1:22 AM EST, Mon January 26, 2015
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago

Rockets Blow Past Lakers 99-87

The Lakers (again) made a late run against their opponents bench to make the deficit look respectable, but were strangled by Houston when it mattered to lose their eighth game in a row. Even without Dwight Howard, the Rockets mostly dominated the Lakers from start to finish, excepting an ultimately meaningless run by the purple and gold. The Lakers were unable to keep James Harden out of the paint in the first quarter (or the game for that matter), and the MVP candidate sliced up the Lakers defense to create threes and layups on the way to the Rockets doubling up on the Lakers, outscoring...
Golden State Of Mind 2 hours ago

Game Links #42: Golden State Warriors 114 vs Boston Celtics 111 - Warriors avoid choking away 10pt lead in the final half minute

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Clips Nation 3 hours ago

Clippers extinguish Suns, 120-100

After it seemed like this game would come down to the wire, the Clippers used a 24-6 over the final 7:15 to distance themselves from the Suns and ultimately win by 20. The third meeting of the year between the Clippers and the Suns went about as expected for the first 24 minutes. It was a very hotly contested affair and then the Clippers took over in the third quarter and the game seemed to be almost over. But then the Suns came marching back and made it look like a great finish was in store. However, something interesting happened after that. A change was made and the Clippers flourished....
Silver Screen and Roll 3 hours ago

Flea Visits Lakers Pregame Show, Scores Layup

Celebrity Lakers fan Flea of the Red Hot Chili Papers paid a visit to the Lakers' pregame show on TWC Sportsnet, and this happened: Solid pump fake by Flea on on Chris McGee, but Geeter showed poor effort on fighting through James Worthy's screen. It's okay though, because no one involved with the Lakers plays defense this season.
Bright Side Of The Sun 4 hours ago

Final Score: Phoenix Suns Lose to Los Angeles Clippers; 120-100

The Suns fought back hard in the 2nd quarter after a slow start, and tried to come back from a double-digit deficit in the fourth as well, but they got sloppy down the stretch and it cost them the game. The Phoenix Suns begin the game with their starting lineup of Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic, P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris, and Alex Len.  The Los Angeles Clippers begin with Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Matt Barnes, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan. Suns back-up center Brandan Wright is out tonight with a sore left heel.  Miles Plumlee will see additional minutes once again as the back-up center...
Clips Nation 7 hours ago

Clippers-Suns open thread

Clippers at Suns. Game Thread. Let's win this and set the tone for the next slate of games. 2014/2015 NBA Regular Season at 29-14 26-19 January 25th, 2014, 3:00 PM US Airways Center (Phoenix, Arizona) Prime Ticket, FSAZ, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM Win-Loss Breakdown (2014-2015) 13-8 East 13-6 16-6 West 13-13 6-2 Division 6-3 19-7 Home 13-8 10-7 Road 13-11 10-11 .500+ 9-12 19-3 .500- 17-7 1-0 OT 0-4 7-3 L10 7-3 Probable Starters Chris Paul PG Eric Bledsoe J.J. Redick SG Goran Dragic Matt Barnes SF P.J. Tucker Blake Griffin PF Markieff...
Silver Screen and Roll 9 hours ago

A Reunion in Name Only: Lakers vs. Rockets Preview

With no Dwight Howard or Kobe Bryant, the main story line going into games between these two franchises is absent as well. Dwight Howard returns to Los Angeles to face the team he spurned, and the man who has led them for 19 years. That would have been the main narrative tonight when the Houston Rockets visit Los Angeles to take on the Lakers. This is (again) not to be however, because Howard was once again injured in the Rocket's previous game. The last time the Rockets played against LA, the center formerly known as Superman missed the contest with an injured knee, and an undrafted rookie...
Bright Side Of The Sun 10 hours ago

Suns Ennis, Warren Strong in Bakersfield Assignment

The Phoenix Suns' Tyler Ennis and T.J. Warren looked strong in their two games this weekend with the Jam. Just in case anyone was worried, T.J. Warren and Tyler Ennis are both still pretty darn good at basketball. Despite not getting many minutes at the NBA level, as the Suns hunt for a playoff spot, Warren and Ennis absolutely dominated in Bakersfield this weekend. The two looked more comfortable on the court together than they have all season and put up a fantastic stat line, helping the Jam to two important wins. Both players looked good, but Warren's performance was on a different level...
Sactown Royalty 11 hours ago

DeMarcus Cousins' old man outfit was not for 'Uncle Drew' commercial

Cousins, or OG Boogie Smooth, was not preparing for Uncle Drew, unfortunately. Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins sent the Internet into speculation mode recently when he posted a photo and video of himself dressed as an old man, or "OG Boogie Smooth." Was he filming the next installment of Kyrie Irving's "Uncle Drew" Pepsi commercials? Drew had been "searching for a big man," after all. The unfortunate news is Cousins told us that his old man outfit was not for "Uncle Drew." But the good news is he was filming a commercial dressed as an old man that we will still see, at least...
Golden State Of Mind 11 hours ago

Preview: Warriors vs. Celtics; 19 straight home wins?

Golden State is looking for its 19th victory in a row at home, against the rebuilding Celtics. Golden State Warriors (35-6) vs. Boston Celtics (15-26) 5:00 PM Oracle Arena - Oakland, California Blog Buddy: Celtics Blog The extreme juxtaposition between the Warriors and the Celtics is striking. Golden State has far and away the league's best record, emerging continuity and true team chemistry, and a contingent of players who play well with each other. The Celtics, on the other hand, are rebuilding, with General Manager Danny Ainge giving players away with seemingly nary a care for anything...
Bright Side Of The Sun 13 hours ago

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Game Preview

Will the Suns get back in the win column today against the Los Angeles Clippers? Can the Suns keep their emotions under control while playing with intensity and aggression against one of their biggest Western Conference rivals? What: Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena. Phoenix, AZ When: 4:00 pm Locally/6:00 pm Eastern Watch: Fox Sports AZ / Listen: AZ Sports 98.7 FM This afternoon, the Suns will attempt to rinse the bad taste out of their mouths after suffering yet another buzzer-beater loss at the hands of the Houston Rockets on Friday night; their...
Sactown Royalty 13 hours ago

Kings vs. Knicks Preview: Sacramento looks to take a bite out of the Big Apple

Even with how much the Kings have struggled lately, having lost 6 in a row and 8 of their last 10, the Knicks are still a team that Sacramento should beat.  New York is on a three game winning streak of their own, but those wins alone amount to almost half of their win total for the entire season.  Today's action tips off at 4:30 pm on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. After waiving Samuel Dalembert, the Knicks have no size in the middle to speak of.  Jason Smith (a jump shooting center) is their tallest player, and Cole Aldrich is their most...
Bright Side Of The Sun 15 hours ago

Catch up on tonight's Phoenix Suns opponent: the dreaded Los Angeles Clippers

Tonight is the rematch of the Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers. You know, the Blake game. Let's go behind enemy lines with FlybyNite blogger for our brother site ClipsNation to see "What up, what up!" with those crazy guys who've taken over LA in the void left behind by the Lakers. ---- 1. How close is Blake Griffin to the teams trainers? If a Suns player grabbed one of our trainers like that during a game, I'd probably be offended on behalf of the guy unless I knew they were close and it was a "bro joke". FlyByNite, ClipsNation: He has to be close to them. There was some laughing...
Silver Screen and Roll 22 hours ago

Kobe Bryant Sighted at Paintball Park

In the wake of the news of Kobe Bryant's torn rotator cuff, the atmosphere around the Lakers has been reminiscent of a funeral. The good news: Kobe is not dead! He was even feeling well enough to make an appearance at Hollywood Sports Paintball & Airsoft Park on Saturday. From UFC fighter Anderson Silva's Instagram account: Me and my sons came to @hollywoodsports where we play paintball every other weekend and once again, had the opportunity to see our great friend @kobebryant . A photo posted by Anderson Silva (@spiderandersonsilva) on Jan 24, 2015 at 5:46pm PST Bryant...
Clips Nation Jan 25, 2015

Clippers-Suns: Questionable Blogger with Dave King

In this episode of The Questionable Blogger, Justin Russo (aka FlyByKnight) sits down and talks with Dave King from Bright Side of the Sun. The two Pacific division competitors meet Sunday afternoon in Phoenix in what should be another awesome affair. In the meantime, I sat down with Dave King from Bright Side of the Sun to discuss each team. Below are his answers to my questions. Justin Russo: Among lineups with at least 100 minutes played this season, the Phoenix Suns current starting lineup of Bledsoe-Dragic-Tucker-Morris-Len ranks tied for 11th (out of 67) in Net Rating with a +12.7...
Clips Nation Jan 24, 2015

Clippers-Suns game coverage

After winning the first two meetings of the year in their home building, the Los Angeles Clippers head on the road with a chance to seal and steal the season series away from the Phoenix Suns in just the third matchup of the year. It won't be easy. 2014/2015 NBA Regular Season at 29-14 26-19 January 25th, 2014, 3:00 PM US Airways Center (Phoenix, Arizona) Prime Ticket, FSAZ, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM Win-Loss Breakdown...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jan 24, 2015

Just how rare is the Phoenix Suns losing three buzzer-beaters in their last 23 games?

Taking a look at the Suns recent bad luck in losing on buzzer-beating shots this season. After losing on a buzzer-beater  - defined as losing on the last shot taken in the game as the clock runs out - on Friday night against the Houston Rockets at home, the Phoenix Suns now have three such losses in just the last 47 days (23 games) alone. Let's relive them for a moment. First, the Beardt: Then, the Blake: And then the Middleton: ALL IN THE LAST 23 GAMES! Let's put this into perspective, thanks to the research skills of our own Jim Coughenour. In the entire NBA season, there have only...
Silver Screen and Roll Jan 24, 2015

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant receives diagnosis of torn rotator cuff

Kobe let cameras into the room when he received the diagnosis of the injury that potentially ends his season. Kobe Bryant is possibly done for the season after tearing his rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Courtesy of The Players' Tribune, we now have a look inside the room of when Kobe Bryant received news of his diagnosis. Pretty sad stuff. Hopefully the Mamba comes back healthy next season for what will probably be his farewell campaign.
Steve Perrin / Clips Nation Jan 24, 2015

ClipCast episode 98 "Top 5"

It was a long time coming and it didn't last long, but the Clippers finally got back into the top 5 in the west Friday night. Of course, they're only a few games out of second, so lots can happen still. The Clips destroyed the Nets and in the process finally got out of sixth place and into the TOP 5!  For almost 24 hours.  Houston got a win the next night and moved a half game ahead but this podcast was recorded during that wonderful Top 5 moment.  Enjoy! You can listen to ClipCast right here whenever new episodes are available. Check out prior episodes in iTunes. Follow...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jan 24, 2015

Player of the Week Highlights: Mini LeBron is Taking Over

The Suns went 2-1 this past week, and Eric Bledsoe was phenomenal. Bledsoe averaged 25 points, 7.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 2 steals per game on 51% shooting from the field. He scored a career-high 33 points against the Blazers, and at this point has established himself as a nightly triple-double threat. Isaiah Thomas may have just had his most productive week as a Sun to date. Thomas poured in 24, 22 and 27 points against the Lakers, Blazers and Rockets respectively, all while shooting an extraordinarily efficient 56 percent from the field, 52 percent from three-point range and 89...

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