@TSFSports 2014 NBA Western Conference Playoff Predictions (First round)

Posted in Blogroll on April 19th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(SFGate.com)

Can a wounded Andrew Bogut and the Warriors rattle Blake Griffin enough to throw the Clippers off course?

The NBA’s second season has arrived and for the San Antonio Spurs, it couldn’t begin soon enough. The reigning Western Conference Champions finished a league-best 62-20, including season splits with the world champion Miami Heat and the Eastern Conference leaders, the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs are joined by (in the order of seeding): Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks. Here are my first round predictions.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Thursday, April 10, 2014: Spurs smack Mavs; Nuggets nip Warriors

Posted in Blogroll on April 11th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Miller and the Nuggets won the war, but his legs definitely lost this battle…

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Tuesday, April 15 with doubleheader action featuring the New York Knicks @ Brooklyn Nets at 8 p.m. ET and the Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 p.m.

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Hank Aaron hits #715: A memorable feat from baseball’s forgotten man

Posted in Blogroll on April 8th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(AP)

Forty years ago, Hank Aaron eclipsed Babe Ruth’s hallowed mark of 714 home runs. Aaron’s pursuit of history should have been an elixir for a nation sick with hatred, climaxing with the tumultuous 1960′s. Instead what America and baseball’s greatest slugger encountered was a heart-wrenching reminder of even darker times.

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DeSean Jackson agrees to 3-year deal with Washington Redskins

Posted in Blogroll on April 2nd, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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DeSean Jackson should be motivated to silence the Eagles and other critics in 2014.

DeSean Jackson will get his share of opportunities to prove the Philadelphia Eagles wrong over the next few seasons. Jackson has agreed in principle to a multi-year deal with the Washington Redskins. Unfortunately, we won’t know how the 2014 NFL schedule shakes out for the next few weeks.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Tuesday, April 1, 2014: Brooklyn dismisses Houston; Blazers take out Lakers

Posted in Blogroll on April 2nd, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Got one.

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Thursday, April 3, with doubleheader action featuring the San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET and the Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 p.m.

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Rush to judgement could have crippling results for DeSean Jackson and the Philadelphia Eagles

Posted in Blogroll on March 31st, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(Bob Stanton/USA Today)

The Philadelphia Eagles release of DeSean Jackson could be damning.

The only thing more shocking than the Philadelphia Eagles release of Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson is the recklessness with which team officials handled the situation and the silence which remains.

An online publication reported of Jackson’s alleged ties with the Crips gang in Jackson’s native Los Angeles. Despite his denial of any association with the gang — which was backed by the LAPD — the seven-year veteran was unceremoniously released by an organization shaken up by what the New England Patriots endured with former tight end Aaron Hernandez.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Tuesday, March 25, 2014: Mavs out shoot Thunder; Lakers beat up Knicks

Posted in Blogroll on March 26th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Dirk put up 32 in the win.

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Tuesday, April 1, with doubleheader action featuring the Houston Rockets @ Brooklyn Nets at 8 p.m. ET and the Portland Trail Blazers @ Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

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Three things I think I know about the 2014 MLB season

Posted in Blogroll on March 24th, 2014 by Okori Wadsworth

(MLB.com)
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We’re here.

With the exception of Florida, Mother Nature has reminded us all of her power and what she is capable of when pushed to her limits.

What’s the one thing that can make us all feel better about being stuck in polar vortexes along with having to shovel snow until our arms and backs feel like sparred with Zeus? It’s spring training. However, there’s a lot you need to know. Consider this your need to know source.

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Notes from NBA TV’s Fan Night presented by Sprint –Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Toronto Raptors (113) at Atlanta Hawks (118)

Posted in Blogroll on March 19th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Jeff Teague: 34 points in the win. 

 Paul Millsap had an Oscar with 19 points, 13 boards and 10 assists and Jeff Teague put in 34 to offset DeMar DeRozan’s 29 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in the overtime win last night.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Thursday, March 13, 2014: Bulls rock Rockets; Thunder beat up Lakers

Posted in Blogroll on March 14th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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10 stitches and still balled out. 

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Tuesday, March 25, at 8 p.m. ET with doubleheader action featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks followed by the New York Knicks @ Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

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Notes from NBA TV’s NBA Fan Night presented by Sprint – Tuesday, March 11, 2014: Houston Rockets (98) at Oklahoma City Thunder (106)

Posted in Blogroll on March 12th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Co-MVP’s? Does Webber have a point?

I’ve written that no other player deserves MVP while LeBron is still playing at this level, but it’s obvious Kevin Durant is making things interesting. I also wrote about the two before their Finals match up and it seems Durant is showing and proving that he — at least in the regular season — is nothing second fiddle. Read below and you’ll see Chris Webber makes an interesting case for the two superstars to share the MVP award.

Voting is open for next week’s game via NBA.com, the NBA Facebook page, NBA TV’s Facebook page, Yahoo.com, NBA.com mobile web, mobile NBA Game Time App, the NBA Game Time from Sprint App and Twitter.

 

Fans can select between the following games:

 

Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Washington Wizards vs. Sacramento Kings

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Thursday, March 6, 2014: Lakers lose historically; Spurs put out the Heat

Posted in Blogroll on March 7th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Yeah…an ass whuppin’ it was.

There is absolutely no need to comment. My goodness.

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. ET with doubleheader action featuring the Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls followed by the Los Angeles Lakers @ Oklahoma City Thunder at 9:30 p.m.

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Paying Tribute: Jerry West (Part one)

Posted in Blogroll on March 4th, 2014 by Okori Wadsworth

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Jerry West is so much more than this.

With the MVP race blowing up in the second half, I’ve been thinking about what basketball was when I was a kid and what it is now. Not that I mind what it is all too much, but I always have been kind of curious what it was like to watch a game before 1981.

I thought it’d be cool to look back at one of the greats from that era. Where to go was the question I found myself asking. Everyone’s written chapter and verse on Russell and Wilt, and I didn’t want to drive over ground plowed by so many others. So where did I go, you might be asking? Before I reveal this player, I need a small favor. Just a small one.

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Allen Iverson and Philly share an unconditional love

Posted in Blogroll on March 2nd, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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Allen Iverson speaking to 17,000 of his closest friends.

Allen Iverson’s iconic No. 3 now hangs among other Philadelphia 76ers immortals. The love affair between Iverson and Philadelphia has been just that. One filled with laughter, tears and plenty of growing in between.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Thursday, February 27, 2014: Heat crush Knicks; Nets do same to Nuggets

Posted in Blogroll on February 28th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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LeBane?

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Thursday, March 6, at 8 p.m. ET with doubleheader action featuring the Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs followed by the Los Angeles Clippers @ Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

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