Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Classic Parker Show

My sister was so happy that the Dallas Mavericks came out of Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs with a 1-0 lead and obviously I was feeling otherwise. But then again, it’s a game – you win, you lose. The only difference is that this is the NBA playoffs. And so, I told her that the Spurs will get even and take over the AT&T Center on Game 2.

Spurs’ Tony Parker settled the score to 1-1 with 38 points and eight assists on Game 2 against the Mavs. Tim Duncan finished the game with 13 pts, 11 rebounds, and three blocks. The Mavs’ flaw was being unable to contain TP which is very much evident during Game 1 after Parker had 24 points. Jason Terry, the forerunner for the 6th Man Award this season, finished off with 16 pts with Dirk Nowitzki providing 14 pts with six rebounds.

Overall, it was a classic Parker game. Cheers to all my fellow Spurs fan! But you see, it ain’t over until it’s over. Game 3 & 4 would be in the home of the Mavs and a lot can happen.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Rose @ the Garden

The 2009 NBA Playoffs has begun! I'm so stoked. Here is the list of team ups for the first round:

Eastern Conference
  • Cleveland Cavaliers [1-0] v Detroit Pistons [0-1]
  • Boston Celtics [0-1] v Chicago Bulls [1-0]
  • Orlando Magic [0-0] v Philadelphia 76ers [0-0]
  • Atlanta Hawks [0-0] v Miami Heat [0-0]
Western Conference
  • LA Lakers [0-0] v Utah Jazz [0-0]
  • Denver Nuggets [0-0] v New Orleans Hornets [0-0]
  • San Antonio Spurs [0-1] v Dallas Mavericks [1-0]
  • Portland Trailblazers [0-1] v Houston Rockets [1-0]
One of the most surprising game 1's of the first round happened at The Garden. With Kevin Garnett out this entire playoffs due to a knee injury, the Celtics can still pose a threat to the Bulls but not for long. The Bulls have rookie, Derrick Rose around to survive.

With 36 points, 11 assists, and four rebounds, Rose had made it clear that the Bulls have the guns to win against the defending champs. The Celts' Big Three is down to two, however, so there is that 'what-if' that have surely entered the mind of every Celts fan. "What if KG wasn't injured?" Would he have made a difference?

Well, Rose did that's for sure!..