Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS Bradley Beal is 9-for-43 (20.9%) from three to start this season. Plenty of good looks, including open catch-and-shoots, which he has long made for a high %. Just have to trust they will fall at some point. – 8:19 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence Hawks leading the Wizards, 34-23, after the first quarter. A much-needed fast start for Atlanta. Hawks shot 50% FG (10-20), 50% from 3 (4-8) and got to the line: 10-10. – 8:10 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner Very good quarter for the Hawks. Offense looked crisp. Defense was locked in. Capela: 8 points Young/Gallinari: 6 points each Team: 8 assists on 10 FG, 4/8 from 3 – 8:09 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA Duane Washington checks in for the final 10 seconds of the half and hounds the ball handler. It helps force a turnover, and the Pacers get the ball back with 5 seconds left. It leads to a Caris LeVert 3. Brilliant substitutions from Carlisle. Pacers up 78-56 at halftime. – 8:07 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef Bulls shot 5-21 from 3 in their last game (against Jazz) Celtics shot 2-26 from 3 in their last game (against Wizards) They combined to shoot 11-17 from behind the arc in the first quarter tonight. Bulls 7-9, Celtics 4-8 – 8:07 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR With his first bucket tonight, Cam Reddish has eclipsed the 1,000 point mark in the 91st game of his career (11.1 PPG). Cam is currently second on the team in scoring, putting in 16.2 PPG this season. – 7:53 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay Tony Snell went 2-2 from 3-pt. range in his first 5-minute stint as a Blazer. Keep in mind his 56.9% shooting (62-of-109) from the arc last season with Atlanta is the best mark in NBA history among players to attempt at least 40 three-pointers in a season. #RipCity – 7:46 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo Something I’m watching tonight in Wizards v. Hawks: Both teams top-5 in rebounds (WAS 4th, ATL 2nd)… Washington is 4th in the NBA with their starting center averaging 4 boards – FOUR! Gafford is 6th on the team in rebounds behind Kuzma, Harrell, Beal, Dinwiddie, & Avdija. – 7:23 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper Jimmy Butler named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Other’s nominated: Bam Adebayo (MIA), RJ Barrett (NYK), DeMar DeRozan (CHI), Kevin Durant (BKN), Darius Garland (CLE) and Montrezl Harrell (WAS) – 4:49 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins If the Wizards win tonight in Atlanta, they would improve to 6-1, which would be the franchise’s best start to a season since the NBA and ABA merged for the 1976-77 season. The 2005-06 Wizards and 1989-90 Bullets started their seasons 5-2. The 1974-75 Bullets started 7-0. – 4:49 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS With referees enforcing foul rules differently this year, NBA games are averaging the fewest free throws (20.0/g per team) in the league’s 75-year history. Interestingly enough, the Wizards are averaging the most (25.2/g) of any team. – 2:03 PM
Saints coach Sean Payton was furious about a blindside block call that went against his team on Thursday Night Football, but after the game he could say little about it. Payton said he got no explanation for the penalty and wasn’t sure why it was called. “I’m not real familiar with that type of block [more]
The Knicks are down 18 to the Bulls at the end of the second quarter. “It looks like we’re arguing,” Randle said. Whatever was said at halftime, it was interesting to see Randle and Fournier play key roles in New York’s comeback against Chicago.
Given that the league has suspended Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown and two others for three games due to misrepresenting their vaccination status, some are wondering why Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t suspended for doing the same thing. The answer is simple, even if it’s not universally accepted as satisfactory. Brown misrepresented his status to the [more]
Before Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde finish off the Race for the Case picks against the spread, they react to Notre Dame promoting DC Marcus Freeman as their next head coach.
The CFP committee met yesterday in Dallas and there are still roadblocks for expansion. When can we expect to see 12 teams? The trio then picks the SEC, Big 12, Big 10, AAC and ACC title games. Will UGA top Bama? Can Cincinnati finish off the perfect season?