Southwest Division

2012 Western Conference Finals Preview

Nearly 30 years ago, Philadelphia center Moses Malone offered a playoff prediction for his team, claiming the 76ers would win “fo, fo fo,” meaning his team would sweep each series en route to a title. His prediction almost came true. After sweeping New York in the opening round and winning the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, a …

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Shot Rattles Out to Seal Clippers Win

In a game that featured multiple runs and excitement, it came down to a last-second shot to settle Game 3 between the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers. Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay had the ball in his hands with 1.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but missed the game-winning 3-pointer allowing the Clipper to hang on to an 87-86 …

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A Night of Epically Bad Basketball

The Bobcats and Hornets played 12 of the most pathetic minutes ever to grace an NBA court on Monday night. Combining for just 20 points, with eight coming from the foul line, the third quarter featured 40 field goal attempts, 34 misses and a buzzer beater that was waved off because the ball wasn’t released before the clock expired. 

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Memphis Surging Towards Post Season

The Grizzlies have found a different approach to combining the talents of their two dominant forwards. Injuries have limited the time Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph have spent on the floor together their first two years together. 

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Rockets Continue Stunning Playoff Push

Even without its opening day back court, the strong point of the team, the Rockets climbed up  the Western Conference standings. Playing with a revamped lineup, Houston has surpassed the reigning champion Mavericks for the sixth seed behind its replacement players. 

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Spurs Use Depth to Remain Competitive

The team expected to slip the most because of the condensed schedule has remained dominant by controlling home court. The Spurs improved to 8-0 at the AT&T Center and are the last team in the Western Conference yet to lose a game at home. 

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2011 Season Preview- Southwest Division

No division race will be more cut-throat than the Southwest. Dallas captured the 2011 NBA title, the first championship in franchise history. The Mavericks are constantly shuffling their roster and will have two new starters this season.

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Spurs Begin Rebuilding Project

The writing is on the wall for the San Antonio Spurs and they are trying to get a head start on the rebuilding process. Even star point guard Tony Parker has spoke out about the fading hopes of another championship run, which had him on the trading block during the NBA draft. The Spurs have done little to hide the …

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2011 NBA Draft: Phoenix Suns

Any hopes of bringing Phoenix its first championship disspeared with the departure of Amar’e Stoudemire. Replacing the six-time All-Star power forward with four undersized players for the position, the Suns failed to reach the post season for just the third time in 23 years. The flawed roster includes eight players that could all lineup at small forward. 

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Barrage of 3’s Enables Dallas Victory

Unable to hit shots throughout the series, Dallas couldn’t miss in Game 5. Connecting on 13-of-19 attempts from three-point range, the Mavericks kept firing, even when heavily contested, to stage another comeback victory and take command of the 2011 Finals as the series shifts back to Miami.

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