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SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-7-11

The San Antonio Spurs didn’t make any moves at the trade deadline, but that didn’t stop them from maintaining their stranglehold on the No. 1 spot in the SoB NBA Power Rankings. The Spurs have now held the No. 1 spot in our rankings for two straight months, and despite getting drubbed by the Los […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 18

It won’t be long now until the playoffs begin, and there’s still a lot to be decided. Except for the Spurs, every playoff team is at most 2.5 games away from their nearest competition. The trade deadline passed, with spectacular results. Now, cuts will be looking for a new team in time to be playoff […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 17

After the All-Star break, it’s still a rough NBA world. Dwyane Wade got roughed up a little bit Sunday, Carmelo Anthony is a Knick and Cleveland finally got to 10 wins. San Antonio’ll wind up as #1, and Chicago will more than likely wind up as #3, though they’re only two games back. Speaking of […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16

The Clippers are now officially the worst team ever, after letting Cleveland get the better of them. Speaking of which, it’s thanks to the Cavs that Washington finally won a road game in its 26th attempt. And the Celtics are still in 1st place in the East despite emptying out the Maine Red Claws with […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 2-14-11

With one week left before the All-Star break, the NBA playoff picture is now coming into focus. Out West, the San Antonio Spurs have separated themselves from the pack, and are in the driver seat for the No. 1 seed. The Dallas Mavericks, who trail the Spurs by seven games, have a precarious hold on […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 15

Kobe Bryant has played more games than Michael Jordan, Ray Allen needs two more threes to break Reggie Miller’s record, and the Cavaliers have now lost more games in a row (25) than the previous record holder, Cleveland. Yes, there’s plenty of exciting things happening in the NBA lately. Of course, San Antonio’s still running […]

Season-High Points for Rondo Lead Celtics Past Magic

All season long, Rajon Rondo has been more than happy to pass the ball to the Boston Celtics’ many strong shooters. Against the Orlando Magic on Sunday at home, he was a strong Celtics shooter. Rondo’s 26 points complimented a Celtics defense that held the Magic to just 34.4 percent shooting, including 3-24 shooting from […]

Marquis Daniels Sent to Hospital

UPDATE: Marquis Daniels suffered a bruised spinal cord. He was not concussed and had movement of his arms and legs, but will be out at least a month. CAT and MRI scans will be performed. ——————– In the 2nd quarter of Sunday’s game against the Magic, Marquis Daniels left the game after falling to the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 13

Halfway through the season, and there’s great fun in futility. The Cavs are on pace for 15 wins, and are eight losses away from breaking their own record for longest losing streak ever. The Wizards are 0-21 on the road. But the Spurs have a six-game lead over the Lakers, and Boston is still a […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-24-11

The first half of the 2010-2011 NBA regular season is officially in the books, and it appears the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are on yet another collision course (unless, of course, the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat have something to say about it). Those elite teams currently hold the top four positions […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 12

Another week down, and after a brief scare, the Celtics are back on top of the Heat, following injuries to the other Big Three. Dirk Nowitzki’s absence really took a toll on the Mavericks. The Lakers are nicely situated at #2. The #8/#9 gaps are reasonably safe, in the West due to skill and the […]

Celtics Win in Garnett’s Return

With the clock ticking down on the Orlando Magic, Kevin Garnett reaches around Jameer Nelson and sends the ball up court to a wide open Ray Allen who is then fouled and sent to the free throw line to secure the 109-106 victory. As if there couldn’t have been a better way to end his […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 11

Another week down, and the Celtics have another losing streak going, dropping behind Miami’s Big Three. The Cavaliers are the worst team in the NBA without you-know-who. Orlando is still going strong. And while the West’s eight are fairly well-entrenched, the East still has a couple of spots up for grabs, so let’s look at […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-9-11

It’s crowded at the top in this edition of the SoB NBA Power Rankings, and a theme seems to be emerging: if you want to be a dominant team this season, you have to have at least three star players. The Spurs, Celtics, and Heat all have their own version of a “Big Three,” and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 10

Another week into the season, and Boston is losing some credibility, and donating it to Miami. First a losing streak, and then Minnesota almost beats Boston. Some complacency, some abysmal “officiating,” and that’s what you get. The James-less Cavaliers are dangerously close to being the worst team in the NBA. The Spurs continue to crush […]