When the Houston Rockets faced off against the Los Angeles Lakers last Thursday, common knowledge of basketball marked this contest as an automatic dub for L.A.. Even with LeBron James’ absence due to an injured groin, the Lakers had an advantage with Anthony Davis taking the floor. He is arguably the league’s best big man and would be playing against a team who refuses to play anyone over 6’8”, so it appeared that Davis was poised for a Shaq-like performance.
So much for those rumors that Nate McMillan’s job was in trouble. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Indiana Pacers coach, who was about to enter the final year of his contract, has agreed to an unspecified extension, thereby quelling outside rumblings about his place with the team headed into the playoffs.
The Portland Trail Blazers gutted out another win in the NBA restart on Tuesday night, defeating the Houston Rockets 110-102 to pull within 1.5 games of the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference. Despite an uneven performance, the Blazers were clutch down the stretch, and took advantage of a poor shooting night from the small-ball Rockets. Carmelo Anthony’s three-pointer with less than a minute remaining sealed the deal in a back-and-forth battle.
MANILA – Dalawa pang mga liga sa basketball ang inaasahang papalaot bilang propesyunal.
Ang pangrehiyong National Basketball League (NBL) at kanilang female counterpart, ang Women's National Basketball League (WNBL), ay nagpahayag ng kanilang intensiyon na sumailalim sa mandato ng Games and Amusements Board (GAB).