36-year-old rookie? Seasoned novice? Veteran newcomer? Pablo Prigioni is the personification of the word “oxymoron.”
The Denver Nuggets were supposed to prove this season that a superstar is not needed to find great team success in the postseason. They were supposed to do it with chemistry and depth, but both of those things may have taken a huge hit on Thursday, when Danilo Gallinari suffered what appeared to be a devastating knee injury while driving to the basket against the Dallas Mavericks:
NEW YORK — Tyson Chandler, the NBA’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year, has been conspicuous by his absence, even if the Knicks have won seven games in a row entering play on Sunday. Fortunately for the club, the 2013 NBA All-Star broke his silence Sunday night and revealed that he is eyeing a return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday night when the club travels to Miami to battle LeBron James and the Heat.
Here’s a little something LeBron James may not have wanted Taj Gibson to share with the rest of the world: he tried to recruit the Chicago Bulls power forward during the summer to join forces with the Miami Heat. This was likely nothing but playful chatter between the two players in reality, given the amount of money Gibson was going to command – he was given a four-year, $38 million contract at the start of the season. That’s just too rich
Only two games were on the menu in the NBA last night in a very light night around the league. The Knicks continued their downward spiral with their entire front court on the mend in another uninspiring effort in Portland, while the Spurs clinched a playoff berth for the 16th straight season in their win over Dallas. Here is Thursday night’s version of Five Fast Facts.
It was a very busy night in the NBA last night as 11 games were on the schedule. For those of you who enjoy choices, you had your share of stars in NBA sky last night, as nine of the top 10 scorers and seven of the top 10 rebounders were in action. The Heat make any argument about them going undefeated for the rest of the season more and more legitimate with their 20th straight victory last night in Philadelphia,
Some of the losing coaches around the league appear to be intent on letting their teams hear about just how bad they really are as of late. We saw Doug Collins let it all out in a recent post-game interview, and now we have Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman, who thinks his team is selfish an does not wish to be coached. Michael Lee of Washington Post has the details:
How is this man not an All-Star? Stephen Curry scored 54 points, the most in the NBA in more than six years. He hit eleven 3-pointers on 13 attempts. With David Lee suspended for the previous night’s wrestling match, Curry played all 48 minutes and very nearly won the game singlehandedly.