r/nba 6h ago

Index Thread Daily Discussion Thread + Game Thread Index


Game Threads Index (January 26, 2023):

Tip-off GDT Away Score Home PGT
07:30 pm ET Link Chicago Bulls 08:25 2Q 42 to 36 Charlotte Hornets
07:30 pm ET Link Detroit Pistons 09:47 2Q 33 to 31 Brooklyn Nets
07:30 pm ET Link New York Knicks 10:21 2Q 30 to 34 Boston Celtics
08:00 pm ET Link Cleveland Cavaliers 09:38 1Q 6 to 7 Houston Rockets
10:00 pm ET Dallas Mavericks PRE-GAME Phoenix Suns
10:30 pm ET San Antonio Spurs PRE-GAME Los Angeles Clippers

r/nba 13h ago

Discussion [SERIOUS NEXT DAY THREAD] Post-Game Discussion (January 25, 2023)


Here is a place to have in depth, x's and o's, discussions on yesterday's games. Post-game discussions are linked in the table, keep your memes and reactions there.

Please keep your discussion of a particular game in the respective comment thread. All direct replies to this post will be removed.

Away Home Score GT PGT
Indiana Pacers Orlando Magic 120 - 126 Link Link
Brooklyn Nets Philadelphia 76ers 133 - 137 Link Link
Washington Wizards Houston Rockets 108 - 103 Link Link
Denver Nuggets Milwaukee Bucks 99 - 107 Link Link
Minnesota Timberwolves New Orleans Pelicans 111 - 102 Link Link
Atlanta Hawks Oklahoma City Thunder 137 - 132 Link Link
Memphis Grizzlies Golden State Warriors 120 - 122 Link Link
Utah Jazz Portland Trail Blazers 124 - 134 Link Link
Toronto Raptors Sacramento Kings 113 - 95 Link Link
San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Lakers 104 - 113 Link Link

r/nba 1h ago

News [Charania] 2023 East All-Star starters: Giannis Antetokounmpo (captain) Jayson Tatum Kevin Durant Kyrie Irving Donovan Mitchell

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r/nba 1h ago

News [Charania] 2023 West All-Star starters: LeBron James (captain) Stephen Curry Luka Doncic Nikola Jokic Zion Williamson

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r/nba 6h ago

[Anthony Irwin] They like the idea of having 3 “superstars,” even if Russ [Westbrook] isn’t playing like a superstar anymore, he’s selling jerseys like a superstar does.



They like the idea of having 3 “superstars,” even if Russ isn’t playing like a superstar anymore, he’s selling jerseys like a superstar does.

If they do move Russ’s contract, I do think they would be focusing on somebody of that kind of stature coming back.

r/nba 3h ago

Despite being the 1st seed in the West, Nuggets fans have not been able to watch home games on local TV due to a broadcast blackout


Just heard about this on the No Dunks podcast. What's going on in Denver? Sucks that business deals have to directly impact the consumer.

This reminds me of when I was a Chargers fan. We'd be first in the AFC west and still not be able to watch games on local TV.

Here's some information on the blackout: https://denvergazette.com/sports/comcast-altitude-tv-blackout-why-avalanche-nuggets-fans-should-prepare-to-miss-fourth-consecutive-season/article_11cd6f10-48dd-11ed-9d44-5b2b20c5b4a1.html/

r/nba 6h ago

This looks to be the moment Joel Embiid replied to KD’s tweet with the DX edit as he walks in for his postgame presser with his phone and couldn’t stop laughing

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r/nba 4h ago

[Monte Poole] ‘It was even tougher guarding Kyrie than guarding Ja.’ - Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga, who has defended both Kyrie Irving and Ja Morant in the last two games. Says Kyrie ‘has everything.’

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r/nba 9h ago

In last night's Pool Report, referee Sean Miller stated "Stephen Curry takes his mouthpiece and throws into the stands with force, as per rule, that is an automatic ejection." That is not an actual rule.


Curry was ejected in the fourth quarter last night for throwing his mouthguard out of frustration with Jordan Poole's shot selection.

From the league's Pool Report:

QUESTION: Why was Steph Curry ejected in the fourth?

WRIGHT: Stephen Curry takes his mouthpiece and throws into the stands with force, as per rule, that is an automatic ejection.

I think ejecting Curry is totally fine. But, contrary to the pool report, it's a subjective call--there is no rule requiring an automatic ejection. For example, the artist formerly known as Enes Kanter was given a technical foul and was not ejected for throwing his mouthpiece into the crowd.

The rule the ref seems to be citing is about the ball, not equipment like a mouthpiece:

  • Any player who throws or kicks the ball directly into the stands with force, regardless of the reason or where it lands, will be assessed a technical foul and ejected. All other instances where the ball ends up in the stands will subject the player to a possible technical foul and ejection.

This is the only rule about throwing anything with force, and it clearly doesn't apply to anything but the ball.

The rule about throwing "objects" (i) does not trigger an "automatic ejection" and (ii) is completely silent about throwing objects into the crowd:

  • The deliberate act of throwing the ball or any object at an official by a player, coach, trainer, or other team bench person is a technical foul and violators are subject to ejection from the game.

This rule was relevant when Curry was ejected against Memphis in 2017 for throwing his mouthpiece at a ref. But the one last night was into the crowd (the video appears to show him throwing it onto the floor, but maybe it bounced into the crowd), not at the official.

There are two rules triggering automatic ejections for players "entering" the stands, but they're not inapplicable here:

  • A player, coach, trainer, or other team bench person must be ejected for . . . (4) Deliberately entering the stands other than as a continuance of play

  • Any coach, player, trainer, or other team bench person who deliberately enters the spectator stands during the game will be automatically ejected and the incident reported by e-mail to Basketball Operations. Entering the stands to keep a ball in play by a player or the momentum which carries the player into the stands is not considered deliberate. The first row of seats is considered the beginning of the stands

Curry was also ejected in the 2016 finals after fouling out, throwing his mouthpiece into the crowd, and screaming at the ref. That ejection, like last night's ejections, seems totally reasonable. But it's not required by rule.

r/nba 20h ago

[StatMuse] Lillard tonight: 60 PTS 7 REB 8 AST 89.8 TS% The most efficient 60-point game in NBA history.

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r/nba 2h ago

James Harden is a 22-11 guy, shooting 38% from three, and it seems like no one is talking about him this season.


James Harden is a 22-11 guy, shooting 38% from three, and it seems like no one is talking about him this season.

This is an all nba season (3rd team usually but Chris Paul won all nba second team and had mvp votes in 2021 with much worse numbers)

Had he been ass this year you would have seen Zach Lowe, Bill Simmons, Bobby Marks, and all the other “respected journalists and analysts” trashing him daily tho

r/nba 14h ago

Michael Malone: "The league has an impossible job" in schedule-making, but: "Giannis is a 2-time MVP, Nikola's a 2-time MVP. To have this game the 2nd night of a back-to-back, not a national TV game...you would hope that they'd set this game up to be more of a marquee matchup."


Quotes from Micheal Malone's post game conference here https://twitter.com/JoelRushNBA/status/1618455173445324803

Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo play each other twice during the regular season. Yet the NBA schedules their matchup tonight with Denver on a ridiculous New Orleans-Milwaukee back-to-back. No Jokic. No Murray. Two other starters from Denver rested as a result. A marquee regular season matchup is out the window.

Denver and Milwaukee's other matchup comes with the Bucks on the second night of the dreaded Utah-Denver back-to-back. The Bucks' regulars probably won't be playing in that one.

However there is clear bias in the league as the NBA is setting up Jokic vs Embiid in a few days but neglecting this one

r/nba 8h ago

After last night’s loss, the San Antonio Spurs now have a losing record against the Los Angeles Lakers. The only franchise in the league to have a winning record against the Spurs.



A testament to their historic respective success and competitive rivalry. In terms of rivalries, I’d say it’s up there with Celtics/Lakers and Pistons/Bulls.

r/nba 1h ago

[Lopez] Zion Williamson has been named an All-Star starter.

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r/nba 9h ago

[ESPN Stats and Info] Three years ago today the game lost a legend with the passing of Kobe Bryant. Bryant spent his entire 20-year career with the Lakers, the 2nd-most seasons spent with a single team. The Black Mamba is the franchises’ all-time leader in games, points, 3-pointers, and steals.

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r/nba 1h ago

Highlight [Highlight] '96 year old' LeBron James is announced as the Captain of the Western All-Stars for a record breaking 19th All-Star selection after a hassle within the crew on how it should be announced

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r/nba 1h ago

[Turner] LeBron James 19th All Star selection and will be captain of Western Conference

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r/nba 8h ago

Who is the best scorer in the league right now?


Dame’s performance last night got me wondering, who is the best scorer in the NBA rn? Bron? KD? Jokic? Does Dame have an argument?

r/nba 6h ago

[Olson] Deandre Ayton apologized for throwing his son under the bus but that’s who he thinks he got sick from. Dealt with headaches and difficulty catching his breath. Stayed away from the team as he kept testing negative. Feels good about how he got his conditioning back.

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r/nba 39m ago

Charles Barkley: "The only problem I have with Zion is he's missed 20 games. That's a lot" Kenny Smith: "Out of 49" Adam Lefkoe: "Would you have gone Sabonis?" Charles: "Uh yes"


Seems like Barkley did not agree with the All Star Starters as Zuion gets the nod over Sabonis despite being injured for nearly half the season so far,

Charles Barkley: "The only problem I have with Zion is he's missed 20 games. That's a lot" Kenny Smith: "Out of 49" Adam Lefkoe: "Would you have gone Sabonis?" Charles: "Uh yes"


r/nba 9h ago

James Dolan spoke publicly today for the first time about MSG's facial recognition policy. He downplayed its use and seriousness in interview with Fox 5 NY. "Facial recognition is just a technology. When I walked into the studio did you recognize my face?... Facial recognition."

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r/nba 44m ago

Highlight [Highlight] Chuck stares dumbfounded at Lefkoe: "Look at what happened when the fans vote for the President"

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r/nba 5h ago

[StatMuse] Mason Plumlee in January: 16.8 PPG 11.3 RPG 3.3 APG 75.2 FG% Averaging career-highs in PPG, RPG and FG% this season.

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r/nba 11h ago

The inventor of basketball, James Naismith, holding an early basketball and one of the original peach baskets.


Colorized photo

One of the things I have always thought was interesting is that it took them a while, a few years I think, to realize they could take the bottom out of the peach basket rather than have someone on a ladder get the ball after every made basket.

r/nba 22h ago Platinum

Highlight [Highlight] A fan yells at Ben Simmons going into the break: "Tuck your shirt in Ben! This isn't a Call of Duty tournament!"

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r/nba 1h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Giannis Antetokounmpo is announced as Eastern conference captain, Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum are the other two frontcourt starters from the East

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r/nba 1h ago

[NBA PR] LeBron James has earned his 19th NBA All-Star selection, tying Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most in league history. James and Abdul-Jabbar currently share the record for most NBA All-Star Games played with 18.


Players with the most NBA All-Star selections:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - 19

LeBron James - 19

Kobe Brant - 18

Tim Duncan - 15

Kevin Garnett - 15

Shaquille O'Neal - 15

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