It’s the time of year! It’s trade season and we’re setting up for a very interesting trade deadline. A ton of teams are still needing pieces and other teams need to blow things up and start over. I’ve gathered a few of our scribes to talk about what they expect to see at the trade deadline this Thursday.
Gabe Botero | February 4th, 2020
This episode has Nick and Gabe picking the brain of Detroit Pistons Medical Director Bernard Condevaux. Bernard brings all of his insight from working with national cycling teams, Olympic Teams, the Colorado Rockies, and the Colorado Avalanche to work with him every day and combining his experience with new state-of-the-art technology he’s able to help the players be their best! As always, personal stories are shared and jokes are made! Click the link below to listen to the latest episode. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | February 4th, 2020
Unlike the previous matchup, this game was wrapped up after three quarters. After leading the Philadelphia 76ers by four at the half, the Miami Heat scored 41 points in the third period to take a 20-point lead into the fourth. And Miami never looked back finishing the game with a 137-106 victory. Miami now improves their season record to 34-15.
Here are my thoughts on Monday’s game against the 76ers.
Jacari McRae | February 3rd, 2020
We’ve only a few days away from the NBA trade deadline. Typically, teams will look for deals that can significantly improve their chances in their conference. Last year, the Toronto Raptors acquired Marc Gasol, a move that helped them win last year’s championship. The Miami Heat are reportedly looking to do the same this week.
The Scorecrow Staff | January 27th, 2020
After the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and eight other people in a helicopter accident on Sunday morning, many of our writers wanted to share a few words about Kobe’s impact on us. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | January 28th, 2020
After losing at home on Friday, the Miami Heat bounced back with a win over the Orlando Magic. Whenever the Magic made a run, the Heat pushed back. The win moves the Heat back into second place in the Eastern Conference standings. Their season record is now at 32-14.
Here are my takeaways from Monday’s win over the Magic. Continue reading
Daniel Corrigan | January 26th, 2020
Welcome back. We are on the board in 2020 with a solid 3-1 week. I have decided to give more picks rather than just a “lock of the week” or an “over of the week.” I know I wake up in the morning and instantly check the lines for the day. Which is weird, because I live in Ohio, a place that won’t allow me to place bets.
Jacari McRae | January 25th, 2020
The Miami Heat suffered their second home loss of the season. This time against another LA team in the Los Angeles Clippers. After building an early 15-point lead, the Heat found themselves playing from behind thanks to a rough third quarter. Miami’s season record is now at 31-14. Continue reading
Coach Treal| January 24th, 2020
Lonzo Ball seems to be at a crossroads not only with his basketball career but also within his own personal life. I have had the pleasure to have watched Lonzo’s career since his freshman year of high school throughout his short time at UCLA and so far in the league. His talent has always jumped showed to me with his excellent size for the position standing a lean 6’6. Having the ability to see over the top of defense made trapping him almost impossible. He has the eyes and mind of a pass-first point guard in the mold of Hall of Famer Jason Kidd. With his size, he has always rebounded at a high level for a guard and does an incredible job of passing the basketball ahead for easy transition scoring opportunities. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | January 23rd, 2020
For a moment in the second half, it appeared the Miami Heat were heading towards an embarrassing loss. After trailing by as many as 21 points in the first half, the Washington Wizards stormed back into the game and took the lead. But then, the Heat recovered and pulled out an overtime win over the Wizards. Miami is now 8-0 in overtime games and their season record improves to 31-13.
Here are my takeaways from Wednesday’s win over the Wizards.
Josh Livi | January 23rd, 2020
We are back! We had a monster night of basketball last night, and hope you won some money using our Fave Five! Only 3 games tonight so lets get to it! Unfortunately no Zion Williamson in tonight’s slate! Sorry everyone! But, i can assure you, he will be in my Fave Five articles quite often! Stay tuned!Continue reading
Coach Treal | January 22nd, 2020
Welcome back basketball fans. The day has finally arrived with the number one pick of this past June making his long-awaited debut against one of the greatest organizations in not just the Association but in all sports. Sit back as I take a deep dive into the game and give my prediction.
Gabe Botero | January 21st, 2020
Nick and Gabe talk about headlines around the league including Zion and Oladipo’s first games of the season, Kyrie’s comments about his teammates, and All-Star voting thus far. Then, almost every possible trade scenario is talked about as well as how the team standings look around the halfway point in the season! Also, we are now selling CARDBOARD BOXSEATS T-shirts for $15 so support your favorite podcast by sending us a message on Instagram or Twitter! Continue reading
Jacari McRae | January 21st, 2020
The Miami Heat continue to find ways to win at home. Despite playing sluggish for most of the game, the Heat got the stops they needed to finish off the Sacramento Kings 118-113. With the win, Miami moves to 19-1 for the season at home and is now 7-0 in overtime games. Continue reading
Joshua Woolsey | January 20th, 2020
This month I have posted a 25-13-2 record for NBA picks and will be looking to bolster my bank account and win record as I hope the same for you. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a special day to remember all the sacrifices made throughout the years by people to help give us such fortunate lives. Without further ado, let’s get into some picks. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | January 18th, 2020
Playing in their 41st game of the season, the Miami Heat finished the night with a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Miami was in control for most of the game. Even though the Thunder came back, the Heat still found a way to win. The win improves the Heat’s record to 29-12 for the season. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | January 16th, 2020
Home sweet home. Coming off a disappointing three-game road trip, The Miami Heat bounced back with a win over the San Antonio Spurs. And they did it with a much-improved defense, particularly in the fourth quarter. Miami held the Spurs to 23 points on 36 percent shooting in the period. The win puts the Heat at 28-12 for the season.
Here are my takeaways from Wednesday’s victory over the Spurs.
Jacari McRae | January 11th, 2020
With five minutes left in the fourth period, the Miami Heat were up by nine points. Then, the Brooklyn Nets took control the rest of the way with a 17-4 run to close the game. The Nets 2-3 zone made it tough for the Heat’s offense down the stretch. The loss puts the Heat’s season record to 27-11 for the season. They’re also 10-10 on the road.
Here are my takeaways from Friday’s loss to the Nets. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | January 9th, 2020
No late-game theatrics in this one. The Miami Heat were in control from start to finish. Fueled by their poor performance in their last road game, Miami was on a mission to make a statement on Wednesday. And they did it by defeating the Indiana Pacers 122-108. With the Boston Celtics loss to the San Antonio Spurs, the Heat are now second in the East standings.
Coach Treal | January 8th, 2020
Welcome back Hoops Family!!! We are already into the New Year and the game intensity has begun to pick up on the floor as the trade deadline is fast approaching teams are looking to bolster their rosters and gear up for a playoff run. This week we will take a look at some games that are sure to draw a lot of attention and a few surprises as well. Continue reading
Gabe Botero | January 7th, 2020
In this episode Nick and Gabe interview Andrew D. Bernstein (@ADBPhotoInc on Twitter). Andy is the longest tenured NBA photographer who has worked personally with greats like Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and has a special relationship with Kobe Bryant as he helped write “The Mamba Mentality” and was the main photographer during Kobe’s “Farewell Tour”. Andy talks about the background behind many of his famous pictures and describes what all goes into being a sports photographer; just a heads up, it’s more dangerous than you think according to his Shaq story. Fans of the NBA, but Los Angeles Lakers fans especially, will be in awe of all the stories that Andy tells Nick, Gabe, and any who listen to this episode. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | January 6th, 2020
Even with Justise Winslow and Jimmy Butler sidelined, the Miami Heat still managed to beat the Portland Trailblazers. After a rough offensive week, the Heat erupted for 122 points on 52.2 percent shooting from the field. The victory moves the Heat’s season record to 26-10. Miami also improves to 10-0 after suffering a loss.
Here are my takeaways from Sunday’s win over the Blazers. Continue reading
Coach Treal | January 4th, 2020
Happy New Year Hoops Family! We are in the midst of the middle of the NBA Season and this is the best time of the year. We as fans start paying closer attention to the early playoff picture and these become the games we look back on when a team misses the playoffs or gets a less than favorable matchup. As we roll into 2020 I will be taking a look at some of the games to keep on your radar to close out the week.
Jacari McRae | January 3rd, 2020
The Miami Heat‘s goal for the new year was to play better defense. After a poor defensive month in December, Miami put up their best defensive effort of the season with a win over the Toronto Raptors. The Heat held the depleted Raptors to a season-low 76 points on 31.5 percent shooting from the field. The win moves Miami to 25-9 for the season.
Here are my takeaways from the team’s victory over the Raptors.
Gabe Botero | January 2nd, 2020
This episode Nick and Gabe talk with Joco Fernan, a former project manager for the Warriors. He talks about his position there and the relationships he’s formed with players as well as discussing the state of Warriors basketball in the Bay Area. Joco has got the stories and jokes along with dropping some big names; this is an episode you won’t want to miss! Continue reading
Jacari McRae | December 29th, 2019
The top of the Eastern Conference is tough. After going down to the wire against the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat found themselves in a similar situation against the Philadelphia 76ers. And just like the Pacers game, Miami found a way to come away with the victory. With a Tobias Harris missed a three-pointer at the buzzer, the Heat escaped with a 117-116 win to improve to 24-8 on the season.
Here are my takeaways from Saturday’s home win vs the 76ers.
Jacari McRae | December 26th, 2019
In what felt like a playoff game, the Miami Heat had to dig deep to pull out with a victory. After trading baskets in the first three quarters, Miami opened the fourth period on a 19-4 run. The Utah Jazz made a late run to cut the lead to four, but the Heat still made enough plays to win the game. After the win over the Jazz at home, the Heat now has the best home record in the league at 13-1.
Here are my takeaways from the Heat’s win over the Jazz. Continue reading
Pranav Ramasubramanian | December 24th, 2019
Al Attles was just inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year for his contributions to the NBA and the community. The Hall of Fame decided to honor him more by kicking off the Al Attles Classic this year with a quadruple-header in college basketball with the games being scheduled to be played at the brand new Chase Center. Here’s what some coaches and players had to say about the games they were a part of at the post-game press conferences.
Coach Treal | December 19th, 2019
Hoops Family!!! We are back basketball fans with week nine of the 2019-20 NBA Season and just a week away from the Christmas slate of games. This is the time of the season when most people start tuning into the league and the playoff picture starts taking shape. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | December 19th, 2019
The Miami Heat are now responsible for handling the Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Toronto Raptors their first home losses. After struggling against the Heat’s zone defense, the Sixers finally figured out the zone, charging all the way back to within two points. Al Horford’s three-point attempt with 4.8 seconds left fell short, and the Heat came away with a 108-104 win. The win improves the Heat’s season record to 20-8.
Here are my takeaways from Wednesday’s victory over the 76ers. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | December 18th, 2019
The Miami Heat have been one of the league’s most surprising teams this season. The emergence of Bam Adebayo and the addition of Jimmy Butler have played a huge part in the team’s early success. As of Wednesday morning, the Heat’s season record is at 19-8, which ranks fourth-best in the Eastern Conference. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | December 15th, 2019
Heading into Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, the Miami Heat were 0-4 on the second night of a back to back. After a hot first half, the Heat blew a 24-point lead and was in danger of losing to the Luka Doncic-less Mavericks. But in the end, the Heat made critical plays down the stretch to close the game. The Heat moves to 19-7 for the season.
Here are my takeaways from the Heat’s win over the Mavericks. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | December 14th, 2019
It was fun while it lasted. The Miami Heat‘s 11 game winning streak was snapped by the Los Angeles Lakers in what felt like a playoff game. Up by eight at halftime, the Heat found themselves trailing by 11 in the third period before going into the fourth down by three. From there, the game went back and forth, ending with Jimmy Butler‘s missed three-point attempt at the buzzer. The Heat’s record for the season is now 18-7.
Jacari McRae | December 11th, 2019
For the second straight game, the Miami Heat found themselves in a close one at home. Just like they did against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, the Heat found a way to beat the Atlanta Hawks. The Heat overcame a 117-111 deficit with less than a minute left in regulation to force overtime, where the team went on a 16-0 run to close the game. The win improves the Heat’s home record to 11-0 for the season. Continue reading
Gabe Botero | December 10th, 2019
Nick and Gabe are back talking about a predicted firing in the Northeast, whether or not the Nets are better without Kyrie, and James Harden’s conspiracy covered “missed dunk”. Gabe hops on his new soapbox and complains about how LeBron “Bronny” Jr. has more televised games than half of the NBA and Nick breaks down the changes that Adam Silver wants to bring to the NBA. Plus: Scooby-Doo and Chris Paul in the same sentence? Listen to the episode to find out! Continue reading
Pranav Ramasubramanian | December 10th, 2019
The NBA and NFL are in full swing, which means college sports have taken a backseat except for College Football because of the upcoming bowl season. Even though college basketball has taken a backseat it doesn’t mean that programs aren’t still playing hard. Here’s what select players and coaches had to say about the games they participated in at the Air Force Reserve Jerry Colangelo Classic on Sunday.
Jacari McRae | December 9th, 2019
For the first time this season, at home, the Miami Heat had to break a sweat to come out victorious. Despite their record, the Chicago Bulls threw the first punch and lead the Heat by nine after the first period. Even though the Heat won the next two quarters, the game was still in doubt. But in the end, the Heat prevailed. Miami moves to 17-6 for the season.
Here are my takeaways from the team’s 110-105 victory over the Bulls.
Josh Elias | December 7th, 2019
The last three coaches to lead their team to an NBA Championship have done so in their first year as a head coach.
That’s a great sign for innovation in the NBA. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | December 7th, 2019
For the first time since October 23rd, the Miami Heat trailed after a first-quarter at home. The Washington Wizards‘ fast-paced offense proved to be an early challenge for the Heat’s defense. However, in the second half, the Heat stepped up defensively and held the Wizards to 38 points to win the game. The win improves the Heat to 9-0 at home, which is the best home start in franchise history.
Here are my takeaways from the Heat’s 112-103 victory over the Wizards.
Chris Giordani | December 6th, 2019
Holiday shopping season has come into full stride for 2019, and with the first weekend in December upon us, I’m certain that a number of us will be out in Winter [foot] traffic trying to compile a multitude of gifts for a number of different personalities and preference-types. This is despite the fingertip-driven, Amazon-same-day society we currently live in that requires we go outside of our typical comfort zone of online orders and pause buttons.
“What might this have to do with Friday NBA Daily Fantasy, Chris?” you may be asking.
We’re forced by the simple science of laziness prevailing over all else to make the easiest pivots and secondary options in life. And when forced outside of our realm of tortoise-paced timeliness and 21st century First World conveniences, we’re immediately befuddled with indecision or haphazardly hair-trigger reactions. Continue reading