NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: Kobe Bryant Finally Gets His Shine

Posted in Andrew Bynum, Boston Celtics, Carlos Boozer, Charles Barkley, Chauncey Billups, David Aldridge, David Stern, Derek Fisher, Deron Williams, Detroit Pistons, Doug Collins, Dwight Howard, Ernie Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets, Inside the NBA, Jason Maxiell, Jerry Sloan, Kenny Smith, Kevin Harlan, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers, Marv Albert, NBA, NBA MVP, NBA On TNT, Orlando Magic, Pam Oliver, Paul Milsap, Rashard Lewis, Rasheed Wallace, Reggie Miller, Stan Van Gundy, Utah Jazz on May 8th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Does this look like a team led by a selfish superstar?

Game 1: Detroit Pistons (86) @ Orlando Magic (111) – The Pistons lead the series 2-1.

Announcers Marv Albert and Reggie Miller with Pam Oliver reporting

Miller on how Pistons center Jason Maxiell has found a successful way to post-up Magic center Dwight Howard: “(Jason Maxiell) has posed a lot of problems for Dwight Howard, who is about four inches taller (than Maxiell). He is using his legs to get underneath Dwight Howard a little bit down low. He’s not worried about the upper body strength of Dwight Howard He’s trying to get into his legs and bring him down to his size.”

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NBA Playoffs Last Night: The Mavs and the Suns Have Gone Fishin’

Posted in Avery Johnson, Byron Scott, Chris Paul, Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, Grant Hill, Houston Rockets, Jason Kidd, Josh Howard, Kobe Bryant, Mike D\'Antoni, New Orleans Hornets, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Steve Nash, Tracey McGrady, Utal Jazz on April 30th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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The Mavs have lost 12 of 15 playoff games

Just think, the last three MVP trophies are going fishing. The media crush around the Mavs and the Suns before this year was maddening. I just didn’t understand why people were so enamored with teams cottony soft in a playoff rock hard world. Say what you want about Flash’s 17 free throw a game average a couple of years back, but Dallas made its own bed that series and has never recovered.

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NBA Playoffs Last Night: DeShawn Stevenson Strikes Back

Posted in Aundray Blatche, Carlos Boozer, Caron Butler, Chris Broussard, Cleveland Cavaliers, Colin Powell, D.C., Derron Williams, Deshawn Stevenson, Devin Brown, Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu, Houston Rockets, Kevin Blackistone, LeBron James, NBA playoffs, Orlando Magic, Pardon the Interruption, Rafer Alston, Soulja Boy, Steven A. Smith, T.J. Ford, Tony Reali, Toronto Raptors, Tough Juice, Tracey McGrady, Utah Jazz, Washington, Washington Wizards on April 25th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Had 5 threes.

Washington Wizards 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 72

Cleveland leads series 2-1.

Cleveland had one 8 straight playoff games versus Washington.

Last night was just incredible and because of it DC will forever be official.

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NBA Playoffs Last Night

Posted in Bobby Jackson, Brendan Haywood, Cleveland Cavaliers, Derron Williams, Deshawn Stevenson, Gilbert Arenas, Houston Rockets, LeBron James, Mehmet Okur, NBA playoffs, Tracy McGrady, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards on April 22nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

So what.

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#4 Utah Jazz vs. #5 Houston Rockets 1st Round Western Conference

Posted in Carlos Boozer, Deron Williams, Houston Rockets, Jerry Sloan, Orlando Magic, Stockton and Malone, Toronto Raptors, Tracy McGrady, Trent Nelson, Utah Jazz, Yao Ming on April 20th, 2008 by Jerold Wells Jr.

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Yeah he’s that good

Utah Jazz exploded into the company of the NBA’s elite last year as a result of Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams. Perhaps no two players epitomize their team more than they do. Both won in college and brought a sense of purpose with them to the Jazz. They play hard, expect their teammates to do the same, and give consistent effort. Williams and Boozer are more an extension of their coach, Jerry Sloan, than a reincarnation of Jazz legends Stockton and Malone. They are hard nosed, tough, players who excel because they consistently execute.

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NBA On TNT Notes: The Boston Celtics Stop The Houston Rockets’ 22 Game Winning Streak

Posted in Blogroll, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets on March 19th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Boston got up for last night, Houston didn’t

Barkley on the historical significance of the Houston Rockets’ 22-game winning streak: “I’ve been in the NBA since 1984. The Rockets streak is the second best thing I’ve ever seen. When the Bulls won 70 games (I thought) there’s no NBA team that can win 70 games. But to win 20 games, and (the Rockets) have won 22 games, this is remarkable and I’m going to enjoy it.”

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