Pistons assistant Sean Sweeney reportedly in advanced talks with Mavericks
Detroit Pistons assistant coach Sean Sweeney could be reunited with Jason Kidd in Dallas. Sweeney is in “advanced talks” to join the Mavericks as Kidd, hired on June 28 as head coach, assembles his staff, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Sweeney has been an assistant with the Pistons the past three seasons, with an emphasis on the defensive side of the ball. The Pistons last month added assistant coaches Jerome Allen, Bill Bayno and Rex Kalamian to head coach Dwane Casey’s staff. The Mavericks are in advanced talks to hire Detroit’s Sean Sweeney as an assistant to new coach Jason Kidd as Kidd begins to assemble his coaching staff, league sources say.mlive.com
Durant's sensational performance sends Nets to 3-2 lead
Kevin Durant had 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in one of the best performances in postseason history, sending the Brooklyn Nets back into the lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 114-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5.
Butler's big night helps Heat cut Lakers' Finals lead to 2-1
With a triple-double, he joined NBA Finals lore — and the short-handed Miami Heat might have made this title matchup a series after all. Miami's starters outscored the Lakers' starting five 89-51, and the Heat held the Lakers to a 14-for-42 night from 3-point land. It’s going to be a tough game, Game 4," Herro said. ... Nick Aquilino, the son of Heat neuromuscular therapist Vinny Aquilino, performed the anthem -- a recording from a Heat game with fans in Miami. BUTLER’S TRIPLE-DOUBLEButler became the 21st player to have a triple-double in the NBA Finals — and four of the 21 were part of Sunday’s game.
Celtics’ singular goal: Stop Heat 3’s to force Game 7
Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) reacts to a play against the Miami Heat during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – There have been two undeniable truths about the Miami Heat this season. The Boston Celtics have scouting and analytics teams that undoubtedly know these trends. HEAT ON 3’SFor whatever reason, 31.1% is the magic number for Heat 3-pointers this season. BIG FINISHThe Celtics scored 103 points in the final three quarters of Game 5.
Rockets run away from No. 1 seed Lakers, take Game 1 112-97
James Harden scored 36 points and the Houston Rockets ran away from the Lakers 112-97 on Friday night, the second straight round the No. Russell Westbrook added 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and Eric Gordon had 23 points for the Rockets, the No. They forced 17 turnovers that led to 27 turnovers and played the much bigger Lakers even on the backboards. The Lakers playing for only the second time in 11 days. Lakers: Assistant coach Jason Kidd missed the game because of what coach Frank Vogel said were severe back spasms.
Mavs' Luka Doncic set to begin his first NBA playoff run
For the first time since 1990, the Dallas Mavericks are going to the playoffs without Dirk Nowitzki on the roster. The German great retired after last season, officially passing the torch as leader of the Mavs to Doncic the Slovene who nearly averaged a 30-point triple-double in just his second NBA season. So, no, he hasnt seen what the NBA playoffs are like. Behind Doncic, they only assembled the greatest year in NBA history in terms of offensive efficiency. He can make those incredible plays.And now Doncic gets the chance to make those plays on the NBAs best stage: The playoffs.
Father Builds Baseball Field Of Dreams In Backyard For 5-Year-Old Son
Jason Kidd of Brookfield Township not the former NBA player said he built a baseball field in the backyard of his home at the request of his 5-year-old son. Ohio dad transforms backyard into baseball field for 5-year-old son https://t.co/6OrUIIRiTl WUSA9 (@wusa9) July 9, 2019Probably not the best financial decision, but its baseball, Kidd told WKYC. You should have seen his face light up when they put the clay down and the red top dressing, Kidd told WFMJ. The lighting will be temporary.While one anonymous caller was concerned about runoff from the field, Brookfield officials do not see a problem with Kidds baseball field. When I was a kid we used to have to find a vacant field to play on if we wanted to play baseball.detroit.cbslocal.com