NBA Star/Goat of the Week – Week 20

NBA Stars of the Week – The Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets

The Rockets have been playing pretty well

The Houston Rockets – In case you haven’t heard, the Rockets have won 22 straight now, including the last ten without their supposed best player.

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NBA Goats of the Week – The Miami Heat

Miami Heat

The Heat are embarrassing

The Miami Heat – Horrible… just horrible.

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NBA Power Rankings – Week 20

NBA Power Rankings – Week 20

Houston Rockets

RankTeam(Record)+/- Pt DifferentialPrevious Ranking

1 – Houston Rockets (46-20) +5.5 last week rank: 4
Week results: 4-0

2 – Boston Celtics (52-13) +10.4 last week rank: 1
Week results: 3-1

3 – Detroit Pistons (48-18) +7.7 last week rank: 5
Week results: 2-1

4 – Utah Jazz (44-24) +6.0 last week rank: 6
Week results: 2-2

5 – New Orleans Hornets (44-21) +5.0 last week rank: 7
Week results: 2-1

6 – Dallas Mavericks (44-23) +5.0 last week rank: 9
Week results: 4-0

7 – LA Lakers (45-21) +7.0 last week rank: 2
Week results: 1-2

8 – Golden State Warriors (41-24) +3.1 last week rank: 8
Week results: 2-1

9 – Phoenix Suns (44-22) +4.8 last week rank: 10
Week results: 3-0

10 – San Antonio Spurs (44-22) +4.2 last week rank: 3
Week results: 1-3

11 – Denver Nuggets (40-26) +3.9 last week rank: 11
Week results: 3-1

12 – Orlando Magic (44-24) +4.8 last week rank: 13
Week results: 4-0

13 – Philadelphia 76ers (33-34) +0.8 last week rank: 14
Week results: 3-1

14 – Washington Wizards (33-32) –0.1 last week rank: 17
Week results: 3-0

15 – Portland Trailblazers (35-32) –0.7 last week rank: 15
Week results: 2-2

16 – Cleveland Cavaliers (38-29) –0.3 last week rank: 12
Week results: 2-2

17 – Sacramento Kings (30-36) –2.5 last week rank: 18
Week results: 2-1

18 – Toronto Raptors (34-32) +2.9 last week rank: 16
Week results: 0-4

19 – New Jersey Nets (28-38) –5.1 last week rank: 22
Week results: 2-1

20 – Chicago Bulls (26-39) –2.5 last week rank: 20
Week results: 1-1

21 – Atlanta Hawks (28-38) –2.4 last week rank: 21
Week results: 2-2

22 – Indiana Pacers (25-41) –2.4 last week rank: 23
Week results: 1-2

23 – Charlotte Bobcats (24-42) –5.0 last week rank: 19
Week results: 0-3

24 – Milwaukee Bucks (23-43) –6.7 last week rank: 24
Week results: 0-3

25 – LA Clippers (21-44) –6.3 last week rank: 25
Week results: 1-3

26 – Minnesota Timberwolves (15-50) –7.2 last week rank: 26
Week results: 1-2

27 – New York Knicks (19-47) –6.6 last week rank: 27
Week results: 1-2

28 – Seattle Supersonics (16-51) –8.7 last week rank: 28
Week results: 0-4

29 – Memphis Grizzlies (15-50) –6.9 last week rank: 29
Week results: 0-3

30 – Miami Heat (11-54) –7.9 last week rank: 30
Week results: 0-4

NBA Star/Goat of the Week (Week 19) – Tracy McGrady & Mark Cuban

NBA Star of the Week – Tracy McGrady

Tracy McGrady

McGrady and the Rockets can do no wrong

Tracy McGrady – Even the injury to Yao Ming cannot slow the Rockets down.  McGrady has carried the Rockets since Yao’s injury and their win streak is now at 18.  In three wins last week, McGrady averaged 32.3 pts, 7.7 ast, 5.0 reb while shooting 56% from the field.

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NBA Goat of the Week – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

Cubes is now anti-blogger?

Mark Cuban – According to the Dallas News, Mark Cuban has banned all bloggers from the Mavs locker room. Apparently, bloggers wrote things that Cuban doesn’t approve of so they lost their access.  Of all people to pull this… what a hypocrite!

NBA Player Nicknames – Part V (Southwest Division)

NBA Player Nicknames

Here is part 5 of the 6-post series of NBA player nicknames.

Click here for an updated list of all NBA Nicknames.

Yao Ming
Hey, its Shaquie Chan!

Dallas Mavericks

Jose Juan Barea – JJ
Brandon Bass – B Bass
Erick Dampier – Damp
Desagana Diop – Gana
Josh Howard – J-Ho, Jo-How
Eddie Jones – EJ
Dirk Nowitzki – Diggler
Jerry Stackhouse – Stack
Jason Terry – JT, the Jet

Houston Rockets

Rafer Alston – Skip to My Lou
Shane Battier – Alien Nation
Aaron Brooks – AB
Steve Francis – Stevie Franchise
Mike James – Pit Bull
Tracy McGrady – T-Mac
Yao Ming – the Dynasty, the Wall, the Great Wall, Shaqie Chan
Dikembe Mutombo – Mt Mutombo
Bonzi Wells – the Bonz

New Orleans Hornets

Hilton Armstrong – Hungry Hungry Hilton
Rasual Butler – Sual Bop
Chris Paul – CP3
Morris Peterson – Mo-Pete, MP3
David West – D-West, the X-Factor, DX
Julian Wright – Ju-Ju, Raptor

Tim Duncan
The Big Fundamental aka Groundhog Day lays the ball in over the Caveman as the Red Rocket, Mr. Longoria and Q-Ross look on.

San Antonio Spurs

Brent Barry – Bones
Matt Bonner – the Red Rocket
Tim Duncan – the Big Fundamental, Timmay, Groundhog Day
Francisco Elson – Geico
Manu Ginobili – Gino, El Contusion
Robert Horry – Big Shot Bob, Big Shot Rob
Fabricio Oberto – Fabio
Tony Parker – TP, Mr. Longoria

Memphis Grizzlies

Brian Cardinal – the Janitor, the Custodian
Mike Conley – Money Mike
Pau Gasol – the Meal Ticket, Picasso, PG, Spanish Fly
Darko Milicic – Donny Darko, the Human Victory Cigar
Juan Carlos Navarro – La Bomba
Stromile Swift – Stro
Hakim Warrick – Hak, Helicopter

**** Part VI coming soon.

Part I (Atlantic Division)
Part II (Central Division)
Part III (Southeast Division)
Part IV (Pacific Division)
Part V (Southwest Division)
Part VI (Northwest Division)