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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 »

College, NBA, NBA Draft, Overseas / Feb 13, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft: The 5 Best Fits For New Orleans

Nerlens Noel

Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 2, 2013 / 10:12 pm

Ricky Rubio Gets Fancy

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Smack / Jan 30, 2013 / 1:08 am

LaMarcus Aldridge Beats Dallas At The Buzzer; Brandon Jennings Lights Up Detroit

LaMarcus Aldridge

In April, the Mavs might look back and admit this was the night their season died. Up 21, they blew the lead and then lost after a flurry of insanity doomed them. First, Nic Batum made a completely ridiculous three-pointer to tie it up (dude hadn’t made anything all night). Read More »

NBA / Jan 25, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Greivis Vasquez Is Pushing New Orleans Into A New Era

Greivis Vasquez

It’s not easy balancing humility and confidence. But New Orleans Hornets point guard Greivis Vasquez is doing it. The former Maryland standout is having a breakout season in his third year in the NBA, averaging 14.3 points, 9.2 assists (third in the NBA) and 4.6 rebounds, and racking up more 20/10/5 games (points/assists/rebounds) than anyone outside of LeBron James. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 24, 2013 / 3:32 pm

Is This The New Orleans Pelicans New Logo?

New Orleans Pelicans logo

A press conference isn’t scheduled to begin for about an hour in New Orleans, but the reason for it — a new logo and name for New Orleans’ NBA franchise — may have already been leaked, with the above logo being the real thing. While there have been dozens of fan-designed logos popping up online since Yahoo Sports reported in late December that a name-change was imminent, how many of those logos match what looks to be a legitimate launch video that has been leaked? Read More »

Smack / Jan 24, 2013 / 1:12 am

LeBron Unleashes the Beast on the Raptors; The Lakers Lose Dwight Howard

LeBron James

You know you have a good team when you can withstand five three-pointers from Jose Calderon, 36 combined points off the bench from a journeyman (Alan Anderson) and a rookie (Terrence Ross), and a turnover and missed shot from LeBron in the final minute. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 21, 2013 / 4:41 pm

Al-Farouq Aminu’s Alley-Oop Dunk

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Smack / Jan 17, 2013 / 1:05 am

LeBron James Becomes Youngest Ever To 20,000 Points; Kyrie Irving Explodes In Crunch Time

LeBron James

Two things were clear in Oakland last night. Clearly, Golden State has a ceiling, and the Heat don’t. And clearly, LeBron James is really freakin’ good, like “the youngest player to ever score 20,000 points” good. In Miami’s 17-point win, James passed the 20,000-point mark near the end of the first half on a double-pump runner, and it was just one great highlight on a night of Miami highlights that also included James recording his 5,000 career assist, and enough Wade/’Bron big plays to last a week. Read More »