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lunes, 29 de enero de 2018

#ClutchNBA: LeBron James el más joven en llegar a los 30 mil puntos y va por más...


NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2018 – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, who tonight became the seventh player in NBA history to score 30,000 points:

“Congratulations to LeBron on reaching 30,000 points – yet another milestone in an extraordinary career that continues to inspire.”

miércoles, 29 de marzo de 2017

#ClutchNBA: Hassan Whiteside (East) y Damian Lillard (West) los Jugadores de la Semana del 13 al 19 de marzo en la NBA


NEW YORK, March 20, 2017 – The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 13 through Sunday, March 19.

Whiteside finished second in the East in rebounding (13.7 rpg) and 11th in scoring (20.0 ppg) while shooting an NBA-best 73.0 percent from the field as the Heat went 2-1 for the week.  He also paced the East in blocked shots (2.67 bpg) and extended his streak with a block to a season-high 26 straight games.  The 27-year-old center posted double-doubles in all three games to set the franchise record for consecutive double-doubles with 12.  With 14 rebounds in a 123-105 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 17, Whiteside became only the second player in team history to grab 900 rebounds in a season, joining Rony Seikaly (1991-92).  

Lillard led the Trail Blazers to a 3-1 week, with all of Portland’s wins coming on the road.  He paced the league in scoring (35.3 ppg) and added 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 55.1 percent from the field and 59.4 percent from three-point range.  Lillard was also 36-for-36 from the free throw line.  On March 15, the 26-year-old guard scored 36 points in a 110-106 win against the San Antonio Spurs.  Lillard closed the week by scoring a season-high 49 points and matching a career high with nine three-pointers in a 115-104 win over the Heat on March 19.

Here is a recap of the week for Whiteside and Lillard:

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat
March 15 vs. New Orleans: Scored 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds in a 120-112 win over the Pelicans.
March 17 vs. Minnesota: Shot 10-for-11 from the field and scored 23 points to go with 14 boards in a 123-105 win over the Timberwolves.
March 19 vs. Portland: Tallied 17 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and two assists in a 115-104 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
March 15 @ San Antonio: Finished with 36 points on 12-for-22 shooting and added four assists in a 110-106 win over the Spurs.
March 18 @ Atlanta: Recorded 27 points, five rebounds and five assists in a 113-97 victory against the Hawks.
March 19 @ Miami: Made nine three-pointers and scored a season-high 49 points in a 115-104 win over the Heat.  

Other nominees for the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, Houston’s James Harden, Memphis’ Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, Miami’s Goran Dragic, New Orleans’ Anthony Davis, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook and Philadelphia’s Dario Saric. 


NEW YORK, March 20, 2017 – Raptors 905 forward Pascal Siakam today was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 13 through Sunday, March 19.

Siakam (6-9, New Mexico State), playing on assignment from the Toronto Raptors, led the 905 to a 3-0 week as the team clinched the Central Division title and the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed for the 2017 NBA D-League Playoffs.  For the week, he averaged 18.0 points (on 56.4 percent shooting), 8.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.3 blocked shots.

On March 13, Siakam scored a season-high 20 points and added nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in a 116-87 win over the Austin Spurs.  He then scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 120-105 victory over the Long Island Nets on March 18.  The next night, Siakam finished with 16 points and eight rebounds in a 117-99 win against Long Island.

In four games on assignment with the 905 this season, Siakam is averaging 17.3 points (on 50.9 percent shooting), 9.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.0 block.  In 52 games (38 starts) with Toronto, Siakam is averaging 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds.

Other top performers considered were Austin’s Orlando Johnson, Canton’s Eric Moreland, Delaware’s Russ Smith, Greensboro’s Damien Wilkins, Northern Arizona’s Xavier Silas, Raptors 905’s Brady Heslip, Reno’s Kendall Marshall, Rio Grande Valley’s Darius Morris, Santa Cruz’s Damian Jones, Texas’ Stephane Lasme and Jameel Warney and Westchester’s John Jenkins.

domingo, 19 de marzo de 2017

#ClutchNBA: LeBron James (East) y Russell Westbrook (West) los Jugadores del Mes (Febrero) en la NBA


NEW YORK, March 2, 2017 – The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in February. 

The Cavaliers were 9-1 with James in the lineup in February (9-2 overall) as the 32-year-old forward averaged 25.9 points (third in the East), 10.6 assists (second in the East) and 7.2 rebounds.  He shot 63.7 percent from the field (second in the conference) and 56.8 percent from three-point range (fourth in the conference), his highest percentages for any month this season.  James scored at least 20 points in eight of his 10 games and dished out 10 or more assists six times on his way to averaging the most assists for any month in his 14-year career.  During a 111-104 victory against the New York Knicks on Feb. 4, James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 28,000 points. 

Westbrook averaged a triple-double of 33.4 points (first in the NBA), 11.0 rebounds (tied for fifth in the West) and 10.0 assists (fifth in the NBA) as the Thunder went 7-4 for the month, including wins over the Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz.  The 28-year-old guard posted six triple-doubles to improve his league-leading total to 30.  Oscar Robertson (41 in 1961-62) and Wilt Chamberlain (31 in 1967-68) are the only players to record more triple-doubles in a season than Westbrook, who leads all active players with 67 for his career.  In a 110-93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 24, Westbrook became the third player in the last 40 years to tally at least 17 points, 17 rebounds and 17 assists in a game, joining Magic Johnson (1989) and Rajon Rondo (2012).

Here is a closer look at February for James and Westbrook:  

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Feb. 6 @ Washington: Dished out a career-high 17 assists and scored 32 points in a 140-135 overtime victory against the Wizards.
Feb. 11 vs. Denver: Tallied 27 points, 12 assists and five rebounds in a 125-109 win over the Nuggets.
Feb. 23 vs. New York: Recorded a triple-double with 18 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds in a 119-104 win over the Knicks.  

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Feb. 3 vs. Memphis: Finished with 38 points (17-of-17 free throws), 13 rebounds and 12 assists in a 114-102 win over the Grizzlies.
Feb. 9 vs. Cleveland: Posted 29 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals in a 118-109 victory against the Cavaliers.   
Feb. 28 vs. Utah: Made six three-pointers and finished with 43 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in a 109-106 win over the Jazz.  

Other nominees for the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month were Boston’s Isaiah Thomas, Golden State’s Klay Thompson, Houston’s James Harden, the LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Miami’s Goran Dragic, Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan, Utah’s Gordon Hayward and Washington’s John Wall.  


NEW YORK, March 2, 2017 – The Philadelphia 76ers’ Dario Saric and the Dallas Mavericks’ Yogi Ferrell today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in February.

Saric, the 12th pick in NBA Draft 2014 presented by State Farm, led all rookies in scoring (17.0 ppg) and ranked second in rebounding (7.9 rpg) for the month.  Among Eastern Conference rookies, he was first in minutes (30.1 mpg), tied for second in steals (1.0 spg) and third in assists (2.8 apg).  The 22-year-old forward from Croatia scored in double figures in 11 of 12 games during February, including five appearances with at least 20 points.  Saric recorded four straight point-rebound double-doubles from Feb. 13-25, capped by a 19-point, 15-rebound, five-assist performance in a 110-109 loss to the New York Knicks on Feb. 25.           

Ferrell, who was not selected in NBA Draft 2016 presented by State Farm, paced all Western Conference rookies in scoring (12.0 ppg), assists (4.7 apg) and minutes (31.5 mpg) in February.  He led all rookies in three-pointers made (21).  The 23-year-old guard was playing on a 10-day contract when he equaled an NBA rookie record with nine three-pointers on his way to scoring 32 points in Dallas’ 108-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Feb. 3.  Four days later, the Mavericks signed him to a multiyear contract.  Before joining Dallas, Ferrell played 10 games with the Brooklyn Nets and 18 games with the NBA Development League’s Long Island Nets.      

Here is a recap of February for Saric and Ferrell:

Dario Saric, Philadelphia 76ers
Feb. 9 @ Orlando: Scored a career-high 26 points and added eight rebounds and three steals in a 112-111 win over the Magic.
Feb. 13 @ Charlotte: Posted 18 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in a 105-99 win over the Hornets.
Feb. 24 vs. Washington: Registered 20 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in a 120-112 victory against the Wizards.

Yogi Ferrell, Dallas Mavericks
Feb. 3 @ Portland: Made 9-of-11 three-point attempts en route to 32 points and added five assists in a 108-104 victory against the Trail Blazers.
Feb. 9 vs. Utah: Contributed nine points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in a 112-105 overtime win over the Jazz. 
Feb. 13 vs. Boston: Scored 20 points and handed out five assists in a 111-98 loss to the Celtics. 

Other nominees for the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month were Boston’s Jaylen Brown, Denver’s Jamal Murray, the Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, Miami’s Rodney McGruder, Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon, New York’s Willy Hernangomez and Phoenix’s Marquese Chriss.


NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 – The Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra and the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in February.  

Spoelstra led the Heat to an 8-3 record, the second-best mark in the Eastern Conference, as Miami played only four games at home (3-1) and seven on the road (5-2).  Miami won its first five games in February to extend its winning streak to 13, the longest in the NBA this season and the third-longest in franchise history.  The Heat also won three of its final four games of the month, with each victory coming against a team currently in position to make the playoffs (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers).  For the month, Miami ranked third in the East in scoring (110.3 ppg) and second in points allowed (101.6 ppg). 

Popovich guided the Spurs to a Western Conference-best 8-2 record in February, going 6-2 on the road and 2-0 at home.  San Antonio closed the month with four consecutive victories, all on the road.  When the Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 121-97 on Feb. 4, Popovich recorded his 1,128th victory as San Antonio head coach and passed former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan for the most wins with one franchise in NBA history.  With a 110-106 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Feb. 13, the Spurs set an NBA record by clinching their 20th straight winning season.

Other nominees for the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month were Boston’s Brad Stevens, Cleveland’s Tyronn Lue, Detroit’s Stan Van Gundy, Golden State’s Steve Kerr, Houston’s Mike D’Antoni, Memphis’ David Fizdale, Oklahoma City’s Billy Donovan, Utah’s Quin Snyder and Washington’s Scott Brooks.

miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2017

#ClutchNBA: El "Cupcake" Durant venció a sus ex compañeros de OKC nuevamente...

Clutch NBA: 6 al 12 de febrero
Por Daniel “Mr. Clutch” Mercado Castro
            Ni los abucheos, ni las camisas con mensajes y mucho menos el “trash talking” pudieron parar a Kevin Durant y los Golden State Warriors de darle una pela 130-114 a OKC, en el retorno de este a su antigua casa luego de firmar con Golden State. Su ex compañero en OKC, Russell Westbrook, trato lo imposible para ganar el juego y humillar a Durant al anotar 47 con 11 rebotes y 8 asistencias; pero los 34 puntos de Durant junto con 26 puntos de Curry e igual cantidad para Klay Thompson fueron más que suficientes para llevarse la victoria en la visita. Sin duda ambos equipos sacaron candela y un pareo entre ambos en la postemporada sería mega interesante. Los Warriors tuvieron una semana de 3-0 donde Klay Thompson anotó 36 puntos y Draymond Green se convirtió en el 1er jugador en la historia de la NBA en lograr un triple double sin anotar 10 puntos cuando realizó 12 rebotes, 10 asistencias y 10 cortes de balones ante Memphis. Por su parte, Westbrook realizó su triple double #26 en la temporada con 29 puntos, 12 rebotes y 11 asistencias en la victoria 118-109 de OKC sobre los campeones Cavs. Los Cavaliers tuvieron marca de 3-1 en la semana con LeBron James cargando al equipo. LeBron anotó 37 y un magistral bombazo para provocar el tiempo extra en la victoria 140-135 ante los Wizards. Los Cavs detuvieron la racha de 17 victorias seguidas en casa de los Wizards y la racha de 7 victorias seguidas de los Pacers en la misma semana. LeBron anotó 25 con 6 rebotes y 9 asistencias ante Indiana mientras que Kyle Korver anotó 29 con 8 bombazos. LeBron solo anotó 18 contra OKC y 27 puntos con 5 rebotes junto a 12 asistencias ante Denver. LeBron James es uno de los Jugadores Clutch de la Semana. Los Cavs siguen haciendo movidas para al cambiar al lesionado Chris Andersen a Charlotte por un pick de la 2da ronda del Draft 2017.
            A pesar de que le detuvieron la racha de 7 victorias seguidas, los Boston Celtics, liderados por Isaiah Thomas, continúan buscando la 1era posición en la Conferencia del Este. Thomas anotó 26, 34 (incluyendo 15 en el 4to parcial) y 29 puntos durante una semana con marca de 2-1. Los Knicks detuvieron la mala racha al vencer 94-90 a los Spurs con 25 puntos de Carmelo Anthony mientras que los Nets siguen sumergido en una racha de 12 derrotas seguidas. Tengo que destacar lo 40 puntos (total más alto de su carrera) de Giannis Antetokounmpo y el canasto de la victoria de McConnell (76ers) ante el Magic como dos sucesos chéveres en la semana. Los Wizards a pesar de perder el juegazo ante los Cavs, ganaron sus otros dos juegos en la semana. John Wall logró double-double en los tres juegos (22 puntos con 12 asistencias vs Cavs, 23 puntos con 12 asistencias en Brooklyn y 26 puntos con 14 asistencias ante Indiana). Beal también tuvo una buena semana con 41, 31 y 26 puntos. Y llegó hasta 13 victorias seguidas la racha del Miami Heat con el trío de Waiters, Dragic y Whiteside empujándola. Los 76ers derrotó a Miami 117-109 para al menos bajarle el fuego que los metió de lleno en la contienda por una posición rumbo a la postemporada. Detroit es otro que sigue posicionándose en el Este al ganar 3 de 4 juegos en la semana gracias a Andre Drummond.
            Houston volvió a la carga con una semana de 3-0 liderados por el otro Jugador Clutch de la Semana, James Harden, con 25, 30 y 40 puntos. Dallas sigue tratando de meterse en el baile con una victoria del buche ante Utah y una pela ante Orlando. Denver sigue contando con solida aportación de Nikola Jokic con 40 puntos ante los Knicks, 18 puntos con 15 rebotes ante los Hawks y 27 puntos con 13 rebotes ante los Cavs. Este muchacho comienza a sonar como una próxima estrella en la NBA. Denver consiguió a Mason Plumlee y un pick de 2da ronda del Draft 2018 de Portland por Jusuf Nurkic junto a un pick de 1era ronda del Draft 2017. A pesar que los Wolves siguen atrás, la dupleta de Karl Anthony Towns y Andrew Wiggins siguen dando producción. KAT en la semana (4 juegos): 35 puntos, 29 puntos con 14 rebotes, 36 puntos y 22 puntos. Wiggins lució en tres juegos con 31, 29 y 27 puntos. Los Clippers ganaron 2 de 3 juegos con Blake Griffin logrando un triple double (26 puntos, 11 rebotes y 11 asistencias), anotando 32 puntos ante los Knicks y casi triple double en Charlotte (20 puntos, 12 rebotes y 8 asistencias). Los Kings tuvieron una buena semana al irse 3-1 gracias a Cousins y Collison mientras los Lakers y Pelicans ganaron dos juegos cada uno. Anthony Davis le anotó 42 a los Wolves.
            Posiciones: Atlantic-Boston (35-19), Toronto (32-23), Knicks (23-33), 76ers (20-34) y Nets (9-45). Central-Cavs (37-16), Indiana (29-25), Bulls (26-29), Detroit (26-29) y Bucks (23-30). Southeast-Wizards (32-21), Hawks (31-23), Charlotte (24-30), Miami (24-31) y Magic (20-36). Northwest-Jazz (34-21), OKC (31-24), Denver (24-30), Portland (23-31) y Wolves (21-34). Pacific-Warriors (46-8), Clippers (33-21), Kings (23-32), Lakers (19-37) y Suns (17-38). Southwest-Spurs (41-13), Houston (40-17), Memphis (33-23), Dallas (22-32) y NO (21-34).

Barrio Boricua en la NBA
            José Juan Barea (Mavs)-no jugó/DNP en las derrotas en Denver y ante Portland ni tampoco en las victorias ante Utah y Orlando por continuar lesionado.
            Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)-derrota ante los Lakers (37minutos, 17-10 en tiros de campo, 2-0 de la línea de tres puntos, 8-6 del tiro libre, 3 rebotes, 5 asistencias, robo de balón y 26 puntos); derrota ante los Clippers (37 minutos, 20-10 en tiros de campo, 7-3 de la línea de tres puntos, 6-5 del tiro libre, 9 rebotes, asistencia, robo de balón, 2 tapones y 28 puntos); derrota ante Denver (35 minutos, 20-13 en tiros de campo, 10-6 de la línea de tres puntos, 2-1 del tiro libre, 6 rebotes, 4 asistencias, 2 robos de balón y 33 puntos) y victoria ante San Antonio (40 minutos, 21-9 en tiros de campo, 5-3 de la línea de tres puntos, 6-4 del tiro libre, 7 rebotes, 2 asistencias y 25 puntos). Melo pasó a Charles Barkley en la posición #25 del listado puntos.
            Maurice Harkless (Portland)-victoria en Dallas (22 minutos, 9-2 en tiros de campo, 2-1 de la línea de tres puntos, 6-3 del tiro libre, 7 rebotes, tapón y 8 puntos) y en derrota ante Boston (23 minutos, 5-2 en tiros de campo, 1-0 de tiros de tres puntos, 4 rebotes, asistencias, 3 robos de balón, 2 tapones y 4 puntos).
            Shabazz Napier (Portland)-no jugó/DNP en victoria ante los Mavs ni en la derrota ante Boston. Un muchacho talentoso que sus minutos han sido limitados grandemente en la NBA.
            Devin Booker (Suns)-derrota en New Orleans (37 minutos, 20-5 en tiros de campo, 8-1 de la línea de tres puntos, 4-3 del tiro libre, 2 rebotes, 5 asistencias, robo de balón, tapón y 14 puntos); derrota en Memphis (32 minutos, 13-6 en tiros de campo, 3-0 de la línea de tres puntos, 10-8 del tiro libre, rebote, 20 puntos y 3 asistencias); victoria ante Chicago (33 minutos, 19-10 en tiros de campo, 4-2 de la línea de tres puntos, 6-5 del tiro libre, 5 rebotes, 4 asistencias y 27 puntos) y derrota en Houston (26 minutos, 18-6 en tiros de campo, 3-1 de la línea de tres puntos, 6-5 de la línea del tiro libre, rebote, 2 asistencias, robo de balón y 18 puntos).