It’s a Saturday TV quadruple-header for NBA fans. Two afternoon games in the East, two evening games in the West.
The Golden State Warriors had no business winning Game 3 against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday. Absolutely none. The best defensive team in the league allowed the Pelicans to get anything they wanted for the first three quarters of the contest, allowing 89 points and trailing by 20 points heading into the fourth quarter.
The venues change for Game 3 tonight but that may not alter the course of three NBA first-round series.
So far, there have been no shocking upsets in the NBA playoffs. The only home team that lost was Toronto, in overtime. That trend should continue tonight.
Wake up! The NBA postseason begins at 12:30 Eastern, and with it some terrific DFS action at DraftKings.
Before making a few points on the MVP race, it should be noted the debate has been nothing short of fantastic. The methods used by a variety of writers to reach a conclusion have been wildly different, but whether voters rely on analytics, old school observation or something in between, the passion for the subject has been unsurpassed and a joy to read. The Players Association has announced that it will have its own set of awards after the season, and it
At last, real NBA basketball. After weeks of uncertainty in daily fantasy — who would start, who would rest, which teams cared — we have a quadruple-header with predictable rotations and maximum effort.
There is a reason why I always wait until the 82nd game of the season is in the books before deciding on my postseason awards choices. Three words: What’s the hurry? This is a lesson I learned way back in 1999 when I was covering a late regular-season game at the Alamodome during the lockout-shortened 50-game season. There were still three of four games left, and I was sitting alongside a veteran reporter from USA Today and asked him which way he