Category: NBA 2012 Playoffs

VIDEO – NBA Finals (TV AD) – Its not a GAME!

The full 60 second version of the NBA’s Final’s promotion, enjoy.



DID RONDO GIVE US GLIMPSES OF HIS FUTURE SCORING SELF?

Conference Finals, Game 2 – Rajon Rondo’s line: 44pts, 10ast, 8reb.

Were we treated to glimpses of what Rondo has in store once this Big 3 era comes to an end?

In recent years Rajon has legitimately become a star. Proven himself more than enough that he is the best player on this talent filled Celtics roster, which does happen to include future HOF beasts Allen, Pierce, & Garnett. 

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NBA CONFERENCE FINALS (SAN ANTONIO) – THE COACH, THE CROWD AND THE KEYS

ImageSan Antonio Spurs 

Coach: Gregg Popovich

  Popovich’s coaching attitude is best described by his recent on court musings – “Get Nasty”. Coach Pop is tough, demanding and technical. This could be drawing influence from his early days in the Air Force. He and his staff only draft players which fit into their system, each trade the Spurs make seems to strike gold.
  Popovich has been in the league since 1987 and with the Spurs since 1994 where he began as VP of Basketball operations. Each player that walks the black and silver boards finds the coach to be a father figure, strong and unrelenting in his beliefs. The Spurs have created a dynasty around Popovich and players like Duncan, Parker and Ginobilli.

Crowd:

Live music, face paint, chants, the Spurs enjoy some of the most parochial support in the NBA. The Spurs can count Eva Longoria, Selena Gomez ESPN’s Michelle Beadle, and WWE’s Shawn Michaels among their celebrity fans. But the Spurs don’t want acknowledgement they play hard at home or away. The Spur crowd are fiercely loyal, an expectation to win, understand their teams strategy (drafting Duncan whilst Robinson was fading in 1997), one of the classiest crowds in all the NBA (this is reflected in the Spurs attitudes on and off court).

Key Player: Tony Parker

Determined, unstoppable and sneaky describe Parker, he is the only Frenchman you would want fighting for you. A playoff average of 18.9 points per game coupled with 5.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game Parker is a constant pillar in this Spurs team whether its supporting his team from the bench or serving as their coach on the court. He has the speed of a much younger player, the ball skills of some of the NBA’s best ball handlers and the brain’s equal to some of the NBA’s best coaches.



NBA Playoffs Weekend Guide:

Saturday:

Boston @ Philadelphia Game 4 – LIVE on NBA League Pass at 10:00am (more…)



2012 NBA Semi Finals Preview

2012 NBA Semi Finals Preview

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Los Angeles Lakers (3) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (2) – Western Conference Semi Finals (more…)



JEREMY LIN STILL NOT READY FOR KNICKS/HEAT GAME 3

New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson announced today that Mr. Lin-sanity Jeremy Lin is still not ready for the Heat/Knicks game 3 at Madison Square Gardens on Thursday night.

After taking part in a 3-on-3 full court scrimmage with other Knicks today Woodson announced the bad news.

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VIDEO : Rondo EJECTED – Bumps official in playoff game

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HEARTBREAK ON OPENING DAY OF 2012 PLAYOFFS!

Opening day of the 2012 NBA Playoffs was not only an exciting day full of great match-ups but was also a heartbreaking, season-ending day for 2 players.

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Roundball Nuggets – What Denver needs to do to beat the Lakers.

The Nuggets and Lakers meet in the playoffs tomorrow for the sixth time since 1976. The Lakers have been victorious every time, this time could be different. The Nuggets finished 3 wins behind the Lakers, 3 wins from holding home court. If they had put away games against Cleveland, Golden State, and New Orleans than Denver would be playing games 1 & 2 at home. The Nuggets need to do the following to steal this series:

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2012 NBA PLAYOFFS – WESTERN CONFERENCE MATCH-UPS & PREDICTIONS

So….. continuing on from our Eastern Conference Playoffs post, here are the Western Conference match-ups previews and predictions.

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