7:47 AM EST, Wed March 04, 2015
CelticsBlog 1 hour ago

Brad Stevens not happy with his team's performance

"It's important for it to hurt; it better hurt," Stevens said. Well, that didn't go very well.  According to Sean Grande it was the first time in 40 years that the Celtics have trailed by 40 in a game.  According to Adam Himmelsbach the C's have been outscored 186-124 since taking that 26 point lead on Golden State.  It has been an uncharacteristic slide for a team that has shown heart and competitive fire for most of the season. Green Street " 5 things we learned as LeBron James’ Cavaliers blow out Celtics The 31-point loss marked the Celtics’ worst of the season. The C’€™s...
NetsDaily 1 hour ago

Nets and Hornets battle for eighth seed

Home sweet home. The Brooklyn Nets came back to Barclays Center after spending most of February on the road. There, they found themselves matched up against the Golden State Warriors. Brooklyn came away with an upset victory over the Dubs after Jarrett Jack hit a game winner with one second to go. It was the Nets' second straight win and now they find themselves tied for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with... The Charlotte Hornets have been playing really well as of late. They've won four out of their last five games, including Tuesday night's affair with the Los Angeles...
Welcome to Loud City 1 hour ago

Thunder, with Russell Westbrook, plan for 76ers basketball demonstration

We break down what the Sixers have become, and have the latest updates on all the Thunder injuries. The Sixers: Philosophically I've been following the NBA on the internet for a long time. A few years back, I played this game over online forums called Fast Break Basketball. It was a simulation program for PC, and basically a more in-depth version of NBA Live's franchise mode. Fast Break Basketball allowed 30 different basketball nerds to gather online and all run their own franchises. Seasons would last anywhere from a week to two months, and general managers take their trams very...
Blazersedge 1 hour ago

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Preview

The Blazers try for their fourth straight victory tonight when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers in the first night of a back-to-back. All-Star Clippers big man Blake Griffin will be out. Portland Trail Blazers (39-19, No. 4 in the West) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (40-21, No. 5 in the West)Wednesday, March 4Staples Center; Los Angeles, CA | 7:30 p.m. PST | Local TV/Radio: CSNNWHD, ESPNHD; 620 AMOut for the Blazers: N/A | Out for the Clippers: Blake Griffin, Matt Barnes (day-to-day), Jamal Crawford (day-to-day)SBN Affiliate: Clips Nation | Timmay's Viewing Guide | Blazer's Edge Night The...
The Dream Shake 4 hours ago

Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies game preview

The Rockets look to bounce back against Southwest Division rivals Memphis Grizzlies. Well, last night sucked. Tonight, the Rockets have a chance to redeem themselves after crumbling late in Atlanta. Houston will be with James Harden tonight, which should be a big help. You know, because he's really good and stuff. As for the Grizzlies, the first inclination is to look at Memphis' loss to Utah last night and think, "What a horrible loss." But the (insert multiple expletives) Jazz are 5-1 since the All-Star Break with wins over Portland, San Antonio, and Milwaukee. Rudy Gobert has also been...
Golden State Of Mind 4 hours ago

Preview: Welcome home Golden State Warriors! And how well do you know the Milwaukee Bucks?

After a 3-3 road-trip, the Warriors are back in town. Jason Kidd and his Bucks look to overcome the deafening Roaracle (opponents have a 7.7% win rate here). The Milwaukee Bucks @ The Golden State Warriors Tip-Off: 7:30 PM PT TV: CSN Bay Area, Fox Sports Wisconsin Radio: KNBR 680 AM, WTMJ 620 AM Buddy Blog: Brew Hoop Jason Kidd likes to give his players written tests before games, with 10 questions about match-ups, opposing team tendencies, and sometimes some historical trivia. So in this spirit, let's see how knowledgeable we are of the Bucks (answers at the bottom of the article): A)...
Pounding The Rock 4 hours ago

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings

The Spurs used their last bout against the Kings to snap their four-game losing streak. The two teams face off again for the second time in less than a week. San Antonio Spurs @ Sacramento Kings AT&T Center, San Antonio, TexasMarch 4, 2015, 7:30 PM Spurs TimeTV: FSSW - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI The Kings have played terribly on the road (8-18) and looked even worse without All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins (2-13). They got their franchise player back last night, but will still need to play great ball if they're to win their second game in two nights. In that game, the Spurs slowly pulled...
Blazersedge 5 hours ago

Should NBA Players Be Able to Smoke Marijuana?

The travails and talent of Larry Sanders bring up a quandary for one Trail Blazers fan. An interesting Mailbag question comes our way today, just the kind we like! Dave, I read with interest your recent mailbag answer on Larry Sanders where you said (paraphrasing here) that if his offense is "just" marijuana we should let it go and make him a Blazer.  I was wondering how that stance fit in with your personal opinions on drugs and even more how it would go over in your day job as a minister.  Just curious. Chris G The short answer is that I don't see any conflict between my personal or...
Brew Hoop 7 hours ago

Bucks vs. Nuggets Final Score: Danilo Gallinari deals Bucks third straight road loss, 106-95

At least we still have Giannis. Eventually the Milwaukee Bucks will get better, but for the moment? Well, things are still getting worse. A day after firing head coach Brian Shaw, the heretofore struggling Nuggets got the dead cat bounce they were looking for under interim coach Melvin Hunt on Tuesday night, snapping a 10-game home losing streak (yikes) thanks to the shooting of Danilo Gallinari (26p), probing of Ty Lawson (16p/10a) and energy of Kenneth Faried (14p/13r). It's the kind of effort the Nuggets were hoping to get most nights when the season started, but, well, not so much. As...
Denver Stiffs 8 hours ago

Recap: The Bucks stop here. Gallo and the Nuggets win!

Denver finds a way on an emotional day. Friday night, I watched the beginning of the Denver Nuggets game and once we were down 17-3, said, "F*** you, Nuggets!" Somewhere tonight, Brian Shaw was drinking a beer, watching the Nuggets play the Milwaukee Bucks, and once we were up 13-2, I pictured him saying, "F*** you, Nuggets!" Denver got off to a hot start against the Bucks tonight with Melvin Hunt manning the coaches chair, and had an 11-point lead on Milwaukee early in the first quarter. Not surprisingly, the lead was short-lived against a Bucks team who have been playing pretty decent...
At The Hive 8 hours ago

Charlotte 104 Los Angeles 103: Hornets Fight Off Lakers, Gain Ground In East

The Hornets dug themselves out of an early hole to take a lead and hold off an energetic Lakers team. The win puts Charlotte in a tie with the Brooklyn Nets for the eighth seed. The two teams face-off tomorrow night in the Barclays Center. In the second week of November, the Hornets brought their teal to Staples Center and suffered an embarrassing loss to the previously winless Los Angeles Lakers. Days after evening a season series against an inferior team in Orlando, the Hornets did the same against the lesser Lakers, although it wasn't easy. Charlotte started 0-of-5 from the field as Los...
Bullets Forever 8 hours ago

Wizards' offense once again sputters in 97-92 loss to Bulls

After some promising signs in the win over Detroit, the Wizards offense put up yet another stinker as they fall in Chicago, 97-92. After two days off to contemplate what led to their near collapse in Detroit, the Washington Wizards put up this: a 97-92 stinker to a depleted Chicago Bulls team. Forget how they almost came back toward the end, or that Nene was mired in foul trouble, or that Bradley Beal was still getting his legs under him. This team doesn't deserve excuses for what was yet another dreadful offensive performance. Remember what it was like leading up to the Pistons game a few...
Blog a Bull 8 hours ago

Bulls vs. Wizards final score: Bulls frontcourt shines in unexpected win

Mirotic! This game turned out to be kind of great fun, especially with the schadenfreude involved in keeping Washington in their tailspin (Denver showed it's not too late in the season to fire your coach, Wiz! It is too late to help your bench though...), as the Bulls pulled out an unexpected 97-92 victory. They led for much of the game and were near a double-digit margin for much of the second half. In their first full game in this daunting stretch without both Rose and Butler, it was great to see so many other Bulls step up with great performances. The Bulls lead was at a precarious 3...
SLC Dunk 9 hours ago

Rudy Gobert absolutely and unmercifully demolishes ailing Memphis Grizzlies, Jazz win 93-82

UTA: 19 - 18 - 27 - 29 -- 93 MEM: 20 - 18 - 23 - 21 -- 82 I felt like the road trip was going to start hard, but when the Memphis Grizzlies ended up pulling Vince Carter, Zach Randolph, Beno Udrih, and suspended Tony Allen I knew they were in trouble. This Utah Jazz team is on a roll right now and playing with a lot of confidence. And against a disinterested and undermanned Grizzlies team the Jazz really, really, hurt them. It was a very close game for the most part, until the Jazz took control and the lead in the 3rd quarter. Memphis had a late push in the fourth, but it was a little...
The Dream Shake 9 hours ago

Without James Harden, Rockets crumble and lose to Hawks

We really could have used the Beard in this one The Rockets were up 17 points in the fourth quarter on the Atlanta Hawks, who have the NBA's best record. The Hawks won, 104-96. It's as bad as it sounded. The Rockets were without James Harden because of a questionable suspension decision and they needed him. When the Hawks turned up their defense, the Rockets' offense with Patrick Beverley, James Harden, Josh Smith/Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas completely disappeared. It's hard not to feel cheated out of a signature win. Before the Hawks went on a 32-12 run to end the game, the...
Posting and Toasting 9 hours ago

Kings 124, Knicks 86: "Golden Girls is on"

First, ugly. Next, ugly, Then, ugly. Finally, ugly. Ugly. Ugly from the get-go. Uglier as the game went on. Never not ugly. In the beginning, there were a bunch of fouls and free throws (21 in the first quarter combined). And the game was without form, and void. But early on, Sacramento, unlike the Knicks, hit their foul shots (12-13 vs. 5-8) and their threes (3-4 vs. NY's 0-5). That was how the Kings snuck out to a 35-19 lead with such sneaky sneakiness, Tabasco Sneakings was eyeing them with envy. And really...that was it. This game was over in 18 minutes, with the Kings up 56-27. Earlier...
Hot Hot Hoops 9 hours ago

Report: Heat interested in JaVale McGee

According to a report from ESPN, the Miami Heat are among a list of teams interested in signing recently available JaVale McGee. The Miami Heat are always looking for size, right? That would make them one of the many teams interested in signing recently waived center JaVale McGee. McGee was traded from the Nuggets to the Sixers on the deadline. He played a few games for the Sixers, but was waived despite still having $12 million owed to him next season. McGee will likely clear waivers on Wednesday at 5:00 pm EST. ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks are...
Denver Stiffs 9 hours ago

Second half thread: Bucks at Nuggets

Unsurprisingly, the Nuggets came out with high energy tonight, rushing out to a quick 11 point lead. The Bucks, however, used their length to close the gap and take the lead. A late run by the Nuggets gave them a 4 point half time lead. Post your second half thoughts here.
At The Hive 9 hours ago

Hornets avoid letdown, earn 104-103 win over Lakers

Hornets achieve another 'triple double-double' in another key team effort. The Charlotte Hornets escaped Time Warner Cable Arena with a narrow 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night, thanks in part to yet another 'triple double-double' and some late shutdown defense. Al Jefferson put in a performance reminiscent of what he did last year, putting up 21 points and 16 boards for the Hornets (25-33). Mo Williams continued to play of the role of 'Everyone's Favorite New Hornet,' dropping 20 points and dishing out a season-high 13 assists. Cody Zeller played his best game in a...
Peachtree Hoops 9 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks complete monster comeback in 104-96 win over Houston Rockets

The Atlanta Hawks dug a significant hole, but they completed a tremendous comeback on the way to a 104-96 victory over the Houston Rockets. Against a Houston Rockets team that did not have their MVP candidate, the Atlanta Hawks entered Tuesday night as a significant favorite to secure a win. However, they were tested thoroughly and needed a somewhat miraculous second half comeback in order to escape with a 104-96 victory. It is often said that the NBA is a "game of runs", and the majority of the first half lived up to that billing. The visiting Rockets converted their first four shots to...

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