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Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward's angry practice foreshadowed 30-point outpouring vs. Timberwolves

Dec 01, 2018 | by Tom Westerholm, masslive.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Three days before his 30-point outpouring against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, Gordon Hayward was red and furious at the Boston Celtics' training facility in Brighton. 

The Celtics were embroiled in one of their toughest practices of the season, and they were poking and prodding at Hayward -- "fouling him and s---" as Marcus Morris put it.

"He just got red at one point," ...

You Need to Be Watching Joe Harris

Nov 29, 2018 | by Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball

Much is made about the “current NBA” or the “modern-day NBA.” You’ll hear terms like “pace and space” or just “spacing.” My current favorite buzzphrase is "freedom of movement."

Cliché and tiresome may it be, it’s become paramount. Until someone finds a way to conquer a well-executed pick-and-roll surrounded by shooters, we’re stuck here. The person who figures it out is the next ...

Mason Plumlee embodies Denver’s growing culture

Nov 29, 2018 | by Brandon Ewing, Mile High Sports
Mason Plumlee embodies Denver’s growing culture

When the Denver Nuggets traded disgruntled center Jusuf Nurkic to the Portland Trail Blazers on February 12th, 2017, they acquired skilled big man Mason Plumlee as compensation.

Larry Nance Jr. enjoys being a playmaker for Cavaliers

Nov 27, 2018 | by DJ Siddiqi, 247sports.com

Larry Nance Jr. sure loves being a Cleveland Cavalier.

By the end of the Cavaliers' 102-95 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night, Nance posted a near triple-double stat line of 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. It was an all-around performance by a guy not exactly known for his scoring ability or playmaking traits.

Following one of Nance's best all-around ...

DP's Gonzalez lands with Arizona Cardinals

Nov 27, 2018 | by Bobby Vasquez, INSIDE DP

Zane Gonzalez, former Deer Park High School standout, is the new starting kicker for the Arizona Cardinals.

Drafted in 2016 by the Cleveland Browns (seventh round, 224th overall) Gonzalez was released after Week 2. He signed on with the Arizona practice squad earlier this month and was promoted to starter after Cardinals incumbent Phil Dawson was placed on injured reserve after ...

Mike Evans Stakes Out Spot in NFL History

Nov 26, 2018 | by Scott Smith, Buccaneers.com

When Mike Evans was growing up and dreaming of the NFL, his favorite wide receiver was Randy Moss, the eventual Hall-of-Famer who burst right onto the scene as one of the league's best players in 1998. Now Evans shares an accomplishment with Moss that only one other player in league history can claim.

Derrick Walton, Zalgiris dominate Pieno Zvaigzdes

Nov 25, 2018 | by Eurohoops.net
Derrick Walton, Zalgiris dominate Pieno Zvaigzdes

Zalgiris Kaunas dominated Pieno Zvaigzdes on the road as they registered a 109-68 win in the Lithuanian League.

Derrick Walton Jr. led the way with game-high 25 points while Leo Westermann scored 13 in addition to Brandon Davies and Edgaras Ulanovas’ 11 points each.

For Pieno, Yannick Franke scored 18 while Karolis Petrukonis and Tomas Lekunas’ added 12 each.

Taj Gibson's selfless play continues to be a hallmark of former Bull's NBA career

Nov 25, 2018 | by K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune

Coach Tom Thibodeau used an intriguing comparison when discussing Luol Deng’s role for this season’s Timberwolves.

“He’s sort of in the role of Kurt Thomas when I was in Chicago,” Thibodeau said. “We knew (Thomas) would be ready. He filled in and did a great job.

“Lu’s a voice of reason. He says the right things, does the right things. He’s not in the rotation and he comes ...

Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson wins AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Nov 21, 2018 | by Rick Scuteri, Associated Press

Oakland Raiders rookie kicker has been named Week 11's AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Stat line: Connected on all three FG attempts from 49, 21 and 35 yards out, while booting four of his five kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks and making both PATs

His 35-yard FG as time expired was his first career game-winner

His FG was one of ...

First-year Bull Jabari Parker is thankful he's in position to give back to his hometown

Nov 20, 2018 | by K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune
First-year Bull Jabari Parker is thankful he's in position to give back to his hometown

Continuing a tradition they started in Milwaukee and held during each of his four seasons there, Jabari Parker and his family handed out Thanksgiving dinners Tuesday afternoon.

This time, it was at home.

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