Raptors-Pistons postponed, tentatively set for Wednesday
TAMPA, Fla. – Toronto's game against Detroit that was scheduled for Tuesday is being postponed until Wednesday, a move that the NBA hopes gives the Raptors time to get back onto the floor. The Raptors were scheduled to play Chicago on Sunday and that game was postponed indefinitely because of positive tests and contact tracing issues. The league cautioned that Wednesday is a tentative rescheduling date for the game against the Pistons, and is “pending additional test results." Tuesday's game becomes the 31st postponed this season because at least one team was unable to play in accordance with the league's health and safety policies related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Raptors have been without coach Nick Nurse and five other staff members since late last week because of virus-related issues.
SpaceX pops Starship tank on purpose in explosive pressure test
SpaceX just popped another Starship test tank. The Starship SN7.1 tank was destroyed on purpose Tuesday night (Sept. 22) at SpaceX's South Texas facilities, during a pressure test designed to take the stainless-steel hardware to its bursting point. SpaceX has performed several other such tests, including one this past June that blew the top off the SN7 tank . Related: SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy rocket in picturesSN7.1's death clears the way for testing of the SN8 prototype, which could begin as soon as this weekend. Starship and Super Heavy are both designed to be fully and rapidly reusable.space.com
NBA: Day 3 of pre-season scrimmages set to begin
Three games are set to kick off Day 3 of the NBA pre-season scrimmages. Memphis Grizzles vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 3:30 p.m. ESTRookie Ja Morant and company of the Memphis Grizzles are looking to face Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers in the first match up of the day. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics, 5:00 p.m. ESTNBA veteran Chris Paul and his Oklahoma City Thunder team will face off a young Boston Celtics team with Jayson Tatum at the helm. The Thunder are bringing some young talent too with rising star Shai GilgeousAlexander and rookie Darius Bazley. Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m. ESTThe Houston Rockets will be taking off with James Harden and Russell Westbrook, who just recently arrived to the bubble, and taking on the Toronto Raptors.
The NBA on Christmas: Things to know about league showcase
The Raptors played at New York in 2001 in their debut Christmas game and haven't played on Dec. 25 since. The last champ that got Dec. 25 off was San Antonio in 2007. And with the Raptors playing again, Sacramento not part of NBA Christmas since 2003 now has the second-longest active drought on the holiday. The Lakers were 5-24 going into their Christmas 2015 game, and the Knicks were 5-25 going into their Dec. 25 game the previous year. The group: Those born on Dec. 25 who played on Dec. 25.monroenews.com
NBA Finals: 4 things to know about Raptors vs. Warriors Game 6
With the Warriors coming through in the clutch for a bittersweet Game 5 win, the NBA finals this year have been nothing but wild. Going into Thursday night's game at Oracle Arena, here are four things you need to know:Kevin Durant is out for the rest of the series. As the Warriors gear up for Game 6, it reminds fans and players that this will be the last home game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Oracle Arena originally opened in 1966 as the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum and was changed to Oracle Arena in 2006 after the Oracle Corp. bought the naming rights. This is also their first-ever NBA Finals appearance.