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DeMarcus Cousins’ Moves Into History With His 40 Points Vs The Nuggets

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Layne Murdoch

DeMarcus Cousin one of the most dominant big man since he has entered the NBA.

The Pelicans’ big man scored just four points in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Boogie caught fire and dominated the Nuggets over the remainder of the game.  He scored 32 points and 14 rebounds over the final three quarters powered the Pelicans to a 123-114 victory.

If the 40 points weren’t enough, Boogie also added 22 rebounds to his stat sheet. Cousins finished with 40 points, 22 rebounds and six blocks. Cousins’ is the first player to accomplish since Patrick Ewing in 27 years.

“Just trying to make a play, doing whatever it takes to help the team win a game. Tonight was my night,” Cousins said. “You kind of get locked in and you know when you’re rolling, of course, but it’s still all about making the right play because eventually they adjust.”

“It’s hard to stop him. Just give him the ball, really,” said New Orleans point guard Jrue Holiday. “He should have had 50. He missed a couple free throws.”

Denver fans might want to forget about tonight.

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Jimmy Butler Wants Out Of Minnesota

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Jimmy Butler is ready to suit up for another team.

Butler is  Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks on his list of preferred destinations according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Butler can be a free agent in July, and those three teams have the max salary space to sign him without giving up assets in a trade.

He informed Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau of the request during a meeting Tuesday in Los Angeles, sources said.

He averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in Minnesota last season.

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Dwayne Wade Coming Back For One Last Season

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Dwayne Wade is calling it quits after the 2018 NBA season.

The 12-time All-Star already has three championships is ready to walk away from the game. Wade announced his return in video titled “One Last Dance.”

“This decision is bigger than the game of basketball,” said the soon to be 37-year-old. “This decision don’t have nothing to do with the talent I have in my body. Yeah, I’m not as quick as I used to be. Yeah, I don’t jump as high as I used to. Yeah, I don’t. Yeah, I don’t. Yeah, I don’t.

“A lot of you guys see me is as a three-time champion, a 12-time All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist, y’all didn’t see that kid that no one [saw] because he was small, because he couldn’t shoot as good as everybody else,” he said. “Y’all didn’t see the grind. Y’all didn’t see the tears.”

Wade will return with Miami Heat for his last season. Many fans will forget about his lost tape years in Chicago and Cleveland.

“I still see a player who can contribute heavily if he really wants to,” Heat president Pat Riley said to reporters in July. “If he plays, he’s going to want to do that. We don’t want him back as a place-mat holder or somebody who’s going to be a veteran in the locker room. Dwyane is a great player, a great talent. He’s not the same guy he was in 2006, but he can be a very good player for us and can make a big difference for us. We want him back as a guy that realizes if this is going to be his last year or whatever, we want this to be his best year ever.”

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Vontae Davis Retires From The NFL During Halftime

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The Buffalo Bills lost their second game of the season on Sunday, falling to the Los Angeles Chargers 31-20. The team also lost their starting cornerback Vontae Davis.

Davis was not lost to injury, he decided to retire at halftime. “Coming out they said he’s not coming out, he’s retired,” said Bills Lineback Lorenzo Alexander.

“[He] pulled himself out of the game,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “He communicated to us that he was done.”

The NFL released an official statement from Davis on Twitter. Davis said that the reality had hit him: “I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”

“And truthfully, I do not because the season is long, and it’s more important for me and my family to walk away healthy than to willfully embrace the warrior mentality and limp away too late,” he said in the statement.

“This was an overwhelming decision, but I’m at peace with myself and my family.”

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