Apr 23, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT
It would be a mistake, but the Pacers’ slide has everyone on edge in Indy.
Apr 22, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT
Pacers go on a monster third quarter run to even series with Hawks.
Apr 22, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Bulls, Pacers, Raptors don’t want to drop both home games to start playoffs.
Apr 21, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT
Hawks point guard scored 28 points in Game 1 upset of Pacers
Apr 20, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Roy Hibbert owned up to a poor Game 1. Will he do anything about it in Game 2 is the question.
Apr 20, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
Where you going, Evan?
Apr 19, 2014, 10:01 PM EDT
The eight-seed Hawks blowout the Pacers in Game 1.
Apr 14, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT
Better adjust those goggles, because I don’t know what you see
Apr 12, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
Jeff Teague is not nice.
Apr 3, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT
Hawks management is focused on the big picture, not getting in a spot to get swept by the Heat in the first round. But are they missing something?
Mar 23, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT
Atlanta has been playing with a little fire of late, ever since the hot Knicks (winners of eight in a row heading into Sunday night) put pressure on them for the final playoff spot in the East. This was the kind of loss the Hawks can’t afford if they want to make the postseason. Atlanta…
Mar 19, 2014, 2:44 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while thinking it’s crazy that “Lost” is 10 years old… LeBron James, Miami Heat. Nobody likes it when their ex-girlfriend walks into the party looking smoking hot. LeBron pretty much did that to the Cavaliers on Tuesday night — he had 25 points in the…
Mar 18, 2014, 10:57 PM EDT
Zarar Siddiqi of Raptors Republic has another angle, and I count 4.5 revolutions around the rim. That’s a tough miss – especially considering the game’s result. Toronto lost to the Hawks, 118-113, in overtime. Obviously the butterfly effect has an impact, but had Ross’ shot fallen, maybe the Raptors would have won in regulation. Instead,…
Mar 14, 2014, 3:16 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while applying for maybe the best journalism job out there…. Mike Dunleavy, Chicago Bulls. Don’t make Mike Dunleavy angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Dunleavy had no points in the first half before Chandler Parsons caught Dunleavy just above the eye with an…
Mar 11, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT
Don’t use cotton swabs, kids.
Feb 26, 2014, 2:32 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wishing you had watched the Winter Olympics in a snow fort… DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors. He is the guy the Raptors go to in the fourth and what’s different than the Rudy Gay era is how he gets his points — it’s not isolations.…
Feb 17, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT
Once again, the Knicks are considering slicing away part of their future flexibility for a quick fix now. New York has been shopping around for a point guard as the play of Raymond Felton has deteriorated this season. Their original goal was Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, but they couldn’t find a quick deal then after the…
Josh Smith on pace for worst 3-point-shooting season in NBA history, but only because he’s playing smarter
Jan 24, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT
Josh Smith is on pace for the worst 3-point-shooting season in NBA history. That was the case recently made by Sean Corp of Detroit Bad Boys and backed by Kyle Wagner of Deadspin. There are varying potential cutoffs, but here’s how it stacks up: In NBA history, players have attempted at least 200 3-pointers in…
Jan 17, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The 2013-14 All-Star game in New Orleans is still 30 days away, but the starters will be announced January 23rd and the reserves will follow on January 30th. There’s only a few days of voting left, and since I’m not good with hashtags or 140 character limits or following directions, I thought I’d put my…
Jan 13, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT
Normally when a player rejects a shot attempt so violently that the ball ends up in the stands, it isn’t the soundest of defensive basketball plays. Sure, that particular shot was defended, but knocking it out of bounds gives the team an extra possession, which basically just hits the reset button for the defense. Ideally,…
Jan 8, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT
Kevin Garnett used to play with someone nicknamed Jesus Shuttlesworth, but Garnett has tried to erase Ray Allen from his life. Now, Garnett is playing with a new teammate he calls Jesus: Joe Johnson. “He might not be there when you call on him, but he’s there when you need him,” Garnett said in the…
Jan 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Winner: Luol Deng Deng is going to a team that desperately needs him. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ small forwards have a PER of 9.2 and yield a PER of 15.5 to opposing small forwards, according to 82Games. That’s a horrific net PER of –6.3. Of the 150 positions in the NBA (five per team), only three have have…
Jan 7, 2014, 3:07 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while watching one heck of a freshman quarterback… Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin, Corey Brewer, Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic (Minnesota’s starters). The Timberwolves blew out the Sixers and the starters were a key reason — in 21 minutes the starting five put up 65 points and…
Dec 27, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT
Kyrie Irving was just a scoring machine — 40 points on 33 shots against the Hawks on Thursday night, with 12 of those coming in the second overtime when he went 5-of-6 from the floor. Irving was driving the lane, hitting step backs, generally just doing whatever he wished. The Hawks’ Jeff Teague answered him…
Dec 27, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
Pressure reveals character, and the last minutes of the Clippers road matchup with Portland did just that. Down the stretch, both teams played perfectly to their strengths. The Blazers ran everything through LaMarcus Aldirdge (32 points) on the left block, surrounding him with three-point shooters and daring the Clippers to double. The Clippers, meanwhile, put the…
- Oscar Robertson says if he were Carmelo Anthony “I would leave today” 0
- Larry Bird, through Pacers general manager, says Frank Vogel’s job is safe 2
- Can LaMarcus Aldridge break the all-time single-playoff scoring record? 17
- Thursday NBA playoff previews: Which Indiana team shows up? 11
- Wednesday NBA grades: It’s LaMarcus Aldridge’s world and the Rockets have to live in it 21