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

Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson led Detroit The first round of the 2015-16 NBA Playoffs is officially over. It is now time that we assess the seasons of the eight eliminated teams, and try to chalk out the potential moves that could be made by each of them in order to take the next step towards an NBA Championship. Today, we’ll go through the four teams of the Eastern ConferenceDetroit Pistons  (Swept by the Cavaliers)When

May 2 2016
NBA Sunday: Warriors lead Blazers 1-0 without Stephen Curry ,Heat, Raptors take wins
NBA Sunday: Warriors lead Blazers 1-0 without Stephen Curry ,Heat, Raptors take wins

Draymond Green and Klay Thompson led the Warriors’ charge in the absence of injured Steph CurryGolden State Warriors 118-106 Portland Trail BlazersIn the absence of an injured Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 at the Oracle Arena in California to take a 1-0 playoff lead. With star player Stephen Curry recovering from a knee sprain, teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green led the scoring to t

May 2 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Raptors and Hawks take 3-2 series lead with Game 5 victories
2016 NBA Playoffs: Raptors and Hawks take 3-2 series lead with Game 5 victories

Toronto Raptors; key back court players – Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Cory Joseph.[2] Toronto Raptors 102-99 [7] Indiana Pacers [Toronto leads series 3-2]Finally, at last, one of Toronto’s All-Star back-court duo showed up in the Playoffs. DeMar DeRozan scored a team-high 34 points as the Raptors rallied from 17 points down to win a pivotal Game 5. They held the Pacers to just nine points in the final period and scored 25 themselves

Apr 27 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: Rockets survive to win Game 3, Pacers regain home court advantage with win
2016 NBA Playoffs: Rockets survive to win Game 3, Pacers regain home court advantage with win

James Harden got the win for the Rockets[1] Golden State Warriors 96-97 [8] Houston Rockets [Golden State leads series 2-1]A cold blooded step back fade away jumper from James Harden with 2.7 seconds left on the game clock turned out to be the game-winner for the Houston Rockets, as Draymond Green committed a costly mistake by turning the ball over off of his foot on the next possession. Harden finished with a near triple-double of

2016 NBA Playoffs: Warriors win Game 2 without Stephen Curry, Mavericks upset Thunder to level series
2016 NBA Playoffs: Warriors win Game 2 without Stephen Curry, Mavericks upset Thunder to level series

Even without Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors win comfortably in Game 2 against the Houston Rockets.[1] Golden State Warriors 115-106 [8] Houston Rockets [Golden State leads series 2-0]With his right ankle still giving him problems, reigning MVP Stephen Curry was ruled out of Game 2 against the Houston Rockets. That, however, didn’t hinder the defending champions as they went about their business with ease in Game 2. The Warri

Apr 19 2016
Nike Athletes salute Kobe Bryant for Mamba Day (4/13) in tribute video
Nike Athletes salute Kobe Bryant for Mamba Day (4/13) in tribute video

Nike’s Mamba Day poster for the 13th April, the date of Kobe Bryant’s last game in the NBA.Kobe Bryant announced his retirement on the 30th of November, prior to the Los Angeles Lakers’ home game against the Indiana Pacers. Thus, we have known for a while now that the ongoing season would be Bryant’s last but the clock has been ticking and the time for his final game at Staples Center (13th April) is just over tw

Apr 11 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 Friday round-up: Pistons book Playoff spot, Clippers win with bench over Jazz in OT
NBA Friday round-up: Pistons book Playoff spot, Clippers win with bench over Jazz in OT

Reggie JacksonDetroit Pistons 112-99 Washington WizardsA long wait finally comes to an end for the Pistons as they finally secured their spot in the Eastern Conference Playoff for the first time since 2009. With this win over the Washington Wizards, the Detroit Pistons booked their Playoff spot while officially eliminating the Wizards at the same time. Reggie Jackson was the star of the show as he led the crew with his 34 points and 9 assists.&nb

Apr 9 2016
NBA Wednesday round-up: Cavs lose again as LeBron James rests, Mavs win key game against Rockets
NBA Wednesday round-up: Cavs lose again as LeBron James rests, Mavs win key game against Rockets

Paul George drives to the basket.Indiana Pacers 123-109 Cleveland CavaliersFor the second game in their last five, LeBron James and as expected the Cleveland Cavaliers dropped the game. This is a huge cause for concern for the championship contenders, who Kyrie Irving said were the team to beat. This season with no James, the team has gone 1-5. Last season it was a record of 3-10 without James in uniform.James’ presence affects the team def

Apr 7 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
5 NBA teams that could narrowly miss the playoffs
5 NBA teams that could narrowly miss the playoffs

There are 4 teams competing for two spots to the playoffs in the Eastern conference. They are all separated by a game or two. More importantly, they play each other more in the coming weeks. So the final tally to make it to the playoffs will come down to one or two game win - loss record.The western conference is settled and we could clearly see 7 teams making the playoffs for sure this year. But there are two or three teams that are volatile and

Mar 24 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
Heavy Mid-Table Fight expected in 'EAST' Conference
Heavy Mid-Table Fight expected in 'EAST' Conference

 We are almost into that phase of the 2016-17 Regular season for NBA with most of the teams aware of their to-dos in order to make it to the playoffs. With the introduction of new qualification criteria, wherein any 8 teams in a particular conference, irrespective of their division, can make it to the Play-Offs. Only key criteria that needs to be met is the ‘Win %’ followed by a series of tie breaks.As the table stands, the eight

Mar 13 2016
Indiana Pacers sign Ty Lawson; Milwaukee Bucks lose Michael Carter-Williams to injury
Indiana Pacers sign Ty Lawson; Milwaukee Bucks lose Michael Carter-Williams to injury

The Indiana Pacers are Ty Lawson’s third team in the last two seasons.President of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Pacers, Larry Bird believes troubled point guard Ty Lawson can help the team during their final 19 games of the season as they look to gain some momentum and make up a few spots in the tight Eastern Conference Playoff race. The Pacers announced on Monday that they have signed Lawson for the remainder of the season&nb

Mar 8 2016
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