The Phoenix Suns got a feel-good win over the Toronto Raptors while ALSO playing all of their rookies in the same game!
The Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors were both on the second game of a back-to-back. The Suns were more ready to play.
The Raptors just could not find the range and were down 14 points going into the 4th quarter before going on a big run - making their first 4 threes of the quarter - and even pulled within 5 points with 2:52 to play. They pulled to 5 points again within the final minute, going with four guards most of the 4th to get the Suns nervous.
Strong individual efforts from Blake Griffin and Chris Paul helped the Clippers to their second win in as many nights down in New Orleans.
The Clippers were able to complete their longest road trip of the season in style by trouncing the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night by a score of 114-96. Blake Griffin shrugged off a slow start to finish with 27 points, 10 rebounds and four assists on 12/22 shooting from the floor.
The difference makers in the game were three guys who didn’t get playing time this season until last week!
Alan Williams got another double-double and Tyler Ulis scored a career high to lead the Suns to an unexpected victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder despite another explosive night from Russell Westbrook.
Nets fans had seen just one win in the last two months prior to Wednesday. Although it was played at the Kings’ new Golden 1 Center, this felt like a golden opportunity to snap the 16-game losing streak, which they FINALLY did.
After botching the summer, Chicago is reportedly thinking about blaming it on the coach. This is what the Bulls do.
The Bulls are 16-18, a half game out of the No. 8 seed in the East. Chicago has the No. 18 offense and the No. 13 defense. They are mediocre in every sense.
ROUGH patches have their way of putting things in perspective, so learned the Blackwater Elite in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup.
Sent back to earth with back-to-back losses after winning their first two matches in the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament, the young PBA franchise said it is something it has to learn from while putting premium on playing team ball.
“Going back to our basics and play hard basketball are very important for us,” said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac following their 96-85 victory last week over the NLEX Road Warriors that put them back on the winning track.
The Thunder don't appear in any rush to trade Westbrook, and they have their eye on a big name to pair with him next summer.
While trade rumors continue to swirl around Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook, the Thunder's "primary offseason objective" is still to try and get Westbrook to renegotiate and extend his contract so he doesn't hit free agency next summer, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Recently retired NBA All-Star Amare Stoudemire insists he has plenty of basketball left in him.
A short-handed Mavs team loses a tough one in OKC.
The Mavs arrived in OKC tonight, the second night of a back to back, with no Dirk Nowitzki, no Wesley Matthews, no Deron Williams, and no J.J. Barea. Somehow, despite foul trouble and injuries, they made tonight’s contest into an actual basketball game. It was a contest they lost, but it was more of game than we had any right to expect.
Sure, the Thunder were also on the second night of a back to back, but the Mavericks’ B and C teams managed to do a lot right tonight, some of which should fuel the hopes of those who still want the team to fight for that eighth seed.
With just under six minutes to play in an early measuring stick game against Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets, Channing Frye hits a three-pointer off an assist from LeBron James. After being down by a point heading into the fourth quarter, the three gives the Cleveland Cavaliers a nine point lead. Coming out of a Hornets time out, Kyrie Irving stays right where he’s been all quarter: on the bench.
END OF THE ROAD
Winners of seven in a row, the Warriors will look to keep that winning streak intact as they close out their four-game road trip in Indiana on Monday. This will mark the first of this season’s two head-to-head matchups between the Dubs and Pacers, and the Warriors swept last year’s season series, both of which were high-scoring affairs. Monday’s matchup will tip off at 4 p.m., and the game can be seen on CSN Bay Area or listen to Tim Roye with the call on KBLX 102.9 FM or on the Warriors Radio Network.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No fire burned hotter, no mouth was fouler, no defender was in for a longer night than Kevin Garnett's.
In more than two decades in the NBA, Garnett opened the door for a new wave of young talent to enter the league, was partly responsible for a rewriting of the collective bargaining agreement and nearly single handedly redefined what the game's tallest players were allowed to do on the court.
The play that officially marked the return of Splash brothers Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle began in a most mundane way: GlobalPort toyed with struggling Rain or Shine, 117-98, on Sunday.
The chemistry between their elite players is building game-by-game and it is likely they will soon hit full stride as we get closer to the quarterfinals .
Romeo had 20 points in the second quarter alone, which saw him shoot GlobalPort back into the game after they fell behind by 10 point, 21-31. His three-pointer with 5:11 left in the period put them ahead, 39-38, and it was a back-and-forth game from that point.
Welcome to the first Going Postal Mailbag! While it's still the summer, we have nothing better to do than talk basketball and speculate what is going to happen during the upcoming season.
The reigning MVP reigned supreme once again as the Warriors shut the Bucks down early.
The Warriors came back from an early deficit to thrash the Bucks, 117-92.
The story of the night was the triumphant return of MVP Stephen Curry. Despite struggling over the last several games, we knew it couldn’t last and tonight proved it as Curry shot for 69% on the night (nice). Curry shot 6-of-8 from downtown, a couple from the logo, to rack up 28 points.
Since the Kevin Durant signing, the Golden State Warriors have become the pick of the litter for veteran free agents on the hunt for a ring.
As if coming within a couple missed shots of back-to-back NBA championships wasn’t enough of a lure, the Warriors now boast a foursome of consensus top-15 players unlike anything the Association has ever seen.
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) is rumored to be looking for a fast knockout of Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) on Saturday to shut down the people who have concerns about him following his sluggish performance against Kell Brook on September 10 last year. There was a lot of criticism that Golovkin took after the Brook fight despite him winning by a 5th round knockout. Brook hit Golovkin frequently with his best shots, and it looked to some like the only reason Tripe G won the fight was due to Brook suffering a broken eye socket.
The Memphis Grizzlies found ways to overcome impressive stat lines from the stars of the San Antonio Spurs on their way to a huge home victory over one of the NBA’s elite teams.
Marc Gasol poured in 36 and Toney Douglas played hero late as the Grizzlies won another dramatic thriller.
Memphis continues to play with just 10 warm bodies, with Carter, Conley, Ennis, Parsons, and Wright all still inactive.
After a rough 1-8 start, Portland soon found a rhythm led by C.J. McCollum’s 15 points on 5 shots. As the Grizzlies headed into the locker room down 7 at half, Fizdale stayed on the court just long enough to get T’d up for, you know, suggesting things to the officials.
Memphis’ hottest new club is “Blowing Out the Warriors.”
Located on the corner of Beale Street and Wendigo Drive, the Grizzlies new hot spot blew up tonight! This place has everything - massive free throw advantages, terrible shooting performances from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Tony Allen made threes, and Marc Gasol domination.
The Memphis Grizzlies led by as many as 30 (yes, 30) points tonight as Memphis beat the Golden State Warriors 110-89. It took a village to dominate the Warriors like the Grizzlies did tonight - Memphis had seven players score in double figures led by Marc Gasol with 19 points, 8 rebounds, and six assists, and JaMychal Green with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
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