NBA Headlines

Feb 8, 2012

Here are some of the headlines today.

Chauncey Billups is done for the remainder of this season with a torn left Achilles suffered in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s win over the Orlando Magic. Billups played a pivotal role for the Clippers this season, starting at shooting guard alongside Chris Paul, and averaging 14.9 points and 4.0 assists in 30.4 minutes per game. It’s a devastating blow for a Clippers team that leaned on Billups as much for his play as it did his leadership and championship experience.

Oklahoma City Thunders vs Portland TrailBlazers - The NBA said a goaltending call in the final seconds of regulation in the Portland Trail Blazers' overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night was incorrect.
Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge was called for goaltending on Kevin Durant's attempted layup with six seconds left. The call tied the game at 103 and it went to overtime.
After the game, coach Nate McMillan said: "I thought it was a good block. That game should have been over."
Aldridge, who finished with a season-best 39 points, also maintained the block was clean.
"The ref who called it was the furthest one from the basket, so that's pretty interesting," he said.
Durant led the Thunder with 33 points(NBA MVP Contender).

Note* - Referees cannot use the slow-motion replay for goal tending calls. Final Score was 111-107(OKC).

                                                           Video here courtesy of


Post a Comment