Hot Spurs make impressive recovery against Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook goes up for a shot as San Antonio Spurs centre Pau Gasol defends.
Entering Sunday, the Hornets were one of only two teams (along with the Bulls) against whom Westbrook hadn't recorded a triple-double.
In Pippen's rookie season (1987-88), MJ averaged a cool 35 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game on 53.5 percent shooting, converting his attempts at a rate over 10 percent better than Westbrook is this season, while also shooting at a higher volume. It was Westbrook's 40th triple-double of the season, putting him one behind Oscar Robertson's National Basketball Association record of 41, set during the 1961-62 season. Therefore, he is a virtual lock to average a season-long triple-double since the Thunder have just six games left in the regular season.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker (12) drives for the basket around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) during the fourth quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 31 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists. "I've just got to try to make the right play".
"As a team, we all do our part", Westbrook said.
Coming on the heels of Friday night's game in which OKC blew a 21-point lead against San Antonio, Sunday's game was disturbing. Add in another close out against the East-leading Celtics, and it stacks up among the Bucks' very best weeks of the year.
While this didn't stop Westbrook from putting up his 39th triple-double of the season, it did force him into choosing between him making a play or trusting his teammates to make them. "I think if we play this way, we'll definitely be hard to beat". He made the shot to bring the Thunder within 11. Whatever the team has needed a big shot, a scoring flurry, a key pass, a defensive play he has delivered. "That's what I really think", Robertson said.
UNC Tar Heels Top Butler in the Sweet 16, 92-80
Greg Gard is in his second year as head coach of the Badgers, and he's made it to the Sweet 16 for the second time. Kentucky actually beat the Tar Heels in this stat in Las Vegas 39-35 and will need a similar effort.
The Charlotte Hornets have picked a good time to get hot.
Oscar Robertson, the man owning the record for most triple-doubles in an National Basketball Association season, has been vocal with his support of Russell Westbrook, who has a chance to break his record in the next few games.
Russell's triple-double binge has put him at the forefront of the Most Valuable Player discussion.
Andre Iguodala's left-handed drive and layup tied it with 7:07 remaining and he finished with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Nikola Jokic finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, and Goran Dragic scored 22 points for Miami.
Charlotte has five games left and carries a 36-41 record into Tuesday night's game at Washington.
Despite losing their last game to the Dallas Mavericks the Bucks are still fifth in their conference thanks to a 7-3 run, which now sees them boast a record of 40-37.
"I think it's Westbrook". They slowly cut into the Thunder lead, until with 4:28 left, the crafty Argentine somehow executed a flawless pass to a wide-open Patty Mills at the three point line while falling down.
The strategy was effective as Jackson's length frustrated Williams-Goss, who finished with 15 points on 5-of-17 shooting. With 49.1 seconds to play and North Carolina leading 66-65, Meeks battled Gonzaga's Silas Melson for a loose ball.
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Justin Jackson finished with 19 points and also played tough defense on Monk, limiting him to 10 shots and 12 points. Jackson will shoot better from the perimeter, and both Dorsey and Brooks will go dry from three-point territory.
That day, Brandon Workman (Wareham) started for the West and Dan Butler (Y-D/Brewster) was a reserve catcher for the East. Pedroia fumbled for an apt metaphor to describe his longevity with the Sox, writes Peter Abraham.
The Oregon Ducks (33-5) overpowered the powerful teams in the tournament so far. "It would never have happened without them". A jump shot from Dozier and a split trip at the free throw line for Silva was Carolina's only points over a two minute span.
The two teams would trade blows until the dramatic 3-pointers at the end of regulation and overtime settled the Sweet 16 thriller. Devin Robinson and Justin Leon were consistent as usual and they helped the Gators stay close with five points each at the break.
Temperatures Friday afternoon will be cooler than Thursday but still warm in the upper 70s. "This is a statewide weather event". A strong storm system is pushing into the ArkLaTex that could produce flash-flooding, large hail, and spawn isolated tornadoes.
Analysts, on average, had expected earnings of $1.01 a share on revenue of $783.56 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Susquehanna also downgraded the athletic clothing maker to neutral from positive and cut its price target to 57 from 82.
CT 86, UCLA 71 • After watching UConn's dominance mostly from the bench for three seasons, Saniya Chong finally made her mark. The Elite Eight matchup with OR is about more than just winning for Kansas senior forward Landen Lucas , it's about pride.
Game 1 of the Final Four was won in a thirller by Gonzaga, and now we're set for the second game of the night. Killian Tillie, a freshman from France, iced the game with two free throws with 2.2 seconds left.
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This will be the Tar Heels' fifth trip to the Final Four under the guidance of coach Roy Williams, and their second straight. Freshmen Fox, Adebayo and Monk all declined to discuss the topic of the National Basketball Association draft.
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Tell me which team you think should be favored? "Personally, I didn't know where this program could go", Gamecocks sophomore P.J. The Tar Heels led by seven with 54 seconds left, but Fox and Monk hit consecutive 3-pointers to cut the deficit to one.
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Calipari credited the late turnaround to his team's ability to regroup following losses to Tennessee, Kansas and Florida. The Gators were trying for their sixth Final Four appearance and that includes the titles in 2006 and 2007.
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The seventh-seeded Gamecocks used a 14-0 run to take a 29-15 lead over Baylor late in the first half in an East Region semifinal. They said goodbye with a resounding thud after going 0-fer from 3-point range in the second half of Sunday's 77-70 loss to SC .
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Xavier has been scoring 1.21 points per possession in the tournament, and the team is making 63 percent of their two-point shots. Fans lustily booed Kentucky coach John Calipari in his first game in Memphis since leaving in April 2009 for the Wildcats.