In one of the more fascinating individual match-ups you’ll see all season, Avery Bradley (a top 3 on-ball perimeter defender) guarded James Harden (one of the four or five hardest perimeter players to defend in the league) for much of Friday night’s Rockets/Celtics game. For the most part, Bradley stifled Harden better than anybody yet this year. But as we all know, it’s an offensive player’s league. That’s why this happened. Afterwards it was unanimously decided by me that both players are still elite in the area they’re known for being dominant.
This play is the definition of putting a defender on skates.
You really can’t describe Jamal Crawford’s handles with words, or read descriptions of his movement on a laptop screen and expect to absorb what he did. I won’t even take a stab at trying. Just watch the clip, and know that until further notice, Crawford is the NBA’s King of the Crossover.
Kevin Durant is great. That’s all.
Right now Stephen Curry is playing like an All-Star, knocking down just about every shot that leaves his hand and using that accuracy to draw defenders and make plays for teammates. Let’s all cross our fingers that those ankles stay healthy.
Somehow this gem slipped through the cracks last week, but better late than never when a move like this goes down. Also, how about Lance Stephenson this year? Not too shabby. Not too shabby at all.
Poor Paul Pierce. His second spill in as many games. For the sake of humanity, let us pray he never switches onto Jamal Crawford.
We’ll tally it as “half” of a murder because Nelson missed the shot. But wow. This was one of the most savage ankle-breaking moments I’ve seen all season. RIP to Paul Pierce’s ankles.
We’ve poked (lol) fun at his weight and overall suckyness for the past 18 months, but Ray Felton has actually been playing REALLY well for the first place/still undefeated New York Knicks. Leave it to Tony Parker to pull us all back to reality.