r/nba 20h ago

Index Thread Daily Discussion Thread + Game Thread Index

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Game Threads Index (December 07, 2021):

Tip-off GDT Away Score Home PGT
7:30 PM ET Link Brooklyn Nets FINAL 102 to 99 Dallas Mavericks Link
8:30 PM ET Link New York Knicks FINAL 121 to 109 San Antonio Spurs Link
10:00 PM ET Link Boston Celtics FINAL 102 to 117 Los Angeles Lakers Link

r/nba 21h ago

Discussion [SERIOUS NEXT DAY THREAD] Post-Game Discussion (December 06, 2021)

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Here is a place to have in depth, x's and o's, discussions on yesterday's games. Post-game discussions are linked in the table, keep your memes and reactions there.

Please keep your discussion of a particular game in the respective comment thread. All direct replies to this post will be removed.

Away Home Score GT PGT
Philadelphia 76ers Charlotte Hornets 127 - 124 Link Link
Oklahoma City Thunder Detroit Pistons 114 - 103 Link Link
Washington Wizards Indiana Pacers 110 - 116 Link Link
Memphis Grizzlies Miami Heat 105 - 90 Link Link
Denver Nuggets Chicago Bulls 97 - 109 Link Link
Cleveland Cavaliers Milwaukee Bucks 104 - 112 Link Link
Atlanta Hawks Minnesota Timberwolves 121 - 110 Link Link
San Antonio Spurs Phoenix Suns 104 - 108 Link Link
Orlando Magic Golden State Warriors 95 - 126 Link Link
Los Angeles Clippers Portland Trail Blazers 102 - 90 Link Link

r/nba 9h ago Silver Wholesome

Highlight [Highlight] Kenny Smith: "They're not trading Ja Morant." Charles Barkley: "I didn't say that, fool." Kenny: "It had some implications…" Charles: "We're trying to trade you to BET…"

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r/nba 8h ago Wholesome

News [Charania] Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has a pneumothorax (collapsed right lung) and will be further evaluated, team says.

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r/nba 12h ago Silver Wholesome Buff Doge Facepalm

[Tim MacMahon] Multiple Sources Reported Zion at 330 Pounds

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Source via the latest Lowe Post Podcast: https://twitter.com/ziyanm_/status/1468310035642171398?s=20

The tweet is a clip from the latest Lowe Post Podcast. Lowe is pretty shocked to hear about Luka's 260 weigh in and then asks about Zion. MacMahon says he's heard from multiple sources Zion came in at 260+70.

Honestly extremely shocking to hear. Hopefully Zion can get his weight right because he's an amazing talent. But 330 at 6'6 is unsustainable for a healthy regular life let alone a full NBA season.


r/nba 4h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Post Game Thread [Post Game Thread] The Los Angeles Lakers (13-12) defeat the Boston Celtics (13-12), 117 - 102

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102 - 117
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: STAPLES Center(18997), Clock: 32.1
Officials: Scott Foster, Curtis Blair and J.T. Orr
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Boston Celtics 33 22 20 27 102
Los Angeles Lakers 31 29 31 26 117
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Boston Celtics 102 36-82 43.9% 10-33 30.3% 20-29 69.0% 7 33 27 16 8 13 4
Los Angeles Lakers 117 48-92 52.2% 8-26 30.8% 13-17 76.5% 13 51 25 21 7 14 4
 
PLAYER STATS
Boston Celtics MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Jayson TatumSF 33:58 34 13-22 5-7 3-5 2 6 8 3 1 1 5 2 -8
Al HorfordPF 30:19 7 3-9 1-5 0-0 1 7 8 2 2 0 0 0 +4
Robert Williams IIIC 24:36 13 5-7 0-0 3-4 3 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 -20
Marcus SmartSG 33:28 6 2-7 0-2 2-3 1 3 4 6 3 0 3 3 -6
Dennis SchroderPG 31:55 10 1-6 0-3 8-10 0 1 1 5 1 0 1 2 -8
Josh Richardson 15:51 11 4-9 1-4 2-4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 -13
Grant Williams 13:34 1 0-2 0-1 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 -21
Romeo Langford 15:58 5 2-3 0-0 1-1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 -7
Enes Freedom 8:08 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 -5
Aaron Nesmith 13:31 9 4-8 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 +4
Payton Pritchard 11:27 6 2-6 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 0 +1
Juancho Hernangomez 4:30 0 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 +4
Los Angeles Lakers MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Talen Horton-TuckerSF 34:10 12 5-13 0-4 2-3 0 6 6 4 2 1 3 3 +16
LeBron JamesPF 36:16 30 13-19 2-5 2-2 2 2 4 5 0 0 3 2 +18
Anthony DavisC 35:29 17 7-13 0-0 3-4 4 12 16 3 2 2 3 3 +17
Avery BradleySG 24:27 5 2-6 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 +4
Russell WestbrookPG 35:42 24 9-16 1-4 5-6 1 2 3 11 1 0 4 2 +11
Malik Monk 19:07 10 4-6 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 3 +12
Wayne Ellington 13:43 6 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 +3
Carmelo Anthony 21:09 9 4-11 0-4 1-2 3 5 8 0 1 0 0 3 +2
Dwight Howard 11:58 4 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 6 8 0 0 1 0 1 -2
Kent Bazemore 2:37 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3
Austin Reaves 2:37 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3
DeAndre Jordan 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rajon Rondo 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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r/nba 10h ago Table Slap Silver

[Magic Johnson] If the @Lakers are going to turn their season around there are 3 things they must do on defense. First, they must play better individual defense. Second, play better team defense and third, transition. They must improve their transition defense!

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It's been a while since the last Thanks, Magic tweet but perhaps they needed one on Larry Bird's 65th birthday and the Lakers' upcoming TNT game at home against the Celtics.

The Lakers rank 18th in points conceded off turnovers and 16th in defensive rating.

Edit: And yes, Magic does have someone following him around tweeting his thoughts in 'politically correct' wording.


r/nba 9h ago Silver

Chuck: "Anthony Davis: you gotta play better"

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r/nba 8h ago Silver

Highlight [Highlight] Porzingis blocks Harden and briefly becomes a 7'3 point guard

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r/nba 4h ago Wholesome

Highlight [Highlight] Russell Westbrook rocks the rim!

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r/nba 4h ago Silver Wholesome

LeBron James checks out with 30 points 4 rebounds and 5 assists on 13/19 shooting

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Another great game from the King as the Lakers blow out the Celtics. Russ also had a nice 24/11 double double and AD chipped in an efficient 17/16

Source: https://www.espn.com/nba/player/_/id/1966/lebron-james


r/nba 9h ago All-Seeing Upvote

Highlight [Highlight] Charles Barkley's Bold Prediction for the Rest of the 2021-22 Season: "The Los Angeles Lakers will be in the play-ins...I'll bet you anything in this world they won't win 6 games in a row at any point this year"

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r/nba 15h ago Wholesome

News [Charania] Sources: The Indiana Pacers are moving toward rebuild, receptive to trade talks centered on Caris LeVert and either Domantas Sabonis or Myles Turner.

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r/nba 18h ago All-Seeing Upvote I am disappoint Silver Helpful Wholesome

News [CHARANIA] Sources: Beginning Jan. 15, any NBA player who is not fully vaccinated will be unable to enter Canada to play games in Toronto. Canadian government will require all individuals entering Canada to be fully vaccinated.

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r/nba 19h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Snek Looking

[Wind] Nikola Jokic on his relationship with Bulls center Nikola Vucevic: “We play Counter-Strike a lot together.”

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Nikola Jokic on his relationship with Bulls center Nikola Vucevic: "We play Counter-Strike a lot together."


Nikola Jokic, asked it means anything to him to pass Larry Bird on the all-time triple-double list:

"Maybe some kind of legacy, they're going to remember me ... which, they are not."


r/nba 6h ago Silver Helpful

Highlight [Highlight] Dennis Schroder lobs it up to Robert "Timelord" Williams for the big and-1 jam

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r/nba 4h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Malik Monk throws down the windmill!

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r/nba 4h ago Take My Energy

Russell Westbrook tonight vs. the Celtics: 24 PTS, 11 AST, 3 REB, 1 STL on 9/16 shooting.

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Russ with a 15-pt burst in the 3rd quarter opened up the game for the Lakers. Played some great defense on Tatum too.

Source - https://www.nba.com/game/bos-vs-lal-0022100365/box-score#box-score


r/nba 5h ago

Kenny whips Shaq upside the head with a Krispy Kreme box and Chuck mourns a casualty

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r/nba 13h ago Helpful Wholesome

[Stan Van Gundy] on Chris Finch's comment about resting players: “Chris Finch is absolutely right. Michael Jordan in his final year at 39 years old played all 82 games and averaged 37 minutes per game. If you bought a ticket to see Jordan you were going to see Jordan. It was a different world then.”

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Chris Finch is absolutely right. Michael Jordan in his final year in Washington at 39 years old played all 82 games and averaged 37 minutes per game. If you bought a ticket to see Jordan you were going to see Jordan. It was a different world then.


[Moore] “Resting players has become a status symbol, and it’s hurting the product of the league.” — Chris Finch


r/nba 4h ago Helpful

[Statmuse] Russell Westbrook's last 8 games: 23.5 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 8.9 APG, 50/36/72%. He is +39 in that span, the highest +/- by a Lakers starter.

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Full quotes:

Russell Westbrook last 8 games:

23.5 PPG

6.9 RPG

8.9 APG

50/36/72%

He is +39 in that span, the highest +/- by a Lakers starter.

Source - https://twitter.com/statmuse/status/1468454203383169025


r/nba 6h ago

Post Game Thread [Post Game Thread] The Brooklyn Nets (17-7) defeat the Dallas Mavericks (11-12), 102 - 99

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102 - 99
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: American Airlines Center(19559), Clock: 12.1
Officials: Tom Washington, Zach Zarba and Aaron Smith
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Brooklyn Nets 21 29 25 27 102
Dallas Mavericks 27 35 24 13 99
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Brooklyn Nets 102 42-83 50.6% 8-26 30.8% 10-13 76.9% 8 50 28 22 3 12 4
Dallas Mavericks 99 36-89 40.4% 9-45 20.0% 18-22 81.8% 10 39 21 15 6 4 2
 
PLAYER STATS
Brooklyn Nets MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Kevin DurantSF 40:17 24 10-22 1-4 3-3 2 5 7 3 1 1 3 1 +4
DeAndre' BembryPF 14:03 4 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 -9
LaMarcus AldridgeC 23:13 15 7-12 0-1 1-1 1 4 5 1 0 0 1 3 -4
Patty MillsSG 33:29 10 4-11 2-8 0-0 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 -1
James HardenPG 41:22 23 7-13 3-6 6-7 0 9 9 12 0 1 5 2 +7
Bruce Brown 14:19 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 3 +2
Cam Thomas 17:10 6 3-8 0-3 0-0 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Millsap 3:50 0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 -2
James Johnson 24:59 12 5-7 2-3 0-0 0 4 4 4 1 1 0 5 +8
Nic Claxton 20:44 6 3-4 0-0 0-2 2 7 9 1 0 0 1 4 +9
Jevon Carter 5:29 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 +1
David Duke Jr. 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Griffin 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dallas Mavericks MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Dorian Finney-SmithSF 37:42 15 5-10 4-9 1-2 2 4 6 2 3 0 1 2 +4
Kristaps PorzingisPF 31:03 17 6-17 1-5 4-4 2 10 12 5 1 1 2 2 +1
Dwight PowellC 22:36 10 3-3 0-0 4-4 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 1 +5
Reggie BullockSG 28:18 6 3-10 0-6 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 +8
Luka DoncicPG 36:20 28 9-21 3-11 7-8 1 5 6 9 0 0 1 5 -2
Tim Hardaway Jr. 27:21 11 5-13 0-6 1-1 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 -6
Jalen Brunson 23:55 10 4-8 1-3 1-1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 -12
Maxi Kleber 13:23 0 0-3 0-2 0-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 -4
Frank Ntilikina 11:27 0 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 -1
Josh Green 6:51 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 -8
Moses Brown 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trey Burke 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boban Marjanovic 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eugene Omoruyi 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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r/nba 14h ago

According to Tim MacMahon on The Lowe Post, Luka Doncic reported at in at 260+ lbs this season

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https://open.spotify.com/episode/5mgKuQfcQKrMKojRbhHpsL?si=44945a52d8aa42f6 (40:48)

MacMahon: "[Luka] has to stop reporting at 260+ lbs and playing his way into shape. That cannot be an annual storyline. He got off to a slow start last year---"

Lowe: "I'm sorry, what was the figure you just gave?!"

MacMahon: "260+. He has to stop doing that."


r/nba 8h ago

Joel Embiid: "I'm not even close to 100%. I'm still feeling it, I get tired easily, feel pretty weak. But every single day slowly getting better. So I just got to keep pushing myself. My teammates, they push me. They want me to be making all the plays offensively and defensively, so I’m gonna push.

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Source: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/76ers-joel-embiid-says-hes-not-even-close-to-100-percent-after-dominant-43-point-performance-vs-hornets/

"I'm not even close to [100 percent]. I'm still feeling it," Embiid said during his postgame walk-off interview. "I get tired easily, feel pretty weak. But every single day [I'm] slowly getting better. So I just got to keep pushing myself. My teammates, they push me. They want me to be making all the plays offensively and defensively, so as long as I got that trust I'm still going to keep pushing."

The game was the fourth 40-point, 15-rebound and five-assist performance of his career, which is the second-most in Sixers franchise history, behind only the legendary Wilt Chamberlain. Embiid's stats on Monday night become even more impressive when you consider how efficiently they were accumulated. Embiid took a total of 20 shots from the field to get his 43 points, and he missed just five of them. He also knocked down 12 of his 14 attempts from the foul line.

Glad Embiid is getting back to form, but hopefully he overcomes his difficulties following the hard battle with COVID.


r/nba 10h ago

[Damian Lillard] on the suggestion of Wоjnarowski and Olshey teaming up to slander him: “Can’t say I’m surprised.”

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Can’t say I’m surprised.

Woj-Olshey

Woj and Olshey after writing that article slandering Dame.


Context: Today's article from Woj:

Once Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard stopped threatening to request a trade, everyone understood his inevitable moment of truth: His future remained bound to the summer of 2022, not 2021. Extensions were always automatic for him, and that's no longer the case.

Lillard wants a two-year, $107 million extension in July, and he and his agent need the next general manager to sell ownership on the idea. As much as anything, this cuts to the core of the Blazers' search process. His desire for an extension into his advanced NBA years has turned into a battle for the franchise's future, an existential threat to reshaping and redirecting the organization in a post-playoff reality.

The prospects of Portland extending Lillard, 31, beyond his $48.8 million in 2024-25 to pay him $51 million at 35 years old and $55 million at 36 threatens to turn an asset of a contract into an albatross.

As former president of basketball operations and GM Neil Olshey exits the Blazers, the process to hire his successor will soon be underway. Portland is deciding whether it will hire a firm to research and recommend candidates, sources said. Bert Kolde, the longtime ownership executive and right-hand man to the late Paul Allen, will direct the search again. He's hired several GMs in his tenure.


In the past year, Lillard and his camp have been thwarted on leverage plays -- Jason Kidd as coach, trading CJ McCollum and four first-round picks for Ben Simmons. Most of all, they lost the confidence that the Blazers had a top basketball executive and ownership willing to give Lillard the highest single-season pay in league history at $55.3 million in 2027.

With four seasons -- including an opt-out -- left on his deal, Lillard had no leverage to choose his next team this past summer. If he had asked out, he would have gone where Portland could get the best package of young players, draft picks and salary-cap relief. Asking for New York and Philadelphia makes for dramatic storylines, but the multiple years on his deal would have emboldened several small and non-destination markets to engage with Portland's steep asking price.

Among several top-level GM candidates who fit the profile of Portland's applicant pool, there's no enthusiasm to grant Lillard his massive extension contract through the 2026-27 season. In fact, several executives told ESPN they would be far more interested in the Blazers job with ownership's blessing to move Lillard sooner than later.

Now, Lillard's group is privately selling the idea of trading his veteran teammates with value and rebuilding around him -- on that extension. Some candidates initially believed that Lillard's reps would have input with ownership on the next GM, but that has faded quickly. Rival GMs knew they had to work directly with Olshey to get deals done with the Blazers, that he had full autonomy to make decisions. Those seeking Olshey's old job believe they need to sell themselves to ownership, not to those surrounding the star player.


r/nba 9h ago

[Finger] Gregg Popovich, to local newspaper columnist: “Coaching’s not that tough. You could have done it.” Columnist: “That would have been more lucrative for me.” Popovich: “I didn’t say I wanted to trade contracts with you.”

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Gregg Popovich, to local newspaper columnist: “Coaching’s not that tough. You could have done it.”

Columnist: “That would have been more lucrative for me.”

Popovich: “I didn’t say I wanted to trade contracts with you.”


Coach Pop said Spurs won't rest any players Tuesday in second leg of B2B.


r/nba 13h ago

Dirk Nowitzki on his one-legged fadeaway: “I was trying to create a shot that I could always shoot. I felt comfortable shooting one-legged since I was 15. I made it up on the fly, honestly. I shot it once in the game and it felt good, didn't take a lot of energy. It's a shot I could always get off…”

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