11:31 AM EDT, Wed May 06, 2015
Silver Screen and Roll 31 mins ago

The Credits: "That's What I Am" - Lakers Links

In yesterday's Warriors-Grizzlies game, the second of the series, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presented the MVP trophy to Stephen Curry. Lakers News 2015 Player Capsule: Wesley Johnson | Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Byron Scott to Represent Lakers at Lottery | Los Angeles Lakers Fast Break Thoughts | Forum Blue And Gold Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discharged without complications after experiencing dizziness | Inside the Lakers Stephen Curry Says He'll Beat Kobe Bryant's Gift To Teammates For MVP | Lakers Nation NBA.com Grizzlies at Warriors - May 5, 2015 Wizards at Hawks - May 5, 2015 Curry...
The Dream Shake 1 hour ago

Rockets vs. Clippers NBA Playoffs preview: Houston must bounce back

The Houston Rockets must recover from a game one embarrassment or face a near insurmountable lead. Turnovers. Defensive breakdowns. Poor shooting. Hack-a-everyone. Austin Rivers. Houston Rockets-L.A. Clippers Game 1 had it all. The effort the Houston Rockets put forward on Monday night one easily qualifies as one of the franchise's major contemporary disappointments. After disposing of the Dallas Mavericks in five games, the Rockets had six days of rest, a Clippers team without Chris Paul and home court advantage. They promptly surrendered each one of those advantages: Deadspin: The...
Liberty Ballers 1 hour ago

Sixers Tinder: Luc Mbah a Moute Makes Sense To Keep Around

Luc Mbah a Moute's defense makes him a valuable piece of the team's short-term puzzle. The circumstances surrounding Luc Mbah a Moute's arrival in Philadelphia were less than ideal for the veteran forward. He was cap fodder as part of the deal that sent Thaddeus Young to Minnesota for Miami's top-ten protected 2015 first-round pick. But he outperformed any expectations that come with the "throw-in" label by leaps and bounds, and as the Sixers head back to the drawing table this summer, the team should consider bringing him back. His defensive identity is what's made him stick in the league,...
Welcome to Loud City 1 hour ago

2014-15 Thunder Player Grades: Andre Roberson Stays Funky

Roberson has proven himself as a great defender, but will need to take a leap on offense to be sure of his role under a new coach. Full Name: André Lee Roberson Nickname: "Robes," "Animal Style"Contract Status: Still on his rookie scale deal at $1,210,800 for 2015/16. The Thunder will decide this summer whether to pick up the option for the final year of his deal at $2,183,072 for 2016/17 (very likely).Interesting Factoid: His career high for points in a game is 12, and he’s only scored in double digits four times in his two-year career. Player History Recruited by Colorado from high...
Justin Rowan / Fear The Sword 2 hours ago

NBA Playoffs: Tristan Thompson to start Game 2 vs. Chicago Bulls

The Cavs will start Tristan Thompson in Game 2. After starting Mike Miller in Game 1, Cavs coach David Blatt has has elected to start Tristan Thompson at power forward in Game 2 next to Timofey Mozgov in an effort to go big. This slides LeBron James back to small forward and Iman Shumpert to shooting guard. #Cavs to start F Tristan Thompson in Game 2 against Bulls, according to league sources http://t.co/lf51Ccgdhr — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 6, 2015 Thompson will be tasked with slowing down Pau Gasol. Gasol torched the Cavs in game one, particularly in the pick and pop game...

NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers vs. Bulls Game 2 start time, TV schedule, radio and more

Everything you need to know to tune in for Game 2. Game 1 could have gone better for the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James played his worst game of the postseason and despite some runs, the Cavs couldn't make any lasting dents in a Chicago lead that went into double digits. Cleveland looked very much like a team missing two key players coming off a long layoff. Game 2 is tonight and it should be interesting to see how the Cavs look at the tip. Coach David Blatt has hinted that the Cavs will again make changes to the starting lineup after coming out small right away with Mike Miller and...
Mavs Moneyball 2 hours ago

Devin Harris has been -- and could still be -- an important piece for the Mavericks

Devin Harris could be finishing out his career where it started -- with the Dallas Mavericks Looking Back Devin Harris has been just about everything for the Dallas Mavericks. Once upon a time he was the young upstart. A series-changer. Then a key trade-piece, and for a while after a familiar face in a stranger's jersey. In the summer of 2013, he was the prodigal son returned, though a toe injury delayed that return a little while longer than hoped. Re-signed by the Dallas Mavericks after a terrific playoff showing last post-season against their other Texas "rival", Devin Harris entered...
SLC Dunk 2 hours ago

Utah Jazz Pre-Draft Workouts Begin: The Downbeat #1619

The NBA Draft season kicks off. Plus: what to do with the #12 pick, D-Fav at Mickey D's, and more. It's your Wednesday Downbeat. Jazz news is at full ebb during these weeks before the Draft Lottery, but we did get one tidbit from the official Utah Jazz Twitter on Thursday afternoon: Draft Season is Upon Us! Pre-draft workouts begin tomorrow with six prospects working out for the Jazz. pic.twitter.com/mxDQU9ThKE — Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) May 5, 2015 I'm pretty sure the numbers below each player's info indicate some kind of pre-draft Big Board ranking -- it's not ESPN's or...
Net Income / NetsDaily 2 hours ago

Green roof taking shape at Barclays Center ... and it's visible from the street

In the original Frank Gehry plan for Barclays Center, the two-acre roof was to be a park, with a running track for residents of the adjacent residential towers. That got lost as the economy collapsed in 2008 and Bruce Ratner cut costs. Now, the back-up plan is underway.  The roof will still be green, but it won't be accessible and there will be no running track.  Still, this week saw the first signs of what the greener arena will look like. On Tuesday, the first of 34,000 two feet by two feet boxes of sedum were placed atop a new steel deck a few feet above the original roof. The job...
Pounding The Rock 2 hours ago

It's not too early for Spurs fans to start daydreaming about next year

The following events take place in the future. Perhaps, an alternate, slightly utopian future something like the opposite of Blade Runner or The Hunger Games, but still entirely possible or even probable - just like Blade Runner or The Hunger Games. June 15, 2016 SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs are NBA champions yet again. A little more than a year after suffering a heartbreaking defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs, a reloaded and rejuvenated Spurs team won its sixth title. San Antonio's win comes after completing a convincing 4-1 series...
Net Income / NetsDaily 3 hours ago

Lots of questions for Billy King, about free agency and a former franchise player

When Billy King talks with beat writers later Wednesday, he'll face a wide range of questions, but the key ones are likely to be about a few players, his big free agents Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young and the player his coach said is no longer a "franchise player," just a "very good player," Deron Williams. Tim Bontemps says the three most pressing questions for King are... 1. What happens to Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young?2. Can the Nets avoid the luxury tax?3. Can the Nets get quicker and add more shooting? He's more optimistic about Nos. 1 and 3 and pretty much dismisses Mikhail...
Orlando Pinstriped Post 3 hours ago

Evaluating Tobias Harris, Maurice Harkless, and Aaron Gordon

Harris had a quietly excellent season, but his fellow utility forwards didn't fare nearly as well. Orlando Pintriped Post continues its series of player evaluations with a look at the Orlando Magic's gadget forwards. Previously: point guards and wings. With one notable exception, the Magic's crop of gadget forwards--those players who don't fit neatly into the "wings" or "bigs" categories--didn't quite meet expectation in the team's 2014/15 campaign. That exception is Tobias Harris. Shifted from power forward to small forward due to the free-agent signing of Channing Frye, Harris proved...
Denver Stiffs 3 hours ago

Podcast: Talking Nuggets coaching search and draft

Coming to you not so live from Jakes Food and Spirits on 3800 Walnut St, in the heart of the beautiful RINO district of Denver, Colorado ... Nate Timmons and myself discuss your Denver Nuggets and where they go from here. Included in the discussion is the Nuggets coaching search, the potential candidates and their benefits and faults. We also talk about the Nuggets direction and how that affects their draft selections. Obviously where the Nuggets end up slotted in the lottery in two weeks will determine many things, not the least who the Nuggets select as their coach. Chalked full of...
Kris Willis / Peachtree Hoops 3 hours ago

2015 NBA Playoffs: Hawks pull away late to even series with Wizards

The Atlanta Hawks closed strong in Game 2 in a 106-90 win over the Washington Wizards to even the series at one game apiece. The Atlanta Hawks again started strong in Tuesday's Game 2 against the Washington Wizards, but this time around they had enough left in the tank to finish strong as well. Atlanta outscored the Wizards 26-15 over the final 12 minutes of the game in 106-90 win to pull even in the series at one game apiece. Despite the margin of victory, Game 2 was anything but a blowout. There were but two lead changes in the game but Washington hung within striking distance for the...
Blazersedge 9 hours ago

Damian Lillard: At the Eye of the Whirlwind

Damian Lillard's season contained plenty of high and low points. Did he live up to the hype? Over the next several days the Blazer's Edge staff will take a look at each player on the Portland Trail Blazers roster, recapping their season and discussing future prospects. First up on the list, Portland's star point guard. ------------ If you only remember one thing about Damian Lillard, remember this: whatever he does, he does big. Damian walks in a whirlwind. He's the calm eye of the storm; everyone around him shifts with his energy, for good or ill. 12 months ago Lillard rocketed to stardom...
Golden State Of Mind 9 hours ago

Game Links #R1G2: Golden State Warriors 90 vs Memphis Grizzlies 97 - Stephen Curry gets his MVP trophy, Warriors get a wake up call

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Straight Outta Vancouver 9 hours ago

Final Score: Grizzlies take Warriors by the heroics of Masked Man, 97-90

The Grizzlies dominate the Warriors in Game 2 to tie the series up at 1-1. The Memphis Grizzlies are perhaps not the frail, invalid basketball that they were perceived to be. Behind a monstrously heroic performance by Mike Conley, the Grizzlies tightened up several areas that were lacking in cohesion from Game 1 and took home court advantage from the #1 seed who had previously only lost two games inside their home arena this season. This game was the epitome of the Memphis Grizzlies. It had ferocious defense lead by a mic'd up Tony Allen who was cawing out "First Team All-Defense" all...
Golden State Of Mind 9 hours ago

Grizzlies Grind out Warriors to Even Series

The Grizzles behind Mike Conley imposed their will on the Warriors Tuesday night at Oracle on their way to the 97 - 90 win Snapshot of Game #1: Warriors Basketball played at Warriors pace. Highly efficient offense, hitting open shots and pushing the tempo, forcing the Grizzles into bad shots and controlling the ball on both ends. Easy Golden State win. Snapshot of Game #2: Grizzlies Basketball played at Grizzlies pace. Each shot clock drained down to it's last second, with no fast breaks or pace. Suffocating defense causing out of rhythm shots and controlling the boards. A defining...
Golden State Of Mind 10 hours ago

Post game cobwebs - We're not winning with cobwebs in the head

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Bullets Forever 11 hours ago

John Wall to receive second opinion on wrist injury

The Wizards' star missed Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks, and it remains to be seen how much time he would miss. Most Wizards fans were surprised to find out today that John Wall was not going to play against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their playoff series on Tuesday due to a left wrist injury. After they lost 106-90, Wall spoke with TNT's David Aldridge about what his next steps before Game 3 on Saturday: Wall said postgame his wrist isn't broken, but will get 2nd opinion In next day or 2. Full report on #InsideTheNBA after Warriors-Grizzlies. — David Aldridge...

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