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There was no stopping Stephen Curry in the opening quarter against the Pelicans on Sunday afternoon when he went 5-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from deep for 13 points. The same could be said for Steph in the overtime session, when he scored eight of Golden State’s 17 points on the way to a 128-122 win — their 16th in a row. In between those brilliant displays, he found his teammates for seven assists and toasted Jrue Holiday on a crossover. Read More »
/ Dec 5, 2014 / 4:00 pm
Anthony Davis scored 30 points on 14-of-19 shots in the New Orleans Pelicans’ 112-85 loss the Golden State Warriors last night. His teammates made just 23 of their 70 field goals, good for an abysmal shooting mark 32.8 percent. Thankfully, the Pelicans admitted post-game that getting Davis more attempts is crucial going forward. What’s frustrating is that coach Monty Williams said the exact same thing last week. Read More »
/ Nov 29, 2014 / 2:00 pm
We love us some DeMarre Carroll. One of the best bargains in the NBA has been playing really well while flying under the radar for the Hawks, and he showed off his improved handle by faking Jrue Holiday out of his uniform during Atlanta’s 100-91 win over the Pelicans Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Read More »
Last night’s Pelicans-Kings game did not disappoint those people hoping to see two of the best young big men in the NBA today. Anthony Davis has become a basketball bloggers wet dream, and could be in MVP discussions for the next decade. DeMarcus Cousins, on the other hand, has gone from a league punchline to an unlikely MVP candidate in the first month of the season. Cousins, especially, has seen a marked improvement in his defense, as this chase-down block last night shows. Read More »
Man, either the Pelicans are better than we thought — we actually think Brow makes them a fringe playoff contender in the West — or the Timberwolves just weren’t ready to play on Friday night at the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis connected on a pair of alley-oops and the Pellies shot 66 percent from the field in the 139-91 stomping. Read More »
/ Oct 2, 2014 / 7:00 pm
To survive in today’s NBA, you need a good point guard. You just do. Of the teams that finished last season with the eight best records, six of them either had an All-Star point guard or LeBron James. The other two teams were the Indiana Pacers (who, without the stability that a good point guard brings, fell apart down the stretch) and the Houston Rockets (eliminated in the first round).
The point guard on a basketball court is like the quarterback on the gridiron. He’s the general, the leader, the boss.
The NBA in 2014 is littered with talented point guards. And just like the “Who’s the best quarterback in the NFL?” arguments, few NBA debates spark disagreement like the “Who’s the best point guard in the NBA?” debate does.
Delusional Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant fans notwithstanding, we’re all generally in agreement that James is, hands down, the best basketball player in the world. The point guard debate is a different monster. There are four or five different guys that, depending on whom you ask, can be considered the NBA’s alpha dog point guard.
The good news is that I’m here to finally settle the debate. Here are the NBA’s top 20 point guards. Read More »
/ Sep 4, 2014 / 4:30 pm
It seems as though Sam Hinkie is almost done stripping down the team he took over after the 2012-13 NBA season. With Thaddeus Young officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the only player remaining on the Philadelphia 76ers roster, who was also on the roster when Hinkie took over, is — you guessed it — Jason Richardson. With Thad gone, it’s now official to say this is a Sixers team, with the exception of J-Rich, completely built by Hinkie, and it’s not a very good one, at least not yet. Read More »
LAS VEGAS — As part of the adidas Boost innovation unveiling yesterday, which included the newest addition to the Derrick Rose line, the adidas D Rose 5 Boost, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard stopped by to introduce the boost addition to the Crazylight franchise with the adidas Crazylight Boost that will grace the feet of a select few number of NBA players next season — the first to use boost on an NBA hardwood. Read More »
/ Jan 10, 2014 / 1:30 pm
There’s a clear difference in a team that’s attempting to tank and a team that is flat out bad. There are teams that are constructed to be bad. Take the Philadelphia 76ers for example. The roster consists of players like Elliot Williams, Lorenzo Brown, James Anderson and Brandon Davies. Bless your soul if you know who any of those players are. Read More »
With the recent news of Russell Westbrook‘s third knee surgery within a year, which will sideline the former Bruin until after the All-Star break, an opening in the selection for backcourt reserves for the West in the 2014 All-Star Game has surfaced. It was pretty much safe to say that Westbrook was on his way to his fourth consecutive reserve selection prior to his latest injury. Read More »