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Basket-bawl: LeBron featured as crying baby in new TV ad (Yahoo Sports)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James falls to the floor during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Monday, March 27, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is having a laugh at his reputation for being a ”crybaby.”

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 1:31 pm

Westbrook scores 57 in Thunder’s 114-106 OT win over Magic (Yahoo Sports)

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 29: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against the Orlando Magic on March 29, 2017 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Russell Westbrook had 57 points – the most in a triple-double in NBA history – 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 overtime win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Westbrook, a leading MVP candidate, led the Thunder to their largest comeback in team history, rallying Oklahoma City from a 21-point deficit in the second half as he recorded his 38th triple-double of the season. Enes Kanter added 17 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Thunder, and Victor Oladipo had 13 points while returning to Amway Center for the first time since being traded by the Magic last June.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 6:31 am

Clippers beat Wizards 133-124 in high-scoring shootout (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: JJ Redick #4 of the LA Clippers shoots the ball during a game against the Washington Wizards on March 29, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.J. Redick scored a season-high 31 points and hit seven 3-pointers, helping Los Angeles beat the Washington Wizards 133-124 on Wednesday night. Redick returned from a sprained right ankle after missing the Clippers’ 18-point collapse in a one-point loss to Sacramento last Sunday. ”We got the ball in the right hands and made shots,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 6:26 am

Curry scores 29, leads Warriors’ rally over Spurs 110-98 (Yahoo Sports)

SAN ANTONIO,TX - MARCH 29: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs tries to steal the ball from Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors at AT&T Center on March 29, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)

Golden State was emotionally prepared to shrug off a 22-point deficit during the first quarter in a key showdown with San Antonio. After all, the Warriors have battled the scrutiny of failing to win an NBA championship last year after a record-setting regular season and have fought through a knee injury to Kevin Durant this season. Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Klay Thompson had 23 and the Warriors rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-98 on Wednesday night for their ninth straight win.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 5:53 am

Bucks fend off late Celtics rally in 103-100 win (Yahoo Sports)

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29: Malcolm Brogdon #13 of the Milwaukee Bucks takes a shot against Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter at TD Garden on March 29, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics were hesitant to celebrate after ascending to the top spot of the Eastern Conference standings earlier this week. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points and nine rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks knocked Boston out of the top spot with a 103-100 victory on Wednesday night. The Bucks (39-36) have won five of six, including four straight on the road.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 5:28 am

Conley scores 36 as Grizzlies rout Pacers 110-97 (Yahoo Sports)

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 29: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball during a game against the Indiana Pacers on March 29, 2017 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mike Conley wanted to set the tone for the Memphis Grizzlies. Conley matched his career high with seven 3-pointers on his way to 36 points, helping the Grizzlies rout the Indiana Pacers 110-97 on Wednesday night. Memphis (41-34) had lost four in a row, all on the road.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 4:16 am

Belinelli helps Hornets beat Raptors 110-106 (Yahoo Sports)

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 29: Marco Belinelli #21 of the Charlotte Hornets drives to the basket past Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors during NBA game action at Air Canada Centre on March 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Walker scored 11 of his 19 points in the final 5:03, leading the Hornets past the Toronto Raptors 110-106 on Wednesday night. ”We just stuck with the game, really,” Walker said. Walker hit two big 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes, including one that gave the Hornets a 104-101 lead with 37.5 seconds left.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 3:52 am

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Draymond Green does not support Raiders move

Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle reporting Draymond Green’s view on news that the Raiders will be taking their football talents to Las Vegas. Of course, it should be noted that Green as a member of the Warriors plays in Oakland/San Francisco area and it wouldn’t be a smart move for him or anyone around there to say […]

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 1:29 am

Suns sign Jarell Eddie to second 10-day contract

The Phoenix Suns have signed forward Jarell Eddie (pronounced juh-RELL) to a second 10-day contract. Eddie initially signed with the Suns on March 19.
Eddie has played in five games since joining the Suns and averaged 4.8 points in 12.5 minutes, scoring a career-high 13 points in his debut with the team on March 19 at […]

Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 9:58 pm

Pelicans sign Quinn Cook to second 10-day contract

The New Orleans Pelicans today signed guard Quinn Cook to a second 10-day contract.
Cook, 6-2, 179, who was originally signed by New Orleans on March 19, has appeared in three games with the Pelicans, averaging 1.0 points and 0.7 assists in 2.7 minutes per game. Cook has played in a total of eight NBA games […]

Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 9:04 pm

Kevin Durant injury update

Following evaluations by the Warriors medical and athletic training staffs in recent days, the team announced the following update on Kevin Durant’s injury status:
Kevin has made very good progress since suffering the injury four weeks ago in Washington. He has not experienced any setbacks to date and has progressed as well as could be expected.
At […]

Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 8:38 pm

Pacers waive Rodney Stuckey

The Indiana Pacers have requested waivers on injured 6-5 guard Rodney Stuckey.
Stuckey appeared in 39 games off the bench for Indiana this season while averaging 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
In a recent injury report, the Pacers said Stuckey will be out for the next 4-6 weeks. The 2017 NBA playoffs begin […]

Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 8:36 pm

Mavericks sign Jarrod Uthoff to multi-year contract

The Dallas Mavericks have signed rookie forward Jarrod Uthoff to a multi-year contract.
Uthoff (6-9, 220) originally signed a 10-day contract with the Mavericks on March 9 and then a second 10-day deal with the team on March 19.
The 6-9 forward has seen action in two games for the Mavericks this year and has logged a […]

Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 8:31 pm

Pacers: Rodney Stuckey and Al Jefferson injured

Here are the latest Indiana Pacers injuries:
Rodney Stuckey has a left patellar tendon strain and is expected to miss four to six weeks. He sustained the injury in Sunday night’s victory over Philadelphia.
Al Jefferson will miss at least two weeks with a sprained left ankle. He will be reevaluated at that time. He sustained […]

Posted on 28 March 2017 @ 9:06 pm

NBA – United States

Shootaround (March 30) — ‘Unbelievable’ competitive drive keeps Russell Westbrook trucking

No. 1: Westbrook works magic on Magic — How does one man bring his team back from 22 points down in the second quarter and out of a 14-point hole with just over six minutes left in regulation time? Well, you start by ringing up the highest-scoring triple-double in NBA history. But in clinching a playoff berth for the Thunder, Russell Westbrook also told Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman he just wants it more than everybody else:

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 1:57 pm

Russell Westbrook punches in highest-scoring triple-double in NBA history

In the chase to pass Oscar Robertson’s triple-double legacy, Russell Westbrook left a record-breaking footprint along the way on Wednesday night at Orlando.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 2:47 am

DeMarcus Cousins returns for New Orleans Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says DeMarcus Cousins is back in the lineup for Wednesday night’s matchup against Dallas after missing New Orleans’ previous two games with a right ankle sprain.

Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 11:56 pm

Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant progressing as well as could be expected

The Golden State Warriors’ injury update on Kevin Durant, issued Wednesday afternoon, should be considered good news.

Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 7:33 pm

Report: Indiana Pacers sign Lance Stephenson to three-year deal

After playing for five different teams over the last three seasons, guard Lance Stephenson is reportedly returning to the place he called home for the first four seasons of his career. Chris Haynes of ESPN was first to report the news.

Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 5:20 pm

Indiana Pacers waive guard Rodney Stuckey

The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday they have requested waivers on 6-5 guard Rodney Stuckey.

Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 4:36 pm

Blogtable: Who might be the NBA’s first female head coach?

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Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 3:10 pm

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