Parker Undergoes MRI Ahead Of Game Three
Tony Parker will have an MRI on his sore calf ahead of game three against the Memphis Grizzlies. Parker is coming off a playoff career-high 18 assist performance in a 93-89 overtime victory in game two. THe San Antonio Spurs hold a 2-0 series lead aover the Memphis Grizzlies. Parker isn't expected to miss any games. The three day break between games will definitely help Parker's sore calf. THe Spurs need the point guard to get past the Grizzlies. Memphis needs to learn from the near loss in game two. THe Spurs had to beat Grizzlies, instead of Memphis beating itself with bad turnovers and poor shot selection.
The Spurs have been in this situation before and know what it takes to make it to the NBA Finals. Memphis did come back from 0-2 against the Los ANgeles Clippers in the first round, but this is different. Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan and Parker know how to put teams away. A Read More..
Cavs Get First Overall Pick In NBA Draft
Dan Gilbert gets another building piece and it could be a good one. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the annual NBA Draft lottery. The Orlando Magic will pick second. Cleveland gets the first overall pick for the second time in three years. They picked point guard Kyrie Irving in 2011. Irving eventually won the Rookie of the Year. Nerlens Noel is expected to be the top overall pick, but he's recovering from a torn ACL. The Cavs had 15.6 percent odds, with the third worst record in the NBA this past season. The first overall pick speeds up the rebuilding process, since LeBron James left in 2010.
Noel will be a solid addition, with questions coming off major knee surgery. Irving and Noel would provide instant inside out combination that could propel the Cavs to the playoffs next season. Gilbert has a plan to make the the playoffs in three years. Winning the top overall pick isn't a guarantee, but it's as Read More..
Vogel Fuels Heat Ahead Of Series
Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel gave the LeBron James and the rest of the Miami Heat bulletin board material. That's not a smart idea, of course the defending NBA champs don't need more motivation. Vogel stated that the Heat were just another team on the way to a NBA title. James is the leader and best player in the NBA. The Pacers have a tough front line. Roy HIbbert and David West form a formidable force for Chris Bosh and James. It should be a physical game, but James knows how to avoid contact or use it to get to the free throw line.
Teams have tried every which way to stop James. Sometimes it works, or he just went away during the finals series against the Dallas Mavericks a few years ago. He's determined to break Jordan's record. The Pacers aren't going be a pushover during the Eastern Conference Finals. James and the Heat don't need extra motivation, but Vogel Read More..