WATERCOOLER CHAT: SPURS THROTTLE HEAT IN GAME 3, USA MUST WIN IN WORLD CUP QUALIFIER, RGIII RECOVERING

BASKETBALL

In the NBA, it was Game 3 of the Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs.  The series was tied at a game a piece, but the Spurs are very tough to beat in front of a raucous home crowd.  The Heat got off to a very slow start, and then the Spurs started raining threes.  It was as if Tony Parker(formerly wed to Eva Longoria), Danny Green, and especially Gary Neal couldn’t miss.  When you can’t guard the Spurs from the 3-point line, they are basically unbeatable.  The Heat stayed in the game only because Mike Miller was also automatic from beyond the arc, but in the 4th quarter, the Spurs absolutely throttled the Heat.  In fact, it didn’t even look like the Heat — you would think that the Spurs were playing the Charlotte Bobcats out there.  The Spurs now lead 2-1 with Game 4 looming on Thursday night.  San Antonio 113, Miami 77.

SOCCER

USA had a must-win World Cup qualifying game.  They have looked good as of late, but needed a win against Panama.  Fortunately, they continued their hot streak with Josey Altidore leading the way to a successful win.  With the win, the U.S. can breathe easy, but they still have a long road to qualifying for the Cup.  The U.S. has something to prove in the next World Cup, and hopefully they can continue to gel.  U.S. 2, Panama 0.

FOOTBALL

Finally, in the NFL, all eyes are on Robert Griffin III in the off season.  He was one of the most interesting players to watch in the entirety of the league last year.  Unfortunately, in the Redskins game against the Seahawks, they lost RG3 to an ACL tear.  Many blamed coach Mike Shanahan for the injury, as they thought Griffin had no business being out there.  But RG3 is making tremendous strides toward getting back into playing shape.  And Tuesday, Griffin was seen running explosive sprints.  This is remarkable considering that a projected recovery time is 7-9 months, while Griffin is only in month 6.  Then again, RG3 is not just an ordinary guy, he’s practically Superman.

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