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NBA Playoffs: Takeaways for the eliminated teams (Western Conference Edition)
NBA Playoffs: Takeaways for the eliminated teams (Western Conference Edition)

James Harden and the Houston Rockets have a lot of decisions to make going into the off-season The Western Conference has been the better of the two Conferences for quite some time now. So it is entirely predictable when one of the better teams gets eliminated in the first round. Here is an assessment of their seasons and a few takeaways for the four teams that have been eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference. 

May 3 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Thunder advance to face Spurs, Hornets and Blazers tie series in Game 4
2016 NBA Playoffs: Thunder advance to face Spurs, Hornets and Blazers tie series in Game 4

Westbrook helped the Thunder dump out the Mavericks [3] Oklahoma City Thunder 118-104 [6] Dallas Mavericks [Oklahoma City clinch series 4-1]Two-time All-Star Game MVP Russell Westbrook put up a near triple double with 36 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a Game 5 win and ultimately the series.2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant contributed a handy 33 points as the Thunder now look ahead to the next challenge of fac

Apr 26 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Pacers win Game 4 to tie series, Thunder take commanding 3-1 lead
2016 NBA Playoffs: Pacers win Game 4 to tie series, Thunder take commanding 3-1 lead

The Indiana Pacers showed up as a team on both ends of the floor[2] Toronto Raptors 83-100 [7] Indiana Pacers [Series tied 2-2]Losing back to back in Game 2 and Game 3 made it clear that to win the Indiana Pacers needed their defense to show up every game and franchise superstar Paul George needed some help on offense. The Pacers did just that in Game 4, to bounce back from a disappointing blowout loss in Game 3. Indiana forced as many turno

Apr 24 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers and Clippers take 2-0 series lead with dominating home wins
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers and Clippers take 2-0 series lead with dominating home wins

LeBron James congratulated by his teammates after he checked out of the game.[1] Cleveland Cavaliers 107-90 [8] Detroit Pistons [Cleveland leads series 2-0]After a close call in Game 1, the Cleveland Cavaliers made sure they did not need the last two minutes of Game 2 to seal the deal. Behind a dominant defensive effort in the third quarter, where they outscored the Detroit Pistons 27-15, the Cavs cruised to victory in Game 2.LeBron James put up

Apr 21 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers' Big 3 deliver in win over Pistons, Spurs defeat Grizzlies by 32 points
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers' Big 3 deliver in win over Pistons, Spurs defeat Grizzlies by 32 points

Cleveland’s Big 3 were the only players to score in double figures on Sunday afternoon.[1] Cleveland Cavaliers 106-101 [8] Detroit Pistons [Cleveland lead series 1-0]Heading into his 11th post-season, LeBron James was preparing for a round in the Playoffs which has never made him sweat a lot. In all of his 10 Playoff seasons so far, James has never lost in the first round and since the 2014 Playoffs, he’s never lost a game i

2016 NBA Western Conference Playoffs predictions
2016 NBA Western Conference Playoffs predictions

Golden State Warriors are heavy favourites to win the NBA Championship For the better part of the last decade, the Western Conference has been the hands down favourite when compared to the East. Last year’s final regular season standings led to numerous nationwide discussions about scrapping the Conferences for the post-season and just entering the Playoffs with the top 16 teams.The league office allowed all that noise to play out

Apr 16 2016
NBA Sunday recap: Warriors tie 1995-96 Bulls record with win No. 72, Pacers clinch Playoff spot
NBA Sunday recap: Warriors tie 1995-96 Bulls record with win No. 72, Pacers clinch Playoff spot

Stephen Curry had a huge game against the Spurs on their home floorGolden State Warriors 92-86 San Antonio SpursIt was a game between two Western Conference heavyweights with a lot at stake. Records would remain or would be broken depending on which team would win on Sunday at San Antonio.Ultimately the Golden State Warriors triumphed, registering win No. 72 and tying the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record for most wins in a regular season. The best pa

Apr 11 2016
NBA Hits and Flops of the Week (March 28th-April 3rd)
NBA Hits and Flops of the Week (March 28th-April 3rd)

The recent NCAA Basketball Tournament or “March Madness” just concluded allowing the basketball media to shift their focus back to the NBA before the Playoffs. With less than two weeks remaining for the 82 game regular season to end, there’s still a lot at stake.In the Western Conference, five teams are battling for the final four Playoff spots. Meanwhile in the East Detroit and Indiana battle for the seventh seed and four teams

Apr 6 2016
NBA Sunday recap: Clippers bag win in Blake Griffin's return, Rockets win key game over Thunder
NBA Sunday recap: Clippers bag win in Blake Griffin's return, Rockets win key game over Thunder

Blake Griffin returned in uniform for the Los Angeles Clippers after missing 45 games. Los Angeles Clippers 114-109 Washington WizardsHaving served the four game suspension after he recovered from his right hand fracture, Blake Griffin returned to the court for the Los Angeles Clippers for the first time since their Christmas Day game against the Los Angeles Lakers. In his return, Griffin logged 24 minutes on the court registering 6 points,

Apr 4 2016
NBA Hits and Flops of the Week (March 21-27)
NBA Hits and Flops of the Week (March 21-27)

Unfortunately, a majority of the past week was highlighted by LeBron James and the backlash he faced in and by the media, a consequence of his own actions. Despite the 3-1 record the Cavaliers registered, their lone loss to the Brooklyn Nets came under heavy scrutiny.Multiple reports surfaced about there being no chemistry between James and Kyrie Irving. Given his off-court actions and the unnecessary attention he has brought to the team, many ar

Mar 29 2016
NBA Sunday round-up: Warriors win 53rd straight game at home, Clippers clinch 5th straight Playoff berth
NBA Sunday round-up: Warriors win 53rd straight game at home, Clippers clinch 5th straight Playoff berth

Klay Thompson and Draymond Green starred in the Warriors’ win over the 76ers.Golden State Warriors 117-105 Philadelphia 76ersLot of records tumbled on Sunday night but courtesy of Klay Thompson and Draymond Green the Golden State Warriors’ home winning streak stayed alive. Thompson dropped 40 points for the second game in a row and Green had his 12th triple-double of the season. Green ended up with 13 points, 11 rebounds and

Mar 28 2016
NBA Saturday recap: Spurs win showdown with Warriors at home, Heat blowout Cavaliers
NBA Saturday recap: Spurs win showdown with Warriors at home, Heat blowout Cavaliers

LaMarcus Aldridge had a much better game against the Warriors this time around.San Antonio Spurs 87-79 Golden State WarriorsLot of streaks stayed alive as the San Antonio Spurs came out as winners from a grind out game with the Golden State Warriors. A showdown between the two best teams in the league turned into a defensive slugfest in a low scoring game of chess. Both teams went small to start the game and that’s when the chess matches be

Mar 20 2016
All-Star break - NBA Power Rankings
All-Star break - NBA Power Rankings

Russell Westbrook dunked his way to MVP of the All-Star game With the NBA now descending on Toronto for their mid-season All Star game, let’s see how the teams look in our Power Rankings. As no surprise to anyone, the Golden State Warriors are once again atop the standings, finishing up with the best record ever heading into the All-Star break at 48-4. They have sucked in every casual basketball fan, but, maybe more importantly, have

Feb 18 2016
NBA: Los Angeles Clippers suspend Blake Griffin for four games for punching incident
NBA: Los Angeles Clippers suspend Blake Griffin for four games for punching incident

Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) is defended by Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) in the second half at Toyota Center on Dec 19, 2015. Rockets won 107 to 97.  The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended forward Blake Griffin for four games and will withhold his pay for an additional contest for punching an equipment manager last month, the NBA team said on Tuesday.The Clippers said the Jan. 23

Feb 10 2016
NBA: Power Rankings 17-26 January 2016
NBA: Power Rankings 17-26 January 2016

Kemba Walker (left) and DeMarcus Cousins were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for last week. Well we finally had the tilt NBA fans have all been waiting for on Monday night when the San Antonio Spurs travelled to Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors, and what we got was a no contest beatdown by the defending champs. Silly me for putting the Spurs number one in the power rankings last week, as the Warriors quickly

Jan 28 2016
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