Kenneth Faried? Sure, Kenneth Faried.
He’s not the first person to pop into your mind on the list of “guys who pass off the backboard to themselves.” But he did that early on Wednesday night. Most times you see this it leads to a dunk but Faried couldn’t pull that off, he got the tip in. Still counts for two.
The Nuggets went on to upset the Mavericks 115-110, ending Denver’s six game losing streak and extending the Dallas losing streak to three games. Which is not ideal for a Dallas team struggling to make the playoffs.
The Grizzlies lost for the 15th time in their last 16 games, a 25-point drubbing at home against the Heat, last night.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in Memphis.
This young fan – while playing in the halftime scrimmage – stopped his dribble, stepped on the ball, whipped off his youth jersey to reveal a Marc Gasol jersey, flexed, re-started his dribbled then drove for a basket.
Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation:
The Grizzlies don’t deserve this hero.
For better or worse, DeMarcus Cousins is moody.
Just after getting dunked on by Clint Capela, Cousins showed his frustration by pushing Trevor Ariza after a whistle. The Pelicans center got his NBA-leading ninth technical foul – automatic suspension triggered at No. 16 – but I’m surprised this didn’t escalate beyond just that.
The Thunder suffered a rough home loss to the Hornets, but at least Oklahoma City produced a couple fun highlights.
Not only did Russell Westbrook have this powerful dunk, Paul George put the moves on Jeremy Lamb.
David West is 37 years old.