Breakfast Special: Let All-Star Weekend Begin!

The time has at last come for that glorious celebration of basketball we call the All-Star break, where the Rising Stars go at it on Friday, the highest flyers and most spectacular practitioners of the good old-fashioned posterization go at it in the Dunk Contest on Saturday, and then the league tests the practical limits of the scoreboard as defense goes out the window for the actual All-Star Game on Sunday. But first, we’ve got some odds and ends to wrap up, namely games that managed to have playoff implications in both conferences, as three of the four participants in …

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Breakfast Special: Antetokounmpo The Amazing And Acrobatic

Giannis Antetokounmpo is faster than a speeding Eurostep. More powerful than Darryl Dawkins attacking a rim. And able to leap tall basketball players in a single bound. No, seriously, I am not making that last one up: Giannis Antetokounmpo just hurtled over a 6'6" human like us mere mortals stepping over a puddle pic.twitter.com/4tks5c4gPd — Kristaps Wobzingis (@World_Wide_Wob) February 7, 2018 Vaya con Dios, Tim Hardaway Jr. You just got reduced to a poster. Meanwhile, the Knicks lost Kristaps Porzingis, because everything Jimmy Dolan touches rusts away like a reverse King Midas touch: This is it. This is the end. …

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Breakfast Special: That Ain’t No Devastated Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo was “devastated” when the Milwaukee Bucks fired Jason Kidd last week. But let’s face it; they’re 4-0 since the move, playing great basketball, and got their first win over a quality opponent in that mini-winning-streak when they beat the 76ers at home 107-95 Monday night. Giannis had 31 points, 18 rebounds, six assists, and contributed to a defensive effort that held Philly to just 2-of-26 (7.7 percent!) shooting on threes. The Bucks also turned the ball over just nine times (Nine times? Niiine tiiimes.) Oh, and just to rub it in, Milwaukee hit 20-of-22 from the free throw …

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NBA Breakfast Special: LeBron And The Canton Charge

As complete wastes of a great night went, LeBron James scoring 39 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers but watching his team play like a G-League outfit in losing to the Milwaukee Bucks 119-116 Tuesday night has got to rank right up there. Sure, LeBron had seven turnovers, and sure, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe went for 27 and 26 respectively and shot a combined 60 percent (18-of-30) to average 1.77 points per shot while between them having fewer turnovers (six) in 72 minutes than LeBron had in 34, but the simple fact remains that when the GOAT goes for 39, …

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Eric Bledsoe: Is He Any Good?

As this goes to press, Lonzo Ball just had another Flea Market Westbrook game, going for 10 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, continuing to be a player who even on a good day is mediocre at best. But then, Ball had two of the best games of his career against Phoenix and Milwaukee. The common thread between those two matchups? Eric Bledsoe, traded from the Suns to the Bucks in the interim. Ball torched Phoenix for 29 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists in only his second career game as a pro. He followed that up with his first …

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Is This 2018 NBA Team Any Good?: Milwaukee Bucks

by Fox Doucette The team that drives my spell check crazy won 42 games with the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Mirza Teletovic, Matthew Dellavedova, Thon Maker, and Jabari Parker. This year, all the names you know and love are back, and one of the best young cores in the league gets to try and make the leap from 42-win 6 seed to 50-win force of nature. They’ve still got 40-year-old Jason Terry for veteran leadership. They’ve still got Jason Kidd coaching. Vegas likes them for 47, which would be good for fifth in the East, almost bang on …

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