How dangerous can the Golden State Warriors be in the playoffs?

Curry Thompson

The Golden State Warriors were considered as championship contenders prior to the start of the 2013-2014 season. However, soon after the start of the season they didn’t seem to be as dangerous as initially projected. After a not so great first half of the season the Dubs managed to bounce back in the second half of the season and they are now considered as one of the most significant underdogs in this year’s playoffs. But can they really threaten the best teams in the West? [Read more…]

Will Joakim Noah win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award?

LeBron James Joakim Noah

The discussion about the Defensive Player of the Year award has heated up since the All-Star break. It has changed a bit, too. After LeBron James stated that he should be the one to win the award this season, we have also seen Joakim Noah emerging a strong candidate. The Frenchman center has dramatically improved his performance during the second half of the season, especially on the defensive end of the floor. He is one of the biggest factors for the Chicago Bulls this season. Of course, Roy Hibbert still remains one of the top favorites for the title this season, as he has been playing extremely well on defense throughout the season. So who will eventually win the Defensive Player of the Year award? Who stands the biggest chances? Let’s break down.

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Are The Golden State Warriors A Favorite To Win The Title In The West?

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The Golden State Warriors started the 2013-2014 season rather slow. After going 14-13 until mid-December, the Dubs have won their last eight game and they have set route for even greater things to come. The truth is that prior to the start of the season, the Warriors were considered as one of the most powerful teams in the West. However, their beginning wasn’t as good as all the fans of the team expected. [Read more…]

Getting healthy an off-season must for Golden State Warriors

stephen curry andrew bogut

On paper, the Golden State Warriors don’t appear to be that far off from competing for a spot in the Western Conference Playoffs.  Adding a couple pieces this off-season and getting Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut, and David Lee 100% healthy will certainly be crucial if Mark Jackson‘s team is going to take that next step.

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Michael Jordan’s Statements on NBA Lockout Cost him $100,000

Michael Jordan

The NBA fined Michael Jordan $100,000 today for comments he made last month about the lengthening lockout and Milwaukee Bucks Center Andrew Bogut. Damn, that’s a lot of scrilla for just speaking your mind.

In an Aug. 19 interview with Australian newspaper The Herald Sun, the Charlotte Bobcats owner and Chicago Bulls legend spoke extensively about the need for revenue sharing.

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Milwaukee Bucks Top Off-Season Priority: Getting Healthy

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A year ago, the NBA was starting to Fear the Deer.  The Milwaukee Bucks experienced a resurgence and started to build some momentum in the Eastern Conference.  However, injuries combined with some off-season moves that backfired leave the Bucks searching for answers this off-season.

By: David Kay

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Milwaukee Bucks finally close out a win against the Sixers

Drew Gooden

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It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and the Milwaukee Bucks have had considerable problems this season closing out teams good and bad.

Saturday night’s 93-87 overtime win over the Philadelphia 76ers still featured the Bucks’ late game issues (0-6 in the final five minutes of regulation), with a twist ending where Milwaukee’s defense comes through with one of their best second halves of the season.

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Are Indiana Pacers in Relapse?

Well, so much for the newfound optimism under Frank Vogel.

After starting 9-3 under the interim coach, the Indiana Pacers have lost seven of their last eight games, including five straight in which the team never realistically threatened for the win. Three of those defeats came by 17 or more points.

The most recent loss, a 101-75 thrashing Wednesday at the hands of the Minnesota Timberwolves (who at the time owned the worst record in the Western Conference), was arguably Indiana’s worst effort all season. Forward Danny Granger finished 2-of-19 with 10 points, and center Roy Hibbert didn’t score at all.

By Drew Allen

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More details about the origin of Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut’s lingering virus

Andrew Bogut

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The lingering virus that has plagued Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut over the past month of came from a scratch Bogut received from a “certain player,” and will be a constant issue through the end of the NBA regular season.

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Different month, same results in Milwaukee Bucks loss to Utah Jazz

Andrew Bogut

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The Milwaukee Bucks shot a better percentage and connected on just as many three pointers at the Utah Jazz, but couldn’t overcome a late surge from Deron Williams and an offensive rebounding onslaught that gave the Jazz 14 extra shot attempts.

The rare occurrence of a Bucks game-high shooting percentage (45.1%) couldn’t stop the Jazz (42.2%) from a late-game 13-2 run and walking away with a 95-86 victory.

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Milwaukee Bucks’ defense unravels in loss to Los Angeles Lakers

Andrew Bogut

Last year’s Bradley Center matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers left the coach, players, and fans foaming at the mouth from an indefensible foul call that led to a patented Kobe Bryant finishing move.

The re-match Tuesday night ended in much less controversy, but an equal amount of disappointment as the Lakers snapped the Bucks’ three game winning streak with a 118-107 victory.

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Milwaukee Bucks make an early statement in blowout of Atlanta Hawks

Brandon Jennings

The night after the Milwaukee Bucks played their best all-around game of the young NBA season, they played their best all-around game of the young NBA season.

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