Three Game 7s up. Two to go. Saturday, May 4 marked the second-to-last day of what has been one of the greatest first rounds in NBA history. The 2014 playoffs have featured unpredictable upsets, road team brilliance and scares for some of the top championship contenders. Here’s everything that you need to know about the first slate of Game 7s.
The first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs is going to end at some point. The teams involved are doing all they can to make sure that it takes as long as possible for that to happen. No complaints from my end. The madness of a legendary opening round continued as three teams looked to close out their respective series on Friday, May 2. Two of those teams came up short, while the third cashed in on the opportunity in the most
Three elimination games. No eliminations. Thursday, May 1 marked an evening in which two heavy underdogs and one embattled franchise could close out their respective series. The results remained consistent with the wild nature of the 2014 NBA Playoffs, as two road teams won and no squad was able to close out. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
So we close the door on the Mike D’Antoni era in Los Angeles. OK, we slam the door. At least that is what we would do if we were Lakers fans, whose hopes were astronomically high at the start of the D’Antoni era, and whose egos and now black and blue after the worst season in franchise history. The Lakers had nine non-sellouts, set a team record for losses (55), dropped a game against the Clippers by 48 points, and became second-class
Believe it or not, home teams actually won every game. You know it’s a wild postseason when that’s surprising at all. Wednesday, April 30 was more than just a display of home court advantage in the 2014 NBA Playoffs. There was a 21-point comeback with a wild ending, a contender fighting off elimination and a favorite earning a close statement win. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
The madness continues. The most wild and unpredictable opening round in recent NBA Playoffs history continued with two more road teams pulling out victories. On Tuesday, April 29, one of those teams advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals to complete a series upset, while the other pulled within one game of a massive stunner. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
It was a big night in the NBA. Monday, April 28 played host to the first team securing a berth in the Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. It also saw a No. 1 seed fall into a 3-2 hole against a No. 8 seed and another No. 1 seed earned a close victory to reclaim home court advantage in a tight series. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
I have already chimed in with my knee-jerk reaction to Adam Silver’s press conference performance Saturday night. I gave him an ‘F’ — and I stand behind that grade. Let’s face it — David Stern spoiled us. When a crisis hit the Association under Stern’s reign, Mount David erupted when Stern decided it was time to go volcanic. Silver? Let’s put it this way: He couldn’t have done a better job Saturday night of showing everyone exactly how much he is not a carbon