In the NBA, the playoffs continued.  First up, it was LeBron and the Heat defending their home court against a pesky Milwaukee team.  This time, however, the Bucks kept it close all the way through the 4th quarter.  They even probably thought they could steal a game from Miami in Miami.  They of course let their imagination get the best of them, and watched as the Heat sailed to an easy win in the fourth quarter.  A valiant effort however for the Bucks.  Miami 98, Milwaukee 86.
Then, it was Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks defending Madison Square Garden against the Celtics.  The Celtics kept this one close in Game 1, but in game 2 it was a different story, as it’s pretty clear that the Knicks are on the up and up, while the Celtics look old and ailing.  Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett had off-shooting nights, while Carmelo Anthony was on fire for the Knicks, and the Celtics simply had no answer for him. The Knicks cruised to a win and took a 2-0 lead in the series.

Finally, it was Game 2 between the Warriors and the Nuggets.  A lot of people thought this series would be close considering that offensive firepower the Warriors had, but the Warriors lost their all-star David Lee in Game 1, and it’s uncertain when he will be back.  So if they expected to steal a game from Denver IN Denver, where the Nuggets are pretty much impossible to beat, they would have to have an amazing offensive performance.  Fortunately for the Warriors, they have Stephen Curry, a guy who has absolutely no ceiling every night.  Curry looked great, putting up 30 points and 13 assists and absolutely punishing the Nuggets.  The Warriors got the job done, and head back to the Bay Area with the series tied.  Golden State 131, Denver 117.

And in some other NBA news, things may not have worked out in Los Angeles, but Mike Brown has found another coaching job.  And this is money for Brown ON TOP of what the Lakers had to pay him for firing him.  Brown is actually headed back to Cleveland, a place where he made a name for himself coaching LeBron for 7 seasons.  The Cavs have a young team full of promising talent that Brown could mold into a legitimate playoff team.  This is the perfect fit for Brown, and he will probably be there a long term.

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