10:01 PM EST, Thu November 27, 2014
Silver Screen and Roll 2 hours ago

Forgetting the Lakers tank train during at night in STAPLES

After a night in STAPLES Center, it appears that no matter what the logic, the Lakers fanbase has no interest in tanking. The Lakers were down by 6 points with just about two minutes left on the game clock. Playing against the team with the best record in the monstrous Western Conference, LA's 12th loss looked like a lock. But would that be such a bad thing? A last place conference finish would almost guarantee that the Lakers keep their NBA Draft pick at season's end.  In the ill-fated Steve Nash trade that seems to keep adding salt to a festering wound, LA only keeps their current...
Silver Screen and Roll 8 hours ago

What can Lakers fans be thankful for?

Looking for reasons to give thanks during a down year. Lakers fans seemingly do not have a lot to be thankful on the court from their team this Thanksgiving, as the purple and gold have been horrific. On the other hand, at least be thankful they don't have to actually attend a theoretical Lakers' team Thanksgiving dinner this year, which would presumably be a nightmare: Kobe would refuse to pass any of the sides. Based on watching his offensive system, I assume Byron Scott would try and carve the turkey with a plastic spork using his off hand "because that's how champions do it." Ryan...
Golden State Of Mind 10 hours ago

Thanksgiving football for NBA fans: a team-by-team comparison

A team by team look at each NBA and NFL franchise, on a historical basis. Each team is compared to one other team for super awesome reasons. Just in time for Thanksgiving! Today is Turkey Day (also known as The NFL Presents Thanksgiving) and many faithful hoops fans will have no choice but to watch hours of pigskin football. What's a fan to do? You can refer to this handy article to know what you're in for on a team-by-team basis. As an added bonus, I decided to compare every team to a NBA franchise so you, the rabid hoops fan, can better understand the leeague. More fun, too. Slightly more...
Bright Side Of The Sun 11 hours ago

Locker Room Report: Hornacek, Tucker, Dragic on Phoenix Suns win over Nuggets

The Phoenix Suns beat the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday in a thrilling offensive display by both teams. The Suns pulled it out with some Gerald Green wizardry.
Straight Outta Vancouver 12 hours ago

Report Card: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers | Player Performance Rankings

The Grizzlies move to 13-2 after battling one out in Hollywood with a scrappy Lakers squad. Grizzlies Report Card Grizzlies 99 - Lakers 93 Coach Dave Joerger: B Besides not playing Kosta Koufos more it was a solid performance from Coach Joerger. Starters Mike Conley: 30 MINS | 19 PTS | 6-11 FGS | 7 ASTS | +11 A- Mike was his usual good self in this game. Like the rest of the team he settled for a few too many threes when better shots were available. Other than that he did everything he was supposed to do against an inferior Lakers team. Courtney Lee: 31 MINS | 10 PTS | 4-10 FGS | 4 REBS...
Orlando Pinstriped Post 14 hours ago

Magic vs. Warriors notebook: "Selfish" Orlando fails against Golden State

The Magic played "selfish" basketball as they dropped their third straight game Wednesday. Zach Oliver has more in this notebook. Magic can't keep the ball moving After dazzling everyone with their passing exhibition against the Detroit Pistons last Monday, the Orlando Magic have struggled to find a rhythm on the offensive end. In Wednesday's loss to the Golden State Warriors, it wasn't any different, with the team posting just seven assists in the first half and 11 through three quarters. If not for a 10-assist fourth, the Magic could've been looking at over a 2-to-1 ratio on made baskets...
Sactown Royalty 14 hours ago

Things I'm Thankful For

It's Thanksgiving, so I'm giving thanks for a few things. Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you're able to enjoy this day with your loved ones.  Since it's Thanksgiving, it felt like a good time to give my thanks for a few things. I'm thankful for the standard things, of course.  My wife, my son.  My family, my loved ones, my friends.  But let's spend some time focused on basketball, shall we? I'm thankful that we still have the Sacramento Kings I'm thankful for the Kings' hot start I'm thankful for Boogie and Rudy and Darren and Omri and Ben and Ray and Nik and Jason and Carl and Reggie...
Clips Nation 14 hours ago

The Daily Clipper - Turkey Day Edition

Looking at the Clippers win over the Detroit Pistons, JJ and his obsession with time, and Jamal getting praise. I'd like to start off by saying I hope all of the American readers have a great Thanksgiving and that I've only got a few links in the round-up for you beautiful people today. "The Most Troubling Statistic" - Bleacher Report writes about the Clippers guards struggling and start getting on Blake Griffin. Los Angeles Clippers Precision matters to J.J. Redick. Now in his ninth season in the NBA, the 30-year-old guard with the Los Angeles Clippers is best known for his accuracy as a...
Clips Nation 19 hours ago

TWiCH: Happy Thanksgiving Edition

This Week in Clippers History: Hazzard, Quintin, half court shots, the Clippers are blog-less and David Courtney Happy Thanksgiving Clips Nation. As we celebrate the things we are all thankful for, I wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe day. It's Thursday, which means time for another look back at the history of our beloved franchise, the Clippers. In this weeks edition of TWiCH, a Hazzard, a Quinten, a 50 ft buzzer beater, a life without a Clippers blog, and our PA announcer. Enjoy! TWiCH Record: 55-89 1971 Walt Hazzard Leads Braves to Victory Over Former Team In July of 1971,...
Silver Screen and Roll 20 hours ago

Lakers lose 99-93 to Grizzlies, fall to 3-12

The Lakers are now 3-12 after a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers fell to 3-12 on the season when they couldn’t complete the Western Conference upset over the first place Memphis Grizzlies, who improved to 13-2 with a 99-93 win. The contest was a close one up until the last few minutes of the 4th quarter, where Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies pulled away. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers once again with 22 points, but once again shot the ball poorly (5-15 from the field), though he went 10-10 from the free throw line. Field goal percentage certainly isn't everything, but now Kobe is...
Denver Stiffs 21 hours ago

Suns out-shine Nuggets in shootout

Phoenix made over half of their shots as they were able to pace the Nuggets 120-112 Denver's five game win streak came to an end tonight as the Nuggets fell to a white-hot shooting Phoenix Suns team, 120-112.  The Suns shot over 50% not just from the field, but also from beyond the three point line knocking down 13 of their 25 attempts.  Gerald Green came off the bench to lead all scorers with 24 points.  He hit three of his six three pointers in the third quarter to spur the Suns to a healthy lead they would never relinquish. Denver was able to hang with the fast paced, high scoring...
The Dream Shake 22 hours ago

Rockets Beat Kings 102-89 W/ D-Mo & Canaan Career Highs

It’s a Donatas Motiejunas and Isaiah Canaan Thanksgiving special as the Houston Rockets beat the Sacramento Kings 102 - 89. James Harden and DeMarcus Cousins are still really good also. Like 26 & 29 points good. It's a Donatas Motiejunas and Isaiah Canaan Thanksgiving special as the Houston Rockets baste the Sacramento Kings 102 - 89 (Yes, that's a holiday applicable pun). Repeatedly thrust into bigger roles due to injury, D-Mo & Canaan helped push the Houston Rockets to 12-3 on the year by fighting off multiple Sacramento Kings attempts to eliminate double digit Rockets' leads. The...
Denver Stiffs 22 hours ago

Suns scorch the nets, Nuggets in high scoring affair

In a fast paced high scoring game, Nuggets were unable to keep up in the second half. Suns shoot over 50% from the field to out-gun Denver, 120-112 Denver put up a fight on the second night of a back to back, but the Phoenix Suns were too much.  The Suns shot over 50% from the field and 52% from three.  Even when Denver contested the Phoenix shots, it seemed to make no difference.  Denver managed to keep pace in the first half, matching the Suns at 64 going into halftime, but by halfway through the third quarter, the more rested team had taken the advantage.  Denver fought hard the...
Bright Side Of The Sun 22 hours ago

Final Score: Phoenix Suns do the Gerald Roll over Denver Nuggets, 120-112

First it was the Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic show. Then for a little bit the Alex Len show. Then Gerald Green said hello, dominated the fourth, dropped the mic and walked out with a Suns win. The Phoenix Suns came out running hard and the Denver Nuggets stayed with them for three quarters. And then GERALD GREEN happened. Dunks. Threes. It was a thing of beauty. And then the game was over, despite there being 6 minutes left. Suns highlights: Markieff Morris: 15 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals Eric Bledsoe: 21 points, 10 assists, 3 steals Goran Dragic: 20 points, 5...
Sactown Royalty 22 hours ago

Rockets 102, Kings 89: Kings run out of gas late*

The Kings stormed back from an early 20 point deficit, but could not string together enough well-executed possessions down the stretch to climb the mountain. The second night of a back-to-back on the road is usually tough; if you're playing in the Western Conference, that usually means playing a good to great team, and its paramount to play focused all game. Unfortunately for the Sacramento Kings, there just weren't enough stretches of good play, as they fell to the Houston Rockets by a final score of 102-89. The Kings were led again by DeMarcus Cousins, who was able to take advantage of...
Clips Nation 23 hours ago

Clippers squeak by Pistons 104-98

The Clippers played catch up for most of the game but finally went ahead in the 4th quarter. Superb individual play was mixed with terrible turnovers and inconsistent defense to keep the game close against an inferior team. The Clippers owe this game to Jamal Crawford and Chris Paul. The Clippers' primary two perimeter creators were absolutely terrific on the offensive end, scoring a combined 48 points on 26 shots, draining six three pointers along the way. This efficiency was enough to overcome the numerous flaws that the Clippers displayed during the game, and they will be very happy to...
Golden State Of Mind 23 hours ago

Warriors vs. Magic final score: Golden State takes Orlando's lunch money, 111-96

The Golden State Warriors cruised to a victory in Orlando Wednesday night, dominating from the second quarter on en route to a 111-96 victory. Stephen Curry was spectacular, scoring 28 points on just 13 shots. The MVP-candidate has hit 14 of his last 18 three-point attempts. It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And tonight, someone got hurt. The home team Orlando Magic. For the most part, the Golden State Warriors played in a different gear, handling their talented but young opponent with relative ease in a 111-96 road victory. Despite playing the night before, the Warriors did...
Detroit Bad Boys 23 hours ago

Pistons vs. Clippers: Pistons clipped in fourth quarter

Typical struggles came back to haunt the Pistons as they fell short on the upset. The Pistons played the Clippers closely through before falling apart in the fourth quarter on the second night of a back to back. It was a competitive first half, with each team making runs in the first two quarters. The Pistons used a 12-0 run in the first behind some nice ball movement and Josh Smith and Andre Drummond getting into the passing lanes. They started to pull away in the second to a 10 point lead before the Clippers closed with an 8-0 run of their own. For the second straight night, Drummond came...
Golden State Of Mind Nov 26, 2014

Game Links #14: Golden State Warriors 111 @ Orlando Magic 96 - Warriors mop up the Magic, win streak to 7

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Curry, Warriors pound Magic 111-96

Stephen Curry had a big night, as the Warriors cruised to a victory over the Magic. In their final home game before embarking on a West coast road trip, the Orlando Magic played host to the Stephen Curry led Golden State Warriors. Curry and the Warriors would not be stopped, as they shot the lights out en route to a 111-96 victory. Out of the gates, Orlando struggled. Golden State forced a couple of turnovers and forced the Magic into tough shots, jumping out to a 10-0 lead just two minutes into the game. The Warriors, who shot the lights out in Miami last night, shot 13-of-25 from the...

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