Even now that the Bulls have kept Noah, built their defense around him and won 71 percent of its games the last three seasons, Noah still very rarely gets the national credit he deserves. Noah didn’t make an All-Star team until this season. He received one first place vote for Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, none in 2012 and he finished in fourth-place this year when he could have won…
A sobering losing spell, reality-check coaching fire, and one extraordinary third-quarter have turned corner on Nets season
A one-point game at halftime was very quickly a 72-54 game. In fact, following a Thaddeus Young jumper, Wallace added another bucket and Brook Lopez would dunk off a Williams assist to secure a 20-point lead. The Nets took a full timeout, by choice, to get subs into the game, and the likes of Andray Blatche, Mirza Teletovic, Kieth Bogans and Gerald Wallace helped the Nets head into the fourth quarter with a 22-point lead…
The 2012 USA Olympic men’s basketball team won its opening game in pool play against the Tony Parker-led French national team today 98-71. Here are some positives and negatives that come out of the Americans’ debut in Pool A.
“Hello Brooklyn, I’m Joe Johnson… and I will try not to be the franchise’s next Vince Carter.”
A little trivia for you. Who is arguably the best power forward in the history of the league? And on which team does he play? This same team has one of the top five point guards in the league, and this guy is coming off the bench. This team also has maybe the best triple threat guy in the league. Confused?
Deron Williams is on pace to not only come close or, dare I say, surpass John Stockton in playoff assists, but he’s doing it by scoring 21 points a game as well. While closing out Denver, Williams became one of only three others since 1992 to average 25 points and 10 assists in a playoff series. And keep in mind that he’s doing this with some key injuries on the Jazz’s roster.
Two seasons ago the Chicago Bulls seemed ready to make a run at the Eastern Conference crown. Third-year coach, Scott Skiles (he took over during the 03-04campaign) guided the Bulls to their first playoff series win in nine seasons. Led by young guns Ben Gordon, Luol Deng, and Kirk Hinrich the Baby Bulls swept the reigning champs, Miami, before falling to Detroit 4-2 in a hard-fought series.
NBA fans have to enjoy the point guard match ups playing out in the Western Conference. Chris Paul and his Hornets vs. Tony Parker and the Spurs, Deron Williams and the Jazz vs. Derek Fisher and the Lakers – does it make me Captain Obvious to suggest these guys are the top four at their […]