Lillard Driving vs the Nuggets

Both the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers got here the hard way. The Kevin Durant-less Warriors went to Houston and, once again, ousted their rivals on the road. Portland went to Denver and won Game 7 after being down 17 in the first half. Keys for Portland DamianRead More →

NBA Western Conference Semifinals Preview

Western Conference Semifinals Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets It’s the series everyone wants just a round too early. Much shouldn’t be made by the Warriors being pushed to six by the Clippers. Stylistically, the Clippers and the Rockets don’t come resembling each other. The series could come down toRead More →

NBA Playoffs

Western Conference Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers Even before the Golden State Warriors were the Golden State Warriors, they loved terrorizing the Clippers. They will have another opportunity to continue this tradition. The Warriors went through the regular season in a ho-hum fashion. If you take out theRead More →

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With the first third of the NBA season gone, I feel more than comfortable saying that the competitive balance of the NBA is off the charts. The NBA’s definition of ‘competitive balance’ will never be the same as the NFL’s and that’s fine. The NBA, along with MLB and theRead More →

Draymond Green and Kevin Durant high fiving

Any hint of discourse on a dominant team will grab headlines. Not too long ago, there were some rumblings about Tom Brady’s trainer and Patriots management. The Yankees have a history of supposed team crippling dugouts and front offices. How many World Series titles do they have? The latest involvesRead More →

Golden State's Kevin Durant and Steph Curry

Those who know me know I never root for the Golden State Warriors. There’s nothing about that team I like. I don’t like Steph Curry’s smugness. Kevin Durant’s sensitivity about the smallest things is a bigger chart topper than Ralph Tresvant. Draymond Green’s poor attempt to be the great BillRead More →

Curry and Green celebrating

The NBA follows another exciting offseason with what shapes up to be another exciting regular season. There’s a lot of eyes on the Eastern Conference with LeBron gone to Los Angeles. Speaking of the key, can he lift a franchise that has gone dormant on the court. The boys byRead More →

NBA Playoffs Logo

Yesterday, Making the Cut took a look at the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Today we take a look at the West. There’s only one question for the Western Conference playoffs, can anyone beat Golden State? Even though the question seems to have an obvious answer, the WesternRead More →

Ariya Jutanugarn

The Monday Morning Sports Rag takes a look at events that the average fan might have missed over the weekend. LPGA Update/Awards – Charley Hull won the CME by two strokes, Ariya Jutanugarn won Player of the Year and the Race to the CME Globe and, finally, In Gee Chun won theRead More →

Steph Curry

The Monday Morning Sports Rag takes a look at events that the average fan might have missed over the weekend. Manny Pacquiao scores victory in his comeback – Manny Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision over Jessie Vargas in his first fight since he came back from retirement. Pacquiao floored Vargas inRead More →