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Damian Lillard’s Clutch 3-Pointer Before Monta Ellis’ Game-WinnerUpdated 7 hours ago Share Tweet
Saturday night featured a huge matchup for the Western Conference leading Portland Trail Blazers. After defeating the Pacers, Thunder and Jazz earlier in the week, they looked to finish off their four-game home stand with a win against the visiting Mave…
Mavs' Ellis hits buzzer-beater to top BlazersUpdated 23 hours ago Share TweetMonta Ellis hit a 21-foot jumper at the buzzer and the Dallas Mavericks snapped the Portland Trail Blazers' four-game winning streak with a 108-106 victory on Saturday night.Share TweetThe Pacers won easily in San Antonio 111-100 with a game plan that had the Spurs scrambling.Share Tweet? Tonight's coaches, Dallas' Rick Carlisle and Portland's Terry Stotts, were together on the Mavericks' staff from 2008-12 ? Carlisle as head coach, Stotts as his chief assistant. Is tonight any more of an emotional game for either coach? "I have a…Source: nba.com
The Indiana Pacers’ television affiliate is paying to encourage Pacer fans to see games liveUpdated Dec 6 (2 days ago) Share TweetThe Indiana Pacers have been the NBA’s best team from the outset of the regular season, running up 17 wins in 19 tries as the team attempts to rest up in time for its showdown with the defending Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs on Saturday …Source: yahoo.com
The NBA’s 10 Best BackcourtsUpdated Dec 6 (2 days 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…Share TweetThe 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.Share TweetJohn Wall has the Wizards up to 9-9. Washington is getting it all from Wall. At 19 points, 9.2 assists and 2.3 steals per game, he’s on his way to the All-Star Game. Finally, right? While it seems as though Wall’s long-awaited breakout is happening at l…
Perfectly Executed Blake Griffin Lob To DeAndre JordanUpdated Dec 6 (3 days ago) Share TweetOn TNT Thursday night, Kenny Smith spent some time explaining why he doesn’t think the Los Angeles Clippers — even with new coach Doc Rivers — are a title-contender. But one play by the Clippers on Thursday night, featuring Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and…Share TweetDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has treated Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov with a healthy sense of tact in the years since Mikhail just about swiped Cuban’s starring role as “The Owner Who Will Spend Anything to Win.” While it’s true that Cuban…
Indiana Pacers’ morning included a grounded plane, broken bus, locked bathroom, and lots of TweetsUpdated Dec 5 (3 days ago) Share TweetThe Indiana Pacers don’t play the San Antonio Spurs until Saturday, which leaves the Spurs plenty of time to rest up following the travel and eventual postponement of their hoped-for game against Minnesota in Mexico City on Wednesday. That game was shut…Source: yahoo.com
Mexico City Smoke-Out Only Second Strangest Delay In Spurs HistoryUpdated Dec 5 (4 days ago) 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.comShare TweetDirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 100-97 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 TweetThe NBA’s planned Spurs-Wolves game in Mexico City tonight hit a bit of a snag when a fire from an outside generator led to smoke billowing into the arena. Everyone has been evacuated from the stadium and the team buses have left because the NBA just ca…Share TweetYou had one job, Mexico City. One. Job.Read more...
Ten Before Tip: News for Wednesday night's actionUpdated Dec 4 (4 days 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.Source: nba.com
Dirk's 14-point 4th leads Mavs past BobcatsUpdated Dec 4 (5 days ago) Share TweetDirk Nowitzki recovered from a rough start to score 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Mavericks kept the Charlotte Bobcats winless in Dallas with an 89-82 victory Tuesday night.
Good-bye to All Cats: Watching Charlotte in the Torture ChamberUpdated Dec 4 (5 days ago) Share TweetThough the transition back to being the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014-15 season is purely superficial, it still leaves this year's Bobcats in a strang...Source: grantland.com
George, Pacers Topple SpursDec 7Paul George scored 28 points in the Pacers' 111-100 win over the Spurs.
Ellis' Buzzer-Beater Lifts MavsDec 7Monta Ellis knocked down a jumper at the buzzer to lift the Mavericks past the Blazers 108-106.
Rockets Storm Past WarriorsDec 6The Rockets held the Warriors to a season-low 35.5 percent from the field en route to a 105-83 win.
Three-Point Shot Key For ClippersDec 5Amin Elhassan on the Clippers win over the Grizzlies.
Sources: Kings to acquire Gay from RaptorsDec 8The Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle on a deal that will send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings, multiple sources told ESPN. The deal is expected to be finalized on Monday.
NBA: The new Kobe Bryant against the old Kobe BryantDec 7For the first time in his career, we will be judging Kobe Bryant against himself.
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.