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?”

Toronto Raptors Even Series—Celtics in Trouble?

Eastern Conference Semifinal—In the first two games of this series, three point shooting has been the one of the main storylines. While Boston was able to go 32-77 (42%), Toronto shot 21-80 (26%). Game 3 seemed to be in Boston’s hands, as well. With a 2 point lead and only .5 on the clock, aContinue reading “Toronto Raptors Even Series—Celtics in Trouble?”

LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets: Game 2

Game 1 saw the Nuggets lose by 23 points in which they shot 42% from the field and 25% from behind the arc. Defensively, they allowed the Clippers to shoot 57% from the field and 42% from behind the arc. Hence Malone’s desire for a better defensive effort. After being blitzed by the LA ClippersContinue reading “LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets: Game 2”

Houston Rockets vs. LA Lakers: Game 1

The story behind the start of the Rockets-Lakers Western Conference Semifinals was whether the Lakers would be able to handle the small ball played by the Rockets. With no player over 6’7”, the Lakers have a great size advantage; however, the big question is whether the Lakers can stop the Rockets offensively. Game 1 startedContinue reading “Houston Rockets vs. LA Lakers: Game 1”

Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 3

Milwaukee started tonight’s Game 3 with a desperate need to get the series to 2-1. Especially since teams that have been down 3-0 are a collective 0-139. With that in mind, Milwaukee started well. The Bucks shot 40% from the field and his 4-13 three point shots in first quarter. While only leading by 1,Continue reading “Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 3”