notes, quotes & rumors
Ersan Ilyasova, Marcus Morris and Adonis Thomas all left Saturday's scrimmage with various injuries, forcing head coach Stan Van Gundy to cut the Pistons' open-to-the-public practice at The Palace of Auburn Hills short:
"It was either end the scrimmage with 36 seconds or I had to play," Van Gundy said. "We decided to go with ending the scrimmage. But I'll tell you, my stance is really good. I just don't know if I can move out of it."

MBA Newsflash, April 2, 2016
The HungerDunkers are the 2015/2016 MBA Fantasy League Champions following a 4-2 Finals series win against challengers Meaty Ogres. With the series tied at 2-2 after four games, coach Kenn and the HungerDunkers took charge in the following two matches to claim the best-of-seven series. In GAME 5 the HungerDunkers came up big in a high-scoring affair, outlasting the home team 179.0-151.5 FP. Stephen Curry had 40 FP and LeBron James added 37 FP along with an impressive 17.5 bench FP from Julius Randle. The deciding GAME 6 became in injury-riddled thriller with both teams missing key starters. In the end the HungerDunkers needed the home court advantage modifier to edge out the Meaty Ogres by the closest of margins 120.5-120.0 FP. The championship was the fourth for the HungerDunkers in franchise history, having last captured the title in 2008.
MBA Newsflash, March 26, 2016
2016 MBA Finals GAMES 1 THROUGH 4
The 2016 MBA Finals best-of-seven series is tied at 2-2 after the first four games. The top seeded HungerDunkers stormed out to an early lead in GAME 1, blowing out challengers Meaty Ogres with a score of 91.0-167.5 FP. DeAndre Jordan had 31 FP and LeBron James added 30 FP for coach Kenn, while the Ogres struggled missing three injured starters. In GAME 2, the Meaty Ogres staged a surprising comeback to steal a road win 147.5-146.5 FP behind a game high 35 FP from recent FA pickup Thaddeus Young. HungerDunkers got 34 FP from Stephen Curry in the loss as LeBron James sat out the game. As the series shifted to the Ogres' homecourt, coach Brian got up one game in the series following a GAME 3 win of 144.5-158.5 FP. DeMarcus Cousins had 33 FP to go along with 31 FP from both Kyle Lowry and Thad Young to spoil a 37 FP performance from HungerDunkers' Stephen Curry. And in GAME 4, the HungerDunkers dealt the Meaty Ogres the largest playoff defeat in MBA history as the final score read 193.0-72.0 in favour of the visiting side. DeAndre Jordan scored 36 FP from 19 pts and 20 rebs while the HD bench added 46.0 FP for the huge win. The Meaty Ogres were down to nine active players for the game due to several injuries, including four starters listed as unavailable.
MBA Newsflash, March 10, 2016
2016 MBA Playoffs GAME 3
The first round of the 2016 MBA Fantasy Playoffs lasted a record low three rounds as both the HungerDunkers and Meaty Ogres quickly advanced to the MBA Finals after a 3-0 series victory. In the Western Conference Finals GAME 3, home team Jacob's Basketball Hold scored more than 170 FP to no avail as the final score read 186.5-171.5 FP in favour of the visiting HungerDunkers. Stephen Curry scored 46 FP and DeAndre Jordan added 39 FP along with 21.0 bench FP from Brook Lopez to secure coach Kenn a return to the MBA Finals. JBH guard Russell Westbrook had a team high 46 FP including 25 pts, 20 ast and 11 rebs in the loss. In the Eastern Conference Finals, away team Meaty Ogres were led by DeMarcus Cousins' 46 FP and got 17.0 bench FP from Kemba Walker for a final GAME 3 score of 141.0-123.0 FP against Ole's Overlords. In the game as in the entire series, the teams had trouble to line up the minimum of eight active players due to a long list of injuries to both starters and key role players on both sides.
MBA Newsflash, March 7, 2016
2016 MBA Playoffs GAME 2
The league top seed after the regular season, HungerDunkers, claimed a 2-0 series lead with a GAME 2 home victory of 109.0-161.0 FP against Jacob's Basketball Hold in the West Finals. Kawhi Leonard scored 36 FP with 30 pts and 11 boards alongside 30 FP from LeBron James. JBH's Kevin Durant had a game best 38 FP in the loss. In the East Finals, the Meaty Ogres went up 2-0 in the series against the visiting Ole's Overlords after a 121.0-156.0 FP win in GAME 2. A balanced effort from the Ogres was led by DeMarcus Cousins' 27 FP and also featured 17.5 bench FP from Kemba Walker. The shorthanded Overlords only had eight active players available for the second straight playoffs game due to a range of injuries, but still managed 121 FP with the help of Isaiah Thomas' 38 FP and 14.5 bench FP from the returning Jimmy Butler.
MBA Newsflash, March 4, 2016
2016 MBA Playoffs GAME 1
The 2016 MBA Fantasy Playoffs have tipped off. In GAME 1 of the Western Conference Finals home team HungerDunkers held off visitors Jacob's Basketball Hold 144.5-154.5 FP for the early series lead. Kawhi Leonard had 31 FP from 27 pts, 7 rebs and 6 ast with Brook Lopez adding 15.0 bench FP for the home side. JBH had 41 FP from Russell Westbrook and 35 FP from Kevin Durant in a losing effort. In the Eastern Conference Finals GAME 1, the Meaty Ogres blew out visiting Ole's Overlords in a 109.0-156.0 FP win. Kyle Lowry scored 33 FP and just added free agent Kemba Walker had 17.0 bench FP as the Ogres stormed out to a one game series lead.
MBA Newsflash, February 27, 2016
WEEK 20, Jacobīs Basketball Hold at Naughty Koalas 132.0-113.5
Jacobīs Basketball Hold defeated Naughty Koalas 132.0-113.5 FP for a road win. Jacob's forward Kevin Durant led all players with a score of 39.0 FP from 37 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists, while Koalas' forward Al Horford had a team best 27.0 FP. [ boxscore and game stats ].

MBA Newsflash, February 27, 2016
WEEK 20, Yavapai Swashbucklers at HungerDunkers 125.5-135.5
HungerDunkers collected a 135.5-125.5 FP home win against Yavapai Swashbucklers. Player of the game, HungerDunkers' guard Stephen Curry, had 46 points and 6 assists for 42.0 FP in the win, while Swashbucklers' center Hassan Whiteside produced 32.0 FP in a losing effort. [ boxscore and game stats ].

MBA Newsflash, February 27, 2016
WEEK 20, Oleīs Overlords at Meaty Ogres 108.5-164.5
Hometeam Meaty Ogres beat Oleīs Overlords 164.5-108.5 FP in a blowout. Meaty Ogres were led by guard Kyle Lowry with a game high 50.0 FP including 43 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals, while Overlords' forward Draymond Green scored 26.0 FP in the loss. [ boxscore and game stats ].

Feb. 27, 2016 WEEK 20, RimRockers at Thisted Tigers Basketball 153.5-156.0
Feb. 26, 2016 Ogres sign Kemba Walker and Thad Young
Feb. 25, 2016 Gorgui Dieng signed by Swashbucklers
Feb. 23, 2016 WEEK 19, HungerDunkers at Naughty Koalas 159.0-207.5
Feb. 23, 2016 WEEK 19, Yavapai Swashbucklers at Jacobīs Basketball Hold 151.0-143.0
Feb. 23, 2016 WEEK 19, Oleīs Overlords at RimRockers 137.0-132.0
Feb. 23, 2016 WEEK 19, Meaty Ogres at Thisted Tigers Basketball 172.5-140.5
Feb. 19, 2016 WEEK 18, Naughty Koalas at Jacobīs Basketball Hold 133.5-143.5
Feb. 19, 2016 WEEK 18, HungerDunkers at Yavapai Swashbucklers 175.0-168.5 comments (1)
Feb. 19, 2016 WEEK 18, Meaty Ogres at Oleīs Overlords 137.1-125.5
Feb. 19, 2016 WEEK 18, Thisted Tigers Basketball at RimRockers 130.0-143.0
Feb. 10, 2016 WEEK 17, Jacobīs Basketball Hold at HungerDunkers 139.0-201.5
Feb. 10, 2016 WEEK 17, Yavapai Swashbucklers at Naughty Koalas 151.5-132.0
Feb. 10, 2016 WEEK 17, RimRockers at Meaty Ogres 158.0-125.5
Feb. 10, 2016 WEEK 17, Oleīs Overlords at Thisted Tigers Basketball 86.5-148.5
Feb. 07, 2016 Kemba Walker waived by Swashbucklers
Feb. 07, 2016 JBH release Michael Carter-Williams
Feb. 05, 2016 WEEK 16, Yavapai Swashbucklers at Oleīs Overlords 126.0-110.5
Feb. 05, 2016 WEEK 16, Naughty Koalas at RimRockers 113.0-171.5
Feb. 05, 2016 WEEK 16, HungerDunkers at Meaty Ogres 140.0-144.5
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