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Bulls Ground Hawks, Series Tied at 1 Game

It is extremely hard to win a basketball game when you are out rebounded by 19, only make 33.8% of your shots, and you allow 14 extra possessions by way of the offensive rebound… Just ask the Atlanta Hawks. Much credit given to the Chicago Bulls defense, which stifled the Hawks offense all game long. In game 2 the Hawks were forced to settle for outside jump shots and unlike game 1, they didn’t make many. The Hawks only hit 13 of  50 shots from outside of 5 feet (26%).  Continue reading

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Derrick Rose Wins NBA MVP, Youngest in League History

After leading his team to the best record in the NBA, Derrick Rose was named the Most Valuable Player of the league Tuesday. This comes with no surprise as Rose dazzled the city of Chicago night in and night out.

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Dwight Howard Comes Away with 3rd Consecutive Kia Defensive POY Award

This is starting to become quite redundant. Monday, Dwight Howard was award his third consecutive Defensive Player of the Year award after another dominating season defensively. He led the NBA in double-doubles with 66, was second in the league with 14.1 rebounds per game, second in blocks at 2.38 per game, and anchored the Orlando Magic defense which was ranked fourth in points allowed per game (93.5).

Howard is the first player to ever win the award three consecutive times. Dikembe Mutombo and Hakeem Olajuwon are tied for the most Defensive Player of The Year awards overall with 4 a piece.  Continue reading

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CP3, Hornets Look to Build on Game 1 Intensity.

Hornets coach Monte Williams knows that in order for his squad to take a 2-0 series lead on the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers, they are going to have to play better than they did in game 1.

Much credit given to Chris Paul and the rest of the Hornets for playing a near-perfect game, but they played against a Laker team that, other than Kobe, looked flat and didn’t give much resistence to the Hornets attack. Chris Paul spent most of his time in the heart of the Lakers defense, which yields the biggest front-court in the NBA.

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