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Posted on: May 2, 2010 9:21 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 SHOT - Kobe Bryant







31 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 3-4
Jumpers: 9-15
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 12-19
3FG: 0-2
FT: 7-7



HOT SHOT - Al Horford







16 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 2-2
Jumpers: 3-5
Dunks: 1-1

Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 6-8
3FG: 0-0
FT: 4-6


 COLD SHOT - John Salmons







11 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 0-3
Jumpers: 4-13
Dunks: 1-1
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 5-18
3FG: 1-5
FT: 0-0



COLD SHOT - Brandon Jennings







15 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 5-8
Jumpers: 1-9
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 6-18
3FG: 1-4
FT: 2-4

Posted on: May 2, 2010 4:45 pm
Edited on: May 2, 2010 8:49 pm
 

Roundup: Hawks to semis, Lakers win Game 1

BRACKET & SCHEDULE




Hawks 95, Bucks 74 - (Atlanta wins series, 4-3)


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The Atlanta Hawks weren't going to let another game slip away on their home court.

After keeping their season alive with a gutty win in Milwaukee, the Hawks made sure the Bucks were in no position to duplicate their improbable Game 5 upset. Jamal Crawford scored 22 points, Al Horford put up a double-double and Atlanta pulled away for a 95-74 win Sunday that gave the Hawks a 4-3 triumph in the tougher-than-expected series.

It was the only series to go the distance in the opening round.

The third-seeded Hawks advanced to face No. 2 Orlando in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Magic, who have been resting since wrapping up a sweep of Charlotte last Monday, will host the first two games of the series beginning Tuesday night.

Crawford, appearing in the playoffs for the first time in his 10-year career, looked like a rookie through the first five games of the series. He was at his lowest after a 4-for-18 shooting performance in Game 5, when the Hawks squandered a nine-point lead in the final four minutes to put the Bucks in control of the series.

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Lakers 104, Jazz 99 - (Lakers lead series, 1-0)

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Kobe Bryant scored 11 of his 31 points in the final four minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers blew a fourth-quarter lead before rallying for a 104-99 victory over the Utah Jazz in their second-round playoff series opener Sunday.

Pau Gasol had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the top-seeded Lakers, who played a dismal final period before Bryant seized control. Last season's NBA Finals MVP coolly scored seven consecutive points, followed by a dynamic slice through the lane for a layup with 22.6 seconds left.

The clubs are meeting in the postseason for the third consecutive year after the Lakers ended Utah's last two seasons, including a first-round victory in 2009. In each of the teams' previous five playoff meetings, the winner went on to the NBA finals.

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Posted on: May 2, 2010 12:41 pm
Edited on: May 2, 2010 9:23 pm
 

Daily Simulations: Sunday, May 2

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!




1 p.m. ET - Hawks vs. Bucks (Series tied, 3-3)

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The Bucks go three-point crazy in our simulation. Unfortunately, the gamble doesn't pay off, as Milwaukee connects on only six of 24 attempts from beyond the arc. Atlanta, on the other hand, uses lights-out shooting and a two-headed attack to wrap up the series. Al Horford shot a perfect 11-for-11 from the field, finishing with 24 points and 15 rebounds. Joe Johnson also had 24 points, and tacked on three boards, five assists, two steals and two blocks.




3:30 p.m. ET - Lakers vs. Jazz (Series tied, 0-0)

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The Lakers jump out to an early series lead on the strength of a 96-85 win over the Jazz. Kobe Bryant leads the charge for Los Angeles, with 24 points and seven assists. Both Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams have double-doubles in Utah's losing effort.

Posted on: May 2, 2010 11:42 am
Edited on: May 2, 2010 11:48 am
 

Morning Shootaround: Links from around the net

BRACKET & SCHEDULE


1 p.m. ET: Quarterfinals - Bucks vs. Hawks (Series tied, 3-3)

3:30 p.m. ET: Semifinals - Jazz vs. Lakers (Series tied, 0-0)

Posted on: May 1, 2010 9:49 am
Edited on: May 1, 2010 9:51 am
 

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 SHOT - Carlos Boozer







22 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 5-6
Jumpers: 3-6
Dunks: 2-2
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 10-14
3FG: 0-0
FT: 2-4



COLD SHOT - Carmelo Anthony







20 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 2-6
Jumpers: 4-16
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 6-22
3FG: 0-4
FT: 8-10



COLD SHOT - Kevin Durant







26 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 2-7
Jumpers: 3-14
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 5-23
3FG: 2-5
FT: 14-15



COLD SHOT - Brandon Jennings







12 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 3-6
Jumpers: 1-8
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 4-15
3FG: 1-9
FT: 3-3



COLD SHOT - John Salmons


8 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 0-4
Jumpers: 2-8
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 2-13
3FG: 0-3
FT: 4-4



Posted on: May 1, 2010 12:45 am
Edited on: May 1, 2010 8:42 am
 

Nightly Roundup: Lakers, Jazz ready to rumble


Jazz 112, Nuggets 104 (Jazz win series, 4-2)

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The Utah Jazz avoided a dreaded return to Denver and clinched a trip to Los Angeles instead.

The Jazz outlasted the Nuggets 112-104 in a Game 6 full of fouls between the division rivals, clinching the first-round series Friday in Game 6.

Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 20 rebounds, and rookie Wesley Matthews scored 13 of his 23 points from the foul line, where Utah shot 51 free throws -- 39 on personal fouls and four more on technicals by the frustrated Nuggets. 
 

"We had a difficult time trying to stop some of their people and we still found a way to win the ball game," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "There isn't a better feeling in the world from a coaching standpoint than watching these guys give all they had to win the game."

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Lakers 95, Thunder 94 (Lakers win series, 4-2)

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Pau Gasol tipped in a missed jumper by Kobe Bryant with a half-second left and the Los Angeles Lakers survived a late comeback effort by Oklahoma City and eliminated the Thunder 95-94 in Game 6 of the first-round playoff series on Friday night.

Gasol crashed to the rim at the right block and tipped in Bryant's shot to put the defending NBA champions ahead after they squandered a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Gasol pumped both fists after the basket, and the Lakers moved on when Russell Westbrook missed a desperation 3-pointer at the final buzzer.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 26 points on a dreadful 5-for-23 shooting night. Westbrook had 21 points and nine assists.

Bryant scored 32 points and Gasol had nine points and 18 rebounds, scoring his only basket of the second half at the end.

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Hawks 83, Bucks 69 (Series tied, 3-3)

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Jamal Crawford saw the end to his series-long shooting slump coming, making a promise after the pregame shootaround: It'll be back tonight.

Crawford then went out and finally played like the NBA's Sixth man of the Year in the playoffs, scoring 24 points to help the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-69 on Friday night to force a seventh game in the first-round series.

"I felt like I was letting everybody down the first few games, especially the last game," Crawford said. "I haven't slept much the last couple of days. Usually in that situation the next game can't come fast enough."

Crawford was coming off a miserable 4-for-18 shooting performance in Game 5, and wasn't much better in the first four games.

Now he's looking more like the instant-offense threat he was in the regular season, and the Hawks are back from the brink of an improbable first-round exit at the hands of a team that wasn't expected to do much in the playoffs.

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Posted on: April 30, 2010 1:45 pm
Edited on: April 30, 2010 1:47 pm
 

Daily Simulations: Friday, April 30

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!


7 p.m. ET - Hawks vs. Bucks (Milwaukee leads series, 3-2)

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Milwaukee completes the upset... rolling past Atlanta in Game 6 by a score of 103-83. The Bucks spread the ball around, with their top six players shooting over 50 percent and reaching double figues. After cruising out to an 85-55 lead at the end of the third quarter, Milwaukee is able to coast to an easy victory.



9:30 p.m. ET - Lakers vs. Thunder (Los Angeles leads series, 3-2)

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The Thunder put up a good fight, but our simulation says the Lakers advance in Game 6. Los Angeles is completely overmatched in the paint, but Kobe Bryant is able to take matters in to his own hands. The Mamba goes for 32 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals as the Lakers snatch a 101-93 victory.



10:00 p.m. ET - Nuggets vs. Jazz (Utah leads series, 3-2)

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Despite the Nuggets losing Nene for tonight, Denver-Utah is the first series to go to a Game 7. Carmelo Anthony leads the charge with 28 points, while J.R. Smith knocks down 10-of-19 for 26 of his own.


Posted on: April 30, 2010 11:02 am
Edited on: April 30, 2010 11:04 am
 

Morning Shootaround: Links from around the net

7:00 p.m. ET - Hawks vs. Bucks

9:30 p.m. ET - Lakers vs. Thunder

10:00 p.m. ET - Nuggets vs. Jazz

 
 
 
 
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