Spurs to retire Manu Ginobili’s No. 20 jersey March 28
“He was the one who invented the Eurostep” – Pierce
Brian Windhorst (Second Half Only)
Monologue: Klay Thompson sets NBA record with 14 threes vs Bulls
Klay Thompson, international man of mystery…and 3-pointers
Klay’s 52 points in just 27 minutes is just more points per minute than Kobe’s 81!
Last week against the Clippers, Harden took 9 dribbles just to make a 3 pointer!
Halftime score: 92-50!
Fred Hoiberg on what he said to the guys after their blowout loss to the Warriors (Via Sam Smith):
Klay Thompson breaking Steph’s three point record as both players raised their arms:
Want to see Klay as No. 1 option?
“The defense was horrendous” – TMac on the Bulls defense last night
“I like him in this role right here. They got a great system” – Pierce
“I would love to see it because of his shooting ability” – TMac
“I rather see a show every night” –
LeBron: “You probably don’t want to be around when my patience runs out”
When will LeBron’s patience with Lakers run out?
“They got to have a winning week this week” – TMac
“Luke [Walton] is a fabulous coach, but the finger is going to be pointed at Luke and if they don’t turn this around, I’m afraid Luke will be out” – TMac
“These guys are young and don’t know how to win yet. LeBron is going to be patience. He knows what he got himself into” – Pierce
October 30, 2001 – Tracy McGrady with the nasty throwdown on the Raptors!
Right, Patrick Beverley?
Buckets; Sign of things to come from Luka?
Scored 31 points on 11-18 shooting in a loss vs the Spurs
Control; How many techs will Lance [Stephenson] bait guys into this year?
Bonding; Patrick Beverley credits early Clippers success to getting drunk together?
Via LA Times:
Awareness; Trae Young: Come for the shooting, stay for the passing
Fountain of Youth; Will Vince ever not be able to do a windmill?
Vince Carter’s best windmills:
1999 vs Bucks
2002 vs Clippers
2000 vs 76ers
What did you learn about Timberwolves last night?
“I didn’t learn anything about them. They’re playing the Lakers” – Pierce
“They didn’t learn anything” – TMac
KAT’s big game a big deal?
“This is what he’s supposed to do every night” – TMac
“This is what you expect of him” – Pierce
“He needs to be consistent for them to win and needs to put up double-doubles (20ppg/10rpg) every night” – Pierce
Warriors week in review:
Wednesday: Curry scores 51 in 3 quarters
Friday: KD scores 25 in 4th quarter vs Knicks
Monday: Klay sets New record with 14 threes
Gap between Warriors and rest of league even wider now?
“It’s a ‘Michael Strahan’ size gap between the Warriors and the rest of the league” – TMac
“Their joy is back. This road trip, it was blast” – Windhorst
“We are now seeing the Warriors play great. Look out” – Windhorst
“To have this type of energy and focus is scary” – TMac
“Is it possible all three of them (KD, Steph and Klay) win MVP?” – TMac on whether that trio continue to play that well for the rest of the season
Is DeRozan changing how you view Spurs?
“DeMar is in a perfect situation. He’s being taught by one of the greatest coaches ever” – TMac
“He’s filling that role that Kawhi had last year” – Pierce
“I like that DeMar is smiling. He’s enjoying this and enjoys being a playmaker” -Windhorst
Cavs to host 2022 All-Star Game (Via Brian Windhorst)
“It’s good for the Cavs to have good news this week because they’ve had a bad week. This is a give back” – Windhorst
Which games will your team lose because of scheduling? By Baxter Holmes
Kyrie scoring 3 points last game
“He’s learning that you have so many great teammates that you don’t have to put up big numbers every night to win”
“He got a haircut and he was talking about the entire season so far”
Bucks 7-0 start
“I want to see them play against elite competition in the East, like Boston”
“Giannis is the best player in the Eastern Conference. The have to advance [in the playoffs] this year”
“It’s their best start since 1971 which was Vince Carter’s rookie year”
Kings above .500 record
“They’re competitive now. They’re not a laughing stock of the NBA. Hopefully they can continue to play this way”
DeAndre Jordan shooting 81% from the free throw line
“I saw him practice every single day. He made them all the time and now it’s carrying over in the game”
“You always want to go into the offseason and come back with something that you can bring to your team and your game. He’s always had a nice stroke”
“You don’t improve by 40 percentage points in one year”
October 30, 2001 – Peja Stojakovic with the behind the back pass to Bobby Jackson!
Pierce and McGrady: Sixers
“They got to show that they can beat one of those teams (Pistons, Celtics) if they want to be a contender this year” – Pierce
“They’re lacking shooting right now” – McGrady
Pierce and McGrady: Rockets
“They look like a totally different team. It just feels weird with them” – McGrady
“This is the team that we said is going to challenge Golden State. They’re not looking like that” – Pierce
“They should push it back a couple of weeks. Guys need that rest” – Pierce
“I don’t care because we don’t play no more” – TMac