The 7th place team hosted the 8th place team in the double-chance round needing to win one game to advance, with the winner clinching the 7th seed in the playoffs. It's something ESPN's Tim Bontemps explored in a recent article. On March 6, 2022, Kevin Durant became the 23rd player in NBA history to record 25,000 career points. Contesting the three, contesting pull-ups, making sure he doesn't get to his spots.". DeMar DeRozan Passed Michael Jordan On This List In The Chicago Bulls Win Over The New York Knicks On Sunday", "NBA roundup: Warriors edge Lakers in thrilling finish", "Nuggets fall to Celtics, spoiling Nikola Jokic's 15th triple-double", "C's Crush Sixers by 48 Points, Setting Several Records in The Process", "Josh Giddey youngest with two straight triple-doubles as Thunder drop Knicks at Madison Square Garden", "10 Observations: Bulls Win 4th Straight Behind DeRozan Masterpiece", "Bulls' DeMar DeRozan Ties Wilt Chamberlain's NBA Scoring Record", "Bulls' DeMar DeRozan makes NBA history with 35-point scoring streak not even Wilt Chamberlain could match", "Lou Williams Has The Most Games Played Off The Bench With 985", "Heat forward Duncan Robinson shatters 3-point record not even Stephen Curry did", "Heat Star Duncan Robinson Hits Milestone in Record Time", "Stephen Curry sets NBA All-Star Game record for 3-pointers made", "Stephen Curry puts on show, shatters records with All-Star 3-point barrage", "Curry wins MVP with 16 threes in a 50-point all-star performance", "Bulls' DeMar DeRozan extends historic scoring streak in win vs. Hawks", "DeRozan adds game-winner to historic scoring streak", "DeMar DeRozan's Late-Game Jumper Secures Bulls' Victory Against Hawks", "By The Numbers: Inside DeMar DeRozan's historic scoring streak for the Bulls", "Bulls' DeMar DeRozan: Streak of 30's comes to end", "Joel Embiid, James Harden And Tyrese Maxey Have Posted Incredible Numbers In Their First 3 Games: 'The New Philadelphia 76ers Big 3 Is Scary', "76ers' Tyrese Maxey is averaging video-game numbers alongside James Harden", "Pelicans seek first 5-game winning streak since 201718 season", "DeMarcus Cousins has first 30-point game since 2018", "DeMarcus Cousins Play Best Game Since 2018 in First Nuggets Start", "LeBron Drops 56 as Lakers Score Upset of Warriors", "Michael Jordan And LeBron James Are The Only Players To Score 50 Points In Three Different Decades", "LeBron James' monster game halts Lakers' skid: 'I don't give a damn about the 56. In addition, their win over the Philadelphia 76ers marked the first time in the three-point era (197980) that a team made more three-pointers in a game than their opponent had total field goals. Each first-place vote was worth five points. The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.

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Before we get to the explanation for our process and the top five, it's worth mentioning that Joel Embiid, Bam Adebayo (two bigs) and Mikal Bridges got a little love from Bleacher Report's panel of experts. Italic Team with home-court advantage, The playoffs began on April 16, 2022. Just not enough to crack the top five below. The regular season began on October 19, 2021, and ended on April 10, 2022. On March 31, 2022, Giannis Antetokounmpo passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the all-time scoring leader in Bucks franchise history. [6] All NBA uniforms feature the Nike (Association, Icon, and City uniform) and Jordan Brand (Statement and Charlotte Hornets uniform) logos in a diamond embellishment, while the normal NBA logo on the back was modified to also feature diamond embellishments and the NBA mark replaced by the number 75. They give up104.4points per 100 possessions with Williams on the floor, compared to 109.2 when he's off. 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The other thing about Giannis is that this isn't some flash-in-the-pan candidacy. He made this feat in a span of 216 games, after making six three-pointers in a double-. And if you tune into any Jazz game, you'll see multiple slashers enter that funnel, notice Gobert and promptly do an about-face.

What kind of an argument can a guard like Smart have within a field and award dominated by bigs? The December 19 game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Philadelphia 76ers was postponed due to the Sixers not having the required minimum eight players available. But preventing a guard or wing from ever taking the shot or penetrating to the paint is harder to measure. Jayson Tatum, who didn't receive a vote from this panel, is tied with Nikola Jokic for the leagueleadin defensive win shares, a number typicallydominatedby big men. But, as guards, we do a lot more before [our man] gets to the paint. They typically end more possessions with highlight blocks and defensive rebounds than guards do. Both the Celtics and Knicks wore modern-day versions of the uniforms they wore from 1946, while the Warriors wore uniforms based on the designs they wore as the Philadelphia Warriors from 1946 to 1962. Even when he's beat, he has the length and quickness to bother or block shots from behind. He has his specific assignments, sure, but Jackson has also shown a knack for knowing when to leave those players and go for a weakside block or jump a passing lane. On February 12, 2022, Nikola Joki became the fifth player in NBA history to have multiple seasons recording 15 or more triple-doubles. [66], The regular season began on October 19, 2021, and ended on April 10, 2022. Robert Williams III tops both Smart and Tatum inshots defendedandshots defended at the rim, and the field-goal percentage he's allowing in both contexts is lower. He's also shown an ability to play various pick-and-roll coverages this season, including switching onto the ball-handler. The latest in the sports world, emailed daily. Special thanks to the following for their votes:A. Sherrod Blakely,Andy Bailey,Dan Favale,Eric Pincus,Grant Hughes,Greg Swartz,Jake Fischer,Jonathan Wasserman,Mo Dakhil,Sean HighkinandZach Buckley. Two years after Giannis Antetokounmpo won Defensive Player of the Year, this panel is ready to crown him again. Gobert is defending 7.0 shots at the rim per game (sixth among players who've appeared in at least 30 games) and allowing players to shoot just 50.0 percent on those shots. With Steven Adams often playing the role of paint-clogger (as Al Horford does for Boston), Jackson is free to play something of a free safety-rim protector hybrid role. Much like Stephen Curry or Houston Rockets era James Harden on the other end, Gobert is a defense unto himself (which is especially important on a Utah Jazz team severely lacking other help there). "I'm not taking anything from the bigs," Smart told Bontemps. Moreover, the NBA has stated these players would be forced to forfeit money for the missed games. On March 19, 2022, LeBron James passed Karl Malone for second place as the NBA all-time scoring leader. A 75th anniversary diamond jubilee logo is featured in promotions across all NBA properties during the season, including on merchandise, digital and social media, and painted on the courts. On February 12, 2022, Gregg Popovich won his 1,332nd regular season game as head coach, tying. [36] Notable signings included longtime Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry announcing his decision to sign with the Miami Heat on a long-term deal. This is the sixth year of a nine-year deal with ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. ", "Dwight Howard climbs to 10th on all-time rebounding list", "Jimmy Butler Sets Miami Heat Career Triple-Doubles Record Against Lakers", "Kelly Oubre & LaMelo highlight crazy Wednesday", "By The Numbers: Hornets pour franchise-record 158 points on Pacers, sweep season series", "Westbrook scores 30 in second half but Hornets hold off Lakers push for win", "Raptors survive Jimmy Butler's triple-double to beat Heat in triple overtime", "Raptors outlast Heat in wild triple-overtime thriller; all five Toronto starters play over 50 minutes in win", "Thunder's Josh Giddey joins LeBron James, Luka Doncic in exclusive club in win over Trail Blazers", "Trent Jr.'s historic streak of 30-point NBA games traces to Dad, KG", "Gregg Popovich becomes first coach in NBA history with 1,500 wins", "Luka Doncic posted his 44th career triple-double to lead to Mavs to win over the Sixers", "Warriors vs. Jazz Broadcast to Have All-Woman Crew for 1st Time in ESPN's History", "LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most combined points in regular season and playoffs", "Chicago Bulls star DeMar DeRozan gets 5th straight game with at least 35 points, joins Michael Jordan on team list", "What? And matchup data shows he's comfortable defending more than just wings and guards.