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NBA Playoffs 2012: The Unreal Reality of Facing the Miami Heat

NBA Playoffs 2012: The Unreal Reality of Facing the Miami Heat

May 3, 2012 – Dan Favale When playing the Miami Heat, it’s better to be lucky, than good. The Heat enter tonight’s game having won their first two playoff games of the year by a combined 43 points, seemingly portraying a formidable opponent like the New York Knicks, as a mere stepping stone to a [...]

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NBA Playoffs 2012: Can the Sixers Take Down the Bulls?

NBA Playoffs 2012: Can the Sixers Take Down the Bulls?

May 2, 2012 – Dan Favale Derrick Rose or no Derrick Rose, the Philadelphia 76ers were supposedly no match for the Chicago Bulls. And then Game 2 happened. The Bulls, in their first playoff game without the reigning MVP, were handed a 109-92 beat down on their home court. And now, all of a sudden, [...]

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New York Knicks: Amare Punches a Fire Extinguisher, Gets Stitches

New York Knicks: Amare Punches a Fire Extinguisher, Gets Stitches

May 1, 2012 – Dan Favale The New York Knicks second straight loss to the Miami Heat wasn’t pretty. Just ask Amar’e Stoudemire. After the Knicks lost consecutive games for the first time under Mike Woodson, Stoudemire took out his aggression on the casing of a fire extinguisher at American Airlines Arena. From Ian Begley [...]

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Boston Celtics: Rajon Rondo and the Importance of Playing it Cool

Boston Celtics: Rajon Rondo and the Importance of Playing it Cool

April 30, 2012 – Dan Favale Rajon Rondo was ejected late in Game 1 of the Boston Celtics’ first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks Sunday night, and a crippling suspension could follow. [...]

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Los Angeles Clippers: Blake Griffin and Condoning Overrated

Los Angeles Clippers: Blake Griffin and Condoning Overrated

April 20, 2012 – Dan Favale Hard fouls are hazard of playoff-caliber basketball. That’s what LeBron James eluded to after Russell Westbrook hammered him two weeks ago. After Robin Lopez’s Flagrant 2 on Blake Griffin Thursday night, though, it’s clear [...]

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New Jersey Nets: The Complexity of the Deron Williams Debacle

New Jersey Nets: The Complexity of the Deron Williams Debacle

April 19, 2012 – Dan Favale The New Jersey Nets have just three games remaining on their lockout-truncated docket and still can only hypothesize about what Deron Williams will do this summer. [...]

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Orlando Magic: Why Playing Without Dwight Howard Is a Blessing in Disguise

Orlando Magic: Why Playing Without Dwight Howard Is a Blessing in Disguise

April 18, 2012 – Dan Favale The Orlando Magic are living a nightmare, yet there is an obscure, hard-to-acknowledge silver lining amidst their generous portion of turmoil. After what seemed like a futile effort to convince Dwight Howard to stay went [...]

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Los Angeles Lakers: The Necessity of Life Without Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers: The Necessity of Life Without Kobe Bryant

April 17, 2012 – Dan Favale Life without Kobe Bryant is far from easy, and it’s anything but preferable, yet for the Los Angeles Lakers, the experience is a necessity. [...]

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NY Knicks: The Misconception of Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony

NY Knicks: The Misconception of Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony

April 16, 2012 – Dan Favale The Knicks lost 93-85 at home to the Heat Sunday afternoon, and are now preparing for Amar’e Stoudemire’s return to the rotation later this week. [...]

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Chicago Bulls: On the Boldness of Tom Thibodeau

Chicago Bulls: On the Boldness of Tom Thibodeau

April 13, 2012 – Dan Favale Tom Thibodeau and Erik Spoelstra. Both coach contending teams with superior talent, but only one has the guts to rock the boat. The Bulls defeated the Heat 96-86 in an overtime thriller, sans the overtime period. The game had playoff implications, in more ways than one, but it was [...]

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