NBA visits Cuba
The NBA holds a four day basketball camp for Cuba’s men and women National basketball team and a youth camp in Havana. the first professional sports team to visit Havana since the declaration of detente of the Cold War enemies. The training camp’s aim is top-level Cuban players as well as children and teenagers. It features Utah Jazz coach Snyder and Orlando Magic coach James Borrego, among others. Cuban Basketball Federation Chairman:
It’s magnificent that the NBA and FIBA are working on training youth and the development of this sport in our country in a way that will benefit the future of this sport at a national and international level
Rockets 117-91 Jazz
The Rockets win 117-91. Harden scores a triple-double (16 points, 11 rebounds and ten assists), Howard scores 14 points and Smith scores 13 points. Cotton scores 14 points for the Jazz. Howard on playoffs game:
We want to win a championship and that’s the goal. You can have a great regular season but the most important thing is what you do in the playoffs.
We came out and had good juice. We had a great second quarter and really got out running and got some stops.
They were just better than us. They just outplayed us and there’s no shame in that for our group.