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Wednesday, May 15
Erik Spoelstra one of the few head coaches that doesn't answer in-game questions from TV reporters like he's having a colonoscopy.
Tuesday, May 14
The NBA announced the All-Rookie Teams in the NBA. Making one of those doesn't guarantee future success.
At least that's the feeling I get so far in the series.
Indiana: Worse players, better team.
Monday, May 13
Nate Robinson will finish (blank) of (blank) from the field.
Obviously the voting system needs a change. Either coaches vote both, media votes both or media and coaches have a say in both.
For the second year in a row, the Defensive Player of the Year doesn't make the All-Defensive 1st Team,
Sunday, May 12
Put a time limit on play reviews. Waiting this much is ridiculous.
Stephen Curry. What a graceful finisher.
Hero ball didn't work.
By the way, former Lakers forward Josh Powell is now an NBA and Euroleague champion. There's few American players with both titles.
On talent alone, Olympiakos was probably the worst team in the Final Four. But they play together and they play hard.
Bulls draftee Nikola Mirotic was a no-show in the final too. Has not competed well at all in big games this season.
Extremely physical play, as usual in FIBA ball, was rewarded by the officiating. Olympiakos really took Real Madrid out of the game.
Acie Law was great all game long.
Former Rocket Vassilis Spanoulis led the team with 22 points in the second half after going scoreless in the first.
Olympiakos repeats as Euroleague champion with a 100-88 win over Real Madrid.
Euroleague final: Real Madrid 27-10 vs. Olympiakos at the end of the first quarter.
Saturday, May 11
Russell Westbrook looking better and better with each game, huh?
Grizzlies two wins away from the conference finals.
Refs consistently take way too much time to review plays. Kills the momentum if there's any.
Kevin Durant gets a superstar call.
Looks like overtime to me.
The updated Cheerleader section, very popular for some reason, will see the light soon.
I just realized Zaza Pachulia is only 29.
Friday, May 10
Joakim Noah or former teammate Al Horford?
If Marco Belinelli dunks that on LeBron, the United Center goes nuts.
Nazr Mohammed ejected and rightfully so. He went all macho and left his team in a weaker position.
Last Euroleague final for Real Madrid was vs. Olympiakos too. Biggest star of the Greek team? HoopsHype writer Eddie Johnson.
Real Madrid is the winningest team in FIBA basketball. Not playing a final in 18 was a pretty brutal drought.
FC Barcelona put up a fight, but they were a little overmatched in terms of talent. They also look tired in the final minutes.
Real Madrid beats FC Barcelona to advance to its first Euroleague final in 18 years.
Nikola Mirotic shooting 2 of 8. Worst plus-minus of any player in the game.
Barça fouling in pretty much every fast break. Good move for them, but kills the show.
So if you are looking for a replacement for Al Jefferson this summer, he may be the... Nah, I'm just joking. But he's showed great progress.
By the way, Jazz draftee Ante Tomic killing his former team again. Finished the first half with 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Real Madrid has a better shooting percentage from three than inside the arc or the free-throw line.
Sergio Rodriguez had six assists in 10 minutes. Assists are way harder to get in your stat line in FIBA basketball.
Real Madrid 39-33 at halftime. Bulls draftee Nikola Mirotic not really distinguishing himself.
Former Blazer Sergio Rodriguez entered the game and everything changed. Real Madrid up 37-31 now.
Epic flopping battle between the very talented Rudy Fernandez and Juan Carlos Navarro in the second semi: Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona.
CSKA Moscow bombs in the Euroleague semis against gritty Olympiakos. They lost 52-69 vs. the defending champions.