Thursday, April 29, 2010

Phoenix Suns Overwhelms Blazers

The Phoenix Suns is back once again in the 2nd round winning at the road at the expense of the young Portland Blazers. It was not as easy for the Phoenix Suns vowing to clinch the series. Jason Richardson scored 28 points on five 3-pointers and Amare Stoudemire, saddled with foul trouble 9early in the game, added 22 points as the Suns won over the Blazers, 99-90 . The Suns used a searing run right from the very start to make some headway into the game and even silence the Blazers. But all was responded well by the Blazers as they managed to weather the storm but still facing a 12 points deficit at the half, 41-53. The Suns continued what they had left off, as they lead by as much as 16. But Portland came back once gain as Jared Bayless hit a jump shot and LaMarcus Aldridge made the tying free-throw to take the count 76 all. But that was the last thing that the Blazers could offer as the Suns made a run on their own and there was no looking back extending the lead ,92-82, on a three pointer by Steve Nash. Portland's Brandon Roy had only 14 points as a starter. The Phoenix will now face the 7th seeded San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round.

In other games:

The San Antonio Spurs outclassed the Nowtizki- led Dallas Mavericks with a 97-87 victory. Manu Ginobilii had 26 points and George Hill added 21 points. They lead by as much as 22 points but the Mavs cut down the deficit and eventually lead the game by one 57-56 on a three pointer by Nowitzki. But is was again regain by the Spurs in a three pointer by Manu Ginobili and a lay-up by Tim Duncan. Nowitzki is having a great series,scoring 33 points, Caron Butler added 25 points and Rodrigue BeauBois came from the bench to score 16 points, thus, providing the spark for the Mavs. The San Antonio Spurs will face the Phoenix Suns in the second round.

Bucks Upsets the Hawks in Game 5

It was the one of the nights by Ilyasova fumbling the ball at times and the defensive stand by the veteran Kurt Thomas as the Milwaukee Bucks handed the Atlanta Hawks with a surprising win 91-87, leading the series 3-2. The rookie Brandon Jennings plays like he will be entitled to be the NBA Rookie of the year, scored 12 of his 25 points in the first quarter. His four straight free throws sealed the win for the Bucks. The Hawks leads by as much as 13 points in the third quarter and even held the lead by nine points in the fourth quarter 82-73 with 4 minutes left in the game before Bucks made a run on a 4 footer by Ilyasova taking the lead 83-82. In the ensuing play, Ilyasova rebound the ball on a miss by Jennings and fumbled but made a quick pass to Delfino at the corner before Delfino made the 3 point shot making capping that 13-0 run by the Bucks. John Salmons added 19 points for the Bucks and Luke Ridnour came from the bench scoring 15 points. Atlanta's leading scorer Joe Johnson had only 13 points before fouling out with 2:15 in the game.Al Horford leads the Hawks with 25 points and 11 rebounds, Marvin Williams added 22 points and 6th Man of the Year awardee Jamal Crawford scored just 11 points on 4-of-18 shooting. A victory by the Bucks in Game 6 at their homecourt will complete the amazing run in the playoffs as they will try to upset the 3rd seed Hawks.

Denver Nuggets Survives Utah Jazz

The Denver Nuggets survives another day, beating the Utah Jazz 116-102 and cutting the deficit on their series 3-2. Carmelo Anthony was phenomenal once again leading his team scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. JR Smith, heated up on the web after Carmelo Anthony said that he needs support from his teammates, scoring 17 points. Chauncey Billups and Kenyon martin had 21 and 18 points respectively. Deron Williams is as spectacular as usual for the Jazz scoring 34 points and 10 assists while Carlos Boozer had 25 points and 16 rebounds. The Utah Jazz will have another game to clinch the series in their homecourt on game 6.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Celtics against Cavaliers in the 2nd Round

The Boston Celtics edged out the Miami Heat in a closing the series 96-86 and will face the Cavaliers in the 2nd round. Ray Allen scored 24 points, Paul Pierce added 21 points, with Rajon Rondo chipped in 16 point, 12 assists and Garnett's 14 points. The C's was on their way to clinch the series that saw them lead by 21 points only to be clawed by the Heat to the slimmest of margin by 3 points, 73-70. But it was the last stand for the Heat as the C's made some headway into the game with Glen Davis scoring 7 points on that spurt. Dwyane Wade leads the Heat with 31 points and may be changing uniforms as a free agent in the next season.

With the early entry by the Boston Celtics in the 2nd round, the Cleveland Cavaliers will face them after clinching the series with victory against the Chicago Buls, 96-94. Antawn Jamison leads the Cavs with 25 points (20 in he first half), Lebron James scored 19 points dealing with a right sore elbow that saw him taking a free throw on his left hand on the later part of the game with the Cavs leading 96-92. The Cavaliers will now face the Boston Celtics in the second round. This promises to be a tough and exciting series.

In other Playoff games:

Lakers Roll Over the Thunder; Mavs Back In Contention

The renewed Los Angeles Lakers schooled the young Thunder with a 111-87 victory. This is a sweet victory for the Lakers that seems too old for the Thunder in Game 4. Kobe Bryant scored only 13 points but it was Pau Gasol's 25 point night and the 21 points by Andrew Bynum carried the Lakers with a must-win game 5 victory. Suffocating defense of Kobe Bryant off the energetic Russell Westbrook was also the turning point of the game for the Lakers as Westbrook scored only 15 points but had 8 turnovers. While Durant was checked scoring just 17 points for the Thunder. Game 6 will go back home for the Thunder trying to even the series but the Lakers are determined to put an end in this series with a game 6 victory on the road.

The Dallas Mavericks lives for another day as they upended the Spurs with a crucial game 5 win, 103-81. Caron Butler has a career playoff night racked up with 35 points and 11 rebounds for the Mavs.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Suns Scorches Blazers

The Phoenix Suns playing on its up tempo game down the Portland Trail Blazers with a game 5 win, 107-88 and clinch closer to end the series with a win game 6 at Portland. Amare Stoudemire and Steve Nash had a good game but it was the reserves that made the damage for the Suns. Channing Frye and Jared Dudley combined for 39 points off the bench with Frye scoring 20 points and Dudley 19. It was a blowout from the very start as the Blazers made a quick run in the first quarter leading with 14 points, 18-4. But the Suns wen on to their own run playing with a pace that they want. Amare Stoudemire added 19 points and Steve Nash has 14 points and 10 assists for the Suns. Portland never had a chance to closed the gap in the second half that saw the Suns race to a 22 point lead 90-68. Miller(21), Aldridge(17) and Bayless(17) did much to keep the game cloe for the Blazers. Brandon Roy, coming from a surprising return from a knee surgery was a non-factor on this game picking up a three quick fouls and managing only for 2 points in the first half, and eventually end up with 5 points.

On Other Playoff Games:

Orlando Magic Swept the Charlotte Bobcats 99-90 behind Vince Carter's 21 points. The Magic is the first team in the playoffs enters the second round.

Milwaukee Bucks won over the Atlanta hawks, 111-104 behind rookie Brandon Jennings (23 points), Carlos Delfino(22) on 6-of-8 from behind the arc and John Salmons (22 points) that tied the series 2-2.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cavs Overpower Bulls

The Cleveland Cavaliers proving what they are worth for, demolishing the Bulls in the road 121-98. The game was tight in the first half with the Bulls leading 39-35 but a decisive run pushed the Cavs in top again triggered with a three pointer by James racing to a 62-52 lead in the first half. The Cavs carried the momentum in the third quarter pushing the lead for as much as 20 points. Lebron James was phenomenal in this game finishing with a triple double 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Antawn Jamison added 24 points and Mo William had 19 points. It is a sorry loss for the Bulls after a two point win on game 3 that could carry them to this game 4 win. Derrick Rose once again lead the Bulls with 21 points, Joakim Noah had another double-double of 21 points and 20 rebounds while Luol Deng added 16 points but no other player score more than 11 points for the Bulls. Kirk Hinrich, who had an spectacular game 3 , held down to 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting. Game 5 will be back in the Quicken Loans Arena where the Cavs will try to finished the series.

Other Playoff Games Results:

Monster Game by both Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz, with their own double-double's overwhelms the 39 points by the Denver Nuggets leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, 117-106. Boozer finished with 31 points and 13 rebounds and Williams added 24 points and 13 assists.

George Hill's 29 points carried the win for the San Antonio Spurs over the Upset-prone Dallas Mavericks 92-89

A stellar 46-point performance by Dwyane Wade lives for another day as the Miami Heat finally won over the Boston Celtics 101-92

PBA All-Stars: North Outruns the South

The North All-Stars, with their speed and athleticism edge out the heavier and the taller South All-Stars 133-130 in the PBA All-Stars held at Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It was a tight match from start to finished, with the North making fastbreak plays and speeding up the tempo to overcome the heft and height by the South. Macmac Cardona lead the North All-Stars with 20 points but it was Gabe Norwood that set the tone of the game delivering some highlight plays and delivering clutch baskets down the stretch that made him won the MVP award in the recently concluded 2010 PBA All-Star game.

In other events:

The Sophomores outclassed the Rookies with a strong second half 106-87. Jared Dillinger of the Talk N Text was named the MVP of this game scoring 15 of his 18 points in the second half.

Nino Canaleta reclaimed the crown as the King of the Slam Dunk Contest.

Mark Macapagal of the Coca Cola Tigers won the PBA All-Star three point shootout.

San Miguel's Jonas Villanueva took the spotlight winning the Obstacle Challenge.

Thunder Tied Series With the Lakers

The Oklahoma City Thunder has now been the one of the nightmares for the defending champs in the playoffs as they clobbered the Lakers, 110-89 on Game 4, that tied the series 2-2. Kevin Durant lead the Thunder with 22 points, 8 short of his average in the season. But that was enough for the Thunder, as they put on their efforts together starting with Russell Westbrook making way with 16 points, setting his team with fastbreak plays, James Harden following up his good performance in Games 3 with 15 points and Jeff Green's 15 points as well. The Lakers had no answer for every Thunder run in the game and started the game slow, with Kobe Bryant busy passing the ball to his teammates in the post. Bryant finished only with 12 points. Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum had 13 points with no other Laker scoring over 13 points. Game 5 will be fun indeed with the Lakers going back home and the Thunder carrying the momentum.

In Other Games:

Comebacking Brandon Roy and a 31 point effort by LaMarcus Aldridge leads Blazers cruised past the Phoenix Suns 96-87-89

Miwaukee Bucks grounded the Hawks, 107-89

Orlando Magic down the Charlotte Bobcats 90-86

Saturday, April 24, 2010

C's Made it Three in a Row

The Boston Celtics, seems like the championship team in the past, surge ahead of their own series with the Heat with a sounding victory 100-98. A stellar performance by Paul Pierce capped with a buzzer beating winning shot in regulation, lead the C's with 32 points. Ray Allen, who had 25 points in Game 2 had another 25 point-performance once again. Rajon Rondo added 17 points and 8 assists while Kevin Garnett, who was suspended in game 2, finished with 16 points. it was a closed game down the stretch with Paul Pierce hitting the go-ahead 3 pointer to make it a 98-95 ballgame. But Dorell Wright answered with his own 3-pointer that tied the game 98 all. Miami could have lead but a Dwyane Wade missed a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left, setting up for the heroics of Paul Pierce with a jumper at the buzzer. Wade lead the Heat with 34 points,while Michael Beasley had 16 points and Dorell Wright added 1 5 points. Wade suffered cramps late in the game after that 3 point attempt that could have give the Heat for good in the dying seconds.

In other games:

Tim Duncan lead the Spurs with 25 points an Tony Parker made some timely shots down the stretch as the Spurs subdued the 35 points effort by Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks, 94-90 to take a 2-1 lead.

The Utah Jazz behind the 24 points effort and 10 assists by Deron Williams and the 22 point performance by Paul Millsap stopped the Nuggets 105-93 and take on to lead the series, 2-1.

Friday, April 23, 2010

No Sweep: Thunder Edge Out Lakers

No sweep for the Lakers as the Thunder came back and overcoming the deficit of 11 points in the 3rd quarter, winning 101-96, thus, slimming the series 2-1. They found themselves in deep trouble as Kevin Durant and the Thunder had a slow start in the game, seeing the Lakers race to an early lead 10-0. Kobe Bryant, who scored 24 points for the Lakers provides the spark as the Thunder was slowly dictating the tempo in the second quarter and trimming the lead for just 35-39. A three pointer by Bryant change the momentum of the game and the Lakers picked up what they have started, leading in the 3rd quarter of 10 points, 62-52. A basket by Pau Gasol made it a 64-53 ballgame. Then, Scott Brooks called a timeout, thus, making Durant giving a chance of understanding the game. A serious run by the the Thunder and Durant found his touch saw the Lakers lead down to three. A three pointer by Durant made it the first tied ballgame for the Thunder 74 all late in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, a surprising move that saw Durant guarding Kobe Bryant, that the latter scored just 4 points in the fourth quarter of 2-for-10 shooting. Then, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant,James Harden and timely baskets by Serge Ibaka helped each other to outlast the defending champs. Durant still managed to score 29 points and grabbing 19 rebounds, Westbrook added 27 points,8 rebounds and 4 assists and James Harden, after being shut out in the first 2 games, scored 18 points. Oklahoma Thunder will try to even up the series in game 4 as they will host the Lakers again.

In other games:

Behind the 42 point effort by Jason Richardson, the Phoenix Suns takes game 3, winning 108-89 over the Portland Trail Blazers

The Chicago Bulls, lead by the 31 points of Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich's 27 points and Luol Deng's 20 points won over a 39-point performance of Lebron James and the Cavaliers, 108-106.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Orlando Too Much for the Bobcats

Named the Defensive Player of the Year, Dwight Howard lean on in his defensive plays, leading the Magic to its easy win 92-77 over the Charlotte Bobcats. Vince Carter, making up on a bad game1 lead all five starters with 19 points and Michael Pietrus came off the bench to hit 3 big 3-pointers. Charlotte got another slow start with Stephen Jackson is the lone Bobcat scoring in the first quarter but made a late rally in the game only to fall short again. Th Bobcats will try to salvage Game3 in their homecourt as they will host the Magic.

In other playoff game, the old reliables Duncan, Ginobili and Parker of the Spurs came up big with a sounding victory over the Dallas Mavericks 102-88.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Celtics Burn The Heat

"No KG, NO problem". That was the theme all not for the Boston Celtics as they hammered the Miami Heat with a sounding 106-77 victory. It was not an easy win for the C's as the teams exchange leads in the first quarter. Trailing four in the second quarter, 25-29, the Celtics used a 21-0 lead to build the lead for good 46-29 and never look back. The Heat has no answer in the third quarter as the C's Ray Allen wax hot making three's all over the place as he poured in a team high of 25 points. The Hero for the Celtics, forward Glen Davis, starting in place of the suspended Kevin Garnett, scored 23 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.

In other Games:

Los Angeles Lakers behind Kobe Bryant's 39 points outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder, 94-91

Red-Hot Phoenix Suns renewed dominance outpointing the Portland Trail Blazers 119-90 behind Jason Richardson's 29 points, Grant Hill's 20 points on 10 out of 11 shooting and Steve Nash's 16 assists.

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 96-86 leaning on Joe Johnson's 27 points performance, Josh Smith's 21 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists effort.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cavs Top Bulls in Game 2

The Chicago Bulls played better in this time but "The King" Lebron James refuses to give up as he leads his team with game-high 40 points, along with 8 rebounds and 8 assists as the Cavs won 112-102 over the gritty Chicago Bulls. It was a closed match until the unlikely hero of the Cavs stepped up. The 6 foot * Jamario Moon made some oopen 3's down the stretch to help the Cavs outscore the Bulls in the 4th quarter. He was 4 out of 5 in the three point line and finished with 12 points. Antawn Jamison finished with 14 points and mo Williams added 12 points on 8 of 8 shooting in the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls were led by the highly criticized Joakim Noah's 25 points and 13 rebounds, Derrick Rose finished with 23 points and Luol Deng added 20 points. The series will shift to the United Center in Chicago on games 3 and 4, as the Bulls will try to even the series at 2-2.

In other game:

The shorthanded Utah Jazz hold the Denver Nuggets behind Deron Williams double-double with 33 points and 14 assists as Utah won over Denver, 114-111. The Jazz steal homecourt advantage will try to grab a 3-1 lead for games 3 and 4 at the Delta Center in Utah.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Shicking News: Edwin Valero is Dead

WBC Lightweight Champion Edwin Valero, with 27 wins, no loss, 27 knockouts, committed a suicide in his cell after having killed his wife. The past few months of Valero is such a one hell of his life. After harassing and killing his wife, everybody is in shock with his death.

Valero will remain in the 300 years as the only fighter who as a world champion had a career of 27 knockouts in 27 wins (100% of KO).

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lakers Too Much for the Thunder

The defending champs renewed their dominance by sending the Oklahoma City Thunder back to the earth, scoring a 87-79 win as they lead their own playoff series 1-0 over the youthful Thunder. Defense on Durant was the key of the game as Ron Artest continuously harassing Oklahoma's leading scorer and the league's top scorer Kevin Durant throughout the game. Durant finished only with 24 points. Game 2 is set on Wednesday (Philippine Date) on Staples Center as the Lakers will try to take 2-0 lead.

In other games:

Orlando Magic blasted the Charlotte Bobcats, 98-89
Dallas Mavericks hold-off the San Antonio Spurs, 100-94
Short-handed Portland Trail Blazers upsets the Phoenix Suns, 105-100

Cavs Takes Opener

Behind Lebron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers hold-off the late rally by the Chicago Bulls taking game one 96-83. James lead the way for the Cavs with 24 points while Derrick Rose spearheaded the eight seeded Bulls with the game high 28 points. Game 2 will once played on the Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday where the Cavaliers will try to build a commanding 2-0 lead in their playoff matchup.

In other results:
Boston Celtics defeated the Dwyane Wade-led Miami heat 85 - 76

Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points as Denver Nuggets won over Utah Jazz 126-113

High Flying Atlanta Hawks outlasted Brandon Jennings 34 points and the Milwaukee Bucks 102-92

Sergio Martinez Upsets Kelly Pavlik

No one expected that this fight turned to be a bad beating for the champion as the challenger rose to the occassion. Bloodied in all over his face, the champion Kelly Pavlik is no match for the Argentinean warrior Sergio Martinez. Early in the fight, Martinez established its fight plan to fight Pavlik as an unorthodox, made some early one-two punch combination and circling the ring that caught Pavlik off-guard. Halfway through the fight Pavlik found his rhythm and connecting solid right hands to Martinez and scored a knockdown in round 7. Pavlik would on his way to retain the title, but Martinez re-establishes the fight with a one-two-three-four combination in the Round 9 cruising to Round 12 and left Pavlik a bloody mess on the face. That proved to be the telling factor in the fight as Sergio Martinez was named the new WBO/WBC Middleweight champion, winning it by unanimous decision, 115-111, 116-111 and 115-112.

He is the first Argentinean lineal middleweight champion since the legendary Carlos Monzon.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Drian Francisco Overwhelms Ricardo Nunez

Fresh from his 10th round TKO over former champion Roberto Vasquez, the WBA's No. 3 rank and the WBA's International Super Flyweight Champion Drian Francisco "Gintong Kamao" Francisco stops WBA's No. 2 rank Ricardo Nuñez in a one-sided match, with a fifth round stoppage. Francisco drops Nuñez twice in the first round with a left hook sending the Panamanian to the canvas. It looks like that Francisco smells victory, but Nuñez was able to get himself up. In round 2 it look like the Filipino looks to end the fight but Nunez keep answering back with body shots at Francisco. At round 4, Francisco saw the opening, hitting Nunez with looping left that saw the Panamanian in deep trouble. Nuñez fought back in the fifth round, but Francisco connects with a series of lefts and hitting Nuñez with a right sending him back to the canvas again. Battered once again, Nuñez fight back only to be hit by Francisco with a series of combinations capped by a left hook. Referee Bruce McTavish did not bother to count Nunez anymore, halting the end of the fight and giving the Filipino fighter the victory.

Drian Francisco will wait for a possible showdown in a bid of a title shot at the winner of the Hugo Cazares and Noubu Nashiro.

Supporting Bouts results:

Niño Magboo retains the WBO Asia-Pacific superbantamweight with a unanimous decision over Rey Las Piñas of General Santos City

Al Sabaupan of the Philippines knockouts Heri Andriyanto of Indonesia in the third round

Lloyd Franciso, younger brother of Drian Franciso, won over Leonardo Doronio in their superbantamweight contest

Manny Pacquiao Vs Floyd Mayweather?

If this fight happens, there's no way that Floyd Mayweather will beat Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather is a thinking,defensive and the bigger fighter between the two, but Pacquiao has the speed and power. I think that this would be a hard fight for Manny but I strongly believe that he will remain on top. Mayweather is a boring fighter with the defensive style and counter punching as his ability. With the stamina and the all out attack by Pacquiao, Mayweather will have a hard time dealing with that.

Fearless forecast: Pacquiao will win by unanimous decision

My Own Pick: NBA Rookie of The Year Award

At the start of the NBA 2009-2010 Season, Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks made a big burst as he scored a career high of 46 points on just his rookie season in the NBA. But as the season continues, he was scouted and defended well. With the addition of scorer John Salmons from the Chicago Bulls, Jennings was contented to be a real point guard of the team. Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors pick up its game to another level and remains consistent as the season of the NBA ends. Tyreke Evans led his team, and is the center point of his teams offense. As Evans continued to play as a rookie-like-veteran-player, Curry suddenly made his name into a contender of the NBA Rookie of the year award. Curry made some all around effort in the second half of the season and even leads his team in scoring in some games. It boils down to Tyreke Evans and Stephen Curry on winning the Rookie of the Year Award.

My Pick: Tyreke Evans will win the 2009
- 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year

NBA Teams Are Set for Playoffs

The NBA playoffs are set and 16 team will go for the jugular as they will face each other in the first round of the Playoffs.

Eastern Conference:

(1) Cleveland Cavaliers Vs (8) Chicago Bulls
(2) Orlando Magic Vs (7) Charlotte Bobcats
(3) Atlanta Hawks Vs (6) Milwaukee Bucks
(4) Boston Celtics Vs (5) Miami Heat

Western Conference:

(1) Los Angeles Lakers Vs (8) Oklahoma City Thunder
(2) Dallas Mavericks Vs (7) San Antonio Spurs
(3) Phoenix Suns Vs (6) Portland Trail Blazers
(4) Denver Nuggets Vs (5) Utah Jazz

*Cleveland Cavaliers secure home court advantage throughout the Playoffs

* Los Angeles Lakers are the defending champions