Curry scores 37, Durant season-low 19 as Warriors rout Nets
Stephen Curry had 37 points, easily winning matchup of the NBA’s top two scorers when Kevin Durant had his worst night of the season, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Brooklyn Nets 117-99 Durant came in leading the league with 29.6 points per game, but he managed only 19, the first time all season he didn’t hit 20.
7 Ohio prison employees removed after Black inmate's death
Ohio's correctional agency terminated seven employees Friday after officials say prison guards used excessive and unjustified force against a Black inmate before he died in custody in February. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction sent a notice of removal to five corrections officers, a supervisor and a licensed nurse following an investigation into the in-custody death of 55-year-old Michael McDaniel. Security footage released by the agency in July showed McDaniel collapsing on his own and being taken down to the floor by prison guards at least 16 times before he died at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, a Columbus suburb, on Feb. 6.news.yahoo.com
How ex-Pistons have fared in the 2021 NBA playoffs
In his second postseason appearance, Brown has averaged 7.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists on 48.8 percent shooting overall. Andre Drummond -- He signed with the Lakers in March and averaged nine points and 11 rebounds in the five games he started in the playoffs. Markieff Morris -- He played in four of the six games in this series and averaged 2.3 points in the playoffs. He averaged 8.8 points on 38.5 percent shooting from the field and 34.5 percent shooting from distance. He played roughly 35 minutes a night, scoring 19.4 points per game and averaged four rebounds and five assists per game.mlive.com
Harden's triple-double helps Nets escape in OT against Spurs
Brooklyn Nets' James Harden, left, and San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills chase the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 1, 2021, in San Antonio. “I thought they were great,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. All five starters scored in double figures for San Antonio. San Antonio is still without Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Derrick White, Devin Vassell and Quinndary Weatherspoon, who are sidelined due to the league’s health and safety protocols. Spurs: The Spurs announced fans can return to the AT&T Center beginning March 12 against Orlando.
Westbrook, Beal hit late 3s, Wizards stun Nets 149-146
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON – Wizards coach Scott Brooks envisioned something like this when Washington acquired Russell Westbrook from Houston for John Wall and a draft pick. Bradley Beal and Westbrook hit 3-pointers in a wild 3.8-second sequence in the final seconds to help the Wizards stun Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets 149-146 on Sunday night. Westbrook had 41 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and NBA scoring leader Beal had 37 points. In the fourth quarter, Beal had 22 points and Westbrook had 15. “Russell willed this game,” Brooks said about Westbrook, who has only played in 10 of 16 games due to a quad injury.
Durant scores 34, Nets charge back from 18 down, top Nuggets
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK – Kevin Durant had 34 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, Bruce Brown made a huge contribution while starting for the absent Kyrie Irving, and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 18 down to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-116 on Tuesday night. Durant followed with Brooklyn's next six points, including a 3-pointer that essentially put it away at 120-113 with 27 seconds to play. They want to come out and compete, and everybody came with it tonight, especially in the second half,” Durant said. Nets: Before the game, coach Steve Nash wasn't sure if Durant would play Wednesday at New York. “We have to judge these things day to day and moment to moment.” Durant said afterward he planned to play.
Who’s actually on the Detroit Pistons’ roster right now? Live updated list here
On Dec. 1, the Pistons signed Sirvydis to a three-year contract. Killian Hayes -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. 7 overall)Isaiah Stewart -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. 16 overall)Saddiq Bey -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. Delon Wright -- Acquired in 2020 trade with Oklahoma City Thunder Pistons sent Trevor Ariza to Oklahoma CityNOTE: Saben Lee, the team’s 2020 second-round draft pick (No.
Here are 27 moves (trades, draft picks, free agents) Detroit Pistons have made in last month
Troy Weaver has made a flurry of trades, draft picks and free agent signings in his first offseason as Detroit Pistons general manager. Nov. 18: Houston draft pick tradeBefore the start of the draft, the Pistons acquired the No. 16 overall pick and guaranteed the return draft pick will either be worse than No. Nov. 18: Sold 2021 second-round pickWeaver sold a second-round pick to the Rockets for $4.6 million. 19 overall pick, Dzanan Musa, Jaylen Hands, Rodney McGruder, Toronto’s 2021 second-round pick, cash considerations8.
Breaking down 4 trades, 4 draft picks after Detroit Pistons overhauled roster with 8 new players
DETROIT – New general manager Troy Weaver knew he had to come in and tear down the Detroit Pistons’ roster, and he sure didn’t waste any time. Bruce Brown #6 of the Detroit Pistons dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (2019 Getty Images)While Brown is a fine player, it’s not a major loss for a Pistons team looking multiple years down the line. 16 overall pick and guaranteed the return draft pick will either be worse than No. (2020 Getty Images)Weaver’s second pick was a bit of a surprise, as he went with undersized Washington center Isaiah Stewart.
Get to know newest Pistons forward Dzanan Musa
The team agreed to trade guard Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for forward Dzanan Musa and the Toronto Raptors' 2021 second-round pick. While he has worked to see playing time with the Nets, Musa flourished in the G League. Varda appeared in only one game and it was the only NBA game he ever played. In the absence of Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Taurean Prince and Wilson Chandler, Musa averaged 17 minutes per game. Before the playoffs, Musa averaged 8.8 points, 3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.mlive.com
AP source: Pistons trading Brown to Nets for Musa and pick
New York Knicks guard Elfrid Payton (6) defends Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown (6) as Brown shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Detroit Pistons agreed to trade Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets for Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round draft pick, according to a person familiar with the deal. Trades could not become official until after the league’s transaction moratorium ended at noon Eastern on Monday. The 6-foot-4 Brown, drafted in the second round in 2018, averaged 8.9 points per game this past season for Detroit. The 6-foot-9 Musa was a first-round pick in 2018.
Pistons trade Bruce Brown to Nets for 2021 second-round pick, Dzanan Musa
On Monday, a league source confirmed that the Pistons agreed to trade Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round draft pick. Brown was one of the Pistons' top defensive options during the 2019-20 season. The Pistons' new 2021 second-round pick comes from the Toronto Raptors, according to ESPN. Musa, 21, is a 6-9, 217-pound small forward/shooting guard who was selected 29th overall in 2018, the same year the Pistons drafted Brown 42nd. Musa averaged 4.8 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting only 37 percent from the field and 24 percent from beyond the arc in 2019-20.mlive.com
Report: Pistons trading Bruce Brown to Brooklyn for Musa, draft pick
The Detroit Pistons are reportedly trading guard Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets as the NBA trade season begins on Monday. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on Monday morning, reporting the Pistons will trade Brown to the Nets for forward Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round pick (reportedly the Raptors original pick). The Detroit Pistons are trading G Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets for F Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round pick, sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 16, 2020Bruce Brown was drafted by the Pistons in 2018 and played in 132 games for the team in two seasons. Musa, 21, has played 49 NBA games, averaging 4.3 points in 10 minutes.
Bruce Brown ready to get back to work after six-month absence
DETROIT -- As the Detriot Pistons head into their in-market bubble, guard Bruce Brown is more than ready. “(Ready) to start playing and get after it with the guys,” Brown said. “I actually went up to New Hampshire, for like two weeks and got away from the game,” Brown said. During the time away from the team, Brown worked on shooting above the break, as well as shooting from the corner. I don’t really mind as long, as I’m on the floor.”With two weeks of five-on-five work and the Pistons adding some zone defense to their playbook, Brown is ready to get back to work.mlive.com
Pistons Over Rockets 115-107
He got that boost from Derrick Rose, who came off the bench to score 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Pistons outlast the Rockets 115-107. Harden played 38 1/2 minutes, but was taken out with 1:23 left and didnt return. An 8-2 run by the Pistons, with the last six points from Rose, came next to push the lead to 106-93 with 3 1/2 minutes to go. Saturday snapped a streak of a franchise-record 10 straight games where the Rockets scored at least 115 points. Tough one for us tonight.A TALE OF TWO HALVESHouston center Clint Capela had 12 points and 19 rebounds but struggled after halftime.detroit.cbslocal.com
Detroit Pistons open preseason: 5 way-too-early observations
The Detroit Pistons played basketball on Monday. The Pistons opened preseason on Monday night at Little Caesars Arena against the Orlando Magic. Here are some way-too-early observations:Christian Wood deserves a roster spotWood, a free agent pickup from the Pelicans, led the Pistons in points with 19, adding eight rebounds and a block in 19 minutes. Andre Drummond had a good debut with 14 points and nine rebounds. Blake Griffin only played 14 minutes and looked more like he was just observing the team from a distance.
Judge weighs ordering switch to paper ballots in Georgia
They've asked Totenberg to order the state to immediately switch to hand-marked paper ballots. The plaintiffs had asked Totenberg in August to order Georgia to use hand-marked paper ballots for that election. Bryan Tyson, a lawyer representing state election officials, told the judge the state plans to announce the new system it's selected in "a matter of days." Four county election officials, three of whom will oversee elections this fall, testified that it would be hard to switch to hand-marked paper ballots in time for those elections. The plaintiffs represented by Brown are asking the state to use hand-marked paper ballots along with its existing election management system and to use the ballot scanners it currently uses for paper absentee and provisional ballots for all ballots.chicagotribune.com