Archive for May 1st, 2012



In the NBA, it was Game 2 of the ‘heated’ series between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat.  The Heat absolutely destroyed the Knicks in Game 1. The Knicks simply had no answer for LeBron and the Heat.  And, Game 2 would be no different.  Carmelo Anthony, who is playing out of his mind right now, had a solid game with 30 points and 9 rebounds.  But Dwayne Wade’s 25 point night gave Miami everything they needed to take a 2-0 lead in the series.  The biggest story of the night was actually after the game.  Frustrated by the loss, Amare Stoudemire PUNCHED the glass encasing of a fire extinguisher and sliced his hand up.  Not a great move — and one that will likely cause Amare to sit out a Game or 2 or even the entire series.  The Knicks, who had a great run during the Jeremy Lin heyday, are simply imploding right now.  Miami 104, NY Knicks 94.

Elsewhere in the NBA playoffs, it was Game 2 between the #3 seed Indiana Pacers and the #6 seed Orlando Magic WITHOUT Dwight Howard.  However, even though they are without Howard this post-season, the Magic still found a way to go on an 11-0 run at the end of the first battle to steal a win on Indiana’s home court.  Could they take a 2-0 lead in the series?  This time Danny Granger and the Pacers were ready.  They had a better game plan, and got the first round jitters and mistakes out of their system.  David West had a strong evening with 18 points and 11 rebounds, as the Pacers cruised to a Game 2 victory which evens up the series.  Indiana 93, Orlando 78.

And finally, a much anticipated Game 2 between the #2 Oklahoma City Thunder and the #7 Dallas Mavericks.  OKC won game 1 with a remarkable buzzer beater from Kevin Durant (a highlight we’ll likely see played over and over during this post season), but it’s unlike Dallas to lose 2 in a row.  After all, they are trying to repeat as National Champions.  But the Thunder are playing such phenomenal basketball that they would be tough to stop.  Have you SEEN Russell Westbrook — this guy is turning into a tornado of points out there.  He had 29 points on the night to give OKC the momentum they needed at the right time.  Even though Dallas had a lead with under a minute to go, they couldn’t hold on, and the Thunder edged out a victory to put the series at 2-0  in their favor headed back to Dallas.  Can Dallas even things up on their home court?  OKC 102, Dallas 99.

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