The Memphis Grizzlies went old school to solve their recent shooting woes, plugging 40-year-old Vince Carter into the starting lineup for the first time this year. Carter made all eight of his shots, including six from beyond the arc, to score a season-high 24 points and lead the Grizzlies past the Milwaukee Bucks 113-93 on Monday night.
Carter set a season high for 3-point makes in his first start of the season, and Memphis shot 52 percent for the game, including 14 of 27 from deep. “He never ceases to amaze me,” Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said. Memphis stopped a five-game skid by ending the Bucks’ six-game winning streak.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN
Kevin Durant ‘Not Sure’ If He’ll Play vs OKC
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who sat out Sunday night’s 118-111 win over the Brooklyn Nets with a left ankle sprain, told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that he’s “not sure” whether he’ll be able to play Wednesday at Oklahoma City.
“I’m just going to take it day by day and see how it progresses,” Durant said before the game.
Two-Time All-Star David Lee Announces Retirement
Two-time All-Star David Lee announced his retirement from the NBA on Sunday via Instagram.
Lee, 34, played for 12 years, finishing last season with the Spurs. He averaged 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 79 games for San Antonio.
Isaiah Thomas on Rehab Drill: ‘Hardest I’ve Run’
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas participated in full-court five-on-zero offensive drills Sunday, marking the first time he has practiced with his teammates in that manner since he was acquired from the Boston Celtics in a trade involving Kyrie Irving in August.
Thomas, who is still recovering from a torn labrum in his right hip, told Cleveland.com that Sunday was the “hardest I’ve run” during the rehabilitation process and he “felt good for the most part” afterward.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN