Australian centre Thon Maker played 19 minutes for three points and five rebounds while Boomers guard Matthew Dellavedova contributed seven points, two rebounds and four assists. Mental fortitude. Constant tenacity. Constant tenacity. That's the Adams you see on the court. They have three guys who can score in isolation plays and Adams, who is such a big and great center.
Kings coach dizzy: Sacramento coach Dave Joerger left Sunday night's game in San Antonio after suffering a dizzy spell two minutes into the Kings' 113-98 loss to the Spurs. Asked if the demonstrative Embiid "sometimes crosses the line" with his antics, Westbrook said, "I'm not about to get into a back-and-forth with him". While acquiring a defender of Roberson's ability isn't realistic for the Thunder, they could at least add a more reliable shooter who would help space the floor for their stars.
The win allowed the Raptors (33-15) to clinch no worse than the second-best record in the Eastern Conference in the first half of the National Basketball Association season, meaning Dwane Casey will coach Team LeBron in the All-Star Game. By game's end, he was shooting a series of cold stares toward the Philly bench.
The Thunder said guard Andre Roberson is expected to miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a ruptured left patella tendon. (Which Embiid, naturally, posted about on social media.) And again when spark plug finished a tip dunk off a missed free throw over Westbrook's back. Although his recovery may have cleverly coined him the nickname "The Process", it has also forced the Sixers to be rather cautious with their franchise player moving forward. Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets, making $1.5 million, would be an ideal target.
Kevin Durant discussed Roberson's injury: "Sickening, man".
Roberson's absence will also make it hard for All-Star Paul George, also considered one of the best perimeter defenders in the league, to gamble for steals.
The 6-foot-7 Roberson was an All-Defense second-team selection last season. Carmelo Anthony poured in 16. "To kind of know what it took to get to this point and the amount of work that was put in to get to this point, the teammates that I've played with over the years, and for me to still be at a point in my career where I still have a lot more to go". The tough road ahead for the Pelicans....
Washington hasn't been accomplishing much on the court lately but did manage to send Beal, for the first time, and running mate John Wall to the All-Star game as both players were voted in this past week.