Brandon Miller scores 41, leads No. 2 Alabama to OT victory after gun revelation I The Rush

One day after the revelation that Alabama forward Brandon Miller allegedly delivered a gun that was subsequently used in a murder, the freshman scored a career high 41 points and the game winning shot in No. 2 Alabama’s overtime road victory over South Carolina. In the NBA, there’s a reported date for the highly anticipated return of Kevin Durant who has yet to make his debut with the Phoenix Suns while NBA All-Star Dunk Contest winner Mac McClung has reportedly boosted ticket sales, big time, for his G-League team.

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- Country this year. Miller with three. Miller to the rim. Miller with the left hand.


JARED QUAY: Second ranked Alabama road in to South Carolina with a 23 and 4 record, riding a five game win streak. But the Crimson Tide into Wednesday's game under a dark cloud after the revelation that their star freshman Brandon Miller allegedly delivered a gun to former teammate that was used to murder a young woman. The South Carolina crowd used its tragedy to troll Miller with chants of "Lock him up" and "guilty."

- Guilty, guilty, guilty.

- Boo.

- Guilty, guilty.

JARED QUAY: If you thought that would be a distraction for Miller, well, you'd be wrong because he thrived in the chorus of boos. Scoring a career high 41 points and he hit the game winning shot in the tides overtime victory over a scrappy Gamecocks team.

- With three, Miller to the rim. Miller with the left hand.

JARED QUAY: And some positive basketball news, there's a report that we'll see Kevin Durant back on the court soon. Shams Charania reports that Phoenix is aiming for Durant to make his Suns debut on Wednesday, March 1 in Charlotte.

- Yeah, baby, yeah.

JARED QUAY: Durant hasn't played since spraining his MCL on January 8, when he was still with the Brooklyn. Nets. Should be interesting to watch him simultaneously adjust to a new team and shake off the injury rust. But hey, KD's 50% is still better than most guys that are 100%. So I'll be watching.

Looks like a lot more people will be watching the G-League thanks to Mac McClung. Front Office Sports reports that the Delaware Blue Coats, which is the 76ers G-League team McClung is playing for, had their ticket sales increased by five times their daily average since Mac won the dunk contest on Saturday. In his first game back with the Blue Coats, Mac scored just seven points in a loss to the Motor City Cruise.

But life is still looking up because Mac signed a deal with Puma, is officially at influencer status with over a million Instagram followers and can get called up for the 76ers any minute now. Homey is living the dream. Even if that dream is in Delaware, which means it ain't the maximum dream but it's still a good dream. This ain't the hate on Delaware. If you're from Delaware and you watching this, I love you. Yes, I'm not going there.