Nets-Thunder Talks Fall Through; Brook Lopez Stays Put In BrooklynEarly in the day, Yahoo Sports reported that the Nets would receive center Kendrick Perkins, small forward Perry Jones and point guard Reggie Jackson in a potential deal for Lopez.
Report: Nets Aiming To Trade Brook Lopez By WeekendAccording to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Billy King is looking to trade two of Lopez, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson by the Feb. 19 trade deadline.
Lichtenstein: Deron Needed To Answer Questions At Press Conference All those questions directed at the newcomers at the press conference would have been more appropriate for Williams, the man with that one ball in his hands most often.
Schmeelk: Heat Defense Is The Reason They Are Up 2-1It has been the Heat’s ability to slow down the Thunder offense that has been the difference so far in the series.
Schmeelk: Bad Omens For Heat In Game 1The Heat are focused around stars, but right now two of them (Bosh and Wade) for a variety of reasons, aren't playing like ones. Unless things change, the Thunder will be celebrating a title a lot sooner than people think.
Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Critical Matchups Of The NBA FinalsWith the NBA Finals set to begin on Tuesday night, here is a closer look at the matchups that will be critical in determining the eventual champion.
Nets Fall To Thunder, 84-74Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Nets, 84-74 at the Prudential Center on Saturday night.
Schmeelk: Breaking Down The NBA Western Conference FinalsIn most respects, the Mavericks and the Thunder are about as diametrically opposed as two teams can be. Now, most would automatically give a huge advantage to the Mavs because of their experience. I don’t.
Late Comeback Gives Grizzlies Game 3 WinZach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday and grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.
Injury Breakdown: Perkins and the PCLLike the ACL, the Posterior Cruciate checks the motion of the tibia. However, the PCL keeps the tibia from gliding too far backward on the femur.