Thanks for joining us live from UCSD today. Special thanks to Slaven Moro for assisting me on this blog……BlogNBAsketball Out
fans ignore Alvin Gentry as players throw balls/shirts into the crowd.
Coach Igor immediately heads over to Beasley and continues to coach Michael. Worth noting.
Shannon iso at top. misses long two. game over. Black wins.
Coach Igor calling for switch
0:1o left, WHITE ball, down 2. I look for Telfair high pink n roll with Morris.
Black ball up two. Dudley hits Marshall…trap….TURNOVER as he throws it in backcourt. WHITE BALL & TIMEOUT. down 2.
still up 2, Scola gets off board. Black ball out of bounds after ref pointed wrong way. TIMEOUT 0:17 left Shannon working refs.
Morris begging for foul on 3 …Gortat” THATS A FAKE!” no call. Black ball.
Marshall rejects Gorta screen but misses lay up
Johnson misses open 3.
1:18 left, White with ball down 2.
Black up 2, turns it over (Marshall)
Dudley again as Beasley walks into a set.
Technical foul…Dudley with a free throw. media row is in shock.
Dudley hits another shot.
Morris 23. Picked it up in the 2nd half.
Scola somehow manages 13 pts today….felt like 3.
Black TIMEOUT, trailing by 3 (81-78). 2:19 left in game.
Wesley blocks Beasley jumper again. clean this time.
Telfair 1-4…Morris gets Shannon a layup on roll.
Luis airballs hook. Johnson misses 3.
Tight game with 3 min left.
Beasley does a lazy roaming backdoor cut, Marshall luckily hits 3.
A lot of flex offense from both teams, especially Black with Scola in there.
and the steal….Marshall get layup. 75-75
nice right handed finish by Beasley in the lane.
Jermaine and Diogu both hit the floor on D….I’m more worried about O’neal.
Dudley gets Diogu another monster dunk inside. Ouch.
Shannon sloppy fastbreak, gets Morris a layup on alley oop. Brown showing some PG ability.
fashion note…Morris changed shorts at halftime.
Dudley leads game wih 25 pts…check that 28 now. with a three. (unconfirmed)
Diogu finally gets that monster slam he wanted…..nice.
Shannon tips ball. Game ball just bounced over to me…..I reluctantly passed it back.
Telfair and Dudley start each team off with buckets in the 4th…fitting.
End of 3rd. White leads 63-60.
Diante on D: ” talk to me!”
Garrett responds from outside..long two.
Nice touch by Solomon outside. 30 seconds left
Beasley forces issue on the baseline, gets packed, mad at refs. Not a good look.
Ike and 1 inside….1:47 left in 3rd.
Diogu bodies Jones inside fighting for roster spot. 57-53 White.
nice 3 by Beasley in corner.
Beasley doing a lot of ball handling for team black with Marshall out and Garrett in. Not showing up on stat sheet though.
Every drive by Beasley just looks a tad slow. That time gets packed as he takes off to close to basket. Shannon griping at teammates for poor execution.
Telfair continues to run the show well out there while Jared Dudley is still hot. Everyone else is just getting a good run today and working on chemistry (though Shannon too has been aggressive).
Beasley went for Johnson pump fake….still hasn’t come down. Wesley gets fouled at rim moments later.
Gortat in for team black. 55-49 White leads.
ref calls a weak foul on Wesley johnson blocking Beasley jumper…we all know otherwise.
In celebrating, Morris get dunk of his own on other end.
Beasley solo dunk, Scola joking anted pass back.
Scola reinvigorated pokes it away on defense.
FINALLY, Luis in the post…and scores. So simple coach.
Coach Igor’s bench “WATCH THE SLICE” on defense
Johnson with a nice dish to O’neal down the lane. Seeing the game. TIMEOUT 6:24 in 3rd. 51-43 White leads though.
Telfair hits three off Morris pass. Both look good today, Markieff passing, Telfair doing everything.
Beasley: “GOOD PASS ROOK” shouting in a quiet gym. Nice.
Good luck by Marshall to Gortat on roll. 2 free throws.
Wesley hits three from corner. hand in face….Good to see.
Beasley gets called for charge, he wasn’t even going full speed.
Shannon continues his aggression, another and one going to the rim. Nice touch.
Just asked Jared what’s the plan for tonight….STINGAREE it is!
Robert Sarver making the rounds like he owns the place….well, he pretty much does.
Dudley first one out of the huddle to work on shot…he doesn’t need it today.
Finally some hip-hop…..
Nice halfcourt attempt by Markieff, missed. HALFTIME. tied at 39. (5 minute break)
unprecedented 3rd timeout in final 5 seconds….Coach Igor focused on Beasley in talks.
On a personal note…Channing and I have the same shirt on. His is more expensive.
Marshall swatted at other end on drive. D picking up on the way to half. TIMEOUT.
Gortat draws off foul on Brown.
Shannon holds it for last shot of half.
Marcin can’t believe the calls, or non-calls. Ref doesn’t agree. I think his frustration is with the offensive looks not the calls.
Sebastian looks really good. One handed pass to Morris diving down the lane. foul……The team is in good hands with Dragic out.
aaaaand we see our first Scola Scoop of the day…and one.
A lot of backdoor cuts of UCLA sets…..Morris misses Brown that time. Turnover.
it’s getting more physical out here…as Shannon finishes lob at basket.
Brown starting to get lose on offense…but not scoring. Just attacking.
Nice mid-air look by Beasley to Gortat. missed, but Dudley 3 on rebound. good. Jared continues scoring tear.
Shannon Brown, beautiful pull up…everything but the final result. brick.
as i say that, Luis gets called for offensive foul inside off ball.
Still haven’t seen Scola in the post today…not once.
Telfair: “take his a$$” Shannon does and gets and one at the rim.
Marshall lobs to Beasley from halfcourt nice….
Jermaine exposes out of position Ike inside….and one.
Diogu gets hammered inside. Nice pass by Jeffers.
Johnson takes a three and makes it…that’s what I’m talkin bout!
Scola passes the rock to a cameraman…turnover (even in Argentina)
Team white breaks trap, O’neal with dunk.
Too much hesitation by Wesley Johnson, take the shot Wes.
Shannon tweaks right ankle, keeps playing.
Long top of the key jumper by Luis.
Wesley Johnson is back in for Zeller (team White)
Beasley telling Scola where to be on defense….interesting.
Beasley makes jumper on iso vs Morris. that’s what he does.
Shannon : “gotta call it boths way, a lotta contact”
Nice hustle by Beasley on rebound, starts break.
Coach Igor sharing a private moment with Beasley as free throws are shot by Dudley.
6:58 left in 2nd qtr…timeout.
Shannon misses a steal attempt in transition, nearly impossible with his hands.
Ike Diogu attempts monster tomahawk in traffic. missed but worth a shot.
Shannon frustrated with the execution out there for team White.
If it wasn’t for health, Jermaine would be pushing Gortat for starting center. Looks great. But we know he won’t hold up playing starter’s minutes.
Coach Igor yells “pass the ball”, Beasley evidently didn’t hear him.
Sebastian calls 14, pick n roll with Zeller. missed 3 by Luke.
Luis calling a play out there. leadership.
Beasley slowly bringing it down…Scola would be faster.
Rocky bumping between qtrs. Who called it, Dan Majerle? We need an updated soundtrack.
1st qtr over: Black 18, White 17.
Beasley looks lost out there, or disinterested. standing behind the ball handler in the offensive set.
We’re in the penalty folks, the free throw parade continues,…first Telfair, now Johnson.
Nice drive and dish by Dudley to Gortat for lay-up. impressive.
on a separate note, coach Dan Majerle looks to be limping out there.
Horrible lob attempted by Shannon. Jared gets and one on other end.
Solomon Jones has yet to look at the rim.
Scola lobs to Marcin on break. bucket.
…and we’re back. White team again in fullcourt press.
2:24 left in the 1st.
Telfair sheds Marshall in the corner…veteran move. foul called. TIMEOUT
Deep three for Jared in transition…patented Dudley.
Telfair calls “dribble threat” and gets a lot of hand-offs. no bucket.
Suns are pushing everything baseline on both ends. Pretty successfully.
Morris stuffs Beasley on half hearted putback attempt.
I’d like to see Wesley a bit more aggressive. trapped in corner, gets eye poked.
Telfair calls “Westcoast” and gets Morris wide open three. good.
No calls early. Jermaine and Diogu moth upset.
turnover. But Morris gets offensive foul on fastbreak.
White team showing press.
Nice step back jumper by Wesley.
Scola can’t guard Morris. Jumper.
Shannon Brown on backdoor cut, nice.
Jared Dudley sneaks inside to tip in Beasley miss.
A lot of talking out there…good to see.
Jermaine looking smooth with game’s first basket, in post vs Gortat.
Jared Dudley addresses the military families in attendance…..starting lineups under way.
The guys are all stretching (organized) to the side while PJ Tucker shoots w/ new player dev guys Ralph Sampson & Sean Rooks. Jumper looks solid.
The guys are taking a pregame lap…and I’m sipping on a Latte. What players do.
Dragic and Tucker will not play (and of course Channing Frye).
White team: Telfair, Brown, Johnson, Morris, Jones, Zeller, O’neal.
Black team: Marshall, Dudley, Beasley, Scola, Gortat, Jeffer, Diogu, Garrett.
We’re in the house at UCSD…..