Contenders or Pretenders: Eastern Conference playoff picture

Looking at the Eastern Conference standings, there is few legit NBA Finals contenders. But there is some teams that could challenge the repeat Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James has been dominating the East for as long as most can remember. With the shift in power slowly rolling to

Wizards Redeem Consecutive Losses With Home Win

  Coming off of two consecutive losses, the Washington Wizards got back on track with a 112-107 win over the Chicago Bulls. Strong First Half Washington had a bad taste in their mouths from two straight losses to teams below .500.  They knew they had to step up on both sides of the

Are the Charlotte Hornets contenders or pretenders?

The Charlotte Hornets are off to a really solid start to the season with a record of 14-10 which is good enough for 3rd in the Eastern Conference and currently lead the Southeast division. Head Coach Steve Clifford has established an effective offense and a tough defense. His tenure began in

NBA Power Rankings Week 6

  One month into the NBA season there are various story lines that come to mind during this marathon campaign of 82 games. As most teams are starting to take form, we can look at the contenders and quickly identify the pretenders as we head into December. 1. Golden State Warriors: With Kevin Durant