May 17, 2022 NBA Playoff StatCap: Heat go up 1-0 in ECF

Who Got It Done Player Spotlight- Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler was huge in the Heat’s 118-107 win over the Boston Celtics, connecting on 12 of his 19 field goal attempts ( no three-pointers made, he was 0/2) in scoring 40 points. Butler stuffed the stat sheets, in addition to the 40-piece, he also added 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals , 3 blocks and was a +25 on the evening. Game 2 is Thursday at 8:30 pm EST. Rk Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA…

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May 12, NBA Playoff StatCap: Mavs force Game 7, Sixers sent packing

Who Got It Done Player Spotlight- Luka Dončić In the Game 6 win-or-Cancún scenario the Dallas Mavericks found themselves staring at, Luka Dončić certainly did his part to see to it that the Mavericks season extended by at least one more game. The three-time All-Star scored 33 points to go along with 11 assists and 8 rebounds in the Mavericks’ 113-86 donkey-kicking of the Phoenix Suns. Rk Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF…

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May 10, 2022 NBA Playoff StatCap: A night of beatdowns

Who Got It Done Player Spotlight- Devin Booker Devin Booker scored 28 points on 11/20 FG, adding 7rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals, and was a +25 in the Suns 120-85 curb stomping over the Dallas Mavericks. In the series Booker is averaging 26.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists on .479/.500/.875 splits. 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 Jimmy Butler MIA PHI W 34:36 9 15 .600…

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May 8, 2022 NBA Playoff StatCap: Finney-Smith’s 8 threes sets Suns

Who Git It Done Player Spotlight-Dorian Finney-Smith With Luka Dončić struggling in Game 4, he missed 16 of his 25 shot attempts, Dorian Finney-Smith provided a much needed boost for the Dallas Mavericks. In the pivotal fourth game of their Western Conference Semifinals series, Finney-Smith put in 24 points, knocking down 8-12 from downtown, grabbing 8 rebounds and was a +11 in Dallas’ 111-101 win over Phoenix to tie their series at 2 games apiece. Rk Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA…

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May 6, 2022 NBA Playoff StatCap

Who Got it Done Though the return of Joel Embiid garnered most of the attention heading into Game 3, it was Danny Green , and Tyrese Maxey, who helped lead the Sixers to a must-have win Green connected on 7-of-9 from downtown in scoring 21 points in the Sixers 99-79 win over the Heat. 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 Jimmy Butler MIA @ PHI L 38:14 12…

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May 4, 2022 NBA Playoff StatCap

Who Got It Done Player Spotlight- Chris Paul Once again Chris Paul saved his best work for when it mattered most, putting in 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter in the Suns 129-109 Game 2 win over the Dallas Mavericks to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference Semifinals series. In the series thus far, Paul is averaging 23.5 points, 6.5 assists and 6.5 assists on .620/.429/1.000 splits. Rk▲ Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB…

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NBA Fines Jimmy Butler and Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat’s bank accounts will both be $15,000 lighter after both were fined by NBA. The Association made the announcement Thursday afternoon the reasons for the fines was for Butlr making an obscene gesture and the organization was hit for posting the incident on social media. With 1:43 to go in the second quarter in Game 5 against the Hawks in their opening round playoff series Max Strus hit a three-pointer that put the Heat up 47-40. Butler, who did not play in the game, celebrated…

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NBA Pool Report on Jimmy Butler ejection

The NBA released their pool report ( or as I like to call it, the CYA report) on yet another highly questionable technical/ejection as it related to Jimmy Butler, The star forward saw his evening ended earlier than anticipated as he received two quick technical fouls in the second quarter. Conducted by Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald, with Crew Chief Courtney Kirland, provides insight into on “great” officiating. In it Kirland says that Butler received the first techinical for “The aggressive manner in which he approached Mousa Dagher.” Kirkland…

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Dwyane Wade says Michael Jordan is his G.O.A.T.

From Rob Schaefer of nbcchicago.com: From being selected four picks apart in the 2003 NBA Draft, to winning two championships with the Miami Heat, to famously “Banana Boating”together in the 2015 offseason, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James go way back. So it’s no surprise that the popular debate topic of who the greatest basketball player of all time (a.k.a “GOAT”) is — between James and Michael Jordan — came up quickly during Wade’s recent appearance on the I Am Athlete podcast (11:05 mark): LeBron is one of my good friends. I…

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Heat’s Bam Adebayo available Tuesday against Cleveland

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo will be available for their Tuesday night game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to the team. Adebayo had missed the previous four games with a knee injury. On the season, the fourth-year center out of Kentucky is posting career-highs in points (19.5) and assists (5.4) to go along with 9.5 rebounds.

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