truehoopsaus on Instagram

TrueHoopsAus

We provide comprehensive NBA news and opinion on a range of topics. Follow on twitter @TrueHoopsAus for in game tweets.

Report inappropriate content

Similar users

@shootinghoops
The Art Of Basketball
@hoopspalace
Elite BASKETBALL Content
@courtsideconversations
Courtside Conversations
@northsideraptors
Toronto Raptors FanPage🇨🇦

TRUEHOOPSAUS GAMES OF THE NIGHT! Including: • Highlights from the Spurs win over the Cavs. • Game winning and tying shots. • Leonard and Stauskas' massive dunks. And a lot more from a jam packed day of games. #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball #ballislife #basketball4life #basketballneverstops #slamdunk #clevelandcavaliers #cleveland #ohio #kingjames #sanantonio #sanantoniospurs #philadephia #philadelphia76ers #phoenixsuns #phoenix #utah #utahjazz #houston #houstonrockets

1

TRUEHOOPSAUS PLAYS OF THE NIGHT Included: • Wall off to the races for the game winner vs the Knicks • Porzingas' put back slam. • Two huge jams from the King. And much more. Which was your favourite? #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball #basketball4life #basketneverstops #ballislife #slamdunk #washingtondc #washingtonwizards #ny #nyknicks #knicks #cleveland #cavs #clevelandcavaliers #kingjames #minnesota #minnesotatimberwolves #la #laclippers #clippers

2

A PICTURE TELLS A THOUSAND STORIES! Everyone has been talking about Embiid and his performances at the offensive end, though it's his work at the defensive end that has lead Philly to a 6-2 start to the year. On top of the stats in the picture Embiid is: - Protecting the rim with 2.4 BLKS pers game (3rd in the NBA) - Has a defensive rating of 100 per 100 possessions - 1.5 defensive win shares. - 3.2 defensive box plus minus (defensive points per 100 possessions a player contributes above the league average) - A Player Efficiency Rating of 24.1. In our opinion these stats are too good to ignore and Embiid should find a place amongst the reserves on All-Star weekend. Agree? #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basketball #basket #ball #basketball4life #basketneverstops #slamdunk #ballislife #philadephia #76ers #philadelphia76ers #joelembiid #theprocess #process #madeinphila

2

TRUEHOOPAUS PLAYS OF THE NIGHT! Included: • Rus with two big plays vs the Warriors • Embiid and Saric defending the rim with authority. • Isaiah Thomas playing tricks on the Knicks defence. And much more! What was your favourite play? #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball #basketball4life #basketballneverstops #okc #okcthundrr #philadelphia #philadelphia76ers #indiana #indianapacers #torontoraptors #toronto #boston #bostonceltics

3

TRUEHOOPSAUS PLAYS OF THE NIGHT: Included: • 3 plays from the Warriors mauling of the Cavs • Goberts game winning block. • Schröder's game winner sinkings that hapless Knicks. • Marvin Williams, Embiid and Thad Youngs registering monster jams. And much more from a day full of highlights. What was your favourite play from today? #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball #basketballneverstops #ballislife #slamdunk #gsw #gswarriors #kingjames #cleveland #clevelandcavaliers #atlanta #atlantahawks #utah #utahjazz #washingtondc #washingtonwizards #philadephia #philadephia76ers #charlotte #charlottehornets #indiana #indianapacers #nbavote

4

ALL STAR VOTING- GIVE THE POWER BACK TO FANS! With ticket prices increasing and getting to games not accessible for the majority of fans, Adam Silver and the NBA commission have taken away the one right NBA fans had to make an impact. The All-Star game shouldn't be about what '100 million dollar' star is going to miss out, it should be about the fans and their voice. The NBA giving power to the coaches, media and players to vote on the starters for this exhibition game allows the NBA commission to get the players that they want into the game. Yes, players that are more deserving will miss out on a starting spot, but there is more then enough reserve spots to make all deserving players All-Stars. We are of the strong opinion that fans should have the ability to have the final say on who they want to start in the All-Star game. Without the fans the NBA does not exist and if the fans want to vote in Pachulia, Lin, Rose or Clarkson into an exhibition game than that is the right we have as the majority shareholder of the game we love. What is your opinion, do we deserve the majority vote on the starters for the All-Star game? #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball4life #basketball #basketneverstops #ballislife #slamdunk #allstarvote #nbavote #allstar #la #lalakers #miamiheat #gsw #gswarriors #sanantinospurs #chicagobulls #bostonceltics #torontoraptors #neworleans #newyork #knicks

0

TRUEHOOPSAUS PLAYS OF THE NIGHT! Included: • Giannis taking out some anger with the rim. • Joe Johnson with the massive heave to beat the buzzer. • Joel 'Triple J' Embiid with two huge plays vs the Hornets. • Rubio putting Roberson on skates. • Lebron with the sweet dish to Kyrie. • Daniel breaking hearts vs the Rockets. • Isaiah 'the 4th' Thomas continuing his rich vain of form and dropping the hapless Hawks. Which was your favourite play? #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball #basketballneverstops #basketball4life #ballislife #slamdunk #MilwaukeeBucks #bucks #milwaukee #ownthefuture #utah #utahjazz #takenote #philadelphia #philadelphia76ers #kingjames #cavs #cleveland #minnesota #minnesotatimberwolves #powerofthepack #boston #celtics #bostonceltics #memphis #memphisgrizzlies #grindcity

5

TRUEHOOPSAUS PLAYS OF THE DAY: Included: • Jones freezing the D with the fake and finishing with the soft touch. • Jokic with the smooth lob to Faried for the jam. • DWade rolling back the clock. • Notwitzki showing his old legs still have hops. • Curry doing Curry things. Let us know your favourite from tonights games! #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball #basketballneverstops #basketball4life #ballislife #slamdunk #neworleanspelicans #neworleans #pelicans #denver #nuggets #denvernuggets #milehighbasketball #chicago #bulls #chicagobulls #bullsnation #dallas #mavericks #dallasmavericks #mffl #gsw #warriors #gswarriors #dubnation

3

TRUEHOOPSAUS PLAYS OF THE NIGHT Including: • TJ shooting a dagger through Melo and the Knicks hearts. • Grant with the hammer against the Grizzlies. • Turner with the nice pass to Harkless for the slam. • Wiggin's slam against the Rockets. • Nene beats the first quarter buzzer. What was your favourite play from tonights games? #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball #basketballneverstops #basketball4life #ballislife #slamdunk #philadephia76ers #philadephia #76ers #trusttheprocess #madeinphila #okc #thunder #okcthunder #thunderup #portland #portlandtrailblazers #ripcity #minnesota #minnesotatimberwolves #timerwolves #powerofthepack #houston #houstonrockets #rockets #rockets50

5

TRUEHOOPSAUS GAME OF THE NIGHT WIZARDS 108 DEF BY BOSTON 117 HOOP HERO: ISAIAH THOMAS In one of the worst games of the year it was hard to pick a player that stood out over the rest. Isaiah 'the 4th' Thomas stole the show late on with 18 points. He finished with 38 PTS, 6 RBS and 5 ASTS. NOT SO OBVIOUS STAT: A combined 13 three's were hit in the first quarter (Crowder and Beal with 4 a piece). TEAM ANALYSIS: WIZARDS: 1. BEAL THE DEAL Offensively, Beal was huge on a night were majority of players struggled to find their rhythm. His 35 points (13-26) included 6 three's and he showed an ability to score amongst the tree's, finishing 5 times in the paint. 2. MARKIEFF MORRIS This guy can seriously play and after a slow start he really imposed himself on the game in the low post. But seriously will he ever learn to keep it shut? A dumb tech in the second pushing Jerebko then once the game was finished Morris decided to have a crack at Smart. LET IS BE MORRIS! CELTICS: 1. SLOPPINESS I have never witness so many bricks being thrown up in a game before by one team. The Celtics on a back to back looked low on energy and it showed during the first three quarters. Good teams though need to win when they have their backs are against the wall and the C's definitely rised to the challenge. 2. TOO SMART FOR YOU Every time he enters the game you know you are going to get 110% effort. His defence is well documented but it was his hustle on the offensively glass and his ability to slow Beal down by beating him up in the post that went along way to helping the C's to the victory. #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball #basketball4life #basketneverstops #slamdunk #ballislife #boston #celtics #bostonceltics #washingtondc #wizard #washingtonwizards #dcfamily

3

TRUEHOOPSAUS PLAYS OFF THE NIGHT! Included: Johnson murdering Curry, Gerald Green alley oop slam, Lebron destroying the rim and Wall's game winner to sink the Bulls. Which was your favourite play of the night? Hard to go passed Johnson's slam! #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball #basketballneverstops #basketball4life #slamdunk #miamiheat #heatison #miami #boston #celtics #BostonCeltics #lebronjames #kingjames #clevelandcavaliers #cavs #defendtheland #washingtonwizards #washingtondc #wizards #dcfamily #playoftheday

4

How is Kyle Korver going to fit in with his new team mates? The King has the answer. Does the signing of Korver make the Cavs the team to beat? #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball #slamdunk #basketball4life #basketballneverstops #cleveland #cavs #clevelandcavaliers #lebronjames #kingjames #king #trades #defendtheland

5

TRUEHOOPSAUS GAME OF THE NIGHT PELICANS 110 DEF KNICKS 96 HOOP HERO: ANTHONY DAVIS The Brow looked like a man beating up on kids tonight at Madison Square. A cut above the rest, Davis bullied his way to 40 PTS (63% FG), 18 RBS, 2 ASTS, 3 BLKS and +26 on the box minus. NOT SO OBVIOUS STAT: The Pels had 11 steals and scored 21 points off turnovers. TEAM ANALYSIS: PELICANS: 1. HOLIDAY AND DAVIS' RELATIONSHIP These two are a joy to watch when they play off each other. Holiday understands Anthony's game and they are hard to stop when Jrue comes off an Davis screen. The Knicks had no answer for their two man game. 2. DEFENCE The Pels played inspired defence making it hard for the Knicks to score. Their active hands landed 11 steals but it was there ability to switch defensively and aggressive go at the ball handler which was most impressive. They made it hard for Porzingis (3-13) and Anthony (7-15) to get the shots they wanted. KNICKS 1. PERIMETER DEFENDING Overall the defence was woeful, but particular the three point defending. They were to slow to rotate to the Pels shooters and allowed them to shoot 63% from three in the first half. Jennings and Anthony looked disinterested defensively and didn't show any respect to the Pelicans shooters. 2. NO INTENSITY, NO CARE, NO LEADERS The Knicks intensity was lacking from tip off and it showed as the Pelicans steamrolled them in the first three quarters. The Knicks really lack leader and it was evident when instead of getting on with it and getting to the huddle to rally the troops during the third, Melo was complaining to the refs about a non call. Anthony was given a double technical and ejected from the game. Will the penny ever drop for Melo? Let us know your thoughts on the game. #nba #thisiswhyweplay #bball #basket #ball #basketball #basketball4life #basketneverstops #neworleans #pelicans #neworleanspelicans #newyork #knicks #newyorknicks #ballislife

3

NOT SO OBVIOUS WARRIOR STATS: Warriors are 0-5 against the Spurs, Cavs, Grizzlies and Rockets. Kevin Durant is 0-9 from the field in ISO plays in 5 point games with under 5 minutes remaining. The Warriors 'Death lineup' of Durant, Curry, Thomspon, Green and Igoudala have a 4th quarter net rating of -1.5. #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #basketball #basketballneverstops #basketball4life #ballislife #gsw #warriors #gswarriors #dubnation

2

WHO ARE THE MOST EFFECTIVE ISOLATION PLAYERS? This graph shows the amount of isolation plays players take and how many points they score per play. No surpises that Harden, Westbrook, Barnes and Anthony are involved in the most isolation plays per game. MOST EFFECTIVE? 1. Isaiash Thomas (1.27 points per play) 2. Chris Paul (1.20 points per play) 3. Kyrie Irving (1.18 points per play) Interestingly Marc Gasol is second last for points scored in isolation plays. Are there any players that higher or lower than you expected? #nba #thisiswhyweplay #basket #ball #balling #basketball #slamdunk #basketball4life #basketneverstops #miamiheat #LAlakers #clevelandcavaliers #isaiashthomas #kingjames #kyrieirving #cp3 #sanantoniospurs #torontoraptors #bostonceltics #chicagobulls #nyknicks #gsw #dallasmavericks

7