Daily Archives: April 1, 2023

Jordan Davis says goodbye to Wisconsin basketball

Wisconsin basketball’s Jordan Davis entered the transfer portal earlier this week, and today he penned a message to the Badger family. Davis spent three years at Wisconsin, and started 18 games this past season. “I’m thankful to Coach Gard and the entire staff for everything they have done for me and my family and for always showing me love,” Davis …

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Jaden Springer discusses taking advantage of few opportunities with Sixers

PHILADELPHIA–Second-year Philadelphia 76ers guard Jaden Springer is a player who’s shrouded in mystery. The Sixers selected Springer with the 28th pick in the 2021 NBA draft and he hasn’t received many opportunities as the Sixers do not have many available minutes for him. Therefore, Springer has been toiling in the G League with the team’s affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. …

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No. 4 UConn vs. No. 5 Miami

In a Final Four filled with Cinderella stories and first timers, UConn is the exception. It’s a team even casual fans are used to seeing on this stage as the Huskies have won four national titles in the last 25 years and are playing in their sixth Final Four. They’ll face first-time Final Four participant Miami in the second national …

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Here are the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2023 elects

Here are the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2023 elects originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago It’s a star-studded Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2023. Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Tony Parker, Becky Hammon and Gregg Popovich are the six elects following the announcement prior to the men’s Final Four games in Houston on Saturday. All …

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Bucks’ Thanasis Antetokounmpo suspended one game for headbutting Celtics’ Blake Griffin

Getty Images Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo has been suspended one game for headbutting Boston Celtics forward Blake Griffin, the league announced on Saturday. Antetokounmpo will serve his suspension on Sunday when the Bucks host the Philadelphia 76ers.  The incident occurred with 1:25 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ dominant 41-point win over the Bucks on Thursday night. …

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No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 9 Florida Atlantic

Just reaching this stage of the NCAA tournament is a huge deal for both San Diego State and Florida Atlantic. Neither program has been anywhere near the Final Four before. But at least one of these surprise runs will continue as they face off in Saturday’s national semifinal at NRG Stadium in Houston. On one hand you have SDSU, champions …

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Warriors’ Steph Curry, Klay Thompson reflect on longevity as 3-point duo

Steph, Klay reflect on ‘inspiring’ longevity as 3-point duo originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea After almost 12 full NBA seasons together on the Warriors, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson haven’t stopped splashing. The Splash Brothers are Nos. 1 and 2 in the league for the 2022-23 NBA season in 3-pointers made per contest — Curry is averaging 4.9, and …

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Miami men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga has some elite March Madness dance moves

The Miami Hurricanes football team of the 1980s won three national championships and was known for its dance moves, flips, touchdown celebrations and sack celebrations. It gave the athletic program an identity that lives on today. The men’s basketball team carries on the legacy as this season, head coach Jim Larrañaga has led his players to the program’s first Final …

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Analyzing Knicks’ potential 2023 NBA Playoff matchups

Mar 31, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is defended by New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) during the first half at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports / © Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The 2023 NBA Playoffs are only two weeks away, and the Knicks look relatively safe in securing a …

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Depth continues to shine; Playoff rotation not set

Feb 13, 2023; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Josh Hart (3) reacts during the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports / © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports A few notes from the Knicks’ 130-116 win over the Cleveland Cavs on Friday night. HAND IT TO HIM Jalen Brunson …

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Mock trade has Nets trading Ben Simmons for Doug McDermott

The Brooklyn Nets are one of a good amount of teams in the NBA that will have important decisions to make once this season is over. Even though the team already has a bright future with players like Mikal Bridges, Nic Claxton, and Cam Johnson along with a significant amount of draft capital to use for additional moves. Brooklyn has …

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Blazers star Damian Lillard believes Joel Embiid should win MVP award

The MVP debate continues to rage on with the 2022-23 season now down to the final countdown. The Philadelphia 76ers have five games left after knocking off the Toronto Raptors at home on Friday and the team’s focus is on getting ready for the playoffs, but the MVP debate continues to hang over their heads. Joel Embiid is fully entrenched …

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How will the new CBA affect the Boston Celtics?

The NBA and National Basketball Players’ Association (NBPA) have come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) to cover the coming seasons, evading a potential work stoppage ahead of a highly-anticipated and lucrative new media rights deal and potential expansion of the league. But with that new CBA comes new wrinkles to how things are done in the …

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Kings receive roaring airport welcome after NBA playoff-clinching trip

Watch fans greet playoff-bound Kings with roaring airport welcome originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea After clinching their first NBA playoff berth in 17 years during their two-game road trip to Portland, the Kings had quite the scene waiting for them back in Sacramento as they returned home Friday night. There was a twinge of nostalgia in the air as …

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San Diego State vs. Florida Atlantic, UConn vs. Miami

The college basketball world will be focused on Houston, Texas where the men’s Final Four will tip off Saturday. The Cinderellas have taken over the sport in the last two weeks and now four teams who each surprised and busted brackets along the way. Florida Atlantic, a school of about 25,000 students located in Boca Raton, Florida is making only its second …

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NBA suspends Bucks’ Thanasis Antetokounmpo for headbutting Blake Griffin

The NBA on Saturday suspended Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo for headbutting Boston Celtics forward Blake Griffin Thursday. The incident took place with 1:25 remaining in Boston’s 140-99 win when Griffin challenged Antetokounmpo’s layup attempt. Antetokounmpo responded by headbutting Griffin, and a scuffle involving multiple players broke out under the basket. Tensions were at high the end of a blowout …

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Do the Boston Celtics have the Milwaukee Bucks’ number?

As the Boston Celtics struggled a bit toward the end of their 2022-23 stretch run, some concern among fans grew that the ball club might not be able to hold its own against the Milwaukee Bucks as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s squad passed the Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings to nab the top spot heading into the postseason. But then the …

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Draymond Green tweets incredulous reaction to reported new 2023-24 NBA CBA

Draymond’s incredulous reaction to reported new CBA terms originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Reported details of the NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement would have heavy implications on the Warriors’ spending, and Draymond Green isn’t happy. The Golden State veteran tweeted his displeasure over the tentative agreement Saturday morning, which the NBA confirmed Friday night but has yet to reveal …

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