What a Saturday in sports. There was something for everybody. So many great (and sad) things happened, and everything was amazing in its own unique way.
In the NBA, Kobe Bryant did what he always does, hit clutch shots near the end of games (or set them up by air balling), after the other team has cut a major lead down. He did that against Phoenix to send the Lakers to the NBA Finals to play against, who else, the Boston Celtics. Magic Johnson was raving about the upcoming matchup after the game, and ESPN will continue to rave about it. I won't until Wednesday.
What a day. The month of June will provide us with a new NHL, and NBA champ, and the world will turn to South Africa for the world cup. I frankly can't wait to see it all.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
These two teams are almost evenly matched, but I'll let you in on a little secret. The Hawks have won 7 straight on the road in these playoffs. Even though Philly has lost once at the Wachovia Center in the postseason, the Hawks were facing the same stat against San Jose, and won twice in the Shark Tank. Tough thing to do, that is. Now that the Hawks can win at home, and you'd think 22,000 fans, maybe more, would provide that much sooner, this series looks to be slightly in the Hawks court. With the way the Hawks play on the road, the Flyers are looking like a tougher pick, even though the teams may be pretty evenly matched. The Hawks have the grit of a guy who just lost 7 teeth, and turns out, they have one! That will spur them on.