WCF and ECF

May 18, 2010

Lakers vs Suns

Game 1 was a huge statement by the Lakers. Despite Kobe being hurt, he did work. The Black Mamba dropped 40 points on the Suns and helped the Lakers win by 21 points. The Suns had a good start to the game but ended up looking sluggish around the half. If the Suns want to win the series, they need to really control the momentum which they did with the Spurs. Although Kobe has been scoring 30+ games, I wonder will he have enough gas left in the tank to last till the end of the Finals? When the series shift over to Phoenix, for sure the fans in Arizona will have the Suns back. It’s just the Lakers job to put the crowd out early.

Lakers in 5

Magic vs Celtics

The Celtics took a convincing Game 1. The Game seemed┬álopsided until the 4th quarter when Jameer Nelson made a put back layup. After that, the Celtics just played smart having Ray Allen hold the ball to get fouled for free throws. Allen has to be one of the best players to close out the game in a clutch situation. Game 1 was a lesson for the Magic to learn. Rasheed and Perkins stopped Dwight in that Game 1. Other players like VC, Lewis, and Nelson need to step it up big to replace Howard’s presence if it doesn’t show. This series will be full of physical play and drama (always involves the Celtics).┬áMany fans say there will be a Final rematch between the Lakers and Celticsin 08, but I believe the Magic’s athleticism will overcome the Celtics veteran skills.

Magic in 7

About the draft lottery tonight, I went on ESPN and used the lottery machine thingy majinger. I got the 76ers getting the number one pick overall. Wall will be number one regardless which team gets him. His value is too high to give up. He can also be a trading piece.

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Trade talks heating up…

February 12, 2010

Mavericks, Celtics, Suns, Wizards, Cavaliers, and Heat are teams making the most buzz about trades lately.

Players whose names are mentioned most: Amare Stoudemire, Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler, Ray Allen, Richard Hamilton, Tracy McGrady, and Troy Murphy.

I’ll keep ya’ll updated.


Sun of a gun

January 28, 2010

After losing 18 straight games on the TNT network, the Phoenix Suns finally break that record by topping the Mavs tonight 106-112. 18 straight losses?!?! Unheard of to me… The Amare Stoudemire didn’t play the 4th quarter. The Suns started slow and the Mavs were handling Phoenix easy. Until the 4th quarter, Dirk Nowitzki was shut down not scoring a single point. Nash had a double-double with 19 points and 11 assists. Jared Dudley had a critical game winning steal on Kidd’s pass. After the game, Steve Nash was interviewed on how he and his Suns finally won a game on TNT in years. Nash just smiled and said “I don’t want to speak about the network”.

Other news in the NBA, the Raptors topped the Knicks in a close game 106-104. The Raptors are now one of the hottest teams in the league. Bosh and Turkoglu combined for a total of 53 points. David Lee WHO I HAVE TO SAY WAS THE BIGGEST SNUB FOR THE ALL-STAR GAME!!! Had 29 point and 18 rebound game.

The Celtics lost in Orlando tonight by 2 points. The Magic came in the clutch when J.J. Redick hit a needy 3 to tie the game. Rashard Lewis scored the last two points with a surprisingly easy driving lay-up. With a little more than a second to go, Boston’s Rasheed Wallace took a decent three-point look and air balled. The Celtics are 5-9 after Christmas day.