Coby White and Patrick Williams both top 20 in Bulls preseason loss

Courtesy of Sam Smith at bulls.com Coby White for Most Improved Player. Start the campaign. The Bulls lost 116-102 to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday with their Big Three starters resting, along with Alex Caruso. But that didn’t stop White, the insouciant Bulls guard who looks like the starter for the season, to bouncily impress against the best of the defending champions with 20 points in 22 minutes, making three of seven three pointers and repeatedly criss crossing for difficult drives and pull-ups or laser guided threes that barely wriggled…

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Dual Trip-dubs from Jokić and Murray powers Denver past Miami

Courtesy of NBA.com news services Never had two players from the same team had 30-point triple-doubles in the same game. Never in the regular season. Never in the playoffs. Certainly never in the NBA Finals. Until now. In Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Denver center Nikola Jokic became the first player in NBA history to record 30+ points, 20+ rebounds and 10+ assists in a Finals game. Dominating every aspect of the game, Jokic finished with 32 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists, leading the Denver Nuggets past the Miami Heat 109-94 to…

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June 7, 2023 NBA Finals StatCap : Big nights for Murray and Jokić put Denver up 2-1

Player Spotlight – Nikola Jokić and Christian Braun Nikola Jokić showed up and showed out in Game 3. Unlike the previous contest, where he did pour in 43 points, Jokić did not affect the game in the myriad of ways he does on the offensive game. That was not the case Wednesday night as Jokić did put in 32 points but he also pulled in 21 rebounds and dished out ten assists, becoming the first player to turn in a 30+point, 20+rebounds and 10+ assists in a NBF Finals Game.…

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We have a series, NBA Finals tied at 1

The Denver Nuggets entered the NBA Finals coming off a sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in which they looked like the superior team for nearly every second of the series. The Miami Heat, on the other hand,  entered the finals saving themselves from the greatest postseason collapse by defeating Boston in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The prevailing thought was not whether would Denver win the NBA Finals, but rather how many games it would take. After Denver’s 104-93 win in Game 1, it appeared the remaining games…

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Lebron continues his campaign to hijack and monopolize media coverage

The Denver Nuggets are in their first NBA Finals, where they will face the Miami Heat, after sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. However that achievement has been an afterthought, as the mainstream sports media has been full steam ahead with force-feeding Lakers coverage. They have spent more time speculating on what moves this team that failed to make the Finals will make in a season that has yet to take place, than the team that made the Finals in the season that is currently happened.…

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May 22, 2023 NBA Playoffs: Nuggets send Lakers with WCF sweep

Spotlight- The Denver Nuggets starting lineup Though Nikola Jokić and Jamal Murray will get their share of the praise for completing Denver’s sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers, it was a team effort, particularly the Nuggets starting five. All five Denver’s starters scored in double figures, and scored 105 of the team’s 113 points. Who Got It Done Rk Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS +/- GmSc 1 LeBron James LAL DEN…

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May 20, 2023 NBA Playoff StatCap: End could be near for Lakers

Player Spotlight – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Bruce Brown Jamal Murray was amazing early and Nikola Jokić came on late but throughout the game it was the duo of Bruce Brown and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who had their hand prints on the game. Caldwell-Pope scored 17 points and connected on four key three- pointers. In addition to the plays he made on the defensive end, Brown also scored is points. Who Got it Done Rk Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB…

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Nuggets push Lakers to the brink in 119-108 win

Jamal Murray came started the game white-hot, scoring 30 of his 37 points in the first half. When the Murray express sputtered in the second half, timely baskets and plays from Kentavious Caldwell Pope and Bruce Brown, who finished with 17 and 15 points, respectively,  helped the Nuggets keep the Lakers at bay and helped Denver claim a 119-108 victory to put the series in a 3-0 stranglehold.  The Nuggets led by twelve, 32-20 at the end of the first quarter. Jamal Murray came out sharp, dropping 17 points on 7-9…

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18 May 2023 NBA Playoff StatCap: Murray explodes on Lakers

Player Spotlight: Jamaal Murray Murray was having a real clunker of a performance in the first three quarters of Game 3 , scoring 14 points on just 5/17 FG, including 2-9 from downtown. However in the game’s final 12 minutes Murray came alive, scoring 23 points on a red hot 6/7 from the floor and 4/5 from the land of three. Murray finished with 37 points and was the driving force behind Denver’s come-from behind 108-103 win to take a 2-0-lead in the Western Conference Finals. Who Got It Done…

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