Monthly Archives: November 2012
By Michael Almonte
The San Antonio Spurs are once again off to another sensational start at 13-3 winning their last five games owning a league-best 9-1 record on the road. Future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan is playing like his MVP days of 2002 and 2003 leading the team in points 18.7 and rebounding 10.1. The Spurs are 5-0 on their current six-game road trip that concludes with a matchup against the defending champion Miami Heat Thursday night on TNT. The Spurs are looking for one last championship run in 2013 hoping to capture their fifth title in franchise history and first since sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals.
By Mackensie Rivers
Below are facts about the New York Knickerbockers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
- The Knicks need a second scorer that can get his own shot when single covered and can work opposite Carmelo Anthony. – fact.
- The Lakers need an athletic forward who can run with Steve Nash and take advantage when Kobe Bryant draws help. – fact.
By Matthew Woodruff
The road weary San Antonio Spurs consigned the Washington Wizards to a franchise worst 0-12 start to the season last night, with an emphatic 118-92 victory at Verizon Center.
After yet another promising Washington first quarter, the Spurs torched the Wizards with a 10-0 run to end the half effectively putting the game to bed with a 60-48 lead
The 26 point defeat, Washington’s largest of the season, and 12th straight loss to San Antonio is just the second game this year that the Wizards have been blown out by more than ten points.
By: Tim Plimpton
1) Goran Dragic. When Steve Nash left everybody wondered how the Phoenix Suns would respond. Dragic, a young player from Yugoslavia has stepped in nicely for Nash. Known for his lefty jump shot and passing ability, he’s averaging a team leading 16 points per game to go along with 7.1 assists per game. He is also very active on the defensive end, averaging 2.1 steals per game, good for top 8 in the NBA. The Suns currently sport a 6-8 record, 2.5 games behind division leader Los Angeles Clippers.
2) Greivis Vasquez. Vasquez, the starting point guard for the New Orleans Hornets is quietly putting together a great start this season. It’s too bad he doesn’t have much help this year. With Eric Gordon on the shelf and Anthony Davis out for a couple weeks, Vasquez has had to shoulder the load. As a result, he is number four in the NBA in assists per game averaging 9.2 per game to go along with 12.4 points. He is quick and flashy. He is always looking for the open man. A few years down the line, if the Hornets can stay healthy, they will be a dangerous team.
By Shaun Odell
The college basketball season is in full swing now, and anyone who remotely resembles a basketball fan couldn’t be more excited. Now is the time when all of the preseason rankings start to shake out. We see who might’ve been overrated, who might’ve been underrated, and everything in between.
The University of Michigan, through its ups and downs of the last two decades, appears to be on its way to consideration as one of the top programs in the country. They’re currently ranked fourth in the nation, and took away a win Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, one of the most famous arenas in the world. Some can argue that Pitt is not what they were in recent years, but they remain an extremely competitive team who came into the game with a 4-0 record.