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Playing The Point May 29, 2017

By Jay Colby,

1. Cavaliers and Warriors meet in the Finals for the 3rd straight year – The trilogy is finally here what we’ve all been waiting for the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers go up against each other in the finals for a third straight year.

Playing The Point – February 20, 2017

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By Jay Colby,

1. Kings & Pelicans agree to DeMarcus Cousins trade – During the NBA All-Star game Sunday night we saw dunks, three pointers and amazing offensive play. However, the real fireworks happened a few minutes after the game ended. When it was reported the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a trade to send All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans.

First Round Playoff Analysis:

NBA Playoffs

Raptors Vs. Pacers:

This first round matchup has the possibility of running through seven games. The Pacers have been playing some lock down defense thanks to Paul George, who has rebounded nicely since returning for his first full NBA season after his injury. George has done a nice job of establishing himself as an elite two-way forward. His inside game isn’t what it used to be but he has a nice touch outside the arc and is more than capable of defending opponents from outside. Combine that with Miles Tuner and Monta Ellis and there’s no wonder that the Pacers have shown this much grit and grind against the Raptors. Ellis has proven himself to be a capable all around guard that can put the team on his back if need be. Turner has emerged as a much improved rookie and is “turning” into a capable inside defender. Many thought that the Raptors would sweep the Pacers, but they’re hanging on and forcing the Raptors to earn each win.

Mixed Emotions: NBA Playoffs Edition

NBA Court

By Jimmie Sykes

As the first round of the NBA playoffs gets ready to come to an end (SAS and CLE with the sweep, GS and OKC leading 3-1, ATL/BOS and TOR/IND tied 2-2, LAC and MIA leading 2-1) I couldn’t help but to foresee ideal championship scenarios for a few teams that seem like they have a legit shot of winning the title. While many people have a healthy Golden State team repeating as the NBA champions, it wouldn’t hurt to think about a situation in which there is another champion other than the Warriors. Let me paint a picture of a few teams winning this year’s Larry O’Brien trophy and what it would do for the players and the team itself. Actually, its’ kind of exciting to imagine this.

NBA PLAYOFFS: Game one thoughts and heroes of game one

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By Jimmie Sykes,

In the eight game ones of the NBA Playoffs this weekend basketball fans got both the expected and unexpected. Five out of eight games resulted in blowout wins which didn’t come as a surprise to many. Some teams showed more of the same woes and other teams impressed. But this is only game one and the butterflies should be gone away now. This article will discuss the expected, the unexpected, and the heroes of game one.