AMIC: Monty Williams has huge solidity, pop influence in the playoffs and constant searches for coaching from the Lakers to the Kings

Phoenix – The goal, in essence, is to find yourself Monty Williams. The Phoenix Suns’ third-year coach also showed up again Wednesday night when his team took a 2-0 lead over Dallas in the Western Conference semi-finals at the Center Footprint and continued to look worthy of his title-first status, he’s as good as they … Read more

Al Horford is a rock for the Boston Celtics

Al Horfordpicture: Getty Images If the Boston Celtics go on to win the NBA championship, Al Horford’s Game 4 performance will live on in Boston’s sporting tradition until the East Coast explodes into the Atlantic, or climate change truly sinks its teeth into the planet. Without him, on Monday evening, the Celtics fell 3-1 to … Read more

The Toronto Raptors bring a beautiful oddity to the NBA playoffs

The first contest in a best-of-seven series is often said to be a sense game, and in the case of the Raptors – whom Philadelphia slammed last weekend in Game 1 – they will likely need that case. In the series opening, Toronto had a Murphy’s Law type performance in defense: anything can go wrong … Read more

Kyrie Irving forces Celtics’ defense to bend, but not break

BOSTON – It’s over. At least it should have been. With only a few minutes remaining in Boston’s first-round series game against Brooklyn, the Celtics were about to start the game. 15 bullet points evaporated. Keri Irving, New England’s favorite villain, is getting hot. Kevin Durant has shot two photos as well. Boston’s blistering attack, … Read more

Brandon Ingram: Building his skills for the playoffs

Brandon Ingram finally got a chance to make a name for himself in the NBA playoffs. He may have all the stars on his resume but only the post-season awards matter to the first-team star. However, he is still building his skill set to match the playoff match and that means taking more shots from … Read more

Pelicans vs Suns: Suns seek to reduce ground on Brandon Ingram

Willie Green’s New Orleans Pelicans will go with what took them to the NBA playoffs in Game One against the Phoenix Suns. CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram will have at least four games to figure out Monty Williams’ defense as they try to keep up with Chris Paul and Devin Booker. New Orleans Pelicans vs … Read more

NBA Playoffs: Ranking each series from the first round from worst to first

After 82 regular season games and six playoffs, the NBA Finals have finally arrived! With an uncharacteristic amount of depth in each conference, the Lakers debacle, and the Nets drama, the first round will be an intriguing mix of contenders, new faces, and intriguing matches. With a lot of high-stakes basketball to be played over … Read more