2017-NBA-Free agents and trades-East vs West Conferences comparation

Paul Millsap has left the Atlanta Hawks for the Denver Nuggets. Paul George was traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder, bringing back only a modest return. Ditto for Jimmy Butler, whom the Chicago Bulls sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Sure, moves like Gordon Hayward’s journey to the Boston Celtics help cancel out some of the Western Conference’s influx of talent. But the disparity between the East and West is only getting worse. Way worse, in fact. The West was already the vastly superior conference, producing each of the league’s top three records in 2016-17. But it’s only getting stronger at the expense of its counterpart, and we’re turning to NBA Math’s total points added (TPA) metric to underscore the expanding crevasse. Leaving current free agents in the free-agency pool (Andre Roberson’s deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder was the last to go into the calculation), we looked at every player’s Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs- Finals- Warriors complete the 4th win in style,we have the new champs !!!

Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted NBA championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 on Monday night. ”You can talk about whatever you want to talk about, but nobody comes in and cares about the game or loves the game as much as I do or works as hard as do I at the basketball game. You can talk about whatever happens on the outside, but inside those lines, I come to bring it every day,” Durant said. ”I work hard, I believe in myself, I believe in the game, I respect the game, I love the game, and I knew at some point in my life that it will come around for me.” Stephen Curry added 34 points, Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Finals- Fans are waiting for new champions tonight, is that going to happen ???

They finished just short of history. One season after breaking the NBA record for most wins in a season with 73, the Warriors were on the verge of becoming the first team to finish the postseason undefeated following a 15-0 start. Golden State returns home on Monday, but not for a parade across the Bay Area. The Warriors have three shots to capture their second championship in three seasons, as Steve Kerr’s squad is back at Oracle Arena for Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers. Cleveland blitzed Golden State on Friday with a first quarter barrage for the ages by posting an NBA Finals-record 49 points in the first 12 minutes. The Cavaliers didn’t let up from there as they kept their season alive with a 137-116 blowout of the Warriors to easily cash as five-point home underdogs. Kyrie Irving lit up the Warriors in consecutive games Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Finals-GSW close to history,LeBron powerless

James understood the potential of this Golden State goliath with more firepower than perhaps anything the NBA has seen before. And although he’s on the cusp of being swept in the Finals – for the second time – by a team unequalled in today’s game, James isn’t envious of the Warriors for building a super power in sneakers. He’d do it, too. One day after Cleveland plunged into a 3-0 hole following a demoralizing 118-113 loss in Game 3, James said he didn’t have a problem with Durant tilting the balance of power by joining forces with a star-studded that already had Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. ”It’s part of the rules,” James said Thursday. ”Is it fair? I don’t care. It’s great for our league. Right now, look at our TV ratings, look at the money our league is pouring in. I mean, who am I to Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Finals-Game 2-Cleveland looked powerless in game 1,LeBron needs support…

NBA Finals – Game 2No. 2 Cleveland at No. 1 Golden State (ABC, 8 p.m. ET) Complaints over the NBA playoffs not being competitive got no reprieve on Thursday. The opening quarter of Finals Game 1 was riveting, but Golden State covered as a first-half favorite and then put a 1-0 series lead in its pocket with a 33-20 third-quarter edge fueled by a 13-0 start after action tipped for the break. Both teams threw down spectacular dunks and dished out deft passes. Only one turned the ball over and failed to consistently play lockdown defense, forfeiting any chance of keeping things interesting. The Warriors beat the Cavs 113-91 and were never seriously challenged after Kevin Durant ended a run that had cut their lead to 80-68 with under three minutes left in the third by draining a jumper that restored order. Trust that the stretch of basketball the Cavs Read More

2017-NBA-Play offs-Finals 2017- Gear up for game 1 as Warriors host the champions

NBA Finals – Game 1 No. 2 Cleveland at No. 1 Golden State (ABC, 9 p.m. ET) Cavs-Warriors III is finally here, arriving as the first-ever NBA Finals matchup played between teams vying for the title three consecutive times. Considering the Celtics and Lakers have run things in multiple decades and are unquestionably still the rivalry to end all rivalries, this is quite the accomplishment. Now the series just has to live up to the hype to try and salvage what’s been by all accounts a dud of a postseason. Fortunately, all the ingredients are there. Well, most. Steve Kerr won’t coach Game 1 and is questionable for the rest of the series as he attempts to overcome lingering side effects from back surgery. That means Mike Brown will be coaching these Finals against the Cavs, who fired him after deciding he was expendable back in 2010. LeBron James left Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Tuesday night- LeBron looking to improve, Boston to win!!!

If LeBron James was even a shell of his usual self in Game 3 against the Boston Celtics, the Cleveland Cavaliers would be up 3-0 in the conference finals and beginning to size up the Golden State Warriors for what would be an NBA Finals rematch. Game 4 is Tuesday in Cleveland. “No blame. We’re all to blame,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Monday, a day after his team was stunned 111-108 by the Celtics. “We lost; it happens. For a guy who played great for five straight months, he’s got to have a bad game sooner or later. He’s human. He didn’t shoot the ball well. It wasn’t his ordinary game. But Kevin (Love, 28 points) and Kyrie (Irving, 29 points) had it going early and they played well, so it kind of got him out of rhythm a little bit in that first half. That’s no excuse.” It Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Monday night-Will Spurs play their last game this season ???

NBA Playoffs Best Bet (ESPN, 9:00 p.m. ET)Golden State vs. San Antonio – Game 4 Odds: Golden State (-11.5); Total set at 218.5 To nobody’s real surprise, the Golden State Warriors are one win away from a third straight appearance in the NBA Finals and then enter Game 4 as double digit favorites to do so. The Warriors took advantage of a Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs team in Game 3 to blow San Antonio out yet again and it sparked a great post-game quote from Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili. Ginobili stated that to win Game 4 the Spurs will have to play at least a 10 out of 10 and the Warriors can play no better than a 7 for San Antonio to have a chance to extend this series. But NBA bettors did see the Boston Celtics win outright as heavy underdogs last night in Cleveland without their All-Star, Read More

2017-NBA-Play Offs-Sunday night basketball-Everything is obvious, we all wait for the big finals

Eastern Conference Finals – Game 3 (Cavaliers lead 2-0)Boston at Cleveland (TNT, 8:30 p.m. ET)The Eastern Conference Finals are nearly done, as evidenced by a pair of Cleveland routs of Boston at TD Garden. The Cavaliers are two victories away from their third straight NBA Finals appearance as Cleveland heads back home trying to close out the overmatched Celtics.Not having home-court advantage didn’t matter one iota for Tyronn Lue’s squad, who knocked off Boston in the series opener, 117-104 after building a 21-point halftime lead. The Cavaliers didn’t mess around in Game 2 by jumping out to a 72-31 halftime advantage in a 130-86 rout to easily cash as five-point road favorites.Cleveland shot a scorching 56% from the field, while knocking down 19 three-pointers in Game 2. Amazingly, the Cavaliers had only four players scoring in double-figures, led by LeBron James’ 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the floor. Kyrie Read More

NBA-Play offs-Eastern Conference Finals-Boston attack the King and Cavs with home advantage

Eastern Conference FinalsNo. 2 Cleveland at No. 1 Boston (TNT, 8:30 p.m. ET) 2016-17 Regular Season (Cavaliers 3-1)Nov. 3 Celtics at Cavaliers (-10.5) 128-122 (Over 207)Dec. 29 Celtics at Cavaliers (-6) 124-118 (Over 207)Mar. 1 Cavaliers at Celtics (-2) 103-99 (Under 224)Apr. 5 Cavaliers (+4) at Celtics 114-91 (Under 222) LeBron James is riding an incredible streak of Eastern Conference championships by playing in the last seven NBA Finals. James and the Cavaliers have yet to lose a playoff game in this postseason after sweeping through the Pacers and Raptors, but Cleveland will have to knock out Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals without the benefit of home-court advantage. Boston (53-29) finished two games ahead of Cleveland in the regular season to wrap up the top seed and set themselves up for home-court against the defending champions if they were to meet in the East Finals. The Celtics dug themselves Read More