We had some pretty exciting basketball this weekend; 2 games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
- Celtics 96, Magic 117 – Even without the services of Rafer Alston, Dwight Howard(14 pts, 17 reb) and company took care of business against Boston. No head slapping to report.
- Lakers 108, Rockets 94 – Close game at the half, but the Lakers took control in the 3rd quarter and never looked back. Yao Ming broke his foot and it was later announced he would miss the rest of the playoffs.
- Nuggets 106, Mavericks 105 – Definitely the most controversial game of the weekend. Things were neck and neck for a majority of the game and Carmello Anthony hit a 3-pointer with a second left. The NBA officials blew another one, and later admitted that a foul should have been called prior to the shot. With Denver up 3-0 in the series, it looks like the outcome of this one is all but determined.
- Cavaliers 97, Hawks 82 – Atlanta gave the Cavs some trouble early, but LeBron scored 47 points and would not allow them to lose.
- Rockets 99, Lakers 87 – Minus Yao, the Rockets dominated from the start. Shane Battier kept Kobe quiet and Aaron Brook scored a career-high 34. The Lakers made a 4th quarter run, but they were down by 15+ points for most of the game. Phil Jackson has some work to do to get his team mentally prepared for the rest of this series.
- Celtics 95, Magic 94 – If you had to pick a member of the Celtics that would hit the game winning shot as time expired, who would it be? Paul Pierce? Ray Allen? Not tonight. Glen “Big Baby” Davis hit the game-winner as the clock hit 0, then proceeded to run right through a child standing courtside.
So, we’ve got two series practically decided at 3-0 and two more at 2-2 with a lot more basketball to be played. Should be a good week of games. Thanks for checking out thesportsgeeks.com!