NBL announces changes to opening round of NBL21

From nbl.com.au: The NBL has announced changes to the schedule for the opening round of the 2020-21 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season. The NBL will now stage games exclusively in South Australia and Queensland for the opening round. The games will be as follows: ROUND 1 Friday January 15Adelaide 36ers v Melbourne United, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 7.30pm Saturday January 16Brisbane Bullets v TBC, Nissan Arena, 5.30pm (TBC) Cairns Taipans v Sydney Kings, Cairns Pop-Up Arena, 8pm Sunday January 17Adelaide 36ers v South East Melbourne Phoenix, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 3pm Monday January…

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January 6, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got It Done Bradley Beal goes off for a 60 piece and Markelle Fultz blows out his knee. pt rb ast Bradley BealWAS @ PHI 60 7 5   7-10 3-pt Gordon HaywardCHO @ ATL 44 7 2   10-12 ft Joel EmbiidPHI vs. WAS 38 8 5   13-13 ft Coby WhiteCHI @ SAC 36 3 7 Malcolm BrogdonIND vs. HOU 35 2 7   3 stl Pascal SiakamTOR @ PHO 32 9 3 Jerami GrantDET @ MIL 31 10 1   11-11 ft Zion WilliamsonNOP vs. OKC 29 6 1   3 stl…

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Wade Baldwin named Round 17 EuroLeague MVP

From Eurohoops.net: Bayern Munich guard Wade Baldwin registered multiple career-highs in the win of his team over Barcelona and was named MVP of Round 17 in the process. Baldwin scored a personal best 29 points, had seven assists, three rebounds and two steals to finish the game with 41 PIR (also a personal record in the competition) en route to winning weekly EuroLeague MVP for the first time in his career. Per EuroLeague Basketball: FC Bayern Munich moved into a tie for third place in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season standings…

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December 29, 2020 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Nikola VučevićORL @ OKC 28 10 5 Michael Porter Jr.DEN @ SAC 30 10 1   2 blk Joel EmbiidPHI vs. TOR 29 16 4   14-16 ft Jrue HolidayMIL @ MIA 24 3 7   6-10 3-pt De’Aaron FoxSAC vs. DEN 24 3 9   2 stl Tobias HarrisPHI vs. TOR 26 11 3   2 stl , 2 blk OG AnunobyTOR @ PHI 20 6 2   5 stl Jayson TatumBOS @ IND 27 11 4   3 stl Nikola JokićDEN @ SAC 26 11 12   Triple-double Andrew…

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December 27, 2020 NBA Recap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast Julius RandleNYK vs. MIL 29 14 7   10-11 ft Stephen CurryGSW @ CHI 36 2 6   2 stl , 2 blk Andre DrummondCLE vs. PHI 24 14 3   3 stl , 2 blk Gordon HaywardCHO vs. BRK 28 6 7 G. AntetokounmpoMIL @ NYK 27 13 5   3 stl Elfrid PaytonNYK vs. MIL 27 3 7   12-16 fg W. CarterCHI vs. GSW 22 13 4 Luka DončićDAL @ LAC 24 9 8 Kevin DurantBRK @ CHO 29 3 4   5-7 3-pt Brandon IngramNOP…

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Wednesday’s Rockets and Thunder game postponed

From ESPN: The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thundergame for Wednesday night has been postponed, the league announced. The NBA said three Rockets players have returned tests that were either positive or inconclusive for coronavirus under the NBA’s testing program. In addition, four other players are quarantined at this time under the contact tracing protocol. Contact tracing protocols caused the Rockets to send home three players Wednesday after rookie teammate Kenyon Martin Jr. returned a positive coronavirus test and needed to be tested again for confirmation, sources told ESPN. John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins and Martin were…

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NBA expands opening night rosters, retains coaches’ challenges

From the Associated Press: The NBA coach’s challenge is back, and here to stay. Following the recommendation from the league’s competition committee, the NBA’s board of governors voted Thursday to keep the challenge as an option for coaches going forward. It was introduced last year on a one-year trial. Coaches challenged 700 calls last season, including the playoffs. Calls were overturned 308 times, or a rate of 44%. Also approved by the board of governors Thursday: a plan to give teams the ability to expand their active roster on game…

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NBA teams to get $30M each to help with liquidity

From espn: NBA teams will get $30 million each to help with finances and protect against any liquidity issues due to the pandemic, according to a report in the Sports Business Journal. The money comes from $900 million the league raised from notes issued by the NBA in the private placement market, SBJ reported. The publication said that market generally includes insurance companies and institutional investors. The notes are for three or four years, and will be paid back with interest from “general collective league sources,” SBJ reported, citing multiple sources…

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Brisbane Bullets sign former Magic two way player Vic Law

From nbl.com.au: The Brisbane Bullets have secured their second and final import for the 2020/21 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season with the signing of recent NBA player Vic Law. Law is coming off a 2019/20 season where he played for the Orlando Magic and their G-League affiliate the Lakeland Magic. The 24-year-old appeared in nine games for Orlando, which included a 10-point performance against the New Orleans Pelicans in August in the NBA bubble.  The 6’7” small forward made the 2020 All-NBA G-League Third Team after averaging 19.7 points, 8.1 rebounds…

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NBA reveals game scheduled and nationally televised contests for the first half of the 2020-21 season

From the NBA: NEW YORK — The NBA today released its game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the First Half of the 2020-21 regular season (Dec. 22, 2020 – March 4, 2021), detailing the only place you can find the most drama, the biggest stars and thrilling game action. The schedule for the Second Half of the season (March 11 – May 16, 2021) will be released during the latter part of the First Half portion of the schedule. The NBA previously announced its national television…

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