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:
The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to extend their current Head Coach, JB Bickerstaff. Bickerstaff was Beilein’s replacement after a disappointing half season. Bickerstaff apparently looks like a different story and will be the Head Coach of the Cavaliers for a while.
Former Golden State Warrior, Jordan Bell, has agreed to play for the Washington Wizards G-League affiliate. The man is only 25, so he has plenty of time to return to the NBA. Best of luck to him.
The city of San Francisco is ready to go into full lock-down mode. The city has requested that all sports teams, including the Golden State Warriors, should cancel games to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The Warriors have yet to respond to this request.
Speaking of everyone’s favorite Virus, Covid-19 has ensured that the Mac and Big West Conferences are to play their Conference Tournaments without fans. This may become a pattern with many sports and different leagues as preventing the spread of the Coronavirus is a top priority. (duh)
DeMar DeRozan has stated that he is likely to decline his $27.7 Million contract if the Spurs don’t give him the money he feels he deserves. In a weak free agent class, DeRozan would be one of the most sought-out players in the offseason, drawing interest from teams like the Pistons or Hawks.
Celtics @ Pacers
- Celtics win 114-111
This win has officially put the Boston Celtics in the playoffs, being the third team in the Eastern Conference to do so. Tatum was the driving force behind this win, scoring 30 points on 11-22 shooting and 3-9 from deep, along with six rebounds and four steals in the game. Gordon Hayward brought everything he had as well. He scored 27 points on 10-19 shooting and 3-7 from deep. He also pulled in 10 rebounds and recorded five assists. Daniel Theis also put up 20 points while Marcus Smart put up 16.
The Pacers effort was spear-headed by Domantas Sabonis. Sabonis scored 28 points on 13-23 shooting. He also pulled in nine rebounds and dished out eight assists. Victor Oladipo also scored 27, TJ Warren scored 22, and Myles Turner scored 16.
Knicks @ Wizards
- Wizards win 122-115
The Wizards won at home thanks to, you guessed it, Bradley Beal. Beal scored 40 points on 11-25 shooting and 4-10 from deep. To add onto those stats, he also recorded seven assists and three steals. Shabazz Napier also had a good game, scoring 21 points on 6-12 shooting and 3-7 from deep. He also got six assists and three steals.
The Knicks were led by Frank Ntlinikina. Ntilikina scored 20 points on 6-9 shooting and 3-5 from deep. He recorded a double-double, dishing out 10 assists as well. Bobby Portis also scored 20, and Julius Randle and RJ Barrett each had 16.
Cavaliers @ Bulls
- Bulls won 108-103
The Bulls won thanks to Coby White. White has been on fire lately and today is no exception. The rookie out of UNC scored 20 points on 7-17 shooting and 2-7 from deep. To add onto those numbers, he also had five assists and five rebounds. Wendel Carter Jr also had a great game. He scored 17 points on 7-9 shooting. He also pulled in six rebounds. Otto Porter Jr, Denzel Valentine, and Lauri Markkanen all scored 15 as well.
Collin Sexton valiantly fought for the Cavaliers. He scored 26 points on 12-16 shooting. He also dished out five assists. Andre Drummond also scored 21, Kevin Love scored 17, and Larry Nance Jr scored 16.
Timberwolves @ Rockets
- Rockets win 117-111
The Houston Rockets won thanks to James Harden. Harden scored 37 points on 11-19 shooting and 5-10 from deep. Along with his scoring, he dished out seven assists. Russell Westbrook scored 27 points on 11-17 shooting. He had a great all-around game adding seven assists, six rebounds, and four steals. Eric Gordon also scored 16 points.
The Timberwolves were led by D’Angelo Russell who scored 28 points on 8-15 shooting and 5-12 from deep. Along with his scoring, he pulled in six rebounds, dished out five assists, and nabbed four steals. Juan Hernangomez also scored 18 points.
Magic @ Grizzlies
- Magic win 120-115
The Magic’s victory was thanks to Terrence Ross. Off the bench, Ross scored 24 points on 8-19 shooting and 5-11 from deep. Michael Carter-Williams also had a good game. He scored 20 points on 6-9 shooting and 2-3 from deep. Nikola Vucevic also had 19 and DJ Augustin scored 16.
Jonas Valanciunas led the way for the Memphis Grizzlies. He scored 27 points on 9-10 shooting. He got an impressive 15-15 double-double, also grabbing 16 rebounds. Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks both scored 21, and Jaren Jackson Jr scored 15.
Mavericks @ Spurs
- Spurs win 119-109
The Spurs are fighting for that #8 seed in the West. Lamarcus Aldridge led that fight today, scoring 24 points on 10-23 shooting. He was great on defense too, swatting four shots, and recording three steals. Rudy Gay had a good game off the bench, scoring 17 points on 7-12 shooting.
The Mavericks were led by Luka Doncic. Doncic had 38 points on 13-26 shooting and 6-13 from deep. He flirted with a triple-double, adding eight assists and seven rebounds to his stats. Tim Hardaway Jr also had 20 points, Dorian Finney-Smith scored 15 points.
Suns @ Trail Blazers
- Trail Blazers win 121-105
The Blazers easily won this one. Damian Lillard was their best performer scoring 25 points on 8-17 shooting and 5-10 from deep. He also had seven assists, five rebounds, and three steals. Trevor Ariza also had a great game; He scored 22 points on 7-12 shooting and 5-8 from deep. He also recorded six rebounds. CJ McCollum also had 22, Carmelo Anthony has 21, and Hassan Whiteside had 16.
Devin Booker led the charge for the Phoenix. He had 29 points on 9-25 shooting and 2-7 from deep. He also dished out nine assists and pulled in six rebounds. Dario Saric also had 24 and Ricky Rubio had 21.
Clippers @ Warriors
- Clippers won 131-107
Kawhi Leonard got the W for the Clippers. He scored 23 points on 9-14 shooting and 2-5 from deep. He also dished out five assists that game. Reggie Jackson managed to score 16 points off the bench. He shot 6-7 from the field and 3-4 from deep. Patrick Beverley and Paul George both scored 15.
The Warriors were led by Dragan Bender, who scored 23 points off the bench. He shot an incredible 8-12 from the field and 2-5 from deep. He also managed to pull in seven rebounds. Andrew Wiggins also scored 21 while Jordan Poole scored 17.
Nets @ Lakers
- Nets won 104-102
Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets managed to shock the Lakers. Dinwiddie scored 23 points on 7-17 shooting and he dished out seven assists. Caris Levert had a great game as well. He scored 22 points on 8-20 shooting and 3-8 from deep. He also pulled in seven rebounds.
LeBron James couldn’t get the Lakers a victory, but he did score 29 points on 12-22 shooting and 4-9 from deep. He, once again, was just short of a triple-double, getting 12 rebounds and nine assists. Anthony Davis also scored 26 points.
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