For the Miami Heat, the story of the night will be how LeBron James went into Quicken Loans Arena and dropped 43 points on 14-of-19 shooting from the field to help his team come out with a 100-96 victory. The Cleveland Cavaliers will largely wonder how Dion Waiters didn’t get a foul call when it mattered the most. Down 95-90 with just under 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Waiters saw an opening and drove to the basket past Ray Allen.
Back in his best years, Tracy McGrady was consistently one of the top scorers in the NBA, making him an icon all around the country. Be it billboards or commercials, he was simply everywhere and rightfully so. The now-retired guard has plenty of time to look back and reflect on the things he has done and accomplished in his career. On Monday, he found and shared an old clip of one of the many commercials he was in, supporting the then-popular Rawlings
The Golden State Warriors sure have been an unpredictable bunch this season, and that’s usually not a good thing when you’re talking about a team that’s supposed to be considered one of the more dangerous teams in the league. They have struggled with inconsistencies for various reasons, be it injuries, lack of bench production, or simply failing to execute the way they are capable of doing when the going gets tough. The advanced stats will tell you that they are the
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash has been working with Grantland this season for a mini-documentary series called “The Finish Line”. It’s about what he has gone through physically and emotionally in another lost season due to all the injuries that have plagued and prevented him from making a difference for the team on the court. Episode 3 aired on Thursday, and this one had some interesting quotes from Nash. Players aren’t usually this frank when it comes to how
Kobe Bryant has been sidelined for much of this season due to a couple of devastating injuries, and the Los Angeles Lakers have toiled in the bottom of the conference as a result. Of course, that’s not to say that all would have been well and the Lakers would have been a playoff team if Bryant played, but their record would certainly be better than 22-42 – 1/2 game better than the Utah Jazz who have been in tank mode
It’s always a bad night when you lose a game in the NBA. Naturally, Marcin Gortat of the Washington Wizards wasn’t feeling too good after losing 98-85 to the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday. The center could do little to stop Al Jefferson, who scored 26 points on 13-of-20 shooting from the field, and the Bobcats reached within 2 1/2 games of overtaking the Wizards for the sixth seed in the East to avoid a dreaded first-round matchup against the Miami Heat
Tuesday’s contest between Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors was supposed to be something of a showdown – a dog fight – between two teams trying to establish their position to ensure that they make the playoffs in the insanely-competitive Western conference. Instead, the Mavericks looked lifeless for much of the night and suffered an embarrassing 108-85 loss to the Warriors, who have now won five consecutive games to gain a firm three-game lead over Dallas and the Memphis Grizzlies in
Monday’s contest between Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns looked to be over early when Blake Griffin was having one of those games where he simply could not be stopped by anyone. Griffin scored 22 points in the first quarter alone on an array of shots and moves around the basket and even payed a little homage to Karl Malone on this breakaway dunk. He shot a ridiculous 14-of-16 from the field for 37 points, and the Clippers got out to