Posted on: May 7, 2010 11:57 am
Edited on: May 7, 2010 12:02 pm
 

Morning Shootaround: LeBron OK, Suns bench huge

BRACKET & SCHEDULE




7 p.m. ET: Cavaliers vs. Celtics - (Cleveland leads, 2-0)


9:30 p.m. ET: Suns vs. Spurs - (Phoenix leads, 2-0)

Posted on: May 7, 2010 1:35 am
Edited on: May 7, 2010 1:39 am
 

NBA Rewind: Hot Shots / Cold Shots

Which player made the most efficient use of his offensive touches to help his team win the game? Which player's misses cost his team a shot at victory?

Here's what we've got...

Let us know how we did. Did we choose the right guys? Who would you add or subtract?



HOT SHOT - Dwight Howard









29 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 3-4
Jumpers: 3-3
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 8-9
3FG: 0-0
FT: 13-18



COLD SHOTS - Joe Johnson







19 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 1-3
Jumpers: 4-13
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 5-16
3FG: 2-4
FT: 7-7
Posted on: May 6, 2010 11:52 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2010 12:51 am
 

Nightly Roundup: Hawks can't hang with Howard

Magic 112, Hawks 98 - (Orlando leads series, 2-0)

GameTracker | Box Score | Full Play-by-Play | Shot Charts | Photos


Maybe all the Orlando Magic needed after a slow start was a slap in the face.

Dwight Howard came back from a bloody nose to finish with 29 points and 17 rebounds, and the Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Vince Carter had 24 points with some big shots late and Rashard Lewis finished with 20 points, leading Orlando's 19-2 run in the fourth quarter. The perennially poor free-throw shooting Howard also was 13 for 18 from the line.

"Every time I step up there, just believing it was going in," he said.

The Hawks avoided embarrassment but not another road playoff loss.

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Posted on: May 6, 2010 6:50 am
Edited on: May 6, 2010 6:52 am
 

Daily Simulations: Thursday, May 6

2KSports.com has been nice enough to help us run the show, using full-length game simulations on NBA2K10.

Think you can outmatch the machine? Post your predictions in the comments section!


 
8 p.m. ET - Magic vs. Hawks (Orlando leads series, 1-0)

Game Stats

After accurately predicting an Orlando victory in in the first contest, our NBA2K10 simulation is calling for another Magic win in Game 2. Dwight Howard will grab Player of the Game honors, after going for 24 points and 9 rebounds.

Posted on: May 6, 2010 6:02 am
Edited on: May 6, 2010 6:04 am
 

Morning Shootaround:

BRACKET & SCHEDULE


8 p.m. ET: Magic vs. Hawks - (Magic lead series, 1-0)

Posted on: May 6, 2010 12:43 am
Edited on: May 6, 2010 12:46 am
 

NBA Rewind: Hot Shots / Cold Shots

Which player made the most efficient use of his offensive touches to help his team win the game? Which player's misses cost his team a shot at victory?

Here's what we've got...

Let us know how we did. Did we choose the right guys? Who would you add or subtract?



HOT SHOT - Channing Frye







15 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 0-0
Jumpers: 5-7
Dunks: 0-0

Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 5-7
3FG: 5-6
FT: 0-0



COLD SHOT - None

Posted on: May 6, 2010 12:11 am
Edited on: May 6, 2010 3:52 am
 

Nightly Roundup: Suns shine again in Game 2

Suns 110, Spurs 102 - (Phoenix leads series, 2-0)

BRACKET & SCHEDULE | Craig Morgan: Unheralded bench lifting Suns

GameTracker | Box Score | Full Play-by-Play | Shot Chart | Photos



Los Suns ganaron. That means the Suns won.

Amar'e Stoudemire had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Channing Frye made 5 of 6 3-pointers, and Phoenix, wearing its orange "Los Suns" jerseys in part to protest Arizona's new anti-immigration law, pulled away for a 110-102 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

Steve Nash and Jason Richardson scored 19 apiece and Grant Hill added 18 in a grind-it-out game played at the Spurs' pace until the Suns started hitting 3-pointers. After starting 1 of 7 from long range Phoenix made eight of its next 12.

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Posted on: May 5, 2010 2:04 pm
Edited on: May 5, 2010 2:05 pm
 

Daily Simulations: Wednesday, May 5

2KSports.com has been nice enough to help us run the show, using full-length game simulations on NBA2K10.

Think you can outmatch the machine? Post your predictions in the comments section!


9 p.m. ET - Suns vs. Spurs (Phoenix leads series, 1-0)

Game Stats | Suns Stats | Spurs Stats

The simulation called it perfectly in Game 1, predicting the Suns would cruise out to an early 1-0 series lead. Unfortunately for the Spurs, NBA2K10 is calling for another Phoenix win in Game 2. Amare Stoudemire leads the charge, with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Steve Nash plays his part perfectly, collecting 15 points and 9 assists. 

 
 
 
 
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