Kevin Durant has had one of the most prolific seasons we have ever seen, and he will run away with the MVP award for his efforts in 2014. Part of what has made him so great is the efficient way in which he has totally dominated the competition. He averaged a whopping 32 points on 50.3 percent shooting from the field. His true shooting percentage (including field goal, 3-pointers and free throws) came out to 63.5 percent, which is truly ridiculous. When
Poor Quincy Miller. Given a chance to play meaningful minutes in the starting lineup due to all the injuries on the Denver Nuggets roster, Miller had the opportunity to show what he could do on national television on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately, things didn’t go so well for him to kick things off in the first quarter of the contest. Coming down on a fastbreak, Andre Iguodala saw Miller in front of him and decided to try out some
March Madness, the culmination of college basketball’s season, is finally upon us. The NCAA Tournament bracket has been set and Round 1 games will begin Tuesday. NBA athletes, many of whom played college basketball, are just as excited as the average fan, as can be seen by their recent tweets [Exhibit A; Exhibit B]. As the NCAA Tournament draws near, the Golden State Warriors will embark upon a tourney of their own—to determine the best three-point shooter in the organization. All-Star point
The Golden State Warriors sure have been an unpredictable bunch this season, and that’s usually not a good thing when you’re talking about a team that’s supposed to be considered one of the more dangerous teams in the league. They have struggled with inconsistencies for various reasons, be it injuries, lack of bench production, or simply failing to execute the way they are capable of doing when the going gets tough. The advanced stats will tell you that they are the
After an impressive victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, the Golden Warriors made sure they didn’t follow it up with let-down game against the lowly Boston Celtics. The Warriors came out blazing from the start with a 12-2 lead and never looked back on their way to an easy 108-88 blowout victory, ending their six-game road trip on a high note with a 4-2 record. They led by as many as 31 points in the third quarter, as the Celtics
The annual Rising Stars Challenge on Friday between chosen rookies and sophomores was pretty much what most expected it to be: An offensive showcase with not a whole lot of defense being played (although the Plumlee brothers may disagree). Playing in front of his home crowd in New Orleans, Anthony Davis was expected to make some serious noise in this game. However, it was the unlikely shootout that broke out between Dion Waiters and Tim Hardaway Jr. in the second half
Of the pool of 28 Team USA players announced earlier today, three have made verbal commitments to play this summer at the World Cup (formerly called the World Championship) in Spain. They are Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge. Additionally, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul will definitely NOT play in Spain … although all three should be considered locks to play at the 2016 Rio Olympics. (James and Anthony will become the first American players to appear in
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.