After a rough five-game road trip, the Miami Heat are looking forward to the All-Star break. In a battle of teams with identical 35-18 records, the Utah Jazz came out on top. Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz’s killer threes down the stretch were too much to overcome. Miami drops to 35-19 and is now 2.5 games behind the Boston Celtics for the third seed.
Here are my takeaways from Wednesday’s loss to the Jazz.
Since the New Year, I’m 10-5 on my NBA Bets. My goal is to help you be just as successful. Sunday is a day that will likely be overshadowed by the NFL Playoffs, but there will still be some great NBA action today.
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.
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 →
The regular season is almost here! I personally can’t wait and here at The Scorecrow, we’re going to break down each team based on division. You won’t want to miss these articles. So be on the lookout for your favorite team and what we think about them. This article is going to look at the Northwest Division including the Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Utah Jazz. This division was interesting last year but during the offseason, some recent moves made it even more interesting. Let’s jump right in! Continue reading →