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Bulls & Thunder Top Tickets On Cavaliers January Schedule

The Cavs are slowly starting to look like the championship contender many envisioned them to be when they signed LeBron James and traded for Kevin Love. There are still bumps on the road, and the roles are not clearly defined, but the team is playing better and better. It took the Heat one year to find out how they should play, and an injury to Chris Bosh to finally grasp and embrace the idea of position-less basketball and place the ball in James hands. The Cavs took less time, as Irving is slowly learning to play off the ball, and let LeBron create more for others. The biggest problem is their defense, but they are getting there. LeBron claimed they should win all 82 rebound battles during the season, but that hasn’t happened, even though the team has excellent rebounders in Anderson Varejao and Kevin Love. This is their home schedule for the Quicken Loans Arena January.

Cavs vs Mavs, January 4, Average price $72

One team that can fully explore Cavs weakness on the defensive end is the Mavericks. They have the best offense in the NBA by far, and with so many weapons, teams are having hard time holding the Mavs below 100 points per possession. Tyson Chandler owns the glass, and if the Cavs are not careful, he will punish them. Cavaliers vs Mavericks Tickets starting price is $66.00

Cavs vs Rockets, January 7, Average price $86

Another duel where the Cavs are poised to lose the rebound battle. Just few days after hosting the Mavs and Tyson Chandler, Dwight Howard and the Rockets are in town. And the Rockets are another team with many weapons, particularly on the perimeter, where they can shoot lights out. James might have to guard Harden, the leading scorer at the moment. Love is one player that can hurt the Rockets, as they do not have someone who can step out and is mobile enough to guard Love.Cavaliers vs Rockets Tickets starting price is $36.00

Cavs vs Bulls, January 19, Average price $189

The duel of two former MVP players is sure to produce some entertainment, and probably some bad blood. James is not liked in Chicago, and neither does he love the Bulls. Joakim Noah has tossed some words towards LeBron multiple times. While he was with the Heat, James was an obstacle the Bulls could not pass. Now with the Cavs, he might be even more dangerous. And we cannot forget Kyrie Irving and his duel with Derrick Rose. Cavaliers vs Bulls Tickets start starting price is $82.00

Cavs vs Jazz, January 21, Starting price $34, Average price $78

You better bet LeBron hasn’t forgotten the first duel between the teams, and Gordon Hayward’s game winning shot over James. The Jazz better be prepared for James’s revenge, as he is known to remember things. Even though he doesn’t show it, LeBron is a player with long memory. And he knows how hard his duels with the Jazz are, and how much he hates losing in Utah. Now at home, he will probably show them good he is.Cavaliers vs Jazz Tickets starting price is $34.00

Cavs vs Hornets, January 23, Average price $189

The Hornets are looking to trade Lance Stephenson, the player LeBron loves to play against. The Cavs won the first duel of the season. The Hornets are still in a mess, but they do have one player that can punish Cleveland, and his name is Big Al Jefferson. No player on Cavs roster can guard Jefferson inside, and he was a problem for James as well. The point guard matchup between Kemba Walker and Kyrie Irving is another one to watch for.Cavaliers vs Hornets Tickets start starting price is $86.00

Cavs vs Thunder, January 25, Average price $147

Is there a better matchup and a duel in the league than this one? The Thunder won the first game of the season, but that was with James in street clothes. Just think about, Ibaka vs Love, Irving vs Westbrook, and of course, James vs Durant. Three premium matchups at three different positions make this game a must watch.Cavaliers vs Thunder Tickets starting price is $96.00

Cavs vs Blazers, January 28, Average price $90

In the first week of the season, the Blazers absolutely dominated the Cavs in their first matchup. But Cleveland is much better team now, with chemistry improved and their team play improved as well. The teams have top 5 players on two crucial positions, point guard and power forward. However, how Batum defends LeBron might decide the duel. And we cannot forget Wesley Matthews, a player who thinks is the best at his position and can go hot on a given night.Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Tickets starting price is $43.00

Cavs vs Kings, January 30, Average price $193

The Kings might be a different team by the time this two meet. Fresh out of firing Mike Malone, the Kings are looking to play at a faster pace. Their biggest problem is Demarcus Cousins and his health, as the big man has missed few games due to illness. When he is in the lineup, he is probably the most dominant post big man in the league, which could spell trouble for the Cavs. Cavaliers vs Kings Tickets starting price is $77.00

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Warriors ticket prices for January

Thunder & Cavaliers Top Warriors Tickets In January

The Warriors are starting the New Year with their first four games playing at home, in Oracle Arena. The team that is hottest in the NBA, and arguably looking like the best title contender, will host some of the better quality teams in January. But with the way Stephen Curry, Clay Thompson and Co. are playing, it looks like nothing can stop them. They are winning ugly games, they are winning high scoring games, and everything in between. Curry is a legitimate MVP candidate, and Steve Kerr has made some adjustments that has placed the Warriors in top 10 for both offensive and defensive rating. Here is the Warriors ticket prices and schedule for their home games at the Oracle Arena in January.

Warriors vs Raptors, January 2, Average price $104

If DeMar DeRozan is healthy and ready to go, this might be the duel of the two best teams from each conference. The Raptors might still be No.1 in the East, but without DeRozan, they are a different team. And with him in the lineup, fans will get a chance to see two of the best backcourts in the league: Curry + Thompson vs Lowry + DeRozan.Warriors vs Raptors tickets start at $58.00.

Warriors vs Thunder, January 5, Average price $113

The Warriors won the first matchup, but that was without Durant and Westbrook in the lineup. With its dynamic duo back and healthy, the Thunder are rolling. Games versus the Warriors and other elite teams in the West are measuring stick, and Durant would sure love to send a message. OKC might not be in the top 4 in the rankings by then, but they will be there by the end of the season.Warriors vs Thunder tickets start at $52.00.

Warriors vs Pacers, January 7, Average price $67

Even without Paul George, the Pacers are a good defensive team. Roy Hibbert is back to his usual self, and under Coach Frank Vogel, the Pacers will defend. The problem is their scoring, and versus the defense of the Warriors, points do not come easy. This should be an easy win for the Warriors, but you never know.Warriors vs Pacers tickets start at $31.00.

Warriors vs Cavaliers, January 9, Average price $200

The Cavs are starting to figure things out, which should serve as a great building block for an amazing game. Throw in the fact that the Warriors had the chance to trade for Kevin Love, but choose to stick with the Splash Brothers instead, and there is enough intrigue to make this game one for the ages. And we haven’t even got to the point guard duel of two magicians with the ball.Warriors vs Cavaliers tickets start at $145.00.

Warriors vs Heat, January 14, Average price $185

As with many other teams they faced this season, the Warriors routed the Heat in their first matchup. This time, they will be playing on a second night of a back to back set, having played in Utah the previous night. But with the way the Heat are playing, and the injuries they are facing, they might be an easy prey for the Warriors.Warriors vs Heat tickets start at $25.00.

Warriors vs Nuggets, January 19, Average price $45

The game will feature two point guards selected in the 2009 draft, with Curry going 7th and Ty Lawson going 18th to the Nuggets. It was a point guard heavy class, and five years later, we see how good some of the prospects have developed. Lawson and Curry are arguably the two best point guards of the class, and they will have the chance to go head to head.Warriors vs Nuggets tickets start at $29.00.

Warriors vs Rockets, January 21, Starting price $32, Average price $80

The teams meet two times this season, and GSW won both duels by a wide margin. However, things will be different now with Dwight Howard in the lineup, and looking spry as ever. James Harden couldn’t take the Warriors by himself, but he will have his big guy helping him in this one. The duel between Harden and the Splash brothers is interesting enough, with all three players able to go 30+ points on a given night, but toss in Howard and things are even more interesting.Warriors vs Rockets tickets start at $32.00.

Warriors vs Kings, January 23, Average price $75

How quickly things change in the NBA. The Kings were looking great in November, and were challenging for a playoff spot. Then Demarcus Cousins got hurt, and the Kings are falling. They fired their coach, and until they hire new one and install an identity, they will be an easy target for all teams, especially title contenders such as the Warriors.Warriors vs Kings tickets start at $44.00.

Warriors vs Celtics, January 25, Average price $67

If Rajon Rondo is still wearing green by this time, this will be one hell of a matchup. While nothing is imminent, there are rumors the Cs might trade him. But while in green, he lives for moments and matchups like these. Rondo loves going versus the elite point guards, and Curry is a challenge enough to motivate Rondo, the triple double machine.Warriors vs Celtics tickets start at $44.00.

Warriors vs Bulls, January 27, Average price $70

Two days after facing Rondo, Curry will have to face Derrick Rose, another great point guard. But Curry is no stranger to facing elite guards and shooting all over them. He has become so versatile and impossible to guard, as he can shoot, pass, dribble, drive to the basket and everything in between. The Bulls however, pose a challenge due to their stiff defense. Another interesting matchup is Butler vs Thompson, two young shooting guards on the rise. Warriors vs Bulls tickets start at $27.00.

Warriors vs Suns, January 31, Average price $84

Playing on the second night of a back to back is a challenge enough. Going against three guards and their fast tempo is even more challenging. An added bonus for the matchup is the first duel between the two. Phoenix is one of the few teams to have beaten the Warriors this season. Warriors vs Suns tickets start at $45.00.

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Lakers schedule

Bulls & Cavaliers Highlight Lakers Top Tickets In January

The Los Angeles Lakers have a tough decision and job to do. On one hand, they are way out of the playoffs. They are 4 games behind the 8th ranked Pelicans, but the Thunder are bound to get to that spot and improve even more. In order to get to the playoffs, the Lakers might actually have to make up for the difference with the 7th ranked team currently, which is Dallas. They are almost 10 games behind. If they fail to make the playoffs, it will be the FIRST time in Lakers history that the team has missed the playoffs in consecutive years. On the other hand, their first round pick is top 5 protected, and that might be the best chance for the team to get a quality player. If the draft is now, they will pick 7th, unless they jump into the top 3 by luck. Being in limbo is not something the Lakers are used to do, but they will have to do it this season. Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the scoring list, so the only reason left to watch the Lakers this season is, well, entertainment. No matter how bad they are, the Lakers are a show to watch any day of the week, and twice on Sunday. Here is a look at Lakers ticket prices and their January schedule.

Lakers vs Grizzlies, January 2, Starting price $41, Average price $74

Arguably the best team in the West, or the second best team comes to Staples Center. Marc Gasol is an MVP candidate. Yes, that is the same Gasol Lakers traded for Pau. But, Pau brought the team 2 titles, and the other Gasol is now blossoming. The Lakers did beat the Spurs this year, so they can handle strong teams from time to time.

Lakers vs Pacers, January 4, Starting price $33, Average price $82

In some parallel world, this would be a homecoming for Paul George. Sadly, the Los Angeles native is hurt, which might be good news for the Lakers. The Pacers are another team in a limbo, giving the Lakers a fair chance for a win. They lost the first duel with the Pacers in Indiana.

Lakers vs Magic, January 9, Starting price $30, Average price $84

Another very winnable game for the Lakers as they host the Magic, a team that was supposed to improve this season, but it hasn’t happened yet. One good reason to tune into this game is Elfrid Payton and his haircut. Not that he is not a good player, but his haircut is fun to see.

Lakers vs Blazers, January 11, Starting price $32, Average price $82

The Lakers have yet to play the Blazers this season. Two years ago, the teams were on the opposite side, as Lakers were trying to win the West, while the Blazers were hoping to make the playoffs. Things change fast in the NBA. At least you get to see Kobe going at the Blazers, one team he loves to compete with, both in LA and in Portland.

Lakers vs Heat, January 13, Starting Price $44, Average price $202

Last year, this was a LeBron vs Kobe matchup. This year, it is back to Kobe vs Wade, two shooting guards that are way past their prime, but still very much serviceable players. Their duels over the years are legendary, and there won’t be many more of those duels.

Lakers vs Cavaliers, January 15, Starting Price $118, Average price $152

The Lakers finish their four game home streak with the Cavaliers, hosting James, Irving and Love. This game should provide tons of excitement, as the King is coming to LA, after being free agent this summer. LeBron has ditched the Lakers few times by now. But the more interesting question might be Kevin Love, who is on the Lakers radar as a free agent target this summer.

Lakers vs Rockets, January 25, Starting price $39, Average price $105
The teams split the first two games. But the more interesting moment was Kobe calling Dwight soft during the first matchup. Until Kobe plays for the Lakers, and Dwight is wearing a Houston uniform, the duels with the Rockets will be intriguing. Not to mention that James Harden has unofficially taken over the title best shooting guard in the league, and Kobe always tries to prove something.

Lakers vs Wizards, January 27, Starting price $25, Average price $76

The Wizards spanked the Lakers in their first duel, with Bradley Beal going for 27 points and Chris Humphries dominating the boards with 20 rebounds. Those two things cannot happen again if the Lakers hope to get a win.

Lakers vs Bulls, January 29, Starting price $62, Average price $132

The teams will meet for Christmas, and it has become a standard in the past years the Lakers and the Bulls to play on Christmas. Pau Gasol is coming back to town, after he left to play with a contending team. It looks like he made the right choice, but Kobe doesn’t forget and forgive, even friends and close partners such as Pau was to him.

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10 Most Expensive NBA Games To Sit Courtside At!

Here is a look at 10 of the most expensive NBA games to sit courtside at this 2014-2015 season.

#10. Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers 12/25/14 Staples Center
Warriors vs Clippers Courtside ticket price The Christmas Day game between the Warriors vs. Clippers at the Staples Center Sec 102 Courtside Row 1 is $4500.00 per ticket which is 8081% higher than the average Clippers ticket price of $55.00 for a home game.

#9. Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors 03/04/15 Air Canada Center
rators courtsideTo sit in Courtside South Row A is $4645.00 per ticket for the Cavs vs Raptors game on March 3rd at the Air Canada Center which is 4789% higher than the Toronto Raptors regular season ticket price average of $95.00 for home games.

#8. Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors 01/09/15 Oracle Arena
Cavs vs warriors courtsideVIP Courtside Row BB is $5805.00 per ticket to see the Cavaliers at the Oracle Arena which is 7438% higher than the average Golden State Warriors ticket price of $77.00 per ticket for a game at the Oracle.

#7. Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers 02/08/15 Quicken Loans Arena
New York Knicks v Cleveland CavaliersTo witness Kobe and Lebron meet on the court in Cleveland will cost $5,805 per ticket to sit in Courtside Section 7 row 1 is which is 2677% higher than the Cleveland Cavaliers regular season price average of $209.00 per ticket

#7. Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls 02/12/15 United Center
Cavaliers vs Bulls courtsideCourtside South Row A $6,447 per ticket to see the Cavs and Bulls at the United Center which is 6040% higher than the Chicago Bulls ticket price average of $105.00 per ticket. One can only wonder what the ticket price would be if it were Lebron vs Jordan.

#5. Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks 02/1/15 Madison Square Garden
Lakers vs Knicks courtsideTo see the reunion of Phil Jackson, Derrick Fisher and Kobe Bryant will cost you $9,508 per ticket to sit VIP Courtside 12 row AA which is 7823% higher than the New York Knicks regular game season ticket price average of $120.00 per ticket for games at MSG.

#4. Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks 03/01/15 Madison Square Garden
Clippers vs Knicks madison sqaure gardenTo see Blake Griffin and CP3 in the Big Apple and sit in VIP Courtside 12 row AA will cost you $9,572.00 per ticket which is 7876% higher than the New York Knicks regular game season ticket price average of $120.00 per ticket for games at Madison Square Garden.

#3. Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers 01/15/15 Staples Center
cavs lakers courtsideWhen King James and the Cav’s come to Kobe’s house to play it will run you $10,671.00 per ticket for Courtside Row 1 which is 11498% higher than the Los Angeles Lakers ticket price average of $92.00 per ticket of home games at the Staples Center.

#2. Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks 02/22/15 Madison Square Garden
Cavaliers vs Knicks Courtside ticketsYou are pretty much guaranteed to sit with a lot of A-Listers when the Cavaliers and Knicks play at the MSG.To sit with them will run you $13,317.25 per ticket for VIP Courtside 10 row AA which is 10997% higher than the New York Knicks regular season game ticket price average of $120.00 per ticket.

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#1. Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat 12/25/14 American Airlines Arena cavs vs heat american airlines arenaChristmas Day and the return of King James to the American Airlines Arena will cost you $25,138.00 per ticket to sit Courtside North Row AA for the Cavliers vs Heat which is 43241% higher than the Miami Heat regular season game ticket price average of $58.00 per ticket for the 2014-15 Heat home games.

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What can Boozer bring to the Lakers?

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Finally, After several weeks of misery since the 2013 – 2014 season ended, the Los Angeles Lakers can see a positive turnaround in their offseason performance. The Lakers claimed the 32 – year old Carlos Boozer off waivers and he will now join Kobe in LA. Boozer was just recently waived by the Chicago Bulls, who brought in the former Laker Pau Gasol. The former All-Star was in the books for $16.8 million for the Bulls. But what can Lakers fans expect from Boozer next season? Will he manage to fill in for Gasol and even reach a star level?

First of all, Boozer was a starter a few years ago. In fact, when he signed with the Chicago Bulls in the summer of 2010, he was projected to be the next big thing in Chicago. His game did have some limitations but in overall, he was considered as one of the top power forwards in the league.

His performance gradually dipped in Chicago and last season, with no Derrick Rose around, he averaged 13.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 45.6 percent shooting from the floor. Those are no superstar numbers of course and considering the fact that Boozer even lost his main contributor role in Chicago’s frontcourt from Joakim Noah, it becomes obvious that he was a star in decline up to last season. Bulls’ head coach Tom Thibodeau ended up benching Boozer in favor of Taj Gibson, who gave more energy to the team when he stepped foot on the court.

Now, however, in LA, he will have a unique chance to revamp his career. Playing alongside Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin, in a team which desperately needs some star power, Boozer will be able to prove that he has some basketball left in his tank. He will instantly take over as a starter for the Lakers and he will most probably see much playing time.

The Los Angeles Lakers now already have three power forwards, Boozer, Ed Davis and the rookie Julius Randle. Jordan Hill was also re-signed and he will definitely eat up some minutes from the other big men. It will be interesting to see how the Lakers will handle the playing time of each player of their front lone, as they will have to balance the minutes of both the younger guys and the veterans.

In overall, Boozer’s addition is a great one for the Lakers. LA didn’t manage to land a superstar like LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony this summer. And with no trade chips to initiate a trade for Kevin Love, the Lakers had to turn their interest into other players and of course, take some risks. That’s what they did when they agreed to acquire Jeremy Lin from the Houston Rockets and that’s what they did now in the case of Boozer. The 32 – year forward will hopefully play better than the previous season and hopefully provide much help to the Lakers next season. The puzzle is gradually taking shape in LA. Chris M.

Gasol Leaves For Greener Pastures

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The domino effect out of LeBron’s Decision 2.0 has already started and affected several teams around the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers are one of those teams which saw their ambitions getting demolished, as both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony turned down the possibility of joining forces with Kobe in the City of Angels. After the two superstars took their respective decisions, lots of other significant players were moved. Pau Gasol turned down two consecutive offers from the Lakers and decided to head to the Chicago Bulls. The Lakers took advantage of the Houston Rockets’ urgent need to trade away Jeremy Lin and received him along with his huge contract.

Gasol’s departure in combination with the acquisition of Lin and the fact that the Lakers failed to land a megastar this summer brings LA in a brand new era, a strange one. The Lakers will now have to depend mainly on Kobe Bryant, who will turn 36 before the start of the new season. On top of that, there will be no second star, no second pillar alongside him. With Gasol gone, there will be no pillar to support Kobe on the offensive end for the Lakers, unless Mitch Kupchak manages to make a surprising move this summer.

Pau Gasol Trade

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The Los Angeles Lakers were aiming to return to a championship contending course in 2014 – 2015. Apparently, this won’t happen. All the Lakers will be able to do now is to try and make the playoffs next season and hope they can chase another superstar, like Kevin Love, next summer. The certain fact is that the window is gradually closing for Kobe and if the Lakers really want to stand a chance to win another championship while he is still active, they will have to act smart and quickly.

This new era will be a very strange one for the Lakers. After years of success LA struggled over the last couple of seasons. It was made clear that Mike D’Antoni’s run and gun system just didn’t fit well with the philosophy of the Lakers, or at least the group of players the Lakers had on board. This new era will also find Kobe in a different situation than the ones he was used to up to now. Kobe had a capable, star big man on his side almost throughout the last decade and that’s how he managed to lead the Lakers to success. At first it was Shaquille O’Neal and then it was Pau Gasol, when the Spaniard center was in his prime. Now, Kobe will have to try and carry the team on his own.

Lakers fans may feel disappointed with the evolution’s of free agency up to now. The major change, the upgrade or the superstar addition everyone in LA expected did not come. Now, the Lakers will have to cook up a new plan for their near future.

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Kevin Love wants out of Minnesota—are the Lakers an option?

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LOVE

One of the Lakers biggest potential free agent targets after next season is Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love. The former UCLA power forward, who was born in Santa Monica and grew up in Oregon, has long been rumored as a potential target for the rebuilding Lakers. One of the league’s elite rebounders and passing big men, Love has a dynamic inside/outside game. After many months of speculation that he has no interest in re-signing with Minnesota, Love supposedly told Timberwolves officials on Sunday that he will not re-sign with them after next season and will become an unrestricted free agent. After refusing any trade talks for Love, the Timberwolves are now open to dealing their superstar, according to a Sports Illustrated article.

Risking losing Love via free agency and getting nothing for him in return, the Timberwolves may now be motivated to move love this offseason or prior to the NBA’s February 2015 trade deadline. In the coming weeks, once the league establishes its lottery order, the Love trade rumors should increase drastically. Even with one of the best draft classes in years coming out in June, the chance to pick up a franchise player like Love is unique.

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LOVE

According to ESPN Love has the Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls at the top of his lists as potential destinations, due to the ability of the two clubs to contend immediately. Golden State has a young and talented backcourt in Stephon Curry and Klay Thompson, while the Bulls should be contenders once Derrick Rose returns from his latest injury. Phoenix, who had a strong season in 2013-2014, and has several assets to move for Love may be another option. A Golden State deal could include David Lee and Harrison Barnes, two assets the Lakers simply don’t have.

It’s unclear where the Lakers stand in the potential Love sweepstakes. Although Los Angeles would be well positioned to attract Love in free agency due to their salary cap freedom after next season, the Lakers likely won’t be contenders in the upcoming season. The Lakers also don’t have a head coach yet, a big factor when free agents look at options.

Of course the biggest concern in trading for Love prior to free agency is the ability to sign Love to a long-term deal after next season. If the Lakers can somehow pull a package together that is attractive to Minnesota, they would be in a position to sign Love. The concern would be whether or not Love sees Los Angeles as a potential contender. Who the Lakers hire as their next head coach and who they get in the upcoming draft will be a major factor. If the Lakers end up toward the top of the lottery and are able to select an impact player, they’ll have another building block that may attract Love, to go with their cap space and ability to sign another potential max free agent.

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The other big question is whether or not Love is worth max free agent dollars. He’s a uniquely talented big man who puts huge offensive numbers up, but his play has not translated to wins in Minnesota. Last season the Timberwolves were healthy and had a solid core of talent around Love, as well as a respected head coach in Rick Adelman. Last season the Timberwolves were a .500 basketball team, and have been under .500 for all of Love’s career. Love is a tremendous rebounder and scorer but is not an impact player on the defensive end. The perception of many around the NBA is that he is a very capable player, but not the best player on a championship team. Love would improve the Lakers, but they would likely need to add another star to play alongside Love to truly return to championship status. Chris M

Blake Griffin and Joakim Noah the two top black horses for the MVP award

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BLAKE & JOAKIM

There is no denying that the MVP title is a two-man one this year. LeBron James and Kevin Durant will be apparently fighting chest to chest till the end of the season for the award and at the moment, things look really tight. However, it’s worth taking a look at some of the black horses of this race. Although several players have been involved into the discussion for the MVP award this season, at the moment, Blake Griffin and Joakim Noah are the two best underdogs.

Noah is the main reason the Chicago Bulls have managed not only to save the 2013-2014 season but to also emerge up to the third spot in the Eastern Conference. The Frenchman center is doing it all for his team at the moment, playing defense, scoring, dishing assists and rebounding. Although Noah has literally no chances to make it to the top of list of MVP candidates, as LeBron and KD are playing in a whole different level, he is one of the most over performing players this season.

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If there is one player who deserves to be considered as a third strong candidate for the MVP award this season, that is Blake Griffin. The highflying forward has not only improved his game in almost any aspect but he has also emerged as the true leader of the Los Angeles Clippers, taking the team on his shoulders during the time Chris Paul was out with an injury.

Griffin is averaging 24 points per contest, almost three more than his career-average and he is also securing 9.6 rebounds and dishing out 3.6 assists, while shooting 53.2 percent from the floor. He just recently got hurt, during the Clips’ last game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he is projected to return to action soon and be ready for the Clips’ playoff push. Despite Griffin’s improvement, he will still not be able to reach the duo of LeBron and Durant.

LeBron is recording a career-best 57.0 percent shooting from the field and he is also putting up 26.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game, which are too much for Griffin to get close. Durant is also recording similarly impressive numbers, maybe even more impressive. He is leading the NBA in scoring with 32.2 points per game and he is also putting up 7.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists. His shooting is also great but slightly lower than LeBron’s rates, 51.2 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from deep.
The MVP race will be coming to its end soon and we will see either Durant or LeBron earning the crown. However, we also have to recognize the efforts of players like Griffin and Noah. Chris M

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1020 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(Across from the Staples Center inside the Luxe City Center Hotel)
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(213)749-0057

Lakers Face Durant and Howard This Week

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Lakers Bulls

With Steve Nash and Steve Blake in the fold things might be looking up, at least a little bit, for the Los Angeles Lakers. Nash and Blake returned to the Lakers lineup on Tuesday night in Minnesota, with Nash making his season debut. The depleted Lakers ended up losing Tuesday night at the hands of the Timberwolves, but then went on to win two in a row on the road before losing at home Sunday versus the Chicago Bulls.

Week Recap: Even with the return of Nash and Blake the Lakers continue to be the most snake bit team in the NBA when it comes to losing players. The return of their two point guards coincided with the loss of Nick Young and Jodie Meeks to injury. Wednesday’s night win in Cleveland saw Robert Sacre of the Lakers stay in the game after fouling out, a rarely seen NBA rule, due to the fact the Lakers had just five players left. After already losing Nick Young to injury and Jordan Farmar to leg cramps the Lakers were down to five players after Chris Kaman fouled out. Even with a depleted roster the Lakers hit a season-high 18 three-point shots to defeat the Cavaliers and former Head Coach Mike Brown. Los Angeles continued their winning ways Friday night with a fourteen point defeat of the Philadelphia 76ers behind 19 points from Steve Nash on his 40th birthday. Steve Blake contributed 14 points and 8 assists in the victory. Even without Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol the return of Nash and Blake is a welcome sight for Lakers fans. The Lakers returned home Sunday to face a competitive Chicago Bulls team, losing a tough one, 92-86. Chicago ran out to a nineteen point lead and the Lakers rallied back but couldn’t close the gap in the end, losing despite a season-high 27 points from Chris Kaman. Unfortunately for the Lakers they may have lost Steve Nash again for a short period of time. Nash knocked knees with Kirk Hinrich in the third quarter, causing his knee to flare up once again. He’ll be evaluated and may miss a couple of games.

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Staples Center

The Week Ahead: The Lakers have a big home stretch coming up with five games at STAPLES Center over the next two weeks, including two with key Western Conference contenders. Los Angeles kicks off the week Tuesday night when they host the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are coming off of an impressive home victory over the Miami Heat. Thursday night Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder make a visit to STAPLES Center, giving Lakers fans a chance to see the NBA’s leading MVP candidate in action. Following the All Star Break the Lakers return home next week when they face off versus the Houston Rockets in a game that many Lakers fans have had circled on the calendar since last summer. Wednesday will mark the return of former Lakers center Dwight Howard to STAPLES Center. The gifted big man, who had an up and down season in LA last year, has teamed with James Harden to put the Rockets in the fourth playoff position in the west. Lakers Vs Rockets tickets start at just $48 per ticket. The Lakers wrap up the following week by hosting the Boston Celtics on Friday and the New Jersey Nets on Sunday. With five games including four playoff contenders it will be a big ten days of basketball for Lakers fans. Chris Michaels.

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(213)749-0057

November Discounts On Trail Blazers Tickets

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Blazers Tickets


If your looking for discounts on Portland Trail Blazers Tickets then Barry’s Ticket Service has what you need. With a one and one record to start off the NBA season the Trail Blazers are looking toward November to get the momentum going. The Blazers will be looking at some great games at the Moda Center including Dwight Howard and the revamped Houston Rockets, Returning NBA superstar Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls and Carmelo Anthony and the New York Nets.

Use the below Promo Codes on Trail Blazers Tickets marked BV for their November Games at the Moda Center and save now.

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Discounts November Trail Blazers Tickets

Discounts on Portland Trail Blazers Tickets are good for all November games played at the Moda Center located at 1 Center Court Portland Oregon 97227. Promo Codes are good on both E-Downloadable Tickets and Tickets delivered by Federal Express. Discounts and Promo Codes are only good on the website.

By:Chris Michaels