TAG: LaMarcus Aldridge

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 9:45 am

LaMarcus Aldridge’s 46 Points Power Blazers Past Rockets In OT

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

The Blazers won a humdinger of a final game during the opening weekend of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. LaMarcus Aldridge scored a Blazers playoff franchise record 46 points in Portland’s 122-120 overtime win in Game 1 of their first round series against the favored Rockets. LMA might as well stand for LaMarcus Motherf***in’ Aldridge at this point. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul (Jayne Kamin/Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.”

While much attention has been focused on the first-round matchups in the Western Conference due to the stellar performances by the majority of Western teams this season, there are intriguing matchups in the East that could translate into even more intriguing matchups in the second round. Read More »

NBA / Apr 14, 2014 / 11:30 am

Steph Curry Drops 47, But The Blazers Win OT Thriller

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry scored 47 points Sunday night in Portland, but it was his pass to Draymond Green at the end of regulation that might have been his best sequence in the exciting action at the Moda Center. Still, even with Curry going off, and Green nailing a game-tying step-back three to force OT, the Blazers hung tough and LaMarcus Aldridge scored the go-ahead bucket with under a minute to play. Read More »

NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Knicks Are Better Off If Carmelo Leaves

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks have been the most disappointing team in the NBA this year, sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference at 33-45. Last season the Knicks finished second in the East, winning 54 games and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals before falling to Indiana. However, a lot has changed in one season. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Mar 13, 2014 / 2:04 am

Video: LaMarcus Aldridge Suffers Back Contusion On Scary Fall

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge (Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

This is terrible. Less than two weeks removed from his return to the court following a sprained ankle and a strained groin that kept him out from Feb. 12 to March 1, LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a back contusion during a nasty fall against the Spurs on Wednesday night. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 9, 2014 / 7:34 pm

Report: The Cavs Still Think They Can Lure LeBron

LeBron James, Tristan Thompson

LeBron James, Tristan Thompson (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Since LeBron James left Cleveland after the nationally televised debacle known simply as “The Decision,” Cavs owner Dan Gilbert sent a letter to fans bathed in bitterness. Since that time, cooler heads have prevailed, and now the Cavs still think they can land LeBron; except, the firing of former GM Chris Grant and the subsequently morose Zydrunas Ilgauskas may have opened the same wounds that made James’ return to Ohio completely untenable. Read More »

NBA / Feb 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Predicting The 3 All-NBA Teams

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

The All-Star break is looming and there is a clear picture of which players have been living up to their standards and which have not; which players have burst onto the NBA scene in surprise and which have flopped under the pressure.

At the end of each season, the NBA honors the best players by naming them to the All-NBA Teams. There are three teams: First Team, Second Team and Third Team. Each generally consists of five players: two guards, two forwards and one center, voted on by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 6, 2014 / 12:26 am

Video: LaMarcus Aldridge Hits Huge Turnaround Then Stares Down Spike Lee

LaMarcus Aldridge, Tyson Chandler

LaMarcus Aldridge, Tyson Chandler (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Something about Spike Lee yapping at opponents just brings out the best in players visiting Madison Square Garden. The Blazers were in New York to kick off Wednesday night’s ESPN double-header, but both teams were struggling to find the nylon all night. The Knicks kept things close as Portland’s pair of All-Stars, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge, shot poorly from the field like most of their teammates. But the Blazers hung tough behind Nicolas Batum‘s strong 20 points. In the end, though, it was Aldridge who sealed it for them, and he seemed to put a special emphasis on staring down Lee after he did it. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News / Jan 30, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Report: NBA All-Star Reserves Announced

Tim Duncan, Paul Millsap

Tim Duncan, Paul Millsap (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

During tonight’s TNT double-header they announced the reserves in the 2014 All-Star Game, and one name was noticeably absent out West. Tim Duncan missed out on his 15th All-Star selection despite helping the Spurs to the second-best record in the Western Conference, but his teammate, Tony Parker, made it as a reserve. There are also four first-time All-Stars among the reserves, all but one coming from the Eastern Conference. Lets get to them… Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Smack / Jan 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

LaMarcus Aldridge: “I Definitely Should Have Been [An All Star] Starter”

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

Last night, LaMarcus Aldridge poured in a career-high 44 points as the Blazers came back in the second half to beat the Nuggets. It was another huge game for the power forward out of Texas, and it comes in his best NBA season yet. When asked after the game about his failure to be voted in as an All-Star starter, Aldridge wasn’t surprised at all, but he didn’t agree with the fans vote, either. Read More »