April, 2010

Pregame Blogs

Pregame Blogs
Videos are just the START of the conversation. Each show has a dedicated blog post with show notes, links, and pics. Plus, the host and guests continue the conversation in the comments section!

Larry Ness

  • NBA Playoff Journal (4/30)

    Thursday's two games followed long term NBA playoff trends. The first trend was that teams jumping out to 3-1 leads in their respective series had closed out their opponents in 181 of 189 previous series all-time (95.8 percent), heading into this...
  • NBA Playoff Journal (4/29)

    I'll start today with an update from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Washington Capitals were the NHL's best regular-season team (had 54 wins and 121 points) but lost 2-1 in Game 7 last night to the Montreal Canadiens, a team which finished with...
  • NBA Playoff Journal (4/28)

    It was another busy night in the NBA Playoffs on Tuesday. The Cavs and Celtics closed out their respective series 4-1 in the East, while the Mavs 'stayed alive' in their series with the Spurs with an impressive home win and the Lakers took a 3...
  • NBA Playoff Journal (4/27)

    The saying goes "home is where the heart lies." Home teams have sure taken that to 'heart' in this year's postseason. The first set of 16 games saw the higher-seeded teams at home and they went 13-3 (10-6 ATS). Change of venues for...
  • NBA Playoff Journal (4/26)

    We saw the home teams go 13-3 SU and 10-6 ATS in the first set of 16 games (higher seeds at home) but in recapping a busy weekend (Fri-Sun) of NBA playoff action, we've also seen home teams continue to do well in this next set of 16 games. Home teams...
  • NBA Playoff Journal (4/23)

    All eight NBA playoff venues have changes, as the next set of 16 games will se the lower-seeded teams hosting two consecutive contests. Home teams went 13-3 SU and 10-6 ATS, as Cavs, Hawks, Lakers and Magic took 2-0 leads with the other four series were...
  • NBA Playoff Journal (4/22)

    Wednesday night's two games have taken us through 16 playoff contests, as all eight of the higher seeded teams have now hosted two playoff games each. The Magic beat the Bobcats 92-77 with all five starters scoring in double digits. Carter led the...
  • NBA Playoff Journal

    Four teams took to the court on Tuesday night with a chance to go up 2-0 in their best-of-seven series. Just one failed to do so and that was the Portland Trail Blazers, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The Blazers were 8 1/2-point underdogs...
  • NBA Playoff Journal (April 20)

    Joakim Noah has drawn the ire of Cleveland fans with his criticism of the that city, but he let his play do the talking on Monday night, scoring 25 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. He was one of three Bulls to reach 20 points, as Deng had 20 and Rose...
  • Ness Notes: NBA Playoff Journal (Apr 19)

    The entire NBA 'world' (but of course NOT, David Stern and the NBA brass) was rooting for and expecting a Finals showdown last June between the Cavs and Lakers (LeBron vs Kobe). After all, for the first time in NBA history, two teams had won 65...
  • Ness Notes: Final 4 weekend

    The eyes of the sporting world all descend on Indianapolis this weekend for college basketball's Final 4. Then again, maybe not. More than just a few pair of eyes will be paying attention to Sunday night's game at Fenway, where the Yanks and Red...