Al Horford put on quite a show during the Atlanta Hawks’ 114-103 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night and by the end of it, he reached a single-game plateau that few NBA players dream of, much less reach, as he posted 23 points and 22 rebounds. Although it was Horford’s night, he was quick to credit his teammates for the 20-20 performance. “The key to the rebounds was our...
Featured as NBA.com’s Block of the Night, Jeremy Lin times it perfectly and comes up behind Josh Smith on an offensive rebound and blocks him. Lin doesn’t really block it, so much as he takes the shot away: Lin takes the rebound and heads up court, leaves it for Carlos Delfino who whips a pass to a streaking Marcus Morris under the rim for the easy two. Full Jeremy Lin video highlights...
Milwaukee’s sensational rookie Brandon Jennings led the Bucks to a 91-87 come-from-behind win at Atlanta in the Eastern Conference play-offs on Wednesday. (Discuss the NBA playoffs in our NBA forum) Two of his teammates that are headed to the FIBA World Championship in Turkey this summer, however, made crucial baskets with the first-round series game on the line. Trailing 82-81 with 1:59 to go,...
We haven’t had one in a while so it’s overdue. In our Pic of the Day, Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks dunks against the Detroit Pistons on March 13, 2010 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Looks like Horford totally caught Ben Gordon by surprise. The NBA is such a fast-paced game, it’s difficult to catch such experienced players off guard, but this dunk apparently did and the photographer...
USA vs. Venezuela: 112:69 Carmelo Anthony and Michael Redd each scored 17 points as the United States defense forced Venezuela into 19 turnovers. Amare Stoudemire added 16 and 14 points for the US. Greivis Vasquez, an incoming freshman at Maryland, scored 12 points for Venezuela on 3-11 shooting. The US will face the Virgin Islands today. Brazil vs. Canada: 75:67 Leandro Barbosa scored 30...
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Kentucky, Florida State, and North Carolina were all vying for his services in hope of landing the player regarded as the best high school basketball prospect since LeBron James in 2003. However, all three schools will have to settle with being runner-ups in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes because the forward announced Tuesday morning that he will be attending the University of Kansas. Some experts projected that Florida State, the alma mater of Wiggins’ parents, was the favorite to land the forward [...]Read more →
Basketball Chicago Bulls Miami Heat
Despite being undermanned, the Chicago Bulls have remained physical with the Miami Heat in their second-round playoff series, but it was the defending champs who really flexed their muscles in game four. Led by newly-crowned MVP LeBron James, the Heat ran away with the win in a rout 88-65, holding the Bulls to their lowest offensive output in franchise history in the postseason. The active Miami defense forced 17 turnovers and held the Bulls to a dismal 25.7 field goal [...]Read more →
Considering how volatile and hostile the playoff series between the Heat and Bulls has been, it’s understandable that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau would lose his cool, but it’s only going to cost him. Thibodeau’s frustration after the Bulls’ game three loss boiled over on Saturday as he criticized the officiating and suggested referees might be favoring the defending champs. The NBA announced Thidobeau will be fined $35,000 for his comments. Here’s what Thidobeau said following game three, according to ESPN.com: [...]Read more →
Basketball Minnesota Timberwolves
After several comeback attempts in the past year, Brandon Roy made it clear that he was not giving up on his NBA career, but after being waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves this week, it’s likely he’s played his last NBA basketball. The team made the decision to let Roy go on Friday, according to ESPN.com. “We wish Brandon and his family all the best in the future,” new Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said in a statement. Although [...]Read more →
Basketball Denver Nuggets
Although the Denver Nuggets got ousted in the first round of the playoffs again, their banner year hasn’t gone unrecognized. On Wednesday, the NBA announced that George Karl has earned Coach of the Year honors for the 2012-2013 season. His most notable accomplishment was guiding the Nuggets to a franchise-record 57 wins without a true star player. It’s the first time Karl has won the award in 25 seasons in the NBA, despite leading his teams to 21 consecutive winning [...]Read more →
[Since the publication of this initial report, Jackson has informed the team he is not interested in the coaching position, according to league sources] Despite guiding the Brooklyn Nets to the playoffs this season, interim coach P.J. Carlesimo was fired and the Nets are now looking again toward Phil Jackson to fill their current coaching vacancy. After firing coach Avery Johnson earlier this season, the Nets went after Jackson, but after he said he wasn’t interested, they promoted Carlesimo from [...]Read more →
The best player in the game entered an even higher class on Sunday. The NBA named LeBron James the league’s MVP for the fourth time in his career. He is now just the fifth player with at least four MVP awards, joining a club that includes Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. James also tied Shaquille O’Neal’s record (1999-2000 season) for most first-place votes with 120 of 121, coming up just one vote shy of being the [...]Read more →
Every April, young NBA prospects are faced with the decision to see if the reality of being an NBA player is as sweet as the dream. Let’s discuss who made the best decisions and who made potentially costly ones. Wise to enter Cody Zeller, Indiana, So. The “Big Handsome” didn’t take the big step forward this past season that many analysts expected, but his ability to score efficiently with both hands in the post as well as his basketball IQ [...]Read more →
Basketball Los Angeles Lakers
After enduring a rough year on the court that ended with a major injury, Kobe Bryant is still not getting any real rest. ESPN.com is reporting that Bryant and his own mother, Pamela, are currently engaged in a legal battle over some valuable mementos from his high school and pro career that he left at home. A New Jersey auction house has filed a lawsuit to acquire the right to sell the memorabilia – a collection of over 100 items, [...]Read more →
Basketball Detroit Pistons
Legendary coach Phil Jackson seems like he’s itching to return to basketball in some capacity. He’s been interested in becoming the president of an NBA team for a while now and he even almost returned to coaching earlier this season. Though he still hasn’t joined a team in either role, he may have made a major step in that direction this week. NBA.com is reporting that Jackson has agreed to advise the Detroit Pistons in their search for a new [...]Read more →