What’s the buzz on Twitter? Andy Larsen
Jazz beat Nuggets 122-110. Really, really solid 4Q to run away with the win, just like against Sacramento.
Gobert: 23p, 16r, ended up 9-16 FT.
Mitchell: 22p, 6a, 5to
Clarkson: 19p, 7-15 FG
Conley: 15p, 6-9 FG (nice).
Three game road trip next: HOU/CHI/MIL. – 12:32 AM Eric Walden
FINAL: Jazz 122, Nuggets 110. Denver hung in there for 3 quarters but didn’t have enough juice w/o Jokic late. Rudy Gobert 23p, 16r. Mitchell 22p, 6a. Clarkson 19p. Conley 15p, 5a. Bogey 15p. Ingles 13p, 5r, 4a. Whiteside 10p. Utah improves to 4-0. HOU/CHI/MIL 3-game trip next. – 12:32 AM
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Denver Nuggets center and reigning league MVP Nikola Jokic was ruled out of Tuesday night’s game at Utah in the third quarter with a right knee contusion.
Jazz center Rudy Gobert was attempting to drive on Jokic along the baseline in the second quarter when he banged knees with him. Jokic went down almost immediately and was in a great deal of pain as he held his right knee area.
He left the game with 1:54 remaining in the second quarter.
Jokic was initially listed as questionable to return by the team. After halftime, Jokic was on the court for warmups but did not start the second half. He was later ruled out for the remainder of the contest.
The Nuggets are already without star guard Jamal Murray, who is recovering from a torn ACL suffered last April.
Jokic won his first MVP award last season and is off to a hot start.
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The Chicago Bulls are off to the franchise’s best start since the 1996-97 season.
They improved to 4-0 on Monday night with a 111-108 victory against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena, making Chicago the last remaining unbeaten team in the Eastern Conference. After overhauling their roster in free agency, the Bulls are already reaping the benefits from some of their biggest offseason additions.
Lonzo Ball knocked down five 3-pointers for 15 points and five assists. Alex Caruso added eight points and collected four steals off the bench, adding to the Bulls league-leading 41 steals so far this season. And DeMar DeRozan, who spent the first nine years of his career in Toronto, scored 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, including some key buckets down the stretch to stabilize the Bulls and quell a Raptors comeback.
Combine those performances with 22 points from Zach LaVine and the
Oct 25, 2021
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey was reelected chairperson of USA Basketball on Monday, while five-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird and three-time gold medalist Kevin Durant were among those added to the federation’s board of directors.
Dempsey, who was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Barack Obama, is the second person to be elected chair for back-to-back Olympic cycles, following Jerry Colangelo.
Dempsey will remain in the role through the 2024 Paris Olympics. He said he was proud of USAB’s “remarkable success,” including gold medals in men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s 3×3 at the Tokyo Games.
“We remain unflinchingly and enthusiastically committed to winning and rededicate ourselves to representing our country with honor in international competition,” Dempsey said.
Durant and Bird are among five athlete representatives — all Olympic gold medalists —