Team Profiles

76ers Continue Free Fall in Playoff Race

Philadelphia went from trying to clinch home court advantage in the opening round to fighting for a spot in the post season. After sitting atop the Atlantic Division for most of the season, the 76ers lost for the ninth time in their last 13 games with an 88-82 loss to the Magic. 

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Hawks Move Past Orlando in Standings

With so few All-Star caliber centers in the league, the loss of Al Horford was supposed to devastate Atlanta. Instead, with only 10 games remaining, the Hawks are just 2.5 games behind Indiana for the third best record in the Eastern Conference. 

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Call for Coaching Change Dooms Orlando

Orlando wanted no part of the Knicks on Thursday night. Dealing with a new set of drama sparked from a pre-game press conference Thursday, the Magic suffered from much more than a 96-80 loss. For the entire season, the team dealt with the constant questions surrounding the future of its superstar, only to receive a partial answer. 

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A Tale of Two Cities: Orlando

ORLANDO- Any hope of the Magic displaying just a shred of resiliency ended against the defending champions with a kiss off the glass. Orlando held a 14-point advantage with just over 14 minutes remaining in the game, but it couldn’t make a defensive stop or convert a clutch basket to close the game. 

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Lakers Coach Sending a Mixed Message

So Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown decided to send a message to his team in the past week and a half, benching star guard Kobe Bryant and center Andrew Bynum. With less than 20 games remaining in the season and the Lakers in first place, it’s unclear, however, exactly what that message is.

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Atlantic Division Crown Up for Grabs

At the All-Star break, the Atlantic Division seemed to belong to Philadelphia. Since Feb. 15, the 76ers have posted an 8-13 record and close out the season with 11 of their next 15 games away from the Wells Fargo Center. 

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Clippers Need a Coaching Change

Here Vinny Del Negro goes again – same story, different team. A report surfaced this past week from ESPN’s Chris Broussard, stating that Del Negro has “lost the locker room” and is sitting on an extreme hot seat in Los Angeles. The rumors came on the heels of the Clippers losing 12 out of 19 games and on the verge …

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Rose Looks for Healthy Second Half

No player had a better All-Star break than Chicago point guard Derrick Rose. Although he sat out each event during All-Star Saturday and his Eastern Conference team lost Sunday, Rose was the big winner. The 23-year-old guard signed a 15-year contract to remain with adidas, a deal paying the reigning MVP $250 million dollars,  keeping him with the three stripes …

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Pistons Finding Balance in Back Court

The Pistons are continually tweaking their lineup, hoping to find the right combination. Detroit has trotted out seven different starting lineups this season and may have finally found the perfect blend, as it has won seven of its last nine games, including two wins over the Celtics in four days. As the season reached its midway point, the Pistons are no longer …

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Charlotte Still Seeking a Franchise Player

It took just 11 games before the Bobcats started to check out. For a team averaging 89.2 points while surrendering 101.1 points per game, Charlotte has inspired little hope for a turnaround. 

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