1. New Orleans Hornets Breakdown: Hornets Have Lost Their Stingers

    Only scoring 87 points against Golden State? Only out rebounding the undersized Warriors by one? Falling 91-87 to the 15-32 Warriors at home? Something is very wrong with New Orleans, but what?Let’s take a look...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 209 reads 1 comments

  2. Toronto Raptors Breakdown: Raptors Lack Playoff Bite

    The Raptors survived their trip to New Jersey Wednesday night, 107-106, but they won’t survive long enough to see the playoffs with the way the played. Let’s go down the roster and identify the problems...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 275 reads 0 comments

  3. Erick Blasco's Sunday Review: Dallas Gets Boston Massacred

    “Allas” victim of Boston MassacreIt’s one thing if a bad NBA team gets blown out by a superior one.Bad teams are usually devoid of the type of talent needed to compete with the very best the league has to offer...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 205 reads 3 comments

  4. Grizzlies Breakdown: Patience Won't Save Moribund Memphis

    The Memphis Grizzlies may have only lost by eight points, 87-79, at the hands of the Detroit Pistons, but the chasm between the two teams can stretch a continent...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 273 reads 2 comments

  5. Erick Blasco's Sunday Review: Suns, Heat Win on Scorching Sunday

    Scorching Suns Fossilize Toronto There are some games where the Phoenix Suns go through the motions and wither when their opponents begin put pressure on them...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 101 reads 2 comments

  6. NBA Roundtable: The Best Team, The Best New Coach, The Orlando Magic, and More

    With the season almost halfway over, now is as good a time as any to reflect over the current state of the NBA...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 642 reads 11 comments

  7. Philadelphia 76ers Breakdown: Sixers Are Racing to Victories

    It’s no surprise why the Philadelphia 76ers are playing better basketball. They’re shooting the three better, and they’re getting back to pushing the ball in transition as often as possible...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 122 reads 3 comments

  8. Orlando Magic Breakdown: Disney Could Write A Hollywood Ending

    While Boston and Cleveland have garnered all the headlines as the East’s top beasts, the Orlando Magic have inconspicuously joined the two behemoths in a virtual tie atop the Eastern Conference...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 349 reads 4 comments

  9. Denver Nuggets Breakdown: The Method Behind The Madness

    Athletic. Impulsive. Unstable. Explosive. These are all adjectives that accurately describe the Denver Nuggets...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 275 reads 4 comments

  10. Spurs Breakdown: San Antonio Still Features Championship Resolve

    It’s only fitting that a game with the magnitude of San Antonio Spurs-Los Angeles Lakers would turn into one of the season’s instant classics. After all, the two teams have combined for nine of the last ten Western Conference Championships...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 385 reads 6 comments

  11. Kevin Durant Has the Talent, Just Needs Time and Teammates

    It’s difficult to assess talented scorers on terrible teams. Often times, those scorers lack other skills leaving them unable to leave a mark on games when they aren’t putting points on the board...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 422 reads 16 comments

  12. Erick Blasco's Sunday NBA Review: Dancing with the Stars

    Dancing With the Stars Sunday night was the second part of an NBA weekend highlighted by two games featuring the three best teams (no offense Orlando) in the NBA, and the three best wings in the league...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 182 reads 4 comments

  13. Thunder Breakdown: Oklahoma City Has Heart but Lacks Talent

    The Thunder showed up with lots of enthusiasm, a lot of heart, and a bit of talent in an inspiring 107-99 victory over the Knicks. They can't be the worst team in the NBA, can they?Let’s take a look...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 253 reads 10 comments

  14. Erick Blasco's Sunday NBA Review, Jan. 4 Edition: Celtics Mired in a Funk

    Celtics Need To Turn The PageThe Boston Celtics must’ve lost more than the game when they fell to the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day. They must’ve lost their confidence too...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 217 reads 3 comments

  15. Atlanta Hawks Breakdown: Hawks Still Lack Composure To Contend

    Atlanta’s 93-91 loss against the Nets certainly was a tough one—blowing a 20-point halftime lead and falling in overtime on a Vince Carter 40-foot buzzer-beater is certainly a rough way to go down...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 162 reads 8 comments

  16. Erick Blasco's Sunday Review, Dec. 28 Edition

    Of the six games on Sunday’s NBA slate, there were a pair of matchups that offered barometer tests of each team involved: New Orleans and Indiana and Miami at Cleveland...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 145 reads 0 comments

  17. Charlotte Bobcats Breakdown: 'Cats Need Sharper Claws

    Newcomers Boris Diaw and Raja Bell were major catalysts in Charlotte’s 95-87 win over New Jersey. Still, while the duo should help the Bobcats in the short term, Charlotte will need more offensive firepower to contend in the long term...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 264 reads 8 comments

  18. Los Angeles Lakers Breakdown: Despite Win Over C's, Lakers Still Have Work To Do

    Not all regular season games are created equal. In fact, the Lakers’ holiday tilt with the Celtics was easily the most important game played this season to date, at least from LA’s perspective...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 490 reads 7 comments

  19. Indiana Pacers Breakdown: On The Right Pace

    The Pacers may have fallen short against the Nets (108-107 on a buzzer beater by Devin Harris), but they look worlds better than they did at any point last season...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 153 reads 0 comments

  20. Houston Rockets Breakdown: Defense, Yao, Provide Rocket Fuel

    Unlike years past, this season’s Houston Rockets actually look like a potential title contender, especially in their 114-91 lambasting of the Nets in the Jersey swamp. The Rockets did a number of things well on both ends of the court...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 204 reads 3 comments

  21. Erick Blasco's Sunday Review, Dec. 21 Edition

    Boston’s 124-105 demolition over the New York Knicks was further reason why the Celtics are the best the NBA has to offer.No, it’s not the fact they beat the Knicks by 19 points...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 159 reads 1 comments

  22. Miami Heat Breakdown: Heat Have Right Stuff to Make Playoffs

    Both the visiting Heat and the home standing Nets were coming off emotional victories the night before—for Miami, a thriller against the Lakers; for New Jersey, a blowout over the Mavericks...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 362 reads 8 comments

  23. Erick Blasco's Sunday Review: Dec. 14 Edition

    Of the five NBA teams who fired their head coach earlier this season, three of them played, and each of the three lost Sunday. With his own head coaching job on shaky footing, Marc Iavaroni led his Grizzlies to a fourth straight victory...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 143 reads 14 comments

  24. Chicago Bulls Breakdown: Inconsistent Bulls Miring In Mediocrity

    The Bulls showed a little bit of heart, a little bit of talent, and a little bit of energy in a 113-104 win over the Nets. Unfortunately, the Bulls lose their way too easily, the prime reason they’re stuck stack dab in the middle of mediocrity...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 262 reads 2 comments

  25. Erick Blasco's Sunday Review, Dec 7 Edition

    Sunday was for the juggernauts. The Western Conference juggernaut Los Angeles Lakers dominated the Milwaukee Bucks in a 105-92 drubbing that was worse than the final score indicated...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 221 reads 3 comments