NBA releases Eastern Conference second round playoff schedule

With the first round wrapping up, earlier today the NBA released the schedule for the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The second round action tips off Saturday with game 1 of the no 2. Toronto Raptors and the no.3 Philadelphia 76ers, but the time of the commencement of the game has not been finalized. Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun provided the full rundown of the series’ games. Sunday, no. 1 in the conference Milwaukee will take on no. 4 Boston. The tip off time for that game…

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UMES hires Jason Crafton as Men’s Basketball Coach

From meacsports.com : PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Jason Crafton, a young but experienced coach with stints at several levels including most recently the NBA G-League, has been hired to lead the University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s basketball team. The 16-year-veteran of coaching spent this past season in the NBA ranks as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers’ G-League affiliate Delaware Blue Coats. Prior to that, he was the head coach at his alma mater, Nyack College from 2012-18. He spent the beginning of his career as an assistant at…

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April 23, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers Damian LillardPOR vs. OKC 50 7 6 10-18 3-pt Kawhi LeonardTOR vs. ORL 27 7 2 5-5 3-pt Paul GeorgeOKC @ POR 36 9 3 R. WestbrookOKC @ POR 29 11 14 Triple-double Jamal MurrayDEN vs. SAS 23 4 7 2 stl Enes KanterPOR vs. OKC 13 13 4 Nikola JokicDEN vs. SAS 16 11 8 2 stl Joel EmbiidPHI vs. BRK 23 13 2 Shabazz NapierBRK @ PHI 11 4 10 Pascal SiakamTOR vs. ORL 24 6 4 50-PT Playoff Games Since 2000 Player Date Tm Opp…

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This Jordan 6 Rings combines two popular colorways

Sometimes when ideas may be running low on colorways, companies may hearken back to silhouettes and/or colorways and combine them to form something “new.” This upcoming colorway of the Jordan 6 rings takes the path of the later. It combines two popular colorways – Concord and South Beach – and places them on the hybrid sneaker. The sneakers sports a white ballistic mesh upper with a black patent leather rand. Throughout the upper are placed pink and blue accents, including the Air Jordan 8 style tongue, which is pink, light…

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“Midnight Navy” Nike Free RN Flyknit 3.0 Release Date

This midnight navy iteration of Nike’s new Free RN Flyknit 3.0 is set to release later this week. It features a navy and volt color palette. This Free RN 3.0 sports a laceless, elastic Flyknit navy upper with Swooshes on the ankle and on the toebox and pink and volt sections on the rear of the upper. A navy outsole completes the aesthetic of this running shoe. The Midnight Navy Nike Free RN Flyknit 3.0 is scheduled to release April 25 at nike.com and select retailers such as SNS. The…

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Mitch Creek reflects on brief time with Timberwolves, talks about his future

From nbl.com.au: If we are being honest, the location of Mitch Creek’s basketball future is an unknown. The options are there, with the South East Melbourne Phoenix, Minnesota Timberwolves or another NBA team being the three most likely destinations for Creek. However, after a whirlwind year and a half that saw him play in Adelaide, Germany, the NBA Summer League, Long Island, Brooklyn and Minnesota, Creek’s immediate focus is on something he hasn’t had a lot of lately – rest. When asked on SEN SA radio if he knew his…

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Tom Jervis not returning to Perth

From nbl.com.au : The Perth Wildcats have announced that Tom Jervis won’t be returning to the Club, with the championship winning big man opting to explore other options. Jervis returned to Perth last season after two seasons with Brisbane, averaging 3.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.9 assists over 33 games. The WA-local became a three-time champion with the Wildcats in the recent Grand Final series win over Melbourne United. Jervis began his NBL career with the Wildcats in the 2013/14 season, winning a championship in his first year as well as…

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April 22, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers G. AntetokounmpoMIL @ DET 41 9 3 15-20 ft Reggie JacksonDET vs. MIL 26 3 7 5-9 3-pt Chris PaulHOU @ UTA 23 8 7 5 stl, 2 blk D. MitchellUTA vs. HOU 31 7 4 Jae CrowderUTA vs. HOU 23 4 1 2 stl James HardenHOU @ UTA 30 3 4 6-12 3-pt Eric BledsoeMIL @ DET 16 3 5 2 stl Derrick FavorsUTA vs. HOU 12 11 1 Ricky RubioUTA vs. HOU 18 3 11 Blake GriffinDET vs. MIL 22 5 6 Yesterday’s Scores Milwaukee Bucks…

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Suns break off Kokoskov after one season

According to ESPN;s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Phoenix Suns have fired head coach Igor Kokoslov after just one season. Apparently, the Suns initially planned on bringing Kokoslov back for next season. It seems the club had their sights set on 76ers assistant Monty Williams, who the Los Angeles Lakers are also in pursuit of. The Suns went 19-63 in Kokoslov’s first , and last , season in Phoenix.

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Brooklyn Nets Alternate Governor fined $35,000 by NBA

The National Basketball League announced earlier today that Brooklyn Nets alternate governor Joe Tsai was fined $35,000 for “making public statements detrimental to the NBA” in a recent tweet. He voiced is support of General Manager Sean Marks, who was fined for entering the referee’s locker room after Game 4 of their first round series with the Philadelphia 76ers. In doing that Tsai also called into question the rectitude of the officiating of the aforementioned game.

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