Every year when the NBA playoffs roll around, we hear about “adjustments” and how important they are. But are they? Danny Schayes thinks so. The 18-year NBA veteran and Sheridan Hoops columnist believes that over the course of a seven-game series, even the best teams have their warts exposed and have to find ways to limit their exposure. In this video with Cinesport’s Noah Coslov, Schayes discusses what adjustments need to be made by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers, the higher-seeded
The Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Indiana Pacers advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs, but had to work a little harder than most thought. The Pacers were taken to a Game 7 by the No. 8 seed Atlanta Hawks and over the course of the series only outscored the Hawks by an average 93.4 – 92.4. Throughout the first round, the Pacers had some of the cheapest tickets on the secondary market. According to TiqIQ, that trend
With much of the national discourse centering on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the reality of the matter is that a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine is the limit to what NBA commissioner Adam Silver is capable of doing. The rest falls on the shoulders of 29 team owners, as they—according to the NBA’s Constitution and By-Laws—must vote with a 3/4′s majority to force the sale of the team. Players, media pundits and people all across the nation
Monday morning Hall of Fame head coach and NBA broadcaster Dr. Jack Ramsay, 89, died. The cause of death was immediately known, though he had endured a long battle with cancer and had been recently diagnosed with a marrow syndrome. Ramsay, a permanent fixture around the NBA, began his professional career in Philadelphia with the 76ers as their general manager, taking the team to an title. He later became their head coach, staying with the Sixers for four years. He had later
On Thursday night, Philips Arena opened its doors for the Atlanta Hawks first home playoff game of the 2014 NBA postseason. After having stolen home court advantage, the air in Atlanta was heavy, of course it was humid—welcome to Georgia, but it was heavy with hope and expectation. All week long, ever since the Hawks 101-93 Game 1 road victory in Indiana on Saturday, the talk among locals has been upset. Not just a game; the series. The team’s confidence only served to
The Indiana Pacers, now down 2-1 in their series with the Atlanta Hawks after a 98-85 loss in Game 3 in Atlanta Thursday night, have been the talk of the postseason. Even amidst their late-season swoon, many experts had them pegged to dispatch their first round opponent, especially considering that the Hawks finished the year below .500 with a 38-44 record. The talk, however, hasn’t been flattering, or quite constructive. Their statistical numbers haven’t been very staggering either, at least not in
At a certain point, the Indiana Pacers need to give up on Roy Hibbert as their starting center. That point is now. The All-Star center (can you believe we have to call him that?) laid another egg Thursday night in the Atlanta-Indiana series, shooting 2-for-9 with just two rebounds, none on the offensive end, in the Pacers 98-85 defeat as they fell behind 2-1 in the best-of-7 series. If you look at Hibbert’s game log, it is both stunning and atrocious. The 7-foot-2
The Atlanta Hawks are quite social savvy when it comes to Twitter. More than most teams, the Hawks often utilize their social presence to draw fans in, often having players take over the account during games to do Q&As with fans. Tuesday, as the Hawks prepared to take on the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 of their first round series—hoping to extend their series lead to 2-0, the ATLHawks Twitter handle fell into the hands of shooting guard John Jenkins.