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Blake Griffin Kind of Embarrasses Timofey Mozgov (Video)

If there’s one thing we know about Clippers forward Blake Griffin, it’s this: the dude can dunk. And well, Timofey Mozgov found that out the hard way in the Knicks’ victory over the Clippers last night at Staples Center. I would try to explain this dunk, but honestly, words can’t describe this display of athleticism. So let’s go to the video. Continue Reading

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NBA Game Rankings: 11/21/10

Oct 19, 2010; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings guards Beno Udrih (19), left, and Tyreke Evans (13) during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. The Kings defeated the Clippers 96-94. Photo via Newscom

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There’s only four games on the schedule for tonight, and it’ll be hard to top what turned out to be a fantastic night of games last night. You had Rudy Gay‘s buzzer beater. You had Blake Griffin scoring 44. And you had Stephen Jackson recording the first triple-double in Bobcats’ history. It was quite a night in the Association, and we’ll see if any of these games can bring us that same kind of entertainment. Continue Reading

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Grizzlies Beat the Heat on a Rudy Gay Buzzer Beater

Memphis Grizzlies Rudy Gay #22 against Atlanta Hawks on Dec. 3, 2008 in Atlanta, Ga. The Atlanta Hawks won 105-95 Photo via Newscom

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I’ve been trying to convince myself that the Memphis Grizzlies are much better than their record shows. They’ve really only had one bad loss on the season (at Washington), and the rest of their nine losses, minus one against Phoenix, has come against teams with winning records. And well, they finally showed glimpses of their potential last night, as Rudy Gay knocked down a jumper over LeBron James at the buzzer to give Memphis a 97-95 victory. Continue Reading

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Let’s Celebrate Tim Duncan’s Scoring Record

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There will never be another player like Tim Duncan. I mean, as fans of the bank shot know, it just doesn’t get much better than this guy. Of course, Duncan is about more than bank shots, and that was never more true last night, as he officially passed David Robinson‘s Spurs’ scoring record of 20,790 points, and became the all-time leading scorer in Spurs’ history. Duncan now sits at 20,797 on his career, and as for how many of those points come from bank shots, I’m not exactly sure. But what I do know is that this guy is one of the greats to play the game. Continue Reading

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5-Player Trade Between Hornets and Raptors in the Works?

Some trade rumors coming out this morning, which involves the most surprising team in the Western Conference thus far, the New Orleans Hornets, and the surprisingly not so-bad (OK, they’re 4-9) Toronto Raptors. Continue Reading

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Game Power Rankings: 11/20/10

Nuggets Carmelo Anthony #15 smiles as the Nuggets beat the Lakers 106-103 during game two of a Western Conference final playoff basketball game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Thursday May 21, 2009 in Los Angeles Photo via Newscom

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Even without Kevin Durant and Jeff Green, the Thunder went into Boston last night and picked up a huge win against the Celtics. Everything else went pretty much according to plan, although the now 10-1 Spurs were more impressive on the road in Utah than I thought they would be. I’d say it’s time to start giving the Spurs a little more love.

We’ve got nine games on the schedule for tonight, so let’s rank them from must not see to must-see: Continue Reading

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Poll: Where Does Kobe Rank Right Now Among the All-Time Greats?

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant watches a foul shot in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at the US Airways Center, in Phoenix, AZ, May 23,2010. . UPI/Art Foxall Photo via Newscom

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You hear this discussion all the time. Someone says “Kobe is better than Jordan!” Someone else says “Jordan is 83,246 times better than Kobe!” But the fact of the matter is, there’s no factual information that proves that one is better than the other. Some people rank a player’s greatness by championships, some rank it by individual statistics. There’s no right or wrong answer to this question. Continue Reading

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Game Power Rankings: 11/19/10

Boston Celtics Ray Allen shoots a free throw against the Washington Wizards during the first quarter at the Verizon Center in Washington on December 10, 2009. Allen scored his 20,000 career point during the third quarter, becoming the 32nd player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points. The Celtics beat the Wizards 104-102. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn Photo via Newscom

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In a new feature here on Saving the Skyhook, we take a look at each night’s games and give you our thoughts on what you can expect from each matchup. We also rank the night’s games to let all you League Pass viewers know which games you need to see, and which games are going to be the equivalent of watching paint dry.

We’ve got a whole lot of games on the slate for tonight, so here’s a look at the game rankings for the evening: Continue Reading

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The Clippers Lose Again, Upcoming Schedule is Brutal

Oct 27, 2010; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center. The Trail Blazers defeated the Clippers 98-88. Photo via Newscom

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OK, I’ll be honest. The Clippers haven’t lost in Indiana just yet. It’s actually just the start of the fourth quarter as I’m writing this, but if you’ve watched the Clippers this season, you know what’s coming (unless you’re a Thunder fan). The other team in Los Angeles is down 80-59 heading into the fourth quarter in Indiana, and with the loss, they’ll move to 1-12 on the season. Unfortunately for Vinny Del Negro‘s squad though, things don’t get much easier from here. Continue Reading