By Tom Orsborn Updated 7:22 pm CDT, Thursday, July 11, 2019 Lyles, a 6-foot-10 power forward averaged 8.5 points and nearly 4 rebounds per game last season with Denver. Lyles, a 6-foot-10 power forward averaged 8.5 points and nearly 4 rebounds per game last season with Denver. Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Image 1 of / 22 Caption Close Image 1 of 22 Lyles, a 6-foot-10 power forward averaged 8.5 points and nearly 4 rebounds per game last season with Denver. Lyles, a 6-foot-10 power forward averaged 8.5 points and nearly 4 rebounds per game last season with Denver. Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Spurs reach deal with free agent Trey Lyles 1 / 22 … [Read more...] about Spurs reach deal with free agent Trey Lyles
The discussions are ongoing. Cal Quantrill will start Sunday, allowing the Padres to push the next starts for Chris Paddack and Matt Strahm back one day each. Barring a front-of-the-rotation type addition, Padres manager Andy Green will consider other in-house names throughout the season as the organization, one game at a time, attempts to scrap together more than 1,400 innings from its pitching staff. It’s a path the Padres, for all intents and purposes, started down last August upon placing two veteran starting pitchers on waivers. The return of one Friday night — Pirates right-hander Jordan Lyles and his 2.09 ERA — is a reminder of what the Padres just might be missing even if they remain steadfast in their commitment to discover all they can about the pitchers emerging from the game’s best farm system. “We’re growing because of the looks at those young guys,” Green said. “Yeah, you can always throw a new arm in there and have somebody … [Read more...] about Padres notes: Could starting rotation have used Jordan Lyles?
DALLAS (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead a deep offensive effort, and the Denver Nuggets broke out in the second half to beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-104 on Friday night.Northwest Division-leading Denver has won three straight. The Mavericks have lost three in a row, this one without star rookie Luka Doncic due to a sore right ankle. He is considered day to day.Denver outscored Dallas 39-23 in the third quarter to turn a one-point halftime lead into a 91-74 advantage. Paul Millsap had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Mason Plumlee had 12 points and 13 boards, and Isaiah Thomas had 16 points over 16 minutes in his second game since offseason hip surgery. Denver had seven players with at least 10 points.Jalen Brunson started in Doncic's place and had a career-high 22 points. Dwight Powell had a season-high 20.Powell gave Dallas a spark after entering midway through the first quarter. He scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in six minutes. Powell's layup … [Read more...] about Jokic helps Nuggets beat Mavs as Doncic sits with sore ankle
DETROIT — Andre Drummond scored 14 of his season-high 27 points in the third quarter and the Detroit Pistons snapped Denver's six-game winning streak, beating the Nuggets 129-103 on Monday night.Detroit blew a 25-point lead in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, but the Pistons poured it on this time. Blake Griffin added 17 points for Detroit, and Reggie Jackson scored 14.Trey Lyles had 20 points for the Nuggets, who dropped out of a tie with Golden State for the best record in the Western Conference.Denver was without forward Paul Millsap, sidelined by right ankle soreness, and the Nuggets were also missing Gary Harris (right adductor strain) and Jamal Murray (left ankle sprain). Denver looked sharp early, scoring 36 points in the first quarter, but the Nuggets managed only 19 in the second and trailed 68-55 at halftime.Detroit's collapse against the Clippers began toward the end of the third quarter, but that didn't happen this time. The Pistons were up 97-83 after … [Read more...] about Pistons pour it on this time, rout Nuggets 129-103
MINNEAPOLIS — Nikola Jokic had his 25th career triple-double with 13 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, including a late full-court pass that set up a key basket to help the Denver Nuggets hang on for a 107-106 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.After a bad-pass turnover by Karl-Anthony Towns sailed out of bounds for the Timberwolves, Jokic caught Andrew Wiggins flat-footed and found Malik Beasley wide open for an uncontested layup with a length-of-the-court heave for a 107-104 lead with 1:02 left.After a dunk by Luol Deng and a steal by Taj Gibson off Monte Morris, the Wolves took final possession with 14.5 seconds remaining. Deng's 3-pointer from the corner bounced out with 3.5 seconds to go, though, and the rebound by Towns was too late to create with.Towns, locked in another classic big man battle with his fellow All-Star Jokic, had 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Sports Denver's Michael Malone heading to NBA All-Star Game as coach; … [Read more...] about Jokic’s triple-double helps Nuggets beat Wolves