The NBA announced its All-Defensive teams today, and for the second straight year the league’s Defensive Player of the Year didn’t get a spot on the All-Defensive First Team.
Since the Chicago Bulls’ upset of the Miami Heat in Game 1 of their second round playoff series, players on both teams have been flopping across the line separating playing hard and acting like a child. Statistically speaking, last night’s Game 3 wasn’t as chippy as Wednesday’s Game 2, which featured nine technical fouls, one [...]
How great have the NBA Playoffs been so far? It seems like every night multiple games come down to the final possession. In the second round, five of the six games have been hotly contested thus far, with the New York Knicks’ Game 2 blowout of the Indiana Pacers being the lone outlier (Indiana was [...]
Those who were fortunate enough to stay up for the whole thing were treated to the best game so far in these 2013 NBA Playoffs on Monday night. The visiting Golden State Warriors held a 15-point lead over the second-seeded San Antonio Spurs late in the third quarter of Game 1 of their conference semifinal, [...]
It seems in many eyes of the experts, that an NBA title is a foregone conclusion for the Miami Heat this year. In many ways, the Heat have had one of the most incredible seasons of all-time. Their 27-game winning streak and their dominant play, led by LeBron James, has put the sporting world on [...]
Happy Friday. In honor of the NBA Playoffs, which will give us four Game 6s this evening, here is an NBA-themed trivia challenge: In Kurtis Blow’s 1984 hit “Basketball,” Blow mentions 22 current (at the time) or former NBA players. Name them in the comment section below. (And don’t just go to Lyrics Depot or [...]
After the opening weekend of the playoffs, NBA fans were bracing themselves for a first round devoid of drama and even one compelling series. Bad match-ups and unfortunately timed injuries seemed to have set us up for a bunch of four- and five-game series. But the past 10 days have been kind to NBA fans. [...]
Two weeks ago, Stephen Curry capped off an amazing season by hitting his 272nd 3-pointer of the year, breaking Ray Allen’s seven-year-old NBA record. His performance, combined with our hyperbolic here and now journalistic tendencies nearly caused a riot on the Internet. Since it was not merely good enough to proclaim that Curry is a great shooter – [...]