Do NBA Teams Really Play Better Defense in the Playoffs?

Throughout the regular season, NBA highlights are dominated by dunks, buzzer-beaters and the obligatory JaVale McGee “Bonehead Play of the Day.” Sometimes a ferocious rejection gets sprinkled in, but for the most part, highlights focus on offense. Do you remember the last time Sportscenter’s Top 10 included a fundamentally sound boxout or some solid help…

Weekend Sports Update

The NBA playoffs are getting underway — and the NHL playoffs are in full swing.  Here are some quick tidbits on the playoffs as we get set for an action-packed Sunday in sports. Unfortunately, Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls will miss the rest of the season (and the playoffs) — damaging the Bulls’ chances…

Weekend Sports Update: Focus on MLB

With rain sweeping up the East Coast, both the Miami-Washington and San Francisco-New York Mets games have already been postponed.  There are many lopsided-bet games today and we’ll take a look at some of these games — particularly if they are not in the East Coast rain zone. Here are some notes on several of…