Washington Post: D.C.'s Goodman League downs L.A.'s Drew League 135-134
The only NBA player making more headlines over the summer than Brandon Jennings is Kevin Durant, so it's probably fitting that it would be Durant (44 points) who led his Goodman League team featuring John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins to a home court victory over Jennings' Drew League squad that also included James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, and JaVale McGee. Jennings (team-high 38 points) took over the game in the third with a flurry of slashes to the hoop, but he also came up short on a contested three in the closing seconds after Durant's free throw gave the East Coasters a one point edge. Brandon trying to play hero-ball in the final seconds of an exhibition? Shocking!
Jennings and Durant were tweeting about a possible rematch within hours of the final horn, and word is the Drew team could be bringing in reinforcements if it happens--some dude named Kobe? Check out Brandon's highlights above, head over to the SBN mothership for the game's top ten plays, or pay to watch the whole game here.
Woelfel: Bucks' staff shrinking
Gery Woelfel reports that upwards of 20 Bucks employees have either left or been let go since the end of the season, providing further evidence of why the lockout stinks. (h/t We're Bucked)
Eurobasket: Chris Kaman and Dirk Nowitzki lead Germany past Ersan Ilyasova's Turkish squad in warmup
Warmups for next month's EuroBasket (aka the European Championships) continued over the weekend, with Turkey losing to host Germany (64-52) on the final day of the BEKO-Supercup in Bamberg. Kaman (16) and Nowitzki (14) combined for 30 points to lead Germany on Sunday, while Jazz lottery pick Enes Kanter led Turkey with 12 and Ilyasova added eight. Overall it was a disappointing weekend for Turkey, which was hammered by Greece on Friday (62-38) before squeaking by Belgium (66-60) on Saturday. Ilyasova scored 11 against the Belgians, including eight straight down the stretch, 24 hours after posting nine against the Greeks. Nobody seems to have box scores for these games, otherwise I'd offer a bit more detail. Turkey opens EuroBasket group play on August 31.