Last Tuesday I bemoaned the lack of excitement in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Since then, the playoffs has been everything I could have asked for. The second game of the Suns-Mavs series went down to the wire, and the third was one of the fastest paced games I’ve seen since Paul Westhead roamed the sidelines in Denver. A blink might have made you miss a possession, a sneeze could have cost you a 6 point swing. Phoenix has become the new Dallas, complete with the Mavs’ old point guard. Their offense is so efficient, they just run …continue reading
Since I’ve been too lazy/busy to write anything in a few days, and some of my hardcore readers might be suffering from the no-blog blues, check out NBA Blog Carnival #9.
Just a few days ago I thought there was going to be some exciting action in the NBA. Saturday had two game 7s to finalize the first round, while the next two days would be filled with the initial offerings of the second round. It was reasonable to consider given those matchups, there would be at least a few exciting games out of those six. Boy was I mistaken. The Pacer-Celtics game was 35-32 at the half, which should have triggered some flashbacks of my freshman English teacher instructing me on the definition of foreshadowing. While the game required an …continue reading
The answers to yesterday’s trivia: 1. Which player had the highest PER in the first round?A. Ray Allen 2. Of the four, which Miami player had the highest PER?D. Dwyane Wade 3. Of the four, which Miami player had the lowest PER?C. Shaquille O’Neal 4. Which team had the best offensive efficiency?C. Phoenix Suns 5. Of the two, which team had the better defense?A. Boston Celtics 6. The best defensive rebounding team was?C. New Jersey Nets 7. Which series had the fastest pace?A. CHI/WAS Congratulations to Ben who won the contest with 3 correct guesses. Not only was Ben the …continue reading
A little statistical trivia, based on the first round. Feel free to submit your guesses in the comment section. 1. Which player had the highest PER in the first round?A. Ray AllenB. Tracy McGradyC. Yao MingD. Paul Pierce 2. Of the four, which Miami player had the highest PER?A. Keyon DoolingB. Alonzo MourningC. Shaquille O’NealD. Dwyane Wade 3. Of the four, which Miami player had the lowest PER?A. Keyon DoolingB. Alonzo MourningC. Shaquille O’NealD. Dwyane Wade 4. Which team had the best offensive efficiency?A. Dallas MavericksB. Miami HeatC. Phoenix SunsD. Seattle SuperSonics 5. Of the two, which team had the …continue reading
Let’s take a look at the KnickerBlogger NBA Bracket Leaderboard after round 1. Name ER1T1 ER1T2 ER1T3 ER1T4 WR1T1 WR1T2 WR1T3 WR1T4 TOTAL Place Roland 5 7 5 7 5 5 5 5 44 1 Kelly Dwyer 5 5 7 0 5 5 7 7 41 2.5 Kevin Broom 5 7 7 5 5 5 0 7 41 2.5 Aaron Schatz 5 7 5 0 5 5 5 5 37 4.5 Kevin 5 5 7 0 5 5 5 5 37 4.5 Mr.BB 7 7 5 0 7 5 0 5 36 6.5 Ron Hitley 5 7 0 5 7 …continue reading
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