The Thunder were putting the finishing touches on 112-101 Game 2 win over the Clippers Wednesday night when the OKC scorekeeper decided to say, “Oh what the hell, lets give Russ his triple-double.” At the time, Russell Westbrook had 31 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, but his pass to Thabo Sefolosha with a 1:30 remaining was somehow counted as a dime. As you’ll see, it was a spectacularly cheap way to give him the final dish he needed for a triple-double. Read More »
Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)
Good news: We are still very early into the conference semifinals, meaning there is still a lot more trash-talking to be had, buzzer-beaters to be made and dunks to be slammed for the rest of the playoffs.
Bad news: We are already in May at the conference semifinals, meaning in a little over one month the NBA season will be over. And that sucks. Read More »
Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)
After a barrage of Game 7s this weekend, the first round is now finally over. There isn’t one second-round series that looks to be a mismatch; even Brooklyn won all four games against the Heat this season. We can only hope the semis live up to the standard the first round set, which included unbelievable highlights from Russell Westbrook, Vince Carter, Paul Pierce and, of course, Damian Lillard. Read More »
/ May 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm
Michael Jordan played in two of the greatest basketball eras in NBA history and left his mark on the game through his will and attempt to win every game he ever played. If you did not know already, MJ has a competitive drive that is not comparable to any human being. I am talking about a guy that made it to the greatest honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame and still dwelled upon not being able to play. Read More »
The Oklahoman headline that caused quite a stir this morning proved less-than-prophetic despite their sports editor’s public apology. The “Mr. Unreliable” moniker couldn’t have been less accurate during Oklahoma City’s blowout, 104-84, Game 6 win in Memphis. Kevin Durant led the way with 36 points and 10 rebounds and now we can all chortle at the paper’s timing. Read More »
/ Apr 30, 2014 / 12:15 am
All appeared lost for the Thunder as the clocked ticked under 10 seconds to play in Game 5 of their first-round series against the Grizzlies. But Russell Westbrook saved the day when he picked Mike Conley‘s pocket and took it the other way for the game-tying slam with just four seconds remaining. Read More »
/ Apr 24, 2014 / 10:58 pm
Russell Westbrook was fouled while connecting on a three-pointer in the closing minutes of regulation during Game 3 between the Grizzlies and Thunder in Memphis. The ensuing four-point play ended up forcing overtime. Kevin Durant did the same thing in Game 2, before the Thunder fell in OT. Read More »
/ Apr 21, 2014 / 10:45 pm
It’s not often that you see a slam that totally pumps you up, ignites the crowd and doesn’t count. In the first quarter of Game 2 on Monday night between the Thunder and Grizzlies, Russell Westbrook got a full head of steam coming around a screen and absolutely ignited the rim with his slam. Read More »
/ Apr 21, 2014 / 11:00 am
Just over two years ago, had you asked me whom I considered to be the NBA’s elite players, I would have given you three names: Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade.
Fresh off an NBA Finals run in which his Mavericks took down Kobe’s Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder, and the “Dream Team” Miami Heat en route to the championship, Dirk was a shoo-in on the list. Read More »
/ Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm
The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs.
For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn, the most important key to the first round is to stay healthy. San Antonio and Brooklyn have veteran rosters and will need the extra rest to stay healthy throughout the playoffs. Read More »