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January 16th 2021 at 1:29pm CST by Dana Gauruder The frustration for the Bulls and new head coach Billy Donovan is mounting over their penchant for blowing big leads. The Bulls squandered a 10-point lead in the final two minutes of regulation and lost in overtime on Friday to the Thunder, prompting Donovan to make
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Health and safety protocols have forced a pair of Friday games to be postponed, the NBA announced in a press release (Twitter link). The game between the Wizards and Pistons in Detroit and the contest between the Warriors and Suns in Phoenix have both been called off. “Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Wizards and Suns,
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January 11th 2021 at 8:15pm CST by Dana Gauruder Matthew Dellavedova’s return from a concussion has taken longer than expected because of his concussion history, according to Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Cavaliers guard, who has yet to make his season debut, is progressing slowly and there’s no definitive timetable for his
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January 8th 2021 at 7:54pm CST by Dana Gauruder In the wake of Markelle Fultz‘s season-ending knee injury, rookie Cole Anthony has becomes the Magic’s No. 1 point guard, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Anthony logged a season-high 32 minutes on Wednesday when Fultz was injured. Anthony was selected with the No. 15 pick
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New Bulls coach Billy Donovan won’t accept excuses for a sub-par performance, like the 30-point loss Friday night in Milwaukee, writes Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun-Times. Donovan was particularly unhappy with his starting backcourt of Coby White and Zach LaVine, who combined for nine turnovers. “They’re the ones who have to be the driving force
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January 2nd 2021 at 2:48pm CST by Dana Gauruder Nets coach Steve Nash is trying to avert a controversy over his decision to keep DeAndre Jordan as the starting center, Brian Lewis of the New York Post writes. Nash gave Jarrett Allen more playing time off the bench on Friday but didn’t tinker with the lineup.
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January 1st 2021 at 5:29pm CST by Dana Gauruder Pistons second-year forward Sekou Doumbouya has received limited playing time in the early going, Rod Beard of the Detroit News notes. Detroit’s first-round pick in 2019 has not played more than 13 minutes in the team’s first four games. Coach Dwane Casey said that Doumbouya has
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After signing a $60MM deal with the rebuilding Pistons this offseason, forward Jerami Grant is getting the increased offensive role he was hoping for when he left the championship-contending Nuggets, per Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press. “It’s definitely a bigger role for me, that’s one of the reasons why I came here,” Grant
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The Cavaliers received approval from the Ohio Department of Health to increase their crowd capacity for home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, writes Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. As Fedor details, the franchise will now be able to host 1,944 fans per game, which is the equivalent of 10% of the arena’s capacity. Ohio regulations currently
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A nearly empty arena took away some of the excitement of Andre Drummond‘s return to Detroit Saturday night, but the experience was still memorable for the Cavaliers’ center, who spent the first seven and a half years of his career with the Pistons, writes Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. “Overwhelming amount of feelings rushed through my
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The Pistons are signing guard Frank Jackson to a two-way contract, Eric Woodyard of ESPN tweets. The Pistons are one of just three teams with an open two-way slot. Rookie guard Saben Lee holds the other two-way contract with Detroit. Jackson was waived by the Thunder earlier this week and was not claimed. Jackson was
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