Category: NBA Eastern Conference

David West Still Believes the Indiana Pacers Can Make a Legit, Late Run

Friday, December 14th, 2012

It appeared that the Indiana Pacers could be in store for a pretty solid season, but they're off to just a .500 start at 11-11 and if the season ended today, they'd be on the outside of the playoffs looking in. Never fear, says power forward David West. The team ...

Even Without Dwight Howard, Avery Johnson Believes the Nets Are a Top-Four Team in the East

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The Nets won 46 games combined in Avery Johnson's first two seasons with the team in New Jersey. Now in Brooklyn, Johnson says the organization feels that it is their time. And that is despite the fact that they weren't able to acquire Orlando center Dwight Howard this week. Johnson, the ...

Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat Do Their Best to Focus on Pacers with Boston Potentially Up Next

Friday, May 11th, 2012

With the way things are set up in the Eastern Conference, I'm finding it hard not to look forward to the Conference Finals even though the second round hasn't even started yet. Philadelphia knocked off top-seeded Chicago after Derrick Rose went down and Indiana has been a nice story, but ...

Elton Brand, Philadelphia 76ers Use Lack of National Respect as Motivation

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-6, giving them the fourth-best record in the NBA's Eastern Conference entering Wednesday night's games. They have a 4 1/2 game lead in the Atlantic Division, 13 of those victories have come by double digits, and they've lost just twice at home, both in overtime.  To ...

Larry Bird is Happy With What the Pacers Accomplished This Year, But is More Excited About the Future

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Larry Bird has been around the NBA long enough to know a good thing when he sees it. And the Indiana Pacers' team president had a lot to like in watching his team come together to make the playoffs this season. But Bird has also been around long enough to know ...

Shaq: “I have been instructed by the Big Three and Doc, and come back when there is no pain.”

Friday, March 11th, 2011

With less than a month remaining in the regular season, the Boston Celtics are gearing up for another extended postseason run.  They are in a familiar place atop their division and Eastern Conference, but still have some work to do after acquiring several players via trades and signings, a few ...

The Pacers Have Simplified Their Offensive Scheme Resulting In More Wins

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The Indiana Pacers are a completely different team since they fired Jim O’Brien and promoted assistant, Frank Vogel, to head coach.  Since taking over, Vogel is 7-1, including three-straight victories, and currently has the team sitting at the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, nipping at the heels of Philadelphia ...

Dwight Howard Lauds Play of Orlando Magic’s Newest Additions

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The longest winning streak in the NBA right now is nine games, and it's not even really close. Of course, you probably already knew that seeing as it's the Miami Heat that have won nine in a row. But the Heat aren't alone.  They're joined by fellow division rival Orlando in ...

Carlos Boozer Sees A Bulls – Heat Rivalry In The Near Future

Monday, September 27th, 2010

We may have finally achieved something in the NBA that has not happened since the 1980's - conference equality. Even though all eight Western Conference playoff teams totaled at least 50 wins last season, each conference has about the same number of good and elite teams, while either conference could ...

Tracy McGrady: “It’s not like God or somebody came down and took my talent away and I can’t play basketball no more. I was dealing with surgery.”

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Remember "T-Mac?" These days, that's almost like asking, Remember "Penny" Hardaway (and "Little Penny")? The two players, Tracy McGrady and Anfernee Hardaway, experienced similar journeys in the NBA as lanky swingmen who could do just a little bit of everything, but whose careers were essentially over by age 30 due ...