The Los Angeles Clippers have been rolling as of late with five consecutive wins, and the streak continued on Friday after a 119-98 dismantling of the Philadelphia 76ers on the road. DeAndre Jordan was dominant as usual with 17 points, 20 rebounds and two blocks in just 28 minutes, Chris Paul had 25 points and seven assists and Matt Barnes provided an all-around presence with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals. The Clippers now have the fourth best record in
Stephen Curry has become a megastar in the NBA because there is seemingly nothing he can’t do on the court if it is skill-related. He is quite possibly the most gifted shooter in the history of the league, and recognized as one of the best ball handlers in the game right now. These things aren’t accomplished just by sheer talent and game experience. He puts in the kind of work that is necessary to be as good as he is before every game.
It has been a long-time coming for Ersan Ilyasova of the Milwaukee Bucks, but the forward has finally put together a stretch he can be proud of in the month of March. Ilyasova has been in and out of the lineup through much of the season due to an assortment of injuries and struggled to find a rhythm when he did play, as Jason Kidd constantly experimented with different lineups and rotations. [Read more…]
The playoffs are approaching, and that means the San Antonio Spurs may be ready to put themselves into another gear heading down the stretch of the year. The question throughout the season had been whether they actually had another gear to turn on after taking home the championship trophy last season. It looked shaky at times and injuries to key players certainly didn’t help, but the Spurs have won 11 of their last 14 games and made an example out of the
It’s been a long time coming for the Golden State Warriors and their fanbase, but the team finally did something it hadn’t done in almost four decades: take home the division crown. After a 122-108 victory on the road over a short-handed Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, and with 11 games still left to play on the season, the Warriors clinched their first division title in 39 years. [Read more…]
Monday’s contest between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz featured two teams who have been in the bottom of the pack in the West for quite a number of years. The Jazz have been trying to find a way to re-identify themselves since trading away Deron Williams in 2011. The Timberwolves have essentially failed to recover since trading away Kevin Garnett in 2007, although their downfall began even with Garnett on the team.It was a bit of a surprise, then, to
Although LeBron James only went back to Cleveland this past offseason, it is now a very distant memory for most that he was with the Miami Heat last season and won two championships with them overall. Simply put, most are over it and accept the fact that he decided to go back home. There is one guy with the Heat organization who is still scratching his head about James’ decision, though, and his name is Alonzo Mourning. Mourning explained his feelings on James’ departure and provided
The San Antonio Spurs are one of the few teams in the league that almost never loses to terrible teams, especially when the calendar reads March. The playoffs are nearing and this is the time of the year when they really clean up their act and dominate with crisp execution. [Read more…]