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.
Patrick Beverley never did anything to you.
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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.
BREAKING NEWS: Daryl Morey has acquired an underwhelming player in an effort to make him a not-underwhelming player.
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Back when I was 14 years old, I watched Raging Bull for the first time. I was raised in a house of movie gurus and this was one I had been dying to see, so the day I finally got the "OK" from my parents was a good one.
On Saturday night, the Houston Rockets made a trip to Milwaukee to take on the woeful Bucks. It shouldn't have been an interesting game because, well, the Bucks are terrible and the Rockets are not, but the men in green gave James Harden and company a run for their money, losing by just six points.
On Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out everyone's old friend, the Hack-a-Shaq strategy. For seven straight possessions, the Spurs intentionally fouled Dwight Howard.
Out of the 30 teams in the Association, less than a handful run the pick-and-roll as well as the Houston Rockets do. A lot of that has to do with the deadly combination of James Harden and Dwight Howard, as well as their mix of perimeter shooters, such as Chandler Parsons, Patrick Beverley and Francisco Garcia.