Fri. Nov 22nd, 2019

NBA

76ers’ crown jewel shines in Game 4

BROOKLYN ��� There were 256 players who played at least 1,000 minutes for a single team this season. For only one of the 256 could you say the following: His team was at least five points per 100 possessions better offensively and at least five points per 100 possessions better defensively with him on the floor than they were with him off the floor. https://www.nba.com/article/2019/04/20/sixers-crown-jewel-shines-game-4

Q&A: Pat Connaughton enjoying the NBA lifestyle while keeping MLB option open

The game had been decided for a while when Pat Connaughton, a Milwaukee reserve guard, got Detroit���s Langston Galloway on his back for a post-up opportunity deep into the fourth quarter. Drawing instantly on his days back at St. John���s Prep in Danover, Mass., where Connaughton was both his high school team���s point guard and its most reliable big man, the Bucks player sensed where Galloway was defensively and deftly put up an 8-foot hook shot that made it 117-97, Milwaukee comfortably on its way to a 2-0 advantage in its first-round playoff series against the Pistons. https://www.nba.com/article/2019/04/20/pat-connaughton-milwaukee-bucks-qa

About Last Night: Westbrook rocks ‘Dame Time’

To watch at least. On the court, throughout this first-round series between the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers and No. 6 Oklahoma city Thunder, the competition between Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook seems a bit, ah … intense. https://www.nba.com/article/2019/04/19/about-last-night-4-19-19