TAG: Quincy Pondexter

NBA / Dec 18, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Which Team Has Been A Bigger Bust This Year: Cleveland Or Memphis?

Dion Waiters

With everyone so focused on the double travesties going down in the Big Apple — New York is ready to can Mike Woodson and Brooklyn has resorted to all types of shady practices involving soda to try to win games — two other underachievers have gotten away relatively unscathed. Cleveland was supposed to be one of the up-and-coming teams in the East this year. Instead, in one of the worst conferences we’ve ever seen, they’re still just 9-15 and out of the playoff picture. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 29, 2013 / 11:05 pm

The Grizzlies Might’ve Lost In The Playoffs, But Quincy Pondexter Got A Date With Miss Tennessee

Quincy Pondexter

You can’t really fault Quincy Pondexter for the Grizzlies getting swept by San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals. He averaged 15.3 points a night in the series, and scored at least 15 in three games, including 22 in Game 4. So, in a way, he deserves a pat on the back for playing his best basketball when the stakes were highest. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Video / May 22, 2013 / 12:32 am

Quincy Pondexter Climbs The Ladder & Slams All Over Boris Diaw

Quincy Pondexter

This was karma. Anytime someone flops as badly as Tony Allen did during the closing minutes of regulation, a ridiculous act that ended up netting Memphis four key points, they don’t deserve to win. San Antonio opened up an 18-point lead in the third quarter, fell asleep for what seemed like an hour in real time, and then reemerged to dominate the closing minutes of an overtime littered with bad Jerryd Bayless decisions. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 5, 2013 / 3:24 pm

Quincy Pondexter Made A Double-Pumping Buzzer-Beater From 40 Feet Away Today

Quincy Pondexter

Here’s Quincy Pondexter‘s role in Memphis’ Western Conference Semifinal series against OKC: make Kevin Durant work, chill in the corner and drop a couple of three-pointers, and don’t do anything stupid. But at the end of the third quarter in today’s Game 1, he added a little spice to his admittedly reserved expectations: a double-pumping 40-footer that beat the buzzer. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 15, 2013 / 11:30 am

NBA Players From 5 Playoff Teams Reveal Pregame Music Playlists

Kenneth Faried

Go into any basketball locker room in the world — CYO leagues, middle school, high school, or even in the NBA — and you’ll find sharpshooters, bench warmers, you’ll see Jordans, adidas and Reebok, you’ll see tall oafs and slippery guards, coaches that rarely say a word and coaches that never shut up. Every team will have it’s own unique flavor, it’s own unique environment. Read More »

NBA / Mar 15, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies: Contender Or Pretender?

Zach Randolph

The NBA is notorious for having a small number of teams with realistic championship expectations. While nearly half of the NFL can claim to be in the running, the NBA normally only has a handful of true contenders. The Heat, Thunder and Spurs have all established themselves as frontrunners to be playing into June, but there is another interesting group below them of teams that have shown the capability of playing with the elite. Read More »

Smack / Oct 15, 2012 / 2:00 am

Brooklyn’s Ready For The Barclays Spotlight; Adam Morrison’s Comeback Continues

brooklyn nets court

The Brooklyn Nets won’t be blaring “All of the Lights” as their theme song this season because, among other things, they’ll only be using some of the lights in the brand-new Barclays Center for BK games. And they’re special lights. We knew for a while that the Nets would use theatre-style lighting, which is what the Lakers and Knicks use, the kind of lighting that dims the crowd and puts the floor on an imaginary stage by highlighting the game. Read More »

Smack / Mar 4, 2012 / 1:14 am

Josh Smith Drops The Hammer On OKC; Dirk Drops 40

Josh Smith

Josh Smith might not be an All-Star but he had arguably one of the best games of his career in the Hawks’ seven-point upset of Oklahoma City. Smith did everything, including hitting more jump hooks than seemingly anyone in a game since Kareem, and murdering the league’s top shot blocker at the rim with this dunk. He had 30 and 12 and even made a trey, and put the game away late by dominating inside. There was a stretch at the end of the game with the ATL up five where the Thunder missed three consecutive threes and Smith got the rebound on every single one. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 11, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The New Orleans Hornets

Chris Paul

This team is all about a stud point guard and a bunch of spare parts. If its big free agent doesn’t re-sign with the team, the New Orleans Hornets could be one of the more unappealing NBA teams for fantasy owners. With nearly half of its roster on the market, the Hornets will be a team to monitor whenever the league resumes. Read More »

Smack / Dec 14, 2010 / 1:44 am

Wade, James take turns squashing Hornets; Mavs win streak over

LeBron James

The haters are running out of reasons to throw rocks at the Heat. Last night’s blowout of the Hornets — a team that has W’s over Dallas, San Antonio and Miami already on its resume — provided an answer to just about every criticism that’s been levied against D-Wade, LeBron and Bosh‘s crew … You say Wade and ‘Bron can’t play together? While Wade dominated the second quarter, scoring 20 of his 32 points, LeBron owned the third, scoring 13 of his 20 as Miami turned a one-point halftime deficit into a seven-point lead going into the fourth quarter. Read More »