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Righting the Ship: The Clippers Are Skilled Sailors

Back in early September at the Orlando Bubble, the LA Clippers led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George took a commanding 3-1 Semi-Finals series lead over the Denver Nuggets. The latter had just overcome a devastating 3-1 deficit in the First Round, and now for the second straight year, it

Birds of Prey: The Hawks are Predators Again

Six years ago, the Atlanta Hawks took control of the Eastern landscape and finished with the Conference’s best record. Incredible team-play from the starting unit, which produced a league-best four All-Stars, led them to a miraculous 60-win campaign, despite no scorers averaging more than 17 per contest. They failed to

Rising Up: The Suns are Scorching Hot

Ten years ago, the Steve Nash-led Suns ended their dominant run on the Western Conference, missing the playoffs for just the second time during his tenure. The team traded him after the following season and began a rebuilding process with some nice prospects and rotation players. Within two years, they

Good Business: The Knicks Have a Healthy Operation

Last year, the NBA halted play for four months due to the coronavirus outbreak before setting up a “bubble” for teams to finish out the regular season; the league invited 22 of its 30 teams to participate and vie for playoff spots…the Knicks were not one of them. Following an

The Brooklyn Nets Are a Legit Contender

Kevin Durant had to get healthy for the Brooklyn Nets to hit legit contender status. Now completely healthy and averaging 29 points this season, he is once again an all-star, and fans in Brooklyn can now start dreaming about a long run in the playoffs. Durant is out with a hamstring

Back to Recess: The Warriors Have Come Out to Play

Last year, the Golden State Warriors entered rare company, joining some historic pro teams who’ve dropped from first…to worst throughout a season. Plagued by major injuries to stars, decimated by several key departures, and worn out from a long championship window, the Warriors produced only 15 wins and lost a

A More Perfect Union: The East Should Fear the 76ers

Last August, the pre-season Eastern Conference front running 76ers clinched a playoff spot and a First Round matchup with their rival Boston Celtics. Down Ben Simmons due to a dislocated knee cap, the six-seed Sixers were pounced by the star-driven Celtics unit, dropping four straight and abruptly ending their season. It

All the Right Places: Five Players Reborn in New Uniforms

Trade season and free agency are the best opportunities for teams, unsatisfied with their current roster, to find pieces that fit their build. Whether an organization is on the brink of contention, fighting to make the playoffs, or looking towards a bright future, there are always valuable assets to bring

Take Note: The Jazz Will Be in the Conference Finals

Just five short months ago, the short-handed Utah Jazz team held a 3-1 series lead over the Denver Nuggets, in the first round of the challenging 2020 NBA Playoffs. The Jazz then lost three straight, including a highly contested Game 7, and were sent home. It was their second consecutive First

Is The Park Closed: What’s Up with the Raptors?

A year-and-a-half ago, the Toronto Raptors became the first Canadian team to win the NBA Championship, dethroning the greatest dynasty in recent memory: The Golden State Warriors. In the months that followed, they lost their star player to free agency as well as another important starter, yet last season they

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