Rather than risk being accused of copying Brad Stevens’ impeccable game plan, Kenny Atkinson seldom double-teamed Kristaps Porzingis, who went for 30 in Friday night’s blowout of the Nets. KP showed up in Boston flaunting two games of 32 and 31, and was held to two in the first half against double coverage. He notched another 10 after the undisputed verdict had been decided. I’m guessing Atkinson decided to hold off attacking KP with two bodies in case they meet in the playoffs.
Former Suns employees, Rick Welts (team president), Steve Kerr (GM), and Steve Nash (2-time MVP) all now work for the Warriors. That says it all about what it’s like having owner Robert Sarver as your boss.
I’m faced with a moral dilemma. If I came into 100-large, would I buy 200 pairs of Lonzo Ball sneakers or one mayor of New York City?
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Contrary to counterfeit reports by ESPN and Yahoo, Bobby Portis did not “cheap shot” Nikola Mirotic at Bulls’ practice this afternoon, a source attests.
Nonetheless, there is no denying it was a damaging one-punch knockdown. The Montenegro forward was taken to the hospital with a concussion and facial fractures that will require surgery, and is out indefinitely.
Mirotic initiated the skirmish. “He was the aggressor, not Portis,” I am informed.
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