Rough start in Dallas for Jordan
"It's the 10th year I've been involved," Carlisle said. "Pancreatic cancer is the most aggressive cancer that's out there. The survival rate is gradually rising. It's gone from 6 percent to 9 percent. There was a time when breast cancer survivor rate was 6-to-9 percent area as well. It's a fight that's extremely important. I've lost some very close friends to the disease. So I'm very committed." The event raised more than $400,000 through Saturday, with the number still growing. Meanwhile, the Mavericks will host more than 100 injured soldiers at their annual event Wednesday night in which players give a salute to military personnel who have been wounded in the line of duty. "It's always very,
Kudos to 1310 The Ticket, and specifically "The Musers" morning team, for getting Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in studio on Thursday morning and becoming the first Dallas-Fort Worth media outlet to extensively question him about the seven-month investigation into sexual harassment allegations on the franchise's business side. Kudos also to the Musers team's George Dunham, Craig Miller and Gordon Keith for asking all the hard questions. And kudos to Cuban for answering those questions, saying, among other things, that he was not surprised that the NBA didn't fine or suspend him, and repeatedly emphasizing "it's behind us." However, as Ticket listeners learned, Cuban had not come to the station's
The situation involving Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors is complicated. The whole thing started when Green screwed up the final possession against the Clippers on Monday night. Durant then yelled at him on the sideline and Green yelled back. Both then reportedly yelled at one another in the locker room. Green then got suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the Warriors. A new report from The Athletic posits that Green yelled at Durant about the latter's pending free agency and called him a naughty word. Several players on the Warriors then called out Green for his behavior. A mountain of reports suggest that Durant is going to explore all his options in when
From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we'll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don't miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! We'll get you caught up on the weekend, as well as Tuesday night's action. Here are updates on all eight of the NBA 'Cats. With former Providence guard Kris Dunn still out injured and Cameron Payne struggling, the Bulls handed Arcidiacono his first career start on Saturday night, and he didn't disappoint. Arcidiacono dropped 15 points for
Through 13 games this season it feels like Luka Doncic has a little injury scare every other game. The most recent scare came against Oklahoma City when Doncic and Paul George knocked knees. Luka would come back in the game a tad later but was ultimately fine. After that game Doncic said he would be fine after a little treatment. Absorbing contact from opposing defenses has always been a part of Luka's game and it's something he embraces. When asked if taking bumps is routine for him, Doncic laughed and said “yeah I've (taken) a lot of knees and it's part of the game.” The last game against the Jazz in Utah Joe Ingles bumped Doncic into the seats, a play which could easily injured him, the Slovenian
After 12 NBA games Luka Doncic is killing it averaging: 20.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, shooting just under 49% from the field, 39.5% from three, and 76% from the line. But the biggest complaint fans bring up about his offensive game is his turnover average. Luka has turned the ball over 50 times this season, that's 4.2 times per game, the most among rookies, in fact, only 7 rookies that have averaged 4 or more turnovers per game since 1973 when TOs were first counted. Phil Ford (1978-79) Isiah Thomas (1981-82) Ron Harper (1986-87) Jim Jackson (1992-93) Allen Iverson (1996-97) Trae Young (2018-19) Luka Doncic (2018-19) This season there are only 3 players in the league averaging more
10. Philadelphia 76ers Injuries: Jerryd Bayless, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, Ben Simmons, Zhaire Smith Projected Wins Lost: 1.15 Ben Simmons missing time for the Philadelphia 76ers was less than ideal, but he only sat out a single game—a one-point overtime loss to the Detroit Pistons while he rested a balky back. So long as he, Joel Embiid and the newly acquired Jimmy Butler are all active, the Sixers will be just fine. Of course, that doesn't mean Philadelphia hasn't endured a few other absences. Wilson Chandler didn't debut until calendars had flipped over into November, while Mike Muscala sat out at the beginning of the campaign and broke his nose a few weeks later. Zhaire Smith, meanwhile,
History officially shows that the Hawks drafted Luka Don?i? with the third pick of June's NBA draft. Moments later, the Mavericks took Oklahoma point guard Trae Young with the fifth pick. But when Atlanta traded Don?i?'s draft rights to the Mavericks in exchange for the rights to Young and a...
– There were times, Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan admits, when he would get fouled as he shot or attacked the rim and pray that the ball dropped through. Not for the points as much as to avoid embarrassment. “At times,” Jordan said Monday of what understandably became an aversion to shooting free throws, “I would try to make sure I made the [basket for an] 'and-one' so I would only have to shoot one free throw.” The fewer the better for a player who shot a miserable 44.6 percent from the line over his first 10 seasons. Now, though, Jordan is cavorting through the league with the swagger of converting at 81.3 percent. That represents an 83 percent increase in his accuracy, this year over career.