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Wade scores 25 points in his 1,000th game, Heat top Clippers

By Doug Padilla, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 25 points in his 1,000th career game, leading the Miami Heat to a 121-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Wade was 8-for-21 from the field and 5-for-10 from three-point range. The veteran guard will play his final regular-season game in Los Angeles on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat held a 91-90 lead after three quarters using a big fourth to pull away. From the end of the third until just over three minutes remained, the Heat went on a 25-2 run to take control. Tobias Harris scored 20 points and Lou Williams added 18 for the Clippers, who were just 7-of-29 from three-point range and 33-for-89 from the field. Miami was without guard Josh Richardson, who was a late scratch because of a shoulder impingement. They also lost guard Tyler Johnson early in the first with a left hip contusion. Johnson had scored eight points in the opening five minutes. Goran Dragic was out because of rest. The Heat finished strong despite playing Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) at Phoenix when they defeated the Suns. Miami has won four of its past five games and is 2-0 to start a season-high six-game road trip. As the Heat piled it on in the fourth, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers earned two quick technical fouls and was ejected. James Johnson scored 18 points for the Heat and Kelly Olynyk added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Derrick Jones Jr. had 11 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who saw their NBA-best nine-game home win streak end. The Clippers entered having won 10 of their past 13 games. TIP-INS Heat: Wade was 4-for-7 from three-point range in the opening two quarters, tying his career high for made three's before halftime. ... Miami outscored the Clippers 30-8 in the final quarter to put the game away. Clippers: The eight-point fourth quarter was their lowest scoring quarter since March 2003. ... Luc Mbah a Moute, who has not played since Oct. 23 (Oct. 24, PHL time) because of a knee injury, is likely two weeks away from playing according to Rivers UP NEXT Heat: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Clippers: At Phoenix on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time)......»»

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Bucks move Delly

NEW YORK — The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova and forward John Henson and two draft picks from the Milwaukee Bucks, Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman announced Friday. The move is part of a three-team, multi-player trade that also involves the Washington Wizards. In exchange, Milwaukee gets guard George Hill, forward Jason […].....»»

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Cavaliers, Wizards, Bucks swing multi-player trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova and forward John Henson and two draft picks from the Milwaukee Bucks, Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman announced Friday. The move…READ The post Cavaliers, Wizards, Bucks swing multi-player trade appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Cavaliers, Wizards, Bucks swing multi-player trade

    LOS ANGELES, USA – The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova and forward John Henson and two draft picks from the Milwaukee Bucks, Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman announced Friday, December 7 (Saturday, December 8, Manila time). The move is part of a three-team, multi-player trade that also involves ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Adebayo’s career-high helps Heat beat Suns

PHOENIX --- The depleted Phoenix Suns gave the Heat a little resistance before normalcy was restored, and Miami became the latest team to win in the desert. Bam Adebayo scored a career-high 22 points, 20 in the first half, and the Heat opened a six-game trip by handing the Suns their eighth straight loss, 115-98, on Friday night. Justise Winslow added 20 points, including all four of his 3-point tries, and Rodney McGruder scored 14 points for Miami. Goran Dragic, back after missing eight games with a sore right knee, had 11 points and 10 assists. "It feels good," Dragic said. "I was a little winded but I feel great. I'm satisfied." The Suns again were without their top tw...Keep on reading: Adebayo’s career-high helps Heat beat Suns.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

Hello, Delly: Dellavedova returns to Cavs in 3-team trade

CLEVELAND --- Matthew Dellavedova is coming back to the Cavaliers. He won't recognize them. Cleveland re-acquired the popular, scrappy guard on Friday in a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards. The Cavaliers also received forward John Henson and 2021 first- and second-round picks from Milwaukee, and a 2022 second-rounder from Washington. The Cavs sent guard George Hill and a 2021 second-round selection to the Bucks, and forward Sam Dekker to the Wizards. Milwaukee also got forward Jason Smith from Washington. Affectionately known to Cleveland fans as "Delly," Dellavedova was a key member of the Cavs' 2016 title team before he signed with the Bucks...Keep on reading: Hello, Delly: Dellavedova returns to Cavs in 3-team trade.....»»

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AP source: Cavs to re-acquire Dellavedova in 4-player trade

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are getting back one of their championship pieces. A feisty one. Cleveland has agreed to a trade with Milwaukee that will bring popular guard Matthew Dellavedova back to the Cavs along with forward Johnson Henson and a pair of draft picks in 2021. The Bucks will get veteran point guard George Hill and forward Sam Dekker, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press. The swap is pending league approval and could be finalized Friday night (Saturday, PHL time), said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the teams have not yet had the mandatory conference call with NBA officials. The first-round pick in 2021 is protected, the person said. Hill recently returned after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury, and the Cavs have been shopping him around for a deal. Dekker, who has also been sidelined, is returning to Wisconsin where he played in college. Both players were at Quicken Loans Arena preparing for a game against Sacramento before learning they were heading to Milwaukee. Dellavedova’s scrappiness endeared him to Cleveland fans during his three seasons with the Cavs, who didn’t re-sign the player known as “Delly” after winning the 2016 title. The Cavs are in transition after LeBron James left them as a free agent this summer, effectively ending Cleveland’s run as an Eastern Conference power. But the Cavs are thinking about the future and by moving Hill and Dekker, they’ve picked up more assets......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Curry carries Warriors over Cavs, Thunder roar back | The Manila Times Online

LOS ANGELES: Stephen Curry scored 42 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 129-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) in an NBA FinalsREAD The post Curry ca.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Curry scores 43 as Warriors roll past Cavs in faux Finals rematch

Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 42 points, and Golden State returned to face a very different-looking Cleveland team for the first time since winning another NBA title and beat the Cavaliers, 129-105,.....»»

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Cavaliers try to rebound, take on DA Food Masters

Cavaliers try to rebound, take on DA Food Masters.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Kerr says Green out for remainder of Warriors road trip

NBA.com staff report The Golden State Warriors won't have a home game until a week from now. By then, perhaps, coach Steve Kerr will have Draymond Green back in his lineup. Green has not played since Nov. 15 (Nov. 16, PHL time) because of a right toe sprain. Kerr told reporters this morning that Green will not play on the team's road trip, but he is hopeful Green will return sometime next week. Steve Kerr definitively ruled out Draymond Green for the trip — Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) December 3, 2018 Steve Kerr said Draymond Green had a ramped up workout this morning, but has already been ruled out for final three games of road trip. — Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 3, 2018 Kerr said he expects Draymond Green to return soon after this road trip. Said Green got in a good workout this morning. — Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) December 3, 2018 The Warriors visit the Atlanta Hawks today and have road dates with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) and the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) before returning home to Oakland to host Minnesota (next Wednesday, PHL time). Green has missed 10 of the Warriors' last 13 games after first suffering the toe injury on Nov. 8 (Nov. 9, PHL time). Golden State is 5-6 without Green in the lineup this season. The three-time All-Star is averaging 6.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game while shooting 44.4 percent......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Futility in Phoenix wears on Devin Booker

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com He is already a star at age 22 but on this particular play, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker had role player instincts Sunday (Monday, PHL time) at Staples Center. The basketball bounced toward the baseline, beyond his reach, and he hustled anyway. And so the predictable happened: The ball beat him off the court and into the first row. Then the unthinkable happened: He grabbed his left leg and bent over in pain. The first player who rushed over to him yelled: “Book! Book! Hamstring?” ]It was thoughtful of LeBron James to check on Booker, even better if LeBron did this last summer as a free agent when Booker really could’ve use a hand. Instead, Booker is not only limping right now -- hopefully just temporarily for the team’s sake -- but also losing, something he has done more prolifically in Phoenix than get buckets. One of the shames of the NBA is how one of its breakout stars and franchise players is stuck on a habitually bad team, with no playoff shine in sight, and mostly invisible. Yes, only LeBron and Kevin Durant have reached 4,000 career points faster than Booker, but neither ever took Ls like this. Booker is now up to 136 in slightly over three seasons and once again the Suns, now 4-19, are on pace to be forgotten by Christmas. You could hardly blame their fans for getting their basketball fix these days by watching Duke games. All roads lead to the lottery, as it has since 2015 when Booker became one of the few draft decisions that actually worked out. But for Booker and the Suns, that’s some tough medicine, playing another 55 games, swallow many depressing nights along the way, and then pray the odds work in their favor come June. It’s fair to wonder how much of a toll this culture takes on Booker, who’s once again a player who demands a double team, averaging nearly 25 points a game and doing decently as a stand-in at point guard. Some perspective is needed, though. Booker signed a five-year, $158 million contract extension in July, giving plenty of living and den space for all the losing he takes home at night. Still, he said, "It sucks." Booker lost 58 games as a rookie, then 58 again, then 61 last year and may reach 65 or more this season. He’s lost 13 straight games twice, and the Suns once lost 28 of 30 with Booker on the floor. In an 82-game season, it shouldn’t be terribly difficult to put together, say, a four-game win streak. Booker is still waiting on that. For years the situation just wasn’t pretty in Phoenix and it’s only slightly less ugly now. Too many poor Draft picks have delayed progress and ruined the team. Former lottery picks Dragan Bender, Marquese Criss and Alex Len couldn’t earn rookie extensions and there was Phoenix's infamous point guard fetish of recent years when they went through Isaiah Thomas, Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight for little or nothing in return when they left. Sprinkle in some weird free-agent decisions -- like signing Tyson Chandler only to buy him out three years later -- and hilariously chasing LaMarcus Aldridge and it smacked of a team lacking both direction and a plan. Most of these moves were made by former GM Ryan McDonough and while James Jones represents a refreshing front-office change, he comes with little experience in that role. When you examine the fast-track of Booker, you get the best young scorer the league has seen since Durant and LeBron. You also get these numbers: Two, four and 47. That’s how many general managers, coaches and teammates Booker has had in less than four NBA seasons, heavy turnover storming all around him. “My whole career except for the NBA, I’ve been a winner,” Booker said. “I want to get back to that. I’m done with not making the playoffs.” Well, the circumstances say otherwise. The Suns are essentially holding tryouts for the future now, though. Chandler was the first one thrown overboard and if Phoenix could get anything for Ryan Anderson and his contract, he’d be next. For some reason Phoenix gave a head-scratching $15 million this season last summer to aging swingman Trevor Ariza. He's shooting 37.2 percent and scoring 9.9 ppg, taking minutes from young players. Among rotation players, the lone holdovers from 2017-18 are Booker, TJ Warren and Josh Jackson. Taking some advice he received from Chandler, who became a mentor, Booker believes it’s necessary for him to adopt a more forceful role on the court and in the locker room even if, from an age perspective, he needs more seasoning for that. But what are the alternatives, given the ever-changing lineup? “I’m doing more leading by example and being more vocal about it, holding people accountable and hold myself accountable too,” he said. It’s a chore trying to pick up others when, after taking yearly poundings, you need a hand yourself. This is the mountain Booker is up against. Again. “I know losing is tough on him because last year as a rookie I struggled with it,” said Jackson. “I’m just keeping my head on straight now. We show flashes but we need consistency.” Or you could say they need LeBron. And if Booker misses any extended time with a hamstring that has given him trouble before Sunday, well, as Jackson said: “Everybody knows we need him desperately. The sooner we get him back, the better.” With the possible exception of the Knicks, no franchise has splattered the concrete with the speed and consistency as the Suns. Before Booker was born, the Suns were a destination franchise, a place most players wanted to sign with, get drafted by and be traded to. The balmy winter weather was an obvious attraction but in the mid-1990s with Charles Barkley, and then 10 years later with Steve Nash, the Suns were also entertaining and won everything except a championship. Sellouts were common, the arena was a tough place for visitors and fans frolicked along with the Gorilla mascot. All this happened on Jerry Colangelo’s watch and prosperity under owner Robert Sarver is on hourglass time. At least Booker is locked up for four more years and there’s no danger of losing him, at least to another team, in the immediate future. They could lose him to frustration, though, fairly soon, especially when he sees other teams playing meaningful games and listens to other players during USA Basketball gatherings talk about what he’s missing. “I’ll do whatever I have to do,” Booker said, when asked about recruiting help in the near future. “I think Phoenix is a place where people can see the potential, see our young nucleus.” Unless there’s a reversal of fortune in the near future, Phoenix could remain a basketball wasteland and no player, not even Booker, wants to wallow in that. Problem is, until there’s a positive roster shakeup, the Suns lack enough to convince another superstar to sign up next summer or maybe even by 2020. At least when their lone star falls to the floor, as he did Sunday against the Lakers, Booker carries enough clout and respect to get a hand of a different sort from LeBron James. For now, that must do. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Lakers rout Suns, 120-96

LOS ANGELES — Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and LeBron James had 22 before both sat out the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ third home victory in four days, 120-96 over the struggling Suns on Sunday. Brandon Ingram scored 15 points and JaVale McGee had 14 points and eight rebounds in three quarters of work […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Mavs topple Clippers, Lakers ease past Suns

LOS ANGELES, USA – The short-handed Dallas Mavericks denied the Los Angeles Clippers a fifth straight NBA victory with a 114-110 win on Sunday, December 2 (Monday, December 3, Philippine time).  Harrison Barnes scored 30 points as the Mavericks, who were without star rookie Luka Doncic, dropped the Clippers from 1st place ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Kuzma, James lead Lakers rout of Suns for 3rd straight win

LOS ANGELES --- Moritz Wagner drove for a layup to put the Los Angeles Lakers up by 31 points, and his teammates erupted off the bench in spontaneous glee for their German rookie's first NBA field goal. "He learned how to ride a bike!" LeBron James said afterward. "That was that moment. You guys never rode a bike before? Yeah, we were excited. Very excited." The Lakers had plenty of time for fun and frivolity after making easy work of the Phoenix Suns during the next win in an increasingly impressive season. Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and James had 22 before both sat out the fourth quarter of the Lakers' third home victory in four days, 120-96 over the struggling Suns on Su...Keep on reading: Kuzma, James lead Lakers rout of Suns for 3rd straight win.....»»

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Lakers rout Suns for 3rd straight victory

The Lakers had plenty of time for fun and frivolity after making easy work of the Phoenix Suns during the next win in an increasingly impressive season......»»

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Kawhi Leonard scores 34, leads Raptors to 8th straight win

CLEVELAND --- Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, Fred VanVleet added 15 and the Toronto Raptors won their eighth straight game despite missing All-Star guard Kyle Lowry, 106-95 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Danny Green and Pascal Siakam added 15 apiece as the Raptors improved the NBA's best record to 20-4, reaching the 20-win mark quicker than at any time in their history. Toronto also is a league-best 10-2 on the road. Lowry missed his first game this season with an unspecified back injury. Raptors coach Nick Nurse didn't provide any details about Lowry's back other than to say it flared up earlier in the day. VanVleet started in place of Lowry, the league's ...Keep on reading: Kawhi Leonard scores 34, leads Raptors to 8th straight win.....»»

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Irving scores 29 as Celtics blast Cavs

BOSTON --- Kyrie Irving scored 29 points in the first three quarters and the Celtics topped their season scoring high for the second straight game, routing the Cleveland Cavaliers 128-95 Friday night. Marcus Morris scored 15, Jayson Tatum had 13 points and Aron Baynes finished with 10 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics, who had all five starters score in double figures and broke 100 points before the fourth quarter. Boston took the game over in the third quarter, making 6 of 8 3-pointers and outscoring Cleveland 39-20 in the period. Marcus Smart had 12 points and seven assists and Gordon Hayward added 14 points off the bench before the Celtics reserves took over and fi...Keep on reading: Irving scores 29 as Celtics blast Cavs.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 1st, 2018Related News

Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Hornets in Korver’s debut

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Robert Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Utah Jazz scored 54 points off 3-pointers to hold off the Charlotte Hornets 119-111 on Friday night. Kyle Korver made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in the debut of his second stint with the Jazz, who acquired the veteran from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. Jae Crowder, Korver's former teammate in Cleveland, added 24 points off the bench for Utah. The Hornets got within six points with just over nine minutes left in the game, but Korver hit a pair of 3s to help hold them off. Utah took its biggest lead at the start of the second period, a 16-point advantage,...Keep on reading: Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Hornets in Korver’s debut.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 1st, 2018Related News

Clippers extend home winning streak to 9 by beating Suns | Inquirer Sports

LOS ANGELES Nearly a quarter of the way into their season, Danilo Gallinari and the Los Angeles Clippers are the surprise leaders in the Western Conference. Gallinari was one of three Clippers to reco.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 30th, 2018Related News