The Cleveland Cavaliers aren't good right now. After spending two nights off in Toronto (a.k.a. "White Vegas"), they came out listless Thursday against the Raptors, losing by 34 points. Then, on night two of their back-to-back Friday in Indianapolis, the Cavs blew a 22-point second-quarter lead before losing 97-95 to the Pacers. Cleveland has dropped three straight and eight of 11, and was outscored 260-198 in losses to the Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Tim Hardaway Jr. will make his return from a left leg injury to play for the New York Knicks for the first time since Nov. 29. He'll see limited minutes off the bench against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, per MSG's Rebecca Haarlow. Hardaway signed a four-year, $71-million offer sheet with the Knicks as a restricted free agent last summer, which his old team, the Atlanta Hawks, declined to match.
The Los Angeles Lakers' failure to publicly back head coach Luke Walton in the wake of the latest LaVar Ball fiasco has tongues wagging inside and outside the NBA. And some in the league's hierarchy believe it's evidence the Lakers will ultimately dismiss Walton and replace him with David Fizdale. "I got executives in my ear, I got agents in my ear, saying, 'Oh yeah, they're probably going to hire David Fizdale'", ESPN's Brian Windhorst told The Rich Eisen Show Friday.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".