NBA Southwest News and Rumors
Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies now are dealing with a stomach virus, and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics.Upvote Share Tweet
Cavs' Blatt: Want to get Love more involvedESPN.com 4 hours agoKevin Love spoke up about his role in the Cleveland Cavaliers' offense after a 92-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday dropped the Cavs' record to a pedestrian 5-5, but coach David Blatt downplayed the merit of his star forward's concerns.Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Wily Kobe Bryant Forces James Harden To Block-Out Francisco Garciadimemag.com 6 hours agoIs this what Kobe Bryant meant by saying that he’d play differently but just as effectively this season? Not specifically, but exercising more of the veteran savvy shown here would surely help Bryant help the Los Angeles Lakers. Watch the future Hall-of…Upvote Share Tweet
Nick Young Defines “Swag” By Evoking Pop Legends Michael Jackson, Princedimemag.com 8 hours agoWe might just resort to a “Quote of the Day” post from Nick Young going forward – especially if his swag keeps rubbing off on the Los Angeles Lakers. After helping his team to a road win against the Dwight Howard-less Houston Rockets last night, Young c…Upvote Share TweetMost people were watching LeBron James bobble his rematch against the Spurs, but the two team’s sporting the best records in their respective conferences, the Raptors in the East and the Grizzlies in the West, played in Toronto last night at the Air Can…Upvote Share Tweet
Brandan Wright Climbs The Ladder On KEvin Seraphindimemag.com 12 hours agoWe’re not sure Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin knew what was coming when he elected to get in front of Mavericks center Brandan Wright after he rolled to the hoop last night. J.J. Barea had used the Wright screen to get into the lane, but then he lobbed …Upvote Share Tweet
Solomon Hill Turns Air Ball Into Game-Winning Buzzer-Beaterdeadspin.com 12 hours agoThe Pacers snatched an 88-86 victory away from the Hornets last night, and they did it with an unlikely buzzer-beater that was equal parts hilarious incompetence and impressive determination.Read more...Upvote Share TweetDwight Howard sat out Wednesday's loss to the Lakers with a sprained right knee, but the Rockets center was still a hot topic of discussion for former teammate Kobe Bryant.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch LeBron James Lose Ball On Last Possession In Two-Point Loss To Spursdimemag.com 22 hours agoLeBron James choked in crunch-time again tonight against the San Antonio Spurs. After Anderson Varejao grabbed Manu Ginobili’s missed free throw and handed to James, the Cleveland Cavaliers had a lifeline, down only two points with nine seconds remainin…Upvote Share Tweet
Hobbled Dirk hits key 3 as Mavs edge WizardsESPN.com 23 hours agoDirk Nowitzki limped off to the locker room after a fourth-quarter fall, then returned to make a key 3-pointer, and Monta Ellis scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half Wednesday night, leading the Mavericks to a 105-102 victory over the Wizards.Upvote Share TweetTim Duncan and Boris Diaw scored 19 points apiece, and the San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland for the 10th straight time -- and got the best of LeBron James again -- with a 92-90 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Vince Carter Receives Standing Ovation, Cries During Return to Torontodeadspin.com Nov 19 (yesterday)Vince Carter's Memphis Grizzlies are playing in Toronto tonight, and for the first time since the Raptors traded the former Air Canada to the Nets in 2004, he was cheered. Carter has played 16 games in Toronto since the trade—including a playoff series …Upvote Share TweetTime heals all wounds. Just ask Vince Carter. After years of being roundly booed upon returning to Air Canada Centre, the former Toronto Raptors superstar received a standing ovation during a video tribute highlighting his time above the border. Accordi…Upvote Share TweetThe NBA announced in a memo Wednesday evening that Hornets small forward Jeffery Taylor had been given a 24-game unpaid suspension, after he pleaded guilty in late October to misdemeanor domestic violence assault. He was sentenced to 18 months probation…Upvote Share Tweet
With 5 Grizzlies out sick, Memphis adds 2 playersnba.com Nov 19 (yesterday)Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee and forward Tony Allen were among five players who were out for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors because of illness.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Goran Dragic Will Have “Open” Free Agency; Lakers, Rockets OptionsThe Phoenix Suns’ three-headed point guard monster might be a single season experiment. According to a report, reigning Most Improved Player and All-NBA Third Team honoree Goran Dragic will have an “open” free agency this summer. Courtesy of the Sportin…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Kawhi Leonard Actually Grin In The New Spurs H-E-B CommercialsIf you’re not familiar, H-E-B is a privately owned grocery chain based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs, naturally, are a perfect for their ad campaigns, and a new set recently debuted featuring Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and …Upvote Share Tweet
Gregg Popovich Chastises Media In Defense Of LeBron James’ Return To CavsDid the San Antonio Spurs’ dethroning of the Miami Heat lead to LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers? Cynics say so, but Gregg Popovich thinks that’s a belief driven by media-helmed narrative. In advance of his team’s game against the Clevela…Upvote Share TweetAn emergency slide accidentally deployed on the San Antonio Spurs charter plane and delayed the team's flight to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says He Hopes Lakers “Suck Forever”The rest of the league surely prefers when the Los Angeles Lakers field a poor team; they just aren’t as up front about it as Mark Cuban. Speaking on the “The Fred Roggin Show” of L.A.’s Beast 980, the Dallas Mavericks owner said that he hopes the purpl…Upvote Share Tweet
Raptors Hand Grizzlies Second LossNov 19DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 21 points as the Raptors beat Memphis 96-92.
LeBron, Cavs Fall To SpursNov 19LeBron James' turnover with 1.9 seconds left secured the Spurs' 92-90 win over the Cavs.
Mavs Edge WizardsNov 19Dirk Nowitzki returned from a fourth-quarter injury scare to hit a key 3-pointer in the Mavericks' 105-102 win over the Wizards.
Leonard's One-Handed FlushNov 19The Spurs' Kawhi Leonard threw down a one-handed jam against the Cavs,
As Chicago Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not …Nov 20As the Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not to second-guess their hiring of his successor, Marc Trestman, Michael Wilbon writes.
Brian Windhorst: David Blatt learning on the flyNov 19"LeBron James had a ridiculous self-inflicted turnover that ended the game ... But if Blatt had kept a timeout, as most coaches would have in that sit...
Popovich: Spurs' 2014 title run started in Game 7 of 2013 FinalsNov 18The Spurs' march to the 2014 NBA title started with their Game 7 loss to the Heat in 2013, writes J.A. Adande.
Chicago Bulls correctly erring on the side of caution with Derrick RoseNov 18Yes, having Derrick Rose would be nice, but the Bulls are in a position in which there's no need to rush him back, Michael Wilbon writes.