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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Doncic and Embiid named NBA POTY

Monday the National Basketball Association named thierplpayers of the week for (Week 25) games played April 4-10. Joel Embiid was named Eastern Conference POTY, while Luka Doncic took honors for the Western Conference. Eastern Conference- Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid did what he needed to do, which is more than cane be said of his bearded co-staar, to make sure the Sixers entered the postseason on a high note. The MVP contender and newly minted scoring champ emphatically lead Philalelphis to a 3-1 week , averaging a whopping 38.7…

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Ben Simmons kicked out of practice in latest team-related lowlight

As if this debacle with the Philadelphia 76ers and then Simmons couldn’t get any more ridiculous Ben Simmons was thrown out of the 76ers practice on Tuesday. Apparently Coach doc Rivers ask Simmons to participate in in a defensive drill and he refused doc asked him again and he refused and then duck basically told him he needs to go home so if that point Simmons left the practice. Frankly the fact that Simmons is still on the Sixers roster At this juncture is a living embodiment of a worst-case…

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Sources: Ben Simmons could rejoin Sixers this week

Been Simmons could be back in Philadelphia sooner than it was assumed and not as a visiting player. According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, talks have progressed between the team and Simmons’ agent Rich Paul that could potentially have the disgruntled star back with the team as soon as this week. Simmons time in the City of Brotherly seemed to be on the clock since the David Copperfield he pulled in conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks. Following the series, Simmons was subsequently and unceremoniously chucked completely under…

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Joel Embiid agrees to supermax extension with 76ers

From nba news services: All-Star center Joel Embiid is reportedly staying with the Philadelphia 76ers after agreeing to a supermax contract with the team. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Embiid has agreed to a four-year, $196 million deal that will keep him with the 76ers through the 2026-27 season. Per reports, the deal guarantees Embiid a total of $261 million because he was already set to make $65 million in the final two seasons under the terms of his current deal. Sources: 76ers star…

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Timberwolves quite interested in Ben Simmons

From Timothy Rapp of B\R One of the storylines of the NBA offseason this summer will be the future of Ben Simmons in Philadelphia and whether the Sixers will trade him. If they do put him on the market, one team to keep an eye on is the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News in Minneapolis: “I texted with someone that knows Ben Simmons incredibly well that has working knowledge of all things NBA. My text the other day said … ‘how badly do the Wolves…

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