Chris Paul draws flop warning from NBA

Chris Paul’s egregious flop against DeMarcus Cousins has earned him an official warning from the NBA. Paul became the 16th player to be warned or fined under the league’s new anti-flopping rules, which draw a $5,000 fine upon the second offense.  [Read more…]

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SH Blog: Wall remains adamant about his worth as max player, Chris Paul calls out Clippers defense

John Wall

Not long ago, many wondered if John Wall could ever reclaim his reputation as the possible savior of the Washington Wizards – a burdening label immediately thrust upon him when he was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010-2011 NBA Draft. In fact, some openly wondered if he’s even worth building around. And when I say “not long ago”, I’m talking about just weeks ago. [Read more…]

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Fantasy Spin: LeBron Leads Huge Rally, Heat Make It 24 Straight

Mike Conley

For the entire first half, it looked like Miami really didn’t care about their win streak, as the wounded, underdog Cavaliers raced out to a 55-34 lead and LeBron James had just six points. They were down by as much as 27 in the third, when the King finally went to work, finishing with a triple-double (25 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST, 3 STL, 2 BLK) and lifting his team to a 24th consecutive victory. [Read more…]

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Mighty Moke’s Free Agency Rankings (Version 3.0)

JJ Hickson

I know that the Miami Heat don’t really have a free agent of consequence this coming offseason. But if they did, he would probably need to have a spot in our weekly Top 15 “just because.” After erasing a 17-point first half deficit and a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter, the Heat overcame Jeff Green’s career-high 43 points and extended their winning streak to 23 games. Now, 30 is actually in sight. The second-best NBA winning streak of all time

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Mighty Moke’s Free Agency Rankings (Version 2.0)

Dwight Howard

It’s been a very interesting week in the Association. Aside from the obvious jostling in our weekly free agent rankings, the Miami Heat have now won 18 games in a row and have our very own Chris Sheridan wondering whether or not they can challenge the NBA’s all-time winning streak of 33 consecutive games. That record belongs to the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, who began their championship season by winning every game they played in November and December. [Read more…]

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Bernucca: West playoff picture pointing to Lakers-Clippers

Kobe Bryant

Less than three weeks ago, the Los Angeles Lakers were mourning the death of owner Jerry Buss, refuting rumors that Dwight Howard would be traded and staring down the draft lottery. With his team mired in ninth place in the Western Conference, Kobe Bryant defiantly told Sports Illustrated, “It’s not a question of if we make the playoffs. We will. And when we get there, I have no fear of anyone – Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Denver … whoever. I have

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