Sunday, April 23

The NBA Playoffs - Day 1

LeBron Goes LeBrom brooom.

Cavalier 97 Washington 86

The first game of the NBA playoffs saw Cleveland's LeBron James register a triple double in his 1st playoff game.Unbelievable. Hubie Brown compared King James' barreling drives to that of former 76ers George McGinnis . McGinnis is that 6'6'' mascular former Pacers in the old ABA known for his drive towards the basket while yo yoing the ball in one hand . Really a sight to see. Especially his tandem with Dr. J..For all their artistry , Portland with Bill Walton and gang, beat the 76ers in the 1977 NBA finals. King James' drive may resemble McGinnis' but he sure as hell looked facially like James' opponent yesterday, Washington's Gilbert Arenas.

Men In White

Miami 111 Chicago 106

Miami Heat fans wore white shirts in yesterday's playoff game vs. the Chicago Bulls. Except for a sprinkling of colored shirts, the whole area

was awashed in white shirts in tune with the color of the uniform of the home team or is it in deference to the death of coach Pat Riley's mom . The day almost turned black for Miami if not for Dwayne Wade's 4th quarter scoring.
Almost all the experts pick Miami to win except former Raptor turned ABC sportscaster Mark Jackson who chose Chicago to prevail because Mark does not think Miami's supporting cast is not as good as last years'. You can see all of the experts NBA predictions in El Greco's blog.
Bullshit Artest
San Antonio 122 Sacramento 88
San Antonio kicked the ass of Sacramento , no doubt inflamed by the statement given by the King's Ron Artest . Before the game , Artest said that the Kings is the ' team to beat ' . Team to beat alright ... by a wide margin.
The presence of the Maloof brothers in hostile territory failed to lift Artest and Co. as they fell by double digits early in the game. One lesson to all bullshit artists : don't give the other team bulletin board material . It can be hazardous to the health of your team.
Coach Sam Cassell
LA Clippers 89 Denver 87
The LA Clips clipped the Denver Nuggets to preserve the winning record of the favored teams in day 1 of the NBA playoffs . The Clippers led by as much as 16 points but the Nuggets patiently clipped, particularly Evans, who was a terror on the boards. However, poor shooting by Carmelo Anthony and ex-Raptor Marcus Camby led the Nuggets to defeat. One thing noticeable is Sam Cassell's antics. He reacted to every Clippers'
mistakes especially if these led to turnovers. Same with the defensive lapses by fellow Clippers to the full view of the crowd. I wonder how the rest of the team feels ? Casell is acting like Avery Johnson when he was still playing for San Antonio . They are both members of the NBA All Ugly Team.


Anonymous Al Most said...

Chicago almost upset Miami. Mark was almost right. I am almost impressed.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous jOEY said...

James is one of a kind. He has also shown his clutch shooting in the last games of the regular season.King James is truly daserving of the kudos showered him.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous mike is awesome. said...

Ex Raptor Donyell Marshall played very well.The Raptors made a mistake in letting im go.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Steph N said...

Those baby Bulls will have the "baby" stripped from them if they eliminate Miami. They let the game slip away even with Shaq and Wade having good games. And how about that Lebron James kid- we are all witnesses!

7:23 PM  
Blogger coach said...

Steph ; The Bulls gave Miami a good fight. Can't wait to see Game 2 .

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Golden Nugget said...

The Clippers will lose to the Nuggets in a 7 game series. They are lucky to win game 1.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous NetLover said...

Vince vows to do better in game 2 tonight . All of 'em, Steve Kerr and the TNT folks , were saying he shd. drive to the basket.
I hope he listens.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous brian said...

Casell wants to be a coach someday just like Johnson. I'm not surprised he is acting like that .

6:08 PM  
Blogger el greco said...

I predict that Sam will be out of the Clippers line up next season.

6:44 PM  

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