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NBA / Jan 28, 2015 / 11:45 am

Stan Van Gundy Says Pistons Hardly Discussed Kevin Love Before Game

J.R. Smith, Kevin Love

It took a combined LeBron James and Kyrie Irving effort to dispatch the Pistons last night, 103-95. The pair scored 26 of Cleveland’s 28 fourth-quarter points, and Irving matched his season-high with 38. Kevin Love struggled again on offense with just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting, and it was clear from Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy he wasn’t a priority when they were scheming before the game. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 28, 2015 / 10:30 am

Video: Stephen Curry’s No-Look Dime & Perfect Lob

Stephen Curry, Joakim Noah

During a back-and-forth battle in Oakland, it was none other than Stephen Curry (shocker, right?) who made the viewers’ heads spin with two brilliant plays in transition: a picture-perfect lob to Harrison Barnes and a snazzy no-look dime to David Lee. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 27, 2015 / 9:15 pm

GIF: Rajon Rondo Throws Multiple Fakes, Finds Chandler Parsons For Trey

Rajon Rondo

Opponents have scouted Rajon Rondo’s signature fake behind-the-back pass enough these days that it only works nine times out of 10. Fortunately for the Dallas Mavericks, their point guard has many other dekes in his arsenal to deploy when his favorite one falters. Watch Rondo show off his playmaking wizardry by holding the ball and manipulating the Memphis Grizzlies’ defense with a series fakes before finding a wide open Chandler Parsons for three. Read More »

NBA / Jan 27, 2015 / 8:30 pm

Manny Pacquiao And Floyd Mayweather Are Both At Tonight’s Heat Game

Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather

We’re by no means a boxing diehard, but even the casual fighting fan knows of the prospective bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. And now that the chance of the two meeting in the ring seems more likely than ever, why not just finally get it over with? After all, both welterweights are attending tonight’s game between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks. Read More »

NBA / Jan 27, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Is This Year’s Three-Point Shootout Field The Best In League History?

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson

Kyle Korver is enjoying one of the most impressive shooting seasons in NBA history. Klay Thompson just set an all-time record by scoring 37 points in a single quarter. Steph Curry is the league’s leading MVP candidate and broadly considered basketball’s preeminent marksmen. And all three players will reportedly take part in All-Star Weekend’s Three-Point Shootout. Amazingly, though, no member of that exalted trio leads the NBA in treys; Wesley Matthews, another contest competitor, owns that distinction. All of which begs a question: Is this the most impressive three-point contest field ever assembled? Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 27, 2015 / 10:30 am

Video: Jamal Crawford’s 21 Points In The Fourth & A Spectacular Dime Key Win

Jamal Crawford

Monday night’s game between the Nuggets and Clippers came down to the wire and ended in thrilling fashion. Once down by 16, the Clips rallied to make their biggest comeback of the season, but it wouldn’t have been possible without reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford. In the fourth quarter Crawford scored 21 of his 23 points and the Clippers escaped with a 102-98 victory to extend their winning streak to five. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 26, 2015 / 10:30 pm

Video: Derrick Favors Goes All-Out For Epic Block Of Brandon Bass Dunk

Brandon Bass, Derrick Favors

If the Utah Jazz are to come all the way back from a 24-point halftime deficit, they’ll need more plays like from Derrick Favors. Watch the underrated young big man sell out and fully extend for a sick block of Brandon Bass’ dunk attempt early in his team’s game against the Boston Celtics. Read More »

NBA / Jan 26, 2015 / 8:45 pm

Kemba Walker Will Have Surgery To Repair Meniscus; Out Six Weeks Or More

Kemba Walker

The Charlotte Hornets finally have some clarity on the status of injured point guard Kemba Walker – it’s not good, either. The team announced that its crunch-time assassin will have surgery on Wednesday to replace a torn meniscus in his left knee. Read More »

NBA / Jan 26, 2015 / 3:45 pm

LeBron James, Klay Thompson Named Players Of The Week

Klay Thompson, LeBron James

LeBron James is re-establishing himself as perhaps the game’s top player, and Klay Thompson is further staking his claim to legitimate stardom. Oh, and they’re leading their teams to lengthy winning streaks. Who else did you expect to be named Conference Players of the Week for games played between January 19 and 25? Read More »

NBA / Jan 26, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Says He Longed To Join Michael Jordan, Wizards In Early 2000s

Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan

It’s easy and convenient to forget now, but there was a time that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant didn’t “bleed purple and gold.” In a sprawling story by Michael Lee of the Washington Post, Mamba confirms that he longed to team with idol Michael Jordan on the Washington Wizards in the early 2000s. Read More »