Thursday, April 23, 2009

Playoff Time In The City Again

First off, LETS GO SIXER'S!

We'll its that time of year. NBA Playoff basketball. I've been a NBA fan all my life, so 40 games in 40 nights is my favorite time of year, next to march madness.

This year, every single series is good, and competitive, there isn't really any sure shot winners. The games/standings are as listed.


1. Cleveland vs. 8. Detroit >>>> Cleveland is up 2-0
2. Boston vs. 7. Chicago >>>> Series Tied 1-1
3. Orlando vs. 6. PHILADELPHIA! >>>> Series Tied 1-1
4. Atlanta vs. 5. Miami >>>> Series Tied 1-1


1. Los Angles vs. 8. Utah >>>> Los Angles is up 2-0
2. Denver vs. 7. New Orleans >>>> Denver is up 2-0
3. San Antonio vs. 6. Dallas >>>> Series Tied 1-1
4. Portland vs. 5. Houston. >>>> Series Tied 1-1

If you've noticed, theres only 3 series' that aren't tied up, which makes for competitive, nail biting basketball. With a post season like this, the NBA is sure to gain some new fans.

Last night they gave the defensive player of the year award to Dwight Howard (Deservingly So). BUT! who was number #2 and #3 in "votes"? LEBRON JAMES AND DWAYNE WADE. which are also 2 MVP candidates. We haven't seen pure offensive scores, play defense since Michael Jordan. Even Carmello is playing defense now (kinda..). So you NBA haters, who claim the league doesn't play defense, smarten up and watch a game.

The entire playoff's thus far, has had some really close games, we've seen Ray Allen hit a game winner, to tie the series up, and give his team some new hope, even though they were the heavy favorites. We've seen Chauncey Billups perform better in 2 straight games than almost anyone ever. 2 games straight with NO TURN OVERS, back to back 30 point games, son hit every free throw, and like 12/15 Three Pointers...Insane.

We've seen Dwayne Wade, TAKE game 2 over, beasting on the entire Atlanta defense. Lebron is Lebron of course. But some bench players are stepping up to the plate, Courtney Lee helped Orlando beat Philly, Jose Barea, Daequan Cook, ect... have all turned it up in the post season.

So who's gonna win the championship? Who knows? There isn't one team that completely stands out, maybe an LA or Cleveland, But they still got San Antonio and Boston to deal with, and now since the Nuggets look sharp, LA better get their game up.

Some post season injuries have maimed some teams, such as Boston with Garnett and Powe out, New Orleans is just recovering from a slue on injuries, and of course Houston with McGrady out, although they are playing pretty good.

Point being, this entire post season is a toss up, and very exciting to watch. I just want my Sixer's to beat Orlando, and they have a good chance, (sorry skoo, but you know whats good). But regarding the other games, me and my girl will kick it and watch some good, competitive NBA playoff basketball and witness the greatest players in the world push them selves to the limit.

Your Welcome.


Jillian said...

no love for your boy Iguodala hittin that game winner in Game 1??? lol

yes the 4/5 and 3/6 match ups in both conferences are making for some great basketball!

in the west LA is just dominating...i think they will pretty much take the East, the Cavs are a clear favorite, but I wouldn't count Boston out (remember last year they struggled all the way to the finals)...

But it's the playoffs...and it's a whole different kind of basketball now LOL

Have a great weekend!?!?!??

Sighfur said...

Jillian, Ohhhhh snap! I forgot to mention Iggy! damnnnn, good looks on pointing that out. And its nice to see another NBA fan paying attention to this post season.