Author: Kurt Helin

DeMarcus Cousins, Markieff Morris

DeMarcus Cousins gets the bounce at buzzer to beat Suns (VIDEO)

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That is a shooter’s bounce. If Stephen Curry gets that bounce, we don’t blink. But DeMarcus Cousins?

He got it and delivered the game winner that lifted the Kings past the Suns, 85-83. It’s another sign of the growth of now All-Star DeMarcus Cousins.

This was a tough loss for the Suns, who have dropped 4 of 5 and are now just two games up on fast charging Oklahoma City for the eight seed and final playoff spot in the West. The Suns need wins against the teams below them in the standings (and a few against those above them) if they are going to hold on to this playoff spot.


Kyrie Irving puts spin move on Jeremy Lin, abuses Lakers’ defense (VIDEO)

Los Angeles Lakers v Cleveland Cavaliers

ABC’s Lakers at Cavaliers game seemed like a better national television call: Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James. Two huge fan bases to drive ratings.

By the time the game tipped off Sunday, we all figured that clip above was pretty much how the game would look. The Lakers are one of the NBA’s worst teams, their defense struggles, and the Cavaliers had won 12 of 13 with a red hot offense.

Kyrie Irving gave us what we expected.  He put a spin move on Jeremy Lin, used the pick, drove the lane then hit Timofey Mozgov with the pass for the easy dunk.

The Cavaliers cruised to an easy win. As expected.

Mason Plumlee runs into courtside waitress, spills a whole lot of beer (VIDEO)


The way the Nets were shooting Saturday at the Verizon Center, this was about the only thing they knocked down.

Brooklyn’s Mason Plumlee hustled after a loose ball and ran into a courtside waitress spilling a full tray of beers — there were six beers plus what appeared to be a vodka drink on that tray, at Verizon Center prices that’s at least $60 worth. Maybe more as the courtside guys likely aren’t downing domestic. It landed all over the floor and a couple fans, and took a couple minutes, five guys and a lot of towels to clean up.

Fortunately nobody was hurt, although somebody smelled of beer on the drive home.

This was about the only interesting thing anyone on the Nets did during a 124-77 loss.