Pistons’ Cade Cunningham talks ‘Detroit vs. Everybody’ in SLAM Magazine
Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham learned quite a bit in his first NBA season. He shared that he learned that winning talks and that’s what gets people to pay attention. So, I think that’s been the biggest thing that I’ve locked in on and I decided within. He told SLAM that he’s happy for his former Montverde teammate. I feel like it’s great that it’s him, [my] Montverde teammate,” Cunningham told SLAM.mlive.com
Raptors Scottie Barnes wins Rookie of the Year, Pistons Cade Cunningham finishes third in voting
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto forward Scottie Barnes was voted NBA Rookie of the Year on Saturday, edging Cleveland’s Evan Mobley. Barnes got 48 first-place votes and 378 points from a global panel of 100 writers and broadcasters. The difference of 15 points was the smallest margin in the rookie category under the current voting format that began with the 2002-03 season. “He’s going to continue to get better, continue to grow, but it was a great moment,” Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. said. “So that was a good boost.”Barnes was the only rookie to rank in the top five in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.mlive.com
NBA Playoffs on April 18 - Jazz vs. Mavericks, Nuggets vs. Warriors and More
On Monday, the First Round of the NBA Playoffs continues with a pair of Western Conference series, along with an Eastern Conference series that is highly anticipated. Philly jumped flew out of the gate to a big lead in the first quarter, and led by 18 heading into halftime. Watch the NBA Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)WESTERN CONFERENCE(5) Utah Jazz vs. (4) Dallas Mavericks (Jazz lead 1-0)The Jazz started the series on the right foot, despite being the presumed underdog coming into the series. Despite Dallas trying to comeback in the fourth, the Jazz held on to take the early series lead. (6) Denver Nuggets vs. (3) Golden State Warriors (Warriors lead 1-0)Time: 10:00 p.m.mlive.com
Evan Mobley, Scottie Barnes lead Rookie of the Year odds
There’s no denying that the 2021 NBA rookie class was a special one. Several voters of the NBA‘s season awards have shared their ballots and the likelihood of Cade Cunningham taking home the award seems to shrink each day. On top of that, the NBA released its final rookie ladder and ranked Cunningham third behind Evan Mobley and Scottie Barnes. Mobley and Barnes, of course, are looking to help their teams navigate successful postseason runs. More:Cavaliers Evan Mobley maintains hold on Rookie of the Year odds, Cade Cunningham keeps race tightRecent odds show Cade Cunningham making up a little ground in Rookie of the Year raceWhere Pistons’ Cade Cunningham sits in NBA’s Rookie of the Year racemlive.com
Cavaliers Evan Mobley maintains hold on Rookie of the Year odds, Cade Cunningham keeps race tight
But Cleveland Cavaliers big man Evan Mobley has been consistent this season, which helped solidify his case as a front runner. Mobley has picked up 10 double-doubles this season with eight of them coming in the last eight games. Two games before that, he scored a career-high 30 points in the Cavaliers win over the Los Angeles Clippers. In the NBA’s annual GM survey, front offices predicted the Houston Rockets guard would win the Rookie of the Year award. More:Recent odds show Cade Cunningham making up a little ground in Rookie of the Year raceWhere Pistons’ Cade Cunningham sits in NBA’s Rookie of the Year racemlive.com
Cunningham has 22 points as Pistons hold off Raptors 108-106
Cade Cunningham had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Jerami Grant scored 26 and the Detroit Pistons held off Toronto 108-106 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory over the Raptors. Saddiq Bey scored 23 points, Hamidou Diallo had 11 and Isaiah Stewart added 10 as the Pistons gave coach Dwane Casey his ninth win in 12 games against the team that fired him in May 2018.news.yahoo.com
Where Pistons’ Cade Cunningham sits in NBA’s Rookie of the Year race
While Cleveland Cavaliers big man Evan Mobley has separated himself from the pack, Cade Cunningham among several others has made a case to take it home. Cunningham, who went first overall in the NBA Draft last July had a slow start, but he managed to make up plenty of ground in January. The NBA awarded him, Rookie of the Month after he averaged 17.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. But the Pistons guard hurt his hip pointer heading into February and missed several games as a result. So here is where Cunningham sits in this week in the Rookie of the Year race.mlive.com
Pistons Cade Cunningham, Team Rooks come up short in Skills Challenge
In 5.5 seconds Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Evan Mobley nailed his shot from half-court, dashing Team Rooks’ comeback efforts in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. They set themselves up for a convincing win when Cunningham hit a halfcourt shot in 9.9 seconds. But Team Cavs, which consisted of Mobley, Jarrett Allen and Darius Garland, sealed their win faster. Only Team Cavs and Team Rooks proceeded to the final contest of the challenge, the halfcourt shot. The win earned them 200 points forcing Team Antetokounmpo and Team Cavs into a shootout.mlive.com
Michigan downs Florida State 76-58 in Sweet 16: Live updates recap
FINAL: Michigan 76, Florida State 58The Wolverines were in control throughout and advance to the Elite Eight. SECOND HALF0:00 -- Michigan 76, Florida State 58Juwan Howard emptied the bench and brought in the reserves. 7:18 – Michigan 60, Florida State 43The Wolverines are dominating inside and have 42 points in the paint. 14:12 -- Michigan 44, Florida State 36FSU’s leading scorer, M.J. Walker, is being attended to on the floor. HALFTIME: Michigan 32, Florida State 21FIRST HALF0:00 – Michigan 32, Florida State 21The Seminoles capitalized on an offensive rebound and made a late basket to pull to within 11.mlive.com
What To Watch: Michigan seeks to keep Big Ten alive in NCAAs
4 seed Florida State (18-6) vs. No. 1 seed Michigan (22-4), East Region semifinal, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis. Michigan has withstood an injury to second-leading scorer Isaiah Livers to become the last team remaining from the Big Ten’s nine NCAA Tournament selections. Florida State has allowed its first two NCAA Tournament foes to shoot just 33.6% and average 53.5 points. Michigan is averaging 84 points in the NCAA Tournament.
Devoe, Georgia Tech beat No. 15 FSU 80-75 for ACC title
The Yellow Jackets have their first Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title in nearly three decades after beating No. AdACC player of the year Moses Wright and Jordan Usher each had 11 of their 15 points after halftime for Georgia Tech, which got off to an 0-2 start this season with home losses to Georgia State and Mercer. The Yellow Jackets stood 9-8 after a loss at Clemson on a last-second shot Feb. 12 to find themselves facing bubble uncertainty. That led to a technical foul and two free throws for FSU, though the outcome was decided and the Georgia Tech party had begun. BIG PICTUREGeorgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets had won seven straight, including Thursday against Miami in the quarterfinals.
Top freshmen forge their own paths in picking schools
(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)Many of the nation’s brightest prospects in the most recent recruiting class didn’t necessarily select the most obvious schools. In the meantime, four of the top seven players chose Oklahoma State, Southern California, Stanford and Florida State. Jerry Meyer, the director of basketball scouting at 247Sports, says he noticed this trend starting in 2015. Barnes is ranked seventh in the 247Sports Composite and played high school basketball at Montverde (Florida) Academy. He was named the California male athlete of the year and the California basketball player of the year by USA Today.