NBA Twitter reacts to Jordan Poole’s 30 point performance in Warriors’ win vs. Bulls on Friday

After Jordan Poole caught fire from long distance for seven triples in a win against the Bulls, NBA Twitter exploded with reactions on Friday night.

After a tough loss to the Dallas Mavericks to snap their three-game winning streak, the Golden State Warriors returned to San Francisco’s Chase Center for some home cooking against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. 

Despite a late attempt at a comeback by the Bulls, the Warriors slammed the door behind Jordan Poole. The 23-year-old guard exploded off the bench, registering his third 30-point performance of the 2022-23 campaign.

Poole led the Warriors with a game-high 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field to go along with an assist, steal and rebound in only 23 minutes. Poole caught fire from beyond the arc, drilling a season-high seven triples from long distance.

Draymond Green recorded a near triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and two blocks in 36 minutes as the Warriors secured a 119-111 victory. 

With their win over the Bulls, the Warriors have now cracked off nine consecutive wins at home. Golden State will have another chance to extend their home winning streak on the second leg of a back-to-back on Saturday against the Houston Rockets.

After the Warriors’ victory over the Bulls, the NBA community on Twitter weighed in with different reactions on social media. Here’s a look at what fans and analysts were saying on Friday night. 

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Twitter reacts to Ohio State’s CFP chances after Utah upsets USC

Twitter was very pro-Buckeye to get into the CFP! #GoBucks

This is exactly what the Buckeyes were looking for, Utah to upset USC in the Pac-12 Championship game. The game was in its waning moments when plenty of people took to Twitter to voice how they feel the committee will react on Sunday when the field of four is announced. If Twitter is correct, it looks like Ryan Day will make the College Football Playoff for the second time in his Ohio State coach career.

It’s not a done deal, but we have a pretty good feeling about some celebrations taking place in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Sunday. For now, though, there were plenty of celebrations from Buckeye Nation on Twitter. Find out below the best reactions to Utah defeating USC and how they feel it will shake out for Ohio State.

NBA Twitter reacts to Nets’ win over the Raptors

Here’s what NBA Twitter thought of the Nets’ win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday.

The Brooklyn Nets hosted the Toronto Raptors on Friday and won 114-105. Kyrie Irving led the team with 27 points in an impressive display of ball-handling and shot-making.

Kevin Durant (17 points) took a backseat in this game as he allowed Irving and Joe Harris (17 points) were hot shooting the ball in the early going. TJ Warren played his first NBA game in 703 days and he looked confident scoring his 10 points.

The story of this game was that the Nets stormed out to a 41-17 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The Raptors gave the Nets a scare in the fourth quarter as they mounted a furious comeback, but the Nets made just enough shots to finish out the game.

Here’s what NBA Twitter thought of the Nets’ win over the Raptors:

Player grades: Kyrie Irving scores 27 as Nets beat Raptors in TJ Warren’s return

Here’s how the Nets did in the victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday.

The Brooklyn Nets hosted the Toronto Raptors on Friday and won 114-105. The Nets have now won four games in a row overall and have won six games in a row at home.

Kyrie Irving scored 27 points on efficient shooting and had five assists while Kevin Durant had 17 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. Joe Harris chipped in with 17 big points and TJ Warren played in his first NBA game in 703 days and scored 10 points.

Pascal Siakam had 24 points and seven rebounds for the Raptors as OG Anunoby had 21 points and six rebounds. Scottie Barnes had 17 points and nine rebounds while Gary Trent Jr. score 16 points off the bench for Toronto.

The Nets won the first quarter 41-17 as they could not miss a shot behind the likes of Irving and Harris going off. The Raptors could not make a shot in the early going and they weren’t able to provide much resistance on the defensive end.

The second half was a different story however. Through a combination of the Nets coming back to earth shooting the ball as well as the Raptors finally settling in, this became a game in the fourth quarter as the Nets started coasting.

In the end, Toronto could not recover from their dismal start and it cost them as the Nets did enough to finish the game with a win. Here are the player grades for the Nets’ players:

Hype video: Georgia and LSU face off in the SEC championship

Nick Chubb and Sony Michel get UGA football fans hyped for the SEC championship against LSU!

The Georgia Bulldogs face the LSU Tigers in the 2022 SEC championship game.

Georgia will have a chance to win its first SEC championship since 2017. Georgia lost to LSU in the 2019 SEC championship.

Former Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has exceeded expectations in his first season with the Tigers.

Georgia (12-0, 8-0) and LSU (9-3, 6-2) impressed a lot of folks this year. Nobody in the preseason media poll predicted LSU would win the SEC West. Georgia lost a record-breaking 15 players to the 2022 NFL draft, but still went undefeated for a second consecutive regular season. The Dawgs have won 27 straight regular-season games.

Kirby Smart and Georgia football have represented the SEC East in five of the last six SEC championships. Georgia has lost some heartbreakers in the SEC championship over the years and are looking to change that in 2022.

Georgia has appeared in nine SEC championship games. The Bulldogs have faced LSU in four of their nine appearances. Georgia is 1-3 against LSU in SEC championship games.

Former Georgia running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb narrate a hype video to get Georgia football fans fired up for the 2022 SEC championship.

Sony Michel plays for the Los Angeles Chargers. Nick Chubb stars for the Cleveland Browns. Michel and Chubb did not win a national championship, but the duo won an SEC championship in 2017 when they returned for their senior seasons to play for each other.

Georgia fans are expected to travel well for the SEC championship, which will be played in Atlanta, Georgia, and will be televised on CBS. The game kicks off at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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Charles Barkley comments on Auburn’s hiring of Hugh Freeze

In an interview with AL.com, the Auburn Basketball legend says that Freeze deserves full support.

It took nearly three weeks for former Auburn basketball star [autotag]Charles Barkley[/autotag] to share his top candidate for the Auburn head coaching job.

In an interview on the daily streaming show “The Next Round” last month, Barkley told hosts Lance Taylor, Jim Dunaway and Ryan Brown that his choice would be [autotag]Deion Sanders[/autotag], although he would support whoever was named head coach.

“He’s gonna recruit like hell,” Barkley said of Sanders. “Deion (Sanders) is going to win wherever where he goes. If you have ever been around Deion Sanders. … I watched that “60 Minutes” interview about a month ago. … I have known Deion Sanders since college, that’s the way he is. He is going to win or be successful at anything he does.”

Now that Auburn has hired a head coach, Barkley did not wait nearly as long to share his opinion.

In an interview with AL.com’s Mark Heim, Barkley doubled down on his statement that he would support Freeze despite Sanders being his favorite candidate. When it came to his thoughts on Hugh Freeze, Barkley said Auburn fans need to support him despite his past.

“One thing about being in the ‘Bible Belt,’ there’s a lot of people around here who think they’ve never made a mistake in their life,” Barkley said. “I never pay attention to that noise, and that’s what it is, noise. Ain’t none of us perfect, but for some reason when you’re in the ‘Bible Belt,’ I saw a sign ‘don’t judge anyone.’ They judge everyone. You can’t pay that any attention. The guy’s our coach now. We have to support him.”

Over the summer, Barkley was also opinionated regarding the treatment of Bryan Harsin. During an interview on the same show in July, Barkley was quoted as saying that he wished Auburn boosters would “leave that man alone and do his job.” He continued to share his displeasure with Auburn’s handling of [autotag]Bryan Harsin[/autotag]’s tenure with AL.com.

“I didn’t like the way Bryan Harsin was treated,” Barkley said. “They put him in a really awkward situation where he couldn’t be successful. Now, we have to get our stuff together to support the new coach 100%.”

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SEC commissioner Greg Sankey has had an ‘honest conversation’ with Hugh Freeze this week

Sankey says that he looks forward to working with Hugh Freeze again.

Auburn’s decision to hire Hugh Freeze came with backlash.

Sure, Freeze has won plenty of football games, some of which came against SEC foes, but his shady off-the-field past at both Ole Miss and Liberty has given several Auburn fans plenty of concern regarding Freeze.

SEC Commissioner [autotag]Greg Sankey[/autotag] was in the first full year of his current role when Freeze resigned in 2016 from Ole Miss after an investigation found evidence of a “pattern of personal misconduct.” He shared Thursday during a press conference ahead of Saturday’s SEC Championship Game in Atlanta that he has had a conversation with Freeze since his hiring at Auburn. Sankey did not reveal specifics to the conversation but feels that Freeze’s new opportunity will give him an opportunity to wipe his slate clean.

“I look from this point forward. We’re informed by people’s pasts. Hugh and I actually had an individual phone call earlier today, very positive,” Sankey said Thursday. “That’s not the first phone call he and I have had in the last five years. I appreciated the way he responded during his press conference. And I respect the fact that he and I, over the succeeding years since his departure from Ole Miss, could have candid and honest conversation.”

Sankey says that he welcomes Freeze back to the SEC, and believes that he has had opportunities to leave his past behind him.

“He’s now the head coach at Auburn University. I wish them well, there’s a lot of work to do,” Sankey said. “And he kind of brought me up to speed on some of that this morning. And I’m confident there’s been plenty of opportunities for learning over the years and look forward to working with Hugh again.”

Freeze was hired by Auburn on Nov. 28 to replace [autotag]Bryan Harsin[/autotag], who posted a 9-12 record over a season and a half on the Plains.

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Offensive lineman announces plans to enter transfer portal

With the transfer portal opening on Monday, this offensive lineman plans to use his two years of eligibility to play elsewhere.

The transfer portal officially opens for business on Monday, Dec. 5, and many athletes are making plans to enter.

It has been relatively quiet on The Plains as far as those announcing their intent to enter the portal, but one Tiger has announced his intention to use his final two seasons of eligibility to play elsewhere as a graduate transfer.

[autotag]Keiondre Jones[/autotag], who saw time at right guard off the bench, announced Thursday that he will look for a new home as he pursues his master’s degree.

Jones did not receive a start this season but recorded 334 total snaps over 11 games in 2022. According to Pro Football Focus, Jones received a grade of 53% this season, with his strongest category being pass blocking, where he graded at 61.9%. He allowed two sacks and six hurries.

On the other side of the portal, wide receivers [autotag]Landen King[/autotag] and [autotag]Ze’vian Capers[/autotag] have announced their intentions to return to Auburn after entering the portal during the season.

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Twitter reacts to Cade McNamara transfer to Iowa

Best of luck to him!

Michigan football lost its Ohio State-beating, Big Ten-winning team captain via the transfer portal to start the week.

On Thursday, we learned his destination.

Cade McNamara helped revitalize the culture in Ann Arbor from a player perspective, but he lost his job to sophomore J.J. McCarthy after Week 2 this year. In the following game, McNamara was injured and lost for the season. He spent the bulk of the year rehabbing after having surgery in California.

While he was somewhat of a contentious player for Michigan, most are grateful for his contributions to the team on the playing field and off.

Now that he’s committed to Iowa, here are some of the reactions from the media and fans on Twitter.

What does FiveThirtyEight say about Ohio State’s chances of making the College Football Playoff

FiveThirtyEight has updated its College Football Playoff Predictions. Here’s what it says about Ohio State’s chances. #GoBucks

For the first time all college football season, Ohio State is on the outside looking in when it comes to being ranked in the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings.

But it’s close.

The Buckeyes are No. 5, one spot behind a one-loss USC team that has another game to play when it takes on Utah in the Pac-12 Championship game.

Besides that, TCU sits at No. 3 and also has to win one more game against a Kansas State team that gave the Horned Frogs all they could handle in October. The winner will be crowned Big 12 champ. For both USC and TCU, a loss would mean the résumés will be compared against Ohio State’s with a razor-thin margin.

With these sorts of things, we often like to confer with the popular analytics website, FiveThirtyEight, to see what their playoff model thinks Ohio State’s chances of making the College Football Playoff are.

At this point, the number of teams still alive has been pared to five, really, with a very, very outside shot of including Alabama as a sixth team, but that cream-and-crimson ship has likely sailed with the Tide being a two-loss team without a conference championship.

There aren’t a ton of variables in this thing, but here is what FiveThirtyEight says about Ohio State’s chances of making the CFP when looking at a few possible results.

First, we’ll deal with just the top six teams’ straight percentage chances of getting in without taking anything else into consideration.

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