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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: Warriors eliminate Rockets, Hornets & Blazers take 3-2 series leads
2016 NBA Playoffs: Warriors eliminate Rockets, Hornets & Blazers take 3-2 series leads

Klay Thompson led Golden State with 27 points.[1] Golden State Warriors 114-81 [8] Houston Rockets (Golden State clinch series 4-1)Prior to Game 5, veteran backup point guard for the Houston Rockets Jason Terry guaranteed a win for his team in the next game but his team’s performance in Game 5 was worthy of anything but that. The Rockets were blown out of Oracle Arena by 33 points and as a result were eliminated by the defending champi

Apr 28 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
5 most dominant athletes in sport for the week 18 April - 25 April
5 most dominant athletes in sport for the week 18 April - 25 April

This week was one for the older sportsmen, with a number of them making our list with top-notch performances in their respective sports to win titles.Our five favourite sportsmen this week: Mairaj Ahmed KhanMairaj is the first ever India skeet shooter to qualify for the OlympicsIt had been a disappointing 10 days for India at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Rio De Janerio, until Mairaj Ahmad Khan, late on Sunday night created history by becom

Apr 25 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

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

Apr 18 2016
NBA 2015-16: Top 5 regular season MVP candidates
NBA 2015-16: Top 5 regular season MVP candidates

The last couple of days of the regular season are exciting, to say the least. On Wednesday, the final day of the regular season, the Golden State Warriors will face the Memphis Grizzlies at home and attempt to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins. Not far from Oakland, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant laced up his boots one final time against the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center.Getting back to the title of the piece, thi

Apr 14 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 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 Wednesday round-up: Warriors and Spurs win at home, Raptors book playoff spot
NBA Wednesday round-up: Warriors and Spurs win at home, Raptors book playoff spot

The Warriors’ Curry and Thompson starred in their victory over the LA ClippersGolden State Warriors 114-98 Los Angeles ClippersStephen Curry scored a game high 33 points and Klay Thompson (32) scored 13 of the team’s first 16 in the fourth quarter as the Golden State Warriors won their 51st straight home game, sweeping the season series with the Los Angeles Clippers. The reigning NBA Champions now improve to 64-7, the best record in t

Mar 24 2016
NBA Wednesday recap: Warriors register win 50th straight at home, Cavaliers victorious without LeBron James
NBA Wednesday recap: Warriors register win 50th straight at home, Cavaliers victorious without LeBron James

Steph Curry had 34 minutes in just three-quarters of action.Golden State Warriors 121-85 New York KnicksGolden State Warriors continued their hot form, making light work of the New York Knicks. Whilst handing New York a 121-85 loss, the Warriors won their sixth straight overall and an NBA record 50th consecutive game at home. After the third quarter, Golden State led 97-64, allowing the starters to sit out the entire fourth quarter ahea

Mar 17 2016
NBA Tuesday round-up: Pacers win big at home against the Celtics, Spurs win 42nd straight at home
NBA Tuesday round-up: Pacers win big at home against the Celtics, Spurs win 42nd straight at home

Paul George during the post-game interview on the court. Indiana Pacers vs Boston CelticsPaul George did a little bit of everything, recording 25 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals, as he led his Indiana Pacers to a much-needed 103-98 win at home over the third-seeded Boston Celtics. The Pacers have now won five of their last six games at home over the C’s. Indiana guard Monta Ellis also had important contributions with 16 poin

Mar 16 2016
Top 5 contenders for the 2016 NBA Championship
Top 5 contenders for the 2016 NBA Championship

The NBA season is long and gruelling, the teams have to remain healthy and motivated to have a championship run. This season does have multiple teams who are worthy of a championship. It would all come down to playoff matchup, healthy lineup and who shows up at the big stage. Every season there are clear cut favourites to win the championship but the exciting part is to see a new team emerge to be champions. Like the Warriors Championship r

Jan 27 2016
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