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An emotional Isaiah Thomas received heartwarming welcome before 1st playoff game

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On Saturday, it was reported Isaiah Thomas’ sister, Chyna Thomas, passed away after a car accident in their home state of Washington. The All-Star guard insisted on playing in Game 1 of Celtics’ first-round matchup against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.

He was welcomed onto the court by an emotional TD Garden crowd.

There was a bonus built into Harkless’ contract that would pay him $500,000 if his three-point shooting was above 35 percent on the season. Entering the final game he was sitting at 35.1. A single missed three would have pushed him below the threshold and had him finish the season at 34.8 percent. So he did what he had to, and didn’t attempt a shot.

It wasn’t just this game, either. Harkless didn’t attempt a single three in his final four games. By ensuring he finished with 35.1 percent from behind the line, Harkless earned a cool $500,000. You’ve got the respect the hustle. If you think this was a coincidence and Harkless just happened to not get a good look, well, think again.

Props to Harkless for pulling the “dinner’s on me” card and going to a Mexican restaurant. That’s a thrifty-ass way to pay the bill when every dish is like, $15 tops.

Naturally, people felt he did the right thing by passing up a three in a meaningless final regular season game.
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Barcelona completes greatest Champions League comeback ever, beats PSG 6-5

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Despite everyone thinking they were done, despite all the odds, despite history being against them, Barcelona found a way. Even coming into this Champions League Round of 16 match four goals down on aggregate to Paris Saint-Germain, even after giving up an away goal, Barcelona found a way. After three goals in the first hour of the match, Barcelona scored three more times in the last seven minutes of the match, including twice in stoppage time, to mount a history-making comeback to beat PSG 6-1 on the day at 6-5 on aggregate, absolutely stunning the world in the process.

Jackson won 11 NBA championships integrating the offense as head coach of the Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls and Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers. But he has been unsuccessful in his three seasons teaching the offense as Knicks president, notably resulting to a franchise-worst 17-65 record two years ago.

Last season, Jackson held “triangle seminars,” according to the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola, where he and assistant coach Kurt Rambis attempted to teach players the offense through watching film. That team finished with a 32-50 record amid reluctance to run the system.

Carmelo Anthony has grown ill talking about the Triangle. Derrick Rose has been openly frustrated with learning the offense, calling it “random basketball,” but he conceded that he had to come to grips with the Triangle if he wanted to remain in New York beyond this season.

Nowitzki had only scored 20 points in five games this season, but he nearly reaches that in the first quarter alone. Dallas keeps running plays for him, and those shots are barely touching the rim. Once, in a rare miss, he rushes a jumper and airballs it. Given how patient Nowitzki is in any other moment, it shows how much he’s gunning for this record, and how he’s getting it tonight.
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