AD Saves Lakers Down the Stretch in Game 2

Anthony Davis scored the last 10 points for the Lakers in the final 5:00 of the game. None more important than the three point shot at the buzzer to give the Lakers a 105-103 victory and a 2-0 lead in the series. After complete dominance in Game 1, the Lakers led by 10 at theContinue reading “AD Saves Lakers Down the Stretch in Game 2”

Celtics Respond with Game 3 Victory

There are times during a season in which good teams go through rough patches. Typically, during the season, time is generally on their side. Get back to basics, refocus, and before you know it, the good teams are back on track. In the playoffs, time is not a luxury. Hit a rough patch where shotsContinue reading “Celtics Respond with Game 3 Victory”

Manchester United Struggle in Premier League Opener

Manchester United opened its 2020-21 Premier League campaign by hosting Crystal Palace. After ending its season losing in a third semifinal–this time in the Europa League–to Sevilla, 2-1, Manchester United looked to get off to a flying start with high hopes after finishing third in last year’s campaign. As United’s season ended, so it began.Continue reading “Manchester United Struggle in Premier League Opener”

Lakers Dominate Nuggets in the Opener

Game 1 of the Western Conference Final with the Nuggets rolling after three straight victories against the Clippers. Down by double digits in three straight games to overturn a 3-1 deficit, left the Nuggets possibly sitting in the driver’s seat to upset the top-seeded Lakers. The Lakers, on the other hand, after losing Game 1Continue reading “Lakers Dominate Nuggets in the Opener”

Historic Comeback(s) Propel Nuggets

After the Los Angeles Clippers dispatched the Dallas Mavericks in the First Round, easily handled the Denver Nuggets in Game 1, and raced out to a 3-1 series lead, it seemed that the Clippers had been pegged to win their first NBA Title. Despite the fact the Doc Rivers’ teams have lost 3-1 series leadsContinue reading “Historic Comeback(s) Propel Nuggets”

Lakers Make Final(s) Statement in Game 5

Before the Lakers-Rockets series began, there were many experts that expected the Rockets to possibly upset the Lakers. And why not? The Rockets essentially use a 5 guard set, are quick, shoot very well (most of the time), and have played outstanding defense in the Bubble. After Game 1, a Rockets 11-2-97 victory, the evidenceContinue reading “Lakers Make Final(s) Statement in Game 5”

Lakers Take Command of Series

Going into Game 4, the Lakers needed to continue the defense that they displayed in Game 2 and the second half of Game 3. Without controlling the Rockets’ dribble drives and three point shooting, the Lakers were in danger of having the series tied at two. With the exception of about 6:00 in the 4thContinue reading “Lakers Take Command of Series”

Lakers Need Defense in Game 4

For most NBA teams, the Houston Rockets present a problem. With the tallest player being 6’7″ and multiple players that can shoot the three, the question becomes…how do you defend the Rockets? For one, if the Rockets are not shooting the ball that well, this question becomes a moot point. However, if the Rockets areContinue reading “Lakers Need Defense in Game 4”

Lakers Flip the Script in Game 2

After Game 1, there were major aspects of the Lakers’ game that needed to be improved in order to have a chance in the series. Offensively, the Lakers will need an improved scoring effort from outside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Defensively, the Lakers were going to need to slow down the dribble penetration. AfterContinue reading “Lakers Flip the Script in Game 2”

Bucks Stay Alive…But For How Long?

Game 4–Miami entered Game 4 one win away from sweeping the Milwaukee Bucks right out of the playoffs. After destroying the Bucks in the 4th Quarter in Game 3, and Giannis Antetokounmpo entering the game with an injured ankle, it seemed as if Game 4 was just a simple exercise for the Heat. Miami openedContinue reading “Bucks Stay Alive…But For How Long?”