Archive for June 3rd, 2011



Game two of the NBA Finals, on Thursday night, looked as though the Miami Heat were going to run away with not only the game, but the series as well. Dirk Nowitzki, however, wasn’t going to let the Dallas Mavericks go quietly into the night. Even with his injured finger and slow start, Dirk led the Mavericks on a 22 – 5 run to end the game. With dunk after dunk until the seven-minute marker in the fourth quarter, it appeared that Miami would run away with the game. But, the Heat got a bit overly confident and with their 15-point lead,  started settling for jump shots. Dallas became the first team to overcome a 15 point deficit in the fourth quarter since the 1992 Chicago Bulls (led by none other than Michael Jordan). Dirk, however, is not the only Maverick to deserve credit. Shawn Marion helped keep Dallas in the game with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Now the series is tied up at one game apiece, heading back to Dallas. Dwayne Wade had, a game high, 36 points on the night and Lebron James had only 20 points. The next game is Sunday night and with the Mavericks momentum, it will be interesting to see how the Heat will handle it. (Dallas Mavericks 95, Miami Heat 93)


The NFL made some news during the lockout. The NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA leader DeMaurice Smith brought representatives of the players and owners together to ‘secret meetings’ in Chicago. Judge Arthur Boylan cancelled next week’s mediation session because of these meetings. It is being said by people from the meeting that steps were taken toward getting out of the lockout. Approaching the 80th day of the work stoppage on Friday, the NFL will need to get a deal done soon before the lockout really hurts teams by shortening training camps.


In college football, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his mother were interviewed on Thursday by an NCAA investigator about Pryor’s many cars. Pryor’s attorney Larry James, who is based out of Columbus, said Pryor doesn’t have the seven or eight cars that Sports Illustrated has reported. He added that 90 percent of the article was wrong.

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