Good morning, folks. Rajon Rondo is currently the Lakers best player, Anthony Davis was fined for flipping off a fan, and Eric Bledsoe was ejected two minutes into Thursday night’s game. Let’s talk NBA.
- Starting in Milwaukee, where the Bucks took down the Philadelphia 76ers 128-122 in a what was a thrilling battle between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid to the very end. Unfortunately, Eric Bledsoe didn’t make it to see said ending. In fact, he missed the last 46 minutes after he was tossed two minutes into the game. Bledsoe pushed Embiid after a made three-pointer by Antetokounmpo which led to Embiid tossing the ball at Bledsoe. The former Kentucky guard did not take kindly to the exchange and rifled the ball back at Embiid, leading to a scuffle and an early exit.
Eric Bledsoe vs Joel Embiid ?? pic.twitter.com/Mx6o4x9vdS
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) April 5, 2019
- In Sacramento, the Kings were able to hold off a pesky Cleveland Cavaliers squad by a score of 117-104. De’Aaron Fox posted 16 points, three rebounds, and 10 assists for his 15th double-double of the season. Willie Cauley-Stein added eight points and nine rebounds on a perfect 4-4 shooting. Brandon Knight shot 1-7 for the Cavs for five points, three boards, and three assists.
- And lastly, in Los Angeles, we had a blowout. The type of blowout where the game is decided in the first five minutes of action. The Warriors were up on the Lakers 39-12 after the first 12 minutes and ultimately won 108-90. Would you like to know who the Lakers were missing? Well, let’s list them all: LeBron James, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, a sense of pride. And that’s how you get the final result where a 33-year old Rajon Rondo is the team’s best player. Rondo went for 12 points on 5-15 shooting and was a team-worst minus-32 in 29 minutes. DeMarcus Cousins registered 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors – who were only missing Andre Iguodala – on 9-17 shooting from the field.
- In off the court news, Anthony Davis was fined $15,000 for giving a fan the bird after the Pelicans game on Wednesday night.
- Check out the full stat sheet below.
|DeMarcus Cousins (GSW)||108-90 W @ LAL||21||9-17 (3-7)||10||1||2||0||0||+27||23|
|De'Aaron Fox (SAC)||117-104 W vs. CLE||16||6-14 (1-3)||3||10||2||0||1||+11||34|
|Rajon Rondo (LAL)||90-108 L vs. GSW||12||5-15 (2-8)||4||2||2||0||2||-32||29|
|Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)||117-104 W vs. CLE||8||4-4 (0-0)||9||2||2||1||0||+10||30|
|Brandon Knight (CLE)||104-117 L @ SAC||5||1-7 (1-3)||3||3||0||0||1||+3||27|
|Eric Bledsoe (MIL)||128-122 W @ PHI||0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||+8||2|
TONIGHT IN THE NBA
7:00: Raptors (Meeks) @ Hornets (Kidd-Gilchrist, Monk)
7:00: Hawks (Poythress-out) @ Magic
7:00: Spurs @ Wizards (Wall-out)
8:00 (ESPN): Celtics @ Pacers
8:00: Knicks (Knox) @ Rockets
8:00: Heat (Adebayo) @ Timberwolves (Towns)
8:00: Pistons @ Thunder (Diallo, Noel, Patterson)
8:30: Grizzlies @ Mavericks
9:00: Kings (Cauley-Stein, Fox) @ Jazz
10:00: Pelicans (Davis-out, Miller-out, Randle) @ Suns (Booker)
10:30 (ESPN): Trail Blazers (Kanter, Labissiere) @ Nuggets (Lyles, Murray, Vanderbilt)
10:30: Cavaliers (Knight) @ Warriors (Cousins)
10:30: Lakers (Rondo) @ Clippers (Gilgeous-Alexander)