The plan in is place and the pieces are set — now the Pelicans just have to execute

Pelicans President of Basketball Operations David Griffin (l.) and GM Trajan Langdonphoto: Getty Images The New Orleans Pelicans blueprint was on display in the 2022 NBA Finals. The Boston Celtics may have finished two wins from completing the dream of winning their 18th title but their future serves at what the Pelicans have brewing. Eight … Read more

2022 NBA All-Postseason Team

Image: Getty Images I’m sure this honor means nothing to MJ, but the best postseason performer in NBA history deserves something since the two people he wanted to beat most both now have trophies named after them. This is a person who averaged 33.4 points on 48.7/33.2/82.8 shooting splits in 179 postseason games, and was … Read more

We have parity in the NBA playoffs and it’s boring

Many series in the NBA playoffs, including the Miami-Boston matchup. have featured multiple blowouts.Image: Getty Images For those who were sick of the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James winning all the time, you finally have what you wanted in the NBA: parity. Going into the playoffs there were at least six teams who had … Read more

Scary moments for Ja Morant, Jimmy Butler garner wildly different reactions from Grizzlies, Heat

Ja Morant sits on the bench and reacts after a team trainer examines his knee during a time out against the Golden State Warriors in the second half of Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals.Image: Getty Images Acting like you’ve been there before might be cliché in the world of sports, but it really … Read more

Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant can be even greater

Ja Morant announced his presence with authority this postseason.Image: Getty Images There are one or two players who make the leap toward legitimate superstar status every playoffs. This year it was Jason Tatum and Ja Morant. To those who have been watching, Luka Dončić was finally given the opportunity to show what he could do … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs of brink of blowing another first round series

Auston Matthews and the Leafs face another Game 7.Image: Getty Images Nobody ever tweeted about a Florida Panthers playoff series victory before last night, when Carter Verhaeghe, off a pass from Claude Giroux – trade deadline acquisition and bringer of tones of vicarious Panthers fans from Philadelphia – lifted Florida to a 4-3 overtime win … Read more

Golden State Warriors blew their chance of progressing in five games

The Golden State Warriors suffered an unexpected and humiliating 39-point blowout loss against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. It was Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals and the Warriors went into the game with a chance to progress to the next round. However, the Grizzlies, without Ja Morant, came out with an unreal … Read more

Memphis Grizzlies roll without Ja Morant

Who knew?Image: Getty Images 134-95. With the announcement of Ja Morant’s bone bruise and the likely scenario of him missing the rest of the postseason following a knee injury in Game 3, the Grizzlies’ future in this series looked doomed. Memphis could easily have folded, despairing without their 22-year-old point guard. Instead, they stepped on … Read more

Memphis Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. is showing off his talent on a national stage against the Warriors

Jaren Jackson Jr. has been a force for Memphis.Image: Getty Images For those who watched the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies first-round series, their assessment might fall in line with how they feel about The Beatles’ Revolution No. 9. Some people think it’s one of the highest forms of entertainment that a person can consume, … Read more

NBA playoffs are still at the mercy of COVID-19

Steve Kerrphoto: Getty Images The fat lady may be singing, but the coronavirus and all of its variants are still dancing like the party just started. From The Bubble to these current playoffs, no sports league has been linked with COVID-19 like the NBA has since March of 2020. And if anyone else thought otherwise, … Read more