US rolls out COVID-19 vaccines for youngest kids
The nation’s youngest children are getting their chance at COVID-19 vaccines as the U.S. rolls out shots this week. Parents of infants and preschoolers lined up Tuesday for tot-sized doses of Pfizer's vaccine at Children's National Hospital in Washington. (AP video/Angie Wang)news.yahoo.com
Jordan Poole becomes first ex-Michigan player to win NBA title since ‘13
It didn’t take long for Golden State to hit the gas peddle, rattling off three straight victories over the Boston Celtics to claim another NBA championship. And for the first time in nearly a decade, a former Michigan basketball player can lay claim to a world championship. Jordan Poole was a big reason the Warriors were able to make their playoff run, averaging 17.0 points, 3.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds during the postseason. Jordan Poole is living his BEST life 🤣 pic.twitter.com/e7sQs0CgLK — NBA TV (@NBATV) June 17, 2022He becomes the first former Wolverines play to win an NBA championship since 2013, when current Michigan head coach Juwan Howard won his second title with the Miami Heat before retiring. In other words, life is good for Jordan Poole these days.mlive.com
Warriors vs. Celtics Game 5 predictions, NBA Playoff picks, odds and an expert same game parlay
The Golden State Warriors evened up the NBA Finals at two games each as they used their defense to capture a 107-97 win in Game 4. 2022 NBA Finals: Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors oddsThe Golden State Warriors are -3.5 point favorites for Game 5, while the Boston Celtics are +3.5 on the point spread at DraftKings Sportsbook. Our experts predict that three players can go over their respective player props in Game 5, and our same game parlay has +615 odds! Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors Game 5 player prop prediction: Marcus Smart over 5.5 assists (+100)Marcus Smart continues to play well offensively against the Warriors and has averaged 4.75 assists in the NBA Finals thus far. Smart averaged eight assists per game against Golden State in the regular season, and we predict that he can have at least six on Monday night.mlive.com
Stephen Curry's teammates admire his humility as a superstar
Jordan Poole knocked down a buzzer-beater from almost midcourt when Stephen Curry made a point to catch his gaze, and that celebratory stare down told so much about the veteran guard's pride for his young teammate. Curry expressed as much joy for Poole hitting the jaw-dropping shot from deep as he would had it been him, the superstar who already has more than his share of 3-pointers from way, way back. Curry still did plenty while scoring 29 points to lead the Warriors to a 107-88 Game 2 NBA Finals victory against the Celtics on Sunday night, evening the best-of-seven series at one game apiece as it shifts to Boston for Wednesday’s Game 3.news.yahoo.com
‘I have endless range’: Jordan Poole makes splash as Warriors beat Boston in game 2 of NBA Finals
Jordan Poole made a cannonball-type of splash in game two of the NBA Finals to help the Golden State Warriors boat race the Boston Celtics, 107-88, scoring 17 points with five three-pointers and two steals in the victory.
NBA Finals Game 2: Tatum gets no help, Celtics routed by Warriors, 107-88
And when the Warriors then scored the first six points of the fourth, the Celtics waved the surrender flag and emptied their bench. Jaylen Brown added 17 for the Celtics, but fought through a 5-for-17 shooting night, and Derrick White scored 12. Warriors: Andre Iguodala (right knee inflammation) was out for Game 2, after logging 12 minutes in Game 1. SPECTACULAR ANNIVERSARYSunday marked the 31st anniversary of the first NBA Finals game win for Michael Jordan, when he and the Chicago Bulls rolled past the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 in 1991. Jordan made 13 consecutive shots in that game, the last of those the iconic change-hands-in-mid-air layup in the fourth quarter.mlive.com
NBA Finals: Celtics vs. Warriors Game 1 predictions and same game parlay with Jordan Poole
The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors are the last two teams remaining in the NBA and meet in Game 1 of the Finals on Thursday night. The Celtics are making their first NBA Finals appearance since 2010, while the Warriors will be playing in their sixth in the past eight years. 2022 NBA Finals: Celtics vs. Warriors same game parlay oddsAs the two squads get ready for tip-off tonight, our experts put together a three-leg same game parlay featuring players on both sides. With the Warriors focused on the Celtics’ two stars, we predict that Marcus Smart can score over 16.5 points in Game 1. Celtics vs. Warriors player prop prediction: Jordan Poole over 0.5 steals (-110)The last player we will target in this same game parlay is Jordan Poole and his steals prop.mlive.com
Ex-Wolverine Jordan Poole a big reason the Warriors are in the NBA Finals
At least one team felt he was ready: The Golden State Warriors, who drafted Poole in the first round, 28th overall. Poole is a big reason the Warriors are in the NBA Finals, where they’ll face the Boston Celtics in a seven-game series that starts Thursday (9 p.m. As a sophomore at Michigan, Poole started every game for a team that went 30-7 and reached the Sweet 16, averaging 12.8 points per game. With a bit more offensive freedom in the NBA, Poole has taken his game to new heights. Against Dallas in the Western Conference finals, Poole was again efficient, averaging 16.4 points per game on 64 percent shooting.mlive.com
Mavs vs. Warriors same game parlay with a Jordan Poole prop at +750 odds
Let’s dive into the odds and reasoning behind the three picks for our same game parlay at Caesars Sportsbook below:Dallas Mavericks +7 (-110)Jordan Poole over 16.5 points (+100)Spencer Dinwiddie over 12.5 points (-105)Parlay odds: +750Caesars Sportsbook offers some of the best odds around and has +750 odds for our same game parlay in the Mavs vs. Warriors Game 5 tonight. Mavs vs. Warriors point spread prediction: Mavs +7 (-110)Many bettors may be taking the home team in Golden State tonight, but there is value in backing the Mavs despite being down 3-1 in the series. Mavs vs. Warriors player prop prediction: Jordan Poole over 16.5 points (+100)Jordan Poole has come alive this postseason, and the former Michigan star is now a legitimate scoring option for the Warriors. When Poole plays at least 30 minutes, he has hit this prop in six out of the eight occurrences and averaged 23.6 points per game. Mavs vs. Warriors player prop prediction: Spencer Dinwiddie over 12.5 points (-105)Dinwiddie has improved his production as the series has gone on, and he averaged 18 points per game in Games 3 and 4.mlive.com
Curry, Warriors rally past Grizzlies 101-98 for 3-1 lead
Stephen Curry converted eight free throws over the final 45.7 seconds on the way to 32 points, leading the Golden State Warriors’ fourth-quarter comeback for a 101-98 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies and a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
Injured Grizzlies star Ja Morant unlikely to play in Game 4
Grizzlies guard Ja Morant is unlikely to play in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against Golden State on Monday night after injuring his right knee on a play with Jordan Poole that the teams are debating from Memphis’ 142-112 defeat Saturday night.
Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Morant, Grizzlies 142-112
Stephen Curry scored 30 points, Klay Thompson had 21 and nine rebounds and the Golden State Warriors shut down Ja Morant’s supporting cast to embarrass the Memphis Grizzlies 142-112 on Saturday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
Ex-Michigan guard remains red-hot during NBA playoffs
Jordan Poole is stepping into the national spotlight during the NBA playoffs. The former Michigan guard delivered another lights-out performance for the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, tying Steph Curry with a game-high 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting in a 118-113 first-round victory over the Denver Nuggets. The Warriors grabbed a 3-0 series lead, and Poole, playing in his first postseason, is a big reason why. His red-hot shooting also prompted a witty remark from Golden State star Steph Curry during the post-game news conference. Poole and the third-seeded Warriors will look to close out the Nuggets at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Denver.mlive.com
Poole shines in playoff debut, Curry back as Warriors win
Jordan Poole shined in his long-awaited playoff debut scoring 30 points, staying in the starting lineup as Stephen Curry returned from a foot injury by coming off the bench initially, and the Golden State Warriors’ defense smothered Nikola Jokic to beat the Denver Nuggets 123-107 in the opener of their first-round playoff series.
Thompson scores 33, Warriors beat Lakers to win third in row
Golden State coach Steve Kerr made a point to tell Klay Thompson he played his best game yet since returning in January from a 2 1/2-year absence following surgeries and long rehabs on his left knee and right Achilles. Jordan Poole keeps doing his part to provide a spark when the Warriors are missing stars like Thompson or, currently, Stephen Curry. Thompson scored 33 points with six 3-pointers and Golden State won its third straight game after dropping four in a row, running away late from the depleted Los Angeles Lakers for a 128-112 victory Thursday night.news.yahoo.com
Booker, Paul deliver at end, Suns hold off Warriors 107-103
Devin Booker’s two free throws with 34.2 seconds left put Phoenix ahead, Draymond Green traveled to turn it over before Chris Paul made a short jumper, and the NBA-best Phoenix Suns held off the Golden State Warriors 107-103 in a furious finish between Western Conference rivals.
Pistons’ late-game rally falls short to former Wolverine Jordan Poole, Warriors 105-102
DETROIT -- Despite facing the Golden State Warriors without three of their starters, the Detroit Pistons late-game rally fell short. The Pistons fell to the Warriors 105-102 on Friday night in front of a jam-packed crowd. Pistons rookie Cade Cunningham, who scored 19 points, pulled off a pair of big defensive stops to get the Pistons some opportunities at the line that brought within three points. First Cunningham danced with Warriors (14-2) guard Jordan Poole forcing him to lose control and drew a foul. Since Stewart left the action, Poole and Wiggins combined for 14 points in the third quarter.mlive.com
From Orlando (and the Wagner brothers) to overseas, a list of Wolverines in pro basketball
One former Michigan basketball player will see the court on opening night, while others will follow in the coming days. Below is an attempt at a comprehensive list of Michigan men’s basketball alumni playing professional basketball this season. Ignas Brazdeikis, Orlando Magic“Iggy” played with three teams last season, but his longest and final stint was eight games with Orlando to close the season. Franz Wagner, Orlando MagicAfter two seasons at Michigan, Wagner was selected with the eighth overall pick in July’s draft. Moe Wagner, Orlando MagicWagner bounced around at the end of last season but finished strong with Orlando.mlive.com