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NBA Dream Team: 2016 Playoffs edition Round 1
NBA Dream Team: 2016 Playoffs edition Round 1

The 2016 NBA Playoffs have been a mixed bag so far, in terms of competitiveness. Teams like the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder have breezed into the next round in either four or five games.The other four match-ups have been hard fought and have been pushed to Game 6 or in some cases Game 7. Second seeded in the East, the Toronto Raptors would not have expected a flight back to Indianapo

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: 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 Eastern Conference Playoffs predictions
2016 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs predictions

LeBron would be expected to take the Cavaliers to another NBA FinalsThe Warriors won 73 games and beat the record of the legendary Chicago Bulls. The Spurs finished with an amazing 39-1 home record. Kobe signed off and did it in the way only Kobe can by scoring 60 points in his final game. Quite a few highlights to sign off what has been a great season.If the regular season finale still has you mesmerised, brace yourself because NBA basketball is

Apr 16 2016
NBA Coach Of The Year: 2015-16
NBA Coach Of The Year: 2015-16

Erik Spoelstra of Miami HeatThrowing a fit, barking up the referee’s face, more looks at the shot clock than almost anybody else on the basketball court, the men and women that suit up and occupy the benches on the sidelines of the game, are the ones who see it all.The coaches in every NBA season manage to produce something wonderful, in terms of leadership and drive. This season has been no different and amongst the list of players on ever

Apr 16 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 Saturday round-up: Spurs register franchise record 64th win, Pacers and Pistons win key games
NBA Saturday round-up: Spurs register franchise record 64th win, Pacers and Pistons win key games

The Sanspurs took the lead in the first quarter and kept it until the end of the gameSan Antonio Spurs 102-95 Toronto RaptorsA Toronto Raptors team without the All-Star back court duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar Derozan put up a fight at the AT&T arena in San Antonio, but eventually, it was the Spurs who got the better of them. It was actually not a fair fight with San Antonio playing all their men and the Raptors playing without their two best.N

Apr 3 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
NBA Thursday night roundup- Spurs register 34th straight win at home; Jazz crush Trailblazers by 34 points
NBA Thursday night roundup- Spurs register 34th straight win at home; Jazz crush Trailblazers by 34 points

Tim Hardaway gave a great account of himself in his 1st start for the HawksEastern ConferenceToronto Raptors 101-94 Indiana PacersVenue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, IndianapolisLed by 28 points each from Kyle Lowry and DeMar Derozan the Toronto Raptors beat  the Indiana Pacers by 7 points on their home turf. The duo were well supported by  Bismack Biyombo, who chipped in with 25 points on the night. Paul George was once

Mar 18 2016
NBA Hits and Flops of the Week (7-13 March)
NBA Hits and Flops of the Week (7-13 March)

It’s around this time of the year that the annual NCAA Basketball tournament or “March Madness”, as it is popularly called, steals away some of the viewers from the NBA. It’s a tournament with the top college prospects get a chance to showcase their talents on national television against the very best colleges in the country.However, this by no means reduces the importance of the current month in the NBA. The East has a lo

Mar 14 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
NBA Saturday recap: Warriors win 48th straight at home, Spurs not far behind at 41
NBA Saturday recap: Warriors win 48th straight at home, Spurs not far behind at 41

Aldridge and Duncan had efficient games as the Spurs defeated the ThunderSan Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City ThunderThe San Antonio Spurs avenge their  season-opening loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder by defeating them 95-83 on Saturday at home. They rallied in the fourth quarter outscoring their opponents 27-17 to record 41st consecutive win at home, third most in NBA history. Kawhi Leonard had 26 points and 7 rebounds while LaMarcus Al

Mar 13 2016
NBA: Top Rookies
NBA: Top Rookies

As many people predicted, this year’s rookie class has been one of the best we have seen, chalk full of contributors up and down rosters. With names like Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell, it had star power right at the top, with people salivating what these teenagers might turn into in three or four years. However, what makes this rookie class so good is the depth all the way through the lottery and into the late first round.

Mar 4 2016
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