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John Wall Has The Washington Wizards Roll, Win In Game 4

The Washington Wizards easily won Game 4 against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals 121-102. Defense was one of the more predominant themes of the game. The Wizards held the Celtics at 44.3 percent shooting from the floor in Game 4. The...

Setting the Record Straight: Kevin Durant

The sad fact of today’s world is that no matter what you do, you are always bound to piss somebody off. You could walk down the street, talk to nobody at all, and a complete stranger would still find something to criticize about your...

Washington Wizards’ Offensive Power Pales to Boston Celtics’ King In The Fourth

Most times when Washington Wizards star John Wall scores 40 points, 3 rebounds, 13 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks, fans do not feel disappointed. Wall got his 40 points while shooting 50 percent from the floor, yet the Wizards still feel short to...

Game 2: IT is the Beating Heart of the Celtics

BOSTON—On a night which featured massive momentum shifts, scrappy defense, hard fouls, and 40 points and 13 assists from John Wall…the emotionally and physically drained Isaiah Thomas stole the show in Boston once again. Isaiah, the beating heart of the Celtics, put on similar performances...

Washington Wizards Are A Game Down and Maybe A Man Down

In the first match up of the second round of the NBA Playoffs the Washington Wizards were defeated by the Boston Celtics 111-123. The Wizards were lead by Bradley Beal with 27 points, 1 rebound, 4 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block. The Wizards...

The PopGates Monday Bulletin: 5/1

Everything you might have missed last week from the Basketball Universe: Bye-Bye D-League The D-League season ended this week with the Raptors 905 defeating the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in a best of three series for the league championship. The win is significant for a...

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With no picks in the first or second round of the upcoming 2017 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Clippers should attempt to purchase a...

Where Do We Go From Here? An NBA Finals Roundtable Discussion

PopGates' writers try to pick up the pieces: Has KD surpassed LeBron as the NBA's best player? Jonah Hall: If LeBron and Durant switch places, can you...

The NBA Finals Preview: Screenplay Edition

How does everyone react to the term "Trilogy?" I keep hearing NBA media folks refer to this Finals as the Trilogy of Warriors-Cavs. As...