Oklahoma City Thunder gain roster versatility by signing veteran Ronnie Price
Behind interior dominance, Oklahoma City bullied its way to a sixth win in seven games
Following a brief setback, the Oklahoma City Thunder returned to high-caliber execution with a 122-97 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers.
Russell Westbrook (18 pts, 14 ast, 11 rebs) recorded triple-double #35 while Enes Kanter (24 pts, 11 rebs) and Victor Oladipo (18) helped Oklahoma City win its sixth game in seven outings.
Gibson and McDermott make a positive impact in their OKC debut; meanwhile, Westbrook nets triple-double #28
Friday night, the upgraded Oklahoma City Thunder held court 110-93 against the Los Angeles Lakers.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem has sparked a national debate and has even crossed over to the NBA. Kaepernick is kneeling during the anthem to protest the oppression and ill treatment of African-Americans and other people of color in the United States.
There has been nothing pretty about Team USA's games in the Olympics. They got to trounce an aging, ground-bound Argentina in the quarterfinals but they have struggled against good teams all tournament long. The reason for that is simple: there's just not as much talent on this roster as there has been in past iterations.
It wasn't a great day for Team USA against Venezuela, but they still won by 44 points. The team of superstars were plagued by sloppy play early, and they found themselves tied with the Venezuelans after one quarter. As expected, they eventually went off, going on a 21-2 run in the second to blow things open. They went on to win 113-69 thanks to the forceful play of DeAndre Jordan and Paul George dominating two years after breaking his leg in a US uniform.
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
THE National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball rivalry between the Letran Knights and San Sebastian Stags is revisited today as they collide in the 4 p.m. game of the scheduled triple-header at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
Two of the hottest teams right now in Season 93 of the country’s longest-standing collegiate league, the Knights (4-3) are out to extend their three-game winning streak and fortify their spot in the top four while the Stags (3-3) are looking to add to their back-to-back wins.
The Magic closed out a three-game road trip with a win in Memphis for the first time since ‘08
The Magic turned the ball over 24 times against the Grizzlies Wednesday night. The Magic escaped with a victory against the Grizzlies Wednesday night.
Yes, those two statements are somehow related.
The Rockets add another wing defender.
P.J. Tucker has agreed to a deal with the Houston Rockets, according to the Vertical’s Shams Charania. The deal is worth $32 million over four years. Tucker spent the last half of the 2016-17 season with the Toronto Raptors after he was traded from the Phoenix Suns at the trade deadline. He and Serge Ibaka were supposed to give the Raptors enough for a deeper playoff run which never came to fruition.
A close game for much of the night, Indiana closed strong against Phoenix, leading to a 15-point win. Paul George led the Pacers with 25 points. Myles Turner scored 20 and Jeff Teague had 19.
The Indiana Pacers got by the Phoenix Suns in large part due to a 9-0 run halfway through the fourth quarter that finally gave the Pacers the separation they needed to seal the victory. Despite the 109-94 final, the first 41 minutes was a back-and-forth affair where neither team was able to build or maintain any leads.
Paul George, Jeff Teague, and Thaddeus Young all had 19 for Indiana, but the Pacers never led in their loss to Utah. George Hill scored 30.
The Indiana Pacers finished their road trip with a whimper, dropping to the Utah Jazz in a wire-to-wire defeat. At 0-4 on the second night of road back-to-backs, the circumstances were difficult for the Pacers at the get-go, but there was little doubt in their level of play that they had no shot in winning the game.
Victor Oladipo led six double figure scorers for Indiana as the Pacers topped Minnesota on the road.
The Indiana Pacers showed a total team effort in a big road win against the Minnesota Timberwolves, snapping their two game skid to move back to .500. Indiana overcame a five point deficit in the third, closing the quarter on a 24-5 run to put them in the lead for good.
Indiana led most of the way in a home win against Orlando, giving them their second straight win. The Pacers were led by Myles Turner’s 23 & 12 double double.
The Indiana Pacers used a 12-0 run after falling behind 6-2 and wouldn’t look back, answering every push from the Orlando Magic to cruise to a 117-104 victory. The Pacers begin 2017 with a win, grabbing their second straight win for the fifth time this season. Indiana was efficient offensively, shooting 50% for the game with 40.9% from three point range and 22-24 from the free throw line.
Paul George led Indiana to a late win over Minnesota, scoring 31 points. Jeff Teague had a 20 point, 13 assist double double. Myles Turner scored 23.
The ups and downs of the Indiana Pacers 2016-17 season continued, trending positively for a night, as they took to the road for a solid outing and a nice win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. After a slow start, the Pacers came together to take the lead late in the first, and never looked back.
Indiana erased an early deficit to sweep the season series against the Clippers thanks to big play from Rodney Stuckey and Paul George. Thaddeus Young led the Pacers with 17.
The Indiana Pacers fell behind early, stormed back, went up big, and held on late to secure a season sweeping victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on the road. The Clippers blitzed the Pacers to start, going up 9-0 and led 27-12 late in the first quarter. The game had all the makings of a typical road showing by Indiana, but the play of the second unit, particularly that of Rodney Stuckey, allowed the Pacers to chip away in the second quarter.
Paul George scored 24 and Jeff Teague had 22 to lead Indiana to a late win over Sacramento.
Execution nearly proved fatal for the Indiana Pacers, who struggled to get out of their own way in the first two and a half quarters against the Sacramento Kings. Indiana trailed by 18 at halftime with the Kings shooting 64% and limiting Indiana to just 11 first half rebounds, but even Sacramento going ice cold in the third wasn’t enough to help the Pacers trim more than a point off of that lead in the first eight minutes of the third.
Indiana fell behind 18-2, but stormed back, topping Houston on the road. Jeff Teague scored 25 points.
The Indiana Pacers completed their season sweep of the Houston Rockets in impressive fashion, completing a 26-point turnaround with a total team effort. The Pacers fell behind 18-2 in a perplexing six minutes of unwatchable basketball, but responded well with the bench, drawing the game to within four. Houston appeared to regain control at the end of the first, closing on a 7-0 run and pushing ahead by 17 early in the second.
Indiana dealt George to the Thunder after reports surfaced of his desire to go to Los Angeles in 2018.
The Indiana Pacers have filed tampering charges against the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Those charges are centered around forbidden contact between Lakers president Magic Johnson and Paul George.
Indiana wrapped up a 121-116 win to boast their first three game winning streak of the season. Paul George scored 13 of his 32 in the fourth to lead the Pacers over Detroit.
While the Indiana Pacers managed to lead most of the way in their 121-116 win over the Detroit Pistons, much of that time was spent withstanding Detroit pushes and runs, getting big play from the Pacers to secure their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Indiana led by as many as 25 in the fourth quarter, closing out a home win over Philadelphia. Paul George scored 21 and Myles Turner had 17 points and 16 rebounds.
The Indiana Pacers moved back into the win column with a home win against the Philadelphia 76ers, using a solid second half to make it a comfortable win to boot. The Pacers built leads in the first half, but struggled to build on them, allowing the Sixers to push back each time.
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