Recapping all the action from the opening days of the playoffs
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.
Four words that sends Twitter into a frenzy: Steph. Curry. Heat. Check.
That analysis of the crushing impact Andrew Bogut’s indefinite absence will have on the Warriors playoff hopes has been relegated to one side of the ball is extremely telling. Golden State was a defensive team first and foremost this season, after all, due in large part to the supreme influence of its seven-foot Aussie. But his near-dominance on that end of the floor not withstanding, we’d be remiss to continue acting as if the loss of Bogut won’t prove detrimental to the Warriors offense, too. And considering that reality, it bears mentioning that Golden State is in even more trouble against the Clippers than anyone's anticipating.
We hardly knew ya. Actually, we knew ya pretty well. It's probably time to go. Still sad, though.
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While the Eastern Conference has been a bit of a dumpster fire this season with three teams expected
Nobody likes flies. Whether you're taking in a nice sunny day with a cool beverage in your hand or just waiting until you've finished eating dinner to clean up your mucky dishes, they seem to always find a way to mess things up.
People keep thinking Brian Scalabrine is Matt Bonner's alter ego, Coach B.
Jordan Crawford's been traded from the Boston Celtics to the Golden State Warriors. Some call him Steezus, but he's definitely more of a Janus.
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