We’re going to have a little fun with this column, which is our little antidote to the dog days of March in the NBA. The quotes are entirely fictitious. Just wanted to make that perfectly clear.
NEW YORK — DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game for throwing a punch two nights ago. He also he drew a $20,000 fine for failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection in the same game. Have a look for yourself as Cousins throws a cheap shot to Beverly’s lower midsection as the Rockets guard drives the lane to clear out space for an isolation play. Beverly looked toward an official to complain, but no foul was
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has never missed a single game in his high school, college and NBA career. Until now. Shocking news broke on Friday when it was announced that the guard will need knee surgery after suffering a torn meniscus in Game 2 against the Houston Rockets when he collided with Patrick Beverly. The exact moment of the injury can be found here:
If you enjoy the weekly StatBox column that analytically breaks down some of the NBA’s most pressing and important topic, you’re in luck. Every Tuesday through Thursday during the postseason, the StatBox is expanding into playoff game analysis. You’ll not only find out why each team won and lost, but how different statistical trends can play out over the course of the series and the playoffs as a whole. Today: Houston’s wasted opportunity, mistakes thwarting Atlanta’s chances at victory and one Laker star’s alarming
23 3-pointers made. That pretty much sums up what the Houston Rockets did to the Golden State Warriors in the Toyota Center on Tuesday night, when they tied an all-time 3-pointers-made record – held by the 2008-2009 Orlando Magic team. The Rockets also tied a league record with 14 3-pointers made in the first half. Needless to say, things got rather frustrating for the Warriors. They came into the game leading the league in 3-point field goal percentage, but had a rare