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NBA Tops and Flops of the Week – KD, Tony Parker, and Mark Jackson

With the second round of the playoffs underway and the last (but not least) end of the season awards being handed out, here is a look around the NBA to determine who has been great (tops) and not so great (flops) in the last seven days as the postseason rumbles on.


Kevin Durant- Undeniably the top for this week, where the Thunder star received the prestigious Most Valuable Player Award, leading him to delivering an emotional acceptance speech, thanking his teammates, the fans and especially his mother, who according to him is “the real MVP”. In addition to this, KD features on the new cover of the basketball game NBA 2K15.
Tony Parker- After a superb performance in Game 7 against Dallas, where the Spurs cruised to the second round, Parker recorded a second straight 30+ scoring game in game 1 against Portland. If he keeps this level of play up, San Antonio could go very far.
Michael Carter-Williams- It may have been a tough season for the Sixers, but MCW (unsurprisingly) won the Rookie of the Year award after dominating all the other newbies of the league with mind blowing stats for a rookie.
Golden State Warriors- After a nail biting defeat to the Clippers in game 7 of the first round, the Warriors’ direction fired coach Mark Jackson. As well as being a severe and unjustified action to take considering the way Jackson has improved this side, it also seems to be rather foolish, as finding a replacement of the same caliber as Jackson will be tough.
Toronto Raptors- A heart breaking home defeat against Brooklyn in game 7 saw the 3rd seed of the East exit the playoffs earlier that hoped. Disadvantaged by dodgy officiating and great defense from the Nets, the Raptors now have to turn their attention to trying to keep Kyle Lowry.
Paul Pierce- After a great game 7 against the Raptors, The Truth had a poor game 1 against the Heat, scoring only 8 points on 3/8 FG. Although these stats aren’t abysmal, if Brooklyn hope to beat the Heat then Pierce will have to step up.

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