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Warriors v Rockets: 2015 Western Conference Finals Preview

Earlier this year, I dismissed the Rockets’ title hopes. But the Rockets team I wrote about then is literally nothing like the current Rockets team. Here are five radical ways in which the Rockets have changed from the team that the Warriors dominated in the regular season, and what it means for this playoff series:   Continue reading

First Team All Defense: Warriors 101 Grizzlies 84

First Team All Defense.

No, not Tony Allen. Ron Adams. Continue reading

Littlefellas: Grizzlies 99 Warriors 89

OK, so it won’t be a sweep.   Continue reading

One Eyed Charlie: Grizzlies 97 Warriors 90

The nickname Tony Allen gave Mike Conley in this game just might stick. One of the great playoff performances I’ve ever seen, that will define Mike Conley from this day forward. This is what the playoffs are all about. Where the names of great players are made.

There are quite a few Warriors players who should be taking notes.     Continue reading

Warriors Sweep Grizzlies: Round Two Preview

This is going to be an annihilation. I don’t have much to add to my previous analysis of the way these two teams matchup, so with apologies, I’ll just link to it here.   Continue reading

The Price was Right: Grading Feltbot’s 2014-15 Season Win Total Wagers

Before every season, I like to peruse the Vegas NBA win-total lines, with an eye towards picking up lost money in search of a home. My record on these picks is 10-1-1 since I began posting them for readers three seasons ago. Let’s see how I did this season, when I gave you these three Western Conference picks, and these four Eastern Conference picks:    Continue reading

Warriors 109 Pelicans 98 — Game 4

One sweep down, another coming up. This series between the Warriors and Pelicans played out almost exactly as scripted:     Continue reading

The Hack-a-Shaq in NBA Basketball

As what is known as the Hack-a-Shaq strategy is fixing to become a major theme of three Western conference playoff series, and because I heard Reggie Miller butcher the concept during his Clippers-Spurs broadcast last night, I am feeling the urge to give my readers my thoughts on this strategy. Here they are:   Continue reading

Asik On, Asik Off: Warriors 106 Pelicans 99

As I foreshadowed in my preview, it was obvious from this Game 1 that the Pelicans match up much better against the Warriors with Omer Asik off the floor. Asik was -18 on the game, which means… counting fingers… the Pellies were +11 with him sitting. Noting that Ajinca was +3, that means that the Pellies were +8 with Anthony Davis at center.        Continue reading

Let’s Get Ready to Scrimmage: Warriors Sweep Pelicans

By employing little rats as ball boys, the Pelicans managed to come up with some bulletin board material for this series. It’s not going to matter. They’re going to get swept.

I know it’s fashionable to award the lesser team a game or two in making series prognistications, but I just don’t see it here. The difference in talent between the Warriors and the Pelicans is just too great.

And this Warriors team is unlike almost any other team we’ve ever seen in NBA history, in one important respect: They never take a game off. Literally never.

Led by the indomitable will of Draymond Green and the extraordinary talent of Stephen Curry, the Warriors will sweep the Pelicans out of the playoffs.

Here’s a few more of my reasons why, and one possible way in which Monty Williams could flip the switch:        Continue reading