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NBA, Video / Apr 20, 2014 / 3:16 pm

Watch Gregg Popovich’s Message To Craig Sager That Made Us Cry

Gregg Popovich, Craig Sager Jr.

By now you’ve heard that Craig Sager, the ever-present TNT sideline reporter who has been bringing his technicolor suits into our living rooms for decades, is battling acute leukemia and is not on the court for the playoffs this summer. In a stirring interview with Sager’s son between the third and fourth quarters of today’s Mavs-Spurs game, coach Gregg Popovich brought us to tears when he took a moment to address Sager and said: “I promise I’ll be nice. Get back here.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 20, 2014 / 2:51 pm

Durant, Russ & OKC Withstand Grizzlies’ Comeback For Game 1 Win

Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant

Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

What an exciting first day of the 2014 NBA Playoffs! Three straight underdogs upset their first-round opponents with big road wins. The Nets dinosaurs upset Drake’s crew, the Dubs stole one from the Clips and Indiana continued to slide with Atlanta stomping all over them in Indianapolis. The Thunder opened up strong against Memphis, but a third quarter “Bricktown” almost turned them into victim No. 4 on the day before Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Co. righted the ship. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 20, 2014 / 2:22 pm

GIF: Jeff Teague Crossover Burns Evan Turner Badly

Evan Turner, Jeff Teague

The Hawks upset the Pacers in Indiana yesterday, becoming the third road team with a win on the first day of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Point guard Jeff Teague and his 28 points were a large reason why the Hawks throttled Indiana so brilliantly in their Game 1 win. Watch as Teague crosses up Evan Turner so bad, he’s probably still walking around in a cloud of Teague’s dust. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 19, 2014 / 9:19 pm

Noted Rim Protector, Kyle Korver, Swats Roy Hibbert

Kyle Korver, Roy Hibbert

Kyle Korver, Roy Hibbert (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

No one will ever accuse Kyle Korver of being a rim protector. That was obviously a joke. But the 6-7 Creighton grad isn’t just a three-point specialist. Well, he is, and he does it better than anyone else in the league, but he showed some defensive tenacity against an actual rim protector during Atlanta’s surprising Game 1 performance in Indiana on Saturday. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Apr 19, 2014 / 8:44 pm

Mic’d Paul Pierce Yells “That’s Why They Got Me Here” After Big Shot

Paul Pierce, Patrick Patterson

Paul Pierce, Patrick Patterson (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets traded for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett last summer for moments just like Saturday’s Game 1 in Toronto. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson combined for 48 points, but KG hit a big jumper in the final four minutes with their lead cut to one, and The Truth scored nine points down the stretch as he was mic’d up. The results are as remarkable as you’d imagine. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 19, 2014 / 8:20 pm

Vexed Blake Griffin Douses Unsuspecting Warriors Fan With Water

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

The Clippers fell at home to the Dubs, 109-105, in a game where Blake Griffin fouled out in the fourth quarter after playing just 19 foul-plagued minutes on the day. Griffin was obviously upset once he was whistled for his sixth foul, but his anger was augmented when he saw the replay. That’s when a Warriors fan sitting court-side got an unwanted shower from Blake’s water cup. Read More »

NBA / Apr 19, 2014 / 4:20 pm

Video: Jamal Crawford Half-Court Buzzer-Beater Ends First Quarter

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford

With the Clippers up by two on the Warriors and just seconds remaining in the first quarter, Jamal Crawford did what Jamal Crawford was born to do. The Clippers Sixth Man of the Year candidate and all-around nice guy, casually banked in a half-court shot to end the quarter with the Clips leading by five. Read More »

Video / Apr 19, 2014 / 4:03 pm

Watch Stephen Curry’s Cameo In The New Chris Paul State Farm Ad

Stephen Curry

We all know Chris Paul‘s popular State Farm commercials — featuring his fictional twin separated at birth, who bizarrely shares his last name: Cliff Paul — would be run ad nauseam during this playoff season. But in the latest spot, Paul’s first round opponent in the 2014 NBA Playoffs, Warriors PG Stephen Curry, made a surprise cameo. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 19, 2014 / 3:34 pm

24-Second Shot Clock Malfunctions In 3rd Quarter of Raptors-Nets

Air Canada Centre

Air Canada Centre (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Midway through the third quarter of Game 1 between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets at the Air Canada Centre, time paused — then came to a complete halt. The 24-second shot cocks malfunctioned and after a delay, the referees decided they would continue without them. You heard that right, the first playoff game in Toronto since 2008, is now sans shot clock. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 19, 2014 / 2:59 pm

Raptors GM, Masai Ujiri, Tells Pre-Game Rally Crowd: “F*** Brooklyn”

Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

The Raptors and Nets kicked off the 2014 NBA Playoffs a couple hours ago. In a pre-game speech at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri, ended his talk by telling the crowd, “F*** Brooklyn.” The playoffs have started you guys. Read More »