Lakay& rsquo;s Adiwang includes Rodtang in wish list

Team Lakay phenom Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang is a huge fan of ONE Super Series. At one point down the line, the former ONE Warrior Series product says he would love to test his mettle against the world’s best striking talents......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsSep 17th, 2020Related News

Ja Morant unanimous pick for NBA All-Rookie team

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Rookie of the Year Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies was the lone unanimous selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie Team that was announced Tuesday. Morant was a first-team pick on all 100 ballots. Joining him on the first team were Miami guard Kendrick Nunn, Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke, New Orleans forward […] The post Ja Morant unanimous pick for NBA All-Rookie team appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2020Related News

Thunder part ways with head coach Donovan

The Oklahoma City Thunder said Tuesday that Billy Donovan won’t return as head coach after five seasons with the team that exited the NBA playoffs last week. The Thunder said in a statement that the parties have “mutually agreed” to part ways. Donovan took over for now-Wizards head coach Scott Brooks in 2015 after the […] The post Thunder part ways with head coach Donovan appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2020Related News

Billy Donovan out as Thunder coach after 5 seasons

Billy Donovan won’t return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, the team announced Tuesday night. Donovan, who was at the end of his contract, took the Thunder to the playoffs every year and was a finalist for Coach of the Year this season after his squad outperformed expectations and pushed the […] The post Billy Donovan out as Thunder coach after 5 seasons appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2020Related News

Grizzlies Morant scoops NBA Rookie of Year award

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant was a runaway winner for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award announced Thursday, receiving 99 out of a possible 100 first-place votes......»»

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Grizzlies Morant wins landslide NBA Rookie of the Year race

Morant, who was instrumental to Memphis' run to the playoff play-in game, fell only one vote short of being named unanimous ROY......»»

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Grizzlies’ Ja Morant wins NBA’s rookie of the year award

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Ja Morant wants someone to give him a big assist after running away with the rookie of the year award. Tell him the name of the lone voter not to put him first. “I want to shoot a direct message to them and thank them for motivating me even more […] The post Grizzlies’ Ja Morant wins NBA’s rookie of the year award appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2020Related News

Bucks, Lakers move on; Rockets take lead over Thunder

After three days of game postponements amid social unrest and discussion among players on the fight for social justice, the NBA returned with a bang in Orlando......»»

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Harden scores 31 points, Rockets beat Thunder for 3-2 lead

Harden scores 31 points, Rockets beat Thunder for 3-2 lead.....»»

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Schroder, Paul help OKC over Houston 119-107 in OT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Dennis Schroder scored 29 points, Chris Paul added 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder dominated in overtime to beat the Houston Rockets 119-107 on Saturday night (Sunday in the Philippines) and cut their deficit in the first-round series to 2-1. James Harden scored 38 points for Houston, but fouled out 53 seconds into overtime — the first time he's fouled out this season. The Thunder scored the first 12 points of overtime, powered by two 3-pointers from Paul, to take a 116-104 lead. Houston missed its first seven shots of overtime before Danuel House made a 3-pointer with less than a minute left. By then it was too late. Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is Monday. The Thunder had a balanced scoring attack, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander adding 23 points and Danilo Gallinari had 20. Paul made a basket to putt the Thunder within three, House then stepped out of bounds to give the Thunder the ball back. A layup by Steven Adams cut it to 102-101 with less than 30 seconds to go in the fourth. Paul and Harden got tangled up with Harden before the ball was thrown inbounds. Harden made a free throw., but Houston turned it over. Gilgeous-Alexander put Oklahoma City up 104-103 with a 3 from the corner on an assist by Paul with 14.3 seconds left. House made a three throw to tie, but missed the second. Paul’s reverse layup rolled across the rim and out to send it to overtime. Jeff Green had 22 points for the Rockets. They have played the entire series without Russell Westbrook, who is out with a strained right quadriceps. TIP-INS Rockets: Coach Mike D’Antoni said Westbrook is improving and did some shooting at practice on Friday. But he still isn’t sure when he’ll return. ... Houston made 15 of 50 3-pointers. Thunder: Adams left the game late with a bruise on his right knee. He had 13 rebounds. UP NEXT Following Monday’s game (Tuesday in the Philippines), Game 5 is Wednesday (Thursday in the Philippines).....»»

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Laser Robinson leads Heat over Pacers, Rockets silence Thunder

Miami guard Duncan Robinson went 7-of-8 from 3-point range for a game-high 24 points Thursday as the Heat defeated Indiana Pacers 109-100 in an NBA playoff game......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsAug 21st, 2020Related News

OKC sisiw kay Harden

KULANG sa sandata ang Houston Rockets kaya kumayod nang todo si James Harden upang itarak ang 123-108 panalo laban sa Oklahoma City Thunder kahapon sa Game 1 ng 2019-2020 NBA playoffs......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsAug 19th, 2020Related News

2020 NBA Champion doesn t deserve dreaded 'asterisk'

Take your asterisk and file it somewhere else. For former NBA champion Glen Rice, the winner of the 2020 NBA title will be a deserving one. It certainly shouldn't be subject to to any asterisks even as the NBA season was postponed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If anything, the season delay and the fact that NBA teams had to be subjected inside the bubble for the duration of the playoffs plus an additional eight seeding games makes this year's champion all the more celebrated. "When you have what's going on around everyone, trying to maintain a safe lifestyle in the bubble, at the same time staying aware of what's going on outside the bubble and the nuances that can go as far as COVID creeping in there, if you can get champion out everything that's going on that's really easy to distract you from basketball, I think that's a huge plus for these guys," Rice said in an interview set up by NBA Philippines. "That just goes to show you how determined and focused they were," he added. The 2020 NBA Champion will be one of the few crowned during a season where teams played less than then 82 regular season games. The 2012 Miami Heat and 1999 San Antonio Spurs won their respective titles during lockout-shortened seasons. Still, those teams don't deserve asterisks shouldn't they? Do the 2019 Raptors deserve an asterisk because Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson were injured in the last two games of the Finals? Do the mid-1990s Houston Rockets deserve an asterisk because Michael Jordan chose to play baseball? Each NBA champion will be unique in their own way, Rice says there should be no reason why the 2020 NBA winner should be looked at any differently just because of the current world circumstances. "I think you will see a lot of people saying something different, perhaps having that asterisk. But I think more importantly, people need to realize is that this is different and I'm talking about in a positive way," he said. "This is something that we've never seen in sports. To crown a champion in this environment right now, I think that says a lot about the players and coaches who go out there and do what they gotta do," Rice added. The 2020 NBA playoffs tip off Monday (Tuesday in Manila) with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers leading the East and West, respectively. The Bucks open round 1 against the Orlando Magic while the Lakers battle the Portland Trail Blazers. Defending champion Toronto Raptors take on the Brooklyn Nets while the Boston Celtics meet the Philadelphia 76ers. The Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat complete the East bracket. In the Western Conference, the no. 2 Los Angeles Clippers open things up against the Dallas Mavericks. The Denver Nuggets take on division rival Utah Jazz while the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder duke it out in a best-of-7.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 17th, 2020Related News

Trailblazers eliminate Grizzlies, clinch final playoff spot

Damian Lillard and the Blazers earn the right to face LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 16th, 2020Related News

Blazers make playoffs, oust Grizzlies with 126-122 victory

Blazers make playoffs, oust Grizzlies with 126-122 victory.....»»

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NBA LIVE UPDATES - Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Play-in Game

The battle for the eighth seed in the talent-rich Western Conference is down to two teams!  On one end, you have Bubble MVP frontrunner Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and the surging Portland Trail Blazers, who clinched a play-in game berth with a close win over the Brooklyn Nets to end the seeding games.  On the other end, Rookie of The Year frontrunner Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies try to return to the eighth-seed, a spot that they held entering the NBA restart.  The Blazers will have a twice-to-beat advantage.  Portland and Memphis met in the early part of the restart, with the Blazers pulling out a 140-135 win in OT.  The first of two possible play-in games tips off on Sunday, August 16th at 2:30 am! Join us for LIVE UPDATES! .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 15th, 2020Related News

Win or Go Home: Trail Blazers, Grizzlies clash for last playoff spot

After a watertight race for the eighth and ninth seeds in the West, the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies are set to clash to fight another day in the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2020Related News

Mann leads Clippers over Thunder as stars rest for playoffs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Terance Mann hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:30 left in overtime and had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Los Angeles Clippers, who beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-103 Friday night (Saturday morning in the Philippines) in a final seeding game for both teams devoid of stars. The Clippers rested Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Lou Williams for the playoffs starting next week. They wrapped up the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 124-111 victory over Denver on Wednesday night. “I’m just going to go with rest tonight,” coach Doc Rivers said before the game. Amir Coffey added 21 points for the Clippers while Patrick Patterson had 17 points and 14 rebounds. The Thunder played without Chris Paul (sprained left hand) and Luguentz Dort (sprained right knee). Oklahoma City came into the game locked into a first-round matchup with the Houston Rockets. Hamidou Diallo had 27 points and 11 rebounds and Dennis Schroder 17 points for the Thunder. Mann made a free throw with 1:23 left in regulation to tie it at 87 but missed the second. The Thunder missed three field goals and Joakim Noah had a layup blocked by Devon Hall with 4.8 seconds left. TIP-INS Thunder: Will be either the No. 4 or 5 seed. Clippers: George put the playoffs in perspective when he said, “Seeding doesn’t really mean anything in this bubble. There’s no home-court advantage.” UP NEXT Thunder: Will face Houston in the playoffs next week. Clippers: Will face Dallas in the playoffs next week......»»

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Grizzlies advance to play-in; Suns finish 8-0 in restart

Grizzlies advance to play-in; Suns finish 8-0 in restart.....»»

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Grizzlies roll past Thunder for first win since restart

Grizzlies roll past Thunder for first win since restart.....»»

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