Late Houston Surge Spoils Kings’ Home Opener 105-100

By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz, @ORzodkiewicz Behind a few late James Harden moments, the Rockets were able to outlast the Sacramento’s youthful offense in the Golden1 Center’s second season. With 26 seconds left in the game, a replayed call sent Eric Gordon to the free-throw line to put the Rockets up 5 and seal the game. Harden … Continue reading Late Houston Surge Spoils Kings’ Home Opener 105-100

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NBA Draft Lottery Reform: Adam Silver’s Latest League Renovation

The NBA lottery system will undergo change after the league's board of directors voted 28-1-1 in favor of regulations to discourage tanking according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Rules on player rest were also included, and both updates will be implemented in 2019. The announcement from NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Thursday came with changes … Continue reading NBA Draft Lottery Reform: Adam Silver’s Latest League Renovation

The Evasiveness of Winning: A James Harden Complex

By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz James Harden's impeccable regular season in 2017 was undercut on Thursday night as the NBA MVP-hopeful posted only 10 points with two made field goals and six turnovers in a 114-75 concession to the Spurs in Houston. Prior to the contest, it appeared the basketball gods tried to setup a decisive Game 7 … Continue reading The Evasiveness of Winning: A James Harden Complex

Goodnight, Sweet King: The DeMarcus Cousins Gut Punch

The former cornerstone of Sacramento basketball is stunningly gone, and Kings fans wish DeMarcus Cousins nothing but success. DeMarcus Cousins made his third-straight All-Star appearance this weekend in New Orleans. He posted only two points in three minutes played, and the cogs that began to turn behind the scenes that planned his departure from Sacramento were … Continue reading Goodnight, Sweet King: The DeMarcus Cousins Gut Punch

7 Thoughts After 7 Days of the 2016-17 NBA Season

Basketball is back, and in the early part of the 2016 season, some NBA teams have already shown flashes of major change from last year--some for the better, some for the worse. Young players have proven their worth, remodeled teams have flexed their new talent, and Derrick Rose isn't hurt yet. There is plenty of … Continue reading 7 Thoughts After 7 Days of the 2016-17 NBA Season

Steph Curry Finally Failed

The Golden State Warriors last dropped three straight games in November of 2013 when Mark Jackson was still coaching Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. However, current head coach Steve Kerr, along with Curry and Thompson, allowed that exact feat to occur on their own home floor Sunday evening by a score of 93-89 in favor … Continue reading Steph Curry Finally Failed

“The Wrap-Around” (Volume 1): Curry’s 3P Barrage, Bracket Busting, and Axford’s Oscar Picks

Week: February 24 to March 2, 2016 Sure, Steph Curry hit 33 of 54 three pointers last week, but John Axford picked 17 of the 24 Oscar winners correctly, and numbers never lie. Jaws began dropping last Thursday when Steph Curry melted the Orlando Magic with 51 points, eight dimes, and seven boards, but the awe … Continue reading “The Wrap-Around” (Volume 1): Curry’s 3P Barrage, Bracket Busting, and Axford’s Oscar Picks

“In the Rafters” (Volume 1): The Top 10 Best NBA Duos of the New Millennium

Original Publication: February 14, 2014 Throughout NBA history, most teams that have went on to win the NBA Finals generally had the most well assembled and most effective team in the league at the time. In some cases, these teams were lead by two key players that catapulted each other, and the team, to the next … Continue reading “In the Rafters” (Volume 1): The Top 10 Best NBA Duos of the New Millennium