All along, it was assumed that Dwyane Wade would be voted in by the fans as a starter for the All-Star game, as he had been for the last nine years. No more, as another guard beat him out for the prestigious guard spot on the final day: Toronto Raptors’ point guard Kyle Lowry.
Anyone who has spent much time in South Florida knows what happens when heat mixes with thunder — an intense downpour. Tonight at the AA Arena, it will be raining points indoors.
It’s not easy to get 75% of NBA games wrong on a given night, but I managed to do it on Monday. Loved the Pelicans, especially Jrue Holiday, who hurt his ankle as they lost in Boston.
Players have slumps, teams have slumps and even fantasy tipsters have slumps. On Wednesday night, I got Blake Griffin and Jeff Teague right, but watched in disbelief as the Jazz trounced the Bulls in Chicago.
Yesterday, we broke down what a crowded field it is in the Western Conference when it comes to picking the seven All-Star reserves. There are easily 10 players who are worthy, maybe more. But what about the East? And let’s start with this quiz: Can you name the starting five on the best team in the East? In fact, can you name the best team in the East? It is the Atlanta Hawks who ascended to that position when the Toronto Raptors
Superstar LeBron James will miss at least two weeks while he recovers from knee and back strains, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced Thursday. The seemingly indestructible James sat out the last two games with what was called soreness in his left knee. He underwent a barrage of tests at the Cleveland Clinic that included an MRI and revealed strains to his left knee and lower back, the team said in a statement. Treatment will include anti-inflammatories, rehabilitation, training room treatments and rest. James’
It’s New Year’s Eve, and 2014 is just hours away from being over. It’s time for those New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, eat better, and be a better person, among several other things that usually don’t last past February. But if you’re true to your resolutions, good for you. It’s a great time to work on yourself and get the year started on a good note.
Maybe the Rockets were overconfident. Maybe the Spurs were desperate and determined. For reasons no doubt more complex than that, Houston lost a game I thought they would win fairly easily.