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Game Threads Index (May 26, 2022):

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9:00 PM ET Link Dallas Mavericks PRE-GAME Golden State Warriors

r/nba 18m ago

Game Thread GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks (52-30) @ Golden State Warriors (53-29) - (May 26, 2022)

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General Information

TIME MEDIA LOCATION BROADCAST
8:59 PM Eastern Game Preview: NBA.com Chase Center US: TNT
7:59 PM Central Game Matchup: NBA.com Team Subreddits Canadian: Sportsnet
6:59 PM Mountain Play By Play: NBA.com /r/mavericks
5:59 PM Pacific Box Score: NBA.com /r/warriors

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r/nba 7h ago Helpful Wholesome

The last three years (2015, 2017, 2018) Kendrick Lamar dropped an album, the Golden State Warriors won a championship. Kendrick dropped an album this year.

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2015 - To Pimp a Butterfly. Warriors over Cavs in 6.

2017 - DAMN. Warriors over Cavs in 5.

2018 - Black Panther Soundtrack. Warriors over Cavs in 4.


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AMA I'm Muggsy Bogues, former Starting Point Guard for the Charlotte Hornets. AMA!

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Hi r/NBA! I'm Muggsy Bogues, the 5'3" former starting point guard for the Charlotte Hornets. I spent my entire childhood being told I should be doing anything else besides basketball -- then went on to make the All-ACC first team at Wake Forest and play 14 seasons in the NBA.

Being the shortest player to ever play in the league had its challenges, but as my mom once told me, people can’t measure your heart. That's something that I've tried to instill in Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Nate Robinson and the other young guys coming up, which you can read about in my recent interview with MEL Magazine. You can follow me on Instagram here, and be sure to check out my recently published memoir, Muggsy: My Life from a Kid in the Projects to the Godfather of Small Ball.

I’m here to answer any questions you’ve got — AMA!

EDIT (4:40 EST): I have to run, but if you have time before tuning into the game tonight, come check out the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation, any donations go a long way to helping at-risk youth and families in need. Thanks for all the great questions r/NBA, this was a lot of fun!

PROOF: https://i.redd.it/s3c5khwcsc191.jpg


r/nba 3h ago Wholesome

James Worthy on current NBA: ‘All they do is practice threes, get tattoos and tweet’

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r/nba 4h ago

[Lopez] Pelicans say Zion Williamson has been cleared in his return to play progression without any restrictions. Recent imaging showed continued improvement of the bone healing in his right fifth metatarsal.

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r/nba 4h ago

Jaylen Brown in the 4th quarter this postseason is founding the 60-60-60 club, shooting 64.1% FG, 66.7% 3PT, 68% FT

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https://www.nba.com/stats/players/traditional/?sort=FG3_PCT&dir=-1&Season=2021-22&SeasonType=Playoffs&PerMode=Totals&Period=4&CF=FG3A*GE*10

4th quarter shooting:

  • FG 41/64 (64.1%)

  • 3PT 18/27 (66.7%)

  • FT 17/25 (68.0%)

No idea how you hit 67% of your 3s and only 68% of your free throws.


r/nba 7h ago

Steph Curry has collected more rebounds in the 2022 WCF than the Mavericks' centers (Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber) combined

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6'2 Steph Curry has collected 30 rebounds in the WCF. Dwight Powell has 8, and Maxi Kleber has 16. Both are 6'10. I saw this stat in r/Mavericks and thought it was insane enough to have to look up and repost.

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r/nba 10h ago

[NBA Referees] Game 5 referees @dallasmavs at @warriors: #48 Foster, #10 Goble, #74 Blair

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r/nba 1h ago

Giannis isn’t a fan of the expensive food in LA - “This city’s not for me.”

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Highlight [Highlight] Jaylen Brown skies down the lane for the powerful thunder jam

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r/nba 9h ago

Obscure Stats Department: Max Strus' two game shooting stretch of 0-16 is tied for the 5th worst all-time

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Might need to rename this the Obscure Strus Department. Preemptively stating Strus is a great player, he's just having some weird historical games.

  • As far back as accurate data goes (~1970 in the regular season and ~1963 for the playoff for this particular statistical search), only 7 two-game stretches of zero FGs on 16 or more FGAs have ever occurred. Strus shot 0-7 on Monday and 0-9 this Wednesday.

  • This is only the second time it's ever occurred in the playoffs, and the first time since Guy Rogers went 0-16 over two games in 1964 (!)

  • Junior Bridgemen in 1984 and Stanley Johnson in 2017 share the record for worst two game stretch, both going 0-18. Junior had 3 points from FTs while Stanley had 2.

  • Sasha Vujačić in 2005 is the only player of the seven to score zero points over the two games. He didn't attempt one FT while shooting 0-16.

  • Vujačić played the most of anyone, logging 63 minutes played over his two game span. He had 14 assists, at least helping his teammates score a bit while his shots refused to fall.

  • Strus shot the most 3s of any player, going 0-11. Three others went 0-9.

  • Of the five modern games (post 1983 with full stat sets), Strus is the only one to log neither a steal or block in either game.

  • Strus' combined rebounds (2) and assists (3) is the lowest of all seven players, with Stanley Johnson's 5 rebounds and 1 assist being next.

  • Ron Williams in 1970 impressively committed 9 fouls over his two games, shooting 0-17. He appears to have fouled out of his first game, following that up with an 0-10, zero FT, 1 rebound, 1 assist abomination while on tilt.

  • Strus played the fewest minutes of any of the seven streaks, at 35, both explaining his low REBs+AST but giving him the most efficiently inaccurate award, coming close to missing one shot per every two minutes played.

  • Of all 14 games of the 7 two game stretches, ONLY Stanley Johnson's second game resulted in a win for his team.

  • This game was extra notable for a few reasons. One, Stanley shot a terrible 0-13 over 40 minutes. Two, his first and second game were separated by six months, with the first coming at the end of the prior season and the win coming in the opening game of the 2017-18 season. It's the only two game stretch to span more than 3 calendar days.

  • The only player not yet mentioned, Will Barton, scored the most points of any player during his two game stretch in 2016. He scored 8, going 8-9 from the line.

Thanks again for tuning into the Obscure Stat Department. Please dear god make a shot on Friday, Max. The Department needs a vacation.

Stats: Playoffs: https://stathead.com/tiny/Z7k9N Regular season: https://stathead.com/tiny/KWgOg


r/nba 22h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Bravo Grande!

Miami Heat PA Announcer Tells Fans Team Urges Them to Call Marco Rubio and Rick Scott to Demand 'Commonsense Gun Laws'

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r/nba 8h ago

[Mark Medina] Terry Stotts is intrigued with potentially coaching Russell Westbrook and believes he can help him be more effective and comfortable with his role than he was last season

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Terry Stotts is intrigued with potentially coaching Russell Westbrook and believes he can help him be more effective and comfortable with his role than he was last season

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Let’s see if LeGM approves this


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Jimmy Butler scores 13 points on 4/18 shooting in the crucial G5 loss

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13/6/4/2/1

4/18 (22%) from the field, 1/5 (20%) from three, 4/4 from the line

https://www.espn.com/nba/player/_/id/6430/jimmy-butler


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[Post Game Thread] The Boston Celtics take a 3-2 series lead in the 93-80 win over the Miami Heat

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93 - 80
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: FTX Arena(19819), Clock:
Officials: Marc Davis, Mark Lindsay and Josh Tiven
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Boston Celtics 17 20 32 24 93
Miami Heat 19 23 16 22 80
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Boston Celtics 93 33-71 46.5% 10-33 30.3% 17-23 73.9% 6 46 24 19 5 15 7
Miami Heat 80 30-94 31.9% 7-45 15.6% 13-14 92.9% 18 48 14 19 7 11 2
 
PLAYER STATS
Boston Celtics MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Jayson TatumSF 44:25 22 7-20 2-8 6-8 2 10 12 9 0 0 5 3 +17
Al HorfordPF 39:19 16 5-8 1-3 5-7 0 7 7 5 1 2 1 0 +13
Robert Williams IIIC 26:47 6 2-2 0-0 2-2 3 7 10 0 1 3 0 1 +9
Jaylen BrownSG 39:49 25 10-19 5-9 0-1 0 4 4 1 1 1 4 3 +20
Marcus SmartPG 23:42 5 1-5 1-3 2-2 1 4 5 4 0 0 1 4 +13
Derrick White 29:09 14 6-8 0-2 2-3 0 1 1 5 2 1 3 4 +8
Grant Williams 23:02 5 2-5 1-4 0-0 0 6 6 0 0 0 1 4 +9
Payton Pritchard 6:05 0 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -4
Malik Fitts 1:32 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4
Nik Stauskas 1:32 0 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4
Juwan Morgan 1:32 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4
Aaron Nesmith 1:32 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4
Luke Kornet 1:32 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4
Daniel Theis 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miami Heat MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Jimmy ButlerSF 40:20 13 4-18 1-5 4-4 3 3 6 4 2 1 0 2 -15
P.J. TuckerPF 31:46 7 3-7 1-5 0-0 6 5 11 2 1 0 0 1 -5
Bam AdebayoC 38:20 18 8-15 0-0 2-2 6 4 10 1 0 1 1 3 -23
Max StrusSG 20:02 4 0-9 0-7 4-4 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 3 -16
Kyle LowryPG 24:40 0 0-6 0-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 5 -7
Gabe Vincent 23:20 15 6-12 1-7 2-2 0 2 2 2 1 0 3 1 -6
Victor Oladipo 15:16 3 1-7 0-3 1-2 0 5 5 0 2 0 4 0 -2
Duncan Robinson 27:58 11 4-12 3-10 0-0 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 4 +3
Caleb Martin 15:13 7 3-7 1-3 0-0 1 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 -2
Haywood Highsmith 1:32 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +4
Omer Yurtseven 1:32 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +4
Dewayne Dedmon 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Udonis Haslem 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Markieff Morris 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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r/nba 12h ago

Dave McMenamin leaves Franz Wagner off his all-rookie ballot, puts Bones Hyland, Austin Reaves, and Jonathan Kuminga over him

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With the NBA awards ballots being released we can finally see who was the sole voter to not vote for Franz Wagner either rookie team.

Full Ballot:

1st Team:

Scottie Barnes

Cade Cunningham

Evan Mobley

Jalen Green

Herb Jones

2nd Team:

Chris Duarte

Jonathan Kuminga

Josh Giddey

Austin Reaves

Bones Hyland

Franz’ Case

Franz finished the season top 5 in PPG, RPG, SPG, 20+ point games, PER, and RAPTOR among rookies.

He had the most games played.

He had shooting splits which were all above league-average (only rookie to do this) 47/35/86.

By the stats Franz is obviously a 1st team all-rookie player. But given his teams poor record I could see him being left off, if that was part of a voters criteria. Dave, however had Jalen Green, Cade Cunningham, and Austin Reaves on his ballot, so winning must not mean much to him when selecting

source: https://ak-static.cms.nba.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2022/05/2021-22-Kia-NBA-All-Rookie-Team-Voter-Selections.pdf

Is this the biggest omission on a ballot this season?

Did Dave McMenamin forget that the Orlando Magic are in the NBA?


r/nba 21h ago

Kyle Lowry tonight: 0-6. 0 points. 0 assists. 3 turnovers. 5 fouls.

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Kyle Lowry in what might be the worst playoff performance he's ever had.

Second consecutive game Miami's starting back court did not make a single basket.

24 minutes. He did manage one rebound though.

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Edit: sorry Lowry did make ONE basket in game 4. Him and strus are 1/28 in the last two games


r/nba 6h ago

Pat Bev says Steph Curry is “right there with Lebron” all time

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r/nba 1h ago

[Thinking Basketball] How the Celtics solved Miami’s suffocating defense

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r/nba 22h ago Helpful

Highlight [Highlight] Robert "Timelord" Williams somehow reaches the corner to block Gabe Vincent's 3 point attempt

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r/nba 21h ago

Joel Embiid on Twitter: “Miami needs another Star”

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Joel Embiid tweeted: “Miami needs another Star”.

As we know after the Miami Heat defeated the Sixers in the 2nd round Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler both had quotes about each other:

Joel Embiid: “I still don’t know how we let him go. I wish I could go into battle with him still.”

Jimmy Butler: “I definitely wish I was still on his team”.

So is Embiid just trolling or do we think there’s anything to this?


r/nba 4h ago

When fully healthy, there are 8 guys who are almost universally considered top 10 players (Giannis, LeBron, KD, Jokic, Embiid, Kawhi, Curry, Luka). Who takes the final 2 spots for you?

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The 8 aforementioned guys are basically unanimously agreed upon as in the top 10 when fully healthy in some order. Everyone has their own thoughts on who the final 2 are. What are yours? Some names that I usually see listed are:

  • Anthony Davis

  • Jayson Tatum

  • Damian Lillard

  • Devin Booker

  • Trae Young

  • Jimmy Butler

  • Paul George

Assume everyone is healthy


r/nba 22h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Mark Jackson: "Brown gets away with the elbow" JVG: "No he didn't!"

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r/nba 6h ago

[Krell] Source close to Klutch Sports indicated to @ThePaintedLines that, despite recent reporting, Doc Rivers is not thought to be LeBron James’ choice for Lakers.

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Source close to Klutch Sports indicated to @ThePaintedLines that, despite recent reporting, Doc Rivers is not thought to be LeBron James’ choice for Lakers. [Source]

Another league source re-affirmed that Rivers and the Sixers are aligned on his future with the franchise. He’s been heavily involved in offseason coordination with Daryl Morey, Elton Brand, & ownership. [Source]

Looks like the Sixers are definitely moving forward with Doc Rivers as the coach, and the Lakers will continue on with their search for a new head coach.


r/nba 21h ago Helpful

Miami Heat starters bounce back big time with 42 points (15-55 FG, 2-22 3P)

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Tucker: 7 PTS, 3-7 FG, 1-5 3P

Butler: 13 PTS, 4-18 FG, 1-5 3P

Adebayo: 18 PTS, 8-15 FG, 0-0 3P

Lowry: 0 PTS, 0-6 FG, 0-5 3P

Strus: 4 PTS, 0-9 FG, 0-7 3P

Pretty poor showing to follow up their abysmal Game 4 performance


r/nba 10h ago

The Heat's 162 total points in the last two games (Game 4 and Game 5 against the Celtics) is by far the lowest for any team across two games this season. The Heat's 80 points (Game 5) and 82 points (Game 4) are the team's third- and fourth-lowest scoring totals of the season.

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EDIT: The tanking Blazers scored only 158 points across their last two games of the season. (The Heat in G4 and G5 shot even worse than the Blazers' 31/83 FGM/FGA in those two games.)

The Heat scored only 80 points last night. And the Heat had only 82 points in Game 4.

The last time the Heat scored 80 or less was against Philadelphia in Game 3 of the East Semifinals on May 6th. Before that, the Heat's last game scoring 80 or less was on November 4, 2021, against . . . the Celtics (the Celtics won that game 95 to 78, despite only 27 points COMBINED from Tatum and Brown).

In the regular season this year, 4 of the 10 lowest-scoring games (for one team) came against the Celtics: Knicks (75 points on Jan. 8, 2022), Sacramento (75 points on Jan. 25, 2022), Miami (78 points, see above), and Orlando (79 points on Nov. 2, 2021).

During the 2021-22 regular season and playoffs, no team scoring less than 88 points has won a game.