Jones’s opinion can make things happen, or not happen, in the NFL, so his view of the protests is important — so important that Trump called Jones after the Sept. 25 game to try to get on the same page.
“He did call,” Jones told a Dallas radio station. “He was complimentary, which doesn’t mean that in any way we acquiesced to what he was implying. What we did was exclusive from that. What we wanted to do was basically make a statement and certainly not dishonor the flag.”
Vanderbilt’s Payton Willis made a 3-pointer 40 seconds into the game to open the scoring, but the Commodores missed their next 17 3-point attempts before LaChance heated up.
LaChance went 4 of 4 from 3-point range in a span of 2 1/2 minutes and ended up scoring 15 straight Vanderbilt points to start the rally. But his huge second half couldn’t reduce the sting of a loss to an in-state rival.
Have lost 10 straight in the series. … Saric has reached double figures in 24 straight games. … Luwawu-Cabarott started his third game of the season. … Ben Simmons, the Sixers third-leading scorer at 16.6 points a game, was limited to six points on 3 of 8 from the field.
Grizzlies: G Wayne Selden received two technicals — the second in the third quarter. … Has a five-game home winning streak. … Memphis shot 42 percent in the game, compared to 45 percent for Philadelphia — only the third time this season Memphis has won when shooting a lower field goal percentage. … The 15-point deficit was the largest the Grizzlies have overcome in a win this season.
Henry, who was signed by the Grizzlies on Jan. 13, was 3 of 5 from the field in the fourth, including converting two of his three 3-point attempts. That and 10 fourth-quarter points from Evans, who finished with 18 points and eight assists, helped Memphis come back from 10 down with 9:45 left.
Consecutive 3-pointers by Henry started the Grizzlies in the right direction. Eventually, Memphis used a 13-2 burst to take their first lead of the night.