Archive for April 16th, 2012



In the NBA, the New York Knicks had won 10 straight games at Madison Square Garden going into the weekend, but that was until the Miami Heat showed up. The Miami Heat only visit New York one time during the regular season, so the big three only had one chance to come up big in the world’s most famous arena. And that is exactly what they did. Lebron James ended up with a double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Dwayne Wade finished with 28 points and nine rebounds, all while Chris Bosh added 16 points and 14 rebounds. The big three finished with nearly 80% of the team’s 93 points. The Knicks came into the night hot, and Carmelo Anthony tried to keep them that way. He led all scorers with 42 points and added nine rebounds. Both teams are looking to hit the playoffs in full stride, so it was a solid win for the Miami Heat. Miami 93, New York 85.

From the east coast to the west coast, big players came up big on Sunday. With Kobe Bryant out with a leg injury, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol needed to prove they were great players to finish a season sweep of the NBA defending champion Dallas Mavericks. Bynum came up with 23 points and 16 rebounds, while Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds. For the Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki had a very inefficient 24 points by going 9 for 28 from the field. Coach Mike Brown, got his Lakers up to play even without the NBA’s leading scorer, and the overtime win should be a good confidence boost heading into the season’s final stretch. Los Angeles 112, Dallas 108.


In Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been in the news quite a bit for on and off field stories. After an ownership group led by Magic Johnson purchased the team for more than two billion dollars, it did not seem headlines for the Dodgers could get any bigger. But, everyone surely underestimated their best players, Matt Kemp. Almost unarguably, since the beginning of last year, Matt Kemp has proven that he is the best player in all of baseball. And last night just helped his case. Kemp went three-for-four with a home run. The homer was Kemps 4th in the past three days and leads all of the MLB in home runs and RBIs. Between Kemp and his teammate Andre Ethier, at one point Sunday night combined had more RBIs than 14 teams across the league. The Dodgers took care of business against the Padres even with defending CY Young award winner Clayton Kershaw having an off night only pitching 5.1 innings allowing 3 ER and striking out only three. And now the Dodgers begin the second full week of play with a MLB best 9-1 record. Los Angeles 5, San Diego 4



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