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Twitter / Dec 19, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Steve Kerr Quips About Durant: “We Did A good Job On Him In The Second Half”

Steve Kerr

By now everyone knows that Kevin Durant went off last night to the tune of 30 points in 18 minutes, which hasn’t been done since the American Basketball Association was being folded into the NBA. But an ankle injury right before the half saved the Warriors the uneviable task of stopping him in the next half, which coach Steve Kerr joked about after the game when it became clear KD was all right. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Dec 19, 2014 / 11:45 am

Phil Jackson To Commentating Barkley: “Do I Have To Mute This Game?”

Phil Jackson, Charles Barkley

On Thursday night, Charles Barkley was working the Bulls-Knicks game not from TNT studios with the rest of the “Inside the NBA” crew, but court-side in Chicago where he was acting as a color commentator. Knicks president Phil Jackson was also watching the telecast on TNT and eventually threatened to mute Chuck in a tweet because of Barkley’s comments about the much-maligned triple-post offense. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Kevin Durant Becomes First Since NBA-ABA Merger To Score 30 In Under 20 Mins.

Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green

While Anthony Davis’ big Thursday night put him in a class by himself this season and last, Kevin Durant‘s scoring performance in the first half against the Warriors hasn’t been done since the ABA-NBA merger in 1976. Read More »

Video / Dec 19, 2014 / 10:30 am

Watch Anthony Davis Put Up 30 Points, 14 Rebounds & 5 Blocks In Win Over Rockets

Anthony Davis, Omer Asik, Dwight Howard

Anthony Davis, Omer Asik, Dwight Howard (Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pelicans beat the Rockets in Houston last night, 99-90, pushing New Orleans over .500 to 13-12 and the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Anthony Davis was back in full form after a chest contusion kept him out of the last three quarters in the Cleveland win and the Warriors loss. The Brow put up 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks against Dwight Howard and the Rockets, too. Find out why his stat line is another indication he’s perhaps one of the NBA’s best five players right now. Read More »

GIFs / Dec 19, 2014 / 10:00 am

GIF: DeMarcus Cousins Threads The Needle

DeMarcus Cousins

Boogie was back last night against the visiting Bucks, but without his homie, Mike Malone, on the sideline. Regardless, DeMarcus Cousins was back to his old self after battling meningitis for a few weeks, and he put up 27 and 11 last night against the Bucks including a gorgeous bounce pass through traffic for the Ramon Sessions layup. Read More »

NBA / Dec 19, 2014 / 12:45 am

Video: Anthony Davis Soars For Alley-Oop Slam On Joey Dorsey In Win

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis finished an alley-oop over an opponent? What else is new? We don’t care; The Brow’s exploits always deserve time in the spotlight. Watch the New Orleans Pelicans’ long-limbed, high-flying superstar rise for a lob jam over Joey Dorsey in his team’s 99-90 road victory over the Houston Rockets. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Dec 19, 2014 / 12:15 am

Kevin Durant Turns Right Ankle, Doesn’t Start 2nd Half VS Warriors (UPDATE)

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant had 30 points in the first half of tonight’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors. It looks like we won’t get the chance to see him try for 50. After turning his right ankle in the final seconds of the second quarter and being helped off the floor by teammates, Durant is still in the locker room midway through the third quarter. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Dec 18, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Watch Steph Curry Drill 3-Pointer After Getting Hand-Off From Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry

Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry (_MarcusD_ GIF)

Do you like football? Us neither – compared to hoops, at least. But it’s still fun to see aspects of our two most popular games cross over. Watch Steph Curry drill an insanely difficult three-pointer after getting a hand-off from Andre Iguodala. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 11:15 pm

GIF: Serge Ibaka Gets Beautiful Block Of Harrison Barnes’ Dunk

Serge Ibaka, Harrison Barnes

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors combined for 72 points in the first quarter of tonight’s headlining matchup. Kevin Durant was red hot from beyond the arc, Stephen Curry was splashing and dishing, and Russell Westbrook was attacking with typical aplomb. For our money, though, the most impressive highlight during the game’s first 12 minutes came on the other side of the ball. Watch Serge Ibaka utilize picture perfect timing on this beautiful block of Harrison Barnes’ fast break dunk attempt. Read More »

College / Dec 18, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Video: Jahlil Okafor Hits UCONN With Quick Baseline Spin And Power Jam

Jahlil Okafor

Duke freshman and top draft prospect Jahlil Okafor is 6-11, 270 pounds. Men that big aren’t supposed to move like this. Watch the 18 year-old catch in the post and make a quick baseline spin move before finishing with a powerful jam versus Connection. Read More »