Archive for the ‘NBA’ category

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Odds, Analysis, NBA Pick

January 19th, 2017
The Los Angeles Clippers (29-14) put their seven-game winning streak on the line Thursday night when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves (14-28) as small home favorites. The Clippers will be starting another stretch without one of their star players, as point guard Chris Paul will be out 6-8 weeks following ...

Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks Betting Odds, Analysis, NBA Pick

January 19th, 2017
The New York Knicks (19-24) will try to build on a big road win over the Boston Celtics when they host the Washington Wizards (22-19) on Thursday as small home underdogs. Despite playing without Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles), the Knicks rolled to a 117-106 victory at Boston on Wednesday behind a team-high ...

Identifying the Ideal 2017 NBA Trade Deadline Target for Each Team

January 19th, 2017
Every NBA team has something to aim for during trade season. They're all seeking ways to improve their standing before the Feb. 23 deadline, though some are wishing for pingpong balls and others are trying to win a championship.  For all the organizations that should be targeting a specific player, a handful ...

Midseason Player Grades for Each San Antonio Spurs Player

January 19th, 2017
While the Golden State Warriors' superteam development, Houston Rockets' resurgence and Russell Westbrook's nightly triple-double pursuit have garnered the most attention, the San Antonio Spurs have slipped into the NBA's shadows. What's new, right? During the last month, San Antonio has posted an 11-4 record to reach the halfway point at 32-9. ...

Stung by Departure of Durant, Russell Westbrook Is Learning How to Lead

January 19th, 2017
OAKLAND, Calif. — Believe it or not, Russell Westbrook has mellowed. Doubt it all you want—and after he vowed to take vengeance on Golden State's Zaza Pachulia late Wednesday night, skepticism would be understandable—but Westbrook has matured. He has become more understanding. He has evolved into much more than a venom-spitting, ruled-by-emotion ...

10 NBA Players Most Deserving of Their 1st All-Star Nods

January 19th, 2017
To paraphrase the Blink-182 song "Dammit": To earn your first NBA All-Star bid, well, I guess this is growing up. Snagging that initial spot in the Association's annual February showcase is a rite of passage for stars, so this cornily butchered lyric isn't wrong. The All-Star exhibition has become a glorified ...

NBA All-Star Game 2017: TV Schedule, Live Stream for Starting Rosters Reveal

January 19th, 2017
The Baseball Hall of Fame's 2017 class was announced Wednesday, just one day before the NBA All-Star Game starters will be revealed. The back-to-back timing, while coincidental, is appropriate, as sports fans love nothing more than arguing about who should and shouldn't be in a Hall of Fame and who should ...

Ranking the Best Players to Never Start an NBA All-Star Game

January 19th, 2017
The annual talk of NBA All-Star starter snubs is complicated enough as is, but this year's discussion could be tougher to suss out than ever before. No longer will starting nods be doled out by the fans alone, which had been the case since 1975. Instead, those votes will count for ...

Joel Embiid: 1st 76er Since Iverson to Have 20-Plus Points in 10 Straight Games

January 19th, 2017
Fact: Joel Embiid had 26 points in the Philadelphia 76ers' 94-89 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night, his 10th consecutive game with at least 20 points. Embiid is the first 76er since Allen Iverson to score 20 or more points in at least 10 straight games of a ...

Russell Westbrook Comments on Zaza Pachulia’s Hard Foul After Loss vs. Warriors

January 19th, 2017
Things got physical between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.   During the second quarter of the Thunder's 121-100 loss, Warriors center Zaza Pachulia was whistled for a flagrant foul when he turned an attempt to trap a ball screen into a high-speed ...