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Posted on: May 11, 2010 2:11 am
Edited on: May 11, 2010 2:12 am
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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 10, 2010 1:05 am
Edited on: May 10, 2010 1:11 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 - Amar'e Stoudemire







29 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 3-6
Jumpers: 6-10
Dunks: 1-1
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 10-17
3FG: 0-0
FT: 9-10




HOT SHOT - Jared Dudley







16 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 3-4
Jumpers: 3-3
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 6-7
3FG: 3-3
FT: 1-1


 
COLD SHOT - Manu Ginobili







15 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 0-0
Jumpers: 1-10
Dunks: 1-1
 
Scoring Breakdown

FGs: 2-11
3FG: 1-6
FT: 10-12

Posted on: May 9, 2010 11:59 pm
Edited on: May 10, 2010 1:15 am
 

Suns sweep, earn time off for good behavior

Suns 107, Spurs 101 (Phoenix wins, 4-0)

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The Phoenix Suns swept away seven years of bad playoff memories brought by the San Antonio Spurs.

Steve Nash scored 20 points and played with a right eye that was swollen shut as Phoenix swept San Antonio from the Western Conference semifinals with a 107-101 win Sunday night. Amare Stoudemire led the way with 29 points to help the Suns get past the Spurs in the playoffs for the first time in five tries.

"That was ugly," Suns forward Channing Frye said walking off the court.

Kind of like Nash's black-and-blue, stitched-up eye.

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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

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 - 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.

Posted on: May 7, 2010 11:57 am
Edited on: May 7, 2010 12:02 pm
 

Morning Shootaround: LeBron OK, Suns bench huge

BRACKET & SCHEDULE




7 p.m. ET: Cavaliers vs. Celtics - (Cleveland leads, 2-0)


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

Posted on: May 6, 2010 12:43 am
Edited on: May 6, 2010 12:46 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 - Channing Frye







15 Points

Field Goal Selection
Layups: 0-0
Jumpers: 5-7
Dunks: 0-0

Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 5-7
3FG: 5-6
FT: 0-0



COLD SHOT - None

 
 
 
 
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