I love this clip. This shows how in touch Los Angeles is with hockey. This reporter stated that the Kings are in their first Stanley Cup Finals but actually they have been in the Finals before in the 199-1993 season. Can I just say, it’s called Wikipedia use it.
Since I have been royal jinxing the Los Angeles Kings from winning the Stanley Cup every time I write that it will happen, I am trying a new approach today. Instead of thinking that Game 6 today could be the last game, I am going to predict an insane comeback from the New Jersey Devils. I am confident once I do this the Kings will actually win. It is great to have a hockey game on today with no NBA Playoffs games scheduled at the same time.
The Kings will take on the Devils at the Staple Center for Game 6 at 8:00pm EST on NBC.
I think it’s official that I am jinxing the Los Angeles Kings from winning the Stanley Cup. The Kings need only one more win to secure the Stanley Cup. And it looked like they were going to get it easily. That was until the New Jersey Devils woke up from whatever hockey coma they had been in and started to win games. The Devils won Game 5 last night against the Kings, making the series 3-2.
The Devils won, 2-1, Saturday night. This is the first time the Kings have lost consecutive games in the Playoffs. And I think it has everyone questioning, what’s going on? King’s goalie Jonathan Quick seemed like a brick wall when it came to scoring but now is definitely showing his cracks. Quick helped the Devils score one of their points. As Quick was trying to play the puck away from the net, Devils’ Zach Parise came and stuffed it in. Hockey is so hard to describe just watch it:
Now the question is can the Kings get the momentum back their way? Are they too beat up to bring this series home? We will find out soon.
The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics Thursday night, 98-79. The Heat have now tied the series and forced at Game 7 on Saturday. It was pretty outstanding comeback for the
LeBron James the Heat who had struggled in the past two games to edge out the Celtics. In Thursday night’s game I think we finally saw how badly LeBron James wants that Championship ring. Can’t really blame him I would hate to be the only 3 time MVP in NBA history to not have won a Championship.
I mean literally James carried the Heat on his back scoring 45 points and 15 rebounds. That is almost half the points for the entire team. This is how insane it was James made 12 straight shots and had 30 points in the first half alone. He is only the 7th player in 15 NBA postseasons to have scored that much in a first half. He was so dominating that I forgot that Dwayne Wade was even still playing with him despite his 17 points for the Heat.
It was clear by the second half that the Celtics didn’t have an answer for James’ MVP performance. Celtics’ Rajon Rondo seemed a little stunned and missed shots he usually makes. He ended the game with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Half-way through the 4th quarter it was clear the Celtics had given up. Coach Doc Rivers put everyone on the bench- Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen.
It’s now do or die for Celtics who need to lock down Game 7 on Saturday to make it to the Finals. If not we are looking at an MVP match up James verse should have been MVP Kevin Durant of the Thunder.
Very few predicted that the Oklahoma City Thunder would be advancing onto the NBA Finals. The Thunder beat the favorite San Antonio Spurs 107-99 Wednesday night. Now the Thunder will move on to the NBA Finals to face either the Boston Celtics or Miami Heat.
There was a glimmer of hope tonight that the Spurs might just prove why they are so amazing. At one point the Spurs lead for the entire first half and into the 3rd quarter. But they just couldn’t keep with the Thunder’s scoring. Tony Parker literally missed every shot he attempted from the field and was only able to make lay-ups. There were no signs of the Manu Ginobili who rocked in Game 2 with him also missing from the field. In the end the only person who was hitting 3 consistently was Stephen Jackson. I feel like this was Game 5 all over again. Parker had 29 points and Tim Duncan added 25 points. And Jackson should definitely get a pay raise because he had 23 points.
The Thunder are just powerhouse scorers. Kevin Durant(who really should have been MVP) 34 points and 14 rebounds. Russell Westbrook had 25 points and 8 rebounds. James Harden took some tough shots again and made his mark with 16 points. It is really hard to see the Thunder being taken down by anyone at this point. Although that is exactly how I felt about the Spurs . . . so we will see.
The odds seemed to be stacked in the Miami Heat’s favor Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics. The Heat’s third man, Chris Bosh, returned after a 9 game absence due to injury. We all learned how crucial Bosh was to their game when the Heat lost so terribly to the Indiana Pacers in Game 2. Not only that but the Heat were leading for most of the game and they had home court advantage. In first half the Celtics were missing everything and it really looked like this game might be a blood bath. Then switched into the second half and it’s a totally different story.
By the end of the 3rd quarter the Celtics had been on a 11-0 run. Paul Pierce hit a three-pointer literally over LeBron James’ head, that sealed the deal with a minute left in the game. Now the Celtics lead the series 3-2 with Game 6 in Boston on Thursday.
The beginning of the series between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder seems like a million years ago. In Games 1 & 2 The Spurs were undefeated and it seemed like nothing could stop them. Then in Game 4 everything changed and it has me asking, “What happened to the Spurs that I used to know?” I was so desperate for answers that I typed into google, “Why are the Spurs losing?” Not even google had an answer. But recommend other baffling questions I could ask like, “Why are the Kardashians rich?” and “Why are the Irish lucky?” So there you have it, the questions of the Spurs sucking is just as confusing to people as why the Kardashians are rich.
I am in no means a Spurs fan from back in the day, I simply picked them to take home the prize in my bracket. And we all know how loyal I am to my bracket. Monday night’s Game 5 was the chance for the Spurs to rise from the dead and take this series by the balls(literally). But that didn’t happen. In fact the opposite happened. The Spurs lost on their home court for the first time since 2009. The Thunder beat them 108-103.
The Boston Celtics are preparing to take on the Philadelphia 76ers tomorrow for Game 7 of the series. The Celtics will have to readjust because Avery Bradley is out for the post season. His shoulder has been popping out for sometime now and he is finally getting surgery on it Friday. Bradley has already missed the last two games. Originally Bradley came into replace Ray Allen who was also struggling with injury. Allen is back to being a starter. Bradley was key to the Celtics defense. Whatever adjustments need to be made it needs to happen quick or the 76ers are going to win this series.
Game 7 is on Saturday at 8:00pm EST. This is the final game for Round 2 of the series. Whoever wins this game will advance to play the Heat on Monday.
The Miami Heat after 6 games and a lot of fouls are finally moving onto Round 3. Thursday night’s game was probably the best the Indiana Pacers have played. The Heat won, 105-93. It wasn’t until the 4th quarter that the Heat really pulled away from them. Maybe the Pacers were motivated by team President Larry Bird calling them ‘soft’ after Game 5. I don’t know how you can call a team ‘soft’ when they are making choke symbols and causing opposing players to bleed from the head. You have to feel for the Pacers who despite being a solid team are pretty much ignored by the media. I don’t think it’s the team so much as Indiana, it just doesn’t excite the media like Miami or Los Angeles. And really they shouldn’t feel bad because people constantly forget about the Spurs until it’s playoff time.
Regardless it was a fight to till the 4th quarter tonight. David West put up 24 points for the Pacers to lead the pack. Every starter for the Pacers put up double digits. But it was no match for Dwayne Wade who put up an amazing 41 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat. LeBron James had 28 points and 6 rebounds. Even if the Pacers were playing at their best there was no way they could outscore the Heat.
Now the Heat will wait until Monday when they will face either the Boston Celtics or Philadelphia 76ers.
Let me start by saying thanks Brandon Bass. Here I am trying to fill the void that linsanity left in my life by starting a new sanity campaign for you. Then Wednesday night you way under perform Game 5, scoring only 8 points. What happened to the 27 points you scored before? I can’t just single Bass out for the Boston Celtics loss in Game 6 to the Philadelphia 76ers. Overall the scoring for the Celtics was terrible. Celtics scored on 33% of their shots. Kevin Garnett scored 20 points but that’s 9 shots out of 20 taken. Ray Allen was suffering from ankle problems and fouled out in the 3rd quarter.
I have to hand it to the 76ers for pushing to a Game 7. They were really strong on defense. The problem is that the 76ers still can’t score when they get the ball. They missed 8 of 9 3-pointers and could barely make free-throws. The only way the 76ers are going to continue on is if they can stop the Celtics from scoring. Jrue Holiday scored 20 points tonight for the 76ers. It is funny that no team has won consecutive games in this series. And judging by that the Celtics should win the next one. Although they are going to need some help from Basssanity (yeah still trying to believe in it).
Former 76ers Allen Iverson returned to court tonight(no not the bankruptcy court but the basketball court). He was their to toss the coin. Maybe the players were motivated by not wanting to end up broke like Iverson.
On the part of the Heat this is type of game that I expect from the beginning. LeBron James and Dwayne Wade have found their footing without Chris Bosh. James scored 30 points for the Heat. Twice running down the court to dunk with a wide open field. Wade had 28 points and seemed to be fully recovered from whatever had him down in Game 3. A ghost from Duke’s past Shane Battier added 13 points for the Heat. Battier has been in the NBA for so long that I almost forgot he was still playing.
Another college basketball ghost was Tyler Hansbrough he was a UNC star and now a Pacer bencher. As a Duke fan you can imagine how I feel about Hansbrough. And man tonight it was like he was trying to be notice but not in a good way. Hansbrough hit Wade in the face forcing him to sport the oh so stylish band aid over the eye look for the rest of the game. But Hansbrough was only dealt a flagrant foul 1. The hit didn’t sit to well with Heat’s Udonis Haslem who had experienced Hansbrough fist in Game 4. (more…)