As day turns into night, then into morning, this new daily feature presents five interesting items from the previous evening. The first Monday in February saw eight games on the docket around the league. The Pacers and Knicks extended win streaks, LeBron just missed perfection and the Wizards defeated another division leader. EXCELSIOR!!!!
When the New York Knicks signed Tyson Chandler to a four-year, $58 million contract, some folks raised their eyebrows with a skeptical mind. Indeed, it was a rather handsome contract for a player that went through a variety of injuries, had a number of seasons consisting of inconsistent play and wasn’t recognized as a perennial double-double machine (sexy to the eyes of many owners). Even with his invaluable contributions as a starting center for a championship team in the Dallas Mavericks
Making the most of waking hours, whenever they may be for wherever you may be, SheridanHoops.com’s newest daily feature presents five factual and fun items from the previous night in the NBA. While Saturday night’s NBA schedule may have been bereft of marquee matchups, it did not disappoint. Between two game-winners in Toronto and Charlotte, overtime in Utah and nail- biters in Milwaukee and Portland (as always), there was plenty to be excited about. To keep the pre-facts all-caps ritual going
“Must win” is probably one of the more overused expressions among NBA fans, and especially Knicks fans. But Thursday night in Boston, it would have been appropriate. To most around the NBA, Carmelo Anthony’s team is fugazi. The Knicks don’t rebound particularly well. Their defense is inconsistent. They are going to set the NBA record for 3-pointers hoisted in a season. They’re not bruisers, they’re not bangers. From here, they look to be the quintessential “win 55 games and lose in the first
Making the most of waking hours, SheridanHoops.com’s newest daily feature presents five items from the previous night in the NBA. A slow night in the NBA last night saw the Knicks end a losing streak in Boston, an upset to help a fresh start in Phoenix and a buzzer-beater in Orlando that has a player convinced the basketball gods are against his team. Meanwhile the NBA announced their reserves for the All-Star game, as six first-time players, but not Stepen Curry, will
Don’t look now, but the good times are rolling for the Brooklyn Nets again, as it did when the team won 11 of its first 15 contests to begin the season. Rape investigations aside, of course. So who’s to thank for the turnaround? Improving to 20-15 from 14-14 since the dismissal of Avery Johnson, the team has played with much better chemistry in recent games, and more importantly, the play of point guard Deron Williams has gone up several notches. Certainly, interim