On a night in which 13 games transpired, three players managed to rise above the rest as the stars of the evening: Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Vitor Faverani of the Boston Celtics. Davis, Faverani and Griffin may not be the first names to come to mind when it comes to elite statistical production, but each of those rising big men found a way to dominate on Day 4 of the
When Chris Smith, the brother of J.R. Smith, made the New York Knicks roster a few days before the start of the season, there were whispers around the league that the move was made largely because of his family ties with J.R. Politics, as some would call it. Smith actually signed a contract with the Knicks last season, but was cut before the start of the season after suffering a knee injury. The 26-year-old guard has yet to see playing time this
CHICAGO — It was Halloween night, and Derrick Rose took the court in front of the capacity home crowd fans before a regular season game for the first time in over a year and a half. Peering down from the six championship banners of the Jordan era, all felt right for the folks in downtown Chicago as their star fittingly was the last player announced during player introductions. After all, this is where Rose belongs: It’s his Chicago Bulls team.
Day 3 of the 2013-14 NBA regular season featured two games between second-tier title contenders in each respective conference. The Chicago Bulls survived the New York Knicks by a score of 82-81 in the East, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 126-115 in a high-scoring affair that saw Chris Paul score 42 points and Stephen Curry drop 38. If you’re looking for impressive numbers, search no further than CP3′s legendary performance. Chris Paul’s Big Day If you’re even remotely
Andrea Bargnani is doomed to fail thanks to the pressure of playing in New York, lofty expectations and a lack of chemistry on the court. Bargnani played like he was carrying the weight of the Empire State Building on his shoulders during the season opener Wednesday night as fans groaned and booed after every missed shot (six) or turnover (three). Yes, in the opener.
Who has a shot to beat the Miami Heat in a seven-game playoff series? That’s the question everybody was asking on opening night of the 2013-’14 NBA season. The Bulls did not seem worthy in their 107-95 loss. San Antonio, Indiana, Chicago, Brooklyn and Oklahoma City all are considered elite while the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies and New York Knicks have this season to make their case to join that group.
In today’s news, Carmelo Anthony gave a big hint as to where he expects to be playing next year. Meanwhile, an anonymous general manager admitted that tanking the season away is part of the game plan for his organization going forward. Melo intends to recruit big names to New York in 2015 Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that Carmelo Anthony plans to do his fair share of recruiting to bring big name talent to New York in 2015. While Anthony, himself,
Tuesday, October 29 Happy opening day! The NBA season officially gets underway Tuesday night with three games on deck, including a matchup between NBA Champion Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls. To kick off the season, I want to hear from you. Please answer the survey question and challenge your NBA knowledge with the trivia below. Daily Trivia: Which year did the Miami Heat join the NBA? Answer below.