• 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals
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    2019 NBA Western Conference Finals

    After two of the more entertaining semifinal series in recent memory, we turn our attention to the Western Conference Finals. The two-time defending champions and top seed Golden State is on one side. On the other side, the Portland Trailblazers and they come in as the third seed. Golden State reached this point after six hard fought games against the Houston Rockets. Portland reached the Western Conference Finals by knocking off the second seed, Denver Nuggets in a classic seven game series. Steph Curry lead the Warriors with 33 second half points to clinch the series in Houston. Portland also closed the series out on the road behind 37 points…

  • Was Loss to Warriors Houston's Last Chance at a Title?
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    Was Loss to Warriors Houston’s Last Chance at a Title?

    When the Houston Rockets got ready for game six of their Western Conference semifinal series with the Golden State Warriors, their goal was to extend the series to seven games against an injured and struggling Warriors team. But the Rockets turned in a puzzling performance, not only getting eliminated from this postseason, but raising questions as to whether or not Houston will ever have a chance to get to the Finals as currently constructed. Everything was looking like it would work out for the Rockets heading into game six. They were at home, where they had already won two games in the series. And they were taking on a Warriors…

  • Kawhi Buzzer Beater Push Raptors to East Finals
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    Kawhi Buzzer Beater Push Raptors to East Finals

    The Blazers lead by C.J. McCollum beat the Nuggets in Game 7. The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers went down to the wire in their Game 7. With the game tied at 90, Kawhi Leonard hit a buzzer beater to finish off the Sixers. Kawhi took 39 shots to finish with 41 points and 8 rebounds. Serge Ibaka came up huge with 17 points and 8 rebounds off the bench. Pascal Siakim finished with 11 points and Kyle Lowry had 10 points, 6 boards and 6 assists. If the Raptors are going to contend with the Bucks, Kawhi needs more help. Marc Gasol played great defense on Embiid, but he’ll…

  • McCollum Leads Blazers to Game 7 Win on Road
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    McCollum Leads Blazers to Game 7 Win on Road

    C.J. McCollum scored 37 points to lead the Blazers to their first Western Conference Final since 2000. In a game where Damian Lillard struggle, McCollum stepped up with his second consecutive 30 points game. Damian Lillard finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. In the fourth quarter, Lillard hit two key 3-pointers and hit the boards. Evan Turner came up huge with 14 points off the bench and his play in the 4th helped seal the game. Zach Collins also played a key part with his defense off the bench as he had four blocks. With the Blazers advancing to play the Warriors, the backcourt battle should be…

  • Warriors Ends Rockets Season Behind Steph Curry
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    Warriors Ends Rockets Season Behind Steph Curry

    Warriors ends Rockets season behind Steph Curry. Steph Curry haven’t had the Best playoffs this year. In the first half of Game 6, he was held scoreless and he had three fouls. In the second half, that was a much different story. Steph Curry had a career high for one half to close out the Rockets again. Curry went for an efficient 33 points as the Warriors advance to their 5th consecutive Western Conference Finals. Golden State closed out Houston with a 118-113 win on the road. Of course, Kevin Durant didn’t play this game because he has a mild calf strain that will get re-evaluated next week. The other…

  • Nuggets Tie Series on the Road Against Portland
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    Nuggets Tie Series on the Road Against Portland

    Just like the Raptors, the Nuggets went on the road and picked up a huge win. Less than 48 hours ago, these two teams were involved in an 4OT instant classic. Jamal Murray lead the Nuggets with 34 points, which included sealing the game with clutch free throws at the end. Nikola Jokic notched another triple-double two days after playing a game high 65 minutes. Jokic finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in 39 minutes. Paul Millsap stepped up also as he finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Gary Harris chipped in 14 points and Will Barton scored 11 off the bench. With the win, Denver…

  • Raptors Even Series With 76ers On Road
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    Raptors Even Series With 76ers On Road

    The Toronto Raptors even series with 76ers at 2 after a tough road win. Kawhi Leonard was great again as he finished with 39 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. In Game 4, Leonard got much needed help. Kyle Lowry started the game being aggressive and scored 7 quick points. Pascal Siakim was a game time decision as his status was in the air with a calf contusion. Marc Gasol chipped in with 16 points and great defense on Joel Embiid. In a must win situation, Toronto showed true grit and the heart of a champion in the must win game. Leonard drained a three over Embiid to seal the…

  • Portland Edged Denver in 4OT Thriller in Game 3
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    Portland Edged Denver in 4OT Thriller in Game 3

    Did you catch Game 3 between the Portland Trailblazers and Denver Nuggets? Portland edged Denver in 4OT thriller in Game 3. This was the first 4OT game in the playoffs since 1953. The 4OT game was only the second ever in playoff history. Portland walked away with a 140-137 win as the final buzzer went off a little after 2 in the morning on the East Coast. Honestly, there were times that the bed was calling my name, but this game was too damn good. For Portland, Damian Lillard have garnered all the attention throughout the playoffs, but this was all about C.J. McCollum. Damian Lillard finished with 28 points,…

  • Giannis Lead Bucks to Game 3 Win on Road
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    Giannis Lead Bucks to Game 3 Win on Road

    Giannis finished with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the Bucks to the Game 3 road win. After the game, Kyrie Irving complained about Giannis taking 22 free throws. Irving said that’s slowing down the game as Giannis is getting all those calls. My perspective is that the most aggressive will get all those calls and it’s always been like that. While Irving gripe about the treatment of Giannis, Irving can turn his attention to some of his teammates. Gordon Hayward will have to step his game up if the Celtics are to win Game 4. Hayward finished the game with 10 points on 2-of-8 shooting. In…

  • The Golden States Warriors Edge Rockets in Game 1
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    The Golden State Warriors Edge Rockets in Game 1

    Golden State Warriors edge Rockets! I think we all can agree that Game 1 lived up to its lofty expectations. Kevin Durant and James Harden battled with both finishing with 35 points. Golden State beat the Houston Rockets 104-100 in Game 1. At the end of the game, things for really chippy. Mike D’Antoni and Chris Paul Both receiving techs with Paul being tossed for his second with 4.4 seconds left in the game. Throughout the game, the referees weren’t calling the fouls that the Rockets felt they ignored. On several 3-point attempts, Harden was hit and a few of them he tossed his legs into the defender. Either way,…

  • Celtics Blow Out Bucks in Game 1 on Road
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    Celtics Blow Out Bucks in Game 1 on Road

    Coming into this series, the Celtics were my pick to beat the Bucks. My thinking was that the Celtics would win the series in maybe 6 games. Brad Stevens is one of the better coaches in the league and he showed it in Game 1. Boston didn’t allow Giannis to have space to create his offense like the Pistons did. Coming into the game, I thought the Celtics would put Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown on Giannis. Instead, Coach Stevens put Al Horford on Giannis and it paid off. Horford frustrated Antetokounmpo throughout the game and had four blocks on the MVP candidate. The one monster block on the Greek…

  • 2019 NBA West Semifinal: Golden State Versus Houston
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    2019 NBA West Semifinal: Golden State Versus Houston

    We now have all the conference semifinal games finalized after the Nuggets barely got by the Spurs in Game 7. In the East, the Toronto Raptors and Kawhi Leonard dominated the 76ers in Game 1 of the East semifinals. In what many are saying the most anticipated series, the Warriors will battle the Rockets for the second consecutive year. The Los Angeles Clippers took the defending champion Warriors to six games before succumbing to Golden State. Houston had a few days to rest as they beat the Utah Jazz in five games. As we all know, Houston had Golden State on the ropes as they were up three games to…

  • 2019 NBA East Semifinal: Toronto Versus Philadelphia
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    2019 NBA East Semifinal: Toronto Versus Philadelphia

    In the Eastern Conference, we have the Milwaukee Bucks facing the Boston Celtics. The other series will see the Toronto Raptors facing the Philadelphia 76ers. Toronto eliminated the Orlando Magic in five games to advance to the second round. The 76ers eliminated the Brooklyn Nets in five games also. The Raptors had plenty of help in their series with the Magic and will need the same, if not more. Kawhi Leonard had an impressive series and Pascal Siakim have continued his season-long tear across the league. Toronto’s bench has stepped up and will be key in this series. Joel Embiid dominated the Nets in their first round series, but he…

  • 2019 NBA East Semifinal: Milwaukee Versus Boston
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    2019 NBA East Semifinal: Milwaukee Versus Boston

    We have two teams that swept their opponents to advance to the second round. Milwaukee dominated the Detroit Pistons in all the four games to move on. While the Celtics didn’t dominate the Pacers, but they showed at times why they’re one of the favorites in the East. While Giannis Antetokounmpo gets all the attention and one of the favorites to win MVP, he had help. Eric Bledsoe played some of his best ball and Brooke Lopez looked like a man on a mission. In this series, they should get back Malcolm Brogdon who’s been sidelined for about six weeks with an injury. As far as Boston is concerned, Kyrie…

  • Can Oklahoma City Upset Portland in the First Round?
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    Can Oklahoma City Upset Portland in the First Round?

    The NBA playoffs is off and running and things are about to get interesting. March Madness is my favorite sporting event, but the NBA playoffs are right up there with it. For me, the most intriguing first round series takes place in the West. The Portland Trailblazers will host the Oklahoma City Thunder in a series that could and should go seven games. In my first round predictions for the Western Conference, my money is on the Oklahoma City Thunder. With the Trailblazers having the homecourt advantage, the money line says they’re the favorites to advance. With the absence of Jusif Nurkic, who went down with a horrific injury, could…

  • 2019 Eastern Conference First Round Playoff Prediction
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    2019 Eastern Conference First Round Playoff Prediction

    It’s that time of year and that’s the NBA playoffs. This has been a wonderful year and in the Eastern Conference, we’re going to crown a new champ. For the last 8 years, Lebron James have ruled but he’s in Los Angeles now. Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of mine and everyone else’s MVP list as it seems it’ll come down between him and James Harden. Giannis have led the Milwaukee Bucks to the best record in the league and the path to the NBA Finals goes through them. The Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics round out the top 4 in the Eastern Conference. With the playoffs starting Saturday,…

  • Daddy’s Hangout 2019 Top 4 NBA MVP Candidates
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    Daddy’s Hangout 2019 Top 4 NBA MVP Candidates

    With little over a month until the NBA regular season is over, there’s still a lot of basketball to be played. In the Eastern Conference, there seems to be a two-team race for the top spot. Milwaukee is currently on a two-game losing streak but lead Toronto by 2 games. In the West, Golden State also lead the Denver Nuggets by two games. While these races in both conferences are close, the one for league MVP is also creating division amongst the candidates. James Harden is the defending MVP; can he repeat for the top award in the league? Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George are also in the running and…

  • Trae Young John Collins Lead the Atlanta Hawks Bright Future
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    Trae Young John Collins Lead the Atlanta Hawks Bright Future

      Trae Young is coming off a career high in points against Houston with 36 points. As far as rookies, we all know that Luka Doncic is most likely the Rookie of the Year. Donic and Trae Young will be forever linked to each other after the Draft night trade. The Atlanta Hawks drafted Luka Doncic with the 3rd pick and Trae Young went to the Mavericks at the five spot. Dallas sent Trae Young and a protected first round pick for Luka Doncic. Trae Young have played in all 61 games for Atlanta, so he’s been reliable. Young is averaging 17.5 points and 7.7 assists a game so far…