Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov believes in the importance of positive thinking. “I still think we have a chance to be a championship if, of course, stars align,” Prokhorov said before the Nets beat the Hawks, 127-110, at O2 Arena in London today. “I think we like sport because it is really unpredictable. So it’s unpredictable, but possible.” Tim Bontemps of the New York Post has more from the Nets’ charismatic owner’s chat with reporters today. Here’s tonight’s look around the league..
- The Blazers are having fun playing together and Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com (on Twitter) hears LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, and Damian Lillard have discussed their plans to play together long-term. Recently, Aldridge expressed openness to signing an extension with Portland.
- Sam Amick of USA Today (video link) breaks down the three-way deal between the Warriors, Heat, and Celtics and what it means for all parties involved.
- His health history is iffy, but Andrew Bogut has been the Warriors‘ iron man this year, writes Carl Steward of the Mercury News. The big man inked a three-year, $42MM extension with Golden State back in October.