For the first time since the 2007-2008 NBA postseason, NBA fans will get to see the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors face off in the playoffs. In that series, the Magic, led by Coach Stan Van Gundy and franchise player Dwight Howard, would beat the Raptors 4-1 in that series. The Magic dominated the Raptors in their previous matchup but the second-seeded team from the North could prove their might in the first round.
Team Giannis led by as many as 19, but Damian Lillard and Kawhi Leonard brought Team LeBron back before Kevin Durant closed out the game with some crucial threes to give Team LeBron the win for the second straight year. The All-Star break is fun allowed teams to rest before the big stretch runs for the playoffs. Here’s where all the teams in the playoff picture rank so far this season. Continue reading →
I have heard some people debating this as of late. I said it before the season started and I’m sticking to my prediction. The Toronto Raptors will go to the finals this season. Kawhi Leonard is the best player in the Eastern Conference. Some people forget that Kawhi is a champion. He can will the Raptors to the finals against the Celtics, Sixers, etc. The Raptors have a great defensive team, can switch almost every position.
The Toronto Raptors sent shock waves through the NBA when they traded for Kawhi Leonard and abandoned DeMar DeRozan, franchise player and fan favorite, taking a chance on improving this season. The goal is to get over the top and to the Finals, but can they do it?
With the departure of Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, the Spurs are going into the 2018-2019 NBA season missing three big pieces. Will the Spurs match up with the super teams of the Western Conference, let alone make a playoff run?
A little over a year ago, Kawhi Leonard had it all. Entering the 2017 playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs forward was considered the best two-way player in basketball and seemed destined assume the mantle as the leader of the most successful franchise in the NBA since the turn of the century. When he averaged 27.8 points per game on 52% shooting through the opening two rounds of the postseason, everything was going according to plan.