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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: Pacers, Heat remain in contention: Trailblazers progress
2016 NBA Playoffs: Pacers, Heat remain in contention: Trailblazers progress

Action from the match between the Trail Blazers and ClippersToronto Raptors 83-101 Indiana Pacers Led by 21 points from Paul George and 15 points from Myles Turner the Indiana Pacers made it 3-3 in the 7-match NBA Playoffs against the Toronto Raptors. DeMarre Carroll starred for the visitors with 15 points on the night and Jonas Valaciunas contributed 14 points, but it didn’t prove to be enough on the night as the series head into a 7t

Apr 30 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
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
LA Clippers' guard Jamal Crawford wins Sixth Man honour for record third time
LA Clippers' guard Jamal Crawford wins Sixth Man honour for record third time

Jamal Crawford with the Sixth Man of the Year trophyLos Angeles Clippers reserve guard Jamal Crawford was named the 2015-16 KIA NBA Sixth Man of the Year, the third of his career. Winning it the third time isn’t the only NBA record Crawford broke with this announcement.At 36 years old, he is the oldest NBA player ever to be named Sixth Man of the Year, breaking his own record from two years ago. A 16 year NBA veteran, Crawfor

Apr 19 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
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 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 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 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
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