Episode 60: Games 2 and 3

Marc isn’t here so Jay does a solo-cast.  Hope it isn’t too awkward.  Jay goes over all the game 2 and game 3 games played from Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Download Episode 60

Truly a bizarre night and a crushing loss…erghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been picking the Knicks to win every night and every night I have been crushed in the waning seconds. I am predicting they will win Friday night. The difference tonight was some awful injuries and some not too friendly refereeing. Nothing was awful by the refs but the advantage was definitely with the Celtics. These advantages will be for the Knicks in MSG. The Knicks played good defense once again but their offense is escaping them. Tonight was just bizarre: Continue reading

Dear Mr. So and So

Dear Mr. Howard,
Blocking the ball into the 7th row looks cool but the other team gets the ball back.

Dear Mr. D’Antoni,
Using all your timeouts before crunch time leaves you with no timeouts in cruch time.

Dear Mr. James,
Sometimes you do miss a shot on your own.  Not every miss is because you got fouled.

Dear NBA refs,
No one is here to see you.  Nor do real fans want to win because of you.  Just call the game evenly and everyone will be happy.

Dear Memphis Grizzlies,
Love the beards.

Dear Mr. Bryant,
Going 1 on 5 for 8 straight posessions won’t get it done.  I thought you learned that 4 years ago.

Dear Mr. Richardson and Mr. Turkoglu,
The playoffs started, please report to the court.

Episode 59: Game One

We talk about Sunday’s games, the positive and negative things we saw from game one, the importance of having home court advantage, some questionable calls from the refs, what to look for in game two, and much more.  Download Episode 59

I would like to congratulate the Boston Referees on a great victory tonight…oh and the Celtics played well too

Maybe others will disagree but I thought there was a lot of home court cooking going on here by the refs. Continue reading

Playoff Predictions

I write a bi-weekly NBA article on Popblerd, but since it took me forever to write, I’m putting it on here too.

Eastern Conference First Round

1. Chicago vs. 8. Indiana

Chicago won 62 games this season and finished on a 9 game winning streak and the best record in the NBA.  Indiana finished 8 games below .500 and only made the playoffs because, as unbelievable as it is, the 7 other eastern conference teams were even more terrible.  No need to talk any more about this series because it will be over before you are done reading this paragraph.  Bulls in 4. Continue reading

Episode 57: Interview with Brian Cloney

We interview Brian Cloney from the Celtics blog http://www.hardwoodhoudini.com.  We talk about the Celtics up and down season, the Perkins trade, the upcoming Knicks/Celtics 1st round series, and we get Brian’s playoff picks for both conferences.  Download Episode 57

5 Moments I would LOVE to see in this Knicks-Celtics series

Beyond the obvious like the Knicks winning or playing defense or getting an offensive rebound or successfully switching on a pick & roll…here is what I want to see:

  1. Carmelo Anthony hitting a game winning shot in MSG. Continue reading