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Derek Fisher Calling out New York Knicks Shows He's Growing as Coach

At first glance, it wasn ’t much different from scores of other stretches authored by the New York Knicks this season: Bad offense, worse defense and the kind of body language better suited for a wake than an NBA basketball game. Only this time, Derek Fisher wasn ’t having any of it. Show More Summary

Inside the Los Angeles Lakers Historically Bad Defense

The Los Angeles Lakers are having a rough season by every metric. Offensively, their lack of quality ball-movers bogs down the offense and cycles in a constant flow of isolation basketball. Kobe Bryant, great passer that he is, is ultimately still a ball-stopper. Show More Summary

5 Statistics That Are Defining Chicago Bulls' Season so Far

The Chicago Bulls have had their share of successes and failures this season, and a few statistics show it. The Bulls have fought their way through a barrage of injuries to a 15-9 record. They have struggled against some of the league's...Show More Summary

Let's trade Rajon Rondo, starring Salvador Dalí and Gustav Klimt

Artists of the Trade Machine, assemble! Rajon Rondo is on the trading block, you say? Time to dial up the Artists of the Trade Machine to get some truly masterful options on the table. First up, Salvador Dalí. How surreal would it be...Show More Summary

Post Up: Memphis Marches On

The Grizzlies took down the Spurs while the Hawks dominated the Cavs on Wednesday. The post Post Up: Memphis Marches On appeared first on SLAMonline.

With Little Separation Atop the East, One Move Could Make All the Difference

It was a romp of ridiculous proportions, the Cavaliers sinking all nine of their three-point attempts in the first quarter, and 19 in all, on their way to a 33-point victory against the Atlanta Hawks. While it was unreasonable to expect...Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2014: Best NBA FanDuel, DraftKings Lineup for Dec. 18

Full disclosure: I stay far away from daily fantasy basketball on Thursday nights. With only a handful of games —four on this particular Thursday, which isn't terrible —on the slate, it becomes difficult to pick out a lineup. You'reShow More Summary

Georgia State Sharpshooter R.J. Hunter Won't Be a Mystery for Long

R.J. Hunter doesn't have much time for anything other than swishing jumpers. So for the last three years almost every night around midnight while most his peers are cramming for tests or crushing beers, Hunter has made his way to the Georgia State gym to get up shots. Show More Summary

Gap Between Eastern and Western Conferences Will Narrow with Patience

It says a lot about the NBA's Eastern Conference when the best compliment we can pay it is painfully backhanded. Nice work, East; the Grand Canyon between you and the West didn't get noticeably grander this season. If the league canShow More Summary

College Basketball Coaches Whose Stock Is Soaring Early in 2014-15

It's the holiday season, which is a good time to reflect on the previous year and analyze who has been naughty and who has been nice. This applies to the college basketball world too—particularly the coaches. Though conference play won't...Show More Summary

Have Phoenix Suns Hit a Wall?

Over the last year and change, the Phoenix Suns have gone from darling to disappointment, their standing within the Western Conference an unremitting roller coaster, their immediate future an open-ended mystery. Last season was one of guts and glory—an alleged tanker's tale turned fairytale. Show More Summary

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers 12/17/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Portland Trail Blazers looked to keep their recent roll going on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Blazers had won two straight, but they faced a tough test from the young Bucks, who were riding their own two-game win streak. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Spurs-Grizzlies Triple-Overtime Thriller Begs for Playoff Rematch

SAN ANTONIO — The Memphis Grizzlies outlasted the San Antonio Spurs in what's almost certainly emerged as the young season's most thrilling contest, winning Wednesday night's triple-overtime marathon by a final score of 117-116. ForShow More Summary

Atlanta Hawks Making a Power Play in the East and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

You could argue that the Atlanta Hawks' 127-98 thrashing of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday was nothing more than a ledger-balancer or maybe just a study in the motivational power of vengeance. In some ways, that's true. The Hawks trounced the Cavs by 29 points, but all the result did was level the season series between the two clubs. Show More Summary

Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Clippers 12/17/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Los Angeles Clippers looked to build a bit of momentum back on Wednesday when they took on the Indiana Pacers. The Clippers snapped a two-game skid their last time out and faced a Pacers squad that snapped an eight-game skid in its last contest. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs 12/17/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Two of the NBA's best teams squared off on Wednesday night in a thriller, as the Memphis Grizzlies toppled the host San Antonio Spurs, 117-116, in triple overtime. Memphis' Marc Gasol (26 points, nine rebounds) hit a three-point buzzer-beater...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors 12/17/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Toronto Raptors looked to keep their recent hot streak rolling on Wednesday night when they took on the Brooklyn Nets. The Raptors had won three straight and four of their last five, but they faced a tough test from the veteran Nets, who had won two of their last three. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat 12/17/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Miami Heat looked to build a bit of momentum on Wednesday night when they took on the Utah Jazz. The Heat had gone 3-2 over their last five and faced a tough test from the Jazz, who had lost three straight and 12 of their last 13. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Watch Rudy Gobert's Ridiculous Big-Man Eurostep vs. the Miami Heat

Just because you're a 7-footer doesn't mean you can't "Eurostep" with the best of them. Check out Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert's sweet moves against the Miami Heat in the video above! Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons 12/17/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Dallas Mavericks looked to find a bit of consistency on Wednesday night when they took on the Detroit Pistons. The Mavs had gone 3-3 over their last six games and faced a Pistons squad which had won two of its last three games. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

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