11:58 AM EST, Mon December 22, 2014
Net Income / NetsDaily 6 mins ago

Amico: Cavaliers have "interest" in Brook Lopez but salary makes a deal unlikely

Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio reports Monday on the Cavaliers pursuit of a big man and says the Cavaliers are interested in both Brook Lopez and his brother, who's out with a broken hand. League sources say the Cavs have an interest in both Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (clearly on the market) and Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (Brook's twin brother). But salaries would make any sort of move involving the Cavs and either Lopez brother unlikely. Amico handicapped the Cavs interest in a number of bigs. Beyond the Lopez brothers, he noted that the Cavs have interest in Kosta...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus (and he hates the Knicks)

A little girl hopes jolly old St. Nick will give her the gift of a Knicks win. She is sadly mistaken. Is there a Santa Claus? We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of Posting and Toasting: Dear Editor— I am 8 years old. I asked Santa to help the New York Knicks win some games for Christmas, but they keep losing. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in Posting and Toasting, it's so." Please tell me the...
Liberty Ballers 1 hour ago

To Shved, With Love

A look back at the brief Sixers career of Alexey Shved. Friday's trade of Alexey Shved to Houston for Ronny Turiaf, a second-round pick and Sergei Lishouk makes me think of my own death. I've given thought to requesting in my will that when I die, nobody hold a funeral or memorial service, partially as a concession to the meaninglessness of our existence, but partially because nobody will miss me when I'm gone, and people who do would be better served by moving on than wallowing in it. Maybe if you went to the moon or rescued a family from a burning building, there'd be something to...
Raptors HQ 2 hours ago

Good Morning: Here's A Bruno and Drake Moment!

Caption this (if you want) Leave us with your caption of this photo: when fans chant for you and you no longer want to associate with rappers. (via @matt_dollinger) pic.twitter.com/l7RTJnJ80F — alex (@steven_lebron) December 22, 2014
NetsDaily 3 hours ago

Who's who in rumored Nets-Kings talks

No one is saying that a proposed trade with the Kings is imminent or even likely, but due to its transformative nature, we asked Brian Fleurantin, who does our game previews, to take a look at what it could mean. With the news that the Brooklyn Nets might be looking to make a trade with the Sacramento Kings, this is a good time to learn about the players at the center of the rumored trade. Keep in mind no trade has been made as of yet. Coming to Brooklyn: Darren Collison 2014-2015 Darren Collison Games Played 24 Minutes per game 34.7 True Shooting...
Hot Hot Hoops 3 hours ago

GameStream: Deng leads Heat to home win over Celtics

With Dwyane Wade joining Chris Bosh on the sidelines with a knee contusion, Miami gave an inspired effort on both ends to end their home losing skid and improve to 13-15. With the news that Dwyane Wade was joining Chris Bosh on the sidelines with a knee contusion, it appeared that this seven game homestand, which Miami started out at 0-2, would only get worse. Thankfully, Miami's supporting cast gave a great fight on both ends against a Rondo-less Boston Celtics squad and managed to secure a 100-84 victory. The HEAT jumped out to an early eight point lead thanks to the hot shooting of...
Net Income / NetsDaily 8 hours ago

What's Lance Stephenson trying to tell us?

Lance Stephenson is out this week with a recurring groin injury and the Hornets have reportedly taken him off the market for now. ESPN reported Friday that Charlotte put its efforts to trade Lance Stephenson on hold because the 6'5" Brooklyn product didn't get the level of interest they anticipated. This follows a Yahoo! report Thursday that the market for Stephenson is "lean." Still, it appears Stephenson is upping the ante on his desire to return home. He said ten days ago that he'd like to play with the Nets before his career ends. Now, in the past 24 hours, he's posted two images on...
Net Income / NetsDaily 9 hours ago

Danny Ainge: Big fan of his former coaches Paul Westphal and Lionel Hollins

Danny Ainge, who played under Paul Westphal in Phoenix, tells the Boston Herald that he almost hired Westphal --and Lionel Hollins-- at various points in his tenure at Celtic GM and high praise for both, his former coaches. "I love everything about Paul Westphal," Ainge told Steve Bulpett. "Not just his game." "Paul’s always been in my mix," said the Celts’ president of basketball operations. "Paul was in the mix when I hired Doc (Rivers). I’ve always been a big fan of him as a person and a coach. "He’s just a great man. He’s got a great basketball mind. He knows how to take...
Liberty Ballers 14 hours ago

Sixers vs Magic Recap: That's My Son

The Sixers won! Before we get into the real nuts and bolts of tonight's game, as of about 4:45 PM, basketball season officially began in Philadelphia.  I'd like to welcome all of the Eagles fans who hadn't paid much attention up to this point. And boy, did you pick a fun night to hop on board, as the Sixers picked up their third win of the season, a 96-88 win over their preferred trading partner, the Orlando Magic, and former Sixers Nikola Vucevic, Elfrid Payton, and Mo Harkless. There's so much to talk about this game. Nerlens Noel put together another solid game, racking up his 4th...
CelticsBlog 15 hours ago

Boston vs. Miami Final Score: Heat burn Celtics, 100-84

The Bosh-less and Wade-less Heat had no problem containing the Celtics in their second game without Rondo. In the second chapter of "A World Without Rondo", the Miami Heat took a swing at the star-less Celtics and pulled out a 100-84 victory at home. It was not a pretty game to watch as the Celtics looked discombobulated without their floor general.  They struggled offensively, shooting 39.8% from the field and 26.1% from deep.  Tyler Zeller was one of the only bright spots on offense.  He scored 13 of his 22 points in the 3rd quarter and lead a short comeback that was quickly...
NetsDaily 15 hours ago

Nets Barely Escape with 110-105 Victory over Detroit

BROOKLYN -- Things have been tough for the Brooklyn Nets the last few days, weeks and even first 25 games of the season. Standing at 10-15 prior to Sunday night's matchup against the Detroit Pistons, the Nets were losers of three straight and six of their last eight. Losing is tough on the psych of a team as it is, then of course came the injury bug. Brook Lopez has been out for the last five games with a back strain, and for Sunday's game, Deron Williams was also out with a strained right calf. Williams has also been the subject of trade rumors the last few days, one that would send him...
NetsDaily 16 hours ago

2nd Half Game Thread: Pistons at Nets

The score at the half: Nets 53, Pistons 51. Greg Monroe leads all scorers with 13 points and five rebounds. For more on the Detroit Pistons, check them out at Detroit Bad Boys. Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons, 6:00 PM - NetsDaily Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets - Box Score - December 21, 2014 - ESPN
Posting and Toasting 17 hours ago

Raptors 118, Knicks 108: "The opposite of yesterday. Boring."

The Knicks didn't quite get blown out of the water, and they didn't quite compete. They just lagged 10-20 points behind the Raptors for most of Sunday afternoon's game, allowing anything resembling a run to get shot down by open Toronto three-pointers. Like xcdudesquad, this game had none of the morally victorious charm of the loss to the Suns. Cole Aldrich had some fun-- especially after Sam Dalembert got tossed for throwing 'bows-- and Pablo Prigioni and Jose Calderon spent some time throwing nice entry passes. Pablo even finished a couple transition plays himself to end the first...
Raptors HQ 18 hours ago

Raptors Down The Knicks 118-108 Prior To Heading Out On Long Road Trip

The last home game of the calendar year was another victory over an Atlantic Division foe. A thing I wondered about during the second quarter of this game: could the Raptors go 16-0 against the rest of the division this season? It's possible, right? Against the Knicks this afternoon, the Raptors got off to a strong start in the first quarter, scoring 33 points led by 10 points from Terrence Ross, who set the tone by hitting two three-pointers in the first period and threw down a thunderous dunk in the third quarter that was the highlight of the game. Ahead 33-25 after one, the Knicks...
NetsDaily 19 hours ago

Deron Williams is OUT for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams will not play on Sunday night against the Detroit Pistons. Williams, who has started in all 25 of the Nets' games this season, received an MRI this weekend on his strained calf, an injury he sustained on Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is listed as day-to-day, missing his first game of the 2014-15 season. Jarrett Jack will make his first start of the season for the Nets, while Brooklyn will also be without Brook Lopez (back). Williams has been a part of trade rumors which include the team said to be having conversations with the...
Raptors HQ 19 hours ago

Raptors Fans Went To Detroit And Took This Awesome Photo

WE THE NORTH!! On Friday, Masai Ujiri surprised a bunch of fans traveling on a bus to root for the Raptors in Detroit. The trip was well worth it as the Raptors were victorious. It turns out, they also got to take this awesome photo at center court after the game: The Raptors fans took a photo at center court in Detroit. pic.twitter.com/6iR6hXJ8Im — Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) December 21, 2014 Were you in Detroit on Friday? If so, tell us all about your experience. We'd love to hear it!
Celtics Today 20 hours ago

Calling Out Bob Ryan

I used to love Bob Ryan.   I remember the way he championed Cowens in the seventies, making sure that no one failed to see what a great player Big Red was, making sure that no one missed the fact that he played a lot bigger than his statistics.  I remember too the way he criticized Red Auerbach - another Big Red - for some of the moves he made after the 1976 championship.  For once Auerbach seemed to put his ego and the team's money ahead of his  basketball heart, trading Silas and confronting Havlicek amidst contract disputes (as I recall).  Bob Ryan stood for Celtics Pride during those...
Posting and Toasting 20 hours ago

Game Thread: Knicks at Raptors- 12/21/14

I dunno who scheduled all these damn Knicks games, but they play *again* today in Toronto. The Knicks just pushed the Raps to OT before losing last week, so...hey, maybe they'll do that again. Or something. Updates: Carmelo Anthony is available to play today at @Raptors - Amar'e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith are both out. pic.twitter.com/uopciiS1f3 — NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 21, 2014 Melo will start along with Jose Calderon, Tim Hardaway Jr., Quincy Acy, and Cole Aldrich, unless... Might be a first - Fisher said he might adjust his lineup because of absence today of Landry...
Celtics Today 22 hours ago

ProuDDDD of RonDDDDo

The hatred continues over at CelticsBlog.  Check out this thread....  Having succeeded in driving Rondo out of town, some of these good folks are trying to kick the heck out of him in Dallas, claiming on one  hand that his brilliant debut in Dallas shows that he wasn't trying here, whilst also claiming that his debut in Dallas was a failure.   I think one can read a lot of the problems in our society in the twisted and mean-spirited attitudes many 'fans' develop about  athletes.I'm very proud of Rondo.  He took this trade on the chin with tremendous class.   Obviously he saw it coming,...
CelticsBlog 22 hours ago

Boston Celtics (10-14) vs. Miami Heat (12-15) game preview

The Celtics vs. Heat matchup looks a lot different than usual this time around. Boston Celtics (10-14) @ Miami Heat (12-15) Sunday, December 21, 2014 6:00 PM ET Regular Season Game #25, Away Game #10 TV: CSNNE (Boston), Sun Sports (Miami), NBALP (National) Radio: 1030AM WBZ (Boston), 104.3 The Ticket (Miami) American Airlines Area (Miami, FL) For the first time in a long time, the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics will face off against one another with neither of their superstars suiting up.  Over the years, Celtics fans such as myself have come to love when the Celtics match up against...

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