The Warriors Ran A Beautiful Play For An Alley-Oop Last Night

Played well, basketball is a spectacularly beautiful game. Despite having a 9-2 record, the Golden State Warriors offense has frequently been bogged down by careless turnovers. The team has a trigger-happy reputation, but it's actually their defense—tied for best in the league with the Spurs—that has won them most of… » 11/22/14 6:55pm Today 6:55pm

Have You Had Your Victor Oladipo Moment Yet?

Have you experienced your Victor Oladipo Conversion Moment yet? It's when you watch the play that makes you realize that no one in college basketball is more exciting than the junior Indiana guard from Maryland. Every year, there's one player in college hoops who inspires such a conversion—think Jimmer Fredette or … » 2/20/13 1:35pm 2/20/13 1:35pm

Oregon State Had A Pretty Reverse Alley-Oop Last Night

Oregon State forward Joe Burton is 6-7 and 280 pounds, and yet here he is, feeding Jared Cunningham from the top of the key for a beautiful alley-oop against Howard last night. (Burton is averaging 3.6 assists through 10 games.) It took the Beavers three dribbles and three passes to beat a full-court press, which is… » 12/16/11 11:20am 12/16/11 11:20am

Alley-Oop To Derrick Rose Is Special

The Bulls keep winning — they beat Sacramento by 40 points last night in Chicago — and have earned the franchise's first 50-win season since the 1998 title year. They've been so good not only because their point guard is Derrick Rose, a candidate for the league MVP, but also because their team chemistry is such that… » 3/22/11 10:30am 3/22/11 10:30am