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Twitter reacts to LiAngelo Ball dropping 22 points in G League debut

LiAngelo Ball, the middle brother of Lonzo and LaMelo, on Friday produced 22 points during his debut with the Greensboro Swarm in the NBA G League regular-season opener.

Ball, 22, finished the contest shooting 9-of-13 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range, in the 128-117 loss to the Birmingham Squadron. He also added one rebound and one assist in 24 minutes of work off of the bench.

He did most of his work behind the 3-point line but also was active in cutting to the basket, and working inside. Ball was also able to drive into the paint and finish at the rim to cap off a strong debut with the Swarm.

Ball averaged 9.6 points, two rebounds and 1.6 steals in five games with the Charlotte Hornets in the Las Vegas Summer League. He was said to have impressed his coaches and teammates during his stay over

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South Dakota ace Gavin Weir throws his second no-hitter in 2021 Little League World Series

Another game for Gavin Weir, another no-hitter for South Dakota.

South Dakota topped California 1-0 in the Little League World Series behind a no-hitter from Weir on Wednesday. The team advances to play on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Weir’s outing produced South Dakota’s second no-hitter in the 2021 Little League Series. He threw all six innings and recorded 14 strikeouts after combining with a reliever on Friday for South Dakota’s first no-hitter of the tournament. No player even made contact with a pitch of his until the third inning.

Weir threw over 65 pitches on Wednesday, so he will not be eligible to be on the mound for the championship game on Sunday if the team advances that far. Up first is the winner of Ohio vs. California in the Tom Seaver bracket championship on Saturday

South Dakota pitcher Gavin Weir throws a pitch in the second inning of the game against California.

South Dakota pitcher Gavin Weir throws a pitch in the second inning of

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Way too early NBA League Pass rankings ahead of the 2021-22 season | NBA.com Australia

With the dust settled on NBA free agency and rosters begining to take shape ahead of the 2020-21 season…………

When it comes to NBA League Pass, we’re not talking the best teams or the teams likely to win the title, but the team’s you have to make sure you tune in for next season for one reason or another. 

With out further ado, it’s time for our way tooo early League pass ranking for the 2021-22 season. 

1. Brooklyn Nets


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You might not actually need League Pass to see plenty of the Nets, with the superstar filled roster set to become a feature on National TV.

Much of the intrigue obviously surrounds Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, with the trio hardly able to stay on the floor last season.

One of the championship favourites heading into the season, will Brooklyn stay healthy enough to advance beyond

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Payton Pritchard is done with Celtics Summer League after stellar run

Pritchard is done with Celtics Summer League after stellar run originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Payton Pritchard’s run with the Boston Celtics’ NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas has come to an end.

“We were able to talk as a team and an organization and Payton won’t be with us the rest of the way,” Celtics Summer League coach Joe Mazzulla told reporters Friday. “That’s a prior engagement he made months ago and it’s something we honored. We’ll be moving forward”

Pritchard looked amazing in Boston’s first three summer league games, all of which were wins, including a dominant 108-71 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.

The 2020 first-round draft pick averaged 20.3 points, 8.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game for the Celtics in the 2021 NBA Summer League. He also shot 51.4 percent from the field with an impressive 57.7 percent rate

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