Archive for April 20th, 2010



Joakim NoahIn the NBA playoffs, it was Game 2  between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls.  Cleveland handled Chicago in Game 1, but not by much, and most thought that LeBron was taking it easy.  Would Game 2 be a blowout, or would the Bulls rally and even up the series?  Well, the Bulls came to play and the game was neck and neck up until the 4th quarter.  Chicago’s Joakim Noah had an amazing night with 25 points and 13 rebounds.  But, in the 4th quarter, LeBron simply TOOK OVER.  When he turns it on, he’s impossible to stop.  He finished up the night with 40 points, as the series heads to Chicago for Game 3.  Cleveland 112, Chicago 102.

Deron WilliamsAnd in the second match-up of the night it was the Utah Jazz against the Denver Nuggets.  The Nuggets easily took Game 1, because the Utah Jazz tried to turn the game into an offensive battle.  But that was never the Jazz’ style.  They always used to be a defense-first team, and trying to go bucket-for-bucket with the high-scoring Nuggets is a dangerous proposition.  Plus, the Jazz are short-staffed right now, as Mehmet Okur is out with an injury.  With all that said, the Jazz played brilliantly last night.  Even their bench was outstanding.  Their point guard, Deron Williams, led the way with 33 points and 14 assists, as the Jazz stole a game in Denver.  Now the series heads to Utah for Game 3, which is an incredibly tough place to play.  Utah 114, Denver 111.

Finally, in college basketball, most of the star names from this past March Madness tourney are headed to the NBA.  However, one stand-out name is headed back to school.  It looks like Duke’s Kyle Singler, voted most valuable player in the Final Four, is headed back to school for his senior season.  Singler wouldn’t have necessarily been high on NBA Draft boards, so it’s in his best interest to go back and enjoy the fame with the Blue Devils for one more season.  Can he help them repeat?

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