Tatum scores 51, Celtics beat Hornets for 7th straight win
— as the Celtics beat the Hornets for the second time in three days, 130-118. Derrick White added 19 points and eight assists and Malcolm Brogdon scored 16 for the Celtics, who have won seven straight games. Mazzulla said he liked the way Tatum excelled at executing against different coverages the Hornets threw at him. The other piece of that is the humility of our team to really work with him to get those 51 points." The Celtics set the tone early, jumping out to a 35-22 lead in the first quarter after holding the Hornets to 28.6% shooting from the floor.wftv.com
Report: Jamal Crawford joining TNT, will replace Dwyane Wade as NBA analyst this season
TNT has struck a deal with longtime guard Jamal Crawford to join the network’s NBA studio show on Tuesday nights this season, according to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand. NEWS: TNT is hiring Jamal Crawford as Dwyane Wade's replacement, The Post has learned. https://t.co/NtklU98Qo6 — Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) September 28, 2022Crawford will be in studio on Tuesday nights this season with Shaquille O’Neal, Candace Parker and Adam Lefkoe. Wade joined TNT in 2019 and spent three seasons as an analyst on its studio shows. The NBA season will officially kick off on Oct. 18 on TNT with a doubleheader, first with the Boston Celtics hosting the Philadelphia 76ers and then the Golden State Warriors hosting the Los Angeles Lakers.wftv.com
Chet Holmgren is the center of attention for No. 1 Gonzaga
The destination is the summer pro-am run by former NBA star Jamal Crawford. “It was unreal to see a unicorn in real life!” Crawford tweeted in August. “Chet Holmgren is special.” Fast-forward three months and as much as top-ranked Gonzaga might be downplaying all the “unicorn” talk, it’s clear Holmgren is a special talent unlike any that’s come through the Bulldogs’ program.news.yahoo.com
Giannis watches in 2nd half as Nets beat Bucks 119-116
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 points playing only the first half for Milwaukee, which has lost two of three seeding games. Kyle Korver scored 13 points, and Ersan Ilyasova had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Chiozza scored on a reverse layup, then Luwawu-Cabarrot hit a 3 with 2:59 left to put the Nets ahead to stay. Milwaukee appeared ready to clinch from the opening tip as the Bucks scored eight of the first 10 points and hit 7 of 14 beyond the arc. Bucks: G Wesley Matthews sat out with a sore right calf with starting center Brook Lopez also out.
Caris LeVert's 34 lead Nets past Wizards, 118-110
The Nets moved seven games ahead of ninth-place Washington in the Eastern Conference standings, and now the Wizards hopes of forcing a play-in series are fading. Thomas Bryant had a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Troy Brown Jr. added 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Wizards. The Nets are without DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie and Taurean Prince because of positive coronavirus tests before the restart. His 170 jams last season tied Kenyon Martin (2002-03) for the most in a season since the stat first was kept during the 1997-98 season. He is in his first season with the Nets after signing a two-way contract with the team in January.
Magic beat Nets 128-118 in restart opener, move up to 7th
They extended their winning streak to four and moved back ahead of the Nets into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. The Magic outscored the Nets 75-43 in the middle two quarters, allowing them to overcome some shaky defense at the start and finish. So Brooklyn started two players who hadn't started an NBA game this season one who never had. Veteran Jamal Crawford, signed as a substitute player after not playing in the NBA this season, did not play. Nets: Play Washington on Sunday.
Jamal Crawford's latest NBA chance finally arrives with Nets
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Jamal Crawford is coming off a 51-point game. And for a while, it looked like that game might have been Crawfords last as a player because for most of this season, the now 40-year-old guard remained unsigned. Bryant scored 60 in his final NBA game. If guys said your last game was a 51-point game off the bench, thats a heck of a exit, Crawford said. So, I tried to find the peace within that and I got a chance to spend time with family.