Luka Doncic’s legend grows, Chris Paul exposed in NBA playoffs

Time gets us all. And in the Mavericks’ dismantling of the top-seeded Suns, Luka Doncic showed his time is now and Chris Paul’s is past. The Mavericks rolled into a 123-90, Game 7 win that was shocking not in the final victor but in how easy that victory was. They led by 42 points after … Read more

Sixers the real losers in James Harden-Ben Simmons trade bust

In February, the question was who won the James Harden-Ben Simmons trade. Now it’s a question of who lost it worse. And right now, Philadelphia has a Harden problem. The former MVP passive-aggressioned his way from the Nets to the Sixers back in February. But Harden’s season-ending performance on Thursday was so putrid that people … Read more

James Harden vanishes in Game 6 amid contract uncertainty

James Harden was nowhere to be found in Thursday’s Philadelphia flop. The Sixers point guard — who was traded to Philadelphia at the deadline in February to help Joel Embiid in pursuit of a deep playoff push — was 4-of-9 with 11 points in 42 minutes of action. Harden took just two shots in the … Read more

Suns vs. Mavericks Game 5 predictions

Commercial Content 21+ After the first two games, the Phoenix Suns looked like absolute juggernauts. They were painfully efficient, to the point where they averaged over 60 percent from inside the three-point line. However, the past two games have seen the Suns’ two-point field goal percentage crater down to 47.7 percent. There could be a … Read more

Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game 4 prediction, player prop bets

Commercial Content 20+ What could’ve been had Ja Morant been eligible for this game. Perhaps this series is over in short order now that Ja Morant is likely out for at least Game 4 due to a knee injury where Jordan Poole “broke the code,” according to Morant. Currently, it is unknown whether Morant will … Read more

Betting NBA playoffs, player prop bets to watch w/ Ariel Epstein

Eight teams remain, and only one will win the last game of the season. In order to get to that point, we are breaking down all of the remaining teams and series, including player prop bets to monitor with Yahoo Sports’ Sports Betting Analyst and “Prop Queen” Ariel Epstein. I sat down for an interview … Read more

Mavericks vs. Suns Game 2 prediction, odds, and player prop bets

Commercial Content 21+ Well, well, that first game of the series went off almost exactly as predicted. If you read my Game 1 prediction of this series, you would’ve seen that I had the Mavericks covering (missed that by a point, ugh), and most importantly, Luka Doncic 40+ points at +630. There were a few … Read more

How Celtics flipped script vs. Bucks

Facing what amounted to a must-win Game 2 Tuesday night, the Celtics bounced back with a 109-86 victory over the Bucks in Boston. Jaylen Brown scored a game-high 30 points in a wire-to-wire win that evened the Eastern Conference semifinals series at 1-1. But after getting beaten so handily in the series opener, how did … Read more

Mavericks vs. Suns prediction, odds, Luka Doncic prop bets

Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals will feature two of the best teams in basketball. The Dallas Mavericks made quick work of the Utah Jazz without Luka Doncic for most of their first-round series. A similar thing can be said with the Phoenix Suns, who only had Devin Booker for 2 1/2 games in … Read more

Pressure’s on James Harden with Joel Embiid injury

Compared to Ben Simmons, James Harden has been magical. Compared to the Harden of yesteryear, “The Beard” has shown his age — no longer looking like the max-like player that won him the 2018 MVP and three scoring titles. Whether it’s his troublesome left hamstring or still getting used to his new teammates in Philly, … Read more