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Rajon Rondo flips underhanded pass length of court for assist (video)

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Rajon Rondo looks more like he’s bowling than playing basketball.

But when Darren Collison is open, you have to do whatever is necessary to get the ball out in a hurry.

Bojan Bogdanovic scores 44, most by Net in Brooklyn era

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 44 points and the Brooklyn Nets had a season-high scoring total in a 131-114 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

Sean Kilpatrick had 19 points, Brook Lopez added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Nets.

Isaiah Canaan led the 76ers with 20 points, while Nerlens Noel, Ish Smith and Nik Stauskas each had 18.

Bogdanovic’s previous career high was 28 points against Orlando last April 15. His total was the most for a Nets player since Deron Williams scored 57 on March 4, 2012, and the most by any Nets player since the team moved to Brooklyn prior to the 2012-13 season.

Smith opened the scoring with a 3-pointer, but the Nets scored the next seven points and never gave up the lead.

Brooklyn was ahead 32-15 after the first quarter and Bogdanovic’s running layup with 2:45 left in the second quarter gave the Nets a 63-40 lead.

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The 76ers managed to pull to 71-51 at halftime, but the Nets opened a game-high 24-point lead, 84-60, on Lopez’s jumper with 7:45 remaining in the third quarter.

Philadelphia got within 15 points on Hollis Thompson‘s free throw with 1:16 remaining in the quarter and trailed 100-83 heading into the fourth quarter.

The 76ers opened the final quarter on a 16-8 run and pulled to 108-99 on Thompson’s layup and foul shot with 8:04 remaining.

However, the Nets scored the next four points and never led by less than 11 the rest of the way.

Shane Larkin added 10 points for the Nets.

Thompson finished with 14 and Carl Landry had 10 points for the 76ers.

TIP-INS

76ers: Philadelphia has lost 15 of its last 16 games. The Sixers’ only victory during this stretch was against the Nets, 95-89 on March 11 at home. … The 76ers have lost seven of their last eight roads games to the Nets.

Nets: The victory tied the season series with Philadelphia 2-2. The Nets have not lost three games in a season to the 76ers since 2010-11. … The Nets previous high for the season was 128 against Sacramento on Feb. 5.

UP NEXT

76ers: Host Washington on Thursday night.

Nets: At Chicago on Thursday night.

Matt Barnes posts photo of Donald Trump removing mask to reveal he’s Hitler

HICKORY, NC - MARCH 14:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign rally at Lenoir-Rhyne University March 14, 2016 in Hickory, North Carolina. The North Carolina Republican primary will be held March 15. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
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Matt Barnes – when he isn’t posting about his worst year – used Instagram to convey his political beliefs:

Barnes:

This who you want to run the country?

#Fu€¥OutaHere

#AnybodyButTrump

Comparing Donald Trump to Hitler is over the top. But that’s more a statement on Hitler’s evil than support of Trump. I’m not keen on the presidential candidate who sounds closest to Hitler.

Mostly here, I just appreciate a professional athlete with the courage to take a political stand. If nothing else, Barnes should be applauded for that.

Aaron Gordon drives, reverse dunks on Nikola Jokic

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Aaron Gordon continues his ingame appeal of his runner-up finish in the dunk contest.

Yet another Grizzlies injury: P.J. Hairston expected to miss a couple weeks

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The Grizzlies’ woes have hit absurd levels are somehow hitting even more absurd levels.

The latest player to go down is P.J. Hairston. At least Memphis will add its 18th (!) player.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

Chris Vernon of 92.9 FM ESPN:

Let’s breakdown the Grizzlies into three groups:

Injured:

Signed after trade deadline:

Healthy regulars:

Of course, that last group is smallest.

Yet, Memphis is still fifth in the Western Conference – closer to fourth than sixth (though at least four games from either). The Grizzlies need these players on 10-day contracts actually to contribute. The team’s playoff position depends on it.