A Pair Of Nail Biters Shake Up The Playoff Picture In The West

The New Orleans Hornets entered their Wednesday night game against the Dallas Mavericks undermanned with their leader and star Chris Paul sitting out a second straight game due to concussion like symptoms, so when the Carl Landry fouled out and Jarret Jack and Emeka Okafor each collected their fifth personal fouls, it didn’t look [...]

Two New Rivalries Coming Into Form

On today’s very busy NBA slate, there are two nationally televised games. The first will be a battle of Western Conference powers as the Los Angeles Lakers travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder in a rematch of their epic first round playoff series from last year. The second game, which tips [...]

Anthony Struggles In Knicks Debut But Comes Through Late

For people like myself that thought the Carmelo Anthony-Amare Stoudemire pairing would be an awkward one with many bumps in the road, the first half of last night’s game between the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks provided plenty of fodder. Anthony was isolating far too often, he was forcing things at the basket [...]

Billups May Be Involved In Melo Swap

The missing link in a potential deal involving Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks may be the each team’s respective point guards. The Nuggets are reportedly interested in obtaining Knicks’ point guard Raymond Felton in return for Carmelo, which is a wrinkle that hasn’t been previously discussed. The rumor was first reported by [...]

Knicks Take Down The Heat In Thrilling Fashion

For most of the second half, you got the feeling that the Knicks had put up a good fight and had stayed with one of the league’s best teams for a good portion of the night, but just didn’t have enough firepower to counter the attacks that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade frequently unleashed. The Knicks were struggling to connect on outside shots and the Heat’s stifling defense staggered Mike D’Antoni’s offense on more than a few possessions. Every shot the Knicks took was contested and their notorious defense struggled to contain two of the game’s best offensive weapons.

But then, after stopping the Heat from breaking the game open on a few occasions by getting Amare Stoudemire a good look downlow, the Knicks started knocking down a few shots and the Heat, mainly Wade, rushed shots in transition to give the Knicks more chances than they should have had. Danilo Gallinari, who had missed four of his five triple attempts in the first three periods, hit a three with 5:20 to go to give the Knicks a one-point lead, then assisted on a triple for Landry Fields with 4:47 left to give New York an 80-78 and then hit yet another three with 1:17 left to give the Knicks the lead for good. To really seal the deal, Fields would add another triple in the closing minute to put the dagger in Miami’s heart. LeBron would come up with a pair of two point field goals in the final minute but Raymond Felton responded to each field goal with a pair of field goals and the Knicks ended up taking the game by the score of 93-88.

This was a pretty frustrating night for both sides on the offensive end. Outside of their key offensive weapons (in this case, Amare and Wade), nobody played a particularly good game with the ball in their hands.

More on the third installment of the renewed Knicks-Heat rivalry after the break…

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Attacking The Boards: Where The Thunder Look Young And Old At The Same Time

With 25 seconds left in the game, Kevin Durant stepped to the free throw line looking to ice the game away for the Oklahoma City Thunder. As the ball was tossed to him by the ref, Durant heard chants of “M-V-P” come down from the rafters. He couldn’t help but crack a smile.

And [...]

Rejuvenated Post Play Keying Phoenix Run

Though the Phoenix Suns lost last night to the Utah Jazz thanks to a fourth quarter collapse that saw a 13-point lead turn into an eight point deficit in mere minutes, the Suns have been rolling since the All-Star break. (By the way, I blame the fact that TNT aired the game for the [...]

Videos: Rondo’s Ridiculous Buzzer Beat And An Amare Poster

Warriors Aren’t Dealing Stephen Curry to the Suns

The Golden State Warriors have stopped talks with the Phoenix Suns regarding acquiring Amar’e Stoudemire for a package that included center Andris Biedrins, forward Brandan Wright and the seventh overall pick Stephen Curry.

Apparently the Warriors were set on agreeing to Biedrins, Wright and Marco Belinelli until they saw that Curry became available when [...]

Has A’mare Stoudemire Been Traded to the Lakers?

According to A’mare Stoudemire’s twitter, he is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Now, most have taken this tweet as a joke becuase it was posted three hours ago and no major news outlets have picked it up.

I placed a call to the Lakers’ PR department, but they declined to comment on [...]