Found May 03, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
The NBA Playoffs have heated up after a slow start. It appeared that we would be seeing a preponderance of sweeps in the First Round. However, the injury to Russell Westbrook happened, seemingly revitalizing the Rockets, who have pulled their series with Oklahoma City to 3-2. The New York Knicks are in the process of choking away a 3-0 series lead, and have to try to close out in Boston tonight to avoid a Game 7. Two other Game 6′s will happen tonight, in the series no one gives a **** about, the Hawks will try to avoid elimination at Indiana. Then, the Los Angeles Clippers will try avoid the ignominy of leading a series 2-0, and then losing four straight to Memphis. The star of these playoffs has been Steph Curry. He has been tremendous all season but now with all of America watching, he has stepped up his play even more. Casual observers or people who aren’t paying attention might think he is a one-dimensional player who only shoots threes. However, he is a great passer, and also plays pretty good defense, averaging almost 2 steals per game this season. He was the difference in the Warriors/Nuggets series. Everyone [...]
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