11:55 PM EST, Fri November 28, 2014
Silver Screen and Roll 7 mins ago

Iggy Azalea looks pretty bored at the Lakers game

She's so fancy, and probably so bored. Iggy Azalea is in attendance for the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game, surely there to root on Swaggy P. She does not look entertained: (h/t @Steve_OS) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Perhaps she missed Nick Young finish this and-one earlier in the game:
The Dream Shake 9 mins ago

Resurgent Clippers destroy hobbled Rockets 102-85

Without Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, and Patrick Beverley, the Clippers defeated the Rockets 102-85. Although the Rockets started the game off on a 17-9 run, the air escaped from their tires once Isaiah Canaan left the game late in the second quarter with a sprained left ankle. The Rockets went on to lose 102-85, largely because of their lack of offensive execution. Before CanaanBall's injury, Trevor Ariza hit back-to-back threes to cut the Clippers lead to 6 with 6:16 to go in the second quarter, but that was about the closest the Rockets would get. The Rockets had trouble re-adjusting...
Raptors HQ 15 mins ago

Raptors Lose Game and DeRozan Against Dallas. Final Score 106-102

Despite showing some late game fire, the Raptors fourth quarter rally is buried by the Mavericks' Monta Ellis. Toronto loses 106-102. Every loss this season for Toronto feels like an insult--how did the Raptors lose that? How could it be possible? And why didn't Dallas respect the purple? It was a tough game for Toronto, despite being on top of the league with a 13-2 record. After a blistering 10-0 start, highlighted by a beautiful alley-oping lay-up from Terrence Ross (the last time he was heard from in the game), the Dallas Mavericks calmly collected themselves and struck back. That was...
Denver Stiffs 30 mins ago

Quick Recap: Suns 97, Nuggets 122

Tonight, the Nuggets got revenge for the beating they took in Phoenix on Wednesday night and absolutely wrecked the Suns in Denver. The team dominated in every phase of the game and it really wasn't close after the first quarter. While the Suns took the streak away from the Nuggets, tonight's win could very well be the beginning of a new one for this gritty team. The Nuggets were clearly out with something to prove tonight and seemed to have an extra jagged edge against the Suns. The team's effort was noticeable all night long, and it was a pleasure to see the team not succumb to a...
Bright Side Of The Sun 30 mins ago

Game Recap: Phoenix Suns get blown out by the Denver Nuggets 122-97

The Denver Nuggets had a very easy win against the Phoenix Suns tonight by the score of 122-97. The Nuggets outrebounded the Suns 58-33 including 16 offensive rebounds. Aaron Afflalo had 22 points and Ty Lawson finished with 12 points and 11 assists. This was not a fun game to watch. The Nuggets dominated the boards and the Suns did not seem interested in any part of defending or rebounding. The worst part of this game was the Nuggets did not even play that well. They tried to rebound the ball and were giving the normal level of effort. At certain points I honestly believed that the Suns...
Sactown Royalty 32 mins ago

Spurs 112, Kings 104: Defending Champs too hot for Kings

The Kings hung tough missing without their best player, but were unable to corral Tony Parker and the Spurs defensively The Sacramento Kings haven't won a game without DeMarcus Cousins since 2012, and facing the defending champions San Antonio Spurs on the road was a tall task. Especially so considering the Spurs were looking to avenge a loss they suffered to the Kings just a few games back. The Kings fared well offensively, but defensively could not stop the Spurs' trademark dizzying aray of offensive execution and fell to the Spurs 112-104. Rudy Gay was exactly who the Kings needed him to...
Silver Screen and Roll 44 mins ago

Watch Kobe Bryant make Thaddeus Young look silly with a crossover

Kobe Bryant just crossed Thaddeus Young out of his shoes. Kobe Bryant is feeling good after Thanksgiving, putting in work against the Timberwolves. This crossover just isn't nice, Kobe: Oh my.
At The Hive 45 mins ago

Charlotte Hornets lose to Golden State Warriors 106-101, losing streak extends to eight.

The Hornets blew a fourth quarter lead, and now haven't won a game in two weeks. On a night when Stephen Curry went just 1-10 from the 3-point line, the Charlotte Hornets were unable to capitalize, and lost to the Golden State Warriors 106-101. The Hornets led by six after three quarters, but 16 points by Marreese Speights in the fourth quarter brought the Warriors back until they eventually took the lead and held it. It was once again the same story for the Hornets. Charlotte was down by four after the first quarter, but outscored Golden State 31-21 in the second. Unlike Wednesday against...
Pounding The Rock 46 mins ago

Final score: Spurs beat shorthanded Kings 112-104

The Spurs are now on a six-game winning streak The San Antonio Spurs beat the shorthanded Sacramento Kings 112-104 to stretch their winning streak to six. Tony Parker led the charge with 27 points and four other Spurs scored in double digits. Despite good games from Rudy Gay, Darren Collison, Ryan Hollins and Carl Landry, the Kings clearly missed DeMarcus Cousins' inside scoring, finishing with a -16 deficit in points in the paint. The Kings' defense, which has been surprisingly decent this season, collapsed in the first half allowing San Antonio 61 points. It was an atypical game as far as...
Golden State Of Mind 48 mins ago

Warriors vs. Hornets Recap: Winning Time

The Charlotte Hornets gave the Golden State Warriors all they could handle Friday night. In the end, the Warriors came back to win it late thanks to fourth quarter heroics from Stephen Curry and Marreese Speights. Despite playing poorly, the Warriors would not be denied. This wasn't a Thanksgiving hangover. This was Murphy's Law in all of his bitter, sulking misery. The Golden State Warriors got more than a scare from the rebuilding Charlotte Hornets, being thoroughly outplayed for three whole quarters before gutting out the win. Entering the fourth quarter, the Splash Brothers were a...
Blazersedge 51 mins ago

Gameday Thread: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Tip-off: 7:00 pmWatch: CSN NW | League PassListen: NBA Audio League Pass 620am Links: Media Notes Viewing Guide Welcome to the Gameday Open Thread at Blazer’s Edge! This is a place to hang out and enjoy tonight’s festivities with your fellow fans. Treat it as if you’re watching a game at the local watering hole, but hopefully without the language. Expect some disagreements, and a fair amount of changing emotions. But we'll get through it together. Injury update: For the Blazers, CJ McCollum is out with a broken finger. ----------------- The usual Gameday Thread rules apply: 1....
Clips Nation 59 mins ago

Clippers blast Rockets, 102-85

The Clippers improved to 5-1 on their current seven-game road trip with a 17-point win over the Houston Rockets. Blake Griffin and his beard led the way for the Clippers with 30 points and 10 rebounds tonight, securing the Clippers fifth win of the road trip and third in a row. Griffin started hot, scoring 12 points in the first quarter, and he and the Clippers never looked back en route to a much-needed road win against a Western Conference playoff contender. Matt Barnes returned to the lineup after missing two games with a strained calf, but only scored two points and got himself a...
SLC Dunk 59 mins ago

Utah Jazz offense creates open threes, but players not knocking them down

If you are looking for threes, the Jazz fire enough of them. Making them? Ehhh This season the Utah Jazz are firing a bunch of threes. No, they're not jacking them. And they're not a consequence of the defense making the team take a lot of prayer threes with the shot clock going down. The threes this season are by design. They are a product of the offense working. The bigs set the screens, the ball handlers penetrate. They draw the defense in, then reverse the ball back out to an open spot up shooter. It's San Antonio Spurs -like. The results just aren't. This season the Utah Jazz have gone...
The Dream Shake 1 hour ago

Isaiah Canaan out with a sprained ankle

Add another casualty to injury for the Rockets, and it's another point guard. Isaiah Canaan left the Houston Rockets game against the Los Angeles Clippers tonight with a sprained left ankle, turning it in the second quarter on a fast break. You can watch the injury in this Vine, but if you don't care to watch it, Canaan's foot turns on Chris Paul's as CP3 is defending him. He crumpled in a heap and stayed down for several minutes before limping to the line, shooting his two free throws, and going to the locker room. I can't say we didn't potentially jinx Canaan by declaring him the future...
Detroit Bad Boys 1 hour ago

Pistons vs. Bucks: Milwaukee's bench walked all over Detroit

Milwaukee's bench could not be matched. The Pistons had a 29-25 lead after the first quarter, in which the starters played the majority of the quarter. (Andre Drummond played 7:25, but it wasn't a result of foul trouble; Stan Van Gundy likely removed him to keep him fresh so that he could match up with Larry Sanders, who did exit early with foul trouble.) The second quarter was a different story, however. The Bucks outscored the Pistons 28-16 behind Jared Dudley's 11 points off the bench. That would be more than any of the Bucks' starters in the entire game. In the fourth quarter, Ersan...
Welcome to Loud City 1 hour ago

Thunder vs Knicks, final score: Oklahoma City blows out New York 105-78 in Russell Westbrook's return

Russell Westbrook. Box Score | Posting and Toasting The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the New York Knicks, 105-78. The Thunder got one half of its superstar duo back, as Russell Westbrook detonated on the moribund and injured New York squad. After a month of physical and mental pain, the Thunder finally got a win that left their starters smiling on the bench in the 4th quarter. The story of tonight's game is of course Russell Westbrook, who has returned from a broken hand to return to the court after missing the majority of the season thus far. To be sure, the Thunder were playing...

John Jenkins, Adreian Payne solid in Mad Ants' loss

John Jenkins and Adreian Payne put up solid efforts Friday night but the Mad Ants fell 124-115 to the Deleware 87ers. Adreian Payne and John Jenkins got some much needed playing time on Friday night but it was for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA's Development League. Payne and Jenkins were assigned Friday morning and were both in uniform for the Mad Ants when they took on the Deleware 87ers. The added firepower wasn't quite enough to secure a win for Fort Wayne who fell 124-115. Payne got the start and played just over 37 minutes. He finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and four assists...

Thunder 105, Knicks 78: "Think I'll have another slice of apple pie."

Happy Black Friday! As I sat slumped on the couch, despairing at the idea of having to recap this farce of a basketball contest, my girl Grace Lilkitty kept jumping onto my chest, obscuring my view of the TV. At first I simply put her aside, irritated by yet another plea for attention. But then I realized something: This cat isn't bothering me. This cat is helping me...putting herself between me and the Knicks just as a Secret Service puts himself between the president and a bullet. Kitty, you the real MVP Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook looked every bit the All-Star on Frdiay night...
Brew Hoop 1 hour ago

Bucks vs. Pistons Final Score: Ersan Ilyasova and Bucks' bench dominate in Detroit

With just one legitimate center at their disposal on Friday night, the Bucks should have been in big trouble down low against the big-boy Pistons in Detroit on Friday night. So what if I told you in advance that the Bucks' only center would play a grand total of 11 minutes and grab three rebounds, no Buck starter would score more than eight points, and Andre Drummond would drop a 26/20 line? Well, yeah, that would have sounded like a rather huge problem. Pistons in a blowout, right? Except...you know, the opposite. For the second time in four days, the Bucks used their depth to outrebound...
Mavs Moneyball 1 hour ago

Mavericks vs. Raptors final score: Dallas makes it tough but close out Toronto 106-102

The Mavericks picked up their best win of the season with a tough road win. With the most stressful and difficult ending you could imagine, the Mavericks held on to beat the East's number one seeded Raptors on Friday to move to 12-5 while giving Toronto their third loss of the year. The opening minutes of the first quarter had you wishing your afternoon, tryptophan-inspired nap from turkey leftovers had kept you awake just a few minutes longer. It was the same story -- a 10-0 run, a couple open opposing 3-point shooters, and missed open looks. Fortunately, the rest of the half was much...

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