NBA Playoff Preview

(1) Chicago Bulls vs (8) Philadelphia 76ers

Despite being without their start point guard for a portion of the year, the Bulls were able to grab the NBA’s number one seed. The Sixers have been up and down all year, but Doug Collins has done a decent job. The inside presence of Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer could be too much for Elton Brand and the combination of Spencer Hawes and  Nikola Vucevic. The off-season addition of Richard Hamilton could pay big dividends, as his shots off screens could be an issue for the Sixers defense. The Andre Iguodala-Luol Deng match up will be fun to watch, as Deng has quite a bit of range and Iguodala is one of the best defenders in the league. Both teams have sharp shooters in Kyle Korver and Jodie Meeks off their bench, but Thaddeus Young could be the x-factor for the Sixers.

Bulls in 6

The Iguodala-Deng matchup will be fun to watch.

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D’Antoni Resigns

The Mike D’Antoni era is officially over in the Big Apple. D’Antoni was 121-167 in three plus seasons with the Knicks. The combination of injuries to Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, the inconsistent play of Jeremy Lin and the lack of defense, led to his demise. Mike Woodson will coach the team for the rest of the season.

D'Antoni joined the Knicks in 2008.

This expression sums up the 2011-12 season for the Knicks.