What Kevin Durant did to the Los Angeles Clippers was analogous to a baseball player hitting a go-ahead home run before robbing someone else of one. Durant drained a 19-foot jumper with 5.8 seconds left before blocking a potential game-winning 18-footer by Chris Paul as time expired, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Clippers 100-99 on Monday night.
“As a kid, I dreamed about hitting the game-winner,” Durant said. “No doubt, the block was good for our team. But as a kid, I wanted to hit the game-winner all the time. So I’ll take the game-winner over the block.”
Source: The Associated Press
Sources: Pau Gasol Out One Month with Left Ankle Injury
Bucks center Pau Gasol is expected to miss approximately one month with a left ankle injury, league sources tell ESPN. He joins Nikola Mirotic and Malcolm Brogdon as among those likely out for the regular season.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) March 24, 2019
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
Sources: Jontay Porter Re-Tears Right ACL
Jontay Porter’s NBA stock has taken a turn for the worse.
Porter, the Missouri power forward who missed his sophomore season after tearing ligaments in his right knee during a preseason scrimmage against Southern Illinois, recently re-tore his right ACL while in Denver, multiple sources told The Star. The Missouri basketball team confirmed the injury.
Porter was in Denver rehabbing his first knee injury. Sources told The Star the injury didn’t come directly from rehab but happened while he was on the court working out. It’s unknown if Porter was cleared for activity when he was injured.
Sources: Suns to Waive Jawun Evans, Rockets Expected to Claim
The Phoenix Suns will waive two-way player Jawun Evans, league sources told
@TheAthleticNBA. The Houston Rockets are expected to make a claim on Evans after he’s waived.
The Phoenix Suns will waive two-way player Jawun Evans, league sources told @TheAthleticNBA. The Houston Rockets are expected to make a claim on Evans after he’s waived.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) March 23, 2019
Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter