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Golden State Warriors Stop Lebron James

How can the Golden State Warriors Stop Lebron James

The first question the Golden State Warriors will have to answer when they step on the court of the Oracle Arena in Game 1 is how they can stop or at least slow down Lebron James. The former MVP has been sensational during the playoffs, completely eviscerating teams like Chicago Bulls Game Seats and Atlanta Hawks. James is surely a top candidate for a playoffs MVP, and if the Cavs win, he will get the Finals MVP trophy for sure. When James is at his best, attacking and creating for others, few teams can slow him down. But the Warriors had the best defense during the regular season, and they are pretty solid in the playoffs as well.

Draymond Green = Kawhi Leonard

The first one to get a crack at James will probably be Draymond Green. He is the Warriors best defender, versatile enough to defend positions 1-4 and probably center as well. He has the length, the quickness, the craft and the strength to play James on the perimeter, and in the post as well. In the past two finals, Kawhi Leonard, a player very similar to Draymond Green had great success versus James. Leonard was not alone, as the Spurs backed him up, and every time James drove past Kawhi, he was greeted with another defender. The Warriors might try to replicate the strategy, and try to force James be a jumpshooter. He has little success from outside of the paint in the playoffs so far, and he is abysmal from 3-pt range, shooting just 17%.

Lebron James versus the Warriors

Lebron James played in just one game versus the Warriors the past season, and if that game is any indication, the Warriors are in trouble. He scored a season high in that game, guiding the Cavaliers to a 110 – 99 win. James shot 15 – 25 from the floor, and his aggressive play resulted in 11 free throws. The forward hit 8 of those free throws, and he also had a bunch of assists and rebounds to fill up the stat sheet.

Warriors line of victims this offseason

While the Cavs had to face few NBA All Star Game Tickets, and they had to go through more team oriented teams, the Warriors fought with 3 of the five All NBA First team members. James will be the fourth player from that company, and the fifth member is Steph Curry. In the first round, the Warriors stopped Anthony Davis, an MVP candidate. He did averaged 31 points and 11 rebounds, but the Warriors limited all other players from the Pelicans, leaving Davis alone. In the second round, the Warriors went through Memphis Grizzlies Tickets. The star center got his points, averaging 18+, but he was inefficient. The Warriors limited Gasol to less than 40% from the floor. Their best team defensive effort came versus MVP runner up, James Harden in the West Finals. The Warriors managed to keep Harden to under 20% shooting in two games, allowing him to score just 17 and 14 points in those matchups.

A team effort

While many will expect Draymond Green to do all the dirty work on James, the reality is that it will require a team effort. The good thing about the Warriors is that they can employ more than three 6-6 6-7 players on the floor at all times, giving them versatility to switch on James constantly. By throwing different defenders, the Warriors will hope to keep Lebron James out of rhythm. And whenever he droves past his defender, have Andrew Bogut at the rim waiting for him. The best news for the Warriors is that Kevin Love is injured. This allows the Warriors to crowd the paint, and keep two defenders there at all times. Thristan Thompson is doing admirable job of replacing Love in the playoffs, but he doesn’t have the range to spread the floor. And as long as the paint is packed, James might be forced into outside shots.

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Date Event Availabilty
Mon
25
Dec
12:00 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Warriors White Out

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NBA Finals Game 1

NBA Finals Game One Would you spend $23,403,00?

NBA Finals Game One: Would you spend $23,403,00?

With the NBA Finals Tickets Game One starting tonight at the Oracle Arena between the Warriors and Cavaliers tickets the average ticket price for NBA Finals Game One on the secondary market has hit $1250.00 per seat. While $1250 per ticket is still extremely high it has actually lowered -3.84% from $1300.00 per ticket where it topped out. That is a 1030.43% increase in average ticket price for Warriors game on the secondary market during the regular NBA season.

The Golden State Warriors Ticket prices on the secondary market climbed by over 57% this 2014-2015 season and averaged $115.00 per ticket where last season the average ticket price was $80.00 per ticket. The most staggering number of all is back in 2010 the average Golden State Warriors ticket price was $40.00 per ticket a 3025% increase in ticket prices on the secondary market to see a Warriors Game in the Finals. It’s also a 58407.50% increase if you wanted to sit court-side tonight at $23, 403.00 according to Stubhub’s website. Those are Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway stock increase type numbers.

While 99.99% of the world can’t afford the NBA Finals Game One $23,403.00 court-side seats to what might possibly become one of the best NBA Finals of all time the average price to get in to the Oracle Arena tonight is starting at $670.00 currently which is still a 482.60% increase in prices on the secondary market from the Warriors regular season average. You can get them as cheap as $250.00 a ticket bidding on Ebay. While certain sites such as VividSeats shows get in at $479.00 per ticket and goodseattickets show $551.00 per ticket when you get to the end of the sale there is a “service fee” which can add as much as 35% on top of that price.

If you wanted to head to Cleveland to the Quicken Loans Arena you can get into the NBA Finals game for just $390.00 per ticket or choose to sit court-side at the Warriors vs Cavaliers NBA Finals game which is running 22,281.00 per ticket a savings of 2.5% over seeing the games in Oakland. During the regular NBA season the Cleveland Cavaliers ticket prices Cavaliers Ticket price average on the secondary market averaged $240.00 per ticket.

The 2013-14 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat with Lebron James and the San Antonio Spurs averaged $950.00 per ticket. The 2011 NBA Finals with the Miami Heat vs Dallas Mavericks averaged $750.00 per ticket on the secondary market. The 2010 NBA Finals Game One between the Lakers can Celtics court-side tickets hit $30,000 on the secondary market. You can also checkout the 10 Most Expensive NBA Games of 2014-2015 season to sit courtside at.

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Date Event Availabilty
Mon
25
Dec
12:00 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Warriors White Out

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Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs: Look Out Cardinals, Here Come The Cubbies

Chicago Sports: The 2015 Chicago Cubs: Look Out Cardinals, Here Come The Cubbies

2015 promises to be another exciting year in Chicago sports, particularly baseball, where both the Chicago Cubs Tickets and
White Sox Tickets made significant roster moves to put themselves back into contention. Let’s take a look at some of the Chicago Cubs’ acquisitions this past offseason and how they will help the team return to the top of the National League Central in 2015:

Jon Lester: The signings of Lester and new manager Joe Maddon were the two biggest moves the Cubs made this past offseason and will have a large impact on the team’s fortunes this year. Over the past nine years, Lester has established himself as one of Major League Baseball’s most dependable, rock-solid, high-achieving starting pitchers. A three-time All Star Tickets and two-time World Series champion with a career record of 116 wins, 67 losses and a 3.58 earned run average, Lester will lead a rotation that also includes young phenom Jake Arrieta, Jason Hammel, and Kyle Hendricks.

Miguel Montero: Acquired in a trade from the Diamondbacks Tickets, Montero is a two-time all-star catcher with 97 career home runs. He will be a solid addition to the lineup, which includes first baseman and young star Anthony Rizzo and shortstop Starlin Castro.

Jason Hammel: Hammel, who pitched for the Cubs in 2014 before being traded to Oakland, boasts a solid career record of 245 wins and 187 losses; before being traded to the Athletics Tickets last year, he won eight games for the Cubs with a 2.98 earned run average. He’ll be a solid fixture behind ace Jon Lester.

Joe Maddon: Maddon, one of the baseball’s most respected managers, was one of the Cubs’ earliest signings this past offseason. He is most noted for managing the Tampa Bay Rays Tickets from 2006 to 2014, raising them up from being the laughingstock of the MLB to the American League championship in 2008 and playoff contention in subsequent seasons. Maddon is a two-time Manager of the Year winner and will lead a Cubs team that looks to unseat the St. Louis Cardinals Tickets, perennial National League Central division winners.

The Chicago Cubs fans have responded favorably to the possibility of a successful season this year as well. Chicago Cubs ticket price average this season is $53.00 per ticket which is up 15.2% from last season’s average price of $46.00 per ticket.

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Golden State Warriors NBA Record

Will the Warriors Win Championship

Four reasons the Warriors win championship

The four teams remaining in the NBA playoffs are the four best teams from the 2014 – 2015 season. They finished first and second in the West and first and second in the East. However, out of the four, many factors points that the Golden State Warriors are the favorites to win the Championship. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets Tickets all have a shot, but the stars are aligned for the Warriors this season. Here are four reasons why the Warriors Win Championship.

Health

Every team needs luck and health in order to win a championship. Sometimes an injury to a key player can cost a team their shot for title. Just ask the Oklahoma City Thunder, who were without Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka the past two playoffs. Out of the four remaining teams, the Warriors are the healthiest squad. Take the Cleveland Cavaliers tickets for example, who are left playing without one of their Big Three (Kevin Love), all while Kyrie Irving is nursing a knee injury and playing through the pain. The Atlanta Hawks have their own share of injuries, with reports that DeMarre Carroll might be done for the playoffs. Carroll is Atlanta’s best defender and role player. The Rockets have to start Jason Terry at point guard and also play Pablo Prigioni, two liabilities on defense. That is one of the reasons why Steph Curry is killing the Rockets in the West Finals.

Consistency

Consistency is a huge factor in the success of the team, and many teams underestimate the factor. Even the Miami Heat with James, Wade and Bosh in their prime years needed one year to learn to play with each other. The starting five of the Warriors is playing together for two and a half seasons now. The Hawks also have consistency on their side, but the Warriors have more talent. The Rockets had to endure half a season without Dwight Howard, and they practically changed half their role players from a season ago.

They play both ends of the floor

The Warriors and the Cavaliers are two teams that are in top 5 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. The Warriors defense has been mediocre in the first round, but the team has picked it up since then. They have won few games thanks to their defense. And they still have the best offense in the playoffs, tied with the Cavs at 107 points per 100 possessions. Out of the four remaining teams, only the Houston Rockets allow 100+ points per game. The Hawks are great defensively, but their offense is not clicking, scoring just 101 points per 100 possessions with lower efficiency than the Warriors and the Cavs.

They have the MVP

While statistics show that rarely the regular season MVP leads his team to Championship, Steph Curry has the chance to be one of those players. In the past seasons, only 22 times has the player who won the MVP award won a title with his team. And only 15 players have managed to do it. Michael Jordan did it four times, Russell did it four times, Bird did it two times and so on. The thing about Curry is that he is playing like an MVP in the playoffs as well. Curry has managed to bump his points to 28.7 per game, and averages 5.2 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game. His assists might be down, but Curry is managing to take over games, taking more shots, but still being extremely efficient, shooting 45% from the floor and 42% from behind the 3-pt line.

Upcoming Golden State Warriors Games

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Date Event Availabilty
Wed
25
Oct
7:30 PM
Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Replica Ring Night
Fri
27
Oct
7:30 PM
Washington Wizards at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Alvin Attles Bobblehead Night
Sun
29
Oct
5:30 PM
Detroit Pistons at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Filipino Heritage Night 1
Mon
6
Nov
7:30 PM
Miami Heat at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Replica Trophy Night
Wed
8
Nov
7:30 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Salvation Army Night
Sat
11
Nov
5:30 PM
Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Hoops For Troops Night
Mon
13
Nov
7:30 PM
Orlando Magic at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Stephen Curry Bobblehead Night
Fri
24
Nov
7:30 PM
Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Authentic Fan Friday
Sat
25
Nov
5:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Mon
27
Nov
7:30 PM
Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
David West Bobblehead Night

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Blake Griffin or Kobe Bryant

Blake Griffin The Driving Force Behind Clippers Success

Blake Griffin The Driving Force Behind Clippers Success

 

Blake Griffin LA ClippersBlake Griffin is having the postseason of his career. Despite few mistakes here and there and some turnovers that led to the Clippers losing Game 5 of the first round versus the Spurs, Griffin is having a monster postseason. His latest triple-double, which he accomplished in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals has only cemented his play in this playoffs. It is becoming evident that he is the best player for the Clippers, and he will be the one leading the charge if the Clippers are to advance far into the postseason.

Historic Facts about Blake Griffin


Blake Griffin Career Highlights

In the past 20 seasons, there have been only four other players with 3 or more triple-doubles in a single postseason. Rajon Rondo did it twice, once in the 2009 playoffs and once in the 2012 playoffs. Rondo had three triple-doubles in the 2009 playoffs, and 4 in the 2012 playoffs. Lebron James had three triple-doubles in the 2013 playoffs, Westbrook also had 3 in the 2014 playoffs and Jason Kid is the record holder with 4 in the 2002 playoffs. Blake Griffin’s triple-double versus the Houston Rockets Schedule in Game 1 of the conference semifinals puts him at 3 for the playoffs, and he will have at least three more chances to catch Jason Kidd. Considering how Blake plays during this postseason, it is more than possible.

Another historical fact of latest Blake Griffin’s triple-double: he is the first player with back to back triple-double since Jason Kidd did it in the 2002 playoffs. He is also the third nonguard player to score triple-double in a back to back games. The other two are top 15 players of all time, Wilt Chamberlain (did so twice) and John Havlicek.

Monster Postseason


Blake Griffin Best Dunks of his Career

Blake Griffin’s triple-double was just the latest achievement in an otherwise monster postseason. Green is averaging career-best 24.4 points in the postseason, career best 13.3 rebounds and career-best 8.1 assists. All of his numbers are up, including steals (1.4) and blocks (1.3). In the same time, Griffin has managed to keep his fouls at bay at just 2.8 per game. The only statistic category he hasn’t improved in this postseason is field goal percentage which is down to 45%. But that can be attributed to the more jump shots he is taking. The good news is Griffin is making those jump shots, which further expands his game.

What does it mean for the Clippers and Blake Giffin?


Blake Griffi Top 10 Dunks

The triple-double by Blake Griffin is both good and bad news for the Clippers. From the three triple-doubles he has posted, the Clippers won two games, and lost one. He posted his first triple-double in Game 2 of the first-round series Clippers vs. Spurs, but the Clippers failed to capitalize. Blake Griffin posted 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in that game. The next two times Blake Griffin posted a triple-double, the Clippers were victorious. In game 7 of the first round series, Griffin posted 24 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished ten assists en route to a victory. And then Griffin went nuts, and single-handedly beat the Rockets in Game 1 of the Conference Semifinals. The power forward recorded 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists on 9-19 shooting. For the Clippers to have a chance of advancing past the second round, they will need Blake to be as aggressive as possible.


Blake Griffin 10 Impossible Dunks

So, can the Clippers win the NBA Championships this season with Blake Griffin?

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2015 MLB Season Infographic

This week with our MLB Guide, we bring you our MLB 2015 Season Infographic!

The 2015 season for MLB started on April 5, 2015, and in that time, we’ve seen some great games and some, not so great. If you missed out on some key moments, don’t fret – check out our infographic below! There, you’ll find an excellent visual representation of what is currently happening in the season, what has happened, some of the most memorable moments thus far and more!

Infographic_MLB 2015 Season Facts

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White Sox Roster A Team On The Rise

The 2015 MLB Season promises to be an exciting year in the Chicago sports world. Major League Baseball’s regular season opens April 5, and both Chicago baseball teams made some deals this past offseason to improve their teams. Let’s take a look at the moves the White Sox roster improvements, Chicago’s beloved South Side club, made this past winter, moves that may very well allow them to contend in the American League Central this coming season:

<h2>The Chicago White Sox Roster</h2>
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Dodgers 2015 bobbleheads Games

Dodger 2015 Bobbleheads Games are some of the biggest games on the Dodgers schedule. Who doesn’t love heading out to Dodger Stadium? Dodger Dogs, Iced Cold Drink and getting a free Dodgers Bobblehead!

Dodgers 2015 Bobbleheads schedule

Dodgers 2015 Bobbleheads Tuesday, May 12 (7:10pm) Dodgers vs. Marlins will be Bobblehead #1 for the season and might be the most anticipated Dodgers 2015 Bobbleheads Games. Clayton Kershaw! The Dodgers pitching ace will be the first Bobblehead of the 2015 Dodgers season. Get Dodgers vs Marlins tickets.
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