2:35 PM EST, Sat January 21, 2017
Golden State Of Mind 1 hour ago
Warriors smother Rockets beyond the arc, roll to sixth-straight victory

Warriors smother Rockets beyond the arc, roll to sixth-straight victory

Houston has now dropped two of three. It turns out you can live by the three, Chuck. Just so long as that life includes a commitment to stopping the three, as well as scoring it. The Warriors pressured the Rockets into one of their worst shooting performances of the season, allowing just 7-of-35 from deep in a highlight-filled 125-108 blowout that never seemed in doubt. Derek Knight (recap) and Apricot (Explain One Play) did a great job covering the whys and hows of this great win. But what happens with this team moving forward? For the Warriors, it was educational. Way back on December 1,...
Sactown Royalty 2 hours ago
Kings vs Bulls Preview: Sacramento Looks to Stop the Skid in Chicago

Kings vs Bulls Preview: Sacramento Looks to Stop the Skid in Chicago

Now losers of 9 of their last eleven games, the Kings are going to have to dig deep to beat the Eastern Conference 8th seed. The Sacramento Kings are in a free fall. Losers in nine of their last 11 competitions, the Kings have lost in seemingly every way possible. We’ve seen your basic, down to the wire loss. We’ve seen the blowouts. We’ve seen a 22 point lead evaporate into dust. While this couldn’t have come at a worst time in the season, the Kings now have to resign themselves to be bad, or at least bad enough to avoid giving Saturday night’s opponent our pick, but then still...
Bright Side Of The Sun 5 hours ago
BSotS Podcast: Adam Spinella of bballbreakdown joins the guys to talk Suns!

BSotS Podcast: Adam Spinella of bballbreakdown joins the guys to talk Suns!

Paul and Justin are joined by great guest from bballbreakdown.com, Adam Spinella, to talk about the trade deadline and the Suns rebuild Welcome back to the By the Fans, For The Fans Suns podcast! Paul and Justin are joined this week by Adam Spinella from www.bballbreakdown.com. Adam recently wrote an article breaking down the current status of the Suns' rebuild and the long term outlook for the team. It's a great read and you can check it out here: http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/01/09/the-coaching-spin-checking-on-the-suns-rebuild-in-phoenix/. Listen in as Adam and the guys discuss,...
Golden State Of Mind 6 hours ago
Explain One Play: James Michael McAdoo’s Three Dunks

Explain One Play: James Michael McAdoo’s Three Dunks

James Michael McAdoo dunked through his rare playing time in the Warriors-Rockets game on Jan 20, 2017. The real story of the game was the Warriors’ ability to shut down Houston’s drive-and-kick 3 point game, but forcing James Harden into becoming a driver but covering the passing lanes. At least for tonight, Houston did not look nearly as lethal from three once players were forced to take a dribble. However, how often do I get to write about James Michael McAdoo? Here’s Kevin Durant calling him the player of the game, which is obviously not true, but very kind: Kevin Durant on GSWs...
Silver Screen and Roll 9 hours ago
Lakers Injury Update: D’Angelo Russell diagnosed with MCL sprain and calf strain

Lakers Injury Update: D’Angelo Russell diagnosed with MCL sprain and calf strain

He will get an MRI on Saturday. LOS ANGELES- D’Angelo Russell has been a key cog in most of the success the Los Angeles Lakers have had this year, which is why when he collapsed on the court less than one minute into the team’s win over the Indiana Pacers it was enough to make the arena hold its collective breathe. Russell was able to walk off the court under his own power, and even tried to test his legs by bouncing up and down near the Lakers bench, but the team escorted him back to the locker room. Once there, Russell was diagnosed with an MCL sprain in his right knee and a strained...
Silver Screen and Roll 10 hours ago
Brandon Ingram earns Paul George comparison in Lakers’ win over Pacers

Brandon Ingram earns Paul George comparison in Lakers’ win over Pacers

Los Angeles’ rookie wing was impressive enough to earn a hefty compliment from his head coach. LOS ANGELES- On Friday night, the “Loading” in D’Angelo Russell’s Twitter handle stood for the game tape he was loading into his memory banks. The Los Angeles Lakers’ starting point guard seemed in good spirits on the evening, entering the locker room singing before having a conversation with Luol Deng. Russell followed up their chat by pulling up a chair, putting on a pair of headphones, and watching the tape the Indiana Pacers game tape the Lakers had playing in their pregame locker...
Indy Cornrows 13 hours ago
Pacers final score: Lakers blow out Pacers 108-96

Pacers final score: Lakers blow out Pacers 108-96

Indiana fell apart in the second half, dropping to the Lakers. Paul George had 21 points and Al Jefferson scored 20. A poor second half effort from the Indiana Pacers led them to another bad loss, dropping to the Los Angeles Lakers on the second game of their West Coast road trip. Despite leading 53-51 at halftime, the Pacers had every opportunity to have a sizable double figure lead, but they squandered countless fast break opportunities and other easy shots, including Aaron Brooks going 0-3 from the free throw line in one trip. Things took a dive for the Pacers in the third quarter with...
Silver Screen and Roll 13 hours ago
Lakers vs. Pacers final score: L.A. beats Indiana to end skid, 108-96

Lakers vs. Pacers final score: L.A. beats Indiana to end skid, 108-96

Lakers pull away in the second half in spite of early injury scares The Lakers finally got back in the win column. Los Angeles ended its five-game losing streak Friday night against Indiana, 108-96. Lou Williams paced the Lakers with a game-high 27 points, remaining the only bench player in the NBA to lead his team in scoring. The Lakers won in surprising fashion by conquering their recent third-quarter demons - at least for the night - and outscoring the Pacers 35-22 in the period. The game was tied at 59 with 8:44 remaining in the third when Los Angeles went on a 10-0 run with seven...
Golden State Of Mind 13 hours ago
Warriors Top Rockets in Houston, 125 - 108

Warriors Top Rockets in Houston, 125 - 108

The Golden State Warriors used a perfectly executed third quarter to breeze past a faltering Houston Rockets team on Friday night. The Golden State Warriors used clean defensive execution and continued all-around excellence from the Big Four to avenge their December loss to James Harden and the Houston Rockets, 125 - 108. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry spearheaded a controlled offensive attack, with 32 and 24 points respectively. James Harden, hampered by a hounding rotation of Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala and without the usual contributions from his running mate Eric Gordon, was...
Bright Side Of The Sun 14 hours ago
Locked On Suns Friday: Is now the time to trade Tyson Chandler?

Locked On Suns Friday: Is now the time to trade Tyson Chandler?

Just me today to talk trade fun. Earl Watson said Tyson Chandler is going nowhere Suns want more than a second-round pick for Tucker Your questions!
Sactown Royalty 15 hours ago
Memphis 107 - Sacramento 91: Kings Hammered in Memphis

Memphis 107 - Sacramento 91: Kings Hammered in Memphis

This may be a long forty games. Dave Joerger tried something new tonight with the injuries to Rudy Gay and Omri Casspi affecting the wing rotation. He inserted Arron Afflalo into the starting lineup, alongside Darren Collison, Garrett Temple, Kosta Koufos, and DeMarcus Cousins and while I can admire the effort to try and fill the hole at small forward, the lack of offensive firepower at the three spot was on full display tonight. Sacramento took a 9-0 lead to begin the contest, but immediately gave up an 11-0 run to Memphis in full Kangz fashion. The Kings kept it close in the fist half...
The Dream Shake 15 hours ago
Rockets are ice cold from three, lose to Warriors 125-108

Rockets are ice cold from three, lose to Warriors 125-108

Harden and Gordon both put up goose eggs from beyond the arc. The Rockets took their second loss in their last three games with a 125-108 loss against their playoff nemesis, the Golden State Warriors. This was supposed to be a battle of the two largest three-centric offenses in the league, but only one offense executed their plan properly, and tonight, the Warriors delivered, while the Rockets didn’t. It is hard for the Rockets to win when they only shoot 20% (7-for-35) from beyond the arc. James Harden and Eric Gordon were a combined 0-12, and the offense never really found its rhythm....
Sactown Royalty 16 hours ago
Kings 91, Grizzlies 107: Postgame Thread

Kings 91, Grizzlies 107: Postgame Thread

Kings drop the first game of this 8 game road trip. Oh and the 76ers beat the Trail Blazers too and are now just a half game behind the Kings in the standing. That pick swap is looking more and more likely.
Silver Screen and Roll 19 hours ago
Lakers vs. Pacers Game Preview: Just another rainy day

Lakers vs. Pacers Game Preview: Just another rainy day

Rain rain, go away. The Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of their second-longest losing streak of the season, turning a promising start to January into another disappointing month one game at a time. Their five-game losing streak is on the line with the Indiana Pacers in town during a rainy Friday afternoon. D’Angelo Russell has struggled through this ugly stretch, attempting 12.2 attempts per game while shooting just 32.8 percent from the field. His three-point shooting is even worse at a dismal 11.1 percent on 3.6 attempts per game. There’s not a lot to like about how Russell is...
Sactown Royalty 21 hours ago
Kings Trade Rumors: McLemore and Afflalo most likely to be traded

Kings Trade Rumors: McLemore and Afflalo most likely to be traded

Shooting guards are the latest rumor topics Before his devastating achilles injury, Rudy Gay was the Sacramento Kings player most likely to be traded before the deadline. With Gay firmly removed from any trade discussion, Kings fans are left searching for clues as to what the team will do next. Enter ESPN’s Marc Stein: Given Gay's long-term unavailability and Sacramento's well-known hopes of convincing DeMarcus Cousins to sign for the long term, ‎two wings have emerged as the most likely Kings to be dealt: Ben McLemore first and foremost, followed by Arron Afflalo. Neither name is...
Golden State Of Mind 23 hours ago
Warriors vs. Rockets odds and broadcast info: The highest over/under in the NBA since 2010

Warriors vs. Rockets odds and broadcast info: The highest over/under in the NBA since 2010

GSW v. HOU over/under total of 238.5 is the highest for any NBA game since 2010. Regular Season | Game 43 | Road Game 20 Golden State Warriors36-6 (19-22-1 ATS, 19-23 O/U) vs Houston Rockets33-12 (28-17 ATS, 25-20 O/U) How To Watch Friday, January 20th, 2017 Toyota Center - Houston, TX 5:00 P.M. (PST) ESPN | CSN Bay Area| 95.7 The Game | WatchESPN Blog Buddy: The Dream Shake Point Spread Golden State -5.5 ★ Houston+5.5 Money Line Golden State -228 ★ Houston +198 Over/Under Total 238.5 Total Points The Golden...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jan 20, 2017
Phoenix Suns Player of the Week: The Devin Booker experiment is bearing fruit

Phoenix Suns Player of the Week: The Devin Booker experiment is bearing fruit

The young superstar has absorbed everything that’s come his way, and it’s paying off. After two-plus months of puzzling and inconsistent play, Devin Booker is finding his stride, combining his innate skillset with the lessons he’s learned over two NBA seasons. With nightly scoring explosions and a healthy dose of swagger, the month of January has become a reaffirming display of the value of player development on Planet Orange. Much of the inconsistency on Booker’s part was, at face value, about being asked to do different kinds of things than he was comfortable with. Last season,...
Sactown Royalty Jan 20, 2017
Kings vs Grizzlies Preview: Welcome to the First Game of the Rest of the Season

Kings vs Grizzlies Preview: Welcome to the First Game of the Rest of the Season

After the disappearance of The Great Rudini, the Kings will need to pull a rabbit out of the hat in order to beat his former team, the Memphis Grizzlies. Wednesday’s game against the Pacers was rough. With no fewer than six articles on Sactown Royalty since then highlighting just how deep into the darkest timeline we really are, I have a hard time adding to the pile. Everything that can be said, has been said and by writers far more interesting. As this is my preview (till Akis reads this), I’m just going to take a brief second to talk about Rudy Gay. Rudy Gay for many years was my...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jan 20, 2017
Sun’s Watson: “Tyson’s not going anywhere.”

Sun’s Watson: “Tyson’s not going anywhere.”

Suns head coach Earl Watson emphatically quenched trade rumors around Tyson Chandler to @16WinsaRing on Thursday in Cleveland. Forgive Suns coach Earl Watson if he has no time for fake trade scenarios and rumors of his favorite players. His Suns might be a paltry 13-29 on the season, third worst in the entire league, but Watson gives no credence to the thought of Tyson Chandler being traded to a contender. An adamant Earl Watson to @16WinsARing just now: "Tyson [Chandler]'s not going anywhere." #Suns— Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) January 19, 2017 As the Suns approach February’s...

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