Is Steph Curry still the leader of the reigning Golden State Warriors? Or is it the great Kevin Durant who lift them to their recent championships?
Why is that so?
Would it be beneficial for the Dubs?
Before this season commenced, the phenomenal duo of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James and Kyrie Irving parted ways.
But how about their performance in individual terms?
Individually the betterment is in equilibrium but the holistic improvement slid down to the Celtics land.
1. Small but terrible
2. Asian Domination
3. Asia’s best point guard in the house
4. Rising Superstar
If he is the best, doesn’t that mean he is irreplaceable?
How would it feel like gearing up the team for dominance yet ended up as a bulldozer running out of gas every single time?
What’s with Draymond?
Was it just a coincidence or is it a concealed power?
So, how does Draymond Green Carry the Warriors to Victory?
The good and bad side of Harden’s absence
So what’s the good thing about Harden’s absence?
Warriors would look to dominate through outside shooting
Rockets on Paul’s shoulders
1. A not so dominant LeBron
2. Rozier’s big play off the bench
3. Disabled I.T.
Overall, Boston played a not so big game but unfortunately, the Cavs were at their worst form in any aspect.
How could a rookie even before playing a single game in the league become a massive threat to teams racing for the title?
Was it just Standhardinger alone who established this threat?
Winning over the Los Angeles Lakers, the struggling Houston Rockets somehow found relief and comfort after losing 5 in a row and falling off the top spot.
But would it be enough reason to celebrate?
Clint Capela’s absence once brought a problem to the Houston Rockets. But his presence wasn’t the solution though.
Without Capela, Rockets totally lost control of their rebounds in their games that resulted in a loss. Not having their main center made their team weak and scrawny. What’s even worst is that it was coupled with Harden’s worst shooting nights. The past few games turned out to be an absolute apocalypse of Rocket’s grip on the top spot.
Warriors have gained the crown in the west and they lost 5 straight. Nothing could ever get even worst than what Houston has been in.
Luckily, they have won their recent match against Lakers in a nail-biting double overtime ball game. But one thing’s still the problem.
Is Clint Capela Sleeping?
It may not have extended two times if Rockets were able to control the shaded area. Lakers got the advantage on rebounds 69 – 58 and completely dominated production underneath the rim.
Lakers scored a massive 82 points from the paint while Rockets only have a puny 58 point production. What’s even shocking is that Capela only scored 7 points with his long 32 minutes of play. He also barely touched the ball, making only 3 of the 8 attempts.
We thought that his absence made Rockets an underdog in terms of interior basketball, but if that’s so, why did his presence didn’t make any significant difference but still they end up losing so badly inside the shaded area?
Is Capela ineffective or his Rockets are running the game plan without him?
It may be both. Capela’s presence really is ineffective not just with the points but with rebounds. On the other hand, Rockets also do not involve him much in the offense. Most of Rockets’ points are coming from Chris Paul and James Harden.
He failed to play in some of their games so it might be a good idea to push him to make up for his absence. Make him touch the leather frequently and move Rockets’ offense from the small gunners to the huge inside monster.
1. Gameplan Familiarity
2. SMB’s Shooter Neutralizer
3. Improved Slasher Gunner Combination and Rotation
Mac Baracael Highlights
They’ve done it before. They could’ve done it again.
1. Derrick Rose
2. Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas
The guys with the perfect balance will always be the powerforwards. In all aspects they come in midway of Centers and Guards. But what makes some of them standout?
We’ll find out as we run down the 5 best power forwards we have in the Filipino Basketball.
1. Ranidel De Ocampo
A.K.A RDO, he is one of the finest forwards any team would want to have. Ranidel’s got the size to match even with centers in rebounding and post up plays. What makes him special? With his size, he could impeccably deliver from beyond the arc. A dangerous weapon for guys with the size advantage. R.D.O can take all sorts of shots depending on his defender.
2. Marc Pingris
3. Calvin Abueva
4. Japeth Aguilar
5. Rafi Reavis
Highlights of the number one forward on our list ( Ranidel De Ocampo)