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  • Exercises player option
    House has picked up his $4.3 million player option for the 2023-24 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Advice: House's numbers in most statistical categories have steadily declined over the past few seasons, but he'll remain with the 76ers for another season after exercising his player option. During his first year in Philadelphia, he averaged 4.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game. Today, 8:09 am
  • Jamal Murray goes 26/10/6, Nugs open Finals w/ win
    Jamal Murray posted a 26-point, 10-assist double-double Thursday against the Heat, adding six rebounds, a steal and two triples.

    Advice: He shot 11-of-22 from the field and incredibly, Murray did most of his damage in the first three quarters. Dating back to Game 6 against Phoenix, he's now scored at least 25 in six straight games, and he's provided two double-doubles in his last four outings. Much like his counterpart Nikola Jokic, Murray has broken out this postseason, averaging nearly 28 points per game to go with 5.5 boards and 6.1 dimes. Murray and Jokic will look to handle their business at home in Game 2 on Sunday and take a 2-0 series lead before heading back to Miami for Game 3 on Wednesday. Yesterday, 11:26 pm
  • Nikola Jokic casually posts another triple-double
    Nikola Jokic finished Thursday’s victory over the Heat with 27 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds, a steal, a block and a triple.

    Advice: What else can we say about the two-time MVP who’s taken this postseason run as an opportunity to silence all of his doubters? We’re honestly out of superlatives for the Serbian superhuman. Joker delivered his ninth triple-double of the 2023 playoffs, becoming the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his Finals debut (Jason Kidd, 2002). He had just 15 points through three quarters but delivered 12 big ones in the fourth to hold off a late Miami rally and keep the Heat from getting too close for comfort. Jokic led all scorers, and his monster triple-double is one of the quietest you’ll ever see. We’ve gotten to the point that double-digit points, rebounds and assists are the expectation every single time he’s on the court. That’s absurd. Yesterday, 11:19 pm
  • Bam Adebayo leads Heat with 26/13/5 line in loss
    Bam Adebayo delivered 26 points, 13 rebounds and five assists Thursday as the Heat fell to the Nuggets 104-93 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Adebayo was solid in this one, shooting 13-of-25 from the floor and leading Miami’s offense on a night that the team desperately needed it. Jimmy Butler scored 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting, while Caleb Martin disappeared and finished with three points on 1-of-7 shooting. Max Strus was a wretched 0-of-10 from the field and scored no points, and Duncan Robinson went 1-of-6 for three points. Adebayo and Gabe Vincent (19 points on 7-of-14 shooting with five triples) were the only members of the usual rotation who could get it going on offense, but the Heat just couldn’t hang with the Nuggets at Ball Arena. Miami will look to even up the series Sunday with a win in Denver, and Adebayo will look to keep up the good work on offense. Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Grabs team-high 13 boards
    Porter produced 14 points (5-16 FG, 2-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 43 minutes during Thursday's 104-93 victory over the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Porter hauled in a team-high 13 rebounds in the win, continuing what has been a solid postseason to this point. While his shot certainly wasn't a thing of beauty, he found other ways to contribute on both ends of the floor. He appears to be fully healthy after a number of back issues over the past few years, something that should have Nuggets fans very excited. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Haywood Highsmith drops 18 in Game 1 loss to Nugs
    Haywood Highsmith finished Thursday’s loss to Denver with 18 points, two rebounds, two steals and two triples.

    Advice: He shot 7-of-10 on the night and logged 23 minutes off the bench, marking his second game with at least 15 points and 20 minutes in his last three appearances. Highsmith logged some extra minutes due to Denver's big lead, but he and Kyle Lowry helped get Miami back within striking distance in the fourth quarter, and Highsmith scored 12 in the final frame. Highsmith hasn't been a big part of Miami's rotation for most of the season and postseason, but he's delivered when given the opportunity. Perhaps Erik Spoelstra gives him a little extra playing time in Game 2. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Delivers double-double
    Murray closed with 26 points (11-22 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in 44 minutes during Thursday's 104-93 victory over Miami in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Murray continued his stellar playoff run Thursday, going for 26-and-10 as the Nuggets held off a late charge by the Heat. He has looked fantastic throughout the playoffs, playing easily his best basketball since returning from a long-term knee injury while scoring 25-plus in six straight games. Game 2 will once again be in Denver on Monday, with Murray looking to help his team establish a commanding 2-0 series lead. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Shines in Game 1 victory
    Jokic finished with 27 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 10-12 FT), 10 rebounds, 14 assists, one block and one steal over 40 minutes during Thursday's 104-93 win over the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Jokic was as advertised in the win, racking up another triple-double and leading the Nuggets to an early 1-0 series lead. Despite attempting only 12 field goals, Jokic found a way to pile on the points, going 10-of-12 from the line. While this was an impressive victory, the Nuggets did shoot only 8-of-27 from the perimeter, a number that should increase moving forward. Yesterday, 10:53 pm
  • Muted performance Thursday
    Butler racked up 13 points (6-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt), seven rebounds, seven assists, one block and one steal in 38 minutes during Thursday's 104-93 loss to the Nuggets in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Butler filled the box score in the loss but was noticeably passive on the offensive end. He has been arguably the best player throughout the playoffs to this point, meaning there is likely to be some fatigue setting in, and the 13 points was his lowest output in this postseason. He will be doing everything he can to keep the Heat alive, starting with Game 2 in Denver on Monday. Yesterday, 10:50 pm