Miami Sends Message in Game 3

Down two starters. Down 2-0 in the NBA Finals. All hope is lost for the Heat, right? After defeating the Lakers in Game 3, 115-104, the Heat look like they did not get the message about the series being over after Friday night. In the first two games of the series, the Heat have beenContinue reading “Miami Sends Message in Game 3”

Lakers Dominate in Game 1

Despite trailing by double digits early in the first quarter, the Lakers cruised to a 116-98 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 1. Led by Anthony Davis’ 34 points and LeBron James being one assist short of another triple-double, the Lakers were able to make a statement to open the NBA Finals. With talkContinue reading “Lakers Dominate in Game 1”

Lakers Fix Game 3 Issues: Nuggets in Familiar Situation

The Los Angeles Lakers came out in Game 4 with a concerted effort to stop Nikola Jokic and rebound the basketball. This effort by the Lakers generated a 114-108 victory and a 3-1 series lead. Lakers’ fans should not get too excited, however, for this is a familiar place for the Denver Nuggets. Down 3-1Continue reading “Lakers Fix Game 3 Issues: Nuggets in Familiar Situation”

Miami Heat Move One Step Closer to NBA Finals

Tyler Herro dropped 37 points in Game 4 to move the Miami Heat to within one win of the 2020 NBA Finals in a 112-109 victory over the Boston Celtics. Miami is looking to make their first finals appearance since their 2014 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Besides Tyler Herro, who hit 5-10 threeContinue reading “Miami Heat Move One Step Closer to NBA Finals”

Nuggets Taking it to the Lakers in First Half

The Nuggets used great shot selection, hard-nosed defense, and great bench play to open up an 18 point lead on the Lakers in the 2nd Quarter. Without Anthony Davis on offense and Dwight Howard on defense, the Lakers would be down by more than just 10 at the half. The Nuggets shot 56% from theContinue reading “Nuggets Taking it to the Lakers in First Half”

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 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”