NBA Playoffs : Day11 and Day12 Review

Let’s talk some playoffs and see how the remaining first round series are progressing.

Houston Vs. Dallas series’s won by Houston 4-1

Before the starts of the series i was looking for a more competitive one, but Houston played at a higher level from what i was expecting, yes they are a one man defense and that’ Howard who looks healthy and ready but they did play well behind Harden. From the Dallas point of view it is disappointing, Parson injury you can’t do much about that but the most disappointing is Rondo, he was a disturbing factor. The clock is running for them and they need to attract some free agents this summer the point guard position is there priority(Dragic would be a perfect fit for them).

Memphis Vs. Portland series’s won by Memphis 4-1

Memphis was great from Tony Allen defense to Big men passes, to there bench productions this team did great, Conley’s injury was the reason for them loosing game 4 but it wasn’t bad for the tem that gives him more time to recover and be ready for the second round. For Portland i really have nothing bad to say about them they banged up Wesley not playing Aflallo not healthy and missing the first 2 games, Batum and Aldridge not being 100% this team can’t do much against Memphis, but still they give good minutes to McCollum and Leonard and that will help them next season, going to this summer they will have one thing in mind KEEP Aldridge.

Clippers 107 Vs. 111 San Antonio series’s 3-2 for San Antonio

I saw a very good game 5 from both team, they are both championship caliber teams and unfortunately we will loose one of them by the end of the series. Te adjustment by the Spurs in this game is No 3’s, they run everyone from the 3 points line that result’s for some driving lines for CP3 and good dunks from DeAndre. No one will out coach the other in this series, it will come down to the X factors and in this one Diaw, Mills and Belinelli did more than Austin, Crawford and Davis. we’ll what what happens tonight i’m so excited.

Atlanta 107 Vs. 97 Brooklyn series’s 3-2 for Atlanta

Atlanta needs everybody to play 100% and when they stop moving the ball and going one on one with Millsap or Horford that’s there down point, they need to keep the ball in Teague’s hand and let him break Brooklyn’s defense down. For Brooklyn they are making a series out of this match up, they are keeping the games close, so when clutch time comes they can rely on there individual talent to make plays, but i still want them to, i don’t know if they watched Memphis games because they need to learn to make good entry passes early in the shoot clock to Lopez so he can operate, he is there only unguardable player on the court make good use of him.

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NBA Playoffs : Day 9 Review

We had 3 games last night let’s see what happened.

Chicago 88 Vs. 94 Milwaukee series is 3-2 for Chicago

The Milwaukee team is getting more confident, they still lack some good offense execution by the end of the game, but they are wining by there defense and that’s a good sign for a young team. For the Chicago side i didn’t see any sens of urgency they were thinking that’s being at home it will be easy and it’s not, it’s was an individual effort they played like one at a time sometimes it’s Buttler sometimes it’s Pau it’a hard to win like that. For Chicago there is no reason to panic they won at Milwaukee and they can do it again they just need to focus. For Milwaukee they have nothing to lose or like more it’s bonus time win a game i think it was the goal and wining another one away from home that’s great, they need to keep it loose to play with no pressure they are not supposed to go to a game 7 anyway so keep playing to your strength create turnovers and push the ball.

Memphis 92 Vs. 99 Portland series is 3-1 for Memphis

First big game from Lillard why? Easy Conley wasn’t playing as good as Udrih is he put ‘s less pressure on Lillard and that gives him more energy in attack, Batum and Aldrige where good too, Aflallo wasn’t playing well but what he did is let McCollum come of the bench and give Portland a good scorer from the bench. On the other side Conley is expected to be back in game 5 and rotation will go to normal they missed his passes and penetrations more than his scoring i’m not really worried about them they will finish the job at home as long as Conley is playing.

Atlanta 115 Vs.120 Brooklyn series is tied at 2-2

This is the kind of game Brooklyn wants it’s a high scoring game with not much defense, Brooklyn lacks defense not individual attacking talents, they have that and in a close game they have player to make the difference and create shoots for them selfs and others. On the other side Atlanta is a team concept basketball in offense and also in defense, so they need to get there defense tight and keep sharing the ball as long as the only player that’s hurting them is Lopez they will be in a good shape to win. D. Will did great in this game i see no reason for this performance to be repeated just because Teague is a better player and have to put more pressure on him in offense and in defense. I still see this one ending in 6 for Atlanta.

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NBA Playoffs : Weekend Review

let’s see what happened is the NBA the last 2 days, i saw a lot of basketball but not only, i saw also some MMA and Wrestling on the basketball court.

Cleveland Vs. Boston series over 4-0 for Cleveleand

The Celtics made all games close but their lack of talent does not allow them to win one. I have to talk about Perkins just stupid play against Crowder, and also J.R Smith elbowing the same Crowder. You know what, Karma guys in a normal ball play Love gets hurts and he is out for at least 2 weeks. Yes Boston got swept but it is a learning process for them and for the Cavs they won a series that they where supposed to win, we will know more about James team i the second round.

Toronto Vs. Washington series over 4-0 for Washington

Washington is the good surprise of the playoffs first round, they impressed me a lot, i knew that they will go as far as Wall and Beal take them and this duo is playing very well. On the other side what to say about Toronto, i’m pretty sure that Lowry is hurt he is not the all-star player that he was but it wasn’t the only thing i didn’t see any team spirit. Toronto will have a question to answer, and the question is : this team is good enough to continue with or they need to do some moves? For me they need a player at the 3 position Ross is not doing the job, they need someone who can take some pressure of DeRozen and Lowry.

Clippers 114 Vs. 105 San Antonio series’s tied at 2-2

The Clippers bench was key Davis Austin and Crawford did great, on the other side it’s hard to win when Spliter and Green put zero point. This is a series of very high level coaching, so from game to game we will get the right adjustments

Chicago 90 Vs. 92 Milwaukee series’s 3-1 for Chicago

Too much turnovers for the Bulls, that’s hurting them a lot because in half court their defense is elite. I’m very happy that the Bucks were able to win one that’s very good for the young team that they are and for the building process that they are in.

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NBA Playoffs : Day5 Review and Scott Brooks

Before i talk about Playoffs i have to talk about Scott Brooks i have to talk about him, he just got fired by OKC and you can’t be happy about someone loosing his job, but basketball talking he wasn’t doing a good job, i really never saw the team run plays it was one on one with Durant and Westbook, that maybe what this franchise needs to get a ring.

Now let’s see what happened tonight in the NBA playoffs world.

Atlanta 96 Vs. 91 Brooklyn

It was the game to steal for Brooklyn. The score does not tell the story, it was a 1 possession game with like 28 second to go, and D. Will. had a wild open look that he wasn’t able to make, but i have to say that it was the right play, it’s just basketball. Atlanta missed a lot of open looks in that game so i think they have nothing to worry about yes they still can’t defend Lopez but Brooklyn is helping them by not going to him very often.

It was good playoff game with energy and intensity i want to see more of that.

Memphis 97 Vs. 82 Portland

After the first quarter, Memphis took the lead and never look back. T.Allen was a beast in defense C. Lee did good in offense and Memphis was balling to the end. Portland miss Afflalo but not only they need to find good looks for Lillard and they need better effort from Batum.

This game was L. Aldrige against the Grizz and you know what The Grizz won.

L.A Clippers Vs. San Antonio

I will do the review tomorrow for this one it’s getting to late

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NBA Playoffs : Day 3 and 4 Review

We watched a lot of games but i have to be honest not a lot of playoff intensity basketball, that’s why i will do this review differently i was planing to analyze game by game but i saw my self repeating what i had already said on the preview or in the 1st games review. So let’s see the good surprises the bad ones.

Good Surprises :

  • My big surprise is the Washington Wizards win 2 games in Toronto is no easy task and i have to say that they make it looks easy. Wall and Beal are healthy and balling, the bench is looking good and Pierce is helping them a lot.
  • Houston impressed me, Harden will always be Harden i knew it before the start of the series but was i was doubting is the bench, you know what they are doing great Brewer is fantastic, and they are getting good minutes from everybody Prigioni is good too.
  • Dereck Rose is playing good basketball for Chicago his second game isn’t us good us the first one scoring wise, but what makes the Bulls dangerous is that they have more offensive options they need Rose to be aggressive and creative and not really as a dominant scorer.

Bad Surprises :

  • Kyle Lowry is not the same after his injury, it’s sad to say it but he is hurting his team. Casey may have to play Vasquez more to have a chance at this point they really have nothing to loose being down 2-0 it’s time to gamble.
  • The bad surprise is there is no surprise there is no team playing above there level surpassing them self’s in those firsts playoff games.

Hope things change, and in the NBA things change quickly. Last year we had the best first rounds of the playoffs ever, and i think this year we will have the best second round of the playoffs ever.

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NBA Playoffs : Day1 Review

It’s playoff time and we have had a full day of basketball.

Toronto 86 Vs. 93 Washington

I said that on my preview this one is a bad team versus a very bad team, but i was thinking of Toronto as the bad team, not the case in this one. P. Pierce is still telling the Truth comes playoff time he had the game high with 20 points. It was Raptor’s bench against Wizards starters and guess what the starters won, when you have your best 2 players (Lowry and DeRozan) combining for 8 of 30 u can’t win. Yes the game was close and we had our first over time of the 2015 post season but it was still a bad basketball game quality wise.

Golden State 106 Vs. 99 New Orleans

We had a game of runs here, every time Golden State got a big lead they relax and let a very combative but less talented New Orleans team come close. At the end it is only an 7 points game but during the entire 48 minutes i never thought that the Pelicans could win.

Chicago 103 Vs. 91 Milwaukee

This one was all Chicago, first time i’m saying it Thibodeau’s team is playing some good offense really sharing the ball with 30 assists, i’m also happy to see D. Rose healthy and balling. I was thinking that the Bulls big that will dominate, not in this one the guards did the job and did it well.

Houston 118 Vs. 108 Dallas

I was expecting a lot of hack a Howard or any other bad free throw shooter in the Rockets team, i’m very happy it wasn’t the case. It was a pretty fluid game, Dirk doesn’t get a lot of helps from his « stars«  teammates (Parson and Ellis), on the other side the Rockets team did it by comity Ariza, Jones and Brewer had a great game that covers for Howard’s foul trouble, of course Harden was Harden.

What we know after 1 day in post season, Dirk is still the man in Dallas, Pierce still have some basketball in him, A. Davis is for reel, Curry and Harden are great and a very good surprise D.Rose is back.