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Everyone Gets Up: 10 Boston Celtics-Toronto Raptors Takeaways

Everyone Gets Up: 10 Boston Celtics-Toronto Raptors Takeaways

ADVERTISEMENT 1. Not Al Horford. No Malcolm Brogdon. Second night of a back-to-back (albeit short) trip, after a game of heavy minutes on Sunday. Sloppy first half. Shaking the referee throughout the opening two quarters. ADVERTISEMENT Celtics win over. This team continues to win matches. The stars do what they do. Role-players play their roles … Read more

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NBA results: The Pacers make us all look silly

NBA results: The Pacers make us all look silly
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ADVERTISEMENT The Last time I wrote one of these daily summaries of resultsI’ve spent the introduction gawking at the NBA’s unpredictability. The Pistons were playing the Mavericks, and I had no idea what to expect from the game — not even Luca’s presence on one side could sway me in one direction or the other. … Read more

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Who are the Portland Trail Blazers?

Who are the Portland Trail Blazers?

ADVERTISEMENT The Portland Trail Blazers They’ve been on a roller coaster ride this season, and got off to a 10-4 start in their 2022-23 campaign before slumping to a current 13-11 record. Alternating between thrilling and then incidental outcomes, unsettling those who want control of this team and its eventual fate. That’s the theme for … Read more

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The KD Mystery: With the Minutes Growing Up—along with Double Teams—How Do the Nets React?

ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Durant shows no sign of slowing down in what is his 16th year in the NBA and 35th year on the planet. With the exception of his 3-point shooting, his numbers so far this season are better than his career numbers, roughly equaling the 2013-14 MVP when he was 25. He leads the … Read more

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NBA results: The Pacers make us all look silly

ADVERTISEMENT The Last time I wrote one of these daily summaries of resultsI’ve spent the introduction gawking at the NBA’s unpredictability. The Pistons were playing the Mavericks, and I had no idea what to expect from the game — not even Luca’s presence on one side could sway me in one direction or the other. … Read more

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8 candidates to be all-star guards in the Eastern Conference

ADVERTISEMENT Boston’s Jaylen Brown and Atlanta’s Dejounte Murray will be in the East All-Star guard slot combination. ADVERTISEMENT We explored the difficult decisions related to Western region players selection looms later this month once the league officially opens voting on 2023 NBA All-Star Game. So, naturally, it’s time to draw attention to the Eastern Conference, … Read more

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The coins must be the best to win a title

ADVERTISEMENT Over the past weekend, there has been a huge course correction by the Nuggets media and fans about how great they have actually been this season so far. After two disappointing losses to the Trae Young-less Atlanta Hawks, and New Orleans Pelicans, it’s becoming clear that the Nuggets are not where they need to … Read more

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The Mavericks’ reliance on producing Luka Doncic at the MVP level shows the need for a major move

ADVERTISEMENT DETROIT — Every team in the Western Conference feels it’s an important step away from breaking out of the mud and establishing themselves as a powerhouse. ADVERTISEMENT Luka Doncic‘s Dallas Mavericks Articulate it better than anyone else, it seems. On Monday, they appeared to validate their run to the Conference Finals in a Game … Read more

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Kristaps Porzingis is once again looking like an All-Star with Wizards

ADVERTISEMENT It’s not just the Pink Wizards costume. There is something different about Kristaps Porcingis in Washington this season. ADVERTISEMENT The hairs along his jawline now condense into a bushy beard that frames his chin. During the summer, on his way to the barbershop for a routine cut, Porzingis’ friend Laura urged him to keep … Read more

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Tyus Jones shows why the Grizzlies made him their highest-paid backup guard

ADVERTISEMENT Tyus Jones considers himself the starting point guard. Play like one. Actually, it is Memphis Grizzlies He was basically paid as if he was one when they made Jones the best paid reserve guard in the NBA. ADVERTISEMENT Games like Monday night against the Miami Heat prove why Memphis made a smart investment by … Read more

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