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NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1 Toronto R. 58-24 
 2 Philadelphia 76ers 51-31 
 3 Boston C. 49-33 
 4 Brooklyn N. 42-40 
 5 New York K. 17-65 
Central Div.
 1 Milwaukee B. 60-22 
 2 Indiana P. 48-34 
 3 Detroit P. 41-41 
 4 Chicago B. 22-60 
 5 Cleveland C. 19-63 
Southeast Div.
 1 Orlando M. 42-40 
 2 Miami Heat 39-43 
 3 Charlotte H. 39-43 
 4 Washington W. 32-50 
 5 Atlanta H. 29-53 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1 Denver N. 54-28 
 2 Portland TB 53-29 
 3 Utah Jazz 50-32 
 4 Oklah.City T. 49-33 
 5 Minnesota T. 36-46 
Pacific Div.
 1 Golden St.W. 57-25 
 2 LA Clippers 48-34 
 3 Sacramento K. 39-43 
 4 LA Lakers 37-45 
 5 Phoenix Suns 19-63 
Southwest Div.
 1 Houston R. 53-29 
 2 San Antonio S. 48-34 
 3 Dallas M. 33-49 
 4 Memphis G. 33-49 
 5 N.Orleans P. 33-49 
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Points Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 35.6
 1. Harden Houston R.35.6 
 2. George Oklah.City28.1 
 3. Leonard Toronto R27.7 
 4. James LA Lakers27.4 
 5. Antetokounmpo Milw.27.4 
 6. Curry Golden S27.3 
 7. Durant Golden S27.0 
 8. Booker Phoenix S26.6 
 9. Embiid Philadelphia26.4 
 10. Lillard Portland26.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre DRUMMOND
  Detroit
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Drummond Detroit15.5 
 2. Jordan Dallas M.13.7 
 3. Embiid Philadelphia13.1 
 4. Gobert Utah Jazz12.7 
 5. Antetokounmpo Milw.12.5 
 6. Towns Minnesota T12.4 
 7. Capela Houston R.12.3 
 8. Davis N.Orleans P12.0 
 9. Vucevic Orlando M11.8 
 10. Whiteside Miami H11.4 
Assists Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Okla.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Westbrook Okla.10.7 
 2. Wall Washington W8.7 
 3. James LA Lakers8.3 
 4. Teague Minnesota8.2 
 5. Lowry Toronto R.8.2 
 6. Young Atlanta H.8.1 
 7. Rondo LA Lakers8.0 
 8. Holiday N.Orleans7.7 
 9. Paul Houston R.7.7 
 10. Payton N.Orleans7.6 
Steals Per Game
 Robert COVINGTON
  Minnesota
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Covington Minnesota2.3 
 2. George Oklah.City2.2 
 3. Harden Houston R.2.1 
 4. Paul Houston R.2.0 
 5. Westbrook Okla.1.9 
 6. Smart Boston C.1.8 
 7. Oladipo Indiana P1.7 
 8. Leonard Toronto R1.7 
 9. Butler Philadelphia1.7 
 10. Drummond Detroit1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Myles TURNER
  Indiana P.
  (211-C/F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Turner Indiana P.2.6 
 2. Robinson New Y2.4 
 3. Davis N.Orleans P2.4 
 4. Gobert Utah Jazz2.3 
 5. Lopez Milwaukee B2.2 
 6. McGee LA Lakers2.0 
 7. Embiid Philadelphia2.0 
 8. Whiteside Miami H1.9 
 9. Drummond Detroit1.7 
 10. Towns Minnesota T1.6 
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Toronto 61% May.25 Milwaukee
Magic Johnson leaves Lakers front office job - Apr 10, 2019


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Magic Johnson, the beloved former point guard behind five world titles for the Los Angeles Lakers, announced Tuesday night he was quitting as the team's president of basketball operations. Johnson was in his second full season in the position for the Lakers, who are 37-44 and will be sitting out the playoffs. The Lakers website says Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka are responsible for all basketball-related decisions. That included firing and hiring coaches and signing players to contracts. At an impromptu news conference Johnson told shocked reporters, "I want to go back (to) having fun. I wanna go back being who I was before taking on this job," according to CNN affiliate KTLA. The Lakers released a statement following Johnson's announcement. The team said it was "deeply grateful to Magic" for all he has done as "a player, an ambassador and an executive." The Lakers will work "in a measured and methodical fashion to make the right moves for the future of our organization," the statement said. "We thank (Johnson) for his work these past two years as our President of Basketball Operations and wish him, Cookie, Andre, EJ and Elisa all the best with their next steps," the statement said. "He will always be not only a Lakers icon, but our family." Johnson returned to the Lakers on February 2, 2017, to advise ownership on basketball and business. He wasted no time on saying what his intentions were and he was put in charge weeks later. Jeanie Buss, controlling owner of the Lakers, announced the hiring, saying, "Together, (Magic), Luke (Walton) and our new general manager will establish the foundation for the next generation of Los Angeles Lakers greatness." Walton is 98-147 as coach of the Lakers, who have not had a postseason game since 2013. Johnson said Tuesday he had more fun as a mentor to players, as a big brother figure. He said he couldn't do that in his business role. He appeared to hint that he would have had to fire Walton on Wednesday, and it pushed him toward stepping down. "Tomorrow I would have to affect somebody's livelihood and their life," he said. "That's not fun for me. That's not who I am." Johnson said his team was "halfway" toward the progress he once promised, with superstar LeBron James joining the team this season. He said another star will join the team this summer. "I think this team is really going to be able to contend for championships with the growth of the young players." The basketball hall of famer told reporters Buss didn't know Johnson was going to quit, video posted on NBA.com shows. He complained about back-stabbing and whispering. "I don't like a lot of things that went on that didn't have to go on," he said.
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Kawhi
Leonard
Raptors claim third straight win over Bucks - 1 day ago
Toronto R. - Milwaukee B. 105-99 Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee Bucks on the road to take 3-2 lead in the Conference Finals. Raptors made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. Forward Kawhi Leonard (201-91, college: San Diego St.) stepped up and scored 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and point guard Kyle Lowry (183-86, college: Villanova) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Greek-Nigerian swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-94, agency...   [read more]

Neil Olshey
Blazers, Olshey agree to contract extension - 1 day ago
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off their most successful season in nearly 20 years and are making sure the architect of their roster stays in place. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Blazers have agreed to a contract extension with president of basketball operations Neil Olshey that will keep him with the team through 2024. Olshey has been with Portland since 2012 and was in charge of the team as it built its contending team around All-NBA guard Damian Lillard and his fel...   [read more]

Kyle Lowry
Raptors earn second straight win over Bucks - 3 days ago
Milwaukee B. - Toronto R. 102-120 Toronto Raptors fired past Milwaukee Bucks to even the series at 2-2. Raptors made 24-of-27 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Kyle Lowry (183-86, college: Villanova) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and Congolese-Spanish power forward Serge Ibaka (208-89...   [read more]


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