Was Terry Stotts the true problem for the Portland Trail Blazers?The Portland Trail Blazers suffered another first-round exit in the 2021 Playoffs. After nine years with him, Portland parted ways with coach Terry Stotts. Their defensive rating was still 29th in the league despite some roster improvements in the 2020 offseason.
Luka expects to sign a supermax extension in the offseasonIn just three seasons, Luka Dončić has become one of the NBA's best players. Since he just finished up his rookie contract, he is eligible to sign a supermax deal with the Dallas Mavericks. He is a likely MVP in the future and locking him down to a big contract is the Mavs’ priority.
Sixers tie series with Hawks behind Embiid's 40Joel Embiid scores 40 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Atlanta Hawks, 118-102. The series is now tied at 1-1 as it now shifts to Atlanta for the next two games. It seems the beast of the East is finally back to their winning form after a tough loss in Game One.
How Phoenix let Paul take over in Game OneChris Paul shined bright in the Phoenix Suns’ Game One win over the Denver Nuggets, 122-105. The star guard played the best of his game as he led the Suns to a strong win, and he did not hold back as he kept on shooting and making plays for his team.
Durant, Nets cruise past Bucks, 125-86 for 2-0 leadKevin Durant was the star of the night as he led the Brooklyn Nets to a 2-0 lead in their semis series after winning 125-86 over the Milwaukee Bucks. The star forward was shooting left and right and was hot from the field as he torched the Bucks for 32 points en route to a big win.
Why Kawhi Leonard is still one of the best players in the NBAThere was a narrative during the 2020-21 season that Kawhi Leonard was not a top star anymore. The first round of the playoffs proved he’s still a superstar by the way he carried the Los Angeles Clippers past a Luka Dončić-led Dallas Mavericks team.
Bulls look to sign Vasilije MicicAs the Anadolu Efes has feared, the interest in Vasilije Micic continues to grow day after day. The Chicago Bulls seek to sign the EuroLeague Final Four MVP, hoping to bolster their lineup with the star guard’s antics.
Clippers advance to the second round in Game 7 winThe Los Angeles Clippers move on to the semis after beating the Dallas Mavericks in a 126-111 win to close out the series. The team had to force a Game 7 prior and they did not let the chance slip by as they are now set to face Utah Jazz in the second round.
Nets take 1-0 lead in semis against BucksThe Brooklyn Nets claimed a 115-107 in Game 1 of their series with the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round. The Nets pushed their way to get a huge lead in the second half. They kept on scoring all the way to the final buzzer as they moved on to take a 1-0 lead in the series.