Saturday, May 19, 2007

Spurs and Cavs advance

The San Antonio Spurs closed out the series Friday night with a 114-106 victory of the Phoenix Suns.

Manu Ginobili (inset) lead the way for the Spurs with 11 of 27 shooting from the field and finished with 33 points and 11 rebounds.

Once again, the Spurs looked impressive in a win without swing man Robert Horry. You should be hard-pressed not to have the Spurs as your NBA champion right now.

As for the Suns, Amare Stourdemire tried to make a statement as he lead all scorers with 38 points and 12 rebounds of his own.

This was an entertaining series to watch. Seems like these two teams have started a rivalry now after this controversial series.
Both teams seem to hate each other more than ever and I am sure we will be seeing more from both of them in the near future in the post-season. I am sure this will end up being the best series of all the playoffs once it is all said and done.

San Antonio will host the Utah Jazz on Sunday in the opening game of the Western Conference finals. It's the Spurs' third trip to the conference finals in the last five years and they won the title the other two times.

Now to the east, the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the New Jersey Nets 88 to 72 as Lebron James continued to impress with 23 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds. Donyell Marshall (I have his autograph) provided a spark off the bench with 18 points.

The Nets couldn't get things going and had a rough 4th quarter as they shot a lowly 13% from the field. Jason Kidd put up 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists and Richard Jefferson scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the loss.

Cleveland won the series 4-2 and heads to Detroit on Monday night for its third appearance in the conference finals and the first since 1992.

Conference Finals Predictions
Spurs over the Jazz in 5
Cavs over the Pistons in 7

1 comment:

Biby Cletus said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus