NBA Quick Hits: Lakers Vs. Nuggets WCF Game 1

  • Location of the game: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 8:30 PM ET
  • How to watch: ESPN

The Los Angeles Lakers must be defeated in the Western Conference Finals, which begin with Game 1 on Tuesday night, if the Denver Nuggets are to reach the NBA Finals for the first time in team history. Denver, who is the top seed in the West, defeated the Phoenix Suns in their semifinal series, which finished on Thursday, in six games.

After having a sluggish start to the season, Los Angeles has improved, beating Memphis and Golden State on route to reaching the West finals as the conference’s seventh seed. Let’s take a deeper look at the highly anticipated game of the day.

Lakers Perspective:

Los Angeles Lakers began this season with a record of 2-10, but they are currently among the four teams left in the postseason with a genuine chance to win a championship. Given that several of the rotation’s important players just joined the Lakers in midseason trades, the team’s chemistry is strong, which is noteworthy.

Nuggets Perspective:

Despite finishing 12th in NBA team statistics for points scored per game during the regular season, the Nuggets are the second-highest scoring team in the postseason. Denver can step up its defense as well, but when its attack is on, it has the ability to outscore any opposition.

Any discussion of the Denver Nuggets draft choices must begin with center Nikola Jokic, who has excelled throughout the postseason, averaging 30.7 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 9.7 assists. He will be the coordinator of the Denver attack, but he must also defend Davis by being a force in the paint.

Jamal Murray, a guard, scored 26 points in the victory over Phoenix that ended the series, and he is averaging 25.9 points overall. Unfortunately, owing to an illness, he is labeled as doubtful for Tuesday’s game; the Nuggets will probably decide whether to play him at that point.

Prediction: Nuggets take game 1

Nba Results, Oct. 18,2022

Welcome to the nightly results thread of NBA games that happened tonight! As always, expect a full in-depth broadcast-style discussion on the games!

The pistons defeat the Magic: 109 – 113

The Wizards defeat the Pacers: 114-107

Raptors defeat Cavs: 108-105

The Bulls defeat the Heat: 116-108

The Pelicans defeat the Nets: 130-108

The Hawks defeat the Rockets: 117-107

The grizzlies defeat the Knicks: 115-112

Timberwolves defeat OKC Thunder: 115-108

The Hornets defeat the Spurs: 129-102

Jazz defeat the Nuggets: 123-102

NBA Opening Day Preview!

Well… Long time no see! The NBA season finally returning tonight as we are graced with two legendary matchups to kick off the season in style! Let us get into the action for tonight!

76ers vs. Celtics

The Celtics are recently coming off the possible firing of their “former” head coach, Ime Udoka. Also, with Danilo Gallinari and Robert Williams III out due to knee surgeries, this may be a tough matchup for the Celtics in the paint.

While on the other hand, The 76ers remained undefeated in the NBA Preseason. As well as adding two forwards that are bound to help improve the lacking size that the 76ers needed last season. James Harden and Embiid look to continue their bond on the floor. While Tyrese Maxey is bound to explode this season as a potential all-star guard.

Prediction: 76ers Win

Lakers vs. Warriors

The Warriors come into this game hot, off what many looked at as a shocking season where we saw them win an NBA title with the help of young uprising stars in Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins. Draymond Green will be the hot topic tonight as this is the first national regular season game since the training camp incident with Poole.

The Lakers are already a hot topic in the NBA, as many fans on Twitter have been sharing videos of Westbrook looking uninterested in the team. As he returns for opening night, he will have all eyes on him. Overall the team looks the same, with the addition of Patrick Beverly, who will be seemingly starting over Westbrook in the future.

Prediction: Warriors Win


Tonight is the night, the night that many players dream of since the day they were able to pick up a ball. The NBA Draft will consist of two rounds and we will cover the lottery here!. Live! Every pick and every college stat line for each player. As well as the trades that occur!


No.1: Orlando Magic: Paolo Banchero

Duke Stats:

  • PTS17.2
  • REB7.8
  • AST3.2
  • FG%47.8

No.2 Orlando Magic: Chet HolmGren

Gonzaga Stats:

  • PTS14.1
  • REB9.9
  • AST1.9
  • FG%60.7

No. 3 Houston Rockets: Jabari Smith

Auburn Stats:

  • PTS16.9
  • REB7.4
  • AST2.0
  • FG%42.9

No. 4 Sacramento Kings: Keegan Murray

Iowa Stats:

  • PTS23.5
  • REB8.7
  • AST1.5
  • FG%55.4

No. 5 Detriot Pistons: Jaden Ivey

Purdue Stats:

  • PTS17.3
  • REB4.9
  • AST3.1
  • FG%46.0

No. 6 Indiana Pacers: Ben Mathurin

No.7 Portland TrailBlazers: Shaedon Sharpe

No Stats

No.8 Pelicans: Dyson Daniels

G League Stats:

 12.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.0 steals in 32 minutes in 26 games. 

No. 9 San Antonio Spurs: Jeremy Sochan

Baylor Stats:

  • PTS9.2
  • REB6.4
  • AST1.8
  • FG%47.4

No. 10 Washington Wizards: Johnny Davis

Wisconsin Stats:

  • PTS19.7
  • REB8.2
  • AST2.1
  • FG%42.7

No.11 New York Knicks (Proposed trade to OKC): Ousmane Dieng

No.12 OKC: Jalen Williams

No.13 The Pistons: Jalen Duren

No.14 Cavs: Ochai Agbaji

Quick Hits: Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors ECF Game 1 Preview:

What time does Mavs vs. Warriors start?

  • Date: Wednesday, May 18
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. ET | 6:00 p.m. PT

The Mavericks won the regular-season series with the Warriors 3-1, and are also coming off one of the most impressive road victories we’ve seen in the playoffs, as Doncic and the Mavs absolutely demolished Chris Paul’s Suns in their Game 7 battle.

NBA Draft Lottery 2022 Results + Predictions For The Draft

With the NBA Draft Lottery now wrapped up, let’s take a look at who was successful in today’s lottery.

NBA Draft Lottery results

1. Magic
2. Thunder
3. Rockets
4. Kings
5. Pistons
6. Pacers
7. Trail Blazers
8. Pelicans (via Lakers)
9. Spurs
10. Wizards
11. Knicks
12. Thunder (via Clippers)
13. Hornets
14. Cavaliers

Top 5 NBA Draft predictions:

  1. Chet Holmgren
  2. Paolo Banchero
  3. Jabari Smith
  4. Jaden Ivey
  5. Shaedon Sharpe

NBA Draft Lottery 2022 – Who will get the Number #1 pick? + Odds

The NBA draft season is finally here!

What time does the NBA Draft Lottery start?

  • Date: Tuesday, May 17
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET | 5:00 p.m. PT

In this Preview, we will dig into the published lottery odds for tonight and take a quick look at the top 5 prospects in this year’s draft! Before we get into the team’s odds for this season. Let’s look at what is different in this year’s draft. The team that finished with the worst record is guaranteed to be in the top 5. While in previous years, the worst team was guaranteed to be in the top 4. The teams with the three worst records all have a 14% chance of receiving the coveted No. 1 overall pick. In years past, the team with the worst record had only a 25% chance, followed by a 19.9% chance and 15.6% chance for the following two teams.

Now finally lets look at the odds!!

Team Odds:

Is your favorite team one of the favorites to get the No.1 pick tonight?

Credit: Tankathon

Interested in learning about the top 5 prospects? Here we go!

Chet Holmgren/C


Chet has arguably the highest ceiling in the NBA Draft and looks to be the man who will be picked first in the NBA Draft. His ability to shoot 41% from the 3 as a 7-foot center will do wonders for any NBA team that picks him up. And, that could be the rockets. Who may look to move on from Christian Wood in the future to fully engulf this roster in young talent.

Paolo Banchero/ PF


Next to Chet, Paolo looks to be the next best in the draft. After coming off an impressive March Madness campaign, he has shown why he could have a high ceiling in the league. And like other power forwards in the league, such as Anthony Davis. He grew up as a point guard and had a growth spurt to 6-10. He has offensive versatility that any team could use.

Jaden Ivey/SG


At Purdue, many NBA scouts were worried about his ability to keep the ball and secure possessions. He may have a high turnover rate, but if the Pistons do end up with the third pick in the draft. This could be an essential pick for them going into the next season. Playing with a great playmaker in Cade could turn this duo into a scary one for the NBA.

Jabari Smith Jr/PF


OKC could be a lock to get the 4th pick in the draft as they are one of the worst teams in the league. With that being said, If OKC can stumble upon Jabari, who at a time was said to go first in the draft. They could have an almost complete starting lineup. Shai, Tre Mann, and Giddey have set an excellent foundation at OKC. could Jabari be that forward they need?

Shaedon Sharpe/SG

Now, many of you may be asking? Why is Shaedon Sharpe so high in the draft? He was the number 1 ranked player out of Highschool with the potential to be a Ja Morant guard with a high ceiling and ability to explode to the rim at any moment. While some don’t know his potential out of Highschool whatever team takes this risk will surely be rewarded.

Quick Hits: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics ECF Game 1 Preview:

With the NBA Draft lottery tonight and the start of the Eastern Conference finals, we are in for a spectacular night of NBA action.

What time does Celtics vs. Heat start?

  • Date: Tuesday, May 17
  • Time: 8:30 p.m. ET | 5:30 p.m. PT

Quick Hits Preview: Tonight, the Boston Celtics have the chance to begin their campaign back to the NBA finals. They have not made the NBA finals since 2010. But remember that they were very close in 2018, where we saw the young future stars in Tatum and Brown almost hand Lebron James the first conference finals loss of his career. With the Celtics more experienced and looking like a defensive juggernaut, the Miami Heat may be up for an exciting and challenging task in this series.

For the second time in three seasons, the Miami Heat are back in the East Conference finals behind Jimmy Butler; this team looks like a formidable opponent for the Boston Celtics. The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics have played each other three times this year, with the Celtics taking 2 of those games.

Prediction: Boston Celtics Game 1 Win by ten or more points. The Boston Celtic’s defense has looked to dominate in this playoff run as of late. Locking Down Giannis and Kevin Durant in the last two rounds. And, with the Miami Heat’s sometimes stagnant offense. It may be a challenge for them tonight.

Stay tuned later for Quick Hits Results after the game!