Korver ties 3-point-streak record in Hawks' win (The SportsXchange)
(Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:02:29 PST)
ATLANTA -- Kyle Korver tied an NBA record while ensuring the Los Angeles Clippers' seven-game road trip got off to a bad start. The Atlanta Hawks guard ran his streak to 89 consecutive games with a 3-pointer, and forward Paul Millsap scored 25 points as the Hawks defeated the Clippers 107-97 Wednesday night. Korver shot 6-for-9 from 3-point range en route to 23 points, and the Hawks hit a season-high 12 3-pointers in 23 attempts. "They got everything they wanted all night," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of the way the Hawks picked his team apart.
Anderson Varejao puts up double-double, Cavaliers beat Nuggets (Automated Insights)
(Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:22:51 PST)
Anderson Varejao came off the bench and put up 18 points and added 13 rebounds, his 4th double-double of the season, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a victory over the Denver Nuggets, 98-88. This is only the 3rd win for Cleveland (6-12) in its last 10 games. Varejao finished 7-9, in a solid outing. Cleveland also got solid performances from Tristan Thompson with 17 points and 21 rebounds, and Andrew Bynum with 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Korver leads Hawks to 107-97 win over Clippers (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:19:09 PST)
Kyle Korver scored a season-high 23 points and tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer in the Atlanta Hawks' 107-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Paul Millsap finished with 25 points and Al Horford added 21 to help the Hawks snap a two-game losing streak. Blake Griffin scored 24 points and Chris Paul had 19 points and 11 assists as the Clippers lost their second straight. Korver, returning from a bruised rib that sidelined him the last four games, tied Dana Barros' NBA 18-year-old record by hitting a 3-pointer in his 89th straight game.
Hawks 107, Clippers 97 (The SportsXchange)
(Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:07:47 PST)
ATLANTA -- Kyle Korver tied an NBA record while ensuring the Los Angeles Clippers' seven-game road trip got off to a bad start.
NBA-National Basketball Association roundup
(Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:55:02 PST)
Dec 4 (The Sports Xchange) - The Atlanta Hawks assigned guard Dennis Schroder to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League, the team announced Wednesday. Schroder, Atlanta's first round pick in this year's draft, is averaging 3.7 points, 2.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 13.9 minutes in 11 games this season. He ranks tied for fourth among all NBA rookies in assists and tied for 16th in scoring. - - The San Antonio Spurs signed forward Malcolm Thomas off the NBA D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders. Thomas averaged 33.5 points and 15.5 rebounds in two games for the Defenders this season. ...
NBA Roundup: Hawk assign No. 1 pick Schroder to D-League (The SportsXchange)
(Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:34:55 PST)
The Atlanta Hawks assigned guard Dennis Schroder to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League, the team announced Wednesday.
Hawks assign rookie guard Schroder to Bakersfield (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:00:48 PST)
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks have assigned rookie guard Dennis Schroder to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.
Hawks assign G Schroder to D-League (The SportsXchange)
(Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:27:59 PST)
The Atlanta Hawks assigned guard Dennis Schroder to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League, the team announced Wednesday.
League showcasing international talent in Mexico City game
(Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:49:46 PST)
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mexico City will be treated to an international hoops fest on Wednesday when the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves clash in an NBA regular season game that rewards fast-growing Hispanic interest in the league. The reigning Western Conference champion Spurs (15-3) feature 10 international players and the Timberwolves (9-10) have seven on their squad amounting to a record total for a National Basketball Association (NBA) contest. "It's great to have a match-up where we can showcase the most international players," Philippe Moggio, the NBA's vice president for Latin America, told Reuters in a telephone interview on Tuesday from Mexico City.
NBA-League showcasing international talent in Mexico City game
(Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:48:04 PST)
(Fixes name in 15th and 17th paragraphs, updates revenue figure in seventh paragraph) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Mexico City will be treated to an international hoops fest on Wednesday when the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves clash in an NBA regular season game that rewards fast-growing Hispanic interest in the league. The reigning Western Conference champion Spurs (15-3) feature 10 international players and the Timberwolves (9-10) have seven on their squad amounting to a record total for a National Basketball Association (NBA) contest. "It's great to have a match-up where we can showcase the most international players," Philippe Moggio, the NBA's vice president for Latin America, told Reuters in a telephone interview on Tuesday from Mexico City.
Wake-up call: Gortat doubles down on 50-win talk (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
(Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:06:15 PST)
Marcin Gortat sees the glass not just as half-full, but all the way full when the Wizards are able to get Bradley Beal and Otto Porter back in the lineup. Did Gortat get caught up in the euphoria of Monday's 98-80 victory vs. the Orlando Magic that put the Wizards at .500 for the first time since 2009? It's loaded with layups: The Milwaukee Bucks are at Verizon Center on Friday, and games at the Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons are on the schedule this month.
Clippers-Hawks Preview (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:19:43 PST)
The Los Angeles Clippers are set to embark on the first of two seven-game road trips over the next two months, and they're clinging to an old cliché: one game at a time. The Clippers make their first stop on the trip Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks, who have lost five of six. Los Angeles (12-6) will look to get back on track after its four-game winning streak ended with a 105-100 home loss to Indiana on Sunday. Jamal Crawford had 20 points off the bench, Blake Griffin scored 16 with 12 rebounds, and Chris Paul finished with 17 points and 10 assists for his 15th double-double.
The 10-man rotation, starring Vince Carter dunking over Frederic Weis, and what it wrought (Ball Don't Lie)
(Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:15:56 PST)
A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C : The Classical . Sam Riches on " the dunk of death ," Wordsworth, rising and falling actions, and the place Vince Carter occupied (and maybe still occupies) in NBA fans' minds, especially those of fans who grew up north of the border.
PF : The Hook . Ziller on "the stretch four spectrum," and how Ryan Anderson, Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and many of the other best power forwards in the league are all, to some degree, variations of Dirk Nowitzki. Delightful.
SF : USA TODAY Sports , ESPN Insider ($) , Regressing and Bleacher Report . Hey, have you heard that the Eastern Conference is terrible this year? Like, all-time, historically terrible? Well, it is! The Atlantic Division, especially! Here are some articles about that fact.
Eye-catching three-point shooting from Ariza (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
(Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:02:51 PST)
Martell Webster wasn't on Monday, which should've been bad news for the Wizards who already were missing Bradley Beal as they tried to reach .500 for the first time in four years. Never fear, Trevor Ariza is here. And in a contract year -- Ariza is a free agent after this season -- he's making a statement. Ariza, noted as the Wizards' best 1-on-1 defender, torched the Orlando Magic by making 8 of 9 shots.
NBA Capsules (Comcast SportsNet Houston)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:00:00 PST)
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
NBA-Highlights of Monday's NBA games
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:22:10 PST)
Dec 2 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Basketball Association games. - - - Spurs 102, Hawks 100 Tim Duncan hit the game-winning basket with four-10ths of a second to go, giving the San Antonio Spurs a 102-100 win over the Atlanta Hawks. The 37-year-old turned in a vintage performance that included 23 points and 21 rebounds. The Spurs (15-3) earn their 16th consecutive victory over the Hawks in San Antonio. The last time Atlanta won in the Alamo City was Feb. 15, 1997. The Hawks (9-10) worked hard to get first-year head coach Mike Budenholzer the win. ...
NBA Wrap: Holiday lifts Pelicans to 3OT win (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:55:46 PST)
CHICAGO -- Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving the New Orleans Pelicans a 131-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Wake-up call: Porter could play this week (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:39:53 PST)
Today the Wizards are off, but rest assured players will be at Verizon Center to get up shots and treatment to heal their sore muscles. While Bradley Beal and Al Harrington are still out, rookie Otto Porter is on the cusp of getting his first game action vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. "Otto, we got to get on the floor, get after him and get him going and see where we are after these three days," coach Randy Wittman said. He has been practicing, though the Wizards haven't had much time on the court after playing four games in five days last week.
Duncan's jumper lifts Spurs over Hawks 102-100 (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:30:22 PST)
Here comes Tim Duncan once again. It turns out San Antonio's steady star needed a couple weeks to find his rejuvenated form from a year ago. Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. ''(Duncan) did a great job,'' Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.
Duncan hits last-second shot as Spurs defeat Hawks (The SportsXchange)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:21:20 PST)
SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs were struggling to keep up with the young, athletic Atlanta Hawks on their home court. Forward Tim Duncan hit the game-winning basket with four-10ths of a second to go, giving San Antonio a 102-100 win over Atlanta on Monday night. "It was another great play call by coach Pop (coach Gregg Popovich)," Duncan said on his final 16-foot jump shot that swished in. Forward Boris Diaw scored 16 points, guard Tony Parker had 15, Belinelli contributed 13 and center Tiago Splitter added 11 to help the Spurs (15-3) earn their 16th consecutive victory over the Hawks in San Antonio.
Duncan powers Spurs over Hawks
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:06:14 PST)
Tim Duncan scored 23 points, including a last-second basket to win the game, and grabbed 21 rebounds to spark the San Antonio Spurs over the Atlanta Hawks 102-100. The 37-year-old NBA superstar, who has led the Spurs to four league titles and twice won the regular season NBA Most Valuable Player award, on Monday took a pass from Manu Ginobili and sank the deciding shot with 0.4 of a second remaining. Duncan, who hit 10-of-15 shots from the field and also blocked two shots, lifted the Spurs to their 15th victory in 18 games while the Hawks fell to 9-10 with their 16th consecutive loss in games played at San Antonio.
Tim Duncan (23 points, 21 rebounds) hits last-second game-winner to send Spurs past Hawks (Video) (Ball Don't Lie)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:25:52 PST)
It's been a rough start to the season for Tim Duncan, who followed up a brilliant turn-back-the-clock 2012-13 season that ended in heartbreak by opening the 2013-14 campaign shooting less than 40 percent from the floor and putting up just 11 points and seven rebounds per game through the San Antonio Spurs' first 13 contests. Sure, the Spurs went 11-2 in those games and opened the season white-hot as a unit, but the 37-year-old surefire Hall-of-Famer was missing layups, front-rimming jumpers, looking a step behind on defensive rotations and generally showing signs of slowing down .
He's showing signs of speeding up now.
After combining for 39 points and 17 rebounds in a back-to-back against the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets over the weekend, Duncan turned in his third straight strong outing against former Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer's Atlanta Hawks on Monday, and capped it with style. With the game tied at 100 following a huge 3-pointer by Hawks point guard Jeff Teague, San Antonio had the ball with 4.7 seconds left and a chance for the win. Given that opportunity, Gregg Popovich's team did a simple thing well:
Marco Belinelli inbounded to Manu Ginobili above the 3-point line, then sprinted to set a pindown screen on Hawks center Al Horford, freeing Duncan to cut to the right elbow for a simple pass from Ginobili. He caught it, put up a jumper in rhythm over the too-late contest of the switching and undersized DeMarre Carroll, and drained the 16-footer. Tic-tac-toe, nice and smooth, Spurs by two with 0.4 seconds left. An attempted Hawks answer by Paul Millsap came up empty, and San Antonio held on for a 102-100 win that improved their record to 15-3 overall and 8-1 inside the AT&T Center.
And if Duncan seemed a bit more demonstrative than normal after that shot, it might be because he made a little bit of history on Monday:
TD! Tim Duncan became the oldest player in @NBAHistory to have 20+ pts & 20+ reb in a game at the age of 37 years& 221 days old @EliasSports
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) December 3, 2013
He did it on sterling 10 for 15 shooting, with a double-double in the second half alone (11 points and 12 rebounds in 19 minutes). He did it just shy of a year after his last 20-20 game and for the 22nd time in his illustrious career , and — perhaps most importantly if you're a fan of this year's Spurs — he's now shooting 63.4 percent from the floor over his last three games. Maybe, just maybe, the Big Fundamental's got a bit more in the tank than it looked like a week ago.
- - - - - - -
Dan Devine is an editor for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter!
Stay connected with Ball Don't Lie on Twitter @YahooBDL , "Like" BDL on Facebook and follow BDL's Tumblr for year-round NBA talk, jokes and more.
Tim Duncan gets double-double, Spurs steal one from Hawks (Automated Insights)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:21:11 PST)
Tim Duncan scored 23 points and added 21 rebounds, his 2nd double-double of the season, to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a close victory over the Atlanta Hawks, 102-100. The Spurs were on fire from the field in this one, going 42-78 (53.8%). San Antonio (15-3) has now won 8 of their last 10 games. Other top performers for San Antonio were Tony Parker with 15 points and 7 assists, Tiago Splitter with 11 points and 5 rebounds, and Manu Ginobili with 10 points and 7 assists.
Hawks-Clippers Preview (Automated Insights)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:20:37 PST)
The Atlanta Hawks will be at home at Philips Arena when they play the Los Angeles Clippers. The Hawks are one game below .500 on the year, holding a record of 9-10. On the other hand, the visiting Clippers are above .500 on the year, coming in with a 12-6 record. After their heart-breaking 102-100 loss to the Spurs, the Hawks are looking to avoid a repeat performance.
Wizards even record with victory over Magic (The SportsXchange)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:18:29 PST)
The Washington Wizards aren't looking for one even if the organization reached that standard for the first time in over four seasons. Forward Trevor Ariza scored 24 points, point guard John Wall had 16 points and 13 assists and the Washington Wizards posted their largest win of the season with a 98-80 rout over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Power forward Nene had 14 points and center Marcin Gortat 13 for the Wizards, who won seven of nine games in 14 days after starting the season losing seven of nine. At 9-9, Washington owns a .500 record for the first time since Nov. 3, 2009, when the team started the season 2-2.
Tim Duncan with the cold-blooded game winner over Hawks (VIDEO) (NBC Sports)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:07:29 PST)
That’s about as much emotion as Tim Duncan shows on the court. Duncan became the oldest player in NBA history to notch a 20-20 (23 points, 21 rebounds) and he capped it off with this game winner to lift the Spurs over the Hawks Monday night, 102-100. So much for the struggling Duncan we had…
Spurs 102, Hawks 100 (The SportsXchange)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:02:29 PST)
SAN ANTONIO -- Forward Tim Duncan hit the game-winning basket with four-10ths of a second to go, giving the San Antonio Spurs a 102-100 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
Wizards 98, Magic 80 (The SportsXchange)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:14:25 PST)
WASHINGTON -- Forward Trevor Ariza scored 24 points, point guard John Wall had 16 points and 13 assists and the Washington Wizards posted their largest win of the season with a 98-80 rout over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Power forward Nene had 14 points and center Marcin Gortat 13 for the Wizards, who have won seven of nine games. At 9-9, Washington owns a .500 record for the first time since Nov. 3, 2009, when the team started the season 2-2. Led by Ariza's perimeter touch, the Wizards sank nine of 13 3-point tries.
Leonsis: 'Wall crafting an elite career' (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:42:26 PST)
For example, ex-Wizard Cartier Martin scored the 1,000 point of his career in Atlanta's loss at Washington on Saturday night. The opportunity to mention John Wall playing in his 200th game Monday night against Orlando and compare his notable stats against others in league history is something else. Wizards owner Ted Leonsis did just that Monday morning on his blog site, Ted's Take. "John Wall will play in his 200th game tonight.
Would the New Orleans Pelicans Make the Eastern Conference Playoffs? (Yahoo Contributor Network)
(Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:33:00 PST)
COMMENTARY | Through December 1, 2013, most NBA insiders and experts would not consider the New Orleans Pelicans to be serious contenders for the Western Conference playoffs. The addition of PG Jrue Holiday actually has the Pelicans running fastbreaks. And despite last night's injury, PF Anthony Davis is one of the NBA's best young players. As a result of all these wonderful things, New Orleans is on the outside looking in at the NBA Western Conference playoff chase.