No matter how many points Dwight Howard scores or focused he is on offense. He cannot do it alone. He could not do it alone in Orlando and that team was a top defensive team in the league. Houston? The Rockets are not quite defensive juggernauts. They came back and forth and rode Howard as […]
So was Game One a case of the Mavericks collapsing or the Mavericks missing their opportunity? Would San Antonio even allow Dallas another opportunity to win at AT&T Center and take control of the series? The answer was, the Mavericks did collapse and the Spurs would give them that opportunity and then some. Dallas continued […]
The Bobcats probably just wanted to get through the game with Al Jefferson somewhat healthy. This Charlotte team had to change and become somewhat more guard-oriented to try to get a split in Miami. It sure almost worked with Chris Douglas-Roberts missing a game-tying 3-pointer in the late stages of the game and the Heat […]
The NBA Playoffs continue at 7 p.m. on TNT as the Heat host the Bobcats, hoping to build a 2-0 advantage in the Eastern Conference first round. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the […]
— NBA (@NBA) April 23, 2014
Dragic was one of the best players in the league this year in leading Phoenix to its surprising run just short of the Playoffs. He averaged 20.3 points and 5.9 assists per game this season.
“‘This is about as close of a top three as I’ve seen in a long, long time,’ said one veteran general manager. ‘It really does depend on who gets the top pick and whether they are willing to take a risk or not.’
‘I think one GM would go with Parker, another would go with Embiid and another with Wiggins,’ added another. ‘No one knows who will go first right now.’
“Parker is the low-risk selection, a 6-foot-8 forward who can score in just about every way on the court. Many compare him to Carmelo Anthony, and many feel he’s a sure thing at the next level because of his skill set, basketball IQ and demeanor.”
–Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com on 17 of 30 NBA executives saying they would take Jabari Parker with the top overall pick.
It truly is a toss up though as most general manager admit Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid have more upside while Jabari Parker is the most complete prospect.
OK so maybe the Indiana Pacers were not rolling into the postseason on the right foot. They lost 12-13 games in the closing games of the regular season, been dealing with internal turmoil and lost their home-opening postseason game to the Hawks. Clearly this Pacers team is all out of whack at the wrong time. […]
Who had the Washington Wizards taking a 2-0 lead over the Chicago Bulls after two road games at United Center? For any team, that is simply hard to believe. Add in that the young Washington team blew a 17-point lead, trailed by 10 points in the fourth quarter and faced difficulties on the inside with […]
DeMar DeRozan was non-existent in Game One. Maybe nerves got the best of him. Maybe the Nets defensive intensity surprised him in spots. Who knows? The Playoffs are a different animal. Game Two was a different animal for DeRozan that was for sure. The All-Star guard came out to play and came out to finish, […]
That hand hovering over the panic button in Indianapolis, might be comfortably retreating after Tuesday’s win. For the first time in months, Indiana looked like the team was supposed to as the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the prohibitive favorite to threaten and dethrone Miami as champions. Those assumptions that the Pacers would […]
The NBA Playoffs continue at 7 p.m. on TNT as the Pacers host the Hawks, hoping to avoid a 2-0 hole in the Eastern Conference first round. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the […]
All eight first round NBA playoffs are underway, and two are already tied up at one game apiece (Grizzlies-Thunder and Warriors-Clippers) with a bunch more 1-0 series playing their second games later today and tomorrow. In a mild surprise, road teams are already 6-4 in this year’s postseason, a trend that will be interesting to […]
There was going to be no doubt that this was going to be a series. Notice served. The Clippers adjusted their game and came out firing in a must-win Game Two for a 138-98. They left no doubt this time and turned the Warriors from greedy to satisfied pretty quickly. This game was never close […]
Kevin Durant was going to have his heroics. Impossible four-point plays from the corner that turned a sure thing into a bunch of doubt. How do you come back for overtime after leading the entire game only to see THAT happen followed by the most improbable of things — a Kendrick Perkins layup to tie […]
Durant’s four-point play helped set up Kendrick Perkins’ game-tying layup as time expired. The Grizzlies and Thunder are now in overtime.