NBA Playoffs: Thunder v. Spurs preview

San Antonio Spurs v. Oklahoma City Thunder

This should be one of the most highly anticipated series since the Los Angeles Lakers v. Boston Celtics NBA Finals in 2010. Rarely do we get an extremely intriguing Conference Finals. We will get both on Sunday when the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. There is so much to look forward to in this series, so let’s get it started.

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12 NBA Players I Want on My Team

Kevin Garnett

It’s nice to have superstars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose on your team. But you can’t have a team of 12 superstars. It’s not possible, at all. You need tough guys on your team, guy that will help motivate their teammates to take their game to another level or guys that will play limited minutes and give unlimited effort. Here are 12 players that I would want on my team, in no particular order.

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NBA Draft: Where Do The Charlotte Bobcats Go From Here?

Michael Jordan

The Charlotte Bobcats could not have had a worse season. Actually, if winning 7 of 66 games isn’t embarrassing enough, it would be even more embarrassing if the Bobcats didn’t end up getting the #1 pick in the June draft. This team has a lot of improving to do and it starts with cleaning house.

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The 2012 NBA MVP is . . .

LeBron James and Kevin Durant

The NBA MVP debate has heated up, then cooled down. Then it heated up again, and then it cooled down, again. It seems that the MVP has come down to two players: Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant.

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NBA Trade Deadline: Possible suitors for Bucks’ Stephen Jackson

stephen jackson bucks

Plenty of names will be floated around in the next week-plus as the NBA trade deadline approaches on March 15th.  Over the next week, I am going to take a look at which players are likely to be dealt and what teams might be interested in acquiring said player.  Stephen Jackson seems to have already worn out his welcome with the Milwaukee Bucks and could be moved.
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Kyle Korver Lights Up Bobcats; Stephen Jackson Still Trashes his Game

kyle korver

Last season the Chicago Bulls finished dead last in the NBA in three point field goal percentage. In the summer they went out and got Kyle Korver from Utah. All he did was lead the league in three point shooting percentage. Actually he broke the NBA season record for three point percentage, with a .536 eclipsing that of former Bull Steve Kerr and his .524 in 1994-95.

This year Korver’s in the top 20 in 3 pt% and the Bulls have a team have improved all the up to 12th in the league. In their 106-94 win over the Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday night, Korver went 5-5 from the field, 3-3 from distance.

But it didn’t stop Bobcats star Stephen Jackson from giving Korver’s abilities an extremely back-handed compliment that came off like a blatant insult:

By Paul M. Banks

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Bobcats Can’t Win one for MJ, Keep Positive Momentum Going

Michael Jordan

Say this for the Charlotte Bobcats, they know how to get it done against the best in the NBA. It’s the rest of the league they often find themselves struggling with. Prior to last night’s loss to the Chicago Bulls, the Bobcats had won three of five; with those three being over the Eastern Conference leading Boston Celtics, the currently fourth seeded Atlanta Hawks and the defending champion LA Lakers.

Actually, they gave the Lake Show it’s worst loss of the year, 109-89.

But in Chicago, they just couldn’t keep it going against the team with the third best record in the East; a team they had beaten twice already.

By Paul M. Banks

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Chicago Bulls Finally Get Best of Charlotte Bobcats 106-94

luvabulls

Tonight, the Chicago Bulls were a lot like the priests who restored Linda Blair because they were exorcising demons all over the place.

Third time the charm for beating the Charlotte Bobcats? Roger that.

Winning the first home game after a long road trip instead of falling flat in the homestand opener? Done.

Beating an inferior team that for some reason matches up really well? Check.

Defeating the team owned by His Airness at Chicago homecoming? Check mate.

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