The NBA is on the cusp of dramatic change. Thanks to a sharp increase in television revenue, the league’s salary cap will balloon from $67 million to an estimated $89 million for the 2016-17 season. Then the cap will rise again to around $108 million for 2017-18. If you happen to be an NBA player about to hit the free-agent market, the world is your oyster. This will also be an opportunity for pretty much every NBA team to make some
By examining the current playoff picture, we determined the chances of seeing a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors. These two teams are on track to win their first round series (the Warriors lead their series with the Rockets 2-1 while the Cavs have a 2-0 lead against the Pistons), but their road to the NBA Finals to set up a rematch from last year is long and hard. Who are the potential opponents for these
The Sweet 16 is now set in the NCAA tournament after Sunday’s action. Meanwhile, eight games took place in the NBA on this Palm Sunday. The Miami Heat extended their win streak to 26 and are now a very serious threat to catch the 1971-72 Lakers 33-game streak. In other action, the Nets are now 3-1 on their eight-game road trip after their tight win over the Suns, James Harden lifted the Rockets to a one-point win over San Antonio and
The round of 64 began on Thursday and outside of the PAC-12’s success as a 12 seed and Harvard earning their first ever tournament win, upsets were at a minimum. On a very light night in the NBA, the three games on the schedule saw one upset, as the Blazers won on the road in Chicago, but the Sixers blew their chance to snap the Nuggets win streak and perform their own “bracket buster”. Welcome to another episode of Five Fast Facts.
As the college hoops begins the round of 64 on Thursday, the NBA had a very busy night on Wednesday. 11 games made up the NBA schedule on the 20th of March, 2013. The Heat are starting to show god-like qualities, as they not only won their 24th straight game on Wednesday, but they accomplished a small miracle by rallying down 27 points in the second half. In other NBA action, the Marc Gasol and Anthony Davis played tip-in the game-winner
As we move towards the postseason, it is worth looking back two decades to one of the most memorable postseasons in NBA history, 1993. [Read more…]
While the NCAA tournament got started, it was a light night in the NBA with only four games on the schedule. The Nuggets might not be where the Heat are, but they won their 13th straight game on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Clippers were upset by the Kings, the Pacers dominated the Magic, and the Bucks bested the Blazers. Enjoy our latest edition of Five Fast Facts. [Read more…]
Sunday was a double-double of it’s own, to use an NBA term, as it was both St. Patrick’s Day and Championship Sunday when they announce the NCAA tournament bracket. Eight games were on the NBA schedule on Sunday. So what else is new? The sun rises, the Heat win. On Sunday, Miami won their 22nd straight game. Elsewhere, the Knicks continued to fall further down the Eastern Conference with another loss on their west coast road trip, the Lakers learned there