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Perry’s take: Celtics win Game 1

The Boston Celtics clamped down on defense in the second half, outscoring the Lakers 52-37 leading them to a 98-88 Game 1 victory. I'm not going to get into this game too much, because the best is still to come...
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Perry’s non-traditional NBA Finals prediction

Oddly enough I received an email today from a third party that sent me a transcript (verbatim) of an interesting meeting that happened today. Apparently, Paul Pierce called a joint meeting between the Celtics ...
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Rip Hamilton to play tonight

Richard Hamilton of the Detroit Pistons is ready to play tonight in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics. Detroit needs to win tonight to force a Game 7 back in Boston. After sh...
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Popovich extended by Spurs

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has signed a contract extension that will keep him on the Spurs bench thru 2010-2011. Spurs chairman Peter Holt told reporters last week that a handshake agreement was ...
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Chicago Bulls get #1 pick in the draft

Chicago sat in the ninth spot before the draft lottery last night with eight teams having a worse record in the 2007-08 season. They had a 1.7% chance that their ball would be picked first. And it was picked fi...
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Celtics take Game 1

Led by Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce (The Big Two), the Boston Celtics defeated the Detroit Pistons last night 88-79. Garnett had 26 points and 9 rebounds. Pierce had 22 points, 6 boards and 6 assists. Rajon Ro...
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Top 10 players in the NBA

In February I ranked who I felt were the best players in the NBA. We are almost half way through the NBA playoffs and I feel I need to address this again, because I would like to make some changes. It's one thi...
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Perry goes off on Celtics

I'm not really going to get into detail about the game tonight, because it really doesn't matter. The Celtics stink. They got completely embarrassed on the road again by a team that also stinks. Their is som...
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Baron Davis could opt out of contract?

Todd Ramasar, agent for Golden State Warrior Baron Davis, says contract negotiations are so far apart that Davis would consider opting out of the final year of his deal and hitting free agency. "After sittin...
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Knicks add D’Antoni

Former Phoenix Suns coach Mike D'Antoni has accepted a four-year, $24 million deal to coach the New York Knicks. D'Antoni has a 267-172 career coaching record with the Suns and Denver Nuggets. The Suns won at ...
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Kevin Durant to win NBA Rookie of the Year

League sources have told the Seattle Times that Kevin Durant will win this year's Rookie of the Year award. Durant averaged 20.3 PPG, 4.4 RPG and 2.4 APG. He was the second overall pick in this year's draft...
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Perry Editorial: Iverson stinks

During Iverson's tenure as a Sixer every year I would hear, "Iverson has never played with anyone" and "Give Iverson another scorer and you'll see him win." Alright, well he's surrounded wit...
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76ers stun Pistons in Game 1

The #7 seed Philadelphia 76ers shocked the #2 seed Detroit Pistons Sunday night 90-86. The Pistons have been there done that and their lineup is just filthy. But, the Sixers are young, they play defense and the...
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Perry Diary: Iverson’s return to Philly

Allen Iverson returned to Philadelphia for the first time on Wednesday night, and I was one of the people in the sold-out Wachovia Center. Here's my diary from the evening: For the last week my friends were...
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Top ten players in the NBA

UPDATE: Here is Perry's updated 2009 list of the Top 10 players in the NBA. 10) THE POINT GUARDS: Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Deron Williams, Chris Paul, and Baron Davis. I struggled with this list a lot, becau...
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EA Team Play released for NBA Live 08

Play five on five online with 10 human players. Electronic Arts released the free downloadable feature called Online Team Play for NBA Live 08 that lets 10 people on 10 consoles anywhere in the world play wi...