At the Covid-19 break, the Miami Heat currently sits in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings. If the season resumes right into the playoffs, the Heat would host the Indiana Pacers in the first round. Should the Heat advance to the next round, they would likely face the Milwaukee Bucks, a team they beat twice this season. Continue reading →
I love the smell of fresh dollar bills, don’t you? We had another monster night last night, courtesy of Julius Randle and Christian Wood. Only three games tonight, so the slate is a little more difficult. Have no fear, I’m going to help you make the best possible lineup! Let’s get to it! Continue reading →
The Miami Heat are now the only team to beat the Milwaukee Bucks twice. In what was an impressive defensive performance, the Heat defeated the Bucks 105-89. The 89 points scored by the Bucks were a season-low for them. Miami is now 39-22 for the season and three games back of the third-seeded Boston Celtics.
Oh man, we absolutely killed it last night! We got a monster 11-game slate tonight. That can only mean one thing, studs. Lots and lots of studs. And some sleepers. Let’s dive into them and get to it! Continue reading →
Wow!! We had a killer night last night and won some big money. Hope you did too. There are only four games tonight. Despite the limited amount of games, we have no shortage of star-power tonight. Going to have a few heavy hitters tonight. Good luck, enjoy, and let’s get to it!
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 →
It’s almost December and at this point, the NBA season has shown what teams came to play to start the season and those that didn’t. It’s no debate who some of the top teams are in the league right now and who needs to reevaluate their approach before it’s too late. Here’s where the teams that have gotten off to a marvelous start rank. Continue reading →
Nick and Gabe are back and they have started a nonprofit so that Warriors bandwagon fans can call in to complain free of charge. They also talk about the true meaning of MVP and who deserves it so far in the season.
Welcome back to the Saturday edition of my NBA DFS Picks. My goal with this article is to walk you through the games to find which places we should attack this seven-game slate. You will also pick up some research tips along the way. You will see me make reference to on/off stats as well as rotations. You can find those free tools at NBAWowy and PopcornMachine.net. Ice fishing was going to be on my list of things to do today but the weather warmed up here late in the week so you get my full focus on tonight’s NBA DFS slate. Let’s dig right in.
Despite missing key players, the Jimmy Butler-less Miami Heat rallied back from a huge 21-point deficit and defeated the Milwaukee Bucks. Miami trailed 74-53 with less than 11 minutes left in the third period. However, the Heat ended up winning the second half and overtime 78-56 to complete the comeback win.
Here are my four takeaways from Saturday night’s victory over the Bucks.
The Central Division might not leap off the page as the best division in basketball from top to bottom, but with the reigning league MVP playing in the conference and so many talented young players looking to turn the corner and potentially have a breakout season, the Central Division is one to keep a close eye on for the upcoming season. Continue reading →
If you’ve watched any sporting event, you notice that there are sideline reporters at every game. These reporters present info that is key to the game you’re about to watch, whether it’s an update on an injury to a player, field condition, or even a story about a player that you may not know. Continue reading →
Ersan İlyasova is supposed to be a Turkish power forward drafted in the second round who carved out a solid enough career for himself that he’s still a decent NBA player well over a decade after being drafted. He’s known for being a good floor spacer at 6’10” while shooting 37% from behind the arc for his career and has fit in really well with Milwaukee’s system for quite a few years. This year, he averaged a sliver over 18 minutes per game in Milwaukee’s run to the Eastern Conference Finals – the furthest run he’s been a part of in his career.
And most of that’s true.
But there’s just one problem with that description of Ersan İlyasova. There is no Ersan İlyasova. Continue reading →
After racing out of the blocks in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Bucks suddenly found themselves on the wrong end of a 16-2 Toronto Raptors run, giving the Canadian outfit their first lead of the night midway through the second quarter.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics both swept the first round to set up a rematch of last year’s series between the pair in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. How each team defends the other’s superstar, coaching strategy and injuries will all play a significant part in this highly-anticipated clash.
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.
The regular season has ended, and the playoffs are finally among us, and there was a ton of drama up until the last game. There was lots of competition to get both into the playoffs and get seeding which made the season end incredibly fun to watch. There’s a lot to unpack about a couple of things that transpired during the season and the upcoming playoffs. To guide you in what to expect in the playoffs, a few of our wordsmiths have come together to talk about it. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
This week I have decided to shine the spotlight on the Milwaukee Bucks third year combo-guard Malcolm Brogdon. As I begin putting this entire article together Malcolm, unfortunately, he received an MRI and has been diagnosed with a minor plantar fascia tear. The expectation is that he will be sidelined six-to-eight weeks according to most media reports. This is a crucial blow to not only Malcolm who was in the midst of one of a historical season but to the Bucks as well. He hopes to be back in action sometime in the playoffs depending on how far the team can go with him on the shelf.
With temperatures getting warmer, days getting longer, and All-Star weekend behind us, attention can start to shift towards the Holy Grail of the NBA campaign. Whilst this year’s regular season has been wildly entertaining, and the upcoming free agency is set to be the most dramatic in recent memory, it is the time between mid-April and mid-June that will always be the most exciting period in the basketball calendar. To paraphrase the NBA’s favorite slogan, the postseason is ‘why we watch’.
The All-Star break is finally upon us and the first half (or so) of the season is gone, and there have been several surprise developments that have come this season. To talk about what we saw so far this season, a few of our wordsmiths have come together to talk about it. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.
The festivities are over, the “teammates” are all headed back to their selective squads, now it’s time to figure out who will make the NBA’s “sweet sixteen”. The eight teams from each conference who will try and get into the playoffs. We will give an analysis of each squad, who will get in, and a couple of surprises that nobody saw coming.
The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and the rumor machine is on fire. While most teams won’t make a deal, each will consider many options between now and the February 7th deadline. In a six-part series, I will provide one trade each NBA team should consider making between now and the trade deadline. The Central division is up next and here is trade each team should make. Be sure to check out the previous part on the Atlantic division.
Welcome Back, Hoop heads! We take a deeper look into some of the must-see games this week. Stay tuned! With Monday having a full slate of games on MLK Day, I wanted to take a look at some of the other most intriguing matchups this week as we are close to the end of January and are gearing up toward the All-Star break in a few weeks.
Happy New Year & Welcome Back hoop heads! As we enter into 2019 I wanted to take a close look at some of the best games to watch in-between all the College Bowl Games and the start of the NFL Playoffs as we start to get into the games really meaning something for your favorite NBA teams.
Christmas is a time for family togetherness because school and work are canceled as it’s given a federal holiday for everyone including non-celebrators. NBA games on Christmas have become a tradition even for non-NBA fans because it’s the one day where all the games are nationally televised on ABC, ESPN or TNT while also being easily accessible on online platforms. The NBA is smart to market this way because it attracts a large number of viewers as they also showcase new special Christmas Day jerseys for each team involved and let the players involved design special Christmas day sneakers with unique colorways.
Welcome Back, hoop heads! We are already into the third week of December and the NBA season, for most teams, is already beginning to take shape for better or worse. Some teams are still fighting the injury bug and others are just losing the fight. We take a deeper look into some of the must-see game this week as we get ready for a slew of games Christmas Day.
Basketball fans: can you believe we are already into November? Worry not, the NBA season is only going to get better from here. Here is a list of some of the must-see games of this week and as always, enjoy the action.
The Milwaukee Bucks were 44-38 last season and came within a game of upsetting the Boston Celtics in the first round. They have one of the best players in the NBA and a new head coach. Will they improve and make it past the first round this season?
In recent NBA drafts, a select number of players dominated the media before and after draft night. Whether it was the risky pick of Ben Simmons, or the birthday conspiracy of Thon Maker in 2016, the Lonzo/Lavar Ball tirade of 2017, or the hype surrounding which big man was better, Deandre Ayton or Marvin Bagley, and even the draft stock of Trae Young in 2018’s draft. In any of these situations, these specific players dominated the NBA media outlets before and after draft night.
Who is the best player in the NBA under the age of 25? Like all questions based on opinion, the answer will vary depending on who you ask. Nevertheless, there will be a few names which are mentioned frequently. For fans who love watching jaw-dropping dunks from players with superhuman athleticism, they would lean towards Giannis Antetokounmpo. If you prefer a positionless playmaker with a sky-high IQ, Ben Simmons is your pick. Those more into dominant centers would perhaps say Joel Embiid. While each of these players is in the discussion for different reasons, they have one clear characteristic in common; they are all international players.