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EndScore Report: Western Conference NBA Playoffs Preview

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Editorial, NBA, Playoffs,

Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili,and Tim Duncan once again lead the San Antonio Spurs into the playoffsDV and Chris delve into each series of the Western Conference NBA Playoffs with the San Antonio Spurs versus the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers against the New Orleans Hornets, Dallas Mavericks versus Portland Trail Blazers, and Oklahoma City Thunder versus the surging Denver Nuggets. Once again the Spurs are one of the favorites to take the west led by the trio of Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Tim Duncan. However, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and the rest of the Lakers are the defending champs. The Dallas Mavericks came close to a title several years ago and the Oklahoma City Thunder look like they'll be contenders for several years with the core duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Who takes the Western Conference series? Peep the opinion of DV and Chris!

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Fantasy NBA: Analysis of Fifth Round

Posted by Alvin Lai Categories: Fantasy, NBA,

Rajon Rondo

There is a lot of good talent available in the early middle rounds, but most of the players typically taken in this area have at least one tragic fantasy flaw. Otherwise people would nab them earlier on. This looks like a good year to pass on the top tiers of point guards, because a lot of useful players at that position are available now. Let us break down the players typically taken in the fifth round based on Yahoo’s average draft position rankings. As always, the advice will focus on head-to-head leagues.

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2009-2010 NBA Midwest Division Preview

Posted by Phil Partington Categories: Editorial, NBA,

Tim DuncanIf it weren’t enough that the NBA’s Midwest Division looks much different than last season, a few teams, notably, the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks made key additions, and Rockets’ star big man, Yao Ming, just had to injure himself for the duration of the season. That curveball may open things up for younger teams to move into the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Spurs are seeing its NBA championship window close every year. In response, the team added several key free agents to make a push to compete with the Los Angeles Lakers in the West.

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One Man Mock Draft, Fantasy NBA 2009: Round 2, Pick 8

Posted by Alvin Lai Categories: Fantasy, NBA,

Jose Calderon

This player might best exemplify the difference between drafting for a roto league and a head-to-head league. Although picking players who shoot well ranks importantly across the board, shooting percentages will fluctuate week to week. Thus, a high percentage, but low volume shooter like this lead guard who plays north of the border may not be quite as valuable in a head-to-head league. Yet, in mock drafts that I have seen so far, he continues to be confidently targeted by prospective fantasy GMs. Let us put his game under the microscope as training camp opens this week.

Round 2, Pick 8: Jose Calderon, PG, Toronto Raptors

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Spurs Eliminate Hornets From Semi-Finals

Posted by Milo Taibi Categories: Athletes, NBA, Playoffs, Scoreboard,

Manu Ginobli
The San Antonio Spurs defeated the New Orleans Hornets on Monday by a score of 91-82. With the victory, the Spurs will advance to the Conference Finals round of the NBA playoffs, while the Hornets will go home swallowing the bitter pill of defeat.

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Parker Leads Spurs Over Kings

Posted by Milo Taibi Categories: Athletes, NBA, Scoreboard,

Tony Parker
Tony Parker scored 32, dishing out 11 assists with 2 steals en route to a 101-98 San Antonio Spurs victory over the Sacramento Kings.

“We had a tough loss against the Lakers, so we needed this,” said Parker. “We got Utah next. The West is so hard that we need to get as high a seed as possible.”

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Blogging our way through Game 4 of the NBA Finals

Posted by Brendon Lindsey Categories: Championship, NBA,

Game 4 of the NBA Finals begins shortly, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the San Antonio Spurs are on the cusp of eliminating the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Spurs winning 4-0 would be fitting, given the great lengths the NBA has gone through to try and tie in the new Fantastic Four movie. (We get it, Duncan, LeBron, Manu, and Parker are like the Fantastic Four, but without superpowers, without saving the world, and competing against one another.)

So far this series, Duncan and Parker have been absolutely trashing the Cavs, while Manu has been fairly sporadic in his playing, like normal. Can the Cavs manage to win one at home in their first Finals in the Age of LeBron? Will the Spurs continue to make basketball boring for the casual fan? How many times will we be reminded about Robert Horry’s accomplishments, and will we be treated to several more on-screen appearances by Brent Barry? Most likely: no, yes, seventeen, and yes.

Stick around EndScore and refresh this page every now and then, as I’ll be constantly blogging my thoughts while watching the game unfold—unless I fall asleep, that is.

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