NBA Northwest News and Rumors
Share TweetWesley Matthews scored 24 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 130-98 on Friday night.Source: ESPN.com
Ten Before Tip: Nightly news from around the leagueUpdated 10 hours ago Share Tweet? After missing the Kings 97-95 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday with sprained right ankle, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is expected to return to action tonight against Los Angeles. "He's fine," coach Michael Malone said in pregam…Source: nba.com
The 10-man rotation, starring how the Denver Nuggets’ backcourt beats opponents from long distanceUpdated 11 hours ago Share TweetA look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Roundball Mining Company. Joel Rush lo…Share TweetThe NBA fined Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson $25,000 on Friday for comments he made about the officials after a game in which he was assessed a technical foul.
The NBA’s 10 Best BackcourtsUpdated 16 hours ago Share TweetInjuries and underwhelming play have completely changed the dynamics of this list. You’re used to seeing backcourts like the Deron Williams-Joe Johnson duo in Brooklyn or the Steve Nash-Kobe Bryant tandem in Los Angeles or Oklahoma City’s pair in Russel…
Love leaves team to mourn grandmother's passingUpdated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetMinnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has left the team to mourn the passing of his maternal grandmother.Source: nba.com
Derrick Rose leaves door open to postseason return: ‘If I’m healthy and the situation is right, I will be back playing’Updated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetDerrick Rose spoke to the media on Thursday for the first time since suffering a tear to the medial meniscus in his right knee during a Nov. 22 game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (He kind of had to; there's a rule about it now.) And while the Chic…
Andrew Bynum on facing J.J. Hickson in win over Nuggets: ‘The guy guarding me was an infant’Updated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetWhen I tuned into the early Wednesday matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, the same thing struck me that struck Portland Trail Blazers general manger Neil Olshey repeatedly last season: "Hey, J.J. Hickson l…Share TweetAre the Blazers true contenders in the West? Is Paul George a legit MVP candidate? Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney debate.
Roy Hibbert’s Swollen Elbow Haunts Our Dreams [Photo]Updated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetDuring Indiana’s comeback victory over the lowly Jazz last night — where they were down early against the worst team in the Western Conference — Roy Hibbert banged his elbow something fierce. Hibbert is paid to punish guys in the post, and he’s doing a …
Reebok Classic Unveils Kamikaze II Mid “Trail Blazers” ColorwayUpdated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetTo pay tribute to Shawn Kemp‘s brief time in Portland, Reebok Classic has revealed a look at the upcoming Kamikaze II Mid “Trail Blazers” colorway. By the time Kemp arrived in Portland at 31 years old, he’d lost all of his hops and, outside of his jump …
Russell Westbrook Doesn’t Want Damian Lillard To Be ScaredUpdated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetThere was a little game within a game yesterday during Portland’s 111-104 victory over the visiting Thunder. A small battle between Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook broke out, and Russ told Blazers coach Terry Stotts that Dame shouldn’t be scared af…
Mexico City Smoke-Out Only Second Strangest Delay In Spurs HistoryUpdated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetThe NBA's "Global Games" are off to a hilarious start. I mean, it wasn't funny for the 22,000 Mexico City fans who didn't get a chance to watch the Spurs and Timberwolves thanks to the arena filling up with smoke, but images like Tony Parker m…Source: deadspin.com
Serge Ibaka’s Block Leads To Powerful Kevin Durant SlamUpdated Dec 5 (2 days ago) Share TweetAfter a nice swat by Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook dishes the ball to Kevin Durant on the break where he finishes with authority while getting fouled. It was a nice way to end the first half, but the Blazers would go on to win, 111-104, to hand the Thu…
Gerald Wallace slam dunkDec 6Gerald Wallace loses his defender on a backdoor cut
Celtics score 39 in the 1st quarterDec 6Jeff Green nails a deep 3-pointer to close out a 39 point first quarter for the Celtics.
Celtics start on a 14-0 runDec 6Boston Celtics begin the game on a 14-0 run versus the Denver Nuggets
Ty Lawson's AttackDec 6Denver's 5-11 point guard is leading the league in points created by driving. David Thorpe says his efforts are heroic in keeping the injured Nuggets relevant in the competitive Western playoff race.
Ian Thomsen: Failures in New York prove you can't buy success in NBADec 6Commissioner David Stern loves to see the Knicks and other big-market teams go deep into the playoffs -- that has always been the suspicion of small-market teams and their fans. But I'm not so sure that point of view exists this year.
NBA: Carmelo Anthony will do what's best for MeloDec 6The Knicks can count on one thing: Melo will do what's best for Melo.
Houston Rockets put Omer Asik on trade blockDec 6The Houston Rockets are telling rival teams that they intend to trade disgruntled center Omer Asik by Dec. 19, according to sources familiar with the team's plans.
Miami Heat talk trade with Dwyane Wade outDec 6With Dwyane Wade missing numerous games to manage knee issues, the Miami Heat have recently started trade talks looking for backcourt help, multiple league sources told ESPN.