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NBA players put on no-defense charity game; White team 176 Blue team 171

 

Image by Reisio January 2006 via wikipedia commons

With the NBA in a lockdown mode and no end in sight, several players are trying to keep in shape any way they can.

On Sunday, Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook comprised a White team and beat a Blue team led by Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, 176-171 in Oklahoma City.

Durant produced a triple-double scored 42 points, pulled down 26 rebounds and dished out 11 assists in the charity basketball game in the city home of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

At halftime of the game, Durant presented a check for $100,000 to Single Parents Support Network of Oklahoma City.

The NBA players will be putting on several of these charity games around the league in order to keep their fans entertained until the NBA officially returns.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio & TV news

US basketball team uses 2nd half spurt to dumped Tunisia

The United States basketball team upped its record to 5-0 in the World basketball championships.

But for awhile on Thursday, it didn’t look like they would be able to shake winless Tunisia.

The Americans turned a sluggish game into a rout the last 15 minutes of the contest to win 92-57.

Eric Gordon LA Clippers (NBA)

(file photo)

Eric Gordon scored 21 points for the United States.

The USA squad seeded first in Group B, will play next on Monday against Angola, the number 4 seed from Group A.

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 14 points for the U.S. squad and Stephen Curry chipped in with 13.

Tunisia, making its first appearance in the world basketball championships, went 0-5, and was led in scoring by Marouan Kechrid with 15 points.

compiled from staff & USA basketball reports

Durant, Love, Inguodala & Gay lead United States to 2-0 start in world championships

Everytime the United States needed to score, they were bailed out by Kevin Durant. Everytime they needed a rebound, Kevin Love was the man on the boards.

Durant scored 22 points, Love added 10 points to go with 11 rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench to lead the Americans over Slovenia, 99-77 Sunday in the world basketball championships. The game was played in Istanbul, Turkey.

Andre Inguodala Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)

The 2-0 American squad also received 16 points from Rudy Gay, while Russell Westbrook and Andre Inguodala each chipped in with 11.

Bostjan Nachbar scored 13 points for Slovenia, now 1-1 in the tournament. Slovenia had a huge crowd advantage as 90 percent of the crowd was pulling for them to beat the U.S.

The United States face Brazil on Monday night, then have Tuesday off before playing their final two games in group play.

compiled from staff, United States basketball & NBA news

U.S. national basketball team is set; Rondo withdraws suddenly

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski has selected his final 12-man roster for the world championships. They play a final tuneup against Greece on Wednesday before the real games start in Turkey on Saturday.

But the squad will have to play without Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo who asked to withdraw from consideration.

Rajon Rondo (NBA)

Rondo had started the United States first two exhibition games, then to the surprise of all, including team members, he didn’t play at all Sunday when the Americans edged Spain in another game.

The final roster includes: Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant, Tyson Chandler, Derrick Rose, Kevin Love, Rudy Gay, Stephen Curry, Lamar Odom, Eric Gordon, Chauncey Billups, Russell Westbrook and Danny Granger.

Roster info courtesy of USA Basketball. Some info also from wire reports

NBA PLAYOFFS: Eastern and Western Conference (Saturday results)

compiled from wire reports

John Salmons (nba)

John Salmons scored 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting, Kurt Thomas had 8 point, 13 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks never let up after a hot start in 107-89 Game 3 win after a three-day layoff.

Atlanta still leads the series 2-1 after two-double=digit wins at home, when the bcuks looked overmatched without the injured Andrew Bogut.

Milwaukee is 12-26 at the Bradley Center in the playoffs.

Kevin Durant Thunder (nba)

Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Thunder evened the first-round series against the Lakers with a 110-89 victory in Game 4.

For the second straight game, the Thunder capitalized on a significant edge at the foul line and on the boards despite the presence of the Lakers’ 7-foot tandem of Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.

Oklahoma City never trailed after the opening 5 minutes and led by double digits for the final three quarters in a thorough dismantling.

Among those seated at courtside in Oklahoma City were Governor Brad Henry, NFL wide receiver Mark Clayton and Gerald McCoy, the former Oklahoma defensive tackle taken third overall by Tampa Bay in the NFL draft.

Brandon Roy (nba)

Portland coach Nate McMillian and team owner Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft were convinced by Brandon Roy to let him play despite skepticism by team doctors.

Roy was activated off injured reserve and then helped Portland to a 96-87 win over Phoenix that evened their series at two games apiece.

Eight days removed from arthroscopic surgery on right knee, Roy made his surprising return to the court to the theme fromĀ  “Rocky” blasting from the Rose Garden sound system. Roy then made a key 3-pointer late in the game that shifted the momentum to the Trail Blazers.

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