Tweet of the Night: Marreese Speights expects a tough upcoming year for many NBA players due to Draymond Green’s trash-talk game

Marreese Speights

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors is known as one of the toughest defenders in the league in an unusual way. Unlike other stout defenders of his size and position who usually stick to defending guys that are within range of their height, Green can guard just about anyone at various times, whether it’s a point guard or a center. It’s that versatility he has on defense that allows the Warriors to play such unique lineups and styles on offense. It’s what almost

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Bernucca: Irving’s Injury Leaves Cavs Without Many Options

Kyrie Irving

You don’t need to look at the MRI on Kyrie Irving’s knee to know the Cleveland Cavaliers are in trouble. Just look at the boxscore. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Irving was better than anyone could have imagined. Bothered by a nagging sore left knee since Cleveland’s first-round series win over Boston, Irving clearly benefited from the eight-day layoff following the conference finals and rediscovered his All-Star form. Irving collected 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists in nearly 44 minutes,

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Western Conference Finals Preview: Five Things to Watch

Warriors

On your mark, get set, go! Track meet, drag race, whatever analogy you like, the Western Conference finals between the top-seeded Golden State Warriors and second-seeded Houston Rockets should be played at a breakneck pace by a pair of teams who are attempting to change the paradigm of NBA offenses. During the regular season, the Warriors led the league in points per game, overall shooting and 3-point shooting. They were second in threes made and scored at least 110 points 40 times,

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Tweet of the Night: Marreese Speights reacts to Memphis Grizzlies moving past the first round of the playoffs

Marreese Speights

The Memphis Grizzlies finished off the shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers 4-1 on Wednesday, which means Marc Gasol and company will face the red hot Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the conference semifinals on Sunday. The Warriors beat the Grizzlies 2-1 in the regular season. More importantly, Mike Conley suffered multiple facial fractures in Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs. The point guard, who was on hand during TNT’s broadcast of Game 5, said during a

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Bernucca: Leonard Giving the Spurs a Big Bang

Kawhi Leonard

What do James Harden, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James have in common? They’re all legitimate MVP candidates, of course. But what else does that Awesome Foursome have in common? In a potential playoff series against the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, they can all expect to see an individual matchup with Kawhi Leonard. In case you’ve been transfixed by March Madness, the Spurs are looking like a championship contender. Again. If you want some perspective, my son Andrew was born

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Photo of the Day: Happy New Year 2015!

Eric Gordon Sugar Bowl

Happy New Year everyone! It’s now officially 2015, and hopefully everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s celebration last night. It’s weird to think it’s 2015 already. Let’s start the new year off with a few pictures that I found today. It’s also College Bowl Season, with the first ever college football playoffs starting on New Year’s Day. [Read more…]

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