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Daily Grip

A Tale of Two Games For The Washington Wizards

Games 2 and 3 of the playoff series between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks have a 180 degree difference. Consistency defines great teams in the league. Looking at teams like the San Antonio Spurs or the Golden State Warriors, it is evident...

Clippers-Jazz Game 3: Chris Paul is Still a Point-God

The Clippers really shouldn’t have won Game Three. Gordon Hayward exploded for 40 points on 13-21 shooting and Blake Griffin went down right before the half with a toe injury but the Clippers till managed the scrap their way to a victory behind a...

Celtics Back in Control of Series?

CHICAGO -- As Friday’s game loomed over the heads of the rattled Boston Celtics, they received an unusual voicemail from the phone of long time head athletic trainer, Ed Lacerte. The surprising message came from one of the franchise’s most emotional, fiery, and intense...

Celtics on Ice

BOSTON – Well, here we are. Reality set in late Tuesday night in Boston as the number one seeded and home court dominant Celtics were iced out of Game Two after a Dwyane Wade 25 footer with 5:18 left in the game. Shockingly, that...

Four Minutes and Nine Seconds: the Basketball Odyssey of Chris Wright

Thirty thousand six hundred ninety-nine dots splay across Kobe Bryant’s career shot chart – making it look more like a work of pointillism displayed at the Musée d'Orsay than an NBA stat-sheet. A snapshot of each dot tells its own unique story: virtuoso work from...

Can the Celtics get back on Track?

BOSTON – The last thing anyone in and around Boston wanted to do Sunday night was play Playoff basketball. For a city like Boston, who relishes and ignites for postseason play, this is absolutely unheard of. Just 36 hours before the top seeded and 53-win...

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Under 44 Is Playoff Success For Washington Wizards in Games 4...

The magic that will help the Washington Wizards get past their first round match up against the Atlanta Hawks is the number 44. Exactly...

Zen and the Art of Minor League Basketball

The NBA D-League season ended Thursday with the Raptors 905 winning the league championship over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. I was continually impressed this...

Celtics Back in Control of Series

BOSTON – The once down and demoralized Boston Celtics are now one win away from their first Playoff series win in as many years...

Is It Time to Accept that Blake Griffin has Become Injury-Prone?

Blake Griffin is going to be a free-agent this summer and for once, there’s a possibility that he may not resign with the Clippers. Things...

Shaq Diesel: Retrospective of a Crossover Classic

The Big Aristotle. The Big Baryshnikov. The Real Deal. The Shaqtus. Shaquille O’Neal has always been a man of many nicknames, all of them more...