CNN invited NBA team owner/businessman Mark Cuban to speak about President Donald Trump minutes before Trump announced he was nominating federal Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Cuban’s main qualifications for the interview? He’s rich and famous and he’s a loud, proud and frequent critic of Trump. He maintained that latter stance Tuesday. He was blunt in assessing Trump’s executive order last week that temporarily halted the arrival of refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries and barred most people from those nations from enter the U.S.
Boston has now won 10 of its last 14 games, and Thomas has scored 30-plus points eight times during that stretch.
Timberwolves center Karl Anthony-Towns obliterated the Nets in a 129-109 win by scoring a season-high 37 points with 13 rebounds and four blocks. He has recorded at least a double-double in 16 of his last 17 games.
DeMarcus Cousins is quietly putting together an MVP-caliber season — if his team was a little better that is — and Saturday was no different, as the star center led the Kings to a 109-106 win against the Hornets by scoring 35 points with 18 rebounds. He has now recorded at least a double-double in 12 straight games.
Jazz power forward Trey Lyles earned a start against the Grizzlies on Saturday, but he scored zero points in 21 minutes in a 102-95 loss. Lyles, the 12th overall pick in the 2015 draft, has not lived up to expectations thus far in his career.
Thunder (28-19) at Cavaliers (31-14) 3:30 p.m. ET — Anytime Russell Westbrook heads out on the road to face off against LeBron James, he has our attention. Cleveland is in a bit of a rut as it struggles to balance its offensive attack. Defense has also been an issue for the Cavs lately, which isn’t good when playing against the explosive Thunder guards.