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Smack / Mar 30, 2013 / 12:50 am

Trey Burke Leads Michigan On A Shocking Comeback; LeBron Puts On A Shooting Exhibition

Trey Burke

It had been 19 years since Michigan had made the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. But dabble in a little Trey Burke, and add in some copious amounts of the Kansas Jayhawks — who have a history of this sort of choking — and it all adds up to the best comeback of March Madness … After overtime, the final score read, 87-85, Michigan, but make no mistake: it wasn’t the Wolverines that won the game. It was their point guard. Read More »

Smack / Mar 26, 2013 / 1:20 am

Denver’s Winning Streak Is Over; John Wall Lights Up Memphis For 47 Points

Danilo Gallinari

Fifteen-game winning streaks generally don’t end at the hands of names like Brian Roberts, Darius Miller, Ryan Anderson and Roger Mason. Then again, 15-game winning streaks generally don’t end in 24-point blowouts at the hands of a 25-win team, either … Read More »

Hit List, NBA / Mar 25, 2013 / 12:30 pm

NBA Power Rankings, Vol. 6: The 2 Top Teams Have Won 41 Straight Games Combined

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Ranking the NBA from worst to first…

30. Charlotte Bobcats (16-54) Last week: 30, - They beat the Wizards and Raptors this week so, uh, I guess that’s a step in the right direction? Read More »

Smack / Mar 21, 2013 / 1:38 am

LeBron James Destroys Cleveland To Keep Miami’s Winning Streak Alive; OKC/Memphis Put On A Show

LeBron James

You would think a hush would’ve rained over Cleveland. But on top of the constant hum, you could almost hear fans crying and wailing, and even Cleveland’s epic broadcast team sounded like they wanted to go lock themselves in a closet. It’s not every day you blow a 27-point lead… and it’s not every lifetime you can blow that lead against a team on a 23-game winning streak that has one of your city’s most hated athletes ever. Read More »

Smack / Mar 18, 2013 / 12:49 am

March Madness Is Finally Here; LeBron James & Miami’s Win Streak Reaches 22

Cody Zeller

A few interesting subplots went down in the NBA last night, headlined by Miami invading Jurassic Park and destroying the Raptors. But it all still took a backseat to March Madness … While many predicted the top four No. 1 seeds correctly (Louisville, Kansas, Gonzaga and Indiana), that still didn’t stop Jay Bilas and the rest of the fellas from questioning them. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 13, 2013 / 2:39 am

Double Trouble: Brook Lopez Posterizes His Twin Brother Robin

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NBA, Video / Mar 7, 2013 / 11:00 am

Video: Watch The Lakers’ Out-Of-Bounds Play Fool The Entire Hornets Defense

Kobe Bryant

Maybe New Orleans was so shell-shocked from losing a 25-point lead on Wednesday that it didn’t consider time and place of the ball. That’s how we’ll rationalize how the Hornets lined up on the wrong side of the Lakers on an out of bounds play from three-quarters court that led to Kobe Bryant’s easy dunk. Read More »

Smack / Mar 7, 2013 / 1:24 am

Kobe Leads A Wild Comeback; LeBron James Hits A Game-Winner

Kobe Bryant

We fell asleep at some point in the third quarter, and when we woke to see the Lakers were back in it, we thought it was an entirely different game. In a way, it was. L.A. overcame a 25-point deficit in New Orleans last night to beat the Hornets, 108-102. They scored the game’s last 20 points, and held the hosts scoreless for the final 6:47. It felt more like a month. Read More »

Hit List, NBA / Mar 4, 2013 / 4:00 pm

NBA Power Rankings, Vol. 3: OKC Aiming For A Rival In The West

Tony Parker

Ranking the NBA from worst to first…

30. Charlotte Bobcats (13-46) Last week: 29, -1 Welcome back to last place, Charlotte. The Bobcats had another bad week, including a 68-point effort in Utah. But hey, at least the NBA Draft Lottery is only 79 days away. Read More »

Smack / Feb 28, 2013 / 1:38 am

Stephen Curry Drops 54 In Madison Square Garden; Monta Ellis Hits The Year’s Craziest Buzzer-Beater

Stephen Curry

How hot was Stephen Curry last night in Madison Square Garden? He said afterward that his teammates were treating him like a pitcher in the middle of a no-hitter. No one would speak to him. It worked for most of the night. Curry was a savage, scoring 54 points and making 11 of 13 three-pointers. Read More »