As the Miami Heat completed a four-game sweep of the No. 8-seed Milwaukee Bucks with an 88-77 win on Sunday, owner Micky Arison decided to leave the Bucks with some farewell words:
The Golden State Warriors are one of the surprise playoffs teams out of the Western Conference this season. Expected in the preseason to make noise if – and only if – Andrew Bogut stayed healthy, the team appeared destined for a rough start when it was reported that Bogut could miss a big chunk of the season – and he did – due to an unstable ankle that needed more time to heal than expected. Despite his absence, however, the Warriors found
Lets talk about the Golden State Warriors. How many people, before the season began, thought that this team could make the playoffs without a healthy Andrew Bogut anchoring its defense? If the number reads more than zero, then we have some liars in our hands because lets face it: no one thought that the Warriors would be good enough in the Western Conference if they couldn’t play defense. Without Bogut’s availability, there was no reason to assume that they would suddenly
A busy week in the NBA continues to get busier. As the draft boards and playoff scenarios continue to change, we’ll keep you updated every day at 6 O’Clock. Here’s the latest news around the league:
As the NBA regular season dies down, the playoff races continue to heat up, the injury totals continue to rise and those players in pursuit of an award continue to inch closer together. Well, unless you’re vying for the 2012-’13 MVP. That would be LeBron’s. Lets take a look at the latest news, rumors and injuries from around the league. And then we’ll jump to twitter to take a look at who declared for the NBA draft this summer.
Danilo Gallinari’s season-ending injury this week put the Denver Nuggets in a club whose membership seems to get larger every day. Playoff teams missing key players. There are very few teams who will be at full strength when the playoffs start two weekends from now. But two of those teams are last year’s NBA Finals combatants, which could make for a relatively mundane postseason.
Sometimes when you ride like lightning, you crash like thunder. Unfortunately for the high-flying, tenacious whirlwind that has been the Denver Nuggets in 2013 — 34-9 since Jan. 1 — the Larry O’Brien championship trophy that seemed so possible, if only to them, is now just a flickering hologram in its trophy case.