Sometimes there are bad breaks here or there can make a season come up short of expectations. Then there are the kinds of breaks that leave nothing but little pieces. The New Orleans Pelicans are way beyond all of that, hopes shattered by a 1-11 start and now staggering to the finish line of a season that has been smashed by injury and disappointment. It was a cruel irony that on the night of a rare win Monday over the New York Knicks, the Pelicans (27-47) were officially eliminated from playoff contention. And, it was sadly fitting that it came with two more injuries. First, forward Alonzo Gee hobbled off the floor in the third quarter. Then, point guard Jrue Holiday caught an inadvertent elbow from Kristaps Porzingis in the final minute and suffered a right inferior orbital wall fracture. Both players are now out for the rest of the season.
All-Star forward Anthony Davis has already been shut down for the season and will require surgery on his left knee. Tyreke Evans (right knee), Quincy Pondexter (left knee), Eric Gordon (broken right ring finger) and Bryce Dejean-Jones also had their seasons ended early and hit the operating table. Backup point guard Norris Cole is listed as day-to-day with a lower back injury, but has missed 12 consecutive games. Ryan Anderson is out with a sports hernia. Coach Alvin Gentry has used 37 different lineups and the Pelicans rank second in the league in the number of player-games lost this season due to injury. “I am going to send out an all-points bulletin to anybody in the French Quarter; we need a voodoo doctor or something here,” Gentry cracked with a touch of gallows humor. “We’ve got to find the bones under this place (Smoothie King Center) or do something because this becoming comical.
Bad breaks are one thing. Broken plans and promises are quite another and the Pelicans need more than spells from a voodoo doctor to fix them.
Asking a NBA team to not lose a game in an 82-game season is not realistic, but undefeated is undefeated. I’ll take the NFL team, even if it is only over 16 games. The Warriors’ performance this year has been off the charts, but they are allowed to have games where they come out flat and just don’t show up and play well. NFL teams that go 16-0 can’t afford that in a sport where anyone can lose to anyone at any given time. I’ll also pick against anything that might disparage the Bulls 70-win season from the 90′s just to annoy Lance Medow. The Knicks would have given them a run in the playoffs that year if PJ Brown didn’t flip Charlie Ward and cause a fight that got the Knicks’ whole team suspended. I can’t wait to see the Warriors play the Spurs in the postseason this year. It’s going to be a ton of fun. Stephen Curry NBA Jerseys Wholesale Given the parity of the NFL, pulling off an undefeated regular season in football is more impressive than if the Warriors win 73 games this season. Since the NFL went to 16 games in 1978, only one team has won every game (2007 New England Patriots) and a quarter of their games were decided by four points or less. The level of competition in the NFL is much more balanced across the league than in the NBA.
As we could remember that the Chicago Bulls in 90s seasons, that won 72 won-games of 82 total games which have been passed 2 decades. Now Curry leads the Warriors to dominate the NBA 32 teams. Another miracle is coming and I believe that it would beat the Spurs in playoffs of 2016.
As of March 31, just six teams (less than half) in the NBA’s Western Conference have a record above .500. What also hurts the Warriors’ case, specifically this season, is that the Spurs, while unable to break the Bulls’ wins record set in 1995-96, have 63 wins, are perfect at home and in position to post one of the top five single season records in NBA history of Wholesale NBA Jerseys China.
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Known as Clutch City, the Houston Rockets, led by Hakeem Olajuwon, won the 1994 NBA title, during Jordan’s tenure as a baseball player and 1995 NBA title. Olajuwon dominated during those two seasons, becoming the only player in history to win the National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award, NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in the same season (1993–94). That was the only year that both the NBA and NHL finals went to 7 games while involving teams from the same city. The Rockets’ win in Game 7 denied New York from winning both the NBA and NHL titles in the same year, as the New York Rangers won the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. Cheap NBA Jerseys China The Rockets swept the Orlando Magic in the 1995 Finals; Olajuwon was again named Finals MVP. The Rockets became only the fifth franchise to win back-to-back titles. Notably, former Portland Trail Blazer Clyde Drexler was on the 1995 Rockets team.
Carmelo Anthony was born 1984 in Brooklyn Newyork, who now are serving for New York Knicks.
When he was in university and played in NCAA, he won the NCAA championship in 2003 and joined the NBA draft in this year. He was picked up by Denver Nuggets which he served for several years and lead the team to playoffs in 2009. During 2012-2013 season, he won the score king in regular season of NBA. Cheap NBA Jerseys Wholesale With three times selected in American Olimpic Team and he won two times gold medals.
In 2003 NBA Draft, Anthony originally was intended to join the Pistons while after some time’s investigation he finally selected the Dever. He love the city and vice versa the fans in Denver love and welcome him so much. During 2003-2004 season, Anthony performed so well in statastics and lead the Denver from bottom to top with an average of 20 points and 10 rebounds each game.
In 2011, Anthony wan released on newspaper that he was traded to Knicks. In the same year, he was chosen to NBA All-star game which was his fourth time in roll and 3rd time to play as first published. He was highly affected by the trade issue, and the whole performance of him is a bit down on statastics.
Anthony was on the same level in NBA 2005-2015 period with Kobe, James, Wade. He is hard working and so talented in shooting. In Wholesale NBA Jerseys China Olimpic games of America to other rivals, those superstars’ performing are so amazing and lead the team with a gap in scores.
From a rookie to superstar, he never feel highly for himself but always humble and team-work oriented. He is one of the best NBA players now.
In the 2000-2001, the 76ers won the NBA championship while the last championship is dozens of years ago. Allen Iverson lead the team to playoffs from good statastics of regular season. In the semi-final games, Iverson’s team met the Raptors lead by Carter and beat the Raptors with even score difference. In the final play, they met the Lakers which were lead by Oneal and Kobe. In the same year, Iverson won the MVP, Cheap NBA Jerseys and was titled the king of scores.
There are so many fans of Ivenson, who is only 6 inches tall, shorter than the average of NBA players. He played as a backfielder of the 76ers, while he can always get the highest score among team members who can also usually get ball from Iverson via his steals and assists.
From 2002-2006, the 76ers played without outstanding performance although Iverson still get the highest average scores among the NBA teams players. The 76ers couldnt get into the playoffs.
Later on, Iverson enrolled to Nuggets, Pistons, and Grizzlies. And he also visit and played in European basketball club in Turkey. Lastly he came in NBA Wholesale Jerseys back to the 76ers in Philladelphia and announced his retirement decision in 2013.
Looking back of Iverson’s career, we know his efforts and performance which are equal to his achievement. He gains, he pains with standing alone always with teamwork as priority. A hero in my heart comes out to distract his spirit and to express to public. He is the soul of the 76ers, while also a soulmate of me as a fan of Iverson. The answer, the A.I.,I am here always for you.