Some say send me an angel… the Bulls got the knock when DERRICK ROSE hit the BIG SHOT – a daggering three!!! It brought the crowd to their feat, the Chicago Bulls to a 99-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a surprising (2-1) Eastern Semifinals series lead! Rose finished with 30 points, and is fading Lebron’s hopes for another Championship! THE NBA PLAYOFFS ARE IN FULL EFFECT!!!
Steph Curry hit the three… and SPLASHES into history for the NBA RECORD for three’s (in a single season)! He got the record (273th and 274th) three, as his team (Golden State Warriors) battled back to a 57-54 halftime lead (from 10 back) versus the Portland Trailblazers! Curry already has 22 points at the half, so he might even muscle up a 50 point game!
I don’t know if the floor was slippery, but I do know that NBA scoring leader Houston Rockets’ James Harden served Spanish superstar Minnesota Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio with a WICKED Cross-Over last night, followed up with a step-back three! Ironically, Rubio is usually the man with the tricky dribble, but met his match with Harden! Check out the tape right here!
Quite the BuzzKill, pertaining to what the NBA furnished today on the trade/free-agency deadline, highlighted by Knicks’ F/C Amare Stoudemire going to Dallas (Mavericks) and BK Nets’ Kevin Garnett AKA KG going back to Minnesota (Timberwolves)! Watching the Mavericks as we speak, I do not know if Amare can help them enuff?! I’m proud that KG can go back where it all begin! Other than that the noise was soft…
The current NBA Champion Super San Antonio Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich notched his 1,000th win on Monday night! Marco Belinelli hit the game-winning buzzer beater with 3 seconds left to give the Spurs a dramatic 95-93 win over the Indiana Pacers! Coach Pop became the ninth coach all-time to accomplish the feat (chart below), and the third quickest to get there (behind Phil Jackson and Pat Riley)! Pop took the best players from overseas and groomed them into a Championship team (five championships) year in and year out! Also, he finished with the second highest winning percentage (.684) from the 1,000 and over club only behind Phil Jackson (.704)!
The NY Knicks are finally starting to look Major League now! They beat the top west-coast team Oklahoma City Thunder 100-92 tonight to light up Madison Square Garden and give some temporary relief to loyal Knick fans! All the 10-day contract players like: Lance Thomas (the player of the game) who got 17 points, Jason Smith 11 points 11 boards, Lou Amundson 10 boards and four blocks, and Langston Galloway 18 points, stepped up as the team combined for 29 assists! Don’t forget about Melo who finished with 31 points and 10 boards, and Tim Hardaway Jr. who finished with 14 points and big three’s down the stretch! Not tending to hopelessness, but the Knicks are still 9-37, so they really need to dash to the finish!
The NY Knicks entered MSG last night on the heels of a 16-game losing streak, and ended the game with the feeling of momentary triumph! The Knicks staved off the New Orleans Pelicans 99-92, and man it’s been a long time coming… almost an exhale for many Knick fans who anxiously watched the Knicks lose night-in and night-out and post a ridiculous 6-36 record! I mean everyone in NY was ready to pop bottles… just for a regular season win!
KG, the man of ambition, was handed a one-game suspension, today, by the NBA following a trivial headbutt to the one that call ‘Superman’ AKA Dwight Howard! Things got interesting after Kevin Garnett got called for a personal foul (on Howard) halfway through the first quarter of Monday night’s contest at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn!
‘Hammerin Hank’ Aaron, the proudest (Atlanta) Brave of all-time, is about to join a group of prominent buyers and purchase the NBA Atlanta Hawks?! Hank Aaron amazed and blazed the baseball community surpassing Babe Ruth on the all-time homerun list (714) in 1974, finishing with 755 all-time! Hank continued his business prowess…
Kobe did it again, as he hit another milestone! He became the first player in NBA HISTORY to fetch 6,000 assists with over 30,000 points (32,123 career regular-season points)! Amazingly, he also hit his 20th career triple-double (31 points, 11 boards, and 12 assists) at the same time in 119-112 OT win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday!