adam silver houston rockets james harden nba Sports 

The NBA Made the Best of a No-Win Situation by Denying the Rockets’ Protest

The league denied the Rockets’ protest of a loss to the Spurs last week. Houston’s motion took issue with referees’ mishandling of an uncounted dunk by James Harden. While the Rockets have a right to be furious, the league issued the only decision that makes sense. The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs won’t be going back in time after all. The NBA on Monday issued its ruling on the Rockets’ protest of their double-overtime loss to the Spurs last week, in which a dunk by James Harden wasn’t counted…

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Frank Vogel LeBron James Los angeles lakers nba Sports 

This Is Why Frank Vogel Deserves Way More Credit for the Lakers’ Hot Start

Sports media scoffed at the Lakers’ initial hire of Frank Vogel. Vogel has the Lakers clicking on all cylinders, and the media has barely noted it. LeBron James has jumped on board with Vogel’s coaching style. Poor Frank Vogel. When he was hired as the Los Angeles Lakers head coach, he was smeared all across sports media. He was denigrated as the Lakers’ last option. He was repeatedly compared to Doc Rivers, every time as the vastly inferior coach. Analysts theorized that assistant coach Jason Kidd was just waiting to…

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nba Portland Trail Blazers Rodney Hood Sports 

Why the Trail Blazers’ NBA Playoff Hopes May Be Completely Doomed

Why the Trail Blazers’ NBA Playoff Hopes May Be Completely Doomed X Dear reader, some third-party applications like Twitter, Youtube, Google, and our comment function are utilizing cookies. By rejecting this cookie consent, you might not be able to read the full article due to embeds.Privacy Policy Accept Reject Privacy & Cookies Policy

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houston rockets james harden nba Sports Toronto Raptors 

This Is What Happens When You Try to Double-Team James Harden

The Raptors sent an extra defender toward James Harden throughout Thursday’s game. He responded with low production but high efficiency, always making the right play. But that doesn’t mean the Rockets will be able to exploit that opposing strategy in the playoffs. The numbers suggest James Harden played a relatively minor role in his team’s impressive road victory over the Toronto Raptors. The Houston Rockets superstar scored 23 points, nearly 16 fewer than his league-leading average, and notched season-lows by taking 11 shots, five three-pointers, and six free-throw attempts. But…

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Alex Caruso Los angeles lakers nba Sports 

Alex Caruso Hype Is Out of Control, but He’s Still Been Indispensable

Alex Caruso has drawn outsized media attention in the season’s early going. While he’s taken some flak for his popularity, he’s nevertheless been indispensable to the Lakers. Still, the biggest reason behind his popularity is obvious. Die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fans were begging Alex Caruso would simply get the chance to play long before he became a national-media darling. Six weeks into the regular season, Caruso has lived up to the promise of the small minority who always believed in his game to emerge as a fixture for the best…

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Denver Nuggets nba Nikola Jokic Sports 

This Is Why Nikola Jokic’s Dreadful Start Shouldn’t Make the Nuggets Panic

The Nuggets are 13-5 despite Nikola Jokic’s slow start. Is his lack of conditioning reason for concern or optimism? Either way, Denver is poised to look much different as the season continues. On the surface, the Denver Nuggets have lived up to expectations in the season’s early going. They’re 13-5 and ranked third in the Western Conference behind the Lakers and Clippers. Based on wins and losses alone, Denver is pretty much exactly where it was expected to be, at the front of a loaded pack of Western Conference sub-contenders….

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LaMelo Ball Luka Doncic nba Sports 

Forget Lonzo, LaMelo Ball Is Starting to Look More Like Luka Doncic

LaMelo Ball already looks like the best basketball player in his family. Ball is putting up better numbers overseas than Luka Doncic. The New York Knicks could desperately use someone like LaMelo Ball. LaMelo Ball was a mere afterthought when his brother Lonzo entered the league in 2017.  Lonzo was one of the most hyped prospects of the last 10 years. Thanks to his father Lavar’s constant drumming and his fortuitous landing with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, Lonzo seemed like the Chosen One. While he could still carve out…

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LeBron James Los angeles lakers nba Sports 

Is LeBron James Closer to Retirement Than We Think?

LeBron James is one of the greatest players to ever set foot on a basketball court. Eventually, he is going to do like every great athlete, and retire. He hasn’t talked about it, but as a devoted family man, not being there for his son’s first high school game bothered him. Does he want to risk looking like Carmelo Anthony on his way out? Since there isn’t anything he hasn’t done in the NBA, why is he still playing? As much as his fans may hate to admit it, LeBron…

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dallas mavericks Deandre Ayton Luka Doncic nba Sports 

Luka Doncic Is Making Deandre Ayton Look Like the Next Sam Bowie

Luka Doncic is off to a record-setting start this year. Deandre Ayton could be the next Sam Bowie, thanks to Doncic. This is why intelligence is more important than draft lottery position. Luka Doncic is making a lot of people in the NBA look stupid. Take, for example, the Golden State Warriors. Doncic had more points, rebounds, and assists than the entire Warriors team in the first quarter on Wednesday night. 🔥 LUKA DONCIC 1st QuarterOutscored entire Warriors team (22-16)7th straight game with 10+ PTS in the 1st Halftime33 PTS…

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dallas mavericks LeBron James Luka Doncic nba Sports 

Luka Doncic Isn’t LeBron James, but He Might Be the Best 20-Year-Old Ever

Luka Doncic made history on Monday night. Comparisons to LeBron James aren’t quite foolproof but are accurate in numerous ways. He’s well on his way to the best season of any 20-year-old ever and perhaps an MVP award. Luka Doncic exploded for 42 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists on Monday night, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a hard-fought victory over the in-state rival San Antonio Spurs. The historical context behind those eye-popping numbers makes Doncic’s performance all the more noteworthy, too. Source: Twitter The Slovenian sensation has often been…

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