Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers?

While hoops fans were busy talking about the Bobcats surprising win over the Celtics last night, the upcoming showdown between Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard, and the #lastimethecavswon fun on Twitter, news broke that could change the entire landscape of… Continue Reading

Game Preview: Spurs versus Lakers

Tonight, the San Antonio Spurs head into Los Angeles for a big game against the Lakers. If the Lakers vs Celtics game on Sunday was a preview of a potential NBA Finals, this game could be a preview of the Western Conference Finals. The Spurs head into this game following a tough loss to Portland Trailblazers, while the Lakers narrowly avoided defeat in a game against the Houston Rockets. So what does this game mean? Continue Reading

NBA Game Rankings: 11/21/10

There’s only four games on the schedule for tonight, and it’ll be hard to top what turned out to be a fantastic night of games last night. You had Rudy Gay‘s buzzer beater. You had Blake Griffin scoring 44. And… Continue Reading

NBA Finals Lakers Celtics Game 7: A Legacy Equinox

There’s no more basketball after tonight. Not for five months, anyway. So you’d better enjoy this. These are the two best teams, according to the metric we use to determine that value (most wins from mid-April through June). So you’d… Continue Reading

NBA Finals Lakers Celtics Game 6: The Lakers Transition Defense Is Here To Save The Daaaaaaaay!

In Game 5, the Lakers defense was, well, worthy of mockery. But in Game 6, they brought it, man to man, baseline to baseline. They were everywhere, swarming, contesting, and bringing an absurd amount of intensity to each possession. All… Continue Reading

NBA Finals Lakers Celtics Game 5: “THE LAKERS DEFENSIVE IMPLOSION SHOW! STARRING LAMAR ODOM!”

When you give up a 109 defensive efficiency mark, several things have gone wrong in your team’s life. You presumably made the Finals by being good at defense, and certainly, that’s how the Lakers did it. In fact, despite how… Continue Reading

NBA Finals: Celtics Need To Attack The Lakers Bigs With Rabies

“You should attack their big man like you’re trying to give him rabies.” Earlier in our season (did you forget I coach JV high school basketball?), we faced a team that built their offense and defense around one of the… Continue Reading

NBA Finals Celtics-Lakers Game 4: Big Baby Drools And The Rest Of The Bench Rules

(via Truth About It) Back around the turn of the millennium, the Sacramento Kings were trying to establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with. While they were building an evolving squad that was trying to find the balance… Continue Reading

NBA Finals Celtics Lakers Preview: NEW! ON BROADWAY! FOR THE 758TH TIME! THE SHOW YOU ALL KNOW AND LOVE!

Hmm? What’s that? The Conference Finals are still on? Ho ho ho. Silly person.  Let’s not waste our time, shall we? Look, I love the Suns. I think Steve Nash is a Hall of Famer and someone that many people… Continue Reading