Author Archives: Troy Pierce

Houston Rockets – Utah Jazz Playoff Preview

Troy Pierce| April 14th, 2019

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This is a classic battle of offense versus defense. The Utah Jazz play a tough brand of basketball and force the opponent to work hard for 48 minutes. The Houston Rockets have claimed the third seed in the Western Conference thanks to James Harden‘s historic season as he looks to become a back-to-back MVP. Continue reading

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Milwaukee Bucks – Detroit Pistons Playoff Preview

Troy Pierce | April 14th, 2019

The Bucks and Pistons will tip off game one of their playoff matchup Sunday night in Milwaukee. The path each team took to get here has been very different. The Bucks have dominated the Eastern Conference from the very start of the season. Whereas, Detroit lost 7 of the final 11 games, just barely making the cut, winning their final two games of the year. While both teams rely on their stars to help them win games, both teams will need steady contributions from others to help them through the playoffs.

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Rookie Report: 2019 Playoff Edition

Troy Pierce| April 13th, 2019

82 regular season games have come and gone, and playoff basketball is upon us!

Several rookies made a name for themselves this season, but of all the top rookies from this season, only three remain with playoff basketball at their fingertips. Rodin Kurucs (Brooklyn Nets), Landry Shamet (Philadelphia, traded to LAC), and Shia Gilgeous-Alexander (Los Angeles Clippers) will get the chance to suit up and take the floor this NBA postseason.

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Rookie Report: March 11-March 17, 2019

Troy Pierce | March 22nd, 2019

The Rookie of the Year race is heating up and the final weeks of the NBA’s regular season are upon us.

This week we will be checking on on two rookie point guards looking to make a name for themselves in this league.

Without further ado, here is your Rookie Report for the week of March 11, 2019. Continue reading

Luke Walton on Hot Seat, Who Could Replace Him?

Troy PierceĀ | March 9th, 2019

This season has not gone well for the Los Angeles Lakers, but that might be just a bit of an understatement as the Lakers are currently sitting in the 11th seed in the Western Conference with playoff hopes fading fast. Luke Walton has been criticized throughout the season by fans and media alike, and it is believed among NBA circles that Magic Johnson already has a replacement in mind.

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Rookie Report: February 21-March 3, 2019 (Part 2)

Troy PierceĀ | March 6th, 2019

In part one of this weeks’ Rookie Report we took a look at Marvin Bagley III and the impressive work he did against two of the most imposing teams in the Western Conference.

For more on those games and Bagley III’s impressive showings, click here.

In part two we’ll head over to the Eastern Conference where Trae Young had two very impressive overtime performances.

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