Grizzlies rout Timberwolves 124-96 to tie series at 1 apiece
Ja Morant scored 23 points and handed out 10 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies looked much more like the team that posted the NBA’s second-best record, routing the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-96 to even up their first-round Western Conference series at 1 apiece.
Timberwolves stun Grizzlies, grab Game 1 with 130-117 win
Anthony Edwards scored 36 points in his postseason debut, and the seventh-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies 130-117 to grab home-court advantage in the opener of their first-round Western Conference series.
The Early Returns On The James Harden-Joel Embiid Partnership
And beyond that, what the heck was the partnership with Joel Embiid (that different superstar) going to look like? Harden (27-8-12) and Embiid (34-10-3-1) took turns wrecking the defense, and even hooked up a few times — north of 20 times when combining handoff and ball screen possessions — to do it. If you want a quick number, the Sixers generated a whopping 1.29 points per possession on trips featuring a Harden-Embiid ball screen. Ultimately, with Towns playing high against Harden, Russell is once again the last line of defense against Embiid. They went to a zone in the second half, but Embiid was able to find the soft spots in it.thewestsidegazette.com
Wolves select Edwards with No. 1 pick in delayed NBA draft
The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Edwards with the first pick in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18. Tears flowed freely for those and many more players Wednesday night when their long-awaited, months-delayed NBA dreams were finally realized. 1 pick in an NBA draft delayed multiple times because of the coronavirus pandemic. 12 pick Tyrese Haliburton of Sacramento, whose blue, floral suit had the words “Black Lives Matter” on the inside. Duke didn't have a player picked in the first round after having 39 since the league went to a two-round draft in 1989.
The wait is over: Delayed NBA draft finally comes Wednesday
1 overall pick in the NBA draft on Nov. 18, 2020. After multiple delays, the NBA draft finally arrives Wednesday. The draft is usually held in June in New York, where Adam Silver announces the first-round picks. It's not the draft night they wanted, but the excitement of becoming a pro player won't diminish. But at the same time, this extra time, it’s only helping me,” said forward Obi Toppin, the national college player of the year from Dayton.