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GIFs, NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Chris Bosh Gives Heat Lead On Fadeaway, Al Jefferson Misses Game-Winning Tip

Marvin Williams, Miami Heat

The margin between winning and losing in basketball can be a matter of inches. Tens of possessions decide whether a game’s final moments matter, but once they do a humbling reality always becomes abundantly clear: This is a make or miss game. Just ask the Charlotte Hornets. After Chris Bosh hit a tough baseline fadeaway to put the Miami Heat up one with 31 seconds left, Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson just missed far easier shots on the game’s final possession that would have given their team the win. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 24, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIF: Steve Blake Crossover Smokes Evan Turner

Steve Blake, Evan Turner

Perhaps it’s because we used to watch him tear up the ACC for Maryland, but we’re never surprised when Steve Blake shows off skills that belie his neighbor next door exterior. Neither, for that matter, is former teammate Kobe Bryant. Blake showed off his handle and his quickness by abusing Evan Turner on a crossover last night before draining a three-pointer in Portland’s 94-88 win at the Garden. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 24, 2014 / 11:30 am

Mo Speights On Scoring 28 Points VS Thunder: “Shout Out To [Kendrick] Perkins”

Marreese Speights

Reserve big man Marreese Speights played his best game of an excellent season in the Golden State Warriors’ 88-84 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, scoring a team-high 28 points (11-18 FGs) in only 25 minutes of play. After the contest, Speights credited Oklahoma City’s mean-mugging, trash-talking backup Kendrick Perkins as inspiration for his ultra-aggressive, even contentious performance: “Shout out to Perkins for helping me get this game.” Read More »

Smack / Nov 24, 2014 / 11:00 am

Jimmy Butler On His Bulls: “Hell Yeah, It’s A Championship Team.”

Jimmy Butler, Terrence Ross

Thank the basketball Gods the Bulls still have a healthy Jimmy Butler — take note John Paxson and Gar Forman. The 3&D stud has upped this game this year, and helped the Bulls survive another rash of injuries that have kept Derrick Rose and free agent acqusition Pau Gasol during stretches already this season. Sure, they’d like to be in better position than their 8-5 record through the season’s first 13 games, but if it weren’t for Butler, we’re not sure they’d even be above .500. For the Chicago wing, their somewhat pedestrian record doesn’t matter because he’s pretty confident Chicago is a championship team, as you’ll see. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 24, 2014 / 10:00 am

Watch Wesley Johnson Posterize Danilo Gallinari

Wesley Johnson, Danilo Gallinari

Wesley Johnson, Danilo Gallinari (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

With the score knotted at 82 apiece between the Lakers and surging Nuggets last night, Jeremy Lin collected a rebound and got out in the open court. Wesley Johnson filled the lane on his left and after receiving the pass eviscerated Danilo Gallinari with the poster jam, plus the foul. Read More »

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 »