Sun. Dec 8th, 2019

NBA

Game follows claim: Durant reasserts his worth in Game 3 win

LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant had to remind everyone that he���s still Kevin Durant just in case y���all forgot he was Kevin Durant, so Kevin Durant dropped a performance Thursday that few players other than Kevin Durant can deliver. https://www.nba.com/article/2019/04/19/kevin-durant-dominates-game-3-vs-clippers

With Embiid out, Redick weaves way to clutch performance

For most of this season, the Philadelphia 76ers’ designated shooter was a better shooter when he shared the floor with center Joel Embiid. But with Embiid missing Game 3 of the Sixers’ first round series against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, Redick scored more points than he did in Games 1 and 2 combined. And despite the absence of their most important player, the Sixers rolled to a 131-115 victory and took a 2-1 series lead. https://www.nba.com/article/2019/04/19/embiid-out-redick-rises-sixers

About Last Night: White’s revenge

One game after being torched by Jamal Murray, who scored 22 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter in the Nuggets’ Game 2 win over the Spurs, Derrick White showed up for Game 3 like a fire-breathing dragon. The result was a 118-108 home-court victory for the Spurs and a 2-1 series lead. https://www.nba.com/article/2019/04/18/about-last-night-4-18-19

Mavericks’ Hardaway Jr. has surgery on left leg

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training camp in September. https://www.nba.com/article/2019/04/18/mavericks-tim-hardaway-jr-surgery-official-release