After corralling a Jrue Holiday miss in a crowd of dark blue jerseys and powering through a James Ennis swipe that sent his trademark headband flying but the ball in off the glass, DeMarcus Cousins went Super Saiyan, flexing low while rearing his head back for a big roar.
And with 41 points — the most since his trade from the Sacramento Kings during the All-Star break — in a 95-82 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, Cousins unveiled the next level the Pelicans can hit in the future and, potentially, to finish out a season that suddenly has some life to it.
Source: Justin Verrier of 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