LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were the favorites to make it to the NBA Finals before the season started, and while the road to it wasn’t always pretty, that’s exactly where they are headed now after running the shorthanded Atlanta Hawks out of the gym 118-88 for a series sweep on Tuesday. James, who scored a game-high 23 points to go with nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block, has now made it to the Finals for the
The Houston Rockets showed desperation in an elimination game – Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals – and came out on fire to start, scoring a mind-boggling 45 points in the first quarter. The Golden State Warriors had plenty to be concerned about, but none more so than when Stephen Curry appeared to suffer what could potentially be a devastating injury in the second quarter. [Read more…]
As the MVP and runner-up MVP, Stephen Curry and James Harden put on an absolute show in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. In Game 2 on Thursday, the two were just as good if not even better, going toe to toe and making one clutch play after another for their respective teams. Harden was masterful once again for the Houston Rockets, scoring 38 points on 13-of-21 shooting from the field with 10 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and a block.
With a myriad of injuries and a questionable roster, the Los Angeles Lakers had the fourth-worst record (21-61) in the entire league during the regular season. On Tuesday, all the losing paid off, as the team managed to take the No. 2 spot in the upcoming 2015 NBA Draft. Luckily, the Lakers can now retain their pick instead of having to fork it up to the Philadelphia 76ers – part of the conditional agreement made during the Steve Nash trade. Kobe Bryant, who had a
Playoff basketball never fails to bring amazing moments, and there were two particular shots made on Friday night between Paul Pierce and Stephen Curry that were absolutely mind-boggling. First was this buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Pierce that was supposed to send Game 6 against the Atlanta Hawks to a shocking overtime. [Read more…]
The Los Angeles Clippers were up by 19 points in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets in Game 6 on Thursday, and the game (as well as the series) felt as though it was just about over when Blake Griffin made this circus spinning layup. Then something unthinkable happened: with James Harden sitting on the bench, the Rockets clawed their way back into the game in the fourth quarter and outscored the Clippers 49-18 to come out with a 119-107
Wesley Matthews of the Portland Trail Blazers decided to do a quick Q & A session on Wednesday with his followers on twitter and naturally, the fans wanted an update on his rehab status after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon in March. The sharp shooter explained what has been the biggest surprise during rehab, how he keeps himself busy through it all and what good will come of his unfortunate injury: [Read more…]
Taj Gibson caused quite the scene in Game 5 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls when he got up from a tangle with Matthew Dellavedova early in the fourth quarter and proceeded to kick the guard as he got back up on his feet. [Read more…]