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Latest News, NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: Marc Gasol Leads The Grizzlies Over The Clippers

Marc Gasol

During last night’s telecast of the Grizzlies-Clippers game, play-by-play man Pete Pranica mentioned a conversation between Memphis coach Dave Joerger and Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol this offseason where the Spanish center was encouraged to look for his shot more this season. The shoot more stratagem for Memphis’ center has paid off as the Grizzlies hold the best record in the West after defeating the Clippers in decisive fashion at home as night, 107-91, led by Gasol’s 30 points. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 12:17 am

Video: Reggie Jackson’s Thunderous And-1 Jam

Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry

Coming into Sunday’s matchup between the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder and the visiting Golden State Warriors, most thought the game would be a cakewalk for the Warriors. However, a back-and-forth battled ensued at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday, as the Warriors shot a season-low 35.5 percent from the field and OKC, led by Reggie Jackson, gave the offensive-juggernaut a fight for all 48 minutes. Read More »

NBA / Nov 23, 2014 / 9:59 pm

Kawhi Leonard Says He’s, “Still Not 100 Percent”

Kawhi Leonard, Joe Johnson

After Friday night’s 121-92 victory over the Timberwolves, Spurs wing and 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard said the conjunctivitis that kept him out of every preseason game but one, plus San Antonio’s first game of the regular season, is still affecting his vision. He says he’s still not 100 percent, and it’s unclear when it’s effects on his vision subside. Read More »

Video / Nov 23, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Watch Andrew Wiggins Score Career-High 29 Points, Swipe 4 Steals Versus Kings

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (photo. Piotr Zarychta)

Andrew Wiggins’ new approach to playing for the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves? Ultra-aggression. Playing with a sense of urgency offensively that he normally lacks, the 19 year-old rookie scored a career-high 29 points in his team’s hard-fought loss to the Sacramento Kings last night. Read More »

College, GIFs / Nov 23, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Video: Duke’s Justise Winslow Blocks Layup While Clearing Shooter’s Head

Justise Winslow

A 6-6, 225 pound 18 year-old that starts for Duke, averages 15 points per game, and clears opposing players’ heads while blocking shots? Sounds like a pretty good NBA prospect to us. Watch Blue Devils freshman Justise Winslow jump over Chasson Randle for an epic block in his team’s win over Stanford. Read More »

Video / Nov 23, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Explode For Career-High 43 Points On 16-23 Shooting

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (Kelley L Cox, USATODAY)

Anthony Davis might not be the league’s best defender. He probably isn’t the league’s best scorer, either. But if the 21 year-old superstar can maintain his incredible rate of growth, it seems only a matter of time until he owns both distinctions. Watch the third-year pro – whose pre-draft calling card was defense, by the way – explode for a career-high 43 points on 16-of-23 shooting in the New Orleans Pelicans’ 106-94 road win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Read More »

NBA / Nov 22, 2014 / 9:00 pm

GIF: Larry Sanders Rises For Huge Block On Paul Pierce, Poses, Salutes Crowd

Larry Sanders

The league is so much more fun when Larry Sanders is on the court and playing well. Watch the Milwaukee Bucks mercurial, talented big man do what he does best by swatting a Paul Pierce layup, posing, and saluting to a frenzied Bradley Center crowd in his team’s game against the Washington Wizards. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 22, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Watch Hyped-Up LeBron James Find Varejao With Behind-The-Back Dime

LeBron James, Anderson Varejao

LeBron James, Anderson Varejao

Now this is more like it for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Just 24 hours after being humbled by one Eastern Conference contender, LeBron James and company are dominating another early. Watch The King drop a sick behind-the-back bounce pass to Anderson Varejao for a layup that prompted the Toronto Raptors to call timeout and had everyone at Quicken Loans Arena rocking. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 22, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Is This Nate Robinson Dime The Assist Of The Year?

Nate Robinson

The degree of difficulty here is why we’re wondering if this might be the assist of the year. Nate Robinson is a scoring dynamo, so it was kind of shocking to watch him ignore a shot right at the rim to instead find JaVale McGee for the layup plus the foul. Except, it’s how Nate made it happen that’s so magnificent. Read More »

GIFs, Smack, Twitter / Nov 22, 2014 / 6:39 pm

Eric Bledsoe Says He Was Tipped Before Game About Nerlens Noel’s Hard Foul

Eric Bledsoe, Nerlens Noel

Last night Nerlens Noel dropped Eric Bledsoe to the hardwood not more than 30 seconds into the Suns-76ers game in Philadelphia. This came after Bledsoe had said his alum, Kentucky, could beat the 0-12 Sixers in a seven-game series. It was an embarrassing proclamation, even if some believe there’s some truth to his belief. Well, it seems Bledsoe knew the hard foul was coming since a 76ers player tipped him off about it before the game began. Read More »