Pressure on Thunder as Series Heads Back to Oklahoma City

May 27, 2016

This article was originally published in the latest edition of The Morning Mando.  Facing elimination, the Golden State Warriors regained their swagger in a 120-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. In my estimation, it was Golden State’s most complete performance of the series, which should serve them in good stead as the series heads back to Oklahoma City Saturday night. There was a lot to like about the Warriors…

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The Morning Mando- May 27th

May 27, 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 break down what went right for the Warriors in their win over Oklahoma City last night and discuss why the pressure is firmly on the Thunder heading into Game 6. I’ll also look ahead to the top storylines in this year’s Stanley Cup…

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Oklahoma City is Poised to Pull Off One of Greatest Upsets in NBA History

May 25, 2016

With another victory over Golden State, the Thunder will pull off one of the greatest upsets in NBA history. Sure, upsets aren’t the same in the NBA as they are in other sports like the NHL and college basketball, so I get how this might not feel like an unbelievable upset. And after all, how big of an underdog can a team with two of the best players in the…

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MVP’s Aside, Stephen Curry is Not the Best Player in Basketball

May 25, 2016

This article was originally published in the latest edition of The Morning Mando.  After another resounding win in Game 4, the Oklahoma City Thunder officially have the Golden State Warriors on the brink of elimination. I wanted to say that after their Game 3 win because I was confident the Thunder would take care of business again at home, but I held off because I didn’t want to jinx them….

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The Morning Mando- May 25th

May 25, 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’m doubling up on Western Conference Finals articles once again because there is too much to talk about. But in addition to questioning Stephen Curry’s title as the best player in the game and discussing how great an upset we are watching, I’ll also…

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NBA Playoff Predictions- May 25th

May 25, 2016

*Record 9-9* And just like that the series is tied up at 2-2. Who would have thought that the Raptors, after looking hopeless in Game 1 and 2, would win the next two to even up the series? I know I didn’t and chances are 90% of you reading this didn’t to. But if your a fan of competitive basketball, you have to love it. Hell, I want this series to go…

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NBA Playoff Predictions- May 24th

May 24, 2016

*Record 9-8* Because of time constraints this article may be a little shorter than usual. I actually debated skipping my predictions for today because of my busy schedule, but then I remembered my motto of “no days off.” Here we have a very succinct, and to the point, playoff prediction for tonight as the Warriors look to even the series after getting embarrassed in Game 3. Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma…

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