Ukraine players, amid war, drawing inspiration from homeland
That’s what I can promise.”Lukashov was asked if Ukraine’s team had a message to the world. On Saturday, it’s Germany vs. Montenegro, Spain vs. Lithuania, Slovenia vs. Belgium, and Turkey vs. France. On Sunday, it’s Greece vs. Czech Republic, Finland vs. Croatia, Ukraine vs. Poland, Serbia vs. Italy. Even Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina, in a videotaped interview this summer, called on her homeland to stop the war. “I just want to say, stop the war in Ukraine,” guard Issue Sanon said.wftv.com
Jokic dominates Kings as Nuggets win after blowing big lead
Nuggets Kings Basketball Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings center Alex Len during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Jeff Chiu)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 38 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists, and the Denver Nuggets held on after blowing an 18-point lead and beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Wednesday night. Monte Morris added 20 points and made a critical three-point play late to help preserve the Nuggets' fourth consecutive win and 12th in the last 14 games. Harrison Barnes’ 3-pointer got the Kings within 96-95 before Jokic and Morris scored on consecutive three-point plays. Kings: Interim coach Alvin Gentry had to be restrained by an assistant following a foul call in the second quarter.wftv.com
James scores 34 but Lakers stumble, fall to Kings 125-116
Lakers Kings Basketball Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) passes off while defended by Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) and center Alex Len (25) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. LeBron James had 34 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Lakers. Malik Monk scored 22. They led by six at halftime before the Kings took control in the third quarter, outscoring Los Angeles 40-23. Fox fueled another big run later in the third when Sacramento scored 15 straight and led 92-79.wftv.com
Westbrook ties Robertson's record, Wizards beat Pacers
Russell Westbrook tied Oscar Robertson’s NBA record for triple-doubles with 181, finishing with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and made two free throws with a second left to give Washington a 133-132 overtime victory over Indiana on Saturday night.
Into the unknown: NBA teams face concerns outside of bubble
The other six clubs exit World Disney World the same way as tourists who normally pack the place. Now its back to the real world, and the real world in 2020 is an unsettling place. Uncertainty awaits at the end of every season for teams that miss the playoffs. The coronavirus pandemic forces teams to wonder whether they will be safe, and when or where they might be back together again. NBA teams have been shielded for a little while, but the Pelicans, Kings and Wizards, and soon more teams, have lost that now.
LeBron James speaks out: 'Nothing is normal in 2020'
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. LeBron James keeps hearing the same questions. The NBA is a few weeks from playoff mode, and James -- just like normal has himself and the Los Angeles Lakers squarely in the mix to compete for championship. Kobe Bryant, who was the third-leading scorer in NBA history until James passed him on Jan. 25, died in a helicopter crash the following day. They are a part of this family.Lakers coach Frank Vogel has seen playoff-season James three times before never liking how those experiences went. This time, Vogel is genuinely and understandably eager to see James at playoff time.
Kings' Barnes isn't at NBA restart, says he has coronavirus
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings became the latest NBA player to reveal that he has the coronavirus, making the announcement Tuesday and saying he has hopes to join his team for the leagues restart later this summer. Barnes is the only player who has started all 64 of the Kings games this season. Prior to the team leaving last week, I tested positive for Covid-19, Barnes wrote on social media. The league said Monday that 19 players tested positive during in-market testing after July 1, those tests being done before teams began arriving at Disney on July 7. Houstons Russell Westbrook said Monday that he has tested positive and has yet to join the Rockets at Disney.
AP source: Heat's Derrick Jones Jr. tests positive for virus
Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. dunks the ball against Charlotte Hornets forward Jalen McDaniels (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI A person with knowledge of the situation says Miami forward Derrick Jones Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus, a result that came in shortly after the Heat and other NBA teams began mandatory testing in preparation for next month's resumption of the season. A small number of NBA players publicly revealed Wednesday that they had tested positive, including Sacramento teammates Jabari Parker and Alex Len and Indiana's Malcolm Brogdon. All-Star Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has also tested positive, a person with knowledge of that situation told AP on Tuesday. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Trae Young scores 39 points, Hawks edge Magic, 103-99
Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic drives to the paint against defender Alex Len #25 of the Atlanta Hawks. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)ATLANTA - Trae Young scored 39 points, including Atlanta's last eight, and the Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 103-99 on Saturday night. Young, who had 38 points in Atlanta's season-opening win at Detroit, again carried the scoring burden for the Hawks. Young took over the game for Atlanta after Orlando led 96-95. Evan Fournier led Orlando with 23 points.