Posts Tagged ‘Russell Westbrook’

Whats Doin: Revenge is a dish best served cold, or a chop to the throat will suffice

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * Tracy McGrady in a Chinese beer commercial. Yeah, that beer will be flying off the shelves now…. * Indiana bench warmer and noted deadbeat Lance Stephenson mocks LeBron James with a choke sign during their Game 3 win over the Heat. With all […]

Day 24 – The Lake is dry

And this year it was drained by Oklahoma City, as the Lakers in the end basically rolled over for the Thunder to the tune of 106-90. In the East, Boston took care of business at home against the Sixers. I didn’t see much of today’s games due to uni work and $2 taco Tuesdays, so […]

Day 22 – Kid Clutch at it again

I’ve gone against Oklahoma City Thunder in both of their match-ups so far in the playoffs, and after todays action it seems as though for a second straight time, Kevin Durant’s got me eating my words. I’d like to say that I didn’t underestimate the combined talent of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook – but […]

Day 17 – Rust in Peace

I’ll start with the points before talking about the games. 3 votes – Russell Westbrook. Westbrook is the key for the Thunder in this series. The Lakers can trot out Metta World Peace to keep Durant in check but in doing so they have no one who can defend Westbrook. Combine this with the Lakers’ […]

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 […]

Whats Doin: Dirk’s still Dirk

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * Russell Westbrook destroys Omer Asik. * Dirk Nowitzki with a one-legged step-back off-glass game winner. Wow! * Apparently Dwight Howard will push for Stan Van Gundy’s removal this offseason. Considering that Van Gundy’s stellar coaching is the reason why this horrible Magic squad […]

The Things I Learned In January

Some random observations from the previous month’s action: * The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the cusp of putting together not only a winner, but a must-see basketball team. They have an untouchable threesome in Love, Rubio and Williams, a brilliant coach and a (relatively) clean cap sheet. But if they want to reach the playoffs […]

Day 34 – Unusual

This was an unusual playoff game, for many reasons. 3 votes – Tyson Chandler.  This was an unusual playoff game because not a single player really had it going. Durant sputtered through 46 minutes and again had one of those games where he takes a lot of threes and makes none of them (he’s 0-13 […]

Day 23 – Whoa Mama

I had yesterday’s entire diary done up half an hour after the game, high on adrenalin after watching one of the best playoff basketball games I’d ever seen. Then we had a power outage at my place so I wasn’t able to put it up until I got to uni this morning Needless to say, […]

Rondo and the Cream of the PG Crop

Ash is the newest writer to hit the pine for NBAMate. He is a shameless Golden State Warriors fan, and therefore an expert on failure, the draft and voodoo. But it’s his allegiance to the West Tigers that makes him unmistakeably Aussie. The point guard lives. Not that it ever really died. However, for a […]