Carmelo Anthony joins Paul George and Russell Westbrook on a star-studden Thunder team that will run. Believe that Anthony will still have a lot of open jump shots and will be prone defensively and George and Westbrook should make up for a lot of defensive action-oriented plays.
Chris Paul joins James Harden in Houston as the backcourt will generate a lot of points and steals. I am looking forward to see how Paul functions with Harden as the both of them will make the right play on offense and defense.
Paul George is leaving the Indiana Pacers to play with Russell Westbrook as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Truthfully, George’s presence there will make him feel a lot defensively with steals and blocks. With Westbrook and George in the back court, I think that they will run a lot and tire a lot of teams. Be prepared to run with the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Atlanta Hawks signed Dwight Howard. This is huge for the organization. Not only do they upgrade, but they get him to play for his hometown Atlanta. The Hawks have a center in the middle who will maintain a presence, both offensively and defensively, in the middle.
Kevin Durant is being courted by several NBA teams and one only wonders where he’ll go. Will he make Golden State a better offensive team?
Serge Ibaka was traded to the Orlando Magic on Draft Day. It’s clear that Oklahoma City is rebuilding. What happens to Russell Westbrook?
Luol Deng has signed a deal to play for the L.A. Lakers. Puzzling move for the Lakers organization.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are awaiting the winner of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder matchup in the Western Conference Finals. Who will prevail and who will go home? The Warriors pulled off another victory to tie the series at 3 games apiece. The Thunder should be wondering what went wrong, otherwise it’s the defending champions at work showing OKC who can really put the basketball in the basket.
The Cleveland Cavaliers blew out the Toronto Raptors on their home floor for Game 5. The final scoreboard read 116-78. Cleveland had to show Toronto whose home court it is, since they lost two road games in Toronto with the series tied at 2 games apiece. Golden State won their Game 5 to avoid elimination by the score of 120-111 over the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was a terrific game with defense and scoring, as the game was close.
Oklahoma City rolled into Game 4, showing these mighty and daring Golden State Warriors what it takes to win a basketball game. OKC ran with the Dubs and eventually ran away with the game. The final score read 118-94 and I couldn’t say it any clearer: it’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook’s time to shine. The game was in favour of the Oklahoma City Thunder for a reason. The Thunder showed the Warriors they can run with them and can outplay and out shoot the a team that gathered 73 wins over a single regular season.
Billy Donovan, head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, knew his team had to generate points in a hurry if they want to win Game 3. He was right. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook deferred to their teammates and they won in a blow-out. The Golden State Warriors should be concerned about this loss, although history shows that when they face adversity last year being down 2-1 against Cleveland and Memphis last year in the 2015 NBA playoffs they usually come up with future series wins. Let’s see if the Dubs can repeat that feat this year.