Notable Numbers: Ben Simmons Superlative Stats

[ad_1] Follow Tommy Beer on Twitter: @TommyBeer * Thybulle The ThiefMatisse Thybulle is another player that has benefited from the absence of Joel Embiid in Philly. Thybulle has started each of the Sixers past four games and is averaging 2.3 blocks and 2.3 steals in 31.3 minutes during this stretch. These numbers shouldn’t be shocking, … Read more

Zion Williamson debut: Five things to watch for as Pelicans rookie plays in highly anticipated first NBA game

[ad_1] Arguably the most hyped NBA debut since LeBron James is set to take place Wednesday night, when rookie Zion Williamson will finally suit up for a regular-season game as the New Orleans Pelicans host the San Antonio Spurs. ESPN flexed its national schedule to make sure everyone sees the game. Tip-off is set for … Read more

Court Report: Illinois is NCAA Tournament-bound because Brad Underwood admitted defeat and changed his style

[ad_1] Illinois basketball is poised to have its best season in more than a decade. The 21st-ranked Illini won by 17 at Purdue on Tuesday night to move to 14-5 with a 6-2 Big Ten record. This is the team’s best overall start through 19 games since 2012-13. It’s Illinois’ best start in league play … Read more

Pelicans vs. Spurs odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, predictions for Zion Williamson debut from top model

[ad_1] Jrue Holiday and the New Orleans Pelicans will host LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, while No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson (knee) is set to make his long-awaited rookie debut for the Pelicans. Derrick Favors (back) and Josh Hart (ankle) are questionable for the Pelicans, but otherwise, the team is … Read more