Alerts Mailbag 3-5-2020


Too much news for you to keep up with last night? Look no further! The Leaguealerts mailbag has all of the information that you missed yesterday! Here’s what you missed:

Zach Randolph is joining the BIG3 League after recently retiring from the NBA. The 38-year-old’s basketball career isn’t done yet.

The Italian government will no longer allow fans to be spectating games. As Coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, many countries are taking precautions to keep everyone safe. The NCAA has also been thinking about playing March Madness without fans and CJ McCollum is no longer signing autographs.


The Detroit Pistons officially claimed Jordan McRae off of waivers. The Pistons have been in an interesting situation after trading Drummond and are experimenting with several other players.

Troy Daniels cleared his waivers with the Lakers. He joined the Nuggets shortly after as Denver waived Jordan McRae.

We finally get to see Stephen Curry again! He will be playing his first game since October 30th against Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors.

Giannis gave his praise to the 35-year-old LeBron James. He explained how incredible it is that at an age where most people think about retirement, LeBron is still a top-three player in the league and the front-runner for the MVP.

NBA Games:

  • Thunder @ Pistons

Thunder win 114-107

The Thunder were led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Alexander had 27 points on 12-15 shooting and 2-4 from deep. He also had two blocks and two steals. Dennis Schroder gave the Thunder a big boost off the bench. He scored 23 points on 7-14 shooting and 2-4 from deep. He also had nine assists. Danilo Gallinari also had 19 while Chris Paul had 16.

The Pistons were led by Christain Wood. Wood scored 29 points on 12-16 shooting and 5-6 from deep. He also pulled in nine rebounds. Brandon Knight also had 18 while Jordan McRae had 15. 

  • Celtics @ Cavaliers
AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Celtics win 112-106

The Celtics were led by Jayson Tatum in the win as he scored 32 points on 11-24 shooting and 5-10 from deep. He also pulled in nine rebounds and six assists. Semi Ojeyle also had 22 points. He shot 8-11 and 5-8 from deep. He also pulled in six rebounds. Marcus Smart also had 18 points.

The Cavaliers were led by Collin Sexton, who had 41 points. He shot 17-30 and 3-9 from deep in one of his most impressive performances. Kevin Love also had 26 while Larry Nance Jr had 19.

  • Pacers @ Bucks

The Bucks won 119-100

Milwaukee was led, once again, by the Greek Freak. Giannis had 29 points on 10-23 shooting and 2-8 from deep. Although he’s not a great shooter, it’s clear that he’s working on that aspect of his game as it is the one area he’s lacking. He also pulled in 12 rebounds and six assists. Khris Middleton also had 20 points on 9-16 shooting and 2-5 from deep. He also pulled in eight rebounds. Donte DiVincenzo also had 19, Eric Bledsoe had 16, and Wesley Matthews had 15.

The Pacers were led by TJ Warren, who scored 18 points on 8-18 shooting and 1-4 from deep. Doug McDermott also scored 16 and Domantis Sabonis scored 15.

  • Magic @ Heat

Heat win 116-113

Miami’s undrafted Duncan Robinson scored 27 points. He shot 9-12 from the field and 9-12 from deep, which, in case you haven’t noticed, means all of his shots were threes. It was an incredibly impressive performance from beyond the arc. Goran Dragic also scored 25 points on 8-15 shooting and 5-9 from deep. He also dished out nine assists in that game. Kelly Olynyk also scored 16 points.

The Magic were led by Terrence Ross. He scored 35 points on 12-18 shooting and 8-10 from deep. He also had zero assists, zero rebounds, zero steals, and zero blocks. He was focused purely on scoring and he did it wonderfully. Nikola Vucevic also scored 22 and Evan Fournier scored 17. 

  • Grizzlies @ Nets
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The Grizzlies destroyed the Nets 118-79.

Jaren Jackson led the way for the Grizzlies, scoring 19 points on 6-12 shooting and 4-9 from deep. Tyus Jones also had a good game, scoring 18 points on 6-13 shooting and 5-6 from deep. Ja Morant also scored 15 points.

The Nets in their all-around terrible performance were led by Taurean Prince. Prince scored 15 points on 6-119 shooting and 2-8 from deep.

  • Jazz @ Knicks

Jazz win 112-104

The Jazz’s best player was Bojan Bogdanovic. He scored 23 points on 7-15 shooting and 3-8 from deep. With Bogdanovic, Donovan Mitchell also scored 23, but on a less efficient  9-21 and 1-7 from deep. Mitchell also dished out six assists. Rudy Gobert also had 18 points and Mike Conley had 17.

The Knicks were led by Julius Randle. Randle scored 32 points on 12-21 shooting and 2-3 from deep. He also pulled in 11 rebounds. Bobby Portis also scored 21 off the bench and Elfrid Payton scored 20.

  • Bulls @ Timberwolves

Timberwolves win 115-108

The Timberwolves game-high was Malik Beasley who scored 24 points on 8-14 shooting and 4-8 from deep. D’Angelo Russell also scored 19 points on 6-13 shooting and 4-10 from deep. Naz Reid also scored 16 points and grabbed 11 boards.

The Bulls leading scorer was rookie Coby White. White scored 26 points on 11-22 shooting and 2-7 from deep. He also dished out six assists. Shaquille Harrison also scored 17 points on 5-8 shooting and 3-3 from deep. He also recorded three steals in the game.

  • Pelicans @ Mavericks

Mavericks won 127-103 in overtime

The Mavericks won the best game of the night in a very exciting fashion. Luka Doncic led the way for the Mavericks. He scored 30 points on 9-20 shooting and 4-11 from deep. He managed to get another 30-points triple-double with 17 rebounds and 10 assists. Porzingis also more than pulled his weight. He scored 34 points on 14-28 shooting and 3-9 shooting. Seth Curry also scored 21 and Tim Hardaway Jr scored 18.

The Pelicans put up a fight of their own. Brandon Ingram scored 27 points on 11-22 shooting and 3-8 from deep. He also pulled in five rebounds to top off his performance. Lonzo Ball also scored 25, Zion Williamson scored 21, and Jrue Holiday scored 19.

  • Wizards @ Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers win 125-104

The Blazers top scorer was Carmelo Anthony. He was one of four players to score more than 20 points in this game. He shot 8-13 from the field and 3-5 from deep. He also pulled in five rebounds. Hassan Whiteside was also great in the game. He scored 24 points on 10-14 shooting and pulled in 16 rebounds. He also recorded four blocks in the game. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum each had 22 points.

The Wizards were led by poor Bradley Beal who scored 29 points, but the team just can’t help him. He shot 10-29 from the field and 4-9 from deep. Davis Bertans also played well, scoring 21 points on 8-16 shooting and 4-12 from deep.

Come back tomorrow for more NBA news!


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