May 15, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Brook Lopez’s playoff career playoff high key in Milwaukee’s come from behind 108-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. In the West, the still KD-less Warriors will look to defend their HomeCourt tonight in game two of those conference finals. Top Performers: Brook LopezMIL vs. TOR 29 11 2 4 blk G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. TOR 24 14 6 2 stl, 3 blk Kyle LowryTOR @ MIL 30 8 2 7-9 3-pt Kawhi LeonardTOR @ MIL 31 9 2 10-10 ft Malcolm BrogdonMIL vs.…

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Kevin Durant-out for game 2 of West Finals

Golden State will be without Kevin Durant for at least one more game. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes , the Warriors have ruled Durant out for game two of the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazer. KD has missed the previous two games, spanning the end of the Houston series and spilling over into the conference finals, after suffering an initially scary looking calf strain in game six of the conference semifinals. Should the Warriors take a 2-0 lead in the series, there will be less incentive…

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May 12, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers Big Performances from CJ McCollum and Kawhi Leonard, including a ridiculous game winner from Kawhi, powered their teams to victory and on to the conference finals. CJ McCollumPOR @ DEN 37 9 1 Kawhi LeonardTOR vs. PHI 41 8 3 3 stl Nikola JokicDEN vs. POR 29 13 2 4 blk Serge IbakaTOR vs. PHI 17 8 3 J.J. RedickPHI @ TOR 17 4 3 Joel EmbiidPHI @ TOR 21 11 4 3 blk Evan TurnerPOR @ DEN 14 7 2 Ben SimmonsPHI @ TOR 13 8 5…

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May 12, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap and Preview

No games last night but two game sevens tonight will set the other half of both conference finals. In the East, Toronto and Philadelphia will meet to decide who will advance to face Milwaukee, while the Western matchup features Portland and Denver battling for the right to take on defending champion Golden State.  Portland Trail Blazers  (53-29) Denver Nuggets  (54-28) 3:30p – ABC Philadelphia 76ers  (51-31) Toronto Raptors  (58-24) 7:00p – TNT Series Snapshots Eastern Conference SemifinalsPhiladelphia vs. Toronto Teams tied in Best-of-7 series 3 games to 3Next game: Sunday, May 12, 7:00PM @TOR Western Conference SemifinalsPortland vs. Denver Teams tied in…

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Utah Jazz make front office changes

The Utah Jazz made some changes in their front office, promoting general manager Dennis Lindsey to executive Vice President of Basketball Operations and assistant GM Justin Zanik to GM, according to reporting by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Lindsey, who had been the Jazz’s GM since 2012, will assume a broader and strategic leadership role, while Zanik will be responsible for the day-to-day duties of basketball operations. Under Lindsey’s tenure as GM, he oversaw the draft-day trades that brought Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell to the Jazz and also brought in head…

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Sydney’s Brian Bowen invited to NBA Draft Combine

From nbl.com.au : Sydney Kings youngster, and NBL Next Stars player, Brian Bowen has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine next week. Bowen is one of 66 players who have been invited to the combine, which will be held in Chicago on Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18. He joins highly touted prospects such as Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Ja Morant as other players invited to the combine. According to the NBA, the Draft Combine “is the first step in the Draft process for NBA hopefuls and…

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May 9, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers Nikola JokicDEN @ POR 29 12 8 Jimmy ButlerPHI vs. TOR 25 6 8 2 stl Kawhi LeonardTOR @ PHI 29 12 5 11-12 ft CJ McCollumPOR vs. DEN 30 6 3 Jamal MurrayDEN @ POR 24 10 5 Ben SimmonsPHI vs. TOR 21 8 6 Damian LillardPOR vs. DEN 32 3 5 Rodney HoodPOR vs. DEN 25 4 0 Pascal SiakamTOR @ PHI 21 6 3 2 stl Zach CollinsPOR vs. DEN 14 4 1 Yesterday’s Scores  Toronto Raptors 101 Philadelphia 76ers  112 PTS K.Leonard-TOR – 29  …

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Lakers to interview ex-Magic coach Frank Vogel

After the Lakers and Tyronn Lue courting of one another fell through, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Broderick Turner, the ballclub will interview former Pacers and Magic coach Frank Vogel on Thursday. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin reported that what killed the negotiations was the Lakers’ offer of three years and $18 million was considered lowball, as Lue’s representatives were “seeking a five-year deal with a salary commensurate with a championship resume.” It was then reported by The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania that the Lakers had turned…

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May 9, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers James HardenHOU @ GSW 31 4 8 4 stl Klay ThompsonGSW vs. HOU 27 4 1 5-10 3-pt G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. BOS 20 8 8 2 stl, 2 blk Stephen CurryGSW vs. HOU 25 6 5 Nikola MiroticMIL vs. BOS 10 11 3 2 stl Khris MiddletonMIL vs. BOS 19 8 5 Marcus MorrisBOS @ MIL 14 11 3 George HillMIL vs. BOS 16 3 1 Eric BledsoeMIL vs. BOS 18 6 2 P.J. TuckerHOU @ GSW 1 Yesterday’s Scores Houston Rockets  99 Golden State Warriors  104 PTS J.Harden-HOU…

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Kevin Durant will not return to Game 5 with calf strain

Golden State Warriors all-world forward Kevin Durant will not return to Game 5 after leaving with a lower leg injury. After hitting a baseline jumper, Durant pulled up lame and held his lower leg. Durant immediately hobbled off the floor and went straight to the locker room and the worst was feared. TNT analyst and NBA hall-of-famer Reggie Miller, was commentating the game, thought that Durant half torn his Achilles’ tendon. However after going to the back and being examined, it was determined that is was a right calf strain.…

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