Report: Chris Paul denied Curry practice time before Game 6

According to Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic, Houston Rockets’ point guard Chris Paul denied Golden State Warriors’ guard Stephen Curry practice time prior to the two’s Game 6 matchup the following night.

The incident reportedly began when Curry’s manager, Eric Housen, scheduled a shooting session for the star guard in the Toyota Center, which is the home arena for the Rockets and was the site for Friday’s Game 6 matchup. One thing seemingly led to the other and Paul was informed of Curry’s plan. The Rockets’ star point guard rushed to the arena and claimed the floor for himself, even turning down an offer from Curry to split the court.

This move seemed to affect Curry very little during the game, seeing as the 2-time MVP dropped 33 points in the second half of Friday’s win versus the Houston Rockets in Game 6. With the help of teammates like Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala, who dropped 27 and 17 respectively, Curry and the Warriors surged in the second half to defeat the Rockets and advance to the Western Conference Finals. Paul finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds during 38 minutes of play in the Rockets’ loss

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Breaking: Bucks’ big man done for the season

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Milwaukee Bucks’ big-man Pau Gasol is done for the season after having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot. After being bought out by the San Antonio Spurs earlier in the season, the veteran singed with the Bucks on March 1st and appeared in three games during the regular season. Gasol has struggled to stay healthy throughout the season, suffering several injuries during the Bucks’ 2018-2019 campaign.

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Breaking: New update finally releases a timetable for Kevin Durant’s return

According to several new reports, Warriors’ superstar Kevin Durant could potentially return sometime during the Western Conference Finals. One report also noted that the Warriors would evaluate Durant’s situation in about a week.

The superstar suffered a mild calf strain during Golden State’s 104-99 win over the Rockets on Wednesday. According to Dr. Alan Beyer, an orthopedic surgeon and executive medical director at the world-famous Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Durant could return somewhere between Games 5 and 6 in the Western Conference Finals, should the Warriors advance to it. Beyer also noted that it might be possible for Durant to return during Game 4 of the WCF, but cautioned heavily against it.

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Breaking: New report shows positive sign for Warriors’ star

During a press conference with Golden State Warriors’ Head Coach Steve Kerr, the legendary coach mentioned that star big-man DeMarcus Cousins could “possibly” return later on in the playoffs. This is joyous news for Warriors fans as the veteran played well this season while sporting a Warriors’ Jersey, despite missing significant time due to multiple injuries. Kerr also noted that Cousin’s possible comeback could only happen if the team were to make a “deep” playoff run. Currently, the Warriors are locked in a heavyweight boxing match with the Houston Rockets. The Warriors stole the first two games of the series and looked as if they were poised to run away with the it. But the tough and gritty Houston Rockets refused to give up, grabbing Game 3 on their home court and making it a series again. The pair will face off again on Monday night in Houston.

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Watch: DeRozan and company defeat Nuggets, force Game 7

Behind DeRozan’s 25 and Aldridge’s 26 and 10, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets in a crucial Game 6. With this win over the second-seeded Denver Nuggets, the Spurs have officially forced a Game 7. The win-or-go-home matchup will be played on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET.

Check out all the highlights from the crucial Game 6 matchup below!

Courtesy of House of Highlights on Youtube!

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NBA Playoffs: Celtics shutdown Pacers, Blazers shock Thunder, and Bucks blast Pistons

In this particular article, we will be looking at the first three games that took place during Sunday’s round 1 action.

Celtics vs. Pacers

In the beginning of this game, the Pacers looked unstoppable and were seemingly primed and ready to upset the Boston Celtics in Game 1, that is, until the second half began. The Celtics went on an incredible second-half run, allowing the Pacers just eight points during the entire third quarter. The C’s newly-gained momentum helped the team push to the finish line and capture Game 1. Celtics’ players Irving and Morris were the stars of the game with the pair dropping 20 points each.

Final: Celtics 84, Pacers 74 – BOS leads series 1-0

Game MVP: Kyrie Irving

Trailblazers vs. Thunder

In the first game of a series in which many analysts believed the Thunder would easily take care of business, the Portland Trailblazers defeated the star-studded Oklahoma City Thunder, a team which features stars such as Paul George, Steven Adams, and Russell Westbrook. The matchup was a nail-bitter throughout, as both teams traded punch-for-punch on the defensive and offensive side of the ball. In the end, the Blazers talented backcourt, which features star guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, finished with 54 combined points and helped will the team to victory versus the lower-seeded Thunder. Trailblazers’ big-man Enes Kanter also had himself a good game, one in which the veteran dropped 20 points, grabbed 18 boards, and dished out two assists. On the flip side, the Thunder’s George and Westbrook both had good games, with the two dropping 26 and 24 respectively.

Final: Trailblazers 104, Thunder 99 – Blazers lead the series 1-0

Game MVP: Damian Lillard

Bucks vs. Pistons

In the second-to-last game of Sunday nights’ playoff action, the Milwaukee Bucks crushed the Pistons 121-86 at home. MVP-candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo continued his dominate reign over the Eastern Conference in Game 1 of their first-round series, a game in which the superstar dropped 24 points, grabbed 17 boards, and collected 4 assists. The Bucks where so incredibly dominant, in fact, that seven of the Bucks players ended the game with double-figure point totals. Pistons’ second-year guard Luke Kennard led the way in scoring for the team, dropping 21 points in the loss. Andre Drummond totaled 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 assists before being thrown out of the game after he committed a particularly hard foul on the Bucks’ Antetokounmpo. With the Bucks offense clicking on all cylinders, Antetokounmpo and his teammates cruised to a easy victory versus the Pistons in Game 1.

Final: Bucks 121, Pistons 86

Game MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo

 

 

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