DeAndre Jordan was running free in the lane and dunking all over the Houston Rockets.
In the one above, Dwight Howard decided not to get put in the poster on a throw down he wasn’t going to stop, and just wisely let him go. By the way, all these Jordan dunks (he had five in the first half alone) were not on Howard — the Rockets’ perimeter defense is terrible and Howard has to help on the penetration, and the Rockets don’t help the helper well at all.
Here’s another Jordan dunk, for fun.
As playoffs approach, Aldridge finds his groove with Spurs
“I probably haven’t cried like that since I lost my third cousin,” Waiters said following shootaround. “You know, I lost three cousins and my best friend. So this is like a replay. Every time something is going good, going great, there’s always something to remind you that it’s reality.
“I probably won’t be happy for a while. Long time, probably. I feel as though I could’ve done something different.”
Grieving is a process and Waiters is going to need time to go through it. Our thoughts are with him, and it’s good to see him on the court again.
Report: Of course Boston is going to pursue Kevin Durant this summer
With Boston positioned to fish again this summer for that elusive big catch that could propel the team forward, the Celtics would covet the chance to pitch Boston as a possible destination when Durant reaches unrestricted free agency.
Scoff if you want — and most will — the Celtics are in position to make an intriguing sales pitch to any star talent that becomes available….
It’s also hard to imagine how, if Durant elects to explore his options this offseason, he doesn’t at least give Ainge another chance to sit down with his family.
It will be interesting to see if Durant does the tour and meets with Boston or other potential suitors, KD is not the kind of guy looking to do the high-profile, recruit-me, Carmelo Anthony tour. But the smart money is on a similar result to ‘Melo in one way — Durant staying with his current team. At least for another year.
The buzz around the league is that if he leaves Oklahoma City, the frontrunner is Golden State. But if Durant does open up the recruiting, Boston could be an excellent landing spot.