Sheridan Hoops Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:43:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A look forward to the NBA playoffs Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:33:27 +0000

The 2016-17 season has already thrown up plenty of shock results, new records and some incredible individual and team performances. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have dominated their divisions again but still have plenty of teams chasing their tails, with the conference titles and playoff spots still wide open. As the season begins to pick up pace, eyes are not only on the overall winner but the MVP title too and this year there are plenty of choices after some unbelievable basketball in the first half of the season.

After some scheduling and travel changes designed to reduce stress and strains on players, there seems to be a new energy around the star performers, who are possibly more willing to put in 110% knowing they have plenty of recovery time. Players who have been solid over recent seasons are now really coming into their own and there is a lot of competition for the MVP spot at the end of the year. We’ll be taking a look at the players hotly tipped to take home the title.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ season win last year was down to a great team performance, helped greatly by modern NBA legend LeBron James. James looked calm all the way up to the playoffs and seemed to influence how the team performed. If he turned up, so did everyone else. This year has been a different story however and despite some good shifts, he hasn’t looked as sharp as he did last season.

All eyes are on the current MVP favourites, Russell Westbrook and James Harden, of Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets respectively. Westbrook has been cementing his status as an all-star, averaging 30.8 points per game and demolishing some of the best defenses in the conference. Harden is also turning heads, setting an NBA record with a 50 point triple-double in a 129-122 win over the New York Knicks. Harden looks like he could really do it and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down so far.

The dark horses this year are the charismatic Kawhi Leonard, who has also been setting records for the Spurs, and Kevin Durant, who has helped the Golden State Warriors to the top of the Western Conference. Both could easily grab the award if they maintain the pace and have looked excellent since game one. Stephen Curry is still in the mix, but a fairly reserved season so far has seen others like teammate Durant stealing the limelight compared to last year.

It will be interesting to see how the second half of the season develops and if it will be the same names in the playoffs again. Based on the individual performances in the race for MVP, it looks like there won’t be too many changes at the top but the Raptors, Spurs, Celtics and Rockets could easily make a dash for both the conference title and a playoff spot if they can maintain form.

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Exciting real money sports themed games Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:26:42 +0000

The news is good for the people who are interested in exciting real money sports themed games. They will have lots of sports to choose from when it comes to the themes that are represented among the catalogs of their favorite online casino gaming websites. These are games that are particularly well-known for the fact that they have a lot of prizes attached, not to mention the bonus games. The variety of the games that people can find here might surprise a lot of players.

People who like bowling may enjoy the Bowled Over or Bowling slot games. There are certainly plenty of games that feature football, which is referred to as ‘soccer’ in some of the titles. These games include 2014 Soccer Slot, Football, Football Club, Football Mania, Football Fever, Football Frenzy, Football Gladiators, Football: Champions Club, Global Cup Soccer, and many others. Clearly, football is one of the most popular games when it comes to the online casino slot games that have sports themes. People will be able to explore many possibilities today.

However, it is still notable that there are lots of other games represented here, including the ones that a lot of people would not expect. Badminton Champion is a game that people can play in this niche. Badminton is not really known as the sort of game that people will play outside of gym class or their front lawns. However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t fun. Lots of people enjoy it, and they are going to enjoy it just as much here.

Horse racing is also featured in the online casino slot gaming world. Some of these games also feature wrestling or boxing, as well as car racing. Lots of them also feature hockey and ice hockey in particular. These are all popular games, and many players are going to be happy to see them so commonly featured in the online casino gaming categories.

There are actually slot games that feature bingo, which is interesting, since there are lots of bingo games on online casino gaming websites as well. Many of these games appear to reference each other at different points. Bingo is not the only game that appears to be less athletic that will be featured among the online casino sports themed games. Chess is actually another one. Chess may not be physically athletic, but it is certainly really exciting and it requires a lot of strategy, and this is something that is going to make it appealing for the people who are trying to enjoy online casino slot games.

The sports themed online casino slot games that feature chess might blur the line somewhat. However, the point might be that these are games that reference other games in a way that manages to feel very effective. People can feel as if they are playing two of their favorite games simultaneously. Today, people can try exciting games at Royal Vegas online casino. Royal Vegas Online Casino games are capable of catering to a lot of different players at once for a good reason.

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Basketball E-sport gaming Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:02:03 +0000

Basketball E-sport gaming is really gaining ground these days. Some people might talk about the different types of E-sports, possibly noting that it is interesting that many E-sports are based on sporting games that already had a built-in audience. It makes sense that this would be the case. A lot of people are going to be drawn to the games that remind them of other games that they already like, and this might be more appealing for them than taking a chance on a new set of games.

The E-sports medium is certainly very broad, and it is also very new. There is a lot of potential left to explore and a lot of ground to cover for the people who are interested in being able to really make this medium something that is completely different. It is interesting that people in the E-sports world do not act very differently from the people in the rest of the sporting world.

E-sports betting is very popular today, and it is the main way in which people interact with E-sports most of the time. Betting over almost anything can actually be entertaining, and this is something that a lot of betting enthusiasts are going to agree on in most cases. While they might actually like the thing that they are using as the subject for a bet, the bet itself is going to be all about the thrill associated with taking risks with money and the similar thrill of potentially being able to earn money under very unlikely conditions. People are going to be able to get that feeling whether they are betting on E-sports or boxing matches.

E-sports are very unique to the twenty-first century, which is part of their appeal. There is something very different about being able to appreciate classic games like basketball in this format. E-sports are also easy to share with so many people across the globe all at once, and this is going to make them that much more exciting and appealing. Being able to experience the games with so many people all at once has a strange nuanced excitement to it, and it can create a lot of great sports betting opportunities.

Basketball lends itself very well to E-sports for a lot of reasons. For one thing, this is a popular enough game that it is going to have a lot of people who are immediately interested in it in just about any medium. Basketball is also a game where the ball is almost constantly in motion in one way or another, and the motion of the ball is going to change in ways that are visually interesting. This works well in the context of E-sports, and it might partly explain why basketball E-sports are so popular.

Basketball has also been a popular subject for Red Flush slot machines. Red Flush Online Casino games have a lot of different themes, and this certainly helps to make them as interesting and varied as possible. Esports can be just as varied and diverse.

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Two steps from the catastrophe: will Lakers recover from historic loss Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:00:12 +0000

This article is all about the historic loss Lakers faced during the play with Dallas Mavericks and what exerts refer as the main reasons for such event

Will Lakers recover from the historic loss?


Los Angeles Lakers avoided appearing in eyes of watchers after the worst basketball play in history. Yes, it is all about their defeat from Dallas Mavericks. This game closed with a score of 122-73 which was one of the lowest in Lakers’ history about legendary performers. Will Lakers recover or do some changes happen it is still not clear.

Reaction from the team

Lakers and its managers were all disappointed by this game. Coaches didn’t like their players playing not that good as if they were playing their last time. Everybody agrees that there is no need to win every game but main task of any team is to improve the way they play, not standing at one place. Members also tell that as they cannot improve existing results, a single way is to analyze mistakes players have made and try to not make them happen later. The most notable are that this loss occurred 11 years after a legendary Kobe Bryant has earned 81 points on his own (achieving the second highest result in the history). That’s only one game and if you still believe that Lakers will win the next games, you should click here.

Since loss of Kobe Bryant who remains one of key players in basketball history, Lakers didn’t show outstanding performance. Most players make a good impact on their overall performance but only ones drive Lakers to victory. Changing coaches was also a factor driving relatively poorer performance for a team with 20 Halls of Fame and 16 championships. Some critics argue that this team didn’t have enough time to rest resulted from a problem with flights. Team members also moan about the absence of D’Angelo Russell who seemed one of key players but couldn’t play due to an injured right knee. After all, there seem no clear reasons why Lakers did so badly at this competition.


A lot of witnesses suggest that the main problem of this game was that most players weren’t acting merely as a team. For example, Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson, being the first-round players for a couple of years played one by one, that didn’t make a high contribution to an overall score. However, their coach Luke Walton tells that as this game has shown all weaknesses of a team, they are headed in the right direction and soon this team will show even better results.

What it means to bettors

It is not possible that a team with such a successful history as Lakers would almost drop out from League’s leaders. Of course, there other catastrophic defeats with margin higher than 40 but the team never stopped, they’ve always taken these results into account and go ahead learning on mistakes.


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The Games to Watch Out for this Weekend Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:27:01 +0000

There are a few NBA basketball games on this weekend, with a few of them taking place on Saturday evening. The likes of the Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, and Dallas Mackericks will all be out to try and get some valuable wins on the board. Below we’ll have a look at 5 of the matches that could be the most entertaining of the night.

New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors

The New York Knicks started the first half brightly when these two last met, going in leading 56-53. However, it wasn’t to be their night as the Toronto Raptors put their foot down in the second half and came away as 118-107 winners. The New York Knicks will be looking to get some consistency in winning games when they meet the Raptors this weekend, so they could always be the team to watch. The Raptors aren’t in the best of form either, but both teams are shooting a lot of points so we could have another thriller on the cards.

Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets

Houston Rockets last met Brooklyn Nets at the Toyota Center on December 13th 2016, where both sides were involved in an emphatic encounter. The game ended 122-118 to the Houston Rockets, and they will very much want a repeat performance of that night. This is a game that could be high scoring again, and a game that should be watched if you are a neutral basketball fanatic.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks will meet the Timberwolves for the second time in a week, and both teams will be hoping they can come up with the goods this time around to ensure a win is on the cards. Most games have ended in the 200+ points mark when these two teams have met, so it’s always a game worth watching considering it could be yet another high scoring fixture. The Minnesota Timberwolves aren’t doing that well at all at the moment, and have lost multiple games in recent weeks, so they will be looking to play some good basketball to ensure they walk away from this game with their heads held high. The Dallas Mavericks seem to be in a similar boat at this moment in time with a poor recent record, so both sides will be looking to bounce back in what could be an entertaining affair.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks

The Milwaukee Bucks will want to turn their fortunes around against the Atlanta Hawks, with recent losses to the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards. Their current record is close to even, so a win against the Atlanta Hawks will give them confidence to push on with an average season. The Atlanta Hawks aren’t going to be easy to beat though, as they are currently on the back of a good winning run and will want it to continue.

Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz

Orlando Magic haven’t had a good few weeks and they will want to take the game to Utah Jazz to ensure their season isn’t going to falter. Utah Jazz have a good win record this season but they have been slipping in recent games, losing to the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and the Memphis Grizzlies. They will need to score some points against Orlando Magic and this could be the game of the evening to watch if Utah Jazz manage to turn up.

As you can see from above, there are a few cracking matches taking place this weekend and there could be a few surprises on the cards, so it might be worth to learn how to analyse NBA and make some bets on games this weekend to make things even more exciting.

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Dwindling bench cover could be biggest obstacle for Golden State Warriors Sun, 25 Dec 2016 16:57:39 +0000

With their megastar roster, the Golden State Warriors went into the 2016/17 NBA season with huge expectations and were short-priced favorites to win the championship that so narrowly eluded them in the last campaign.

There’s been nothing that’s taken place over the opening months of the season to suggest that the Warriors don’t warrant that level of faith in their abilities and, although the odds may be prohibitive, few would argue against placing a bet365 free bet on Golden State Warriors to win the 2016/17 NBA.

They might be hard pressed to replicate last season’s record for most wins in a single season when finishing 73-9 but, at 25-4 as we approach Christmas, the Dubs are well on track in their quest to make amends for last season’s surprise NBA Finals defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers, surrendering a 3-1 series lead in doing so.

As things stand they are leading the way not just in the regular table, but also in various team metrics per game, including averaging 117.4 points; 31.3 assists; 6.4 blocks; 9.4 steals and 20.7 fast breaks.  The ‘Fantastic Four’ are more than living up to the hype.

Provided the superstars remain fit and well, the main job of the bench will largely be to provide lead protection in the latter stages of games after the starting roster have established a healthy lead.

Where that game plan could start to unravel is if injury were to impact on any one of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson or Kevin Durant.

The signing of Durant from Oklahoma City Thunder in July added to what was already a star-studded roster and the Warriors got a 7-time NBA All-Star, a four-time NBA scoring champion and the 2014 NBA MVP in return for a two-year, 54.2 million contract.

KD has settled in just fine, but his arrival didn’t come without consequences, with sacrifices having to be made elsewhere in order to accommodate him in the budget.  Starter Harrison Barnes and center Andrew Bogut both left for the Dallas Mavericks and bench players Leandro Barbosa, Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights also all departed.

Center Zaza Pachulia and veteran free agent Forward David West were brought in to provide additional cover, but few would argue that the bench is as strong as that of 12-months ago.  Would the Warriors have enough quality in depth were one or more of Curry, Draymond, Klay and KD to be ruled out for any period of time?

The implications of the NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) means the Warriors’ bench is almost certain to be further weakened next season, with the likes of Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston among those likely to move on.

The Warriors are unquestionably a ‘super-team’, but the lack of bench cover could yet be their undoing were anything to sideline one of the ‘Fantastic Four’.  It’s certainly what their NBA rivals will be banking on.


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Basic Tips When Placing Sports Bets Sun, 25 Dec 2016 16:54:56 +0000

If you’re a newbie to sports betting it can be a bit intimidating at first. Obviously, there is a chance you’re going to lose money but wouldn’t it be great if you could learn the basics to at least improve your odds of winning? Knowing how to actually place the bet is imperative to being successful. Here we’ll take a look at some basic tips when you’re placing your bet so you can put yourself in the best position possible.

Pick a Sport You Feel Comfortable With

For many people, it helps to pick a sport they are comfortable and knowledgeable about. It helps you to understand what you’re betting on. Because you can bet on just about every sport, you shouldn’t have a problem finding one that works for you.

In the UK, there are a few sports that prove to be popular where betting is concerned. These are football/soccer, cricket, basketball, hockey, and then tennis. Not to worry if these aren’t your cup of tea, there are still plenty of other sports you can place a bet on. Keep in mind there is nothing to stop you from betting on teams located in other countries if those happen to be your favourites.

Don’t Just Pick your Favorite Team

Maybe you have a favorite football team who you have followed for years. In fact, maybe you consider yourself a diehard fan who never misses a match. It can be tempting to bet on your favourite team simply because you want to support them, but in betting you don’t want to make emotional bets. Instead get acquainted with the odds and stats and make your bets placed on the facts.

Look for Offers of Free Bets

If you’re just new to placing sports bets then it’s always a good idea to look for websites that will allow free bets, such as Bwin free bet. Bwin in particular likes to encourage people to check out its site and services so it offers new customers a deposit bonus of up to £30. This is free money for you and a great way to place your first bet. At least you know you won’t be losing anything.

Make it About the Entertainment Value

In order to truly enjoy taking part in some friendly sports betting you need to keep it about the entertainment value. Make it about having fun with the games, adding another element of competition, and don’t take it too seriously. Betting to win this month’s rent is only going to lead to stress, anxiety, and most likely – big disappointment. If you are only betting to win money, then there will be no entertainment value left in it.

Set a Budget You are Comfortable With

Another way to keep things light and fun is to set a sports betting budget that you stick to. You want to be sure you pick an amount that you are okay losing. Go in believing that the money is going so that if you do lose it, it’s not the end of the world. It can be easy in the heat of the moment to increase your bet, so this is where you have to show discipline and not give in. This will also make winning all the more sweet since it was money you weren’t counting on.

Get Out and Enjoy Yourself

Now that we’ve covered the basics, there’s only one thing left to do – that’s to get out there and place a friendly little bet and enjoy yourself. Keep it all about the fun and you

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Casinos That Turned Into Sportsbooks Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:58:46 +0000

Online casinos have taken the world by storm, providing gamblers from across the globe the opportunity to enjoy their favorite pastime with comfort, ease, and variety like never before.

What happens when a first-rate online casino branches out into other areas of the betting spectrum, though? In some cases, the results are disastrous, in others, phenomenal. Check out these top of the charts online casinos that are now crushing it in the sports betting department as well.

888 Casino

With some fabulous bonuses, progressive jackpots, and the Gaming Intelligence’s Best Casino Operator award under their belt, 888 Casino confidently moved into the sportsbook arena – and they took their knack for success with them. 888 Sport offers players so much including:

  • Live sports betting
  • Thousands of sporting events from around the world from Tour de France to the remote Japanese J-League soccer matches
  • Exciting daily promotions for mobile and online members
  • A comprehensive mobile app for both Android and iOS devices so you can bet on the go

Navigation is smooth and intuitive, betting is fast, and what’s more, 888 offers superior security features throughout their website. Their safe payouts policy ensures that you will receive your money when you win without any questions.

888 has a multi account feature meaning that you can use the same user credentials set up on the sports-book on their casino. The casino itself has undergone a number of upgrades over the last couple of years and now features games not only from its proprietary software but also from providers such as Netentertainment, as well as offering 2 welcome bonuses (general and premium), more information can be found in this 888 Casino review

LeoVegas Casino

LeoVegas is known for its friendly and fun-loving personality. Their motto is to mix the strength of a lion with the excitement of Vegas, for a royal experience gambling online, and that’s in addition to the 600+ casino games they host!

Now that they’ve gone sports-wild, LeoVegas can offer their members even more excitement in the betting fields. In addition to a range of smart tutorials for first time gamblers, this sportsbook offers expert tips to keep you at the top of your game. From live betting tips followed by experts in the games, blogs and articles written from every analytical angle, and a variety of real-time betting calls that you can piggyback for success. Here’s what else fans love about this sportsbook:

  • Best odds in the industry
  • Wide variety of betting options
  • Winning analysis and tips
  • 24/7 support

They’ve also got a top notch mobile application and smart tutorials for helping gamblers out. If you want to find out more information about this up and coming superstar, check out this LeoVegas Casino review.

32red Casino

A Microgaming online casino, 32Red Casino offers a superior experience in the areas of gaming selection, quality graphics, and customer support. They also feature fabulous promotions like their Ruby Tuesdays, no deposit bonuses, and 32 days of Christmas spectacular. Entering the sportsbook chapter, 32Red Casino has incorporated all the panache and experience from their online casino department, and given the sports betting community another great reason to go online. Take a look at what this sportsbook does best:

  • Solid match bonus
  • Outstanding player support
  • No-delay payouts
  • Stupendous array of gaming markets including “out there” sports like mixed martial arts and surfing

32Red sportsbook also carries a solid reputation coming into the market, so you can rest assured that your wagers are safe and secure. And if you are a football fan, then this sportsbetting site is really the best place for you. It allows you to wager on all the latest and greatest soccer matches including ICC World Cup, Premier League, Six Nations Championships, and more.

So, whether you like to wager on blackjack or follow the latest football matches, these casinos turned sportsbooks deliver the best of all worlds and the convenience to tie it all together. Love gambling? These are the sites you’re gonna love; we can bet on it!

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Best Sport Apps Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:55:37 +0000

Sports fans are termed such because we’re a bit fanatical about our teams and sports. Whether it’s soccer, football, horse racing, basketball, or even baseball, we like our sports constant, continuous, and up close and personal. That’s why a good sports app is so important. Fans want their stats, scores, news, and updates on the minute and at their fingertips, and they won’t waste time waiting for bulky sites to load, and don’t have patience for inferior quality experiences.

If you’re on the lookout for some solid sports reporting and interaction, check out the best sports apps of 2017, and see what’s in store for you.

Soccer Apps  

Soccer fans are some of the most exuberant followers on the planet, so having a quality soccer app is not just a nicety, it’s a necessity! Here are some of the top picks for the coming year:

  • FIFA app: It’s not surprising that the FIFA app is rated as one of the best (if not the best) soccer apps on the market. Available for android and iOS devices, FIFA is a massive application with everything you could hope for including 2018 World Cup highlights, videos from previous years, international and national team rankings, and a World Match Center with leagues from all over the globe. It’s a smooth experience and easy to navigate as well.
  • OneFootball: This is a favorite among international fans everywhere, and it’s loaded with great features. Players can customize push notifications, find match analysis and predictions, and view schedules, lineups, live score updates, and more from one app.

Horse Racing Apps

Horse racing is a sport like no other with all the energy and verve that comes along with a fast-paced competition. Here are the top picks according to horse racing apps reviews from around the web:

  • Betfred: Betfred is a part of a larger online betting chain, but it has a particularly strong horse racing and soccer application. The app has features that allow you to see your full betting history, a Quickbet feature, bonuses, and live streaming of all the races.
  • Racing Post: Racing Post might be the most popular of all horse racing apps out there. It’s free, has great UI and navigation, has customizable features, and offers bonuses to boot. They’ve also got predictions, tips, analytics, and live race results.

Basketball Apps

Keep track of all the latest basketball scores and news with a handy basketball app. Which one will give you what you’re looking for? Take a look:

  • TheScore: TheScore is really a must have app for any type of sports fan. It is one of the most comprehensive and easy to run applications on the market and includes split second updates for games and scores, analytics, predictions, news, and an awesome alert feature that lets you receive notifications when something amazing happens during a game that you just can’t miss.
  • NBA Game Time: The official app of the NBA, you can’t go wrong with this robust application. NBA Game Time offers fans their own personalized news feed with alerts when a specific player or team does something spectacular, video highlights, and even the ability to stream games line (with a subscription to League Pass).

Of course, you can’t deny the overall greatness of ESPN’s ScoreCenter. This app delivers just-cut videos, news, scores, pretty much everything you could want from a sports app. The downside is that this app is loaded with ads and is a little heavy.

Ready for some season highlights, breaking news, and up to the minute scoring? Load up one of these sports apps, and follow sports the way you want to.

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Will they ever shake hands? On relations between Durant and Westbrook Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:23:59 +0000

Since Kevin Durant has left Oklahoma City Thunder, everybody who was ever interested in basketball asks about relationships between two key players who have been bursting its scores. They are Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.


Those who bet on them using betting on football platform really like to find out the nature of such relationships. Why? Because any fan remains agile to know how next game between Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder will look like. Do they really hate each other as social media screams each day and do they still think of each other as brothers – these questions still remain unanswered?

So, what the conflict is about?

The truth about a conflict between them is that there seems no evidence that some conflict exists. Some argue that Kevin doesn’t shake hands with Russell, but, come on, does he really like to shake hands with other players. Some argue that they remain on different teams but it remains misleading to distinguish between a conflict and a tough tournament in such an aggressive kind of sports as basketball.


Kevin and Russell know each other very well, they know that they will fight against each other even though some time ago they played on the same team. Both players are very strong, they all remain aggressive and agile to win, that is why it is much harder to predict an outcome. However, some tools exist which can help fans to estimate the probability of this team winning. Especially, those who want to bet using special platforms. One of tools any fan can use for that purpose is

During recent interviews, Kevin has suggested that he didn’t hate Russell at all. He loves the style Westbrook plays but they are different on how they view the game:

  1. Russell tells that he sees any match as his last. This player spends maximum energy to any game, that is why he remains used so often in his team and why his usage rate is about 42,4 for past 6 games. Russell doesn’t feel dissatisfied or angry about that. He speaks as himself ready for even tougher conditions because he enjoys any game and he loves playing with City Thunder.
  2. Kevin seems not that kind of a player like Russel. As he tells in his interview, he remains not concerned about the game itself but he remains more oriented on results. He still tries to discover who he is and what he should do when Russell already knows who he should become, that remains the main reason for toughening of their relationships.

Next games will show

All statistics remain given in a user-friendly form, so knowing teams’ relative performances the fan will predict the outcome even before the game. The next game between City Thunder and State Warriors seems coming soon, this will become a time when fans will find how the situation has changed from the previous game.

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