Kyrie Irving could be back for Wednesday game against Cavaliers

From nba.com: NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving rejoined the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, saying he took a leave of absence because he “just needed a pause.” Irving practiced with the team and could play Wednesday in Cleveland. He has missed the last seven games, five while away from the team and two more while regaining his conditioning after he was eligible to return. Nets coach Steve Nash told reporters he expects Irving will return to the court against the Cavs. Per Nash, Irving returned to the team and practiced on Tuesday.…

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January 18, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast G. AntetokounmpoMIL @ BRK 34 12 7   2 stl Zach LaVineCHI vs. HOU 33 4 7   2 stl D. RussellMIN @ ATL 31 3 7   4 stl James HardenBRK vs. MIL 34 6 12 DeMar DeRozanSAS @ POR 20 6 11   2 stl Damian LillardPOR vs. SAS 35 3 6   12-12 ft Clint CapelaATL vs. MIN 23 15 2   2 stl , 3 blk Christian WoodHOU @ CHI 30 9 1 Chris BoucherTOR vs. DAL 21 10 2   3 blk Kevin DurantBRK vs.…

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January 18, 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Jared ButlerBaylor vs. Kansas 30 1 8   7-9 3-pt Isaiah MillerUNC Greensboro vs. Citadel 30 12 3   4 stl , 2 blk Posh AlexanderSt. John’s (NY) @ Connecticut 18 4 6   3 stl Jared KimbroughLa Salle vs. St. Joseph’s 24 6 1   12-13 fg Jack ForrestSt. Joseph’s @ La Salle 25 3 2   2 stl Christian BraunKansas @ Baylor 17 4 1   5-6 3-pt Tyrese MartinConnecticut vs. St. John’s (NY) 14 6 2   6 stl Ethan EspositoSacramento St. @ Idaho St. 26 7…

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KD’s late three lifts Nets to 125-123 win over Milwaukee

The second game of the Brooklyn Nets James Harden experience came Monday night in a anticipated matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks and two-time league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. All of the stars showed up as expected, Giannis had a near triple-double with 34 points , 12 rebounds and 7 assists on 50% FG. James Harden matched Antetokounmpo’s output with 34 points of his own, to go along with 12 assists and 6 rebounds on 13/25 from the floor. Kevin Durant chipped in with 30 but it was his last three of…

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Kyrie Irving could practice Tuesday, may play Wednesday

From Rob Goldberg of B/R: Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will missMonday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucksas he continues working himself back into basketball condition.    Irving stepped away from the team because of personal reasons on Jan. 7 and will be missing his seventh consecutive game.  Prior to the game, Nash told reporters he expects Irving to practice on Tuesday ahead of a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Nash told reporters on Jan. 7 that he did not know why the guard was away, and Joe Vardonof The Athletic reported that night that Irving…

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Kyrie Irving buys home for George Floyd’s family

Kyrie Irving gets a lot of flack for things he says and does, which has opened himself to be a target to vile comments from fans and draw the ire and mockery of many in the sports media. Regardless of personal feelings about Irving what is undeniable is that the brother puts his money where his mouth is when it comes to making difference in the lives of others. It seems that because he marches to the beat of his own drum, and does it without a great deal of…

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Kyrie Irving listed as questionable for Monday game against Bucks

We may get to see the new-look Brooklyn Nets sooner rather than later. Brian Lewis of the New York Times reports that Kyrie Irving is now listed as questionable for the team’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks Monday. Irving was last seen on an NBA court January 5 and has been away from the team for “personal reasons.” As we all know James Harden has been acquired in the interim and made quite the debut, registering and 32-point triple and looking quite good with Kevin Durant, who, by the way…

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Sunday’s Thunder and Sixers game postponed due to league’s health and safety protocols

From the NBA: Official release: NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association game scheduled for tonight between the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Sixers, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with the scheduled game against the Thunder.

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Baylor’s Kim Mulkey says NCAA values money over health

From Michelle Voepel of ESPN Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey, who returned to the sideline Saturday for the first time since Dec. 19, said she is feeling OK physically after having experienced COVID-19. But when asked if she is concerned about the season being completed amid a pandemic, she didn’t mince words. “The answer is this: The season will continue on. It’s called the almighty dollar,” Mulkey said after the Lady Bears lost 75-71 to Iowa State in Waco, Texas, ending the longest current home-court winning streak in Division…

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James Harden posts big numbers in Nets debut

From nba.com: James Harden made a strong first impression in his debut with the Brooklyn Nets. In fact, he made history, becoming the first player to post a 30-point triple-double in a team debut. Harden finished with 32 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds in Brookyln’s 122-115 victory over the Orlando Magic. The 14 assists were a franchise record for a player making his Nets debut. Amazingly, Harden didn’t score until making a pair of free throws with 6.8 seconds left in the first quarter and didn’t make his first basket until a layup…

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