2014 Western Conference Playoff Preview

For all of the success Chris Paul has been able to achieve throughout his nine-year career, playoff success has proven to be elusive.

While he has been able to lead his team into the post season, Paul has been able to win a series just twice and has a career record of 16-24 in the playoffs.  Continue reading

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2014 Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

No team in the NBA was better at defending its home court than Indiana.

The Pacers posted a 35-6 record at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and ended the season with a 10-game winning streak at home.

They are hoping to duplicate that success over the next four rounds of the playoffs. Continue reading

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Coach of the Year Should Be Jeff Hornacek

It wasn’t supposed to be a fun year for Phoenix basketball fans.

The preseason consensus on the Suns was quite the opposite of the reality, with analysts and fans alike fully expecting the team to “tank” in order to acquire one of the vaunted picks in this year’s talented draft class. Instead, the Suns were the most surprising team in the entire NBA.  Continue reading

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Selecting the 2013-14 All-NBA Teams

Even if Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant were healthy for the entire season, there is no way they could have stopped the ascension of James Harden as the premier shooting guard in the NBA.

Even the addition of Dwight Howard couldn’t diminish the output of Harden.  Continue reading

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Gibson is the NBA’s Best Bench Player

Taj Gibson may have only started eight games this season, but he’s more than familiar with finishing a contest.

Chicago’s Sixth Man of the Year candidate leads the NBA in minutes played during the fourth quarter.  Continue reading

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Top Defender in the NBA is Noah

Each night opponents know scoring the basketball is going to be a challenge against the Bulls.

On every play, Chicago swarms the ball, restricts passing lanes and makes every shot a contested one.  Continue reading

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Green Deserving of Most Improved Player

Two years ago, Gerald Green was an NBA castoff.

He appeared to be a one dimensional player that wasn’t able to flourish in the league after entering the draft right out of high school. Continue reading

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Carter-Williams the Top Rookie in 2014

No confetti will be falling at a parade when the season finally concludes for Philadelphia, but the team should start preparing for an award ceremony.

One of the few positives the 76ers can take away from the 2013-14 season has been the play of its rookie point guard, Michael Carter-Williams. Continue reading

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Podcast: A Fight for the Playoffs

Fifteen of the sixteen playoff teams have already been set, but the Suns and Memphis may be battling for the final berth until the regular season finale on Wednesday.

The two teams square off Monday night in Phoenix and a win by the Grizzlies will not only complete a season sweep, but clinch a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive season.

A win by Atlanta on Saturday not only eliminated the Knicks from the post season, but may have also ended Carmelo Anthony’s career in New York.

As the regular season comes to an end, a flurry of outstanding performances have taken place, we examine each outing in this week’s podcast.

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Durant Emerges as League MVP

From the first moments of the 2013-14 NBA season, Kevin Durant proved he had taken his game to another level.

His 42-point outburst against Utah on opening night paved the way for his fourth career scoring crown, but this season he proved to be much more than a scorer. Continue reading

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