NBA Western Conference Finals: Spurs v Thunder

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There are several certainties when it comes to this powerhouse matchup in the West. These aren’t only the two most complete teams in the Western Conference, but in the entire league. There are stars all over the floor for both teams, and both squads are coming into this series firing on all cylinders. This matchup will be fascinating to watch, and if it doesn’t go at least six games, I’d be absolutely shocked.

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs (2) Oklahoma City Thunder

As far as predictions go, I’ve been thinking about this matchup ever since the Thunder had the Lakers down 3-1 in their series.Not even close. In my mind, one of two outcomes will happen. Either the series goes seven games and because the Spurs will be at home, and are the veteran team, they’ll have the advantage and win in seven. Or, the Thunder steal a game in San Antonio, defend their home court, and win the series in six at home before a daunting game seven can occur. 

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Random thoughts on the NBA Playoffs so far, looking ahead

After watching the Clippers outscore the Spurs by 22 points in the first quarter of Game Three of their playoff series, it appeared, if ever so briefly, that San Antonio was not as invincible as everyone thought.  Then we saw them retaliate with a 50-17 run of their own and realized, perhaps they are.

At only 23 years old each, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are disturbingly good.  The Los Angeles Lakers had to play their very best just to be able to stay on the same floor as them.  The future of the league is in good hands.

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Who’s the NBA’s real big 3?

Spurs Big 3

My head continues to spin as I’ve been tossing and turning over who is the real big three of the NBA? There have been impostors like the Washington Wizards who had Antwan Jamison, Caron Butler and Gilbert Arenas. Now there’s others that have emerged Miami’s Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, and Chris Bosh. Don’t forget about the Boston Celtics Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. How about diving back into history with Magic JohnsonKareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy. Read more here…

Rock, Paper, Clippers

spurs400-timduncan20101201-306x329Congratulations, goes out to the Los Angeles Clippers for there most recent success of advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs. Unfortunately for this club, they ran into a franchise that is the juggernaut of the NBA. San Antonio took a while to get back, but now they are back in full force! With the dynamic nucleus of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginoboli they are looking like the team to beat once again. Don’t discredit the Clippers however, a franchise that was down in the dumps for some years now. It seems that their fortunes have changed starting from the inside out. Blake Griffin the Clippers 2009 first overall draft pick, has been everything that they could have asked for and he’s only getting better. This past season has been no different, averaging 20 ppg, 11 rpg, 4 apg and shooting 54% from the field has been dynamic. The real story has been the acqusition of Chris Paul, averaging 20 ppg, 4 rpg, 9 apg, and 3 spg. Paul has done everything to get his teammates and the young Blake involved. Paul is the undisputed leader of this team and has been huge down the stretch, especially in the playoffs which is uncharted territory for this young team. Read more here…