NBA Finals Statistical Preview

Featured Image By Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images By Andrew Lawlor So it all comes down to the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James takes on his old team in the bubble. The Heat have made a Cinderella run as the five-seed. There are a lot of narratives to go around. Let’s diveContinue reading “NBA Finals Statistical Preview”

Playoff Rondo is Rising

Lakers fans have had a stressful time with Rajon Rondo. During any given Rondo minutes this past season, there was a 100% chance you could find a tweet from a fan wanting Rondo out of the game. In fact, fans often wanted Alex Caruso to get more minutes instead because he was improving and impactedContinue reading “Playoff Rondo is Rising”

Film Review: How Los Angeles Drastically Lowered James Harden’s Shot Attempts

By Matt Esposito Coming into the series, James Harden was known for being a high volume shooter. Not only did he routinely throw up north of a dozen triples per game, but he found efficiency by getting to the line. Yet, the former MVP is criticized (and rightly so) for being largely ineffective once theContinue reading “Film Review: How Los Angeles Drastically Lowered James Harden’s Shot Attempts”

Seven Points For the Second Round

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”

Game Two Focus: Is There A Quick Fix For Los Angeles?

by Matt Esposito I think so? Traditionally, blogs that start with such uncertainty don’t bode well for the writer, but here I stand. Friday night’s series opener revealed the Laker’s game plan for defending James Harden. Although it didn’t quite work, there were elements that could potentially lead to success. Harden’s propensity to attempt hisContinue reading “Game Two Focus: Is There A Quick Fix For Los Angeles?”

The Thunder Couldn’t Hurt the Rockets Inside But the Lakers Can

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”

What Can The Lakers Build On After the First Round?

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?”

One Compliment to Blow Bubbles Up Every Team’s A**

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**”

One Roast to Burst Every Team’s Bubble

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”