/ May 15, 2013 / 1:00 pm
The point guard position in the NBA has quickly become one of the most competitive spots in all of sports. There are so many good lead guards in the NBA that it’s impossible for any player at the position to take a night off.
The position has seen a major increase in talent over the past decade. It’s an ongoing trend. Ever since Chris Paul won the Rookie of the Year award in ’05-06 that teams have realized how valuable lead guards — true lead guards — really are. Read More »
/ May 10, 2013 / 3:00 pm
The second round of the playoffs is underway and with only eight teams remaining, it means another eight have been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Denver Nuggets finished the year with a franchise-best 57-25 record and were the third seed in the Western Conference. Boasting a 38-3 home record, many felt they would advance to the second round simply by winning all of their home games. Read More »
Stephen Curry might’ve stolen Denver’s thunder in the First Round of the NBA Playoffs, but that still can’t take away what George Karl and the Nuggets did this season. For that, the NBA has named Karl this season’s Coach of the Year. Read More »
During the third quarter of Golden State’s series-clinching Game 6 win last night, Stephen Curry was on fire. So it was only fitting today that we get a replay of his incredible shooting run backed with an audio track from the legendary video game, NBA Jam. Everything about this video is on point… except for the flames. If they could’ve had the nets light on fire, this would’ve been the best video of the postseason. Read More »
Once again, Stephen Curry waited for the perfect time last night before unleashing a barrage of dimes and triples on Denver. The Nuggets controlled the first half of Game 6, dominating the glass and holding Golden State’s crowd in check. But just like Game 4, Curry came out of the locker room spitting fire. Once the storm was over, they had to pull the plug on the Nuggets season. Read More »
/ May 3, 2013 / 1:30 am
With Marco Belinelli playing out of his mind, and the rest of the Bulls desperate for a win, the Nets leaned on an unlikely source late to take Game 6 and tie the series up, 95-92. Andray Blatche had just 10 points and seven boards, but he made them count, scoring the team’s final five points on three (of four) free throws and a wild runner high off the glass. Read More »
/ May 1, 2013 / 12:52 am
Mark Jackson was not the least bit happy after Tuesday night’s loss to Denver. The frustrated Jackson went so far as to accuse the Nuggets in his post game press conference of playing “dirty” and trying “to send hit men” at Steph.
These are the plays he was apparently referencing: Read More »
The Denver Nuggets we came to love in the second half of the season finally showed up tonight against the Warriors in Denver, extending their season with a 107-100 win. Denver came out in a “big” lineup and proceeded to beat up Golden State, dominating in the paint and attacking viciously on the break.
Denver’s performance was embodied by Kenneth Faried, who was seemingly everywhere, hitting the glass, antagonizing Andrew Bogut and running the floor. Check out this sick chase-down block on Jarrett Jack: Read More »
/ Apr 30, 2013 / 2:00 pm
The Golden State Warriors came into the playoffs with little expectations. They nearly lost their No. 6 seed to the Houston Rockets before finishing at 47-35 (and amazingly, Houston dropped back down to No. 8). They finished 3-3 in their last six games, had been in a .500 funk for the second half of the season, and really weren’t the dominant team they seem to be now. Read More »
Last night in Golden State’s runaway Game 4 victory over the visiting Nuggets, Stephen Curry started slow and Mark Jackson even contemplated shutting down his star for the night. His sore left ankle was bothering him, and at some point, the Warriors had to think ahead. The Warriors couldn’t have their best player re-injuring his problem area. This series still isn’t over — even at 3-1 — because Denver has two more home games. Instead, Curry sucked it up, and scored 22 points during a six-minute stretch in the third. Read More »