Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine appeared to convert a wild and-one against the Thunder last night. But a lengthy review correctly determined the ball deflected off a shot-clock wire – and therefore, was out of bounds.
He didn’t even make it to halftime.
Baxter Holmes of ESPN:
Kobe’s major Achilles tendon tear in 2013 was on his left leg. So, this isn’t an aggravation of that.
But these are the types of injuries faced by 37-year-olds who play 30 minutes per game.
Derrick Rose lasted just three minutes into the second half of the Bulls’ loss to the Bucks tonight before exiting due to injury. He returned in the fourth quarter for another couple minutes, but that was it.
Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago:
Joshua A. Vinson:
Derrick Rose injuring his knee – why would we be concerned?
The Cavaliers and Mavericks spent nearly eight straight minutes in crunch time separated by only a single possession.
Then LeBron James found himself open for an elbow jumper after Deron Williams fell/flopped. LeBron froze as if he were still apprehensive on his jumper – and kicked the ball to Kyrie Irving, who was well beyond the 3-point arc with the shot clock near expiration.
Irving nailed the shot, finally giving a team a four-point lead in the tightly contested game, and Cleveland held on for a 110-107 win.
Lest you think LeBron shied from the big shots tonight, he had this awesome drive and dunk to force overtime: