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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...