Poor Anthony Bennett tried to keep his head up. His right shoulder was heavily wrapped after a 31-point loss to the Knicks, and there was disappointment in his eyes. Bennett had another empty, unremarkable game just two days after a seemingly encouraging 15-point performance against New Orleans. It turns out that it was just a blip in a season of disappointments for both player and team.
Sometimes the best way to evaluate the Most Valuable Player is to watch him ride solo for a while. Yes, stats count. So does his performance in close games, his output against the better teams, his showdowns with fellow candidates and his overall leadership. However, a true indicator can be how the player performs when he has to go it alone. This season, we have all marveled at Kevin Durant. The perennial MVP candidate has been truly spectacular. But what has elevated
The Suns and Warriors let down the home crowd, losing to sub-.500 Eastern Conference visitors. The Pacers took control of their game in the third quarter, holding off a furious Hawks rally in the final minutes. Both teams piled up the missed open shots and turnovers and will want to forget the game quickly. The Timberwolves were coasting to victory over the Lakers, but Los Angeles made things interesting enough that Kevin Love/MIN couldn’t get extra rest in preparation for
The 2013-14 NBA regular season continued on Tuesday, February 4. Only eight teams were in action, but the headlines were ripe as a future Hall of Famer returned from injury, a fellow star broke a franchise record and a top contender snapped a surprising losing streak. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
O’Neal after having arthroscopic surgery. The Golden State Warriors hope to get some extra help from the bench Tuesday night as center Jermaine O’Neal is expected to make his return from wrist surgery. O’Neal played through the early part of the season with a sprained wrist before finally missing games and subsequently requiring arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn ligament. After the surgery, he remained optimistic that he would not need to miss much of the season. “I am
A busy night in the NBA went mostly to expectation. The Pacers easily handled the Magic, the Heat’s big two had great games, the Thunder won a defensive battle against the Grizzlies, and the Raptors continued their winning ways with another road victory. First Tiago Splitter/SAS and now Danny Green/SAS, San Antonio’s injured players are returning. It looked good for the Pelicans, but a disastrous fourth quarter handed the Spurs the road win. There are only four games on the
Football season is over, but the NBA took the sports world by storm with an action-packed evening. Superstars took center stage with big performances, a woeful franchise reached unfamiliar heights of success and two rising stars at power forward dueled. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
Monday didn’t just bring with it sadness for Denver Broncos fans and joy for the 12th Man of the Seattle Seahawks. Monday brought forth excitement for basketball fans around the world. 2014 is the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which begins in 207 days. The draw for the team groupings happened on Monday.