NBA

Can Miami Heat win this year’s NBA Championship?

| 10.09.2020

We look at how they’ve fared so far this season For the first time since their 2014 NBA Finals win over San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals in this season’s NBA. After the regular season was cut short, Erik Spoelstra’s Heat topped the Southeast Conference with a record of 44-29. That record meant they finished fifth in the Eastern Conference, comfortably mak... more...

Who are the frontrunners in this year’s NBA playoffs?

| 17.08.2020

We look at the four teams who are favourites for glory in 2020 In what could be the most unpredictable NBA post-season in history, the 2020 NBA playoffs get underway on Monday, five months later than originally scheduled. After eight rounds of seeding games, the Washington Wizards, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns were eliminated from play-off contention, wit... more...

What do we know about the return of the NBA?

| 08.06.2020

Key info ahead of the return of the 2020 NBA season The NBA hasn’t seen any action on court since Philadelphia 76ers hosted Detroit Pistons at Wells Fargo Centre on the 11th March, but all of that could be about to change. After a series of meetings between the NBA Board of Governors and National Basketball Players Association, a plan has been approved for the restart of the 2019/20 NBA season. Th... more...

QUIZ: Can you name every NBA Finals MVP since 1990?

| 04.06.2020

How many MVPs can you remember from NBA Finals gone by? The NBA Finals were scheduled to start this week, where the best team from the Eastern Conference takes on the best from the Western Conference for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Instead, talks are ongoing on the league’s return to action, with a 22-team proposal at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Florida’s Disney campus, being pitched by NBA commiss... more...

QUIZ: NBA MVP Awards since 1997/98

| 18.05.2020

How many can you name? With this year’s NBA Most Valuable Player award yet to be decided, we’re looking over some of the most recent recipients of the regular season MVP award. The MVP award has been presented every season since 1955/56, when Bob Pettit, power forward for St. Louis Hawks, now Atlanta Hawks, was announced as the league’s inaugural MVP. Many have gone on to win since, with former Mi... more...

This week in the NBA: Celtics struggle to contain Bucks firepower

| 07.05.2019

Odds and review of the NBA action We’re in the midst of the conference semi-final battles, and here of the four ties remain evenly poised heading into the final three games. There looks to be no slowing down the Milwaukee Bucks express train as they’ve taken a commanding 3-1 lead over the Boston Celtics. In the West, there’s no splitting Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Bl... more...

This week in the NBA: Warriors game one win embroiled in controversy

| 30.04.2019

Odds and review of the NBA action In the week that we waved goodbye to eight challengers to the Golden State Warriors throne, including the great Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs, the conference semi-finals have tipped-off. Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets and Warriors have all started with a win, but the Philadelphia 76ers have pegged back the Toronto Raptors in their matchup to level the series.... more...

This week in the NBA: Celtics and Bucks sweep first-round matchups

| 23.04.2019

Odds and review of the NBA action The first round of the NBA playoffs is nearing its climax, with two teams securing a place in the Conference semi-finals, dispatching their first-round matchups with ease. Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs are proving a tough nut to crack for the Western Conference second-seeds Denver Nuggets, with the series level at 2-2 so far. Golden State Warriors, Houston Ro... more...

This week in the NBA: Playoffs produce a series of shocks

| 15.04.2019

Odds and review of the NBA action It’s Playoff time. The regular season is done and dusted and we are now in the thick of the game’s show-piece. There’s been a common theme throughout the first weekend. Upsets. For the most part the favourites have come unstuck in game one. So we take a look at just how the underdog thrived and whether this could continue further into the competition. The level of... more...

This week in the NBA: Magic and Nets end playoff droughts, Westbrook stars

| 08.04.2019

Odds and review of the NBA action Only one play-off spot remains up for debate in the Eastern Conference, and with two games to play, Detroit Pistons are front runners to secure that slot. In the week where Golden State Warriors won their last regular-season game at Oracle Arena, securing the Western Conference title in the process, Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets found a route back to the play-of... more...