This was his punctuation to the year that was 2020, with a global pandemic sweeping through entire communities, bringing death and severe illness to millions, followed by a social equality movement that also spanned the earth. Comfort zones were closed to all, and here is Thompson, an intensely focused professional, recovering from another surgery and detached from his usual cone of tranquility.
Thompson himself also believes the Warriors will be right back where they were when he first suffered a torn left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.
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"It was a conversation, but I think it's just best that I just don't comment on the situation," Randle said afterward. "There was a lot of frustration behind it, and -- I mean from both sides -- so I'll just let it be in the past and move on to the next game.
It’s hard to forget Shawn Bradley — all 7’6″ of him — if you watched him play for the Dallas Mavericks (or Philadelphia 76ers, or New Jersey Nets) during his eventful 12-year NBA career. Through a lot of ups and downs, he played the game with joy — you could see it in his face.
We haven’t seen much of Holiday lately. A bout with COVID-19 forced him to miss 10 straight games, which resulted in the Bucks posting a 5-5 record during that stretch. He made his return before the break and has appeared in each of the last six games, but he’s logged 25 minutes or fewer in four of those contests.
This year’s NBA MVP race was muddy before the All-Star break but now it’s even less clear. Joel Embiid seemed to be the front-runner but he’ll now miss time recovering from his injury. LeBron James is shouldering the load for the Los Angeles Lakers with Anthony Davis still sidelined with injury and has been in the MVP conversation pretty much every year.
Jazz: Aside from Gobert's big day on the boards, the Jazz managed only 23 other rebounds but held a 51-40 advantage on Golden State. Gobert had twice previously grabbed 25 rebounds. ... Utah last lost at Golden State on Feb. 2, 2019, 115-101.
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