NBA Q&A: Big questions answered, predictions made as 21-22 season into business months

Nikola Jokic of Team LeBron and Joel Embiid of Team Durant talk during the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 20, 2022...

A few weeks removed from the All-Star break and now into the home straight for another eventful NBA season, I spoke to LA Clippers fan and NBA expert Jack Brown earlier this month – discussing multiple topics including: under-the-radar players, intriguing offseason storylines, the MVP race as well as why he has a surprise team emerging from the West come playoff time. Continue reading

Joel Embiid’s masterful Milwaukee night reinforces his MVP credentials, with Harden to come

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers is defended by Bobby Portis of the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of a game at Fiserv Forum on February...

Leading the league in points per game and posting a monstrous 42-point double-double against the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks overnight, Joel Embiid is a clear MVP favourite before this All-Star break. With James Harden still to integrate after last week’s big trade, how will the dynamics shift as the big man hopes to end years of playoff frustration? Continue reading

Nets 109-121 Bucks: Giannis drops 31 in return as Brooklyn’s slow start proves costly

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks drives to the basket during the game against the Brooklyn Nets on January 7, 2022 at Barclays Center in...

On his return from a non COVID-related illness, two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo produced another matchwinning display – 31 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in 27 minutes – as the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks picked up where they left off on opening night with another double-digit road win against their fierce Eastern Conference rival Brooklyn Nets. Continue reading

Victim of circumstance: Stephen Silas’ future under increasing pressure in Houston

Head Coach Stephen Silas of the Houston Rockets looks on during the game against the Phoenix Suns at Toyota Center on November 14, 2021 in Houston,...

Per detailed reports with informed sources via Bleacher Report today, the Houston Rockets hierarchy are thinking about possibly sacking their head coach Stephen Silas amid a miserable run of results for the ball club – 15 straight defeats – in what has rapidly become a tough rebuilding job, a stark contrast to the squad at his disposal once initially appointed last year. Continue reading

Work to do: Nets head coach Steve Nash declares his team aren’t at elite level yet

Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, Patty Mills of the Brooklyn Nets and Head Coach Steve Nash of the Brooklyn Nets talk during a game on November 16,...

After being blown out 117-99 by the Golden State Warriors during Tuesday’s primetime TNT slot, Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash reaffirmed something we already know: he doesn’t believe his team are in the same category as many championship-calibre teams right now – including the Warriors and defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. They have plenty to do.
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Naive or not, Kevin Durant’s visualisations of Kyrie Irving are echoed by many

Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets high fives Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets during Round 2, Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 7, 2021 at...

Kyrie Irving’s public anti-vaccination stance has caused tension aplenty, especially as the New York laws require him to get a shot if he wants to participate in home practices or games this season. Kevin Durant admitted his visualisations of his All-Star teammate may be naive, but they represent a belief echoed by many with the new campaign less than two weeks away now.
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NBA Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets – Repeat or revenge?

NBA Star Index: Collin Sexton spoils Kyrie Irving's return; Joel Embiid the variety of Sixers' new spice - CBSSports.com

Kyrie Irving returned from an unexpected personal pause and scored 37 during his first game alongside Kevin Durant and James Harden, though Brooklyn’s Big 3 couldn’t contain an in-form Collin Sexton, who scored a career-high 42 as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a 147-135 double-overtime win in the early hours on Thursday. Who will come out on top in the second meeting? Continue reading

Russell Westbrook’s trade request and tensions in Houston is no surprise

Russell Westbrook, Rockets knocked out of playoffs by Lakers

As reported by The Athletic and ESPN, Houston Rockets All-Star guard Russell Westbrook has expressed his desire to leave – less than 18 months after joining in a blockbuster trade from Oklahoma City. After taking a moment to absorb the news, you’ll quickly begin to understand that this latest development isn’t really a surprise at all. Why though and how did we get here? Continue reading

Playoff Preview: LA Lakers vs Houston Rockets – Can D’Antoni’s men extend series?

LeBron James on Caruso's shot: 'He knows I have confidence in him'

Following a ten-point victory on Thursday evening, the Lakers have edged ever closer to their first Western Conference Finals appearance in a decade. They can clinch that in Game 5, against a Houston side who appear genuinely defeated. Will they finish the job once and for all, or can the Rockets extend their stay in Orlando like Denver did against the Clippers overnight?  Continue reading