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Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/11/12

On the latest podcast, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about Kobe Bryant’s scoring this season, the Miami Heat’s loss to the Warriors and Lebron James’ role, what is the toughest arena to play in right now, how the Bulls make look winning easy, a comparison between Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum and a possible [...]

Around the Rim: Nate beats Heat, Wiz win!

Warriors 111 Heat 106 (OT):  The Heat had this game won, up 17 late in the third quarter before Nate Robinson came in and went on the attack.  He dominated in the fourth quarter with 15 of his 24 and the Warriors went on an 8-0 run to force overtime.  Then Dorrell Wright knocked down [...]

Around the Rim: Heat win thriller without Lebron and Wade

A look around Thursday night in the NBA while must-see TV night repeats.  Again. Miami 116 Atlanta 109 3OT:  Both Lebron James and Dwayne Wade sat this was out but the Heat found a way to win.  The Hawks had plenty of chances to win this one but they couldn’t stop Chris Bosh and Mario [...]

Around the Rim: Night of blowouts

A look around Wednesday night in the NBA while nothing else was on the tube. Spurs 101 Warriors 95: The Warriors looked like they had this game until the fourth quarter where the Spurs took charge.  Tony Parker stepped up, scoring 10 of his 21 points then to lead the charge.  With Manu Ginobili out [...]

Around the Rim: Heat, Thunder finally lose

A look around Monday night in the NBA in case you were watching Chris Jericho’s return to the WWE.  Mavericks 100 Thunder 87:  Dirk Nowitzki finally looked like the Finals MVP, scoring 26 points with a barrage of jumpers.  Plus, the Mavs got 47 points off the bench compared to just 25 for the Thunder.   [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 12/28/11

On the latest podcast, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the start of the NBA season and why not to jump to conclusions on anyone, the importance of coaching this season, the latest Dwight Howard rumors, thoughts on the Nets and attracting star players there and a look ahead to games on Wednesday and Thursday [...]

Stroll Through the Paint – 12/27/11

On a night where rookies ruled, Norris Cole had the most brilliant Tuesday night, earning post-game interview duties, Twitter recognition from the King and a place in Erik Spoelstra’s thoughts on the flight to tomorrow’s game in Charlotte. Somehow, he’s got to put Cole and Lionel Chalmers in positions to compete down the stretch with [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 12/26/11

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz run down the opening day of the NBA season with the five Christmas day games, how each team looked and what stood out to them.  Plus, they look ahead to a busy Monday night with 12 games on the schedule. Listen to the podcast or download it below and be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]