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.
LeBron James to sit out Wednesday vs. Mavericks for scheduled rest
Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said the other day that he was going to make sure LeBron James and other key Cavaliers were going to get some time off to rest down the stretch to make sure they are ready for the playoffs.
That rest starts Wednesday. Lue announced pregame Wednesday before the Cavaliers took on the Mavericks. Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has the details.
#Cavs will rest LeBron James tonight against Mavericks.
Lue said LeBron will play both ends of a Florida back-to-back (Miami and Orlando) this weekend.
This is a smart move by Lue, it gives LeBron four days off between games to help his body recover from the marathon of the NBA season.
This also is a huge break for Dallas, if they can take advantage of it. Dallas is in a tight playoff race for one of the final playoff spots in the East and prediction models have them falling out because of their difficult schedule the rest of the way. Catching the Cavaliers without LeBron is a big break.