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GIFs, NBA / Apr 22, 2014 / 10:54 pm

Video: DeMar DeRozan Hammers Lefty Jam

DeMar DeRozan, Paul Pierce

DeMar DeRozan, Paul Pierce (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

DeMar DeRozan bounced back after a tough inaugural playoff experience in the opener to score a game-high 30 points in Toronto’s Game 2 win over Brooklyn to even the series at 1-1. The confetti-explosion on the court after the game might have been a bit premature, but any enthusiasm for DeRozan’s lefty slam is not. You’re gonna want to see this detonation with his off hand. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Apr 22, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Drake Lint Rolls In Court-Side Seat At Raptors Game

Drake

Drake (Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports)

One of the problems with wearing night black pants can be the lint that will sometimes make an appearance. Never more so is this an issue than under the bright lights sitting court-side at a Raptors playoff game in Air Canada Centre. Drake, the soft-crooning emcee, former star of Degrassi: The Next Generation and Raptors global ambassador got picked up by NBA TV cameras using a lint roller on his duds during Game 2 between the Nets and Raptors. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 22, 2014 / 4:03 pm

New Samsung Experience Game Time App Is Perfect For The NBA Playoffs

2013-14 Samsung Game Time App

2013-14 Samsung Game Time App (photo. Spencer Lund)

The 2014 NBA Playoffs are upon us, but we don’t all have time to get in front of a television set to check out all the heart-stopping action. While the NBA’s Game Time App has always been a must for NBA fans, for select Galaxy devices, Samsung has unveiled the “Samsung Experience” to augment your connection to the NBA Playoffs this season. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 22, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Discounted Roy Hibbert Now Available On Amazon

Roy Hibbert Amazon

Roy Hibbert Amazon (photo. @PageQSports)

The Indiana Pacers are in shambles the day leading up to their Game 2 against the Hawks. They finished the regular season 10-12, barely holding on to the No. 1 seed in the East. But a lot of good it did them after they lost home-court advantage in a Game 1 home loss to the sub .500 Hawks. Most of the blame seems to reside with Pacers center Roy Hibbert, and now, by way of Page Q Sports, the “7-2 center in bizarre decline” is listed on Amazon for just $143,000, down from the original asking price of $14.3 million. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Blake Griffin Drops Playoff Career High In Under 30 Mins As Clippers Thrash Dubs

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

At the end, the difference between the Warriors and Clippers in Game 2 of their first round series was 40 points. After losing Game 1 at home, and with it home-court advantage, the Clippers responded by beating down the Dubs in Game 2 led by Blake Griffin‘s playoff career-high 35 points in less than 30 minutes. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 22, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Game 2 Of Pacers-Hawks Going For $9.99 On StubHub

Donnie Walsh, Herb Simon, Larry Bird

Donnie Walsh, Herb Simon, Larry Bird (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pacers and Hawks will face off in Game 2 tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in a must-win situation for the favored Pacers — who were upset in Game 1, 101-93. The Pacers have had a hard time drawing fans to games since the Malice at the Palace back in late 2004. They were a playoff team in 2012, but were next-to-last in attendance that year. Their gate receipts have gotten better this season, but for Game 2, you can still purchase a ticket at StubHub.com for under $10. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 22, 2014 / 11:15 am

Charlotte Bobcats Fly Home On Off Days To Avoid Miami’s Temptations

Miami Heat dancer

Miami Heat dancer (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

After Game 1 between the Bobcats and Heat on Saturday in their first round series, the two teams don’t face off again until Wednesday night. That’s too many days in Miami for the young Bobcats it appears, so coach Steve Clifford ordered his team back on the plane for a return trip to Charlotte before flying down again for Game 2. The Bobcats trail in the series, 1-0, after losing Game 1, 99-88. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 22, 2014 / 10:50 am

Masai Ujiri Fined $25,000 For “F*** Brooklyn” Comment

Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

Masai Ujiri, the first-year Toronto Raptors GM who made headlines with his pre-game comment about Brooklyn in front of a pumped up Toronto crowd before Game 1, is going to be a little lighter in the pocketbook. The NBA has fined him $25,000 for this “F*** Brooklyn” exaltations in Maple Leaf Square on Saturday. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 21, 2014 / 11:43 pm

Kevin Durant’s Impossible Falling Out of Bounds 3-Pointer Plus The Foul

Kevin Durant, Marc Gasol

We’re pretty sure cardiac arrest is the only possible by-product of the helter-skelter Game 2 between the Grizzlies and Thunder. The Thunder were down five with less than 20 seconds left and most fans believed this series would shortly be tied 1-1. But after a broken play, Russell Westbrook saved the ball from flying out of bounds to Kevin Durant who was covered closely by Marc Gasol in the near corner. KD was falling out of bounds as he caught the ball, but still found a way to get the shot up… Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 11:07 pm

Serge Ibaka Blocks Ed Davis Then Wags His Finger

Serge Ibaka, Ed Davis

Serge Ibaka, Ed Davis (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

The ol’ Dikembe Mutombo finger wag after a big block would get T’d up in the contemporary NBA for taunting. But that didn’t stop Serge Ibaka from channeling his inner Mutombo after a huge recovery block on Ed Davis in the first half Monday night. Except Ibaka added one small caveat: he wagged his finger at the OKC crowd (much to their delight), thereby nullifying a subsequent technical. Read More »