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Mile High Upset!

The Denver Nuggets shocked the world last night, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 104-89 to advance to the Western Conference Finals. They become the first team in NBA history to overcome two 3-1 deficits in the same postseason. They move on to face the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers. Second Half Dominance The Nuggets dominated the …

Another Game Seven Awaits!

Early in the third quarter yesterday, it looked like we were finally headed towards the LA vs LA Western Conference Finals that we thought we would have last summer after both teams made major moves. But then the Nuggets came alive led, as always, by Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. From the point when the …

The Clippers Make a Statement

After Luka Doncic’s buzzer beater on Sunday, everyone started talking about the Mavericks seriously winning this series and how Paul George is letting his team down. The Clippers came out and made a big statement on Tuesday night. After disappearing for games 2-4, Paul George came out and scored 35 points as the Clippers destroyed …

Three Thoughts from Monday

It was our last quadruple header of the NBA season – never thought I would type that but I’m definitely going to miss it. The Indiana Pacers were swept out of the first round by the Miami Heat.  The Heat look really strong although a shoulder strain by Jimmy Butler could affect their chances in the next …

Luka’s Magical Sunday

The story of the day from the Bubble was undoubtedly Luka Doncic.  He was a game-time decision after spraining his ankle near the end of Game 3 Friday night but it was his teammate, Kristaps Porzingis, who ended up sitting this one out with a sore right knee.  Doncic put on an almost unprecedented show …

Bubble Thoughts & A Playoff Preview

A few thoughts from the NBA Bubble experience.  It absolutely worked – there were no positive tests over the last two plus weeks in Orlando and the battle for the 8th seed in the Western Conference was amazing to watch bolstered by the Suns surprising everyone and going undefeated and by Damian Lilliard just going to a whole …

All Eyes on Giannis

The Milwaukee Bucks struck gold when they drafted Giannis Antetokounmpo.  He has grown both physically and skill-wise over his seven seasons in the league.  This season is no different averaging career highs in points (29.6) and rebounds (13.7).  The only thing lacking in his game is the ability to shoot the three-pointer where he hovers …

The Lakers Will Fall Short of an NBA Title

The first season for Lebron in Los Angeles was bumpy to say the least.  They finished outside of the playoffs after James had made the Finals for eight straight seasons.  The Lakers still managed to pull off the trade they wanted to make all along, getting Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans.  Los Angeles …

The Clippers are Ready to Win it All

The Clippers made the biggest splash of the off-season.  Signing Kawhi Leonard and trading for Paul George going from a surprising and fun team to one with enormous expectations.    The team has lived up to expectations sitting in 2nd place in the Western Conference in spite of both superstars missing quite a few games.  George missed games early …

The Raptors are No One-Hit Wonder

The Toronto Raptors took the biggest gamble before last season and both won and lost it.  They nabbed Kawhi Leonard and eventually an NBA title.  Then Leonard signed with the LA Clippers in the offseason leaving many to think the Raptors would be a one-time aberration as both a champion and contender.    This season, the …