We are officially two games deep in every playoff series. Here's how I would grade each team's performance so far relative to expectations. Golden State Warriors: C The Warriors have come out a little flat against the Clippers. Blowing a 31-point lead in Game 2 is a disappointment, to say the least, but the Warriors … Continue reading NBA Playoff Report Cards through two games (Western Conference)
We are officially two games deep in every playoff series. Here's how I would grade each team's performance so far relative to expectations. Milwaukee Bucks: A- The fact that this grade is not higher is more of a slight on the Pistons then on the Bucks. The Bucks were clearly the better teams in both … Continue reading NBA Playoff Report Cards through two games (Eastern Conference)
Heading back to Oklahoma City down 2-0 to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Thunder are a long way from where they were just two months ago. On February 18th, the Thunder were coming back from the all-star break ranked third in the Western Conference standings, just two games behind the second-seeded Nuggets, with a record … Continue reading Are the Oklahoma City Thunder in trouble?
On March 13, 1998, the Los Angeles Clippers (13-49) hosted the Toronto Raptors (13-48) in a game that would usually mean absolutely nothing to the NBA. Instead of being a meaningless game, this game would set a record that hasn't been touched since. The Game Question: What do Lamond Murray, Rodney Rogers, and Darrick Martin … Continue reading The Best Tank Game in NBA History
Celtics @ Pacers (April 5 / 8:00 PM / ESPN) With the Celtics and Pacers currently tied for fourth place in the Eastern Conference, this game could do a lot to decide who gets home court in a potential 4-versus-5 first round match-up. The Celtics would be the clear favorites in this series, no matter … Continue reading The Most Must-Watch Games to end the NBA Season
With only 33 days left in the season, let's walk through the top contenders for each of the NBA's regular season award. Most Valuable Player I wrote an entire piece about this award race explaining why picking a winner is so difficult to do this year because of the strength of all three contenders' cases. … Continue reading NBA Awards with One Month Left to go
In a league that was once dominated by the center position, many questions are beginning to arise about the present and future state of the position in the new age NBA. Centers Throughout History In the twentieth century, forty-five MVP awards were handed out and twenty-six of them went to players at the center position. … Continue reading The Evolution of the Center position in the NBA