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Posted on: May 12, 2010 3:28 am
Edited on: May 12, 2010 2:43 pm
 

NBA Rewind: Hot Shots / Cold Shots

Which player made the most efficient use of his offensive touches to help his team win the game? Which player's misses cost his team a shot at victory?

Here's what we've got...

Let us know how we did. Did we choose the right guys? Who would you add or subtract?





HOT  SHOTS - Ray Allen







25 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 0-1
Jumpers: 8-12
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 8-13
3FG: 6-9
FT: 3-3


COLD SHOTS - LeBron James







15 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 1-1
Jumpers: 1-12
Dunks: 1-1
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 3-14
3FG: 0-4
FT: 9-12

Posted on: May 11, 2010 6:52 pm
Edited on: May 11, 2010 7:07 pm
 

Daily Simulations: Tuesday, May 11

2KSports.com has been nice enough to help us run the show, using full-length game simulations on NBA2K10.

Think you can outmatch the machine? Post your predictions in the comments section!




 8 p.m. ET - Celtics vs. Cavaliers (Series tied, 2-2)

Game Stats | Cavaliers Stats | Celtics Stats

With an unlikely name leading the way, our simulation picks the Cavaliers to bounce back for a big win in Game 5. Zydrunas Ilgauskas racks up 28 points and 8 boards on a 13-for-13 night. Jamario Moon chips in a double-double in the win.

Posted on: May 11, 2010 11:58 am
 

Morning Shootaround: Who can stop Rondo?

8 p.m. ET - Celtics vs. Cavaliers (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted on: May 11, 2010 2:11 am
Edited on: May 11, 2010 2:12 am
 

Expert Picks: Score update

With three more teams eliminated, our experts are locked in a tight battle for prediction supremacy! Sergio Gonzalez maintains a slight lead on the field, but the 2KSports simulation earned a bonus point as the only player to predict a sweep.





























Expert Scores
Expert Right Wrong Bonus Total
Sergio Gonzalez 10 1 3 23
NBA2K10 10 1 2 22
Ken Berger 10 1 1 21
Jamey Eisenberg 9 2 2 20
Gerg Urbano 9 2 1 19
Nunzio Ingrassia 8 3 2 18
Right = correct pick (2pts) - Wrong = wrong pick (0pts) - Bonus = correct number of games (1pt)

Posted on: May 9, 2010 7:20 pm
Edited on: May 9, 2010 10:03 pm
 

LeBron's the king, but Rondo reigns

Celtics 97, Cavaliers 87 (Series tied, 2-2)

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Rajon Rondo had 29 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-87 on Sunday to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at two games apiece.

Rondo had a playoff career high in rebounds and matched his best scoring night in his fourth postseason triple-double. He played 47 minutes with some of his bigger-name teammates in foul trouble, and fans chanted "MVP! MVP!" as he knocked down a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left.
 
Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett scored 18 apiece for the Celtics, who rebounded from the worst home playoff loss in franchise history and ensured they'll get at least one more game at home. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Cleveland before the series returns to Boston on Thursday night.

LeBron James scored 22 points -- only one more than he had in the first quarter of Game 3 -- and seemed frustrated during a seven-turnover performance.

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Posted on: May 9, 2010 12:46 pm
Edited on: May 9, 2010 1:23 pm
 

Morning Shootaround: Fear The King

3:30 p.m. ET - Cavaliers vs. Celtics (Cleveland leads, 2-1)


8 p.m. ET - Suns vs. Spurs (Phoenix leads, 3-0)

Posted on: May 8, 2010 3:59 am
 

Nightly Roundup: Cleveland rolls, Suns up 3-0

BRACKET & SCHEDULE




Cavaliers 124, Celtics 95 - (Cleveland leads series, 2-1)

Ken Berger:
Blowout win temporarily relieves pressure off Cavs' shoulders

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LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers only needed one quarter to elbow their way back into the lead of their Eastern Conference semifinal with the Boston Celtics.

James scored 21 of his 38 points in the first quarter to help Cleveland beat Boston 124-95 on Friday night, handing the Celtics their worst home playoff loss ever and taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference semifinals.

Showing no ill-effects of an elbow problem that was the talk of Cleveland during the long layoff, James finished with eight rebounds and seven assists. The 21 points in a quarter was a franchise postseason record.

"I know I'm going to hear a lot about the elbow, but I'm here to play basketball and give our team a chance to win," James said. "We knew how important it was to come out and play aggressively after giving away Game 2."

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Suns 110, Spurs 96 - (Phoenix leads, 3-0)

Jan Hubbard:
Popovich, Spurs have no answer for Suns

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The Phoenix Suns would be thrilled to finally beat the Spurs in the playoffs by any margin.

But a sweep? That would be especially sweet.

Phoenix is one win away from ending years of playoff misery against San Antonio, taking a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals with a 110-96 victory Friday night, putting the Spurs in a historically irreparable hole.

"I think it's safe to say that may have been the best fourth-quarter performance I have ever seen in a playoff game," Suns forward Grant Hill said.

He wasn't talking about the team.

He was just talking about Goran Dragic.

The backup point guard scored 23 of his 26 points in a brilliant fourth quarter, rendering Steve Nash unneeded until the final three minutes. Amare Stoudemire? He never even took off his warmups in the fourth quarter.

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Posted on: May 7, 2010 2:32 pm
 

Daily Simulations: Friday, May 7

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Think you can outmatch the machine? Post your predictions in the comments section!


7 p.m. ET - Cavaliers vs. Celtics (Series tied, 1-1)

Game Stats | Cavaliers Stats | Celtics Stats

Paul Pierce leads the Celtics to another shocking win over the Cavs in Game 3. Pierce finished with 23 points, and was one of six Boston players to score in double digits. LeBron James puts up a double-double in defeat.




9:30 p.m. ET - Suns vs. Spurs (Phoenix leads series, 2-0)

Game Stats | Suns Stats | Spurs Stats

After correctly calling for the Suns to win the first two contests, our simulation is predicting that the Spurs will bounce back to take Game 3! After trailing at the end of the third quarter, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan did just enough to propel the San Antonio to a come-from-behind victory. Ginobili leads the team, with 23 points. Duncan is a close second, with 22.

 
 
 
 
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