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NBA / Jan 24, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Report: Cavaliers “Lost Faith” Early In Season Due To Roster Makeup

Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith, LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers weren’t the super-team so many expected them to be over the first half of 2014-2015. Given the team’s play since a pair of midseason and the return of LeBron James from injury, it might still have a chance to live up to that billing. If not for those roster shuffles, however, the Cavaliers apparently believe their November and December struggles would have persisted. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 20, 2015 / 1:00 pm

Timofey Mozgov’s Defensive Presence Already Paying Off For Cavs (GIFs)

Timofey Mozgov

The Cleveland Cavaliers need to take baby steps right now – that’s the humbling reality of a star-laden team dropping below .500 at a season’s mid-point. And while it’s never prudent to read too much into a small sample size, there’s recent evidence that LeBron James and company are coming around defensively. After their 108-94 dismantling of the Chicago Bulls last night, coach David Blatt called his team’s performance on that end its “best of the year” and sung praises of the recently acquired Timofey Mozgov. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 20, 2015 / 10:30 am

Derrick Rose After Another Bulls Loss: “It’s (Bleeping) Irritating”

Derrick Rose, Timofey Mozgov

The Chicago Bulls were beaten by 14 in Cleveland last night, despite LeBron’s lackluster effort on this play. It’s their sixth loss in their last eight, and it dropped them a game back of the Raptors — who are also having a tough 2015 so far. Derrick Rose vented his frustration after the game, when he mentioned the Bulls getting on the “same page” or they were going to continue to get their “a** kicked.” Read More »

Latest News / Jan 9, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Timofey Mozgov Will Start For Cavs; Tristan Thompson Takes Benching In Stride

Tristan Thompson

A silver lining for the struggling, hobbling Cleveland Cavaliers: There’s no dissension among players. With the newly acquired Timofey Mozgov reportedly replacing him in the starting lineup, big man Tristan Thompson has taken his benching in stride. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 7, 2015 / 3:45 pm

Update: Cavs Acquire Mozgov In Principle; Two Firsts Headed To Denver

Timofey Mozgov, LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers appear headed for a full mid-season overhaul. Less than 48 hours after acquiring Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith, the league’s marquee squad is reportedly on verge of completing a trade with the Denver Nuggets for center Timofey Mozgov. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 2, 2015 / 10:30 am

Video: Pau Gasol Denies Mozgov While Swatting A Career-High Nine Blocks

Pau Gasol, Timofey Mozgov

The Bulls’ big man wasn’t shooting very well to start last night’s Denver-Chicago game. But for every bunny Pau Gasol was missing on the offensive end — he was 3-for-9 in the first quarter — he made up for it with a dominating performance protecting the rim, with a career-high nine blocks on the night, including a rejection of Timofey Mozgov where the ball plunked the much-maligned Nuggets center on the dome. Read More »

NBA / Oct 8, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Video: Timofey Mozgov Sends Kevin Durant To The Floor With Two-Handed Block

Timofey Mozgov, Kevin Durant

Perhaps it’s time to change the meaning of “Mozgov’d?” Nah. But Timofey Mozgov will make a positive name for himself this season should he makes sick blocks like this one on Kevin Durant a routine development. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 7, 2014 / 11:00 am

GIF: Watch The Rim Deny Timofey Mozgov

Timofey Mozgov

Man, we hated to see this last night during the Nuggets-Lakers preseason game. After a nice scoop pass from Ty Lawson, Timofey Mozgov had a clear lane for the dunk. Except, the front of the rim rejected his dunk attempt as Lawson and thousands of Nuggets fans watching on TV cringed. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 11:15 am

Timofey Mozgov 29-Rebound, 23-Point Career Night

Andrew Bogut, Timofey Mozgov

“To be Mozgov’d” might need to change meanings. The oft-maligned former Knicks center, Timofey Mozgov, had a career night during Denver’s surprising 100-99 win over the Dubs on Thursday, putting up a stat line, 23 points and 29 rebounds, that looks earth-shattering compared to his season averages. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 20, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Timofey Mozgov “Mozgov” Josh Smith

Timofey Mozgov, Josh Smith

There was a time before Blake Griffin unleashed a dunk on him that, “threw down their spears, / And watered heaven with their tears,*” when Timofey Mozgov was simply a doofy Russian 7-footer playing center in the NBA. But since that fateful day, he’s become synonymous with poster jams (Brandon Knight knows his pain). Last night, with Detroit visiting Denver, Mozgov turned the tables and let Josh Smith know the verb of his last name works both ways. Read More »