It had to happen sometime and it was last night that the Thunder snapped their 10-game winning streak, falling to the Washington Wizards. Kevin Durant’s/OKC outside shot wasn’t working, so he responded by increasing his playmaking. But the Wizards would have none of it, as John Wall/WAS led an offense that hummed like a well-oiled machine. Fresh off a win over the Spurs, the Bulls interior players were neutralized by the Pelicans’ big men. Toronto fell behind by 19 in
With about two weeks from the All Star game, now is the time for the players that were selected to showcase why they were among the ones picked. In this particular case it was a chance for first time All Star selection Demar Derozan to demonstrate why he was among the chosen few. The Toronto Raptors found themselves in a highly contested game against the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter, after coming back from a deficit as high as 19
With just hours separating the world from Super Bowl XLVIII, the NBA stepped up with a night of memorable action. From All-Stars putting on world-class performances to a transcendent point guard ripping off a triple-double, there was no shortage of outstanding results and accomplishments. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
David Stern called it quits today. Over 30 years and billions of dollars later, it’s hard to deny the impact he had on the NBA. Stern grew the league to new heights. When he became commissioner in 1984, annual revenue of the league was $165 million, today it’s more than $5.5 billion. When he started, the average player salary was a mere $290,000, currently it’s $5.15 million. He had help along the way. Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and LeBron
The Thunder are playing so well these days they didn’t need a full dose of Kevin Durant/OKC to trounce the Nets. What does it say that Durant scoring only 26 points constitutes a major letdown? Serge Ibaka/OKC was the top stat accumulator for Oklahoma City, while Durant got extra rest in advance of tonight’s game. There are only six teams off tonight on the eve of the Super Bowl, and DraftStreet has a wide assortment of standard payout and double
The NBA closed out January in the only way it possibly could, with two separate players eclipsing the 40-point plateau. One was a usual suspect who lit it up from beyond the arc, while the other was an interior force who made his case for being an All-Star snub. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
You have to be in a special kind of mess as a franchise to be playing the Knicks and be considered the more dysfunctional team in the matchup. That’s what happened to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. The Cavs may be in the worst situation among any NBA team, a hot mess and a dumpster fire in a frigid North American winter.