Beal Carries Washington to Overtime Win

Bradley Beal has proven he has plenty of fight in his game during the 2014 post season.

Following a first half dust up with Chicago guard Kirk Hinrich, Beal took over the fourth quarter and carried Washington to a 101-99 victory.  Continue reading

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Memphis Holds Off Furious Comeback

No matter how many miraculous comeback attempts Oklahoma City stormed, the Grizzlies immediately countered.

Memphis survived 65 combined points from Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, a raucous sold out crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena and Marc Gasol fouling out prior to overtime to take away home court advantage. Continue reading

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Knicks Oust Woodson as Coach

Five days after the conclusion of the regular season, new Knicks president Phil Jackson made his first major decision.

Coach Mike Woodson will not be apart of the rebuilding efforts in New York.

The entire coaching staff was relieved of their duties Monday morning.  Continue reading

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Portland Survives Overtime in Opener

Portland has grown accustomed to impressive debuts from Damian Lillard.

The reigning Rookie of the Year had no problem deferring to LaMarcus Aldridge, continually setting him up for open looks.

The result was a career-night for Aldridge. Continue reading

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Best of the Highlight Reel: 2013-14

Another NBA season is in the books and wow, was it a wild one.

The things you thought you knew as a well read, educated basketball fan were thrown completely out of whack by December 1 and by the end, you probably gave up trying to make predictions.

The playoffs now beckon, but before we get all wrapped up in postseason drama that promises to throw us a few more curve balls, let’s look back at the best plays we saw on the highlight reel this season.  Continue reading

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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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