San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks 3/24/15: Video Highlights and Recap

March 24th, 2015 by Sam Westmoreland No comments »
The red-hot San Antonio Spurs looked to continue their run of success on Tuesday night, when they took on the Dallas Mavericks. The surging Spurs had won three straight, but the Mavericks posed a tough test, as they looked to end their two-game skid. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 3/24/15: Video Highlights and Recap

March 24th, 2015 by Sam Westmoreland No comments »
The Oklahoma City Thunder looked to continue their recent hot streak when they took on the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night. The surging Thunder had won three straight and five of their last six, and they faced a Lakers squad that snapped a four-game losing skid in its last contest.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Projecting the Miami Heat’s Best and Worst 2015 NBA Playoff Matchups

March 24th, 2015 by Luke Petkac No comments »
The Miami Heat haven't punched their ticket to the playoffs quite yet, but it's certainly starting to look like they'll be around for the postseason. The Heat are 32-38 and hold a one-game lead over the Boston Celtics for the Eastern Conference's seventh seed. They're 1.5 games up on the ninth-seeded Charlotte Hornets and actually have a shot at moving up into the sixth seed. The Milwaukee Bucks are clinging to a narrow, 2.5-game lead over the Heat for that sixth seed, but they've lost six of their last seven—and it should have been seven straight. Miami has a small chance to unseat them, which means it could be looking at all sorts of possible playoff opponents. Some of those matchups would be great for the Heat, while others would be...not so good. Let's take a look at a few of Miami's best and worst potential first- or second-round opponents.   Worst Matchups Atlanta Hawks This is the worst-case scenario. The ...

Bucks’ Khris Middleton Sinks Game-Winner on Broken Play to Beat Heat at Buzzer

March 24th, 2015 by Tristan Thornburgh No comments »
The Milwaukee Bucks completed one of the most incredible comebacks of the season in their 89-88 home win over the Miami Heat Tuesday.Milwaukee trailed by 12 points with five minutes remaining in the game, but the Bucks came storming back, holding possession while down by two after a Michael Beasley turnover with nine seconds to play.It all came down to a clutch three-pointer by Khris Middleton as the buzzer sounded following a broken play and kick out from Zaza Pachulia.It's his second buzzer-beater of the season, per ESPN Stats & Info:[NBA]Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DraftKings Primer for March 25

March 24th, 2015 by Tom Urtz Jr. No comments »
The NHL has three games on tap for Wednesday, and there are a lot of opportunities waiting for DK fantasy players who are willing to find them. The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Philadelphia Flyers on NBC's Wednesday Night Rivalry, the Edmonton Oilers will look to stop the surging Colorado Avalanche, and the Calgary Flames will look to keep padding their playoff spot versus the Dallas Stars. Urgency is a word that would summarize action for Wednesday, because teams need to pick up points while they still can. With a light night, you should take advantage of surging combinations, and here is a primer for a March 25 edition of DraftKings daily fantasy hockey.   "Shooting Star" Kari Lehtonen ($8,700) The Dallas Stars have a remote chance of making the playoffs because they trail the final wild-card spot by a significant margin with 10 games to play. If they miss the playoffs, it won't ...

Hassan Whiteside Injury: Updates on Heat Star’s Finger Laceration and Return

March 24th, 2015 by Scott Polacek No comments »
Hassan Whiteside has been a revelation for the Miami Heat this season, but he suffered a physical setback Tuesday and may have to miss some time. Continue for updates. Whiteside Leaves Tuesday's Game Tuesday, March 24 The Heat’s official Twitter account reported that "Hassan Whiteside sustained a laceration between his middle & ring fingers. He received 10 stitches & will not return tonight." The injury occurred during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks. After the game, Whiteside said, “I can’t feel my hand at all right now. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow and go day-to-day.” Whiteside was averaging 11.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game this season entering play Tuesday and has helped keep the Heat in the Eastern Conference playoff picture even though LeBron James left for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the offseason, and Chris Bosh went down with a season-ending injury. This has been by far the best year of Whiteside's career thus ...

Richard Jefferson Injury: Updates on Mavericks Forward’s Back and Return

March 24th, 2015 by Tyler Conway No comments »
Dallas Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson left Tuesday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs in the second quarter and will not return after suffering a back injury. Continue for updates. Jefferson Out vs. Spurs Earl K. Sneed of the Mavericks' official website indicates the team is calling Jefferson's injury "back stiffness" at this juncture: Jefferson, 34, had three points and one rebound in three minutes before exiting. He was replaced by Devin Harris. The veteran forward has managed to stay largely healthy all season, playing in 65 of a possible 72 games. His role has fluctuated all year depending on the health of other players—largely Chandler Parsons—but Jefferson has managed to stay semi-effective. Heading into Tuesday night he was averaging 5.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, shooting 42.2 percent from three-point range. The Mavericks should maintain their production with Jefferson out. Parsons has looked solid since returning, and Al-Farouq Aminu can pick up more minutes at ...

Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Live Score and Highlights

March 24th, 2015 by Ken Chin No comments »
Keep it locked here as we bring you live coverage of Warriors vs. Blazers! Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Russell Westbrook Takes Flight to Throw Down Massive 2-Handed Alley-Oop

March 24th, 2015 by Ken Chin No comments »
Russell Westbrook plays angry, which is why NBA fans love him.During the second quarter of the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Westbrook destroyed the rim with a sky-high throw down off an alley-oop from D.J. Augustin.The walking triple-double finished the first half with 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting, eight assists, one rebound, one steal and one block. Perhaps his treatment of the Lakers is payback for the NBA stripping him of his latest triple-double.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Bucks’ Michael Carter-Williams Completely Misses Lob Pass to Jerryd Bayless

March 24th, 2015 by Ken Chin No comments »
Michael Carter-Williams is fairly new to the Milwaukee Bucks and is still learning to play with his new teammates, but there's no excusing this pass of his from Tuesday night.In the first quarter of Milwaukee's game against the Miami Heat, Carter-Williams spied a cutting Jerryd Bayless and thought he'd hit him with a lob pass for the alley-oop.Except Carter-Williams was off. Way off. The pass was so high over Bayless' head that he didn't even jump.That's not exactly what head coach Jason Kidd wants from his point guard. Better luck next time, Michael.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com