Honestly even if I did say you shouldn’t count Denver out in my last post I don’t necessarily feel like a genius. You see, basketball is a game played in waves. In a game either team in a good match up can go up by ten or more points after which you can bet the other team will inevitably follow suit. That’s why there aren’t a lot of situations where each team takes turns scoring for long periods. The word ‘momentum’ is very much at home in basketball and unless a team is completely overmatched it is perfectly normal to go ahead by 10 in the first quarter then see their lead disappear in the 2nd.Continue reading “Dev 1 LAL 2 and I Told You So”
By now everyone in the basketball world knows about Charles Barkleys’ proclamation of a sweep just after Game 1 and after watching that game I didn’t blame him. His analysis of the game being a simple matter of match ups is spot on and as of Game 1 Denver was woefully lacking in answers. Their first 5 for the past games were literally smaller than LAL’s resulting in early foul trouble for Jokic who eventually had to sit out most of the first half.Continue reading “LAL 2 DEN 0, Davis Scores Last 10 Pts. to settle Game”
I renewed this blog not only to harness my considerable influence upon the international basketball community to support the NBA during the pandemic but also because I really wanted to know how far the Rockets can go small ball. Ok I’ll be honest, that’s a great big part of the reason. Like anyone interested in the game I wanted to know: How far can small ball last? Is it really the new way to play basketball?Continue reading “And So There Go The Rockets”
I like this picture, supposedly the older version of that girl in the famous meme. It’s probably not her but someone that just looks like her. The ‘Feeling Old Yet’ however hits the mark.Continue reading “Nuggets Arise From The Grave, Make it 3-1 AKA A Young Paul Millsap”
A few seconds later, ball ends up with wonder boy Donkic. Despite yet another triple double and 43 pt game evoking memories of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and other Playoff rookie greats, he has been quiet all of the OT period instead giving way to teammate Trey Burke who is on fire.Continue reading “Mavs Even Series, Finally A Good Game”
This pic of Embid encapsulates how the 76ers looked like to me. Sure that may not represent their whole team but Embid is their main guy and trust me he sort of looked that way most of the game.
As a fan of the game it’s disappointing to see a main guy or any guy go out the court looking like that and in the Playoffs as well. He is a rebounding leader at 16/game and obviously a dominating big but it didn’t show today.Continue reading “Bos wins 1st Playoff Game; Phila Doesn’t Look too Good”
Just finished watching the not pre playoff but not regular season game between the Grizzlies and Blazers where Ja Morant as usual put on a show. I’m sure there are many Allen Iverson references whereas he is certainly just as explosive and athletic if not a little bit taller.Continue reading “The Fantastic Portland 2019-20 Trailblazers”
WHAT does this stat mean?!?
I posted this question on this blog’s FB page and my NBA guru friend Michael G. Yu educated me on the matter:Continue reading “Counting Dribbles, Other Nonsense, and the Lost Art Of Cutting”
Just wanted to belatedly post the NBA’s sched as per today, August 7. For your info and because I’ve only made one post so far and it’s kinda embarrassing.