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Eastern Conference 1st Round: Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Hawks got the 1st seed they were looking for in the East but it was a rocky road to get there and they found an opponent that matches up great against them while the Hawks weren’t even looking to make the playoffs, Per USA TODAY: “Throughout the year, I felt we’ve been on a good path,” Ferry said. “When healthy, we’ve been a very good team. I like the way...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest News and Possible Starters for Detroit

Afternoon The latest Disabled List reads as follows: Adam Eaton – Has a strained Hamstring and is listed as day today. Gordon Beckham –  Is playing with Birmingham and could join the White Sox in Detroit. He is healthy but not swinging the bat as well as they would like him to be. Jeff Keppinger – Had shoulder surgery before the end of last season. He has not responded well...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Battle of the Sox Drawer – Game One

Morning Gang, It is game one in the “Battle of the Sox Drawer” as the Boston Red Sox have arrived for game one in a three game series at The Cell before we head out on the road for games in Texas (3 games with the Rangers), and then onto Detroit (4 games with the Tigers). This will be a little strange today as Jake Peavy is on the mound for Boston, and Erik Johnson has the pass...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to Texas – Time to Visit Alex

Morning Gang, We are in Texas for the first of a three game series with the Texas Rangers. It is our first visit with Alex Rios and Prince Fielder for the year. Felipe Paulino is in the office for the first game of the series. Rumor has it that he is pitching for his job tonight. Alexei Ramirez has extended his hitting streak to 16 games. That is the longest streak in club history...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2 with Texas at Globe Life Park

Morning Gang It is game two with the Texas Rangers. Jose Quintana is in the office today. Felipe Paulino has been placed on the 15 day disabled list due to a right rotator cuff inflammation. Andre Rienzo has been called up from Charlotte. Donnie Veal has also been sent to Charlotte. Grab some bench and see you for the first inning **First Tinning  **1 -0  Rangers Sox – Eaton...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

One More and Then Time for the Road

Morning Game and Happy Easter to those of you celebrating this morning It is game three in the final series today and Erik Johnson is in the office, who has an ERA of 6.35 Grab some bench and see you shortly **First Inning  **0 – 0 Sox – Semien(strike out), Gillaspie(pop to left), Abru(strike out), Rangers – (walk,tossed trying to steal second)(fly out to center)(ground to...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 25 Centers in the Class of 2014

As the No. 1 overall prospect in the Final TCT Top 250, Kentucky signee Karl Towns Jr. (Metuchen, NJ/St. Joe’s HS) sits atop the center rankings, and is flanked by Duke pledge Jahlil Okafor (Chicago, IL/Whitney Young HS) at No. 2, and uncommitted big man Myles Turner (Euless, TX/Trinity HS) at No. 3. A trio of centers have made their first appearances in the center rankings...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: 2015 PF Nate Grimes

A 2015 forward who has seen his stock take off over the past 12 months, Nate Grimes is an intriguing prospect with major length and a ton of potential. He’s a rangy shot-blocker, a developing scorer, and a mobile 4-man with the physical attributes to make an impact all over the floor. He does a little bit of everything for Desert Pines (NV), but going forward, Grimes has the face...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels vs. Tigers Series Recap 4/18 – 4/20

After avoiding being swept by the Oakland A’s, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim started a nine-game road trip in against the Tigers in Detroit.On Friday night, Jered Weaver took the mound for the Angels, Drew Smyly for the Tigers.The Halos would get on the board early, thanks to a J.B. Shuck RBI force out, and an Ian Stewart RBI triple. Howie Kendrick would then start off his...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Death of Chief Wahoo

Photo is courtesy of http://www.clevelandfrowns.com/ Written by: Jon Bozeka (@JonBozeka) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   A day at the ballpark in Cleveland watching the Indians is probably one of my favorite sporting events to attend. There is nothing more calm and leisurely than going to see a baseball game. You...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: 2016 SG Frank Jackson (BYU)

A lightning quick guard with a knack for getting to the rim, Frank Jackson is a Top 50 prospect in the class of 2016. He’s a scoring guard in every sense of the term, blending a scorer’s mentality with the ability to pour it in from mid-range. With his size, quickness, and scoring output, Jackson is a high school version of Louisville star Russ Smith, as you can put the ball...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 50 Power Forwards in the Class of 2014

There has been little to no movement in the updated Power Forward Rankings for the Class of 2014. A trio of Top 15 recruits sit atop the rankings, with Kansas signee Cliff Alexander (Chicago, IL/Curie HS) at No. 1, UCLA big man Kevon Looney (Milwaukee, WI/Hamilton HS) at No. 2, and future Syracuse Orange Chris McCullough (Bronx, NY/IMG Academy) at No. 3. The biggest headline is...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Conference 1st Round: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors

  While people might fall asleep watching the Nets, Raptors game, they’ll receive their daily jolt of energy during this game. This match-up features two of the fastest, most exciting teams in the league. Throw in their two fights during the regular season and this should be everything that a fan could ask for in a playoff series. The Clippers (57-25) and the Warriors (51-31) both achieved...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Benchwarmer: Making the Team

Photo is courtesy of Matt Shock Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook! Disclaimer – The events contained in the following posts may or may not have actually happened. The names of individuals and institutions may or may not have been changed to protect the identities of those involved...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Player Profile: SG Charles Matthews

A natural scorer on the wing, Charles Matthews is a dynamic player who can light it up from all three levels. Currently committed to John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats, Matthews is a five-star talent with the potential to crack the Top 10. Coming off a productive junior summer in which he averaged 12.4 points and knocked down 41.9 percent of his shots from deep on the EYBL...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference 1st Round: Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors

  First game of the NBA playoffs tips off tomorrow at 12:30. Will this be the most exciting series? No. Will it have the most unpredictable outcome? Probably. This match-up features two teams swimming from two different ends of the totem pole. The Brooklyn Nets, who since the sale of the team to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov have done everything they can to change the...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Award Season

Awards. Mom’s love them. Athletes like to keep track of them. Trophy cabinets would die without them. It’s that time of year. The regular season has dawned, and the playoffs are on the rise. So before the official winners come out, here’s my take on the deserving winners and their not as happy runner ups in each category. Coach of the Year: Gregg Popovich. Runner Up: Tom...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Best Available Wings

With the spring signing period beginning this week, it’s time to take a look at the top prospects who have yet to make their college decisions. Over the next couple of days, I’ll breakdown the best available guards, wings, and big men, taking a look at their skill-sets, and potential fits at the next level. Below is an analysis of the top swingmen left on the board (As a result...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is Sim Bhullar and why is he declaring for the NBA Draft?

Photo is courtesy of http://www.sbnation.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Every year once the college basketball season is over, we prepare ourselves for the next crop of early exits from the college game to the NBA. There was no surprise when Andrew Wiggins said he was...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Kick of the Week ft. Rajon Rondo’s RR1′s

Rajon Rondo has been rocking some great colourways of his first signature shoe, the Anta RR1, in the last couple of weeks, none more so than what he laced up before the final game of the season earlier this week. This weeks winner of KOTW is Rajon Rondo and his pair of Anta RR1 ‘Boston Strong’ PE. These are more than just shoes, they are a tribute to the victims of last...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels vs. Tigers Series Preview 4/18-4/20

The Angels, are coming off a 3-3 home stand where they won two against the Mets and one against the Athletics, will fly to Detroit for a three game series to begin a 9 game road series against Detroit as well as the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees.Pitching game one will be Drew Smyly  of the Tigers, and for the Angels, Jered Weaver. Weaver (0-2 5.79 ERA) will be looking...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Quick Tips for Better Blogging

Learn how to edit your tagline, customize comment prompts, and schedule posts — three great tips to have in your blogging back pocket. 1 total views, 1 views today Read More NBA at Bouncy Orange Ball
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Analysts: How Well Can Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony Predict the NBA Draft?

Over the past week I’ve taken a look at two of the biggest names in NBA Draft coverage, ESPN’s Chad Ford and Draft Express analyst Jonathan Givony. By dissecting their past predictions and analyzing their performance, it has allowed me to assess their ability to accurately and consistently predict where the the top prospects will end up being picked. Today, the creator and lead...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 50 Shooting Guards in the Class of 2014

Kansas swingman Kelly Oubre (Richmond, TX/Findlay Prep) is ranked as the No. 1 shooting guard in the class of 2014, while Florida signee Brandone Francis (Jacksonville, FL/Arlington Country Day) has made the biggest jump, rising from No. 10 to No. 2 and making his first appearance in the Top 5. Significant movement includes future Indiana sharpshooter James Blackmon Jr. (Fort Wayne...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New Theme: Fictive

Fictive is about your style, your look, and your story. With plenty of ways to customize, it’s a great option for a travel blog or personal website. No views yet Read More NBA at Bouncy Orange Ball
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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