Best start in NBA history - Golden State Warriors with 18-0Golden State Warriors are playing with an
Best start in NBA history - Golden State Warriors with 18-0

Golden State Warriors are playing with an amazing confidence. I think this team only gets better after every game and they might end up in setting a new record for the best start in NBA for years to come. With 18 wins on their side, Warriors are playing this game in a different level compared to last year. Their motive is very clear. Defend and retain their Championship for one more year and they are doing everything they can to achieve this. 

Worst start in NBA history (tied as of 11/30/2015) – Philadelphia Sixers with 0-18

Sixers are a very young team and they came very close to winning some of the 18 games they played. Challenge for this team is to keep their focus on winning few games at least at Home. Sometimes only good thing can come out of hitting rock bottom is bouncing back. 

Kobe Bryant is leaving NBA for good. End of an era!

Kobe announced his retirement. He is retiring from NBA after the current season and no further plans to play any significant role with Lakers. This may change as his retirement becomes a reality. His poem on Player’s Tribunal conveyed the message but in my opinion, his commitment and contribution to Lakers is much bigger than his simple poem. Lakers and Kobe are synonymous for so many years.

The way the Lakers are playing with 2-14 record in Western Conference and no chance of even making it to finals, Kobe’s decision is very appropriate.  Kobe’s dream is to retire as a Laker and he is doing that with pride even with the worst season record instead of turning into a journey man. 

5 time NBA champion, third leading scorer in NBA history and All Star for many number of times. Injuries played a big role in missing a very good number of games last two seasons and above all age must catching up as well. Apart from all side stories, struggles and injuries, Kobe is a heck of a basketball player.

If Kobe is healthy and not going to miss any games in the remainder of the season, Feb 10th, 2016 will be his last appearance as a Laker at Quickens Loan Arena, Cleveland.

In my opinion, this announcement was expected at the end of last season but somehow dragged on. Finally Kobe and Lakers can move on.  Lakers can now rebuild their franchise with new talent and most importantly they have no restriction or obligation to build a team around Kobe anymore. This is a relief for Lakers Management and also a great challenge because nothing can replace Kobe.

Good Luck Kobe! Good Luck Golden State Warriors! Good Luck Sixers!


Another win at home. This time game ended with a classic hook shot from LeBron James, with 1 second

Another win at home! This time game is ended with a classic hook shot from LeBron James, with 1 second left on the clock.

Good to see LeBron with his clutch shot! 

LeBron’s highlights:

  • 3 Pointer in 4th quarter
  • Quick pass to Tristan and Tristan scoring a 2 and an extra point from free throw
  • Layup 2 pointer resulted in foul and an extra free throw which was scored.
  • 2 free throws 
  • Classic hook shot in the final seconds (1 second left on the clock) to close the game.
  • Steal from Brook Lopez is questionable but interestingly Lopez did not protest.

Nets were looking forward for a OT game with Joe Johnson scoring all his 3 free throws. Cavs got 14 seconds on the clock they were successful in closing the game.

There is this Signature Scoring Moment again by Tristan from Dellavedova pass in the closing minutes of 4th quarter.

Unsung hero in my opinion is J R Smith. His defense in the 4th quarter is outstanding. Problem with his defense is he will end up in more Personal Fouls.

For Brooklyn Nets, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez played their hearts out. Nets had 19 Turnovers compared to Cavs 16, otherwise Cavs and Nets are matched almost in every department.

Cavaliers – Net Player Score

L. James

109.19

Outstanding

K. Love

85.29

Excellent

T. Thompson

53.77

Fair

A. Varejao

46.88

M. Williams

45.72

M. Dellavedova

35.46

T. Mozgov

34.75

R. Jefferson

28.52

J. Smith

28.35

 

Brooklyn Nets – Net Player Score

Problem with Joe Johnson is his 6 turnovers.

B. Lopez

74.67

Very Good

S. Larkin

71.43

Very Good

J. Jack

67.80

Good

T. Young

64.10

Good

R. Hollis-Jefferson

60.50

Good

J. Johnson

35.47

T. Robinson

32.61

A. Bargnani

18.20

B. Bogdanovic

14.48


Next Game:

Washington Wizards are coming to Town on Dec 1st,2015 with 6-8 record

LeBron James scored 25 points with 13 rebounds.  Kevin Love’s final tally is 18 points and 16 r

LeBron James scored 25 points with 13 rebounds.  Kevin Love’s final tally is 18 points and 16 rebounds.

Apart from LeBron taking the charge, Cavs team also responded and took care of the business. Cavs also spoiled Hornet’s home winning record this season. First two quarters both Cavaliers and Hornets played neck to neck with Hornets taking lead at the half time.

Half Time Score - CLE 50 - CHA - 52

4th quarter is totally a different story. Cavs defense stepped up and offense cam alive with LeBron leading.

Cavaliers improved to 12-4, still leading Eastern Conference.

Hornets dropped to 8th Place with 9-7 record.

Final Score -  CLE 95 - CHA 90

Cavs Win

Cavaliers – Net Player Score

K. Love

108.91

Outstanding

L. James

88.97

Excellent

T. Mozgov

43.44

R. Jefferson

39.74

T. Thompson

37.18

J. Smith

35.43

M. Dellavedova

32.85

M. Williams

14.42


Next Game:

November 28th, 2015 - Brooklyn Nets @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Brooklyn Nets are 3-12 this season