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Tag: Toronto Raptors

NBA Power Rankings – Rockets top Bucks, West standings tighten

[ad_1] The NBA season officially resumed in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Playoff seeding and the race for the No. 8 seed in the West have already been shaken up. The Los Angeles Lakers evened the score in the battle of L.A. with a close win, and the Giannis Antetokounmpo-James Harden beef was renewed with a […]

NBA bubble intel – Schedule and live updates for Day 3 of seeding games

[ad_1] The Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers gave fans a reason to tune in on opening night of the NBA restart for the reseeding games, with the Lakers edging the Clippers in a close one. They’ll both be back in action Saturday with two games that offer their own intrigue. The Clippers play first, […]

Why these games matter for seven underrated NBA title contenders

[ad_1] Last year, a dark horse contender pulled off consecutive upsets to win the NBA championship. Who could be this year’s Raptors? Friday night’s action featured three of those dark horses: the Houston Rockets. Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics. Saturday’s games will show us a handful more: • Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets (ESPN, 1 […]

The NBA restart is here, and this is what we’re most looking forward to in the basketball bubble

[ad_1] After 20 full weeks on hiatus, the 2019-20 NBA season is finally ready to restart. In case you’d forgotten, the Milwaukee Bucks lead the Eastern Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers are atop the West, the Memphis Grizzlies are clinging to the West’s 8-seed and the Toronto Raptors are still — more than a year […]

NBA Continuity Rankings – Which teams hold the edge in the bubble?

[ad_1] In the NBA, where rosters can change dramatically from season to season, how much of an edge is it to have continuity heading into the league’s 2020 restart? Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, whose team checks in near the top of our list, has high hopes. “Continuity [will] help with trying to create […]

Experts’ predictions for the Eastern Conference, Western Conference and NBA Finals

[ad_1] The NBA restart begins Thursday night, as the Utah Jazz-New Orleans Pelicans and LA Clippers-Los Angeles Lakers showdowns welcome fans back to basketball after the league’s four-month hiatus. Will we be watching an all-Los Angeles Western Conference finals? Plenty of our experts think so. Meanwhile, the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks don’t begin their restart until […]

NBA Power Rankings – Best

[ad_1] After a 4½-month hiatus, the NBA season resumes Thursday in Orlando, Florida. The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans tip things off, followed by a nightcap between the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers. The Clippers’ duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George had ample time to recover from nagging injuries during the layoff, […]

NBA players use media availability to steer conversation toward Breonna Taylor, social justice

[ad_1] Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma spoke to reporters for six and half minutes Wednesday — some in person in Orlando, Florida; some logging in over Zoom — and was asked 10 questions. Only one of the questions was geared toward social justice, and not long after the session finished, Kuzma asked media members […]

NBA restart – Potential surprise players for all 22 teams

[ad_1] All 22 NBA teams have arrived at the bubble in Orlando, Florida, which means teams are practicing and gearing up for the season to resume on July 30. The seeding-game schedule is set and playoff seeds are still up for grabs. While some teams’ rotations are set, others will look for players to carry […]