Teddy Midnight, the electrofunk outfit hailing from Brooklyn, is releasing a brand new mixtape this Friday, March 10th, called Tedward Midi Vol. 1. Slated to be the first release in a series of upcoming new mixes from Teddy Midnight, this new music highlights their connection with more traditional house music over the jamtronica sound of their live shows. As producer and bassist Sean Silva said of Tedward Midi Vol 1., “I know there are certain elements that can’t be replicated by live instrumentation, and we thought a mixtape would be appropriate to highlight a side of us closer to the Beatport crowd.” You can take a listen to Live For Live Music’s exclusive premiere of a brand-new track from Teddy Midnight called “Slow Down” below, which will give you a little taste of the soon-to-be-released Tedward Midi Vol. 1. As described by Sean Silva, “‘Slow Down’ is a funky, circusy, booty-shakin’ ode to the dance floor that celebrates the naughty part inside all of us.” Give it a listen for yourself.The mixtape will be available via the band’s SoundCloud on Friday, March 10th, and the band will be hosting a release party for Tedward Midi Vol. 1 on the following night, Saturday, March 11th, at BRYAC in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Additionally, Teddy Midnight will be touring with The Magic Beans in April as well as supporting Pink Talking Fish during a hometown show at the Brooklyn Bowl and playing various festivals throughout the summer. You can check out their upcoming tour dates on their website here.
Warriors star Kevin Durant, meanwhile, described the media attention that James draws as “toxic” and would make it difficult for another elite player to join the Lakers.But the four-time NBA MVP showed no sign of distraction as he scored 42 points in the 121-113 win over the Spurs, helping his team to overcome an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit, before telling reporters his performance had nothing to do with silencing critics. Related News Brandon Ingram injury update: Lakers F reportedly will miss next three games with sprained ankle “I’m past the personal stage,” James said. “I can do whatever. I can have a huge workload, I can have a not so huge workload. It doesn’t matter for me.”What’s important is seeing my teammates make huge shots in the fourth quarter. J Hart [Josh Hart] was out of rhythm because of fouls all game, but he makes two huge 3s in the fourth quarter; Zo [Lonzo Ball] makes a huge 3 on the left wing; Kuz [Kyle Kuzma] makes plays down the stretch as well. LeBron James insisted that talk off the court this week had no impact on his game-winning display for the Lakers against the Spurs.The former Cavaliers great has been the subject of much conversation, with Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson suggesting there might be an over-reliance on James, while Kobe Bryant said it was important he was not “doing everything”. Needed It.Got it.#LakersWin pic.twitter.com/APZMPxDXwH— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 6, 2018″That’s what’s important to me. I couldn’t care less about the narrative. That doesn’t matter. I’m a staple in this game, so it doesn’t matter.”On his clutch effort for the 15-9 Lakers, James said: “We were down eight and [the Spurs] have had our number up until this point. They beat us in our first two games, beat us on our home floor. We’ve been playing so well at home, so we wanted to try to continue that.”Once I got in, it was just a matter of me trying to make plays and seeing what happened.”
Game 2 is Wednesday night.The Clippers led by 18 points (79-61) late in the third quarter and by 17 (86-69) early in the fourth before the Spurs cut that to nine (90-81). But a 7-0 run, starting with a 3-point play by Blake Griffin, restored order.• VIDEO: Chris Paul on Game 1 winGriffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Jamal Crawford scored 17 off the bench and shot 7 of 10. And DeAndre Jordan had nine points, 14 rebounds and four blocks.“They played harder longer,” San Antonio’s Tim Duncan said. Griffin agreed.“We came out with great energy and made stops,” he said.Kawhi Leonard led San Antonio with 18 points and Duncan had 11 points and 11 rebounds.The Clippers played outstanding defense, holding the Spurs to 36.6-percent shooting. The Clippers shot 51.3 percent.A big key to the victory was holding off the Spurs when they made that run to cut the deficit to nine points. With 7:35 to play, there was still plenty of time left for the Spurs to come all the way back.“You have two very good teams and there is no lead safe with either team,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “One of the things we talked about coming into this series, we were going to have to have great resolve.”Paul, in particular, was just a beast. He scored 13 of his points in the fourth quarter. His counterpart, Tony Parker, was impressed.“He does a little bit of everything,” said Parker, who tweaked an ankle but still played 28-plus minutes, scoring 10 points but had just one assist. “He got it going. He got his outside shot going. We try to take away the lobs and he made the shots.”Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was matter of fact when assessing the game.“The game was, their defense was better than our offense,” he said. “Their aggressiveness, their physicality, their athleticism really hurt us offensively.”Rivers referred to Paul just the other day as being a man on a mission. Paul has not been past the second round of the playoffs during his career, and that is always a topic of conversation once the postseason gets under way.Paul didn’t want to really go there postgame.“It’s not about my sense of urgency, it’s about the team’s sense of urgency,” he said.The Clippers, as an organization, have never been past the second round, either.It appeared Paul had that special look of determination in his eyes.“I don’t know, he was making shots,” Rivers said. “He put a lot of pressure on the defense. And what makes Chris and Parker both so good is if you try to take away their shots, then they beat you with the pass. If you try to take away their passes, they can beat you with the shot.”Paul beat the Spurs with his shot, and much more, in this Game 1 that had several big plays. One that really got the crowd going came midway through third quarter when the Clippers’ Matt Barnes got into a vicious wrestling match for the ball with San Antonio center Aron Baynes.The two went tumbling over photographers. When Barnes emerged from the fracas, he pounded his chest and the fans went wild.“I thought there were a lot of little moments for us in the game like that,” Rivers said. “Matt’s play, and I thought Jamal making shots in that stretch right before the end of halftime (was big).”Crawford had struggled mightily with his shot in the four games he played since coming back from missing 17 games with a calf injury. He said he’s starting to feel like himself again.“Yeah, I did,” he said. “I thought the days in between last game and this game, I was able to get some work in, get my conditioning right.”Not to be left out, Griffin threw down a tomahawk dunk in the third for a 77-61 lead that nearly brought down the house. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Chris Paul of the Clippers admitted Sunday morning he woke up with butterflies.“Yeah, I guess, every game,” he said.They must have been gone by the time Game 1 of the Clippers’ Western Conference first-round playoff series rolled around Sunday night because Paul played spectacularly. He scored 32 points on 13-of-20 shooting, doled out six assists and grabbed seven rebounds and the Clippers came through with a rousing 107-92 victory over the San Antonio Spurs before 19,309 at Staples Center.• PHOTOS: Clippers beat Spurs in Game 1