Isaiah Thomas: I Can Play at a High Level Again

Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas has paid tribute to the Boston Celtics fans after being recognized at TD Garden. Isaiah Thomas was speaking on Monday night after the Nuggets’ 114 – 105 win over the Boston Celtics. It was the first time since being traded away from Boston a year and a half ago that he had a chance to be honoured by the crowd… [Read entire story]

Ibaka and Chriss Ejected Following Punches Being Thrown

Center Serge Ibaka from the Toronto Raptors and forward Marquese Chriss from the Cleveland Cavaliers were both ejected from their game on Monday following a physical altercation between the two. Ibaka fell to the floor after he and Chriss battled for position under the basket at Cleveland’s end of the court as the Raptors had thrown a pass the length of the court that went out of bounds. Ibaka pushed Chriss from behind and at the same time grabbed the Cavaliers player near the neck prior to throwing a punch. In response, Chriss punched at Ibaka before… [Read entire story]

Lakers vs. Bulls Point Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

With the playoffs out of the question LeBron James will no longer play both games in back-to-back sets and his minutes will be restricted down the stretch. [Read entire story]

Nuggets vs. Warriors Point Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

The Denver Nuggets have a chance to grab a share of first place in the Western Conference when they travel to the Bay Area to take on Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. [Read entire story]

Andrew Bogut on “Bonus” Deal with Golden State Warriors

In a relatively quickly completed deal, Australian center Andrew Bogut has rejoined the Golden State Warriors for the season’s remainder. Speculation began on Monday that a number of NBA teams were looking at Andrew Bogut for a postseason push. The 76ers were mooted, but it quickly became clear that the Warriors were the only team with a real chance. Since then, Steph Curry spoke about how great it would be to have Andrew Bogut back. On Tuesday, head coach Steve Kerr confirmed that the deal was done. Andrew… [Read entire story]

James Harden on ‘Perfect Time’ for Houston Rockets

After months of shouldering the burden, James Harden feels that his Houston Rockets team are fully fit and firing. James Harden was speaking to the press after the Rockets’ 115 – 104 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday. He never seemed very happy to discuss his historic 30 point game streak, which stretched to 32 … [Read entire story]

Pau Gasol Will Join Bucks Following Buyout by Spurs

NBA sources have said that the San Antonio Spurs bought out the contract of veteran Pau Gasol which will allow the center to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks. Players must be waived by Friday at 11:59 PM ET in order to remain available to play in the playoffs. The buyout was announced late Friday night by the Spurs. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich called Gasol an exceptional person and an ultimate professional and said the team is very grateful for the contributions he made on the court, inside the locker room and … [Read entire story]

“I’m Going to be an All-Star” – Jayson Tatum

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum is confident of becoming an NBA All-Star, despite missing out this year. Jayson Tatum laid out his All-Star credentials during his impressive rookie season with the Boston Celtics. The Celtics went to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference playoffs due to his scoring-leading performances. As a result, the expectations for his sophomore year were huge. So huge that people now expect Jayson Tatum to be disappointed at missing the 2019 All-Star game. However, Tatum is relaxed about the situation and confident that he’ll be an All-Star sooner rather than… [Read entire story]

DeMarcus Cousins Whistled for Technical After Tossing Shoe

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins had the best game of this season on Monday. He helped the Warriors to a 121-110 victory against the Charlotte Hornets. However, a technical foul that he was handed during the fourth quarter left him upset. DeMarcus Cousins was penalized after he tossed a shoe off the court. The incident occured with just less than five minutes remaining in the game. One of the shoes of Hornets player Jeremy… [Read entire story]

New York Knicks End Home Loss Streak, but are they Tanking?

The New York Knicks narrowly escaped making NBA history against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. The New York Knicks beat the spurs 130 – 118, snapping an 18-game losing streak at their home stadium. Had the New York Knicks lost, they would have equalled the 1994 Dallas Mavericks for the longest streak in history. At 12 – 48, the Knicks have the second worst record in the NBA. Despite that, coach David Fizdale has remained upbeat about his players. He has so far refused to entertain any suggestion that the team is tanking. Want $250 to bet on the NBA? Sign… [Read entire story]

Sacramento Kings Potential Dark Horses, say Warriors

The Sacramento Kings could be the team to watch for the next few years, according to Warriors players and staff. The Sacramento Kings lost by just two points to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. It was the fourth time the Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings this season. In the process, the Kings have earned the respect of the star-studded Warriors. The likes of Kevin Durant and Draymond Green… [Read entire story]

James Harden Focused Only on Winning

If James Harden has seemed reticent to talk about his recent personal achievements, it’s because he’s not playing for himself. He’s playing for the Houston Rockets cause. James Harden is currently on a scoring hot-streak that sees him challenging the legendary Wilt Chamberlain. He’s scored 30 + points in 31 consecutive games, which is equal with Chamberlain as the second longest streak in history. He’s still some way away from the record of 65, but James Harden has nonetheless written his name into the history books this… [Read entire story]

Kerr-Fuffle! Steve Kerr fined $25k

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for his conduct on Wednesday night. Steve Kerr lashed out at official Kenny Mauer after a Draymond Green common foul was upgraded to a flagrant foul. The incident occured with 3.54 left in regulation when the Warriors were trailing the Portland Trail Blazers 110 – 103. Draymond Green fouled Zach Collins as he was going up to the rim. After and official review, the foul was upgraded to… [Read entire story]

Steve Kerr Ejected After Flagrant Foul Called on Draymond Green

On Wednesday, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr did’t see his team lose 129-107 to the Portland Trail Blazers. He was ejected by official Kenny Mauer for arguing over a flagrant foul called on Golden State’s Draymond Green late in the final quarter. The play took place with just 3:54 left in the fourth and Golden State behind 110-103. Green was called for a foul on Zach Collins as the big man for the Blazers was going up toward … [Read entire story]

Magic Johnson Cleared of Tampering Charge

Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson has been cleared of a tampering accusation following an NBA investigation. The investigation was related to comments Magic Johnson made about Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons The NBA released a statement on Tuesday: “We have concluded that Magic Johnson’s statements regarding Ben Simmons do not constitute a tampering violation. The Philadelphia 76ers initiated the contact with the Los Angeles Lakers by requesting a meeting between Johnson and Simmons. Both organizations ultimately concluded that such a meeting did not make sense at this time but in that context, Johnson&#… [Read entire story]

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers Point Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

The Portland Trail Blazers started the year 26-17 but have stumbled a little bit of late. They’ve lost three of four and are just 7-6 in their last 13 games. [Read entire story]

Nets vs. Raptors Point Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

In what could easily be a first-round playoff preview, the Toronto Raptors open a long homestand Monday night by welcoming the vastly improved Brooklyn Nets. [Read entire story]

John Wall Injury Nightmare Continues

Things have gone from bad to worse for John Wall, who will miss most, if not all of next season. John Wall was already out for the remainder of this season after having surgery on his left heel in January. Now, reports say that John Wall has suffered a torn left Achilles tendon, which he sustained in his home. ESPN … [Read entire story]

Kyrie Irving Calls Reception at Madison Square Garden Just a Distraction

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will become a free agent after the completion of the current NBA season. On Friday, he received a warm welcome from New York Knicks fans at Madison Square Garden during player introductions. Cheers could be heard as well for Irving during the game when he touched the ball in the first quarter. Chants of “We want Kyrie” also filled the Garden during the second half of the game. Boston defeated New York 113-99 and when Irving was asked… [Read entire story]

NBA Investigating Anthony Davis over Agent Comments

Anthony Davis will be the subject of an NBA investigation after comments by his agent on Monday. According to ESPN, the New Orleans Pelicans center intends to leave the franchise. Anthony Davis reportedly rejected a 5-year, $239.5 million contract offer from the Pelicans. Anthony Davis is represented by Rich Paul, the agent of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James… [Read entire story]

Warriors vs. Pacers Point Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

Golden State is coming off a narrow victory over the Celtics to push the club’s winning streak to 10, but has struggled against the spread when visiting Indianapolis. [Read entire story]

Raptors vs. Mavericks Point Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

The Raptors are no longer atop the Eastern Conference and they’re in danger of losing a third straight game when they visit Dallas to play super rookie Luka Doncic and the Mavericks. [Read entire story]

Raptors vs. Rockets Point Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

James Harden is having one of the great runs of any player in the history of basketball. He has hit at least five three-pointers in all but one of his last 11 games. [Read entire story]

Sources: Rockets Sending Carmelo Anthony to Bulls

NBA sources have said the Houston Rockets agreed to send veteran Carmelo Anthony to the Chicago Bulls. Anthony will not play for Chicago and will be eventually waived or traded by the Bulls prior to the February 7 trade deadline, said the same sources. The two teams wanted the deal, which also included some cash, to be completed on Monday, but because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the league office was not open and the trade … [Read entire story]

NBA to Mirror English Premier League Gambling Policy

The NBA is preparing to regulate and educate it’s players and teams in the wake of legalized US sports betting. A Supreme Court ruling in May allowed states to sanction legal sportsbooks for the first time in the U.S. With the increased opportunities this provides, also comes a number of threats that US sports leagues have no experience of. European sports like soccer, tennis and cricket have fallen foul of match fixing scandals and gambling scams. Recently, Spanish police arrested 28 tennis players who were associated with a match fixing group. Want $250 to bet on… [Read entire story]

LeBron James To Sit Out Lakers Roadtrip

LeBron James will miss the next to Los Angeles Lakers games as he struggles to overcome a strained left groin. According to ESPN, LeBron James is set to be re-evaluated on Wednesday, three weeks after sustaining the injury. LeBron James was injured against the Golden State Warriors on Christmas day. Since then, the Lakers are 4 – 7. James will not join the team on it’s upcoming road trip to Oklahoma and Houston. This means that James will miss 13 games this season, equalling the most he has ever missed in a season. He has already missed more consecutive games this season… [Read entire story]

Bulls vs. Lakers Point Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

Almost all of the stats are ugly for the Chicago Bulls. They have lost eight straight and they are 5-16 straight up on the road. [Read entire story]

Kyrie Irving on Building a Championship Culture

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving has cited a team meeting as the reason for the team’s recent good form. According to Kyrie Irving, the team met after a disappointing loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on December 21. He said that it was needed to clear the air inside the Celtics locker room. Since then, the Celtics have won seven of their last ten games. The latest being a 135 -108 win over the Indiana Pacers at home on Wednesday night. After … [Read entire story]

Zion Williamson is NBA Ready, Says Vince Carter

Atlanta Hawks wing Vince Carter has heaped praise on Duke forward Zion Williamson, this year’s likely No. 1 draft pick. Zion Williamson has already been praised by pundits and commentators, but this is different. Vince Carter is one of the most experienced NBA veterans, with 21 years of experience. A thumbs up from him will really make people sit up and take notice. Carter believes that the 6”7, 285-pound Zion Williamson will “be ready for the NBA.” Williamson is currently averaging 20.9 points on 67.9% shooting and 9.5 rebounds. His 13 – 1 Duke team is currently the No.1 ranked team in the country… [Read entire story]

Pistons vs. Lakers Point Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey is trying to figure out what to do with his depleted lineup. Detroit has dropped five of its last six straight up and against the spread. [Read entire story]

Karl-Anthony Towns & Derrick Rose Mourn Thibodeau Firing

The Minnesota Timberwolves players were left reeling by the surprise firing of coach Tom Thibodeau on Monday. That’s according to Karl-Anthony Towns and Derrick Rose. According to Karl-Anthony Towns, Wolves players had no idea that Thibodeau was about to be fired. It was even more of a shock considering the Wolves had just defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by 108 – 86. It appears Thibodeau’s departure came at an inopportune time for Karl-Anthony Towns. He felt that the team ahd stability and was personally happy with… [Read entire story]

Patrick McCaw to be Waived by Cavs After Just Two Weeks

Less than two weeks after signing with the team, forward Patrick McCaw could be waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Patrick McCaw had previously signed a two year deal worth $6 million. Now, the Cavaliers are planning to waive him before the deal becomes guaranteed. Roster rotation players know that this can happen to… [Read entire story]

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