On a day that was highlighted by the NFL playoffs, the NBA provided five games featuring 10 competitive teams. A superstar followed up a career-best performance in style, a powerhouse re-claimed the top spot in the Western Conference, and a Most Improved Player of the Year frontrunner stayed hot. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
Although there was a five-game slate of NBA action on Sunday, the NBA knew it would be taking a backseat to the NFL. Kevin Durant didn’t score 54 points, but he did net 30 in a 108-93 win over the Sacramento Kings. On a normal Sunday, Durant would likely be recognized for scoring at least 30 points in his seventh straight game.
A reoccurring argument among NBA circles is the All-Star selection process. Should fans have all the say? Do coaches have enough power? Should the league ever intervene? Most importantly, who makes it and why. Does the best player on a bad team deserved to make it, or does a good player on a great team deserved to make it, I think it’s the latter. Lance Stephenson has been the Indiana Pacers third-best player all season. The shooting guard is pressing harder to
It was the night of the blowout around the NBA, so much so that Indiana’s comprehensive 106-92 win over the Clippers was a close game, relatively speaking. The Sixers had difficult making the three-point shot and the Bulls mesmerized them with ball movement, winning 103-78. The Jazz were ice cold in the first half and the Timberwolves coasted in the second half to a 98-72 win. And topping it off was the most unexpected blowout – the Blazers’ demolition of
Some of the NBA’s top superstars were in action on Saturday, January 18, 2014, and they didn’t disappoint. The reigning MVP was forced to step up in overtime, a fellow award-winner joined the company of one of his franchise’s all-time greats, and a second-year player put on a career-best performance. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
Hours after it was reported that Mark Cuban would be receiving a fine from the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks owner took to Twitter to voice his thoughts on the matter. Never one to bite his tongue, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Cuban chose to comment on the issue. As he took to social media upon hearing of the $100,000 fine, Cuban hinted that this would not be the last time he would be getting penalized by NBA officials.
It’s been nearly 20 hours since Metta World Peace posted a mirror selfie wearing a full set of Cookie Monster pajamas.
The feature game of the night was Portland at San Antonio, a battle for the top spot in the Western Conference pecking order. The Blazers have been a tremendous road team this season and their star players, LaMarcus Aldridge/POR and Damian Lillard/POR, carried them to victory. Great individual performances abounded, headlined by Kevin Durant’s/OKC remarkable game against the Warriors. Blake Griffin/LAC, Stephen Curry/GSW, Carmelo Anthony/NYK and Al Jefferson/CHA were no slouches either. While the Saturday night schedule is a bit