1.) Kawhi Leonard
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I mean, this playoffs is all about this guy so we might as well talk about him first.
*Finished Game 5 with 35 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists-- the dimes tying his career-high.
*He shot 90% from the stripe in 51 attempts in the series while in comparison, Giannis Antetokounmpo shot 60% on 50 attempts.
*He is on pace to become the third-leading playoff scorer in Raptors franchise history behind Kyle Lowry, DeMar Derozan, Read More
1.) Steve Kerr's win percentage in five seasons:
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That's 78.5%. In an 82-game season, that's 64-18. To put that into perspective, the Milwaukee Bucks had the NBA's best record this season with "only" 60-22.
His playoff record over that span is 63-20, or a 76% win percentage, which is just CRAZY!
2.) ECF struggles
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The Eastern Conference Finals is giving us some pretty good basketball but it can't be denied that some key players Read More
1.) Steph's three-point shooting.
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SC30 is the greatest shooter of all time bar none but the Rockets have been doing a pretty good job taking his ultimate weapon. He has missed a total of 42 attempts from distance, the most he had over a five-game stretch.
2.) Ben Simmons is shooting 100% from midrange in the Playoffs...
... on one attempt.
3.) Hey, that looked like James Harden's chart shot in the last 8:30 minutes of Game 5 without KD!
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Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
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This guy should be in every DFS roster and if you're not having him, there is something wrong with you. Hell, he can even be considered a bargain with his price.
Green is averaging 16 points, 10.7 rebounds, 8.7 assists, a steal and a block in this series and there is no signs of him slowing down. I see him pretty much having a triple-double from hereon out.
Kyrie Irving, PG, Boston Celtics
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1.) Joel Embiid's points per 100 possessions against everyone guarding him for at least 50 possessions.
Doesn't matter now. Embiid got 33 against Gasol and company in Game 3 to give Sixers a 2-1 lead.
2.) I mean, I wouldn't call that "UNPLAYABLE".
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Enes Kanter is averaging 15.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game on 66.3% True Shooting Percentage so far in the 2019 NBA Playoffs.
3.) Analytics darling no more
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Well, my Round 1 predictions are pretty much spot on except for the Thunder-Blazers series where everyone, including me, picked OKC to win. My reason was that Jusuf Nurkic is too big a piece to lose in the playoffs and Enes Kanter is light years away defensively compared to Nurk. However, I did not know Damian Lillard can do this. Or this.
In Portland's case, I have never been happier to be proven wrong. OK, so let's move to the next round and let's see what's going on. Here are my NBA Playoffs Read More
1. LeBron and Iso Joe's career earnings.
In case you don't remember, Joe Johnson is still in the league with the Houston Rockets. But did you know that LeBron James "only" made $19 million more than JJ in their whole career?
LeBron James - $233,893,001
Joe Johnson - $214,797,154
Speaking of LeBron, his six 40-point games are the most in a single postseason since Allen Iverson in 2001. Only Jerry West (8 in 1965) and Michael Jordan (7 in 1989) have more in NBA history. Read More
1. The Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 marks the first time in the playoffs that LeBron James did not lead the Cavaliers in BOTH points and assists.
Kevin Love led the team with 17 points.
2. Home Sweet Home
The Celtics have won eight straight playoff games at the TD Garden after the 108-83 victory in the Eastern Conference Finals Game 1.
3. One streak continues, while another ends.
Jayson Tatum's streak of 20+ points games ends at 7 tonight. The blowout does not help but I'm Read More
NBA Playoffs Stats Of The Day-- April 22, 2017
1. Rajon Rondo is awesome and if he doesn't come back, this series will be over... fast...
Bulls finish with 14 assists---or the same number Rondo had in Game 2.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) April 22, 2017
2. More Rondo awesomeness...
Rajon Rondo had rebounded more Bulls' misses in this series (7) than C's bigs Amir Johnson, Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller combined (6).
— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) April 21, 2017
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NBA DFS Playoffs: 3 Players To Avoid On Thursday
DeMar DeRozan, SG, Toronto Raptors ($8,000)
Everything is exposed in the playoffs and unless DeMar DeRozan finds ways to expand his range or create for others, I don't think the high-scoring guard is a wise investment at $8,000. His rebounding numbers may even be just a fluke.
At this point, teammate Kyle Lowry may be a better option (though at a slightly higher price) having seen his last performance. However, if you want the bang for your Read More