The Suns Are The Fly In The Western Conference's Ointment

The Suns whacked the Wizards, 106-98, last night in Phoenix. The game was never as competitive as the final score makes it look: The Wizards were playing their fourth game in four cities in five nights, and looked like it; the Suns hadn't played since Sunday, and looked like it. The Suns are 27-20 now, nestled into… » 1/29/15 2:05pm Today 2:05pm

The Atlanta Hawks Are Too Good For Twitter

The Atlanta Hawks are good as hell, and they are currently riding a 17-game winning streak atop the Eastern Conference. In the early stages of the streak, whoever runs the team's official Twitter account thought it would be fun to add an extra "W" to the account's display name with each successive win. The streak has… » 1/29/15 10:51am Today 10:51am

Report: Markieff And Marcus Morris Under Investigation For Assault

According to CBS 5 News, Phoenix Suns twins Marcus and Markieff Morris are being investigated by Phoenix police for their role in an alleged assault that occurred Saturday outside of a gym. Details are scant, but CBS 5 News says the twins are "being looked at as suspects in the crime." The Morrises are reportedly … » 1/29/15 1:41am Today 1:41am

Kyrie Irving Drops 55 Points, Hits Game-Winning Walk-Up Three

Maybe the Cavaliers are the pretty good team we all thought they would be and not actually doomed? Since LeBron James returned from his injury two weeks ago he has looked like the LeBron we knew—and not the broken down, maybe past his prime LeBron we'd seen previously this season—in leading the Cavs to a 7-1 record.… » 1/28/15 9:54pm Yesterday 9:54pm

J.R. Smith: I'm Better Now Because I Can't Really Party In Cleveland

J.R. Smith has been pretty good since joining the Cleveland Cavaliers, scoring 14 points per game and shooting 37 percent from behind the arc. While playing for the Knicks during the first chunk of the season, Smith was scoring just 10 points per game and shooting 35 percent from behind the arc. According to J.R.… » 1/28/15 12:36pm Yesterday 12:36pm

Mayweather And Pacquiao Meet For The First Time

It seems incredible that for all their ducking and dodging and posturing and close calls, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao had never met face-to-face before last night. But with both sitting courtside at the Miami Heat game—directly opposite each other, as it worked out—the two wandered over at halftime for a brief… » 1/28/15 9:09am Yesterday 9:09am

What The Hell Did Stephen Curry Just Do With This Pass?

The headline isn't an attempt at hyperbole but a legitimate question. I've watched this on replay four or five times now and I still can't figure out how Steph Curry smoothly pulled this off. I'm sitting on my couch trying to swing an imaginary ball from my left hand to my right and then over my shoulder to the dog… » 1/28/15 12:30am Yesterday 12:30am

Sources: ESPN Really Has No Way To Tell Who Changed Draft Rankings

After Sunday's announcement from ESPN that the network remains unsure who modified Chad Ford's NBA pre-draft rankings years after the fact, we immediately asked, "How is that possible?" Nearly every known content management system tracks changes, and we're told ESPN's usual process is especially well-monitored, with… » 1/27/15 9:30am Tuesday 9:30am

Jamal Crawford Turns Sure Turnover Into Behind-The-Back Assist

Jamal Crawford had a Jamal Crawford game tonight, dropping 21 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter on steady diet of three-pointers as he led the Clippers from eight points down to a 102-98 win over the Nuggets. But his most amazing play wasn't a basket, but this crazy save and assist to Matt Barnes. » 1/27/15 12:58am Tuesday 12:58am

OKC Broadcasters Shill For Lotto, Your Family Not Dying From Tornadoes

This is just the worst deal, man. Worst of all the deals. Oklahoma City's broadcast team took a moment during the third quarter of tonight's Thunder-Timberwolves game to shill for a scam in which—for a limited time!—Oklahomans who purchase a Mega Millions lottery ticket will be rewarded with ... a chance to maybe also… » 1/26/15 10:11pm Monday 10:11pm

I Can't Stop Watching John Wall Chop The Nuggets With This Slick Pass

John Wall was at his very best last night in Denver: hanging 19 points and 16 assists on the Nuggets, snatching the endgame away with a flurry of buckets and assists, doing that John Wall thing where the court and the basket and all the players start to seem like a big circuitboard and the ball is just a signal… » 1/26/15 11:59am Monday 11:59am

LeBron Is Starting To Look Like His Old Self Again

LeBron James has been back in the Cavaliers' lineup for seven games since taking an eight-game hiatus to rest his ailing knee and back. He's taken the team on a six-game winning streak since coming back, with the most impressive win of the streak coming yesterday against a desperate, relatively full-strength Thunder… » 1/26/15 10:13am Monday 10:13am

Here Are All 12 Blocks By The Heat's Hassan Whiteside, Who Drips Swag

With his first career triple-double during today's nationally televised Heat-Bulls game, the country got a glimpse of what Hassan Whiteside's been showing Miami fans this season. For those who missed it, here's how he accumulated the most impressive of his stats, a team-record 12 blocks. » 1/25/15 7:03pm Sunday 7:03pm

Whiteside On First Triple-Double: "Trying To Get My NBA2k Rating Up"

Hassan Whiteside went for 14 points, 13 boards, and 12 blocks today in a 24-minute frenetic performance that led the Heat to a 96-84 win over the Bulls today. What sparked his career day? "I'm just trying to win every game... I'm just trying to get my NBA2K rating up." » 1/25/15 3:31pm Sunday 3:31pm