Saturday, February 28, 2015

#7 ARIZONA 63 #13 UTAH 57 F...The U of A 'CATS survive Salt Lake City, Utah and the "HUNT" as they sneak by the Runnin' UTES!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" as both should meet again in the PAC-12 Tourney in SIN City! #ARIZvsUTAH #DesertSwarmHoops #UtesNation

It just came down to players making plays or not making the play not necessarily the shot to win the game. The Arizona Wildcats leave the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah with a 63-57 hard-fought "W" as there were plenty of opportunities for both teams to go either way in this one.

With neither team leading by more than six points all night long it was the Runnin' Utes with under two minutes remaining getting a money ball from sharp-shooting guard Brandon Taylor breaking up a 55-54 Arizona lead making it 57-55 Utes. That lead at the 1:57 mark in the 2nd half would be the last time unfortunately for Utah they would score as the Wildcats close out on a 8-0 run capped off by Gabe York and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson combining for the 8 points for a final of 63-57 "Desert Swarm" Hoops .

Utah had plenty of chances to stay in the game let alone get the lead and as they missed a few shots and Taylor even missed a bunny late that would have cut the lead to one with under 15 seconds remaining.

Arizona was led by Taleb Tarczewski's 13 points and six boards with York and Freshman Stanley "Stanimal" Johnson each netting a dozen as Johnson also hauled in eleven boards. Hollis_Jefferson added 10 points and eight rebounds as "Desert Swarm" Hoops moves to 14-2 in the Pac-12 and 26-3 overall.

The 'Utes fall to 12-4 in PAC-12 play and 22-6 overall as they were led by Delon Wright's game-high 17 points and five assists and five boards. Jordan Loveridge added 10 points and six boards with Taylor netting 8 points including two huge money balls late.

You should see this act again in Sin City home of the 20125 PAC-12 Tourney...

ARKANSAS 67 #1 KENTUCKY 84 F...WOO PIG SOOIE joins 29 others in the Wrong Column playing the #BBN dba #WeRUK..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" will the 'CATS go into MARCH MADNESS with a DONUT in the "L" Column?...#ARKvsUK #WooPigSooie #UKCats #SECHoops

With Kentucky putting their best two halves of the season together they run their 2014-15 campaign to 29-0 and 16-0 in the SEC with two more games to play. The Arkansas Razorbacks clear and away the 2nd best team in the SEC clearly had no shot as they don't and who does match up well with these Kentucky Wildcats the 1996 Rick Pitino led 'Cats?

Kentucky used a 42-26 first half as a springboard for the 2nd half to go by as many as 31 points at the seven minute mark 78-47. UK gets 18 points from both Trey Lyles and Andrew Harrison as Lyles is starting to emerge like I said weeks ago their #1 player or player 1A. His versatile stretch-4 like game has to have NBA Scouts drooling as he poses nothing but problems on the offensive end with his methodical and simple approach and high basketball IQ.

The Hogs like most UK Opponents can't compete on the glass or in the painted-area as well as the depth. Woo Pig Sooie's #1 player and former Big Mac High School All-American Bobby Portis had 15 points and eight boards with the versatile Trampoline jumping Michael Qualls leading the way with 17 points and nine boards. The numbers vs UK almost mirror that of Arkansas except on the scoreboard.

UK Freshman back court of Devin Booker (10 pts) and Tyler Ulis (14 pts 3 asst) were absolutely sensational as they came off the bench to dominate the Hogs Bench 24-7.

Kentucky is at Georgia on March 3 and gets the Gators on March 7th at Rupp Arena to end the 2014-15 SEC Season. Arkansas will get South Carolina in Columbia on March 5th and the LSU Tigers on March 7th in Fayetteville as they fall to 12-4 in SEC play and 23-6 overall.

#10 NORTHERN IOWA 60 #11 WICHITA State 74 F....The #WheatShockers and #SHOCKnation say "SWAG is Back to Back"with "CAMPUS HARDWOOD" going SHOCKERS running right through the PANTHERS on U-N-I for another M.V.C. Title! #UNIvsWICH #PanthersPride #ShockNation #MVCHoops

Too much Wichita State PG Fred Van Fleet and SG Ron Baker as the Wichita State Shockers with Shock Legends Cliff Levingston, Xavier McDaniel, and Antoine Carr all in attendance make it back to back for the Missouri Valley Conference Championship.

The Wheat Shockers make it 31 wins at the house in a row and give credit to the Panthers who at one points in the 2nd half was down 51-33 and cut that lead eight minutes later to 57-53. That's when Baker and Van Fleet along with "Hustle Man" Extraordinaire Evan Wessel took the game over making key buckets, getting big stops, and making plays for a Shock 74-60 "W"!

All five Shock Starters were in double figures led by Baker's 17 points and seven assists. Van Fleet added 13 points, seven assists and six boards as no one in their right mind wants to see the Wheat Shockers in March one!

The Panthers balances outfit could only get Seth Tuttle off as he was the only Panther in double figures with 16 points but he also added six assists and seven boards. UNI turned it over just 10 times but the Shockers committed just three turnovers.

Wichita State captures the M.V.C. going 17-1 and moving to 27-2 overall. The Panthers get 2nd place with 16-2 conference record falling to a more than solid 27-3. Look for both to be in that Top 16 in March Madness when the field are set looking at no lower than 4 seeds as the Shock could and should garner a #2 seed maybe a #1....real talk!

Friday, February 27, 2015

TIMBERWOLVES @ BULLS in "WEST SIDE Story Report" w/PLAYBOOK...The "Return of KG in 10K Lakes" hits the MADHOUSE as the D-ROSE News is somewhat promising for "SEE RED" moving forward!...#MINvsCHI #TWolves #BullsNation #WestSideStoryReport

The Minnesota Timberwolves with only 13 W's under their belt hits the Madhouse with "Hope" moving into the future. Kevin Garnett who will most likely become minority owner of the 'Wolves in the near future is back to teach and mentor all that young talent.  

As for the Bulls the new of Derrick Rose out 4-6 weeks is somewhat promising and the Bulls need to get on their horse and finish strong as D-Rose might be back. They will get a strong effort from the 'Wolves and with the Clippers coming in on Sunday for a high-noon tilt lookout Bulls Nation!

MINNESOTA (13-43, 2015 Lottery Balls)


CHICAGO (36-22, 4th East)

"West Side Story Report" going T.G.I.F. at the Madhouse
Friday February 27, 2015 @ 8pm ET

Projected Starters


PG "La Pistola" Rubio of Spain
SG K-Mart
SF Wiggins
PF the Big Ticket
C Pekovic of Montenegro


PG A-Brooks
SG "See Red Butler"
SF "Fundamentals"
PF the "Spaniard" Pau
C Joakim of Three Stripes

Delicious Match Up...K-Mart vs "Jimmy Buckets"


Bulls must push the "Pace" vs the 'Wolves and force Minnesota's "Bigs" to play up and down...

T'Wolves take advantage of Wiggins at the SF vs "Fundamentals" Dunleavy Jr...

'Wolves Bench vs T-Snell and Mirotic of "See Red" who wins?

Flip vs Thibs

Rebounds Advantage...

Execution who wins on both ends of the floor?

Bulls must play with excitement and desperation to maximize their effort!

Three Point Differential...who wins?

Bulls need to pay close attention to Jordan Brand's Kevin Martin dba K-Mart he can get 40 in a wink of an eye...

Points in the Paint...who plays "Bigger" in the painted-area?

Charity Stripe...who wins with attempts which has a direct correlation to being aggressive and not settling for jump-shots!

Bulls keep Bulls Nation and the Madhouse on 100 if not T'Wolves will make the Madhouse their own Playhouse and leave with an "W"!
Bulls need this one being down a 1/2 game...

Notable NFL Cuts 2015 in "SUNDAY TALK"...TEAMS trying to move on from VETS mostly due to SALARY Cap Hits for 2K15...the List! #CleanYourLockerOutASAP

2015 Notable Rosters Cuts as NFL Veteran Players get the news that they have been released or cut or even their contracts terminated or voided. The list is long but here are some key names that could still help some teams:

#RestoreTheRoar: RB Reggie Bush

He never was an every down RB and now he hits the back end of his career he can still specialize in being a Gadget or 3rd down back. Some really good value here for Teams looking for a 3rd down RB.

#BirdGang: DT/DE Darnell Dockett

Coming off of that Knee Injury as he never played in 2014 the former 'Noles All-American and avid Reptile Collector should snake his way into some one's locker room as he can still be a force playing inside.  

#AquaBoyz305: WR Brian Hartline

Somewhat of a surprise here as they just paid him two seasons ago and he is on the outs. Arguably their best WR in 2014 as he didn't get enough Wilson Pigskins. He would be a nice teat for a few teams the only question is can he be a 3rd WR and play in the slot...I think so!

#RiseUpFalcons: WR Harry Douglas

He has shown he can be a solid #2 WR and he has some real good value as a 3rd WR as he should have major suitors as the Falcons are just looking to get younger as Roddy White hits his twilight years and Julio Jones needs a "Burner" opposite of him.

#WisconsinCheeseBrats&Football: MLB A.J. Hawk

He would be a nice fit for the Chicago Bears for at least two seasons and not just saying that to get back at the "Pack". In that Scheme that John Fox runs he would be ideal and should come with a K-Mart Blue Light Special Price....c'mon Bears!

#PurpleBrowns: DE Chris Canty 

Canty still has some run left in him as the Ravens were just not a good fit. He might be headed back to Dallas as they need some depth on that D-Line and he is at a bargain price.

#Silver&Black: SS Tyvon Branch 

If he could only stay healthy as that is his biggest hurdle but there is a team out there that will put heavy clauses and escalators for him to perform and it will turn into low-risk high-reward.

#NYFootballGiants: DE Mathias Kiwanuka 

Like most a combo of play and pay and he would be a nice piece for a 4-3 as he still has value.   

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BLACKHAWKS 3 PANTHERS 0 F...The INDIAN Head strikes in the "SUNSHINE State" as Finland and HAWKS Rook TERAVAINEN makes a "SPLASH"!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison and go ahead and count out the HAWKS and see what you get! #CHIvsFLA #FearTheINDIANHead #PanthersHockey

The Chicago Blackhawks needed this one for more reason then one and they go "Fight for Lord Stanley" on the Florida Panthers for a cool and easy 3-0 "W". Everything on this night went according to plans as Hawks net minder Corey Crawford exercising some of his own demons stopped all 20 SOG he faced.

Hawks Rook and Finland's Center Tuevo Teravainen got things cooking for the Indian Head as he "Lights the Lamp" just over three minutes into the game making it 1-0 Hawks. He was just called up from Rockford and if the young fella can get going he takes immense pressure off Captain Serious and others moving forward.

Brandon Saad scores his 19th three minutes into frame #2 as the Hawks went up 2-0 with the "D" and Craw-Dad in net on the same page it felt like and looked like the Hawks were skating with 10 at all times.

Captain Serious rolls the "Credits" on Florida Hockey as he gets an Empty Net Goal and for a top-flight two-way 5-Star Center sometimes the Ice Games Gods reward you with an easy points here and there and #19 works harder than any Center in the NHL...believe that! Panthers net minder Roberto Luongo stopped 26 of 28 SOG as he may need to sit every time the Indian Head plays Florida and if he is scheduled to be in the blue-paint!

Hawks low-light was 0-4 on the power play but they move to 37-20-5 with 79 points just three points behind the 2nd place Blue Notes. No time to rest as the Hawks get the Bolts of Tampa Friday Night on the 2nd leg of a back to back motel swing.

WARRIORS 99 CAVALIERS 110 F...LeBRON in the Nike LeBRON 12 goes for 42 as "DUBS All Day" couldn't stop KING JAMES or C-Town from distance!..."LOGO WATCH" NBA on TNT Game 1 as the CAVS take over the NBA Central!..#GSWvsCLE #WarriorsGround #BelievelandHoops

The Golden State Warriors for the most part played their game as the Cleveland Cavaliers adjusted their game to play like the Warriors and better than then Warriors beating the Warriors by the score of 110-99.

It simply came down to , "We have LeBron and you don't G.S.W." and that goes for 28 other teams besides the Warriors. King James with 24 of his game-high 42 at the break had it going as they simply made "Dubs" pay playing Harrison Barnes or anyone else who tried to match up with LeBron including Andre Iguodala. Time after time they just ran King James into the Post as former Hawks Coach Larry Drew loved to run Joe Johnson into the same play "ISO" and go to it until they stop it.

"Believeland" was up 61-56 at the break and then after the break a Klay Thompson money ball made it 65-61 after a Uncle Drew "J" and a Timofey Mozgov "J" and that would be as close to getting the lead as G.S.W. would come in this one. Cavs run off to 25-17 stretch the rest of the way for a commanding 90-78 lead entering the 4th. Cavs would then cruise through the 4th for a 110-99 "W" holding "Los Splash Hermanos" to a combined 10 for 30 from the field and 6 for 14 from the arc.

That wasn't a bad night for Steph and Klay but it is when James and Kevin Love combine to shoot 7 for 14 from the arc as the Cavs were +19 in makes from the stripe. Jump-Shooting Teams do not have much success in winning time and that's why the Warriors 82-Game W-L for 2014-15 means absolutely nothing to me as most of those teams in the west can win coming out of the motel.

Cavs move 37-22 a 1/2 game ahead of Chicago for 1st in the NAB Central. The Warriors fall to 44-11 as they still lead the Pacific by a Country Mile!

WARRIORS @ CAVALIERS in "LOGO WATCH" w/PLAYBOOK on NBA ON TNT...Los SPLASH Hermanos hits the "Q" with the Logo's best W-L for 2014-15 as CAVS starring in "BELIEVELAND" is starting to hit their Stride led by King JAMES and KYRIE of SWOOSH Hoops!...#GSWvsCLE #WarriorsGround #CAVSnation #NBAonTNTGm1

It doesn't get any better than this as the "Plot" thickened for the Cavaliers hearing unfortunately for the D-Rose and the Bulls the news of Derrick going under the knife again. The Warriors lost to Indy but bounced back against the Wizards as Under Armour's "Human Torch" Stephen Curry missed the Indy outing but had 32 points and eight assists versus the Wiz Kids D.C..

Now we get all sorts of "Delicious Match Ups" only at Bluedude Sportstalk coming at 8pm ET on NBA  on TNT. Steph versus Kyrie at the PG and Klay vs King James at the SF or will Cavs "Get Shots" J.R. Smith get Klay with LeBron tending to Harrison Barnes?

GOLDEN STATE (44-10, 1st West)


CLEVELAND (36-22, 3rd East)

"Logo Watch" on NBA on TNT Gm 1
Thursday February 26, 2015 @ 8pm ET
ROCK & ROLL Museum 

Projected Starters


PG "Human Torch"
SG KLAY-metheus
SF Harrison B.
PF Draymond G.
C "Aussie" Andrew B.


PG Uncle Drew
SG "Gets Shots" J.R.
SF King James
PF Lake Oswego Monster
C Russian Timofey M.

Delicious Match Ups A-Team...Steph vs Kyrie B-Team Mo Speights vs "Perk"


Cavs must guard "Los Splash Hermanos" when they arrive at the "Q" which includes guarding them in the Visitors Locker Room...

Warriors must keep Cavs Nation on their fannies which means limit "Splash Plays" (Nerf-Rim Looks) from LeBron especially...

Transition "O" vs Transition "D" will be pivotal...guard the Arc and for the Cavs pick the "Los Splash Hermanos" up at the mid-court line or you will pay!

Turnovers vs "Live" Turnovers for TD's...

Warriors must be in "Attack Mode" and not settle or fall in love with the "J"...

Warriors Bench vs Cavs revamped Bench with PERK-ilicious...who wins?

Cavs must let Uncle Drew loose to make Curry work on "D" taking away from some of his offense...

Cavs also need to double Steph or Klay of they are the Ball-Handler getting the screen but be careful as "Dubs" has more than a few after these two who can knockdown the Triple! In short make someone else beat you not Curry or Thompson...

Warriors must stop LeBron on his one-man rim runs or leak out but shooting a lot of J's leads to east transition buckets as we will watch how this transpires for the Cavs and Warriors...

Kerr vs Blatt talking Lead Man

Glass Work Warriors must get all five bodies to the Glass as the Cavs have Glass-Eaters like Tristan Thompson, "Perk", and the Lake Oswego Monster...

Could this be a preview of the 2015 "Fight for Larry"...maybe!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

HORNETS 98 BULLS 86 F...BUZZ City catches the BULLS in a "State of Disbelief" and stings SEE RED in the MADHOUSE!..."WEST SIDE Story Report" cannot hit SCIENCE Project Status with JO, JIMMY, TAJ, and the SPANIARD!...#CHAvsCHI #ItsABuzzLife #BullsNation #WestSideStoryReport

The Chicago Bulls and not making any excuses for their 98-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets tonight looked disinterested and the focus squarely on Derrick Rose. Anyone who is reading this reach out to Carolina Panthers Sam Linebacker and former Georgia All-American Thomas Davis who has overcome four ACL Surgeries to play at very high-level for Carolina through the years.

As for the Bulls on this night just simply flat and running on "Fumes" as Charlotte used a balanced attack with four starters in double figures. If you read "Playbook" earlier at Bluedude Sportstalk I told you about Hornets PG Mo Williams being a nice stabilizer at the PG Slot for Charlotte as he was just that tonight netting 17 points with five helpers and just 1 turnover.

The game was set-up for the Bulls taking and they just didn't have enough in the tank to pull this one off. The game was tied at 20-20 after one and 44-44 at the break. Both teams played nip and tuck through three as Charlotte led 67-65. The difference was Al Jefferson's (16 pts 7 rebs) low-post presence and the leadership down the stretch from Mo-Will that gave the Hornets a 98-86 "W" pulling away through the middle of the 4th. Throw in former Kentucky Star and #2 overall pick in the 2011 draft M.K.G. 18 points and a dozen boards the Hornets had a sting late!

Pau Gasol led the Bulls with 25 points while grabbing thirteen boards. All-Star Jimmy Butler added 14 points and seven boards but struggled shooting as the Bulls all struggled late shooting 44% from the field and 65% from the stripe. Bulls must find a way as no one in the "Logo" will feel sorry for them moving forward!

Hornets move to 23-32 while the Bulls fall to 36-22 tied with the Cleveland Cavalier and Bulls Nation remember this date for the 2014-15 season!

CLIPPERS 105 ROCKETS 110 F...CLIPS hang tough but too much "CLUTCH City" on the Spalding Money Ball racks as the Artists formerly known as "LOB City" holds "FEAR the BEARD" to a Clipper-Like rugged 21 pts!..."LOGO WATCH" on "HUMP Day" from the TOYOTA Center in H-TOWN!...#LACvsHOU #ClipsNation #RedNation

The Los Angeles Clippers have adjusted to life without Jordan Brand's Blake Griffin as Clips Center DeAndre Jordan has stepped up his game to monumental proportions. Was Dre and some solid back court play from CP3 and JJ from #DukeInTheNBA enough to beat the Rockets in their Gymnasium?

After all the smoke cleared and the Clips hanging tough all night long it came down to the Rockets and the Money Ball Racks. Red nation shoots 44 from Sugarland to Katy to Humble and nailed 17 for 51 points from 23 feet 9 inches. The Clips having to contend wit the money ball hits 11 of thirty-two attempts, It came down to making plays and taking care of the Spalding orange and the Rockets did both.

A 110-105 "W" as Houston simply holds serve led by the Nike Hyperchase wearing "Fear the Beard" 21 points and ten helpers. The Clips "D" has the Blueprint" on James Harden as he shot just 4 for 13 from the field hitting 3 of nine money ball attempts. Like most leading scorers in the "Logo" you have to get to the line and shoot a nice clip and Harden was 10 for 12. "Brew Crew" Corey Brewer added 20 points off the bench off setting Clips super-sub Jamal Crawford's 24 points from "A Tribe called Clippers Bench"!

DeAndre and CP3 both led with 22 points for the Clips with Dre grabbing nineteen boards and CP3 waiting on some fourteen Clips tables. Clips -18 in points from the Arc and -7 from the stripe put them into the "L" column!

Rockets move to 39-18 and the Clips fall to 37-21...

#1 KENTUCKY 74 MISSISSIPPI State 56 F..."What ever happens in STARK VEGAS..stays in STARK VEGAS" as the #BBN dba #WeRUK flattens "The HUMP"!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" as Team CAL rolls to 28-0 overall and 15-0 in the "BLUEGRASS Invite" known as the SEC! #UK #MissSt #BBN #UKWildCats

The Mississippi State Bulldogs had their shot and you know they have had this one circled on the schedule. Looking at UK on tape is probably quite impressive but getting them "Live" in your gymnasium...not a real good look!

The Kentucky Wildcats moves to an impressive 28-0 overall and 15-0 in the SEC as they beat up the Mississippi State Bulldogs dba Stark Vegas 74-56. The Bulldogs gave a great effort like the other 27 teams before them but Kentucky just way too talented and deep.

UK leading 36-27 at the break came out rather flat in the first two to three minutes leading by only five points at 39-34. UK Freshman and maybe their most talented player in Trey Lyles led UK with 13 points at the break and 18 points for the game. It was UK's size and athleticism up front talking Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns that sent "Stark Vegas" to places unknown.

Both UK "Bigs" had thunderous Alley-Opp Dunks looking like a Nerf-Rim was put up as the 'Cats closes after that 39-34 lead on a 40-22 run. Aaron Harrison had 16 points and Devin Booker 14 points with Towns adding 12 points and ten boards. UK shot nearly 50% from the field and a sizzling 92% from the stripe.

State with hardly no size was led by Fred Thomas' 14 points and Craig Sword's 10 points as the only two Bulldogs in double figures. UK held "Stark Vegas" to 37% from the field and under 20% from the arc.

The #BBN will now get the 2nd best team in the SEC behind them in a Mike Anderson coached "Woo Pig Sooie" Bunch from Arkansas on Saturday February 28th at Rupp...hold on tight!

Top 3 GAMES in "LOGO WATCH" for "Hump Day" February 25, 2015....MAVS at the HIGHLIGHT Factory...CLIPS at the Big Toyota TUNDRA vs CLUTCH City...and SPURS Family hitting the "Only GAME in Town" the RIP City BLAZERS! #DALvsATL #LACvsHOU #SASvsPOR

Top 3 Games 
 February 25, 2015

#MavsNation (39-20) @ #HighlightFactory404 (44-12)
7:30pm ET

Dallas rolls into A.T.L. on the 2nd leg of a back to back Home/Motel Swing without Rajon Rondo who was put on Timeout by Mavs Brass and lead man Rick Carlisle. The Hawks trying to stay away from that East Fray of seeds 2-5 as they try and capture the #1 seed in the East. How will Dallas handle both Guards for the Hawks in All-Star Jeff Teague and his Caddy Dennis Schroder?

Delicious Match Up...Tyson vs Al Horfrod

#newCLIPjoint (37-20) @ #RedNation (38-18)
8pm ET NBA on ESPN

The Clippers embark on their latest Motel Swing with a Sunday Stop at the Madhouse vs the Bulls. AT 37-20 and at the #6 seed shows you in the west if you lose two to three games you just might drop two to three slots. The Rockets at the #3 slot just 1.5 games ahead of the #6 Clips as this game is really big talking Western Conference Seedings even though we are still in February!  

Delicious Match Up..."Mississippi Lightning" Monta vs "Fear the Beard" #13

#SpursFamily (34-22) @ #BlazerMania (36-19) 
1030pm ET NBA on ESPN 

The Spurs holding on for dear life but the good news  is their best player and #1 gun Kawhi Leonard the 2014 NBA Finals M.V.P. is back and ready to go. Now having said that is Spurs Family Point God Tony Parker of Peak USA Scooby Doos worn down after all those playoff runs? Can "pops" afford to rest the Starters like he always does this late in the season with the West stacked, racked, and packed like the Tarmac at Chicago O'Hare International at 9 a.m.?

Rip City with the addition of Aaron Affalo has to be thinking past the Northwest Division Title and getting deep into the "Fight for Larry" say playing towards Memorial Day instead of being ousted two weeks after Easter. Blazers are getting some much-needed rest of L-Train with that damaged right thumb of his. Don't look now as that double-digit lead over the Regulators Report OKC just a month ago is now cut in half at five games.

Delicious Match Up...the Old vs the New "TP9" vs "Dame"  

HORNETS @ BULLS in the "WEST SIDE Story Report" w/PLAYBOOK as it's "LIFE" without the ADIzero "SEE RED" Hero D-ROSE Edition!...BULLS get #ItsABuzzLife and Team AIR JORDAN at the MADHOUSE with the BULLS first look without ROSE!..#CHAvsCHI #BuzzCity #BullsNation #WestSideStoryReport

The Charlotte Hornets have to be thinking with no Derrick Rose life should be better playing the Bulls. Slow your darn roll Team Air Jordan as the "See Red Butler", the Spaniard, Jo Knows, and the TAJ-manian Devil among others will be lurking.

For starters Hive Drive is without its PG in Kemba Walker out with a knee injury as they have been dealing with major issues at the PG Slot as they grabbed T'Wolves PG Mo Williams. The Bulls on the other hand looking at the numbers might not be too far off without D-Rose out as Jimmy Butler and Pau Pau Pau were 2015 All-Stars.

CHARLOTTE (22-32, 9th East)


CHICAGO (36-21, 3rd East)

"West Side Story Report" going Local Networks and League Pass
"Hump Day" February 25, 2015 @ 8pm ET

Projected Starters


PG Mo-Will
SG Bloodline Henderson Jr.
PG Baby Zeller
C Big Al from Prentiss, MS


PG A-Brooks
SG "See Red Butler"
SF "Fundamentals" Dunleavy Jr.
PF Pau Pau Pau
C Jo of Three Stripes

Delicious Match Up

Big Al Jefferson vs Joakim


Bulls must do it going through the "BIGS" Pau and Jo and let's things flow as Jimmy Butler will get a lot of defensive attention...

Hornets Vet PG Mo Williams is solid and he is the one player the Bulls must focus on with Kemba Walker out...

Bulls must control "Pace" as the Hornets like to get out in Transition...force them into a half court game for a high-percentage of the game and make them execute offensively as that is in the Bulls Favor...

Big Al Jefferson vs Joakim is must-see Logo "Bigs" T.V....who wins?

Stay Aggressive in "Attack Mode" and get to the Charity Stripe that an NBA Teams best friend for 48...Jump-Shooting will get you in the "L" Column more times than not!

Bulls will need more "T-Time" more than ever as SG/SF Tony Snell has been coming into his own and now he needs to get into Overdrive...

Buzz City Bench vs Bulls Bench Mob...who wins?

Offensive Glass who can get extra possessions more will win this game?

the Spalding Money Ball who wheels them out first and takes advantage of 23'9"?

"Hustle Board" who wins the 50/50 Scrums?

"Execution" in all phases Half Court "O" vs Half Court "D", Transition "D" vs Transition "O",  and Defensive Rotations must be crisp...Game Plan with the Bluedude and see what you get!

Bulls Nation look for the Pick and Roll and ISO to Al Jefferson who is a monster in and around the painted-area that is the Hornets Loaf of Wonder Bread and Parkay Margarine!

Bulls Nation prepare yourself for battle!  

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 201...BLACKHAWKS "BISON City BLUR" KANE #88 out for 6-10 Weeks with CLAVICLE Injury..D-ROSE MENISCUS fails again and down goes BULLS Nation!...The MAVS "Double R" RONDO yapping in the Wrong Direction gets benched by CARLISLE! #IndianHeadBiz #DRoseBiz #MavsRondoBiz

The Chicago Blackhawks in the midst of a fight for not the Central Division Title but a solid seed in the West come "Fight or Lord Stanley" time gets a crushing blow. Winger Patrick Kane dba "Bison City Blur" #88 took a cross-check into the boards last night and suffered what is been determined as a Clavicle Fracture.

Ass we go to press the "Ice Games" Points Leader (64 pts) will miss some 6 to 10 weeks. Now the Balckhawks will have to explore a trade somewhere as they move things around on Lines 2 and 3 to cover for Captain Serious Line Jonathan Toews. Hawks Nation the Bluedude has put the "Fight or Lord Stanley" Seal Belt sign on now as we will be experiencing turbulence through this entire 2014-15 flight!

Bulls Derrick Rose must have left that Injury Bug for Kane as he goes down with the same injury he was dealing with the 2nd time around. A medial Meniscus Tear will sideline Rose for the remainder of the 2014-15 season and the Bulls and Bulls Nation are in utterly disbelief.

To make matters worse no one can point to when Rose's Meniscus was torn as he did shoot 1 for 13 on Monday Night. Gene Pool plays a significant part in every ones body and now you just hope the young man can be somewhat of a shell of himself. Bulls have to move on with the Cavs as the favorites Derrick or no Derrick.

Mavs mercurial Point God Rajon Rondo must have though it was Doc Rivers over there he was yelling at as he and Mavs lead man Rick Carlisle got into a visible shouting match on a time out. Carlisle then benched "Double R" for the remainder of the night and now comes word Rajon has been suspended 1 game. Hey Rojndo does that Lakers Destination look better than that Mavs Slot...just asking?  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PANTHERS 2 BLACKHAWKS 3 F/SO...The INDIAN HEAD goes with Chicago-Area Native DARLING in the BLUE PAINT and he almost goes Shutout!...PANTHERS rally to tie in the 3rd as HAWKS win inn Shootout!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison as The "BISON City BLUR" #88 KANER goes down after a Cross-Check! #FLAvsCHI #FloridaHockey #FrozenTalkHawks #OneGoal #FearTheINDIANHead

The Chicago Blackhawks in dyer straights to get a point at least came out fighting on Tuesday vs the Visiting Florida Panthers. The Indian Head struggling in their current home stand as they have had all kinds of issues on ""D and in and around the blue-paint!

Enter Chicago-Area native Scott Darling as he gets the nod and he was fabulous for 50 minutes then the wheels came off. Before that though the Hawks get goals from "Captain Serious" Jonathan Toews his 18th in the 1st for a 1-0 Hawks lead.

Then in the 2nd it was Kris Versteeg "Lighting the Lamp" for his 13th on the season. With the Hawks up 2-0 spotting a Darling a 2-0 lead things looked really good. Then in the 3rd with Hawks Nation thinking we must finish and they didn't.

The Panthers Jussi Jokinen makes it 2-1 Hawks with just over 9 minute remaining. Then Darling after he gathered himself let's another one by for a 2-2 tie as Panthers Vincent Trochek scored with just under four minutes remaining.

The extra period yielded nothing and Darling came up huge in the shootout. Both Toews and Sharp scored with Darling stopping both Trocjek and Nick Bjugstad for a Hawks Shoot Out "W" and at this juncture in time we will take that and Panthers go stand outside in those jerseys for an's Florida Weather at the Madhouse!

Darling in place of "Craw-Dad" Corey Crawford with a night off stopped 34 of 36 SOG. Panthers blue-paint tenant and familiar face Roberto Luongo the Love of Canucks Nation stopped 36 of 38 SOg but could not stop #19 or #10 when it counted in the shootout!

Hawks will get a Sunshine State "Back to Back" Motel Swing this Thursday as they get these same Panthers and Friday will get the rugged Bolts of Tampa led by Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson. The Indian Head moves to 36-20-5 with 77 points a bakers dozen behind the Central leading "Preds"...  

Note: the "Bison City Blur" Hawks Winger Patrick Kane left this game after taking a cross-check as he is the one player the Hawks could ill afford to lose hang in their #88!

CAVALIERS 102 PISTONS 93 F...The "Lake OSWEGO Monster" says enough is enough as "BELEIVELAND" rides K.L. of Lake Oswego, Oregon over the Motor City's new back court called "K.C.P. & JACK"!..."LOGO WATCH" from the "HOUSE" that the Bad Boys built!...#CLEvsDET #CavsNation #DeeeeeetriotBasketball

The Cleveland Cavaliers just picked up Kendrick Perkins as former All-Star PF Kevin Love dba "Lake Oswego Monster" says enough is enough. Timofey Mozgov with Tristan Thompson breathing down my neck now "Perk" is welcomed with open arms...that some B.S. Cavs Brass...Lol I can still play and play at a high-level! Stay Calm Lake Oswego Monster and you have options after the season!

Well when all the smoke cleared not from just the Cavs but the Pistons new exciting back court of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Jackson now dba "K.C.P. & Jack" at Bluedude Sportstalk played a huge role as well.

The Pistons leading 62-53 at the break gets a heavy-dose of the Cavs going "Post 82 Games 2014-15" with the Larry O'Brien on the line as Cleveland hits the Phone Booth and becomes "Believeland" as they out score Detroit Basketball in the 2nd half by some eighteen points 49-31.

It was the 3rd frame where the Cavs made their stand as the "Lake Oswego Monster" hits four of his eight money balls in the 3rd scoring a a dozen of the Cavs 24 points. Love brought 23' 9" to the game and some rebounding of course hauling in nine.

Cleveland never looked back after leading after three 77-74 as Love led with 24, King James 19 points and eleven helpers with Kyrie adding 18 points. C-Town shoots almost 84% from the stripe as they took some 37 money ball attempts and hit fourteen of them. That was +15 points in makes over Detroit.

The Pistons get 22 points and nine helpers from Jackson and 21 points from K.C.P.. Piston "Bigs" Andre Drummond (17 pts 10 rebs) and Greg Monroe 12 pts and 14 rebs were a factor early but Detroit got away from them and that cannot happen.

Cavs move to 36-22 and Pistons fall to 23-34 as that NBA Central will be dynamic in the 2015-16 season...believe that!  

WARRIORS 114 WIZARDS 107 F...Only if @UABasketball "HUMAN TORCH" @StephenCurry30 would have took another DND (Did Not Dress) the WIZARDS might have threw some WIZARDRY at DUBS All Day!..."LOGO WATCH" from the Nations Capital with a "Los SPLASH HERMANOS" sighting!..#GSWvsWSH #DubNation #WizKidsDC

The Indian Pacers last night beat the Golden State Warriors minus a "Splash Brother" as both Curry and Kerr had seen enough. Enter Steph Curry dba "Human Torch" for Under Armour Hoops facing off East All-Star starting PG John Wall dba Wall-Star...advantage "Human Torch"!

Steph Curry led a Warriors Attack with 32 points and eight helpers shooting 5 for 9 from Alexandria and P.C.G. County among other places. The Wizards give them credit they went nip and tuck for 40 or so minutes until almost midway through the 4th as Klay Thompson (17 pts) and Harrison Barnes (11 pts) and Andre Iguodala (9 pts) got in on the act in the 4th until Curry closed it out. Steph went with a Bank Shot and three free throws pushing the lead to 112-104 as the Final was 114-107.

The Wizards get a team-high 25 points from Paul Pierce with Poland's Marcin Gortat adding 16 points and eleven boards. Wall-Star pre-occupied with Curry chipped in with 16 points as well with eleven assists. That +21 points from the Arc for Dub Nation was the ball game as the Wizards only shot 27% from the arc making 5 for 18 compared to G.S.W.'s 12 for 23 out of the motel.

Dubs All Day moves to a Logo leading 44-10 while the Wizards falling closer to that #6 Seed in the East than the Top 4 is 33-24...    

#5 WISCONSIN 53 #14 MARYLAND 59 F...The Fighting TURTLES strike "A Whole Bunch of BADGERS" as the TERPS withstood a 2nd Half onslaught from U-DUB Madison., "FRANK the TANK", and "Badgers and DEKKER" !..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" as UNDER ARMOUR Hoops > ADIDAS Hoops on this night!...#WISvsMD #Badgers #FightingTerps #Big10Hoops

The 2014-15 Wisconsin Badgers will win the regular season Big 10 Title no doubt. They ran into a buzz saw in the 1st half in the Xfinity Center and it wasn't the Badgers Cable Bills we are talking about.

It was the Fighting Turtles hot shooting in the 1st half coupled with the Wisconsin missing shots they normally make all wrapped into a career-night from former X-Man of Ohio (Xavier Ohio Musketeer) and now Terps' SG Dez Wells.

Wells could not be stopped as the Badgers even put their best on the Orange defender on him and a high-school head coaches son in Sam Dekker and he could do nothing. Wells lit U-Dub Madison up for a game-high 26 points on 9 for 17 and grabbing seven boards. Terps' PG Melo Trimble controlled the all important "Pace" of the game at the point with a smooth and efficient 16 points and four boards.

As the Badgers were down at the break 31-20 and making a run in the 2nd half it was Wells that appeared to stop every Badger run. 2015 NBA Lottery Pick Frank "the Tank" Kaminsky led the Badgers with 18 points and grabbing eight boards with "Badgers and Dekker" adding 14 points and eight boards.  

The Terps' held the Badgers back court of Josh Gasser and Bronson Koenig to a combined 3 for 17 (3-11 3pt fg) and that was a huge difference in the ball game. After two Nigel Hayes made free throws right after the above three minute T.V. Timeout the Fighting Turtles closed out on a 9-3 run as Wisconsin was 1 for 5 in that span.

Maryland moves to 23-5 and 11-4 in the Big 10 while Wisconsin falls to 13-2 in the Big 10 and 25-3 overall...

"ISLES" Defenseman LEDDY gets $38.5 Million over 84 Months..."WORD around the BOARDS" as former BLACKHAWKS young Defenseman is cashing in with the BOYS from nostalgic NASSAU Coliseum! @LedPipe08 #IslesNation #NYIslanders #ISLES #IceGames

"One man's trash is another man's treasure" and for former Blackhawks Defensman Nick Leddy who was sent away by the Indian Head after the Kings game-winning goal ricochet off his jersey he landed in Long Island, New York looking for redemption.

Leddy has done that and then some in the 2014-15 season for the Isles with 25 points (8 goals, 17 assists) and a +10 on the season. @LedPipe08 for his 2014-15 play on line 1 inks a $38.5 million deal through 84 months 2021-22.  That line has propelled the Isles "D" alongside Johnny Boychuk (Boston Bruins) to new heights. Throw in All-Star Center John Tavares with LW Anders Lee and RW Josh Bailey the Boys from Nassau Coliseum soon to be the Bots from the Barclays have been cooking.

As we go to press the Isles at a robust 80 points (39-20-2 leading the Metropolitan Division) by two points over the rival Blue Shirts from World's Most Famous are in line to make a serious run towards the President's Trophy as well as the "Fight for Lord Stanley". Leddy at 23 years of age fits right in with that nucleus led by Mr. Tavares and the Indian Head can't keep everyone but they might have blown that one!    


WICHITA State and NORTHERN IOWA Business in "MAKING NOISE" + "CAMPUS HARDWOOD" = CINDERELLA never looked like this in MARCH MADNESS!...Missouri Valley Conference POWERHOUSES #ShockNation and #UNIPanthers are dba MID-MAJORS highlighted by potential Final 4 Teams! #WheatShockers #UNIPanthers #MVC

Here they come and before you fill out your "March Madness" Brackets you need to know about the Toast of the M.V.C. starring the Wichita State Wheat Shocker and the Northern Iowa Panthers. And High School recruits not endorsing neither one but it would be  nice landing slot for that Kid that is a High-Major on the board looking to do damage right away.

As we go to press the Shockers (25-3, 15-1 MVC) and Panthers (26-2, 15-1) are in a dead heap to see which team can garner as high as a #2 seed if not a #3 seed. Both have ran right through the M.V.C. and have been playing lights out since the season tipped.

The Wheat Shockers having made a run last season and took the #BBN dba Kentucky Wildcats to the brink of elimination has a back court that arguably is the best in the country in PG Fred VanFleet (12.4 ppf 5.3 apg 4.4 rpg) and Ron Baker (15.6 ppg 4.4 rpg) as both will be in the Logo.

The Panthers are no-names but they have a monster in senior PF Seth Tuttle (15.8 ppg 6.5 rpg) who leads them in scoring and rebounding. How balanced is that Panthers Attack they have eight played averaging at least 4.9 ppg and nine players averaging at least 13 minutes per outing. All nine also can shoot the three which means that painted-area when you play them is wide-open as they spread you out.  

UNI beat the Wheat Shockers 70-54 on January 31st and they will meet in the last game of the M.V.C. Season this week February 28th in Wichita with that NCAA Tourney Committee all over this one.

Can the Panthers or Shockers beat the Kentucky's, Wisconsin's, and Arizona's of the NCAA March Madness Powerhouses World that I don't know. Can they play with dawg gone right they can and if you see them in your bracket you might want to pencil these two M.V.C. Powerhouses into the Sweet 16 regardless of who is in their way.  

Only 4 GAMES in "LOGO WATCH" for Tuesday February 24, 2015...DUB Nation visits Nations Capital vs WIZ Kids D.C...."BELIEVELAND" at the PALACE of Auburn Hills vs new-look DETROIT Basketball...INDY in THUNDER Alley vs the REGULATORS Report OKC...and DINOSAURS near I-35 at the AA 214 vs Team M.F.F.L.! #GSWvsWSH #CLEvsDET #INDvsOKC #TORvsDAL

Only 4 Games on "Logo Watch" for Tuesday February 24, 2015

#DubsAllDay (43-10) @ #WizKidsDC (33-23)
7pm ET

Delicious Match Up..."Human Torch" vs Wall-Star

Warriors arrive losing on Sunday to the Pacers with Under Armour's "Human Torch" getting a DND (Did Not Dress). Dubs all of a sudden has company in the 41-14 Memphis Grizzlies just 3.5 games out of the #1 seed Warriors in the west.

The Wizards are in a funk and they need this one like yesterday. They have struggled with no one riding shotgun with PG Wall-Star John Wall as Bradley Beal has been out due to an injury. As we go to press the Wizards are two games ahead of the #6 seed Bucks in the East.
#BelievelandHoops (35-22) @ #DetroitBasketball (23-33)
730pm ET

Delicious Match Up...Cavs Bigs vs Mr, Drummond/Monroe

The Cavs rolled the hapless New York Knicks on Sunday in a wash and they have their sights set on the Central Division and the #1 seeded Atlanta Hawks. LeBron and Kyrie have been leading and now they add "Perk" to that front line and 2nd unit with Tristan Thompson...lookout East!

The Pistons riding high as they are just one game back of the 8th seeded Brooklyn Nets. PG Reggie Jackson played well in his first start minus him losing his lunch in the 2n frame near the bench. Detroit is a team that is emerging and no one in the East wants to play with Mr. Drummond and Greg Monroe in and around the painted-area.

#PacerNation (23-33) @ #RegulatorsReportOKC (31-25) 

Delicious Match Up..."Stuck" vs Russ

Indy beat G.S.W. as they are tied with Detroit Basketball chasing down the 8th seed. When the Pacers are locked in and everything is flowing they can be real dangerous especially with combo guard "Stuck" Rodney Stuckey shooting it well and scoring.

OKC Thunder GM Sam Presti moved that whole OKC Roster around and when they played Sunday blowing out the Nugs he had to be elated. That new OKC Squad minus KD with Enes Kanter, D.J. Augustin, and the underrated Kyle Singler looks improved just like that. Can OKC move out of #8 and into that #5and #6 seeded area will be the "Fight for Larry" question concerning Team Scott Brooks? No @kdTREY OKC's Slim Reaper it might be just fine for now!

#WeTheNorth (37-19) @ #TeamMFFL (38-20) 
830pm ET

Delicious Match Up...K.L. vs Rondo talking PGs

The Raptors are on the 2nd leg of a back to back Motel Swing taking I-20 west leaving the Pelicans Nest 50-4 with an "L".  Now they get a Mavericks Bunch that is tinkering on "Greatness" if they can string a week and half together in the right column they will be in the thick of the top seeds in the west. This to me is the best game of the 4 games on tap in a rather slow Tuesday in the Logo.  Kyle Lowry vs Rajon Rondo coupled with DeMar DeRozan vs Monta Ellis is a delicious match up for NBA back courts.

Monday, February 23, 2015

BUCKS 71 BULLS 87 F...Da BULLS "BENCH MOB" led by New Mexico LOBOS T-SNELL 20 points cruises past an Offensively-Challenged #FEARtheDEAR Squad playing NBA ROAD KILL in the MADHOUSE!..."WEST SIDE Story Report" as SEE RED starts stacking W's at the U.C.! #MILvsCHI #BUCKSnation #BULLSnation #WestSideStoryReport

After a first frame that saw the Bulls sizing up the Milwaukee Bucks leading 21-15 after one. See Red took off after that jumping out to a 48-33 lead as the Bucks never really got into this one partly because of that Thibs patented "D" the Bulls put on Milwaukee.

Both team splayed to a 16-16 tie in the 3rd and with the Bulls leading still by fifteen points 63-48 the Bucks never got closer than 16 points as the Bulls run away with a 87-71 win. The night belonged to former New Mexico Lobos Star Tony Snell dba T-Time from Bulls Color Man Stacey King as he goes for a game-high 20 points going 4 for 6 on one Spalding money ball rack. Snell with a sneaky-athletic game even went Nerf-Rim on one occasion bringing Bulls Nation to their feet.

Nikola Mirotic added 16 points and grabbed fourteen boards as Jimmy Butler (11 pts) and Pau Gasol (15 pts) were the only other Bulls in double figures. The Bucks were led by Khris Middleton's 17 points as Da Bulls held them to 33% from the field and 22% from the arc. Bulls committed 18 turnovers but was the aggressor hence +18 in points from the stripe.

See Red moves to 36-21 while the Bucks fall to 31-25....

#17 LOUISVILLE 52 GEORGIA TECH 51 F..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" on Another Manic MONDAY as the 'VILLE and Team PITINO survives an "Ambush Attempt" by the RAMBLIN' WRECK in the 404 as the 'CARDS ROZIER played CLARK KENT in the 2nd Half!...#LOUvsGT #UofLCards #YellowJackets #ACCBasketball

The 2014-15 Louisville Cardinals have struggled from day one on offense. Now that task becomes a little bit harder as they lose Juco-Star and leading scorer Chris Jones after reportedly getting the boot off the squad yesterday. I am not going to get into the particulars but the 'Crads will have to do it from here on out methodically and guard some folks to get where they want to get to and for the 'Ville that is the Final 4.

It was a gutty effort versus the home team the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets dba Ramblin' Wreck as they have been an ACC Door Mat for a few seasons talking the hoops team. The 'Cards down 24-17 and leaving 13 points from Jones out of the equation got it going behind Terry Rozier.

The 'Crads best guard and second best player behind Junior Monster Montrezl Harrell scored 18 of Louisville's 35 2nd half points including three money balls. Rozier cut a 41-28 2nd half deficit to 41-34 at the eight minute mark and that was crucial for the 'Ville seemingly getting nothing done on that end.

The 'Cards close the game after that going on a 21-10 run and throw out the Yellow Jackets money ball at the buzzer at the end of the game it was a 21-7 run. Rozier had  game-high 22 points going 3 for 8 from deep as Senior Wayne Blackshear from Chicago, Illinois Morgan Park High School added 10 points and grabbed eight boards. The All-American Harrell chipped in with 8 points and eight boards.

Tech struggled in the 2nd half as they were led by Marcus Georges-Hunt's 13 points and DeMarco Cox's double-double of 11 points and eleven boards. Tech lead man Brian Gregory a longtime Sparty Assistant under Tom Izzo has struggled to keep that Atlanta Metro Talent at home and he is past on the hot seat.

The 'Ville moves to 22-5 and 10-5 in the ACC as Tech falls to 3-13 in the ACC and 12-16 overall.    

BUCKS @ BULLS in the "WEST SIDE Story Report" w/PLAYBOOK as "FEAR the DEER" leaves the Team CHARTER on the Tarmac and takes the MEGABUS for "Date Night" with Da BULLS south on I-294!...#MILvsCHI #TeamSUDS #BullsNation #WestSideStoryReport

The new Jason Kidd led Milwaukee Bucks arrive at the United Center with moving pieces as out with the "Knight Rider" and in with reigning 2013-14 "Logo" Donut Runner of the Year (NBA Rookie of the Year) Michael Carter-Williams dba M.C.W.. He didn't play in the last night in a home loss vs the Hawks but I suspect he will get his feet wet tonight vs D-Rose.

The Bulls come in running down the "Valley of the Sun" Hoops Squad late to get a nice "W" to square up their home W-L to 16-11 with plenty of work to do. Can "See Red" round into form soon enough to run through the Heat like the Steelers ran through the 2014 AFC North like a Primanti Brothers Samich (Sandwich for those of you who are slow) fully involved...with fresh-cut Fries all over that bad boy!  

MILWAUKEE ( 31-24, 6th East)


CHICAGO (35-21, 3rd Central)

"West Side Story Report" on NBA League Pass and Chicago Sports Net 
"Another Manic Monday" February 23, 2015 @ 8pm CT

Projected Starters


PG J. Bayless
SG K. Middleton
SF "Greek Freak" Giannis
SF Mr. Dud dba Jared Dudley
C "Plastic Man of Beer Town USA" John Henson


PG D-Rose
SG "See Red Butler"
SF "Fundamentals" Dunleavy Jr.
PF the "Spaniard" Pau Pau Pau
C Joakim the Son of French Royalty Yannick Noah

Delicious Match Up

Middleton vs "See Red Butler"


Bucks no matter who it is Bayless, M.C.W., or OJ Mayo they must make D-Rose a jump-shooter and all five bodies back ball level in transition to keep the Bulls Transition Game under wraps...

Bulls must keep Middleton and the "Greek Freak" from getting off as they are the two Bucks that can impact the game in a variety of ways...

Bucks Bench vs Bulls Bench Mob...who wins?

J-Kidd vs Thibs

If M.C.W. is on that 2nd Unit with Mayo the Bulls will counter with Aaron Brooks and Tony Snell and they must be ready to slow the Bucks 2nd Unit Guards down offensively...

Glass Work (Rebounds) who wins?

If the Bucks want to play small with the "Beer Town USA Plastic Man" from UNC Chapel Hill Tar Heels John Henson playing the 5 the Bulls must go inside to Pau and Jo and force Kidd to play bigger...with Miles Plumlee among others!

"Hustle Board" who wins?

"Scrums" 50/50 Spalding Oranges who wins?

the Money Ball Racks always in play who will shoot it better than the other squad?

Turnovers vs Live Turnovers for TD's talking "IZZONE" Style...Thibs can live with Turnovers but they need to be of the Dead Variety not easy transition buckets!

The new Bucks are young, athletic, and coached up by J-Kidd and if the Bulls are lethargic and complacent they will take another one in the Madhouse in the wrong column!

Bulls need to get and keep the Madhouse "Fully Involved" with the Pickle on the Side for 48 and control the all important "Pace"!  

Sunday, February 22, 2015

GRIZZLIES 98 TrailBLAZERS 92 F..."GRIT & GRIND" turns the ROSE GARDEN into the GRIND HOUSE and the West might just come through "MEMPHIS in MAY"!..."LOGO WATCH" Post OSCARS as the "GRIZZ" are coming for DUB Nation!...#MEMvsPOR #GritGrindBealeStreet #RipCityBlazers

The Battle of Division Leaders comes down to the "Grizz" coming from the Logo Dead on a Oscar Sunday to shock Blazer Mania. The Blazers built for the "Fight for Larry" has a major meltdown blowing a 77-64 lead going into the 4th for a Grizz 98-92 "W"!

After a mid-May "Fight for Larry" felt first half with the score tied at 38-38 the Blazers take off for a 39-26 third frame for a 77-64 lead as Dame Lillard had 18 points and Nicolas Batum had a dozen. Then the "Grizz" took Rip City to the Grind House in the 4th.

The Blazers leading 82-69 with just over ten minutes to go was hit with Grit and Grind as the Grizz took the game over. Memphis goes on a 16-3 run to tie the game at 85-85 after a Marc Gasol "J". The Grizz closes the game out on a 13-7 run led by Courtney Lee six points from the stripe in that 13-7 run.

Rip City was without All-Star LaMarcus "L-Train" Aldridge out with that Right Thumb Sprain. The Blazers had a +30 points from deep advantage as the "Grizz" tore up Blazer Mania in the painted-area.

The Grizz was led by Gasol's game-high 21 points with Courtney lee adding 19 points. Blazer Mania was led by Adidas Basketball's "Dame" Lillard with 18 points and seven assists. Memphis moves to 40-14 and the Blazers fall to 36-19.

The "West" just might run through "Memphis in May" and in April and June 2015!

WIZARDS 89 PISTONS 106 F...With REGGIE of OKC at the Point Gawd Slot the MOTOR City PISTONS run right through some "WIZARDRY" from D.C. who needs the Real Deal BRADLEY BEAL ASAP!..."LOGO WATCH" OSCAR Red Carper Edition and here comes the new PISTONS in the East! #WSHvsDET #WIzKidsDC #PistonsNation

The Detroit Pistons Lead Man, GM, and Prez Stan Van Gundy dba S.V.G. might have finally hooked up the right ingredients in the Motor City. The last trade bringing OKC Thunder and Russell Westbrook's Caddy Reggie Jackson to the "D" might be a five-star going entree!

With the Pistons leading 57-52 at the break they get shot out of a cannon after the intermission outscoring the Washington Wizards 35-19 as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was on fire in the frame with 13 points including two money balls. K.C.P. might be the perfect fit playing alongside Jackson who had 17 points and five helpers in his Pistons Day View.

Detroit never looked back for a 106-89 "W" K.C.P. had a game-high 26 points followed by the "Motown Bigs" in Greg Monroe (15 pts 15 rebs) and Andre Drummond (18 pts 16 rebs) as the "D" was +21 in points from deep and +8 on the glass.

The Wiz Kids D.C. was led by Poland's Marcin Gortat's 24 points and ten boards as Wall-Star dba Adidas Basketball's John Wall goes 10 points and a dozen boards. Simply the Wizards need Bradley Beal back ASAP if they want to stay in that top 4 mix in the East. The hunt for the NBA Southeast is all but over as the Highlight Factory Hawks will runway or have already runaway with that division.

Detroit moving to 23-33 is just a 1/2 game off the #8 seed Brooklyn Flatbush Nets. The Wizards in the 5th slot in the east is 1.5 games back of Cleveland and two games back of the Chicago Bulls for #3 in the East as C-Town is holding down the #4 slot and en fuego!       

BRUINS 6 BLACKHAWKS 2 F..."SPOKES" of the HUB gives the INDIAN HEAD the OSCAR Sunday Blues putting up a Crooked SIX in the Madhouse c'mon HAWKS what about #OneGoal and #Fight4LordStanely!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison HAWKS 2014-15 Machine close to seeing the "Service Engine Soon" Light!...#BOSvsCHI #SpokesBusiness #FearTheINDAINHead #FrozenTalkHawks

Didn't see this coming especially after B's Prez Cam Neely called out everyone but himself last week calling for some W's or Two Men and a Truck will be at every practice taking someone away from Bean Town.

That might have lit a fire under the B's as they hammered a Hawks Squad that is getting worse by each every home game. Hawks GM Stan Bowman might need to get a Lighter and some Kingsford Edge and pull a Neely here soon.

The Bruins led 2-1 in the 1st frame as the Hawks get a tip-in or redirect from Captain Serious making it 2-1 B's at the end of one. From there it was all downhill as the B's Milan Lucic made it 3-1 early in the 2nd frame leading to three more goals in the 2nd for a B's commanding 6-1 lead.

Hawks Bryan Bickell added a goal in the 3rd as the Hawks suffer their worst loss at the Madhouse this season 6-2. Hawks blue-paint tenant Corey Carwford was pulled out of net in the 3rd after the 4th B's goal replaced by Antti Raanta who gave up two more goals in the frame.

B's net minder Tuukka Rask stopped 26 of 28 SOG as it looks and appears like that Neely Rant which caught everyones attention in black and yellow might get them back into playing Spokes Winning Hockey.

Hawks fall to 35-20-5 as they are double digits back of the central division leading Opryland "Preds". The Spokes at 67 points is nine points back of the Red Wings for 3rd in the Atlantic.

The Indian Head gets the Florida Panthers on Tuesday February 23 at 8pm ET at the Madhouse...

HAWKS 97 BUCKS 86 F..."BUDENHOLZER Ball" rebounds in BEER Town U.S.A. dba #FearTheDeer as they follow the lead of All-Star PAUL MILSAP's 23 points and 16 board effort!..."LOGO WATCH" OSCAR Red Carpet Edition as the HIGHLIGHT Factory said enough of those LOW Lights!...#ATLvsMIL #ATLHawksNation #FearTheDEER #LogoWatchOSCARRedCarpertEdition

On a night where it it soon to be all about the Oscars and the Oscar Red Carpet their is still plenty og "Logo Watch" Sunday Edition unfinished business. The Atlanta Hawks backed up in a corner for the first time in the 2014-15 season needed to beat the Bucks to avoid their first three-game skid of the seasons.

The Hawks jumped out to a 48-35 lead at the break only to be up by two at the end of the third frame 66-64. It was Atlanta's 22-9 run to the under six minute mark that landed them into the Winner's circle  in this one. It was Paul Milsap for the Hawks 23 points and sixteen boards that had the major impact as well as six players in double figures and shooting at an 85% clip from the charity stripe.

The Bucks get 19 points from both of their emerging young starts in Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokonmpo that kept the Bucks in the game through three. Michael Carter-Williams has yet to play and Jerryd Bayless started at the point for a Bucks Team that is currently 31-24.  Milwaukee's 4 for 16 from Kenosha and Racine, Wisconsin spelled gloom and doom as they could not get it going from the arc.

The Hawks move to 44-12 as their magic number is getting to 60 wins before n anyone in the east gets to 55 wins. Atlanta should be the #1 seed in th East in the "Fight for Larry" and they will be a tough out as they stop the bleeding!

CAVALIERS 101 KNICKS 83 F..."BELIEVELAND" Road Show continues as they take KNICKS TAPE dba KNICKS 8 TRACK to the depths of the frigid HUDSON!..."LOGO WATCH" Sunday Edition..NBA Heads here comes the new CAVS ready or not!..#CLEvsNYK #CAVSnation #KnicksNation

The game is on the schedule and on paper what looked to get real ugly was worse than believed at first you Dr. Seuss Mother Goose! The Cleveland Cavaliers having figured out all their particulars and the all important "Identity" moving forward blast the hapless Knicks Tape 101-83.

At this point the only thing keeping Gotham City Sports Heads afloat is the Isles and Blue Shirts if you get down with Ice Games. Then there the prospect of Spring Training 2K15 right around the corner after that it's a wash!

The Cavs are believing in "Blatt Ball" as they jumped out to a 36-17 first frame lead and that was your ball game. The Cavs then led at the break 62-38 with everyone in on the act. King James (16 pts), "Lake Oswego Monster" Kevin Love (13 pts), Uncle Drew (10 pts), and "Get Shots" J.R. Smith (9 pts) all had a great games up to the break as Knicks Tape is simply adding more Lottery Balls to get Duke's "Big Jah" or Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns Jr..

Cleveland goes onto to win 101-83 cruising with a +27 in points from the Arc and holding the Knickerbockers to under 38% shooting on the day. New York was led by Langston Galloway's 13 points and six boards and taking nothing away from the former St. Joseph's Red Hawk Star but yes who is he to lead Knicks 8 Track in scoring in a game and we haven't even hit March yet.

The Cavs move to 35-22 while the Knicks at 10-45 are playing under the motto of, " You can't win the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery if you don't Lose"!

Knicks Nation is that Hudson cold at this time of year...just asking?     

Saturday, February 21, 2015

SUNS 107 BULLS 112 F....BULLS make a late push in the 4th behind the "BENCH MOB" and sneaks by Team HORNACEK!..."WEST SIDE Story Report" as this point BULLS NATION it's a "W" regardless of how it played out!..#PHXvsCHI #SUNSnation #BULLSnation #WestSideStoryReport

The Phoenix tested out their new Whip with all those moving parts finally in place talking PG Brandon "Knight Rider" Knight. Yes the "Knight Rider" had 13 points but it was the Bulls behind the Bench Mob getting it done late in the 3rd and into the 4th that bails out the "West Side Story Report" at the Madhouse.

Behind a game-high 22 points and fourteen boards from Pau Pau Pau and the Bulls Bench Mob answering the Suns Bench not so much in production but in the time of need the Bulls get a hard-fought 112-107 win.

Jimmy Butler added 19 points with Derrick Rose 16 points as "See Red" 50% from the Arc and 16 free throw attempts (doubling Phoenix 8) was the difference in numbers. Taj Gibson 12 pts 4 rebs), Aaron Brooks (12 pts 5 asst), Nikola Mirotic (8 pts), and Tony Snell (5 pts) all came at the right time. That money ball by Pau Pau Pau that made it 83-81 Suns at the end of three was huge!

The Bulls started the 4th down 83-81 went on a 23-18 run to the 1:30 mark left in the 4th leading 106-99. Phoenix got to within one but the Bulls close them out at the line as the Suns missed two huge money ball attempts.

P.J. Tucker led the Suns with 20 points and six boards with Marcus Morris off the bench adding 17 points. Phoenix now falls to 29-27 in the West where there is no margin for error! Chicago moves to 35-21 staying ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers for now who will add Kendrick Perkins once he agrees to a buyout from the Jazz.

Bulls get the new "Fear the Deer" Bucks on Monday Night February 23 at 8pm CT as they have just released starting center Larry Sanders.

AUBURN 75 #1 KENTUCKY 110 F...the WAR EAGLES and Team PEARL had no "SHOT" and who does versus this version of the #BBN and #WeRUK!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" as the UK 'CATS takes another SEC Foe to a Special Place!...#AUBvsUK #WarEagles #UKWildCats #SEChoops

It was over five minutes into this one as the Kentucky Wildcats move to 14-0 in the SEC and 27-0 in the SEC and it doesn't get any better than that in any league talking Men's Division 1 College Basketball.

The 'Cats leading 16-2 at the 14:54 mark in the 1st half had it going and in particular the 2nd Unit. Sophomores C/PF Dakari Johnson and former Volleyball and Hoops Star Marcus Lee along with Freshmen PG Tyler Ulis and SG Devin Booker put it on the Auburn Squad.

Johnson had 13 points and six boards with Lee adding 6 points and eight boards as they dominated in and around the glass with Lee going Nerf-Rim x 2. Booker chipped in with 11 points and Ulis 10 points as Kentucky led 52-26 at the break.

That assault continued in the 2nd half as Auburn did get more and more comfortable as it is easy playing fro twenty plus down and not taking shots at the Auburn Student-Athletes. UK's Harrison Twins combined for 30 points and ten helpers with Freshman and #2 overall Pick in the 2015 NBA Draft Karl-Anthony Towns going for a team-high 19 points and ten boards with four blocks. UK runs away in the 2nd half for a 110-75 "W".

Auburn SG Antoine Mason had a game-high 29 points shooting 5 for 6 from deep. The War Eagles fall to 4-10 in the SEC and 12-15 overall...

February 28th the 'Cats have their last road block as they host #18 Arkansas...

SUNS @ BULLS in the "WEST SIDE Story Report" w/PLAYBOOK...PHX Hoops with the "KNIGHT Rider" joining the "BIRMINGHAM Baron" Eric Bledsoe arrives at the MADHOUSE for DATE NIGHT!...SEE RED has to start putting a string of W's together at the U.C.!...#PHXvsCHI #SUNSnation #BullsNation #WestSideStoryReport

The Phoenix Suns coming off a 111-109 loss at Target Center Twin Cities last night arrives at the Madhouse for a tilt with the Bulls. "See Red" coming off of a disappointing 100-91 loss in the Motor City will be looking for blood as well as getting that Madhouse 2014-15 W-L back in order. D-Rose and the "Spaniard" Pau Pau Pau struggled last night in the Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan.

PHOENIX (29-26, 9th West)


CHICAGO (34-21, 3rd East)

#West Side Story Report" going NBA TV
Saturday February 21, 2015 @ 8pm ET

Projected Starters


PG "Birmingham Baron" Bledsoe
SG G. Green *
SF P.J. Tucker
PF Markeiff Morris
C A. Len

* Note Brandon Knight the "Knight Rider" could play


PG D-Rose
SG "See Red Butler"
PF "Fundamentals" Dunleavy Jr.
PF Pau Pau Pau
C Jo of Gator Nation

Delicious Match Ups

Bledsoe vs D-Rose
Morris Twins vs Pau and Taj


Bulls must slow down Starter Morris Twin Markeiff as he had 31 points last night....

D-Rose had to be better than 2 for 9 from the field...

Bledsoe can impact the game from everywhere with 12 points 7 rebs 6 asst last night in Twin Cities...Bulls and D-Rose must contain him especially in transition

Suns can be a balanced bunch hence 7 players last night in double figures including all five starters...Bulls Bench Mob must play well....

Can Phoenix slow down 2015 All-Star Jimmy Butler who his the Pistons last night for 30 points?

Rebound Margin...who wins on the glass?

LaGrange, Illinois' Hornacek vs Thibs

Bulls have to start to dig deep to "Protect The Madhouse" as "See Red" is 15-11 at home simply unacceptable....

Morris Twin Marcus and Archie Goodwin appear to be the go-to-guys off the Suns Bench can Taj and T-Snell slow them down?

Both teams are on a back to back with the Bulls having the advantage as their back to back was Motel/Home as the Suns are Motel/Motel...

"Attack Mode" stay aggressive and get to the Foul Line...

Bulls need this one as "Believeland" and King James and Kyrie smell "EAST #1 Seed" in the water...forget smelling "Chum"!

PAC-MAN vs the "MONEY TEAM" going down in Sin City on MAY 2, 2015!...Bluedude Sportstalk FRONT LINE February 21, 2015 going "THRILLA in the 702" read all about it! #FloydvsManny #Pound4PoundTheBestRightNow

May 2nd, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada
TALE of the TAPE
May 2nd Happenings

Are you kidding me some say the fight has lost some luster since it should have happened over a half a decade ago. Well let bygones be bygones and without further delay the contracts reportedly have been signed with John Hancock's and Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will meet in Vegas on May 2, 2015 for all the marbles.

Finally with all this hype leading to absolutely nothing we get the "Pound for Pound" best Fighters in the world heading for D-Day and this one should not disappoint. Looking at the Tale of the Tape for both up to date:

Manny "PAC-MAN" Pacquiao 

Vitals: Age 36 Height 5'6" Reach 67"

64 Fights
57 Wins
38 Wins by KO
5 Losses
2 Draws

"PRETTY BOY" Floyd Mayweather

Vitals: Age 37 Height 5'8" Reach 72"

47 Fights
47 Wins
26 Wins by KO
0 Losses
0 Draws

There is no doubt this needs to held in Jerry's World in Arlington, Texas to get an even bigger gate. Sin City though is the "Fight Capital" of the World and with the Fight going on on May 2nd and the Kentucky Derby 2015, NFL Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, and MLB Baseball at the dish in full swing...where you going to be?

Friday, February 20, 2015

CAVALIERS 127 WIZARDS 89 F..."BELIEVELAND" playing for "KEEPS" puts the WIZ Kids D.C. right in the frigid POTOMAC River!..."LOGO WATCH" T.G.I.F. LeBRON and the CAVS at 200 Knots in what looks to be clear waters in the East!..#CLEvsWSH #CAVSnation #DCWizardry

Look the Washington Wizards could have went back in time and move this tilt to the Cap Centre in Landover, Maryland and the Wizards turned back to Washington Bullets Starters would have been Kevin Greivey, Greg Ballard, Big Wes Unseld, the "Big E" Elvin Hayes and throw in Wall-Star the Wizards current All-Star. It would not have nattered as King James scoring 28 in 25 minutes that's a $3 Car Wash for the King of Akron and the sleek Nike Basketball LeBron 12.

"Believeland" leading 65-51 at the break didn't let up as they added to that leading 94-71 at the end of three. The Cavs coast to 127-89 "W" as Uncle Drew in his new Kyrie 1 from Nike Basketball goes 25 points and seven helpers in just over 30 minutes. If there is a Duo in the East or in the "Logo" that could give Planet Oracles "Los Splash Hermanos" a's The King and Uncle Drew...real NBA Talk right there!  

The Wizards by the end of this one was loading up the Yellow School Bus headed to the frigid Potomac River for a swim as Wall-Star dba John Wall and Ne Ne Hilario each had 18 points. They were the only D.C. Starters in double figures. Look at this number 1 for 16 from deep and 17 turnovers heck they would have beat American University today the Wizards let alone Georgetown and George Washington University.

The Cavs move to 34-22 and seemingly have figures how to play "Blatt Ball" or is that "LeBron Ball"? Wiz I will give you this one as it as game 31 after the break but do it again next will be smack dab on Crime Scene Bluedude Sportstalk for your lethargic play...believe that!

AVALANCHE 4 BLACKHAWKS 1 F...The INDIAN HEAD stars in "From RUSSIA with Love" as the AVS Blue-Paint Tenant SEMYON VARLAMOV with CAST and CREW freezes Team ONE GOAL!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison HAWKS Home Stand looking more and more like they need the COAST GUARD!...#COLvsCHI #AVSnation #FearTheINDIANHead #FrozenTalkHAWKS #IceGames2015

Yes Blackhawks Nation let me know the next time the Blackhawks meet the Avs and the Bluedude will be cool if Russian Net Minder Semyon Varlamov isn't in the blue paint. The Hawks if they see the Russian Stud in net in the "Fight for Lord Stanley" lookout Hawks Nation we might be in big big trouble.

Varlamov brought all his cast and crew for the Hawks to start in "From Russia with Love" and the Indian Head takes another "L" at the Madhouse as they might have the same thing the Bulls have playing at 1901 West Madison on the West Side of the 'Go!

The Avs struck in the 1st for the only goal from Tyson Barrie for a 1-0 lead. The Hawks hanging right in the gets goal #12 from Kris Versteeg in the 2nd frame tying the game at 1-1. From there though it was all downhill in the 3rd.

With Varlamov facing 17 SOG through the first two periods and Corey Crawford 21 SOG the game was even steven. The Avs a little over midway through the 3rd gets back to back power play goals from Gabriel Landeskog and Barrie his 2nd of the night within 24 seconds of one another for an Avs 3-1 lead....ball game.

Avs add goal #4 two and half minutes after that goal and the Avs get a 4-1 win as the Hawks need to hit the reset button for Sunday's match up with the struggling Spokes of Bean Town. Avs took full advantage of the power play going 2 for 3 as the Indian Head goes 0 for 2.

Russian Royalty Varlamov stops 27 of 28 SOG while "Craw-Dad" stops 26 of 30. Hawks stay 75 points falling to 35-19-5 as the Avs at 25-21-6 at 61 points still last in the Central.

Hawks vs Spokes Sunday February 22nd at 330pm ET from the Madhouse...

BULLS 91 PISTONS 100 F...SEE RED's 3rd Frame WOES leads to a disappointing start to the 2nd half of the 2014-15 Season!..."WEST SIDE Story Report" BULLS lose to the PISTONS without their new pieces! #CHIvsDET #BullsNation #MotorCityPistons #WestSideStoryReport

The Chicago Bulls start the 2nd half of 2014-15 putting up an "EGG" near the Motor City as the revamped Pistons without their Trade Pieces. The Pistons put See Red away in the 2nd half and runs away with a 100-91 "W" and don't tell me the Madhouse Woes will start to leak into the Motel Swings the Bulls have left..don't want to hear it!

The Bulls leading 53-45 at the break was in position to get the "W" with All-Star Jimmy Butler with 14 points and Taj Gibson 13 points. The Pistons though right before the half go a Mo Builder when SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope let a money ball loose cutting what would have been a 53-42 lead at the break to a 53-45 Bulls lead.

The Pistons come right back out after the break and gave it to the Bulls as Detroit Starters Spencer Dinwiddie, Caron Butler (yes UConn's Caron Butler), Andre Drummond, and Greg Monroe all went to work for a Pistons 32-15 run in the 3rd.

With Detroit leading 77-68 after three Chicago got to within four points midway through the 4th at 80-76 but would get no closer. The Pistons closed out the game on a 20-15 rest of the 4th to get that 100-91 "W".

Butler and Monroe both lead with 20 points and Mr. Drummond goes for 18 points and twenty boards going right at Jo and Pau. Butler's game-high 30 for the Bulls wasn't enough when Pau goes 4 for 10 and D-Rose 2-9 from the field. Bulls will not win coming out of the motel committing 20 turnovers like they did for the Pistons.

Detroit moves to 22-33 and they might have a run in them as See Red falls to 34-21 and the Cavs are coming Bulls Nation. LeBron is 12-3 vs the Bulls in Winning Time no matter how you slice it and it's not all about the's always about the numbers.

RAPTORS 105 HAWKS 80 F...#WeTheNORTH turns into a T-REX in PHILIPS Arena giving the HAWKS nothing but Highlights coupled with T.G.I.F. Low Lights!..."LOGO WATCH" T.G.I.F. watching the EAST #1 and #2 Seeds do battle and "Advantage" Team DARKE Drizzy!...#TORvsATL #RaptorNation #ATLHawksNation

I know this if you come out the gate in the 2nd half drinking some of your own Kool-Aid your are doomed. The Toronto Raptors sent the Atlanta Hawks a message and the rest of the Eats as you might have to come right through Jurassic Park dba Air Canada Center then what!

The Raptors turning into a T-Rex after intermission as #WeTheNorth turned a 49-45 halftime advantage into a 77-58 lead after three with Hawks Nation looking and feeling like the Chop Shop and Rise Up all in one!

It was Raptors top reinforcement Lou Williams doing his due diligence not too far away from the Crib (Gwinnett, Georgia) going for a game-high 26 points on a sizzling 7 for 10 from Stone Mountain, Duluth, Marietta, Smyrna, and Alpharetta and did I miss anything? Compton's Stunna "D2" DeMar DeRozan from "Men of Troy" Hoops in South Central L.A. added 21 points and eight boards as the Raptors had it all working.

The Hawks shooting 33% from the field coupled with 21% from the arc and 22 turnovers looked like a Georgia Peach Turnover and in the "Logo" the Bluedude has a rule forget this one by Midnight tonight and move on when the clock strikes 12:01 A.M..

The Raptors move to 37-17 while the Hawks fall to 43-12 and that is counting right before the break 3-4 in their last seven games.

Top 4 NBA Games in "LOGO WATCH" T.G.I.F. February 20, 2015...Team DRAKE DRIZZY near the PEACH Drop vs the HAWKS..."BELIEVELAND" at WIZ Kids D.C...Battle for Interstate 45 #Rednation @ Team M.F.F.L...and SPURS Family on a Field Trip to Planet ORACLE vs DUBS All Day and "Los SPLASH Hermanos"!...#TORvsATL #CLEvsWSH #HOUvsDAL #SASvsGSW

"LOGO WATCH" T.G.I.F. for February 20, 2015

#WeTheNorth (36-17, 2nd East) @ #ATLHawks (43-11, 1st East) 
730pm ET

The Raptors open up at the 32 slot in the east and they get the Hawks near the "Peach Drop" as they are #1 in the east. Toronto will win the Atlantic but they need to hold off the likes of the Bulls, Wizards, and Cavs at the #2 slot. Hawks playing for keeps and we will see here in the 2nd if they are really ready to be the hunted! Biggest Game on the Menu tonight...  

#Believeland (33-22, 5th East) @ #WizKidsDC (33-21, 4th East) 
NBA on ESPN at 8pm ET

This might be a match up in the 2nd round in the Eastern Conference Playoffs 2015 as no one wants to be in that 4th or 5th slot. The Cavs were playing their best heading into the break and the Wizards played well enough in their motel swing before break to stay in the Top 4 in the east. Will the Cavs add Kendrick Perkins? Will the Wizards Bradley Beal be healthy coming down the back stretch?

#RedNation (36-17, 4th West) @ #TeamMFFL (36-20, 6th West)
830pm ET

The Rockets are well-rested heading into Big D tonight as the Mavs took it on the chin in Thunder Alley. Will Mavs newly-acquired "Big" S.T.A.T. Amare Stoudamire get some run  as he tries to speed up that learning curve in Dallas? The Rockets are right in the middle of the West Happenings and they can get to that #3 seed if they can stay ahead of the Mavs n Clips. Interesting game as the Rockets struck out trying to get Suns PG Goran they see Rajon Rondo tonight!

#SpursFamily (34-20, 7th West) @ #DubsAllDay (42-9, 1st West) 
NBA on ESPN at 1030pm ET

Spurs start the 2nd half on the toughest Planet in the Logo to date in Planet Oracle home of the "Dubs All Day" Golden State Warriors. This game means more than meets the eyes for the simple fact the Spurs with all their parts back and healthy get to test the #1 Team in the west. In turn the Warriors playing Kerr Ball gets a stern test right out the gate at home where they are 23-2 the Logo's best in 2014-15 after a home-cooked meal! This one is going NBA on ESPN for all to see...yikes!  

BULLS @ PISTONS in the "WEST SIDE Story Report" w/PLAYBOOK going Post All-Star Game Happenings!...SEE RED gets the new MOTOR CITY Pistons with PG REGGIE JACKSON from OKC as Da BULLS try to stay ahead of "BELIEVELAND" and LeBRON! #CHIvsDET #BullsNation #DetroitBasketball

The Chicago Bulls start the 2nd half of the 2014-15 season 1.5 games ahead of the 2nd place Cavs in the central. They also are 2rd overall in the east trailing only #WeTheNorth and the #HighlightFactory404.

Now they start the 2nd of the this pivotal run in the Palace of Auburn Hills the Arena the "Bad Boy" Pistons built. The Pistons also made a huge move at the NBA Trade Deadline yesterday acquiring OKC back-up PG and Russell Westbrook's Caddy Reggie Jackson. Every game counts from here on out with every win or loss having an impact as the Bulls have just 28 games left. Pistons just two games back of the 8th slot in the east held by the Miami Heat.

CHICAGO (34-20, 3rd East)


DETROIT (21-33, 11th East) 

"West Side Story Report" going Local Networks or League Pass
T.G.I.F. February 20, 2015 at 7:30pm ET
"Palace of Auburn Hills" near the Motown Sound

Projected Starters


PG D-Rose
2G "See Red Butler"
SF T-Snell
PG the "Spaniard" Gasol
C Jo of Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C.


PG Reggie Jackson
2G J. Meeks
SF K. Caldwell-Pope
PF G. Monroe
C Mr. Drummond

Delicious Match Ups

"Spaniard" & Jo vs Monroe & Drummond


The Bulls need to take full advantage of moving parts the "D" has going into the 2nd half as they are unsettled and See Red has to make them look that way...

Pistons must contain D-Rose and make him a Jump-Shooter and keep him out of the painted-area...

See Red must leave Detroit "Bigs" Monroe and Drummond on "Iso" to keep Pistons Shooters (Meeks, Caldwell-Pope, Butler. and Jackson) from beating the Bulls from deep...1 on 1 win your battle!

Bulls Bench Mob vs Pistons Bench...who wins?

"Scrums" who wins the 50/50 Spalding Oranges?

Bulls must keep Drummond off the Offensive Glass as he is a rebounding fool...and the other side of CLippers DeAndre Jordan...

Thibs vs S.V.G....hahaha!

Transition "O" vs Transition "D"

Turnovers vs "Live" Turnovers for TD's the Bulls must keep that Pistons Crowd out of the game all 7K of it...Lol!

Bulls need this one to start this pivotal 2nd half of the right foot...

"Attack Mode" is key as that leads to the Penalty and to the Stripe (Free Throw Line)...


Thursday, February 19, 2015

The BIG TICKET back in the TWIN Cities!..."SQUEEZE the ORANGE" NBA Trade Deadline as "FLIP" gets his MAIN MAN back as K.G. has to get his STATUE and Set an Example for the Young 'WOLVES Pieces, " You can be a MEGA-STAR playing in the LOGO in the TwiN Cities"!...THAD-EX to Flatbush is a nice piece for the NETS!...@BigTicket21Business #KGIsTheTwolves #NBATradeDeadline

Yes the "Big Ticket" Kevin Garnett is one of six players currently or was one of sic players in the Logo with a "No Trade Clause" as he waives that to get back to his Roots...the Twin Cities and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Many reasons for the move as K.G. has an expiring contract. He also is and has been the "Face" of T'Wolves Basketball since he arrived back in 1995 (as the Kevin Garnett Story is at Bluedude Sportstalk just go to the Search Box and type in the Kevin Garnett Story and why he even went to the NBA Draft early).

Then he has a new home in the Area as his "Squeeze" or "Wifey" is born and raised Twin Cities and as she is the younger sister of the Wife of the famous Music producer Jimmy Jam who has produced the likes of Janet Jackson.

Ultimately "Wolves GM/Coach "Flip" Saunders also wants to relay the message to his young core of "La Pistola" Ricky Rubio, Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins, and Zach "Trampoline" LaVine that it is ok to play in Minnesota and you can be the next Mega-Star here as K.G. was with a "Fight for Mo" Trophy (NBA M.V.P. Trophy) in his Man Cave from those solid early Millennium 'Wolves Teams.

It's a win win for the T'Wolves and Brooklyn Nets and I am happy for the "Big Ticket" to be heading back home as he readies himself for Springfield Mass in the coming years!

Note: Brooklyn gets a helluva consolation prize in my dude "Thad-Ex" from Memphis in Thaddeus Young as he heads to Flatbush.

DALLAS @ OKC...SPURS @ CLIPS in "LOGO WATCH" going NBA on TNT #NBATradeDeadline and Charles Bronson DOUBLE-BARREL Action!...MAVS with RONDO at the PG hits THUNDER Alley...SPURS Family all set to make another run will be in Staples L.A. SPORTS Arena Set-Up vs the CLIPS! #DALvsOKC #SASvsLAC #NBAonTNT

"LOGO WATCH" going NBA on TNT 
Charles Bronson Double-Barrel Action 
Thursday February 19, 2015

#MAVS (36-19, 5th West) @ #THUNDER (28-25, 9th West) 
8pm ET

Here we go with all kinds of action up top as NBA GMs and Execs try to improve their respective teams the Mavericks and Thunder help kickoff the back end of the 2014-15 season. The Dallas mavericks already grabbed their prize in the artist formerly known as S.T.A.T. in Knicks 8 Track Castoff Amare Stoudamire.

For Big D Hoops that completes the Suns Dynamic Trio of "NASHty" Steve Nash, the "Matrix" Shawn Marion, and S.T.A.T. having all played for the Mavs at some point in their career. As we go to press the Mavs are just four games back of the #2 slot in the West and word around DFW Metroplex and Deep Ellum Nightlife is Point God "Double R" Rajon Rondo is back for Team Shark Tank....shhhhhh!

The Thunder at 28-25 sitting 9th in the west 1.5 games back of the #8 seed Phoenix Suns there is plenty of work to do. Will they have a new "Big" like Nets Brooks Lopez who knows and be without PG Reggie Jackson that's a double-shot of who knows! I know this "Air Congo" Serge Ibaka is not anywhere near what they think he is and they need a dependable 3rd option and a #2 low-post presence...that would be Lopez right!

OKC's 2nd half drive starts tonight as they try to get in that 2-6 mix and that warrants OKC putting together a few 80% winning percentage months...real talk.    

#SPURSfamily (34-19, 7th West) @ #newCLIPjoint (35-19, 6th West) 1030pm ET

Spurs are locked and loaded and they have the attention of not just the top teams in the west but in the east as well. They have made no major moves as they say, " If it ain't broke...don't fix it"!. The Spurs will get their first test right off the bat in L.A. at Staples playing a new-look Clips Team playing without "Game Night w/Blake" of Team Jordan Brand.

The Clips trying to somehow put pressure on the Pacific leading "Dubs All Day" of Warriors Ground and East Bay must worry about the four teams in front of them and the two behind them sitting at the #6 slot. DeAndre Jordan has stepped his game up but where do the Clips get Griffin's numbers from...DeAndre, Matt Barnes, and Jamal Crawford?

The Spurs will have the edge going into this one but the Clips have home court and this will be a solid contest right out the gate. Can "A Tribe called Clippers Bench" match up with the Spurs Family Bench?          

AFFALO to RIP City...."SQUEEZE the ORANGE" going NBA Trade Deadline as BLAZER Mania takes a turn in the right direction adding the always solid "A2" from COMPTON! #NBATradeDeadline #A2Business #5PlayerDeal

February 19, 2015

The Portland Trailblazers lying in the weeds knowing they don't need a top reinforcement but someone to add to their front line starters who is a starter. Through numerous media outlets Blazer Mania has struck a deal to bring former UCLA Bruins Star Arron Affalo to Portland in a five-player deal.

Rip City will send PF Thomas Robinson dba T-Rob, Will Barton, and Victor Claver to the Mile High Nugs as WF Alonso Gee comes packing with Affalo to Portland as well. T-Tob will add to PF Kenneth Faried and J.J. Hicks while Barton should see immediate minutes at the shooting guard slot with Combo Guard "Foye Boy" Randy Foye and PG Ty Lawson who is also out in the open waters for a trade. Claver also adds beef up front as that was vacated by Cleveland trading for then Nugs "Big" Timofey Mozgov.

Affalo might be a perfect fit to a team desperate to get another top-end body to take the offensive load off the Blazers Big 4 in All-Stars Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge along with Wes Matthews and Nicolas Batum. Affalo is averaging 14.3 ppg for the Nugs this season.

Looking at the Blazers Rotation heading into to what looks like a Northwest Division Title:

Rip City Starters

PG "Dame" Lillard
SG Wes Matthews
SF Nicolas Batum
PF L-Train
C Robin Lopez

Rip City projected 2nd Unit

SG Aaron Affalo
WF Dorell Wright
C Chris Kaman
PF Joel Freeland
PG Steve Blake

On the Outs of the Rotation

SG Allen Crabbe
PG CJ McCollum
C Meyers Leonard
WF Alonso Gee

#15 UNC 90 #4 DUKE 92 F/OT...It was the "Coming out Party" for UNC's TOKOTO and DUKE's Tyus JONES as the DUKIES "Never Say Die Attitude" prevailed in Extras!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" is T. JONES and Q. COOK the best Backcourt in College Basketball? #UNCvsDUKE #HeelsNation #BlueDevilsLore #ACCHoops

A game that was a tale of a few tales as the Duke Blue Devils erased a seven point lead with just over a  minute remaining in regulation to tie the game heading to extras. Then in extras the "Dukies" outlasted the 'Heels as both teams were taking big shots after big shots as Duke wins another classic 92-90.

It was Duke Freshman Tyus Jones from Apple Valley, Minnesota (the consensus #1 PG in the class of 2014 in the land) looking like the first PG off the board in the 2015 NBA Draft Green Room as he goes for 22 points handing out eight helpers with seven boards. His partner in crime Quinn Cook (2011 McDonald's All-American) and no slouch added 22 points as well hitting 6 of his first eight shots from deep. Duke just wanted it more and they stole this one as UNC crumbled down the stretch in regulation.

UNC's Brice Johnson led the 'Heels with 18 points and a dozen boards with Kennedy Meeks adding 18 as well grabbing seven boards. This game though for UNC was all about versatile SF J.P. Tokoto from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Area as he goes 15 points and eight boards adding seven helpers. It was Tokoto's "Highlight Reel" Dunks that had UNC Faithful glowing in the dark.

Duke shot just 16 of 31 from the stripe as that kept Carolina in the game early when it looked like the "Dukies" were going to blow it wide-open. UNC then had a stretch from late in the 1st half into the 2nd half where they outscored Duke 32-13 to lead by ten points late.

Duke was +24 in points from deep and that was the difference in the game as the 'Heels could not buy a basket from deep as Money Balls on this day were not on Tar Heel Blue's Side. The #1 overall pick in the 2015 NAB Draft Duke's Jahlil Okafor had 12 points and thirteen boards and a 1st half scare going dow with an ankle injury but came back in the 1st half and finished the game.

Duke moves to 10-3 in the ACC while UNC falls to 8-5...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

#15 UNC vs #4 DUKE in "CAMPUS HARDWOOD" w/PLAYBOOK from KRZYZEWSKIVILLE as the 'HEELS try to stay in the ACC Hunt a game back of the DUKIES...DUKIES trying to say in the ACC Hunt for the #2 slot! #UNCvsDUKE #TarHeelsBasketball #BlueDevilsHoops #ACCBasketball

As we go to press the North Carolina Tar Heels have hit a rough patch in the 2014-15 ACC Schedule.  They have lost their last three out of four and two of the three losses were to the #3 Wahoos and the #10 Cards of the 'Ville. Now they get a Blue Devils Bunch that's won five ACC games in a row including W's over the Wahoos, Fighting Irish, the 'Noles, and the 'Cuse. Something has to give as the 'Heels try to stay in the hunt for at least a #4 seed in March Madness.

#15 #TarHeelsBasketball 


#4 #Krzyzewskiville 
DUKE (22-3, 9-3 ACC) 

"Hump Day" Wednesday February 18, 2015
9pm ET
Durham, North Carolina  

Projected Starters


PG M. Paige
PG N. Britt
SF J. Jackson
PF B. Johnson
C K. Meeks


PG T. Jones
PG Q. Cook
SF J. Winslow
PF A. Jefferson
C J. Okafor "Big Jah"

Delicious Match Ups

Britt/Paige vs Jones/Cook
Meeks vs "Big Jah"
Jackson vs Winslow (AAU Teammates Houston Hoops)


The Guard Play will be paramount in this one as Paige was picked by all the coaches as pre- season ACC P.O.Y..

Can the 'Heels slow down "Big Jah" as Okafor passes out of double teams like he is a five-year Vet in the Logo as he is that good offensively...

Justin Jackson against his AAU Teammate Justise Winslow for the Houston Hoops as
 Bloodline Winslow has been a terror looking and playing like Rockets James Harden except at the Small Forward as Winslow is bigger...

UNC Bench vs Duke Bench as Duke's Bench is limited and can the 'Heels get anyone of the Duke Starters in foul trouble?

Rebounds as UNC can pound the offensive glass as that is Duke's Achilles Heel rebounding...

Guard the all shooters off 19'9" and force them to make a play dribbling off the deck

"Scrums" who wins them the 50/50 Nike Oranges that will play a huge part in the outcome...

Look for UNC to attack "Big Jah" forcing him to play the Pick and Roll as good as he is on "O" he is simply a liability on "D" and that is putting it mildly...

Stay Aggressive in "Attack Mode"...the "Stripe" Free Throw Line is your friend

Coach Williams vs Coach K on Tobacco Road doesn't get any better than this...

NBA Scouts will be watching closely Marcus Paige (Iowa) vs Tyus Jones (Minnesota) both big-time PG's...

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 200...HOCKEY Town USA at the Madhouse vs the INDIAN Head...RG3 #1 on the #HTTR Depth Chart for 2015...and BEARS and CUTLER past the Crossroads!...#DETvsCHI #RG3Biz #BearsCutler

The Chicago Blackhawks will entertain the Detroit Red Wings at the Madhouse tonight at 6:30pm CT . Both teams come in with at least 70 points wit the Wings with 72 and the Indian Head with 74. The Hawks are just four points back of the 2nd place in the Central Blue Notes. The Wings are six points back of the "Flying Frenchmen" the Montreal Canadiens. Hawks have six straight games getting points while the Wings come off losing to Montreal on Monday Night...something has to give.

The Washington Redskins lead man Jay Gruden has spoken and has named RG3 the staring QB for 2015 or #1 on the Depth Chart starting the season. Now looking at it closer you know and Skins' Nation knows that Daniel Snyder made that call. He after giving up everything on the farm to get RG3 doesn't ant to look like a fool right!  Back-Up Kirk Cousins had his chance and blew it while Colt McCoy can't stay healthy and looks like a clipboard holder somewhat...#HTTR Business!

The Chicago Bears heading into the 2015 NFL Combine won't be looking at a QB as they have more pressing needs. The first order of business whether they like it or not is what to do with Bears QB Jay "90210" Cutler and that is a science project all onto itself. They won't go young but they need to grab a Vet who can play but a back up who can play where is that at? As they are a back up for a reason...Bears 2015 Business dba  "Is Cutler staying or going"?  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

#1 KENTUCKY 66 TENNESSEE 48 F...The 'CATS starring in the "#BBN Tuesday Night SEC Winter Nights" rolls ROCKY TOP UT late as the game was closer than the final Digits indicate!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" I wonder if Coach CAL is really worried as his Post Game Pressers gives you the conclusion of "CAL" is scared to death! #UKvsTEN #WeRUK #UKWildcats #VOLSnation #SECbasketball

The Kentucky Wildcats might not lose a game counting March Madness but they make it interesting to watch as the Tennessee Vols for about 30 minutes were no Mayonnaise Samiches Diet! UK struggled to put away Ole Rocky Top Tennessee and finally did so late in the 2nd half as they did it with a plethora of Student-Athletes that would be the #1 option on your campus!

The 'Cats only up 35-31 at the break found themselves in a nip and tuck affair all the way into the seven minute TV Timeout. They followed the lad of Freshman Sniper Devin Booker (18 pts 7 rebs) as he continues to give the #BBN consistent shooting from deep. Then it was was the versatile "Bigs" of Karl-Anthony Towns and Trey Lyles chipping in where they fit it as Kentucky broke open a 46-42 lead at the ten minute mark to a 56-44 lead at the five minute mark.

The Vols hanging tough behind guards Kevin Punter (14 pts) and Josh Richardson (10 pts) tried to make it an up and down summer league type tilt. UK just has too much size and versatility and can adapt on the fly to any style and personnel groupings. Couple all of that with UT shooting under 38% from the field and just 2 of 17 from deep that made them victim 26 on the #BBN Schedule.

Andrew Harrison (trading punches like the Morris Twins of the Phoenix Suns as you never know which twin might strike) added 14 points. It was he and Booker combining for a 4 for 13 night from the arc which was better than the Vols on this night.

Kentucky moves to 13-0 in the SEC and 26-0 overall as they try to reach those early 90s Runnin Rebs' Teams led by the late great Tark "the Shark" Tarkanian minus the 'Rebs Entertainment value which was better than an NBA All-Star Game...real talk.

The Vols fall to 6-7 in the SEC and 14-11 overall...and are in need of a miracle getting an NIT invite!

NBA Power Rankings FEBRUARY 17, 2015..."SQUEEZE the ORANGE" going Post ASG 2015 in GOTHAM City as its a HIGHLIGHT Factory and WARRIORS Ground World! #NBAPowerRankingsPostASG2K15

The NBA Power Rankings will be scrambled from here on out as we are down to less than 30 games before the "Fight for Larry" commences. Can anyone in the Eats catch the Atlanta Hawks who will start the 2nd half with a 6.5 game lead on Team Drake Drizzy?

Then there is Steve Kerr's "loose" Bunch residing on Planet Oracle and playing on Warriors Ground with "Los Splash Hermanos" leading the way who catches them? The Grit and Grind Grizz, Rip City,m or even Clutch City as only time will tell!

February 17, 2015
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February 17, 2015

Note: In parenthesis rankings for February 2, 2015  

1. #WarriorsGround (2) 42-9

2. #HighlightFactory404 (1) 43-11

3. #GritGrindBealeStreet (3) 39-14

4. #WeTheNorth (5) 36-17

5. #RipCityBlazers (7) 36-17

6. #RedNation (6) 36-17

7. #WestSideStoryReport (10) 34-20

8. #MavsNation (8) 36-19

9. #NewCLIPjoint (4) 35-19

10. #SpursFamily (11) 34-19

11. #WizKidsDC (9) 33-21

12. #BelievelandHoops (12) 33-22

13. #FearTheDeer (14) 30-23

14. #PHXhoops (13) 29-25

15. #RegulatorsReportOKC (16) 28-25

16. #StateBirdOfLouisiana (15) 27-26

17. #ItsABuzzLife (18) 22-30

18. #HeatGang (17) 22-30

19. #FlatbushProHoops (20) 21-31

20. #GreenTeam (24) 20-31

21. #MotorCityPistons (21) 21-33

22. #PacerNation (25) 21-33

23. #MileHighNugs (19) 20-33

24. #SaltPalaceJazz (23) 19-34

25. #ForeverPurple (22) 18-34

26. #MouseTownMagic (26) 17-39

27. #LakerGang (27) 13-40

28. #SeventySixers (28) 12-41

29. #10KLakesHoops (30) 11-42

30. #Knicks8Track (29) 10-43

360 Degrees...

Who will make the move of moves as the NBA Trade Deadline is upon us? Laker Gang getting Suns PG the "Dragon" Goran Dragic will help them maybe in 2015-16 as the Rockets have the lead and that is a nice upgrade from Patrick Beverley on the offensive end but "D" wins chips!

Bulls if they get healthy can they get hot and catch the Atlanta Hawks who heading into the break was 3-3 in their last 6 games and avoid the Cavs from catching them?

Warriors Ground leads the Grizz by just 4 games and as we go to press I would go out on a limb and say the Grit and Grind Grizz is the best in the west!      

The Artist formerly known as Nike Basketball's S.T.A.T. Amare Stoudamire maybe heading to the Mavs and that will or should vault Dallas into the Top 4 for sure as Cuban and Donnie Nelson along with Prez Terdema Ussery are going for Chip #2 with the Mavs G.O.A.T. @swish41 on that clock called "Father Time"! Wow a rejuvenated and red wine-bathing S.T.A.T. and Tyson in the painted-area for Team M.F.F.L...someone get to that Mavs Crystal Ball and see if there is a Parade after Memorial Day scheduled!      

The Logo's 2nd half of business is almost here as the Bluedude has the "Fasten Seat Belt Signs" on if your in that Top 8 of your respective conference with expected turbulence ahead!