Spoelstra has no plans to go to Golden State

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spoelstra_sits.jpgUnsurprisingly, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra does not plan to give up the chance to coach LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh in Miami next season. Spoelstra’s father is involved with the ownership group than recently purchased the Golden State Warriors, but Spoelstra told our own Ira Winderman that his father has no effect on where he’ll be coaching next season:

“My Dad worked for Mandalay Sports and worked for Peter Guber for a long time,” Erik Spoelstra told the Sun Sentinel, “but this is a separate deal…
…My father’s having a good time in semi-retirement right now, writing books,” he said. “He’s never brought it up.”

Blood may be thicker than water, but expecting Spoelstra to walk away from the opportunity he has because his father now owns a part of a team that went 26-56 last season is a bit unrealistic. 



Grizzlies’ James Ennis fouls out then hits half-court shot (video)

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Against the Pacers last night, James Ennis missed all three of his 3-point attempts… that counted. And he makes this one after fouling out?

Mike Conley more than picked up the slack to lead the Grizzlies to victory.

Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham jumps on scorer’s table, Anthony Davis jumps on him (video)

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The Pelicans are effectively out of the playoff race, but Dante Cunningham and Anthony Davis are still competing — even if it looks a little silly.

That tone and a big game from DeMarcus Cousins (29 points, 16 rebounds, six assists) led to a 121-118 win over the Mavericks.

Goran Dragic puts alley-oop pass through rim (video)

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Goran Dragic is very good at alley-oops.

Too good.

With a “shot” like that falling, the Heat trounced the Knicks, 105-88.

Hawks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. kneed in the groin while defending 76ers (video)

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Since trading for him, the Hawks have gotten Tim Hardaway Jr. to buy in defensively.

After this help defense on 76ers center Richaun Holmes cost him dearly, I wouldn’t blame Hardaway if he gave up on the endeavor entirely.