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On Point Playoff Semi-Finals Preview

By @megacityceo, 05/06/19, 11:30AM EDT


What’s Luv vs. Box Out


Box Out’s cinderella run has been something to watch over the last month. After losing 5 straight, they’ve won 4 straight and find themselves in the semi-finals. A big time win over Grind Time last week has Box Out’s confidence high.


What’s Luv, the only undefeated team in the league and one of only 3 teams to record a perfect season will look to pick up their 9th straight win and advance to the championship.

What’s Luv has a balanced attack where a different player can lead every game and have depth at every position.


The one and only time these two teams met it was the most lopsided game of the season. What’s Luv won 80-42. No D’Andre Hospedales in the line-up which obviously made things a lot more challenging for Box Out. Brandon Chase put up 26 points, Bobby Colorado (traded) scored 17 and Delly Thomas with 12-8-7. High scorer was Andrew Mitchell who had 13 and Morgan added 10. Embarrassing loss that should give Box Out some motivation to win this game.


Let’s take a look at the Keys to the Game


What’s Luv

1) D’Andre: They’ve never had to play him before and he’s a problem. Who’s going to guard him? Do you Double? Triple? Force someone else to score?

2) Take care of the ball: Box Out is very good at forcing turnovers and converting on the other end.

3) Team Ball: This is the reason they were undefeated. They play great team basketball and always look out for each other. It’s the reason why they led in scoring and assists. Don’t get away from it.


Box Out

1) Take’em and Make’ em: They’ve done a great job of this so far. D’Andre is going to draw a lot of attention. When you get the opportunity, be ready and take that shot.

2) Nothing easy: Box Out can be a very good defensive unit at times. They led the league in steals and blocks. Play with intensity and challenge everything.

3) Best Player: In the NBA they say the team with the best player usually wins the series. I think D’Andre Hospedales is the best player, but can he do enough to carry them into the Finals?



Investment Academy vs. Unruly


Fresh off their upset win, Investment Academy will look to keep it rolling this Monday against Unruly. The Investment Academy luckily played against a shorthanded SWISH squad and pulled out a W in OT. They’re going to have to step it up to another level against Unruly who was a clear #2 during the regular season.


Unruly had the week off after earning a bye through the 1st Round. Unruly is led by Zac Bendahan who leads the team in scoring and rebounding at 15.8 PPG and 10.5 RPG, but this is the complete opposite of a one-man show. It’s a well balanced team with could go all the way if they’re all clicking.


Due to a forfeit, these two teams actually haven’t played each other.


Let’s take a look at the Keys to the Game


Investment Academy

1) Step up: Without a doubt, Unruly especially if at full strength is a better team than SWISH. The team has to step up.

2) Playing together: A great sign of a team playing better together was the 14 assists on 24 made field goals.

3) Team defense: They’ve got threats all over the floor. It’s important for them to talk and communicate on the defensive end.



1) Attendance: They’ve been shorthanded in the past few games so getting the full squad together is key for a championship run.

2) Defense: TIA ranks last in points per game and assists per game. Don’t let them get into any rhythm.

3) Defensive Rebounding: Don’t underestimate TIA because of their size. They get after it on the offensive glass.