Friday 20th July 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Ryan Bawek

James Harden Did Something The NBA Hasn’t Seen In A Long Time Wednesday Night

James Harden Did Something The NBA Hasn’t Seen In A Long Time Wednesday Night

“The Beard” has been known to fill up a stat sheet with his elite scoring ability and rebounding ability for a player at his position. He sets up teammates with his penetration and vision (when he wants to pass) and put on a historic performance in the Rockets 123-114 overtime loss to the Pistons last [...]

January 21, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

Warriors and Spurs Have All-Time Great First Halves: Where Do They Rank Historically?

Warriors and Spurs Have All-Time Great First Halves: Where Do They Rank Historically?

The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs appear to be playing on a whole separate level than the rest of the NBA at the midway point of the season. They are a combined 72-10 in 82 games (an 88% winning percentage) while the rest of the league is a combined 558-575 (a 49% winning [...]

January 20, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, Ryan Bawek 0

LeBron Has Worst Plus-Minus Game of his Career Monday night

LeBron Has Worst Plus-Minus Game of his Career Monday night

The NBA world was very excited for a highly-anticipated finals rematch between the Warriors and the Cavs in Cleveland on Monday. The surprisingly struggling Warriors came in as losers of two of their previous three games and were three point underdogs in Cleveland. Boy were the oddsmakers and fans at Quicken Loans Arena wrong as [...]

January 19, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

Fans Got to Enjoy A Lot of Free Basketball on MLK Day

Fans Got to Enjoy A Lot of Free Basketball on MLK Day

Yesterday’s NBA slate of games was jam packed with heart pumping action (except in Cleveland) as an incredible four of yesterdays 10 games went to overtime. Earlier in the day the Knicks needed double OT to dispatch of the suddenly pesky Philadelphia 76ers 119-113. Robert Covington declares the bank open to send it to 2OT. [...]

January 19, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

Three Players with Triple-Double in One Night of NBA Action

Three Players with Triple-Double in One Night of NBA Action

Three players registered a triple-double during Friday’s action: Russell Westbrook, Hassan Whiteside and Marcus Smart. This was only the second time this had happened in the NBA in the past 13 years, the only other time was on April 1, 2015. Here is the statline for each player and some additional info: Russell Westbrook: Westbrook [...]

January 18, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

Barkley Proclaims Kawhi Leonard is Best Player in the World: Does he Have a Case?

Barkley Proclaims Kawhi Leonard is Best Player in the World: Does he Have a Case?

Our good old friend Chuck is never shy to share his opinion or make a bold statement that will raise some eyebrows, and in true Barkley fashion, Chuck kept on Chuckin’ during the “Inside the NBA” pregame show before the Cavaliers-Spurs showdown in San Antonio. While discussing the matchup Barkley said he would take Kawhi [...]

January 18, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

Jimmy Butler Becomes Only 4th Chicago Bulls Player to Score 50+ points in Franchise History

Jimmy Butler Becomes Only 4th Chicago Bulls Player to Score 50+ points in Franchise History

Jimmy Butler has been playing out of his mind as of late and keeps showing how high his ceiling actually is, as he is a bonafide NBA superstar these days. Butler scored 53 points in the Bulls 115-11 comeback victory over the 76ers Thursday night. Butler shot 15 of the 30 from the field, including [...]

January 15, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, Highlights, Ryan Bawek 0

Looking Back: The day the Sonics were no more

Looking Back: The day the Sonics were no more

With today marking the first official day that football fans in St. Louis do not have a professional football franchise after owner Stan Kroenke was granted his wish by NFL owners yesterday to pick and move his Rams franchise back to LA, I’m sure many basketball fanatics in Seattle can relate to what many Rams [...]

January 14, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, Offbeat, Ryan Bawek 0

Cheers Mate! The Raptors and Magic to Play in London Thursday

Cheers Mate! The Raptors and Magic to Play in London Thursday

The NBA is going across the pond this afternoon as the 24-15 Toronto Raptors will take on the 20-18 Orlando Magic in London today at 3 p.m. Eastern time. This will be the sixth NBA regular season to be played in London. The Raptors were involved in the first two back in 2011 when they [...]

January 14, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

Nuggets Hand Warriors 3rd Loss of Season Wednesday Night

Nuggets Hand Warriors 3rd Loss of Season Wednesday Night

The Golden State Warriors experienced an unfamiliar feeling Wednesday night in Denver: losing. The Dubs suffered only their 3rd loss in the 2015-16 season with a 112-110 loss to the Nuggets in Denver. Now the Warriors are a measly 36-3 on the season, what a joke (sarcasm). It is clear the Warriors aren’t quite the [...]

January 14, 2016 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0