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Playing The Point – May 15, 2017

Stephen Curry; Credit Zimbo

1. Golden State Warriors wins Game 1 vs. San Antonio Spurs – Stephen Curry lead the Warriors with 40 points hitting a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining. The Warriors rallied from a huge deficit after Kawhi Leonard was lost to an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

Playing The Point – April 24, 2017

LeBron James; Credit – Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images

By Jay Colby,

1. Grizzlies tie the series at 2-2 with 110-108 victory in OT – In one of the better playoff games thus far the Memphis Grizzlies tie the series 2-2. Thanks to Marc Gasol 12-foot floater with 0.7 seconds left in overtime.

Off Season Preview: Los Angeles Lakers

Luke Walton; Credit - Getty Images

Luke Walton; Credit – Getty Images

By Jake Katz,

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a terrible season that was lessened a bit by Kobe Bryant’s retirement tour.  Following a 21-61 season that netted them the second overall pick (which they used to pick D’Angelo Russell from Ohio State), the Lakers were not expected to make the playoffs, but improvement was anticipated.  Instead, they regressed to a franchise worst 17-65 record.  Now after twenty years, five rings and countless legendary performances Kobe has retired and the Lakers are ready to move on.  What direction is the team headed in we do not know, but the 2016 offseason is crucial to the future of the organization.  The Lakers will have a lot of money in cap space to work with and hold the number two overall pick in the NBA Draft for a second year in a row.

The Knicks, the Lakers. Lots of Glitz, Little Glam

Lakers and Knicks

By Brent Best

The NBA is in a great place right now. LeBron James may be on the back 9, but he’s absolutely still in his prime and players such as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Damian Lillard, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Anthony Davis show that the league will have plenty of star power for years to come. Couple that with up and comers like Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins and the NBA is sitting pretty. What do these players all have in common? Why have the two largest markets fallen so far? I believe there to be a variety of reasons.