March 12, 2017

best offenses

1. 2017 WARRIORS | 115.7 offensive rating

Coach | Steve Kerr

Offense | Intricate

Points per game | 116.8

Point guard | Stephen Curry

Pace | 100.3

Leading scorers | Kevin Durant: 25.3 points and Stephen Curry: 24.9

Finisher | Kevin Durant

3-point shooters | Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green

Sixth man | Andre Iguodala


2. 1987 LAKERS | 115.6 offensive rating

Coach | Pat Riley

Offense | Showtime

Points per game | 117.8

Point guard | Magic Johnson

Pace | 101.6

Leading scorer | Magic Johnson: 23.9 points

Finisher | James Worthy

3-point shooter | Michael Cooper

Sixth (and seventh) men | Michael Cooper and Mychal Thompson


3. 1992 BULLS | 115.5 offensive rating

Coach | Phil Jackson

Offense | Triangle

Points per game | 109.9

Point guards | John Paxson and B.J. Armstrong

Point forward | Scottie Pippen

Pace | 94.4

Leading scorer | Michael Jordan: 30.1 points

Finisher | Michael Jordan

3-point shooters | none

Sixth man | B.J. Armstrong


4. 1988 CELTICS | 115.4 offensive rating

Coach | K.C. Jones

Offense | Balanced

Points per game | 113.6

Point guard | Dennis Johnson

Pace | 97.9

Leading scorer | Larry Bird: 29.9 points

Finisher | Larry Bird

3-point shooters | Bird and Danny Ainge

Sixth man | none


4. 2017 ROCKETS | 115.4 offensive rating

Coach | Mike D’Antoni

Offense | 3-pointers and a cloud of dust

Points per game | 115.1

Point guard | James Harden

Pace | 99.1

Leading scorer | James Harden: 28.9 points

Finisher | James Harden

3-point shooters | Everyone: Harden, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson, Trevor Ariza, Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley

Sixth (seventh and eighth) men | Eric Gordon, Lou Williams and Clint Capela


6. 2010 SUNS | 115.3 offensive rating

Coach | Alvin Gentry

Offense | Seven seconds or less

Points per game | 110.2

Point guard | Steve Nash

Pace | 95.3

Leading scorer | Amare Stoudemire: 23.1 points

Finisher | Amare Stoudemire

3-point shooters | Channing Frye, Jason Richardson, Steve Nash and Jared Dudley

Sixth man | Jared Dudley


7. 1996 BULLS | 115.2 offensive rating

Coach | Phil Jackson

Offense | Triangle

Points per game | 105.2

Point guards | Ron Harper and Steve Kerr

Point forward | Scottie Pippen

Pace | 91.1

Leading scorer | Michael Jordan: 30.4 points

Finisher | Michael Jordan

3-point shooters | Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, and Toni Kukoc

Sixth (and seventh) men | Toni Kukoc and Steve Kerr


8. 1995 MAGIC | 115.1 offensive rating

Coach | Brian Hill

Offense | Young

Points per game | 110.9

Point guard | Anfernee Hardaway

Pace | 95.1

Leading scorer | Shaquille O’Neal: 29.3 points

Finisher | Shaquille O’Neal

3-point shooters | Nick Anderson, Dennis Scott and Anfernee Hardaway

Sixth (and seventh) men | Dennis Scott and Brian Shaw


March 11, 2017

nba awards

Coach of the Year | Mike D’Antoni, Rockets. xx-xx. xxxxx

2. Quin Snyder, Jazz
3. Brad Stevens, Celtics

Honorable mention
Scott Brooks, Wizards
Gregg Popovich, Spurs
Tyronn Lue, Cavaliers
David Fizdale, Grizzlies
Steve Kerr, Warriors

Rookie of the Year | Malcolm Brogdon, Bucks. xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, 4x.x 2-point shooting, 4x.x 3-point shooting, 8x.x free throw shooting, 1x.x PER, x.x RPM. Age [24] xxxxx

2. Joel Embiid, 76ers (31 games)
3. Dario Saric, 76ers

The worst rookie class of all time.

Defensive Player of the Year | Rudy Gobert, Jazz. 2.x blocks, x.xx Defensive RPM. Age [xx] xxxxx

Forward | Draymond Green, Warriors
Forward | Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks
Center | Rudy Gobert, Jazz
Point guard | Chris Paul, Clippers
Shooting guard | Tony Allen, Grizzlies

Sixth Man Award | Lou Williams, Lakers-Rockets. xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting, 2x.x PER, x.x RPM. Age [30] xxxxx

Eric Gordon, Rockets
Greg Monroe, Bucks
Enes Kanter, Thunder
Marcus Smart, Celtics
Zach Randolph, Grizzlies
Andre Iguodala, Warriors

Most Improved Player | Pass.

Point guard | Isaiah Thomas, Celtics. 2x.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, 5x.x 2-point shooting, 3x.x 3-point shooting, 9x.x free throw shooting, 2x.x PER, x.xx RPM. Age [26] The third-best offensive player in the league — an expert at using the rim to outsmart tall defenders — and the worst defensive player.

Best shooter | Stephen Curry, Warriors

2. Kevin Durant, Warriors. 3. C.J. McCollum, Trail Blazers. 4. Kawhi Leonard, Spurs. 5. Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers.

February 22, 2017

drama belt

1984-85 | MIAMI VICE (Michael Mann)


“MTV Cops” in Italian suits, with Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas and Edward James Olmos as Lt. Castillo. Produced by Michael Mann. Pilot written by Anthony Yerkovich and directed by Thomas Carter.

1985-1987 | MOONLIGHTING (Glenn Gordon Caron


A Howard Hawks comedy as a boy-girl detective show, with Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd. Produced by Glenn Gordon Caron. Pilot written by Caron and directed by Robert Butler.

1991-92 | NORTHERN EXPOSURE | (Joshua Brand & John Falsey)

A light fish out of water story, with Rob Morrow as a New York City doctor practicing medicine in Cicely, Alaska, and his love-hate relationship with Janine Turner. Also starring Barry Corbin, John Cullum, Darren E. Burrows, John Corbett, Cynthia Geary, Elaine Miles and Peg Phillips. Produced by Joshua Brand and John Falsey. Pilot written by Brand & Falsey and directed by Brand.

1992-93 | HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET (Barry Levinson & Tom Fontana)


Murder and racial justice in Baltimore, based on journalist David Simon’s A Year on the Killing Streets, starring Andre Braugher, Ned Beatty, Melissa Leo, Kyle Secor, Richard Belzer, Jon Polito, Daniel Baldwin, Clark Johnson and Yaphet Kotto. Produced by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. Pilot written by Paul Attanasio and directed by Levinson.

1993-94 | NYPD BLUE (Steven Bochco & David Milch)


Steven Bochco reinvents the cop drama again, in the fictional 15th precinct in New York, with TV-MA language and butt shots. Starring David Caruso, Dennis Franz, James McDaniel, Sherry Stringfield, Amy Brenneman, Nicholas Turturro, Gail O’Grady, Gordon Clapp and Sharon Lawrence. Produced by Bochco and David Milch. Pilot written by Milch and directed by Gregory Hoblit.

1994-95 to 1995-96 | ER (John Wells)


Life and death in a frenetic Chicago emergency room, starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle and Gloria Reuben. Produced by John Wells. Pilot written by Michael Crichton and directed by Rod Holcomb.

1996-97 to 1997-98 | THE X-FILES (Chris Carter)


FBI special agents investigate the supernatural, with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Produced by Chris Carter. Pilot written by Carter and directed by Robert Mandel.

1999 and 2001 | THE SOPRANOS (David Chase)


Family drama set against the New Jersey mafia, with James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Vincent Pastore, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Drea de Matteo, David Proval, Aida Turturro and Nancy Marchand. Produced by David Chase. Pilot written and directed by Chase.

2000 | FREAKS AND GEEKS (Judd Apatow, Paul Feig)


Hilarious and soul-crushing high school drama in Michigan in 1980, with Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Busy Phillips, Becky Ann Baker, Joe Flaherty. Produced by Judd Apatow. Pilot written by Paul Feig and directed by Jake Kasdan.

December 7, 2016


Best drama series | Breaking Bad

Mad Men
Game of Thrones
The Americans
Men of a Certain Age

Best comedy series | Louie

Silicon Valley
Modern Family

Best variety series | Key and Peele


Best actor (drama) | Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Best actress (drama) | Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Keri Russell, The Americans
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Claire Danes, Homeland

Best supporting actor (drama) | Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

Best supporting actress (drama) | Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Best actor (comedy) | Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Louis C.K., Louie
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best supporting actor (comedy) | Tony Hale, Veep

Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Danny Pudi, Community

Best actress (comedy) | Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Best supporting actress (comedy) | Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Allison Janney, Mom

Best miniseries | Olive Kitteridge (2014)

Show Me a Hero (2015)
Horace and Pete (2016)

Best movie |

Best producer (drama) | Vince Gilligan

Best producers (comedy) | Michael Schur

Most successful producer (comedy) | Chuck Lorre

Best writer (drama) | Matthew Weiner

Best writer (comedy) | Dan Harmon

Best writer | Louis C.K.

Best director (drama) |

Best director (comedy) |

One of a kind |

Polymath | Louis C.K.

Lena Dunham
Donald Glover

Playing themselves | Louis C.K., Louie

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
James Van Der Beek, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23

Best comedy team | Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Key & Peele

Danny Pudi and Donald Glover, Community

All-Star variety show cast | Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Key & Peele

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer

Best penultimate episode | Breaking Bad

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen | Breaking Bad

30 Rock

December 6, 2016


Best drama series | The Sopranos

The Wire
The West Wing
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Shield
Friday Night Lights

Best comedy series | Arrested Development

Curb Your Enthusiasm
30 Rock
The Office
Sex and the City
South Park
Malcolm in the Middle
Everybody Loves Raymond

Brilliant but canceled | Freaks and Geeks

Best variety series | The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Colbert Report
Real Time with Bill Maher
Chappelle’s Show

Best actor (drama) | James Gandolfini, The Sopranos

Martin Sheen, The West Wing
James Spader, Boston Legal
Michael Chiklis, The Shield
Ian McShane, Deadwood

Best actress (drama) | Edie Falco, The Sopranos

Allison Janney, The West Wing
Glenn Close, Damages
Jennifer Garner, Alias
Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls

Best supporting actor (drama) | Michael Kenneth Williams, The Wire

Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos
William Shatner, Boston Legal
John Spencer, The West Wing
Bradley Whitford, The West Wing

Best supporting actress (drama) | Stockard Channing, The West Wing

Nancy Marchand, The Sopranos
Rachel Griffiths, Six Feet Under and Brothers and Sisters
Tyne Daly, Judging Amy

Best actor (comedy) | Steve Carell, The Office

Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

Best actress (comedy) | Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City

Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle
Debra Messing, Will & Grace
Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine

Best supporting actor (comedy) | Jeremy Piven, Entourage

Peter Boyle, Everybody Loves Raymond
Brad Garrett, Everybody Loves Raymond
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
J.B. Smoove, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Best supporting actresses (comedy) | Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond
Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City

Best miniseries | Angels in America (2003), directed by Mike Nichols

Band of Brothers (2001)
The Corner (2000)

Best movies | Path to War (2002), directed by John Frankenheimer

James Dean (2001)

Best family series | Friday Night Lights

Best coming of age series | Everybody Hates Chris

Best producer (drama) | David Simon

Best producer (comedy) | Greg Daniels

One of a kind | Judd Apatow

Best writer (drama) | David Chase

Best writer (comedy) | Tina Fey

Best director (drama) | xxx

Best director (comedy) | xxx

One of a kind |

Polymath | Tina Fey

Larry David

Playing themselves | Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Bernie Mac, The Bernie Mac Show
Chris Isaak, The Chris Isaak Show

All-Star variety show cast | Dave Chappelle, Chappelle’s Show

Sacha Baron Cohen, Da Ali G Show
Will Ferrell, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Fred Armisen, Saturday Night Live
Jason Sudeikis, Saturday Night Live
Andy Samberg, Saturday Night Live

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen | The Sopranos