The Cleveland Cavaliers run the Atlanta Hawks off the court while making a record amount of three-pointers.
The Cavaliers and Hawks played against each other last night in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In the first half the Cavaliers could not miss from the three-point arc.
“You kind of just live in the moment,” said Kyrie Irving. “It was a special moment for all of us”
The Cavaliers broke a single game playoff record with 25 three-pointers in a game. This award was previous owned by this years Golden State Warriors.
“We’ve mentioned all season long that playing downhill and playing at a good pace is paramount for us so tonight was no different,”said Kevin Love.
This is exactly what the Cavaliers did. They got out on a hot start and never looked back.
“Beat down to its very last compound,” said Shaquille O’neal”
O’neal just says how bad this game was for the Hawks and what an embarrasement it was for them.
Charles Barkley and Skip Bayless two NBA analyst have questioned if the Hawks even be here and compete against the Cavaliers.
“You have to knock the hell out of them and not for this game but for to set a tone for the next game,” said Barkley.
The Hawks and Cavaliers will play against each other on Friday. We will see if the Hawks can put on their big boy pants and have a competitive game.
A hard fought battle occured when the Dallas Mavericks played against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Each team had plenty of choice words for each other and even the Mavericks owner Mark Cuban got involved.
“You look at Dirk,” said Cuban.”I’m not going to talk about other teams’ players, I guess other than what I just said, but Dirk for 15 years won 50 games no matter what. We put Moe, Larry and Curly next to him and we won 50 games. Russ is certainly an All-Star, but I consider Durant a superstar.”
These remarks by Cuban were atrocious and uncalled for. Russell Westbrook has proven that he is an All-Star by being the MVP of the last two All-Star games. Westbrook also had the most triple-doubles this season as Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
Westbrook did not comment on the remarks of Cuban, but instead did his talking on the basketball court. The game following Westbrook had 36 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assist.
The Thunder players were asked about what they thought of Cuban statements. The question was proposed to Westbrook but Kevin Durant stopped Westbrook from answering and answered himself.
“He’s an idiot,” said Durant. “He’s an idiot. All right. That’s what we’ve got to say about that. He’s an idiot. Next question.”
The Thunder are heading to the next round after they defeated the Mavericks in five games. The Thunder will play against the the San Antonio Spurs.
The Houston Rockets come into Game 5 of the West Conference quarterfinals with their backs against the wall.
One of their crafty veterans have made a guarantee that they will win in Game and push the series to at least six games.
“I’m guaranteeing it,” said Jason Terry.“If I don’t, then what? It’s a loss, right. I guarantee victory — that’s what it’s going to take. I believe in my group. I know we can get a win here and send this thing back to Houston.”
The Rockets have been able to win one game against the Warriors in Game 3 when they were at home. Stephen Curry was out of that game due to having an ankle sprain.
Curry will be out for the rest of series, because he was a sprained knee.
Mostly through this series the Rockets have looked disfunctional even when James Harden hit the game winning shot in Game 3. It is very hard to believe that the Rockets can win this game.
The team has been up and down all season, but the players still believe in themselves.
“Game 5 won’t be the last game for us,” said Dwight Howard.
The disfunction in locker room has been evident but the Rockets are trying to come across as the team that can pull of the upset of the number one seed.
The Rockets have already lost to the Curry less Warriors already in this series.
The Golden State Warriors are have made NBA history.
The Warriors have won 73 games after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies. Stephen Curry goes off for 46 points and hits eight three-pointers. The Warriors won this game and will go down in history as the team with the most wins in the regular season.
“It means a lot for the long standing Warriors fan, they’ve went through a lot,” said Klay Thompson.
They passed the 95-96 Chicago Bulls for the best record. Their season will not be over after this because they will still need to win the championship. The Warriors are the defending champions and are looking to repeat.
The debate is which team is better the 95-96 Bulls or the Warriors from this year. A case can be made for either team. The Bulls had the best player ever in the NBA in Michael Jordan along with Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman, and Ron Harper. This Bulls team played outstanding defense.
The Warriors offense is one of the best we’ve ever seen with their explosive scoring and ability to go on runs. Stephen Curry will most likely the be the MVP of this season. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Harrison Barnes are great compliments to the scoring ability of Curry.
“The ability to make history right here right in front of them is something special,” said Harrison Barnes.
The Bulls would win the series no matter what rules were implemented because defense wins championships.
The Texas Southern Tigers are facing off with the Southern Jaguars. The two have played each other this season and split the series.
Derrick Griffin of Texas Southern was named Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year. Adrian Rodgers of Southern was awarded All-Conference credentials.
The Southern Jaguars come out of the gates on a 20-2. The Jaguars have been forcing turnovers and have contested shots. Griffin is called for a technical foul early in the first half.
The referees have been calling a horrible game so far. Jose Rodriguez of the Tigers was given a technical foul. The Tigers are starting to put the Jaguars in foul trouble and that might be their only hope.
The Jaguars biggest lead was 24 in the first half. The Tigers wer be able to cut that lead by 12. The Jaguars are leading 44-32 at the half. Southern was able to hit 50% of their three-pointers and 41% from the field.
The Tigers had 12 turnovers in the first half compared to the Jaguars who only had 5. The Tigers will have to secure the ball in this second half if they want to come back and win this game .
The Jaguars need to stop fouling the Tigers if they want to increase their lead. The Tigers have been to the free throw 24 times in the first half.
The Tigers have cut the lead to nine early in the second half. We have a game, Tigers are down by five. Malcolm Riley with the clutch three . TSU takes the lead.
The Jaguars have jumped back in the lead and are now up by double digits.
D’Adrien Allen fouls out for the Jaguars with 6:38 left in the game.
The Tigers fall to the Jaguars. The Jaguars will face Jackson State in the finals.
The final score is Southern 81 and Texas Southern 73.
The Alabama State Lady Hornets are up against the Grambling State Lady Tigers.
These two teams split the two-game season series. The Tigers are led by Freshman guard Shakyla Hill who is All-Conference.
The Lady Hornets are led by Britney Wright and Jasmine Peeples who are part of the All-Conference team.
The Lady Hornets get off to their usual slow start in the first quarter.
The Lady Tigers have jumped up to a double-digit lead midway through the second quarter. We have a ball game. Lady Hornets tie the game with one minute left in second quarter.
The ladies go into the locker room at half with the Lady Tigers up by five.
The start of the third quarter has been sloppy by both of these teams. It is getting heated out here. Jazmine Boyd gets hit with a techinal foul.
The Lady Hornets are up by two going in the fourth quarter. The crowd is into the game as the Lady Hornets build the lead to six. The Lady Hornets have been known as a second half team and that is true tonight. They are up by double digits.
Alabama State ran away with the game in the second half. The final score was Alabama State 64 and Grambling State 50.
The Mississippi Valley State Devil goes against Jackson State Tigers.
The Tigers blew the Prairie View Panthers off the court in their last game. The Devils pulled off an upset against no. 2 seed Alcorn State. The Tigers swept the Devils in their two-game season series.
Chace Franklin of the Tigers comes out shooting hot by making three from behind the arc. Franklin was their leading scorer yesterday against Prairie View.
Paris Collins of Jackson State goes down with an apparent shoulder injury late in the first half.
Neither one of these teams shooting well from the field right now. The Delta Devils are keeping themselves in the game by their aggressiveness on both ends of the ball.
The score at halftime is the Tigers 35 and the Delta Devils 32. This has been one aggressive half of basketball, both of these teams want to make it to the finals. Franklin is the high point man at the half with nine points.
The Tigers have been able to extend their lead to eight midway through the second half. The Delta Devils are trying to stay in the game, but the Tigers are starting to get their shots.
These two teams are shooting around 35% from the field. The Tigers have been able to hit the three ball and that is why they are winning this game.
The Jackson State Tigers will go on to win this game. They will play the winner of the Texas Southern/Southern game in the finals. The final score is Jackson State 74 Mississippi Valley 68.