It's hard not to give Hernangomez a higher grade here because, relative to expectations, he has been marvelous. In February, he supplanted Hayes as the backup center and even entered the starting lineup when Adams went down. Hernangomez played all 14 games in the month after playing just three games before February. He averaged 8.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 20.9 minutes per night. And he's looked like a natural fit for much of his time on the court.Phoenix Suns face coverings
"Steph tests you in so many ways beyond just his shooting," says veteran NBA coach and ESPN analyst P.J. Carlesimo. "He is one of the best in the league moving without the ball. It doesn't get as much attention, but with his quickness and conditioning, Steph will run you to death. It's about the biggest nightmare you can have in this league. I mean, as a defense you've got to be thinking, 'Jesus, how many problems can we have trying to guard one guy on one possession?'"Dallas Mavericks face coverings
Paul isn’t the first one to do this, actually. Angels star Mike Trout was spotted drinking a similar elixir back in 2018.
In their first game under interim head coach Nate McMillan following the departure of Lloyd Pierce, the Hawks (15-20) beat the Heat in an uncharacteristically low-scoring game, 94-80. Atlanta will play the second half of a back-to-back in Orlando on Wednesday, where the Magic (13-22) will be hoping to snap a four-game losing streak.Memphis Grizzlies face coverings
Maybe Ingram is bitter. LeBron didn’t exactly treat his younger teammates great in Los Angeles. Not only did LeBron thrust Ingram into months Anthony Davis trade rumors, LeBron also encroached on Ingram’s ability to play his game. Obviously, the Lakers were right to prioritize LeBron and Davis over Ingram. But that doesn’t mean Ingram can’t resent it.
Brooklyn may let a game or two slide before the All-Star break in order to rest James Harden and Kyrie Irving. The Nets are likely going into All-Star Weekend as the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the East, so there is no real significance here for Brooklyn. Dallas at 15-16 SU (48.2%) on the season and heading into the All-Star Weeknd, the Mavs want to get past .500% on the season.Los Angeles Lakers face coverings
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The Bucks will look to extend their winning streak to six games on Tuesday night when they face the Denver Nuggets. Keep your eyes on Giannis, because he may very well put himself back in the NBA‘s MVP race if he puts up a similar stat-line against Denver.