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Daily Grip

What Can We Expect from the Wizards?

In their first match up with the Atlanta Hawks, the Washington Wizards showed fans exactly what to expect from them this postseason. The Wizards produce a high powered offense with a little sprinkle of defense. Some may argue that the Wizards played good defense especially...

Sorry FIBA, The EuroCup Bested The Champions League

The EuroCup season is over, and the final between Valencia and Unicaja was the best possible way to finish this spectacular competition. Unicaja clinched the trophy by winning the final quarter of the deciding game in Valencia 20-4. Unicaja came back from 11 point...

Don’t Overreact to the Clippers’ Pathetic Game One Performance

When the Utah Jazz lost DPOY contender Rudy Gobert just 11 seconds into the first game of the Jazz-Clippers series, they were either going to fall apart and get slaughtered or rally behind their injured teammate and grind out a win. The Clippers looked...

Lebron James Will Not Disappoint

Death, taxes, and predicting this will be the year LeBron James fails to get to the NBA Finals: these are the only guarantees in life. Like clockwork, fans of the league sincerely try and convince themselves and others of the one team in the East...

PopGates 2016-17 Season in Review: a Roundtable Discussion

The NBA season somehow happened without Kobe, Timmy and KG - I guess on the plus side we still have Jason Terry. PopGates had four of our writers look back at the season that was: Compared to other NBA season's how would you grade 16-17? On-court...

How Much Mediocre is Too Much?

The Chicago Bulls are once again a middle of the road team battling for a low seeded playoff spot. The Bulls have slipped in terms of regular season record under HC Fred Hoiberg, but even before that the downturn happened. The last time the Bulls...

Recent Posts

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...