2015 NBA Playoffs Matchups

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The Conference Finals are Set

Often times, a dark horse can emerge late in the playoffs. Last year it was the No. 5 seeded Memphis Grizzlies who took down Denver in the opening round and breezed by OKC in the semifinals to reach the Western Conference Finals. As the fourth seed out East in 2012, the Celtics had Miami in a panic in the Big Three’s second year together. When the … Continue reading The Conference Finals are Set

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

Portland takes 3-1 series edge

If you couldn’t stay awake for last night’s game between Houston and Portland, you missed another thrilling finish. The Trail Blazers outlasted the Rockets in OT, 123-120, to take a 3-1 series advantage. It was the third overtime game in this series so far, and the teams have been scoring at a furious pace. The Blazers are averaging 118.25 points per game, while the Rockets … Continue reading Portland takes 3-1 series edge

Wizards go up 3-1 on Bulls

The last time Washington advanced past the first round of the playoffs Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison and Larry Hughes were running the show. Now the newest crop of Wizards is well on their way to advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time since 2005. Trevor Ariza, who was a rookie when the Wizards last advanced to the semifinals, hit six three-pointers and scored a … Continue reading Wizards go up 3-1 on Bulls

Paul George lifts Pacers over Hawks to tie series up

Even without looking like the shell of their former selves, the Indiana Pacers have tied up their series against the Atlanta Hawks at two games apiece. Paul George was a big reason in Saturday’s 91-88 win to regain home court advantage, scoring a team-high 24 points in nearly 44 minutes. He also added 10 rebounds and five dimes. Roy Hibbert continues his slump (six points … Continue reading Paul George lifts Pacers over Hawks to tie series up

LaMarcus Aldridge’s 46-Point Performance in Game 1

Hitting three’s from the corner and nabbing a whopping 18 boards; Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge made franchise history when he charted 46 points against the Rockets yesterday. In case you missed out last night, here’s a vid that captures all of LaMarcus’ glory against Houston’s loaded front court that’s led by Dwight Howard. The Blazers ultimately took Game 1 in Houston’s hostile homecourt, winning in overtime … Continue reading LaMarcus Aldridge’s 46-Point Performance in Game 1

Spurs Take Over in Fourth to Down Mavs

It may have taken three quarters, but the championship pedigree of the San Antonio Spurs and its veteran staff rose to the occasion when it mattered most. Down by as much as 10 points in the fourth quarter (81-71 with 7:45 to play), the Spurs scored the next 15 points to eliminate the Mavs. Tim Duncan (27 points) and Tony Parker (21 points) were both … Continue reading Spurs Take Over in Fourth to Down Mavs

A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference No. 1 Indiana Pacers vs. No. 8 Atlanta Hawks – Indiana’s downward spiral has caused concerns for Pacers fan across the world. If they hope to meet Miami in the conference finals (presumably), they’ll have to get through the Hawks first. It won’t be easy, but Indiana gets it done. Pacers win in six. No. 2 Miami Heat vs. No. 7 Charlotte Bobcats … Continue reading A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference

Clippers Lose Game 1, Blake Griffin Showers a Fan with Water

The Warriors committed 21 turnovers but the Clippers couldn’t take advantage; going down 109-105 in their homecourt. Blake Griffin entered early foul trouble and ultimately fouled out, closing the night with 16 points and 3 boards. The Warriors take an early lead on the series after the win tonight, with Klay Thompson leading the crew behind his 22 points and 7 rebounds. Continue reading Clippers Lose Game 1, Blake Griffin Showers a Fan with Water