Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Wednesday, April 23, 2014: LaMarcus Aldridge is Spencer Haywood; Heat remain unbeaten vs. Bobcats

Posted in Blogroll on April 24th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(Bob Levey/Getty Images Sport)

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43 points and 8 in Game 2 after 46 and 18 in Game 1. 

Comparing Aldridge to Spencer Haywood (TSF Live interview with Spencer) is not about build or even their games, but more of an ability to hit a mid-range turnaround efficiently as well as bang down low when it counts. His confidence in his jumper maybe gives him a too cool reliance to play outside the paint, but he’ll get it right. If you don’t believe me, just ask Kevin McHale just that and check his response…

TNT’s NBA coverage of the playoffs continues Thursday, April 24, with doubleheader action featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder @ Memphis Grizzlies at 8 p.m. ET and the Los Angeles Clippers @ Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m.

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Notes from NBA TV’s Playoff Coverage – Wednesday, April 23, 2014: Dallas Mavericks catches San Antonio sleeping 113-92 to tie series 1-1

Posted in Blogroll on April 24th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(MCT/TOM FOX)

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In forcing 24 turnovers, Dallas caught San Antonio sleeping last night. 


NBA TV’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs continues Thursday, April 24, with Indiana Pacers @ Atlanta Hawks (Game 3) at 7 p.m. ET. 

 

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Playoffs Coverage – Tuesday, April 22, 2014: Wiz go up 2-0 on Bulls; Pacers get even with Hawks

Posted in Blogroll on April 23rd, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
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Wall and the Wizards are taking full advantage of the postseason.

TNT’s NBA coverage of the playoffs continues Wednesday, April 23, with doubleheader action featuring the  Charlotte Bobcats @ Miami Heat (Game 2) at 7 p.m. ET and the Portland Trail Blazers @ Houston Rockets (Game 2) at 9:30 p.m.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Playoffs Coverage – Sunday, April 20, 2014: LaMarcus Aldridge goes off in Blazers win; Wiz and Spurs also win

Posted in Blogroll on April 21st, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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LaMarcus Aldridge last night: 46 points, 18 boards, 2 dimes, 2 blocks.

TNT’s NBA coverage of the playoffs continues Monday, April 21, with doubleheader action featuring the Memphis Grizzlies @ Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET and the Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 p.m.

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

Posted in Blogroll on April 19th, 2014 by Ron 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 – 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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Notes from TNT’s NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader.com – Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014: The Rising Stars squad up

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

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That Michigan Man is looking like a ROY…

BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge & State Farm All-Star Saturday Night Participants Exclusively Announced on TNT

Listen, if you’re expecting crisp basketball and defense, ya got the wrong game. Just sit back and be entertained…

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader.com – Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014: NBA All-Star Reserves Announced

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Who got robbed?

Lance Stephenson should definitely be on this team. ::Larry Legend shrug::

 

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Thursday, January 23, 2014: LaMarcus Aldridge puts in 44 and 13; LeBron does it all

Posted in Blogroll on January 24th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(totalprosports.com)

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LA is in the discussion as the best power forward in the game without question…

 

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Thursday, January 30, at 7 p.m. ET with the exclusive announcement of the 2014 NBA All-Star reserves followed by doubleheader action featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers @ New York Knicks at 8 p.m. and the Los Angeles Clippers @ Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Tip-off – Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014: 2014 NBA All-Star Starters Announced

Posted in Blogroll on January 24th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(NBA.com)

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Who got the snub?

I’m down with Beans getting the spot. His fans appreciate him for all he’s given on the court to Los Angeles and the world at large. Let a legend be legendary…

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Notes from NBA TV’s Fan Night presented by Sprint – Tuesday, December 17, 2013: Durant and Westbrook power Thunder past Nuggets

Posted in Blogroll on December 18th, 2013 by Michael Tillery

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Oklahoma City is off to a 20-4 start.

NBA Fan Night presented by Sprint will return Tuesday, Dec. 31, with voting conducted from Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 8 a.m. ET through Thursday, Dec. 26, at midnight. Potential voting matchups for the Dec. 31 telecast will be announced at a later time.

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Notes from NBA TV’s NBA Fan Night presented by Sprint – Tuesday, Dec. 10: So what the Pacers beat the Heat…what’s next?

Posted in Blogroll on December 11th, 2013 by Michael Tillery

 

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Paul George honestly, is not ready to be paired with LeBron. Stop that unnecessary narrative before it starts.

Sports doesn’t have to be this and that or this cat vs. that cat. The actual athletics should be compelling enough to get fans through 48 minutes, 9 innings or an hour of actual time on the gridiron. LeBron James has disposed of every big time competitor on his path to the chip, so until a singular player becomes the reason for his team defeating James and the Heat, no one should honestly be in the discussion. I understand TV and the selling of narratives for the masses, but that doesn’t necessarily mean fans must buy in and continue discussions that will never line their pockets despite obviously filling others. Paul George is capable and I hope he does become an NBA champion, so leave it as that and let the young man develop within the context of his very skilled abilities. We know what LeBron can do and has done, so why even consider discussing a young talented player as a true competitor alongside an athlete as uniquely gifted as any the game has seen? Frame the discussion as Indiana vs. Miami instead of coupling two players as if their names are Magic and Larry….

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James Harden and the past: What happened to the shooting guard position?

Posted in Blogroll on October 22nd, 2013 by Okori Wadsworth

(NBA)

Following basketball in the late 1980’s came with certain rules we all understood. You feared and hated the Bad Boy Pistons. At the same time, you also hated and respected the Showtime Lakers. Finally, the shooting guard position was where most of the game’s best scorers were found. Just in the 80’s alone, there was Michael Jordan announcing himself as the next king of the sport in Chicago, Joe Dumars being the only semi-clean Bad Boy in Detroit, and Clyde Drexler being the Mr. Pibb to Jordan’s Dr. Pepper in Portland.

That was just off the top of my head, but more importantly, what has happened to our shooting guards? Where did they go?

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Tip-Off for 4/17/13 (featuring Ralph Abernathy): Los Angeles Clippers inch closer to the West’s fourth seed after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 93-77

Posted in Blogroll on April 17th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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The Los Angeles Clippers season has been full of more highs than lows. Defeating the Sacramento Kings in the season finale awards the Clippers home court in the first round of the playoffs. Vinny Del Negro’s group moved closer to their goal with a 93-77 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers for their sixth straight win.

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Tip-Off for 4/11/13 (featuring J-Dilla): Kobe Bryant explodes for 47 points in LA Lakers win over Portland Trail Blazers 113-106; Miami Heat clinch the NBA’s best record

Posted in Blogroll on April 11th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(LA Times)

The Lakers are following Kobe Bryant’s lead into the NBA postseason.

Driving the Los Angeles Lakers into the NBA post season has become a personal quest for Kobe Bryant. The Lakers have been through a tumultuous season with the final week being no different. Bryant continued his torrid shooting with a 47-point outburst against the Portland Trail Blazers in a 113-106 Lakers victory. Bryant has scored 70 points in his last five quarters of play.

The Miami Heat have clinched the NBA’s best record and will enjoy home court advantage throughout the playoffs. Ray Allen tied a season-high with 23 points in the Heat’s 103-98 victory over the Washington Wizards.

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