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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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