9:51 AM EST, Sat November 28, 2015
Clips Nation 8 hours ago

Clippers Gobble Up Pelicans, 111-90

It wasn't perfect, but it was pretty darn good, and pretty darn good was enough to rout the lowly Pelicans. Two teams came into this game struggling for consistency. The Clippers will leave pleased. The Pelicans will leave routed but relieved. The Clippers played with impressive energy and precision to dissect the visiting Pelicans, 111-90. For the Pelicans, the pain of the loss will be mollified with the news that Anthony Davis escaped serious injury. New Orleans' young star awkwardly bumped his knee while defending a Chris Paul fast break -- a play for which Paul is already being blamed...
Sactown Royalty 9 hours ago

Wolves Dismantle Kings with Relative Ease, Defeat Sacramento 101-91

You know, it'd be easy to chalk this loss to up to the standard 'Kings lose every game without DeMarcus Cousins' narrative, but even without Cousins, the Kings should be able to compete with a young team like the Minnesota Timberwolves on their home floor. The Wolves defeated the Kings 101-91, and they didn't make it look difficult. It's worth mentioning that the Wolves were without Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, and Nemanja Bjelica. Not exactly full strength for the visiting team, either. You can slice this loss a million different ways. Cousins was out, we've been down that road a million...
Golden State Of Mind 9 hours ago

Warriors at Suns final score 135 - 116: Curry goes for 41, Warriors set franchise record for threes

The streak lives on in Phoenix as the Warriors trounce the Suns. First Quarter: 44 - 27 The Warriors came into the game like gangbusters, blasting the doors off of the Suns' defense to the tune of 44 points in a quarter, a season high. Part of that came from the referees calling fouls for roughing up Stephen Curry off the bounce. Part of it was great ball movement sustained for 12 minutes. A lot of it was shooters hitting shots. The Warriors started off shooting 8 of 11 on FGAs, with all 8 of their makes coming off assists. When the Warriors move the ball and Klay Thompson, Draymond Green,...

Golden State Warriors set franchise record with 17th consecutive win

The undefeated Warriors made even more history tonight with their 135-116 win in Phoenix. The Golden State Warriors continued to make history tonight in Phoenix as they won their 17th consecutive game, a single-season franchise record for consecutive wins at any point in a season. The 2015-16 Warriors essentially broke the record they had set as the previous franchise record of 16 consecutive wins was set just last season (Nov. 13-Dec. 14, 2014), which also means the Warriors became the first NBA team to have 16 consecutive wins in two consecutive seasons. Looking over both this season and...
Bright Side Of The Sun 9 hours ago

Game Recap: Curry and the Warriors hit a fifth gear, obliterate the Suns

The Phoenix Suns didn't do themselves any favors when they went 0-3 in three winnable games and that became even more apparent in their loss to the Golden State Warriors. The Suns played very good basketball in the first half, but the Warriors hit a fifth gear and shot 15-20 from three in the first half. That's right, 15 threes at the half when they took only 20. Despite the Suns shooting 57% and getting 28 points from Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight combined at the half, the Warriors led by 18. Stephen Curry legitimately put on a show. The term showman is the only thing that comes to mind....
Silver Screen and Roll 11 hours ago

Nick Young on playing his mom 1-on-1: 'I would have to give my mom buckets if she start talking smack'

This really needed clarification. Thanksgiving. It's a time to spend with family, laughing together and taking a yearly opportunity to catch up with all of your relatives over a nice home-cooked meal. Or, if you are Nick Young, it's a time to think about what you would do if your mom tried to play you in a game of one-on-one. Seriously. I would have to give my mom buckets if she start talking smack https://t.co/DS5zwEqdmS — Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) November 28, 2015 First of all: Duh, a qualifier to be an NBA player is that you should probably be able to beat your mom in a game...
Bright Side Of The Sun 13 hours ago

Gamethread: Suns vs. Warriors

Let's talk about the basketball! I asked Hornacek pregame about the challenges of playing the younger guys against a team like this. He said that with Len it's about size and the stretch of games coming up on the road are almost all big teams. I really liked what he said after that point on Len about why the Warriors are so tough. "The problems they present is when you're the world champs, you know enough of your reads that you've seen everything. If you try this, they do that. If you try that, they do this. That's why they win championships. You always look at the great teams and they...
Clips Nation 13 hours ago

Chris Paul Breaking Gobert's Ankles

Never guard the Point God with a lumbering 7 foot guy. While the Clippers came up short against the Utah Jazz, the Clippers continued to get strong performances from Chris Paul and Blake Griffin (and only those two). This time Chris Paul added his own moves to the highlight reels: Here CP3 drains the step back jumper as Rudy Gobert had no chance to guard the Point God. Now sure, Gobert did point out that he felt Paul hadpushed off, but that doesn't really change anything. First, Gobert admitted he was trying to sell the contact. Second, it's hard to imagine that CP3 could not have danced...
Sactown Royalty 15 hours ago

Cousins might play tonight against the Timberwolves

DeMarcus Cousins injured his lower back late during last Monday's game against the Charlotte Hornets. As a result, he wasn't able to play during the final stretch of the game and missed the following game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Up until earlier today, Cousins had been listed as doubtful to play tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. CSN's James Ham has heard differently: DeMarcus Cousins upgraded to questionable. Source tells @CSNAuthentic he could play tonight against Minnesota. — James Ham (@James_Ham) November 27, 2015 If Cousins can play, that's a big boost to...
Silver Screen and Roll 15 hours ago

Byron Scott says Lakers don't trust each other on the floor

But Scott says they don't have chemistry issues. The Los Angeles Lakers have been off to a horrible start to the season, even relative to the moderately low expectations for the team heading in to the 2015-16 campaign. Their record stands at 2-12, they have the second-worst offensive efficiency in the NBA and third-worst defensive efficiency. This has lead to the second-worst net rating in the league, ahead of only the winless Philadelphia 76ers. After the Lakers' Friday practice, head coach Byron Scott told reporters what he thought was to blame,as transcribed by Baxter Holmes of ESPN. "We...
Golden State Of Mind 19 hours ago

Warriors vs Suns: Predictions, start time, TV schedule, live stream, odds and more

The Warriors look to extend their historic start to the 2015-2016 NBA season tonight in Phoenix. Just in case you were wondering, the Golden State Warriors have a 0.0000000000015% chance of going 82-0 this season according to our friends over atNumberFire.com. The fact that they have to crunch the numbers on the feasibility of a team actually going undefeated is just ridiculous, more ridiculous than the Warriors odds of going 82-0. There is only one real thing that can be taken away from these calculations: The Phoenix Suns get their crack at knocking off the defending champs as they play...
Sactown Royalty 20 hours ago

Kings vs. Timberwolves Preview: Sacramento is back home at last

The Sacramento Kings are finally back home after a long road trip. They're chipping away at the 6 game deficit they got themselves into but they're still four games back of .500. That's why games like tonight against a young Timberwolves team are important, even without DeMarcus Cousins, who will likely miss another game due to his lower back strain. Today's action tips off at 7:00 pm on CSN California and on KHTK 1140. 3 Questions 1. Why are the Timberwolves so good on the road? The Timberwolves have been a bit of a surprise early on this season, jumping out to a 7-8 start. Much of their...
Bright Side Of The Sun 20 hours ago

Mayor picks Suns to knock off Warriors

Don't tell Steph Curry. Of course there's no other acceptable predication from Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. ICYWW, of course I'm picking our @Suns to beat the @warriors tonight (please don't forward this tweet to Steph Curry). #WeArePHX — Greg Stanton (@MayorStanton) November 27, 2015 The Suns and Warriors tip off at 6:30 PM PT.
Bright Side Of The Sun 22 hours ago

Game Preview: Everyone hide! The Warriors are coming!

Oh boy. The Phoenix Suns, coming off of a 0-3 stretch of three winnable games, have now got to deal with the apocalyptic force that is the Golden State Warriors. The game starts at 7:30 p.m., with TV coverage on NBA TV and FSAZ. The Warriors The Warriors are undefeated the day after Thanksgiving for a reason. They are averaging 114.3 points and 29.6 assists a game. To give you some context, the highest PPG number for a team since 2000 is 111 and the highest APG number for a team since 2000 is 27.4 (last year's Warriors). Stephen Curry looks like this next generation's can't miss player. His...
Silver Screen and Roll 22 hours ago

The humbling of Kobe Bryant has been shocking to witness

While poor play and bad statistics in the face of modest expectations are jarring developments, it's Kobe's humility that's been truly surprising Kobe Bryant has rarely looked this mortal. Even as an 18-year-old, No. 8 didn't flinch when asked to throw down in a dunk contest with just two career starts under his belt. Even as a slightly-older 18-year-old, the soon-to-be Black Mamba kept shooting despite air ball after air ball versus the Utah Jazz in the playoffs. Even as a precocious 20-something, Kobe didn't fear the backlash of criticizing his superstar teammate Shaquille O'Neal, nor the...
Sactown Royalty 22 hours ago

Kings vs. Timberwolves Fan Predictions

Link to the Leaderboard Below are a series of prediction questions for tomorrow'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 after tip-off will not...
Golden State Of Mind 22 hours ago

Preview: Warriors head to Phoenix to Clash with the Suns

Can the Warriors keep the streak going as they head into Phoenix? Matchup Golden State Warriors16-0 (7-0 ROAD) vs Phoenix Suns7-8 (5-4 HOME) Details November 27, 2015 Talking Stick Resort Arena — Phoenix, AZ 6:30 p.m. PST National TV: NBA TV | Local TV: Comcast SportsNet | KNBR 680 AM Blog Buddy: Bright Side Of The Sun Projected Starters Stephen Curry G Brandon Knight Klay Thompson G Eric Bledsoe Harrison Barnes F Markieff Morris Draymond Green F P.J. Tucker Andrew Bogut C Tyson Chandler Key Injuries Kevon Looney (Hip) -...
Clips Nation Nov 27, 2015

Clippers-Pelicans Preview: For the Birds

Will the Clippers feast on the birds for a second day in a row? 2015-16 NBA Regular Season @ New Orleans Pelicans (4-11) Los Angeles Clippers (7-8) November 27, 2015 — 7:30 PM PDT STAPLES Center — Los Angeles, CA Prime Ticket, The Beast 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM Win-Loss Breakdown ('15-'16) 4-11 Record 7-8 0-5 East 1-1 4-6 West 6-7 2-1 Division 3-3 3-4 Home 5-4 1-7 Road 2-4 2-8 .500+ 3-5 2-3 .500– 4-3 0-0 OT 0-0 4-6 L10 3-7 Projected Starters Jrue Holiday PG Chris Paul Eric Gordon SG J.J. Redick Alonzo Gee SF Wesley...
Golden State Of Mind Nov 26, 2015

Savor every moment of this Golden State Warriors team

Clay Kallam is a local writer, basketball coach, and assistant athletic director at Bentley School. As we reflect on what we're thankful for today, Kallam encourages us all to take some time to truly savor every moment of this Warriors team's run - no matter what the outcome - in a special Thanksgiving Day guest post. When the Giants first came to San Francisco, Willie Mays was the centerfielder. I was just a boy, I didn't know much about baseball, and Mays didn't seem that special to me. That's how all centerfielders played the game, right? Well, not exactly. Over the years, I watched a...
Bright Side Of The Sun Nov 26, 2015

The top 10 free agent bargains in Phoenix Suns history

The Suns have signed many fantastic players throughout their history, but these 10 players performed the best relative to their yearly salary. Ah, Thanksgiving has finally arrived, and that can only mean two things — savings and fights with strangers. Yup, ever since Black Friday swallowed up Thanksgiving, the annual harvest celebration has been more about harvesting the latest lightning deals on Amazon and punching one's way to the front of the 4K TV display at Best Buy than enjoying time with family and friends. But everyone loves a deal, including the Phoenix Suns, so as we re-write...

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