Thursday, November 12, 2009
The Week That Was The NBA a.k.a - TWTWTNBA - 1st edition
Welcome to the first-ever TWTWTNBA, where I will see and check on the state of the League (divisional style).
Atlantic: Knicks, Nets, Raptors, Celtics, Sixers
Hall of Heroes - The Celtics maintaining their edge. 3.5 games ahead of the Raptors and Sixers. In addition, they retain Rajon Rondo.
Goat Center - Nets remaining winless this season. But with the likes of Devin Harris, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Jarvis Hayes, Yi Jianlian all hurt. It is expected that they will struggle.
Your worst nightmare - The New York Knicks. 1-8. Chris Duhon ripping the team earlier this season, then just gets 2 assts in their last game.
Central: Cavs, Pistons, Pacers, Bulls, Bucks
Hall of Heroes - Will Bynum being awesome as the 6th man that Allen Iverson should have been. Also, Brandon Jennings is the early ROY leader.
Goat Center - Bulls getting robbed of a victory because of bad clock timing. It is not often that the home team gets jobbed.
Your worst nightmare - Lebron finally ending all free agency talk, but sometimes, you do not have to say something to make a statement.
Southeast: Magic, Wizards, Hawks, Bobcats, Heat
Hall of Heroes - Wade is having a ball in Miami. On top of the division and no concerns regarding free agency speculation. Even His Airness likes him enough. Oh, and the Cavs come calling tonight.
Goat Center - The Wizards have lost 5 straight. Other than the Nets, they (along with the Knicks) have the longest losing streak in the Eastern Conference. Injury issues forced them to sign a familiar face.
Your worst nightmare - This box score encapsulates all things not good.
Northwest: Timberwolves, Blazers, Jazz, Thunder, Nuggets
Hall of Heroes - Carmelo Anthony is becoming MVP material. In addition, The Thunder won their 4th game already. It took them until New Year's Eve last year to do such.
Goat Center - The Blazers initially mishandled the Andre Miller situation. Although they remedied that by starting a small lineup.
Your worst nightmare - 8 straight losses for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Could have been 9 if it were not for this.
Southwest: Mavericks, Spurs, Rockets, Hornets, Grizzlies
Hall of Heroes - Texas teams stamping their class. Dallas dealing the champs their only loss. Houston being feisty. The new Spurs rejuvenating the vets and Manu being the new Batman.
Goat Center - Grizzlies getting the Mutombo treatment from Carl Landry.
Your worst nightmare - The whole Iverson situation. Local TV was broadcasting the Grizzlies-Blazers game (same game where Thabeet broke his jaw). Broadcasters were saying that Mike Conley was scared of Allen Iverson. That he could not really play well the way he could play. With AI out, Conley has been able to breathe easy.
Pacific: Kings, Lakers, Clippers, Suns, Warriors
Hall of Heroes - The SSOL Suns are back. 8-1 record. Nash pulled off a 20 assist game.
Goat Center - Al Thornton. He has just been benched. The Clips then pulled off a three-game winning streak.
Your worst nightmare - The Stephen Jackson mess in Golden State. That marriage has gone south absolutely. At least they managed to mangle the T'wolves.