Associated Press Published 12:48 AM EDT Apr 18, 2019 Houston — James Harden put on an MVP performance with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a second straight rout of the Utah Jazz, 118-98, on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Harden, who recorded his third career playoff triple-double, had 25 points by halftime in a game the Jazz were all but out of after the first two quarters. Game 3 is Saturday night in Utah. It’s the second straight season in which Houston has met Utah in the postseason, after facing the Jazz in the second round last year. The Rockets also won Game 1 of that series easily before losing the second game at home. They ended up winning the series in five games but talked about the importance of maintaining focus after their 32-point win in Game 1 this season to avoid another such letdown. It was clear early that they wouldn’t have that problem this time around. Harden controlled … [Read more...] about Wednesday’s NBA: Harden’s triple-double helps Rockets rout Jazz again
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News By Jason Nieva 04/11/19 Email Facebook Twitter Reddit The NBA 2K League has partnered with YouTube in order to stream live broadcasts of its games through the official NBA 2K League YouTube Channel. In addition to live streaming, the channel also plans to upload highlight videos.Overall, YouTube is expected to livestream at least 230 games combined. NBA was the first professional sports league to partner with YouTube and launch its own channel back in 2005. The NBA was also the first one to be part of YouTube’s “Claim Your Content” program in 2007. It was in 2006 when WNBA launched its own YouTube Channel, with the NBA G League following by 2008. The official YouTube Channel of the NBA 2K League was launched in 2018. YouTube TV made a milestone in 2018, as it became the first presenting partner of both the NBA Finals and WNBA Finals. To date, all NBA-related YouTube channels have combined views of at least 5.6 billion.The second season of the NBA … [Read more...] about NBA 2K League Games To Be Streamed Live On YouTube
By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: March 30, 2019 at 7:01 pm | UPDATED: March 30, 2019 at 7:12 pm Just like the Warriors, the NBA watched the replays of the finals calls of the Warriors’ overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Unlike the Warriors, the NBA believes the officials made the right call on the final two plays of overtime. The NBA’s two-minute report said that it made the correct call when official Marat Kogut ruled that Minnesota’s Keita Bates-Diop committed a foul on Kevin Durant before he released a 3-point shot that otherwise could have tied the game at 130 with 4.4 seconds left in overtime. The report stated that Bates-Diop “places two hands on Durant and makes contact with him prior to the start of his upward shooting motion.” The report also said that official Leon Wood correctly called Durant for a foul on Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns with .5 seconds left after Anthony … [Read more...] about What does NBA’s 2-minute report say about the calls in Warriors’ loss to T-Wolves?
Charlotte, N.C. — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to James — and Team LeBron as well.Team LeBron, down by 20 in the second half, finally got firing and went on to beat Team Giannis 178-164 in the All-Star Game on Sunday night. MVP Kevin Durant scored 31 points for Team LeBron, the one that James drafted and led to victory in the captain's-choice format for a second consecutive season."You put me on the floor, I love to compete," James said in the postgame interview room. "I'm a competitor, no matter what it is. I was competing to see if I could get to this table first."He wasn't kidding. He then turned to NBA spokesman Mark Broussard, asked if he was the first player to get into the room and grinned when told he was."See what I'm talking about?" James … [Read more...] about NBA All-Star Game 2019: Team LeBron beats Team Giannis, 178-164
By Dieter Kurtenbach | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 22, 2019 at 3:30 am | UPDATED: January 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm Jordan Bell is frustrated. Steve Kerr and the Warriors coaching staff is frustrated, too. And on Monday night, in garbage time of the Warriors’ blowout win over the Lakers at Staples Center, those frustrations manifested themselves in a sideline spat between the second-year player and the head coach, captured by TNT’s cameras. Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device. Kerr called the heated moment a misunderstanding and said that things have been cleared up after the game. Bell escaped the Staples Center without talking to media. But whether it was indeed a misunderstanding that escalated or something that had been brewing for weeks, it hints at a bigger issue for the Warriors: During this incredible five-year run, Golden State has struggled to develop young, reliable talent to … [Read more...] about Kurtenbach: The Steve Kerr-Jordan Bell spat highlights a larger issue for the Warriors