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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)

Game Stats | Hawks Stats | Bucks Stats

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)

Game Stats | Lakers Stats | Thunder Stats

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)

Game Stats | Nuggets Stats | Jazz Stats

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

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 27, 2010 9:21 am
 

Morning Shootaround: Links from around the net

BRACKET & SCHEDULE

7 p.m. ET - Celtics vs. Heat (Boston leads series, 2-1)

 

8 p.m. ET - Bulls vs. Cavaliers (Cleveland leads series, 3-1)



9:30 p.m. ET - Spurs vs. Mavericks (San Antonio leads series, 3-1)



10:30 p.m. ET - Thunder vs. Lakers (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted on: April 24, 2010 6:00 pm
Edited on: April 24, 2010 6:29 pm
 

Shoot Around: Links from the net - Part 2

7 p.m. ET - Hawks vs. Bucks (Atlanta leads series, 2-1)

9:30 p.m. ET - Lakers vs. Thunder (Los Angeles leads series, 2-1)

Posted on: April 24, 2010 6:35 am
Edited on: April 24, 2010 8:51 pm
 

Daily Simulations: Saturday, April 24

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!


Magic vs. Bobcats (Magic leads, 2-0)

Game Stats | Magic Stats | Bobcats Stats

Superman? Oh, indeed. Dwight Howard is a one-man wrecking crew in Game 3, dropping in 32 points while pulling down 14 boards. The Bobcats contend for two quarters before coming out flat in the second half... and falling eventually by a final score of 107-92.



Suns vs. Trail Blazers (Suns lead, 2-1)

Game Stats | Suns Stats | Trail Blazers

After correctly calling for a monster game from Steve Nash in Game 3, the simulation is now expecting an down night from the Suns point guard. Nash totals only 12 points and five assists as the entire Phoenix roster goes ice cold. How cold? Try a final score of 94-70.



Hawks vs. Bucks (Hawks lead, 2-0)

Game Stats
Hawks Stats | Bucks Stats

The Bucks can't buy a break in real life, or in our simulation. Despite having five players reach double figures, Milwaukee couldn't keep up with the red-hot Hawks. Atlanta shot 71 percent as a team, including 30 points from Joe Johnson, 23 from Josh Smith, and 22 points by way of Jamal Crawford.




Lakers vs. Thunder (Lakers lead, 2-1)


Game Stats | Lakers Stats | Thunder Stats

After grabbing a win in Game 3, the NBA2K10 simulation picks Oklahoma City to even the series at two games apiece. Even more surprisingly, Kevin Durant will not be the Thunder's lead scorer. James Harden will lead the charge, with 29 points. Kobe Bryant piles up 35 in defeat.


 
 
 
 
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