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NBA Playoff Awards – 4/30/13

April 30, 2013

A Sublime Durant Barely Falls Short in Sweep Attempt Over Houston       Serge Ibaka falls to the floor, utterly distraught at missing the putback layup to tie the game…Houston lives, the Rockets survive.    38 pts, 8 rebs, 6 dimes, 12-16 from the floor, and 13-15 from the stripe…but it wasn’t quite enough from […]

NBA Awards 4/15/13

April 15, 2013

Kobe – NBA Awards Irony       Just on Thursday 4/11 I asked if Kobe had sold his soul for hoops immortality, and pointed out how amazing his production was considering 1,458 games under his belt. Well Father Time  and The Law of Consequences came visiting in game # 1,459 – snap goes the […]

NBA Awards – Special Staples Report: Clips/Indy

April 2, 2013

Took my boys to the game…5 & 7 yrs old…great night:  – Found $8 parking…nice bonus, well off Clipper official parking rates.  – The 3 of us couldn’t quite finish off a $17 Jack In The Box order by the time we parked.  – Inside we find the big merchandise store, and open space where […]

NBA Awards 3/25/13

March 25, 2013

Friday Night Highlights/Postscripts 1) Wizards Rally from 18 Down Behind Wall, Ariza to Defeat Lakers 103-100 — John Wall was stellar (24/6/16, 3 stl, just 1 T/O) and Trevor Ariza hit 4 of his career-best 7 treys in the 4th Q as the Wizards improved to 7-26 on the road after defeating the Lakers at Staples […]

NBA Awards 3/22/13

March 22, 2013

76ers Snatch Defeat From Jaws of Victory, Hawes Continues to Play Like Another Spencer H.       Philadelphia was 10 seconds and a 5 point lead away from a major upset in Denver, attempting to snap the Nuggets 13 game winning streak. But then Corey Brewer, a would-be Hollow Man Award winner (29 pts, […]

NBA Awards 3/21/13

March 21, 2013

Miami Spots Cleveland 27 Pt Lead, Comes Back for 24th Straight Miami came into Cleveland where it all started for their star LeBron – childhood, grade-school hoops prodigy, high school fame and glory, and then the first 7 years of his NBA career. They spotted the Cavs a 55-34 halftime lead, then 67-40 with 7 […]

NBA Awards – 3/19/13

March 19, 2013

Heat Squeak By ‘Leprechaun Team’ to Record 23rd Straight  Yes, according to my 5 yr old, the Celtics are the ‘Leprechaun Team’ as he, his older brother, and myself watched the final 4 minutes of action last night (the little guy & I rooting for #23, older bro hoping for the Boston upset). LeBron went […]

Todd’s Tennis Takes – Indian Wells Preview

March 5, 2013

         Two months into the season comes one of the biggest events of the year – Indian Wells. All the best men & women arrive in the Southern California desert to play at a top notch facility and earn some big ranking points, prize money, and recognition before April comes and the […]

NBA Awards 3/1/13

March 1, 2013

Thursday Night Action  The only non-TNT game last night was the only game with any drama – Clippers/Pacers, two of the better teams in the league. It was at Indy, but the Clippers won, largely behind CP III’s best game in quite a while – 29 pts, 6 reb, 8 asst & 11-18 shooting, including scoring the […]

NBA Awards – 2/28/13

February 28, 2013

Let’s face it, many nights during the NBA regular season are rather ho-hum, and only die-hards and fantasy hoops guys (like myself & a few others on these emails) really care. But other nights, like last night, are epic. Here’s why: 1) Curry Scores 54, Hits 11-13 from Downtown – One night after hitting 14-20 for […]