The Bulls are currently on a run against the Bucks in Game 2 of their first-round series.
One of the reasons for that run is Jimmy Butler. Look at the all-star put it down with two hands:
So good to see Butler’s emergence this season.
Jimmy Butler pic from Getty Images.
Power rankings are silly. We always fight over which team should be in certain spots when, ultimately, it really doesn’t matter. So we made our own silly “pointless rankings” about the things that went on in the league in the past week. This is the first playoff edition of the rankings.
Disagree with these rankings? We already said that these were silly. I put them where I...
T.I. opened the season with an awkward promo. Then there was 2 Chainz night later in the season. My question is… what IS your fantasy?
Ludacris is going to take over and perform at Game 2 of the Nets/Hawks series. Check out the press release:
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks and three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges today announced plans for the Atlanta...
Blocking a shot is awesome. The more emphatic, the more exciting it is. And the NBA put together a compilation of their Top 10 blocked shots for the season.
Check it out, y’all:
#1 was a hell of a block. How did he even get in position to swat that? Or have the presence of mind on where the ball is? Unbelievable.
Nerlens Noel pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
There are times in life where we have feelings of deja vu and during tonight’s game one between the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs, Blake Griffin got another chance to dunk on Aron Baynes.
This time, Griffin made an incredible spin move and then powered home an impressive one-handed slam dunk:
Long live, Blake Griffin!
***Griffin dunk on Baynes [Scott Rafferty...
Just when you thought that Blake Griffin couldn’t pull off another amazing slam dunk tonight, he had another classic dunk on Spurs reserve Aron Baynes.
It happened in the third quarter of play after a beautiful pass from Chris Paul and watch as Griffin soars for the one-handed slam dunk:
Blake Griffin, everybody!
Griffin poster dunk [NBA on TNT]
Griffin image courtesy of Getty Images
As the Los Angeles Clippers look to make a deep run in the Western Conference playoffs, Blake Griffin will look to take his game to another level.
During tonight’s game one between the Clippers-Spurs, Blake got the opportunity to throw down a monster slam dunk on Spurs big man Aron Baynes:
That’s an impressive slam dunk from Blake, folks!
Griffin slam dunk [Basketball Society...
There are few players in today’s game of basketball that can play defense like Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and during tonight’s game one between the Clippers-Spurs first round playoff match-up, Jordan made an impressive block.
It happened with less than two minutes to play in the second quarter as Jordan skied to deny Manu Ginobili’s lay-up attempt:
Markel Brown has come on late for the Nets. He started Game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks and he’s already got himself a playoff highlight.
Go get it, Markel:
Heck of a dunk by Markel Brown. Put HIM in the dunk contest.
Markel Brown pic from Getty Images. Vine by Anthony Slater.
The Boston Celtics are playing nearly perfect basketball but they still can’t overcome the locomotive that is LeBron James.
Watch this locomotive run over the Celtics with this fastbreak dunk:
LeBron James always wildin’ in the playoffs.
LeBron James pic from Getty Images. Vine by RealGM.
Stephen Curry got the Warriors off to a big lead, which helped them hold on to a Game 1 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans, 106-99. Curry had 34 points to lead the Dubs.
Here are his highlights from that game:
This only seems to be the beginning for Stephen Curry in the playoffs.
Stephen Curry pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
We all wanted it and we got it. Anthony Davis made his playoff debut against the Golden State Warriors and he didn’t disappoint. While he got off to a slow start, he finished with 35 points. Davis scored 20 of those 35 points in his fourth quarter.
Highlights of his playoff debut are below in this video:
And Davis nearly brought the Pelicans to a win from 25 down. He may have...
The New Orleans Pelicans nearly came back against the Golden State Warriors but fell short, 106-99. Part of that comeback was a looooooong three-pointer by Quincy Pondexter to cut the lead down to 18 before the third quarter buzzer sounded.
Pondexter threw this one up from San Francisco:
Heck of a shot there, Q-Pon.
Quincy Pondexter pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
There were a lot of dunks that went in on the Mavericks/Rockets game. Dwight Howard had a nice alley-oop jam early in the game.
Well, here are the rest of the throwdowns in this game:
Nice jams from James Harden, Terrence Jones, Josh Smith, Howard, Chandler Parsons, and Tyson Chandler.
James Harden pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
Hey, remember this guy?
Dwight Howard is back in time for the playoffs and he’s doing things. Watch this oop from James Harden:
People are waiting for “Playoff Rajon Rondo” in this series. But what about “Playoff Dwight”?
Dwight Howard pic from Getty Images. Vine from FanSided.
As the Chicago Bulls look to make a run at the championship, they faced off today against the Milwaukee Bucks in game one of their first round playoff series.
In the third quarter of play, Pau Gasol was backing down the Bucks defense and in the process of falling down was able to find Taj Gibson for an easy basket:
Pau Gasol, everybody!
Gasol assist [furkankilic20]
Before the Denver Nuggets parted ways with head coach Brian Shaw this season, there was a notable story regarding the Nuggets head coach performing a locker room rap to try to relate to his young team.
Earlier today, Lawson might have posted that infamous rap to his Instagram account and to be fair to Brian, it’s actually pretty solid performance:
A video posted by tylawson3...
The Pelicans are trying to make a comeback and Anthony Davis is trying to reach out to the skies for that.
Look at him stretch out for the one-handed alley-oop.
This is why we love Anthony Davis.
Anthony Davis pic from Getty Images. Vine by SB Nation.
Stephen Curry is a wizard. Not a Washington Wizard but a wizard on the basketball court.
Curry avoids Anthony Davis and banks in the high-arcing lay-up:
What a shot. And what a half by the best team in the league.
Stephen Curry pic from Getty Images. Vine by SB Nation.
Although the Washington Wizards won game one of their first round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors and Randy Wittman improved his road playoff record to 6-1, he had a funny moment happen in the overtime period.
During a timeout on the floor, Randy attempted to draw up a play and had a little bit of trouble with how the clipboard was supposed to face:
Congrats on the victory...
We all know Stephen Curry is going to steal all the highlights in the playoffs.
But let Andrew Bogut have one:
The noise says it all. My gosh, Roaracle.
Andrew Bogut pic from Getty Images. Vine from @GSWDelivery.
The playoffs start tomorrow. And the NBA has put together a compilation of the best plays of the 2014-15 season.
Let’s remember them all, shall we? Here are your Top 10 best plays:
I don’t necessarily agree with #1 but, hey, all of these plays are worthy to be in the countdown.
Stephen Curry pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
Sometimes, we all need a good laugh and with the NBA’s regular season coming to a close, there is time now to look back at the season’s funniest moments.
There are funny moments from Memphis Grizzlies star Marc Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young, Portland center Robin Lopez plus plenty of fan and mascot hijinks.
So, sit back and get ready to enjoy some of the NBA’s...
The regular season is over. But we will see more basketball in the playoffs.
But for now, let’s take a look at the Top 10 circus shots of the season:
My gosh. The #1 shot is well-deserved. I hope to see that play get drawn up more in case the shot clock is down to its tiniest bit.
Trevor Booker pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
The New Orleans Pelicans got into the postseason after their victory over the Spurs in the final night of the regular season, 108-103. Anthony Davis had a superb game with 31 points and 13 rebounds.
Here are the highlights from Davis:
We all can’t wait to see the playoff version of Anthony Davis.
Anthony Davis pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.