Kings vs. Lakers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Sacramento Kings (16-22) play against the Los Angeles Lakers (19-19) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 10:30 PM EST on Tuesday January 4, 2022

Sacramento Kings 59, Los Angeles Lakers 57 (Q3 12:00)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
“All’s fair in love and basketball.” 

👟 | @ankr pic.twitter.com/lMEabgbw2911:49 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
HALFTIME: Kings lead the Lakers 59-57.  
👑 @De’Aaron Fox: 19 PTS, 3 AST  
👑 @Buddy Hield: 15 PTS, 2 REB  
👑 @Damian Jones: 8 PTS, 3 REB pic.twitter.com/lGZQiHGpnq11:39 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
A basket by De’Aaron Fox gives the Kings at 59-57 lead over the Lakers at the half. Fox has a game-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Buddy Hield came off the bench to score 15 points, knocking down 4 of 7 from 3-point range. LeBron James has 13 points for the Lakers. – 11:38 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Westbrook is 4-13 from the field in the first half, but he’s also got zero turnovers. The Lakers can absorb struggles with one or the other. “Both” is when things generally go sideways. AK – 11:37 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
One-possession game at the half. pic.twitter.com/OmS4Qcr2c911:36 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Halftime: Kings 59, Lakers 57
THT leads LA with 13 points off the bench. Dwight Howard has 12 points and 8 rebounds. LeBron has 11 points. The Kings are winning the 3PT and FT battles. The Lakers are dominating in the paint offensively. LA has taken care of the ball (one TO). – 11:36 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings lead Lakers 59-57 heading to the half . De’Aaron Fox has 19 points. 15 off the bench from Hield on 4-of-7 from 3. – 11:35 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Tyrese Haliburton is rocking “Love & Basketball” custom KDs tonight. pic.twitter.com/BNklg7TQHO11:31 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Arm is for buckets … and also dimes 💰 pic.twitter.com/kaGvBvzssJ11:31 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Harrison Barnes took a shot to the head. Elbow on top of the head from LeBron. – 11:29 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Excellent shift from Dwight Howard, who joins THT in making a big impact off the bench.
Dwight has 12 points and 8 boards, and THT 13 points, 3 boards and 2 assists. They’re a combined 11 for 16 from the field as LAL lead 51-46. – 11:27 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Dwight Howard doing a good job with turning this game around and reducing LeBron James’ workload at the 5. – 11:25 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Nice production from Dwight and THT off the bench…
-Dwight 12pts 8rebs
-THT 13pts 3rebs – 11:25 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Dwight slammed that one home. – 11:24 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Dwight is the relief pitcher you keep on staff for one team in your division – 11:23 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Dwight nearly Superman-dunked on that lob by Monk. – 11:18 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Monk with the behind-the-back dime to LeBron(!!!). – 11:17 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield is feeling comfortable regardless of what you call the Lakers arena. – 11:16 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
I feel like Damian Jones could make a decent living just charging people to watch him jump. It’s a pretty fun audience experience. AK – 11:15 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Damian Jones was so close toward making Crypto’s website crash – 11:12 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Damian Jones tried to kill a man. – 11:12 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
THT’s best stint in a while keys a 9-0 Lakers run to start the 2nd Q, producing a 35-31 lead after they’d trailed by 5 entering the period.
Horton-Tucker has 11 bench points on 5 of 6 FG’s, plus 3 boards, and a key steal digging down on screen/roll action. – 11:10 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Lakers have opened the second quarter on a 9-0 run to take a 35-31 lead. THT is feeling it w/ 11 points. – 11:09 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
9-0 run from the Lakers to start the 2Q. – 11:09 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
These have been the best, most under control minutes Talen Horton-Tucker has played in quite some time. AK – 11:08 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
First quarter: Kings 31, Lakers 26
Malik Monk has 7 points. Frank Vogel said pregame he’d consider whether to go bigger based on the context of the game. He clearly felt the need to by going to Dwight Howard early w/ SAC attacking LAL on the glass. LAL is shooting just 35.7%. – 11:06 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
a step back from Off-Night that we can watch all-night. pic.twitter.com/MuqsHRdZrf11:06 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings lead the Lakers 31-26 after 1Q. Fox leads leads with 8 points. 7 for Hield off the bench. – 11:04 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Feels like Talen Horton-Tucker is on a bit of a mission tonight. Starts 3 for 4 including a nice finish through Len and Haliburton.
Kings lead the Lakers 31-26 after the first quarter. – 11:04 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Tech on Westbrook. – 11:02 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
A game after sticking with the small lineup, Frank Vogel goes to Dwight Howard in the first quarter after the Kings repeatedly scored at the rim. – 11:02 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Davion Mitchell absolutely locked up Westbrook on that possession, forcing the timeout. Really impressive stuff. AK – 10:59 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL trail 27-20 with 2:03 left in the 1st Q, struggling to hit shots (8 for 23) while Sacramento has converted 12 for 21 attempts. Kings have 4 TO’s to LAL’s 1 thus far. – 10:59 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Watching Westbrook is paaaainful this season – 10:57 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Buddy Hield drained a 3 right over Russell Westbrook. I’m sure there’s some symbolism there…. – 10:57 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
All seven Kings to step on the court so far have made a bucket. Fox leads with 6 points. – 10:55 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Dwight Howard coming in off the bench. – 10:54 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron grabbed his right knee after his missed layup. But he’s walking it off and seems fine. – 10:54 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
I’ll always admire Buddy Hield’s confidence, even if it get him in trouble sometimes. – 10:53 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Fox blows by Bradley for the lay-in. Kings up 15-13 midway through the 1Q. – 10:49 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Marvin Bagley has become great at creating mismatches and taking advantage of them. He hasn’t been rushing & has picked his spots, but moves quick enough to avoid double teams. – 10:47 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Big rebound from Bagley. Big finish through contact for the And-1. Misses the FT. – 10:46 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
The most impressive part of LeBron’s game that hasn’t aged: the LeBron chase-down block – 10:45 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Check “LeBron gets UP for a block” off your bingo card – 10:45 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Good start for the Kings. Harrison Barnes drills the triple. 9-2. – 10:44 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Fox drills the 19-footer to open the scoring. 2-0 Kings. – 10:41 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Cool to see every pre-game Melo wrap his hands around the ball like he’s holding onto his favorite Christmas present – 10:40 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Pod! An NBA deep dive on the Curry/LeBron Legacy Battle, Ja’s big leap, the stealth sleeper Grizzlies, the biding their time Suns, Jabari/Chet/Paolo roulette and much more w/ @Seerat Sohi @Rob Mahoney @J. Kyle Mann
open.spotify.com/episode/3MToTG…10:31 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Tristan Thompson breaks out a new GT Jump. pic.twitter.com/0S1NEXBk3h10:27 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Alvin Gentry pregame on facing the Lakers with LeBron James starting at center: “If he’s at 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 6, 7, 8 – it doesn’t matter. Obviously he’s playing at such a high level right now. The fact that he’s doing what he’s doing at the age that he is, it’s phenomenal, really.” – 10:27 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
First start of the season for TA.
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/lVOFIHf3Cc10:15 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Trevor gets the start.
#LakeShow x @DWS_Group pic.twitter.com/JuyeZMKrX910:03 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Trevor Ariza gets the start while Stanley Johnson is away from the team. LAL going with its 21st starting lineup in Game No. 39 pic.twitter.com/OIhq9PcUGA10:02 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Starting lineups: Kings @ Lakers pic.twitter.com/clUX9F2cbU10:01 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Trevor Ariza starts in Stanley Johnson’s place tonight, the 21st starting lineup of the season. pic.twitter.com/Lqooq0jF0h10:00 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Starters for @Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers – 1/4:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Marvin Bagley III
C – Damian Jones – 10:00 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Trevor Ariza will start. – 10:00 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel on Russell Westbrook downplaying his 9 turnovers in win over T-Wolves pic.twitter.com/MMt6gR9jOr9:54 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Looking fresh for the first road game of the year 💧 
@MichelobULTRA | #ULTRADrip #JOYWINS pic.twitter.com/isX8y49Be99:51 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Two more days until the Off the Record with The Kings Beat virtual Happy Hour part Deux. @Sean Cunningham and @Sam Amick are joining the festivities. Become a premium subscriber to get an invite! kings-beat.beehiiv.com/p/off-record-k…9:40 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Grizzlies have won 6 in a row.
4 of their opponents were the Suns, Nets, Cavs and Lakers.
Yes, Ja Morant played all games. pic.twitter.com/gwkGc3b06J9:22 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Interim Kings coach Alvin Gentry says he is considering a change to his starting lineup vs. the Lakers tonight, saying it might depend on who the Lakers decide to start. – 9:16 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Interim Kings coach Alvin Gentry says Terence Davis (ankle) is still out for tonight’s game vs. the Lakers. Gentry says Maurice Harkless will get more minutes tonight with Chimezie Metu out due to health and safety protocols. – 9:13 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
According to Gentry, there is a good chance the starting lineup changes tonight. Terence Davis is still out. Moe Harkless is likely to get some minutes. – 9:13 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Interim Kings coach Alvin Gentry says the team is also calling up Neemias Queta from the G League for tonight’s game vs. the Lakers. – 9:11 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
With Chimezie Metu in health and safety protocols, the Kings have recalled Neemias Queta. – 9:11 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kings coach Alvin Gentry on LeBron James’ positional versatility: “It doesn’t matter if he’s at 5,4,3,2,1, 6, 7 or 8.” – 9:07 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Frank Vogel says there is still a major role planned for Kendrick Nunn: “Kendrick’s going to get a ton of minutes when he gets back healthy” – 8:57 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel: “Kendrick [Nunn] is going to get a ton of minutes when he gets back healthy.” – 8:56 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on Austin Reaves: “I definitely didn’t envision him being a rotational player early on. …. He’s playing really solid basketball on both ends.” – 8:55 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says the team is “still undecided” on Talen Horton-Tucker’s role due to his struggles this season. – 8:51 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Vogel said it’s a bit of a surprise that L.A.’s 5th-most used line up (Westbrook, Bradley, Monk, Johnson, LeBron) has played only 36 min. together (13.5 net rating), but not really. Injuries/absences been story of season. Huge diff. compared to GSW PHX and UTA’s top lineups: pic.twitter.com/BOfYU1LeOG8:50 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Good as Gold
#LakeShow x @bibigoUSA pic.twitter.com/sCk3wBWRQy8:50 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on Russell Westbrook: “Russell is a winning player. He’s really helping us.” – 8:48 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Damian Jones warming up ahead of tonight’s matchup with the Lakers pic.twitter.com/68AnU7fvIt8:35 PM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Gary Payton believes he knows what is preventing Russell Westbrook from finding his footing with the #Lakers
#LakeShow #NBA
sportscasting.com/hall-of-famer-…8:10 PM
Austin Kent @AustinKent
Pat Beverley congratulating LeBron James for finally joining him in Deck The Hoops. pic.twitter.com/TqRyEa2n6E8:08 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
For tomorrow’s game at Sacramento:
Cam Reddish (right ankle sprain) is questionable
Trae Young (low back soreness) is questionable
Bogdan Bogdanovic, John Collins, Gorgui Dieng and Jalen Johnson are still in protocols and are out.
Solomon Hill and De’Andre Hunter remain out. – 8:03 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
It’s just something 👑special👑 about the Kings in So-Cal.    
   
Prep for tonight’s game by reliving the 3OT thriller vs. the Lakers in LA earlier this season ⤵ pic.twitter.com/aKcg6Ev0Bx8:00 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Chimezie Metu has joined Richaun Holmes in health and safety protocols. – 7:58 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Sacramento Kings have recalled Jahmi’us Ramsey from their NBA G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings. – 7:57 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings have recalled Jahmi’us Ramsey from G League Stockton in the wake of losing Chimezie Metu to health and safety protocols. – 7:56 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Sacramento has recalled Jahmi’us Ramsey from the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings. – 7:56 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
This feels like the Grizz/Lakers game from last week — Grizz hanging around down 4-6 but just can’t quite get over that hump yet – 7:43 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Sacramento Kings have added Chimezie Metu to the NBA’s COVID-19 health & safety protocols. He’s out for tonight’s game vs Lakers.
Terence Davis (ankle) remains questionable. – 7:34 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings forward Chimezie Metu has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Lakers due to NBA health and safety protocols. – 7:31 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
❌ Blocks for Bucks ❌
For every Kings block, @phoonglaw will donate $100 to Gigi’s Playhouse. Kings have helped donate $18,200. 🤝
Blocks for Bucks presented by @phoonglaw pic.twitter.com/knxn1L9dm37:00 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
We’re giving one lucky Kings fan 10 suite tickets, a sleepover inside Golden 1 Center and exclusive on-court and behind-the-scenes access all courtesy of @MattressFirm!  
Enter for your chance to win the ultimate Kings experience: https://t.co/w2qHvxcLqR pic.twitter.com/RCwp440eeX6:00 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
My West All-Star starters: Steph Curry, Chris Paul, LeBron James, Draymond Green & Nikola Jokic https://t.co/0icNylOwWX pic.twitter.com/WGRf4jm9Ed5:46 PM

Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
GAME DAY!!! ⚡⚡⚡5:07 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
some footwork & field goals that made the bench drop their jaw this season 😱 
🎥 Bench Reactions | Presented by @SierraNevada pic.twitter.com/fTO2nLs5LI5:00 PM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Trade chatter is picking up, making way for scenarios, one of which includes a Russell Westbrook-John Wall swap.
#Lakers #Lakeshow #NBA
sportscasting.com/latest-russell…4:56 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Rajon Rondo trade saved money and opened up on extra roster spot for the Lakers.
New for @The Athletic on Stanley Johnson, Avery Bradley and the Lakers’ flexibility as they shift their identity midseason: theathletic.com/3049845/2022/0…4:52 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Before this season, what year did Trevor Ariza last play for the Lakers?
#LakeShow x @socios4:32 PM

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Pacers vs. Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Indiana Pacers (14-23) play against the New York Knicks (20-20) at Madison Square Garden

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Tuesday January 4, 2022

Indiana Pacers 0, New York Knicks 0 (7:30 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
#Knicks starters against the #Pacers:
— Alec Burks
— Evan Fournier
— RJ Barrett
— Julius Randle (back from health and safety protocols)
— Taj Gibson – 7:29 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
#Pacers starters against the #Knicks:
— Keifer Sykes
— Duane Washington Jr.
— Justin Holiday
— Domantas Sabonis
— Myles Turner – 7:27 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
first five out.
@MotorolaUS | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/WiGhEtvYK97:08 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Randle is starting tonight along with Burks, Fournier, Barrett and Gibson. – 7:06 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Alec Burks, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Taj Gibson starting for NYK tonight, team says. – 7:06 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Knicks starters:
Alec Burks
Evan Fournier
RJ Barrett
Julius Randle
Taj Gibson – 7:05 PM
Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
Counting Down The Minutes: Could New York Online Sports Betting Launch By Next Week? “They’re getting close,” was how one source put it this evening @VisitPlayNY playny.com/online-sports-…7:04 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Injury Report for tonight’s game in New York:
Caris LeVert, Goga Bitadze, T.J. Warren, Kelan Martin, Chris Duarte, Isaiah Jackson – Out (health & safety protocols)
Jeremy Lamb, Malcolm Brogdon – Out (return to competition reconditioning)
T.J. McConnell – Out (right wrist) pic.twitter.com/ve5RNS2wmy6:49 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Knicks say Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson & Jericho Sims are available tonight vs IND. Nerlens Noel (return to play reconditioning) is out. – 6:32 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks announce that Randle, Robinson and Sims are available – and Noel remains out.i – 6:28 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Julius Randle is available tonight against the Pacers, Knicks say. – 6:27 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Knicks say Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims are available tonight against Indiana. Nerlens Noel (return to play reconditioning) is out. – 6:27 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks announce Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims are all available. Nerlens Noel (return to play reconditioning) is out for tonight’s game against Indiana. – 6:27 PM
New York Knicks PR @NY_KnicksPR
Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims are available. Nerlens Noel (return to play reconditioning) is out for tonight’s game against Indiana. – 6:26 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
First fits of 2022 at the crib 📸 pic.twitter.com/Spvba4DS6F6:25 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Malcolm Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb have cleared protocols, but it’s unlikely for them to play tomorrow night against the Nets.
Assistant coach Lloyd Pierce remains in the protocols, along with six other players. – 6:13 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Malcolm Brogdon has also cleared health and safety protocols, Rick Carlisle says. Won’t return immediately, could be available Saturday. – 6:12 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Jeremy Lamb has cleared health and safety protocols, Rick Carlisle says. He was with the team today, but likely won’t play today or tomorrow. – 6:10 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Jeremy Lamb has cleared health and safety protocols but will NOT play tonight and it’s “unlikely” he’ll play tomorrow against the Nets, per Rick Carlisle. #Pacers6:09 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Tom Thibodeau said Kemba Walker is day to day with general knee soreness. Said the test results he received on Walker yesterday were good news. – 5:48 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Kemba is day to day. Nothing serious. Results came back OK. – 5:47 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Kemba testing came back just soreness. Day to day. – 5:47 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tom Thibodeau says Kemba Walker’s test results on his knee came back positive, and that he remains day-to-day moving forward. – 5:47 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Julius Randle is still a game-time decision tonight against the #Pacers. Nerlens Noel is OUT. Mitchell Robinson is IN, per Tom Thibodeau. – 5:46 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Mitchell Robinson is playing tonight, per Thibodeau
* Julius Randle is a game time decision
* Nerlens Noel is out – 5:46 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Julius Randle will warm up and go from there. Mitchell Robinson is definitely in. – 5:46 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Nerlens Noel is OUT. Mitchell Robinson is in. Julius Randle is a game-time decision. All conditioning after coming out of protocols. – 5:45 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tom Thibodeau says Kemba Walker is out, as is Nerlens Noel. Julius Randle is questionable and Mitchell Robinson will play. – 5:45 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Randle will warm up and then they will decide. Mitch will play. Noel is out. – 5:45 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
And while I was driving to the game another one clears – Nerlens Noel has been cleared through the health and safety protocols. Listed as questionable – as are Randle, Robinson and Sims. – 4:39 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
The following 23 contracts will become guaranteed on Friday Jan. 7- 5PM ET.:
ATL: T. Luwawu-Cabarrot
BOS: J. Parker
BKN: D. Bembry
CHI: A.McKinnie, M. Thomas
CLE: E. Davis, L. Stevens, D. Wade
DAL: M. Brown
GSW: D. Lee, G. Payton II
IND: O. Brissett, K. Martin, K. Sykes – 4:35 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Knicks are top 10 in total blocks this season at 196, with these two leading the way. pic.twitter.com/k9nA3N76Ml4:30 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Knicks say Nerlens Noel has returned from health and safety protocols. He is questionable for tonight’s game due to conditioning. – 3:55 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Nerlens Noel has been cleared from health and safety protocols, Knicks say. He is questionable for tonight because of conditioning. – 3:55 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
The Knicks acquired the draft rights to Brad Newley and you probably didn’t think much of it. But Leon Rose has known him for a long time. Now @Brad Newley and his former agent come full circle. How Newley went from a 2007 Rockets draft pick to New York: theathletic.com/3050525/2022/0…3:55 PM
New York Knicks PR @NY_KnicksPR
Nerlens Noel has been cleared from health and safety protocols. He will be listed as questionable (return to play reconditioning) for tonight’s game. – 3:55 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
So @Mike Vorkunov actually spoke to the 36-year-old Australian whose draft rights the Knicks just acquired.
Story here on Brad Newley, who’s not a Knick but does have a connection: https://t.co/MzJOUbKkm0 pic.twitter.com/sKbiMLAxzk3:47 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Julius Randle off COVID list but will he play? #Knicks nypost.com/2022/01/04/jul…3:44 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey said Cade and Killian have done a much better job of being physical defensively. He said Saddiq was really good against Giannis and Randle. Praised Josh Jackson’s fronting defensively too. – 3:35 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving not listed on #Nets injury report, so his return tomorrow is official. LaMarcus Aldridge (right foot soreness) is questionable. #pacers3:35 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Kyrie Irving is NOT listed on Brooklyn’s injury report for Wednesday’s game at Indiana for the first time this season, suggesting he will indeed make his season debut against the Pacers.
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com3:15 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Kyrie Irving is not listed on Nets injury report for tomorrow’s game at IND, so it appears team has deemed him available to play. – 3:14 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
For the first time this season, Kyrie Irving is NOT on the Nets injury report for tomorrow night at Indiana. – 3:14 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
the Top 10 Plays of December 📹⤵
@GEICO | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/ftX48xQE2h2:59 PM

Yossi Gozlan @YossiGozlan
Skimming through players on non-guaranteed contracts ahead of the waiver guarantee deadline and I feel most of the cuts have already been done with Denzel Valentine, Wayne Selden, and Brad Wanamaker as of late. I don’t see too many players getting waived this week. – 2:30 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
The answer was C) Dikembe Mutombo.
On This Day in Knicks History: Deke blocked a Knicks record-tying 10 shots ☝ pic.twitter.com/t52TCXIhZI2:30 PM

Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
A @NatMelendez5 y a @Memo_Schutz le ha tocado la asignación el miércoles del primer partido de retorno de @Kyrie Irving, pero solo por NBA League Pass. @Brooklyn Nets en @Indiana Pacers con @C_Duarte5, quien en algún momento le tocará marcar a Kyrie. Suscríbete a NBA League Pass. pic.twitter.com/fAiwbE5ssx2:21 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
If the Knicks hope to salvage their season, they have to start now. They play eight of their next ten games at home. And all ten opponents have a losing record or are, at best, .500.
tommybeer.substack.com/p/the-new-york…1:54 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Julius Randle back from COVID list after Knicks struggled in his absence nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…1:49 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Wrote about the Knicks and the 36-year-old Australian basketball player they traded for theathletic.com/3050525/2022/0…1:47 PM

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Spurs vs. Raptors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The San Antonio Spurs (14-21) play against the Toronto Raptors (17-17) at Scotiabank Arena

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday January 4, 2022

San Antonio Spurs 6, Toronto Raptors 5 (Q1 09:07)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
We’re underway up North! 🤙
Enter the Spurs Digital Arena pres. by @SociosHoops now to interact with the Spurs Fam while watching the game and for a chance to win $50 in Spurs Pay! 🤑
➡ https://t.co/ksrJfJM6WH pic.twitter.com/hzbYxI9O047:13 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Per Spurs, although Keita Bates-Diop is back after missing the Detroit game with a hamstring injury, Pop is sticking with the same starters he used Saturday against the Pistons:
Tre Jones, Derrick White, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson and Jakob Poeltl. – 7:08 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
*Scottie Barnes braids alert* – 7:07 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Becky Hammon: NBA head-coaching pursuit hindered by working for only Spurs, never being head coach nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/04/bec…7:00 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors sticking with what worked the other night: VanVleet, Trent, Anunoby. Barnes, Siakam start tonight vs. Spurs – 6:51 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Given a chance, the Austin #Spurs‘ Jaylen Morris will impress after joining the big club on a 10-day COVID hardship contract, Josh Primo believes.
“He’s like a utility guy. He’s got everything in his bag.”
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…6:50 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Tonight’s @invisalign Starting Lineup pic.twitter.com/SNE8SYIFJS6:49 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks injury report for Wednesday’s game against the Raptors:
Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton – OUT (health and safety protocols)
Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Jordan Nwora, Semi Ojeleye – Questionable (health and safety protocols) – 6:39 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
ready for work 🤟
#ULTRADrip | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/7zFk7vfEtE6:38 PM

Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
30 min til tip…
Spurs vs Raptors
on @FAN590 pic.twitter.com/PcaeNZWSAV6:38 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop reiterated that the difference between Primo and Parker, who was 19 when he joined the Spurs, was that “Tony played a couple of years against grown men in the European Leagues before he came over so it was a little bit different situation.” – 6:37 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Josh Primo said he will have about 20 guests in attendance at Scotiabank Arena tonight.
“It was going to be in the hundreds if it wasn’t for what is going on with omicron,” he said. – 6:30 PM
Jim Lefko @jimlefko
Substitute teacher shortage reaches crisis level at San Antonio-area school districts news4sanantonio.com/news/local/sub…6:25 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Primo fondly recalled watching Vince Carter, DeMar Derozan and Rudy Gay as Raptors:
“I was talking to coach Pop about standing in front of the Raptors (with his club teammates) during the national anthem, and I was just star struck getting to see Rudy Gay for the 1st time.” – 6:23 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs rookie and Toronto native Josh Primo says growing up watching the Raptors is a huge reason why he “loves this game so dearly.” – 6:21 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
First of our next back-to-back!
🆚 @Toronto Raptors
⏰ 6pm CT
📍 Scotiabank Arena
📺 @BallySportsSA
🎲 https://t.co/9tnP05yFRW
📻 @1200WOAI, @kxtn1350 AM & 107.5 FM HD 2 pic.twitter.com/4hQLZS9nZt6:15 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Spurs Josh Primo, the just turned 19-year-old 🇨🇦🏀 and the NBA’s youngest player, has big plans, among them: “Playing on the national team and playing in the Olympics is one of my biggest goals” pic.twitter.com/zJ16lxkzbg6:08 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Josh Primo said he was prepared to have hundreds of tickets for tonight’s game, but he got about 20, given the circumstances. Also said he’s very interested in playing for Canada down the road. – 5:57 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Josh Primo says he’s been planning for months on how to bring as many friends and family as possible to the game but with the restrictions the final number for who’s watching in the stands is around 20. pic.twitter.com/7AsaAGuHWB5:56 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Josh Primo says one of his future goals is to play on the Canadian National team and to play in the Olympics. – 5:55 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
19yo Mississauga native Josh Primo on first NBA game in Toronto: “Its kinda weird. Its been my home for so long and I’m coming back now and I’m visiting, I’m the enemy. Its a warm feeling knowing that I’m gonna have family cheering me on but other than that its business as usual” pic.twitter.com/QaY6EV4lV15:52 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Gregg Popovich with high praise for Toronto product and Spurs rookie Joshua Primo and Raptor Favourite Son DeMar DeRozan pre-game
That’s about the news value of the chats with the coaches – 5:50 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“Joshua has an uncanny maturity about him. He’s not in a awe by the NBA. He knows how to play.” – Coach Pop on Josh Primo – 5:41 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Pop said the plan is for Dejounte Murray to join the team in Boston tomorrow. – 5:40 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Nick Nurse says Yuta Watanabe is “fine” and will be “out for a little while.” Team found out this morning. – 5:29 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Mannnn would ya look at them votes
@OG Anunoby | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/6U5KmFVCPl5:22 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
I scream, you scream, we all scream to vote @Fred VanVleet into #NBAAllStar
⭐ 1 RT = 1 VOTE ⭐ pic.twitter.com/2jpkJknHUW5:20 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Here’s the Celtics injury report for tomorrow’s game against the Spurs. Nobody except Broderick Thomas has been ruled out. Robert Williams (right big toe sprain) is probable. pic.twitter.com/A6zTks0NUx4:50 PM

Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Celtics say Robert Williams is probable vs. Spurs.
Romeo Langford (non-COVID), Aaron Nesmith (health and safety), and Jabari Parker (dental work) are all questionable.
Brodric Thomas (back pain) is out. – 4:49 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
#NEBHInjuryReport vs San Antonio:
Romeo Langford (illness, non-COVID) – QUESTIONABLE
Aaron Nesmith (Health & Safety Protocols) – QUESTIONABLE
Jabari Parker (dental work) – QUESTIONABLE
Brodric Thomas (low back pain) – OUT
Robert Williams (right big toe sprain) – PROBABLE – 4:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics Injury Report vs. San Antonio on Wed:
Romeo Langford – Illness (Non-COVID) – QUESTIONABLE
Aaron Nesmith – H&S Protocols – QUESTIONABLE
Jabari Parker – Dental Work – QUESTIONABLE
Brodric Thomas – Low Back Pain – OUT
Robert Williams – Right Big Toe Sprain – PROBABLE – 4:48 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
The boards are still up for tonight’s Raptors game 😂 pic.twitter.com/Yn6K3yys0B4:43 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Running through the 6⃣ with Primo 🇨🇦
Josh talks about what it’s like returning to his hometown while taking a stroll in Toronto ahead of our game tonight.
@Josh Primo | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/rtpXypOS6L4:38 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Us everytime you RT Pascal for All-Star ⭐
@Pascal Siakam | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/XaPLzRKgku4:01 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Support the Raptors and your community by purchasing your 50/50 tickets today for a chance to WIN the jackpot!
 🎟: https://t.co/4Eo8xUvs9b pic.twitter.com/UEIG8jIhyx3:31 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Fred VanVleet was a nominee for December player of the month for the Eastern Conference, won by Joel Embiid. – 3:20 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Fred VanVleet earned a nomination for Eastern Conference Player of the Month, as did a couple of former Raptors, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, but it went to Joel Embiid. – 3:14 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Earlier the Spurs announced Keita Bates-Diop (right hamstring tightness) will be available for tonight’s game.
The Raptors are favored by 6.5 against the Spurs – 2:17 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Svi Mykhailiuk and Yuta Watanabe have entered the health/safety protocol. Outside of David Johnson (injured) and Goran Dragic (excused leave), who haven’t been with the team, 13 of 14 Raptors have been in the protocols over the last 3 weeks (Boucher the only player who hasn’t). – 2:10 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Fred VanVleet this season:
20.9 PPG
5.0 RPG
6.7 APG
3.5 3PG (3rd in NBA)
All career-highs
The Raptors are outscoring opponents by 5.9 per 100 possessions with FVV on the court. Outscored by 14.6 with him off. That 20.5 net difference is 2nd in the league to Jokic. pic.twitter.com/b8t4OgybFU2:06 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs have updated Keita Bates-Diop from questionable to available for tonight at Toronto after he missed Saturday’s loss at Detroit with a tight right hamstring. – 1:23 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
The #Celtics have had their usual starting five available in just eight of their 37 games (21 percent) this season. That should change tomorrow night against the Spurs masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…1:08 PM

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Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Memphis Grizzlies (24-14) play against the Cleveland Cavaliers (16-16) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday January 4, 2022

Memphis Grizzlies 41, Cleveland Cavaliers 47 (Q2 05:50)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Cavaliers are good. Mobley is great. Memphis needs to get the energy/communication up defensively, but right now Cleveland is just outplaying the Grizzlies – 7:48 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Happy Birthday, @CollinSexton02! 🥳❤ pic.twitter.com/AbwtYpi9Wn7:45 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
what did we tell yall bout that island? 🌴
@Ja Morant // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/0g1koqdwFL7:43 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
🐻⚪⚪⚪
-3 after the first stanza.
@Ja Morant leads with 9 points
📺 @GrizzOnBally | 📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/ihZhICOVcR7:39 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs have a 30-27 lead over the Memphis at the end of the first quarter. Cavs have 8 assists on 13 made shots, with Garland dishing four of those assists.
Cavs shot 13-of-21 from the field (61.9%) and 3-of-5 from 3 (60%). – 7:38 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Collin Sexton is also here at the arena. – 7:38 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
On the podcast w/ @matt_pennie, I talked about why I think Evan Mobley is the clear pick for rookie of the year right now. He’s essentially the most important player on a top-10 team in the league, which is crazy to be true about a rookie.
FULL PODCAST: https://t.co/kDyAlSatQW pic.twitter.com/6MeNnVDCQq7:37 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
30-27 Cavs at the end of one. Cleveland is massive and good. This should be a fun game as long as Memphis can keep their legs on the second night of a back to back. – 7:36 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
If Brandon Clarke would’ve hit Ziaire on the behind the back pass @PAKA_FLOCKA would’ve ascended in to the heavens – 7:35 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Me watching Ziaire Williams and Jarrett Culver playing at the same time wearing the same headbands and shirts under their jerseys pic.twitter.com/ekh37HHDXI7:33 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
ayooooo welcome back @Ziaire Williams 🎱 – 7:33 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Welcome back Ziaire Williams. A pretty euro-step. – 7:32 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Another #NBA75 Mixtape Night, another look back at franchise history!
With #NBAAllStar right around the corner, tonight we remember Mark Price’s back-to-back Three Point Contest wins in ’93-’94 🔥🏆 pic.twitter.com/EEvsFCoTcx7:32 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
WE MISSED YOU, #DariusGarland ❤💛
RT if you did too.
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/KZHENA7Xqs7:30 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant is a human hover board – 7:30 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Once I processed it, I was like, ‘Man, I got to call Kev.’”
Monty Williams on calling associate head coach Kevin Young morning of Memphis game he was going into health/safety protocols.
Young was acting head coach for last 4 games. Williams back tonight at #Pelicans. #Suns pic.twitter.com/Ou4dm627Xo7:29 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
When the Bane train gets going early. pic.twitter.com/oHM3s0pK2n7:28 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies need stops to play how they want. Not getting many stops, so the Cavs’ long frontcourt is altering and making shots tough. Grizz still only down five in the first. 23-18 – 7:28 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
Welcome back #Cavs Darius Garland. He looks good in his first game back so far. He’s up to 8 points after that pretty 3 and four assists, two of which on lobs to Jarrett Allen. – 7:27 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
that clip is automatic.
@Desmond Bane x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/gh8zGLImLV7:27 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond “Klay Thompson” Bane – 7:26 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
Rajon Rondo is on the bench with the #Cavs tonight. He’s not in uniform, but he is here in Cleveland.
Fans in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse cheering pretty loudly for him. – 7:22 PM
Pete Pranica @PetePranica
Cleveland’s length is a problem. Grizz need to get sharper cuts and ball movement to unlock the Cavs defense. – 7:22 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That Ja defense/Bane pull-up three sequence pic.twitter.com/t86SuaxrBU7:20 PM
Bill Reiter @sportsreiter
I find myself, week after week, drawn to watching whatever Cleveland Cavaliers game happens to be on League Pass. – 7:19 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Cleveland’s size is giving Memphis serious problems offensively. – 7:19 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Wait, Kevin Love has scored how many points in five straight games? – 7:19 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
#DariusGarland is back and so is the signature hop 😏
#NBAAllStar | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/5ahqOIWXGe7:18 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Darius Garland becoming a star-level player is pleasantly surprising. Enjoyed his game at Vanderbilt. Glad he’s putting it together – 7:17 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Kinda weird the Grizz had Ray Acosta as a ref last night in Brooklyn and then again tonight in Cleveland – 7:15 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Welcome back, @Darius Garland 👌
#NBAAllStar | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/wVdUfOenVX7:13 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
First, some shoutouts.
– Welcome back, Ziaire Williams.
– Welcome to NBA Head Coaching, Brad Jones.
And we wish Coach Taylor Jenkins the very best during this difficult time for he, his wife, and their family. – 7:11 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Tonight we join together in a moment of silence to honor a special member of @CLEpolice.
Rest in Peace, Officer Shane Bartek. pic.twitter.com/2dTIHWHkVq7:09 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
🚨 GRIZZ TWITTER ROLL CALL 🚨
RT IF YOU’RE TAPPED IN WITH THE GANG.
📺 @GrizzOnBally | 📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/bPRYF5mOZE7:07 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
please, @God, we dont ask for much — just a small, kind request for Ja Morant to meet Jarrett Allen & Evan Mobley at the rim tonight. once will do. thank you and hope all is well. – 7:06 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Darius Garland returns to the starting lineup tonight.
The starting five: Darius Garland, Lamar Stevens, Lauri Markkanen, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen – 6:49 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
starting five 🆚 @Cleveland Cavaliers
〽 @Ja Morant
〽 @Desmond Bane
〽 @KillianTillie
〽 @Jaren Jackson Jr.
〽 @RealStevenAdams
@Verizon | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/3W80Y9BYy76:49 PM

Michael Wallace @MyMikeCheck
After ballin’ out in New Jack City last night in Brooklyn, can’t wait to see what my guy D-Money gonna do tonight for @Memphis Grizzlies in Cleveland. Desmond Bane has it rolling right now, folks, like G-Money back in the day! pic.twitter.com/aKRL5Jv95p6:35 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
DG the PG is back in tonight’s starting 🖐 #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/KmneaT3g1G6:27 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
LJ showed off some acrobatic dunks in the 1992 Slam Dunk Contest.
Let’s send your Hornets to Cleveland and show the world what we have in Buzz City today!
Vote right now! 🗳⭐
#NBAAllStar | #AllFly pic.twitter.com/oI1xgpvdj16:06 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Make sure to watch tonight’s game on @BallySportsCLE — it’s a Box Office Buyout with half off tickets to #CavsNets on 1/17!
🎟 Take advantage now through midnight on https://t.co/gg2n11IKyz! pic.twitter.com/hvKvWe55hK6:00 PM

Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
Grizzlies assistant Brad Jones will serve as acting head coach tonight vs. CLE. Taylor Jenkins is attending the memorial service for his father-in-law. – 5:59 PM
Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
#Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins is attending a memorial service for his father-in-law, the reason for his absence against the #Cavs5:57 PM
Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
Looking forward to seeing Darius Garland back in action tonight, after missing the past 4 games.
JB Bickerstaff said he looked good in practice yesterday & they’ll ‘probably monitor the length of his stints, but not necessarily have him on a minutes restriction.’ #Cavs5:54 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs J.B. Bickerstaff said Darius Garland looked good in practice yesterday.
“He feels good,” Bickerstaff continued. “We’ll probably monitor the length of his stints, but not necessarily have him on a minutes restriction.” – 5:49 PM
Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins out tonight vs #Cavs for personal reasons, with Brad Jones filling in – 5:48 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Brad Jones on Steven Adams: He has really turned the corner. I think he was trying to fill his way with us earlier this season.
Mentioned how Adams dominates games without scoring and doing the glamorous things. He said opposing coaches often come up to them talking about Adams. – 5:45 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The message repeated by Brad Jones multiple times in the pregame media availability:
If the Grizzlies play iso ball tonight, they will struggle with Cleveland’s length. They need to get in transition to be successful on offense. – 5:44 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones on navigating second-chance and turnover opportunities: Steven Adams gets the credit for their work on the glass. Tonight will be a good battle, but it’ll come down to guard rebounding to get out and run
“Steven Adams dominates a game without scoring” – 5:43 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones says he’s excited to get Ziaire Williams back, and he’s been working really hard in his rehab. He’s hopeful that he could get out there and get his feet wet — they were really excited about his progression prior to injury – 5:41 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones on preparing for shifts with Brooklyn and Cleveland: He gave praise to his scouting department. He said every game’s different, and they need to navigate to make adjustments against Cleveland – 5:41 PM
Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
Assistant coach Brad Jones will serve as acting head coach of the Memphis Grizzles against the Cleveland Cavaliers, as Taylor Jenkins is attending a memorial service for his father-in-law. – 5:40 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Brad Jones said the Grizzlies are emphasizing playing with pace against the Cavs today. Cleveland has the tallest frontcourt in the NBA. – 5:40 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones on the changes offensively against big teams like Cleveland: He said they’re good and physical, they try to deny passes, so they have to play with pace. They want to get out and run, and they need ball movement — since length will kill them in ball-stopping situations – 5:38 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies will use Brad Jones as the acting head coach tonight so Taylor Jenkins can attend the memorial for his father-in -aw. – 5:37 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones says he sees Jaren Jackson Jr. and Evan Mobley in the same way, and they’re really exciting about this matchup tonight – 5:37 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones on Evan Mobley: “you don’t get rookies that come along and make the impact he has made” — he said his defensive mobility is great, and his offense has evolved since the 1st game – 5:37 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Brad Jones will serve as acting head coach for the Grizzlies today. Taylor Jenkins is attending a memorial for his father-in-law. – 5:36 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones will serve as acting head coach tonight, as Taylor Jenkins is attending a memorial service for his father in law, per Grizzlies PR – 5:36 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Look who’s back in The Land ❤💛
@CollinSexton02 | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/2NwZNdnxYl5:30 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Hey 10 👋
RETWEET to send our guy #DariusGarland to #NBAAllStar! pic.twitter.com/aPp1XsY0Ia5:09 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New Mismatch with @Chris Vernon. We have a lot of love to the Grizzlies and DeRozan, talked Nets, Simons, Trae, Grant, and much more. Klay and Kyrie too. Loaded show. open.spotify.com/episode/3DTdc1…5:05 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Second night of a back-to-back for the Grizz. They are 3-3 with no rest.
Ja Morant on 0 days rest in his career:
18.8 ppg, 6.9 ast, 4.3 reb
Ja on 0 days rest this season:
31.3 ppg, 7.3 ast, 5.8 reb
Bane on 0 days rest this season:
21.7 ppg, 2.5 ast, 5.0 reb – 5:03 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Rajon Rondo trade saved money and opened up on extra roster spot for the Lakers.
New for @The Athletic on Stanley Johnson, Avery Bradley and the Lakers’ flexibility as they shift their identity midseason: theathletic.com/3049845/2022/0…4:52 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
It seems like most Grizzlies fans think Desmond Bane is a top candidate for most improved, but places like BetOnline.ag and FanDuel have Ja Morant as the current favorite to win the award. Bane has the seventh-best odds on FanDuel (+3300). Morant is +170. – 4:44 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
The following 23 contracts will become guaranteed on Friday Jan. 7- 5PM ET.:
ATL: T. Luwawu-Cabarrot
BOS: J. Parker
BKN: D. Bembry
CHI: A.McKinnie, M. Thomas
CLE: E. Davis, L. Stevens, D. Wade
DAL: M. Brown
GSW: D. Lee, G. Payton II
IND: O. Brissett, K. Martin, K. Sykes – 4:35 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Grizzlies sign Jon Teske to 10-day hardship contract sportando.basketball/en/grizzlies-s…4:21 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
FYI: A lot more basketball content on my IG (https://t.co/e5o4OH1XIi) y’all should go follow if you’re a hoop head.
Somehow a quick Ja Morant nugget I put up hit 10K in 10 minutes. It’s lit on the gram 🙅🏾‍♂🧢 pic.twitter.com/5ymzdZgSzp4:07 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies have one of the best head coaches in the NBA…just in case you didn’t know.
Taylor Jenkins named December 2021 Western Conference Coach of the Month https://t.co/qEiAZRrcVt pic.twitter.com/cODm2PsXju4:01 PM

Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
The @NBA today announced that @Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins was named the NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month for December 2021.
Jenkins guided the Grizzlies to a 12-4 record in December. pic.twitter.com/K4nuqbkZXU4:01 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra have been named the Western and Eastern Conference Coaches of the Month. pic.twitter.com/LvGMJFmCxv4:01 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
On ESPN’s NBA Today, Matt Barnes and Richard Jefferson weren’t so sure Ja Morant will be an All-Star.
They said he could be a future MVP, and if he isn’t selected Ja still has the respect of the players in the league. But they didn’t want to pencil him in to Cleveland. 1/2 – 3:53 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Grizzlies’ Desmond Bane: Ja Morant belongs in debate of NBA’s best point guard nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/04/gri…3:50 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
🏀 The Grizzlies keep getting better
🏀 DeMar DeRozan is elevating the Bulls
🏀 Becky Hammon is coaching in the WNBA
#TheMismatch with @Chris Vernon and @Kevin O’Connor: open.spotify.com/episode/3DTdc1…3:25 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Ready for some basketball in The Land!
🆚 @Memphis Grizzlies
🕖 7:00PM ET
📺 @BallySportsCLE
@betwayusa | #GetItLocked pic.twitter.com/d3DerplUwK3:00 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Memphis freshman Emoni Bates still dealing with pain and swelling in his finger, as well as restricted range of motion, and will not play tonight against Tulsa, source told @Stadium. – 2:47 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
Desmond Bane might have an All-Star game in his future – 2:42 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Desmond Bane had 29 pts last night in Brooklyn, part of an interesting trend this year…
Bane has been SIGNIFICANTLY better on the road than at home. Bane is shooting 52.5% overall & an incredible 50% from three on the road – hitting 4 threes a game – but just 41%/33% at home. pic.twitter.com/vAUIjJASvb2:30 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Evan Mobley was a nominee for Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in December. – 2:15 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Between Trae Young’s 56-piece, Ja Morant going off in Barclays, Becky Hammon’s introductory news conference, Dirk Nowitzki’s jersey retirement and Kyrie Irving’s impending return, we will have a packed show on NBA Today. See you at noon PT on @ESPN! – 2:05 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Listen to today’s episode of The Starting Lineup with @Frank Isola & @Brian Scalabrine on Pandora!
🐻 Ja Morant goes off
🏀 @Alan Hahn joins the show
🎙 Battle of the Broadcasters!
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Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Enjoyed this look at Ja Morant’s big night as he continues to shine bright this season. Good stuff here from @SharonShyBrown. Check it out!
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Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Fear the #FROHIO 😈
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Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
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Timberwolves vs. Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Minnesota Timberwolves (16-20) play against the Los Angeles Clippers (18-18) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 10:30 PM EST on Monday January 3, 2022

Minnesota Timberwolves 62, Los Angeles Clippers 44 (Q2 01:09)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Naz Reid + Anthony Edwards + Jaden McDaniels combining for ridiculous shooting numbers in the first half.
Reid: 4 of 4 from 2, 1 of 1 from 3
Edwards: 3 of 4 from 2, 2 of 2 from 3
McDaniels: 2 of 4 from 2, 3 of 3 from 3
22, 20 and 21 years old
Wolves beating Clippers by 18 – 11:27 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
11 points in the second quarter for Big Mac 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/iLClGGuY7d11:26 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers are playing like they’re the ones on the second night of a back-to-back.
(I was def on the flight from JFK 24 hours ago, so I can relate!)
Anyways, Timberwolves are shooting 59.1% from the field and have added 7 3s to go with a 36-18 advantage in paint to lead 60-42. – 11:24 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Dwight Powell has played some of the best ball of his career of late. He (and Kleber) made Jokic work for his numbers tonight. Powell’s last 8. In 24 min/gm 11.6 pts-5.2 rebs, 63.6 FG, 5-8 3pt, now shooting 42.9 (12-28) from 3 this season. – 11:21 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Jaden McDaniels can’t miss. – 11:20 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Serge Ibaka: 3 for 3 = 7 points. – 11:20 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers have 12 baskets, 13 turnovers, and a 17-point deficit – 11:19 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Jaylen Nowell.
The gift that keeps on giving. pic.twitter.com/y1IOY9QyVY11:18 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Justise Winslow finished a fast break that he started with a steal, but Clippers on wrong side of a 7-0 Timberwolves run and now in a 43-30 hole with 6:39 left in first half.
Eric Bledsoe having an unfortunate half passing the ball. Already has a season-worst six turnovers. – 11:16 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
I have a hunch that the Jaylen Nowell and Jarred Vanderbilt pairing will be a good one over the course of the next month – 11:16 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Bledsoe with the Sleepy Floyd pass there. (Look it up, kids) – 11:16 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Taurean Prince with one of the funnier reactions I’ve seen to getting a steal. Like he couldn’t believe the Clippers threw it right to him. – 11:14 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
OK, Jaylen Nowell. – 11:10 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Jaylen Nowell with a posterizer and a mean mug. – 11:10 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota holds a 26-21 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Naz Reid paces the Wolves with nine points and two rebounds.
Patrick Beverley has dished out four assists and adds two points. – 11:05 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The turnovers are the difference in this game, with Timberwolves scoring 7 points off of 8 LA giveaways. Clippers also have only five assists.
Timberwolves lead 26-21 at the end of the first quarter. Patrick Beverley has a game-high 4 assists. – 11:05 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Minnesota 26, Clippers 21 | End 1 | Clippers have turned it over eight times (leading to seven T’Wolves’ points) and they’re shooting 38.9%, 30% from deep … and they’re down a relatively modest five points. – 11:04 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves with a 26-21 lead after the first. Turned the Clippers over 8 times, but only 7 points off those TOs. Threes also not falling again. Reid 4 of 4 for 9 points. – 11:04 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Bulls game ended about 30 min ago. They’re breaking down the United Center court to switch over to hockey
But DeMar DeRozan after going an uncharacteristic 7 for 13 at FT line is out here still shooting FTs pic.twitter.com/Ri5bjJejHy10:58 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
A bad stint between timeouts for Clippers, as they scored only once in 8 possessions.
The Timberwolves sell out to force turnovers, and LA is obliging, allowing 7 points off of 7 turnovers.
24-15 Timberwolves lead with 2:31 left in opening quarter. – 10:58 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Great start for the Wolves. Naz Reid is everywhere, Josh Okogie swatting shots, getting out in transition – 10:56 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch said pregame that he needed to do a better job of blending lineups so as to get offense to sustain when they go to the bench.
The tweak we’re seeing tonight is having Anthony Edwards be the first sub out so as to be back in with the second unit. The DLo role. – 10:56 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
A day after I asked Naz Reid about his shooting struggles at shootaround, he has gone 14 of his last 21. Yes, I’m saying I’m solely responsible for this turnaround. – 10:56 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
The Force is strong with this Mann.
📺 @BallySportWest | @Terance Mann pic.twitter.com/SDOT9g9mKo10:54 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Josh Okogie, who hasn’t seen much time of late, getting ready to check in. – 10:54 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
4-3, Clippers.
In terms of turnovers. – 10:53 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
A night after committing 24 turnovers, Timberwolves with 3 in the first six minutes which would put them on pace for (checks notes) … 24. – 10:51 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
We already got through six minutes without a stoppage. Clippers lead 13-12 despite allowing 54.5% FGs to Timberwolves and getting outrebounded.
Jackson, Mann, Ibaka all have 3s. Timberwolves have missed their 3 attempts from deep – 10:50 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
First three buckets of the game tonight go to Naz Reid — all generated by middle pick and roll
1st bucket: pick and pop, catches then pumps and goes to rim
2nd bucket: pick and roll for a dunk
3rd bucket: pick and roll for a free throw line catch into a eurostep finish – 10:48 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
picking up where he left off
NAZ REID. pic.twitter.com/EsME7i6Pwa10:47 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Patrick Beverley scores, and now Reggie Jackson is too small 😂 – 10:47 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Locked in.🔒
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/bjY9Jub5by10:44 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
That rolling dunk Naz Reid got from Bev… he must have hit the Lakers with that three times last night – 10:44 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Decent chance for the Timberwolves to actually get a win tonight with the Clippers down so many people. Grab some coffee and stay up late! – 10:40 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
May the Force be with you, #ClipperNation. pic.twitter.com/CmZ4W5A4S110:23 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Status Report:
Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and McKinley Wright IV are OUT. pic.twitter.com/1sqEUUiGjO9:58 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
The need to know for tonight’s meeting.
#GetItLocked | @betwayusa9:30 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Wow. The Brooklyn Nets getting smacked at home by Memphis. After inexcusably losing to the Clippers. Amazing – 9:26 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Steve Nash and Kevin Durant weren’t happy after the Clippers loss and I can’t imagine this one is going to improve their moods any. – 9:24 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Wolves-Clippers
Beasley over 17.5 pts
– Without KAT/DLo, a near-lock to be in this range
Bledsoe over 14.5 pts
– Looked great last game, scored 15+ in 5 of last 6
Ibaka under 8.5 pts
– Really unimpressive lately
Jackson over 2.0 made FTs
– Wolves foul a lot – 9:21 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Chris Finch’s perspective on the Clippers: “We’re all in this tough patch-it-together — regardless of the record, they’ve played some good basketball, the last games I’ve checked out.” – 9:07 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Brian Shaw will wait on Minnesota starting lineup before announcing his own
3 for 3 🤣 – 8:50 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Nico won’t play, Jay Scrubb will — acting coach Brian Shaw says. – 8:45 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Nico Batum will not play tonight but Jay Scrubb will, per Brian Shaw – 8:45 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
The Grizzlies have knocked down 4 threes in the 1st qtr and there is still 5 min left 👀 – 7:54 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant with an early candidate for play of the night, hunting down Minnesota’s Jarrett Culver for a chasedown block that led to a James Johnson transition 3. – 7:48 PM
Eric Bledsoe @EBled2
Cobra Kai is back yessir 😁 – 7:38 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
No Zubac or Hartenstein for the Clippers tonight — so another small frontcourt against the Wolves.
The available Clippers bigs will be: Ibaka, Morris and maybe Batum (who is listed as questionable).
Other small ball options the Clippers used last game: Winslow, Gabriel, Ennis. – 7:32 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Good evening from Barclays Center. I just had an oatmeal raisin cookie. I’m game-ready. Nets-Grizzlies tip in a bit. First game for the Nets since that ugly Clippers loss and the last before Kyrie Irving returns. Memphis has eight replacement players. Updates to come. – 7:20 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
After covering the Timberwolves I finally got to check out the Carole King and James Taylor concert doc. Excellent. (surprise coming from me) Captured how good Carole is at communicating the emotion in her songs as well as any other live performances of hers out there. – 7:09 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Here’s the Nuggets updated now-six game road trip to end January. Two sets of back-to-backs. Six games in nine days.
Jan. 25 at Detroit
Jan. 26 at Brooklyn
Jan. 28 at New Orleans
Jan. 30 at Milwaukee
Feb. 1 at Minnesota
Feb. 2 at Utah – 6:45 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
▪@Eric Bledsoe recorded 27 points, shooting 66.7% from the field.
▪@Terance Mann shot 58.3% from the field.
▪@coffeyshop_ posted 14 points, shooting 60.0% from deep.
📼 Clippers CourtVision powered by @awscloud pic.twitter.com/Ji8G5Ui9576:30 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
vote N:OW to see @D’Angelo Russell at #NBAAllStar
RETWEET TO VOTE pic.twitter.com/4MY53eSbxX5:55 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
The postponed Warriors-Nuggets game in Denver will now be played on March 7th, extending a 3-game Warriors trip into a 4-gamer. It’ll now be the first night of a back-to-back for them. They get the Clippers at home on March 8th. – 5:19 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The value of Jarred Vanderbilt + Nate Knight as offensive rebounders is not how much they individually rebound; it’s about how *the team* rebounds when they’re on the floor.
Wolves grab 33.3% of their own misses when Vando is on, 31.3% when Knight is on (98th + 94th percentile). – 5:09 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Timberwolves turned the ball over on 24.2% of their possessions last night — their highest turnover frequency game of the season.
The next highest turnover frequency game was against the Clippers on 11/5 (23.1%).
D’Angelo Russell missed both of those games. – 4:55 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
don’t blink when A1 is on the court.
RT to see @Anthony Edwards at #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/Ul085BvMOZ4:55 PM

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Hawks vs. Blazers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Atlanta Hawks (16-19) play against the Portland Trail Blazers (22-22) at Moda Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Monday January 3, 2022

Atlanta Hawks 0, Portland Trail Blazers 0 (10:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jay Allen @PDXjay
#Blazers starting lineup tonight against the #Hawks: Anfernee Simons, Norman Powell, Nassir Little, Larry Nance Jr, and Jusuf Nurkic. #RipCity10:03 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Starting 5 to kickoff 2022!
1⃣ @Anfernee Simons
2⃣4⃣ @Norman Powell
9⃣ @Nassir Little
1⃣1⃣ @Larry Nance Jr
2⃣7⃣ @bosnianbeast27
#RipCity | @stormxio pic.twitter.com/dgdlnOhGyI10:00 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
‘Lakers Talk’ starts at 7p…
-Is Lebron still the best player in the NBA?
-Thoughts on Russ’s post game comments from last night
-Rondo trade to Cleveland, the benefit for both sides
-Previewing games this week…Sac, Atlanta, Memphis
@ESPNLosAngeles pic.twitter.com/4tO01ihNoG9:47 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Starters for the Hawks tonight:
Trae Young
Skylar Mays
Kevin Huerter
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
Clint Capela – 9:36 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks starters vs. Blazers
Trae Young
Skylar Mays
Kevin Huerter
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
Clint Capela – 9:34 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
🏀 #RipCity   vs @Jaryd Wilson
⌚ 7:00PM
📺 @ROOTSPORTS_NW | https://t.co/yBftNpfldh
📻 @RipCityRadio620 pic.twitter.com/9l4OKa2OSF9:14 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
I just want to start tonight by pointing out that Tony Snell last missed a free throw on March 12, 2019. – 9:11 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Cam Reddish is OUT for tonight. – 8:59 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Cam Reddish is out for tonight’s game, Hawks say. – 8:58 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Cam Reddish (right ankle sprain) is out. – 8:57 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Joe Prunty said the Hawks coaches + medical staff will monitor players coming out of protocols, regarding guys being in different places with conditioning/overall just how they’re feeling.
(I asked if the coaches had talked about how to handle that; full response below ⬇) pic.twitter.com/Fe8NA1ciZ78:49 PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
Chauncey Billups said tonight he’s not sure how long Damian Lillard will be out of action with his abdominal injury: “That thing has been up and down…we’ll probably know more sooner than later.” #Blazers8:47 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Clint Capela comes into tonight’s game off his team-leading 20th double-double of the season, securing a season-high 23 rebounds, including 11 offensive, and 18 points at CLE. Capela leads the NBA in offensive rebounds per game (4.3) and is 3rd in total rebounds per game (13.2). – 8:40 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Anfernee Simons will start tonight against Atlanta for Damian Lillard (abdominal tendinopathy–injury management). #Blazers8:36 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Joe Prunty (acting as head coach tonight) says Cam Reddish will go through warm-ups and see how he’s feeling, regarding his availability for tonight’s game in Portland. – 8:34 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Acting Hawks coach Joe Prunty said they’re still waiting on Cam Reddish to finish his warmup routine to see if he’ll be good to go. – 8:31 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Chauncey Billups says Cody Zeller was getting close to returning from his right knee injury before going into the Health and Safety Protocols. Says Zeller should be able to return to the court soon after clearing the Protocols. – 8:21 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Chauncey Billups confirms that Jusuf Nurkic will play and start tonight against Atlanta. #RipCity @RipCityRadio6208:16 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Trae Young finished the month of December averaging 30.5 PTS and 10.0 AST, marking the third time in his career he’s averaged 30+ PTS and 10+ AST in a single month.
Per @EliasSports, that’s the fourth-most calendar months averaging 30+ PTS and 10+ AST in NBA history. – 8:13 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Jusuf Nurkic is available for Monday night’s game against Atlanta after missing a week while in health and safety protocols.
Chauncey Billups said Sunday he hoped Nurkic would return soon but thought conditioning might be an issue his first few games back. #RipCiy pic.twitter.com/gjz8RxtIWe7:55 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta enters tonight’s game 7-2 in its last nine road outings, averaging 113.9 points and 25.7 assists. The Hawks have dished out 25-or-more assists in five of those games, including two 30+ assist outings. – 7:15 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Tonight’s poster vs Atlanta 🎨
Art by Hunter Reed pic.twitter.com/Y8HWkKngST7:15 PM

Mike Ganter @Mike_Ganter
Some Raptors scheduling changes: Lowry return on Feb 3 has now been moved to Feb. 1., Bulls game from Dec. 16 is now Feb. 3. Magic game originally Dec. 20 now on March 4. Bulls game in Chicago on Dec. 22 now moved to Jan. 26. Raps Feb. 1 game in Atlanta moved to Jan. 31 … more – 6:49 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
The Hawks, who are coming off their largest second half comeback of the season in a 121-118 win over Cleveland (12/31), continue their longest road trip of the season in Portland tonight.
Game Notes: nba.com/gamenotes/hawk…6:46 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Man, the Nets got it rough with their rescheduled games.
They have to play the Spurs on Sunday, January 9 at 12:00 PM ET. Then they have to fly to Portland to play the Trail Blazers on a B2B on Monday, January 10 at 10 PM ET.
That’s a really rough trip for a B2B. – 5:45 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors rescheduled games
@ Chicago, from 12/22 to 1/26
@ Atlanta from 2/1 to 1/31
vs. Miami (Lowry return) from 2/3 to 2/1
vs. Chicago from 12/16 to 2/3
@ Brooklyn from 1/26 to 2/28
vs. Orlando from 12/20 to 3/4 – 5:44 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls will now host Det. Jan. 11, after the Dec. 14 game was postponed, the Jan. 26 game with OKC was moved to Jan. 24, the Dec. 22 game with Tor. will now be Jan. 26, the Dec. 16 game that was postponed in Tor will be on Feb. 3, and the Jan. 24 game in Atl will now be on Mar. 3 – 5:42 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
The NBA has announced make-up dates: Bulls host
Detroit Jan. 11 ( 4 games in 5 nights- Pistons/Nets-b/b. Home with Golden St.@Bst).
Bulls at OKC 1-24, Raps at Bulls 1-26, Bulls at Raps 2-3. Bulls at Hawks 3-3. – 5:36 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Our home game vs the Nets has been rescheduled to January 10th.
DETAILS:
rip.city/3HrDMjw5:33 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Not saying the Nets don’t deserve it after being unable to field the required players to avoid cancellations when other teams played with playground rosters, but to play Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn and then Monday night Portland is a serious back-to-back set. – 5:28 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
NBA announces ton of changes:
Raptors at Chicago, was Dec.
22, now Jan. 26
Raptors at Atlanta, was Feb. 1, now Jan. 31
Heat at Raptors, was Feb. 3, now Feb. 1
1/2 – 5:24 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Three Hawks games have been rescheduled, according to the league.
Toronto vs. Atlanta from Feb 1 to Jan 31, 7:30 ET
Chicago vs. Atlanta from Jan 24 to to March 3, 7 ET
Cleveland vs. Atlanta from Dec. 19 to March 31, 7:30 ET – 5:24 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Rescheduled games now give the Nets a brutal back-to-back with a home game Sunday afternoon against the Spurs and then at Portland on Monday. Probably count on seeing some of the kids in that one. – 5:23 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Raptors’ newly updated schedule:
Jan. 26 @ Chicago
Jan. 31 @ Atlanta
Feb. 1 vs. Miami
Feb. 3 vs. Chicago
Feb. 28 @ Brooklyn
Mar. 4 vs. Orlando pic.twitter.com/2OIduaGvt95:23 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Sked changes
Raps @ Bulls (postponed Dec 22) now Jan 26
Raps @ Hawks (initially Feb 1) now Jan 31
Heat @ Raps, Lowry’s return (initially Feb 3) now Feb 1
Bulls @ Raps (postponed Dec 16) now Feb 3
Raps @ Nets (initially Jan 26) now Feb 28
Magic @ Raps (postponed Dec 20) now Mar 4 – 5:22 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hawks had three home games rescheduled and they now have a TNT game vs. PHX Feb. 3. pic.twitter.com/viYcBmhdm75:22 PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
The #Blazers game against Brooklyn that was postponed last month has been rescheduled for Mon, Jan. 10 at Moda Center. #RipCity @RipCityRadio6205:21 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
The NBA announced that the #Cavs game versus Atlanta, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 19, has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 31 @ 7:30 p.m. ET. It will be an away game. – 5:19 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The Spurs-Nets game on Sunday has been moved to noon, to help the Nets get to Portland in time for a game there the following night. – 5:18 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
NBA announces 11 postponed games are rescheduled; eight others moved and two times adjusted to make it all happen.
Highlights:
– Kyle Lowry’s return to Toronto now Feb. 1
– Brooklyn plays San Antonio at home Sunday, then goes to Portland the next day
– 7 teams now have a 4-in-5 – 5:16 PM
J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
ive always thought so, but if he wanted to do it, john collins could be an incredible TV analyst some day – 5:03 PM
Trendon Watford @trendonw
Pastini gotta be my favorite spot in PDX… by far😂😂 – 4:58 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
NBA source confirms Lowry return game to Toronto is now going to be Feb.1; the Raptors at Atlanta game scheduled for that night will be moved, and rescheduling of other postponed Raptors games being worked on – 4:31 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Excited to welcome some faces back to the lineup tonight 🙌
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/xHroKQKT4X4:16 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Cam Reddish has been downgraded to questionable for tonight’s game in Portland: pic.twitter.com/ydREVEt6bX4:06 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Cam Reddish is now questionable for tonight’s game. He sprained his right ankle in the last game. – 4:00 PM

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Heat vs. Warriors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Miami Heat (23-14) play against the Golden State Warriors (7-7) at Chase Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Monday January 3, 2022

Miami Heat 76, Golden State Warriors 80 (Q3 03:06)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Oh no
Jimmy Butler not even almost trying to put any pressure
Looked like he knew what it was as soon as it happened – 11:42 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Jimmy Butler pivots to make a move, slips and goes down with a likely knee issue. Assisted off the court. – 11:41 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Jimmy Butler is being helped off the court after appearing to injure his right knee. He’s not putting any weight on his right leg. – 11:41 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Jimmy Butler has a leg injury and is being helped off the court. – 11:41 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Omer Yurtseven man
Dudes learning on the fly, but he’s learning at an incredible speed – 11:39 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
We take a timeout down 77-72 with 4:54 remaining in Q3 after briefly taking the lead.
Jimmy leads with 22pts – 11:37 PM
Tom Ziller @teamziller
Seeing an increasing amount of Wiggins All-Star buzz out there … are we going to have a legitimate Wiggins-KAT debate for the final West spot??? – 11:36 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Watching Kyle Lowry work the refs is an underrated aspect of the Kyle Lowry experience. – 11:35 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Lowry’s fourth foul, with 5:16 left in third. – 11:34 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler playing the Duncan Robinson role – 11:32 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler has now passed P.J. Brown and Voshon Lenard to move into 24th the Heat’s all-time scoring list. – 11:32 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
right place, right time 💪 pic.twitter.com/6LbAvCSJ1411:30 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
GPII is so smooth with it
📺 @NBCSAuthentic pic.twitter.com/IKzDyQXjuW11:29 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Miami battling in this stretch as well
Herro with short term memory, Butler continues to attack, Lowry looks like playoff mode Lowry, Martin is the ultimate role player
Question is sustainability – 11:28 PM
J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
candace parker: draymond impacts the game without needing to score — by attacking in transition, he sees the floor and knows when and where to probe with his quick passing
isiah: trae young averages 30 points! that ain’t no joke! – 11:23 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I’m interested to see how Tyler Herro responds in this second half
The length and overall switching continues to bother him, but how does he adjust?
He’s done a great job this season of flipping performances in the same game, but this is a different beast – 11:17 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Draymond Green tonight: the NBA’s first zero-point, 10-assist first half since Ricky Rubio on Feb. 5, 2020. – 11:07 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
PJ Tucker returns in a Zoom GT Cut PE. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Notgzd8IFH11:06 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Draymond at his best is such a delight to watch. Basically nobody plays like him. Steph didn’t score for the first 18 minutes of this game, Warriors still up at the half. – 11:06 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
2nd quarter went a little better, still some ground to make up pic.twitter.com/m9YhwP3DvK11:06 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Teams have combined for 21 shots at the rim in the first half. Heat and Warriors defenses doing what they do and limiting opportunities around the rim. – 11:05 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Down 13 early, Heat go into half down 59-54 to Warriors. Butler with 12 for Heat, Lowry 11.Steph 3 for 10, 3 fouls. – 11:04 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Butler and Lowry only played 18 games together before tonight. Really looking forward to them running a two-man game and gaining some chemistry – 11:04 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Jordan Poole looked like he was trying to sabotage Gary Payton II to get his starting job back on that lob. – 11:04 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Draymond with 10 assists in 17 first-half minutes – 11:02 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Open shot?
NOPE.
#DraymondGreen || #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/P5nHFoLz4P11:01 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler doing whatever he chooses over the last few minutes
Seemed like he was coasting before this point
They need this from him tonight – 11:01 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Donovan Mitchell, on what the difference was in the Jazz’s shooting tonight: “The screw-it mentality, just letting it fly, letting shots go. … I said it after the [Warriors] game, sometimes the best reads are just, ‘Shoot it.’” – 11:01 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Draymond Green with 0 points, 3 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 steal and 1 block so far in the first half. Kids, there is more to life than buckets. Take note. – 11:00 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
What a block from Draymond. With the left hand so he wouldn’t risk a foul. Just masterful defensively – 11:00 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Caleb knocking ’em down during the 18-3 HEAT run 🔥 pic.twitter.com/mhyhTTjHZN10:58 PM

J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
draymond has made a couple of gorgeous passes to cutters in this first half – 10:56 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
After those back-to-back 3’s, Caleb Martin now just 2,936 away from tying Stephen Curry for the NBA’s all-time lead. – 10:55 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
SC for threeeee
#StephenCurry || #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/mqIaiRsGqp10:54 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Like I’ve said time and time again, the solidity of Caleb Martin is under appreciated
The dude is consistently the same high level player on both ends every night – 10:54 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
If you’re awaiting the Andre Iguodala appearance for Warriors, check in Wednesday in Dallas. His R knee has the night off – 10:52 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
A 9-0 HEAT run has us back within 3!
Down 40-37 with 7:57 left in Q2 – 10:50 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Kyle Lowry has been incredible in this recent stretch
Working the inside one-on-one, PnR’s with Omer looking better and better
Herro and others following his spark
Big time quarter from him – 10:49 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry’s doggedness is, well, remarkable. – 10:49 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
he somehow got that to go in 🤯 pic.twitter.com/XJcQHqsgNU10:48 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Ja Morant says the Grizzlies call themselves the “Road Warriors.” They’re 11-6 on the road after punishing Brooklyn. Memphis has the 7th-best record in the NBA.
“We have more fuel when we’re on the road,” Morant says. – 10:47 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Poole Party +1 😬
(via @NBCSWarriors)
pic.twitter.com/gf8VkSiuqE10:42 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
a couple quick triples off the bench in Q1 🎯 pic.twitter.com/XKEXeqE46110:40 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Jordan Poole led all scorers in the first quarter with 14 points off the bench. – 10:40 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
1Q update 😎
Wiggs & JP: 26 points
Miami Heat: 25 points pic.twitter.com/x417QBTzb910:39 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Defensively, seems like over helping needs to be turned down a bit, while in understand this team provides a ton of stress
Offensively, it’s either Herro or Butler time, or it’ll be a long night – 10:39 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Silva and Guy leading the way with 6pts apiece pic.twitter.com/vKrkAQwLoW10:39 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Feels like a minor miracle that Miami is *only* down 33-25 through the first quarter… until you realize Steph only played five minutes. – 10:39 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
🗣 AND ONEEEEE
📺 @NBCSAuthentic pic.twitter.com/5Ko4QML3oa10:38 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per Heat: Ömer Yurtseven is in the locker room receiving stitches over his left eye, he is expected to return to the game. – 10:38 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Warriors 33, Heat 25 at end of one. Poole 14 for Warriors, Wiggins 12. Heat could not take advantage of two early fouls on Curry. – 10:37 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Jordan Poole is knocked down on an and-1. Draymond hops off the bench, both knees wrapped in ice, to pick up his teammate. Little things matter in a team concept – 10:37 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Fourteen first quarter bench points for Jordan Poole. Boosted the Warriors’ offense after Steph Curry’s two early fouls. – 10:37 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Miami’s leading scorers right now are Kyle Guy and Chris Silva
That tells you all you need to know – 10:36 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Mike Brown is out of protocols and back on the Warriors’ bench tonight. First time Steve Kerr’s had both his lead assistants, Brown and Kenny Atkinson, on the bench together since late October. – 10:35 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Dubs have nine made shots
Dubs have nine assists
📺 @NBCSAuthentic pic.twitter.com/9dkAaz1hXA10:34 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Draymond is at it again, controlling the action at both ends without scoring a single point – 10:33 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#MIAvsGSW INJURY UPDATE: Ömer Yurtseven is in the locker room receiving stitches over his left eye, he is expected to return to the game. – 10:32 PM
Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Warriors have so many excellent 3-point shooters. And now they’re going to add Klay? 5 for 8 tonight and Steph doesn’t yet have one. – 10:27 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Warriors bang 5 3-pointers in first six minutes. Wiggins and Poole each w/2, Porter rails one seconds after coming off the bench, prompting a MIA timeout.
Warriors 21, Heat 10, 5:36 Q1: – 10:27 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Otto Porter hasn’t played a full minute yet and has already knocked down a triple. – 10:26 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Watching the start of this one, I just don’t know if Miami has anything close to enough fire power offensively to compete tonight
They don’t seem to know what they want to get to
No base at the moment – 10:26 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The Warriors are ridiculous, even without the 77th-best player in NBA history. – 10:26 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
P.J. Tucker enters for the first time as a Heat reserve. – 10:24 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Guy now as second Heat reserve. – 10:23 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
The one thing Miami can’t do in this one is fall into the trap of playing the Warriors game
You can’t beat them like that
The offense needs some added layers instead of constant PnR, kick-out, repeat – 10:21 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Warriors obviously think Lowry on Wiggins is a mismatch, and so far they’ve been right. – 10:20 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Warriors 13, Wiggins 10, Heat 6. – 10:19 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Curry is whistled for his second foul inside the first 3 minutes. To the bench for Poole – 10:17 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy currently guarding Draymond
Lowry guarding Wiggins
Feel like a change is coming with Wiggins winning that battle with his length – 10:16 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Andrew Wiggins 8, Heat 4. – 10:16 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Wiggs showin’ off the range early
📺 @NBCSAuthentic pic.twitter.com/DKCQjZiMWA10:16 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Yurtseven forced out by blood rule, so Chris Silva enters early. – 10:14 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
make sure y’all are tuned in to this one pic.twitter.com/zyZyh2vWQf10:06 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After waiving guard Jeff Dowtin Jr., the Golden State Warriors opened a two-way roster spot. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/02/war…10:00 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Road warriors get it done! First game of 2022 and it’s a @Memphis Grizzlies win over the Nets, 118-104!
Morant: 36pts, 6reb, 8ast
Bane: 29pts, 8reb,
Grizzz outrebounded the Nets 62-33, had 42 bench pts, 29 2nd chance pts & 62 PTS in the paint! – 9:58 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Ömer Yurtseven is in elite rebounding company heading into tonight vs the Warriors. See which Hall-of-Famer’s streak he’s in reach of, and how you can watch/listen to the game. gohe.at/3pMJwhP9:53 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
All smiles on #WarriorsGround
Stream the game LIVE 👉 https://t.co/OMrtDufAON pic.twitter.com/jlTbQodVPp9:45 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Happy to have our guy back! pic.twitter.com/EMUZkiq2s19:44 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
PJ Tucker not starting is not only them working him in a bit, but it’s also the absolute necessity to stagger Omer and him
Best case scenario for this matchup – 9:41 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Omer Yurtseven has been the NBA’s top rebounder over the last 10 games. Exploring the Heat rookie center’s recent play miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…9:39 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
P.J. Tucker not shown on initial Heat starting lineup on stats monitor of:
Omer Yurtseven
Caleb Martin
Jimmy Butler
Tyler Herro
Kyle Lowry – 9:37 PM
Pete Pranica @PetePranica
The @Memphis Grizzlies biggest lead of 28 PTs over BKN is tied for biggest deficit BKN has faced all year. Also trailed by 28 vs. GSW. It’s the 6th time BKN has been down 20+ PTs this season. – 9:29 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green are back on the floor together at the Chase Center.
#DubNation pic.twitter.com/EvrBzmvOLz9:24 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
The @Philadelphia 76ers win their 4th straight, beating Houston, 133-113.
Embiid: 31 PTS / 15 REB / 10 AST
Korkmaz: 24 PTS / 11 REB / 6 AST
Curry: 15 PTS / 5 REB / 5 AST
Harris: 14 PTS / 6 REB / 6 AST
Joe: 18 PTS / 1 STL
Drummond: 8 PTS / 7 REB / 2 AST
Niang: 8 PTS / 5 REB – 9:22 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Steph, Draymond and Klay all warming up together for the first time in over two years pic.twitter.com/VlDLkyFmFh9:19 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per Heat: P.J. Tucker will be active. – 9:18 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
The importance of PJ Tucker will be on display tonight
Not just his defensive excellence, but the ways he can plug in as that Bam-lite facilitator
He’s back – 9:17 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
PJ Tucker has been cleared, Heat announce. He’s active. – 9:17 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
PJ Tucker will play tonight. – 9:17 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The way Seth Curry has knocked down some big shots in this 2nd half has been huge for the offense #Sixers9:16 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
these guys 😃😃😃
@Oracle || 💦 pic.twitter.com/RHeM9CSQb89:16 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Seth Curry with a big jumper and that gives Joel Embiid a triple-double. He now has 31, 15, and 10 after that bucket. It’s a 122-103 lead. #Sixers9:12 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Heat forward PJ Tucker plans to play tonight versus Golden State, source says. pic.twitter.com/CDh8BEGgRi9:11 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
P.J. Tucker clears NBA protocols as Heat get closer to whole. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…9:11 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Klay Thomspon just walked out on the court for his warm up slot and was greeted by big cheers from the crowd that’s already here. – 9:07 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Doing a Warriors mailbag. You know the drill, tweet me your questions! – 9:06 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
home sweet home
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/3p4ERFRbgA9:04 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
How Cristobal has been good for Miami Hurricanes business. And UM pursues transfers: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…8:59 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
If the Nets, Bucks, Bulls and Heat end up being the East’s final four, who would you like to face who in the second round?
I think I want Bucks-Heat and Nets-Bulls. Really build up that Bucks-Heat rivalry, and DeMar/LaVine trying to match buckets with the Nets would be awesome. – 8:48 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra says Mario Chalmers has mentioned eventually getting into coaching, “If he does decide to get into this madness, I’d love to help him.” – 8:45 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Erik Spoelstra says Mario Chalmers told him he wants to get into coaching.
“If he does decide to get into this madness, I would love to help him… whether it’s with our organization or another one.” – 8:41 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
NAW thinking he’s Steph Curry after literally one made shot is so relatable. – 8:38 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
I wonder how many teams we’re going to see trap Clarkson now that the Warriors have done it — it honestly has worked extremely well. – 8:37 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra says PJ Tucker is still questionable tonight vs Warriors
“He’s going to go through his routine, and I’ll meet with the training staff.”
@5ReasonsSports8:36 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Seth Curry was 0/6 at the half. He’s hit all 3 of his shots here in the 3rd quarter. Philly goes up 82-71 on that triple. #Sixers8:31 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Steve Kerr didn’t confirm that Klay Thompson is playing Sunday but says it’s possible. – 8:27 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Kerr says Klay Thompson will travel with the team on its upcoming back-to-back at Dallas and New Orleans. James Wiseman, who has cleared protocols, will not travel with team as he continues to make his way back. – 8:24 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
James Wiseman cleared protocols, won’t go on the road trip. Steve Kerr said the hope is now that Wiseman advances to contact work next week. – 8:22 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Kerr says “it’s possible” if Klay Thompson could return on Sunday against the Cavs. @woj reported earlier that there’s optimism that Klay could come back then. – 8:21 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Jordan Poole will come off the bench again tonight. Gary Payton II will start.
Steve Kerr says this is decision is based on the matchup against the Heat. Could see Poole back in the starting lineup in Dallas. – 8:21 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors starters vs Heat
Steph Curry
Gary Payton II
Andrew Wiggins
Draymond Green
Kevon Looney – 8:20 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Just remembered that Miami Trey Lyles was different. – 8:14 PM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
Sometimes not possible, but wonder if Theis can use the defense playing off of him to the #Rockets advantage by catching, then dribbling into a dribble hand-off with a ball-handler when the Big is camped in the paint and willing to give up the open 3. Similar to Draymond + Steph. – 8:09 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Transition defense a big first-half problem for the Sixers — 16 fast-break points already for the Rockets.
Tobias Harris and Seth Curry have combined to shoot 3 for 16 from the floor. – 8:08 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Coming soon? Injured Warriors center James Wiseman had a solid workout this morning and is inching closer to a season debut. pic.twitter.com/IXpyRwSpeU7:57 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
James Wiseman has cleared health and safety protocols and is out on the court getting shots up ahead of Warriros v. Heat. He is still inactive as he recovers from a right meniscus tear, but this is a good step forward for him pic.twitter.com/1tB6HZLXcZ7:50 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
ICYMI – the NBA has rescheduled the three games the Raptors have had postponed. Headliner is Kyle Lowry’s first game back at Scotiabank Arena is Feb. 1 (was Feb. 3rd). Remains to be seen if fans will be allowed back in the building by then. pic.twitter.com/EnkNcEpcTC7:41 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Shake Milton is a quick sub for Seth Curry, who just picked up his second foul. – 7:17 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
That’s a good sign. Furkan Korkmaz knocks down an open triple off a pass from Seth Curry who hit into the paint. #Sixers7:13 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Bay Area… #HEATNation where ya at? 👀🎟 – 6:53 PM
Mike Ganter @Mike_Ganter
Some Raptors scheduling changes: Lowry return on Feb 3 has now been moved to Feb. 1., Bulls game from Dec. 16 is now Feb. 3. Magic game originally Dec. 20 now on March 4. Bulls game in Chicago on Dec. 22 now moved to Jan. 26. Raps Feb. 1 game in Atlanta moved to Jan. 31 … more – 6:49 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Scheduling Changes
Our game at Toronto, originally scheduled for February 3, has been moved up to February 1 at 7:30pm.
Our game at San Antonio, postponed on December 29, will now be played on February 3 at 8:30pm EST. – 6:38 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Starting lineup:
Seth Curry
Furkan Korkmaz
Danny Green
Tobias Harris
Joel Embiid #Sixers6:31 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets starters: Mathews, Tate, Theis, Green, Gordon.
Sixers starters: Green, Harris, Embiid, Korkmaz Curry. – 6:31 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Willie Green on #Pelicans this week facing Uta, Phx, GSW, the West’s top 3 squads: “We play three really good Western Conference teams. I talked to our guys earlier about it, and this is what we want. We want an opportunity to play against the best and see where we are.” – 6:26 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Think I might be entering the health and safety protocols
But at least there’s Heat-Warriors tonight – 6:13 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
After playing just twice this week, tonight and Friday… Next week…. 5 in 7 including 4 in 5 with the final game in Boston after a home game with Golden State. – 6:08 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Optimism Klay Thompson will return for Warriors-Cavaliers on Sunday nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/03/rep…6:01 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Draymond Green has cleared the league’s health and safety protocol and is expected to return to the Warriors’ rotation on Monday against the Heat. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/03/war…6:00 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Miami Dolphins offseason primer: Free agency, cap space, 2022 schedule, more. And players react to another lost season: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…5:53 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Quin Snyder says Draymond deserves MVP consideration. An appreciative Green: “I’m not going to make an MVP case stacking my numbers against Steph Curry, Kevin Durant or Giannis. But the way I impact the game… impact winning, there is something to be said” espn.com/nba/story/_/id…5:47 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
My guess is the #Sixers‘ starting lineup tonight: Curry, Milton, Green, Harris and Embiid, with no Maxey or Thybulle. – 5:47 PM
Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
Warriors game at Denver re-scheduled for Monday, March 7 pic.twitter.com/E2TRz4I7XU5:46 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors rescheduled games
@ Chicago, from 12/22 to 1/26
@ Atlanta from 2/1 to 1/31
vs. Miami (Lowry return) from 2/3 to 2/1
vs. Chicago from 12/16 to 2/3
@ Brooklyn from 1/26 to 2/28
vs. Orlando from 12/20 to 3/4 – 5:44 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — Chris Silva relishing Heat reunion, “an excitement going through my veins.” sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:33 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — Herro ball put on backburner as Heat deal with shortages; Yurtseven takes another step. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:33 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — ASK IRA: Was Sunday a prime Heat example of what’s missing? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:32 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
So the upshot is, if there are fans in the seats, it’s the Lowry game on Feb. 1 and a DeRozan visit on Feb. 3; not a bad week – 5:32 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
The postponed game between the Spurs and Heat has been rescheduled for February 3 at 7:30pm CT at the @attcenter. Game tickets and parking will be valid for the new date.
More info: https://t.co/TNyf940Zxt pic.twitter.com/120CqzD5UR5:31 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Heat Warriors tonight. A clash of two of my worlds. Could be a clash of three worlds if a sandwich performs at halftime. – 5:31 PM
Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
In Celebration of 75 Years of Warriors Basketball
Tonight we recognize: Andrew Bogut pic.twitter.com/cJXrP1RROm5:29 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: Heat’s road games vs. Spurs and Raptors rescheduled miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Also, P.J. Tucker has cleared protocols and is questionable to play tonight vs. Warriors – 5:28 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
NBA announces ton of changes:
Raptors at Chicago, was Dec.
22, now Jan. 26
Raptors at Atlanta, was Feb. 1, now Jan. 31
Heat at Raptors, was Feb. 3, now Feb. 1
1/2 – 5:24 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
All tickets and parking from the original date for Spurs-Heat of Dec. 29 will be valid for the rescheduled date of Feb. 3, the Spurs announced. – 5:23 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nuggets will be playing their rescheduled games as follows:
DEN @ BRK on 1/26 at 5:30MST
DEN @ NOP on 1/28 at 7:00MST
GSW @ DEN on 3/7 at 7:00MST pic.twitter.com/B2KT7r9PSC5:23 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Raptors’ newly updated schedule:
Jan. 26 @ Chicago
Jan. 31 @ Atlanta
Feb. 1 vs. Miami
Feb. 3 vs. Chicago
Feb. 28 @ Brooklyn
Mar. 4 vs. Orlando pic.twitter.com/2OIduaGvt95:23 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Sked changes
Raps @ Bulls (postponed Dec 22) now Jan 26
Raps @ Hawks (initially Feb 1) now Jan 31
Heat @ Raps, Lowry’s return (initially Feb 3) now Feb 1
Bulls @ Raps (postponed Dec 16) now Feb 3
Raps @ Nets (initially Jan 26) now Feb 28
Magic @ Raps (postponed Dec 20) now Mar 4 – 5:22 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Raptors and Heat both play Jan. 31, before the return of Kyle Lowry to Toronto on Feb. 1. Ick. – 5:22 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
The Spurs’ Dec. 29 game with Miami that was postponed due to the Heat lacking the 8 required players has been moved to Feb. 3, the NBA & the Spurs have announced.
The rescheduled contest will start at 7:30 p.m. at the AT&T Center. The Spurs will host Houston on Feb. 4. – 5:21 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
The Heat’s game against the Spurs has officially been rescheduled for Feb. 3, pushing Heat-Raptors to Feb. 1 and creating a back-to-back set with Miami in Boston on Jan. 31. – 5:20 PM
Chris Dempsey @chrisadempsey
The #Nuggets postponed game at Brooklyn has been rescheduled for Jan. 26 in New York & the postponed Golden State game has been rescheduled for March 7 at Ball Arena. – 5:20 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
The postponed Warriors-Nuggets game in Denver will now be played on March 7th, extending a 3-game Warriors trip into a 4-gamer. It’ll now be the first night of a back-to-back for them. They get the Clippers at home on March 8th. – 5:19 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NBA makes it official: Heat at Raptors game moved to Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET and Heat at Spurs game moved to Feb. 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET. – 5:19 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Rescheduled games for Denver:
– Nuggets at Nets is Jan. 26
– Warriors at Nuggets is March 7
– Nuggets at Pelicans is moving from Jan. 26 to Jan. 28 – 5:19 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
And the Lowry return to Toronto will no longer be televised by TNT, though that can always change, I suppose. – 5:18 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Spurs vs Heat will now take place February 3 per NBA at 7:30 pm CT
The game had to be postponed last week – 5:18 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The NBA has announced 11 rescheduled games as a result of COVID-19 postponements. The Kyle Lowry return game is now Feb. 1, rather than Feb. 3. pic.twitter.com/GbOZqyj9Ij5:17 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Klay driving the boat to work is a vibe 😎 🚤
The Warriors sharpshooter says his return date “is coming very soon.”
(via KlayThompson/IG) pic.twitter.com/lvasCa83fw5:16 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
NBA announces 11 postponed games are rescheduled; eight others moved and two times adjusted to make it all happen.
Highlights:
– Kyle Lowry’s return to Toronto now Feb. 1
– Brooklyn plays San Antonio at home Sunday, then goes to Portland the next day
– 7 teams now have a 4-in-5 – 5:16 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on the optimism surrounding a Klay Thompson return vs. Cleveland on Sunday: es.pn/3sUIK4y5:05 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Omer Yurtseven’s behind-the-scenes work with Malik Allen and Udonis Haslem is paying off miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Yurtseven has been the NBA’s top rebounder over the last 10 games, as he makes Heat rebounding history for a rookie – 5:01 PM
Austin Kent @AustinKent
It’s never too early to start talking Dunk of the Year. Hit me with your favs. Maybe the best you’ve seen from a star and the best you’ve seen from a rotation player. Still Jaylen on Miles ? JTA on JaVale? Shill me. #NBATopShotThis
🗣📢 pic.twitter.com/Yu7XTdy66d4:58 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Klay Thompson, from his boat, said it has been a long journey, adding, “Smooth waters never made a good sailor.” – 4:50 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Klay Thompson on IG Live from his boat: “I’m almost there.” – 4:46 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Out for Heat tonight at Golden State:
Bam Adebayo (thumb)
Dewayne Dedmon (knee)
Marcus Garrett (protocols)
Udonis Haslem (protocols)
KZ Okpala (wrist)
Victor Oladipo (knee)
Duncan Robinson (protocols)
Max Strus (protocols)
Gabe Vincent (protocols)
(P.J. Tucker, questionable.) – 4:42 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
New Locked on #Thunder Podcast:
🏀 : JOSH GIDDEY TRIPLE-DOUBLE
🏀 : Aaron Wiggins defense
🏀 : Isaiah Roby thrives offensively
#ThunderUp: https://t.co/mMkaoVLwqq pic.twitter.com/n2rxAp2jvy4:41 PM

Scott Cacciola @ScottCacciola
PSA: klay is on his boat on the insta – 4:41 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Klay Thompson update: Warriors star could make long-awaited return Sunday vs. Cavs, per report
cbssports.com/nba/news/klay-…4:39 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat postponed game in San Antonio rescheduled for Feb. 3. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:37 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat has ruled out Adebayo (thumb), Dedmon (knee), Garrett (protocols), Haslem (protocols), Morris (whiplash), Okpala (wrist), Oladipo (knee), Robinson (protocols), Strus (protocols) and Vincent (protocols) for tonight’s game vs. Warriors.
Tucker is questionable. – 4:36 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
get into the groove 🎶
@Jimmy Butler // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/PknDrPXUxw4:33 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
NBA source confirms Lowry return game to Toronto is now going to be Feb.1; the Raptors at Atlanta game scheduled for that night will be moved, and rescheduling of other postponed Raptors games being worked on – 4:31 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
It appears that Feb. 1 could be the new date for the Heat’s game against the Raptors in Toronto. But has yet to be finalized. – 4:29 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
The get-in price for Sunday’s Warriors-Cavs game was was $109 before this season but after reports that Klay Thompson could make his return in that game, the get-in price is now $267, making it one of the most expensive get-in prices so far this season, according to @TickPick. – 4:23 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Damn, P.J. TUCKER has been upgraded to questionable for tonight vs. Warriors and is on the way to San Francisco. No definitive word if he plays. Max Strus apparently also has cleared protocols. – 4:20 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: How Cristobal has been good for Miami Hurricanes business. Some impressive donating, ticket sales, apparel sales since his hiring. PLUS transfers pursued. And Radakovich starts work today: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…4:17 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tonight is a tough game, but you feel much better about a rotation of:
Kyle Lowry
Max Strus
Jimmy Butler
PJ Tucker
Omer Yurtseven
Tyler Herro
Caleb Martin
Kyle Guy – 4:12 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
💥 Became NBA’s all-time 3-point leader
💥 Became the first player to ever hit 3k threes
💥 Broke own record for consecutive games with a three
#StephenCurry had himself a historic December #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/QEjH9uUfO34:05 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
P.J. Tucker has been upgraded to questionable and is on his way to San Francisco. Hope is that he’ll be able to play tonight for the Heat against the Warriors.
Draymond Green will make his return to the Warriors tonight. – 4:03 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Klay Thompson could be making his (very) long-awaited a week from now
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/12…4:03 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
P.J. Brown has been upgraded to questionable for tonight vs. Warriors and is on the way to San Francisco. No definitive word if he plays. Max Strus apparently also has cleared protocols. – 4:02 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#MIAvsGSW INJURY UPDATE: P.J. Tucker (leg) has been upgraded to questionable for tonight’s game vs the Warriors. He is en route to San Francisco to join the team, his playing status has not been determined yet. – 4:02 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
After back-to-back losses, ESPN drops the Nets from 3rd to 6th in their NBA Power Rankings behind:
1. Warriors
2. Suns
3. Bulls
4. Jazz
5. Bucks – 4:00 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
The Warriors are reportedly planning to sign guard Quinndary Weatherspoon to their open two-way contract. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/02/rep…4:00 PM

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Jazz vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Utah Jazz (26-10) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (23-23) at Smoothie King Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Monday January 3, 2022

Utah Jazz 3, New Orleans Pelicans 8 (Q1 09:22)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jonas Valanciunas hits a 3-pointer to put the Pelicans up 8-3.
Believe it or not, that’s just his fifth made 3 since the start of December and first against Utah this season. (He was 0-7 from deep entering tonight.) – 8:14 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jonas Valanciunas picks up two quick fouls against Rudy Gobert. Willy Hernangomez will be checking in to take his spot. – 8:14 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Two on Jonas….good news for the Jazz – 8:14 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Big Easy starters 🃏
#StartingLineup | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/gv2kvHvQL28:02 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans are starting Devonte Graham, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, Herbert Jones and Jonas Valanciunas.
They are 7-3 this season with that starting lineup.
Those 5 have an offensive rating of 108.7 and a defensive rating of 100.3. – 7:45 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters tonight:
Devonte’ Graham
Josh Hart
Brandon Ingram
Herb Jones
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:43 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans starters:
Devonte’ Graham
Josh Hart
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:41 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Starting 5️⃣
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/9FzXNpbMyw7:41 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Fitted for the first game of 2022 🤫
@MichelobULTRA | #UltraDrip pic.twitter.com/mPvSooMMLV7:35 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans say Brandon Ingram will play tonight.
Pelicans will only be without Tomas Satoransky from the guys who have been playing lately. – 7:30 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Brandon Ingram (left Achilles soreness) will be available to play tonight, per the Pelicans. – 7:29 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram is a go tonight. He will play after missing two games with left Achilles soreness. – 7:29 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Pelicans say Brandon Ingram makes his return tonight after missing a few games with left Achilles soreness. – 7:29 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Brandon Ingram (Left Achilles Soreness) is available for tonight’s game – 7:29 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
The Knicks say Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims have been cleared from health and safety protocols and rejoined the team. – 7:25 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Almost game time! Make sure to download the Pelicans app to follow along with tonight’s game!
🤳: https://t.co/4bmEJzuiPI | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/jSvpBzEQKA7:19 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram, who is questionable with left Achilles soreness, is going through a pregame workout to see if he can play in tonight’s matchup against the Jazz. pic.twitter.com/BmrZMjhcPS7:08 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Whose rockin these kicks tonight? 👀
#Pelicans | @spacerunnersnft – 6:58 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Here’s the Nuggets updated now-six game road trip to end January. Two sets of back-to-backs. Six games in nine days.
Jan. 25 at Detroit
Jan. 26 at Brooklyn
Jan. 28 at New Orleans
Jan. 30 at Milwaukee
Feb. 1 at Minnesota
Feb. 2 at Utah – 6:45 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Willie Green speaks with the media prior to tonight’s game against the Jazz.
#WBD | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/v8YdCHdbhS6:44 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Play Courtside Challenge on the Pelicans app to win a basketball autographed by some of your favorite Pels players courtesy of @seatgeek !
📲: https://t.co/o9NQ2Qn2gW pic.twitter.com/ahaWHmaykY6:41 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Hassan Whiteside is officially out for tonight’s game against the Pelicans as he remains in concussion protocol. Eric Paschall is also still out for non Covid personal reasons. – 6:35 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Hassan Whiteside and Eric Paschall are out tonight. – 6:35 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
First calamity on the @Utah Jazz road trip, the wifi at Smoothie King Center is failing so we weren’t able to talk to Quin Snyder for his pregame availability. – 6:35 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Hassan Whiteside (concussion protocol) and Eric Paschall (personal reasons) remain out for the Jazz tonight against New Orleans. – 6:33 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Hassan Whiteside (concussion protocol) and Eric Paschall (personal reasons) remain OUT for the Jazz tonight vs. the Pelicans. – 6:32 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Injury report:
OUT – Hassan Whiteside (Concussion Protocol)
OUT – Eric Paschall (Personal Reasons – Non-COVID related)
OUT – Udoka Azubuike Right Ankle Sprain – 6:32 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
No Hassan Whiteside tonight for the @Utah Jazz against the @New Orleans Pelicans. – 6:31 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Hassan Whiteside is out tonight in New Orleans – 6:31 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Willie Green on #Pelicans this week facing Uta, Phx, GSW, the West’s top 3 squads: “We play three really good Western Conference teams. I talked to our guys earlier about it, and this is what we want. We want an opportunity to play against the best and see where we are.” – 6:26 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
No new additions to the Suns’ injury report for tomorrow’s game against the Pelicans. Ayton, Crowder, McGee and Nader remain out due to health and safety protocols. Still nothing new for Kaminsky or Saric either – 6:26 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Willie Green says team will look at Jose Alvarado for backup point minutes tonight but also indicated they could give those minutes to Nickeil Alexander-Walker also. – 6:24 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
NBA announces rescheduling of COVID-impacted games…
Celtics affected only by a time change for January 29 game at New Orleans. pic.twitter.com/fidAtwFC226:03 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
In NBA’s 5:30 pm injury report, Mitchell Robinson & Jericho Sims are listed as questionable for tomorrow vs. IND due to conditioning. Both missed time due to health/safety protocols. Kemba Walker is listed as out due to left knee soreness. NBA’s injury reports are released hourly – 5:41 PM
Chris Dempsey @chrisadempsey
Did to the Brooklyn game being scheduled for 1/26, the Nuggets at New Orleans game has now moved to 1/28 in New Orleans. It’ll be 3 games in 4 nights now for the #Nuggets at the start of that road trip. – 5:32 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Outside of Branden Carlson missing two games, Utah has been spared of the COVID problems a ton of other programs are dealing with.
For now, Utah’s upcoming set against the Washington schools looks good. UW plays tonight, Wazzu is just off a pause and is at Colorado on Thursday. – 5:29 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
The PPD 76ers vs. Pelicans game has been rescheduled for Tues. Jan 25th at 7pm.
All previously purchased tickets and prepaid parking will be valid for the rescheduled game date.
In addition, the 76ers @ Rockets game on Mon, Jan 24th has been rescheduled for Mon, Jan 10th @ 8pm. pic.twitter.com/U9nW8kxG7Y5:29 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nuggets will be playing their rescheduled games as follows:
DEN @ BRK on 1/26 at 5:30MST
DEN @ NOP on 1/28 at 7:00MST
GSW @ DEN on 3/7 at 7:00MST pic.twitter.com/B2KT7r9PSC5:23 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
The NBA has announced a slate of postponements.
The @Philadelphia 76ers updates are:
76ers @ Rockets – next Monday, 1/10/22, 8:00 PM ET (previously was 1/24).
76ers vs. Pelicans – 1/25/22, 7:00 PM ET (previously was 12/19). pic.twitter.com/7m7P2MgOIM5:20 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
The #Sixers vs. #Pelicans matchup that was postponed last month is now scheduled for January 25 at 7 PM EST. – 5:20 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Previously postponed Sixers-Pelicans game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 25th at 7 pm, NBA says – 5:19 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Rescheduled games for Denver:
– Nuggets at Nets is Jan. 26
– Warriors at Nuggets is March 7
– Nuggets at Pelicans is moving from Jan. 26 to Jan. 28 – 5:19 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
There’s 3 schedule changes for New Orleans:
– Game at Philly is now Jan. 25
– Home game against Denver now pushed back two days to Jan. 28
– Home game against Boston on Jan. 29 is now pushed back an hour because of the back-to-back created by the Denver game moving pic.twitter.com/FsG1N5yyu15:19 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The Sixers-Pelicans game that was postponed in December has been rescheduled to January 25th at 7 p.m EST #Sixers5:18 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
NBA announces postponed Sixers-Pelicans game is now set for Jan. 25 at 7. – 5:17 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Knicks say Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims have been cleared from health and safety protocols. They’re back with the team. – 4:19 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks announce Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims have cleared health and safety protocols and rejoined the team. – 4:14 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Knicks say Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims have been cleared from health and safety protocols and rejoined the team. – 4:13 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Knicks say Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims have cleared the health and safety protocols and have rejoined the team. New York plays Indiana tomorrow, and then has a home and home with Boston Thursday and Saturday. – 4:12 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Good news for NY:
They get two big back, as both Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims have been cleared from health and safety protocols and rejoined the team. – 4:12 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims are out of health and safety protocols, the Knicks say. – 4:12 PM
New York Knicks PR @NY_KnicksPR
Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims have been cleared from health and safety protocols and rejoined the team. – 4:11 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
After back-to-back losses, ESPN drops the Nets from 3rd to 6th in their NBA Power Rankings behind:
1. Warriors
2. Suns
3. Bulls
4. Jazz
5. Bucks – 4:00 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Mike Conley in March of 2019 is the last Memphis Grizzlies player to win Player of the Week. Before, Marc Gasol won it in December of 2016. Big-time honor for Ja Morant. – 3:50 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Check in with Jonas Valanciunas after today’s morning shootaround 🎙
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/AarvkRnoYX3:30 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Brandon Ingram chats with the media about how he is feeling and how the team plans to prep for tonight’s matchup 🏀
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/Eu6LME1VwY3:17 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Forgot about this: The X Carlton transfer, plus the Peter Costelli transfer, gives Utah room to sign 27 new players. Limit is 32 under a one-year NCAA waiver.
Wrote about how that works here: sltrib.com/sports/utah-ut…2:50 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
New for @The Athletic : The Week That Was
* How the most expensive team in league history crushing the league with their cheap guys
* Scouting Kings rookie Davion Mitchell
* N.C. State’s Dereon Seabron rising draft stock
theathletic.com/3048678/2022/0…2:49 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
On today’s episode, Jazz television announcer Craig Bolerjack joins @dsallerson and @Jim Eichenhofer to discuss tonight’s game between the Pelicans and the Jazz.
Full episode: https://t.co/DjE0rXx9wE
#WBD | @SeatGeek pic.twitter.com/zr1atPY6ow2:38 PM

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Utah Utes DE Xavier Carlton reportedly enters transfer portal https://t.co/x1CcTe4gTj pic.twitter.com/7Miv1ucMdR2:27 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Sources: Anthony Tolliver has cleared health and safety protocols and is eligible to be signed immediately.
Tolliver’s 10-day hardship deal with the Pelicans was voided due to a positive test. – 2:25 PM

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Pistons vs. Bucks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Detroit Pistons (6-28) play against the Milwaukee Bucks (13-13) at Fiserv Forum

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Monday January 3, 2022

Detroit Pistons 22, Milwaukee Bucks 19 (Q1 02:46)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Saddiq’s scored 10 of Detroit’s last 12 points, and the Pistons are leading the Bucks 22-19 with 2:46 to play in the 1st – 8:26 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Saddiq Bey wanna be startin’ hoodrat protocols.
He has 10 pts, including a pair of 3-pointers, and a tough, tough, baseline fadeaway. – 8:26 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Headband Saddiq Bey has extended hoodrat activities to the other side of Lake Michigan. Pistons lead Bucks by 3 and Bey has a game-high 10 points – 8:26 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
NBA live stats are sometimes just as enjoyable to watch. Apparently it has confused Sandro Mamukelashvili for Pat Connaughton. – 8:24 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
If the Bucks are going to keep shooting this poorly, Detroit might snap its 1,000 game losing streak against Milwaukee. – 8:23 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Nice vision for #Pistons Cade Cunningham, getting that pass off in the last second for an open 3 for Saddiq Bey. – 8:22 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Cade Cunningham throws some passes, y’all.
I enjoy watching it. – 8:22 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Sloppy start from the Bucks. They’ve given up two offensive rebounds to the Pistons and Detroit has capitalized, scoring five second-chance points.
Bucks and Pistons tied at 13 with 6:19 left in the first quarter. – 8:19 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons 13, Bucks 13 with 6:19 to play in the first. Bey hit a 3 to tie the game – 8:19 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons 13, #Bucks 13, 6:19 1Q
All 5 DET starters have scored
Lyles: 4 pts
Diallo: 2 pts, 3 rebs, 2 fls
DET is shooting 43% FG – 8:19 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
It’s 13-all after that Saddiq Bey 3. Pistons are moving the ball fairly well. – 8:18 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Giannis trucking through the lane. pic.twitter.com/PfEgQ6KLgs8:18 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Bucks fan section chanting “Brick…City”
Pistons shooting 3-for-10 to open this game. But, the Bucks are also helping with the construction at 3-for-11. – 8:16 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Not sure if it’s just happenstance, but #Pistons are cutting a lot more than normal, it seems. – 8:16 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Hamidou Diallo gets his 2nd foul at 8:37 1Q – 8:15 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Just remembered that Miami Trey Lyles was different. – 8:14 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Interesting that Milwaukee is starting with Jrue covering Saddiq. – 8:14 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
This is my first time in Milwaukee, finally checking that box. After four-ish years covering the league, only NBA city I haven’t been to is Orlando pic.twitter.com/FufWuaV2TV8:13 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
It’s time for Bucks Basketball!! pic.twitter.com/cc7pthUa9u8:06 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Bucks “big three” are back together to start, along with Bobby Portis and Grayson Allen in the starting lineup. – 8:01 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Giannis is averaging 33 points, 11.5 rebounds. & 6.5 assists in the last 4 games.
🎥: @Socios pic.twitter.com/ZShoH1EhlO7:59 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Khris is back in the starting lineup: pic.twitter.com/MwkxYPPwHg7:54 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Looking for lucky No. 7 in a row tonight.
🎥: @Socios pic.twitter.com/NWcHjpbWrQ7:45 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian Hayes, Cade Cunningham, Hamidou Diallo, Saddiq Bey and Trey Lyles will start tonight – 7:43 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons starters: Hayes, Cunningham, Diallo, Bey and Lyles. – 7:43 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Tonight’s @HenryFordNews injury/status report against the Milwaukee Bucks: pic.twitter.com/LSBainF0Qv6:48 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Here’s the Nuggets updated now-six game road trip to end January. Two sets of back-to-backs. Six games in nine days.
Jan. 25 at Detroit
Jan. 26 at Brooklyn
Jan. 28 at New Orleans
Jan. 30 at Milwaukee
Feb. 1 at Minnesota
Feb. 2 at Utah – 6:45 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
In the previous meeting with Detroit, the Bucks started the game on a 14-0 run and never looked backed, cruising to a 114-93 win on November 24th.
🔄 @BetwayUSA pic.twitter.com/zfPxeb1pLv6:41 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey said he told the G League guys he’d have them on his team any day. Had praise for Derrick Walton Jr. and Cassius Stanley, called them NBA guys. Also called Cheick Diallo a shot-blocker. – 6:39 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey said he told the G League players who went back to the Cruise that he’d have them on his team any day. – 6:39 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey on Cade’s play this season: “A typical rookie, ups and downs, but we like his growth and where he is right now.” Said Detroit’s win-loss record doesn’t indicate where Cade is now. – 6:33 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Dwane Casey said the six players who got out of protocols will play tonight. Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Saben Lee, Josh Jackson, Rodney McGruder and Trey Lyles, for those keeping count – 6:31 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey says the players coming out of protocols will be available to play tonight at #Bucks. – 6:31 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Dwane Casey said that Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Saben Lee, Rodney McGruder, Trey Lyles and Josh Jackson will all be available tonight against the Bucks. All were out due to healthy and safety protocols for the past week-ish. – 6:31 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Cozy fam.
 📸: @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/V5mBAE7oEK6:23 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
In other injury news, the Spurs have upgraded Bates-Diop (tight hamstring) to questionable after he sat out Saturday’s loss at Detroit. – 6:21 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
The People’s Champ!!
📸: @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/HNbEwDMMZs6:08 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Cop some new #Pistons merch for 2022! 🚨
💰 Free shipping on orders $50 and more 💰
🔗: https://t.co/ono7yZIc91 pic.twitter.com/NFbM3dLLWp6:00 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Quin Snyder says Draymond deserves MVP consideration. An appreciative Green: “I’m not going to make an MVP case stacking my numbers against Steph Curry, Kevin Durant or Giannis. But the way I impact the game… impact winning, there is something to be said” espn.com/nba/story/_/id…5:47 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls will now host Det. Jan. 11, after the Dec. 14 game was postponed, the Jan. 26 game with OKC was moved to Jan. 24, the Dec. 22 game with Tor. will now be Jan. 26, the Dec. 16 game that was postponed in Tor will be on Feb. 3, and the Jan. 24 game in Atl will now be on Mar. 3 – 5:42 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
The NBA has announced make-up dates: Bulls host
Detroit Jan. 11 ( 4 games in 5 nights- Pistons/Nets-b/b. Home with Golden St.@Bst).
Bulls at OKC 1-24, Raps at Bulls 1-26, Bulls at Raps 2-3. Bulls at Hawks 3-3. – 5:36 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo rolled his surgically repaired ankle during warmups on Jan. 1, but the foot/ankle are strong. The belief is he will back in a few weeks. – 5:33 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
NBA announces that it has rescheduled the #Pistons matchup against the #Bulls that was postponed last month.
DET at CHI: Jan. 11, 8 p.m.
PHX at DET: Jan. 16, 1 p.m. – 5:29 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
NBA moved around 11 games to help with postponements, which includes the Suns’ game on Jan. 12 in Detroit. That’s now at 11a on Jan. 16 as the first game of a B2B instead of the second. A better break in the schedule IMO. Get done early and head to San Antonio in the afternoon. – 5:27 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns at #Pistons rescheduled for Jan. 16. pic.twitter.com/WjpLGt4nXz5:25 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
The Pistons-Bulls game that was postponed and initially scheduled for Dec. 14 will now be played next Tuesday, Jan. 11, in Chicago.
The Pistons’ home game against the Suns initially scheduled for Jan. 12 will now be played on Jan. 16 at 1 pm – 5:22 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
SCHEDULE UPDATE: The Suns’ upcoming game at Detroit (previously scheduled for 1/12) will now be played on 1/16 with tip at 11am MT. pic.twitter.com/UG8X6jnfA75:20 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The Suns’ upcoming game against the Pistons, previously scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 12, is now scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. ET – 5:18 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
3 hours ’til tip!!
📝: @Jockey pic.twitter.com/NxayTFh0So5:01 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Coming to you tonight from the other side of Lake Michigan.
@BallySportsDET | 8:00PM ET pic.twitter.com/eFsk1dlJRW5:00 PM

Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
By the numbers the Bucks have played the easiest schedule in the league (even though injuries have made it not feel as such). It does start to turn in 2022 but it really doesn’t come until March – 4:31 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
A week of wins means plenty of great plays. 🔥
Plays of the Week presented by @BMOHarrisBank. pic.twitter.com/qM6RFQV9OC4:30 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
🧪 Building chemistry in Milwaukee 🧪 pic.twitter.com/lsrQw4Tm9M4:12 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Looking good vs. Detroit.
🎰:@paysbig pic.twitter.com/xuIyvDZHOR4:01 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
After back-to-back losses, ESPN drops the Nets from 3rd to 6th in their NBA Power Rankings behind:
1. Warriors
2. Suns
3. Bulls
4. Jazz
5. Bucks – 4:00 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Potential for eventful days at the United Center next week. #Bulls could host Nets with Kyrie on 1/12 and Warriors with Klay on 1/14.
Golden State is on a back to back, playing in Milwaukee on Thu, so it’s possible Thompson won’t play in one of those if he is back. – 3:46 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
“While Pistons are happy with what [Jerami] Grant provides both on and off the court to the organization, the franchise is currently in the business of capitalizing on its small asset pool of which Grant takes up the most real estate.” 👀
theathletic.com/3047385/2022/0…3:13 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
King Buck takes on the 414 in our new Milwaukee Originals tee.
Score yours today: https://t.co/NVy3qChLgp pic.twitter.com/jzdArvXflJ3:01 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Man, if the Bulls are willing to give up Pat Williams for a win-now forward, if I were the Pistons or Kings, I’d be asking myself what else I can include with Barnes/Grant to ensure I get him rather than the other team. Guys like Williams are almost never moved for non-stars. – 2:45 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Share a pic of you and your favorite #Pistons fan for our @UWMLife Reppin’ the D fan shoutout → https://t.co/d10xWFDOGD pic.twitter.com/jtbT1afedG2:42 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
The marker for a successful Bulls season is the Eastern Conference Finals. They should expect to win a first round series and winning round two means beating one of Milwaukee, Brooklyn, or Miami (most likely). That’s the bar. – 2:25 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
The @BMOHarrisBank Custom Cap Series tips off Wednesday with our first cap giveaway designed by @olskool888!! pic.twitter.com/3ykUvxbqFN2:03 PM

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Magic vs. Bulls: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Orlando Magic (7-30) play against the Chicago Bulls (10-10) at United Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Monday January 3, 2022

Orlando Magic 26, Chicago Bulls 28 (Q2 07:49)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls down 1-on a left corner 3. 9:03 remaining 2nd. – 8:40 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Put him in the spin cycle!
@NBCSChicago | @CobyWhite pic.twitter.com/hSpB14yPak8:40 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
I’m too far away to photograph it but Alex Caruso is in a ski hat, plaid shirt and carrying what looks like an iced coffee or smoothie in a plastic up with a straw sticking out of it. #hipsteralert8:39 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Use “Terrence Ross” and “shot selection” in the same sentence.
Lotta possibilities. – 8:36 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Getting good shots, just need them to fall. pic.twitter.com/mkqfxwrHq38:36 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Ayo Dosunmu 3-pointer saved Bulls from lowest-scoring first quarter of season. It remains the season opener, when they trailed Pistons 20-14 after one
Tonight, Magic lead 21-15. Bulls shot 5-22 and missed first eight 3s – 8:36 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls down 21-15..Considering how poorly the Bulls played in the 1st quarter–a 6 point deficit isn’t bad. Bulls shot 22%, 1-9-3s. – 8:35 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Check that, they waved off Coby’s last-second bucket, so #Bulls trail 21-15 – 8:35 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
END OF 1ST QUARTER BOX: Orlando 21, Chicago 17 pic.twitter.com/WbiWZoiEtW8:35 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Coby White hoop waved off after video review. – 8:35 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Real sluggish start for #Bulls vs. Orlando. They were 3-for-19 from field, 0-for-8 from 3-pt line, until late flurry got them within 21-17 after 1stQ. Maybe they won’t have to switch to Fleming to coach 2nd half. – 8:34 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Dosunmu makes 1st Bulls 3. They started 0-8. – 8:32 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Franz Wagner doing it all tonight. Scoring. Playmaking.
Wagner with a quick 7 points and 2 assists.
Magic 17, Bulls 6 with 5:58 left in the 1st. – 8:23 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
(as an aside, the Magic picked Franz Wagner with the selection they received from Chicago in the Nikola Vučević trade) – 8:23 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
what’s the over/under for Franz Wagner career All-Star appearances? 0.5? Is 1.5 too ambitious? – 8:22 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Anyone miss watching Lonzo Ball play basketball?
From his throw-ahead passes to his defensive IQ, he’s quite the show. – 8:18 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Zo is back and so is his court vision 🔥
@NBCSChicago | @Lonzo Ball pic.twitter.com/HOP5AOX73q8:18 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
The @Orlando Magic have now made at least one three-point field goal in 1,167 consecutive games, dating all the way back to March 17, 2007.
It stands as the fifth-longest active streak in the #NBA and also the fifth-longest streak in @NBAHistory.
#MagicTogether8:16 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Wendell Carter Jr. has made no secret about desire to beat Bulls. He appreciates the organization and city but says he has extra motivation against the team that traded him. Had 19 pts, 12 rebs, 4 assists in Magic win here last year. Asked him if he has repeat in him, he smiled. – 8:15 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
8-0 run to start 👏 – 8:14 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
This is my first time in Milwaukee, finally checking that box. After four-ish years covering the league, only NBA city I haven’t been to is Orlando pic.twitter.com/FufWuaV2TV8:13 PM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
the Bulls’ decision to wear white for all their home games >>>> – 8:11 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Magic of course on bum-ass team alert! – 8:10 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Zach in Kobes tonight #BullsKicks pic.twitter.com/NXQ1EvYjJM7:51 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Billy Donovan joins me 1 on 1..NOW @Chicago Bulls @670TheScore7:50 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls lose Javonte Green 2-4 weeks with a groin injury, and other important news that will shape your next 20 minutes …
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2022/1/3…7:46 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
We might need to come up with a hashtag for all our shoe game posts… pic.twitter.com/vrXyvfw5NX7:37 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
TONIGHT’S STARTERS:
January 3 at Chicago pic.twitter.com/vAjnXJRXz97:32 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Welcome back Zo to the starting lineup!
@FirstAlert | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/vDtImr1afj7:30 PM

Josh Martin @LonzoWire
The Chicago Bulls had four games postponed due to health and safety protocols. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2022/01/03/the…7:02 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Zo back in the building!
@zennioptical | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/iZZPsGTk1X6:55 PM

Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Alex Caruso (foot) is doing great, per Billy Donovan. He’s been doing some individual work, but Bulls want him to have a full contact practice before he plays in a game.
He should have a chance this week before Fridays game – 6:52 PM
Mike Ganter @Mike_Ganter
Some Raptors scheduling changes: Lowry return on Feb 3 has now been moved to Feb. 1., Bulls game from Dec. 16 is now Feb. 3. Magic game originally Dec. 20 now on March 4. Bulls game in Chicago on Dec. 22 now moved to Jan. 26. Raps Feb. 1 game in Atlanta moved to Jan. 31 … more – 6:49 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
The @Orlando Magic will start Tim Frazier, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Wendell Carter Jr., and Mo Bamba against the @Chicago Bulls tonight. – 6:40 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
TONIGHT’S STARTERS
GAME 38 at CHICAGO
2⃣2⃣F: @Franz Wagner
3⃣4⃣F: @Wendell Carter Jr.
5⃣C: @TheRealMoBamba
1⃣4⃣G: @Gary Harris
8⃣G: @Timfraz23
⏰8 p.m.
📺@BallySportsFL (coverage begins at 7:30 p.m.)
📲Bally Sports app
📻@969thegame
#MagicTogether – 6:40 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls Head Coach Billy Donovan says Javonte Green out 2-4 weeks with a groin injury. Tyler Cook – 2 weeks ( ankle). – 6:26 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Javonte Green will also be sidelined 2-4 weeks with a groin injury, Donovan said. – 6:25 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Javonte Green has groin injury. He’ll be out 2-4 weeks, Donovan says – 6:25 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Donovan says Tyler Cook is likely out a couple weeks with significant ankle sprain. Alex Caruso may be able to return after getting some contact practice in the next few days. Javonte Green likely out 2-4 weeks. #Bulls6:25 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Javonte Green will miss two to four weeks with a groin strain. – 6:25 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Billy Donovan said Javonte Green will probably miss 2-4 weeks with his right adductor strain – 6:25 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Javonte Green out 2-4 weeks with the groin injury. – 6:25 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Donovan said Javonte Green will be out 2-4 weeks with his groin injury. – 6:24 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Donovan says Tyler Cook has a pretty significant ankle sprain. He’ll be out for at least a couple weeks – 6:23 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
“Pretty significant ankle sprain” for Tyler Cook, Billy Donovan says. Adds Cook will probably be out a couple weeks – 6:23 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Tyler Cook will be out a couple weeks with ankle sprain. – 6:22 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Donovan said Tyler Cook suffered a “pretty significant ankle sprain” and will be out a couple weeks. – 6:22 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Donovan worked Alex Caruso out here in Chicago after being cleared this weekend. He says Caruso is “doing great” but hasn’t returned to contact training yet. – 6:22 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Caruso just needs to pass the contact part of practice and he’ll be good to go. – 6:22 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Billy Donovan said he worked out Alex Caruso, Lonzo Ball and Alfonzo McKinnie in person over the weekend. Caruso just needs to get through contact before returning. – 6:22 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Billy Donovan said he didn’t think the Bulls were going to get a shot up in time when DeRozan hit his 1st game-winner and on his second one Donovan “almost fell over the coffee table” with excitement. – 6:20 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Moe Wagner has been ruled out for tonight’s game vs. the Bulls with a non-COVID illness. – 6:19 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls assistant Josh Longstaff is in the health and safety protocol now. – 6:18 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Donovan says #Bulls assistant Josh Longstaff is in protocols – 6:18 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Bulls assistant coach Josh Longstaff is out in health and safety protocols, Billy Donovan says – 6:18 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Billy Donovan is back tonight for the Bulls. He was originally cleared from COVID-19 protocol for the Washington game, but the snowstorm prevented him from being able to fly out in time for the game.
Emphasizes how “fortunate” he feels to have experienced mild symptoms. – 6:18 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Donovan said he tried to go to Washington but flight got canceled. Was cleared to travel morning of game. #Bulls6:17 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
cozy szn
#ULTRADrip x #MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/nyp3N86efG6:11 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
This new-look schedule will break up an ugly road trip at the end of this month, allowing the Bulls to have a home game in between, rather than 5-straight road games. League hasn’t catered to the Bulls like this since MJ was playing. – 5:47 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
It’s our @goaawol digital shirt toss time!
RT now for a chance to win – the only way to get this shirt. pic.twitter.com/wI5i8jxqfp5:45 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors rescheduled games
@ Chicago, from 12/22 to 1/26
@ Atlanta from 2/1 to 1/31
vs. Miami (Lowry return) from 2/3 to 2/1
vs. Chicago from 12/16 to 2/3
@ Brooklyn from 1/26 to 2/28
vs. Orlando from 12/20 to 3/4 – 5:44 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls will now host Det. Jan. 11, after the Dec. 14 game was postponed, the Jan. 26 game with OKC was moved to Jan. 24, the Dec. 22 game with Tor. will now be Jan. 26, the Dec. 16 game that was postponed in Tor will be on Feb. 3, and the Jan. 24 game in Atl will now be on Mar. 3 – 5:42 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Tonight, the #Sixers started a stretch with four of six games at home. Those foes were a combined 78-142 going into Monday, with the lone road dates against the 7-30 Magic on Wednesday and a rescheduled date vs. Houston next Monday. #76ers5:42 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
The NBA has announced make-up dates: Bulls host
Detroit Jan. 11 ( 4 games in 5 nights- Pistons/Nets-b/b. Home with Golden St.@Bst).
Bulls at OKC 1-24, Raps at Bulls 1-26, Bulls at Raps 2-3. Bulls at Hawks 3-3. – 5:36 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
NBA announces that it has rescheduled the #Pistons matchup against the #Bulls that was postponed last month.
DET at CHI: Jan. 11, 8 p.m.
PHX at DET: Jan. 16, 1 p.m. – 5:29 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
The home game versus the Chicago Bulls has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. CST. pic.twitter.com/aXOlczXdq55:24 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
NBA announces ton of changes:
Raptors at Chicago, was Dec.
22, now Jan. 26
Raptors at Atlanta, was Feb. 1, now Jan. 31
Heat at Raptors, was Feb. 3, now Feb. 1
1/2 – 5:24 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Three Hawks games have been rescheduled, according to the league.
Toronto vs. Atlanta from Feb 1 to Jan 31, 7:30 ET
Chicago vs. Atlanta from Jan 24 to to March 3, 7 ET
Cleveland vs. Atlanta from Dec. 19 to March 31, 7:30 ET – 5:24 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder’s Jan. 26 home game against the Bulls has been moved to Jan. 24, the NBA announced. – 5:23 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Raptors’ newly updated schedule:
Jan. 26 @ Chicago
Jan. 31 @ Atlanta
Feb. 1 vs. Miami
Feb. 3 vs. Chicago
Feb. 28 @ Brooklyn
Mar. 4 vs. Orlando pic.twitter.com/2OIduaGvt95:23 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
The Pistons-Bulls game that was postponed and initially scheduled for Dec. 14 will now be played next Tuesday, Jan. 11, in Chicago.
The Pistons’ home game against the Suns initially scheduled for Jan. 12 will now be played on Jan. 16 at 1 pm – 5:22 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Sked changes
Raps @ Bulls (postponed Dec 22) now Jan 26
Raps @ Hawks (initially Feb 1) now Jan 31
Heat @ Raps, Lowry’s return (initially Feb 3) now Feb 1
Bulls @ Raps (postponed Dec 16) now Feb 3
Raps @ Nets (initially Jan 26) now Feb 28
Magic @ Raps (postponed Dec 20) now Mar 4 – 5:22 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
The NBA has announced we have five rescheduled games: pic.twitter.com/OgnVAoZ5B65:20 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
The #NBA has announced that the @Orlando Magic game that was postponed on December 20 at Toronto has been rescheduled to Friday, March 4 at 7:30 P.M.
#MagicTogether5:17 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Pascal Siakam is an “honourable mention” for EC player of the week, which went to GGAB, DeMar DeRozan – 5:08 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
With Orlando Magic in town, Bulls are going for season-high eighth straight win tonight
Bulls’ last eight-game win streak came between Feb. 20 – March 7, 2012 – 5:02 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Going for 8 in a row tonight! Let’s keep the MOMENTUM!
@LiquiMolyUSA | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com