TAG: Zach Randolph

GIFs, NBA, Twitter / Apr 15, 2014 / 10:00 am

Grizzlies Clinch Final Playoff Spot; NBA Twitter Mourns Suns Loss

Goran Dragic

Goran Dragic (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

The Suns, after gaining the lead in the fourth quarter last night, eventually fell to the Grizzlies, 97-91, for the fourth time this season, eliminating them from playoff contention and bringing to a close one of the more remarkable runs in NBA history. Before the season, everyone (and we do mean everyone) thought Phoenix was headed for one of the worst records in the league as they competed for the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. Instead, they’re everybody’s favorite League Pass team, and who should have made the playoffs in a more perfect world. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 14, 2014 / 12:45 pm

GIF: Filthy Zach Randolph Behind-The-Back Dish

Zach Randolph, Jordan Hill

Zach Randolph, Jordan Hill (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

Marc Gasol returning to the court earlier this year is the reason Memphis is even in a playoff battle with Phoenix for the final playoff spot in the West. But his frontcourt mate, Zach Randolph, did his best to hold it down in Gasol’s absence. Now that both are on the court, opposing defenses have no idea where the next crafty pass is coming from the pair of interior big men that hit the tiniest crevice of an opening for an assist. Check out Z-Bo’s own dandy dime against the Lakers Sunday night. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 11:45 am

Who’s In? Who’s Out? Breaking Down The Western Conference Playoff Race

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA’s Western Conference is stacked with teams that have a chance to make a deep playoff run, but only one team can represent the West in the NBA Finals. The NCAA Tournament is right around the corner for all the college fans, but the NBA might have it’s own version with four teams fighting for the final three playoff spots in the West. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Marc Gasol No-Look Wrap-Around To Z-Bo

Marc Gasol, Tyson Chandler, Zach Randolph

Marc Gasol, Tyson Chandler, Zach Randolph (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

The Grizzlies defeated the visiting Knicks last night, 98-93, and it was a close game between two teams that need to turn things around in the second half of the season if they’re going to have any chance of making the playoffs this year. The Grizzlies have answered the call to improve, recently, going 15-4 since Marc Gasol returned from a sprained MCL. The 2013 DPOY showed off more than just his defensive acumen against the Knicks, though. Read More »

NBA / Feb 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Andrea Bargnani Tops Forbes’ 2014 List Of The Most Overpaid NBA Players

Andrea Bargnani, Jamal Crawford

Andrea Bargnani, Jamal Crawford ( Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

Last season, Forbes ranked Carmelo Anthony as the NBA’s most overpaid player. This year, through the first half of the 2013-14 season, Forbes calculates that it’s still a Knick who is the league’s most overpaid. Andrea Bargnani is this season’s most overpaid NBA player, shocking no one, except perhaps former Knicks GM Glen Grunwald who traded for the disappointing former No. 1 pick this summer. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 9, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Video: Dion Waiters’ Game-Sealing Overtime Slam

Zach Randolph, Dion Waiters

Zach Randolph, Dion Waiters (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

We already showed you Kyrie Irving‘s layup to tie the game against the Grizzlies on Sunday night. But in overtime, it was backcourt mate Dion Waiters who sealed the game for a Cavs team that sorely needed a win. Watch the former Syracuse guard explode to the rim and jam it over Zach Randolph to put the game out of reach for the Grizz. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 12:45 pm

NBA’s Best Night For Big Men Since 1978

Anderson Varejao, DeAndre Jordan

Anderson Varejao, DeAndre Jordan (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

NBA action on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day favored the big fellas inside the paint even though the league is increasingly becoming a perimeter, guard-oriented league. On Monday night, five players grabbed at least 20 rebounds in a game. It was the first time five NBA players had broken the 20-rebound plateau on the same night since the 1984-85 season. But those guys also scored at least 15 points, and it was the first time five players had achieved the 15-point, 20-rebound performance on the same night since way back before the contemporary game, in 1978. Read More »

NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Most Underachieving Teams

Rudy Gay

Steve Clifford, Kemba Walker (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

There’s a clear difference in a team that’s attempting to tank and a team that is flat out bad. There are teams that are constructed to be bad. Take the Philadelphia 76ers for example. The roster consists of players like Elliot Williams, Lorenzo Brown, James Anderson and Brandon Davies. Bless your soul if you know who any of those players are. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 26, 2013 / 11:45 pm

Video: James Harden Lobs To Chandler Parsons On The Break

Chandler Parsons, James Harden

Chandler Parsons, James Harden (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

After a victory in San Antonio on Christmas Day, the Rockets didn’t show any fatigue when they welcomed Memphis to the Toyota Center on Thursday night. Despite going down early, they rallied by outscoring the Grizzlies 34-20 in the final session for a 100-92 win. Plus, James Harden, who scored 27 points despite going just 2-for-9 from the field, found Chandler Parsons for a sick give-and-go alley-oop on the break. Read More »