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Smack, Twitter / Jan 28, 2015 / 6:45 pm

NBA Says Matt Barnes Wasn’t Fined For Exchange With Suns Owner

Matt Barnes

After Matt Barnes sounded off on Twitter yesterday, blaming a comment by Suns owner Robert Sarver for the $25,000 fine the NBA assessed him for mouthing off to a fan during Sunday’s 120-100 Clippers win in Phoenix, an unnamed NBA source confirmed to ESPN.com “it was not an interaction with the Suns owner” that led to the fine. Instead, the expensive penalty stemmed from Barnes’ interaction with another Suns fan. Barnes elaborated on his Twitter diatribe before the Clippers face the Jazz tonight in Salt Lake City. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Jan 24, 2015 / 10:15 am

Video: James Harden Hits Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

James Harden

Any other night and James Harden is the biggest story in the NBA. But with Klay Thompson tossing daggers in the third quarter, Harden’s 33 points, 10 assists and game-winning buzzer-beater in a 113-111 Rockets win over the Suns were relegated to an afterthought. That’s a shame, too, because the Rockets off-guard came through like the superstar he’s become. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2015 / 5:15 pm

Shawn Marion Will Retire After This Season

Shawn Marion

36 year-old Shawn Marion’s playing days aren’t quite over, but they will be soon. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward and former Phoenix Suns star announced that he will retire after this season. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 14, 2015 / 12:45 pm

The Defensive Concerns Of Kevin Love After He Sits Entire 4th Quarter — Again

Kevin Love

On the Friday after Christmas, Kevin Love sat the entire fourth quarter in Cleveland’s second win — over the Magic — in their last 11 outings. Last night against Phoenix, he again sat the entire fourth quarter when the Cavs came back before eventually falling to the Suns, 107-100. As Chris Fedor at Northeast Ohio Media Group notes, this is a bad omen for one-third of Cleveland’s troika of superstars. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 14, 2015 / 10:00 am

GIF: LeBron Misses FT, Decides On Putback Dunk

LeBron James

LeBron James showed off some hops last night that make it seem like the knee and back issues that ostensibly kept him out of their last eight games are a thing of the past. The Cavs still fell, 107-100, dropping below .500 on the year at 19-20, but James was back to his old self when he rose to throw down a dunk after missing a free throw right before the half. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 12, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Video: Marc Gasol’s Acrobatic Reverse Layup Over Alex Len

Alex Len, Marc Gasol

Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol struggled with his shot during regulation and the first overtime period on Sunday night against the visiting Phoenix Suns, scoring in only two of his ten attempts in that time. One of those successful shots came late in the first quarter, and found the bottom of the bucket in unusual fashion. Read More »

NBA / Jan 10, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Video: Gerald Green Finishes Over-The-Shoulder Lob With Authority

Isaiah Thomas, Gerald Green

Every basketball fan knows that magic happens when Phoenix Suns wing Gerald Green gets air in transition. The gifted athlete simply has a unique way around the rim, which makes his in-game dunks unmatchable by just about every other NBA player. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 9, 2015 / 6:15 pm

Report: Celtics Trade Brandan Wright To Suns For Basically Two 2nd Rd. Picks

Brandan Wright, Markieff Morris

The Celtics took on Brandan Wright and his expiring $5 million contract as part of the deal to send Rajon Rondo to Dallas. Now, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Wright is headed back to the Western Conference with the Phoenix Suns. In exchange for Wright, the Celtics will get the first-round pick Phoenix owns from Minnesota. But, as most of the picks doled out these days, it’s protected. Read More »

NBA / Jan 6, 2015 / 8:45 pm

Video: Giannis Antetokounmpo Flies For Fast Break Alley-Oop

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Men the size of Giannis Antetokounmpo shouldn’t be able to move this swiftly. Watch the young Milwaukee Bucks star cover the floor in what seems like three strides before soaring for a powerful alley-oop flush in his team’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 5, 2015 / 11:15 am

Video: Archie Goodwin Goes Through Jonas Valanciunas For Facial Jam

Archie Goodwin, Jonas Valanciunas

We’ve been looking for an obvious chance to touch on the Toronto Raptors’ defensive woes. Archie Goodwin gave us the perfect opportunity. Late in his team’s blowout of Toronto yesterday, watch the Phoenix Suns reserve go right through Jonas Valanciunas for an epic facial jam. Read More »