Sunday, April 29, 2012

NBA playoffs

The NBA playoffs are now underway, and the first batch of games have been interesting in good and bad ways. On Saturday, the 28th the Heat crushed the New York Knicks in a stellar performance by The King (Lebron James)in which he had 32 points despite a limited amount of playing time since he missed most of the 4th quarter because Miami had the game in their hands with a 20+ point lead. Lebron also had 4 steals on the defensive end. Dwyane Wade contributed well scoring 19 on 8 of 13 shooting. Mario Chalmers pitched in with 11 points of his own, also with 9 assists and 3 steals. Chris Bosh was decent, grabbing 6 rebounds but only scored 9 points, a low total for Bosh. Although, D-Wade and Bosh combined for just 27 points, the Heat were able to get it done on their home floor. The Bulls and the 76ers game wasn't a good day for Chicago Bulls fans even though they won. You would probably think that that's nearly impossible right? Well, actually no. Derrick Rose who missed multiple games in the regular season due to injury, was back into his normal form yesterday. He nearly had a triple-double, scoring 23 points and had 9 assists and rebounds had his ACL get torn from driving to the hoop with less than 4 minutes left in the game. He did a hopstep and there his leg buckled as he firmly planted his foot. The Bulls picked up the win, but having their best player and reigning MVP out for the remainder of the year really was painful for the Bulls. The Magic played the Pacers, and it was a tight game for most of the time except early in the game. The Magic scored 11 unanswered points to finish the game as they won without their big man by the name of Dwight Howard. Glen "Big Baby" Davis had 16 points and 13 boards (rebounds). Jameer Nelson scored 17 and had 9 assists. Roy Hibbert for the Pacers blocked 9 shots. It was a thriller in OKC as Kevin Durant hit a game winning jumper after getting a lucky bounce for the Thunder as they won the first game of the series. Durant scored 25 and had a poor shooting night. Serge Ibaka had 5 blocks and had 22 points. Russel Westbrook had a big night with 28 points of his own. For the Dallas Mavericks, Jason "The Jet" Terry was solid with 20 points. Dirk Nowitzki tallied up 25 points on the board. Today, the NBA is not as big as it was yesterday. The Spurs and Jazz faced off but it was the Spurs taking home the victory as Tony Parker was completely stellar with 28 points. The Lakers beat the Nuggets in front of their home court with a stron performance from Kobe Bryant who had 31 points. The Hawks competed against the Celtics who they beat by the score of 83-74. Josh Smith was great by scoring 20 and grabbing a total of 18 rebounds. And right now, the Clippers are losing to the Grizzlies 84-58. Michael Conley, Marc Gasol, and Rudy Gay have contributed very well scoring 16, 14, 13. Scores: Heat:100 Knicks:67 Bulls:103 76ers:91 Magic:81 Pacers:77 Thunder:99 Mavericks:98 Spurs:106 Jazz:91 Lakers:103 Nuggets:88 Hawks:83 Celtics Grizzlies:84 Clippers:58


  1. great recap sam! any predictions for these open round series? who do you like in the finals? (i know, lakers vs.?)

  2. this is by my nine year old son, sam schuette, not by me