6:13 AM EDT, Mon April 19, 2021

Timberwolves' Jarred Vanderbilt gets another dose of playing time

The forward is averaging 5.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, and coach Chris Finch said Vanderbilt was likely to keep playing in the short term to see if he can build off his good week.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 7 hours ago

Boucher, Raptors hand Thunder 10th straight loss, 112-106

Chris Boucher had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors extended Oklahoma Citys season-worst losing streak to 10 games, beating the Thunder 112-106 on Sunday night.
Posting and Toasting 7 hours ago
Knicks 122, Pelicans 112 (OT): “DRose, DRisen!”

Knicks 122, Pelicans 112 (OT): “DRose, DRisen!”

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via wwwwww.can’t stop.won’t stop.com I hated having my picture taken growing up. I mostly avoided it, and when I couldn’t escape I refused to smile — “I’m not a performing monkey,” I’d tell my father. I skipped having my senior picture taken, blowing off my mother’s requests with “You see me every day, Ma. You know what I look like.” A quarter-century, a number of jean size upticks and some male-pattern baldness later, I wish there were more pics of me from back then. I take so many pictures of my daughter, who is...
ClutchPoints 7 hours ago
Serge Ibaka’s Thunder record wrecked by Aleksej Pokusevski

Serge Ibaka’s Thunder record wrecked by Aleksej Pokusevski

Move over Serge Ibaka, Aleksej Pokusevski just hopped over you in the Oklahoma City Thunder record books. The 19-year-old Serbian recorded a career-high six blocks in the Thunder’s 112-106 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. By doing so, he eclipsed Ibaka’s previous record of five blocked shots in his first year. Per NBA stats, […] The post Serge Ibaka’s Thunder record wrecked by Aleksej Pokusevski appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Rip City Project 7 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: 5 key contract decisions to make in the next year

The Portland Trail Blazers have some decisions ahead of them in terms of player contracts in the next little while. Which key decisions do they have ahead of them in the next six months? The Blazers are at a pivotal point in their contracts situation and where they sit with the current version of this team. […] Portland Trail Blazers: 5 key contract decisions to make in the next year - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints 7 hours ago
Pelicans’ Zion Williamson beats Allen Iverson, trails only Michael Jordan for new NBA record

Pelicans’ Zion Williamson beats Allen Iverson, trails only Michael Jordan for new NBA record

How do you know if New Orleans Pelicans’ rising superstar Zion Williamson is indeed a really good player? This stat alone will tell you. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Williamson recorded his 20th career 30-point game on Sunday versus the New York Knicks, tying him alongside Hall of Famer Allen Iverson for second fastest […] The post Pelicans’ Zion Williamson beats Allen Iverson, trails only Michael Jordan for new NBA record appeared first on ClutchPoints.
www.chron.com 7 hours ago

Rockets rally past Magic 114-110, snap 5-game losing streak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christian Wood scored 25 points, Kelly Olynyk added 24 and the Houston Rockets used a strong offensive showing in the third quarter to rally past the Orlando Magic 114-110 on Sunday night. Kevin Porter Jr. scored 22 and made four 3-pointers points before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter as the Rockets snapped a five-game losing streak and a five-game road skid. Armoni Brooks chipped in 16 points and another five 3-pointers for a Houston squad that shot 51.2% from the floor and hit 16 3-pointers. “We did a better job of executing, especially in the second...
ClutchPoints 7 hours ago
Gary Trent Jr., Chris Boucher combine for 54, connect on kiss of death three vs. Thunder

Gary Trent Jr., Chris Boucher combine for 54, connect on kiss of death three vs. Thunder

With key starters resting on a Sunday night, it was up to Chris Boucher and Gary Trent Jr. to lead the way for the Toronto Raptors. And they did take full advantage of the opportunity as they torched the Oklahoma City Thunder for a huge 112-106 win. Boucher and Trent combined for 54 points and […] The post Gary Trent Jr., Chris Boucher combine for 54, connect on kiss of death three vs. Thunder appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pippen Ain't Easy 8 hours ago

Bulls Rumors: 3 offseason trades with the Spurs for Lauri Markkanen

This coming offseason could be a trying time for the Chicago Bulls‘ new front office regime as they try to find the next direction for this team. First-year executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley did make some moves to improve the roster in the last year, but more […] Bulls Rumors: 3 offseason trades with the Spurs for Lauri Markkanen - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago

Kings snap 9-game losing streak, beat Mavericks 121-107

De'Aaron Fox scored 30 points, Harrison Barnes added 24 and Terence Davis II 23 as the Sacramento Kings snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 121-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
Inquisitr 8 hours ago
NBA Rumors: Norman Powell Trade Hints At CJ McCollum's Potential Departure From Trail Blazers

NBA Rumors: Norman Powell Trade Hints At CJ McCollum's Potential Departure From Trail Blazers

In the past offseasons, there have been numerous calls for the Portland Trail Blazers to break up their explosive backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Lillard and McCollum may be one of the best backcourt tandems in the league but in the years that they played together in Portland, their only greatest achievement was reaching the Western Conference Finals in 2019 where they were easily swept by the Golden State Warriors.If they suffer another huge disappointment in the 2020-21 NBA season, the Trail Blazers may finally consider trading one of their superstar guards this...
The Smoking Cuban 8 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic comeback falls short in loss to Kings

The Dallas Mavericks were sunk by a terrible start as they dropped a 121-107 game on their home floor against the Sacramento Kings. It was a bad loss as the Mavs are attempting to make a playoff push. The Kings snapped a nine-game losing streak on Sunday night. Luka Doncic tried to lead Dallas back, but the […] Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic comeback falls short in loss to Kings - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - Dallas Mavericks News, Rumors, and Fan Community
ClutchPoints 8 hours ago
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra breaks down Bam Adebayo’s epic game-winner vs. Nets

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra breaks down Bam Adebayo’s epic game-winner vs. Nets

After Bam Adebayo hit the game-winning shot against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra broke down the play, noting how critical the eye contact was between him and the forward. Per Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald, Spoelstra — using his eyes — told Adebayo to make sure that the […] The post Heat coach Erik Spoelstra breaks down Bam Adebayo’s epic game-winner vs. Nets appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge 8 hours ago
6 Observations from the Blazers’ Tough Night in Charlotte

6 Observations from the Blazers’ Tough Night in Charlotte

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports A million things went wrong for Portland versus the Hornets, but here are six things to note anyway. Despite a late push in the fourth quarter, the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Charlotte Hornets 109-101 on the road today. Carmelo Anthony led all Blazers in scoring with 24 points off the bench. CJ McCollum also scored 22, but did so on 8-for-22 shooting. Terry Rozier and PJ Washington led the way for Charlotte with 34 and 23 points respectively. Washington, who came off the bench, also added four blocks. Dave Deckard had the...
ClutchPoints 8 hours ago
The biggest Bam Adebayo highlight in Heat win over Nets wasn’t his game-winner

The biggest Bam Adebayo highlight in Heat win over Nets wasn’t his game-winner

Miami Heat superstar Bam Adebayo stole the show on Sunday as his team played host to the feisty Brooklyn Nets. The 23-year-old was nothing short of spectacular against the Eastern Conference contenders and was all over Miami’s huge 109-107 win at home. Yes, Adebayo did write the headlines on Sunday night with a clutch game-winner […] The post The biggest Bam Adebayo highlight in Heat win over Nets wasn’t his game-winner appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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