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Latest News, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Lance Stephenson & Evan Turner Fistfight Before Hawks Series

Evan Turner, Lance Stephenson

Evan Turner, Lance Stephenson (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pacers got a win over the Hawks in Game 2 Tuesday night, but questions still surround the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. After imploding down the stretch, but still managing to keep home court in the East, the Pacers started off their playoffs with a fight of a different kind right before they fell to the visiting Hawks on Saturday in the opener. Mid-season acqusition Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson got into a fistfight the Friday before the series began. Read More »

NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 1:11 am

Watch Paul George Lead The Pacers Past The Hawks

David West, Paul George

David West, Paul George (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Despite grabbing the top seed in the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Pacers have been spiraling out of control since the trade deadline. After losing Game 1 to the Atlanta Hawks, the criticism and questions surrounding Indy only increased in volume. Therefore, a Game 2 win on their home-court was arguably considered a necessity for the Pacers. Paul George seemed to get that message loud and clear, regardless of his off-day extracurriculars. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 12:01 am

Watch Amir Johnson’s Spinning Circus Shot

Amir Johnson, Kevin Garnett

The Toronto Raptors came into Tuesday’s Game 2 one game down in their first round series against the Brooklyn Nets. This series has already provided early fireworks on and off the court, and Amir Johnson added to the show in the third quarter with a crazy scoop facing the wrong way. Read More »

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 »

NBA / Apr 22, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Video: NBA’s Most Amazing Bench Reactions This Year

Portland Trail Blazers

It’s almost as much fun as the play involved, but the eruptions from an NBA bench can be just as delirious as some on the college level–though maybe not as coordinated as some. With that in mind, the NBA released the best bench reactions from the 2013-14 NBA season, so try and see how they compare to last season’s iteration. 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, Video / Apr 22, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Greatest Centers In NBA History

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O’Neal (photo. Chenoa Maxwell)

Often considered the most valuable spot on the court, the center position has been graced with a stable of elite big men. Ranking them is not easy; choosing just eleven is not easy. The top five could go in almost any order, it depends a lot on what defines greatness and legacy for you personally. I know that a certain Celtic defined winning in sports and a lot of people might have him number one. Many value individual performances, like 100-point games. 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 »

Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 22, 2014 / 1:57 pm

Kentucky’s Julius Randle Declares For The NBA Draft

Julius Randle

Julius Randle (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Kentucky’s Julius Randle officially declared for this summer’s NBA Draft in a live press conference this afternoon. The 19-year-old Randle is considered a lock as a top-10 pick, with a good chance to be drafted within the first five. A 6-9, 250-pound beast with incredibly quick feet, the freshman averaged 15 points and 10.4 rebounds this season, but had just 10 points and six boards in the team’s loss to UConn in the National Championship Game. Read More »