Team Profiles

Grizzlies Looking Forward to Break, Coming Back Healthy

After a trip to the Western Conference Finals last year, the 2013-14 campaign has been a rough journey for the Memphis Grizzlies. Coming into Wednesday nights tilt against the Orlando Magic, however, things had begun to turnaround for Dave Joerger‘s team as they’d won 13 out of their previous 17 games. With the reigning Defensive Player of the Year Marc …

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Brooklyn Needs More from Williams

A .500 record was not supposed to be the goal for the team with the highest payroll in the NBA. Although there are numerous reasons for the Nets struggles this season, a down year from Deron Williams, the point guard that signed a five-year $100 million deal in 2012, is a big one. 

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Fractured Hand Sidelines Leonard

For the second time in 10 days, a fractured hand is expected to keep a key rotation player out of San Antonio’s lineup for a month. Kawhi Leonard played just 15 minutes during Wednesday’s game against Oklahoma City and is expected to miss four weeks recovering from a fractured right hand. 

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Hawks are Ready for Recognition

ORLANDO- The starting lineup for the NBA All-Star game will be announced later today, but there is little chance of anyone from the third ranked team in the Eastern Conference of making a late push. Forget producing enough votes to secure one of the top three front court positions or either of the two back court slots, Atlanta failed to …

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Orlando Drops Ninth Straight Game

ORLANDO- The outstretched arm of Joakim Noah prevented any attempt of the Magic snapping the league’s longest losing streak. Orlando’s most valiant attempt to snap its losing streak, playing for a total of three hours and nine minutes while stretching the game to three overtime sessions, wasn’t enough to top the Bulls.

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No Reason to Doubt Portland

The Trail Blazers are in fact legit. The success of the team extends far beyond the stellar play of a pair of likely All-Stars LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard What is going unnoticed in Oregon is the outstanding coaching job of one Terry Stotts.

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Golden State is Getting Defensive

ORLANDO- The Warriors were determined to bring in the new year with a fresh identity. While the team has remained potent offensively, averaging 102.8 points per game this season, it’s the ability to limit opponents that has fueled a six game winning streak, the franchises longest in six seasons.

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Rondo’s Absence Not Hampering Boston

The Celtics were supposed to be playing for the lottery instead of the Atlantic Division title. All of the pieces pointed to a rebuilding season as Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were shipped to Brooklyn.  

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Slow Start Haunting the Nets

Nets fans may be interested to know if their team’s away jersey’s are black due to a generous coating of premium grade molasses. Maybe the court side ticket holders can provide insight on the teams odor. The stench of refined sugar cane and grapes would be noticeable.

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Balanced Spurs Win Eighth Straight

All-Star point guard Tony Parker wasn’t needed in the fourth quarter for San Antonio to extend its winning streak to eight games. Once again the team played with remarkable efficiency, as 27 of the Spurs 39 field goals came off an assist, resulting in a 104-93 victory over Boston. 

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