So, what did Stephen Curry do? Dump ice on his Warriors teammate during the post-game interview, of course.
That didn’t cool down Thompson, who’s probably still hot this morning.
Marc Gasol has turned himself into a bona fide 3-point shooter, and his latest triple came when the Grizzlies needed it most.
Gasol’s 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter tied last night’s game against the Pelicans.
Then, Troy Daniels hit a 3-pointer to tie the game in overtime:
Memphis went onto win 110-108 in double overtime behind 28 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two blocks and two steals from Gasol.
The Celtics couldn’t have asked for a much better look on their final possession, but Al Horford missed this layup to give the Rockets a 107-106 win last night.
Maybe Isaiah Thomas should have gone to the line for getting pushed over by Montrezl Harrell, but I’m not 100% sure Harrell should’ve been called for a foul. Besides, that Thomas screen sprung Horford for the layup. I’d take my chances with that barely contested close-range shot.
This time, it’s Draymond Green.
The Warriors forward has come under increased scrutiny for his unnatural acts, a new area of emphasis by the NBA’s competition committee. Green vigorously defended himself, but Armstrong goes even further.
Armstrong, via Sam Amick of USA Today:
“The fact that everyone is trying to cover their positions or justifying why they did what they did, the (league’s perspective) was kind of disappointing from this viewpoint: Since I’ve been a part of this league, I can’t recall when they’ve actually made rules that have actually helped to improve the game of basketball,” Armstrong, whose client was given a Flagrant-1 foul when he kicked Houston Rockets star James Harden on Thursday, told USA TODAY Sports by phone.
“Every move has been made with some motive, to make the game look a certain way, to speed the game up, to do all of these things. But what, when the competition committee — whoever those people are — what have they actually done to improve the game of basketball? … Not to put more people in the stands, not to make the game more appealing for people globally. What has been done to improve the game of basketball? That’s it. That’s it. That’s my only question.”
The competition committee is comprised of two owners, four general managers, three head coaches and a players-union representative.
To the bigger point: What improves the game of basketball? That’s such a subjective standard. Creating a pleasing product that appeals to customers seems like a good start. I sense Armstrong – who won three championships with the Bulls in the 1990s – believes it’s making the game look like when he played.
Yup, to Armstrong, those grind-it-out, clog-the-paint games of the 90s were preferable to today’s contest. And that’s a fine opinion. Even I have a fondness for those 90s games.
But most fans disagree, and the NBA is a business trying to attract fans – which makes Armstrong’s complaints absurd.
At least until you remember he’s just an agent sticking up for his client. Then, it all makes sense.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Toney Douglas under the NBA’s hardship rule.
The Grizzlies announced the move Monday, a week after Mike Conley broke several bones on the vertebrae of his lower back. Conley will not have surgery but is expected to miss at least six weeks.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Douglas has started 65 of his career 370 games during a seven-year career with the New York Knicks, Houston, Sacramento, Golden State, Miami and New Orleans. He played 10 of his 15 postseason games in Miami with Memphis coach David Fizdale.
Douglas was the 29th pick overall by the Lakers in 2009 out of Florida State.
Memphis plays at New Orleans on Monday night.