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Toronto Sun makes Jurassic Park joke in Raptors game two headline

In case you missed it before, the Toronto Sun decided to post an interesting “Raptors vs. Dinosaurs” headline before the start of the Raptors first round series against Brooklyn. Well, the Sun headline writers are at it again after the Raptors collected a game two win over Brooklyn by leading with a Jurassic Park pun in their headline: With all the hype, you'd think #Raptors...
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Toronto Raptors inflatable mascot eats Brooklyn Nets fan

As a fan of the road team in the NBA you must always be on your guard against hostile home fans especially in the playoffs when the stakes are high. Tonight during a stoppage of play in the Nets/Raptors game, a Nets fan let his guard down allowing himself to be blindfolded and was subsequently eaten by an inflatable Raptor mascot: *** Toronto Raptor image courtesy of Getty Images
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WATCH: DeMar DeRozan throws down monster dunk

For Toronto Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan, it is his first time in the postseason. Any first-timer in the playoffs wants to use the big stage in order to make a statement to the basketball world. Tonight in Toronto during game two against the Brooklyn Nets, DeRozan did just that. Early in the fourth quarter, he cut through the defense and finished off the play with a monster slam...
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Drake uses lint roller courtside during Raptors-Nets game 2

The rapper Drake has gotten much publicity over the past couple weeks as the Global Ambassador for his favorite team the Toronto Raptors as they head into the playoffs for the first time in recent memory. Tonight during game two of the Brooklyn Nets/Toronto Raptors series, Drake got more time in the spotlight as he was caught lint rolling his pants courtside as the game was under...
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Courtside kid rolls ball onto court during Pacers-Hawks game 3

It’s every young basketball fan’s dream to sit courtside during an NBA playoff game because being that close to the action is an experience unlike any other. Tonight during the Indiana Pacers/Atlanta Hawks game, a young boy sitting courtside rolled a ball onto the court right as the game was being played. He got to be a part of the action as play stopped and the referee returned...
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Kevin Durant says that Tony Allen isn’t locking him down on offense

After last night’s Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder thrilling game two, many people praised Memphis Grizzlies Tony Allen for his lockdown defense on Kevin Durant. As you might figure, Durant despite having 36 points on the night would like to cancel the thought that Mr. Allen was playing lockdown defense on him: Kevin Durant clearly tired of Tony Allen questions: "It...
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Bradley Beal can’t eat Chicago-style pizza, prefers thin crust

With the Washington Wizards in Chicago, Illinois for their playoff series with the Bulls, the off-days allowed the Wiz Kids to sample some Chicago eatery. Last night, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal got the chance to stop by legendary pizza establishment “Giordano’s” but didn’t partake in some deep-dish pizza according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post: Bradley...
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Thunder fan couple are sad over game two loss to Grizzlies

Last night’s Thunder-Grizzlies game two took a toll on pretty much everyone and it appears that it was hard on one couple in attendance at the game. Despite Kevin Durant’s 4-point play heroics, the Grizz Kids tied up the series and television cameras found this couple of Thunder fans bumming after the loss: Look on the bright side Thunder couple, you’ve become Internet notable...
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The Top Ten plays of Kevin Love’s 2013-14 NBA season

For those of you who happen to be fans of Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, this could possibly be the best thing that you see all day. The fine folks over at the NBA recently released Kevin’s top ten plays from the 2013-14 season and check out those fine moments below: Much K-Love love in that top ten! *** Love image courtesy of Getty Images
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Doc Rivers and Jermaine O’Neal get technical fouls for verbal exchange

It’s not often that we see a player and coach get double technicals fouls but that’s exactly what happened during tonight’s Clippers-Warriors game two. In the second quarter of play, Golden State Warriors forward Jermaine O’Neal and Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers got into a war of words near the Clippers bench. Check out the below video of the exchange and the...
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Pau Gasol jokes with Twitter user about playing in Thunder-Grizzlies game 2

In another classic edition of Basketball Twitter doing Basketball Twitter things, Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol had a fun response to a Twitter user who joked about him playing in the OKC-Memphis game two. A Twitter user by the name of @LakeShOwQueen send out a joke tweet stating that Gasol was playing well in game two of that series and here is his response: @LakeShOwQueen yeah,...
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Kevin Durant incredible 4-point play during Grizzlies-Thunder game 2

Just when the Memphis Grizzlies appeared to be on their way to a win during game two of their first round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant did his usual amazing things. With less than twenty seconds to go, Durant somehow came up with the ball and fired off an incredible off-balance three-point attempt that somehow went in and managed to get a 4-point...
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Russell Westbrook slams high-flying dunk during Grizzlies-Thunder Game 2

There are few players in today’s NBA with the crazy athleticism of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and during tonight’s Grizzlies-Thunder game 2, he threw down a nasty stuff. After the Thunder pulled off an offensive stop of the Grizzlies after an Ibaka block, Westbrook eventually got the ball on the ensuing fast break. Watch as he rises for the monster jam: *...
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Kent Bazemore thinks Kendall Marshall looks like Sesame Street’s Bert

If you happen to be looking for a bit of comic relief on this Monday night, it might have come courtesy of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kent Bazemore. Only a few short moments ago, Bazemore decided to tweet out a comparison photo on his Instagram which compares teammate Kendall Marshall to Sesame Street’s Bert: Is Kent Bazemore right? I guess that’s up to you readers to decide...
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WATCH: Serge Ibaka's finger channels its inner Mutombo

In terms of notable NBA big men, Dikembe Mutombo has to be listed among the all-time greats and during tonight’s Thunder-Grizzlies game two, Serge Ibaka paid tribute to him. During the second quarter of play, Ibaka denied Memphis forward Ed Davis at the rim and busted out the Dikembe finger wag for good measure: Ed Davis just got invited to Serge’s block party! *** Ibaka does...
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Lance Stephenson buys prom dresses for high school students

One of the key points in the high school experience is going to prom but for anyone that has already experienced, it’s a pretty pricey affair. However, thanks to Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, some young females are going to prom with their dress already paid for. In the second year of the Lance Stephenson Ultimate Prom Experience, Lance teamed up with Rae Lyn’s Boutique...
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Daryl Morey and his kids take photo with rapper Slim Thug

It’s not often that we come across photos of NBA general managers hanging out with superstar rappers but that’s exactly what happened when Rockets general manager Daryl Morey ran into rapper Slim Thug. Only a few moments ago, Slim Thug posted the below image of Morey with his two boys posing with the Houston-area rapper (who happens to be a huge Rockets fan): Man, Mr. Morey...
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Monta Ellis hits over-the-head backwards trick shot

There are few things that we love here more at That NBA Lottery Pick than epic trick shots and back on Sunday, Monta Ellis delivered us an impressive one. Before the start of game one of the Mavericks-Spurs series, Monta decided to head out onto the AT&T Center court to pull of an epic trick shot. Watch as Monta throws an over-the-head backwards three-pointer that gets nothing...
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The Top Ten plays of the 2013-14 NBA season

As we are head first in the 2014 NBA playoffs, the fine folks over at the NBA YouTube page decided to take a look back at the regular season gone by. So, check out the below video which shows off the top ten plays of the 2013-14 season and for those of you wondering what the best play was, it might have something to do with the player in the above photo: Congrats to all who made...
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Mike Woodson says he’s ‘doing fine’ after Knicks firing

Earlier today, New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson was relieved of his duties as Knicks head coach and for those of you wondering what his thoughts were on the matter, we have his thoughts for you. Check out the full quote that he told Josina Anderson of ESPN regarding him being let go from the Knickerbockers: Mike Woodson to me just moments ago: “I’m doing fine. I’m in...
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New York Knicks fans video selfie mix is interesting

Over the last couple of years, the selfie craze has taken over the world and before the end of their season, the New York Knicks decided to dedicate a selfie mix to their fans. Check out the below video where many different Knicks fans posed in front of the camera for a video selfie and the team compiled the best of the best: #Selfie *** Knicks fan selfie mix [Hooped Up] Knicks...
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Houston Rockets Twitter account trolls Robin Lopez with Sideshow Bob photo

Earlier, we posted a story where the Portland Police Twitter account decided to troll the Houston Rockets but that wasn’t the only trolling going on between the two teams. Late in the game, Robin Lopez was assessed a technical foul and the Rockets decided to post this tweet showing Simpsons character Sideshow Bob: Technical foul on Robin Lopez. pic.twitter.com/Aj6dIjY70y — Houston...
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Portland Police Twitter account trolls Rockets with robbery tweet

Arguably, the most entertaining game of the first two days of the NBA playoffs ended up being the Houston Rockets-Portland Trail Blazers overtime affair. After the Trail Blazers stole a win in overtime, the Portland Police Twitter account decided to fire off a pretty hilarious tweet trolling the Rockets. Check out this tweet where they condone robbery in relation to stealing a game...
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Shaquille O’Neal calls Robin Lopez ‘barbecue chicken’ during TNT halftime show

There are few players in NBA history who could use their words like Shaquille O’Neal and during tonight’s halftime for the Trail Blazers-Rockets game, he decided to talk about Portland Trail Blazers big man Robin Lopez. While discussing his match-up with Dwight Howard, Shaq decided to call Robin, “barbecue chicken” in regards to Lopez being more aggressive on offense: Oh...
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Jeremy Lin shoots ball over backboard during Rockets-Blazers game one

We’ve posted some pretty bad shots over the years here on That NBA Lottery Pick and during tonight’s Blazers-Rockets game one, we had a notable one from Jeremy Lin. With the shot-clock running down in the second quarter, Lin was forced to take a shot and well, the ball doesn’t exactly get anywhere near the rim: It’s okay, Jeremy. There will always be Linsanity! *** Lin shoots...
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