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NBA Monday recap: LeBron fires as Cavaliers win Game 1
NBA Monday recap: LeBron fires as Cavaliers win Game 1

Four-time MVP LeBron James led the Cavs’ attackCleveland Cavaliers 103-94 Atlanta HawksPlaying at home, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a close win over the Atlanta Hawks to win their first game of the playoffs. It was four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James who led the Cavs’ charge, scoring 25 points during the match with a further 9 assists and 7 rebounds to take his side to the win.Teammate Kyrie Irving backed up LeBron’

May 3 2016
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: 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

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
2016 NBA Playoffs: Pacers steal home court in Game 1 at Toronto, Thunder defeat Mavericks by 38 points
2016 NBA Playoffs: Pacers steal home court in Game 1 at Toronto, Thunder defeat Mavericks by 38 points

 [2] Toronto Raptors 90-100 [7] Indiana Pacers [Indiana leads series 1-0]For the third time in three years, the Toronto Raptors enter the first round of the Playoffs as the higher seed and for the third consective post-seeason they lose the first game at home. With the disappointing way they have lost Game 1’s in the last couple of years, you would think the Raptors would wanna exercise their demons and get a Game 1 win

Apr 17 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
Predicting this season's All-NBA first and second teams
Predicting this season's All-NBA first and second teams

Stephen Curry led the Warriors to a historic 73 win season.The 2015-16 regular season has come to a close and this season has been special for a lot of varied reasons. If the cover story of the season has the rise of a transcendent superstar in Curry, the summary needs to include the Warriors hypnagogic run and Kobe's swansong.So, yes if the season was a roller-coaster the end was one that ensured we have the climax the journey deserved. The

Apr 15 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 Monday recap: Mavericks seal playoff spot, Cavaliers clinch No.1 seed in the East
NBA Monday recap: Mavericks seal playoff spot, Cavaliers clinch No.1 seed in the East

Through multiple adversities, the Dallas Mavericks have fought their way to the NBA PlayoffsDallas Mavericks 101-92 Utah JazzIt’s been a rough season for the Dallas Mavericks. It began from the off-season when they were conned by DeAndre Jordan, who flipped on his verbal agreement to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Mavericks support staff had to watch out for their veteran team and give them adequate rests if and when needed. In

Apr 12 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 Tuesday recap: Timberwolves stun Warriors at Oracle arena, Kawhi Leonard sinks winner over Jazz
NBA Tuesday recap: Timberwolves stun Warriors at Oracle arena, Kawhi Leonard sinks winner over Jazz

Karl Anthony Towns and Ricky Rubio were crucial in the Timberwolves win over the WarriorsMinnesota Timberwolves 124-117 Golden State Warriors (OT)Despite a loss last Friday against the Boston Celtics, the Golden State Warriors were still confident about beating the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins. A game against the Minnesota Timberwolves was considered a done deal but the Wolves had other ideas.Minnesota spoil the party, claim a win in t

Apr 6 2016
NBA Dream Team of the Week (March 28- April 3)
NBA Dream Team of the Week (March 28- April 3)

With the NCAA Basketball Tournament concluded and the NBA Playoffs on the horizon, attention will shift back to the NBA as multiple teams fight for the remaining playoff spots in either conference. We have been putting together a Dream NBA Team of the Week, judging players based on their performances, their impact on the game and how helpful they were to the team’s results during the past week.Here's your  NBA Dream Team of the Wee

Apr 5 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
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