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Posted on: May 1, 2010 9:49 am
Edited on: May 1, 2010 9:51 am
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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: April 28, 2010 3:52 am
 

NBA Rewind: Hot Shots / Cold Shots

Basketball may be a team sport, but individual performances can still spell the difference between playoff success and failure. And, at no time yet in this postseason has that been more true than on Tuesday night. Hot shooters pushed the Lakers and Celtics to victory, while the Heat and Thunder went icy cold, and felt the bitter sting of defeat.

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 - Pau Gasol







25 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 4-6
Jumpers: 5-8
Dunks: 1-1
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 10-16
3FG: 0-0
FT: 5-5



HOT SHOT - Ray Allen







24 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 2-4
Jumpers: 7-11
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 9-15
3FG: 5-6
FT: 1-1




COLD SHOT - Kevin Durant







17 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 1-2
Jumpers: 4-12
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 5-14
3FG: 2-6
FT: 5-6



COLD SHOT - Quentin Richardson

4 Points

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




COLD SHOT - Russell Westbrook







15 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 1-5
Jumpers: 2-7
Dunks: 1-1
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 4-13
3FG: 2-4
FT: 5-8



COLD SHOT - Udonis Haslem







6 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 2-4
Jumpers: 0-5
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 2-9
3FG: 0-0
FT: 2-2



COLD SHOT - Jermaine O'Neal







7 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 0-1
Jumpers: 1-6
Dunks: 2-2
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 3-10
3FG: 0-0
FT: 1-2



COLD SHOT - Jeff Green







8 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 0-2
Jumpers: 3-8
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 3-10
3FG: 1-2
FT: 1-1
Posted on: April 19, 2010 12:41 pm
Edited on: April 19, 2010 1:26 pm
 

NBA Rewind: Hot Shots/Cold Shots

Sure, basketball is a team game... but individual performances can still spell the difference between playoff success and failure. A player with a hot hand can crush defensive morale, and whip the arena in to a frenzy. Meanwhile, if the team's lead scorer goes ice cold, it normally takes a Herculean effort to overcome the missed opportunities.

Without further ado, we present the hero and goat for Sunday's matchups.

Let us know how we did. Did we choose the right two guys? Who would you replace?


HOT SHOT -- Dirk Nowitzki

 





36 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 1-1
Jumpers: 11-13
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 12-14
3FG: 0-0
FT: 12-12




COLD SHOT -- Kevin Durant

 





24 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 1-3
Jumpers: 5-19
Dunks: 1-1
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 7-24
3FG: 1-8
FT: 9-11



Posted on: April 16, 2010 1:53 pm
Edited on: April 16, 2010 4:57 pm
 

NBA Quarterfinals: Key Matchups

By Ken Berger , Senior Writer

Preview Links: Eastern Breakdown | West Breakdown | Bracket & Schedule   Video Previews: East | West

Eastern Conference


Cavaliers vs. Bulls

Cavs’ bench vs. Bulls’ bench. As superior as Cleveland will be with LeBron James on the floor, the Cavs’ second unit (J.J. Hickson, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Anderson Varejao, Jamario Moon) may have an even bigger advantage over the Bulls’ lackluster subs.



Magic vs. Bobcats

Dwight Howard vs. every center Larry Brown has ever coached. Well, it only seems that way with Nazr Mohammad and Theo Ratliff among the big men Brown can send at Howard in waves – mostly just to foul him. Between putting Howard (a 59 percent free-throw shooter) on the line and forcing the Magic to become to 3-point happy, Brown will have a field day trying to
                                            win this series by himself.


Hawks vs. Bucks

Brandon Jennings vs. Mike Bibby. The Bucks’ rookie point guard proved beyond any doubt that he was ready for the NBA stage. There’s no reason to think he’ll shrink from the playoff spotlight – especially if Bibby has to defend him for long stretches.



Heat vs. Celtics

Dwyane Wade vs. Ray Allen. As is usually the case, the shooting guard matchup is Miami’s advantage. But in this case, it works at both ends of the floor. If Allen takes a beating against Wade on the defensive end, how will his legs hold up when sizing up crucial 3-pointers on the other end? For that reason, look for Paul Pierce to get plenty of Wade duty, with Allen
                                            switching off to Quentin Richardson, who does all his damage standing beyond the 3-point
                                            line.



Western Conference


Lakers vs. Thunder

Ron Artest vs. Kevin Durant. Losing 14 pounds during the season, Artest is much quicker on his feet than he was early on. He has the strength to frustrate Durant, but still doesn't have the quickness to guard him the entire game; Kobe Bryant will have to take him on for stretches.



Mavericks vs. Spurs

Shawn Marion vs. Spurs wings. Marion's versatility on the defensive end will give Rick Carlisle the option of putting him on whoever is hurting the Mavs with dribble-penetration -- whether it's Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili or Richard Jefferson.



Suns vs. Trail Blazers

Steve Nash vs. Andre Miller. The Suns go as Nash goes, and Miller doesn't have the quickness to guard him alone. How much space Nash can find for himself will dictate the tempo of the series.



Nuggets vs. Jazz

Nuggets bench vs. Jazz bench. This could be the deciding factor in the series. If J.R. Smith shoots it well and plays smart (for him), the Nuggets could have a big edge along with Chris "Birdman" Andersen and speedy point guard Ty Lawson.





 
 
 
 
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