With Chris Paul out injured for four weeks, the Houston Rockets went 10-4 and James Harden went bonkers with 31 points and 10 assists per game. More importantly, without Paul, the Rockets went out in the second round of the playoffs last season, losing by 39 points to a San Antonio Spurs team that was missing Kawhi Leonard.
A look ahead at the best NBA game next week:The Thunder did not get a crack at the Warriors last postseason and now have a new look to try in the teams’ first meeting of the season. The “OK3” teaming of Carmelo Anthony with Paul George and Russell Westbrook is showing progress after a four-game losing streak prompted a closed-door meeting. Westbrook clearly is trying to set up teammates rather than carrying an enormous scoring and playmaking burden like last season.
Notes from around the NBA. The new $863-million Little Caesars Arena in Detroit has a ceiling with lighting that can change colors, but the most vivid feature at the Pistons and Red Wings’ new downtown home is the preponderance of empty red seats during games. The Pistons have been on a long-term attendance slide since the afterglow of the 2004 NBA championship team wore off. The franchise banked on a move from the suburbs (Palace of Auburn Hills) to Detroit’s core to revive or revise the fan base.
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".