Box Score Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/brooklyn-nets-boston-celtics-2020122502/.
It's early in the season and only two games in but this Nets duo looks like they're the goods. People were doubting their ability to work together and be effective in the preseason with "only one ball" but they've both been getting their own and doing so on incredible efficiency. The Nets improve to 2-0 for the year and are looking like the team to beat in the East. What are your expectations for Brooklyn this year?
|109 - 122|
|Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo|
|Location: Barclays Center(0), Clock:|
|Officials: Scott Foster, Leon Wood and Aaron Smith|
Tweet >Russell Westbrook on his reaction when Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant missed the two potential game-winners: "I have no reaction. They missed. We win. Game over."
Also >Russell Westbrook gets asked about getting his first win while on the floor, corrects the reporter: "This is my second win, man. If I don’t play, I’m still a part of the team.”
>Westbrook didn’t play last game against the Timberwolves, when the Wizards won their first game.
According to Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com, the Cavs want to wait for Porter to be emotionally ready before rejoining the team.
> As for Kevin Porter Jr., no word when he’ll be back,” Pluto wrote. “The Cavs have said he’s dealing with some personal issues. The 20-year-old Porter had two off-court problems before the season. He wasn’t convicted of any charges, but the Cavs are concerned about his maturity. They don’t want to rush him back but will wait until they believe he’s emotionally ready to return.
Porter, 20, has been in the news for scary reasons over the last few months.
In fact, he posted a morbid message on his Instagram account in October. The scary post, which made many people think he was having suicidal thoughts, compelled the organization to get involved.
In November, Porter was arrested on weapons charges. Fortunately, the charges against the 2019 NBA Draft pick were dropped.
Porter has faced additional issues since then, including a woman accusing him of punching her in the face. All of the public drama has been a distraction for Porter and the Cavs.
Still, the Cavs are passionately fighting for and believing in Porter. The franchise is not rushing to bring Porter back into the action.
The guard collected 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in his rookie year.
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Tatum and Brown have both upped their scoring and efficiency from last season. Tatum is posting 26.9 ppg on 58.8% TS, while Brown is scoring 26.3 on 62.6% TS. Both are currently top 10 per-game scorers in the league (Tatum is 8, Brown is 10).
Their play has been awesome and has helped the Celtics maintain a top-3 record in the NBA through 10 games despite missing Kemba and several other key rotation players.
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> The Blazers relentlessly attacked Montrezl Harrell late in the fourth to hold onto their lead over the Lakers. It didn't go well for Trez...
A montage of the Portland Trailblazers systemically attacking Los Angeles Lakers’ C Montrezl Harrell in the final minutes to seal their victory over the reigning champions. Man have held to the belief that the gravity of Anthony Davis and the defensive coaching of Frank Vogel would turn Harrell into an elite defender (or at the very least hide his defensive inconsistencies). Do you still believe that to be a possibility or will Vogel simply yank him in close games?