Posts Tagged ‘NBA Playoffs’
With his 34 pts last night on 16 for 21 shooting, for a robust 76.2%, 8 assists and 3 rebounds from the fast moving smooth Frenchman, Tony Parker helped the consistent San Antonio Spurs go up 2-0 versus the young hungry Oklahoma City Thunder. Parker also joined a short list of playoff ballers to go for 30+ points , 8+ assists, shoot 75% from the field (this in the last 40 years of NBA postseason play):
*Tony Parker – 5/29/2012
Kevin Johnson – 5/14/1995
Kenny Smith – 4/29/1995
Michael Jordan – 6/5/1991
Danny Ainge – 5/6/1987
Oscar Robertson – 4/5/1973
*Last night versus Oklahoma City Thunder – Western Conference Finals in a 120-111 win by San Antonio Spurs
Also Tim “TIMMMMMMMAYYYYYY” Duncan with 4 blocks last night moved in front of the ‘Dream’ with a career total of 473, some of the other notable block career number holders with Tim Duncan include:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 476
Tim Duncan – 473
Hakeem Olajuwon – 472
Shaquille O’Neal – 459
David Robinson – 312
Some balling is coming from the NBA Playoffs and the remaining four teams seem to be putting the pedal to the metal with the chance to hoist the Larry O in sight!!!!
Rajon Rondo back off game 2 suspension missed around and got a triple double with 17 points/14 rebounds/12 assists it was his 7th such stat line in a minimum of 75 games played. He now only trails NBA greats Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson.
Player Team(s) # of Triple D’s # of Games
Magic Johnson (Lakers) 18 75
W.Chamberlain (Multiple) 8 75
Oscar Robertson (Multiple) 8 75
Rajon Rondo (Celtics) 7 75
Jason Kidd (Multiple) 7 75
When a pix conveys a thousands messages:
..dangit nuff said!!!
O.k. friendz, followers of the ruwkus it has come down to this, the NBA is full of challenges; the rigors of 82 game season, consistency to be obtain and maintained! Offensive and defensive schemes to enforce and rule over the immediate opponent league beware. And if a team is able to maintain enforcing their will into the 2nd season..dominance is at a hand!
Take the Los Angeles Lakers, left-coast best coast’s very own joy ride of sports triumph and tragedy, peaks and valleys with 3 years of dynasty like comparisons with 3 consecutive finals run for the Larry O’s resulting in the last two! But teams adjust, champions run either to old, to full of themselves or the course. It seems this lakeshow has ran afoul of itself and now the team built to beat them (Mark Cuban be damn!) has them at the brink of elimination with more questions than normal (due to NBA lockout and a lakeshow championship team not resulting with additional Larry O’s)!
So look on adoringly lakeshow fans lets root our 3x journeying into the 2nd season faved squad, it may be the last ride for some and the end of a dynasty-laden team built for the ages yet coming up surprisingly and stunningly short! Fight on Lakeshow, live on Lakeshow…this fan remains on ship! Fiend out!
A Pix is worth a thousand messages:
O.K. friendz..because we like to give it “real” and un-apologetic, let’s examine a favorite of the not only the ruckus, but RSDz & that is the National Basketball Association and it’s top squadz annual trek towards the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
NBA Offices (ahheemmmmm- sheriff stern), madison avenue, wall street, nba fanz and pundits alike would like to see Celts v. Lakers
Same group minus NBA fanz would like 7 game series in every round for all teams involved from the pool of 16 possible teams all the way down to the final 2 in the NBA finalz!!!!
Both conference finalz looked to be a lock for fact #1 at the expense of fact #2.
Sports purists cover your ears (or better yet cover your eyes)…cuzz fact #4 is where the theory of the fiend gets heavy..and it starts with the invisible memo….
The invisible memo that goes out to the true controllers of the game; not the players, not the coaches but the referees states game flows as follows:
*In Western Conference game #3 with the Los Suns down 2-0 and heading to the valley of the sun the los suns get 42 free-throw attempts and the Lakers 20; questions iz were los suns that much more the aggressors @ home? And note in WC g#4 the diff @ f/t was even bigger something like 13 att’s for Lakers & 32 for Suns…huh…33 vs. 74..double huh?
*In Easter Conference game #5 with the Magic down 3-1, there’s a 2-tech call on Perkins the only player it look’d to have a handle (the kyrptonite) to the Magic’s Superman Redux, ultimately leading to a Magic W and a game #6 match up possibly w/o Perkins.
All this leads to is more games, more $$ & more $$$ for the NBA coffers!!!!..
How bout this Memo to sherriff stern…we @ RSDz see you…..and we’ll be watching!!! Fiend theory done..& da sportsfiend gone!!!