Kawhi Leonard hits late 3-pointer, blocks James Harden to seal win over Rockets

If you haven’t been paying attention to Nikola Jokic, start now. With 13 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in the Nuggets’ 110-98 win at Milwaukee, the 22-year-old Serbian center registered his second triple-double in as many nights. It was his fourth career triple-double, all of which have come in his last 13 games.

Not exactly a surprise but still dud of the night worthy, Andre Drummond made just 1 of 10 free throw attempts in the Pistons’ 109-86 loss at home to New Orleans. Tonight’s honor of infamy, though, is really a team one, as Detroit shot a woeful 3 of 17 from the foul line, setting a new NBA all-time low of 17.6 percent for a single game.

Warriors (50-10) at Bulls (30-30), 8 p.m. ET TNT: The Warriors’ trek sans Kevin Durant begins Thursday in Chicago. Durant went down with a left knee injury early in the first quarter of Golden State’s loss at Washington on Tuesday night and was diagnosed Wednesday with an MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise. Even with Durant sidelined, the Dubs still may be the best team in the NBA and are listed as 7-point road favorites vs. the Bulls.

If that’s the case, it makes sense why newly-minted Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson didn’t make a strong push for George. Los Angeles can win in the long run if it can can get George to come back home next summer and join a young nucleus that includes Julius Randle (12.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg), D’Angelo Russell (14. 2 ppg, 4.7 apg, 3.8 rpg) and Jordan Clarkson (13.7 ppg). The Pacers have a season and half to try and change his mind. With a roster that drops off tremendously after Jeff Teague, the Pacers third-leading scorer at 15.4 points per game, George needs help to maximize his prime and remain competitive in Cheap Fan Jerseys an Eastern Conference dominated by the Cavaliers, Celtics, Raptors and Cheap Football Jerseys Xxl the surging Wizards.

No amount of locker-room drama can deflect from that.

The same for Baldwin, who has been raw about personal slights and about the most divisive societal topics. The same for Wilson, who for all the criticisms inside and out about his persona (from accusations of being overrated and coddled, to being “not black enough”) has navigated the land mines almost flawlessly.

They all coexisted — including Lynch, until he walked away before last season — and still do. They managed to coexist even when then-teammates (unnamed in the ESPN story, but long acknowledged as Golden Tate and Percy Harvin) fought before their first Super Bowl.

Their reasons for falling short have, and will in the future, hinged on being short on talent at positions the front office has failed to shore up, like the offensive line and the cornerback opposite Sherman. No amount of locker-room drama can deflect from that.

None will be a factor, either, when the Seahawks decide one or more key players isn’t living up to what they’re paying him. It’s worth repeating that this string of trade-Sherman stories Cheap Football Jerseys Xxl comes along as his salary cap hit goes to $13.6 million for 2017.

Those drugs and their distribution by NFL trainers were the focus of a federal lawsuit by former players who claimed they were over-prescribed medication to remain on the field. The league denied wrongdoing, and the bulk of the lawsuit was dismissed last month.

Although the 13 ex-players could have appealed the decision, court records reviewed Friday by Sporting News revealed that only two — Alphonso Carricker (Green Bay/Denver) and Reggie Walker (San Diego) — are following through on claims of intentional misrepresentation. The other Cheap Fishing Jerseys claims were Cheap Eagles Jerseys dismissed on statue-of-limitations grounds.