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Rudy Gay scored 41 points for the Kings in a win last night, and appears to be hitting his stride

Since being traded to Sacramento from the Raptors, Gay has totally reinvigorated his career Former UConn Huskies and Memphis Grizzlies star forward Rudy Gay has seen many twists and turns, for the good and bad, during his NBA tenure. He was amazing while with the Grizzlies, consistently scoring 19 points per season while routinely making more than 45 percent of his field...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio makes little girl's day with catch

There was not much of note coming out of Salt Lake City last night. The Timberwolves dominated the Jazz for a 112-97 victory at EnergySolutions Arena. Ricky Rubio's night was a rather pedestrian 11 points and 13 assists on 3-for-5 shooting. What happened during a third quarter stoppage of play as arena workers were wiping down a wet spot is sure to change your face this Wednesday...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Recovering with The Raptors

The NBA mascot world took a major hit this offseason when Toronto's beloved The Raptor tore his (its?) Achilles. The team has been going on this season -- quite successfully -- with Stripes, a Raptor understudy if you will. Meanwhile, the Raptor is undergoing his rehab, quite comically, with several advanced medical techniques and trainings. The team still misses its go-to...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Bucks are having another bad season, and youth may be to blame

To say the 2013-14 campaign has been a trying one for the Milwaukee Bucks and new coach Larry Drew would be a massive understatement. The Bucks, with a strange mix of veterans, rookies, and some players stuck in between, lost 12 of their first 14 games this year and have dropped their last nine, bringing them to their present record of 7-33. It is never a good thing to be just...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

D'Antoni, Thibodeau show coaching chops late

Monday night's Bulls-Lakers matchup came down to an exhilirating ending. The Lakers needed Nick Young to make three free throws after he was fouled taking a 3-pointer just to force overtime. Then Chicago stormed back from a five-point overtime deficit to take a two-point lead. D.J. Augustin was fantastic in leading that charge. The game ended on two fantastic plays, concluding...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA players talk about, celebrate MLK Day

The NBA usually puts on a big show for Martin Luther King Day. There are games in the afternoon and all day. The League Pass is free. And the stories about what Martin Luther King means to so many individuals are big.  Taking a day to take a look back at one of the great citizens of American history is not enough. But every January we do it. And the NBA does it with them...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Life is not 'fun' for Brad Stevens, Celtics

When the Celtics endeavored to rebuild their franchise this summer, they knew there were hard days ahead. Trading Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to leave a roster with no coach (Doc Rivers bolted too) and an injured superstar who seemed to have Kobe-like killer instincts and hunger for wins (Rajon Rondo) was going to mean a long, long road for the Celtics. Their hot start...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings searching for post-trade identity

The Sacramento Kings changed their entire roster and their entire franchise's future with the major deal that brought Rudy Gay to Northern California in early December. We called it one of those rare win-win deals that got both the Raptors (who evidently have one of the best records in the East since Dec. 9 when the deal was completed) and the Kings a player they needed to get better...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

CC Video of the Day: Paul George or John Wall?

How about a little game of take your pick this weekend? We have two highlight-reel, ooh-inducing plays from this weekend's action to tantalize you and get your jealous nerves pumping. First the Wizards' John Wall goes on the break, takes the hit from Mike Dunleavy, Jr., goes perpendicular to the floor and somehow still make sthe shot: {youtube}KEssmTX1aec{/youtube} ...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What does 54 points look like?

In case you ever wanted to know what 54 points looks like, you can start here (video courtesty of Basketball Breakdown): {youtube}FkvIQqs9MBo{/youtube} It also looks like 19-for-28 shooting, 5-for-9 shooting from beyond the arc, 11-for-13 shooting from the foul line, six assists, 76.8 percent effective field goal percentage and 113.3 percent true shooting percentage. ...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo finally set to make his season debut for the Celtics

Rondo tore his ACL last January and hasn't played since No one expected the Boston Celtics, with a new coach -- in Brad Stevens -- and a host of new players after an active offseason, to be very good this season. Outside of isolated four-game and three-game winning streaks, the Celtics have followed that prediction to a tee, and have even lost nine of their last ten...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls shakily keeping identity post Luol Deng trade

The Bulls are in a state of change now more than a week out from the Luol Deng trade. Things are not the same for Chicago. Yes, the Bulls are playing extremely well and getting wins, but the team's defense these past five games has taken quite the nosedive. The 125 points the Bulls gave up in triple overtime somewhat masks the nearly 100 points they gave up in regulation. That...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 All Star jerseys leaked... and they have sleeves

NBA All-Star jerseys are always a little bit wacky. The league likes to do some of its experimenting with performance wear during the February showcase. The awful synthetic basketballs made their debut during the All-Star Game. The much-talked about sleeved jerseys have already made their debut, first with the Warriors last year and now proliferating through the league, most...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

CC video of the day: Pacers' Stephenson does 'Sir Lancealot' for All-Star votes

NBA players will do whatever it takes to garner enough votes to make it to an All-Star squad. Whether it be simply asking for votes or in the case of Pacers' Lance Stephenson, dressing up like "Sir Lancealot" and yelling at the camera for All-Star votes. Complete with big bowtie, suspenders and goofy wig, check out Lance doing whatever is needed to ensure he will be repping...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Lakers' Young tossed after throwing punches vs. Suns

Lakers' Nick Young will certainly be lighter in the wallet soon. During the Lakers-Suns matchup, Young was ejected from the game after receiving a hard foul from Alex Len. Young barked at Len, threw a punch and the two had to be seperated. But when Suns' Goran Dragic tried to keep Young away from his Suns teammate, Nick swung at Goran which all but sealed his fate - he was tossed...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks sent to Golden State Warriors as part of three-team deal

With Rajon Rondo returning to the Celtics soon, Crawford became expendable. MarShon Brooks, who wasn't getting much playing time in Boston, was the same. On a day when many NBA players became eligible to be traded, four were involved between two top contenders--one in the East and one in the West--and a rebuilding team on a long losing streak. The Boston Celtics...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

CC video of the day: Melo forgets there's another Knicks game

The Knicks have had a turbulent season but at 6-4 in their last 10 games, the team is hoping things can turn around. However, but just 38 games into the new season, Carmelo Anthony may just want the season to be over considering he forgot the team has another game after their recent win over the Suns. During the postgame interview, Melo was reminded New York has a second...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Vogel is your Eastern Conference All-Star head coach

The Eastern Conference's weak start to the 2013-14 season has benefitted the first-place Indiana Pacers in many ways, most notably in that they have the top spot in the East by three games over the Miami Heat. Also, since Heat coach Erik Spoelstra coached the East's All-Star squad last season - -and the Pacers are guaranteed to be either in first or second place in the conference...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

D-League Showcase shows off interesting NBA talent

Last year, the D-League really began to gain its footing with some big-name teams. The Heat jumped on board the single-affiliate team bandwagon this year after a good experience shuttling Jarvis Vanardo and Dexter Pittman back and forth from the D-League to the main team -- and that was in Sioux Falls. The Thunder sent Jeremy Lamb back and forth from Tulsa last year, and it is...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

With Blazers having great season, LaMarcus Aldridge wants to re-sign in Portland

Aldridge is posting career-highs in points and rebounds per game this season, and is averaging a double-double to boot Not many teams in the NBA are having as good a season as the Portland Trail Blazers are having. Terry Stotts' team has nearly won as many games this year (28) in 37 tries as it did all of last year (33) in 82 tries in a disappointing season without a...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

In great news for the Grizzlies' playoff chances, Marc Gasol is returning soon

Gasol hasn't played since November 22nd The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-19 this season and are currently sitting in 10th place in the competitive Western Conference, just outside of the playoff picture. That is a far cry from the Grizzlies team that finished fifth in the West in the 2012-13 and made it to the Conference Finals before being swept by the Spurs in four games...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves clutch play holding them back

The Minnesota Timberwolves currently rank second in the league in points per game and fifth in offensive rating. This is a team that should be talked about among the Western Conference Playoff teams at the very least and certainly a team that should have no doubt about its place in the Western Conference's pecking order. Things are not so comfortable in Minneapolis however. Frustration...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaq wants to make Shaq-Fu 2

One of the greatest (read: worst) video games ever made was the Super Nintendo classic Shaq-Fu. The plot of the game involved Shaquille O'Neal, a dojo and several levels of hilarity. It was universally panned and is considered one of the worst video games ever made. It also had the added negative effect of keeping O'Neal out of NBA Jam, an unforgiveable crime to Magic fans who...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA nickname jerseys a hit, even with Breen and JVG!

Friday night was the long-awaited nickname night in the NBA. The Heat and Nets eschewed their normal jersey names to put nicknames on the back of their uniforms. Ray Allen was "J. Shuttlesworth" and LeBron James was "King James." Paul Pierce was "Truth" and Kevin Garnett was "The Big Ticket." It was a fun way for players to express themselves and a great chance to maybe sell...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love's frustrated outburst foreshadows uncertain future

Wednesday night the dust had settled on another Minnesota loss in a close game. The Timberwolves were an astounding and stat-defying 0-10 in games decided by four points or less after Gerald Green drained the game-winning jumper for the Suns to complete an improbable comeback. Throw in last week's frustrating and wrongful defeat to the Mavericks and frustration is brimming for a...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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