Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut hasn’t been heard from since he fractured a rib back on April 13 against the Portland Trail Blazers – just six days before the playoffs. When news broke that he would be unable to play due to the severe injury, the chances of a first-round upset by the Warriors against the Los Angeles Clippers became that much slimmer. It’s hard to blame Bogut for not being available: would you risk puncturing your lung for any game?
Donald Sterling is still trying to convince the world that he’s not racist. Somehow, someway, a recent conversation he had with a friend was once again leaked to the public. In this particular recording, Sterling poured his heart about how he’s not racist and more importantly, emphasized that the league cannot force him to sell what belongs to him. Radar Online has details: “You think I’m a racist?” Sterling angrily asks a long-time friend in the recorded phone conversation. “You think I
When Roy Hibbert failed to record a single point or rebound in the first game against the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of the conference semi-finals, players around the league were heavily critical of the center’s poor play. Everything changed for Hibbert in Game 2, however, as the big man finally found his touch around the basket with 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field and nine rebounds. He, by far, was the biggest catalyst in helping the Indiana Pacers
There are plenty around the league who feel the firing of Mark Jackson was completely unjustified, given the fact that his team just came off a 51-win season. As most connected to the team in some way will tell you, however, it wasn’t just about the team’s record or what Jackson was able to do on the floor as the coach (which brought in mixed results, given the amount of talent on the team). There was an incredible amount of friction
It has been a tough day for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Despite a disappointing early exit in the first round of the playoffs, the star point guard and the rest of his teammates wanted to continue to grow and get better under the guidance of the motivating Mark Jackson. That, of course, won’t be the case after Joe Lacob wasted little time in deciding to fire the coach on Tuesday, confirming what many expected may happen if Jackson
So what now with Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson? After nearly taking the San Antonio Spurs to the brink in the second round of the playoffs last season, the Warriors came into this season with the highest of expectations after signing Andre Iguodala in the offseason. Unfortunately, with expectations come disappointments. The Warriors weren’t who they thought they’d be. They finished the regular season with a relatively disappointing sixth seed in the West and ultimately failed to come out of
After playing just well enough to get past the eighth-seeded Atlanta Hawks in the first round, the Indiana Pacers continued to show on Monday that their struggles are far from over. Facing a young and energized Washington Wizards team in the conference semi-finals, the Pacers floundered on both ends of the court and lost 102-96, losing homecourt advantage once again in the process. The Wizards shot a whopping 10-of-16 from the 3-point line, and the Pacers collectively shot 40.7 percent from
The game was supposed to be just about over. The Houston Rockets were supposed to force a Game 7 against the Portland Trail Blazers after Chandler Parsons gave them the 98-96 lead on a put-back layup with just 0.9 seconds left in the game. At worst, they should have prevented a 3-point shot so that the game would go into overtime if the Blazers converted any other shot. Unfortunately for the Rockets, Damian Lillard hit the shot of his life at