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« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2015, 12:02:09 AM »

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Weekend eBA Basketball Magazine:

Curry and James, true MVPs


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The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are on a collision course to battle it out for the 2015 NBA Championship.

Both are leading 3-0 in their Conference Finals matchups and both are led by exceptional leaders, Stephen Curry and LeBron James.
In Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, Curry, the reigning MVP, put on a show for the ages scoring 40 points on only 19 shots while making 7 of 9 three-pointers on his way to a 115-80 rout of the Houston Rockets on their home floor, squelching any hopes of a comeback in this series similar to what Houston surprisingly did to the Los Angeles Clippers in the previous round.

In the first two games of the series, Houston kept the score close by making runs in the fourth quarter after falling behind but the Warriors have NEVER lost this season after building a 15-point lead!

The turning point for Golden State in these playoffs was Game 4 in Memphis in the previous round when the Warriors were down 2-1. With a loss they would have gone down 3-1 putting themselves in a very precarious situation. The Memphis Grizzlies had won two games with their grind-it-out style, slowing the tempo, keeping the score down while harrassing the "Splash Brothers" into inhabitually poor shooting percentages.

This is when Steve Kerr and his staff regrouped and came back with a small ball plan of switching on defense and doubling down on Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph inside. With a renewed committment to agressive defense by the whole team and a hamstring injury to Grizzlies defensive ace Tony Allen which liberated Curry and Klay Thompson somewhat, the Warriors won three in a row and never looked back, profitting from Memphis's lack of outside shooting.


LeBron James' Legendary Performance Seals Game 3

The multiple strategic possibilities of a player like Draymond Green who can defend all positions and switch with anyone, make open threes AND find Curry for open shots, were decisive.

The Warriors had swept the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round by essentially outscoring them but against the Grizzlies they needed to get back to playing the defense that Kerr preaches and permitted a club record 67 wins in the regular season.

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Curry is proving more and more in each game in his duel with James Harden that he deserves his MVP trophy.


Is Stephen Curry better than LeBron James? This is an actual question actually being posed by ESPN. This also happens to be a “debate” that would require approximately zero statistical analysis. Here we have the last season stats to compare with this article! In this Photograph from The BIG LEAD presented by eBA Stats Basketball Statistics Analysis . Photograph: The BIG LEAD



He gets more consistent help from his teammates than Harden, who really let the MVP snub get under his skin. The Rockets play a 1980s retro run-and-gun style on offense with a lot of isolation play in the half-court and too often their game boils down to Harden (3 for 16 shooting in Game 3) dribbling around for 15 seconds trying to create something for himself or a teammate (who too often misses).

Harden stacks up the stats but the Warriors stack up the wins by moving themselves and the ball in a modernistic symphony to "pace and space".

Curry is the ultimate finisher, but Green, Andre Iguodala and Andrew Bogut are the ultimate defensive stoppers and helpers who are just as important to Golden State's success. They have it all and have stayed virtually injury-free in these playoffs!

In the East, James is the hobbling leader of a hobbling but gutsy team that leads 3-0 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks have had plenty of their own problems with Thabo Sefolosha out, Demarre Carroll, their leading scorer and defensive stopper, bothered by a sprained knee and now Kyle Korver out for the rest of the playoffs.

In Game 3, Al Horford was ejected and LeBron came back from an 0 for 10 start to put up historic numbers while managing multiple booboos, notably to his ankle and knee. He finished in an exhausted state with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists!


Stephen Curry Stirs Up Rockets in Houston with 40 Points

Who would have imagined that Cleveland would be up 3-0 without Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving? Those mid-season trades to get JR Smith, Iman Shumpert and Timofey Mozgov are looking pretty brillant right now. The Hawks are bricking their threes against Cleveland's gritty defense while LeBron is distributing the caviar to Smith, Shumpert, James Jones and Matthew Dellavedova who are filling it up from long range.

The playoff turning point for the Cavs was Game 4 in Chicago in the Conference Semi-finals when, similar to Golden State in Memphis, Cleveland couldn't let themselves go down 3-1.

LeBron hit the shot heard around the world after overruling his own coach's last play choice. "Just get me ball and get out of the way," he said. Bingo!

In the NBA Finals, Golden State with the homecourt advantage and fewer injuries seem to be the clear favorites but you can't underestimate LeBron's competitive fire during his mission to bring a long-awaited title to his home state. He has more playoff experience and success than the whole Warrior roster put together!


The battle between the two true MVPs, Curry and James, two players who couldn't be more different or more likeable, will be fabulous to watch.

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« Reply #73 on: May 02, 2015, 12:02:09 AM »

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Weekend eBA Basketball Magazine:

The Quality of Basketball Play During the Playoffs


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Each NBA season we observe the same thing. The quality of play during the playoffs is light years away from a lot of what we see during the regular season. The stakes are higher, the players concentrate and play with more intensity and only the best teams remain in the running. The good news is that some eventual rule changes that the league is considering could also help increase the
quality of play during the regular season.

Adam Silver, the NBA Commissioner, announced that the competent committees are studying the possibility of reducing the number of pre-season games in order to free up some days to limit the number of times teams must play back-to-backs or even worse, four games in five days, during the regular season.I, along with other journalists, have been harping on this issue for many years because studies have proven that rested players play a higher quality of basketball and also get hurt less often.

Another necessary step towards presenting a better product on the court would be to ban the horrible "Hack-a-Shaq" tactic that San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is using against DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs. Pop says he hates the tactic of fouling intentionally a poor free-throw shooter away from the ball but his job is to help his team win games within the rules provided by the league.

Remember, one of Pop's mentors, the late Dean Smith pushed the NCAA to go to a shot clock for the first time with his "four corners offence" during a period in the 1970s when weaker teams would stall to keep the score down. Some games would finish with scores in the twenties and were painful to watch so the NCAA did the right thing with the rule change.

The NBA must do the same concerning the "Hack-a-Shaq" by awarding a free-throw and possession all game long and not just in the last two minutes for this type of intentional foul. Nobody wants to see play halted numerous times in order to watch players brick free-throws! Teams could still let a poor free-throw shooter receive the ball and then foul him which would send him to the line if his team is in the bonus.

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We often see teams that prefer to send players like Jordan or Dwight Howard to the line rather than let them dunk and this would not change.



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In Europe and international competition, the quality of play could be greatly increased by banning what some people call "Euro fouls", which is the practice of systematically fouling early to stop all possibility of a fast-break or transition basket. These tactical fouls are less easily discernable than "Hack-a-Shaq" fouls but they reduce considerably fast-break and uptempo play which generate exciting and spectacular plays. A player who fouls intentionally in these situations without touching or even trying to go for the ball could be sanctionned by one free-throw and possession for the opponent and this would do away with this ugly tactic that slows some games down to a snail's pace.

Since I'm warmed up on rules changes, one of my favorite subjects, let's take things a step further and unify the rules whenever possible.

The NBA would be smart to incorporate the much simpler FIBA rule concerning basket interference, while FIBA would be smart to use the NBA defensive three-second rule to open up the paint and limit the advantages given to giants who clog things up by staying in front of the rim to protect it. The modern day game of basketball is about movement and shooting where small players have a bigger and bigger role to play which is good for the popularity and universality of basketball in general.

Another dossier that needs to be looked at is reducing the amount of time it takes for NBA referees to come to a decision using video replay. Sometimes this drags on for long minutes, which is ridiculous. There are occasions where the last minute of a close game can take a half an hour because of too many time outs, intentional fouling and video replays! This certainly doesn't add to the quality of play.

Last but not least, in basketball everywhere, we must reduce the number of dangerous, hard fouls which almost killed the game in the 1990s. I hate it when pro sports sell violence and basketball doesn't need to.


Protecting the health and well-being of the players must be the number one priority!

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« Reply #72 on: Apr 04, 2015, 12:19:01 AM »

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Of international interest


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A lot of international players are having landmark seasons starting with Pau and Marc Gasol who faced off for the jump ball at the All-Star Game.

Pau's consistency has kept the Chicago Bulls in the hunt despite many injury problems and Marc has led the Memphis Grizzlies to third place in the Western Conference despite stiff competition. Memphis seem to
fly under the radar because the franchise doesn't get a lot of media attention but in the coming months we will certainly read alot about Marc's free agency because many teams would love to sign him.

When you scan down the list of Player Efficiency Rating (PER) for this season, you're not surprised to see the Gasol brothers and Tim Duncan in the Top 20 but did you expect to see Nikola Vucevic in 16th place and Rudy Gobert ranked 21st? How about Alexis Ajinca being 33rd just in front of Jonas Valanciunas (34th)?

France's Gobert is playing so well since the Utah Jazz traded a very unhappy Enes Kanter to the Oklahoma City Thunder that he has a fancy nickname that will stick - "The Stifle Tower" ( I love it!).

After the trade, Rudy became a starter and a rebounding, shot-blocking and dunking MACHINE. Thanks to his rim protection, Utah have become a better defensive team and one of the best teams in the West since the All-Star break. Gobert is third in the league in blocked shots behind Anthony Davis and the injured Serge Ibaka and he's averaging a double-double for the month of March! Gobert is a leading candidate for the Most Improved Player (MIP) of the Year award and is considered a viable solution at center for the French national team this summer if Joakim Noah decides not to participate at EuroBasket 2015.

The aforementionned trade also helped Turkey big man Kanter, who said he had lived three and a half years of frustration in Utah, but was enjoying NBA basketball for the first time being on the receiving end of Russell Westbrook's lob passes on his way to eight straight double-doubles! His streak was stopped one rebound short in Sunday's important win against the Phoenix Suns (11 points and 9 rebounds).

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It's interesting to note that out of the top 25 rebounders in the NBA, 11 are international players. The traditional search for quality tall players around the world continues!


A lot of international players are having landmark seasons starting with Pau and Marc Gasol who faced off for the jump ball at the All-Star Game. 
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Another MIP candidate is Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo who has greatly improved his stats and playing time under the direction of new coach Jason Kidd with the Milwaukee Bucks. As is often the case, an injury to a teammate - in this case Jabari Parker - created an opportunity for the Greek national team player and he seized the occasion. The Bucks, who have a number of internationals on the roster playing key roles, will qualify for the playoffs without the star rookie Parker, which is an exceptional result. Bravo!

Last but not least, two international players are battling for Rookie of the Year honors - Spain's Nikola Mirotic and Canada's Andrew Wiggins.

The Canadian was the early favorite, scoring more, but now Mirotic has surpassed him, in my opinion, with a PER of 18 compared to 13.5 for Wiggins.

The Spaniard has carried the Bulls in the month of March as my fellow columnist Jeff Taylor described yesterday and he performs for a much stronger team than Wiggins. An injury to Taj Gibson opened the door to more playing time and responsibilities for Mirotic.

So there you have it - there is an abundance of young international players making a bigger mark on the NBA this season.

This doesn't mean I've overlooked great production, especially on the boards, from veterans like Noah, Al Horford, Omer Asik, Ersan Ilyasova, Andrew Bogut or Marcin Gortat or from younger players like Gorgui Dieng and Steven Adams.


The truth is that international players have become so numerous and influential in the NBA now, that one could write a whole book about them!

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« Reply #71 on: Feb 28, 2015, 01:21:01 AM »

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Weekend eBA Basketball Magazine:

Atlanta Hawks - the San Antonio Spurs of the East


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At the start of the 2014-15 NBA season, the two big surprises in the Eastern Conference were the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards.

Now, without a doubt, the big story is the Atlanta Hawks, a team that resembles the San Antonio Spurs like two drops of water and sent four players to the All-Star Game in New York.
The Hawks, with basically the same roster, have gone from 38-44 (46% winning percentage) last season to 43-12 (78%) this season which is an incredible progression in such a short period of time.

The best team in the East is coached by Gregg Popovich's former lead assistant, Mike Budenholzer, who was elected coach of the month for December and January, and who coached his four players at the All-Star Game.

In record time, Budenholzer has transmitted the DNA for the Spurs' success to his players in Atlanta building a team concept around great passing and three-point shooting but also around an efficient help defense with tight rotations.

The players all buy into this sharing philosophy on both ends of the court and the result produces beautiful team basketball from a franchise that was better known in recent years for mediocre results on the court and various management problems off the court.

As with the Spurs, several international players play important roles for the soaring Hawks.

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Al Horford plays the role of Tim Duncan as a starter and Dennis Schroder, Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha are key players off the bench.


What a twist of fate it would be to see the Spurs back in the NBA Finals facing their look-alike brethren from the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks! In this photograph from NBAE presented by  eBA Stats Group Basketball Statistics Analysis .
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Two of Budenholzer's assistants, Kenny Atkinson and Neven Spahija, have many years of international experience behind them. The US players aren't bad either as Jeff Teague has better stats than his role model, Tony Parker, this season, while Paul Milsap, Kyle Korver (51 percent from three-point range) and DeMarre Carroll are all playing the best basketball of their lives!

This amazing ensemble cast produced a franchise-record 19 straight wins that inspired the NBA to name the Hawks' starting five "Player of the Month" for January. We'd never seen that before!

For the first time in NBA history, a team went 17-0 in a calendar month and 14 times in January the Hawks made 10 or more three-pointers in a game. Wow!

As Korver points out, the Hawks' style is all about timing and rhythm. They don't have a Russell Westbrook to save the day with individual exploits. Instead, they have to do everything as a team.

As with the Golden State Warriors out West, the big question is, can the Hawks translate colossal regular season success into a deep playoff run? Neither conference leader has been able to do this in recent years, but it's this year or never for these two teams!

The eventual weaknesses that could hurt both teams in the post-season are turnovers generated from the passing game and physical defense pushing them off the three-point line and perturbing their rhythm.

Will their team defense and lack of playoff experience hold up against the scrutiny and adjustments of a seven-game playoff series?

We will soon find out because strong teams that have been playing things coy up to now are going to show their real potential as we approach the playoffs.

Teams like the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers in the East and the Memphis Grizzlies and... San Antonio in the West.


What a twist of fate it would be to see the Spurs back in the NBA Finals facing their look-alike brethren from the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks!

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« Reply #70 on: Dec 06, 2014, 02:13:26 AM »

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Weekend eBA Basketball Magazine:

Messina tastes success in becoming
first European to coach in NBA


The invasion of European players to the NBA occurred many years ago, with legends like Drazen Petrovic of Croatia and Dirk Nowitzki of Germany taking center stage in North America.

Until Wednesday night, though, no European-born-and-raised coach had ever run a team in the regular season.

Ettore Messina of Italy became the first to lead a team when he filled in for Gregg Popovich and coached the San Antonio Spurs to a 106-100 triumph over the visiting Indiana Pacers.

A huge hit during his time as the coach of clubs like Virtus Bologna, Benetton Treviso, CSKA Moscow and Italy's national team, Messina didn't look out of place at all.

Getting 28 points from Manu Ginobili, the Argentinian star he coached over a decade ago with Bologna, Messina got the sweet taste of an NBA victory.

"He was unbelievable," Messina said of Ginobili, who turned 37 four months ago

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"He was all over the place, not only basketball wise, but his effort and his desire was contagious."


Ettore Messina (ITA) - Assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs (NBA) with Argentinian Player Manu Ginobili. 
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Ettore Messina (ITA) - Assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
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Kiki Vandeweghe, who once shone in the NBA as a player, was born in Germany but grew up in America. He served as an interim coach of the then New Jersey Nets during the 2009-10 campaign. Until Messina's feat on Wednesday night, he was the closest thing there had ever been to a European coach leading a team to victory in the world's biggest basketball league.

In San Antonio, the night would not have been as special as it turned out to be for Messina had his former star pupil in Italy not come to the rescue.

With the home team down 66-62 with 4:24 left in the third quarter, Ginobili scored with a driving bank shot.

He twice buried jump shots later in the period - once from three-point range - to pull the Spurs level and also added a pair of free-throws and made another basket.

The Pacers still looked as if they might claim a precious road win and spoil the evening for Messina when they went in front by six early in the final frame.

But Ginobili continued to provide points for the Spurs and helped them as they went on a 16-2 run.

Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard got in on the act as well.

A three-pointer from France international Parker knotted the contest at 91-91 with 5:54 remaining before Leonard connected from beyond the arc to put the Spurs up by three and they stayed on top the rest of the way.

"It was great to see (Messina) out there and trying to take over the team and yell at us and get upset," Ginobili said.

"It really got me thinking about 13 years ago (in Italy).


"I am happy for him; I know it's not easy to go and replace Pop, even if it's for just one game."

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