Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/24/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

Joe Johnson Steps Up In Teammate’s Absence, Again (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/harper-joe-johnson-steps-up-in-teammates-absence-to-win-again/

Joe Ingles, Unlikely Hero (from Brad Rowland, Dime Mag):

Read and watch it here: http://uproxx.com/dimemag/joe-ingles-utah-jazz-defense-x-factor/

BOS-CHI: Game 4 recap (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/bulls-powerless-stop-isaiah-thomas-game-4/

From Tyler Pleiss, Blog A Bull: http://www.blogabull.com/2017/4/24/15403654/brad-stevens-has-adjusted-since-game-2-fred-hoiberg-has-failed-to-counter

HOU-OKC: Game 4 Recap (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/harper-mike-dantoni-strangles-flow-game-4-put-rockets-3-1/

From Whitney Medworth, SBNation: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/4/23/15401848/thunder-rockets-stupid-ending-nba-playoffshttp://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/4/23/15401848/thunder-rockets-stupid-ending-nba-playoffs

From Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Nene-perfect-solution-for-Rockets-in-Game-4-win-11093531.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=181f84812d438d9cbb

Nene Is The Perfect Complement To Harden (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here: https://theundefeated.com/features/nene-james-harden-rockets-thunder/

Video Breakdown: How The Rockets Launch Eric Gordon From Three-Point Range (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Watch it here: http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/24/eric-gordon-rockets-thunder-game-4-win-3-pointers-screens-video-breakdown-james-harden-russell-westbrook/

It’s Past Time To Ban Hack-A-Whoever Intentional Away From The Ball Fouling (from Tim Cato, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/4/24/15401814/nba-hack-a-shaq-intentional-fouling-ban-rule-andre-roberson

Mike Conley: Stone-Cold Killer (from Zito Madu, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/4/23/15398154/mike-conley-grizzlies-highlights-spurs-game-4-assasin

How Mike Brown Has Evolved As A Coach (from J.A. Adande, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19228069/nba-mike-brown-steps-evolved-coach-place-steve-kerr

Steve Kerr’s Suffering: Hard To Watch, Harder To Live (from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/steve-kerrs-suffering-hard-watch-harder-live-055119678.html

Weekend Recap (from The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/24/rotation-raptors-appreciate-chris-paul/

Play-Off Report Card (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/24/nba-playoffs-grades-first-round-lebron-james-russell-westbrook-isaiah-thomas

CLE-IND: Game 4 Takeaways (from Jackson Flickinger, King James Gospel):

Read it here: http://kingjamesgospel.com/2017/04/24/cleveland-cavaliers-indiana-pacers-game-4-what-we-learned/

Taking LBJ’s Greatness For Granted (from Robbie DiPaolo, King James Gospel):

Read it here: http://kingjamesgospel.com/2017/04/24/has-lebron-james-greatness-taken-granted/

Is ISO-Ball Actually Good For The Raptors? (from Sean Woodley, RaptorsHQ):

Read and watch it here: http://www.raptorshq.com/2017/4/24/15399848/nba-playoffs-2017-toronto-raptors-milwaukee-bucks-iso-ball-success

Today’s Basketball Intelligence Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Former NBA/ABA Official Jess Kersey, who passed away on Saturday:

From David Teel, Daily Press:  http://www.dailypress.com/dp-spt-teel-column-jess-kersey-passes-20170422-column.html

 

CORRECTED: Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/23/17

MEM-SAS: Game 4 Breakdown (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/game-four-4-spurs-grizzlies-nba-playoffs-2017-9ae6d7f54ada

From Kristian Winfield, SBNation: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/22/15397024/mike-conley-kawhi-leonard-grizzlies-vs-spurs-game-4-playoffs

From Kevin Lipe, Memphis Flyer: http://www.memphisflyer.com/BeyondtheArc/archives/2017/04/23/game-4-grizzlies-110-spurs-108-one-for-the-ages

Mike Conley: Proving His Worth (from Andrew Lynch, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/gallery/mike-conley-memphis-grizzlies-contract-biggest-record-nba-playoffs-san-antonio-spurs-game-4-042317

TOR-MIL: Game 4 Recap (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/22/toronto-raptors-dwane-casey-lineup-adjustment-prove-be-right-tonic-team-against

From Charles F. Gardner, jsonline:  http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2017/04/22/raptors-87-bucks-76-toronto-bounces-back-even-series/100572138/

Norman Powell Answered The Call In Game 4 (from Blake Murphy, Raptors Republic):

Read it here: http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2017/04/23/norman-powell-answers-call-pivotal-game-4-performance/

GSW-POR: Game 3 Recap (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/warriors-win-away-sweep-blazers-game-3-comeback/

From Tim Kawakami, Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/22/kawakami-the-warriors-huge-game-3-comeback-yep-they-did-it-again/

From Ethan Sherwood Strauss:  http://www.espn.com/blog/golden-state-warriors/post/_/id/4398/warriors-overcome-17-point-deficit-to-win-game-3-in-portland

From Anthony Slater, Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/22/shorthanded-warriors-complete-incredible-comeback-in-portland-to-take-3-0-series-lead/

Video Breakdown: Warriors’ Defensive Counterpunch (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/4/23/15398060/nba-playoffs-2017-video-analysis-warriors-blazers-stephen-curry-game-3-andre-iguodala-dunks

Kerr Is The Warriors’ Biggest Health Concern (from Marcus Thompson II, Mercury news):

Read it here: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/22/steve-kerr-not-kevin-durant-is-warriors-biggest-health-concern/

CLE-IND: Game 3 Breakdown (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/pacers/pacers-dig-3-0-hole-defensive-meltdown/

Tristan Thompson: Blue Collar Big Man (from Joe Gabrielle, cavs.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/features/tristan-playoffs-170423

Trying To Describe Giannis Antetokounmpo (from Eben Pindyck, New Yorker):

Read it here: http://www.newyorker.com/news/sporting-scene/trying-to-describe-giannis-antetokounmpo

Roberson: What It’s Like Defending Harden (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):

Read it here: http://newsok.com/article/5546544

Billy Donovan Attempts To Solve FTA Disparity  (from Fran BLinebury, NBA Sports):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/22/okc-thunder-billy-donovan-seeks-solve-free-throw-attempt-discrepancy-against

Taj Gibson Provides Whatever The Thunder Needs (from Cliff Brunt, AP):

Read it here: http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/23/thunders-taj-gibson-providing-scoring-help-for-westbrook/

From Berry Tramel, newsok.com:  http://newsok.com/blue-collar-taj-gibson-delivering-for-thunder/article/5546538

Kyrie Irving’s Porous Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/cavaliers/porous-pick-roll-defense-kyre-irving-killing-cavaliers

Series Deficit Forced Brad Stevens’ Hand (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe)

Read it here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/04/23/series-deficit-forced-brad-stevens-hand/zLRHNWEI2BGITjhZ1o8CJM/story.html

 As The Celtics “Go Small”, Horford Becomes More Important (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/23/as-boston-goes-small-al-horford-becomes-even-more-important/

Can The Bulls’ Adjust Without Rondo?  (from Henry Bushnell, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/rajon-rondo-series-can-bulls-adjust-upset-celtics-064416204.html

Terry Rozier Answered The Call In Game 3 (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/22/terry-rozier-answers-the-call-for-the-boston-celtics/

 

CORRECTED: Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/23/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

MEM-SAS: Game 4 Breakdown (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/game-four-4-spurs-grizzlies-nba-playoffs-2017-9ae6d7f54ada

From Kristian Winfield, SBNation: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/22/15397024/mike-conley-kawhi-leonard-grizzlies-vs-spurs-game-4-playoffs

From Kevin Lipe, Memphis Flyer: http://www.memphisflyer.com/BeyondtheArc/archives/2017/04/23/game-4-grizzlies-110-spurs-108-one-for-the-ages

Mike Conley: Proving His Worth (from Andrew Lynch, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/gallery/mike-conley-memphis-grizzlies-contract-biggest-record-nba-playoffs-san-antonio-spurs-game-4-042317

TOR-MIL: Game 4 Recap (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/22/toronto-raptors-dwane-casey-lineup-adjustment-prove-be-right-tonic-team-against

From Charles F. Gardner, jsonline:  http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2017/04/22/raptors-87-bucks-76-toronto-bounces-back-even-series/100572138/

Norman Powell Answered The Call In Game 4 (from Blake Murphy, Raptors Republic):

Read it here: http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2017/04/23/norman-powell-answers-call-pivotal-game-4-performance/

GSW-POR: Game 3 Recap (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/warriors-win-away-sweep-blazers-game-3-comeback/

From Tim Kawakami, Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/22/kawakami-the-warriors-huge-game-3-comeback-yep-they-did-it-again/

From Ethan Sherwood Strauss:  http://www.espn.com/blog/golden-state-warriors/post/_/id/4398/warriors-overcome-17-point-deficit-to-win-game-3-in-portland

From Anthony Slater, Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/22/shorthanded-warriors-complete-incredible-comeback-in-portland-to-take-3-0-series-lead/

Video Breakdown: Warriors’ Defensive Counterpunch (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/4/23/15398060/nba-playoffs-2017-video-analysis-warriors-blazers-stephen-curry-game-3-andre-iguodala-dunks

Kerr Is The Warriors’ Biggest Health Concern (from Marcus Thompson II, Mercury news):

Read it here: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/22/steve-kerr-not-kevin-durant-is-warriors-biggest-health-concern/

CLE-IND: Game 3 Breakdown (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/pacers/pacers-dig-3-0-hole-defensive-meltdown/

Tristan Thompson: Blue Collar Big Man (from Joe Gabrielle, cavs.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/features/tristan-playoffs-170423

Trying To Describe Giannis Antetokounmpo (from Eben Pindyck, New Yorker):

Read it here: http://www.newyorker.com/news/sporting-scene/trying-to-describe-giannis-antetokounmpo

Roberson: What It’s Like Defending Harden (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):

Read it here: http://newsok.com/article/5546544

Billy Donovan Attempts To Solve FTA Disparity  (from Fran BLinebury, NBA Sports):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/22/okc-thunder-billy-donovan-seeks-solve-free-throw-attempt-discrepancy-against

Taj Gibson Provides Whatever The Thunder Needs (from Cliff Brunt, AP):

Read it here: http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/23/thunders-taj-gibson-providing-scoring-help-for-westbrook/

From Berry Tramel, newsok.com:  http://newsok.com/blue-collar-taj-gibson-delivering-for-thunder/article/5546538

Kyrie Irving’s Porous Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/cavaliers/porous-pick-roll-defense-kyre-irving-killing-cavaliers/

  • Series Deficit Forced Brad Stevens’ Hand (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/04/23/series-deficit-forced-brad-stevens-hand/zLRHNWEI2BGITjhZ1o8CJM/story.html

 

 

 As The Celtics “Go Small”, Horford Becomes More Important (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/23/as-boston-goes-small-al-horford-becomes-even-more-important/

Can The Bulls’ Adjust Without Rondo?  (from Henry Bushnell, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/rajon-rondo-series-can-bulls-adjust-upset-celtics-064416204.html

Terry Rozier Answered The Call In Game 3 (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/22/terry-rozier-answers-the-call-for-the-boston-celtics/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/22/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

Westbrook Refused To Let Thunder’s Season Die (from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/russell-westbrook-thunder-special-season-074929759.html

The Secrets Behind Westbrook’s Extreme Physique (from David Gardner, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2704880-the-secrets-behind-russell-westbrooks-extreme-physique

The People And Places That Made Clint Capela (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/21/rockets-clint-capela-james-harden-mike-dantoni-hakeem-olajuwon#

Cavs’ GM David Griffin Q & A (from David Zavac, Fear The Sword):

Read it here: http://www.fearthesword.com/2017/4/21/15386972/exclusive-cavs-gm-david-griffin-on-his-roster-vision-kyries-growth-and-lebrons-greatness

LAC-UTA: Game Three (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/chris-paul-becomes-a-serial-killer-to-take-back-home-court-in-game-3/

From James Herbert, CBS Sports: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/clippers-jazz-chris-paul-buries-jazz-continues-his-complicated-playoff-story/

How The Jazz “Got Good”  (from Chris Herring, Five Thirty Eight):

Read and watch it here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/while-you-werent-watching-the-utah-jazz-got-good/

Thon Maker: Showing Potential (from Tom West, 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/thon-maker-showing-potential-against-raptors-3b134f54aa5d

Greg Monroe: Continuing His Resurgence (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/bucks/greg-monroe-continuing-his-resurgent-year-for-bucks-in-the-playoffs/

How The Bucks Have Limited DeRozan (from Scott Rafferty,Fansided):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/22/demar-derozan-bucks-defense-snell-maker/

SAS-MEM: Game 3 Takeaways (from David Suttner, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/21/san-antonio-spurs-takeaways-from-game-3-loss-to-grizzlies/

BOS-CHI: Game Three (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/celtics-win-bulls-game-3-just-passing-fancy/

From Steve Aschburner, NBA.com: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/22/boston-celitcs-climb-back-series-they-take-advantage-rajon-rondo-less-chicago

From Vijay Vemu, Blog A Bull:  http://www.blogabull.com/2017/4/22/15392656/the-celtics-targeted-robin-lopez-on-defense-in-game-3-and-it-worked

Inside Rondo’s Up-And-Down Late Career Journey (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here; http://sports.yahoo.com/news/inside-rajon-rondos-unexpected-late-career-journey-162058078.html

Celtics: How Much Might Zizic Have Helped?  (from Jack Jameson, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/21/ante-zizic-the-playoff-hero-that-never-was-boston-celtics/

Bulls: Can “Point Butler” Save The Day? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/2017-nba-playoffs-rajon-rondo-injury-thumb-fracture-jimmy-butler-d9a8ba19caa

From Jay Boozell, Fanrag Sports: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/bulls/losing-rajon-rondo-means-bulls-try-upset-celtics/

From Tim Bontemps, Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/04/22/hope-blooms-for-celtics-as-bulls-suffer-with-rondos-bad-thumb/

CLE-IND: Game Three (from Shane Young, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here: https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/04/21/no-stranger-history-lebron-james-ices-pacers-game-3/

LBJ Continues To Amaze (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):

Read it here: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2017/04/lebron_james_still_amazes_his.html

From J.M.Poulard, BBall Breakdown: https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/04/21/vintage-lebron-spearheads-game-3-comeback/

From Kristian Winfield, SBNation: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/21/15386000/lebron-james-shooters-lineup-cavaliers-vs-pacers-playoffs

–  Kevin McHale Q & A (from Patrick Sauer, GQ):

Read it here: http://www.gq.com/story/kevin-mchale-celtics-james-harden-2017-interview

Video Breakdown: Ball-Screen “D” Veer-Back  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):

Wartch it here: http://pickandpop.net/2017/04/ball-screen-d-veer-backs/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/21/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

Day 6 Recap (from The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/21/rotation-playoff-switch-lebron-james-pacers-raptors/

From Jordan Greer, Sporting News: http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/nba-playoffs-2017-scores-schedule-bracket-highlights-cavs-pacers-bucks-raptors-grizzlies-spurs/17fbffj3ete111ky9aaom4hcp

LBJ & Cavs’ Historic Comeback (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/20/lebron-james-cavaliers-pacers-26-point-comeback-playoffs-record

From Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/cleveland-cavaliers/content/cavaliers-game-three-recap-lebron-james-is-inhuman

Paul George Deserves Better (from Zito Madu, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/21/15381282/paul-george-pacers-nba-trade-rumors-playoffs

From Whitney Medworth, SBNation: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/2/23/14704166/paul-george-trade-rumors-pacers-failed-larry-bird

Antetokounmpo: Greatness Beyond Numbers (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/2017-nba-playoffs-milwaukee-bucks-toronto-raptors-giannis-antetokounmpo-game-3-60b4fe41f735

The Bucks’ Defense Has Quarantined DeRozan (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/21/demar-derozan-tony-snell-khris-middleton-raptors-bucks-game-3-playoffs

How Greg Monroe Has  Adapted And Found His Niche (from Jourdan Canil, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/milwaukee-bucks/content/evolving-moose-into-buck

Brogdon And Maker: Not Playing Like Typical Rookies (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/21/young-milwaukee-bucks-shows-maturity-they-handle-veteran-toronto-raptors-game

How Maker is Changing The Bucks’ Present And Future (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/bucks/thon-maker-changing-bucks-present-future/

From John Schuhmann, NBA.com:  http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/20/thon-maker-milwaukee-bucks-rookies-impact-playoffs

The Raptors’ Biggest Problem: Stopping The Bucks’Offense (from Matt Cianfrone, Fansided.com):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/21/bucks-offense-raptors-defense-playoffs/

Zach Randolph’s Throwback Night (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/21/randolph-leads-grizzlies-throwback-night-against-spurs

Things We’ve Learned From The Playoffs So Far (from Ethan Sears, Sportsnaut):

Read it here: http://sportsnaut.com/2017/04/seven-things-learned-nba-playoffs/

A Guide To Being Unstoppable InThe Playoffs (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/20/guide-unstoppable-nba-playoffs-lebron-giannis/http://fansided.com/2017/04/20/guide-unstoppable-nba-playoffs-lebron-giannis/

John Wall’s Breakout (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/2017-nba-playoffs-john-wall-washington-wizards-8e99432bf3c5

GSW-POR: Game Two Takeaways (from Raymond Simms, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/20/portland-trail-blazers-3-takeaways-game-2-loss-warriors/

Warriors’ Takeaways So Far (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2704805-biggest-takeaways-from-golden-state-warriors-early-postseason-showing

Warriors’ Diverse Big Men Have Become Centers Of Attention (from Carl Steward, Mercury News):

Read it here: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/21/warriors-diverse-trio-of-big-men-have-a-become-center-of-attention/

Why The Celtics Haven’t Been Able To Stop The Bulls (from Scott Rafferty, The Sporting News):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/nba-playoffs-2017-celtics-vs-bulls-game-3-stats-highlights-jimmy-butler-isaiah-thomas/1slx4fsofy9x5154c9no146ry1

How The Bulls Went From Unstable To Unbeatable (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/20/nba-playoffs-bulls-celtics-jimmy-butler-dwyane-wade-isaiah-thomas

(NOTE: The Chicago Bulls have announced that guard Rajon Rondo has a right thumb fracture and he is out indefinitely.)

Adjustments The Celtics Must Make (from Wes Goldberg, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/celtics/4-adjustments-celtics-must-make-beat-bulls-game-3/

Quin Snyder Isn’t Coaching Like A Rookie (from Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here: http://www.sltrib.com/sports/5200769-155/inexperienced-quin-snyder-has-shown-his?fullpage=1

James Harden’s Greatest Ability: Ensuring That “Everybody Eats” (from Calvin Watkins, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19160603/2017-nba-playoffs-james-harden-greatest-ability

Nene’s Renaissance (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):

Read it here: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/how-the-rockets-inspired-the-nene-renaissance/?utm_source=vicesportstwitter

Video Breakdown: Proper Context Is Needed To Be Able Judge Westbrook (from Mike Prada, SBNation):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/20/15369906/russell-westbrook-vs-james-harden-nba-highlights-playoffs-2017

The Moments Without Westbrook Are Killing The Thunder (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/20/russell-westbrook-thunder-nba-playoffs-james-harden-rockets

OKC’s Transition Offense Is Killing Them (from Dane Moore, 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/oklahoma-citys-transition-offense-is-killing-them-8da292e637b3

Is Westbrook Shooting The Thunder Out Of The Playoffs? (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/thunder/russell-westbrook-shooting-thunder-playoffs/

Side-Effect Of Leaving Roberson Unguarded: His Offensive Rebounding  (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/houston-rockets/content/houston-rockets-oklahoma-city-thunder-andre-roberson

The Clippers Miss Austin Rivers (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/clippers/clippers-missing-austin-rivers-jazz/

EuroLeague Playoff Predictions (from Andrew Bernucca, 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/euroleague-playoff-predictions-aa201ef39f92

EuroLeague Season Awards (from Andrew Bernucca, 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/euroleague-awards-1334b201bf56