The away fans cheered for triple double of Russell Westbrook :I feel lucky!

In the Barclays center, Russell Westbrook heard with a loud voice, the voice to you really big cannot ignore.

When Brook Lopez missed the ball, less grabbed rebounds, whole cheers.

That’s the game get less 10 rebounds, the moment he has obtained the 33rd of the season three pairs (full 25 points and 12 rebounds and assists).

Westbrook said that the road has not previously heard so loud cheers. He said: ‘I was a little unexpected for me, so special to hear the applause, which is a lucky thing the fans to enjoy the game, and I also appreciate the performance of the team…’

‘They (the fans) shouted very loudly,’ Westbrook said with a smile when it comes to the cheers got the rebound. ‘I thought what happened. I was really wondering why they sound so big, I thought they might be expressing what mood it.’

Before little prestige 10 rebounds in the hands of teammate Thailand – Gibson would have been in a better position to grab the plate, and he jumped up, but in the end he changed his mind and oblige. Gibson said: ‘I want him to get three pairs I get out, I hope he can get the rebounds..’

Westbrook’s performance also won the praise of the opponent, Lin Shuhao said after the game: ‘He played very well, he crushed us his reading of the game on the field did a good job, I think, to go back to the video game can be. I learned valuable lessons, take a look at his performance, he studies how the implementation of tactics, how to conduct field deployment. ‘

 

“This is not a fair fight.”!

(Jan. 19, 2015 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)

Gregg Popovich :This is not a fair fight.

 On March 12, 107-85 victory over the SAN Antonio Spurs home Golden State Warrior, with mighty men closer to 0.5 games.

The game has many important players on both sides.

Talk about the game, Gregg Popovich said“this is not a fair fight.”

“This is a victory, we will accept. But this is not a fair fight.”

Gregg Popovich said. “They are the golden state warriors, the team before the first four or five players. We should win this game.”

The warriors were rested the garage, Thompson, green and iguodala, the spurs, parker and Murray’s absence.

SAN Antonio has dominated the advantage in the game, especially in the first half, mills led the spurs into 11 remember three points, three points create half a season high.

remember mills alone, scored 21 points, the spurs established the advantage of 18 points in the first half.

Both sides as in the second half, the gap has been maintained at around 18 points.

(June 14, 2014 – Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America)

“No matter who is on the court, all need to stay aggressive, especially at the end of the season to the playoffs stage.”

Had a cut down the spurs team high mills said after the match.

Originally lamarcus aldridge will play the game, but in early this morning, the spurs official adriano slightly due to the rhythm of the heart wrong indefinitely truce.

Heart problems early and adriano has a criminal record.

“We want aldridge can there be peace, hope to back to normal rhythm of the heart, allow him to come back as soon as possible.”

The spurs pau gasol said after the game.

It is reported, lamarcus aldridge will continue for inspection on Monday local time, in order to further determine his injury.

To win the game, the spurs just 0.5 games from the mighty, exchange record 2-0.

The day after tomorrow’s game, the spurs beat atl will climb as long as the west, golden state warriors in the next game to wait until Wednesday.

 

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Back to back also played 41 minutes, made eight mistakes, James has been exhausted.

The day before playing in Orlando for 38 minutes, this night in Houston, Tyler – Lu still let James played more than 40 minutes.Such a high-intensity game on James’s physical fitness is a huge test,30 points 7 rebounds 5 assists data is not ugly,but the Cavaliers in the fight for 42 minutes after the last 6 minutes fall short,still suspicious,let James in this high risk of injury in the game, really okay?
James this season, the most impressive is his three-pointers, James opened on the opening of the third, then with a record turn the jump jump equalizer. Rockets crazy enough to make the Cavaliers difficult to pull the score, can only fall into the mud war with the opponent.
Second section began shortly after the break traveling between James dunks, and then with a breakthrough to help the Cavaliers pulled away forcibly. James Wong’s helpers Section quite live up to expectations, not only Owen and Fry have accounted for three-pointers, veteran Jefferson is divine intervention, the audience 6-6, scored a season-high 16 points.
People in the fatigue easily subconsciously do the simplest decision,such a player like James, nor can every round, killing opponents,his pass is no longer so targeted,it is very difficult to rely on James’s teammates to make the next decision.
The second half began, James continued again in the third ball of fire. Knight audience and mistakes before the market rebounds into a rout, they can only rely on shooting their teeth. Harden break points deficit to 1 point, and James hit in the distance on the left. No teammates to help, James was trapped just a matter of time.
The beginning of the fourth quarter, the Warriors, the Spurs these teams will generally let the leaders rest, so that two or three headed with a rotation to play. Tyler – Luther let James go on. James opened to vote on the third, but people in the fatigue is difficult to focus, his free pass was Capra steals. 5 minutes 04 seconds before the whistle, James received a three-point hit Schumpeter pass, which is his final efforts to reverse.
James full match errors of up to eight times, which are the negative consequences of fatigue.This count 15 times James has played more than 40 minutes, it is hard to believe that a 32-year-old veteran was defending for treatment.Warriors have (at the expense of the players the cost of health) gave up efforts to keep the Western Conference, the knight should get some inspiration from it?

DeMarcus Cousins gives an emotional farewell to the people of Sacramento

DeMarcus Cousins didn’t have much time between finding out about his trade to the Pelicans and saying goodbye to Sacramento.

Boogie had to stop and collect his emotions while giving a tearful farewell. He was encouraged by reporters cheering, “We love you Boogie!”

His statement wasn’t about the team at all, just about the people of Sacramento.

“My love for this city will never change. Even though I’m gone it’ll still be the same. I’m still looking out for these kids. Every family in this city matters to me, every soul in this city matters to me. Everything’s the same, I’m just not in a Kings uniform anymore, which is OK because the love’s still here.

The Cousins trade is one that will go down in NBA history for its sheer awfulness.

After news of the trade came out, the Kings released a statement that seemed to criticize Cousins’ character, making a point to say, “Winning begins with culture and character matters.”

No matter what the front office may say, Cousins sure showed a lot of character in this press conference. Steph Curry thought so, too.

We wish you the best, Boogie.

DeMarcus Cousins gives an emotional farewell to the people of Sacramento

DeMarcus Cousins didn’t have much time between finding out about his trade to the Pelicans and saying goodbye to Sacramento.

Boogie had to stop and collect his emotions while giving a tearful farewell. He was encouraged by reporters cheering, “We love you Boogie!”

His statement wasn’t about the team at all, just about the people of Sacramento.

“My love for this city will never change. Even though I’m gone it’ll still be the same. I’m still looking out for these kids. Every family in this city matters to me, every soul in this city matters to me. Everything’s the same, I’m just not in a Kings uniform anymore, which is OK because the love’s still here.

The Cousins trade is one that will go down in NBA history for its sheer awfulness.

After news of the trade came out, the Kings released a statement that seemed to criticize Cousins’ character, making a point to say, “Winning begins with culture and character matters.”

No matter what the front office may say, Cousins sure showed a lot of character in this press conference. Steph Curry thought so, too.

We wish you the best, Boogie.

The Kings fleeced themselves

As everyone knows by now, the Kings have traded DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. Many of us, myself included, have been proponents of trading Cousins for quite a while now. Sacramento has been unable to surround their All-Star with similar talent for too many years and his trade value has only been decreasing due to his contract status. The dreams were of a Boston or LA or Denver super trade which brought back a young stud and multiple first-round picks. The Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony trades were often looked to as examples as to what organizations should seek in a deal such as this.

Unfortunately, the Kings inability to do anything right reared its ugly head again tonight. Vivek Ranadiv?? and Vlade Divac dealt DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, the Pelicans 2017 first round pick (1-3 protected), and Philly’s 2017 second round pick.

Let’s step back and think about just the picks for one moment. The ineptitude of this franchise has traded its best player in over a decade while also barring itself from acquiring the best player in the deepest draft in recent history. If the Pelicans miss the playoffs and somehow win the lottery, they keep their pick and it becomes unprotected in 2018. If the Kings win the lottery, the pick gets swapped with Philadelphia due to another recent, moronic trade made by Vlade Divac. The Kings will also lose their own 2nd round pick to Chicago from the J.J. Hickson trade.

Sacramento did get a young-ish, potential stud in Buddy Hield. Unfortunately, he’s one of the oldest rookies from last years unimpressive draft and his production has been inconsistent at best. His main weapon that brought him to the league was his dynamic three-point shooting, but DeMarcus Cousins has made more long-balls than Buddy Hield this season. Tyreke Evans comes home and will likely walk at the end of the year and some reports have the Kings waiving Langston Galloway.

In that context, the Kings really walk away with an older, decent rookie, a non-top 3 draft pick, and a second rounder. Good stuff, Kings. Also, after years of no shooting guard production, Sacramento now has Ben McLemore, Malachi Richardson, Arron Afflalo, Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, and the rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic to fill the position.

The issue with this trade doesn’t simply lie in the return. Our front office also managed to somehow further strip their reputation of any goodwill or trust throughout the league. Vlade Divac repeatedly and publicly stated that the Kings were planning on extending DeMarcus Cousins in the summer and there was no way he was being moved. A couple of weeks pass, and look at that, the Kings went back on their word. Multiple reports have stated that Vlade Divac and Sacramento have lost all credibility with other agents, and frankly, they deserve that reputation.

Every reputable media member also discussed multiple trade offers being brought to Vivek by Vlade. This tells us that not only did our owner lie about the lack of effort brought by Geoff Petrie in his October interview, but he also lied about his involvement in the decision-making process. Time and again, Ranadiv?? has proved his ineptitude as well as his stubbornness when it comes to giving up control.

Another piece that fits awkwardly into the pile of crap that is the Sacramento Kings is Dave Joerger. Coach Joerger is a guy who enjoys his veterans and has always been critiqued for his lack of rookie development. He also is one that is not afraid to speak his mind or make a move if he feels it’s best for him. Joerger just started to build some consistency and implement his system and the Kings have just pulled the rug out from under him. More than likely, a large majority of Darren Collison, Arron Afflalo, Kosta Koufos, Matt Barnes, and Anthony Tolliver will be dealt for incoming assets. Is Joerger really going to want to stick around through a painful rebuild? Is a potential new GM going to want to have “his guy” in the locker room?

So, how do we fix this?

Step 1: Fire sale!: Trade every veteran who has any modicum of value by Thursday and see if you can get another first rounder and some young talent or a couple of second round picks. Collison, Lawson, Afflalo, Tolliver, Barnes, and Koufos should all be gone by the end of the week.

Step 2: Let your voice be heard. I can’t attend many Kings games as an out-of-state fan, but I 100% support booing the right individuals. Sacramento is going to lose a lot of games this year, through no fault of the players on the court, but if you see Vivek or Vlade on the jumbotron, boo your heart out.

Step 3: Fire Vlade this summer. The man has been terrible throughout this tenure as a General Manager. The Philly trade was one of the worst in the history of the league because of what it failed to accomplish and this Boogie trade is even less palatable.

Step 4: Fire Vivek. This one is a lot harder to accomplish. Mark Mastrov or the Jacobs brothers should absolutely make a play for power in any way that they can. They should know that they would have the full support of the fan base.

Step 5: Hire Sam Hinkie. It’s not that hard to see who should be the next GM. Sam was a master of the rebuild in Philadelphia and should be able to help the Kings start “The Process” towards legitimacy.

Step 6: Tank HARD for two years. The Kings are losing their 2019 pick to Philadelphia, so it’s vital that we get a top 5 pick in 2018 and as high of a selection as we can this upcoming draft.

This main issue in this entire story line isn’t that the Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins. The issue is that Sacramento revealed itself to be the leaky, sneaky, underhanded, inept, owner-dominated organization that many suspected, while dealing away its best player in years for a smorgasbord of unimpressive picks and players. Until severe changes in the top of this franchise occur, no amount of “culture change” is going to make a damn bit of difference.

The Kings fleeced themselves

As everyone knows by now, the Kings have traded DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. Many of us, myself included, have been proponents of trading Cousins for quite a while now. Sacramento has been unable to surround their All-Star with similar talent for too many years and his trade value has only been decreasing due to his contract status. The dreams were of a Boston or LA or Denver super trade which brought back a young stud and multiple first-round picks. The Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony trades were often looked to as examples as to what organizations should seek in a deal such as this.

Unfortunately, the Kings inability to do anything right reared its ugly head again tonight. Vivek Ranadiv?? and Vlade Divac dealt DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, the Pelicans 2017 first round pick (1-3 protected), and Philly’s 2017 second round pick.

Let’s step back and think about just the picks for one moment. The ineptitude of this franchise has traded its best player in over a decade while also barring itself from acquiring the best player in the deepest draft in recent history. If the Pelicans miss the playoffs and somehow win the lottery, they keep their pick and it becomes unprotected in 2018. If the Kings win the lottery, the pick gets swapped with Philadelphia due to another recent, moronic trade made by Vlade Divac. The Kings will also lose their own 2nd round pick to Chicago from the J.J. Hickson trade.

Sacramento did get a young-ish, potential stud in Buddy Hield. Unfortunately, he’s one of the oldest rookies from last years unimpressive draft and his production has been inconsistent at best. His main weapon that brought him to the league was his dynamic three-point shooting, but DeMarcus Cousins has made more long-balls than Buddy Hield this season. Tyreke Evans comes home and will likely walk at the end of the year and some reports have the Kings waiving Langston Galloway.

In that context, the Kings really walk away with an older, decent rookie, a non-top 3 draft pick, and a second rounder. Good stuff, Kings. Also, after years of no shooting guard production, Sacramento now has Ben McLemore, Malachi Richardson, Arron Afflalo, Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, and the rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic to fill the position.

The issue with this trade doesn’t simply lie in the return. Our front office also managed to somehow further strip their reputation of any goodwill or trust throughout the league. Vlade Divac repeatedly and publicly stated that the Kings were planning on extending DeMarcus Cousins in the summer and there was no way he was being moved. A couple of weeks pass, and look at that, the Kings went back on their word. Multiple reports have stated that Vlade Divac and Sacramento have lost all credibility with other agents, and frankly, they deserve that reputation.

Every reputable media member also discussed multiple trade offers being brought to Vivek by Vlade. This tells us that not only did our owner lie about the lack of effort brought by Geoff Petrie in his October interview, but he also lied about his involvement in the decision-making process. Time and again, Ranadiv?? has proved his ineptitude as well as his stubbornness when it comes to giving up control.

Another piece that fits awkwardly into the pile of crap that is the Sacramento Kings is Dave Joerger. Coach Joerger is a guy who enjoys his veterans and has always been critiqued for his lack of rookie development. He also is one that is not afraid to speak his mind or make a move if he feels it’s best for him. Joerger just started to build some consistency and implement his system and the Kings have just pulled the rug out from under him. More than likely, a large majority of Darren Collison, Arron Afflalo, Kosta Koufos, Matt Barnes, and Anthony Tolliver will be dealt for incoming assets. Is Joerger really going to want to stick around through a painful rebuild? Is a potential new GM going to want to have “his guy” in the locker room?

So, how do we fix this?

Step 1: Fire sale!: Trade every veteran who has any modicum of value by Thursday and see if you can get another first rounder and some young talent or a couple of second round picks. Collison, Lawson, Afflalo, Tolliver, Barnes, and Koufos should all be gone by the end of the week.

Step 2: Let your voice be heard. I can’t attend many Kings games as an out-of-state fan, but I 100% support booing the right individuals. Sacramento is going to lose a lot of games this year, through no fault of the players on the court, but if you see Vivek or Vlade on the jumbotron, boo your heart out.

Step 3: Fire Vlade this summer. The man has been terrible throughout this tenure as a General Manager. The Philly trade was one of the worst in the history of the league because of what it failed to accomplish and this Boogie trade is even less palatable.

Step 4: Fire Vivek. This one is a lot harder to accomplish. Mark Mastrov or the Jacobs brothers should absolutely make a play for power in any way that they can. They should know that they would have the full support of the fan base.

Step 5: Hire Sam Hinkie. It’s not that hard to see who should be the next GM. Sam was a master of the rebuild in Philadelphia and should be able to help the Kings start “The Process” towards legitimacy.

Step 6: Tank HARD for two years. The Kings are losing their 2019 pick to Philadelphia, so it’s vital that we get a top 5 pick in 2018 and as high of a selection as we can this upcoming draft.

This main issue in this entire story line isn’t that the Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins. The issue is that Sacramento revealed itself to be the leaky, sneaky, underhanded, inept, owner-dominated organization that many suspected, while dealing away its best player in years for a smorgasbord of unimpressive picks and players. Until severe changes in the top of this franchise occur, no amount of “culture change” is going to make a damn bit of difference.

Ryan Anderson might miss a game because he was taking out his trash

We thought Enes Kanter had the award for “dumbest injury” locked up in the NBA this season, but we spoke too soon. Ryan Anderson has now emerged as a contender.

On Sunday night, Anderson was at home pushing his trash down when he “lopped off” a portion of his skin ?? which, uh, is not good. He’s questionable for the Rockets next game on Wednesday.

My assumption is there was something sharp in the trash can that Anderson forgot about, and he pushed down right on it with his hand. I personally don’t put very many sharp objects in my kitchen trash can, but I’m not going to say it never happens. I mean, I can recycle my elaborate collection of swords and katanas, now can I?

If you need a refresher, Kanter broke his hand when he punched a chair.

Neither of them is as egregious as Derrick Rose cutting his arm on a knife that he put in his bed and forgot about, but hey, they’re definitely weird ones.

Ryan Anderson might miss a game because he was taking out his trash

We thought Enes Kanter had the award for “dumbest injury” locked up in the NBA this season, but we spoke too soon. Ryan Anderson has now emerged as a contender.

On Sunday night, Anderson was at home pushing his trash down when he “lopped off” a portion of his skin ?? which, uh, is not good. He’s questionable for the Rockets next game on Wednesday.

My assumption is there was something sharp in the trash can that Anderson forgot about, and he pushed down right on it with his hand. I personally don’t put very many sharp objects in my kitchen trash can, but I’m not going to say it never happens. I mean, I can recycle my elaborate collection of swords and katanas, now can I?

If you need a refresher, Kanter broke his hand when he punched a chair.

Neither of them is as egregious as Derrick Rose cutting his arm on a knife that he put in his bed and forgot about, but hey, they’re definitely weird ones.

What is King Cake Baby? Meet the terrifying New Orleans NBA All-Star weekend mascot

Imagine you’re watching some basketball in New Orleans like any red-blooded American. That’s a fun thing I will also be doing, especially during NBA All-Star weekend.

There are many things about New Orleans that make the city a unique and special place. One of them is the King Cake Baby.

Here is King Cake Baby scaring the hell out of multiple people.

You’re not the only one who finds the mascot creepy. He’s been giving folks the heebeegeebees since debuting in 2014.

He freaked out some old people.

And Tracy McGrady.

And McGrady’s colleague on The Jump, Zach Lowe.

Also a local news crew.

And a very tepid Pelicans fan.

Also Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson.

What in the name of all of Bourbon Street is that thing?

King Cake Baby is a seasonal mascot because King Cake is a seasonal food. The cake is made all over the world, but in Southern Louisiana, it’s a staple of the Carnival season, which runs from Jan. 6 to Fat Tuesday. That’s the day before Ash Wednesday and 47 days before Easter.

You know that day as Mardi Gras, although the entire Carnival season is typically called Mardi Gras at this point. The mascot shows up at Pelicans games and around the city throughout this festival. New Orleans hosts the NBA All-Star game in 2017, so you can expect some King Cake Baby on your TV or social media at some point during the proceedings.

Typically, trinkets are hidden inside the cake when it’s baked. But in the 1950s, a New Orleans bakery popularized hiding a tiny baby Jesus inside the cake.

Now there’s an oversized counterpart roaming around NBA games. And it’s more than just scaring players and fans. It’s part of concerted effort by the Pelicans’ organization to appeal to down home Louisianans:

“All we’re concerned about is appealing to our culture. We’re not worried about what anybody else says. What’s important is that fans understand as a team and an organization, we get it. We’re not marketing to people who come down for Mardi Gras. We’re marketing to the people who live here year-round, who never see the French Quarter except maybe twice a year if they want to go to dinner someplace. Once you get past tourist New Orleans, that’s the stuff people come back for. Mardi Gras is great, we all love it and we all participate in it, but it’s the rest of the year stuff that makes New Orleans so special.”

How would one make this king cake?

Glad you asked. The cake looks lovely, even if the mascot, in fact, does not.

It comes in various shapes and sizes, and many of them are of the sweet variety. Our friends at SB Nation LSU blog, And The Valley Shook have a savory version they call their own that’s filled with Boudin. Here are the ingredients:

King Cake/Bread Dough (really, this is just lightly sweetened bread dough)

2 packages of active yeast (about a quarter of an ounce)

2.5 cups of warm (100-120 degrees) water

1/2 cup sweet and condensed milk

1/4 cup of vegetable oil

1 tbsp sugar1 tbsp salt

about 9-11 cups of flour

Melted butter


Via And The Valley Shook

Here’s a more conventional version:

So settle in and enjoy some cake. And try to sleep well after seeing the large baby. He really won’t try to hurt you.