrook showing up in crunchtime. LeBron with 33 points, and 15 of those in the fourth quarter. Huge late plays by Monk and Reaves.
All in the looming shadow of Anthony Davis’ injury, with huge long-term implications. – 12:45 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob Westbrook drills both free throws with the game on the line. a necessary tweet. – 12:45 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten A remarkable win here for the Lakers. AD goes down but L.A. rallies from down 14 pts to a UTA team that came in on a six-game winning streak thanks to LeBron James scoring 15 of his 33 pts in the 4th Q. Lakers win 106-101. LAL enters the All-Star break at 27-31. – 12:44 AM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA Russell Westbrook played more like the way the Lakers need him to in tonight’s 4th quarter comeback win. Lots of cutting, playmaking, and hustling. Made some careless passes earlier in the game but shot only once from outside of the paint. These are the changes Los Angeles needs. – 12:44 AM
Bill Oram @billoram What a win for the Lakers. Down by as many as 14 points in the third quarter, lost Anthony Davis to injury, rally to beat the red-hot Utah Jazz 106-101. Lakers go into the All-Star Break on a high note. – 12:43 AM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96 Russell Westbrook like 😱 pic.twitter.com/VYeF70nAoS12:30 AM

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne That Westbrook drive/LeBron dive is there all the time. – 12:28 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers If you’re looking for slivers of positivity in this perpetually crappy season, the Lakers have not folded up the tents after AD went down. Hardly a given with this group. AK – 12:21 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter Aaron Donald was up on his feet flexing after a tough and-1 layup from Austin Reaves through contact from Hassan Whiteside, as LAL hang around, trailing 92-85 with 5:33 to play. – 12:17 AM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind Signing DeMarcus Cousins for the rest of the season should be a no-brainer for Denver. – 12:08 AM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares Another really good showing from DeMarcus Cousins’ bench lineup. They did their job and HE did his job tonight.
Nuggets need the rest of the starters to join Jokic in this 4th quarter. – 12:07 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter LAL, trying to find some energy, in the shadow of the AD ankle injury that took the wind out of their sail, got consecutive drives to the rim from LeBron in the 3rd to get the building going (and him a high 5 from Aaron Donald going up the floor).
LeBron starts the 4th w/a J. – 12:04 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Third quarter: Jazz 79, Lakers 71
The Lakers did an impressive job of hanging around in the third despite the gut-punch of losing AD for the game and likely longer. LeBron James has 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Donovan Mitchell has 33 points on 11-of-17 shooting. – 12:02 AM
Bill Oram @billoram Lakers trail 79-71 at the end of the third quarter. Donovan Mitchell already has 33 points for Utah. But the story remains Anthony Davis and his sprained ankle. – 11:59 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind Nuggets have been an awful offensive rebounding team most of this season, but that’s changed in DeMarcus Cousins’ seven games. Denver has a 33.4 OREB% when Cousins plays — that would rank 2nd in the NBA this season. Three offensive rebounds in nine minutes for Cousins tonight. – 11:56 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA Via Lakers PR: Anthony Davis suffered a sprained right ankle in tonight’s game. The x-rays were negative. Davis will receive treatment over the All-Star break and will be reevaluated when the team returns. – 11:46 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina Lakers say that Anthony Davis sprained his right ankle, and that x-rays turned out negative. Lakers add that Davis will receive treatment over the All-Star break and then will be reevaluated when the team returns after All-Star weekend – 11:45 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis will receive an MRI on his right ankle tomorrow, league sources tells @YahooSports. But X-rays were negative. – 11:43 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan Oh good we definitely needed to see the AD injury again. At least the one more time. – 11:42 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten Official word from the Lakers: Anthony Davis has a right ankle sprain; X-rays were negative. No time table for recovery provided at this time. He will be reevaluated after the All-Star break. – 11:39 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner Lakers say Anthony Davis has a sprained right ankle, X-rays were negative. He will get treatment over All-Star break and will be re-evaluated when the team returns to play next week. – 11:39 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon The Lakers say Anthony Davis has a right ankle sprain. No sign of fracture on the X-rays. He’s going to receive treatment on the ankle over the break and be reevaluated next week. – 11:37 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs This game was gettable for Denver, but only one player showed up. That’s okay – but please sit Jokic down so he can get out of the Chase Center in one piece. After seeing that AD clip on my timeline a hundred times I do not need that to be Nikola. We already got the warning shot. – 11:37 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter X-rays were negative on Anthony Davis’ ankle. He’ll receive treatment over the All-Star break, and be re-evaluated when the team gets back. – 11:37 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi Anthony Davis could not put any weight on his right ankle and had to be carried back to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/KFVvJr9qZC11:34 PM

Bill Oram @billoram Lakers say Anthony Davis will not return to tonight’s game with what they are calling, simply, a “right ankle injury” – 11:33 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz No surprise: AD ruled out for the rest of this game. – 11:31 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter Lakers will stay small here, starting Trevor Ariza for Anthony Davis, essentially moving LeBron to center. – 11:30 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn Lakers star Anthony Davis is getting x-rays on his right ankle now, source tells ESPN. – 11:28 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi Anthony Davis rolled his right ankle so badly that it touched the court before he went down. pic.twitter.com/FRC1eEJ74a11:25 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Just saw the replay. Gruesome. Prayers up to AD 🙏🙏🙏🙏 – 11:21 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen My hope, watching that AD replay, is that it’s just a severe ankle sprain that costs him a few weeks. I didn’t see his foot out of place or the really gruesome stuff that you see in broken ankle situations, but who knows. – 11:18 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi Anthony Davis couldn’t put any weight on his right ankle and had to be carried off the court. pic.twitter.com/5ZBiQp6EC411:17 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Halftime: Jazz 53, Lakers 46
The most pressing matter for the Lakers currently is Anthony Davis’ ankle — a potentially season-altering dynamic. AD has 17 points and 2 blocks. LeBron James has 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. LA is just 3 of 17 (17.6%) on 3s. – 11:16 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs Man, Anthony Davis is gonna be out a while with that ankle roll. His foot went perpendicular to his leg. – 11:15 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon HALFTIME: Jazz 53, Lakers 46.
Just a lot riding on Anthony Davis’ ankle. – 11:14 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah Honestly really tough moment for the Lakers because they’ve lost like 7 of 9 but the talk pre game was about how the team was finding a renewed sense of energy and some positive stuff happening. The AD injury sucks the air out of that if it’s serious. – 11:13 PM
The Ringer @ringernba Prayers up for Anthony Davis 🙏 – 11:12 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews Anthony Davis didn’t put any weight on his right ankle as he was helped off the court. – 11:12 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz Upon replay: AD jumped up for the pass, and as he was coming down, he caught Gobert’s heel and completely turned his foot over. Brutal. – 11:11 PM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus Air sucked out of the building with that injury. AD’s ankle. Bummer to see. I root for health leaguewide above all – this year hasn’t been kind – 11:10 PM
Bill Oram @billoram Anthony Davis is finally up after spending several minutes on the court after badly rolling his right ankle. Went up to catch a lob and came down on Rudy Gobert’s heel. A potentially season-altering moment for a team that has been trying to get on the right side of things. – 11:10 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina Anthony Davis not putting any weight on his right foot. AD being helped to the locker room – 11:10 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill Oh boy. That didn’t look good for Anthony Davis – 11:10 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz Wow, stretcher coming onto the court for Anthony Davis – 11:10 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin Dude, this sucks for Anthony Davis. Come on man. He can’t catch a break. – 11:10 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner AD is up but helped to locker room by DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard. – 11:10 PM
Janis Carr @janiscarr AD down, grabbing his ankle. Can’t put pressure on it – 11:10 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten Anthony Davis is down on the court after a bad right ankle turn. He came down on Rudy Gobert’s heel and is in a lot of pain. DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard helped him off the court. – 11:10 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah AD being helped off the court by teammates, not able to put any weight on his ankle…it does not look good. – 11:10 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter Anthony Davis rolled his right ankle pretty badly, landing on Rudy Gobert’s foot after jumping high in the air.
He’s been terrific tonight, moving with bounce on both ends of the floor, with 17 points on 7 of 9 FG’s.
He needed help to get off the court. – 11:09 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory Man that AD injury looked bad – 11:09 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis in agony on the floor holding his right ankle – 11:09 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA Feel for AD. Just no luck when it comes to avoiding injuries and staying healthy. That didn’t look good. – 11:09 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa AD looks like he just rolled his ankle really bad…Not good man, whole team out there with him… – 11:09 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner Anthony Davis goes down rolled his right ankle on heel of Utah Center Rudy Gobert. – 11:09 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports That’s clearly an ankle sprain. AD is going to be out awhile. – 11:08 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina Man, Anthony Davis looks in pain…. – 11:08 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen Anthony Davis is down holding his ankle. Lakers fans in our section yell “Come on, bro! Get up!” – 11:08 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Anthony Davis just turned his ankle and it doesn’t look good at all – 11:08 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon Anthony Davis is down, grabbing his right lower leg and rolling. – 11:07 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers Before AD got hurt, he and Westbrook had developed a nice two-man chemistry. It had been kinda sluggish since his return, but tonight feels the most like that period. AK – 11:04 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba That’s twice that Mitchell has stood Westbrook up physically when he’s tried to throw his shoulder into him – 11:00 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon I’m sure the Lakers appreciate every minute Hassan Whiteside plays tonight. – 10:58 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA “The good thing is I have a little bit in experience in being traded, & how this goes down, but at the same time, give myself a lot of grace and allow myself to just go out there and play hard. Shots are going to fall when they fall.”
-Justin Holiday on getting traded mid season – 10:50 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa THT 3 blocks, AD 2 blocks… – 10:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Al Horford said the win streak set the Celtics up with an identity of defensive intensity and an up-tempo offense. Horford added that he hopes the team uses this loss as motivation to come back from the break with an edge. – 10:49 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz End 1Q: Jazz 27, Lakers 27. Nice recovery from Utah, which initially trailed 11-0. Lakers got some 3s from Westbrook (30.1% this season) and Anthony Davis (16.9%). Davis is cooking all-around — 15p on 6-7 FGs. Don with 15p. – 10:47 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA Al Horford says this winning streak has set an identity for the Celtics having a defensive intensity and a blueprint for a high tempo offense. Wants the Celtics to use this loss as motivation to come back with an edge out of the break. – 10:47 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner AD is 6-for-7 from the field and also has two blocks in the first quarter. – 10:46 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha First quarter: Lakers 27, Jazz 27
Anthony Davis and Donovan Mitchell each have 15 points. Russell Westbrook has 7 points and 3 assists. The Lakers cooled off after a hot start, but are playing with a similar spirit to the Golden State game. They have 14 points in the paint. – 10:46 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan Donovan Mitchell has 15. Anthony Davis has 15. The Jazz and Lakers all tied at 27. – 10:45 PM
Bill Oram @billoram That was just Anthony Davis’ 12th 3 of the season. Lakers and Jazz tied at 27 after a first quarter in which the Lakers led by as many as 11. – 10:45 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee “I know that stigma or whatever is out there, but being here with this team, that’s not what this organization is about. They want to win and that’s what we’re trying to do – turn this thing around and do something special.” – Justin Holiday on the “losing culture” in Sacramento – 10:45 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner Anthony Davis had 15 points to help Lakers to a 27-27 tie with Jazz end of first quarter. – 10:45 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba End of one out in Los Angeles: the Jazz and the Lakers are tied at 27-27….Anthony Davis has 15….Mitchell has 15…. – 10:44 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter All tied at 27 after 1, thanks to a last-second corner 3 from Anthony Davis. He had 15 points on 6 of 7 FG’s in the period.
LAL opened on an 11-0 run before Utah counter punched. – 10:44 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing Al Horford: “The second chance points hurt us.” – 10:43 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay Ja Morant is 21-25 at the FT line tonight. The last #NBA player to attempt 25+ FTs in a game was Anthony Davis (27, 10/29/19). – 10:39 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050 Nick Nurse on Thad Young: “The experience shows. It really does. He’s in the right place, he makes great cuts… Overall, for him to only be here a short time and not really know what we’re doing, you can see he knows how to play the game.” – 10:39 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon personally i don’t think the Lakers should be looking to trade Anthony Davis but that’s just my opinion I guess – 10:35 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen Jazz all the way back, now down just 19-18. Bogdanovic and Mitchell 4-5 from 3.
Little bit surprised O’Neale hasn’t been able to stay in front of Westbrook more. – 10:32 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Anthony Davis has 8 points already, is going to the line and has been impactful on both ends. Terrific start for him so far – 10:30 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon Interesting start for the Big Three, up 13-5 on the Jazz. AD and Russ have scored all the points, and LeBron hasn’t scored but has three assists. – 10:27 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz 8-0 Lakers lead, including 6p by AD. Not great defense from the Jazz so far. Timeout, Quin. – 10:20 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon Great early sequence for AD, who didn’t play the first game against the Jazz: steals an entry pass intended for Gobert, takes it up court, hits the jumper. – 10:18 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter Strong start for LAL, with a Westbrook layup, AD steal as Utah tried to free Gobert, and AD step-back J over Gobert to make it 4-0. – 10:17 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz Final: Nets 111, Knicks 106.
Knicks blow a 28-point lead, the third time in 11 days they’ve blown a 20+ point lead to fall to 25-34 at the All-Star break, 12th in the East.
• Randle 31 & 10
• Fournier 16 pts
• Quickley 18-6-4
Nets win fourth quarter 38-19. – 10:15 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050 Thad Young’s had 5 days to learn the Raptors’ system. Imagine what he could do with a full week. – 10:08 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob Thad Young just smart – 10:06 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps Thad Young’s got some basketball smarts, man
He’s gonna help this group a lot – 10:06 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC I like Justin Holiday a lot. – 10:00 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le #DCAboveAll 108
#PACERS 113
Kuzma 26 15 Rebounds / 6 Ast
Caldwell-Pope 27 – 9:59 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins The Wizards have lost to the Pacers, 113-108. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a game-high 27 points. Kyle Kuzma added 26 points, 15 rebounds and six assists. Indiana’s Tyrese Haliburton had 21 points and 14 assists. – 9:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Pistons win 112-111. Win streak ends at 9 games
Brown – 31 points
Tatum – 22/4/5
Horford – 19/7/7
Grant – 17 points
Celtics – 54.5% shooting
Celtics – 17 turnovers
Grant – 24 points
Bey – 20/11/6
Cunningham – 20/8/6
Pistons – 18 offensive rebounds – 9:54 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope gets beat back door for the possible dagger and immediately admits my fault.
Wizards down 107-103 with 21.3 seconds left and the ball. – 9:51 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis Al Horford is bailing the Celtics out tonight. 8-10 from the field, 2-3 from 3 now, leads C’s with 7 rebounds, leads C’s with 7 assists. – 9:44 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA That was a big time find by Brown and a big hoop by Horford. – 9:44 PM
Matt Dery @DerySpeaks Al Horford? Jeesh. #Pistons9:44 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa Bey gets a layup to extend the Pistons’ run to 18-9, and give them the lead. Horford responds with a 3 on the other end.
Celtics 111, Pistons 110. 32.3 seconds left – 9:43 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb Al Horford is 8-of-10 tonight. 19 points, and a team-high 7 rebounds and 7 assists. What a night for him. – 9:43 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe Horford with perhaps his biggest 3 of the season, a corner ball and the #Celtics are up 111-110 with 32.3 left. They should get the last possession unless #Pistons want to play 2-for-1. – 9:43 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps After it looked like Jaylen Brown gave up an offensive rebound to Jerami Grant that put Detroit ahead, he finds Al Horford with a nice pass to the corner for a wide open 3 to put Boston back in front by a point with 32.3 seconds to go. – 9:43 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII Horford follows a Saddiq Bey putback with a 3. Celtics lead by one with 32.3 seconds left. Pistons ball. – 9:43 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis boy Horford just did a phenomenal job against Cunningham – 9:38 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz Through three quarters, the Knicks lead the Nets 87-73.
• Randle 27 & 10
• Fournier 13 pts
• Quickley 12-6-3
• Drummond 11 & 19
Knicks shooting 49-47-88. Nets shooting 40-30-56. – 9:34 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha Lakers’ starters vs. the Jazz:
Anthony Davis
LeBron James
Stanley Johnson
Malik Monk
Russell Westbrook – 9:33 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA Justin Holiday 3-pointer in transition. – 9:27 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Pistons lead 84-83 after three
Brown – 29 points
Tatum – 13 points, 6 assists
Horford – 13/7/6/1/2
Celtics – 56.1% FGs
Celtics – 13 turnovers
Cunningham – 15/6/4
Bey – 15/8/4
Grant – 13 points
Pistons – 43.7% FGs
Pistons – 13 offensive rebounds
Pistons – 11 turnovers – 9:19 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz A weird part of this weird Knicks season is that two of the loudest criticisms of Thibs are that 1) he didn’t give Kemba enough of a chance and 2) he plays Kemba too much.
Like I said, weird season. – 9:14 PM
Michael Singer @msinger Nuggets announce DeMarcus Cousins is out tonight. So no Boogie, no Zeke.
Could mean Davon minutes? – 9:05 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports Back to the high-scoring games, #Bulls lead Kings 65-59 at half. DeRozan & White have 14 each, Vuc 13, Green 12; Fox leads Sac with 19 – 9:03 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop Bulls 65, Kings 59 at half
White 14 pts, 5 assists
DeRozan 14 pts (7-12 FGs)
Vucevic 13 pts
Bulls 16 assists, 3 TOs
Fox 19 pts, 5 assists – 9:02 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham The Nikola Vucevic and Domantas Sabonis battle is a fun one. – 8:54 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz Halftime. Knicks lead the Nets 65-44.
• Randle 20 & 6
• Fournier 11 pts
• Grimes 8 pts
• Drummond 7 & 12
Knicks are 13-for-23 from deep, shooting 58-57-100 for the game. – 8:44 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Celtics lead 52-48 at the half
Brown – 15 points
Tatum – 11 points, 5 assists
Horford – 11 points, 6 rebounds
Celtics – 55.9% FGs
Celtics – 5-15 threes
Celtics – 10 TOs
Bey – 9 points
Cunningham – 8 points
Olynyk – 8 points
Pistons – 38.3% FGs
Pistons – 10 ORs
Pistons – 9 TOs – 8:39 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins Washington trails Indiana 56-51 at halftime. Kyle Kuzma has 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has a team-high 12 points, three rebounds and two steals. – 8:37 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA That was a really pretty pocket pass by Tatum in the PnR with Horford. Tatum is up to five assists already. – 8:26 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind Update to Denver’s injury report: DeMarcus Cousins (gastrointestinal illness) is questionable tonight. – 8:22 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz Through one quarter, the Knicks lead the Nets 38-18.
• Randle 14 & 5
• Fournier 8 pts
• Grimes 8 pts
• Aldridge 5 & 2
Knicks shot 8-for-11 from deep. Nets shot 1-for-13 from deep and 7-for-27 (22 percent) from the field. – 8:13 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Celtics lead 25-23 after one
Brown – 13 points
Tatum – 5/1/4
Horford – 5/3/2/1/1
Celtics – 52.9% shooting
Celtics – 3-10 three-pointers
Celtics – 4 turnovers
Bey – 8 points
Stewart – 6 points
Grant – 5 points
Pistons – 37.5% shooting
Pistons – 4 offensive rebounds – 8:08 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS It’s 25-25 at the end of the 1st in Wizards-Pacers. KCP and Brissett lead all scorers with 8 pts apiece. Pacers have 18 PITP already. – 8:06 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA That was the first possession where the Celtics turned up the switching defense tonight. White, Horford and Theis all made multiple switches and closeouts. – 7:59 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed Been tryna figure out who @BigWos reminds me of and it just hit me: You look like Kemba bro. – 7:59 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed Evan Fournier just hit a pull-up 3 to give the Knicks a 14-7 lead over the Nets here at MSG. The Nets are shorthanded and snapped an 11-game losing streak on Monday, but the streak could start again if they don’t pick it up soon. – 7:52 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer James Johnson with a bad turnover there. Evan Fournier responds with a 3. Timeout Steve Nash. Knicks lead 14-7 with 8:15 left in the first quarter. – 7:52 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA I love the way Horford is ripping running off rebounds and turnovers lately. It’s creating so many good looks for the Celtics offense. – 7:45 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA Starters for @Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls – 2/16:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Justin Holiday
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Maurice Harkless
C – Domantas Sabonis – 7:35 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee Kings starters vs. Bulls:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Justin Holiday
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Maurice Harkless
C – Domantas Sabonis – 7:35 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Celtics starters tonight:
Al Horford
Grant Williams
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Derrick White
Pistons starters:
Isiaah Stewart
Jerami Grant
Saddiq Bey
Cade Cunningham
Cory Joseph – 7:31 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP Pistons at Celtics – TD Garden – February 16, 2022 – Starting Lineups
Boston – White, Brown, Tatum, Horford, G. Williams
Detroit – Cory Joseph, Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant, Isaiah Stewart
OUT: Boston: Smart, R. Williams Detroit: Frank Jackson, Luka Garza pic.twitter.com/I3fZHzCITW7:11 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050 Nurse on his rotation vs NOLA: “I don’t know if I put much stock into anything we tried Monday as legitimate data.”
He anticipates trying some different things vs Minnesota tonight (especially without FVV), as they continue to work Thad Young in. – 6:53 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN Same starting lineup for the Knicks — Walker, Fournier, Grimes, Randle, Robinson. – 5:47 PM
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Daily statistical milestones: Jrue Holiday moves past Rickey Green and more

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games. Nicolas Batum No. 45 in three-pointers now Moved ahead of Bradley Beal with 1,435 three-pointers. …

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games.

Nicolas Batum No. 45 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Bradley Beal with 1,435 three-pointers. He’s now 8 away from Mike Conley

Danilo Gallinari No. 50 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Antoine Walker with 1,387 three-pointers. He’s now 8 away from Brent Barry

Jrue Holiday No. 61 in assists now

Moved ahead of Rickey Green and Norm Van Lier with 5,222 assists. He’s now 26 away from Karl Malone

JaVale McGee No. 64 in blocks now

Moved ahead of LaMarcus Aldridge with 1,181 blocks. He’s now 2 away from Elmore Smith

Jrue Holiday No. 99 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Russell Westbrook with 1,122 three-pointers. He’s now 1 away from David Wesley

D’Angelo Russell No. 134 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Rafer Alston with 1,000 three-pointers. He’s now 2 away from Danny Ainge

Louis Williams No. 140 in assists now

Moved ahead of Andy Phillip with 3,761 assists. He’s now 18 away from Ray Williams

Serge Ibaka No. 155 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Donyell Marshall with 6,381 rebounds. He’s now 20 away from Armen Gilliam

Devin Booker No. 158 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Raymond Felton with 928 three-pointers. He’s now 6 away from Chucky Atkins and Justin Holiday

Tristan Thompson No. 180 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of James Edwards with 6,005 rebounds. He’s now 11 away from Andre Iguodala

Clint Capela No. 181 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Kelvin Cato with 686 blocks. He’s now 5 away from Jonas Valanciunas and Jim McIlvaine

Giannis Antetokounmpo No. 190 in points now

Moved ahead of Thaddeus Young with 13,730 points. He’s now 60 away from Bill Laimbeer

Jayson Tatum No. 214 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Caron Butler and Jalen Rose with 749 three-pointers. He’s now 2 away from Marcus Smart

Karl-Anthony Towns No. 217 in three-pointers now

Moved ahead of Marcus Thornton and Mark Jackson with 737 three-pointers. He’s now tied with Monta Ellis

Al Horford No. 224 in points now

Moved ahead of Lamar Odom with 12,783 points. He’s now 20 away from Sidney Wicks

Nicolas Batum No. 234 in blocks now

Moved ahead of Ed Davis with 566 blocks. He’s now 3 away from Orlando Woolridge

Karl-Anthony Towns No. 248 in rebounds now

Moved ahead of Brad Daugherty with 5,232 rebounds. He’s now 5 away from Cliff Robinson

Elfrid Payton No. 249 in assists now

Moved ahead of Bob Dandridge with 2,849 assists. He’s now 2 away from Jim Jackson


What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson I asked Devin Booker and Chris Paul about their first impressions of Aaron Holiday.
Paul: “Everybody keeps saying we got a Holiday, so you already know what it is. They hoop, play hard, defend, great teammates.”
Booker said he’s always had a lot of respect for them from afar. – 12:59 AM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Chris Paul said at the timeout with 4:55 left, Devin Booker told the huddle, “Aight, under 5 minutes. Y’all know what time it is.” – 12:58 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin These two.
Devin Booker and Chris Paul. #Suns pic.twitter.com/Hh3mdRxwO112:41 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Devin Booker joked he wasn’t sure Chris Paul was going to throw him the lob on that alley-oop.
Chris Paul joked, “I hadn’t seen him dunk in awhile.” Then he brought up the wide-open windmill he missed a few games back – 12:41 AM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Devin Booker quips and laughs with a “you guys keep asking the same question” when @Duane Rankin opens on the difference in the last 3-4 minutes.
True! – 12:38 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Nicolas Batum on pre-break finale Thursday vs Rockets: “We need this one.” – 12:29 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Batum: “The comeback, I mean, that’s who we are.” – 12:28 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Nicolas Batum is praising Robert Covington’s defense, putting on Kawhi Leonard’s level with his ability to create events, possibly better than Kawhi. – 12:27 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif Nico Batum says that RoCo’s hands are “insane.” Looks at the box score for his steals. “3? Feels like he got 10.” – 12:26 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif Nico Batum said he started focusing on his quick, high-release three-pointer this offseason knowing he’d be playing off playmakers who could get him shots and knowing he’d need to beat closeouts. – 12:25 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Final: PHX 103, LAC 96
Booker: 26 Pts, 4 Ast, 11-19 FG
Paul: 17 Pts, 14 Ast, 5 Reb
Bridges: 19 Pts, 9 Reb
Ayton: 12 Pts, 12 Reb
Morris: 23 Pts, 10-17 FG – 12:10 AM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Devin Booker forces a turnover by jamming Kennard into the corner then SPRINTS full court for the lob finish. Might be the plays of the night. – 12:01 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Paul back-to-back lobs to Ayton and Booker. #Suns up five. – 12:01 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Woooo buddy that Chris Paul to Devin Booker alley-oop will be on some highlight reels tonight – 12:01 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Again, can’t leave Cam Johnson.
3. First of the night on 3 3PT FGAs.
Craig grabbing a his back after an offensive rebound and putback attempt in traffic.
McGee and Craig out.
Booker and Ayton in.
#Suns closing with Johnson, Paul, Booker, Bridges and Ayton.
Tie game. #Suns11:54 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin #Suns open 4th with Holiday, Payton, Johnson, Craig and McGee. – 11:42 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Suns leaned on Booker in 1st, Ayton in 2nd, and Mikal Bridges in 3rd quarter.
It’s an 81-72 Phoenix lead, with Bridges scoring 12 of his 16 after half.
Obviously the 4th quarter is usually Chris Paul time for Phoenix. Paul has a quiet 10 points, 10 assists, 1 turnover. – 11:41 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA D’Angelo Russell on Jaden McDaniels:
“The sky is the limit for him. He’s a quiet guy, but he’s a guy who looks up and might have dominated that game. We talkin about the Ants and the KATs and myself, but he’s a valuable piece for us.” – 11:39 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Booker should be flirting with 10 assists and he’s got 2 what is this 2018 – 11:39 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet End of 3Q: PHX 81, LAC 72
Booker: 23 Pts, 10-17 FG
Ayton: 10 Pts, 10 Reb, 5-14 FG
Paul: 10 Pts, 10 Ast
Bridges: 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 7-12 FG
Morris: 20 Pts, 9-16 FG – 11:39 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA D’Angelo Russell on Karl-Anthony Towns’ 39-point night tonight:
“KAT put us on his back. It was pretty evident right there. He put us on his back. He was an All Star tonight. On the floor, he dominated the game. We win when he does that.” – 11:36 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet Devin Booker is a bad man. He’s got 10 points of his 23 points here in the last couple of minutes and the Suns are up by 13 all of a sudden – 11:35 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Devin Booker is now 10-of-14 from the field – 11:34 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin #Suns up 10 as Booker scores in transition. Has 20. – 11:34 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA D’Angelo Russell on the fans tonight: “I called, they answered”.
DLo brought the game ball to his postgame press conference. He said the ball was for the fans — those standing up at home, Wolves fans on twitter, and those who were in the arena. – 11:32 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Booker 3. #Suns up eight. – 11:32 PM
Spencer Percy @QCHspencer I see Devin Booker kind of potential in Johnny Davis. – 11:19 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson Batum rebound, Batum lightning-quick-release 3, Batum block, Batum steal … Batum and his Clippers fighting — and leading, 58-57. – 11:19 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Batum defense sparking 6-0 Clippers run. Locks up Booker middy, then after the block, catches Booker’s failing attempt to draw a foul and save it under his basket.
Sequence leads to Mann attacking Paul in transition and finding Zubac trail dunk.
Clippers up 58-57, 8:27 3rdQ. – 11:18 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin Batum 3. #Suns lead down to 3 before Ayton scores off Booker assist.
#Suns up 57-54 as Jackson answers. – 11:16 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif If you’ve ever been to a Clippers practice or shootaround you’ve seen Nico Batum practice his quick, high-release three-pointer. Just did it for a swish. – 11:15 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Batum is going to redefine how IG trainers are shooting these catch-shoot 3s 🤣 – 11:15 PM