The Suns registered two highlight-worthy rejections on DeMarcus Cousins during their win over the Kings on Friday.
Eric Bledsoe is up first, as he came flying in with the help defense to swat this attempt by Cousins out of bounds.
No way Cousins was expecting that kind of help to come from the 6’1″ Bledsoe, who was out on the perimeter when the possession began. He certainly wasn’t expecting this next one by Miles Plumlee, who chased Cousins down on the break and caught up with him in time to prevent the easy bucket in transition.
The Suns registered nine blocks in total and held Cousins to just 5-of-16 shooting in improving to 13-9 on the season with the victory, the team’s fourth straight.
NEW ORLEANS — Russell Westbrook hit 4-of-6 3-pointers in the third quarter.
This one apparently put him on fire to the point he had to cool himself off.
It’s hard to find a new low for defense in an NBA All-Star Game.
But Stephen Curry was laying down on defense. Literally.
The result was a Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk and Curry ending up in the highlight anyway.
Hey, DeAndre Jordan, where was this Saturday night during the Dunk Contest?
The Clippers’ big man threw down an off-the-backboard alley-oop from Russell Westbrook during the All-Star Game Sunday that was better than anything he did on Saturday night. Enjoy
NEW ORLEANS — Even in a game conducive to highlights, LeBron James went above and beyond.