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Saturday, October 25, 2014

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: Unics Kazan v Real Madrid


Sergio Llull hit a game-winning jumper with 1.2 seconds to go as +Real Madrid pulled out a thrilling 75-76 road win over Unics Kazan on Friday. Madrid improved to 2-0 in Group A, while Unics dropped to 0-2.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: Zalgiris Kaunas v Nizhny Novgorod


Zalgiris Kaunas registered its first win in Group A by overwhelming Nizhny Novgorod 97-63 at home on Friday. Both teams are now tied in Group A, each with a 1-1 record. Paulius Jankunas led the winners with 13 points. Robertas Javtokas, Darius Songaila and James Anderson each added 12.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: Olympiacos Piraeus v Laboral Kutxa Vitoria


+OLYMPIACOS B.C.  picked up its second close victory this season, holding off +LABORAL Kutxa Vitoria 63-57 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Friday night.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari v Anadolu Efes Istanbul


+Anadolu Efes Istanbul spoiled the Euroleague home debut of +Dinamo Sassari by leading from the first minute to the last for a 75-82 victory in Group A on Friday.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: Limoges CSP v. Cedevita Zagreb


The crowd came out decked in yellow to celebrate +LIMOGES CSP’s first Euroleague home game since 1998 and the team rewarded them with a 71-60 victory over +Cedevita Zagreb.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: Unicaja Malaga v Alba Berlin


In an outstanding showdown that went down to the final shot, +Unicaja Baloncesto  improved to 2-0 in Group B by edging +ALBA Berlin 84-87 at home on Friday. Unicaja remained undefeated after two games in Group B, while ALBA dropped to 0-2. Kostas Vasileiadis became Unicaja's hero by hitting the game-winning three-point shot at the buzzer. Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Regular Season Round 2: Top 10 Plays


Don’t miss to take a look at the best ten plays of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season round 2!  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Regular Season Round 2: Friday Recap


A truly spectacular night in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague saw two games being settled by buzzer beating game winners, while one returning giant gained an historic victory and one powerhouse claimed a record-breaking win.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Regular Season Round 2 bwin MVP: Andrew Goudelock, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul


The reigning Eurocup MVP has not skipped a beat in stepping his game up to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Andrew Goudelock of +Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul earned +bwin MVP honors in just his second game after leading Fenerbahce Ulker to a 76-91 road win at PGE Turow Zgorzelec on Thursday.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH's 2014/2015 NBA Worst to First Previews and Predictions: 27. Utah Jazz


Overall Win/Loss Record :  25-57,  fifth place Northwest Division

2014/2015 Projection: 25-57, fourth place Northwest Division, fourteenth place Western Conference

Projected 2014/2015 Finish
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Last season’s Team Statistics and League Rank

  • Points Scored: 95.0 (29th)
  • Points Allowed: 102.2 (18th)
  • Team FG%: .444 (24th)
  • Opponent’s FG%: .473 (30th)
  • Team FT%: .747 (22nd)
  • Team Three Point FG%: .344 (25th)
  • Rebounds per game: 41.2 (23rd)
  • Opponents rebounds per game: 42.5 (14th)
  • Turnovers per game: 14.0 (13th)
  • Opponents turnovers per game: 12.2 (29th)



Returning Individual Statistical Leaders

  • Scoring (ppg): Gordon Hayward (16.7)
  • Rebounds per game:  Derrick Favors (8.7)
  • Minutes per game: Gordon Hayward (36.4)
  • Assists per game:  Trey Burke (5.7)
  • Field Goal Percentage: Jeremy Evans (.527)
  • Free Throw Percentage: Trey Burke (.900)
  • Three Point FG Percentage: Ian Clark (.355)
  • Steals per game: Gordon Hayward (1.4)
  • Blocked Shots per game:  Derrick Favors (1.5)

Projected Opening Day Starters Based on Past Performance and Potential Impact:

  • Trey Burke (PG)
  • Alec Burks (SG)
  • Gordon Hayward (SF)
  • Derrick Favors (PF)
  • Enes Kanter (C)

Key Reserves Rank Based on Past Performance and Potential Impact:

  1. Jeremy Evans (F)
  2. Dante Exum (G)
  3. Trevor Booker (F)
  4. Rudy Gobert (C)
  5. Steve Novak (F)

This is not so much of a preview than more of a eulogy as it literally marks an era for not only the Utah Jazz and its fans, but the +NBA and literally the sports world in general.  From 1984 to now, Utah could be considered as one of the most winning-est teams in NBA history to have never won a Championship as the team reached the almost playoffs almost every season for the past 30 years. Always being able to reach so close yet so far away, the Jazz had two chances to claim that elusive NBA Title in 1997 and 1998, but were thwarted both times by a four man band otherwise known as "Jackson, Jordan, Pippen and Rodman."   Nonetheless, save for a few aberrations three year hiatus from the post season from 2004 to 2006, and three misses in  2011, 2013 and this past season, Utah has been an almost clockwork like consistency of not only being one of the top teams in the regular season, but also remained as a regular tenant among the NBA's elite.

This is a team who all but never found itself in the lottery, nor had the luxury of being able to attract and acquire big name free agents, yet still managed to maintain a strong winning tradition for the past three decades.  All of its all time greatest players, save for the lone exception of +Deron Williams, who was picked third overall in the 2005 NBA Draft, were not even in the top in their respective draft classes.  John Stockton (1984), who finished his career as the league's all time leader in both assists and steals, was selected rather low at 16, while his Hall of fame partner Karl Malone, who finished second all time in points scored and sixth in rebounds, was selected 13th overall the following year.  Most recently, the two most recent Jazz members other than Williams to earn All Star selections--+Andrei Kirilenko (2004), was selected 24th overall in 1999 NBA Draft while +Carlos Boozer (twice in 2007 and 2008) was not even picked in the first round of his draft class.

Such an accomplishment is almost unheard of in today's NBA where teams purposely lose in order to attain high draft picks and pay off huge buyouts in order to get enough cap space to attract a marquee name free agent.  In fact, the Jazz through the last thirty years have been at a major disadvantage when it came to attracting free agents period and were never bad enough, until very recently, to qualify for the NBA Draft Lottery.  In terms of location, Utah is as isolated as a state can get in the Continental United States--literally in the middle of "Middle America," virtually cut off from mainstream America as one can get; nonetheless, the Jazz were not only able to build a consistently winning team while fostering a strong winning culture, but also able to garner not only national, but worldwide attention.  During most of the 1990s going into the 21st century, the Utah Jazz probably got as much attention and exposure from national networks such as +NBC, and +TNT, as major market teams such as the +Los Angeles Lakers+Chicago Bulls, and +New York Knicks.  For the past thirty years, the Utah Jazz were not just an exception to the rule when it came to building a winning and prosperous franchise without top five picks or strong media exposure, but it virtually took the rule book, tore out the pages, and wiped its proverbial backside with it.

Now all of that one time proud legacy has now been reduced to ash as both the Jazz and its loyal fans find themselves on the outside looking in and at the bottom of the NBA food chain.  All of the remnants of past glory are now gone and have been replaced by an organization with no real identity and no sense of direction.  Sure, the team is stacked with so much bright young talent loaded with the size and athleticism that would be  considered as the envy of the league; however, with little or no capability fully utilize their strengths, Utah finds itself not deaf, but dumb and blind as well.  The Jazz spent much of the season fumbling around deciding whether to commit to signing team leader Gordon Hayward to a max contract extension, but had their hands forced by the +Charlotte Hornets to an offer sheet, and had to either match the offer or lose him for nothing.  Now Utah has Hayward at very huge price tag of about 16$ million per year, but has little or no idea what to do or where to go with him as he returns to a talented roster of young guns who are looking to be the alpha male of the organization.

With the one time strong and proud foundation this team once had lost in the annals of history, what once looked like a promising young team that was charged with carrying the torch now looks like a recipe for disaster.  Everything that the Jazz once stood for has been swept away and flushed down the toilet as it went about a rebuilding strategy that goes against everything it once stood for.  This one time organization that prided itself with its commitment to excellence has had to resort to playing the "tanking game,"--purposely throwing seasons in order to qualify to attain a top three or five draft pick. A short time ago, this practice would have been considered not only shameful, but blasphemous as well; however, this is the direction that the front office of this "new Utah Jazz" has chosen and thus has resulted in not only its own demise, but the loss of its own soul. So, its is with heavy heart that I say a sincere and heartfelt goodbye to the team once known as the Utah Jazz--a franchise that thumbed its nose to the rules only to fall prey and victim to them.                                

Friday, October 24, 2014

SDH Presents from JRSportBrief: Did Kobe Bryant Ruin the Lakers?!


After quite a hiatus, +Slap Dog Hoops brings back an old staple, +JRSportBrief, to grace us all with his wisdom on all things +NBA. In this edition, JR offers us an intersesting question to ponder:  +Kobe Bryant  has 5 NBA titles and more than 31,000 points over his career for the +Los Angeles Lakers ! Has he ruined their future as he approaches retirement? View more #JRWisdom and always keep up with all 30 +NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog Hoops. Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Heartbreaking Lakers News: Steve Nash Ruled OUT For The Season


+Los Angeles Lakers point guard +Steve Nash has been officially ruled out for the 2014-2015 season due to a recurring back injury.  Catch more +Los Angeles Lakers coverage courtesy of +Lakers Nation plus keep up with all 30 +NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 168: CSN's Bobby Jackson


+Sacramento Kings legend Bobby Jackson joins the +Cowbell Kingdom podcast in segment one. In segment two, +NBC Sports  Aaron Bruski hops on to discuss the upcoming season.  Catch all the latest news, notes and interviews along with scores and highlights from the +Sacramento Kings  and the +NBA right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Snake Streetball Freestyle Tutorial - Breakdown Moves 4


Step by step instructions on how to do three of the best breakdown moves - the Rob K Cross, Illusion Cross and Sneaky Spin. Learn how to do these killer crossovers and ankle breaking moves in a way that will have you shaking and tricking defenders like crazy. You can use these moves in fundamental basketball, streetball, and as freestyle basketball tricks. Be sure to work on these dribbling moves and add them to your repertoire if you really want to get some oohs and ahhs with your handles.

All three of these breakdown moves use some unique tactics where you move the ball in the opposite direction of your body to confuse the defender. Some of these moves use this technique as part of the setup and others use it when you're actually moving past your defender. Either way, if you perfect them you'll be breaking ankles and stunning defenders with these killer crossovers and sick moves! Catch more great helpful, entertaining and challenging videos to help perfect your game and watch them being done in practice right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!

SDH Presents Sacramento Kings Practice: Ryan Hollins 10/23/14


Ryan Hollins discusses his view on teamwork, the +Sacramento Kingsupcoming matchup with the +Los Angeles Lakers in Las Vegas and more following Thursday's practice.  Catch all the latest news, notes and interviews along with scores and highlights from the +Sacramento Kings and the +NBA right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Sacramento Kings Practice: Nik Stauskas 10/23/14


+Nik Stauskas talks offensive potential, getting more comfortable in his own game and more following Thursday's practice.  Catch all the latest news, notes and interviews along with scores and highlights from the +Sacramento Kings and the +NBA right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents from DraftExpress.com: Marcus Paige 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Preseason Scouting Video



Check out this great +NCAA preseason scouting video, courtesy of +DraftExpress, breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of +North Carolina Tar Heels junior point guard Marcus Paige.  Catch more great highlight videos from +DraftExpress along with interviews as well scouting reports of both current and future +NBA stars right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.   Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks! 

SDH Presents from DraftExpress.com: Tyus Jones 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Preseason Scouting Video


Check out this great +NCAA preseason scouting video, courtesy of +DraftExpress, breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of +Duke Basketball freshman point guard Tyus Jones.  Catch more great highlight videos from +DraftExpress along with interviews as well scouting reports of both current and future +NBA stars right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.   Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks! 

SDH Presents from DraftExpress.com: Brice Johnson 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Preseason Scouting Video


Check out this great +NCAA preseason scouting video, courtesy of +DraftExpress, breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of +North Carolina Tar Heels athletic forward Brice Johnson.  Catch more great highlight videos from +DraftExpress along with interviews as well scouting reports of both current and future +NBA stars right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.   Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks! 

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: PGE Turow Zgorzelec v. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul


+Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul improved to 2-0 in Group C by downing +PGE Turow Zgorzelec 76-91 in Lubin, Poland on Thursday. Fenerbahce tied FC Barcelona atop the standings, while Turow dropped to 0-2. Andrew Goudelock led the winners with 27 points. Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: FC Bayern Munich v. Panathinaikos Athens



+FC Bayern München took charge in the fourth quarter as it outlasted +Panathinaikos  81-75 at Audi Dome in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Game of the Week on Thursday. Dusko Savanovic hit 5 three-pointers, including 2 in the final two minutes, to lift Bayern in a game that did not see either team lead by more than 6 at any point in the first three quarters.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Regular Season Round 2: Thursday Recap



Thursday roared into action with one team claiming its first ever Euroleague victory, a perennial challenger gaining revenge for a painful recent defeat, and two contenders flexing their muscles with impressive road wins.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Regular Season Round 2: Friday Preview


Friday of Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season Round 2 criss-crosses Europe with six exciting battles featuring established powerhouses and emerging challengers seeking to make names for themselves.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Top 5 NBA Preseason Plays 10/23/14


Check out the Top 5 plays from the group of games on October 23, 2014.  Visit nba.com/video for more highlights and always keep up with all 30+NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.  Also, please kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!

SDH Presents NBA Season Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves


Check out this season preview of the 2014-15 +Minnesota TimberwolvesVisit nba.com/video for more highlights and always keep up with all 30+NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!

SDH Presents The Starters' 2014-15 NBA Season Preview Part 8


J.E., Tas and Leigh dive further into their 72 burning questions to start the NBA season. Find more of +The Starters on their homepage: http://nba.com/thestarters.  Watch weeknights at 6:30 p.m. ET on +NBA TV  and keep tuned in to +Slap Dog Hoops for all the latest news, notes and more from the +NBA and beyond.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks! 

SDH Presents NBA Season Preview: Los Angeles Lakers



Check out this season preview of the 2014-15 +Los Angeles LakersVisit nba.com/video for more highlights and always keep up with all 30+NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!

SDH Presents NBA Season Preview: Golden State Warriors


Check out this season preview of the 2014-15 +Golden State WarriorsVisit nba.com/video for more highlights and always keep up with all 30+NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!

SDH Presents NBA Season Preview: Memphis Grizzlies


Check out this season preview of the 2014-15 +Memphis GrizzliesVisit nba.com/video for more highlights and always keep up with all 30+NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: EA7 Emporio Armani Milan v. FC Barcelona


+FC Barcelona went on the road and took care of business, hitting 11 three-pointers in downing EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 63-78 on Thursday night. Barcelona improved to 2-0 for a share of first place in Group C, while EA7 Milan dropped to 0-2.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents from TYT Sports: Is Kobe Bryant the Problem? [ESPN Article Reaction]


Henry Abbott of the +ESPN  affiliated True Hoops blog and ESPN the Magazine contributing writer wrote a piece that sent waves through all of sports media. The piece bashed +Kobe Bryant for a list of reasons all pointing towards the demise of the +Los Angeles Lakers  last few seasons. Abbott points out that Kobe is the reason that perinial stars like +LeBron James and +Carmelo Anthony  did not want to come to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers. Kobe recently stated that the article does not mean anything to him and understand the constant criticism you receive when you are in the type of spotlight he is constantly in.

Are you for or against the article?  See what the folks from +TYT Sports have to say and always keep up with all 30+NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks! 

SDH Presents NBA Season Preview: Sacramento Kings


Check out this season preview of the 2014-15 +Sacramento KingsVisit nba.com/video for more highlights and always keep up with all 30+NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!

SDH Presents Denver Nuggets Practice Report - Offensive and Defensive Execution


+Denver Nuggets host Alexis Perry talks to Head Coach Brian Shaw about play execution, minute restrictions and building chemistry between the units.  Catch more in depth coverage of the Nuggets--including scores, highlights, interviews, insightful analysis and commentary--as well as the rest of the +NBA right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: Neptunas Klaipeda v. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade


Valdas Vasylius banked in a shot with 3.2 seconds left and  Neptunas Klaipeda celebrated a historic first-ever Turkish Airlines Euroleague victory, a thrilling 83-81 decision over +Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade on Thursday.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul v. Valencia Basket


+Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul held on late to beat +Valencia Basket 71-64 after leading by as many as 28 points in the first half on Thursday at Abdi Ipekci Arena.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Full Highlights of Celtics' Marcus Smart's 16 points,4 assists in 16 mins vs Brooklyn Nets 10/22/2014


Check out the highlights of +Boston Celtics'  rookie Macrus Smart where he posted a rather impressive statline of 16 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, and 2 steals, while shooting 5/8 from the field in just 16 minutes against the +Brooklyn Nets.   Catch more great Celtics highlights along with scores, recaps, post game interviews, analysis and commentary right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.  Also, be sure to check out my preseason Worst to First prediction right here: http://slapdoghoops.blogspot.com/2014/10/sdhs-20142015-nba-worst-to-first_49.html.  Finally, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!       

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Regular Season Round 2: Thursday Preview


Regular Season Round 2 blasts off Thursday with a marquee rematch from last season's Final Four, a first-time superpower showdown in the Game of the Week and the return of a giant who ruled Round 1.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: CSKA Moscow v Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv


Revenge for a late loss in last season's semifinals was sweet on Thursday as +CSKA MOSCOW blew out visiting champions +Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 99-80 to stay undefeated in regular season Group B.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Toronto Raptors Post Game: Kyle Lowry - October 22, 2014



Kyle Lowry speaks with media following the +Toronto Raptors  92-85 preseason win over +MACCABI HAIFA.  For more, go to raptors.com and always keep up with all 30 +NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.   Also, please kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Lakers Post Game: Jeremy Lin, 'Felt Like I Played 62 Minutes!'


After the +Los Angeles Lakers preseason win over the +Portland Trail Blazers, +Jeremy Lin  says there were stretches where he felt good and felt bad.  Catch more +Los Angeles Lakers coverage courtesy of +Lakers Nation plus keep up with all 30 +NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Toronto Raptors Practice: Amir Johnson - October 23, 2014


Amir Johnson speaks with the media following Thursday's practice.  For more, go to raptors.com and always keep up with all 30 +NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.   Also, please kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Toronto Raptors Practice: Greivis Vasquez - October 23, 2014


+Greivis Vasquez speaks with the media following Thursday's practice.  For more, go to raptors.com and always keep up with all 30 +NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.   Also, please kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Toronto Raptors Practice: Dwane Casey - October 23, 2014


Dwane Casey speaks with the media following Thursday's practice.  For more, go to raptors.com and always keep up with all 30 +NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.   Also, please kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Sacramento Kings Practice: Coach Malone 10/22/14


Coach Malone talks preseason performance, provides insight into what the +Sacramento Kings need to improve upon before their upcoming opener against the +Golden State Warriors and more.  Catch all the latest news, notes and interviews along with scores and highlights from the +Sacramento Kings and the +NBA right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Sacramento Kings Practice: Ben McLemore 10/22/14


+Ben McLemore discusses his overall performance this preseason, his improvement and more following Wednesday's practice.  Catch all the latest news, notes and interviews along with scores and highlights from the +Sacramento Kings and the +NBA right here on +Slap Dog HoopsAlso, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Lakers Post Game: Julius Randle, "I Don't Want To Be The Next Shaq, I Want To Be Kobe."


+Los Angeles Lakers forward +Julius Randle  recalls when he was younger and people would say he was going to be the next Shaq. Problem was he wanted to be +Kobe Bryant.  Catch more +Los Angeles Lakers coverage courtesy of +Lakers Nation plus keep up with all 30 +NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!  

SDH Presents Lakers Post Game: Ed Davis On Solidifying Playing Time


After the +Los Angeles Lakers  win over the +Portland Trail Blazers, Ed Davis talks about what else he has to do to earn playing time. Catch more +Los Angeles Lakers coverage courtesy of +Lakers Nation plus keep up with all 30 +NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.  Also, please be kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!   

SDH Presents Toronto Raptors Post Game: James Johnson - October 22, 2014


James Johnson speaks with media following the +Toronto Raptors  92-85 preseason win over +MACCABI HAIFA.  For more, go to raptors.com and always keep up with all 30 +NBA teams right here on +Slap Dog Hoops.   Also, please kind enough to share this post by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest buttons below.  It would be greatly appreciated; Thanks!