Chicago Bulls scoring machine Jimmy Butler left tonight’s game in Denver against the Nuggets after suffering a sprained knee late in the first half.
This past Saturday, the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors blew a 24-point lead to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, needing a last-second Harrison Barnes three-pointer to dispatch the Association’s most consistently-pathetic team. In a season full of Warriors blowout wins, allowing that kind of Sixers comeback…
It might be the only good meme: Crying Jordan, a photo of a weepy Michael Jordan, seemingly custom-made for the internet to superimpose his face onto the head of anyone who just fucked up. It’s beautifully simple, it’s viscerally funny, and by this point a large amount of the humor comes from expecting it to…
It’s the bane of any NBA fan who just wants the game to end so they can go to sleep. Hack-a-player, the tactic that sees the (usually) trailing team intentionally foul an opposing big man away from the ball in the hopes he’ll miss his free throws, is a blight and it’s spreading: there have already been more instances…
The Los Angeles Lakers won tonight (!), their second in a row (!!), on the back of a great game from Kobe Bryant (!!!). Old man Kobe had 27 points, and not a single turnover. He, of course, shot 10-for-24, but hey, it’s Kobe, that’s what you’re gonna get.
The San Antonio Spurs announced today that Manu Ginobili will be out for at least a month after needing testicular surgery. Ginobili suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Pelicans.
We haven’t seen much of Blake Griffin since he broke his hand punching out his friend and Clippers equipment manager Matias Testi. But thanks to TMZ, you can now have a decent look at Griffin’s broken right hand:
Neither the Thunder nor Magic played much defense Wednesday night, but Serge Ibaka came up big when necessary, blocking a late layup attempt from Victor Oladipo when the game was tied. Oklahoma City then wisely put the ball into Kevin Durant’s hands, and he drilled the game-winner.
Here’s a fun, unedited moment from inside the Houston Rockets huddle:
Sam Mitchell was the head coach of the Toronto Raptors when Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points on them in 2006, and he has spent the last 10 years being ornery with anyone who asks him about it. Now with the T-Wolves, Mitchell coached against Bryant for the last time ever on Tuesday night, and Bryant of course dropped 38…
With last night’s victory against the Indiana Pacers, the Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-1 since David Blatt was fired and Tyronn Lue was named head coach. After the game, Kevin Love punctuated his team’s string of successes with this Instagram post:
Lunar New Year is next Monday, and the Sacramento Kings are celebrating the holiday during tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks with player introductions in Mandarin and a pregame celebration. Originally, their celebration was also supposed to include these Year of the Monkey shirts given away to fans:
Halfway through the season, Lakers coach Byron Scott is still giving asinine quotes to the media and ham-fistedly messing with the development of his number two draft pick, D’Angelo Russell.
The triple-double has always been more of a fun box-score artifact than a meaningful statistic, but Draymond Green has been gilding lilies that deserve special recognition.
Is it still a Woj Bomb if no one’s awake to hear it, and it’s not particularly surprising news anyway? Late last night, Yahoo Sports reported that the Phoenix Suns have fired head coach Jeff Hornacek, and it feels like a mercy killing at this point.
It’s time again for us to make fun of the Clippers’ J.J. Redick, who today blew a bunny during L.A.’s home matchup with the Bulls. We imagine you’ll enjoy this, simply that even nine years into his pro career Redick is still the most hated player in college basketball.
Jeremy Lin has enjoyed a solid year backing up Kemba Walker for the Charlotte Hornets. After the inferno that was Linsanity, he didn’t become a superstar, but he also did not drop off the face of the map. He’s just sort of a guy, a decent back up point guard on an okay team.
Draymond Green and the Warriors lost by -3 in Philadelphia to those guys who are always hogging the court down at your local Y. The Warriors clinched the narrow loss with a Harrison Barnes three, from a great pass out of the middle from Green. However, they really shouldn’t have let it get that close. Golden State…
“Does he keep it lubricated, or...” Sixers color man Alaa Abdelnaby wants to know some very intimate details about Steph Curry.