#1 game like last night where we absolutely stun von miaowang123 21.03.2019 02:39

NEW YORK -- Jason Collins dealt with the ticket requests, handled the media responsibilities, then moved on to what he most wants to do in the NBA. "Win basketball games," Collins said. He will get at least a few more chances. Collins played the final minutes of a winning home debut with the Brooklyn Nets, who cooled off the Chicago Bulls with a 96-80 victory Monday night. Finally playing at Barclays Center more than a week after returning to the NBA as the leagues first openly gay player, Collins checked in to a standing ovation from a sellout crowd of 17,732 that included former commissioner David Stern with 2:41 remaining. He committed a foul five seconds later, missed his only shot, grabbed a rebound and had one of the Nets NBA season high-tying 19 steals in their third straight victory. "It was cool. It was a lot of fun to go into the game," Collins said. "The most important thing was that we got the win. Chicagos been playing really well as of late and for us to come out and really be -- I think we played more physical than they did tonight." His first home game wont be his last, because the Nets plan to sign Collins to a second 10-day contract, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Collins signed his original deal on Feb. 23 and it expires Tuesday. The Nets then will re-sign him for another 10 days on Wednesday, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the plans havent been made public. After that expires, the Nets would have to sign him for the rest of the season if they wanted to keep him. Collins sat at the end of the bench for most of the game while the Nets built a series of comfortable leads, making the only intrigue down the stretch whether the 12-year veteran would get in during his first home appearance for the Nets since Jan. 29, 2008, against Milwaukee in East Rutherford, N.J. A chant of "Jason Collins! Jason Collins!" broke out while Deron Williams was shooting a free throw with the Nets leading 90-73 with 3:27 remaining. Fans finally got their wish less than a minute later -- though not because coach Jason Kidd was listening to them. "No, the game was out of hand, so I wanted to get those guys some rest," Kidd said. "D-Will was shooting free throws. Couldnt put Twin in at that time, so I told him after the free throws that he would come in." Collins said before the game that he wasnt aware of any second contract, leaving those details up to his agent. Kidd said those discussions were between management and Collins agent, but said his former teammate has been "great, on and off the court." "Twin is a good friend of mine and hes a basketball player, but hes a great person and so thats why we wanted him on this team and we felt he could help us win," Kidd said, referring to Collins by the nickname he had during his original stint with the Nets from 2001-08. The Nets still practice in New Jersey even after moving to Brooklyn before last season, so thats where Collins was Sunday after the Nets got back from their road trip that ended Saturday night in Milwaukee. He spent part of the day shopping at Costco, wisely stocking up since hell be sticking around. "Its kind of funny. Yesterday on my day off Im driving around Jersey on Route 17 and bringing back a lot of memories from when I was here before," Collins said. Hes much more famous now after revealing he was gay in a Sports Illustrated article last April. He had been out of the NBA from then until signing with the Nets. Collins said he had plenty of ticket requests from family and friends for Mondays game, and also saw a number of familiar faces from the old days. The pregame news conference and the overall media attention are new, and Collins believes it wont last, but understands that for now his sexuality makes him a big story. "Over time it will go down, but as far as doing interviews and talking about it, Im getting comfortable with the microphone or the camera on me," he said. Hes more comfortable on the court, even in the limited minutes he gets. Finally finished with his lengthy list of pregame obligations, he was looking forward to helping the Nets in whatever way he could. "Now that thats all settled, Ill go out there and just try to focus as much as I can on the game," Collins said. Nike Air Force 1 Sale . Bale has had a successful debut season in Spain, and Ancelotti appears ready to reward him with a starting role on Saturday. Ancelotti says "Gareth had some problems at the beginning (of the season) but when he found good physical condition he scored a lot of goals, he had a good impact on the team. 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Wright broke out of his offensive woes with three hits -- including two doubles -- and three RBIs and powered the New York Mets to an 8-6 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. "Its fun to get hits, its fun to drive in runs, and it sure is fun to win," Wright said. "All in all, a good night." Wright came into the game in a 7-for-50 slump, dating to Aug. 14, and had only one extra-base hit in August. "Its nice to feel comfortable and its nice to feel dangerous, and thats what Ive felt lately," Wright said. Juan Lagares reached base five times, including a career-high four hits, stole two bases, scored three runs, and drove in two for the Mets, who pounded out 16 hits -- two shy of their season high. New York had 18 against Atlanta on July 8. "He had a tremendous night offensively," Mets manager Terry Collins said. Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit his 35th home run and second in two games against the Mets. He drove in two runs to give him 101 RBIs, becoming the first Marlins player to drive in 100 runs since Dan Uggla had 105 RBIs in 2010. "This guy has been locked in and feeling good," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "The last couple of days the swings have been great and hes been focused. I know he probably doesnt think about the 100 RBIs but to see the way hes playing at crunch time, its fun." Christian Yelich had three of the Marlins 11 hits. Miami beat the Mets 9-6 on Monday when they were helped by six New York errors. "You have nine guys trying to put good at-bats and score runs," Yelich said. "Offence can be streaky at times. Hopefully we can keep this up and finish the year strong." Jonathon Niese (8-10) earned the win on Tuesday, giving up five runs in six innings. Jenrry Mejia pitched the ninth to record his 22nd save in 25 chances. 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"You can have a game like last night where we absolutely stunk and you can bring in the same guys in the same situation the next night and they can be brilliant, and thats baseball," Collins said, "Thats what makes our game great." TRAINERS ROOM Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez (left oblique strain), who left Mondays start early because of the injury, plans on throwing a bullpen session in the next couple of days with the hope of making his next start. UP NEXT Marlins RHP Tom Koehler (9-9, 3.79) will look for his first 10-win season in Wednesdays series finale against Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (7-6, 2.94). Koehler has a 2.68 ERA against the Mets in 11 appearances, making eight starts. DeGrom is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA in two starts against the Marlins. LAGARES ON A ROLL Lagares two stolen bases gave him five in five games. He is hitting .381 (16 for 42) over his last 11 games. "I think youre seeing the making of a really good player," Wright said. CAPPS MAKES RETURN Marlins RHP Carter Capps gave up one run and two hits in 1 2-3 innings with two strikeouts in his first appearance since May 25 against Milwaukee. He had been sidelined by an elbow injury. ' ' '

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