SEASON 42, PLAYOFFS
PREVIEWS


 

By: League Analyst
Contributing Writer

GOLD DIVISION

 

PLAYER MUST HAVE PLAYED 2 GAMES TO QUALIFY FOR PLAYOFFS

WEAR MATCHING JERSEYS. JERSEY TECHS WILL BE CALLED

PAY REF FEES BEFORE THE START OF GAME

 

(1) Killmonger vs. (8) Entourage
 

Their season began with a match-up against each other as Chino 24 Hour Fitness ballers played for bragging rights. Killmonger struggled from the get-go but the team came together late in the game as Johnny Blaze led all scorers with 23 points, 11 rebounds on 53.3% shooting. The Killmonger All Star dished for 3 assists as Killmonger combined for 11 dimes opposed to Entourage's 8 assists. Despite shooting a better percentage and out-rebounding their opponents, Entourage gave the game away as they shot 33.3% from the charity stripe.

MOMENTUM KILLERS

After taking a season off after an injury riddled Season 40 Season, Killmonger came back with a vengeance winning their first 6 games of the season. Killmonger was rolling but momentum stopped after Game 6 as Killmongers, losers of 2 straight games, faced their biggest hurdle of the season. They came together at 24 Hour Fitness, Chino, but their lack of playing time on the weekdays together was evident on Sundays at Superstar Basketball. Did Killmonger spend enough time together during the holiday weekend or has momentum already stopped for Killmonger?

ALL STARS
Sean Harris, Player of the Week - 14.8 ppg, 1.3 spg, PER 118
Johnny Blaze - 19.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, PER 206

ALL STAR SNUB
Shad Earby - 14.4 ppg, 2.0 spg, 2.9 apg, PER 175
Benjamin Jay - 15.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, PER 174

Were Shad and Benjamin more deserving All Stars than Sean Harris? Their PER says so but after Sean won Player of the Week, his efforts shifted into improving the team's overall defense. He could have tried to pad his stats but it's evident his focus is on team defense and he does the ugly, blue collar work that doesn't show up on the box score. With only 2 All Star slots reserved for Killmonger, was Shad and Benjamin really snubbed?
 

THE CIRCLE GETS SMALLER

The Entourage got smaller as the former Champions returned with 4 members of the Championship Entourage team. Keith Levingston and Keith Levingston, Bryan Gernux, and Jamal Marks all made their return but the new members of the new Entourage regimen were in and out of the roster. Former Entourage GM, Keith Levingston, made his comeback after an Achilles injury sidelined him for a year and he averaged 6.8 ppg on 32.6% shooting.

New All Star Joey Cejudo re-iterated what we already know - the team lacks depth and their biggest weakness is the hole in the middle that eventually opens up once Cejudo and Ryan Miller has to take a breather. If Killmonger continually attacks the middle, it could be an early exit for Entourage.

ALL STARS
Kevin Levingston - 15.1 ppg, 1.9 spg, 3.3 apg, PER 159
Joey Cejudo - 16.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, PER 147

ALL STAR SNUB
Ryan Miller - 15.7 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.0 spg, PER 138

Through 4 games, Ryan Miller led Entourage in scoring and PER. The last 3 games, Joey balled out to edge Ryan Miller for the last All Star spot for Entourage.

 

 

(4) Sick Pick Ups vs. (5) Renegades
 

 

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(2) Relics vs. (7) Prodigy
 

 

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(3) Try Hards vs. (6) The Rock

 

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BRONZE DIVISION

 

(1) Chicle vs. (4) Bullets

 

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(2) Bullets vs (3) Hoopers
 

 

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(2) Foundation vs. (3) IHOB
 

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