J.R. Smith has been ejected from Cleveland's playoff game after swinging his arm back and knocking Boston's Jae Crowder to the floor early in the second half.
Skinner was the longtime coach of Boston College.
Saturday, LeBron James cashed a full-court shot, one-handed. A few hours later, Dwight Howard did the same. The post Dwight Howard Matches LeBron James’ Full-Court Shot (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
Judgment day. For the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks, that’s what today is. With elimination staring them straight in the eye, will they fight or fold? The Los Angeles Clippers, while not facing a must-win situation, are in dire need of a victory, too. Show More Summary
The Memphis Grizzlies looked to take a commanding series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of their playoff series on Saturday night. The Grizzlies had won both Games 1 and 2, and their balanced attack looked to lock up a third straight win. Show More Summary
San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills does not spend time idly. He does things with a purpose, and when no purpose readily presents itself, he gets a little antsy. When he left the Australian Institute of Sport for Saint Mary's College...Show More Summary
If you don't take James Harden ($10,900) and Dwight Howard ($7,800) in your DraftKings lineup Sunday, you'll be missing out on huge chunks of fantasy points. Even if both men failed to reproduce the monster performances they had in Game...Show More Summary
Rockets fans can almost rejoice. The Houston Rockets are tantalizingly close to a first-round victory over the rival Dallas Mavericks, sitting pretty with a 3-0 series lead. Barring a collapse of historical proportions, Houston willShow More Summary
Two years ago, the New York Knicks made the mistake that Jason Terry is about to. The 'Bockers, up 3-0 on Terry's Boston Celtics in the first round, thought it would be a good idea to wear black to Game 4—"funeral colors," as Kenyon Martin told Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News. Well, the Knicks actually followed through and wore black. Show More Summary
It's easy to see Paul Pierce knock down clutch buckets and think that's the reason he's with the Washington Wizards. Especially when he voices that opinion himself. "That's why we brought him here," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said of Pierce's late-game heroics, per ESPN New York's Ohm Youngmisuk. Show More Summary
There's something unsexy about upperclassmen in the NBA draft. They lack the untapped potential of one-and-done freshmen and the air of mystery surrounding international prospects. They're just so boring. If only that were true. Players drafted as upperclassmen continue to make their mark on the league, and not just as role players. Show More Summary
The NBA fined Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle $25,000 Saturday for his comments about the officiating following the team's 130-128 Game 3 loss to the visiting Houston Rockets in the opening round of the playoffs Friday. Jeff...Show More Summary
Down 0-3 already, the New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks are on life support. The Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets have fallen 0-2 in their respective battles and could...Show More Summary
Renowned Twitter poet Matt Barnes weighed in on the 2-game suspension handed down to J.R. Smith, following his vicious back-handed smack (punch?) of Jae Crowder in Game 4. Barnes was The post Matt Barnes Calls J.R. Smith’s 2-Game Suspension a ‘Joke’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
Voting has already begun for the first annual Basketball Players Awards to be held in Las Vegas this July. The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) revealed the categories for this The post NBA Players Union Unveils ‘Basketball Players Awards’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
With news of Kevin Love’s injury, J.R. Smith’s suspension and the overtime win by the Brooklyn Nets Monday, the remaining teams in the Eastern Conference have something that seemed lost for most of the season. Hope. Since the January...Show More Summary
Paul Pierce is in the midst of a late-career renaissance—or, at the very least, he’s using his last drops of gas to burn donuts in the postseason parking lot, a middle-finger salute to the north. After pissing off the entire city ofShow More Summary
Washington is losing Nigel Williams-Goss (transfer), Darin Johnson (transfer), Shawn Kemp Jr. (graduation), Mike Anderson (graduation) and now Lorenzo Romar is losing yet another player from his roster. Junior forward Jernard Jarreau,...Show More Summary
The Portland Trail Blazers aren’t starting their summer vacations just yet: Damian Lillard went off for 32 points Monday night, in a 99-92 must-win against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies. The The post Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers Avoid Elimination in Game 4 (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
All it takes is one or two special players in the NBA to take the next step. Even the mere possibility that those players are available in the upcoming draft is enough to hold onto hope for the league's most downtrodden franchises. LeBron James and Kevin Love turned Cleveland from an afterthought to the No. Show More Summary