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There was some Greco-Roman inspired wrestling in last night’s Jazz-Pacers game which resulted in four players getting tossed from the game.

Making Headlines

It was another night of altercations as Rudy Gobert and Myles Turner scrapped with four minutes to go in the fourth. Gobert’s teammates Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles were also ejected after joining the scuffle and coming into contact with officials. Mitchell shared his frustrations after the game saying, “It’s really at a point now where the refs are letting it get out of hand.” He added that the referees should “draw the line early instead of letting shit build up.” The referees admitted to Mitchell during halftime that they had missed several calls but there was nothing they could do. The Pacers ended up winning 111-100.

Bull’s big man Nicola Vucevic has been forced to enter the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Vucevic will be out for at least 10 days, forcing him to miss the start of the Bulls’ West Coast road trip. The Bulls played the Covid-19 hit Philadelphia 76ers twice last week with Vucevic spending plenty of time guarding Joel Embiid. Embiid is one of several Sixers currently out with Covid.

Ben Simmons’ agent Rich Paul has hit out at the Sixers for their treatment of Ben Simmons. Paul was quoted saying, “I truly believe the fines, the targeting, the negative publicity shined on the issue — that’s very unnecessary and has furthered the mental health issues for Ben.” The Sixers refuted Paul’s comments saying they’re doing everything they can and are providing Simmons with all the necessary resources.

Last Night

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Game (home team in bold)Time (US ET)
Knicks at Hornets7pm
Bucks at Celtics7:30 pm
Pistons at Cavaliers7:30 pm
Trail Blazers at Rockets8pm
Suns at Grizzlies8pm
Nets at Pelicans8pm
Kings at Thunder8pm
Mavericks at Spurs8:30 pm
Hawks at Nuggets9pm
Bulls at Warriors10pm
Timberwolves at Lakers10:30 pm


LeBron James ridiculed for fangirling over Odell Beckham Jr’s LA Rams move.

The Warriors spitting some fun facts about Klay Thompson.

Rich Paul’s claims that fines are harming Ben Simmons’ mental health were laughed off.

Best of r/NBA

The NBA’s lack of support for Enes Kanter’s protests against China generated plenty of discussion.

Redditors are getting sick of Ben Simmons playing the mental health card.

Klay being Klay had everyone laughing.

Performance of the Night

Fred VanVleet put in an all-round performance plus a dagger of a three pointer to seal the win for Toronto over Philadelphia.

Play of the Day

Seth Curry playing puppet master against the Raptors takes the Daily Swish Play of the Day.

Andrew brings decades of championship winning experience to The AllStar having forged several successful NBA careers on NBA 2K. A longtime Sixers fan, Andrew is very much still trusting the process and awaits the day that Sam Hinkie is allowed back in the NBA.