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NBA / Mar 7, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Playoff X-Factors

Stephen Jackson

Stephen Jackson

Not everyone can be LeBron James. That’s okay, especially in the playoffs when just as many big games are determined not by the last shot, but by the defensive rebound or the charge or the swing pass or the block that set up that last shot. The club of playoff x-factors is long and memorable, and we’ll see some more names be inducted this year. Read More »

Smack / Feb 10, 2013 / 12:53 am

Kyrie Irving Can’t Beat Denver By Himself; A Philly Surprise Erupts

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala (photo. Kelly Turso)

Once we saw the schedule had Denver and Cleveland last night, we set our watches. Ty Lawson. Kyrie Irving. Could it get any better? The matchup never materialized, however, and Lawson is probably thankful for that. He scored just 11 while Irving dropped 26 points and seven assists. But part of that stems from Denver being one of the deepest teams in the league, and Irving being asked to do everything outside of fill his team’s water bottles. Read More »

Smack / Jan 19, 2013 / 6:29 am

Kevin Durant Is Not Nice In Dropping 52; The Bulls Steal A Win With A Miracle

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike)

Kevin Durant was smoking, and then all of a sudden, he wasn’t. In the first nine minutes and change of the fourth quarter, the man who scored 52 points and had nine rebounds in Oklahoma City’s 117-114 OT win over Dallas was about as hot as the Cavs in cryotherapy, missing six straight field goal attempts, turning the ball over and committing an offensive foul. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 16, 2013 / 11:30 am

George Karl Says Andre Miller Should Be Considered for the NBA All-Star Game

Andre Miller

Does this headline seem a little familiar to you? A little déjà vu? It’s because less than two weeks ago George Karl called Andre Miller one of the best point guards of all time. He clarified the statement by saying he looked at Miller as a traditional lead guard, a player who did all the small things, never took stuff off the table and was always a team-first guy. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Andre Iguodala Talks Olympics, The Nuggets And His Favorite Matchup In The NBA

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala (photo. Kelly Turso)

Andre Iguodala was enjoying “probably the best time” he’s ever had playing basketball this summer with Team USA when he was traded by Philadelphia to Denver. Just as the medal round was about to begin in London, he was thinking about arriving in the Mile High city seven time zones away. Read More »

Smack / Jan 7, 2013 / 5:17 am

Danilo Gallinari’s Dagger Drives The Lakers Lower; Dirk Questions Dallas’ Future

Danilo Gallinari

Danilo Gallinari (photo. adidas)

The wheels were already coming off in Los Angeles for the Lakers, but now it seems like an axle just gave way. A 112-105 home loss to Denver drops L.A. to 15-18, which is three games worse (as ESPN’s J.A. Adande perfectly pointed out) than the ’04-’05 Laker team with Chucky Atkins and Chris Mihm at point and center. The way Sunday’s loss ended is a metaphor for the Lakers’ season so far. Something good happens (Dwight Howard‘s block on Andre Miller with less than 15 seconds to go, with the Nugs up three), and then something worse happens (Howard’s block going right to Danilo Gallinari, who sank a three). And then when something good happens again (Kobe Bryant‘s insane corner three, guarded by three guys) it’s much too late to really matter. Your 2013 Los Angeles Lakers. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 4, 2013 / 2:30 pm

George Karl Says Andre Miller Is One Of The Best Point Guards… Of All Time

Andre Miller

For the season’s first 32 games, one of the greatest point guards of all time was backing up Ty Lawson. Andre Miller might be one of the most under-appreciated players of his era, but he’s also just the eighth player ever to have 15,000 points and at least 7,500 assists. He passed those career totals last night against Minnesota, furthering the case that we all slept on Andre Miller. Criminally. Read More »

Smack / Jan 4, 2013 / 3:33 am

New York Runs Tired San Antonio Into The Ground; J.J. Barea Doesn’t Need Kevin Love To Bust Denver

J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

In a game where New York’s interior defense built a wall around the paint and allowed San Antonio just 12 points, it was appropriate the Knicks’ bucket to cap the win came on the inside. J.R. Smith (20 points, five boards and zero turnovers) threw down a bananas alley-oop from Pablo Prigioni by catching the oop at the waist and flushing with a reverse in the Knicks’ 100-83 victory. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 1, 2013 / 10:50 pm

JaVale McGee Hammers in Alley-Oop Dunk

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NBA, Video / Dec 25, 2012 / 11:56 pm

Jamal Crawford Whips Out A Behind the Back Crossover

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