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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
NBA Playoffs: Thomas' 42 points helps Celtics pull one back;Spurs continue their march
NBA Playoffs: Thomas' 42 points helps Celtics pull one back;Spurs continue their march

 Isiah Thomas outclassed all on the night by a fair distance on night1.Cleveland Cavaliers 101-90 Detroit PistonsLed by Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers made it 3-0 in the NBA Playoffs against Detroit Pistons, defeating 101-90 on their home turf on Friday night. Irving contributed a significant 26 points on the night while James and Kevin Love netted 20 points each to lead the 2015 runners-up to a 3rd win. For

Apr 23 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Spurs and Hawks take 2-0 lead with dominating home wins
2016 NBA Playoffs: Spurs and Hawks take 2-0 lead with dominating home wins

Al Horford and Kyle Korver were the biggest contributors to the Hawks’ Game 2 win over the Celtics.[4] Atlanta Hawks 89-72 [5] Boston CelticsFifth seeded Boston Celtics lost a really close Game 1 (101-102) to the fourth seeded Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. However, there was reason for them to not remain confident heading into Game 2 of the series. They were set to miss Avery Bradley, their best defender and second most eff

Apr 20 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

Warriors set record but playoffs bring 'clean slate'
Warriors set record but playoffs bring 'clean slate'

Apr 10, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) dribbles around San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9, left) during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY SportsBy Dan LevineOAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Now that the Golden State Warriors have set the NBA record for most wins during a regular season, the team must grapple with an even bigger challenge: winning a s

Apr 14 2016
Warriors earn record-setting 73rd regular season victory
Warriors earn record-setting 73rd regular season victory

April 13, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the basketball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Jordan Farmar (4) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsOAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors earned a National Basketball Association record-setting 73rd regular season victory on Wednesday with a 125-104 blowout win over the Memphis Grizzlies.Th

Apr 14 2016
LeBron James turns pizza chef for a day in Los Angeles
LeBron James turns pizza chef for a day in Los Angeles

Everyone had a good laugh after LeBron James signed off from the pizza joint.On March 11th, James entered the popular pizza joint Blaze Pizza as a member of their crew. He played the role of “RON” and had a chat with all the customers while they were placing their orders. Watch the entire prank here:We’re sure some of them eventually realized it was four-time League MVP LeBron James wearing an apron but certainly it was surprisi

Apr 10 2016
NBA Saturday round-up: Warriors register 71st win, Bulls keep playoff hopes alive with Cavs defeat
NBA Saturday round-up: Warriors register 71st win, Bulls keep playoff hopes alive with Cavs defeat

Warriors’ Stephen Curry warms up before the game against the Memphis GrizzliesGolden State Warriors 100-99 Memphis GrizzliesThe Memphis Grizzlies had just over a minute of playing time to take the lead and then play defense on the best team in the league. However, that never happened as the Golden State Warriors played a stellar defense in the final minute, after Draymond Green tipped in a missed Stephen Curry lay-up.The win helps the Warri

Apr 10 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: Who will finish 5th to 8th seeds in the Western Conference?
NBA: Who will finish 5th to 8th seeds in the Western Conference?

The NBA season is down to its final three and a halfweeks of the season, with teams having anywhere from 11 to 13 games left in their regular season. In the Western Conference, the top four seeds of the playoff bracket are nearly set, with Golden State and San Antonio the clear one and two seeds, followed by the Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers who are basically set in stone as the three and four seeds.Where the real fun begins is looking at

Mar 26 2016
NBA Tuesday roundup: Wade stars for the Heat; Lakers win against the Grizzlies
NBA Tuesday roundup: Wade stars for the Heat; Lakers win against the Grizzlies

Russell Westbrook starred for the Oklahoma City ThunderEastern Conference Charlotte Hornets 105-100 Brooklyn NetsVenue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn Nicolas Batum’s 23 points and Jeremy Lin’s 21 points on the night helped the Charlotte Horners defeat the Brooklyn Nets by 5 points at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday night.However, the real star of the night was Brook Lopez who netted 29 points for the hosts but in

Mar 23 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
Courtney Lee stars in 3-team trade involving the Heat, Hornets and Grizzlies
Courtney Lee stars in 3-team trade involving the Heat, Hornets and Grizzlies

In 51 games for Memphis this season, Courtney Lee averages 9.7 points at 45% shooting and 39% from long rangeWe usually see all these multi-team trades closer to the NBA trade deadline but looks like the Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies and the Charlotte Hornets had no reason to wait for two more days.A trade that was announced on Tuesday, saw shooting guard Courtney Lee being shipped to Charlotte along with cash from Memphis while the Grizzlie

Feb 18 2016
NBA: Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol out indefinitely with broken foot
NBA: Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol out indefinitely with broken foot

Jan 10, 2016; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) goes to the basket against Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) in the second half at FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Boston Celtics 101-98. Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports/Files(Reuters) - A bad week for the Memphis Grizzlies got worse on Tuesday with the news that All-Star center Marc Gasol will be out "indefinitely" with a broken right foot.It will be

Feb 10 2016
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