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Daily Grip

Cavell Johnson: The Dream Chaser

There is no box score for the game, only a grainy hand-held recording that shakes every time the crowd moves. Not that there was much of crowd; maybe 200 people dotted the roll-out bleachers. Hell, it might have been closer to 50. In May of 2012, the top-ranked Palmieri Jeans Destroyers faced off against the second-seeded...

Indiana Pacers – Fast Pace, Slow Start

No one expected the Indiana Pacers to come roaring out of the gate this season. With so many new faces and a completely unfamiliar offensive scheme, it was expected that Indiana would experience some growing pains. However, the 0–3 start, including an absolutely pathetic showing against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night certainly wasn’t...

Four Premature Conclusions From Opening Night

All over Twitter, people aren’t afraid to throw out their wild conclusions from opening night. There’s all sorts of beauties out there: Kevin Durant doesn’t have the same explosiveness anymore, Roy Hibbert is back to his All-Star form and LeBron is looking old. Those are just some of the statements from...

2015-16 Season Preview: Denver Nuggets

2014–15 Overview In September-October last year I did a preview for the upcoming 2014–15 NBA season where I ranked all 30 NBA teams 30-to-1 and I placed the Denver Nuggets as the tenth best team in the NBA. Yes, the tenth best team in the entire NBA. It was their depth that convinced me that they were going to be a playoff team...

PopGates 2015-16 NBA Season Preview

Enes Kanter is a max player. Metta World Peace is back. Players are assaulting coaches. Billionaires were spurned by millionaires and emojis have been spilled. The long off-season is finally over. In preparation for tonight's tip-off, contributors from PopGates breakdown the upcoming season, offer bold predictions and share what they are most looking forward...

2015-16 Season Preview: Golden State Warriors

2014–15 Season Overview The Warriors had progressed nicely as a team under Mark Jackson but after a first round exit at the hand of the Clippers in 2014, the Warriors front office decided to make the bold move to fire Mark Jackson and bring in rookie head coach Steve Kerr. The Warriors were looking to make the next step and things didn’t start well for the starting...

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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...

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...