He had started his night shooting 2-for-8, for only 7 points. He did have 8 assists to that point, but it didn’t feel like he was controlling the game. That changed in the fourth.Phoenix Suns
“Brad Stevens, if you want to make your next move your best move, you need to go hire Sam Cassell,” said Perkins. “He won a championship in Boston as a player, he’s a two-time champion as a Rocket. He’s been a long-time assistant, he’s coached superstars, he’s played with superstars.
The first two contests were at home, and Nash has talent on his side; Kevin Durant’s 32 points on 18 shots in Game 2 would make any coach look good. But Nash is managing and motivating his team expertly, especially in the wake of losing James Harden indefinitely with a hamstring injury, an advantage the Bucks wasted.San Antonio Spurs
The catch is that Bazemore, who turns 32 in July, has expressed a desire for a multi-year deal. He has played for four other franchises and longs for stability. The Old Dominion product also enjoys being teammates with Curry, as the two have a friendship that dates back to his rookie season in 2012-13.
This isn’t a dig at Nikola Jokic‘s well-deserved MVP award, or even his first two games of the series, for that matter. So far against Phoenix, the Joker has put up 23.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game on 19-of-40 shooting from the field and 3-of-8 shooting (37.5 percent) from long range. Those aren’t bad numbers!Utah Jazz
It’s Game 3 of the first Red Sox-Yankees series of the season. Boston rolled 7-3 Saturday night, as the Yankees’ offense again struggled.
Although James’ choice of No. 23 was influenced by Jordan, he later said that No. 6 was inspired by NBA greats Bill Russell and Julius “Dr. J” Erving, who wore the number. James has continued to wear No. 6 since leaving the Heat in 2014 — on his practice uniform while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers and in L.A. He said the dual number decision was a nod to Deion Sanders, who wore his collegiate No. 2 on his practice jersey but played in No. 21 for most of his NFL career.Washington Wizards
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