Tweet of the Night: Tim Kawakami says Curry and Jackson had extended session in locker room after ugly loss to Cavaliers

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Stephen CurryThe 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 third best defensive team in the league (they have been there for much of the season), but that won’t explain how they simply have long, critical stretches where the defense simply disappears and cannot stop anyone.

SH Blog: Parsons says he would boo Howard if he was still a fan, Woodson says Knicks still have a shot

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Dwight-HowardThe clip above is what the Orlando Magic decided to show in the second quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets when Dwight Howard came to town on Wednesday. It was a short tribute video for all the marvelous years Howard gave to the franchise.

The question is, why in the world would the Magic do this?

Were they really looking to honor and thank Howard for his time with the team? If that was truly what they had in mind, that’s certainly a silly way of showing their appreciation, as the crowd showered the arena with boos through the entire video.

The Magic know that fans in Orlando are going to boo the hell out of Howard until the day he retires. Showing a tribute clip and having the crowd booing it all night is a great way to mock what he did for them (not thank him), and Howard certainly isn’t going to shed any tears over it with the crowd reacting that way. Perhaps the result was the actual intent, in which case, bravo.

Here is a cleaner version of what the tribute video looked like:

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Tweet of the Night: Players Rave About Kevin Durant’s Recent Play

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Kevin DurantOklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is on an indomitable scoring tear while leading his team to five consecutive wins. Over the course of that stretch, he has averaged 40.4 points per contest—including a 54 point outing against the Golden State Warriors.

Additionally, Durant has scored 30 or more points in nine consecutive games.

Not only is he putting up big numbers, he is being exceptionally efficient at it. He is shooting 52.6 percent from the floor and over 39 percent from three over the past nine games.

His most recent outing against the defending Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs saw him post 36 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

His string of insanely efficient and overwhelming offensive firepower has players talking about how amazing he truly is.

Sixth Man Rankings: Can Jordan Crawford sneak into the race?

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JordanCrawfordSH1Last month, while I was working on my Nick Young feature, I asked Wizards guard John Wall what he thought about two of his former teammates’ divergent yet equally successful paths to relevance in the NBA.

At the time, of course, Young was enjoying the hottest and most efficient scoring tear of his professional career. Meanwhile, Jordan Crawford, who had essentially replaced Young as Washington’s volume scorer in 2012, had reinvented himself as a facilitating point guard with the Boston Celtics.

SH Blog: Young calls out teammates for lack of backup, Bulls want Stephenson as consolation prize

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It didn’t necessarily have any marquee names, but a three-team trade that sent Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks to the Golden State Warriors was the talk around the league on Wednesday (before Nick Young threw some punches). See below for some insight and analysis on the who and the why:

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