Monthly Archive:: December 2011

Thunder Look Strong in Dominating Win over Magic

There’s a reason why many are picking the Oklahoma City Thunder to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. The Thunder showed exactly why on opening day as Kevin Durant looked like a strong MVP candidate with 30 points in an easy 97-89 win over the Orlando Magic. This game was never in doubt [...]

Rose, Bulls Steal Win from Lakers in Final Seconds

So many people have written off the LA Lakers coming into this season.  They’re a year older and mixing in some fresh parts while trying to integrate a new system under coach Mike Brown.  Plus, the Lakers are without starting center Andrew Bynum for the first four games of the season as he serves a [...]

Heat Show Why They Are Favorites, Thump Mavs in Opener

There were plenty of smiles at Reunion Arena as the Dallas Mavericks raised their championship banner. Then the game began. All those smiles quickly turned upside down as the Miami Heat dominated the defending NBA champions with a 105-94 win that was no where near as close as the final score showed. The Heat had [...]

Knicks Outlast Celtics in Opening Day Thriller

by Vinny Marino NEW YORK -  The NBA arrived late, but came stocked with presents to atone. An electric atmosphere on Christmas morning set the tone for the NBA’s season opener in the mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden. A future Hall-of-Famer, Kevin Garnett, missed a shot that would’ve sent the first game of 2011-12 [...]

Miami Heat Overwhelming Favorite to Win NBA Title

The odds are out for the 2011-2012 NBA season and, as expected, the Miami Heat find themselves in the top spot as the favorites to win it all. Even though many of the experts are down on the LA Lakers, the oddsmakers still like them better then the city rival Clippers.  In fact, Kobe Bryan [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 12/24/11

The first edition of the Pro Basketball News podcast is now online as Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz run down the opening day of the NBA season with five games on Christmas.  They look at all the teams involved, how they look going into the season and the expectations for the teams and much more. [...]

Orlando Magic in Holding Pattern as Season Begins

ORLANDO – The last game of the preseason is always meaningless. That’s been a constant throughout my years covering the NBA and was undoubtedly true back when George Mikan roamed as the game’s dominant big man. Now it’s Dwight Howard who rules as the game’s best 7-footer, managing to do so in spite of being [...]

Welcome to the new ProBasketballNews.com!

Thanks for checking out the all new ProBasketballNews.com to get all the latest in the NBA.  It will be the same great coverage of the Association but with a new look and other added goodies. Tony Mejia along with Brian Fritz will provide the latest news in the NBA and also share their opinion and [...]