Archive for May 11th, 2012



In the NBA, it was Game 6 between the #1 Chicago Bulls and the #8 Philadelphia 76ers.  Coming into this series, nobody expected the Sixers to have a chance, that there was no chance they could stop Derrick Rose.  That all subsided when Derrick Rose went down with a season-ending injury at the end of Game 1.  From that point, Chicago tried to stay competitive, but the Sixers, on a red-hot streak right now, would not go down.  And last night the Sixers were going to try and wrap up the series on their home court.  Andre Iguodala had 20 points and 7 assists on the night to give the Sixers a comfortable lead.  But, the Bulls would come back to jump ahead late in the 4th.  Then, with just 2 seconds on the clock, the Bulls would foul Iguodala and send him to the line.  Andre nailed both free throws, and that’s all they would need to knock the #1 seed Chicago Bulls out of the playoffs.  Philadelphia 79, Chicago 78.
Then, it was the Boston Celtics playing host to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of their series.  Atlanta started off this series with a vengeful fury.  They were tired of being afterthoughts in the Eastern Conference, and this would be the year where they rise up and show that they are a force to be reckoned with. Only problem is that the Celtics are just too smart, too strong, and too experienced to drop a series deciding home playoffs game.  The Celtics got a spectacular night from Kevin Garnett with 28 points and 14 rebounds.  He even hit the shot that gave the Celtics the go-ahead lead.  The Hawks had one more chance, but Paul Pierce blocked a shot to secure the victory.  Now the Celtics will take on the Sixers in the second round.  Boston 83, Atlanta 80.

Finally, out west, the Lakers were looking to wrap up their series in Denver.  But Kobe was forced to play ill.  He’s done this before, but it’s definitely not easy to close out a hungry team when you’re playing sick.  Denver, however, knew that the Lakers were weak, and they were going to take advantage.  Remember, the Nuggets have been extremely hot the last 2 games.  The Nuggets came out with a fury and didn’t look back… ever.  They got a phenomenal night from their lightning quick point-guard Ty Lawson who had 32 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists.  Sure, the Lakers will get Game 7 on their home court (which they usually protect), but anything can happen in one game.  Will the Lakers prevail?  Are the Nuggets experienced enough to maintain their cool under pressure?  We shall see.  Denver 113, LA Lakers 96.

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