Highlights: Birthday Boy Cavs LeBron James Bow Down to Jazz Rookie Donovan Mitchell

Cleveland Cavaliers ends the year with a three-game losing skid after falling behind rookie-lead Utah Jazz. LeBron James played well but it wasn’t enough. In fact, a number of Cavs players did pretty well including Jeff Green who scored 22 points and Kevin Love who contributed 20.
But it was the Jazz’ night as they controlled the game in the last two quarters led by Rookie Donovan Mitchel who was scorching hot with 29 points. The rookie played like a veteran and made some difficult shots. The Jazz ended the year with a win.
Highlights of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Utah Jazz game:

Highlights: Charlotte Hornets Lost Sting Against Washington Wizards

April 4 – Washington Wizards defended home court against Charlotte Hornets with a score of 118- 111. Hornets have lost 2 games in a row and has dropped to 36 wins to 43 loss. Meanwhile Washington is on top of the Southeast division at 47 wins and 31 loss.
Leading the Hornets in points is Kemba Walker at 37, Cody Zeller with 10 boards with Batum dishing out 8 assists. 
Wizards got a boost from John Wall who lead the team in both points at 23 and 13 assist. 
Watch the highlights of Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards below.

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Best NBA Players By Age

Best NBA Players By Age

Check out the best nba players of every age, from 19 to 39. It’s an exciting time to be an NBA fand! The future looks incredibly bright with young nba players under 26 like Devin Booker, Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo or Andrew Wiggins, while transcendent stars in the form of Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James or Russell Westbrook are putting numbers in their prime that we haven’t seen in decades! Here are the best nba players by age! Including: Devin Booker, Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Andrew Wiggins, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Dwyane Wade and a lot more!

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NBA Birthdays: Damian Lillard Turns 26 Today, See the Top 10 Highlights of his NBA Career

(Graphics by Sean Belarmino Curate)

Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard, also known as Dame, was born in Oakland. California on July 15, 1990. He was selected with the sixth pick (sixth overall) in the 1st round of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.

Today, Lillard is known as one of the most elite point guards of the NBA. He won the NBA Rookie of the year and has been named an All-Star twice.

Let’s look back on the Top 10 plays of his career:

No One in the World Could Ever Beat this Guy in Basketball – "The White Mamba"

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The “White Mamba” was the total opposite of Kobe Bryant being called the “Black Mamba.” Not just because of the color, it has also something to do with the way they play differently.

Brian Scalabrine is an NBA player that ‘plays’ the forward position. He was selected during the second round of the 2001 NBA draft. He had horrible stats and was a non-factor in any game or team he sets foot in. 

As a joke, NBA fans will typically proclaim how great and amazing his basketball talents are, call him the ‘White Mamba,’ or propose ridiculous scenarios or trades that could involve Scalabrine.

Below are some Memes that circulated throughout the web:

The jokes have started since the 2008 NBA finals, being spread on mediums such as the comments section on NBA.com as well as YouTube. Fans have even called him the G.O.A.T. – that holds the meaning “Greatest Of All Time.”

Brian Scalabrine was also called “The Man, The Myth, The Legend.”

Over the years, his performance fueled this fire and it spread onto nearly every medium.

See The Epic Fails in his career and the Best Highlight Plays below:

One of the Greatest Rivalries in NBA History – The Black Mamba vs. The Truth

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It was in year 2006 of February, where two superstars dueled and combined for 79 points in a game that showcased an unbelievable performance of the aces.

Kobe Bryant finished with 40 points, while Paul Pierce had 39.

Watch the Full Highlights below where the two had a nasty 79 points combined.

The Breakout Superstar from the Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler and The Story Behind his Success

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Jimmy Butler had a tough and rough journey before reaching his NBA dream. The odds have always been against him. He did all the things he could to reach the pinnacle of success. Now that he made it to the NBA, let’s look back from where he started.
Butler grew up without a father from an early age, Jimmy was kicked out of home by his own mother at the age of 13.  Her mother’s last words to him were, “I don’t like the look of you.  You gotta go.”
After moving from house to house, with no money, no parents and no support from anyone, he was eventually taken in by the Leslie family who already had 7 children of their own, but generously
opened their home and hearts to Jimmy in his senior year of high school.
Jimmy then had to contend with a high school coach and principal who didn’t believe in his abilities.   This lack of faith in him, when coupled with the low profile of a small town school in Tomball, Texas, led to no college scholarships coming his way. However, he didn’t give up on his dream and enrolled at a local junior college, dominating the competition and leading to a long queue of high profile 
colleges offering him scholarships the following year.  He eventually chose Marquette, not for its basketball program, but its academic record.  Taking the advice of his new mom, Michelle Lambert, 
to make sure that he has a degree behind him in case things don’t work out.
Things worked out just fine.
Jimmy says it best, “It’s taught me that anything is possible. My whole life, people have doubted me. My mom did. People told me in high school I’m too short and not fast enough to play basketball.  
They didn’t know my story. Because if they did, they’d know that anything is possible.  Who would’ve 
thought that a smalltown kid would become a halfway decent player in college and now has a chance to be drafted in the NBA? That’s my chip. That’s what motivates me. I know I can overcome anything if I just take everything one day at a time.”
If you have a dream, chances are there are obstacles that can stop you from achieving it. If you let them.

Don’t feel sorry for Jimmy Butler, he wouldn’t want you to.

Be inspired by his toughness and perseverance to overcome all the obstacles he has been through to develop into the player and most importantly, the man, that he has become.

At the end, Butler’s determination led him to the 2011 NBA Draft, where he was selected with pick 30 by the Chicago Bulls.

Today. Jimmy Butler has made an impact in the NBA and is already considered as one of the top athletic swingmen in the league.
Watch his career highlights from the 2015-2016 season below:

Monday Madness: The Human Highlight Film’s Top 10 Most Ferocious Dunks

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A nine-time NBA All-Star and the winner of two NBA slam dunk contests, Wilkins registered 26,668 points and 7,169 rebounds in his NBA career. As of 2016, he ranks 13th on the NBA scoring list.

Wilkins’s nickname was the “The Human Highlight Film” for his athletic ability and highlight reel dunks. His trademark dunk was a powerful one- or two-handed windmill, dunks he used to capture the slam dunk contest titles in 1985 and 1990. As a basketball player he was known as an acrobatic scorer, somewhat of a gunner, though an outstanding finisher and one of the greatest dunkers in NBA history.

His #21 jersey was retired by the Hawks on January 13, 2001. He is one of four players whose jerseys have been retired by the Hawks.

Let’s take a look back at the Top 10 Dunks of the Human Highlight Film’s career.

One of the things I remember from Al Thornton! NAAASTTYYY!

NASTY! that is how I remember Al Thornton, even though he may have lost hang time he can still ball as a fan I never get tired of seeing guys perform and he is simply proving that he is still a good player even though he is not in the NBA anymore.He is now playing for NLEX Road Warriors. 
 Enough about that but this is about this epic dunk. 
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Twolves young Big 3 stepped up to beat Pelicans 112-110

These young core of Wolves is starting to work great together as a team as they manager to beat the Pelicans without Anthony Davis. Karl Anthony Towns led the team with 30 pts 15 rebs and 4 assists, followed by Zach Lavine’s 25 points while Andrew Wiggins contributed 20 points and the game winning Free Throws in the dying seconds to help his team seal the victory.

Anthony Davis is out with sprained right big toe, Eric Gordon is back and led his team with Ryan Anderson both with 31 points. 

Here is the highlights of the game:

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Pelicans Trio: Davis, Anderson, Holiday Beats OKC 123-119!

This is probably the most significant win for Pelicans this season at this stage of the game. The Pelicans are looking to make the playoffs and they are just 6 games behind Utah who is on the 8th spot. It will be hard because their roster is quite debunked right now. The starting line up was Davis, Ajinca, Cunningham, Gee and Cole. 

Who would have thought that they could beat this OKC team with this roster, Well Ad is the first guy who would say anything is possible. AD led his team with 30 pts 6 rebounds and 4 block shots. Anderson was the side kick and added 26 pts, while Holiday made some clutch plays in the end to help seal the win and put up 22 points out of 8-12 shooting. The Pelicans bench were huge and everyone stepped up. 

OKC’s Big three of Durant, Westbrook and Ibaka put up 91 points total (Durant 32, WB 44, Ibaka 15) but the rest of them team were almost a non factor. 

Davis has also stroke it from 3 shooting 2-3 which is not bad at all. He is showing he can do everything and has really taken his team on his shoulders. 

Here is the replay of the game:

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Cavs fan "id rather sleep than see this nightmare" – epic!

This is just epic, I feel sad for this guy thinking it would be an exciting game but oh well maybe sleeping is better.

This video was caught during the game and TV commentator said wake up man as if he can be heard by this guy. Then the other guy picks his nose just made the video better. 

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Cavs lets get physical but lost at home by 34 pts to the Warriors

Smith bulldozered his way towards Barnes

The Cavs tried to be physical against the Warriors but still failed to beat the warriors. They were playing at home and they are healthy this time but yet they got embarrassed again by the defending Champs! This is also the biggest lost by Cleveland at home by 34 points. Steph Curry led all scorers as usual with 35 markers followed by Andre Igoudala with 20 points and surprisingly LBJ only got 16 pts, 5 rebounds, 5 assist. (are you sick LBJ?) 

He also shoved Curry just so you know, here is the highlight.

The Warriors shot 19-40 from 3 pt distance and led Cleveland from the get go and never looked back till the end. One can say oh well the Cavs just had an off night, but this game is so important to get over that nightmare they had against this team but instead they were completely lost. People are quick to point out Kevin Love didnt produce, how can a player produce if you only ran a play for him 3 times per game 🙂 yes I maybe exaggerated but this is the same team that lost to the spurs and everything goes from Lebron or Kyrie and sometimes it stops on their hands. 

The Warriors and the Spurs are a team game I cant say the same for the Cavs.They move the ball well? maybe, I don’t know I will just leave you with the highlights or maybe the low lights of the Cavs.

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John Wall Insane vs Celtics 36pts, 13 assists, 7 rebs, 7 STEALS!

John Wall is making sure that he is not overlooked this year, even though he was an all star for the past couple of years. Wall is making a case of being the best PG in the east. I know he missed the last minute layup but how many PG’s out there can make it in less than 4 seconds with 2 guys contesting the shot. 

Anyway here is the insane performance by my Point GOD! John Wall

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Jimmy Butler Career High 53 points to win vs 76ers w/o D.rose and Gasol!

Jimmy Butler was just simply NASTY!!!

53 points 15-30 from the field, 2-4 from 3, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.

He did all this without D. Rose and Pao Gasol to wins against Philly 115-111 (OT).

He only scored 2 points in the over time period as he was getting denied of the possession the 76ers really tried to win this one but Butler wont let his career night be spoiled. 

HERE IS THE NASTY! 53 Points outburst by Jimmy Butler

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Spurs Hold off Cavs 8th game win streak 99-95! to bump theirs to 10 straight wins!

This was a battle that everyone wanted to find out and it was all worth the hype. The Cavs led pretty much all the way until halfway through the 3rd quarter where everyone in the Spurs stepped up to their game Duncan, Aldrige and Leonard who struggled in the first half, all of them scored less then 10 points it was only Tony Parker who led them in with 18 points to end the half. 

3rd quarter came and it has became a game with a playoff atmosphere trading basket after basket, it was very exciting that I felt the beat of my heart loud and clear even if the volume on my TV is almost maxed. That quarter ended with a buzzer beater from Matthew Dellavedova to give the Cavs a 1 point lead with 73-72.

4th Quarter both teams started with their bench players only TP and Irving are the starters who stayed after the 3rd quarter. It was a great display of team work both on offense on defense for both teams but it was the Spurs who excelled with excellent plays from Patty Mills, Kawhi Leonard with the emphatic putback slam and Kyle Anderson who played exceptional both ends off the floor even if he was only given 5 minutes, I would have wanted for him to stay on the floor but I am not Pop.

Tim Duncan also contributed with a couple of vintage moves to keep them on the lead. with .57 minutes remaining he took a semi fade away. The Cavs were down 93-99 with 9.1 seconds remaining Ginobili played great defense to block Irving’s shot and after the play Lebron had a word with Irving who took the shot with 3 defenders on him, they were able to maintain possession of the ball with 6.4 seconds remaining. Cavs inbound the ball to Thompson and it was JR Smith who took the shot but missed badly. 

The Spurs Big 3

Duncan – 9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks
Leonard – 20 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks
Parker – 24 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assist and 3 steals

Cavs Big 3

James – 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists 
Love – 10 points, 12 rebounds and 1 assist
Irving – 16 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists.

Here is the highlight of this exciting game:

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Best Duo? Cousins and Rondo dominate to win against OKC!

Kings are hot and cold this season and this explains their record of 14-20, but whenever these 2 Wildcats dominate at both ends of the floor they could be the best duo in the league right now, DMC is considered to be the best Center in the league by a lot and Rondo’s talent is arguably top 5 PG. 

All right I know you are questioning my opinion, how about this for a fact:

Rondo – 13 pts (5-11), 9 rebounds, 19 assists and 5 steals. 
Westbrook – 17 pts (5-20), 8 rebounds 15 assists and 1 steal.

Maybe an off night for Westbrook? but seriously Rondo affected his game.

DMC Monster stats – 33 points, 19 rebounds and 2 blocks. 2 out 4 from 3 points. 

Ibaka led the Thunder with 25 points and 7 rebounds. 

The Thunder played without KD due to a sprained right big toe, he is still day to day as per Thunder Coach Billy Donovan. 

Here is the highlight of the crazy duo!

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Chief Justise Winslow helped Heat get the W over Pacers!

Justise Winslow

Yes I know he only scored 7 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and 1 block but the fact that during the game winning moments he has provided excellent defense against Paul George and sink in a free throw that gave the the lead in OT 102-100 with 5 seconds remaining in the game. 

Winslow played excellent denial on PG during the last seconds of the game causing the Pacers to call all of their time out that led to their victory. The Pacers was able to get the ball into the hands of Paul George but it was still Winslow who was there to challenge the shot.

The future looks good for the heat organization but its even better for Chief Justise Winslow as he is would be a force to reckoned with. He is just 19 years old but plays like Butler on defense and I won’t be surprised if he would be the face of the franchise a couple of years from now together with Hassan Whiteside.

Here is the highlight of his defense to offense;

Full highlights of the game:

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