The 82-game marathon is over and now the real basketball begins.
Sixteen teams will advance into the playoffs and we will try to predict how every series will go in the first round. In a seven-game series, the best teams always win so don't expect a lot of upsets here.
Golden State Warriors (1) vs Los Angeles Clippers (8)
The Warriors delivered a message to their Round 1 counterparts earlier in the week and expect nothing to be different once that ball goes up in the air. Read More
1.) By A Wide Margin
As in wiiiidddddeeeee!
James Harden is the league's leader for total points scored at 2,006. The second behind him is Paul George at 1,650, which is a 356-point gap. And if you're wondering how many of those are free throws-- it's 546, which is about 27% of his total point production.
2.) All-Star Lineup?
On paper, a lineup of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and DeMarcus Cousins may very well be the best. It seems like defenses are adjusting Read More
1.) Play With Fire And Desperation
The NBA Finals is more than just X's and O's. After all, Cleveland and Golden State have faced each other for the fourth consecutive time in the Finals already.
What was lacking in the Cavs so far this series is the aggressive play that almost had them steal Game 1. Tristan Thompson making his presence felt, Larry Nance, Jr. having a hand on passing lanes, etc. (Nance had three deflections, four loose balls recovered, four contested shots and seven box Read More
I hope everyone had a chance to use the core lineup I gave on Monday. DeRozan had a career night and the other 4 had point totals well above their FPPG average. Nurkic and Valentine were both under 5% owned.
Tonight is only a 2 game slate, my wheelhouse is 5-9 games in a night, but I was able to create a lineup that looked decent. My 8 player team broke down to 4 different FPPG tiers; 2 in the 40s, 2 in the 30s, 2 in the 20s and 2 in the 10s.
The 40s- Durant 48.8, Paul 42.2
I was Read More
It's Russell Westbrook's last game for the 2016-17 season so this will be a tribute of some sorts to the future MVP.
NBA Playoffs Stats Of The Day-- April 26, 2017
1. That's why you don't take Beastbrook out of the game...
Russell Westbrook was off the floor for 6 minutes in Game 5.
In those 6 minutes, the Rockets outscored the Thunder 27-9. pic.twitter.com/AicL24JgEd
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 26, 2017
2. ... although he had his share of struggles in Game 4.
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The NBA playoffs are here so it's time to sound like an idiot again and predict the winners of the first round. You know what they have said about this year's playoffs-- that it's only going to be a collision course between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. While that conclusion makes sense, we cannot be absolutely sure because anything can happen-- whether it's injuries (hope not) or just simply one team outplaying either one of the favorites.
So before we get carried away Read More
Here's your daily dose of awesome NBA stats.
1. Isaiah Thomas= Michael Jordan?
Isaiah Thomas leads the Celtics in scoring for the 35th straight game.
In the last 40 years only one other player has done that..
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) March 25, 2017
2. Nikola Jokic. OMG.
Denver is 24-17 with The Joker as starting center and 11-20 on the rest. BTW, these are his stats as the Nuggets' starting center: 19.4 pts on 60% shooting, 3pt 38.6%, FT 83%, 10.8 rebounds and Read More
Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day
1. Let's talk Warriors.
The Dubs made history in their home game vs Knicks by:
assisting on all 26 first half field goals
assisting on 91% of their TOTAL field goals
and in case you're wondering that's 41 out of 45 FGs
2. 'Tis a good season for Fantasy Basketball.
Four players are currently averaging at least 7 points and 7 rebounds per game, more than any other season. They are LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Draymond Green. Rajon Read More
If anybody has a crazier series in mind than the 2016 NBA Finals, I'd accuse him of lying. Quite literally, this series has enough twists and turns that would make the Paso de los Caracoles proud.
In an advanced celebration of what could be the craziest game tomorrow, here are 5 more incredible stats to delve in before the NBA Finals Game 7:
Both teams' aggregate scores after SIX games. Game 7 is literally a deciding game, both for the number of wins and total aggregate scores.
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