MIAMI — Jordan McLaughlin’s layup with just under nine seconds left put Minnesota ahead for good, D’Angelo Russell led all scorers with 27 points and the Timberwolves added to Miami’s late-season stagger by beating the Heat 129-126 on Wednesday night. Malik Beasley scored 21 points, Juancho Hernangomez tied a season-high with 17 and McLaughlin added […]
Trae Young might be the NBA’s worst defender. He’s small (6-foot-1 with a 6-foot-3 wingspan). His athleticism is far from imposing. He also carries a massive load for the Hawks offensively, leaving little energy for defense. But he still blocked 7-foot Magic center Mo Bamba at the rim. Not a great moment for Bamba.
Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons? The debate has gained attention this season after the 76ers spent years retooling around their stars. The answer clearly isn’t neither. But that’s what Philadelphia now faces. With Simmons already injured, Embiid got hurt in the 76ers’ game against the Cavaliers tonight. Losing Embiid for an extended period would be […]
The NBA can’t drop the Warriors from nationally televised games quickly enough. Now, not even the Lakers will hold up their end of the bargain for tomorrow’s matchup. LeBron James has presented himself as a foil to Kawhi Leonard, as someone who won’t rest when healthy enough to play. But groin injuries can linger if […]
Knicks rookie RJ Barrett is putting up nice counting stats — 13.9 points and 5.1 rebounds a game — but it’s not been pretty. He’s shooting 39.1 percent overall, 31.1 percent from three, and like those numbers, his true shooting percentage of 46.6 is well below the season average. Is that because the left-handed Barrett […]
Malik Monk has been playing the best basketball of the season of late, averaging 18 points a game over his last five games and shooting 34.5 percent from three in that stretch. He even got a start after coming off the bench all season. Now he is out, having been suspended by the NBA for […]
With :17 seconds left and running out in Philadephia’s already-decided win over Atlanta Monday, Kevin Huerter came up on Joel Embiid and stole the ball, giving Atlanta another shot. A frustrated Embiid flipped off Huerter. After the win, Embiid was still steemed and cussed in a televised postgame interview. That’s going to cost Embiid a […]