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.) The Spurs defense sucks.
San Antonio is ranked 29th in the league on defensive rating, easily the worst in the Gregg Popovich era.
2.) Speaking of the Spurs...
They are currently the second-worst team in the West (11-14), only above Phoenix.
3.) Is Nikola Jokic the BEST PASSER (not the best passing big man) in the game?
The Serbian big is averaging 7.8 assists a game, good for ninth in the league. However, he is averaging less than 30 minutes of playing time and has assisted on 38.4% 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.
From Read More
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
5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day-- April 9, 2017
1. It's about 'Dame Time.'
Damian Lillard's franchise-record 59 points vs Utah is all the buzz right now but the real awesome stat for Dame and the Blazers? Lillard had ZERO turnovers in 42 minutes and the team had a total of THREE.
2. Speaking of the Portland-Utah game...
...Joe Johnson reached the 20,000-point plateau. He's the 42nd player to do it and the seventh active player to have that many Read More
Here is your daily dose of awesome NBA stats for March 13, 2017.
1. The Spurs is now the Western Conference top seed with the victory over Atlanta due to owning the tie-breaker against Golden State.
2. Giannis could be the first.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ranks in the top 20 in the NBA in total points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks this season. That would be a 1st. pic.twitter.com/YY1KKlTwHN
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 13, 2017
3. Ricky Rubio posts 22 points and a 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
Some ridiculous stats of the day for you to delve in...
1. The San Antonio Spurs lost tonight to the Houston Rockets and a 40.9% clip from the floor did not help, but few have been better historically than this bunch.
Through the first 30 games of the season, the Spurs is second all-time in points differential.
San Antonio Spurs... pic.twitter.com/0Cw2w9xRZG
— NBA Günlükleri (@NBAGunlukleri) December 24, 2015
As you can see, four of those teams won the championship the same year so we Read More
Last season wasn't really a good one for the San Antonio Spurs and all the nagging injuries Tony Parker suffered is primarily the one to blame. Despite being known as a "unit" rather than a one-man show, everything goes where Parker goes. If he's at it, everybody's at it.
That said, the Spurs somehow makes every experts list as contenders year in and year out BUT on fantasy previews, the consensus is to AVOID everyone not named Kawhi Leonard (and to a lesser extent, Danny Green) like Read More
We have (mostly) seen everything in this year's edition of free agency, from the emoji wars to the backyard stakeouts and everything in between.
It must have been clear by now that front offices and thereby, teams, aren't created equal and some definitely did fare better than the others.
1. New Favorites Out West
As if its still-solid core isn't enough, the San Antonio Spurs re-tooled and, shall we say, set themselves up for good for another half-decade long of contention by adding LaMarcus Read More