Posted on: June 17, 2010 11:24 am

Morning Shootaround: Game 7

9 p.m. ET: Celtics at Lakers - (Series tied, 3-3)

Posted on: June 3, 2010 11:02 am

Morning Shootaround: Lakers-Celtics set to rumble

9 p.m. ET: Lakers vs. Celtics - (Series tied, 0-0)

Posted on: May 12, 2010 3:28 am
Edited on: May 12, 2010 2:43 pm

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  SHOTS - Ray Allen

25 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 0-1
Jumpers: 8-12
Dunks: 0-0
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 8-13
3FG: 6-9
FT: 3-3

COLD SHOTS - LeBron James

15 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 1-1
Jumpers: 1-12
Dunks: 1-1
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 3-14
3FG: 0-4
FT: 9-12

Posted on: May 3, 2010 11:57 am

Morning Shootaround: Links from around the net


8 p.m. ET: Cavaliers vs. Celtics - (Cleveland leads series, 1-0)

10:30 p.m. ET: Suns vs. Spurs - (Series tied, 0-0)

Posted on: May 2, 2010 11:42 am
Edited on: May 2, 2010 11:48 am

Morning Shootaround: Links from around the net


1 p.m. ET: Quarterfinals - Bucks vs. Hawks (Series tied, 3-3)

3:30 p.m. ET: Semifinals - Jazz vs. Lakers (Series tied, 0-0)

Posted on: April 26, 2010 5:23 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2010 5:32 pm

Daily Simulations: Monday, April 26 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. Bobcats (Orlando leads series, 3-0)

Game Stats | Magic Stats | Bobcats Stats

The Bobcats stave off elimination for one more game, rallying for a 100-84 victory over the poor-shooting Magic. Boris Diaw and Stephen Jackson led a two-headed attack for Charlotte, racking up 21 and 20 points respectively. On the Orlando side, Dwight Howard managed a meager 12 points to go with his 11 rebounds.

8:30 p.m. ET - Hawks vs. Bucks (Atlanta leads series, 2-1)

Game Stats | Hawks Stats | Bucks Stats

In the Game 4 simulation, the Hawks roll to an easy 111-81 trouncing of the Milwaukee Bucks. Despite shooting only 49 percent from the field, Milwaukee sank eight three-pointers to keep the score from getting really ugly. Al Horford fills up the stat sheet, going 9-of-11 for 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal.

10:30 p.m. ET - Suns vs. Trail Blazers (Series tied, 2-2)

Game Stats | Suns Stats | Trail Blazers Stats

This one goes down to the wire, with the Suns eventually prevailing by a score of 93-91. Amare Stoudemire leads Phoenix, with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Brandon Roy is still easing back in to action, but manages to tally 10 points in 17 minutes.

Posted on: April 25, 2010 10:35 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2010 12:22 pm

Nightly Roundup: Wade's World, LeBron on fire


Heat 101, Celtics 92 (Boston leads series, 3-1)

GameTracker | Box Score | Play-by-Play | Shot Chart | Photos
Jamey Eisenberg: Wade needs three more games like today to make history

Dwyane Wade watched the 3-pointer drop perfectly through the net, then turned upcourt and extended the fingers on his right hand.

Heat 101, Celtics 92 (Celtics leads series, 3-1)

And he screamed.

"In kid-friendly terms," Wade would say later, "I was telling him he was hot."
That hand -- that player -- had never been hotter in a postseason game, either. And that's why Miami's season isn't over.

Playing what might have been his final home game in Miami, Wade scored 46 points, 30 in the second half -- both franchise records -- and the Heat beat the Boston Celtics 101-92 on Sunday in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. He made 16 of 24 shots, 5 of 7 from 3-point range, and outscored the Celtics 19-15 in the fourth quarter.

"Phenomenal," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said.

"Greatness," offered Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.

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Cavaliers 121, Bulls 98 (Cleveland leads series, 3-1)

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

LeBron James insisted there was nothing unusual about the shot, that he's perfectly comfortable taking it.

Never mind that he unleashed it from nearly halfcourt.

James' jumper -- from a spot that requires a heave for many players -- was just part of the show on a day when he delivered his fifth career postseason triple-double with 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. That led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 121-98 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday and a 3-1 lead in their first-round series.

"I've done some great things in the past, I'll do some great things in the future," he said. "But we're in the present now, and I'm feeling pretty good."

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Spurs 92, Mavericks 89 (San Antonio leads series, 3-1)

GameTracker | Box Score | Play-by-Play | Shot Chart | Photos
Jan Hubbard: Mavs can't take advantage of Duncan's disappearing act

If Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hasn't already done so, he may want to apologize for calling his role players "dogs."

Because they put the Dallas Mavericks on the brink of elimination.

Tim Duncan had a miserable 34th birthday and Manu Ginobili looked as bad at times as his bandaged-up nose. But George Hill scored 29 points and San Antonio beat the Mavs 92-89 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series.

Popovich called out his supporting cast after losing Game 1. But it was his Big Three who had little bark in Game 4.

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Jazz 117, Nuggets 106 (Utah leads series, 3-1)

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Carlos Boozer had 31 points and 13 rebounds, Deron Williams added 24 points and 13 assists, and the Utah Jazz held off a late charge to beat the Denver Nuggets 117-106 on Sunday night for a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference playoff series.

Carmelo Anthony finished with 39 points and led the Nuggets back within range late in the fourth quarter, but the Nuggets never caught all the way up and lost for the third straight time in the series.

Game 5 is Wednesday in Denver, where the Nuggets will need to win at home to stay alive.

The Jazz controlled the first three quarters, seeming quicker and more determined than Denver while chasing down loose balls and firing up the fans with every hustle play. The frustrated Nuggets battled foul trouble, losing Chauncey Billups while trying to rally in the fourth quarter.

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Posted on: April 23, 2010 10:36 am
Edited on: April 23, 2010 10:43 am

Morning Shoot Around: Links from around the net


7 p.m. ET - Celtics vs. Heat (Celtics lead series, 2-0)

9:30 p.m. ET - Mavericks vs. Spurs (Series tied 1-1)

10:30 p.m. ET - Nuggets vs. Jazz (Series tied 1-1)

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