When the Houston Rockets have their full starting lineup intact, they are capable of being one of the best teams in the league. Since late January, they have won 19 of the last 24 games and have established an identity as a team to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, their hopes of being a powerhouse in the West in the playoffs took a major hit on Friday with the news that point guard Patrick Beverley could miss the remainder of the season
On some nights, the Los Angeles Lakers can surprise and win you over with a pleasing style of play where the ball moves constantly and shots are falling from everywhere. Most of the time, however, they allow teams to score a ridiculous amount of points and look absolutely horrible, and that was the case on Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The New York Knicks have been all over the map for much of this season, going from bad to worse to practically unwatchable. By early March, they held a miserable 21-40 record and drained the life out of even the most optimistic fans. It appeared they were simply too far back to gain ground to make the playoffs at that point of the season. But then again, we are talking about one of the most comical conferences the league has seen
There is no question at this point that Kevin Durant has been the best player in the NBA this season from a production standpoint, and his MVP candidacy over LeBron James should be questioned no more. Durant has had a ridiculous year, and he appears to have no interest in slowing down or taking it easy with the season winding down. That’s good news for the Oklahoma City Thunder, because they are still trying to take back the first seed of
For power forward Amare Stoudemire, the past few years in New York have been nothing short of a dreadful nightmare. After reviving the New York Knicks with dominant play in his first season and leading them to the playoffs for the first time in a decade, it has been just about all downhill for the former All-Star. To recap some of the things that have gone wrong since that glorious year: he nearly destroyed his hand after slapping a glass casing surrounding
The Portland Trail Blazers have been struggling quite a bit since the calendar flipped to March. Prior to Friday’s contest against the Washington Wizards, the Blazers had won just four of their previous 10 games. It doesn’t sound like the worst thing in the world to go 4-6, but that’s the kind of inconsistent performance that can drop you quickly when you’re trying to keep up with some of the powerhouses of the Western Conference. After going through a tough stretch
If you are a Knicks fan and sweating Carmelo Anthony’s free agency status heading into the summer, you should probably feel thrilled about the arrival of Phil Jackson. Why? Because he may be the key to retaining the coveted small forward. Despite the tumultuous year the Knicks have had, and despite making a run at the playoffs a bit too late into the season, Jackson’s presence has seemingly brought a sense of fresh start to everyone in the organization – from top to
Metta World Peace may no longer be with the New York Knicks after agreeing to a buyout with the team last month, but he still expects them to be one of the best in the league. Despite the fact that the Knicks are just 28-40 and trailing the Atlanta Hawks by four games for the eighth seed of the Eastern Conference, World Peace believes they still have what it takes to win it all this season, provided they get into the