Rejected by the Rim: Watch Andre Miller Fail Miserably at Putback Attempt

December 16th, 2014 by Team Stream Now No comments »
Andre Miller, known around the league as "The Professor," is recognized for his intelligence and prowess on the court. The Washington Wizards guard did not account for the height of the basket, however, in this second-quarter putback attempt against the Minnesota Timberwolves.Watch the video above to see the rim show the wily veteran no respect when it sent his monster dunk attempt right back.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Watch Young Russian Scorer Sergey Karasev Hit Backward Circus Shot over Birdman

December 16th, 2014 by Team Stream Now No comments »
The Brooklyn Nets welcomed the Miami Heat to the Barclays Center Tuesday night, looking to pick up a win against a Miami team without star power forward Chris Bosh.The Nets got off to a good start when young Russian Sergey Karasev went over his head to put in a wild layup over "Birdman" Chris Andersen in the first quarter.Watch Karasev's impressive circus shot in the video above.Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Miami Heat Could Be Dark-Horse Trade Destination for Pistons’ Greg Monroe

December 16th, 2014 by Dan Favale No comments »
Greg Monroe might want to start thinking about how he would look in Miami Heat red and black. Stocking up on shorts wouldn't be a bad idea either. Call it a precautionary investment. The Detroit Pistons' big man reportedly isn't happy with his current situation and would prefer a trade, according to the Sporting News' Sean Deveney. If true, it comes as no surprise. Neither is the Heat's apparent interest, per Bleacher Report's Ethan Skolnick: Assembling the necessary assets is an unavoidable obstacle. But, as of now, there's little else keeping the Heat from becoming a sneaky-good destination for the apparently disgruntled Monroe.   The Right Fit Speculation has swirled since this summer, after Monroe, a restricted free agent, elected to sign his qualifying offer worth under $5.5 million. Doing so ensured he would become an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason—meaning the Pistons won't have the right to retain him if he signs elsewhere—but it delayed ...

Brooklyn Nets Pay Tribute to Deceased ‘Superfan’ with Custom Warmups

December 16th, 2014 by Tyler Brooke No comments »
The Brooklyn Nets organization honored superfan Jeffrey Gamblero, who died on Sunday night at the age of 38, on Thursday night.Before their game against the Miami Heat, Nets players and staff wore these customized warmups to honor Gamblero. The shirts featured the No. 44 in neon colors as a nod to Gamberlo's customized jersey and bright shirts he would wear underneath.Here's a another angle of the shirts:The Nets also tweeted a photo of the players and fans at Barclays Center, who honored Gamblero with a moment of silence.[Twitter, Vine, Instagram, h/t SB Nation]Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

December 16th, 2014 by David Kenyon No comments »
Dallas 107, New York 87—Final The Dallas Mavericks buried their first six shots and never trailed the New York Knicks during a 107-87 victory at Madison Square Garden. Monta Ellis managed 14 points, six assists and three steals for Dallas (18-8), who shot 15-for-33 from beyond the arc. The Mavericks bench—which nailed nine triples—outscored New York's reserves 50-28. Dirk Nowitzki chipped in 15 points, five rebounds and five assists against a severely outmatched the Knicks frontcourt. Tyson Chandler registered eight points and 14 rebounds in 25 minutes of action. The Knicks (5-22) fell behind by 19 points during the opening quarter before putting together a 17-2 run, but New York couldn't quite overcome Dallas' strong offense. Carmelo Anthony netted a game-high 26 points, adding five boards, five assists and four steals. Derek Fisher's team missed 16 of its 21 three-point attempts, including a 1-for-13 combined mark from starting guards Jose Calderon and Tim Hardaway Jr. Bleacher Report ...

Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

December 16th, 2014 by Ken Chin No comments »
The Memphis Grizzlies snap the Golden State Warriors' 16-game win streak with a 105-98 win in Memphis! Marc Gasol finished with 24 points and seven rebounds in the win. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

December 16th, 2014 by Garrett Jochnau No comments »
With seven seconds remaining and the Brooklyn Nets down four, Jarrett Jack blew a wide-open layup, effectively destroying his team's comeback chances against the Miami Heat. With the 95-91 win, Miami moves to 12-13 on the season, while the Nets sink to 10-13. The Heat pulled ahead prior to a game-delay caused by a leaking Barclays Center roof, and—despite a handful of separate runs by their opponent—never let it slip away.  Chris Bosh was absent with a calf injury that will keep him sidelined for quite some time, it appears, but the Heat rode Dwyane Wade's 28 points—12 of which came in the opening few minutes—to the eventual victory. Luol Deng played Robin to Wade's Batman, turning in a balanced stat-line that included 18 points and six rebounds. Shawne Williams and Mario Chalmers added 10 apiece, while Shabazz Napier—who quieted more than one Brooklyn run with a momentum-swinging three—finished with 11. Mason Plumlee led ...

Is David Lee or Andre Iguodala More Expendable for Golden State Warriors?

December 16th, 2014 by Zach Buckley No comments »
At some point in the not-so-distant future, the Golden State Warriors must sacrifice a pricey veteran in order to keep a constantly improving prospect around. Unless they want to bite a major luxury tax bullet, that much is a given. What remains uncertain is just which veteran they would be willing to part with: David Lee or Andre Iguodala. It's a tough call on either side, but one they will have to make as ultra-valuable glue guy Draymond Green hits restricted free agency at season's end. Green's price tag seems to be rising by the second. The 24-year-old swingman is posting career highs across the board, including 13.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, a 46.2 field-goal percentage, a 36.4 percent splash rate from distance and a 15.7 player efficiency rating. And he's someone who doesn't even do his best work on the stat sheet. "He's in a lot of ways our heart and soul ...

Holiday Wish List for the Boston Bruins in 2014-15

December 16th, 2014 by Al Daniel No comments »
The Boston Bruins have just capped off their worst 30-game start to a season in Claude Julien’s eight-year reign as head coach. They entered their current road trip through Nashville, Minnesota and Winnipeg at 15-13-2 on the year. In no previous season under the current bench boss have they failed to win the majority of their first 30 contests. In addition, the Julien-era Bruins have not let their regulation loss total exceed 10 this early until 2014-15. This means reacquainting New England puckheads with old territory amid the holiday season. For the first time since this franchise’s renaissance circa 2007-08, December and the approach of New Year’s is a time to prioritize a list of needs ahead of wants. Julien’s tenure has seen a few spurts where mere playoff qualification was in question. This year’s circumstances, however, surpass its predecessors, as Boston is presently in a footrace for a wild-card position. Of course, roughly ...

Derrick Rose’s Return to MVP Form Is Still a Work in Progress

December 16th, 2014 by Sean Highkin No comments »
CHICAGO — There is no shortage of questions surrounding Derrick Rose this season, but one of the most important ones has all but disappeared. Is Rose playing tonight? For the Chicago Bulls' last 11 games, the answer has been yes. Thanks to a new NBA rule, teams are required to update the media on a regular basis of the injury status of their players. What that usually means is that players with even the slightest nick will be listed as "probable," just as a cover in case they can't play. Rose hasn't been on the Bulls' list for a couple of weeks. Early-season ankle sprains and hamstring strains forced him in and out of the lineup in November, but in terms of pure stability, it's been smooth sailing for Rose these days. For a former league MVP who has missed most of the last two seasons with serious knee injuries, just playing ...