Archive for February 14th, 2011



In the NBA, the Miami Heat have taken the a half game lead for the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference over the Boston Celtics.  This is largely due to their recent win streak, and Boston’s rough schedule.  So, on Sunday, we got a chance to see a potential preview of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Heat and the Celtics.  So how would it turn out?  Well, the first half was all Celtics.  They played as a perfect cohesive unit and got a big day from point-guard Rajon Rondo.  Rondo would actually finish the day with a triple-double (11 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds).  But the Miami Heat would make a run late in the 4th quarter behind some terrific play from LeBron and Wade.  They even got the game to within 3 points.  And who would take the last shot for the tie?  LeBron? Dwayne?  Nope, Mike Miller.  And he, um, threw up a big brick.  Of course Miller was brought in as a 3-point specialist, but he was knocked down earlier in the game by Kevin Garnett and even tested for a concussion.  Maybe he shouldn’t have been the guy taking that specific key shot.  Boston 85, Miami 82.

Elsewhere in the NBA, the end of a (horrible) streak.  A few days ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers ended their disgusting 26 game losing streak to the Los Angeles Clippers.  That’s good, but it spoiled what was supposed to be a battle of the putrid.  The Cavs (had their losing streak still been alive) vs. The Washington Wizards (who have lost 25 straight road games).  The Wizards came to town with an agenda:  Win.  They got off to a good start and never looked back.  Star rookie John Wall had 19 points and 14 assists, and shooting-guard Nick Young kept up his scoring average with 31 points.  While they may have broken their streak, the Cavs continued to look horrible.  These teams need some serious help this off-season.  Washington 115, Cleveland 100.


Finally, tomorrow, the #1 football recruit in the country will make his decision on TV.  Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney didn’t sign on signing day and has recently made up his mind.  It’s between Alabama and two South Carolina schools:  The Univ. of South Carolina and Clemson.  If he goes with Alabama, they would just get even stronger and experts would rank them as the best recruiting class over Florida State.  If he signs with Clemson, they would surge to the top of the ACC.  But, if it’s South Carolina, they would give them a serious shot at winning the SEC.  They already have a good defense, and adding Clowney would make them superb.  On offense, they have one of the best running backs in Marcus Lattimore.  If Clowney chooses the Gamecocks, they would be dangerous.  Catch his announcement today on ESPN.

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