Posts Tagged ‘Playoff Diary’

Playoff Diary – Week 8 – 13th June 2013

LeBron + NBA Finals questions resurface… What the hell is up with LeBron James? In the NBA Finals Game 3 ESPN post-game discussion Magic Johnson summed it up best – “I don’t want to hear any excuses anymore.” Yes, the Spurs are playing great defence. Yes, Wade and Bosh aren’t playing at their usual level. […]

Playoff Diary – Week 8 – 9th June 2013

Quote of the Year from Gregg Popovich? Despite LeBron’s 18-point, 18-rebound, 10-assist effort in Game 1, the armchair critics are out in full force to nit-pick his game. Here’s Pop’s response to that: He’s a grown man. He doesn’t need any of you [media] to tell him anything. He knows more than all of you […]

Playoff Diary – Week 6 – 30th May 2013

Where to for Memphis? The Grizzlies had a very nice season. They had a very nice postseason run. They’ve done a very nice job putting together a very nice roster. Unfortunately they were unceremoniously swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the WCF, so now they need to figure out how to go from “very […]

Playoff Diary – Week 6 – 27th May 2013

Where has LeBron’s post game gone? (Note: This was written on Sunday night prior to Game 3, so needless to say I watched today’s demolition with LeBron wrecking havoc in the post, with particular joy. This about-face in strategy was clearly orchestrated, and as I’ve been writing for some time now, why they don’t do […]

Playoff Diary – Week 4 – 13th May 2013

Andrew Bogut does it again Another standout performance from Bogut (+17 plus-minus), but his defense in particular was incredible. He dominated the boards again (18 rebounds), kept the Spurs out of the paint – usually their bread and butter – and put the clamps on Timmy D. Bogut sat for most of the first half […]

Playoff Diary – Week 3 – 9th May 2013

The meltdown everyone saw coming… except him Everyone knew it was coming. If there was ever a time where a late-game meltdown was a statistical probability, it was Game 1 of the Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs series. The Warriors are young and streaky, the Spurs are old and unflappable. Plus we’d seen […]

Playoff Diary – Week 3 – 7th May 2013

“It’s a point guard’s league”. Really? In today’s NBA the point guard (or perimeter star) typically has the run of the show and gets all the accolades (ahem, Steph Curry), but who really dictates the outcome of a playoff series? History tells us this – unless you’ve got a game-changing superstar wing player on your […]

Playoff Diary – Week 1 – 22nd April 2013

Here’s the deal – we’ll chime in with some observations/opinions every couple of days throughout the playoffs. We’re moving away from the daily playoff votes due to time constraints, but hopefully the new format will give us the flexibility to write some more insightful pieces, during this the business end of the NBA season. Forgive […]

Day 9 – Melo earns his coin

Another big day on the playoff calendar, which saw an epic performance on Broadway, and three teams – Atlanta, Chicago and Denver – move to the brink of elimination. 3 votes – Carmelo Anthony. I’ve never liked the guy, but you’ve got to give credit where it’s due – Melo was phenomenal in the second […]

Day 3 – No, Amar’e, you’re supposed to attack the glass ON THE court

These playoffs are fast becoming must-watch. While today didn’t have a game quite on par with the Clippers-Grizzlies thriller of yesterday, we did get a series of tight and hard-fought games and further evidence of what is becoming one of the best rivalries in the NBA, the OKC-Dallas series. 3 votes – LeBron James. I […]