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The Starting Lineup: Warriors Gift-Wrap Victory, Give To Grizzlies

The Golden State Warriors got their second second-chance basket with 5.8 seconds left in the game.  They turned the ball over 24 times, made just 5 of 8 freethrows, and got pounded on the offensive glass… yet, somehow, they led by 16 points entering the fourth, and had led by as many as 22.  Despite the late advantage, the Warriors dropped this game (90-91) to the streaking...
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January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Fantasy News & Notes, Week Four

Well, I picked up a 5-4 win and moved to 18-17-1 (3-1) on the season, but I had a pretty disappointing week.  I led 8-1 going into Saturday’s games with just a single turnover keeping me from being up 9-0, but thanks to a missed game from Dirk Nowitzki and some awful freethrow shooting from Nene I was forced to bench players on Sunday in order to hold on to any sort of victory...
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January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

POTD 1/22/12: DeAndre Jordan Emasculates Ed Davis

I would go with the usual he treated him like a kid on the Nerf hoop thing, but what DeAndre Jordan did to Ed Davis yesterday afternoon is something that not even the coldest grown man does to a child.  Yeah, you take that little basketball and dunk it on the kid with the utmost authority–that’s acceptable–but you don’t rip it out of his hands after he’s grabbed a defensive...
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January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Games To Watch, Week Five (1/23-1/29)

Monday, January 23rd: Grizzlies @ Warriors, 10:30 ET, NBATV: The Grizzlies (along with the Rockets) are on the NBA’s longest winning streak at an impressive six games.  The Warriors are coming off of a devestating loss to the Pacers.  Sprinkle in a little bit of that Oracle Magic and you’ve got all the ingredients of an exciting upset.  It’s on the Warriors to deliver,...
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January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

The Starting Lineup: DeAndre Jordan, King Of Lob City

It’s official: DeAndre Jordan is Lob City’s–and the NBA’s–premier in-game dunker.  It’s been that way since the season began, but I didn’t fully realize it until I watched DeAndre throw down six ferocious slam dunks against a Toronto Raptors frontcourt that is vulnerable as ever.  Jordan got busy with one hand, two hands, frontwards, backwards, off of one foot, off...
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January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

You Can Get Money With Stephen Jackson, But You’ve Got To Act Right. Ya Dig?

We in Port Arthur right now.  The same block I been on my whole life.  Same street, same garage, all of that.  But it’s the n!@&#s who out here hatin’ for no reason, I ain’t f@ckin’ witchu, bruh!  That’s not cool, bruh!  You mad ’cause I ain’t f@ckin’ witchu, I an’t never f@cked withchu… that’s exactly whatchu mad at, but ch’all shoulda been used...
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January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

POTD 1/21/12: Ian Mahinmi On Gustavo Ayon

Not often is it a legitimate possibility that your average NBA fan may not even know who either of the players involved in the Poster of the Day are.  I suppose I’ll introduce them.  Ian Mahinmi is a high-flying, seven-foot Frenchman who’s played regularly for the Mavs this season.  He did make brief appearances during last season’s title run, but he’s hardly...
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January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

New York, Stop Counting Your Chickens Before They Hatch

It was an impassioned battle of former Knicks and Nuggets that put Carmelo Anthony in the spotlight, but the agument that Melo’s Knicks would’ve been better served had he slowed his role could certainly be made.  Last night, Anthony needed 30 shots to reach 25 points as he committed 6 turnovers to 5 assists in a 114-119 defeat.  To add insult to injury, former New...
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January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

POTD 1/20/12: Nick Young On Kosta Koufos

POTD presents quite a few tough decisions, but normally I can find some way to justify one dunk being better than another.  Not today, though.  Yesterday evening, Nick Young soared past Kosta Koufus for a basline one-hander, and Javale McGee drove on Timofey Mozgov for one of those freaky dunks that only he has arms long enough to pull off.  You’ve gotta love the athleticism...
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January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

The Starting Lineup: George Hill, High School Soccer Player

George Hill was an All-State soccer goalie in high school.  He played a little bit of soccer last night, too.  With the Pacers and Warriors all knotted up at 91, Hill was asked to keep Monta Ellis from scoring a walk-off bucket.  A tough task indeed… one that Brandon Rush, a former Pacer who is now a Warrior, wasn’t able to accomplish exactly 366 days ago.  Of course, Rush...
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January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

JR Smith Got Himself Ejected From A CBA Game This Morning

While most of the CBA was on vacation JR Smith and his Zhejiang teammates were forced to play a make-up game against the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.  The game was supposed to be played back in the early part of the season, but it was postponed due to weather concerns.  I’d say JR wasn’t too happy about playing during the break (which ends on the 29th), or maybe he simply woke...
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January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

POTD 1/19/12: CJ Miles Drops The Anvil On Lamar Odom

I was a big CJ Miles fan last night.  His 17 points weren’t enough to get the Jazz a victory, but they came up huge for the Tards (that’s my fantasy team).  I’m in a 14-team league full of knowledgable NBA folk, so the free agent pickings tend to be pretty slim.  Since Josh Howard (also a Tard) has been missing games I decided to roll with Miles, and I don’t regret...
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January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Dallas Has Issues, And They Start With Dirk Nowitzki

Everyone’s talking about Dallas’s problems.  The talk tends to revolve around the players they lost in the offseason, and while various departures clearly haven’t helped, could their biggest problem be Dirk Nowitzki?  Thursday night, the Mavs picked up what was just their second victory in a game decided by five points or fewer.  It wasn’t Dirk’s meager 12 points on...
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January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Eddy Curry’s Heat Debut Went Pretty Well

The six-minute Eddy Curry sighting we witnessed during Miami’s 98-87 win over the Lakers probably couldn’t have gone much better.  Curry checked into the game to a nice ovation and immediately chased Pau Gasol all the way out to the three-point line.  He bent his knees and extended his arms as if he was interested in trying to guard him.  He lost track of Gasol after being...
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January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

252 Players Have A Higher Three-Point Field Goal Percentage Than Ron Artest

Ron Artest has been chucking an awful lot of bricks this season, even on Ron Artest standards.  He’s taken 27 three-pointers on the year, but made just 2 of them.  I’m no mathematician, but according to my calculations that puts him at a putrid 7.4% from outside the arc, good..er..badfor 253rd in the NBA.  Artest’s last make from the great beyond?  That came on January...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

POTD 1/18/12: Serge Ibaka Power Slams In Javale McGee’s Grill

What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a confrontation at the rim.  Not just any confrontation at the rim, though.  A confrontation at the rim that pitted two of last year’s Slam Dunk Contest participants against each other.  There would be no gimmicky bullsh!t to be seen here, though; just two premier athletes, dunkers, and shot blocks going head to head–one trying...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Eddy Curry Could Be Playing For The Heat Tonight

The Miami Heat will be at home to face Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers tonight, but Dwyane Wade won’t be playing and LeBron James could also be scratched due to a case of the flu.  James isn’t the only question mark for the Heat tonight, though.  At around 8 o’clock PM, will we see Eddy Curry play his first NBA minutes since December 17th of 2009?  According...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The Starting Lineup: Sixers And Nuggets Do Not Disappoint

I talked about the Nuggets @ Sixers game in that Andre Miller piece, but I never mentioned anything about the Sixers.  In a game that ended with just four points of separation after an overtime and 53 minutes of extremely shaky Violet Palmer officiating Philadelphia deserves a little attention too.  Early on in the game, maybe around the end of the first quarter, Philly had pulled...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Andre Miller Just Keeps On Keeping On

The Sixers and Nuggets have emerged from the pack as two of my favorite teams to watch this season, so I’d been anticipating Wednesday night’s match up all week long.  Both of these youthful teams play basketball the way the game should be played–they share the ball, work for good shots, and get after it on defense–making for exciting displays of winning basketball despite...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

JR Smith Wears His Pants Inside Out

Have you ever been playing basketball and gotten your hand stuck in your pocket?  It’s happened to me before–multiple times, actually.  I’ve also tried to shoot the ball and ended up with a finger tangled up in my drawstring.  It’s a little embarrassing, and JR Smith takes preventative measures to make sure this will never happen to him again.  It’s easy enough...
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January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

CBA Recap, January 18th: Marbury’s 45 Lead Beijing To Victory

Beijing 102, Zhejiang 93: Stephon Marbury’s season-high 45 points were part of a triple-double (12 rebounds, 10 assists) that led the Beijing Ducks to a much-needed victory over a strong Zhejiang team.  Despite JR Smith’s 39 points and 9 boards, Beijing was able to come back from down five at the start of the fourth.  This speaks volumes about Marbury’s performance as JR...
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January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

The Starting Lineup: Maybe LeBron Should’ve Played Football

Down 14 at the half with no Dwyane Wade, Miami appeared to be in a bit of trouble.  Say what you will about LeBron’s late-game struggles, but he was so good in the third he didn’t really even have to get up off the bench for the fourth quarter.  I suppose that’s one way to get it done.  LBJ dropped 17 of his 33 in the third as he rained a barrage of jumpers in the...
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January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Jazz Crush Clippers, Put On Humiliating Dunking Exhibition

I tune into every Clipper game for one reason and one reason only: to be entertained.  I’ve come away disappointed more often than I expected to this season, and tonight’s game looked to be developing into another letdown.  Good thing I stuck around for garbage time, because Utah’s bench, led by Earl “The Pearl” Watson, Jeremy “Pogo Stick” Evans, and Jamaal……Tinsley...
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January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Cuttino Mobley Is Retired, And He Dresses Like it

At age 36, Cuttino Mobley is pretty young to have been retired from basketball for about three years.  You may recall that an unfortunate heart problem forced him to hang up his kicks after the ’08/09 season, despite the fact that he was still good for better than 13 points a night.  How many guys go out on a 23-point, 11-20 effort?  Not many.  All of that being said, an uninformed...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

POTD 1/16/12: Blake Griffin Murks Kris Humphries

It’s about damn time someone was foolish enough to jump in Lob City!  If you watch carefully as this play develops you’ll notice that Kris Humphris had a choice to make.  Johan Petro was forced to leave DeAndre Jordan to cut off Randy Foye, and Humphries had to decide whether to slide down and cover Jordan or stay with his man, Blake Griffin.  He elected to try to cover both...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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