Tim Bontemps

Tim Bontemps



NBA writer for @espn. Prior stops: @washingtonpost, @nypost. Proud St. Bonaventure alum.

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Joined on June 25, 2009

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The Woj Pod with @ZachLowe_NBA: The Knicks and Nets, Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz, Brandon Ingram, league's battle to stay on court amid pandemic, next generation of Black head coaches in league, much more. ESPN: https://t.co/g1pAtjPf0h Spotify: https://t.co/0EUamVS2ym

Really impressive for Utah to win both games in this set against New Orleans. It’s hard to sweep b2b games like this. Mike Conley has been fantastic so far this season. Total 180 from last year. Looks way more comfortable. Meanwhile, Pelicans have lots of work to do defensively.

Just finished up Lakers-Bucks. It is truly remarkable how good LeBron remains at 36. Obviously a great shooting night for the Lakers (and he & KCP in particular) but the difference in that game ultimately was LeBron outplaying Giannis. Really good win for the Lakers.

The Houston Rockets are acquiring Cleveland's Kevin Porter Jr., for a future protected second-round pick, source tells ESPN.

The NBA just announced a whole bunch of games have been pushed back to at least 8pm local time for weekday games and at least 7pm for weekend games. This is part of the NBA’s adjustment in its testing protocols to attempt to have same day PCR tests for every game.

Quoted @TimBontemps

The Celtics say Jayson Tatum remains out for tomorrow’s game against the Sixers.

In addition to Carsen Edwards and Romeo Langford both remaining out, Aaron Nesmith is questionable with back spasms. Given Tatum is working out in Boston, without any setbacks the next day or two seems likely he’d return Sunday against Cleveland. https://t.co/rbJD7lWbwO

The Celtics say Jayson Tatum remains out for tomorrow’s game against the Sixers.

Quoted @SBondyNYDN

According to YES Network, last night's Nets-Cavs game was the network's most-viewed Nets telecast since LeBron and the Cavs played against Brooklyn and KG and Pierce in 2014.

This was the night players on both teams wore “I CANT BREATHE” shirts in the wake of the death of Eric Garner, and Prince William and Princess Kate were in attendance. In short, there was a lot happening that night. https://t.co/BwaoodcgjV

Brad Stevens says Jayson Tatum worked out in Boston again today. No update on tomorrow. Assuming we’ll have more clarity on the injury report later today. After tomorrow, Celtics are back in Boston Sunday against the Cavs. Seems fair to assume Tatum is back by then at latest.

Since the offseason started in mid-November, there have been over 250 transactions-ranging from trades, the draft and free agent signings. Here are the transactions that have made the biggest impact early in the 2020-21 season. https://t.co/sy2juc9FDt

ESPN Sources: In NBA's postponement of three consecutive Memphis Grizzlies games, there's come an evolution in league's handling of COVID-19 scenarios -- essentially parking a team and taking them out of circulation once a roster's been exposed to virus. https://t.co/ltdOU49RiT

The NBA announces that the Grizzlies next three games — Friday in Portland and both Sunday and Monday in Sacramento — have been postponed due to not having enough players to play because of the league’s health and safety protocols.

Embiid's 21 free throws were his most since a game two seasons ago in March 2019...against the Celtics.

Final: Sixers 117, Celtics 109. Joel Embiid: 42 points, 9 rebounds & more FTs made (17) & attempted (21) than Boston. Jaylen Brown had 26 and Marcus Smart 25 for Boston, but most important thing for Boston from this game is Kemba Walker looking great & scoring 19 in 22 minutes.

Payton Pritchard got a wide open look to cut Philly's lead to 3 with 30 seconds to go, but couldn't knock it down. Sixers, barring something crazy, will pull this one out – thanks to a massive performance from Joel Embiid, who continues to make a case to be the NBA's MVP so far.

in tonight's game: Joel Embiid: 21 free throws Boston Celtics: 20 free throws

The Celtics have played very well without Jayson Tatum, but Joel Embiid is wearing them down inside. As we await the outcome of this challenge by Brad Stevens, Embiid is heading to the line for a chance to go to 43 points. Sixers up 3 w/ 3:28 to go.

Payton Pritchard being older than Jayson Tatum is a wild stat.

Quoted @TimBontemps

After 3: Celtics 92, Sixers 86. Joel Embiid has had double figures in each quarter, and has 36 overall, but the rest of the Sixers are a combined 18-49. Boston, meanwhile, is led by 24 from Jaylen Brown, while Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart has 19 and Daniel Theis has 17.

Something else to watch: Ben Simmons has five fouls after getting two charges late in the third quarter. https://t.co/Suy9TXcpXY

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