Daily Gossip, Wednesday 14/1/15

The NBA isn’t just in London, there are still regular game schedules and Mo Williams is all over today’s column.


Veteran Mo Williams turned it on last night as the Minnesota Timberwolves ended their losing run in a 110-101 win over the Indiana Pacers, as the guard hit 52 points.


Former NBA player Michael Beasley and a friend are being sued for sexually assaulting a female in Scottsdale.

The lawsuit was filed on Monday against Beasley, who plays in China for Shanghai Sharks.

Via AZ Republic:

The woman accused Michael Beasley, who the Suns waived in September 2013 following an arrest for marijuana possession, of stripping her clothing, choking her until she was unconscious and repeatedly sexually assaulting her, according to court documents.

A representative for Beasley did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday morning. […] Scottsdale police previously acknowledged in May 2013 that detectives were investigating the incident, but no criminal charges were filed in the case.

The civil suit filed in U.S. District Court requests $25 million in damages for allegations including sexual assault, infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment, according to court documents.


Tuesday afternoon, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant took to his Twitter account for a bit of anger management for himself.

Durant asked some heady questions — “You say it’s ‘just Twitter’ but is it really ‘just Twitter’” — that seemed to be aimed at the haters online.


Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade strained his hamstring in Tuesday’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers and could miss tonight’s game against Golden State Warriors.


Wade said he felt his left hamstring tighten up early in the second quarter and initially attempted to play through the discomfort before he left with 5:43 remaining in the first half. It is the second time this season Wade has strained his left hamstring, with the previous injury sidelining him seven games in November.

“I knew instantly,” Wade said of the injury after the game. “If you could see my expression, I was pissed. I could have played the [rest of the] game. But I decided to be smart about it, catch it early and not make it any worse. As my doctors told me afterwards, since we caught it early, we’ll take it day by day.”

Wade had four points, five assists and five rebounds in 15 minutes during a game the Heat opened with an 18-0 run. They held on for a 78-75 victory after Kobe Bryant missed a 3-pointer as time expired. With Sunday’s blowout win against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Heat (17-21) have won consecutive games for the first time since late November and are 2-1 on their five-game road trip.

But Miami heads into Wednesday’s game likely without its leading scorer against a Warriors team that boasts the league’s best record and is 16-1 at home this season. The Heat classified Tuesday’s injury as a mild strain, and Wade said it didn’t feel as bad as the one he suffered two months ago.