NBA Playoffs on April 21 - Mavericks vs. Jazz, Warriors vs. Nuggets and More
(4) Dallas Mavericks vs. (5) Utah Jazz (Series tied 1-1)After the Jazz pulled out an important game one victory last Saturday, the Mavericks knew a split on home court was vital if they want to have a chance going into Salt Lake City. After a tight start in game two on Monday, the Jazz were able to take a lead heading into halftime. Watch the NBA Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)(3) Golden State Warriors vs. (6) Denver Nuggets (Warriors lead 2-0)Time: 10 p.m ETWhere: Ball Arena (Denver, Colo.)Channel: TNTStream: Sling, DirecTV StreamAs the series shifts to Colorado, the Nuggets finds themselves looking for answers against the Warriors. After winning by less than 20 points in game one, Golden State bettered their performance on Monday night in the series’ second game. Five Nuggets put up double-digits in the loss, including Nikola Jokic, who grabbed another double-double by scoring 26 points, and grabbing 11 rebounds.mlive.com
Grizzlies rout Timberwolves 124-96 to tie series at 1 apiece
Ja Morant scored 23 points and handed out 10 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies looked much more like the team that posted the NBA’s second-best record, routing the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-96 to even up their first-round Western Conference series at 1 apiece.
Timberwolves stun Grizzlies, grab Game 1 with 130-117 win
Anthony Edwards scored 36 points in his postseason debut, and the seventh-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies 130-117 to grab home-court advantage in the opener of their first-round Western Conference series.
Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons - NBA (2/4/22) | Tip-Off, How to Watch
After another rough second half, the Detroit Pistons have fallen in consecutive games, once again. They will look to try and end this losing streak in the second half of their back-to-back when they host the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Watch the Detroit Pistons on DirecTV StreamFrank Jackson came off the bench to lead the Pistons with 25 points in the losing effort. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: Boston Celtics (28-25) vs. Detroit Pistons (12-39)When: Friday, February 4Time: 7:00 p.m. ETWhere: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Mich.)Channel: Bally Sports DetroitStream: DirecTV StreamCheck out the NBA standings and results on NBA.commlive.com
Detroit Pistons start strong, fall short in season opener against Minnesota Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Malik Beasley scored 23 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves’ rally to beat the Detroit Pistons 111-101 on Wednesday night in the season opener. Josh Jackson (19 points) and Derrick Rose (15 points) provided plenty of production off the bench, but the Pistons sputtered down the stretch as the Timberwolves cranked up their defense and were outscored 31-16 in the fourth quarter. Towns, who made Minnesota’s first basket after an 0-for-7 start, gave the Timberwolves their first lead at 98-97 on a 3-pointer with 3:38 remaining. Blake Griffin, the six-time All-Star, had 15 points and seven rebounds after his 2019-20 season was limited to 18 games by an injury to the left knee that has hampered him throughout his career. Timberwolves: Start a three-game road trip at Utah on Saturday.mlive.com
Pistons’ 2020-21 first-half schedule: Early games vs. No. 1 pick, Andre Drummond
Jan. 4 at Milwaukee 8:00 p.m.Wed. Jan. 6 at Milwaukee 8:00 p.m.Fri. Jan. 8 Phoenix 7:00 p.m.Sun. Jan. 10 Utah 3:00 p.m. NBATVWed. Jan. 13 Milwaukee 7:00 p.m.Fri. Jan. 15 Washington 7:00 p.m. Jan. 25 Philadelphia 7:00 p.m.Wed. Jan. 27 at Cleveland 7:00 p.m.Thu. Feb. 16 San Antonio 7:00 p.m.Wed. Feb. 17 at Dallas 8:30 p.m.Fri. Feb. 19 at Memphis 8:00 p.m.Sun. Feb. 23 at Orlando 7:00 p.m.Wed. Feb. 24 at New Orleans 8:00 p.m.Fri. Feb. 26 Sacramento 7:00 p.m.Sun.mlive.com
Wolves select Edwards with No. 1 pick in delayed NBA draft
The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Edwards with the first pick in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18. Tears flowed freely for those and many more players Wednesday night when their long-awaited, months-delayed NBA dreams were finally realized. 1 pick in an NBA draft delayed multiple times because of the coronavirus pandemic. 12 pick Tyrese Haliburton of Sacramento, whose blue, floral suit had the words “Black Lives Matter” on the inside. Duke didn't have a player picked in the first round after having 39 since the league went to a two-round draft in 1989.
The wait is over: Delayed NBA draft finally comes Wednesday
1 overall pick in the NBA draft on Nov. 18, 2020. After multiple delays, the NBA draft finally arrives Wednesday. The draft is usually held in June in New York, where Adam Silver announces the first-round picks. It's not the draft night they wanted, but the excitement of becoming a pro player won't diminish. But at the same time, this extra time, it’s only helping me,” said forward Obi Toppin, the national college player of the year from Dayton.
NBA mock draft 2.0: Suspense builds for Pistons, top pick
But they would need to move up considerably to have an opportunity to select the flashy point guard. The Pistons' biggest need is point guard, where they became even more thin on Monday after trading Bruce Brown to Brooklyn for Dzanan Musa and Toronto’s 2021 second-round pick. He possesses the ball-handling and passing skills of a point guard but needs to improve his 3-point shooting to stretch defenses. As enticing as Williams is due to his raw talent and potential, Hayes would be a safer selection at this spot. New York: Tyrese Haliburton, 6-5 PG, Iowa StateHaliburton believes he is the best point guard in the draft.mlive.com
Spartans Win, But Cassius Winstons Pain Remains After Brothers Death
Its been less than three weeks since his brothers death and Winstons pain is still searing, his heart still heavy. 3 Michigan State withstood Edwards second-half outburst to beat Georgia 93-85 at the Maui Invitational on Tuesday. Michigan State made 20 of 36 shots and led 57-33 at halftime. But he is struggling as a human being.Georgia carried its poor perimeter shooting from the Maui opener into the second game. My teams always behind me.BIG PICTUREEdwards showed why hes a projected NBA lottery pick with an offensive show in the second half.detroit.cbslocal.com