Archive for April, 2013

The East after Game 1

Posted in NBA on April 29th, 2013 by andrew – Be the first to comment

What we know after the NBA Playoffs Opening Weekend. Source: cultofandroid.com

This post appears in fantrax.com on April 22, 2013

Not the most scintillating start to the National Basketball Association’s postseason. For the first time in 10 years, every home team took Game 1. One game was in doubt late in the fourth quarter, while six were decided by double digits. What can we project after the playoffs’ opening weekend?

Here’s a look at the Eastern Conference:  read more »

Celtics/Knicks Playoff Preview

Posted in NBA on April 22nd, 2013 by andrew – Be the first to comment

They’re old, and they’re ready.

This post appears in fantrax.com on April 15, 2013

The Boston Celtics have played this game before. Last year after a hot start, they coasted through the regular season, finishing and finished fourth in the Eastern Conference. Though home court advantage was sacrificed, their health was preserved, and as a result they came within one game of reaching the Finals.  read more »

Shorten the Season PLEASE

Posted in NBA on April 15th, 2013 by andrew – Be the first to comment

Players like Manu are worn down. Source: blacherreport.com

This post appears in fantrax.com on April 8, 2013

At the 70-game mark, there were 18 teams fighting for 16 playoff spots. This leaves 14 squads playing out the string, several of which had no chance in January. As a die-hard Toronto Raptors fan, I can speak for the downtrodden fanbases of Sacramento, Charlotte, New Orleans, Orlando and whoever else – as of a month ago, I have periodically forgotten that my team was still playing games. read more »

Delving deeper into the Heat

Posted in NBA on April 8th, 2013 by andrew – Be the first to comment

Coach Eric Spoelistra: you make good game plans. Source: espn.com

The post appears in fantrax.com on April 1, 2013.

With only four teams left in contention for the NCAA championship, everyone’s month of pretending to be a college basketball fan is drawing to a close.

If your energy wasn’t sapped by two horrendous NCAA games Sunday afternoon, you would have seen a fantastic display of team basketball and coaching by the Miami Heat in San Antonio later that night. read more »