Brad Townsend @townbrad Last season, Mavs by and large struggled physically when they returned from COVID-19. Kleber and Finney-Smith in particular spoke of how difficult it was. This season, Hardaway said his first game back from COVID was tough, but Bullock and now Porzingis if anything seem fresher. – 10:11 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad In his first quarter after being gone for 11 days with COVID-19, Porzingis scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting, with one rebound and one steal. Not bad. – 10:08 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko Real nice first quarter back for Kristaps Porzingis, who had 12 points, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer, shot 4-of-5 and was a plus-12 in 7 minutes. Mavericks are up 32-23. – 10:07 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko First two Maverick possessions, Dorian Finney-Smith was the point forward bringing the ball up. Don Nelson would approve. – 9:42 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill Mavs starters tonight are Luka, Jalen Brunson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber and Kristaps Porzingis who has missed the last 7 games, 6 of those due to health and safety protocols. Mavs vs Magic, 830p on BSSW. – 9:17 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill All Mavs players that have been in health and safety protocols have cleared. Marquese Chriss, who was on a 10-day contract because of the Covid-related hardship allowance, signed a multi-year deal tonight. To create an open roster spot, Willie Cauley-Stein was waived. – 9:14 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs Per JKidd in our pre game interview:Porzingis starts at the 5 tonight in place of Powell. The first of what he says will be several experiments over the next few weeks as the roster returns whole. You can hear it all around 7:10 prior to Mavs-ORL @theeagledallas – 8:57 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko Jason Kidd, back from protocols, on how he’ll use Kristaps Porzingis in his first game back: “We’ll see how he feels. We’ll start him and go from there. We’re not going to try to play him over 30 minutes tonight. We’ll see how he does in the first few minutes and go from there.” – 8:43 PM
Robin Lopez @rolopez42 If there were ever a line of Disney Park action figures, what 5 would be in your Wave 1? Harrison Hightower Dreamfinder with Figment Captain EO with Fuzzball Camellia Falco Big Al (With an Expedition: Everest Yeti build a figure) – 7:34 PM
Robin Lopez @rolopez42 We saw what happened with the Figment popcorn buckets…now let’s see how long the lines are for a BUZZY bucket. Whoever makes these things happen, *please* make it happen next year – 6:55 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay Chauncey Billups confirms CJ McCollum should return Monday night in Orlando after missing the last 18 games. Billups says CJ will start! #BreakingNews – 5:33 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad Source confirms reports that Mavs are waiving Willie Cauley-Stein, enabling them to sign Marquese Chriss for the rest of the season and perhaps beyond. Cauley-Stein has missed the majority of this season due to personal reasons. – 5:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Dallas will have a $4.1M hit in dead money on their books, unless Willie Cauley-Stein is claimed off waivers. Given Cauley-Stein hasn’t played in over a month, that’s unlikely. Marquese Chriss will sign a prorated two-year, veteran minimum deal with approximately $3M. – 5:17 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania The Dallas Mavericks are waiving center Willie Cauley-Stein and signing Marquese Chriss to a new two-year deal, sources tell @TheAthletic@Stadium. Chriss has averaged 6.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 12 games for the Mavericks, impressing the team with his energy. – 5:02 PM
An OnlyFans creator has claimed during a recent podcast appearance that she had sex with Meta employees to have her blocked Instagram account restored. Kitty Lixo, who has a growing following on Instagram, made the shocking allegation on the “No Jumper” podcast. According to Lixo, her Instagram account got “shut down like three or four times,” so she slept with “multiple” employees from the company that owns Instagram, Facebook and other social media products.
Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte said that his country could no longer supply Ukraine with the Panzerhaubitzen 2000 armored howitzer, since investments in its own armed forces are needed, Ukrinform reported on May 19.
Michael Vick, the once-dynamic NFL quarterback whose involvement in a dogfighting ring halted a breathtaking career in its prime, has agreed to come out of retirement to join startup league Fan Controlled Football, a source told Reuters on Friday. Vick, a former first overall draft pick who last suited up for a National Football League game in 2015, will make his debut on May 28, the last day of the regular season, according to the source who said an official announcement is expected next week. The 41-year-old Vick has not yet been assigned a team.
NetflixThere is a very important disclaimer that appears at the beginning of David Letterman’s new interview with Will Smith on season four of his Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction: “This episode was filmed prior to the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony.”Netflix and Letterman are telling viewers that there will be no explicit questions or answers about Smith infamously slapping comedian Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the Oscars earlier this year.
A 58-year-old man who went missing in San Jose, California, was found to have died “peacefully and quickly” last weekend, according to his family. Details about the cause of Lan’s death are unclear at this time, but it was confirmed by his son, Kevin Lan, who first shared that his father was missing on Facebook. Peter married at the age of 25 before immigrating to the U.S. from Taiwan and getting a master’s degree in computer engineering at Syracuse University.
ReutersRussian soldiers are apparently so sick of Vladimir Putin’s “stupid” war in Ukraine that they are now openly plotting with their own commanders to go AWOL.The Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate released a recording on Thursday that is said to show precisely that happening, with a soldier heard in a purportedly intercepted phone call detailing the plan.The soldier, identified by Ukrainian intelligence as one of many men “mobilized” by authorities in occupied Donetsk
A woman who was upset with how long her order was taking in a McDonald’s drive-thru in Lakeland stormed into the restaurant, threw a violent tantrum and began twerking Thursday afternoon, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.