Medicine Hat News
Raptors, Suns show solidarity
The Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns linked arms in a centre-court circle for the national anthems ahead of Wednesday night’s game.
The show of solidarity came hours after a violent mob of U.S. President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and a day after news that no charges would be laid in the shooting of Black man Jacob Blake.
Wednesday’s scene from the Capitol, where a mob delayed Congress from certifying the results of November’s election, was discussed around the NBA before games tipped off.
Nick Nurse called the events of the past two days:
“Disturbing, disgusting, incredulous, sad.
“This just seems to be notstop, and it seems to not improve.”
Nurse said veteran guard Kyle Lowry met with Suns guard Chris Paul before tip-off to discuss possible actions. He said his team would take the floor with conflicted feelings.
“I’m personally conflicted, and then I always really try to feel where I should fit in, in this picture of things,” the coach said. “Certainly, I talked to the leaders of our team. Always want to give them a platform and open line of communication and then try to evaluate from there what is going on. I support them either way, and if they decide they’re gonna play, then I gotta decide I’m gonna coach ‘em to the best of my ability.”
MAGIC 105, CAVS 94
ORLANDO, Fla. — Former top overall draft pick Markelle Fultz suffered a season-ending tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first quarter of the Orlando’s win over Cleveland on Wednesday night.
76ERS 141, WIZARDS 136
PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid scored 38 points and NBA-leading Philadelphia overcame a Washington record-tying
60-point performance by Bradley Beal in a wild win.
PACERS 114, ROCKETS 107 INDIANAPOLIS — Malcolm Brogdon scored a career-high 35 points and made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:22 to go, leading the Indiana Pacers past Houston.