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NBA / Apr 30, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Why The Warriors Are Running Straight Through The Highly-Touted Nuggets

Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors came into the playoffs with little expectations. They nearly lost their No. 6 seed to the Houston Rockets before finishing at 47-35 (and amazingly, Houston dropped back down to No. 8). They finished 3-3 in their last six games, had been in a .500 funk for the second half of the season, and really weren’t the dominant team they seem to be now. Read More »

NBA / Apr 26, 2013 / 3:30 pm

6 More Hidden X-Factors In The Western Conference First Round

Kawhi Leonard

From the intensity of the playoffs, the most memorable moments arise. Amid the chaos, reputations are forged, particularly for those whose renown does not (yet) land them gaudy shoe deals. Yesterday we took a look at hidden x-factors in the Grizzlies/Clippers series. Read More »

Smack / Apr 21, 2013 / 2:24 am

Andre Miller Is A Playoff Hero; Deron Williams Is A Monster; Insane Jordan Player Exclusives

Andre Miller

In the battle of the game’s best jerseys, it’s funny that old man Andre Miller is using the same tactics to embarrass people in the NBA that the old, fat dude with the nasty back sweat is using to bust your ass at a local YMCA. Golden State/Denver was supposed to be crazy — uptempo and out of control — and instead, their Game 1 developed into a back-n-forth mud bath. 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 »

Featured Gallery, NBA / Apr 8, 2013 / 11:30 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 4 Best Pickups (4.8)

Wilson Chandler

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Smack / Mar 8, 2013 / 3:06 am

Ty Lawson Puts The Pedal Down On The Nuggets Express; Serge Ibaka Quietly Beats The Knicks

Ty Lawson

No one, it seems, walks into Denver lately and comes out unscathed. The Nuggets are rolling past teams to the point if you go in on the back end of a back-to-back it’s almost an assumed loss and, welp, watch your head that you don’t get dunked on too badly. Read More »

Smack / Feb 26, 2013 / 12:27 am

The Lakers Run Into A Buzz Saw; Paul Pierce Is A Hoops Technician

Ty Lawson

You want to know why that Lakers win in Dallas was so big? Any sensible L.A. fan knows whenever they go to Denver, they get spit back out like spoiled food. With time running out and Houston not looking like they’re going to fall apart anytime soon, the Lakers can’t afford anymore mishaps. Their 119-108 loss to the Nuggets doesn’t count as as screwup – Denver just had it rolling. Read More »

Smack / Feb 8, 2013 / 1:53 am

Boston Beats Down The Lakers; Denver’s Torrid Shooting Torches Chicago

Kevin Garnett

When will the Lakers’ “new” season start exactly? And did Boston’s begin once Rajon Rondo was lost for the year? These are things we think about after Thursday’s second-half power surge by Boston shut off the lights on the Lakers, 116-95, now four games under .500. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 28, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The 3 Best Pickups Of The Week (1.28)

Avery Bradley

This week’s pickups list comes with some good and bad news. Let’s just get the negative stuff out of the way first. You could probably do better than this edition’s Fresh Pickings. After having such a thick waiver wire for the last couple weeks, things have slimmed down, and will probably stay that way until the trade deadline opens up opportunities for more players. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 22, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The 5 Best Pickups Of The Week (1.22)

Devin Harris

FRESH PICKINGS Devin Harris (26 percent owned in Yahoo!, nine percent in ESPN) Lou Williams, one of the NBA’s biggest spark plugs, recently suffered a devastating knee injury which will keep him out for the rest of the season, and perhaps the beginning of next season, too. So who on the Atlanta Hawks will step up? You can expect an uptick in minutes from DeShawn Stevenson, Anthony Morrow and rookie John Jenkins, but I think the one to own is Devin Harris. Read More »