Never was the game really close. Denver dominated the game from start to finish. No sign of “Playoff Jimmy” could be found. Miami Heat lost by 11 points (the point spread was Denver -9) despite Butler’s meager 13 points and 7 rebounds. Denver demonstrated the potential of a rested NBA club. Nikola Jokic recorded a… Continue reading Updated NBA Series Odds After Game 1
Particularly in Game 7, Miami’s supporting cast made a HUGE impression. In the first half of Game 7, Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler were benched. Caleb Martin and the rest of the Heat’s supporting cast made some huge baskets to give the Heat a lead, but Boston was BRUTTAL from three-point range. Up until Jimmy… Continue reading NBA Finals Nuggets vs Heat Game Schedule
This has been discussed frequently: Low-scoring games 7 are common. A total of 195.6 points have been scored in the previous 16 Game 7s. This playoffs, the Celtics have already played one Game 7, and the final score was 200 points. Even without taking into account their current injury situation, the Heat are a poorer… Continue reading Celtics vs Heat Game 7 Free Picks
Damian Lillard, an All-Star with the Portland Trail Blazers, has encouraged the Rip City fan base to start a petition to have him transferred. Even if his allegiance has been unwavering, nothing lasts forever. Which player would provide the ideal focal point if Lillard were to be actively pursued by Blazers management this summer? With… Continue reading Damian Lillard to be Traded?
Four candidates, including two NBA champion coaches, Nick Nurse and Doc Rivers, are moving on to the Phoenix Suns’ final round of interviews this week, sources told ESPN on Tuesday night. According to reports, Nurse and Rivers will meet with top management together with Suns associate head coach Kevin Young and Sacramento Kings associate head… Continue reading Doc Rivers & Nick Nurse on Short List for Suns Job
Game 2 ended with a final score of 111-105 for the Celtics, who were defeated. The Heat accrued 17 fouls while the Celtics finished with 20, according to the number of fouls. Additionally, they succeeded in 9 of their 26 long-range attempts. Miami made 18 of their 19 free throw attempts for a final free… Continue reading Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Game 3 Free Pick
After falling to the Denver Nuggets in the first two games of the Western Conference Finals in Colorado, the Los Angeles Lakers are suddenly in desperate need of a victory. LeBron James is reportedly beginning to tire, D’Angelo Russell has performed terribly thus far in this series, and only Rui Hachimura has contributed offensively from… Continue reading Keys to Lakers Beating Nuggets in Game 3
James Harden’s alleged interest in joining the Houston Rockets again this summer has been one of the often reported tales in the NBA this year. Although the former league MVP’s pursuit by the Rockets does not guarantee that he will sign with them, the fact that Harden is associated with Houston gives these claims some… Continue reading Harden Back to Rockets?
BOSTON — There is a tangible sense of Jimmy Butler’s self-confidence and that of his Miami Heat teammates in the locker room. The superstar swingman acknowledged that he always thought this kind of run was possible for the eighth-seeded Heat, despite all the challenges that have appeared in their path throughout the season, after he dominated… Continue reading “Playoff Jimmy” is a Very Real Phenomenon
The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets will compete for a position in the NBA Finals for the second time in four years. The hottest offense of the postseason will square off against its stingiest defense in the 2023 Western Conference Finals: Denver outscored the Timberwolves and Suns by a sizzling 118.7 points per 100… Continue reading LeBron and Lakers vs Jokic and Nuggets – How Will it Play Out?