The Golden State Warriors are down big against the Cleveland Cavaliers. But Draymond Green is determined to bring back the Dubs. We saw a familiar sight in the third quarter.
Green throws the hammer down on Timofey Mozgov:
Poor Mozgov. He was victimized once again. Great dunk by Draymond.
Draymond Green pic from Getty Images. Vine by Rob Perez.
It is a nationally televised game between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. And Andre Iguodala showed off some of his best stuff on TNT.
Look at him dust Matthew Dellavedova with this devastating crossover:
That crossover led to a pass to David Lee, who converted the lay-up. That was just wrong, Andre.
Andre Iguodala pic from Getty Images. Vine by Steve Noah.
Evan Turner of the Celtics had his first career triple-double as Boston routed the New York Knicks, 115-94. The second overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft had 10 points, 12 boards, and 10 dimes in that contest.
The NBA had a highlight package of that trip-dub right here:
Hopefully, Turner can continue resurrecting his career in Boston.
Evan Turner pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
Ben McLemore is not only a shooter but the dude can fly, too. And he showed off his hops against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Here’s McLemore spiking a windmill jam. Off one foot, too:
We definitely want to see McLemore of this. Man, I am so horrible.
Ben McLemore pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
There aren’t a lot of reasons to watch the Denver Nuggets these days. But Jusuf Nurkic may have suddenly become a must-watch since he doesn’t seem to care about anything.
After clobbering Markieff Morris with a shoulder, Nurkic leaves the ball on his victim and gets a tech:
You can call it disrespectful or even polite. I call it hilarious. Keep doing your thing, Nurkic.
The Memphis Grizzlies are trailing the Sacramento Kings big but Zach Randolph is doing what he can to whittle the lead down.
Like this shot beyond halfcourt by Z-Bo:
That’s one heck of a shot by Zach Randolph.
Zach Randolph pic from Getty Images. Vine by Ananth Pandian.
The Phoenix Suns may have been in a dealing mood ahead of the Trade Deadline, but Marcus Morris showed why he’s still in purple and orange from way downtown.
Here is Marcus Morris swishing a half-court shot to end a high-scoring first quarter against the Denver Nuggets:
That helped give the Suns the lead before halftime.
Marcus Morris Pic courtesy of Getty Images.
Vine from CBS Sports.
Kevin Garnett was shockingly traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves a few days ago. Who thought he was going back to Minnesota again?
On Wednesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves re-introduced the Big Ticket to a thunderous ovation:
The Wolves haven’t had a great season but this was clearly a highlight for the young team. Welcome back home, KG.
Kevin Garnett pic from Getty Images...
For all intents and purposes, this game in Minnesota is all about Kevin Garnett. But a former reality star is there to steal the show.
Get out of the way, Adreian Payne. Here comes Kris Humphries:
Fantastic poster dunk by Hump. Even if it moved at the speed of a tortoise:
Kris Humphries pic from Getty Images.
Hey, Dwyane Wade still has moves! Even at the ripe old age (in basketball years) at 33, he can still split the defense and finish with a dunk.
Don’t believe me? Here’s the video:
Sometimes, Wade can go back on that DeLorean and relive the year 2006 in front of all of us.
Dwyane Wade pic from Getty Images.
Stephen Curry put on yet another show as he led the Warriors to a win against the Wizards with 32 points. Sometimes, it’s like watching a video game.
Here are Curry’s highlights from that game against the Wizards:
Sometimes, all you can do is watch in awe. What a talent.
Stephen Curry pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
Russell Westbrook has been on a TEAR as of late. He got his third triple-double of the season as his Thunder beat the Pacers, 105-92. What’s remarkable about this? He got the trip-dub in three quarters.
Here’s Russell’s highlight package of that feat:
Westbrook finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. He’s suddenly entered himself into the MVP conversation...
Andre Drummond is one of my favorite players in the league. But his free throws are as painful as pulling your own teeth.
His first foul shot was shot pretty badly but the second one takes the cake:
Youch. The second one only hit glass. On the left. That was so bad it shattered my window.
Andre Drummond pic from Getty Images. Vine from Matt Yoder.
So Kobe Bryant appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night. They talked about various topics, including the Lakers losing and his injuries. Jimmy Kimmel then brought up the postgame interview from the night the Lakers beat the Celtics.
Yes, Kobe’s reaction was what you thought it was going to be:
The hyper-competitive Kobe can’t even be happy for a streakbuster. It has been...
The Houston Rockets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 113-102, and MVP candidate James Harden messed around and finished with a triple-double. Harden went for 31 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. He even had four blocks to add to that damage.
Here are some of his highlights from that game:
That triple-double was his second of the season. The bearded one is making a better case...
The Los Angeles Clippers are strugging through a crawl as the Memphis Grizzlies have slowed down the game. But DeAndre Jordan may have woken up Lob City with this jam.
Jordan does a follow slam that caused a quake after Chris Paul missed a lay-up:
The Clippers and Grizzlies are still in this slugfest. But Jordan hit a nice body blow with that jam.
DeAndre Jordan pic from Getty...
DeAndre Jordan has stepped it up since Blake Griffin went out with an injury. And he definitely stepped it up with this jam on Marc Gasol.
Look at DeAndre yam this on the younger Gasol:
Being 6’11” and having a 95-inch vertical can be so unfair.
DeAndre Jordan pic from Getty Images. Vine from the NBA.
The Los Angeles Lakers snapped their seven-game losing streak by beating the Boston Celtics, 118-111, in a hard-fought overtime game. Jeremy Lin had a rare good game this season as he finished with 25 points.
While Lin was getting his postgame interview, Nick Young and Jordan Hill decided to have a little fun:
These wins have been hard to come by these days for the Lakers. Good...
The Memphis Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers in Oregon, 98-92. And of course, one of the plays that sparked the bears? A Jeff Green baseline dunk on Robin Lopez.
This was a brave one by Green:
Flex those muscles, Jeff.
Jeff Green pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
I know. The title seems shocking.
But Richard Jefferson, who was a participant in the 2003 Slam Dunk contest (2003!), turns back the hands of time and embarrassed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in this fastbreak.
Yes, this is RJ with the posterization:
Pretty incredible for an old guy!
Richard Jefferson pic from Getty Images. Vine by Jamie Kelly.
It’s so good to have a big man that can run and finish the job on a fastbreak. Especially lobs from the other side of the court.
Watch new point guard Reggie Jackson throw this magnificent oop to Andre Drummond:
New team and good vibrations. Hopefully, for the Pistons, it’ll be a long honeymoon period for Jackson. And good finish as usual for Drummond.
Andre Drummond pic...
The humiliation has gone to another level.
Earlier in the day, J.R. Smith finished a fastbreak with a double clutch slam. In the fourth quarter, Iman Shumpert threw a lob to J.R. and he finished with a REVERSE double clutch dunk.
See the fancy right here:
Two former Knicks hooking up for an excellent play at Madison Square Garden. Salt on the wound.
J.R. Smith pic from Getty...
The Cleveland Cavaliers are absolutely blasting the hapless New York Knicks. It’s probably even worse that one of their former players is helping in this annihilation.
On a breakaway, J.R. Smith shows off with a double pump slam:
Yup. J.R. can still do these things. In the meantime, the Cavs lead the Knicks by 24 at halftime. Yikes.
J.R. Smith pic from Getty Images. Vine from Bottlegate.
Blake Griffin is out for a few weeks. But it doesn’t stop him from acting the fool.
Austin Rivers got a career-best 28 points in the Clippers’ win against the Kings. He was getting a postgame interview for his performance.
And then Blake and J.J. Redick decided to have some fun:
Have some fun, Clippers! You earned it.
Blake Griffin pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
The Los Angeles Clippers made short work of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night, 126-99. And it looked like they were having a lot of fun. Jamal Crawford is known for his relentless shooting and excellent handles but this time around, he did a fancy pass to the coach’s son, Austin Rivers.
Look at Crawford’s sweet pass here:
Great dime by Jamal there.
Jamal Crawford pic...