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2017-2018 NBA Midseason Awards: Rookie of the Year

With the 2017-2018 NBA season past the midpoint and All-Star weekend approaching, it is time to take a look at my annual Midseason Awards. Rookie of the Year 5. Lauri Markkanen- Chicago Bulls(15.4 ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.3apg) 4. Kyle Kuzma- Los Angeles Lakers(16.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.0apg) 3. Donovan Mitchell- Utah Jazz(19.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg) 2. Jayson Tatum- Boston Celtics(13.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.3apg) 1. Ben Simmons- Philadelphia 76ers(16.6ppg, 8.0rpg, 7.2apg) … Continue reading 2017-2018 NBA Midseason Awards: Rookie of the Year

Hollywood’s Newest Star: Dwight Howard Traded to Lakers

The Dwight Howard saga is finally over as he has been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a blockbuster 4-team trade. Philadelphia 76ers all-star Andre Iguodala is heading to the Denver Nuggets, while the 76ers acquire Andrew Bynum, and Jason Richardson. The Orlando magic receive Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vecevic and a protected future first-round draft pick from each of the … Continue reading Hollywood’s Newest Star: Dwight Howard Traded to Lakers

2012 NBA Playoffs: Celtics Outlast Sixers in Game 7 to Advance to Conference Finals

Celtics 85 76ers 75 BOS wins 4-3 The Boston Celtics are once again heading to the Eastern Conference Finals as they finally dispatched the Philadelphia 76ers 85-75 in game 7. With the Celtics up three and less than four minutes left to play Paul Pierce went out with his sixth foul. Surprisingly Rajon Rondo picked up the scoring slack. Rondo scored 11 of his 18 … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Celtics Outlast Sixers in Game 7 to Advance to Conference Finals

2012 NBA Playoffs: Thunder Eliminate Lakers, Celtics Push Sixers to Brink

Celtics 101 76ers 85 BOS 3-2 The Boston Celtics used a third quarter rally to pull away from the Philadelphia 76ers in game five 101-85 and take a 3-2 series lead. Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo found Brandon Bass early and often in the third quarter which led to an 18 point quarter for Bass. Bass finished with a team high and career playoff high … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Thunder Eliminate Lakers, Celtics Push Sixers to Brink

2012 NBA Playoffs: Celts Win Big, Thunder Escape

Celtics 107 76ers 91 BOS 2-1 The Boston Celtics regained control of the series in emphatic fashion, wiping down the Sixers 107-91 in game 3. Paul Pierce set the tone early with two loud and emphatic dunks. Pierce who has been struggling with a sprained MCL, had his best game of the series scoring 24 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Kevin Garnett took over in … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Celts Win Big, Thunder Escape

2012 NBA Playoffs: Celtics Rally to Take Gm 1, Lakers Prevail in 7

Celtics 92 76ers 91 BOS 1-0 It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win. The Boston Celtics kicked off the second round of the NBA Playoffs with a come from behind victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in game 1. Although it wasn’t his smoothest game Rajon Rondo was still able to record his 8th career triple-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 17 assists. … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Celtics Rally to Take Gm 1, Lakers Prevail in 7

2012 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Second Round Predictions

With the first round complete, it is time to take a look at the Eastern Conference Second Round matchups. (2)Miami Heat vs (3)Indiana Pacers After dropping game one, the Indiana Pacers won four straight to easily dispose of the Orlando Magic in the first round. The road will be difficult in round 2. Offensively, the key for the Pacers will be ball movement. Indy features … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Second Round Predictions

2012 NBA Playoffs: Sixers and Celtics Advance, Nuggets Force Game 7

76ers 79 Bulls 78 PHI wins 4-2 The Philadelphia 76ers are heading to the second after narrowly defeated the Chicago Bulls 79-78 in game 6. Andre Iguodala drained two free throws with 2.2 seconds remaining to put Philly ahead. C.J. Watson would heave up a desperation half court shot that nearly banked in as time expired. Iguodala led the Sixers with 20 points and 7 … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Sixers and Celtics Advance, Nuggets Force Game 7

2012 NBA Playoffs: Staying Alive

Pacers 105 Magic 87 IND wins 4-1 The Indiana Pacers became the first team in the Eastern Conference to advance to the second round as they made easy work of the Orlando Magic in game 5. Danny Granger led the Pacers with 25 points, while Darren Collison pitched in with 19 points. Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 27 points. The Pacers will meet the … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Staying Alive

2012 NBA Playoffs: 3-1 Advantage

76ers 89 Bulls 82 PHI 3-1 The number one seed in the Eastern Conference are a loss away from being eliminated by the eight seed Philadelphia 76ers. The Bulls lost their third straight game of the series since they lost their superstar Derrick Rose to a torn ACL. Spencer Hawes’ 22 points and Jrue Holiday’s 20 points led Philly to a 89-82 game 4 victory. … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: 3-1 Advantage

2012 NBA Playoffs: Truth Prevails

(4)Celtics 87 (5)Hawks 80 Tied 1-1 No Rondo, no problem. Playing without their star point guard Rajon Rondo who was suspended for game 2, Paul Pierce carried the Celtics to a 87-80 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in game two. Pierce put together a massive double-double with 36 points and 14 rebounds. Kevin Garnett also recorded a double-double scoring 15 points and pulling down 12 … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Truth Prevails

2012 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference First Round Predictions

The 2012 NBA Playoffs are here! After an exciting lockout shortened season, we have an intriguing set of first round matches. Let’s kick things off with out Eastern Conference first round predictions. Eastern Conference (1)Chicago Bulls vs (8)Philadelphia 76ers Even with Derrick Rose missing significant time in the regular season, Chicago’s defense will stifle Philly and win this series easy 4-1. (2)Miami Heat vs (7)New … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference First Round Predictions