Basketball

  • Warriors vs. Rockets: GameThread

    The Warriors welcome James Harden and the Rockets back to Oracle Arena.

    The Houston Rockets look to challenge the Golden State Warriors' quest to keep their winning streak alive. This is the first match up between these two teams since they met in the playoffs last season. It will likely be a high scoring affair; James Harden is having a terrific season so far, but both teams struggle with consistent defense.

  • Warriors vs. Wolves preview: It could be worse

    The Warriors face the Timberwolves tonight at 7:30 p.m. PST at Oracle Arena.

    Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press wrote a feature yesterday about the Minnesota Timberwolves playing out their season in search of improvement with an eye toward next season was quite possibly the saddest thing I’ve read about a NBA team this season.

  • Warriors won over Lakers 149-106

    In their first meeting this season, the Lakers didn’t just beat the Warriors, they dominated the Western Conference favorites.

    On Wednesday night at Oracle Arena, the Warriors exacted revenge with a dazzling display that left even the opposing coach awestruck.

    The Lakers lost, 149-106, in a game that was all but over by the end of the first quarter. 

  • Warriors’ surprise split from KNBR is a game-changer for local sports

    The news that the Warriors have switched from KNBR to 95.7 The Game, (first reported on GSOM by bilfor) came somewhat as a surprise to the Bay Area sports community. In hindsight, the writing seems to have been on the wall for at least a year, due to conflicting schedules and contract priority issues with the San Francisco Giants.

  • Washington wins 127-115 in Cleveland

    Seven Wizards players scored in double-figures — led by John Wall with 37 points and Bradley Beal with 27 — as Washington defeated Cleveland, 127-115. Kelly Oubre also chipped in 16 points on 7-8 shooting as the Wizards picked up one of their best road wins of the season to kick off a brutal five-game road swing.

  • Watching and waiting for the next Warriors opponent

    Once again, the Warriors have taken care of business early and swept their opponent into the offseason. And once again, we all now get to sit and watch as two teams duke it out in a grueling battle to see who gets the honor of facing this Warriors juggernaut next.

  • We should have known the Spurs would destroy the Rockets without Kawhi Leonard

    Of course San Antonio rolled to a Game 6 win and sent Houston into their summer vacations despite their struggles.

    The San Antonio Spurs are laughing at you. Yes, you.

    You really doubted them in Game 6. Sure, Kawhi Leonard was out, and the two teams’ last game in this building resulted in a 21-point blowout loss. But you really trusted the Houston Rockets, after what they did last postseason? For San Antonio to end Houston’s season in Game 6 on Thursday in a completely uncompetitive 114-75 shellacking was quite possibly the most Spurs thing that could have happened.

  • We're so happy we stumbled on this 1997 Pic of Michael Jordan faking a defender out of his shoes

    Michael Jordan highlights are iconic jewels of sports history. Every one of them is carefully filed away in the part of your brain reserved for awesome moments. This particular clip from 1997 has eluded us for way too long.

  • Westbrook makes history in NBA - Mr. triple double?

    Job well done Mr. Triple double.

    From Nov. 26 to Dec. 9, Westbrook piled up seven straight triple-doubles, becoming the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to do that. Westbrook’s streak was snapped on Dec. 11 when he only recorded six assists.

  • Westbrook outscored the Grizzlies 15-0 in the final 2:35 by himself

    Oklahoma City, Memphis big man Zach Randolph made a layup to put the Grizzlies up 102-99. It seemed like a game that was going to come down to the wire. Then Russell Westbrook turned it into his personal exhibition.

  • Which Team Will Reign Supreme?

    MANILA, Philippines – Red Bull Reign is inviting the world’s top ballers to put their skills to the test. With several contests taking place all over the world this summer, this unique 3x3 basketball tournament will pit hopefuls against one another in a high-endurance, offensive-driven battle that ends with over 15 countries sending their best to compete at the World Finals in Washington DC, USA. 

  • Who is the second-best player in the NBA’s Eastern Conference?

    We know LeBron is No. 1, but who belongs behind him on this mythical list?

    FLANNERY: There are times when we tackle big important issues in these little chats and times when we try to make 1,200 words out of something so arbitrary that it may only amuse ourselves. I’m pretty sure that this is the latter because I want to ask you a question that's been rolling around in my brain for the last few weeks, and I'm honestly not sure if anyone else cares.

  • Why Dirk Nowitzki deserves his raise in Dallas

    Noble as they might have been, aging legends who have accepted steep hometown-discount deals didn't do so for charity.

  • Why hasn’t anyone signed Lance Stephenson?

    In retrospect, the entire 2013-14 Pacers team seems like a bizarre mirage. As the NBA violently careened towards the pace-and-space era that led to the Warriors’ small-ball rise, Indiana spent three seasons as the one of the last bastions of the ’90s, besieged all around by teams adopting increasingly modern approaches.

  • Winslow leads Heat to 115-107 comeback win vs visiting Lakers

    Heat roar back to life in second half to erase a 19-point deficit against Lakers.

    The Miami Heat stumbled out of the gate early and faced a 19-point deficit against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, but took the game over with a dominant second half for a crucial 115-107 win.

    Justise Winslow had a career-best game, matching center Hassan Whiteside with 19 points and 13 rebounds each — representing career highs in both categories for the second-year player. Tyler Johnson, James Johnson and Josh Richardson also had big roles in the comeback victory, which was the second consecutive game in which the Lakers lost a 19-point lead.

  • With Russell Westbrook's commitment, Thunder can finally move forward

    The sky blue carpet was laid out, with fans equipped with handmade signs and smart phones lining decaled barricades, waiting for a car to arrive and drop off Russell Westbrook.

  • Wizards toss Celtics to the ground, win Game 3 116-89

    The Washington Wizards demolished the Celtics inside to take their first win of the series 116-89.

    In the first round, it wasn’t a series until the road team won. In the second round, the opposite is holding true. The Wizards returned to their dominant Verizon Center form to humiliate the Celtics 116-89 and narrow the series to a 2-1 Celtics lead.

  • Wizards vs Suns final score: Washington escapes with 131-127 win over Phoenix

    The Wizards squandered a 22 point lead, but still squeezed out a victory in the desert, 131-127, on Tuesday night.

    In a surprising turn of events, Washington’s bench carried most of the offensive load scoring 65 points on the night, but John Wall made his usual superstar plays down the stretch to help Washington start their five game road trip with a win.

  • Wizards vs. 76ers final score: Washington overcomes slow start, cruises to 109-93 victory over Philadelphia

    All five Washington starters scored in double figures as the Wizards overcame an early 13-point deficit to blow out the 76ers, 109-93. John Wall, band pinkie and all, led the way for the Wizards with 25 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds. Bradley Beal scored 20 points (18 in the first half) as the Wizards won their 11th straight game at Verizon Center to go back over .500 with a record of 20-19.

  • Wizards vs. Bulls final score: Wall, Beal close out Chicago for 107-97 win

    The Thunder atoned from their 4th quarter mistakes vs the Hawks and got back in the win column in New Orleans.

    The dynamic backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal helped the Wizards close out the Bulls with some key plays late to pull out a 107-97 win in Chicago. John Wall led the way for the Wizards with 23 points and 9 assists, while Beal wasn’t far behind with 21 points and five assists of his own.

    Washington fell behind early as the Bulls shot 62.5 percent in the first quarter and outrebounded the Wizards 18-3 in the period en route to a 33-22 lead. But the Wizards roared back in the second quarter using a 10-1 run to get back into the game. They also got more active in transition in the quarter. They scored 13 points in transition in the second quarter alone, finishing with 32 for the night. The Wizards went into halftime trailing by only one.