How Did We All Get Sucked Into James Harden's Nightmare?

He had more turnovers than shot attempts. The whole performance was bad—sickeningly bad, broadly and in nearly all its details—but the main thing to know is that in last night’s Game 5 elimination, Houston’s James Harden conveyed the ball to the Golden State Warriors more times (13, a playoff record) than he conveyed… » 5/28/15 9:35am 11 minutes ago

Klay Thompson Suffers "Concussion-Like Symptoms" After Knee To Head

The NBA’s concussion policy is flawed. It is not necessarily that the NBA, its teams, and its players are trying to hide concussions—though they certainly have the incentive to do so—but that concussions cannot be adequately diagnosed by a ten-minute battery of tests in the locker room. We got a stark reminder of that… » 5/28/15 1:41am Today 1:41am

The Golden State Warriors Advance To The NBA Finals

Despite the 104-90 victory, the Warriors didn’t make it easy on themselves. They shot only 41%—and a putrid 23% in the first quarter—and never got their three-point shooting on track. Andrew Bogut picked up two early fouls, and Klay Thompson picked up five pretty stupid fouls (and had to go back to the locker room… » 5/28/15 12:42am Today 12:42am

These Rockets Fans Are The Worst Tic-Tac-Toe Players Ever

Children generally learn the optimal tic-tac-toe strategy by the time they’re 10 years old, but don’t tell these Houston Rockets fans that. Selected to take part in a promotion before the fourth quarter of last night’s win over the Warriors, these two knuckleheads struggled equally with the tic-tac-toe and… » 5/26/15 9:06am Tuesday 9:06am

First Quarter Offensive Explosion Propels Rockets Past Warriors

As well as the Warriors played in Game 3, the Rockets played even better in the first quarter of Game 4. Besides James Harden, the Rockets starters are all inconsistent offensive performers. But in the first quarter the Rockets went 17-21, 8-9 from three. James Harden scored “only” 10 of the Rockets’s 45 points, as… » 5/26/15 12:31am Tuesday 12:31am

Bah Gawd! It's An Al Horford-The Rock People's Elbow Mashup!

After Al Horford’s ejection for dropping The People’s Elbow on Matthew Dellavedova last night, it was only a matter of time before we compiled every angle of Horford’s move and mixed it in with some vintage footage of The Rock. And, yes, there’s the usual presence of “J.R.” Jim Ross in there too. » 5/25/15 11:18am Monday 11:18am

My God, The Warriors Are A Sight To Behold

How do you stop this? We could focus on everything the Rockets did wrong—James Harden shooting 3 for 16, Corey Brewer attempting multiple times to take the game over—but that wouldn’t be fair. That would deny the role the Warriors played in forcing those wrong things to happen. Without an ounce of hyperbole, that… » 5/24/15 12:15am Sunday 12:15am

Report: Kyle Korver Out For The Rest Of The Playoffs With Ankle Injury

The Hawks were probably already dead. Losing the first two game of a series on your own home floor will do that. But now they’re REALLY dead. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Hawks beat reporter Chris Vivlamore reports that the above ankle injury that Kyle Korver suffered in last night’s Game 2 will knock him out of the… » 5/23/15 3:02pm Saturday 3:02pm

Warriors Beat Rockets As James Harden Can't Get Final Shot Off

James Harden was brilliant all game, putting up a ridiculous 38/10/9 line without a ton of help from his non-Dwight Howard teammates. But on the final play of the game, down 99-98 with seven seconds to attack a scrambling Warriors defense, Harden inexplicably passed the ball to Howard, and when he got it back he… » 5/21/15 11:44pm 5/21/15 11:44pm