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Monthly Archives: May 2004

What A Weekend!

This was a great weekend in the NBA. Friday night the Nets & Pistons put on a long but exciting triple OT game. While Minnesota took a 3-2 lead over the Kings. Saturday, Jeff Foster had the game of his career against the Heat, only to be topped by a nightcap of the Lakers eliminating the Spurs. If that wasn’t enough Sunday brought it’s own brand of excitement. In the early game, obviously with the thoughts of the Roy Jones Jr. fight still in their heads, Peeler & Garnett traded elbows. Meanwhile the Pistons, on the road in a “must …continue reading

RIP 2004 Spurs

Last night the San Antonio Spurs were eliminated from the playoffs by the Los Angeles Lakers. There are a few important ramifications of this. First is that the defending champs won’t repeat this year. Second is that the #1 defensive team has been eliminated. At least one more of the top 4 defensive teams will be eliminated when the Pistons & Nets series is complete. Third is that the 03/04 NBA playoffs has it’s first upset (for an entire series). Finally, the Lakers will have to get a bigger bandwagon, because everyone will be jumping back on. Well not everyone. …continue reading

Basketball Flavored Nyquil?

This comes from an ESPN baseball chat: Brian (New York): Hey Jerry! What did you think of Derek Fisher’s game winning shot last night?! Jerry Crasnick: Brian, I think the NBA is a great cure for sleeplessness. There was more action in the final second of that game than in the other 47 minutes, 59 seconds combined. I’m sorry, but Jerry is off his rocker in this case. I love baseball, but if I had to choose one sport between the two that’s an aid in slumber, it’s not basketball. Baseball has become bloated over the last century. Games used …continue reading

2AM EST

Last night, one of the announcers said something to the effect of “It’s a shame that no one on the East Coast will see this game, since it’s almost 2am over there.” Well, I hate to prove announcers wrong, but I was watching from my NYC appartment. I’m certainly part of the minority, since I’m sure not everyone has an understanding boss & flexible time schedule as I do. His sentiment was correct, since it was a shame that virtually half the country (or more) is basically shut out from watching what was the most entertaining and hard fought game …continue reading

Spurs/Lakers

Last night the NBA had one whole playoff game going on, but it was the marquee matchup of the second round. The Lakers and Spurs went at it again. In case you were out busy celebrating, you can find out easily who won the game, by looking at the score. But how they won is a different story. What statistics are the most important in relation to winning? An article by Dean Oliver titled “The Four Factors of Basketball Success” discusses exactly this. In it he outlines the four most important team stats that lead to victory. They are (with …continue reading

Sorry Bulls Blog

Special apologies to Matt from bullsblog, because I totally forgot to update his stats in the KnickerBlogger bracket tournament. I have no excuse for this oversight. It’s not like Matt has given me some extra hits for mentioning my blog not once, or twice, but three times in a row. And it certainly isn’t because he said this in his column the other day: With apologies to Knickerblogger, I hate the Knicks. Like, a lot. Matt only made one mistake in his first round picks, predicting a minor upset in Miami. Other than that his picks were right on target, …continue reading

Round 1: 2004 NBA Bloggers Bracket

Thanks to the stubborn Hornets, Round 1 is finally over. Here are the updated standings for the KnickerBlogger 2004 Bloggers Bracket: Blog IND NJ DET MIA MIN LAL SAS SAC PTSMe 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8Jon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 7Ron 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 7Matt 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 7Michael 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 7Kevin 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 6Scott 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 6Tim 1 1 1 0 1 1 …continue reading