NBA Playoff Predictions- May 19th

May 19, 2016

*Record 8-5* After being embarrassed in Game 1 and losing by the biggest deficit in playoff history, I’d like to think the Raptors will come out guns blazing and determined to win in tonight’s game. I mean, at least I hope so. I’m just unsure if Toronto even has enough talent and poise to compete with the Cavaliers on this type of stage… Toronto Raptors @ Cleveland Cavaliers The Cavs…

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Why Did The Knicks Hire Jeff Hornacek?

May 19, 2016

This is nothing against Jeff Hornacek, I think very highly of him. Although his 101-112 record as a head coach in Phoenix doesn’t say much, Hornacek proved that he has the ability to be a successful coach in the league. In his first season, he took a Suns team that was one of the worst in the NBA to a team that missed the playoffs in a very competitive Western…

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NBA Playoff Predictions- May 18th

May 18, 2016

*Record 7-5* After last night’s massacre in Cleveland, we are back to watching the actually competitive Western Conference Finals. After a shocking Game 1 turnout, the Warriors seek revenge in what should be another eventful and entertaining matchup with the Thunder. Remaining focused on the end goal of a championship, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook refuse to succumb to complacency and remind us that their work has just begun. As…

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The Morning Mando- Wednesday, May 18th

May 18, 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, the top two stories come from the NBA, where I’ll preview what Oklahoma City must do to take a commanding 2-0 lead over Golden State and give an early NBA mock draft based on last night’s lottery results. I’ll also discuss my vision of…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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