The Gubble opens: G League's bubble season begins
For the G League Ignite, it was a beginning. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)For the G League Ignite, it was a beginning. “Can’t wait for the next game.”The 18 teams in the G League bubble will all play 15 games in the regular season. Not every NBA club sent its affiliate to the G League bubble, for a variety of reasons. “My understanding is they’re all just eager to play.”The G League did not crown a champion last season.
Nets beat Magic 108-96, improve to 5-2 in restart
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Jeremiah Martin and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot each scored 24 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 108-96 on Tuesday as both teams looked ahead to the playoffs. Dzanan Musa added 17 points and Tyler Johnson had 14 for the Nets, who improved to 5-2 in the restart with their third straight victory. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference and the Magic eighth, the teams went with limited rosters while getting players extra rest. Starters Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, Joe Harris and Garrett Temple all sat for the Nets, who kept rolling even without them. The Magic beat the Nets in the restart opener for both teams in a game they led by 30.