That’s a jumping 6-foot-11 Mason Plumlee whom Green just flies over.
The Celtics pulled away for a 120-111 win over the Trail Blazers after that, and no wonder. How do you recover from that?
Dirk Nowitzki has been there for the Mavericks for nearly two decades.
He was there for them again late in the fourth quarter against the Jazz last night, when Harrison Barnes missed a jumper with Dallas down two. Nowitzki found the long offensive rebound and drilled the game-tying shot.
Barnes made up for his miss in overtime, outscoring the Jazz himself, 8-5, as the Mavericks won, 112-105.
A rehashing of political rivalry?
Cuban has probably gone too far the other way for that, but it should be fun to see the owners match up on the court. I’m also looking forward to watching for Kings and Grizzlies player Jason Williams, whose flashy passing always befit a just-for-fun exhibition.
The full rosters:
Coaches: Jemele Hill (ESPN), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), Fat Joe (recording artist)
Coaches: Michael Smith (ESPN), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Rocsi Diaz (television personality)
The game will be broadcast on ESPN on Friday night.
The Knicks said Charles Oakley “behaved in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner” last night.
The Knicks are doubling down:
Oakley clearly didn’t handle himself properly once confronted — though his contempt would be understandable if he did nothing to provoke the large security presence, including people putting their hands on him, that suddenly surrounded him.
The contentious issue seems to be the lead-up. Did Oakley cross a line in fan behavior, or did the Knicks just preemptively want him ejected?
Both sides have their own versions. The truth usually lies somewhere in between, and the Knicks have a right to rebut Oakley’s retelling.
But do the Knicks, who’ve done nothing to earn the benefit of the doubt, really want to escalate a public fight with a fan-favorite former player?