If you’ve been debating whether Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson should be an All-Star this year, it’s time to stop that debate. The sharp shooter had the most points in a single quarter in NBA history on Friday night against the Sacramento Kings, scoring a mind-boggling 37 points in the third quarter and just about breaking twitter in the process.
All along, it was assumed that Dwyane Wade would be voted in by the fans as a starter for the All-Star game, as he had been for the last nine years. No more, as another guard beat him out for the prestigious guard spot on the final day: Toronto Raptors’ point guard Kyle Lowry.
Don’t heat up the Curry because it can cost you if you do. Well, if your name is Trevor Ariza, that is. Literally. During a not-so-competitive game between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets on Wednesday in which the Warriors were up by as many as 30 points, things got rather tense between Stephen Curry and Ariza in the third quarter. Here’s how it went down: Golden State had already beaten Houston three times this season and were well on its way
With February quickly approaching, the discussion for who belongs on an All-Star team this year is the hot topic in the minds of many. The time for fans to vote in the starters is officially over, and the coaches can then consider who they’ll want to select as the reserves of their respective conferences. I’ve already put plenty of thought into this (which you can check here), but we’ll have to see what the fans did first before going into detail on
Things can change rather quickly in the NBA. A team can look completely hopeless in one month to dominant in the next (Detroit Pistons come to mind). Conversely, a team can look absolutely dominant in one month but can go through a rough stretch where questions begin to pile up. The Chicago Bulls have been a good example of the latter: after starting the season 25-10 and looking like one of the top teams in the league, they have dropped six of
The Detroit Pistons have been on an absolute tear since trading Josh Smith, and Andre Drummond has played an instrumental part during their 10-2 run on both ends of the floor. The center was at it again on Friday against the Indiana Pacers, collecting 16 points and 16 rebounds and coming up with the game-winning tip on a missed layup attempt by Brandon Jennings with the game tied at 96 apiece. That was after he came up with a defensive stop
Brook Lopez has been with the Brooklyn Nets since the 2008-2009 season when the team selected him with the 10th overall pick in the NBA draft, but it appears more so than ever that his time with the franchise has run its course. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, multiple teams are interested in the center and the Nets are more than eager to make something happen as they try to figure out how to fix their deeply-flawed roster:
The rumors had been floating for much of the past week about the Los Angeles Clippers’ interest in acquiring Doc Rivers’ son Austin Rivers to back up Chris Paul, and it officially happened on Thursday when they traded Reggie Bullock to the Phoenix Suns, Chris Douglas-Roberts and a 2017 second-round pick to the Boston Celtics in a three-team deal.