The New Orleans Pelicans like to run pick-and-rolls a lot. In fact, through their 29 games so far this season, they've used it in 35.3 percent of their offensive sets because it's been that good to them. A lot of that has to do with the fact that they acquired the pick-and-roll fiend that is Jrue Holiday in the off-season.
Arguments about the best power forward in the NBA abound, but they all come with a caveat. Should that caveat exist, though?
If you were watching the NFL last night, you missed a lot. Hell, if you watched just one or two of the five NBA games, you may have missed something, so let me help you out by pointing out all the good and bad stuff that went on. I've even thrown in some D-League news for good measure. Let's get to it, folks!
All it takes is an instant to completely change the landscape of a season. A wrong step. An injured knee. A broken bone or torn connective tissue. These injuries can have drastic consequences for a team -- consuming championship aspirations, snuffing out legacies and resetting the process of rebuilding.
On Thursday night, we were treated to another thriller: an overtime game between a pair of elite teams in the West. On one side, there were the Clippers - a team lead by the league's best point guard in Chris Paul, as well as one of the best power forwards in Blake Griffin. On the other side, there were the Blazers - the most surprising team thus far in the NBA season, lead by someone who many believe has been better than Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge, as well as Damian Lillard, a potential all-star in just his second year in the league.
After seeing Eagles running back LeSean McCoy with a wrestling championship belt, LeBron James made it known that he wanted one of his own -- and a famous friend told him it would be taken care of.
James Harden scored 27 points on 2 made field goals on Thursday night. His trips to the free throw line are incredibly productive, but they're also really, really boring.
J.J. Hickson is trying to expand his game, people.
A closer look at Jeff Teague's game-tying three from last night.
There were only four games last night, but a lot of stuff happened. The Hawks and Cavaliers had to go through two overtimes to determine a winner, the Rockets somehow beat the Grizzlies despite playing terribly, Danny Green came back into our lives and helped the Spurs beat the Mavericks and the Clippers lost another thriller, this time against the Trailblazers.