We need John Wall to do well in the playoffs, because we need more stories of John Wall. Lets make the first one a good one.
The HP crew had a very spirited debate about the purpose, the merits, and the endgame behind the league issuing a statement about the blown call at the end of the Blazers-Rockets first playoff game, as well as the league's statements about other controversial calls.
Recapping all the action from the opening days of the playoffs
The Pacers' offense has been shell of its former self, which was really just a shell of an efficient offense to begin with. But watching George simply walk away from any attempt at system or synergy was maddening. Equally troubling was that no one appeared interested in stopping him.
How Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge put the team on their back.
The East is big, man.
The Warriors won the first game of their opening round series against the Clippers on Saturday afternoon, but the folks in L.A. shouldn't be too concerned. After all, it's not every day that their bench combines for 26 points on 8-for-30 shooting from the floor [...]
Observations from Game 1 of Toronto/Brooklyn
The Timberwolves may not have returned to the promised land this season, but we still remember them fondly nonetheless.
The Larry O'Brien trophy isn't the only thing driving this year's playoff field. There are deeper driving forces beneath the surface, and Derek has uncovered them all just in time for tip-off.