Ron Glover’s 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Preview

Posted in Blogroll on October 31st, 2012 by Ron Glover

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An NBA crown makes the Miami Heat the hunted — with everyone coming for their heads.

The 2012-13 NBA season is here. Thanks to a feverish off-season full of trades and free agent signings, the Easten Conference was shaken up just a little.

The Miami Heat are looking to repeat as NBA Champions. LeBron James has cemented himself as the NBA’s best player hands down. The Boston Celtics have gotten younger and deeper and believe they have enough to overthrow the champs. The three-way deal that landed Andrew Bynum in Philadelphia puts the 76ers in the mix.

The future of Derrick Rose is the primary concern for the Chicago Bulls now, but they will challenge for one of the top four seeds. The Brooklyn Nets will make waves as Joe Johnson and Deron Williams will form one of the NBA’s best backcourts. The Knicks are hoping many of the seasoned veterans they’ve acquired can stay healthy long enough to make a playoff run.

Here’s my preview of the NBA’s Eastern Conference.

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Tip-Off for 10/31/12 (featuring Michael Jackson): Heat get rings, crown Celtics 120-107; new look Mavs ruin Dwight Howard’s debut, stun Lakers 99-91

Posted in Blogroll on October 31st, 2012 by Ron Glover

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The NBA kings get their rings.

The Miami Heat raised their second championship banner and LeBron James received his first championship ring. After the pomp and circumstance, it was time to get down to business. The Boston Celtics did their best to crash the Heat’s party and the debut of former teammate turned rival Ray Allen.

Dwyane Wade scored 29 points, LeBron James added 26 to go with 10 rebounds and Allen pumped in 19 as the Heat cruised to a 120-107 opening night victory.

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