Luke Walton snaps, earns first ejection as Lakers’ coach (VIDEO)


Luke Walton is frustrated.

His Lakers were in Sacramento and on their way to a seventh straight loss. He was frustrated with the officiating all game, and when he thought DeMarcus Cousins pulled Julius Randle to the ground without a call he lost it. Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram held him back.

The Lakers lost their cool and picked up five technicals in the game, including one for Brian Shaw, who had taken over as coach after Walton was ejected. Cousins also got one, because what else did you expect.

This was the first game of a six-game road trip for the Lakers, who could see a lot more frustration before it is over.

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.