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The Pelicans Didn't Just Lose A Game, They Lost Their Moment

For a very long time last night, it looked like the New Orleans Pelicans were about to give us two of the best things an early-round playoff series can offer: An eight seed catching fire and pulling off an upset on its home floor, and a young superstar’s first signature playoff win. We were headed toward both of those… »4/24/15 9:38am4/24/15 9:38am

Down 20 Late, The Warriors Top The Pelicans In A Bananas Game

That might be the most incredible basketball game I have ever witnessed. As late as six minutes into the fourth quarter, the Pelicans held a 17-point lead over the Warriors. The Warriors weren’t just getting beat, they were getting comprehensively outplayed by the eight seed. And then in six quick minutes, the… »4/24/15 1:58am4/24/15 1:58am

How Anthony Davis Gives The Pelicans Open Looks They Don't Deserve

Good ball movement generates open shots. This is Basketball 101, so fundamental to the game's primary education it may as well come down on stone tablets to every young player. It's proven: perhaps to the relief of youth coaches around the country, SportVU player-tracking shows that ball movement in the NBA does… »3/13/15 2:27pm3/13/15 2:27pm

Anthony Davis Volleyball Spikes Manu Ginobili's Shot Straight To Hell

If you put your ear close to your laptop speaker and turn the sound up high enough, you can actually hear the ball itself screaming in terror, just before Anthony Davis pounds it into the parquet at the speed of light. Great googly moogly. It actually traveled back in time on its way down. Manu's lucky that damn… »12/26/14 11:50pm12/26/14 11:50pm

Man, Did Anthony Davis Whomp The Shit Out Of The Thunder Or What

There's no one particularly SportsCenter-y highlight from Anthony Davis's 38-point, 12-rebound, three-block eruption against Oklahoma City last night. He didn't block all three shots in one leap; or tear the entire backboard off the stanchion with a dunk; or, like, spike a dead-on-arrival Kendrick Perkins jumphook… »12/22/14 12:42pm12/22/14 12:42pm

The Best NBA Players Win 50 Or More Games By Their Third Year

Outside of the occasional planetary destruction of a Beast Mode run or five-inning save in Game 7, football and baseball don't really lend themselves to pinning a team's wins and losses on a single player. But basketball is a little different. Quarterbacks don't play defense and baseball actually isn't a team sport,… »11/17/14 3:00pm11/17/14 3:00pm

Kobe And The Lakers Do Dumb Shit; Anthony Davis Dismisses Them

The ridiculous, bad-basketball-playin'-ass Lakers lost again last night, 109-102 in New Orleans, to fall to 1-7. Basically, they performed how you might expect them to on the second night of a road back-to-back: they won the first quarter with some fluky hot shooting, then sagged badly in the middle quarters, then… »11/13/14 11:24am11/13/14 11:24am