The Golden State Warriors were bested in their most entertaining game of the season, finally losing their grip, 132-127 to the Houston Rockets after 58 minutes of wild, record-breaking NBA basketball.
If early errors did not doom the Warriors, they certainly came back to haunt them late in regulation and in overtime. In the end, Kevin Durant’s consistent greatness (39 points on 28 shots, 13 rebounds) wasn’t enough to save his teammates against a Rockets squad that fought hard through the end.
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76ers Considered Trading Markelle Fultz To Move Up In Draft
The Philadelphia 76ers had internal discussions about packaging the No. 10 and 26 picks, along with former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, to move into the top five, league sources told The Athletic.
The target was Porter during these discussions. However, that thinking dampened with Porter’s back remaining a major question mark. If JJ Redick leaves in free agency, Fultz is the favorite to start at shooting guard.
Source: Michael Scotto of The Athletic
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Karl-Anthony Towns Has Not Asked For A Trade
According to several people familiar with the situation, there has not been an impasse between the two. Towns has not asked for a trade and the Wolves are not considering trading him. As contract extension talks kick off for Towns this summer, the communication only figures to increase.
Source: Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic