Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis PLAYOFF EDITION 4/17/17

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Takeaways From The First Weekend (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/2017-nba-playoffs-takeaways-utah-jazz-cleveland-cavaliers-toronto-raptors-525cfb975a59

From Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/17/nba-playoff-openers-grades-giannis-antetokounmpo-draymond-green-warriors

Day Two Recap (from Tim Cato & Whitney Medworth, SBNation):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/4/17/15321382/2017-nba-scores-playoffs-warriors-wizards-rockets-bulls

HOU-OKC Game One Recap (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/rockets-team-backs-harden-bury-thunder-game-1/

From Berry Tramel, newsok: http://newsok.com/article/5545734

Why Patrick Beverley is So Important (from Tim Cato, SBNation):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/4/17/15324916/patrick-beverley-rockets-annoying-defense-nba-playoffs-westbrook

Russell Westbrook & Khelcey Barrs’ Memory (from Mike Piellucci, VICE Sports):

Read it here: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/russell-westbrook-the-legacy-of-khelcey-barrs/

GSW-POR: Five Trends From Game One (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/golden-state-warriors/content/golden-state-warriors-5-trends-from-game-1-victory

From Anthony Slater, Mercury News:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/17/five-observations-from-the-warriors-121-109-game-1-win-over-the-blazers/

Draymond Green Shows His Supreme Importance (from Jack Winter Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/draymond-green-shows-supreme-importance-warriors/

From Tim Bontemps, Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/04/16/draymond-green-shows-why-hes-the-warriors-snarling-sneering-emotional-spark-plug/

CHI-BOS: Bobby Portis Played The Game Of His Life (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago/bulls/post/_/id/24328/bobby-portis-plays-the-game-of-his-life-in-game-1-win-over-celtics

Celtics: Adjusting To The Adjustments (from wjsy, celticsblog.com):

Read and watch it here; http://www.celticsblog.com/2017/4/17/15323448/adjusting-to-the-adjustments-boston-celtics-rebounding-offensive-spacing

IT’s Big Heart (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4725788/little-guy-isaiah-thomas-shows-big-heart-in-playoff-opener

WAS-ATL: Game One Analysis (from 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/washington-wizards-atlanta-hawks-game-1-analysis-9dd3991719e5

Clippers: Five Takeaways From Game One (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/16/los-angeles-clippers-5-takeaways-from-clippers-jazz-game-1/

MIL-TOR: Thon Maker’s D Set The Tone (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):

Read and watch it here: http://behindthebuckpass.com/2017/04/17/milwaukee-bucks-thon-makers-defense-set-tone-game-1/

Raptors: Three Takeaways From Game One  (from Justin Rowan, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/16/toronto-raptors-3-takeaways-from-game-1-loss-to-bucks/

Dwane Casey: Living The Dream (from Steve Simmons, Toronto Sun):

Read it here: http://www.torontosun.com/2017/04/17/raptors-coach-casey-on-age-hard-work-and-living-the-dream

SAS-MEM: Tony Allen’s Injury Is A Huge Problem (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/grizzlies/tony-allens-injury-huge-problem-grizzlies-kawhi-leonard/

Spurs: 3 Lessons From Game One (from David Suttner, Hoops  Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/16/san-antonio-spurs-3-lessons-from-game-1-victory-vs-grizzlies/

Grit, Grind, And A Center Who Shoots 3s  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents19172145/marc-gasol-3s-nba-evolution

CLE-IND: LBJ One-On-One In Game One (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/cavaliers/lebron-james-torched-pacers-1-1-situations-game-1/

Video Breakdown: Cavs’ Hammer Get Action  (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Read and watch it here: http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/17/lebron-james-cavaliers-pacers-playoffs-game-1-hammer-action-kevin-love-nba-playbook-video/

Questioning Pacers’ Strategy At The End Of Game One: (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/17/pacers-mcmillan-coaching-mistakes-game-1/

 

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