Good morning, folks. Mychal Mulder is getting the BAG! Well, sort of. Let’s talk NBA.
Big nights from Davis and Booker not enough
Anthony Davis (LAL) and Devin Booker (PHX) were the top two scorers from the BBNBA on Tuesday night, but unfortunately, neither of them could lead their respective teams to a win.
Davis and his Los Angeles Lakers fell at home to the Brooklyn Nets by a final score of 104-102. The former Wildcat posted 26 points, eight rebounds, and two assists while shooting 9-19 from the floor and 4-8 from distance. Davis had a shot to win the game at the buzzer, but his game-winning attempt from the corner was just off. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Lakers.
20 of Davis’ 26 points came in the second half and he also hit a big three-pointer that tied the game up with just 42 seconds left in regulation. Rajon Rondo recorded three points and two assists in 15 minutes for the Lakers.
Today is also Anthony Davis’ 27th birthday! How he is only 27 human years old is beyond me…
Up in Portland, Booker poured in a BBNBA-high of 29 points, but on low efficiency, shooting just 9-25 from the field and 2-7 from beyond the arc. His Phoenix Suns fell to the Trail Blazers in a game that had some serious playoff implications. With the win, Portland is now just 3.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Western Conference. With the loss, the Suns are now 6.0 games back with only 17 left on the schedule.
Phoenix kept the game close throughout the first three quarters, but Portland exploded in the fourth frame, leading by as many as 18 points before settling on the 121-105 win.
Mychal Mulder signs multi-year deal with GSW
As expected, the Golden State Warriors signed Mychal Mulder to another contract. What was unexpected, however, was the Warriors signing him to a multi-year contract instead of a second 10-day contract like many expected. While the terms have yet to be disclosed, I would guess that it is only partially guaranteed money. But regardless, it’s a gigantic step for Mulder, who was worked harder to get to this position than most.
The Warriors have signed guard Mychal Mulder to a multi-year contract.
Mulder, 25, averaged 12.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29.5 minutes over six games (two starts) during his initial 10-day stint with Golden State. pic.twitter.com/WVd9n4lcZv
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 10, 2020
In his first game on an end-of-season deal, Mulder must have been playing too relaxed. The Warriors were blown out by the Clippers as the former ‘Cat shot 1-9 from the field and missed all seven of his attempts from three for just three points and four rebounds in 26 minutes. He received his third official NBA start, too.
Patrick Patterson registered six points and two rebounds on two made triples for the Clippers, who bounced back from a Sunday night loss to the crosstown Lakers.
- Willie Cauley-Stein and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are BOTH sidelined right now with what the Dallas Mavericks have tabbed as an “illness”, which is never a fun thing to hear, especially considering the coronavirus fears. The short-handed Mavs lost to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, 119-109, as Trey Lyles went for 14 points and 11 rebounds on a shooting clip of 5-9 (4-7 from three). It was Lyles’ second double-double of the season for the Spurs.
- Julius Randle dropped in 16 points for the New York Knicks, who were beaten by the Washington Wizards, 122-115. The big man shot 5-11 overall while adding five rebounds and two assists to his total. Kevin Knox was held scoreless in 11 minutes, adding just two rebounds and two assists for New York.
Check out the full stat sheet below.
|Devin Booker (PHX)||105-121 L @ POR||29||9-25 (2-7)||6||9||0||0||4||-7||35|
|Anthony Davis (LAL)||102-104 L vs. BKN||26||9-19 (4-8)||8||2||0||1||1||-5||36|
|Julius Randle (NYK)||115-122 L @ WAS||16||5-11 (0-0)||5||2||1||0||4||-24||26|
|Trey Lyles (SAS)||119-109 W vs. DAL||14||5-9 (4-7)||11||2||1||1||1||+5||32|
|Patrick Patterson (LAC)||131-107 W @ GSW||6||2-3 (2-3)||2||0||0||0||1||-9||8|
|Mychal Mulder (GSW)||107-131 L vs. LAC||3||1-9 (0-7)||4||0||0||0||1||-10||26|
|Rajon Rondo (LAL)||102-104 L vs. BKN||3||1-3 (1-2)||1||2||0||0||2||0||15|
|Enes Kanter (BOS)||114-111 W @ IND||2||1-3 (0-0)||7||1||1||1||1||+1||14|
|Keldon Johnson (SAS)||119-109 W vs. DAL||2||1-3 (0-0)||2||1||1||0||0||-1||13|
|Kevin Knox (NYK)||115-122 L @ WAS||0||0-1 (0-1)||2||2||0||0||0||+8||11|
|Wenyen Gabriel (POR)||121-105 W vs. PHX||0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1|
|Jarred Vanderbilt (MIN)||111-117 L @ HOU||DNP-Inactive||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)||111-117 L @ HOU||DNP-Wrist||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Willie Cauley-Stein (DAL)||109-119 L @ SAS||DNP-Illness||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (DAL)||109-119 L @ SAS||DNP-Illness||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|John Wall (WAS)||122-115 W vs. NYK||DNP-Foot||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
TONIGHT IN THE NBA
7:00: Pistons (Knight) @ 76ers
7:30: Knicks (Knox, Randle) @ Hawks (Labissiere-out)
7:30: Hornets @ Heat (Adebayo, Herro-out)
8:00: Jazz @ Thunder (Diallo, Gilgeous-Alexander, Noel)
8:00 (ESPN): Nuggets (Murray) @ Mavericks (Cauley-Stein, Kidd-Gilchrist: both questionable)
10:30 (ESPN): Pelicans (Miller-out) @ Kings (Fox)