2019 nba playoffs

The Nets Are In

The Nets Are In

Coming into the final weekend of the regular season, none of the handful of decidedly un-great teams racing for the Eastern Conference’s last few playoff spots—the Pistons, Magic, Nets, Heat, and
Uh-Oh, Joel Embiid's Knee Might Keep Him Out Of Game 1

Uh-Oh, Joel Embiid's Knee Might Keep Him Out Of Game 1

A visibly frustrated Joel Embiid said he “has no idea” if he’ll play tomorrow in Game 1 of the Sixers’ first-round series versus the Nets, due to pain in his left knee. Seems bad:Read more...
Frankly An Incredibly Good And Informative, Ah, Preview Of The 2019 NBA Playoffs, Part 1

Frankly An Incredibly Good And Informative, Ah, Preview Of The 2019 NBA Playoffs, Part 1

Well hello there, casual basketball fan! Welcome back... to the crucible of champions. The NBA playoffs are upon us once again, probably within minutes or possibly even before I actually finish
Kenny Atkinson's Trust In Caris LeVert Paid Off

Kenny Atkinson's Trust In Caris LeVert Paid Off

When Caris LeVert went down with his gruesome-looking foot injury in November, the initial assumption was that his season was over. It made sense at the time. When you combine his history of foot
The Raptors Were Never Going To Be Able To Stop D.J. Augustin From Becoming A Postseason Hero

The Raptors Were Never Going To Be Able To Stop D.J. Augustin From Becoming A Postseason Hero

The Orlando Magic are an enigma. The designation has nothing to do with a complex scheme that coach Steve Clifford has put together, or an analytics heavy-approach to selecting undervalued free agents
Frankly An Incredibly Good And Informative, Ah, Preview Of The 2019 NBA Playoffs, Part 2

Frankly An Incredibly Good And Informative, Ah, Preview Of The 2019 NBA Playoffs, Part 2

Good day to you, hoop-sport friends! It’s time for the second part of our extremely on-time and thorough preview of the 2019 NBA playoffs. Today we’ll discuss the important topics of the first-round
Enes Kanter Saved The Blazers From Getting Swept For A Third Straight Year

Enes Kanter Saved The Blazers From Getting Swept For A Third Straight Year

One of the hallmarks of surprise wins in the NBA is when the last player a team expects comes out of the woodwork with a sudden burst of talent that they’ve never displayed before and causes all sorts
I Hope Giannis Makes These Cowards Weep On National Television

I Hope Giannis Makes These Cowards Weep On National Television

The start of the NBA playoffs always brings a series or two that, when seen on the schedule, elicits a collective cry from fans all over the world: “Can we just skip this one?” At first glance, the
DeMarcus Cousins Limps Out Of Game With Non-Contact Leg Injury

DeMarcus Cousins Limps Out Of Game With Non-Contact Leg Injury

The Warriors are facing a scary situation early in their Game 2 battle against the Clippers, because DeMarcus Cousins had to head back through the tunnel after injuring his left leg while trying to
Joel Embiid Couldn't Keep A Straight Face While Apologizing For His Elbow On Jarrett Allen

Joel Embiid Couldn't Keep A Straight Face While Apologizing For His Elbow On Jarrett Allen

Joel Embiid got hit with a flagrant foul late in the first half of his Sixers’ eventual series-tying 145-123 win over the Nets on Monday night when he unleashed the full force of his elbow into
Put Lou Williams In The Hall Of Fame For What He Just Did To The Warriors

Put Lou Williams In The Hall Of Fame For What He Just Did To The Warriors

The L.A. Clippers pulled off an absurd comeback victory against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, tying the first-round series at one-all by winning 135-131 after being down 94-63 in the
The Warriors Deserved That

The Warriors Deserved That

Tiger Woods sat back and said, “Well, what I did was pretty damned impressive, but that? Did you see THAT?” “That,” of course, was the most spectacular pipe job in NBA postseason history. Read more...
Goddammit, DeMarcus Cousins Is Probably Done For The Playoffs With A Torn Quad

Goddammit, DeMarcus Cousins Is Probably Done For The Playoffs With A Torn Quad

DeMarcus Cousins might be the unluckiest player in the NBA. After eight seasons on two of the NBA’s most cursed franchises, Boogie’s first-ever playoff run is almost certainly over after 25 minutes
Montrezl Harrell Is Very Finicky About His Free Throw Routine

Montrezl Harrell Is Very Finicky About His Free Throw Routine

Clippers center Montrezl Harrell is a giant dude who will try to dunk on anyone and scrap for every rebound. He’s spent the first two games of the playoffs succeeding in both areas, going 20-for-24
Jamal Murray Washed Away The Sins Of His Horrendous Start With A Near-Perfect Fourth Quarter

Jamal Murray Washed Away The Sins Of His Horrendous Start With A Near-Perfect Fourth Quarter

Late in the third quarter, the Nuggets were close to overcoming the 19-point deficit the Spurs had put them in just a few minutes earlier. Thanks to the efforts of Malik Beasley, Denver had whittled
Damian Lillard Boils Old Ham

Damian Lillard Boils Old Ham

Damian Lillard absolutely torched the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night with 26 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals. It was a performance that came in a convincing 114-94 win that
Nothing Could Have Shaken Mike Malone's Faith In Jamal Murray

Nothing Could Have Shaken Mike Malone's Faith In Jamal Murray

It’s hard to overstate just how bad Jamal Murray was through the first three quarters of Game 2 against the Spurs. The numbers are as plain and grim as numbers get: 0-of-8 from the field, two assists,
Nikola Jokic Showed Gary Harris How To Soothe His Bashed Testicles

Nikola Jokic Showed Gary Harris How To Soothe His Bashed Testicles

While Jamal Murray was catching fire late in the fourth quarter and leading the Nuggets to a dramatic playoff win over the Spurs, his teammates, Nikola Jokic and Gary Harris, were dealing with a
The Damian Lillard Experience Is The Sweetest Show In Basketball

The Damian Lillard Experience Is The Sweetest Show In Basketball

Tell yourself you love basketball as a beautiful game, to watch the ball ping around the court as a team’s collective hive-mind hunts the best available shot. Then watch the last week of the NBA
Russell Westbrook Is Struggling

Russell Westbrook Is Struggling

The sixth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder were such a popular pick to upset the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs that it’s hardly fair to even call them the
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