NFL players are proposing to meet Monday in Philadelphia with league representatives in the wake of controversial comments made during a recent owners’ meeting by Houston Texans owner Robert McNair.
The Texans play Sunday at Seattle.
Murray’s three-point play with 33.6 seconds remaining gave Denver back the lead. The Trail Blazers had two chances to go back in front but couldn’t convert. Barton hit two free throws, and after Nurkic’s dunk, sealed it with two more foul shots with 1.8 seconds left.
Nurkic got going in the third quarter on both ends of the floor. He had 11 points, six rebounds and blocked Jokic’s shot near the basket. Later in the possession he stole the ball from his former teammate, which led to a Portland fast break.
Trail Blazers: Lillard was selected the Western Conference player of the week by the NBA on Monday. He averaged 29.3 points and eight assists as Portland swept its three games last week. … The Trail Blazers had more steals (eight) than fouls (seven) in the first half. … Portland has scored 100 or more points in 12 straight games.
Halftime was handed back to pop acts seven years ago, as the featured entertainers since then have included Black-Eyed Peas, Madonna, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga (with Coldplay a possible exception, depending on whether one defines them as “rock”). On Sunday, Timberlake shared the news with his social-media followers, in a video with late-night host Jimmy Fallon.
Following the Timberlake news, some people online were upset that Jackson, whose career suffered in the wake of the 2004 incident while Timberlake’s continued to flourish, was not also invited to return. There have been claims that Jackson is banned from further Super Bowl appearances, but in a statement, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Post, “There’s no ban.”
McCarthy added, “We are not going to comment on any speculation regarding potential guests. There may be no guests. Along with Pepsi, we’re excited to have Justin Timberlake.”