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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 2-5-19 (and click to hear all about shrinkage)

Is it live, or is it Memphis?

NBA Update:

  • Portland may still be 11 over .500, there’s no denying they are weak underneath … just like Italy in World War II … Whiteside definitely punctured that soft underbelly, going 11-12. #Trailblazers #Heat
  • Does this win mean we can no longer ask, in the spirit of that old Memorex tag line, “is it live, or is it a Memphis Grizzly”. #Grizzlies #Timberwolves
  • Even without big deal Kyrie on the road in hostile Quicken Loans, this Boston-Cleveland tussle was definitely a case of the haves vs. the Cav-nots. #Celtics #Cavaliers
  • LeBron’s still looking rather weak, and the Pace-cars run circles around the stuck in the mud Lakers with Myles and Bo Bo. #Lakers #Pakers
  • When it comes to the All-star game, do not forsake Blake; this guy is having an absolutely huge year. #Pistons #Knicks
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 2-4-19 (and click to hear Wade insist “No Jean, no money”)

42 year old Vince Carter’s secret weapon …

NBA Update:

  • Hawks fly into town and torment the Wizards when Prince rains down 20 plus, and old man Carter farts a huge cloud of toxic dust. #Hawks #Wizards
  • For three quarters, the Bucks methodically stripped the Nets of their dignity (wait, do they have any?), and then coast to a very ho hum 19 pt victory. #Bucks #Nets
  • Hungry Harden jacks up another obnoxious stack of shots, and the gaudy Rockets blot out the “no fun zone, even at home” Suns. #Rockets #Suns
  • Spurs road trip hits an immediate snag when they run up against the Kings’ smooth and utterly ruthless Bag-man. Check it out Spurs … you’re old! #Spurs #Kings
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 2-1-19 (and click to hear Janice play boss in the bedroom)

Denver’s quite happy to be saddled with this persistent case of Jokic

NBA Update:

  • Boss ball hog J. Harden gets his obligatory 30 but I’d rather have the larger output of registered stretch offender Nikola on an amazingly accurate 12 for 15 shooting. Yes, sometimes a persistent case of Jokic is what you really need to get over the hump. Denver’s doing things the right way … getting seemingly everyone “involved” with a true team-oriented concept. As for the Rockets, good luck with that unimaginative approach of standing around and running everything through The Beard. Don’t expect Dantoni to come up with anything new anytime soon. #Rockets #Nuggets
  • Hot dog Kyrie and the sizzling Celts happily stick it to the Knicks, … with relish. #Celtics #Knicks
  • Gorgeous game by George propels OKC past the stale Heat. #Thunder #Heat
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 1-31-19 (and click for a bit of Bruno)

Embiid and Sixers step on soft competition at TheOracle

NBA Update:

  • Rugged Sixers enjoy mixing it up with soft Dubs; is Cousins going to be a relative liability in the middle, while he plays himself back into shape? #Sixers #Warriors
  • Spurs continue their latest stubborn victory spurt with a narrow shave win over the Nets. But will leading scorer Derrick White make anyone forget about Tony Parker at guard? First, we need to recover from collective amnesia about who the heck he is. #Nets #Spurs
  • Bucks continue to up the ante with their Giannis star, Antekounmpo. #Bucks #Raptors
  • Indy’s tragic and mysterious fall from grace gets exacerbated by the Magic. #Pacers #Magic
  • Lakers hold on for an important triumph over their crosstown rivals. LeBron responds with a solid, if controlled and relatively unspectacular, performance, but what stands out is some serious ballin from BI and a late game pick-me-up from comedic Energizer bunny Lance Stephenson. #Lakers #Clippers
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 1-28-19 (and click to hear Tony ask Mikey “how’s the boy?”)

You’d better come fully armed for a dust up with these Warriors …

NBA Update:

  • A thoroughly deflating thrashing at home for the fragile Pacers, who were just beginning to think they were for real … not by a long shot when it comes to waging war with the Warriors. #Warriors #Pacers
  • Balanced Celts snatch a gift wrapped win when lead stands up against needy Nets. #Nets #Celtics
  • Clipps continue to slip, getting shocked at home by the Hawks. #Hawks #Clippers
  • Nugs lug their comeback up an historic hill against the geriatric Grizzlies. #Nuggets #Grizzlies
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 1-25-19 (click to find out why Francis needs to lighten up)

Denver’s pleasantly surprised when Mason’s set free to blot out the Suns

NBA Update:

  • Jokic’s suspended, but Mason’s freed to play a bunch of minutes and Nuggets have more than enough swagger to shun the Suns. #Nuggets #Suns
  • Chicago’s wimpy Bulls hit new heights of meekness when Lauri, their center, gets stuffed down low by little Beverley. #Clippers #Bulls
  • Toronto has its usual glittering regular season record, but do they really have a leader they can count on in the clutch? Tonight’s result would suggest otherwise. You aren’t going to get it done with Kawhi Leonard shooting threes with the clock winding down. #Raptors #Rockets
  • Hornets get squashed by Bucks in a brutal 4th quarter, serving as a stark reminder of the sick citizens who make up the utterly useless Southest Division. #Hornets #Bucks
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 1-24-19 (click post to get balled out ’bout Lonzo)

Time for Mr. Tender Groin to get his buns back to work …

NBA Update:

— Hey Mr. Tender Groin — time for you to get your buns back out on the hardwood … your Lakers are drowning…#Lakers #Timberwolves

–Davis-less Pelicans are relatively defenseless and get torn asunder by the Thunder; Russell Westbrook was all bubbly with another gaudy triple double. #Pelicans #Thunder

–Dominant Dubs have relatively little trouble dumping the flub-a-Dubs from DC. #Warriors #Wizards

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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 1-15-19 (click post for 3 Stooges audio)

Sweet revenge for Jimmy Butler

NBA Update:

  • Sweet revenge for Butler; T’wolves come a ‘callin and Embiid proceeds with some serious ballin. #Timberwolves #Sixers
  • Heat don’t have the feet, or inches, to compete with long, tall Milwaukee. #Bucks #Heat
  • Hawks shock the Thunder, whose big blunder was thinking they could just show up and win. #Thunder #Hawks
  • Dubs crush the Nuggets, raising the question as to whether they’ve just been playing possum with their 14 losses. #Warriors #Nuggets

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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 1-10-19 (click post for audio)

Clippers get buried in the Mile High City

NBA Update:

  • Clippers get buried in the Mile High City, getting outplayed in every which way. #Clippers #Nuggets
  • Celtics came to South Beach feeling pretty cool, but couldn’t beat the heat; Wading into shark invested waters can do that to you. #Celtics #Heat
  • Aldridge is all powerful in marathon win over Thunder. #Spurs #Thunder
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Wednesday, 1-9-19 (click post for audio)

Giannis steps, not baby ones, are propelling the Bucks to the top of the NBA food chain.

NBA Update:

  • Bucks ride a huge 3rd quarter to an important, statement win over the Rockets; inside dominance has given them to an inside track to a pole position in the playoffs. #Bucks #Rockets
  • Poor Iindy was just too winded after having played the night before, and can’t come close to keeping up with the sensational Celtics. #Pacers #Celtics
  • Sub-par game for Spurs, who get subjugated by the previously subdued Grizzlies. #Spurs #Grizzlies
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 1-8-19 (click post for audio)

Sweet Lou has become a staple contributor at Staples

NBA Update:

  • Clippers nail the Hornets to the wall at Staples with what has been become rather habitual solid play from the quartet of Williams, Harrell, Harris and Gallinari. #Hornets #Clippers
  • Streaking Raptors surge past Raptors with lots of help from Serge. #Hawks #Raptors
  • Jokic was deft and clutch in Miami as the Nuggets beat the Heat. Denver stays on a roll, doing a great job in the paint and on the boards. #Nuggets #Heat
  • T-Wolves looked very mean and hungry tonight in OKC, as Wiggins figures heavily in an upset win with a fantastic 40. #Timberwolves #Thunder
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 1-4-19 (click post for audio)

Geritol for the Griz and Gasol?

NBA Update:

  • Things continue to get better for the Nets, while the Griz and Gasol may need to get their hands on some Geritol, good and fast. #Nets #Grizzlies
  • Without much fanfare, the Pacers are taking their place among the Eastern Conference elite … but does this impressive run really have feet? #Pacers #Bulls
  • Hawks were clearly out of luck when they drew the radically improved Bucks on their dance card. Today’s social event was a very pleasant tuneup for the showdown tomorrow with Toronto. #Hawks #Bucks
  • Celtics thank Dirk for a long career of exemplary work, then proceed to routinely dismantle Dallas. #Mavericks #Celtics

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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Wednesday, 1-2-18 (click post for audio)
Lakers crater when Thunder come rumbling into Tinsel Town

NBA Update:

  • Without LeBron to lean on, backbone challenged Lakers show some spunk for 3 quarters, but end up getting punked by Paul George and OKC. Maybe being obnoxious to the game’s leading scorer wasn’t such a good idea, was it? #Lakers #Thunder
  • Griffin continues to be a spark plug for the blue collar Pistons, who come away with a big victory in the Grindhouse. #Pistons #Grizzlies
  • C’s explode for thirty something assists and have their best shooting night of the season, but the real cause for mirth in the the TD Garden is the return to form of Gordo, who goes for 35 on 80% from the field. Timberwolves #Celtics
  • AD’s back, but all’s not well for the Pels … and as regards the criticism, it’s high time they got defensive about it. Giving up 126 to the Nets is about as bad as it gets. #Pelicans #Nets
  • Wizards find a nice whipping boy in the timid Hawks … what a shock! #Hawks #Wizards
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 12-27-18 (click post for audio)
Seth gets the best of Steph

NBA Update:

  • Seth upstages Steph as Blazers out-do Dubs in OT. #Blazers #Warriors
  • Houston plays one of its best games of the year, shooting nearly 50% and savaging the C’s on the boards. They look like they’re on track, even without Chris Paul, to taking back a leadership position in the Western Conference. #Celtics #Rockets
  • Bucks are licking their chops after a delicious back to back double dose of picnics with the Knicks. #Knicks #Bucks
  • Bogdan Squared squares up and nails a three that sends the Lakers reeling. #Lakers #Kings
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 12-21-18 (click post for audio)
NBA Update:
— Jazz pleased as punch after Ricky Rubio runs circles around leader Lillard. #Jazz #TrailBlazers
— Buddy and his pal De’Aaron team up to trap the Griz. #Grizzlies #Kings
— Have the Spurs found a tall fortune in Forbes? #Spurs #Timberwolves
— A strong gravitational pull has definitely set it, dragging the sick Knicks down to the cellar of the Atlantic. First an embarrassing loss to Phoenix, and now this…#Hawks #Knicks
— Celtics are definitely not good enough to dog it at home against a good team and come out on top … even when that team commits an amazing 4 times as many turnovers. This was a sobering loss. #Celtics #Bucks
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