Thursday, January 23, 2014 featured just two games of NBA action, but there was more than enough excitement for one night. Two stars responded to snubs from the All-Star Game starting lineups, and two championship contenders earned victories. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
Somethings cannot be explained—except by the person doing them. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban often does—or says—things that he alone can explain. At times, the best way to explain something he has done is an indirect way of explaining nothing at all: Mark Cuban is going to do Mark Cuban things. Thursday brought with it another such moment when the Cuban took to Twitter to explain his acceptance and tolerance of the middle finger.
The 1997-98 Houston Rockets were a fun bunch. Since winning consecutive championships behind Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, the Rockets had added a number of veterans to challenge the dynastic Chicago Bulls. The roster included Charles Barkley, Kevin Willis and Eddie Johnson, all thirtysomethings who been around the block a couple of times. In late February, the Rockets arrived in New York for a Sunday matinee against the Knicks. Despite sputtering near .500, they were in high spirits – probably a carryover
With a heavy slate of games with a lot of wide open play, the point accumulation at DraftStreet was unusually high. In many contests, it took over 300 points to finish first, and even cashing in double-up leagues required around 240 points. The Bobcats continued their impressive turnaround – this time beating the Clippers. Yesterday I told you that the mediocre Knicks were vulnerable and the Sixers shooter had a good day and pulled off the road win. The Spurs
Some of the NBA’s most powerful players and teams were at their best on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. A rising squad decimated the top team in the league, a superstar continued his historic stretch of dominance, and an under-the-radar star solidified his status amongst the rising elite. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
If you watched the Blazers and Thunder battle you saw some highly entertaining basketball. Two superstars exchanged blows, with a pair of Kevin Durant/OKC dagger-like three pointers putting the game away. Elsewhere, the Nets continued to roll and the Heat gutted out a narrow win over a stubborn Celtics bunch. There are ten games on the NBA schedule tonight and DraftStreet has an assortment of contests for all tastes. The Sheridan Hoops DraftStreet Freeroll returns this Friday – you can
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 was a day in which the stars of the NBA came through with huge offensive performances. An MVP candidate continued to separate himself from the field and an embattled performer provided further evidence that he’s turned things around after a slow start. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
If you haven’t seen Lance Stephenson’s All-Star video, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with it before we begin this column. I’ll wait. For the rest of you—nice weather we’ve been having, right? Yeah. So, you come here often? I hope so. We’ve got some pretty cool stuff here. It’s a nice website. OK– you’ve seen it? So that was pretty cool, right? It reminded me of the old Michael Jordan-Mars Blackmon commercials.