Last night there were 3 very good games. Here is a run down of them.
Cavaliers vs. Pacers - 119 to 114; Game 3: CLE leads 3-0
Cavs set record with 25-point halftime rally
Bucks vs. Raptors - 104 to 77; Game 3: MIL leads 2-1
Bucks limit Raptors to 33.8 percent shooting
Grizzlies vs. Spurs - 105 to 94; Game 3: SAS leads 2-1
Conley, Gasol, Randolph combine for 66 points
In a 121-109 win for the Golden State Warriors, the polemic Draymond nearly Green completed a feat rarer than Russell Westbrook's triple-double bonanza.
Green totaled 19 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists, 5 blocks and 3 steals, coming up just two swipes away from his second career
5x5 game - where one tallies at least five marks in each of the five statistical categories.
Green first accomplished the
5x5 in 2015 (24 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 blocks, 5 steals) and is one of only a dozen players to have accomplished the feat.
Hakeem Olajuwon leads the NBA with six
5x5 games, while Andrei Kirilenko is in second position with three. Green would have been the third NBA player with multiple
So yesterday was the first day of the NBA Playoff, and a a lot of series came up with unpredictable outcomes. Specially the Raptors and the Clippers. Even the Cleveland game was a close call for the defending champs, but let's be real. Will any people really think Cleveland will be handicapped against the Pacers, Raptors or Celtics?
Cleveland is Deep and sure there is no Schumper on the floor and also no pesky Deli twisting people's ankles and knees to get the ball. However the magnificense of King James will really show up when he shuts down the other team star, whenever is Paul George, Isaiah Thomas or DeRozan. Here is a taste:
On the other side however, the LA Clippers are a disgrace to the NBA.
"Clips gonna Clip"
And they don't seem to disapoint, they trash a game that had no star on the opposite team with a relative healthy roster and
I'm watching my Boston Celtics with my family right now and I'm just in awe.
Just one day after his sister, 22 year-old Chyna Thomas, perished in a car accident in Washington State, Isaiah Thomas is out on the court playing better than I've ever seen him play. Deft passes, deep three-point shots, nifty ball-handling... he is doing it all.
While I would be too emotional to move, Thomas has been able to propel his team to greatness and honor his sister the best way he knows: sheer brilliance.
It's getting dusty in here.
(image via CelticsBlog)
Sorry everyone that I missed a post yesterday. But today I will do a recap of last nights games and the night before, enjoy.
Raptors vs. Bucks - 106 to 100; Game 2: Series tied 1-1
Lowry, DeRozan combine for 45 points
Bulls vs. Celtics - 111 to 97; Game 2: CHI leads 2-0
Rondo: 11 points, 14 assists, 9 rebounds
Clippers vs. Jazz - 99 to 91; Game 2: Series tied 1-1
Clippers outrebound Jazz 60-38
Wizards vs. Hawks - 109 to 101; Game 2: WAS leads 2-0
Beal scores 16 of 31 points in fourth quarter
Rockets vs. Thunder - 116 to 111; Game 2: HOU leads 2-0
Westbrook: 51 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists
Warriors vs. Trailblazers - 110 to 81; Game 2: GSW leads 2-0
Warriors hold blazers to 33 percent shooting
This is the face that Draymond Green makes when he realizes that he is one of the laziest players in the NBA according to the Five Thirty-Eight blog.
(image via CBS Sports)
Although Green is one of the most active players on the defensive side of the ball - routinely racking up blocks and steals - he occasionally takes his time getting down to that end of the court. Like most of the players found in the accompanying chart, Green's problem is that he likes to complain to the officials a little too much.
(image via SportVu)
Unfortunately for the guys on the above list, NBA referees don't usually run at the speed of play.
Since it is now Playoff Season in the NBA, here's hoping that the laziness
Russell Westbrook, James Harden, or Lebron James?
I personally think that Russell Westbrook should win the NBA MVP. He literally averaged a triple double during the NBA regular season. He led the NBA in most points per game at 31.6 PPG, he was tenth in the NBA for most rebounds per game at 10.7 RPG, and third in the NBA for most assists per game at 10.6 APG. He is only one of two players in NBA history to average a triple double during the regular season. The last person to average a triple double was Oscar Robertson during the 1961-62 season.
Know if you compare what Lebron James and James Harden statistics to Russell Westbrook. I think we know who deserves to win the MVP.
There were 4 more playoff games last night. Here are the stats and scores of them.
Wizards vs. Hawks - 114 to 107; Game 1: WAS leads 1-0
Wall: 32 points, 14 assists
Warriors vs. Trailblazers - 121 to 109; Game 1: GSW leads 1-0
Green: 19 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists
Bulls vs. Celtics - 106 to 102; Game 1: CHI leads 1-0
Bulls take control with late 8-0 run
Rockets vs. Thunder - 118 - 87; Game 1: HOU leads 1-0
Harden outscores Westbrook 37-22
There were 2 playoff games last night. Here are the stats and scores.
Cavaliers vs. Pacers - 117 to 111; Game 2: CLE leads 2-0
Irving, James, Love combine for 79 points
Spurs vs. Grizzlies - 96 to 82; Game 2: SAS leads 2-0
Leonard: 37 points (19-19 FTs), 11 rebounds
There were 4 playoff games last night. Here are the scores and stats of last nights games.
Cavaliers vs. Pacers - 109 to 108; Game 1: CLE leads 1-0
LeBron: 32 points, 6 rebounds, 13 assists
Bucks vs. Raptors - 97 to 83; Game 1: MIL leads 1-0
Bucks outscore Raptors by 19 in second half
Spurs vs. Grizzlies - 111 to 82; Game 1: SAS leads 1-0
Leonard ties postseason high with 32 points
Jazz vs. Clippers - 97 - 95; Game 1: UTA leads 1-0
Johnson beats buzzer with floater