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Thunder star Russell Westbrook isn’t cool with Sixers’ Joel Embiid, ‘F–k no!’

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 117-115, Saturday night, but something happened late in the fourth quarter that caused OKC guard Russell Westbrook to be extremely upset at Joel Embiid. With less than two minutes left in the game and the Thunder up, 106-104, Westbrook was going for a fastbreak bucket off a […] The post Thunder star Russell Westbrook isn’t cool with Sixers’ Joel Embiid, ‘F–k no!’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets star James Harden’s over/under in points vs. Lakers is the largest ever set by oddsmakers

The Houston Rockets take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night in Houston, and the oddsmakers are expecting a big night from Rockets superstar guard James Harden. James Harden, who leads the league in scoring right now, is averaging a whopping 43.2 points per game over his last 13 games. The reigning MVP is […] The post Rockets star James Harden’s over/under in points vs. Lakers is the largest ever set by oddsmakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Heat star Dwyane Wade played with a wrist injury during his United Center debut because of Michael Jordan

Almost every single individual who knows basketball is familiar with Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan, considered by many as the greatest player of all-time. People who grew up to watch the NBA in the 90s either hated or idolized him because of how phenomenal he was when he steps into the basketball court. One of […] The post Heat star Dwyane Wade played with a wrist injury during his United Center debut because of Michael Jordan appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bulls give Heat star Dwyane Wade a fitting video tribute

Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade is playing his final game in Chicago Saturday night, so as expected, the Bulls gave the future Hall of Famer a video tribute. Dwyane Wade is from Robbins, Illinois and even played one year with the Bulls. Wade has had some monster games in Chicago as a member of […] The post Bulls give Heat star Dwyane Wade a fitting video tribute appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Denver Post

Kenyon Martin: Nuggets deserve at least 3 NBA All-Stars

Why stop at one? Kenyon Martin thinks the Denver Nuggets are deserving of three representatives at the NBA All-Star Game next month in Charlotte.

Peachtree Hoops

Hawks flounder down the stretch in 113-105 loss to Celtics

It was good for three quarters. The NBA season is grueling and, over the course of 82 games, the Atlanta Hawks encounter only three breaks of three-plus days. One of those arrives in the form of the week-long All-Star break but another came this week, when Lloyd Pierce’s team enjoyed a nice reprieve on the heels of a fantastic win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, all periods of rest must come to an end and on Saturday evening, the Hawks welcomed the Boston Celtics to State Farm Arena. Though it was an entertaining 48-minute contest with shifts in momentum, the end result was one...

Thunderous Intentions

OKC Thunder crack Sixers on road, 117-115 – Topic: Thunder Podcast

It was the best of times (16-point lead in first quarter), it was the worst of times (Schröder turnover late to give Philly the lead).  In the end, the OKC Thunder got the win on the road due to some late heroics by our All-Star. Paul Clifton Anthony George was not to be denied.  n […] OKC Thunder crack Sixers on road, 117-115 – Topic: Thunder Podcast - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lakers PG Lonzo Ball taken to hospital after suffering ankle injury vs. Rockets

Los Angeles Lakers second-year point guard Lonzo Ball suffered an ankle injury during the second half of a road game against the Houston Rockets Saturday night. He exited the game and has already been ruled out of the contest, according to Dave McMenamin, who also reported that the former UCLA Bruins star has been taken […] The post Lakers PG Lonzo Ball taken to hospital after suffering ankle injury vs. Rockets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luke Walton reveals Lakers’ game plan is to limit James Harden under 50 points

Following an impressive win against the Oklahoma City Thunder a couple of days ago, the Los Angeles Lakers will look to keep their momentum going and win their second straight game as they visit the Houston Rockets. It won’t be an easy task though, as the Rockets are led by All-Star guard James Harden, who […] The post Luke Walton reveals Lakers’ game plan is to limit James Harden under 50 points appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The J-Notes

Utah Jazz: Donovan Mitchell-less Dunk Contest is a hard pass

It was undoubtedly one of the highlights of his incredible rookie season, but Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell isn’t keen on defending his Dunk Contest title. So, even if you’re a long-time Utah Jazz fan — the kind of person who has been through everything from the heights of Stockton-to-Malone to Tyrone Corbin and Gordon […] Utah Jazz: Donovan Mitchell-less Dunk Contest is a hard pass - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Video: Pacers’ Myles Turner rejects Luka Doncic’s dunk attempt

Dallas Mavericks rookie phenom Luka Doncic thought he was going to have an easy dunk attempt on Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers, but Myles Turner had other ideas. Off a Wesley Matthews missed 3-pointer from the top of the key, Luka Doncic went upstairs and secured a nice offensive rebound over Pacers star Victor […] The post Video: Pacers’ Myles Turner rejects Luka Doncic’s dunk attempt appeared first on ClutchPoints.

SportsDay

WATCH: Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic ejected vs. Pacers after kicking basketball, earning second technical foul

Dallas Mavericks rookie and rising star Luka Doncic was ejected for the first time in his NBA career Saturday night after receiving a second technical foul vs. the Indiana Pacers. Doncic, with Dallas trailing Indiana by double-digits in the third quarter, was called for his second technical foul and was subsequently ejected from the contest after kicking the basketball after the whistle. Doncic received a previous technical foul for a verbal exchange with referee Josh Tiven. Doncic had 8 points and was 3-15 from the field prior this ejection.

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Video: Kings’ Buddy Hield hits insane, one-legged game-winning 3-pointer vs. Pistons

Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield will be participating in the 2019 3-point contest at All-Star weekend, and Saturday night against the Detroit Pistons, the sharpshooter showed exactly why. With 3.4 seconds left in regulation and the Kings trailing 101-100, Buddy Hield hit an insane one-legged 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Sacramento the huge road […] The post Video: Kings’ Buddy Hield hits insane, one-legged game-winning 3-pointer vs. Pistons appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

2019 NBA All-Star Game Draft Will Be Televised On TNT

Confirming speculation from late last year, the league announced 2019 NBA All-Star Game Draft will be televised on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. PT on TNT. Team rosters...

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Report: Rival executive says Wizards star John Wall is ‘unmovable’

A rival executive in the NBA believes Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall is “unmovable” in trade talks, according to Ken Berger of Bleacher Report. The four-year, $170 million supermax extension that John Wall signed in 2017 kicks in next season. The former No. 1 overall pick will make $38,150,000 next year, $41,202,000 in 2020-21, $44,254,000 in 2021-22 […] The post Report: Rival executive says Wizards star John Wall is ‘unmovable’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Thunder star Paul George’s case for first Defensive Player of the Year trophy

Could this be the year that Paul George finally gets legitimate consideration for the Defensive Player of the Year award? Kirk Goldsberry of ESPN.com thinks so. The Oklahoma City Thunder star, who is now in his ninth NBA season, leads the league in steals, deflected balls and loose balls recovered, three key numbers when determining […] The post Thunder star Paul George’s case for first Defensive Player of the Year trophy appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers coach Brett Brown says Thunder star Russell Westbrook is fastest player in the NBA

Who is the fastest player in the NBA? Is it John Wall? Is it Ish Smith? According to Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown, it’s neither of those guys. It’s Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook: #Sixers coach Brett Brown: ‘There is no faster player in the #NBA – and if there is, he’s ours […] The post Sixers coach Brett Brown says Thunder star Russell Westbrook is fastest player in the NBA appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Pelicans star Anthony Davis expected to be miss 1-2 weeks with finger injury

Things just keep getting worse for the New Orleans Pelicans. Not only are they having a miserable 2018-19 campaign, but now, superstar Anthony Davis will be sidelined for one-to-two weeks due to a finger injury he suffered during a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. […] The post Pelicans star Anthony Davis expected to be miss 1-2 weeks with finger injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers star Joel Embiid to be game-time decision vs. Thunder

Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid will be a game-time decision for his team’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday afternoon, according to 76ers reporter Jessica Camerato. Embiid is dealing with a back injury. The 76ers drew heavy criticism for allowing Embiid to play through the issue during the team’s win over the […] The post Sixers star Joel Embiid to be game-time decision vs. Thunder appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Celtics star Gordon Hayward to miss Hawks game due to personal reasons

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will miss his team’s game against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night due to personal reasons, according to the team. Hayward had a rough start to the season after recovering from a gruesome broken leg injury on opening night last year, but in the month of January, Hayward has shown […] The post Celtics star Gordon Hayward to miss Hawks game due to personal reasons appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blazer's Edge

Anthony Davis Sprains Hand vs Blazers, Out 1-2 Weeks

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the All-NBA center will miss action and could need a specialist. New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis suffered a hand injury against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night and will be out 1-2 weeks. Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that the All-Star, All-NBA perennial may need to see a hand specialist for the sprain. New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is expected to miss 1-to-2 weeks with a left finger sprain.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 19, 2019 Anthony Davis will re-evaluate the injury in 3-to-4 days...

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Video: Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic gets huge rejection on Pelicans’ Anthony Davis

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic hasn’t been one to back down against anybody in the NBA — and Anthony Davis is no exception. In fact, it could be time to incorporate Nurkic into the All-Star conversation. Jusuf Nurkic rose up for the big rejection!

Liberty Ballers

The Sixers need Jimmy Butler to increase his 3-point volume

Let’s see more Jimmy (3-point) Buckets Jimmy Butler has never been in love with 3-pointers. During his previous four All-Star seasons, he put up 21.8 points per game on just 3.2 3-point attempts. Attacking opponents through pick-and-rolls, storming to the basket, and getting to the free throw line at an elite rate have been Butler’s comfort zone. This is why the Philadelphia 76ers traded for him. They had no one to create off the dribble from the perimeter. But Butler always had to adapt somewhat to make joining his new co-stars work. And for the most part, especially over the first...

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Sixers v. Thunder: Preview and Game Info

Embiid vs. Westbrook III Anyone that knows me and everyone on the Liberty Ballers staff knows I’ve had this game circled on my calendar since last year’s All-Star Game. Today, the Philadelphia 76ers play the Oklahoma City Thunder in South Philadelphia. Russell Westbrook will be in town once again, and Joel Embiid will be waiting. Let’s slice some more of this Grade-A prime NBA beef! Last year, the Sixers lost both games to the Thunder (a 119-117 triple overtime thriller in South Philly and a 122-112 loss in Oklahoma City). The latter of which provided this great moment which gets a...

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Thunder video: Paul George hits game-winning 3-pointer vs. Sixers

With the Oklahoma City Thunder down two points with 6.9 seconds left in regulation and star point guard Russell Westbrook out of the game because he fouled out, Paul George showed exactly why he’s a superstar and an MVP candidate. Paul George hit a game-winning 3-pointer and was fouled by Sixers small forward Jimmy Butler […] The post Thunder video: Paul George hits game-winning 3-pointer vs. Sixers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Dunking with Wolves

Minnesota Timberwolves: Calipari rips Butler, Butler fires back

Karl-Anthony Towns’ college coach spoke out this week, saying that Jimmy Butler was a ‘bully’ to Towns, and that the Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star will be better off moving forward. It’s not exactly a controversial opinion that the absence of Jimmy Butler has allowed Karl-Anthony Towns to be himself both on and off the court with […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Calipari rips Butler, Butler fires back - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Soaring Down South

Atlanta Hawks: John Collins to Participate in Slam Dunk Contest

News broke recently that high-flying second-year big man John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks will participate in the Slam Dunk Contest. At long last, Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins (aka John the Baptist) will participate in the NBA’s slam dunk contest during All-Star weekend per a report by Oliver Maroney. While this is long […] Atlanta Hawks: John Collins to Participate in Slam Dunk Contest - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

NBA Daily Show: Jan. 17 - The Starters

On Thursday's episode of the show, the guys discuss Kyrie Irving calling LeBron James, if the Warriors are sports' 'most hated team', and James Harden's latest 50-point game. They also debate which player needs more All-Star support, the next shoe technol

Joel Embiid playing with an injured back a bad look for 76ers? l The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst and Scottie Pippen of The Jump debate if the Philadelphia 76ers should have played star Joel Embiid who is nursing a back injury. ✔

LeBron 'astonished' by phone call from Kyrie | NBA on ESPN

Brian Windhorst breaks down what Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving's apologetic phone call to former teammate LeBron James means for their relationship going forward. ✔