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Monday, March 2, 2015

Basketball

Nuggets break team huddle with countdown to end of season

The Nuggets came into this season with optimism. Kenneth Faried had a good summer with Team USA and signed a big contract extension. Arron Afflalo returned and the bad luck of injuries a year ago couldn’t happen again, could it? Unfortunately, this season hasn’t gone the way the organization or Nuggets fans wanted. Losses have…Read More

James Harden kicks LeBron James in the nuts (Video)

James Harden went below the belt on LeBron James in the third quarter of Sunday’s Cavs-Rockets game and ended up being called for a flagrant foul as a result. LeBron and James Jones successfully trapped Harden on a possession, leading LeBron and Harden to go to the ground in a fight for the ball. Frustrated,…Read More

Shane Battier: Carmelo Anthony not that difficult to guard

Shane Battier was one of the better defenders in the NBA during his 13 seasons as a pro, and much of his success was a result of research and preparation. But when it came to guarding Carmelo Anthony, Battier says there wasn’t all that much to prepare for. Battier, who spent his last three seasons…Read More

Markieff Morris calls out Suns fans after loss

The Phoenix Suns got blasted by the San Antonio Spurs at home Saturday 101-74, and Markieff Morris was disappointed with the crowd in addition to his team. Morris said it felt like there were more Spurs fans at US Airways Center than Suns fans. “I don’t think we have a home-court advantage,” Markieff said via…Read More

Russell Westbrook out a game to have surgery on dented cheek

Just when you thought nothing could keep Russell Westbrook out of the lineup, we’re learning that the man is human (somewhat). Westbrook underwent surgery Saturday to fix the zygomatic arch bone of his right cheek, which got dented after he took an accidental knee to the face from teammate Andre Roberson Friday night. Westbrook will…Read More

Russell Westbrook gets dent in cheek after knee to head (Video)

Russell Westbrook continued his torrid February with another incredible game Friday, though he did take a physical beating while his team came up short in the end. Westbrook became the first player since LeBron James to post a triple-double in three straight games by going for 40, 13 and 11 in a 118-115 loss at…Read More

Tyler Hansbrough, Festus Ezeli ejected after getting into it (Video)

Tyler Hansbrough and Festus Ezeli were ejected from Friday’s Raptors-Warriors game after getting into a scrap towards the end of the third quarter when Golden State was winning by a blowout. Ezeli and Hansbrough were fighting down low for position, and their physical play continued as they went up the court, with Ezeli going at…Read More

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