Pauly McGuire

Pauly McGuire

LOS ANGELES

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Pauly McGuire is an LA-based sports writer, novelist, and jaded fan of the New York Knicks, Jets, Yankees, and Rangers. For nearly a decade, he covered the international poker circuit. His critically acclaimed 2010 book Lost Vegas chronicled working at the WSOP -- writing for Tao of Poker, Fox Sports, and Bluff Magazine -- during the wildest days of the poker boom. His most recent novel Fried Peaches came out in 2018 and is currently available on Amazon.

Late-blooming rookie Isaac Okoro is the only decent thing for the Cleveland Cavs during their current eight-game losing streak. (Image: David Richard/USA Today Sports)

Cleveland Cavs Extend 8-Game Losing Streak with Second-Worst ATS Record

The Cleveland Cavs (21-45) hit the skids again and they’ve been fade-worthy material in recent weeks with an 0-8 against the spread clip during their losing streak. Last night, the Cavs were steamrolled by Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers, who handed them their eighth-straight loss, in a 36-point […]

Domantas Sabonis of the Indiana Pacers are jockeying for a spot in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament. (Image: Rick Bowmer/AP)

Prop Bet: Will the Indiana Pacers Make the Playoffs?

The Indiana Pacers experienced a tumultuous season marred by injuries, COVID-19 postponements, high-profile trades, and drama between the head coach and players. Despite all the craziness, you can wager on a prop bet from DraftKings on whether the Indiana Pacers will make the playoffs. The Pacers (30-35) currently occupy the […]

Michigan’s Franz Wagner attentively listens to advice from head coach Juwan Howard during a game against Indiana in 2020. (Image: Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)

Michigan Swingman Franz Wagner Declares for NBA Draft

German-born Franz Wagner, a sophomore swingman at Michigan, will bypass his junior season in Ann Arbor and declare himself eligible for the 2021 NBA Draft. Wagner is the younger brother of NBA player and former Michigan standout Moritz Wagner. Wagner, 19, averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per […]

If LeBron James can remain healthy in the postseason, the LA Lakers will be among the teams to beat in the Western Conference. (Image: Getty)

2021 Western Conference Odds: Lakers Favorite Over Clippers, Jazz, Suns

The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers are the favorites to win the Western Conference at +175 odds even though they’re currently the #5 seed and fighting with the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers to avoid getting sucked into the play-in tournament as the #7 seed. The LA Clippers were […]

The LA Lakers continue to struggle with health issues. Guard Dennis Schroder is the latest member of the Lakers to miss time and he’s out with COVID-19. (Image: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today Sports)

Lakers Lose Dennis Schroder for 10 to 14 Days to COVID Protocol

The Los Angeles Lakers are attempting to prevent a free fall after slipping to the #6 seed in the Western Conference playoff standings, but they just got a batch of terrible news with guard Dennis Schroder out 10 to 14 days due to the NBA’s COVID-19 safety and health protocols. […]

Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies elevates for a dunk over Jusuf Nurkic of the Portland Trail Blazers in a recent game at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. (Image: Steph Chambers/Getty)

Prop Bet: Will the Memphis Grizzlies Make the Playoffs?

The Memphis Grizzlies (32-31) currently occupy the #8 seed in the Western Conference playoff hunt, but they could miss the postseason due to the controversial play-in tournament. DraftKings posted a prop bet on whether or not the Grizzlies will make the playoffs. The Grizzlies are -106 odds to make the […]

Michael Porter, Jr. celebrates hitting a 3-pointer in a recent victory for the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Dank Nugs: Denver Nuggets Seize the #3 Seed in the West

The Denver Nuggets are riding high on a five-game winning streak after knocking off the Los Angeles Clippers to take over the #3 seed in the Western Conference playoff standings. The Nuggets are the hottest team in the NBA right now thanks to the rapid development of rookie point guard […]

Jayson Tatum from the Boston Celtics celebrates a ridiculous comeback victory against the San Antonio Spurs on the same night he set a personal milestone with 60 points. (Image: Ryan Mansfield/Getty)

NBA High Guys: Jayson Tatum Explodes for Career-High 60 Points (Video)

The Boston Celtics rallied back from a 32-point deficit and won a high-octane overtime thriller 143-140 against the San Antonio Spurs, thanks to a jaw-dropping 60 points from Jayson Tatum. Tatum knocked down 20 shots from the floor, including five 3-pointers, and added another 15 points from the free-throw line […]