Are NBA’s winning streaks legit, or fool’s gold?

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Photo courtesy of zombio.com

As the 2015-16 NBA season approaches its halfway point, three teams are on winning streaks of at least eight games. Which of these streaks are a result of an easy schedule, and which say something more about the team’s chances at winning a title? Continue reading

May 2, 2015: Were you Not Entertained?!

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Photo courtesy of calvinayre.com

May 2 was being talked about as a historic day in the sports world for weeks leading up the big day. There seemed to be something for every sports fan on this day, topped off with a mega fight that somehow had more manufactured hype than the NFL Draft. Continue reading

2015 NBA Playoff Predictions

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Photo courtesy of cbssports.com

The best time of the year is finally here for professional basketball fans: the NBA Playoffs.  This year brings some intriguing first round matchups, but not as many the NBA could have had if they took some of my advice.

This is going to be a great couple months of competitive basketball, and now that I all of the matchups are set its time for me to stop hiding and make some picks. Remember, these playoffs are as much about who’s playing who as any. A 7-game series format ensures the team playing the best come April, May and June usually win. Enjoy!

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The End Closer Than we Thought

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Taken From: o.canada.com

There wasn’t a television special or even a press conference, but the entire world was made aware of LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers 11 days into the new NBA calendar year, and just like that it felt like NBA free agency had official started. Sure, players agreed with teams before “The King” made his decision, but the big free agents and what felt like every team in the league were put on hold until James made up his mind.
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(Not My) Prediction: Finals to End Tonight, 97-93

Taken From: whatifsports.com

Taken From: whatifsports.com

The NBA Finals resume tonight with Game 5 back in San Antonio as the new 2-2-1-1-1 format takes effect for the first time since 1984. This might be the first time where a higher seeded team wishes the old format was still being used after how well the Spurs played in games 3 and 4 on the road last week.

Thanks to whatifsports.com we have a way to predict what is going to happen in Game 5. While this site does not know it is Game 5 of the NBA Finals it is predicting it does ask and allow you to change the starting lineups and depth charts for each team, including how many minutes each player will play.

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Melo to South Beach? Not so Fast

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Photo Credit: SportsNation / slumz.boxden.com

The New York Knicks have taken some of the headlines this week and they have not played a game of basketball since April. After signing new head coach Derek Fisher to a five year, $25 million dollar deal, current New York Knick Carmelo Anthony was the next to take attention away from a great NBA Finals.

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