2015 NBA Playoffs Matchups

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Baseline to Baseline: Hoops Headlines – 4/30/14

A random, sporadic column spitting out opinions, reactions and news surrounding the NBA. Wizards advance to Eastern Conference semifinals Not many people expected this. The way it happened may have been more impressive. The Washington Wizards defeated the Chicago Bulls in five games, culminated with last night’s ugly 75-69 victory in Game 5. Even against a veteran Bulls squad that had home court advantage, the … Continue reading Baseline to Baseline: Hoops Headlines – 4/30/14

A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Western Conference

Western Conference No. 1 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 8 Dallas Mavericks:┬áThe Spurs have been looking to avenge last year’s improbable ending in the NBA Finals for a long time. That begins with their first round series victory over the Mavs. Spurs win in five. No. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies: The Thunder present numerous matchup problems for the Grizzlies, most … Continue reading A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Western Conference

Memphis Will Look to Zach Randolph during Game 2

Zach Randolph closed Game 1 against the Spurs with 2 points and 7 rebounds. He went 1-for-8 from the field and played just 28 minutes because of his poor performance. The last time he’s played less than 25 minutes was January 12th against the Mavericks. Sunday afternoon, the San Antonio Spurs let the world know why they’re the┬áreal favorites to make the Finals in the … Continue reading Memphis Will Look to Zach Randolph during Game 2

Grizzlies and Heat Advance to Conference Finals

As expected, the Miami Heat have advanced further into these playoffs after defeating Chicago tonight by a mere three points. LeBron James closed the night with 23 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds, while the rest of the team shot 46% from the field. Chicago put together a strong effort tonight before being eliminated. Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson had a combined 47 points on … Continue reading Grizzlies and Heat Advance to Conference Finals

The Rise Of Mike Conley

We all know the strength of the Memphis Grizzlies–force the ball inside to Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph and physically wear teams down. Combine that with their physical defense that led the league in points allowed (89.3) in the regular season, and you have a recipe for a possible NBA Finals appearance. But don’t sleep on who makes this unit operate to its maximum potential. … Continue reading The Rise Of Mike Conley

Are the Grizzlies Sneaking into the 2013 NBA Finals?

Barring any freakish meltdown, the safest bet right now is Miami is destined for their third consecutive Finals trip. Two big scenarios that could stop this from happening: 1.) The Bulls put together a masterful gameplan on defense to rattle the Heat and make it a series. 2.) The Indiana Pacers finally get their revenge against Miami after giving up a 2-1 series lead to … Continue reading Are the Grizzlies Sneaking into the 2013 NBA Finals?

Baseline-to-Baseline: Playoff Edition – 3/22/13

For the remainder of the NBA Playoffs, Baseline-to-Baseline will be used in following every playoff series up to, and including, the NBA Finals. Let’s get started. New York (2) vs. Boston (7): The Celtics kept it close up until the final quarter in which they managed to score just eight points. Carmelo Anthony had 36 points and the sharp-shooting Knicks made nine three-pointers to take … Continue reading Baseline-to-Baseline: Playoff Edition – 3/22/13

Categorizing the Best Teams in this Year’s NBA Playoffs

Supreme Tier Miami They have lost just three out of their last 40 regular season games. The superstars and soon-to-be MVP, LeBron James, are all well-rested and more than ready to take charge at a second consecutive title. LBJ is somehow stronger and sharper on the court than he was last year and will do serious damage in the coming weeks. Oklahoma City Still bitter … Continue reading Categorizing the Best Teams in this Year’s NBA Playoffs