TAG: Wesley Matthews

GIFs, NBA, Video / Mar 19, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Wesley Matthews Behind-The-Back Pass For Damian Lillard Jam In OT

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports)

The Trail Blazers never should have let it get to this, but they were forced into an overtime affair against the Bucks last night while playing at home. The Bucks have won 13 games this season, the worst in the NBA despite Philadelphia’s recent 20-game losing streak. But it took a Damian Lillard scooped layup with 4.6 seconds in regulation to force OT, and Lillard combined with Wesley Matthews for a Blazers win in a high-scoring OT session. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Video: Splash Brothers Combine For Comeback To Beat The Blazers

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson (Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports)

Exciting times in the Western Conference, and last night’s Dubs-Blazers thriller showed off why. The Splash Brothers, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, combined for 64 points, and Damian Lillard threw the hammer down on Harrison Barnes late in the fourth. In the end, it was a late Thompson three that gave the Dubs what coach Mark Jackson deemed, “as good a win as we’ve had in three years when you think that we were really out of character early on in the game.” Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (1.27)

Vince Carter

No 360 windmills or career-ending poster dunks, but this week is more about quantity than quality as the NBA’s best delivered a full week’s worth of quality dunks and alley-oops.

Leading the way this week are a pair of slams from Portland’s backcourt and a pair of posters from some of the league’s top power forwards. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 1:44 am

Video: Wesley Matthews Slam Off The Inbounds Lob

Wesley Matthews

Wesley Matthews (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

The Trail Blazers nipped a 110-105 win over the visiting Nuggets in the second game of TNT’s Thursday night double-header. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 44 points in the victory, and he was the primary reason the Blazers outscored the Nuggets, 24-14, in the final period to clinch the comeback win. But Wesley Matthews was the only other Blazer to drop a pair of buckets in that final session, and he already wowed the crowd at the Moda Center in the third period with a filthy slam off an inbounds lob from Nicolas Batum. Read More »

NBA / Jan 7, 2014 / 3:15 pm

5 NBA Playoff Series We Know You Want To See

Paul George, LeBron James

Paul George, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s never too early to begin thinking about the playoffs.

Sure, the regular season has been great so far, if you’re ignoring that one of the conferences currently has three teams with a winning record, but that doesn’t mean we can’t already begin thinking about the potential the playoffs have in store for us. A lot can happen in those seven games. It can make or break a franchise, sending one into the vaults of the elite and the other into a downward spiral that may result in the breakup of the team. It can also make or break a player, essentially putting their entire legacy on the line if that player’s influence on the team is that great. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 23, 2013 / 11:30 am

The NBA’s 10 Nastiest Crossovers Of 2013, Starring Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

You know you have handles when the NBA releases a “best of 2013″ video and you’re on the top 10 three times. But that’s the life for Kyrie Irving, a cat so smooth and nice with the rock that he can make dudes fall during All-Star Weekend… when no one is playing defense. Cleveland’s star isn’t the only one dropping people on this list. Everyone from Nate Robinson to Lance Stephenson (this past weekend) is bringing the goods. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 17, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 50 Biggest Sneakerheads On Instagram

Damian Lillard adidas Crazyquick PE

Damian Lillard adidas Crazyquick PE (photo. Instagram.com/damianlillard)

It’s no surprise that NBA players are some of the biggest sneakerheads in the world. You can see them rocking the most exclusive kicks on a daily basis, in part because they’re always around the culture and, more importantly, because they can get basically anything they want. And thanks to Instagram, we’re getting a better look now at what’s on their feet than ever before. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

15 Colleges That Produce The Best NBA Players

Vince Carter

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

With All-Stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard running the league from an attention standpoint, it’s hard to argue that high schoolers can’t make the successful jump to the NBA. Even international players like Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had Hall of Fame careers after coming to the states. Read More »

NBA / Dec 6, 2013 / 1:45 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Backcourts

Chris Paul

Wesley Matthews (photo. Aaron Hewitt)

Injuries and underwhelming play have completely changed the dynamics of this list. You’re used to seeing backcourts like the Deron Williams-Joe Johnson duo in Brooklyn or the Steve Nash-Kobe Bryant tandem in Los Angeles or Oklahoma City’s pair in Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha. Even the tandem of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler would stand out as one of the league’s top starting backcourts. Read More »