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Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1 Toronto R. 43-16 
 2 Boston C. 37-21 
 3 Philadelphia 76ers 37-21 
 4 Brooklyn N. 30-29 
 5 New York K. 11-47 
Central Div.
 1 Milwaukee B. 43-14 
 2 Indiana P. 38-20 
 3 Detroit P. 26-30 
 4 Chicago B. 14-44 
 5 Cleveland C. 12-46 
Southeast Div.
 1 Charlotte H. 27-30 
 2 Orlando M. 27-32 
 3 Miami Heat 26-30 
 4 Washington W. 24-34 
 5 Atlanta H. 19-39 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1 Denver N. 39-18 
 2 Oklah.City T. 37-20 
 3 Portland TB 34-23 
 4 Utah Jazz 32-25 
 5 Minnesota T. 27-30 
Pacific Div.
 1 Golden St.W. 41-16 
 2 LA Clippers 32-27 
 3 Sacramento K. 30-27 
 4 LA Lakers 28-29 
 5 Phoenix Suns 11-48 
Southwest Div.
 1 Houston R. 33-24 
 2 San Antonio S. 33-26 
 3 Dallas M. 26-31 
 4 N.Orleans P. 26-33 
 5 Memphis G. 23-36 
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Points Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 36.6
 1. J.Harden Houston R.36.6 
 2. P.George Oklah.Ci28.7 
 3. S.Curry Golden S28.6 
 4. A.Davis N.Orlean28.1 
 5. K.Durant Golden S27.6 
 6. J.Embiid Philadel27.3 
 7. G.Antetokounmpo Milwauke27.2 
 8. K.Leonard Toron27.0 
 9. L.James LA Lakers26.8 
 10. B.Griffin Detro26.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre DRUMMOND
  Detro
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. A.Drummond Detro15.1 
 2. D.Jordan Dallas M.13.7 
 3. J.Embiid Philadel13.5 
 4. A.Davis N.Orlean12.9 
 5. R.Gobert Utah Jazz12.8 
 6. G.Antetokounmpo Milwauke12.7 
 7. C.Capela Houston R.12.5 
 8. H.Whiteside Miami H12.4 
 9. N.Vucevic Orlan12.1 
 10. K.Towns Minnesot12.0 
Assists Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. R.Westbrook Oklah.Ci11.2 
 2. K.Lowry Toronto R.9.2 
 3. J.Wall Washingt8.7 
 4. J.Teague Minnesot8.1 
 5. C.Paul Houston R.8.0 
 6. J.Holiday N.Orlean7.9 
 7. B.Simmons Philadel7.9 
 8. N.Jokic Denver N.7.8 
 9. J.Harden Houston R.7.7 
 10. L.James LA Lakers7.6 
Steals Per Game
 Paul GEORGE
  Oklah.Ci
  (206-G/F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. P.George Oklah.Ci2.3 
 2. J.Harden Houston R.2.2 
 3. R.Westbrook Oklah.Ci2.2 
 4. C.Paul Houston R.2.1 
 5. J.Butler Philadel1.9 
 6. K.Leonard Toron1.9 
 7. K.Irving Boston C.1.7 
 8. J.Holiday Chica1.7 
 9. M.Smart Boston C.1.7 
 10. V.Oladipo India1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Myles TURNER
  India
  (211-C/F-96)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. M.Turner India2.7 
 2. A.Davis N.Orlean2.5 
 3. M.Robinson New Y2.1 
 4. B.Lopez Milwauke2.1 
 5. H.Whiteside Miami H2.1 
 6. R.Gobert Utah Jazz2.1 
 7. J.McGee LA2.0 
 8. J.Embiid Philadel1.9 
 9. K.Towns Minnesot1.8 
 10. C.Capela Houston R.1.8 
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Day 121 (Regular Season)

Cleveland C 71% Feb.21 Phoenix Suns
Philadelphia 58% Feb.21 Miami Heat
Brooklyn N. 55% Feb.21 Portland TB
Milwaukee B 59% Feb.21 Boston C.
Golden St.W 66% Feb.21 Sacramento K
LA Lakers Feb.21 Houston R. 60%
LeBron James chooses Kevin Durant with first All-Star draft pick - Feb 8, 2019


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The Los Angeles Lakers might not have traded for Anthony Davis (6'10''-C-93, college: Kentucky) prior to Thursday's deadline, but Lakers star LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) made sure Davis will be playing on his team next week in the NBA All-Star Game. James selected Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans star, in the All-Star draft on Thursday night. He took Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant with his first selection. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (6'11''-G/F-94, agency: Octagon Europe) -- the captain of the team opposing James' side -- selected Golden State guard Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson) with his first pick. James also selected Boston's Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke), Toronto's Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.) and Houston's James Harden (6'5''-SG-89, college: Arizona St.), respectively, from among the starters.
Antetokounmpo selected Philadelphia's Joel Embiid (7'0''-C-94, college: Kansas), Oklahoma City's Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.) and Charlotte's Kemba Walker (6'1''-PG-90, college: Connecticut), respectively, among the pool of starters. James and Antetokounmpo drafted the rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference. They made their selections without regard for a player's conference affiliation or position. James had the first pick, as he had the highest voting total in the league. Eight starters were drafted in the first round. Fourteen reserves were taken in the second round. James' selection of Davis is sure to garner attention, as the Lakers offered the Pelicans trade packages in an attempt to acquire Davis in the days leading up to Thursday's deadline, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Davis told New Orleans late last month that he doesn't wish to sign an extension with the team and requested a trade. James also took all of the players who could be free agents at the end of the season -- Durant, Irving, Leonard and Klay Thompson (6'7''-G-90, college: Washington St.) -- as well as a potential 2020 free agent in Davis, which led to a funny exchange between the two captains. Antetokounmpo suggested during the draft -- which was televised by TNT -- that James was tampering after he selected Davis. "Isn't that tampering?" Antetokounmpo asked. "Tampering rules [do] not apply on All-Star Weekend," James said, laughing. James selected Davis with his first pick in the second round. He also drafted Thompson, Portland's Damian Lillard (6'3''-PG-90, college: Weber St.), Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (6'3''-PG-88, college: UCLA), San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge (6'11''-F/C-85, college: Texas), Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns (7'0''-F/C-95, college: Kentucky) and Washington's Bradley Beal. Beal was selected last. Antetokounmpo selected teammate Khris Middleton (6'8''-F-91, college: Texas A&M) in the second round. He had the first pick in the round. He also drafted Denver's Nikola Jokic, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons (6'10''-F-96, college: LSU), Detroit's Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma), Brooklyn's D'Angelo Russell (6'5''-SG-96, college: Ohio St.),, Orlando's Nikola Vucevic (7'0''-C-90, college: USC) and Toronto's Kyle Lowry (6'0''-PG-86, college: Villanova). Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (7'0''-F-78) and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) were named by NBA commissioner Adam Silver as special team roster additions for the All-Star Game. Wade and Nowitzki were drafted in the third and final round. James, selecting first in the third round, selected Wade, his close friend. That left Nowitzki for Antetokounmpo's team. At James' urging, the captains then agreed to a trade of Westbrook for Simmons. The draft was shown on TNT on Thursday night after being taped earlier. The process was not televised last year -- the first iteration of the current format -- to the dismay of James and other players. All-Star reserves were selected by the coaches. Starters were named through a process combining fan votes (50 percent), media votes (25 percent) and player votes (25 percent). The All-Star Game is in Charlotte on Feb. 17. Denver coach Michael Malone and the Nuggets' staff will coach Team LeBron. Mike Budenholzer and the Bucks' staff will coach Team Giannis. For the second year in a row, both NBA All-Star Game teams will make donations to community-based organizations. The winning team's charity will receive a $350,000 donation from the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association, while the losing team's organization will receive $150,000. Team LeBron will play for Right Moves for Youth, a school-based, dropout-prevention and student-support program in Charlotte. Team Giannis will play for for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, which aims to eliminate hunger by soliciting and distributing food and household items to people in need. Team Giannis chose to play in white uniforms. Team LeBron was assigned the black uniforms as the visiting team. Silver will select the replacement for any player unable to participate in the All-Star Game. He will choose a player from the same conference as the player who is being replaced. Silver's selection will join the team that drafted the replaced player.
Courtesy of: espn.com   




Kyle Kuzma
Kuzma wins MVP, US tops World in Rising Stars 161-144 - 23 hours ago
When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma (6'9''-F-95, college: Utah), Philadelphia's Ben Simmons (6'10''-F-96, college: LSU) and Boston's Jayson Tatum (6'8''-F-98, college: Duke) get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what's become the preferred run-and-fun style where defense is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear. They'll be ready. Dunks, layups, 3-pointers and little else. That was the playsheet for the Rising Stars game Friday night, one where Kuzma...   [read more]

Tim Connelly
Denver Nuggets agree to contract extensions with front office - 22 hours ago
Nuggets President and Governor Josh Kroenke announced today that Denver has extended the contracts of President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly and General Manager Arturas Karnisovas as well and also provided multi-year extensions for the entire basketball operations staff. 'It gives me immense pride to announce contract extensions for our entire front office, as our journey to this point has been one of hard work, patience and trust in one another,' stated Kroenke. 'When Tim joined...   [read more]

Nikola
Vucevic
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