The first week of the 2016/2017 NBA Season is in the books. Find out who sits atop our week one power rankings. Where does your favorite team wind up on the list?
“I think Chris is still open-minded. But we are not working toward his return. We feel that, based on the last exam, that his Heat career is probably over” Riley said on Monday.
Without elaborating on his reasoning, Durant said Wade, who was ranked eighth on the list, should be replaced in the top 10 by Durant’s former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate and current Houston Rockets star James Harden. Harden did not make the top-10 list.
Despite the treatment and long layoff, Wade expects to be ready for the season opener on Oct. 29, when the Heat host the Chicago Bulls. Wade went through his first workout on Thursday night ahead of Heat training camp, which is set to begin on Oct. 1.
Allen, known for his work ethic and preparation before games, opted not to make a final pass to a calling teammate Lebron James for an attempted game winning shot. Instead, Allen calmly stepped back and in routine fashion knocked down a three in one of the most pressure filled moments in Finals history.
Danny Green made seven of the Spurs’ Finals-record 16 3-pointers, Tim Duncan had 12 points and 14 rebounds and the Spurs clobbered the Miami Heat 113-77 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
Tim Duncan overcame a slow start to finish with 20 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Parker banked in a desperation jumper on a broken play with 5.2 seconds left, and the Spurs withstood LeBron James’ triple-double to beat the Miami Heat 92-88 on Thursday night in a thrilling Game 1.
A third quarter for the ages by the four-time MVP turned the game, and perhaps the entire Eastern Conference finals, around. James scored 16 of his 30 points in the quarter, fueling what was a 20-point turnaround at one point, and the Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 90-79 in Game 5 on Thursday night.
Roy Hibbert finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson added 20 points, and the Pacers closed the game on a 16-6 run to pull away from the defending NBA champs for a 99-92 victory.