The East Needs Improvement

May 18, 2016

As I write this, I am watching the Cavaliers embarrass the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals. From the looks of things, this series is going to be nothing but a tiny speed bump in the Cavaliers’ road to the finals. Don’t get me wrong, the Cavaliers are a good team, but not good enough to have the strong possibility of winning every conference playoff game this year. The Toronto Raptors,…


NBA Playoff Predictions- May 17th

May 17, 2016

*Record 6-5* After what seemed like a year of waiting, the Cavaliers are finally back in action tonight as they host the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Unfortunately, I have the agree with the general consensus in that I don’t expect this to be much of a series. I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t believe I will be. The Raptors barely slipped past a…


The Morning Mando- Monday, May 16th

May 16, 2016

You’re reading The Morning Mando, a column released on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings about four of the most intriguing stories in sports. In today’s edition, I’ll recap the Raptors Game 7 win over the Miami Heat and look ahead to the opening game of the Western Conference Finals between Golden State and Oklahoma City. Plus, I’ll breakdown whether the Penguins and Sharks have any cause for concern after Game…


NBA Playoff Predictions- May 16th

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, drives against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
May 16, 2016

*Record 5-5* And just like that, we’re onto the Conference Finals. And what better matchup to start with than the Western Conference Finals featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors. If your counting out Oklahoma City, don’t. I have a strong feeling that this series is going to be a seven game war. But first, let’s start with Game 1. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors The…


NBA Playoff Predictions- May 15th

May 15, 2016

*Record 5-4* I’m excited to watch today’s Game 7 between the Raptors and Heat. All of the games have been decided by eight points or less, signifying how even this series has been. But who will be joining LeBron James’ in the Conference finals? Will it be his old friend and ex-team? Or will it be the new kids on the block, who are backed by an entire nation. Miami Heat…


Here is How the Oklahoma City Thunder Can Upset Golden State

May 14, 2016

Although everyone assumed the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs were on a collision course to meet in an epic Western Conference Finals, I say there is no need to worry because the Oklahoma City Thunder are more than a worthy alternative. However, there seems to be a consensus that the Thunder don’t have much of a chance to knock off the mighty Warriors. Many stats confirm this:…


NBA Playoff Predictions- May 13th

May 11, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) talks to guard DeMar DeRozan (10) against the Miami Heat in game five of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Heat 99-91. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
May 13, 2016

*Record 4-4* Another day, another NBA playoff game to predict and tonight we have a good one. The Miami Heat will try to defend their home court and championship aspirations as they face a Toronto Raptors team that leads the series 3-2. After falling back down to Earth in Game 5, can Dwyane Wade will this Heat team to live another day? We shall soon find out. Toronto Raptors @…