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

NBA Playoffs Lakers vs. Suns Game 1 Recap – Lamar Odom Does His Thing Like We All Knew He Should/Would/Could

There are plenty of things to talk about in Game One of a Lakers blowing out of the Phoenix Suns. Kobe Bryant went off in a very scary way for Suns fans. David Arquette somehow became the post-game story. Andrew… Continue Reading