Here’s the Houston Chronicle reporting on the Rockets: The Rockets had a familiar face on the practice court on Saturday afternoon. Hakeem Olajuwon was in the gym working with several players. He spent a lot of time with Omer Asik, Terrence Jones and Dwight Howard. “Its a great learning experience – a Hall of Famer, one of the [...]
John Calipari got his wish on Saturday, the one about hoping "the light goes on" for his Kentucky team. But unfortunately for the Wildcats, that glow was the beacon of an oncoming locomotive known as the Florida Gators. Florida became...Show More Summary
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is on pace to become the youngest player in NBA history to average 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in a season, per ESPN Stats & Info. Davis, who turns 21 on March 11, is averaging 20.4 points and 10.1 boards through 54 games, following a 29-point, 14-rebound outing against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. Show More Summary
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed forward Drew Gooden to a second 10-day contract. Gooden, who was originally signed by the Wizards on February 26, has averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.0 minutes over three games. The veteran big-man provides frontcourt depth for the 32-29 Wizards.
The Miami Heat announced today that they have signed guard DeAndre Liggins to a second 10-day contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Liggins, who was signed to a 10-day contract by the HEAT on February 25, appeared in one game with Miami totaling two points and one rebound in 1:24 minutes [...]
Sacramento Kings forward Carl Landry will miss the remainder of the season after a recent MRI taken at Kaiser Permanente revealed a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. Surgery will be scheduled in the near future. A six-year NBA veteran in his second stint with the Kings, Landry averaged 4.2 points (.517 FG%,.824 FT%), [...]
Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game without pay for forcibly striking New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in the throat, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. The incident, for which Mayo was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected occurred with 1:52 remaining in the first quarter of [...]
The Sacramento Kings today signed guard Orlando Johnson to a second 10-day contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. After signing a 10-day contract with the Kings on February 26, Johnson is averaging 1.8 points (3-16 FG, 1-5 3pt, 2-4 FT), 0.8 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 9.0 minutes per game in five games off the [...]
? Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao (back soreness) returns to action after a 12-game absence, but shooting guard C.J. Miles (left ankle sprain) is out for the ninth straight contest. Varejao, who will come off the bench, is averaging 8.8 points and a team-high 10.3 rebounds in 48 games.
Uh oh. Throughout the season, the Indiana Pacers have been in the driver's seat of the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. They gained early control of the pole position with a 9-0 start to the 2013-14 campaign that quickly...Show More Summary
The NBA's best coaching mind isn't even in the NBA right now. Phil Jackson —and his cache of 12 glistening championship rings —boasts a track record unrivaled by peers past and present. Although he hasn't graced an NBA sideline since 2011, word is the Zen Master is more than open to the idea of a re-entry into the basketball world. Show More Summary
Cincinnati and Louisville split their two regular-season meetings, with the two games decided by a combined four points. But in a third, less publicized battle between the American Athletic Conference co-champions, a victory for theShow More Summary
Forward Drew Gooden was signed to a second 10-day contract by the Washington Wizards.
The Toronto Raptors are enjoying their finest season in years. Why? Well for starters, you could point to their improved defense (fourth in the league in opponents' scoring), or their more effective offense (10th in offensive efficiency),...Show More Summary
Talk about clutch. With the Iowa State Cyclones hosting the Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday for senior night, most expected the Big 12 matchup to be a great game. With the clock winding down at the end of the second half and the Cyclones down 71-68, sophomore guard Naz Long hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime. Show More Summary
Fact: "Pistol" Pete Maravich is the NCAA's all-time scoring leader, averaging 44.2 points per game in his career at LSU. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: NBA.com Read more College Basketball news on BleacherReport.com
The NBA is a game of runs. Spurts can take place within games, as we see with remarkable frequency. On March 8, for example, the Dallas Mavericks went up 30 points on the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half, only to let Rip City tie up the game at 98. But stretches of remarkable play also take place over the course of the season. Show More Summary
The Iowa State Cyclones were playing the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Senior Night, so the fans decided to get a little creative to try and get inside Marcus Smart's head. While the away team was introduced, fans waited for Smart's name to be called. Show More Summary
A year full of incompetence, embarrassment and the occasional win leaves little for Knicks fans to anticipate over New York's remaining games. However, for the optimists, there are still a few reasons to tune into each outing. Carmelo...Show More Summary
The Sacramento Kings say reserve forward Carl Landry will miss the remainder of the season with a medial meniscus tear in his right knee that will require surgery.