The Rockets can reach basketball Nirvana; they just need to find the right combination of pieces, and those pieces have to perform at optimal efficiency.
We’re officially here, the long-awaited mid-point of the NBA playoffs…well, kind of. At the time of this writing, the series stand as followed: Raptors & Celtics tied 2 – 2 Heat lead Bucks 3 – 0 Rockets lead Lakers 1 – 0 Clippers & Nuggets tied 1 – 1 Some people may ask, “Why didContinue reading “Seven Points For the Second Round”
By Andrew Lawlor Last night, the Rockets beat the Lakers 112–97 in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, behind 36 points from James Harden, 24 from Russell Westbrook, and 23 from Eric Gordon. Much was made of the stylistic differences between the teams: Houston plays small, while the Lakers are big. But the LakersContinue reading “The Thunder Couldn’t Hurt the Rockets Inside But the Lakers Can”
By Karin Abcarians Tonight, the Los Angeles Lakers will face off against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals. This comes after they took care of the Portland Trail Blazers in five games during the first round, winning four straight after losing Game 1 of that series. As a Lakers fan,Continue reading “What Can The Lakers Build On After the First Round?”
By Andrew Lawlor Some of the most iconic NBA playoff moments in history have come via isolation. Michael Jordan’s last shot against the Utah Jazz. Kyrie Irving’s clutch three-pointer against the Warriors. Damian Lillard’s game-winner last year over Paul George. Luka Doncic’s step back against the Clippers this year. When all the cards are down,Continue reading “Isolation Scoring in the Playoffs”
With the playoffs approaching, putting everyone in a good mood, I decided I should be nice for this piece. Last article, I decided to burst every fanbase’s bubble by sending a roast towards every team. This one is a little different. The complete opposite actually. My intent with this is to rekindle my relationship withContinue reading “One Compliment to Blow Bubbles Up Every Team’s A**”
Typically, being liked is what everyone is aiming for. People like to see the positives in things, and they label any negatives as areas of improvement to lighten the pessimism behind the critique. Today, I’m changing all of that. I’m here because I want the smoke from every fan of every team. Sure, there areContinue reading “One Roast to Burst Every Team’s Bubble”