Tip-Off for 2/7/13 (featuring Bob Marley): Spurs win 11th in a row. Is a deal for Al Jefferson in the works?

Posted in Blogroll on February 7th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Tony Parker shoots over J.J. Barea for two of his game-high 31 points.

The San Antonio Spurs 104-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves was their season-high 11th in a row. With Tim Duncan out with a sore ankle and knees, rumors have surfaced about a possible deal for Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson. Acquiring Jefferson allows the Spurs to rest Duncan while maintaining an effective low post presence. Stay tuned.

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Ron Glover’s NBA Power Rankings: Tim Duncan and the Spurs are about their work

Posted in Blogroll on February 6th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs have a grip on the No. 1 spot this week.

The San Antonio Spurs are the NBA’s top team for this week’s rankings. The Spurs have won 10 straight and are making their annual run at the top spot in the Western Conference. The Memphis Grizzlies moved swingman Rudy Gay to Toronto, will it affect their current placing? The Denver Nuggets have righted their ship and are sitting at 31-18 (after last night’s win).

Records are through Monday.

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Tip-Off for 2/6/13 (featuring Scarface): Houston Rockets launch three-point barrage in 140-109 victory over Golden State Warriors

Posted in Blogroll on February 6th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Jeremy Lin got the best of his meeting with Steph Curry in a Rockets blowout.

The Houston Rockets tied an NBA record with 23 3-pointers in a 140-109 thrashing of the Golden State Warriors. The loss ended the Warriors four-game winning streak. The Rockets scored 77 points in the first half and placed eight players in double figures on their way to breaking their scoring mark in the Toyota Center.

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Tip-Off for 2/5/13 (featuring Hank Aaron): Washington Wizards defeat struggling Los Angeles Clippers 98-90

Posted in Blogroll on February 5th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers were hustling twice as hard without Chris Paul and Blake Griffin

The once red-hot Los Angeles Clippers have slowly descended back to earth. Chris Paul has been injured and there has been no timetable for his return. The Washington Wizards are playing better with John Wall back in the lineup. The Wizards won their 12th game of the season, defeating the Clippers 98-90. It was the Clippers third consecutive loss — who were without Blake Griffin.

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Tip-Off for 2/4/13 (featuring Stevie Wonder): The Boston Celtics knock off the Clippers in the face off rumors; new look Raptors fall to Heat

Posted in Blogroll on February 4th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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LeBron James couldn’t attend the Super Bowl, so he orchestrated big game performance.

With rumors of no one on the Boston Celtics roster being untouchable, players still have to play with one ear listening for their cell phone to ring. The Celtics — who will be without Jared Sullinger for the remainder of the season, were able to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-104.

The Toronto Raptors fumbled away their lead — which was as large as eight points to the Miami Heat. Early second half turnovers contributed to the Raptors poor second half in a 100-85 defeat.

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Baltimore Ravens survive San Francisco 49ers second half rush to win Super Bowl XLVII 34-31

Posted in Blogroll on February 4th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) embraces linebacker Ray Lewis

Joe Flacco to heed to Ray Lewis’ words last season and thanked him with the ultimate going away gift.

Super Bowl XLVII will be talked about for a long time. What started out as a Baltimore Ravens 28-6 romp turned into a near comeback for all times. Beyonce played her part by giving a halftime show so high-powered, it knocked out the juice in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The delay lasted about 35 minutes. It proved to be what the 49ers needed to keep my itis from accelerating. The Ravens lead was cut to 31-29. A no-call on fourth down ended the Niners near-historic comeback. The Ravens would win their second Super Bowl in a 34-31 thriller.

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Adrian Peterson shines at the NFL Honors

Posted in Blogroll on February 3rd, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Adrian Peterson plans on winning the MVP again next season, but won’t be able to accept it due to a date in the Super Bowl.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was the brightest star among today’s NFL elite as well as some of its legends at the second annual NFL Honors. Peterson took home three awards including NFL Fantasy Player of the Year, bringing one of the greatest individual seasons in NFL history to an impressive conclusion.

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Ron Glover’s Super Bowl XLVII Prediction: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49’ers: Unlimited skill meets unbreakable will

Posted in Blogroll on February 2nd, 2013 by Ron Glover

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San Francisco and Baltimore will rely on game-breakers Colin Kaepernick and Ray Rice to gain an early advantage.

The time for talk is over, Super Bowl XLVII is here. Enough of the Harbaugh brothers discussion and the Ray Lewis character assassination attempts. Let’s play football fellas!

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Tip-Off for 2/1/13 (featuring Luther Vandross): Russell Westbrook snaps on teammates in Thunder’s 106-89 victory over Grizzlies

Posted in Blogroll on February 1st, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Kevin Durant exploits his size mismatch against Tony Allen. Durant scores 27 points in the Thunder's win over Memphis. (Getty Images)

No pity for the Grizzlies from Kevin Durant and the Thunder.

A miscommunication led to Russell Westbrook eventually being benched in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 106-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies played in the first game without forward Rudy Gay who was traded on Wednesday.

Westbrook was called for a 5-second defensive called and sniped at Thabo Sefolosha and Kevin Durant indicating they needed to get open. Westbrook then yelled at coach Scott Brooks — which led to an early shower.

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