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If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

We’re now past 20 games into the season, and things remain especially bleak in the East for any non-Miami or Indiana team. The West has a bit of a clique on top, though many more Western teams still have a pretty good chance to make a run. In both conferences, teams are clustered all around […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 5

The season is already almost a quarter of the way over, and it’s still a hot-bed of competition. In the West, all but Utah and Sacramento are within two games of a playoff spot. In the East, four teams, including a division winner, are sub-.500 but in the playoffs. Another two, including the third seed, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 4

A month is gone in the NBA season on Thanksgiving, and there’s plenty of room for movement. Other than Indiana and Miami, no East team is above .500. Meanwhile, three .500 or better teams in the West aren’t even in the playoffs. Seeding is still very clogged up, so anyone could be anywhere in not […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 3

It’s three weeks into the season now, and we’re getting a sense of who will be a contender and who will be playing for ping pong balls. The Pacers, Spurs and Blazers are doing quite well for themselves, while the Bucks and Jazz are having quite a bit of difficulties. The West is still populated […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 2

Two weeks into the season is a great time for surprise teams to make an early impression, and that’s been happening so far. Miami isn’t the one running away with things. Houston and Brooklyn are having trouble establishing themselves. Phoenix, Portland, Charlotte and Philadelphia are all among the teams doing fairly well early. Everyone has […]

Josh Smith gets 4 year deal with Pistons

ESPN.COM reports that the Detroit Pistons have signed free agent Josh Smith to a 4-year-deal worth $56 million. Smith also considered the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets. Early speculation had Smith going to Houston in a sign and trade to join newly acquired Dwight Howard, but an offer was never made. Reportedly close friend, Rajon Rondo, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 22

The playoffs are really starting to come into the picture with a week left in the season. Five of six divisions and the Eastern Conference are locked up. 15 of 16 teams have punched their tickets, leaving the Lakers and Jazz in a dogfight for the final spot, though Dallas is still holding out hope. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 21

Just two weeks remain in the season. The Jazz and Lakers are still in a dead heat for the final spot, while the others are pretty safe, if not mathematically clinched. Still, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to play for. Avoiding Miami in the first round will certainly be a good race. The top spot […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 20

20 weeks into the season, and things are starting to come down to the wire. There isn’t much time left at all to make a move, yet only five teams have been mathematically eliminated so far. The Heat have opened a sizable lead in the East, while even San Antonio isn’t out of the woods […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 19

The season is nearing an end, but there’s still plenty of movement afoot. The teams are just about set (though there is still some room to make it into the brackets in the West), though many teams are within a win or two (or as many losses) from changing multiple seeds at once. A pair […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 18

There’s not much time left in the season. All teams have passed 60 games, but only Miami has clinched a playoff spot so far. And nobody has clinched ping pong balls yet, but will next game, in all likelihood. The biggest race by far is for the lowest seeds in the West; #7-#9 are separated […]

Celtics Outlast Hawks in OT Thriller

The Boston Celtics improved to a miraculous 14-4 record since the season-ending injury to Rajon Rondo after a dramatic comeback by the visiting Atlanta Hawks was spoiled by a tie-breaking three-point shot by Jason Terry in overtime that led to a 107-102 win. The Celtics improved to 34-27, an identical record to their Eastern Conference […]

Video: Jeff Green Unleashes Reverse Slam, Vicious Block vs. Hawks

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of Jeff Green doubters everywhere shutting up with his latest thunderous slam dunk, this one a reverse along the baseline as the shot clock expires.

Green Beats Buzzer to Nudge Celtics Over Pacers

The Celtics capped an 11-0 run to end the game on a beautifully executed Doc Rivers play and left Indianapolis victorious, beating the Pacers 83-81. Jeff Green handed the ball off to Kevin Garnett at the top of the key and slipped past a posted-up Paul Pierce for the screen on David West to find […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 17

Now a week into March, the brackets are pretty set. The East is definitely set, with 7.5 games separating #8 from #9. The Lakers are still making a case in the West, but 2.5 games back may be too much when you have a poor road record in a powerful conference. Right now, Miami is […]