TAG: Steve Blake

Smack / Apr 15, 2013 / 12:06 am

Dwight Howard & The Lakers Are 1 Win Away From The Playoffs; The Knicks Dominate A Potential Playoff Preview

Dwight Howard

Can we speak on how Steve Blake dominated Tony Parker last night? Yes? That surprising turn of events was just a small part of a truly wacky game in Los Angeles. The Lakers beat the Spurs, 91-88, and are now just one win away (or one Jazz loss away) from making the playoffs. Dwight Howard looked like… well, someone who’d just been given his own team to control and lead. Read More »

NBA / Jan 18, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Cleveland Cavaliers Are The Latest To Try Cryotherapy: “Your Mind Is Telling You, ‘I Might Die'”

Dion Waiters

Latest News, NBA / Dec 3, 2012 / 4:15 pm

Steve Blake’s Injury Makes The Lakers’ Point Guard Depth Even More Perilous

Steve Blake

Lakers point guard Steve Blake is out another 6-to-8 weeks because of arthroscopic surgery on a torn abdominal muscle, an announcement today that wasn’t unexpected (he hasn’t played since Nov. 11) but leaves Los Angeles treading water at the position. Earlier today Steve Nash said he expects to be out another 10-14 days with a broken bone in his leg. With no relief expected for at least a week, what is the prognosis for the Lakers? Read More »

NBA / Nov 7, 2012 / 6:00 pm

Video: Steve Blake Curses at Fan, Gets Fined $25,000

steve blake curses at fan

At the end of the Lakers‘ loss to the Clippers the other night, Steve Blake really got into it with a fan sitting courtside. It was bad enough that the League fined him a whopping $25,000 for the incident. As you can see from this video, just by doing some lip reading, he probably deserved it. Read More »

Smack / Nov 7, 2012 / 12:00 am

The NBA’s Most Surprising Team Finally Loses; Toronto Suffers A Major Injury Scare

Joakim Noah

On the day that Chicago’s most famous face took center stage in the presidential election, the Bulls beat down the undefeated Magic, 99-93. Over the final five minutes, the Bulls closed the door with some ferocious interior defense, forcing guys like Big Baby into impossible shots, and on the other end, Joakim Noah (20 points, nine boards, five blocks) and Taj Gibson (playing over Carlos Boozer to end the game) provided some offensive highlights. Read More »

Smack / Nov 4, 2012 / 1:40 am

Jesus Saves The Heat; A Rookie Wins A Duel With James Harden

Ray Allen

We don’t want to say we called it, but… we kinda did. After Ray Allen splashed his first shot of the season on a wide-open corner triple, we noted that he’s pretty much automatic from that area. If he gets a look from the corner, you might as well start walking down to the other end. Well last night in Miami’s wild 119-116 win over Denver (the Nuggets offense finally showed up for the first time this year), the Nuggets had a one-point lead in the closing seconds before LeBron James (20 points, nine boards, 11 assists) drove hard to the rim and found Jesus wide open in the corner. Read More »

NBA / May 17, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Happy Birthday Tony Parker! His Top 10 Moves In The NBA

Tony Parker

The Spurs are now officially old. Okay, so their average age (26.9) is actually the lowest of the Tim Duncan era. But Danny Green, Tiago Splitter and Kawhi Leonard are not the Spurs. Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Gregg Popovich and Tony Parker are. Up until today, whenever you talked about age with the Old Reliables, you could always add a “but” at the end. But Tony Parker is still young. Well, he finally hit a milestone today. Parker is now 30 years old. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 17, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: Watch Kobe & The Lakers Choke Away Game 2

Lakers

We’ve seen some big leads vanish this spring. The Grizzlies famously melted down in Game 1 against the Clippers in the first round, a game that probably cost them a shot at the semifinals. But to blow a game on the road after holding a seven-point lead with two minutes left is equally as damaging. The Lakers are now down 0-2 to a better team with homecourt advantage, and over his entire career, Kobe has won only one series after losing the first two games. In other words, the Lakers are pretty much done. Read More »

Smack / May 17, 2012 / 2:06 am

Kobe Can’t Close Against OKC; Pierce Leads A Rampage In Philly

Kobe Bryant

So much has been made about age in this year’s NBA playoffs that everybody is overthinking the obvious. Here’s all you need to know: Young teams (Clippers, Thunder, Sixers) don’t win championships without experience, while old teams (Spurs, Lakers, Celtics) don’t win championships without youthful energy. It’s no more complicated than that. Like everything else in basketball, you need a balance. Last night’s two conference semifinal games were split between one older, energetic squad whose signature vets played like it was 2004 again, and one younger, experienced squad that showed incredible fourth-quarter composure … Read More »

Smack / May 13, 2012 / 1:51 am

Rajon Rondo Stamps A Triple-Double On Philly; Lakers Bring Out Secret Weapons For Game 7

Rajon Rondo

As long as Rajon Rondo doesn’t have to shoot with the game on the line, he’s good money. We’ve constantly heard that the Celtics’ point guard is the John Nash – the genius – of the NBA. Maybe he just really is that smart. The dude fouls the Sixers up three, and then watches as Lou Williams botches it by making both instead of missing the second. Then, Doc draws up a spectacular play and Rondo runs into the backcourt all alone for a touchdown. Evan Turner couldn’t catch him for a foul, and that was that. Rondo bamboozled Philly’s whole team; Game 1 to Boston, 92-91. Read More »