Kobe Bryant: Shock, Awe and Pieces Left to Pick Up

Things were so different just 36 hours ago.  A little over thirty-six hours ago, things for the most part, were right in the basketball world. We were in the midst of celebrating another accomplishment in the career of all-time great Lebron James, who had just passed fellow all-timer Kobe Bryant on the NBA career scoring list, which reinvigorated the Lebron/Kobe debate. The talk of the Association were potential trade talks, what players would round out the All-Star rosters and who would compete in the Slam Dunk competition.  In California, there…

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January 25,2020 NBA Recap

Top Performances pt rb ast Zach LaVineCHI @ CLE 44 10 8    Kyrie IrvingBRK @ DET 45 6 7   10-10 ft K. TownsMIN vs. OKC 37 8 6   2 stl , 2 blk Ben SimmonsPHI vs. LAL 28 10 8   12-15 fg Rudy GobertUTA vs. DAL 22 17 2   5 blk Chris PaulOKC @ MIN 25 4 10   2 stl T. SatoranskýCHI @ CLE 19 6 6   3 stl Derrick RoseDET vs. BRK 27 4 6   2 stl Jarrett AllenBRK @ DET 20 15 1   4 blk Anthony DavisLAL…

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Trae Young available tonight against Thunder

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young will be available for the club when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Sarah K. Spencer. The recently announced first-time NBA All-Star missed the previous game with a right thigh contusion. No word yet on if there will be any minutes restriction for Young.

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January 23, 2020 NBA Recap

Top Performances pt rb ast Damian LillardPOR vs. DAL 47 6 8   8-15 3-pt Bradley BealWAS @ CLE 36 2 8    LeBron JamesLAL @ BRK 27 12 10   Triple-double Collin SextonCLE vs. WAS 29 4 4   2 stl Larry Nance Jr.CLE vs. WAS 22 12 3    Trevor ArizaPOR vs. DAL 21 7 2   2 stl Luka DončićDAL @ POR 27 6 9   2 stl Gary Trent Jr.POR vs. DAL 20 2 1   6-7 3-pt K. PorziņģisDAL @ POR 20 5 1   2 blk Dwight HowardLAL @ BRK 14…

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Los Angeles Lakers injury report versus Brooklyn Nets

The Los Angeles continue their coast swing with a trip to Brooklyn to take on the Nets. Dwight Howard will make first start of the year for JaVale McGee ( illness). Anthony Davis (glute) is expected to play, as are Rajon Rondo (finger) and Kyle Kuzma (ankle). The game tips off on TNT at 8:00 p.m. EST.

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Kyrie Irving available for Lakers game

Much to the pleasure of the Nets ( and television executives and the NBA) , Kyrie Irving will be available for Brooklyn’s nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The 18-24 Nets are coming off a 117-111 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night and currently sit eighth in the Eastern Conference.

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Chuck Swirsky’s Chicago Bulls Daily Check-In : January 23, 2020

From nba.com: FINAL FROM THE UNITED CENTER: Bulls 117, Minnesota 110 (Bulls: 17-29, 10-14 at home) LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 25pts. Minnesota: Towns: 40pts. LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Felicio: 10. Minnesota: Covington, Dieng, Napier each with 7. LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky: 5. Minnesota: Wiggins: 9. STAT OF THE GAME: Minnesota recorded 18 turnovers leading to 25 Bulls points. 2ND STAT OF THE NIGHT: Minnesota went 13-24 from the foul line: 54%. 3RD STAT OF THE NIGHT: The Bulls bench outscored the T-Wolves reserves 40-17. RECAP: The Bulls built a huge lead only to see the T-Wolves storm back but Zach LaVinecame…

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January 22, 2020 NBA Recap

Zion Williamson, the no.1 overall in in the most recent NBA Draft, made his long-awaited NBA regular season debut against the San Antonio Spurs last night. He finished with 22 points and 7 rebounds , including 17 straight points in the fourth quarter, in only 18 minutes. Top Performances pt rb ast John CollinsATL vs. LAC 33 16 2   3 stl Bradley BealWAS @ MIA 38 9 5    K. TownsMIN @ CHI 40 6 2    D. SchröderOKC @ ORL 31 3 9    L. AldridgeSAS @ NOP 32…

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