The Los Angeles Clippers have been in a dog fight for homecourt advantage in the Western Conference all season long and finally had the chance to overtake Portland Trail Blazers for the fourth seed on Monday when they went into The Barclays Center against the Brooklyn Nets, who were 18-28 heading into the contest. The Nets, however, provided an unexpected fight all game long before seemingly folding in the fourth quarter as they so often do with a nine-point deficit with
A few weeks ago, James Harden learned the hard way that talking negatively about the Golden State Warriors doesn’t do any good for his team on the court. Apparently, Enes Kanter of the Utah Jazz wasn’t paying attention because he had some interesting things to say about the Warriors on Friday prior to their final meeting of the season, from CSN Bay Area (keep in mind that the Jazz had lost the previous two games by an average of 12 points and
The All-Star reserve selections were finally announced on Thursday and as expected, there were predictable picks to go with inevitable omissions. The selected are as follows: West: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, LaMarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan and James Harden. East: Jimmy Butler, Al Horford, Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague, Kyrie Irving, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
The 2014-2015 season for Kobe Bryant was supposed to be a glorious one for him in the sense that he was healthy, ready and out to prove all the doubters wrong about what he can and cannot do on the floor at the age of 36. Unfortunately for the superstar – and he still clearly is that after being voted in by the fans to start in the All-Star game despite being heavily outperformed by James Harden – the only thing
For Derrick Rose, the road game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday could have been one of his most dubious performances ever as the point guard of the Chicago Bulls. Despite scoring 30 points on 13-of-33 (39 percent) shooting from the field, Rose’s assist to turnover ratio was something to behold, as described by Dan Le Batard of ESPN:
Charlotte Hornets’ point guard Kemba Walker received terrible news on Monday when it was announced that he would have to undergo surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Any time a player gets injured, it’s terrible news. For Walker, it’s particular ill-timed because he had been playing some of the best basketball of his career this season, averaging 21 points or more in both December (21.7 points) and January (23.6 pionts). He had previously scored over 20
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.