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The NBA playoffs : in pursuit of basketball glory

by Doeden, Matt,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 796.323 DOE
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 796.323 DOE

Do you know:

* Which team won the first NBA championship?
* Why Michael Jordan felt awful during one of his greatest playoff performances?
* How the Golden State Warriors built a playoff dynasty?

Read about the incredible playoff games that basketball fans will never forget. Clutch performances and shocking finishes have helped make the NBA playoffs one of the most thrilling spectacles in sports. The biggest moments, from buzzer-beaters to last-second defensive plays, are all here in vivid detail.

Superstar showcase: The history of the NBA playoffs
From Hannum to King James: The greatest games of the NBA playoffs
From legends to layups: Memorable moments of the NBA playoffs
Looking ahead: The future of the NBA playoffs
Source notes
Further reading.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The latest entry in the handsome Spectacular Sports series looks at the National Basketball Association Playoffs. After discussing the history of this championship tournament, Doeden presents highlights from its greatest games, such as the Bulls 90-88 victory over the Jazz in game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, when Michael Jordan had the flu but managed to score 38 points, including the winning shot during the last minute of play. The section on Memorable Moments includes a spectacular reverse layup by Julius Erving in the 1980 Western Conference Finals, as well as a buzzer-beating, go-ahead shot by LeBron James during the 2018 Eastern Conference Semifinals. The text concludes with a discussion of how and why the NBA Playoffs may change in the future. The book's spacious layout and excellent color photos are attractive, but it's the text that delivers the win here. Doeden combines his knowledge of the sport and its history with a sportswriter's flair for drawing readers into the excitement of a particular play, a rewarding combination for young basketball fans.--Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Spectacular sports.
Subjects National Basketball Association -- History -- Juvenile literature.
National Basketball Association -- History.
Basketball -- Tournaments -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Basketball -- Tournaments -- United States -- History.
Informational works.
Publisher Minneapolis, Minnesota :2019
Other Titles National Basketball Association playoffs
Language English
Description 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781541541535
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