Tag:Houston Rockets
Posted on: April 18, 2009 12:21 pm

First round playoff predictions

Just for the record...

Cavs take care of the Pistons in 5.

Celtics show up the Bulls in 5.

Magic pull out the brooms, sweep the Sixers in 4.

Heat edge out the Hawks in 6.

Lakers fall early, rebound, win in 6 over the Jazz.

Nuggets handle the Hornets in 6.

Spurs win in 7 over the Mavericks.

Trailblazers run through the Rockets in 6.

Happy Playoffs!


Posted on: July 25, 2008 4:21 pm
Edited on: July 25, 2008 4:22 pm

Countdown of the Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time

I will countdown the top 10 players of all-time, two a day until we get to numero uno.

10th best NBA player of all-time:

Hakeem Olajuwon, C

As one of the greatest players in NBA history, Hakeem's dunks and blocks will never be forgotten by those who watched him. Along with Clyde Drexler, they were Phi Slama Jama, the first slam-dunking fraternity, so named because of its well-known above the rim prowess and tendency to dunk the basketball.

One of the most electrifying centers in the NBA, Hakeem was teased because of his height at a young age. However, Hakeem stood tall, took the humiliation, and turned it into passion; passion to win at an NBA level.

And that he did. Leading the Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995 to become world champions was only one of his many great accomplishments. Here are the rest that highlighted his career:

(Source: Wikipedia)

He was regarded as one of the greatest centers in NBA history because of his great rebounding, tight defense, and wonderful ability to spread his arms high and get the clutch block. Also, he could score as well as any center in the league.

So, as any Houston Rockets fan would agree, Hakeem Olajuwon is definitely deserving as the title of one of the 10 Greatest Players of All-Time. We may never again see a center who balanced all his talents so well and led his team the way Hakeem did, and for that, his NBA career will stand strong.

Coming tonight: 9th best NBA player of all-time

Posted on: April 19, 2008 10:38 am

NBA Quarterfinals Preview and Predictions

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets are a great offensive team. If basketball was all offense, Denver would probably win it all or come close at least. However, it's not all offense, therefore, Denver won't have much of a chance in the playoffs. In a high scoring series, the defense-less Nuggets won't be able to stop the Lakers...

Prediction: LAL 4-0

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (8) Atlanta Hawks

The Celtics are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA, and the Hawks won't be able to score much against them. Joe Johnson may be able to score at will, but the others will struggle...

Prediction: BOS 4-0

(2) New Orleans Hornets vs. (7) Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks are known for choking in the playoffs, but this this year they won't have a chance because they are underdogs against the Hornets. I think Jason Kidd may be able to slow down Chris Paul somewhat, but not entirely. I think this one will be close because of the Hornets' lack of experience, which is a big factor...

Prediction: DAL 4-3  

(2) Detroit Pistons vs. (7) Philadelphia 76ers 
The Pistons are a good defensive team as well, and I believe if they can stop Andre Igoudala, they can win the series. Andre Miller is a darkhorse, filled with talent. However, it will be hard to use his talent against a well-balanced team like the Pistons. I think the 76ers are a strong team, it's unfortunate that they're playing probably the best team in the East. Also the deep bench of the Pistons will be too much...

Prediction: DET 4-2

(3) San Antonio Spurs vs. (6) Phoneix Suns

Offense vs. Defense... defense always wins. This series is no exception. San Antonio is so dangerous come playoff time that it's scary. With Shawn Marion, the Suns would have a shot. Without him, San Antonio should cruise through this series, making it easier than expected...

Prediction: SAS 4-1

(3) Orlando Magic vs. (6) Toronto Raptors

The injury-prone Raptors could give the Magic a hard time, but I see Dwight Howard and Hedo Turkoglu as too hard to stop in this series. The only hope for the Raptors is that Chris Bosh goes off, and Dwight Howard goes cold...

Prediction: ORL 4-2

(4) Utah Jazz vs. (5) Houston Rockets

Utah is too well-balanced to lose to Houston. Shane Battier is a darkhorse, but he can't win this series. Yao would give the Rockets a shot to win, but seeing as though he's not here...

Prediction: UTA 4-2

(4) Cleveland Caveliers vs. (5) Washington Wizards

LeBron James won't have another miracle run this year. Losing Drew Gooden will hurt and it will show. Caron Butler needs to step it up on both sides, and I think he can. It will be another close one, but...

Prediction: WAS 4-3

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