3:29 AM EDT, Tue October 24, 2017
Clips Nation 29 mins ago
Game Preview: Clippers vs. Jazz, A Playoff Matchup Remixed

Game Preview: Clippers vs. Jazz, A Playoff Matchup Remixed

The first round opponents come together again, both looking a little different than before. The Big Picture: After exiting a summer of change as one of the NBA’s premier mystery teams, the Clippers have quickly fulfilled many expectations, both good and bad. The good is evidenced by two wipeout wins over inferior opponents. Some say that the best measure of a quality team is any win over another quality team, but others have noted that blowing out bottom-feeders — a title for which the Lakers and Suns both qualify — is just as indicative of future success. No matter which school...
Sactown Royalty 2 hours ago
Kings 115, Suns 117: Sacramento digs too deep of a hole

Kings 115, Suns 117: Sacramento digs too deep of a hole

A valiant comeback effort wasn’t enough to overcome a terrible start. I’d like to think I know a thing or two about the Kings. So naturally, when this morning saw Earl Watson fired and Eric Bledsoe sent home for demanding a trade the same day they were set to play the Kings, I tweeted this: The Suns are gonna beat us by 40 tonight or something stupid aren't they?— Akis Yerocostas (@Aykis16) October 23, 2017 So I wasn’t exactly surprised when I turned the game on and it was already 13 to 2 Phoenix. Disappointed, sure, but not surprised. The Suns would go on to continue...
Sactown Royalty 2 hours ago
Final Score: Kings 115, Suns 117

Final Score: Kings 115, Suns 117

Sacramento dug too deep of a hole. So close and yet so far. The Kings spotted Phoenix a 22 point lead early on and spent the entire game trying to come back. It was almost enough, with Garrett Temple hitting a career-high 6 three pointers on his way to 23 points, but Temple’s final attempt to win the game came up short. Sacramento falls to 1-3. Full recap coming shortly.
Golden State Of Mind 4 hours ago
The Warriors close out the road trip with a win, defeating the Mavericks 133-103

The Warriors close out the road trip with a win, defeating the Mavericks 133-103

Led by Curry and Durant, the Warriors kept the Mavericks winless and evened their record to 2-2. With Stephen Curry in the lineup after being fined $50,000 but not suspended for throwing his mouthpiece during Saturday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks 133-103. The game started out with the Warriors playing some of their best basketball of the season. Despite still having a few rough turnovers, Curry would finish the quarter with 9 points and 5 assists, getting to the line 7 times and making all 7. With Curry playing a...
Purple and Blue 4 hours ago

10/24 Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers: Keys to the Game

Tuesday’s contest between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers figures to be a crucial test for both teams and will likely be a closely contested battle. It seems like just yesterday that the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers were going at one another in a tightly contested seven-game playoff series. That first round […] 10/24 Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers: Keys to the Game - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mavs Moneyball 6 hours ago
GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors (ft. Patty Smyth)

GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors (ft. Patty Smyth)

The first victory of the season is on the horizon! Just maybe not tonight! WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors WHAT: These guys, on the second game of a back to back, as usual. WHERE: Toyota Center, Houston, TX WHEN: 7:00 p.m. CT HOW: Fox Sports Southwest or NBA League Pass The story: The Mavericks have lost every game, but somehow the Warriors have lost two of their three so far. Can Dallas keep them on their heels? Dennis Smith is back! So that's fun. Lets see if the Mavericks can keep pace. WARRIORS COME OUT TO PLAY.Just maybe not tonight!
Golden State Of Mind 7 hours ago
Warriors at Mavericks: Omri Casspi, Stephen Curry available to play for Golden State

Warriors at Mavericks: Omri Casspi, Stephen Curry available to play for Golden State

The Warriors will finally have Omri Casspi back in the lineup when they face the Mavericks tonight. The Golden State Warriors will face the Dallas Mavericks tonight at 5:30 p.m. PST with an opportunity to get themselves back to .500. And for the first time this season, we’ll get to see the full squad in action as Omri Casspi is available to play after missing the majority of the first three games with an ankle injury. Injury update: Omri Casspi (left ankle sprain) is available to play in tonight's game at Dallas.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) October 23, 2017 In other positive news,...
Golden State Of Mind 8 hours ago
Steph Curry fined, but not suspended for throwing mouthpiece

Steph Curry fined, but not suspended for throwing mouthpiece

The superstar avoided missing time, but will have to write a sizable check for his actions After Stephen Curry threw his mouthpiece and was ejected during Saturday night’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, it was clear that some sort of punishment would come down. It was just a matter of how severe that punishment would be. Thankfully, Curry will be writing a big check, but won’t be missing tonight’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Steph Curry will receive a $50,000 fine for throwing his mouthpiece, I’m told, and Andre Iguodala a $15,000 fine for yelling at the ref— Sam Amick...
Golden State Of Mind 10 hours ago
Roundtable: How we feeling about the first three games, folks?

Roundtable: How we feeling about the first three games, folks?

Is it too early for concern? Well, yes and no. How soon is too soon to worry? Obviously, a team as talented as the Golden State Warriors probably doesn’t have to fret too much about early season wobbles but that doesn’t mean there is absolutely no cause for concern. The writers here at GSOM were discussing all this in our offline chat, and we thought it would be fun to open this up to include the rest of the community in the conversation. Are you concerned? Or are you at Nate Parham level of concern at this point? Meh. Let’s check in to see what everyone has to say on this...
Silver Screen and Roll 10 hours ago
Lakers Mailbag: Getting a handle on the Julius Randle situation, Jordan Clarkson musings

Lakers Mailbag: Getting a handle on the Julius Randle situation, Jordan Clarkson musings

The first week with Lonzo Ball at the wheel is in. Let’s talk about it! The Los Angeles Lakers have wrapped up their first week of the season, going 1-2 and showing both the good and bad of what’s to come. Defense, the team’s focus all training camp as directed by head coach Luke Walton, once again looks like it’s going to hurt the Lakers all season. We’re also seeing some other interesting things, like Jordan Clarkson solidifying himself as a true bench-scoring combo guard. The Lou Williams training wheels are long gone for the reserves, but Clarkson has stepped up to the plate....
Silver Screen and Roll 11 hours ago
Lakers officially unveil baby blue ‘MPLS’ throwback uniform, announce debut game

Lakers officially unveil baby blue ‘MPLS’ throwback uniform, announce debut game

Looking good, throwback uni! The word was out a few days ago thanks to an NBA 2K18 update, but the Los Angeles Lakers have now officially unveiled their throwback uniforms for the season. As expected, they’re going back to their Minneapolis days with the baby blue “MPLS” look. They’ll wear the throwbacks a total of five times, and lucky for us we’ll get to see them when they next stop on the court Wednesday against the Washington Wizards. Here’s the first look at these beautiful jerseys: Adding a classic look to our uniform lineup this season! #NIKExNBA :...
Denver Stiffs 12 hours ago
Rumor: Denver Nuggets had conversations with Phoenix Suns about Eric Bledsoe - Emmanuel Mudiay trade

Rumor: Denver Nuggets had conversations with Phoenix Suns about Eric Bledsoe - Emmanuel Mudiay trade

Smoke from a fire, or recycled old news? According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns have had conversations regarding a trade centered around Emmanuel Mudiay and Eric Bledsoe Suns and Nuggets have discussed a trade of Eric Bledsoe for Emmanuel Mudiay and other pieces, league sources told @BBallInsiders.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) October 23, 2017 Scotto’s tweet comes after a whirlwind 24 hour period where Bledsoe tweeted out “I don’t want to be here” and then was sent home from shoot around by the Suns after trying to pass off...
Golden State Of Mind 12 hours ago
Stephen Curry spent his off day golfing with Barack Obama

Stephen Curry spent his off day golfing with Barack Obama

An ejection and a tough loss didn’t keep Steph from hitting the links this weekend with Obama and Jordan Spieth You might think that Stephen Curry spent his Sunday still upset from a difficult loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. You might think he was still fuming from the lack of foul calls that ultimately led to an outburst, and an ejection. You’d be wrong. Instead, Curry spent his Sunday on the golf course with two very recognizable faces: former President Barack Obama, and golf superstar Jordan Spieth. Steph Curry golfs with Barack Obama, Jordan Spieth in Dallas...
Sactown Royalty 13 hours ago
Kings vs Suns Preview: Keep Phoenix in the Ashes, or Get Burned?

Kings vs Suns Preview: Keep Phoenix in the Ashes, or Get Burned?

The Kings roll into Phoenix in the midst of a coaching change and internal discord, hoping that they escape with a win without getting that icky drama all over them. In a move that surprised no one with their action, but everyone in their timing, the Phoenix Suns decided on a coaching change three games into their seasons and just in time for the Kings to slide in for a game on Monday night. With two talented groups of young guys interspersed with wiley veterans, the Suns and Kings square off in a battle of teams that really screwed up in not keeping Isaiah Thomas should be representing...
Golden State Of Mind 13 hours ago
Warriors vs Mavericks key matchup: the battle of rotating centers

Warriors vs Mavericks key matchup: the battle of rotating centers

Dallas has confusion at the 5, while the Warriors have a rotating cast of bigs; who will win that battle? When the Warriors and Mavericks tip off Monday night, both teams will be searching for something much needed: a win. Golden State has opened the season with a sloppy, lethargic, and downright surprising 1-2 record. Dallas has begun with three consecutive losses, and barely any minutes of competitive play. While the attention and the highlights will be on perimeter players – the Big Four for the Warriors, and Harrison Barnes and Dennis Smith Jr. for the Mavericks – much of this...
Lucas Hann / Clips Nation 13 hours ago
Dear Eric Bledsoe: Come Home

Dear Eric Bledsoe: Come Home

Bring our boy back. “I Dont wanna be here” “Come back home bro” Two tweets, totaling nine words that, when put in context, demonstrate one thing: it’s time for Eric Bledsoe to come home, back to his original NBA team, the L.A. Clippers. Things aren’t going great in Phoenix for the Suns. They’ve only won a combined 47 games over the last two seasons, and their 2017-18 campaign started out with a 48-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in their home opener. After a lowly loss to the Los Angeles Lakers last week, they fell again by more than 40 points to the Clippers on...
Blazersedge 13 hours ago
Suns Guard Eric Bledsoe Sent Home; Trade Rumors Churning

Suns Guard Eric Bledsoe Sent Home; Trade Rumors Churning

Eric Bledsoe’s ominous tweet may be a sign of things to come Eric Bledsoe met with the Phoenix Suns in Sacramento on Monday, and the guard was set home. He will not play in the Suns’ matchup versus the Kings, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Eric Bledsoe met with team this morning before shootaround and he was sent home. He will not play tonight against Sacramento.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 23, 2017 The Suns almost cleaned all of their metaphorical house Sunday, as head coach Earl Watson and several of members of his staff were let go. Jay Triano...
Silver Screen and Roll 13 hours ago
Lakers Highlights: Lonzo Ball drops 13 dimes against the Pelicans

Lakers Highlights: Lonzo Ball drops 13 dimes against the Pelicans

Not quite Super Saiyan levels this time around, but Lonzo showed tremendous pick-and-roll control. Lonzo Ball is proving to be a bit of a stat stuffer early in his Los Angeles Lakers career, grabbing boards and dropping dimes at a rate that’s raising fantasy basketball eyebrows across the nation (probably). Sunday night Ball had a fantastic passing performance, dropping 13 assists while looking in control as a pick-and-roll ball-handler. Observe the young guard continuing to find his groove, looking polished in an area of his game many thought he’d be far more rough around the edges...
Lucas Hann / Clips Nation 14 hours ago
Locked on Clippers 10/23—Clippers Win First Two Games, Teodosic Injured

Locked on Clippers 10/23—Clippers Win First Two Games, Teodosic Injured

The good and the bad from the first two contests of the season. In today’s episode of the Locked on Clippers, I explained Milos Teodosic’s injury and Doc Rivers’ options for replacing him in the rotation, as well as breaking down individual performances in L.A.’s two blowout wins to start the season against the Lakers and Suns. You can listen here, or in the player below.
Golden State Of Mind 16 hours ago
What can we make of Kerr’s strange rotations so far?

What can we make of Kerr’s strange rotations so far?

The Warriors are a deep team, and Steve Kerr usually tries to play as many guys as possible. How will the rotation eventually shake out? Maybe the most frustrating part of watching the Warriors is having to deal with Steve Kerr’s rotations. He goes deep into his bench for extended periods of times, and often throws out some weird lineups that never seem to work. On one hand, this philosophy keeps the starters fresh throughout the season. However, in moments that really matter, like Game 7 of the 2016 Finals, it can be deadly to play players that are clearly outmatched. We’re only...

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