Archive for March 9th, 2010



Shawn MarionIn the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks were looking to extend their win streak to 12 games.  All that stood in their way were the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves.  However, the T-Wolves can be quite… ferocious when facing good teams.  How would the Mavs fare?  Well, they got out to an early lead behind a stellar performance from Shawn Marion (he’s really been coming on lately).  But, in the second half, the T-Wolves made their late surge (as they’ve been known to do). Al Jefferson had an amazing night for the Wolves with 36 points.  In the end, however, the Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs were just too much and they overpowered Minnesota for their 12th straight win.  This team has been on fire since the trade deadline.  Dallas 125, Minnesota 112.

And in women’s college basketball, the UCONN Huskies had a chance to make history.  They stood at 70 straight victories (dating back to last season) and that tied them for the all-time consecutive win category.  So, last night, the Huskies had to beat #7 Notre Dame to enter the history books.  And they did this handily.  Tina Charles had a great night for UCONN with 16 points, as the Huskies grabbed their 71st victory.  So, the big question is… can UCONN win two straight championships and finish two undefeated seasons in a row?  Anybody who beats UCONN right now would be responsible for one of the biggest upsets ever.  UCONN 59, Notre Dame 44.

Finally, Allen Iverson is going through one hot mess.  Iverson came back mid-season this year to hopefully salvage the last days of his career.  However, it has now come to light that Iverson has some serious family issues right now.  He just filed for divorce, he’s taking care of his sick daughter, and on top of all that it appears he has some serious issues with alcohol and gambling.  In fact, Iverson has been banned from several casinos in the past.  Now, the ONLY person that most people think can HELP Iverson is Iverson’s former coach at Georgetown, John Thompson.  His playing career is almost definitely over, so hopefully he can salvage his post-NBA career.

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