Evening News: Parker ready for Game 4; Rivers and Clips have mutual interest; Miller might start

Leave a comment

Hello and welcome to the Evening News.

As the Finals continue, we’ll keep you updated every evening. What’s happening today?

Here’s the latest from around the league:

SH Blog: LeBron vows to be much better, Deron Williams admits hiring Kidd is risky

Leave a comment

LeBron JamesLeBron James is struggling in the playoffs, and that means everyone is talking about his demise.

When the King struggles – which he rarely does – it is always major news. Usually, his struggles stem from the inability of his teammates to step up and make plays. In Game 3 of the NBA Finals, however, that actually wasn’t the case. For once, LeBron didn’t have a whole lot to blame for his poor performance other than himself, and that’s exactly what he did following one of his worst games of the season, from Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

“I can’t have a performance like that and expect to win the game,” James said after enduring a 113-77 Game 3 loss, which easily became one of the most bitter and most embarrassing of his career. “I’ve got to shoot the ball better, and I’ve got to make better decisions. I’m not putting the blame on anybody; I’m owning everything I did.”

“I’ve got to be better. It’s that simple,” James said. “If I’m better, we’re better. I’m putting everything on my chest and my shoulders, and I’ve got to be better. My teammates were doing a good job. I’m not doing my part.”

Pages: 1 2 3

Bernucca Podcast: Why is LeBron James afraid to shoot jumpers?

1 Comment

The San Antonio Spurs are crowding the paint and daring LeBron James to take jumpers. So why doesn’t he?

Through the first three games of the NBA Finals, James has yet to score 20 points. It’s his longest such postseason streak since the 2011 Finals vs. Dallas, and we all know what happened there.

If James doesn’t want that to happen again, he has to stop worrying about efficiency and start worrying about the Miami Heat falling into a 3-1 hole. He has to stop wasting possessions trying to get his teammates involved and take over, the way the best player in the world should.

Evening News: Parker injured; Kidd finalizing deal with Nets; Grizzlies after Doc?

Leave a comment

Hello and welcome to the Evening News.

As the Finals continue, we’ll keep you updated every evening. What’s happening today?

Here’s the latest from around the league:

Bernucca: Despite split, Spurs may be in trouble

5 Comments

duncanThe San Antonio Spurs might be in trouble.

On the surface, things appear to be OK. The Spurs have executed their defensive game plan, which is to turn LeBron James into a passer. They have prevented the Miami Heat from turning either game into an extended relay race. And most important, they secured a split of the first two games as the road team, which is practically mandatory in the 2-3-2 format of the NBA Finals.

Beneath the surface, however, the Spurs are one spectacular clutch shot from being in an 0-2 hole and facing the specter of a must-win Game 3. And unless they want to be facing a must-win Game 4, the Spurs have to find quick fixes for a number of issues.

Pages: 1 2 3