Kolby Johnson works as a Superintendent of Schools and a Girls Basketball Coach. His career highlights include many state tournament appearances with a nearly undefeated coaching record. In the following article, Kolby Johnson discusses the latest stories and highlights in the basketball scene.
Kolby Johnson of Oklahoma says that with the NBA Conference Semifinals well and truly underway, fans are gearing up to watch their favorites (hopefully) bag the win. As the clock ticks toward the next matches and the players warm up, eager individuals indulge in the highlights and stories told thus far this hoop-season.
Naturally, they aren’t all worth a place on the top of the list, but those found below are sure to pique adoring fans’ interest.
The Phoenix Suns Claim Victory Against the Denver Nuggets Friday Night
Devin Booker and Kevin Durant are the stars of the recent must-win game for the Phoenix Suns. Booker evidently carried the team, scoring a jaw-dropping 47 points despite defenders coming at him from all sides. Durant added a stellar 39 points to ensure the Suns beat the Denver Nuggets 121-114, cutting the Nuggets’ lead down to 2-1 in the series.
Efficiency may as well be Booker’s middle name as he shot 20 of 25 from the field, as well as five of eight from a three-point range. Even though Durant shot a mere 12 of 31 from the field, he snagged more points with 14 of 16 free throws.
Kolby Johnson of Oklahoma explains that the Suns are far from finished. The team hopes to continue this domination and even the series tomorrow night.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t such a good evening for the former number-one overall pick, Deandre Ayton. He proved far from effective during the game that coach Monty Williams benched him.
A Whopping 45 Prospects for the G League Elite Camp Announced
Chicago’s Wintrust Arena will hold the 2023 NBA G League Elite Camp on May 13 and 14, and last night marks the announcement of the 45 prospects who will participate.
The Elite Camp offers draft prospects a plethora of opportunities to show off their skills in front of G League and NBA scouts, executives, and coaches by participating in strength drills, agility activities, and five-on-five games.
Kolby Johnson of Oklahoma reports that after showing what they’ve got, certain players will be asked to go to the NBA Draft Combine, held on May 15 to May 21 at the same location.
Those who’ve previously participated in the Elite Camp include Oshae Brissett, Jose Alvarado, Kenneth Lofton Jr., Terance Mann, and Max Strus.
Mike Budenholzer Gets the Boot After the Milwaukee Bucks Exit Playoffs Early
Coach Mike Budenholzer has been let go from the Milwaukee Bucks around one week after the team lost to the Miami Heat in the first-round playoff, spoiling a season wherein they boasted the NBA’s best record.
The firing comes two years after Budenholzer led the Bucks to their very first NBA title in 50 years and three weeks after Jimmy Haslam purchased a one-quarter stake in the team reports Kolby Johnson, Superintendent.
According to Jon Horst, the team’s general manager, deciding to let Budenholzer go was incredibly challenging. He directed the team throughout five amazing seasons and catapulted them into the period of ongoing success.
Kolby Johnson of Oklahoma says that the team is moving forward without him. Refocusing and re-energizing efforts are already underway for the Bucks, despite the devastating playoff exit — they suffered final-quarter collapses in their last two games, losing 4-1 to Heat.
Following the early exit, a disappointed Budenholzer acknowledged that the team should’ve insisted on a timeout after Butler’s tie-making basket, giving them a chance to prevent overtime. Alas, hindsight is always 20/20.
The 76ers Tangled with the Celtics in Their Latest Match Up
Kolby Johnson, Superintendent says that it’s safe to say the recent game wasn’t a walk in the park for poor Grant Williams. As he was scrambling for a runaway ball in the fourth quarter, his face came too acquainted with the court as Joel Embiid’s excitable foot accidentally stomped him.
Like the true star he is, the blood-soaked Williams took the beating in his stride and returned to deliver some vengeance to the sixers. While he didn’t score points in 23 minutes, his ability to shake off the thwack to the back of his head shows how the team is prepared to fight after their less-than-stellar Game One.
This tenacity is undoubtedly what carried the Boston Celtics to pull it out the bag and win the game against the Sixers — a truly spectacular show.