11:30 AM EDT, Thu April 17, 2014
Bright Side Of The Sun 59 mins ago
Draft/Free Agency Primer: Phoenix Suns cap space, cap holds, draft picks

Draft/Free Agency Primer: Phoenix Suns cap space, cap holds, draft picks

The Suns are in great shape going forward, with a 48-34 team and a ton of picks and cap space to add to the fun. Let's review what's to come this summer. We have all summer to delve into this issue further, and believe me we will do just that. However, on the first day of the offseason it's time to set the stage for what's to come. Team Recap The Phoenix Suns finished with a 48-34 record, tied for the most wins by a team not to reach the playoffs. In the automated power rankings on ESPN that factors in recent play, strength of schedule, and offensive and defensive efficiency, the Suns...
Golden State Of Mind 3 hours ago

Game Links #82: Golden State Warriors 116 @ Denver Nuggets 112 - We got through the regular season. Bring on the playoffs!

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Blazersedge 5 hours ago
Media Row Report: Blazers 110, Clippers 104

Media Row Report: Blazers 110, Clippers 104

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 110-104, at the Moda Center on Wednesday night, completing the 2013-14 regular season with a 54-28 record. The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 110-104, at the Moda Center on Wednesday night, completing the 2013-14 regular season with a 54-28 record. The regular season came to a conclusion in the fan-friendliest way possible: Portland won, Will "The People's Champ" Barton scored a career-high 23 points on a career-high 20 shots, Joel Freeland made his return after missing more than eight weeks with a knee...
Clips Nation 8 hours ago

Clippers-Warriors: A Tale of "Rivalry" Intrigue

As the only teams in California to make the playoffs get ready to do in-state battle, the long talk of their nonexistent rivalry will now fall to the wayside. The battle lines have been drawn. The time for talk is over. Now begins the war. As we sit on the threshold of the NBA playoffs, we're often reminded of what a real NBA "rivalry" is all about and how they are often forged through a bond shared between two teams after a bitter battle of wills. Celtics-Lakers, Bulls-Pistons, Celtics-Heat, Heat-Pacers, Mavericks-Spurs, Lakers-Spurs, and Spurs-Suns have all been just a few of the...
Clips Nation 9 hours ago
Short-Handed Clippers Fall Short in Portland, 110-104

Short-Handed Clippers Fall Short in Portland, 110-104

In a game that nearly meant something, the Clippers used a huge 2nd half run to make it a game, but came up short. Well, that turned out to be more entertaining than I thought. In a game that featured reserves galore, the Portland Trail Blazers eked out your Los Angeles Clippers to officially put an end to what was the best regular season in Clippers history. The game tipped off as the Oklahoma City Thunder stole a game they had been losing all night to the lowly Pistons, in a game that included a double digit 4th quarter deficit for the home Thunder. The Grizzlies used a late spurt to...
Golden State Of Mind 9 hours ago
Recap: Warriors beat Nuggets in meaningless finale; will play Clippers in First Round

Recap: Warriors beat Nuggets in meaningless finale; will play Clippers in First Round

In a game rendered absolutely meaningless by standings, Golden State tied the franchise record for road wins by outlasting a tough Nuggets team that had nothing to play for. Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, Jermaine O'Neal, and David Lee were all rested. Klay Thompson started but played just eight minutes, as Mark Jackson rested the starters in the last game of the season. The reserves got their chance to shine, and boy did they, in a high-scoring 116-112 victory to end the regular season. Jordan Crawford and Harrison Barnes set career-high with 41 and 30 points, respectively; Steve Blake...
Lucas Hann / Clips Nation 9 hours ago
Clippers-Warriors First Round Schedule Announced

Clippers-Warriors First Round Schedule Announced

The Clippers ended up in the third seed in the West, and will face the Warriors in the first round. It's seemed likely for some time that the Clippers would end up facing off against the Warriors in the first round.  It's fitting, really.  These teams seem to legitimately despise each other more than any other opponents they face, and it has shown on the court, with numerous technical and flagrant fouls.  Also, everyone loves the Northern vs Southern California narrative, and it's echoed in the NFL playoff series between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks. Here's the schedule for...
Steve Perrin / Clips Nation 9 hours ago
Close, but no two seed -- Clippers will face Warriors in playoffs

Close, but no two seed -- Clippers will face Warriors in playoffs

Every game was close, but they didn't break the Clippers way, and the two seed was out of reach before the game started in Portland tonight. The Clippers are the three seed and open the playoffs Saturday at STAPLES against Golden State. The NBA games that mattered to the playoff situation for the Los Angeles Clippers all came down to the wire tonight -- unfortunately, the wire came two and a half hours earlier for all but the Clippers game, so it was actually decided before they ever tipped off in Portland. The Pistons led all night in Oklahoma City, but Kevin Durant gave the Thunder a one...
Sactown Royalty 10 hours ago
Kings fall to Suns 104-99, but progress shines through

Kings fall to Suns 104-99, but progress shines through

Like so many times this season, the Kings managed to fall just short. Nonetheless, it was a fun game to cap off a fun season. The theme of the evening may have been Fan Appreciation, but the underlying theme was progress.  The Sacramento Kings lost to the Phoenix Suns 104-99, but like so many games this season, it was a loss full of promise.  Throughout the night we were reminded of how far we've come in the past year.  How far we've come as fans, how far the Kings have come as a team, and how far Sacramento has come a city.  The loss is a number in the record books, but it doesn't...
Blazersedge 10 hours ago

Final: Blazers Sink the Clippers 110-104, Win 54th Game

The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers finished the regular season with a meaninglessly epic battle of the benches. The Blazers finished with destroying-expectations 54-28 record for the 2013-14 season. The Portland Trail Blazers' 2013-14 season is officially a wrap! Tonight's game was officially irrelevant before tip-off, as Oklahoma City clinched the second seed, and the Clippers were locked into the third. Blazers' Coach Terry Stotts played his starters for the entire first quarter, giving the fans a chance to cheer for them one last time before moving to the bench. And...
Bright Side Of The Sun 10 hours ago
Final Score: Phoenix Suns and Archie Goodwin Beat Sacramento Kings 104-99

Final Score: Phoenix Suns and Archie Goodwin Beat Sacramento Kings 104-99

The suns won their 48th and final game of the season thanks to their smoking hot rookie, Archie Goodwin, who scored 29 points off the bench in his first major NBA minutes of the season. The Suns started out with their normal starting unit, save for Gerald Green replacing Goran Dragic, as expected.  The first quarter began with both teams playing noticeably loose, almost in full exhibition mode.  Miles Plumlee attempted a step-back fade-away jumper as the first shot of the game for the Suns...if that's any indication. Gerald Green was the main scorer for the Suns through most of the first...
Pounding The Rock 11 hours ago

Spurs lose meaningless game to Lakers, will face Dallas in first round

With the overall number one seed already locked up, the Spurs lost their last game of the season to the Lakers in San Antonio. Elsewhere, Memphis beat Dallas and so the Spurs will face the Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs. Wednesday night, the Lakers faced the Spurs in San Antonio in a game that meant nothing. The Spurs earned the number one seed a couple of games ago and the Lakers have been irrelevant all season. Sit back and think about that for a second. The Spurs finished the season with the NBA's best record and the Los Angeles Lakers are a disaster. How sweet it is. The...
Steve Perrin / Clips Nation 13 hours ago

Clippers-Blazers open thread

Detroit leads in Oklahoma City by a point with 29 seconds left! 2013/2014 NBA Regular Season vs 57-24 53-28 April 16th, 2014, 7:30 PM Moda Center ESPN, Prime Ticket, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM Win-Loss Breakdown 21-9 East 23-7 36-15 West 30-21 34-7 Home 30-10 23-17 Road 23-18 25-17 .500+ 20-22 32-7 .500- 33-6 7-3 L10 8-2 Probable Starters Jamal Crawford Chris Paul PG Damian Lillard Darren Collison SG Wesley Matthews Matt Barnes SF Nicolas Batum Jared Dudley PF Dorell Wright DeAndre Jordan C Robin Lopez Advanced Stats 98.40 (6th of...
Silver Screen and Roll 13 hours ago
Lakers end season finale with 113-100 victory over Spurs

Lakers end season finale with 113-100 victory over Spurs

It's all over. You can leave the theater now, there are no extra credit scenes for this season. It's all over. The Los Angeles Lakers ended their 2013-2014 season with a 113-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, their record at 27-55 after another grueling season. What goes up must come down, or in this case, what's already down must be put down mercifully. Goodbye '13-14 Lakers. We'll likely hardly know ye' going forward. It's fascinating to watch an 82-game season come and go, even more so for this years Lakers team. There were plenty of expectations going into to the season, just none...
Steve Perrin / Clips Nation 14 hours ago
Clippers-Blazers game coverage: Rest for the weary

Clippers-Blazers game coverage: Rest for the weary

The Clippers have already set a franchise record for regular season wins, and odds are tonight's game won't count, so they'll play it without three of their four leading scorers. 2013/2014 NBA Regular Season vs 57-24 53-28 April 16th, 2014, 7:30 PM Moda Center ESPN, Prime Ticket, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM Win-Loss Breakdown 21-9 East 23-7 36-15 West 30-21 34-7 Home 30-10 23-17 Road 23-18 25-17 .500+ 20-22 32-7 .500- 33-6 7-3 L10 8-2 Probable Starters Jamal Crawford Chris Paul PG Damian Lillard Darren Collison SG Wesley Mathews Matt...
Pounding The Rock 14 hours ago

Full Coverage: Los Angeles Lakers @ San Antonio Spurs

The Lakers come to San Antonio to face the semi-Spurs in game 82 of the season. After this game, the Spurs will say hello to the playoffs, while the Lakers will say goodbye to a hilarious season. Los Angeles Lakers @ San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center, San Antonio, TexasApril 16, 2014, 7:00 PM Spurs Time TV: FSSW - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI #preview-wrapper { background-image: url('http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/836193/spurs-background.jpg'); background-position: center -40px; height: 300px; -moz-border-radius: 15px; border-radius: 15px;} #preview-ptr-logo { position: relative; top: 30px;...
Sactown Royalty 16 hours ago
Question of the Game: Jerry Reynolds

Question of the Game: Jerry Reynolds

Have a question for Jerry? Leave it in the thread and he may answer it after the Kings' season finale tonight! Today's question of the game is for Jerry Reynolds, Kings TV color analyst. The Question of the Game thread typically allows StR readers to pose a question for a particular player during a home game. We decided to switch it up a little for the finale and let you all leave a question for the man who knows this franchise and its history better than nearly everyone. I will have Jerry answer the question that gets the highest number of recs (and how reasonable it is). The answer will...
Silver Screen and Roll 18 hours ago
The Last One: Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs Preview

The Last One: Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs Preview

Tonight, the Lakers end the regular season against the Spurs, a familiar Western Conference foe. With both teams locked into their respective positions in the West, there there is nothing at stake but pride Showtime: 5:00 PM PST Lakers fans, it’s the last game of the regular season. When the last game doesn’t mean anything, I’m used to it being because we’re locked into our seed, resting our starters, and looking forward to the playoffs. Today? There are two parts of my inner monologue as I reflect on the end of the 2013-14 season. Part of me is glad that this...
Steve Perrin / Clips Nation 20 hours ago

Clippers-Blazers preview: Will it matter by game time?

If the Thunder win their game, which ends just before this one begins, then the Clippers will head into the playoffs as the third seed regardless of the outcome in Portland. 2013/2014 NBA Regular Season vs 57-24 53-28 April 16th, 2014, 7:30 PM Moda Center ESPN, Prime Ticket, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM Win-Loss Breakdown 21-9 East 23-7 36-15 West 30-21 34-7 Home 30-10 23-17 Road 23-18 25-17 .500+ 20-22 32-7 .500- 33-6 7-3 L10 8-2 Probable Starters Chris Paul PG Damian Lillard Darren Collison SG Wesley Mathews Matt Barnes SF Nicolas Batum Jared...
Sactown Royalty 23 hours ago
Kings vs. Suns Fan Predictions

Kings vs. Suns Fan Predictions

The final one of the year! Link to The Leaderboard Below are a series of prediction questions for tonight's game. The first four questions will be asked every game, while the 5th will change each game. Point value for predictions are listed next to the questions. If you believe that more than one player will lead a category, you can vote for multiple players, and this is worth double points if you are correct, but zero if you are wrong. Alternately, if you only guess one player when multiple players are tied, you get zero points. All submissions must be input before tip-off. Any submissions...

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