The Boston Celtics look to be a better squad this season, but Saturday night’s blowout loss to the Houston Rockets brought about a painful reminder: better might not be good enough when it comes to Western Conference opponents.
Problems for Western Conference teams may be harder to see on the surface, but every team has it’s flaws.
It looks like a fair number of teams will finish this season with records worse than the Celtics. Unfortunately, you can’t say the same about Celtics’ record on the road against the Western Conference.
The Boston Celtics made some franchise history on Monday night, though it’s not the kind of history you would expect a team that often dons a green jersey to make on St. Patrick’s Day.
Tyler Seguin is on pace for 45 goals and 89 points for the Dallas Stars, and even though those numbers jump off the page, there’s no sense in quibbling about it because he never would have produced that way for the Bruins.
Conference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.
Back in 1999, while Prince was partying, the NBA played a 50 game strike-shortened season that ended with the San Antonio Spurs being crowned champions. That first title for the Spurs began their odd dynasty as they would win the NBA Finals in only odd number years (2003, ‘05, and ’07).
Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-90 to eliminate the Lakers in five games.
Russell Westbrook scored 10 of his 37 points during a stirring fourth-quarter comeback, Kevin Durant added 31 points and hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder seized control of the second-round series with a 103-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 on Saturday night.
Kobe Bryant didn’t miss on 18 free throws and scored 14 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late for a 99-96 victory over Oklahoma City in Game 3 on Friday night, cutting the Thunder’s second-round series lead to 2-1.