June 24, 2019 BIG3 Recap

Sunday’s BIG3 action featured three games. Triplets 50, Aliens 40 The opening contest saw the debut of 7-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson as captain of the of the Triplets and what a debut he had, scoring 27 points and pulling in 16 rebounds in leading them to a 50-40 victory over Aliens. Killer 3’s 54, Tri State 52 OT Donte Green’s late bucket lifted the Killer 3’s over Tri State in overtime. Tri State, despite having a lead late in regulation, could not put the game away and left the…

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LaMelo Ball to play in NBL20

From nbl.com.au : Global teenage sensation LaMelo Ball has become the latest highly rated NBA prospect to join the Hungry Jack’s NBL, signing for the Illawarra Hawks as part of the NBL Next Stars program. A five star recruit, LaMelo Ball is the younger brother of New Orleans Pelicans star Lonzo Ball and is currently ranked number 21 in the 2019 ESPN 1000 and considered a first round selection in the 2020 NBA Draft. The 17 year-old will join top five NBA Draft prospect RJ Hampton as part of the…

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KD’s Achilles injuries proves why Kawhi Leonard was right last season

When Kevin Durant went down in Game 5 in a 6’11” heap it did not look good. While I have no rooting interest in these NBA Finals, I just want to see a good series that everyone plays well, makes it through healthy and is marred from controversy. It appears that I will not get all I asked for out of this series.  Down 3-1, it was really no surprise that Kevin Durant played in Game 5, however seeing him go down brings up a lot of questions, the most…

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Warriors owner’s wife allegedly received death threats from Beyoncé fans

The wife of Golden State Warriors team owner Joe Lacob ,Nicole Curran, said that she received death threats on social media that prompted her to delete her Instagram account following what some would consider a not-so-happy reaction from Beyoncé to her speaking with Jay-Z. There is a short clip that has made the rounds showing Jay-Z and Beyoncé sitting courtside at Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday night. The couple is smiling and waving in the clip and the smile on Beyoncé’s face disappears when Curran leans over to…

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NBA Finals Game 2 Recap

Top Performers Kawhi LeonardTOR vs. GSW 34 14 3   16-16 ft Klay ThompsonGSW @ TOR 25 5 5    Stephen CurryGSW @ TOR 23 3 4   3 stl Draymond GreenGSW @ TOR 17 10 9   2 stl Fred VanVleetTOR vs. GSW 17 4 2   3 stl D. CousinsGSW @ TOR 11 10 6   2 blk Andre IguodalaGSW @ TOR 8 8 6    Serge IbakaTOR vs. GSW 7 10 0   2 stl Pascal SiakamTOR vs. GSW 12 8 5    Quinn CookGSW @ TOR 9 1 0    Yesterday’s Score…

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Warriors get vital ( and costly) 109-104 win in Game 2 of NBA Finals

There is an old adage of playoff basketball, that a series does not really start until a road team wins a game.  If that holds any water, then the NBA Finals have truly begun.  The Golden State Warriors used a 20-0 run in the third quarter to take a lead they ultimately would not relinquish, as they would go on to win 109-104 an tie the NBA Finals at 1 game apiece. The Warriors got the win but it was not without cost. Center Kevon Looney left the game with…

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DeMarcus Cousins starting Game 2 of Finals

DeMarcus Cousins will start Game 2 of the NBA Finals in place of Jordan Bell. Cousins made his return to the lineup in Game 1 after being sidelined since the first round against the Clippers with a torn quadriceps muscles. In his 8 minutes of action, Cousins had 3 points and 2 assists but will need to be more impactful to help Golden State even up the Finals.

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OG Anunoby listed as active for Game 2

Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby will be active for the first time in the playoffs. The forward has been out since the last game of the season on April 12 due to an emergency appendectomy.  His return could add even more teeth to a defense that seemed, at times ,to cause the Warriors some issues. In his 67 appearances over the course of the regular season, the second year small forward averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds 0.7 rebounds and 0.7 steals in 20.2 minutes per contest. 

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Steve Kerr says it is “Feasible” KD could return after 1 practice

Sunday Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters that is it possible that Kevin Durant could return after participating in just one practice. Durant has been out since suffering a calf strain in the second half of Game 5 of the conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.  It’s feasible. But again, it’s really a day-to-day thing,” Kerr said ahead of the Warriors’ Game 2 matchup against the Toronto Raptors. “If we had a crystal ball we would have known a long time ago what we were dealing with. It’s…

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KD out for Game 2 of Finals, could return halfway through NBA Finals

According to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said today that Kevin Durant will not play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. This will be the 7th game in a row Durant has missed due to a calf strain that apparently was more sever than initially thought. While it was pretty clear the Warriors could handle the Rockers and the Trail Blazers sans KD, it seems that may not be the case against the Raptors in the NBA Finals. Golden State was defeated 118-109…

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