Fast Track Oil Change Fast Facts – 4/27/17

28 Apr

The Raptors win the series 4-2 over the Bucks and advance to play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a playoff career-high 34 points (13-23 FG, 1-2 3FG) and hauled in a team-high nine rebounds. Antetokounmpo is the first Buck since Michael Redd in 2006 to record 30+ points in […]

Lesley West to Give Away Over 1,000 Prom Dresses to Oakland High School Students

28 Apr

The Golden State Warriors announced today that Lesley West, in partnership with the Oakland Unified School District, the Oakland Public Education Fund and the Warriors, will be giving away over 1,000 special occasion dresses to local high school students. West, the wife of Warriors Forward David West, has invited  any current high school student in […]

Podcast: Rip City Report, Episode 104

28 Apr

A happy offseason to all of the loyal listeners out there. Before taking a bit of time away, Joe Freeman, he of The Oregonian/OregonLive.com, and I, Casey Holdahl of TrailBlazers.com, hit the Moda Center studio to record a season-ending edition of the Rip City Report podcast, which you can listen to in various formats below… […]

End of Season Interviews: Part 2 – April 26, 2017

28 Apr

Next season starts now. The Thunder’s 2016-17 campaign ended on Tuesday night in Houston, and as a part of the wrap-up activities Head Coach Billy Donovan and the players all met with the media on Wednesday to break down the year that just passed and preview their offseason plans. As the team discussed the resilient […]

When James Calls, You Pick Up by Eric Gordon

28 Apr

Via ThePlayersTribune.com: It was sometime last summer. Early June, maybe. My phone lights up and I see the name flash on the screen: James Harden James and I have been good friends ever since we played together in the McDonald’s All-American game in 2007, but I wasn’t sure why he would be calling me on […]

Pistons off-season moves could crack the door for SVG’s 2 youngest: Johnson, Ellenson

28 Apr

AUBURN HILLS – It’s a stretch to say Stan Van Gundy’s level of confidence in the readiness of Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson for expanded roles will drive off-season roster building. But off-season roster building might wind up meaning expanded roles for the two youngest Pistons. Van Gundy admitted after the season ended that as […]

2016-17 Pelicans Season Review: Tim Frazier

28 Apr

From opening the season as Jrue Holiday’s replacement in the starting lineup, to spending a brief portion of the campaign out of the rotation, to coming full circle as a late-season starter alongside Holiday, it was an eventful 2016-17 for Tim Frazier – but one that saw him cement his status as a bona fide […]

Pelicans News Around the Web (4-27-2017)

28 Apr

Jrue Holiday nominated for NBA Cares Community Assist Award Jrue Holiday is 1 of 10 nominees for the Season long NBA Cares Community Assist Award, according to a news release from the league.Read more »

Nate McMillan Eyeing Offseason of Improvements

28 Apr

As expected, no major news came out of Pacers’ coach Nate McMillan’s 25-minute press conference at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday, but rather a summation of the team’s current state. McMillan has met with team president Larry Bird — who will address the media on Monday — and each of his players to review the […]

Mel Simon Memorial Parkway Dedication

28 Apr

On Thursday afternoon, family and friends gathered in the Bankers Life Fieldhouse entry pavilion for the dedication of the Mel Simon Memorial Parkway. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett was on hand to officially dedicate the stretch of road that spans from Maryland St. to South St. on Pennsylvania St. in the name of Melvin Simon, who […]