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The Week that was in the NBA – Featuring Three Goggles

Posted by mvetack on January 18, 2011

Say goodbye to another NBA week. Kevin Garnett Returned, Blake Griffin goes for a NBA high 47 points, The Clippers claim Staples Center as THEIR court with a win over the Lakers, John Wall comes back and dishes the rock, Chris Bosh hates hustle, Clippers broadcast compares Blake to Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Dominique Wilkins, and Dwight Howard making him the greatest basketball player of all time, Carmelo rumors continue to run rampant, and the “three goggles” travels to the east coast with the Knicks seen using them.

Here are the leaders per game over the last week

Points – Monta Ellis – 31.3

Assists – Rajon Rondo – 13.0

Rebounds – Zach Randolph – 16.7

Steals – Tyreke Evans, Corey Brewer, Alonzo Gee – 3.0

Blocks – Dwyane Wade , Al Horford – 3.0

Three Pointers Made – Nick Young – 3.8

Free Throws Made – Amare Stoudemire , Dwight Howard – 9.8


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Another NBA week bites the dust

Posted by mvetack on December 21, 2010

The Magic overhauled their team adding Arenas, Richardson, and bringing back Turkoglu while letting go Gortat, Vince, and Pietrus

The win streaks of the Bulls, Celtics, Heat, Knicks, and Mavs are the talk of the league

Paul Pierce goes trip dub in Rondos absence

Joakim Noah goes down for most of the season

Shaq conducts the Boston Pops

Ron Artest visits the Ron Artest art exhibit… and approves

The Hornets are falling back in the Western pack

JR Smith adds his name in to the hat for Dunk of the Year

Yao’s career may be over

Darko hurts himsef on a jump ball

and Manu the “poo god” quietly is making a run for mvp.


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Kevin Martin Upgrades Exposure with Trade

Posted by mvetack on February 19, 2010

Averaging 19.8 pts, 4.3 reb, and 2.6 ast per game, Martin was traded on Thursday's deadline

Ask the casual NBA fan what they know about Kevin Martin and you will not get much of an answer.  They may tell you about his odd looking jump shot or his mid 1990’s hair cut, what they probably won’t tell you is anything about his game.  If they have looked at a couple box scores they will at least tell you that he is a decent scorer.  When Kevin Martin was traded to the Rockets in a three team exchange, it was not the Kings, Rockets, or Knicks that came out as the big winner.  It was the NBA fan.

Houston is a much larger market to play in and gets a lot more exposure than his former Sacramento Kings.  Yes the Rocket games may be passed on by some east coast viewers because of the usual 10:30 tip off times, but overall the Rockets highlights are more abundant and their nationally televised games are as well.  Now that Kevin Martin will finally be playing in front of the public eye, this is what people will finally know about Kevin Martin.

Martin is one of the most efficient scorers in the NBA.  For a couple of years in Sac-town, Martin has not had too much help and never once did you hear him complain (although you wouldn’t hear about it with him playing in obscurity).  A career 85% free throw shooter, Martin gets to the line almost as much as anyone in the NBA.  If his shot is off, which it rarely is, you can always count on him filling it up at the line.  Martin has had to develop the ability to create his own shot being the leader of a sub par team and he has done exactly that.  Kevin has never been afraid of being the guy with all the pressure on him and that pressure is only going to grow now that he is playing in playoff contending Houston.  Young Trevor Ariza and Aaron Brooks now have a complement to go to that has the expereience with the ball in his hands during clutch time.

Kevin Martin to the Rockets is good for Houston’s win column, good for Kevin Martin, and most of all good for basketball.

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What mattered this weekend #3

Posted by mvetack on February 8, 2010

LeBron Drops 47

On Super Bowl eve LeBron got the party started early in New York scoring 35 first half points against the Knickerbockers.  After the first quarter was over it was Knicks 24 LeBron 23.  The best team in the NBA with perhaps the best player in the NBA is playing great basketball and has won 11 in a row and grew their Eastern Conference lead to over 5 games in the past month.  What was good about LeBron’s 47 is that after scoring a franchise high 35 in the first half, he didnt try to go for a scoring record but coasted to a victory assisting other players throughout the second half and banging on the boards to finish with 47 pts 8 reb 8 ast and 5 stl.  Somehow throughout all of this the game was not decided until Prince James hit back to back deep jumpers to extend the lead to 7 with under a minute to play.  The NBA’s most “did you just see that!?!?!” player is on top of the NBA world and still he is able to one up himself on what seems a nightly basis.  I suggest you start trying to watch some of Cleveland’s games this season.  James seems to have topped himself with a 47 point game but you know sooner rather than later he will one up himself again.

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