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Best 50 Plays of the 2018 NBA Regular Season

Getting ready for the 2018-2019 Season the hardwood is about to squeak again, enjoy some highlights from last season.
Enjoy the best 50 plays from the 2018 NBA regular season, featuring LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, and more! Subscribe to the NBA: http://bit.ly/2rCglzY For news, stories, highlights and more, go to our official website at http://www.nba.com Get NBA LEAGUE PASS: http://www.nba.com/leaguepass

Three-pointers: Clippers turn up the defensive pressure, outpace Spurs

A matchup of Western Conference powers ended up a decisive open-court blowout. The Los Angeles Clippers have had an up-and-down start to their 2012-13 season, but rode one of their brightest performances of the season to a 106-84 win over the San Antonio Spurs. • This game was an unusual one, if only because the Clippers were able to make the Spurs look as old and slow as San Antonio’s reputation suggests. So long as Tim Duncan suits up in a Spurs uniform, many will associate his team with plodding, measured play — even if such a characterization hasn’t been valid since 2010. You wouldn’t know it from Wednesday night’s game, but the Spurs of today are an offensive powerhouse equipped to outrun and outscore even elite competition. That makes the two-way efforts of the Clippers on Wednesday night all the more impressive, as Los Angeles capitalized on every sputter of San Antonio’s offense en route to posting a fully dominant performance. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan offered up a sampling of their collective defensive potential, and rebuffed drive after drive by way of emphatic blocks and great positioning. On the other end of the court, Griffin, Jordan, and the Clippers very literally sprinted past the Spurs to score at a marvelous rate of 114 points per 100 possessions. The gap in athleticism could not have been more glaring; for whatever reason, the Clips were simply playing this game at an entirely different speed, and used stilted matchups, forced turnovers, and long rebounds as opportunities to exploit their natural advantage.

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KEVIN GARNETT’S INTENSITY WAS IN MIDSEASON FORM LAST NIGHT

ImageIf you thought old age might calm down Kevin Garnett, you were wrong. He’s getting worse, and his famed intensity often has him acting stupid. Take last night for instance.Ray Allen and the Celtics were exchanging barbs all summer after Jesus left New England to take less money and live on South Beach. What originally started as a reported beef between Allen and Rajon Rondo escalated into Allen versus the entire team, with KG in the center of it. The man spent three years of his prime languishing in a basketball cemetery in Minnesota, all because his loyalty was too great. He couldn’t walk away. Allen walked away this summer, and no one in Celtic Nation felt more betrayed than Garnett. When Allen entered last night’s opening Miami/Boston tilt for the first time, he went over to Boston’s bench to say hello to much of the group, including Doc Rivers. A classic PR move on his part? Of course. But still, Garnett knew he was coming, didn’t bother to acknowledge him, and Jesus was left to dap up his shoulder. READ MORE…