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Paul frustrated with Clippers' struggles on DUpdated 11 hours ago Share Tweet
The Los Angeles Clippers have been talking about being a defensive team since the start of the training camp, but after Wednesday's 107-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are growing frustrated with the team's lack of defense.
Share TweetKyle Korver scored a season-high 23 points and tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer in the Atlanta Hawks' 107-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.Share TweetEric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists to lead Phoenix to a 97-88 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night that snapped the Suns' two-game losing streak.Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant is very close to returning to the NBA. However, it looks like we'll have to wait a few more days to see one of the league's most important players back in action. As reported by Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, B…
Ten Before Tip: News for Wednesday night's actionUpdated 15 hours ago Share Tweet? Rockets forward Chandler Parsons will miss his second game in a row with back spasms Wednesday, when Houston looks to extend its home winning streak to seven games against the Suns.Share TweetSacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins took to Twitter on Wednesday to walk back what appeared to be a shot at injured Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose.Share TweetOne wouldn’t expect to find some good-natured Laker ribbing from two Laker legends helming a Lakers studio show on a Lakers-dominated network, but Byron Scott and James Worthy brought the goods. Nick Young — A.K.A. “Swaggy P” — is a man with personality…
The Portland Trail Blazers Twitter account wonders if the team can join the awful Eastern ConferenceUpdated 19 hours ago Share TweetThere are seven teams currently slated to head toward the lottery in the Western Conference, per usual, and five of those teams have records good enough to make the Eastern playoff bracket. The 12th-best record in the Western Conference – currently held…Share TweetReggie Jackson sees your crazy Wednesday night shot-making, Avery Bradley, and he raises you this shot-clock-beating bit of nonsense:I didn't realize Jackson's shorts were large enough to pull shots like that out of his rear end. Must be XXLs.While that…
Who’s Better: Bradley Beal Or Klay Thompson?Updated 23 hours ago Share TweetMost casual NBA fans will probably see this headline and immediately vote for Klay Thompson. He plays for a championship contender. He’s a “Splash Brother.” He’s hitting an absurd 3.6 triples a game this year, and averaging over 21 points per game. The …Source: dimemag.comShare TweetA funny thing happened on the way to the all-but-inevitable squash job the Golden State Warriors were sure to lay on the outgunned, outclassed, overmatched and underwhelming Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night: Dwane Casey's team came out on fire, hitting …
No Team Can Mount A Comeback Quite Like The Warriors CanUpdated 24 hours ago Share TweetThe Golden State Warriors found themselves down 27 points to the Toronto Raptors with 9:20 left in the third quarter last night. They ended up winning the game by nine points, because when the Warriors decide to go nuclear, there is no stopping them.Rea…Source: deadspin.com
About Last Night: Warriors Come Out to PlayUpdated Dec 4 (yesterday) Share TweetIn case you were busy calling out traders on Twitter, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Golden State Warriors exploded for 42 points ...Source: grantland.comShare TweetThe NBA is currently in the midst of an unfortunate, bizarre period of high-profile broken hand injuries. As our Dan Devine noted on Monday, the New Orleans Hornets' Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Clippers' J.J. Redick, and the Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierc…
Ten Before Tip: News from Tuesday nightUpdated Dec 3 (yesterday) Share Tweet?Warriors guard Stephen Curry ranks ninth in the league in scoring, and Toronto coach Dwane Casey sounds like he's willing to concede those 22.3 points per game to focus his team's defensive energy elsewhere. "Klay Thompson is the key," Casey …Share TweetThere was more behind the Nets' decision to demote assistant Lawrence Frank than a poor start.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetPhiladelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams and the Sacramento Kings' Ben McLemore today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in October/November.
Kobe scrimmages, takes 'big step forward'Updated Dec 3 (yesterday) Share TweetBoth Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash returned to Lakers practice Tuesday. However, one of the guards appears closer to a return to game action than the other. Bryant scrimmaged for 30 to 45 minutes, according to Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni.
Following Kobe Bryant’s contract extension, Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki uneasily discuss their own futuresUpdated Dec 3 (yesterday) Share TweetKobe Bryant’s massive contract extension came as a massive surprise, because though it was apparent that both Bryant and the Lakers wanted to continue their relationship until the end of Kobe’s career, most assumed Los Angeles would at least wait to see…Share TweetAlong with that amazing Oklahoma City Golden State game that came down to a pair of shots at the end — with the Dubs coming out victorious— Monday night’s Portland Indiana slugfest was exactly what everyone was hoping for: the top team in the East battl…Source: dimemag.comShare TweetAnthony Bennett is off to a dismal start. Did the Cavs make a mistake by taking him with the No. 1 pick?Source: CNNSI.com
Hawks Fly By ClippersDec 4The Hawks stopped their two-game skid with a 107-97 win over the Clippers.
Bledsoe, Suns Top RocketsDec 4Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points as the Suns ended a two-game slide with a 97-88 in over the Rockets.
Kobe, Wade Unveil ShoesDec 4ESPN sports businees reporter Darren Rovell breaks down Kobe Bryant's new shoe with Nike and Dwyane Wade releasing a shoe by Chineese brand Li-Ning.
Who's Ready to Join the Elite?Dec 4Which current stars have what it takes to move into the NBA's top echelon?
Ian Thomsen: Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is a name worth rememberingDec 4BOSTON -- You can sell championships, or you can sell hope. The Milwaukee Bucks haven't won a championship since 1971, the second season of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But they do have hope.
NBA: Coast to Coast -- Who's ready to join the elite?Dec 4J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss which stars could move into the MVP discussion in 2013-14.
Jason Kidd reassigns Lawrence Frank to reduced role with Brooklyn NetsDec 3Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd has reassigned Lawrence Frank to a reduced role, and Frank no longer will sit on the bench as Kidd's lead assistant coach.
Ian Thomsen: If not Bennett, who should the Cavs have taken at No. 1?Dec 3Did the Cavaliers make a mistake taking Anthony Bennett at No. 1? Who would you have picked if you were Cleveland? -- Gary M., Columbus, Ohio