When the Golden State Warriors are working on all cylinders, there is no team they can’t beat in the league. Need proof? They are the only team to beat both the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers on the road this season. The problem is that the Warriors have not been clicking on all cylinders for much of the season. While boasting the third best defensive rating in the league, their 13th best offensive rating has often been bad enough to cost them plenty
All season, the Indiana Pacers have maintained that homecourt advantage for the Eastern Conference playoffs, and their chemistry will give them a great chance to dethrone the two-time NBA champion Miami Heat. Are both slipping away? In the last two weeks, Indiana’s grip on the East’s best record has loosened considerably. And the Pacers’ big move at Thursday’s trading deadline, acquiring Evan Turner, illustrated that their belief in chemistry may have been overstated.
All-Star Weekend is over, and the young kids — John Wall and Kyrie Irving — stole the spotlight from their older peers by winning the Slam Dunk title and the All-Star MVP awards. The other “young” guy on prominent display was Adam SIlver, the new commissioner, whose news conference Saturday evening was both balanced and boring. We learned that Silver grew up a Knicks fan, has no plans to expand the league beyond its current 30 teams, and wants to have all
When Stephen Curry signed a four year, $44 million contract with the Golden State Warriors last season, some wondered if the money was worth it for the oft-injured point guard. Fast forward to present time: Curry will be in his first All-Star game this weekend as a starter voted in by the fans. Safe to say, the money was worth it — and then some. So in honor of his accomplishments this season, lets take a look into his past and see
Before the season began, much hype surrounded the possibilities of a revamped Golden State Warriors lineup. They locked up Andrew Bogut to a reasonable deal (although some initially disagreed with the size of the contract), signed Andre Iguodala and brought in useful veterans like Jermaine O’Neal and Marreese Speights. They also had Stephen Curry coming off an incredible playoff run and looking to become a legitiate superstar in the league. Heading into the All-Star break, they expected to be better than 31-22
After dominating the Miami Heat in their first meeting in December, Stephen Curry showed once again on Wednesday that he is a rising superstar in the league. With the game on the line and his team down by a point with just 23 seconds left on the clock, the point guard drove past his defender for a layup and drew the foul for a 3-point play early in the clock. With the Golden State Warriors up 110-108, it appeared to be
Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson isn’t your typical NBA coach. When he isn’t trying to figure out how to get his team out of offensive slumps from the sideline – the Warriors are surprisingly ranked only 16th in offensive rating – he is at a church teaching the word of God. He is a pastor off the court, and that makes him a motivator as a person and as a coach. That much is clear when you look at the inspirational
The Cleveland Cavaliers are an absolute mess this season, and owner Dan Gilbert has finally had enough. After watching his team suffer a humiliating defeat at home against a depleted Los Angeles Lakers team on Wednesday, Gilbert made the decision to fire general manager Chris Grant, the architect of this currently-disastrous team. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports first reported the news:Gilbert informed Grant of his dismissal late Thursday morning, sources said. Assistant general manager David Griffin will take over as the interim GM,