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    Trail Blazers vs. Bucks – Game Summary – November 21, 2019

    Fiserv Forum Coverage: TNT Fiserv Forum Line: MIL -14.0 Over/Under: 229 Capacity: 17,341 Referees: John Goble, Kevin Scott, Aaron Smith Win %:94.4 0.0 – 2nd End of the 2nd Quarter Bucks offensive team rebound Pat Connaughton misses 29-foot three point jumper Pat Connaughton defensive rebound TNT 1 2 3 4 T Trail Blazers 27 31 58 Bucks 37 35 72 Data is currently unavailable. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? Source link

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    Luol Deng celebrated by Bulls in Chicago send-off

    12:16 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN CHICAGO — Derrick Rose wasn’t the only visitor to receive a big reception at the United Center on Wednesday during the Chicago Bulls’ 109-89 win against the Detroit Pistons. So did his former teammate Luol Deng. In October, Deng signed a one-day deal to retire as a Bull after playing 10 of his 15 seasons in Chicago. The Bulls honored him in the second quarter Wednesday night, when Deng received a standing ovation from 18,119 fans from his seat in a mid-level suite. “It’s what made sense,” Deng said of retiring as a Bull. “Chicago means a lot to me when you look back, just…

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    Kawhi Leonard, Paul George share court for first time in Clips’ OT win

    LOS ANGELES — The LA Clippers had to wait 138 days, but they finally got to see what life is like with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on the court together. “That s— was fun as hell,” an amped Patrick Beverley said coming off the court. The Clippers needed to overcome a sloppy game that went to overtime, but they got the first victory with their two prized All-Stars and handed the Boston Celtics only their third loss of the season, 107-104. George had 25 points, eight assists and five rebounds and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer for the second game in a row. Leonard, playing for the first time following…

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    The encouraging signs behind Kawhi and Paul George’s imperfect debut

    LOS ANGELES — When the LA Clippers moved heaven and earth last summer to acquire a pair of the league’s most lethal small forwards, the early glimpses of their ugly 107-104 overtime win over the Boston Celtics were what they imagined. In the game’s opening possession, the Celtics opted to trap Paul George on his pick-and-roll with center Ivica Zubac. And why not, given that George scored an obscene 88 points in 73 minutes in his first three games as a Clipper over the past week. When George delivered the pass to Zubac, Celtics guard Marcus Smart had to move off Kawhi Leonard over to pick up the big man.…

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    76ers’ Ben Simmons drains first career NBA 3-pointer

    7:55 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — It finally happened. After more than two seasons and in his 172nd NBA game, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons made a 3-pointer. The moment Philadelphia fans have been waiting for came with 8:20 to play in the first quarter of Wednesday night’s game at the Wells Fargo Center against the New York Knicks. Simmons caught a swing pass from forward Furkan Korkmaz in the corner in front of the 76ers bench, squared up to the basket and knocked down the shot. He then turned and calmly ran back down court, while the fans went wild. It had been almost four years — since…

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    How Rick Carlisle learned to stop worrying and love Luka Doncic

    Luka Doncic crosses the half-court line and surveys the defense, setting up a high ball screen on the right wing by using a nifty crossover and hesitation dribble to leave the defender on his heels. Time for a highlight. It is Nov. 11 and the Dallas Mavericks are trailing by five points late in the first quarter against the 7-1 Boston Celtics. With 3:05 left in the frame, Doncic, who already has seven points on 2-of-5 shooting, drives into the teeth of the defense. He fakes a pass to Dorian Finney-Smith, who is wide open in the right corner because his defender had to help on Doncic. Then Doncic pirouettes…

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    Clippers’ Paul George and Kawhi Leonard ‘destined’ to play together

    A CROWD FORMS on the shores of Waikiki Beach, gawking at a procession of extremely tall passengers preparing to board the bright yellow and blue “Manu Kai” catamaran. At the front of the line, Paul George anticipates the waves and darts up the staircase, hopping aboard the boat just as the water recedes to avoid getting his white Air Force Ones wet. Not far behind, Kawhi Leonard, Patrick Beverley, Landry Shamet, Ivica Zubac and a few other teammates board for a sunset boat ride. There are some ominous clouds on the horizon and the waves are extremely choppy. Even though the Hawaiian sun shines brightly, rain drizzles as the “Manu…

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    LeBron James first player ever with triple-double vs. all 30 teams

    LOS ANGELES — LeBron James completed his triple-double collection on Tuesday. With 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 112-107 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar became the first player in league history to log a triple-double against all 30 NBA teams, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. James has handed out triple-doubles to opponents throughout his career the way Oprah Winfrey once gifted cars to her audience, but he has upped his rate this season. The Thunder game was James’ fifth triple-double through 14 games, which included a stretch of three straight triple-doubles during a 3-0 road trip through Dallas, San Antonio…

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    Right now, the Trail Blazers and Carmelo Anthony need each other

    Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey had tried to get Carmelo Anthony in trades with the New York Knicks, tried to get him as a free agent post-Oklahoma City. Now, they were together on a call Thursday morning. Time had passed; circumstances had changed. “You need us,” Olshey would tell Anthony. “And we need you.” Out of basketball for a year, one of the game’s great scorers needed someone to believe in him again. This time, Portland made an offer Anthony couldn’t refuse — a non-guaranteed contract, a chance to revitalize a reigning Western Conference finalist fighting injury and inconsistency, an NBA job. Anthony is 35 years…

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    Aussies to bring back 76ers’ Brett Brown as national coach

    Australia is finalizing an agreement with Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown for him to return as the Aussies’ national team coach, sources told ESPN. Brown will coach the Aussies in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on a roster that could include Sixers All-Star Ben Simmons. The Australian team includes several NBA players, including Utah‘s Joe Ingles and Dante Exum, Cleveland‘s Matthew Dellavedova and San Antonio‘s Patty Mills. Brett Brown could have Matthew Dellavedova back on the Australian national team in 2020.┬áChristian Petersen/Getty Images Brown was previously head coach of the Australian national team from 2009-2012, including a quarterfinals berth in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Brown had been an assistant coach…