Leonard, Clippers bounce back with 109-99 win over Mavericks
Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) attempts a layup as Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber (42) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS – Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers answered a couple of low moments in their season — and kept rolling on the second night of back-to-backs. Leonard scored 22 points, Marcus Morris Sr. added 14 in a rare start and the Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-99 on Monday. The Clippers won for the second time in six games while Dallas lost for just the second time in its past seven. Paul George scored 15 as seven Clippers finished in double figures.
Pistons legends, Michigan college stars among 2021 nominees for Basketball Hall of Fame
Former Michigan college stars, a WNBA champion and three-fifths of the Detroit Pistons’ 2004 title team are among the eligible candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2021. The entire Class of 2021, including those selected by the direct elect committees, will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four scheduled for early April. The Class of 2021 Enshrinement ceremony is scheduled to take place in Springfield, Mass. in September 2021. Some candidates with Michigan ties include:Chauncey Billups (Mr. Big Shot) - Former Detroit Pistons PG, 2004 NBA Champion, 2004 NBA Finals MVP, 5-time All-StarSwin Cash – Former Detroit Shock forward, 3-time WNBA champion, 4-time WNBA All-StarSteve Fisher - Former Michigan coach, 1989 NCAA Champion, 495 career winsRichard “Rip” Hamilton – Former Detroit Pistons SG, 2004 NBA Champion, 3-time NBA All-StarTim Hardaway – Former Detroit Pistons assistant coach, 5-time NBA All-StarBen Wallace – Former Detroit Pistons center, 2004 NBA Champion, 4-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 4-time NBA All-StarChris Webber – Detroit native, former Michigan basketball great, First-team All-American, 5-time NBA All-StarThe complete list of nominees can be seen here.mlive.com