Thursday, May 17, 2007

NBA: It's faaaantastic

Wow, so the playoffs kind of went downhill fast, right? I mean one minute everyone is excited about the Warriors knocking off the Mavs and the next thing you know we're reduced to watching the NBA suspend two Phoenix's top players for basically doing nothing but wandering onto the court after their teammate was slammed into the press table. While that's embarrassing it's nothing compared to the Nets-Cavs.

Before today there was a 100% chance that I wouldn't have been able to tell you what that series stood at just because, well, who cares, right? I mean, Nets and Cavs? You've got Vince Carter famous for his dunks and fading when it matters going against LeBron who plays hard in about 2 out of every 3 games. So, last night the teams combined for the lowest scoring 4th quarter in the NBA since the advent of the shot clock. This is just mind boggling but the Nets were on the road in a potential elimination game and they scored 6 points in the 4th quarter. Oh, but that's not all, they also won by 11. Ridiculous. Thank 9 lb. 6 oz Jesus that I didn't watch that crapfest.

Regarding the other series I thought I would paraphrase part of a conversation that Swany and I were having as the Bulls were closing out their game 5 win.
"So, if they hold on tonight they'll be back in Chicago for Game 6 and if they win there then it's Game 7 and who knows what will happen there. Well, we do know...the Pistons will win, but we don't really know what could happen, right?"

Well put. Add the Pistons to the list of teams that don't really give a shit about trying to close out a series but give the Bulls credit as well for overcoming Scott Skiles' wagering on the Pistons and Kirk Hinrich's haircut.

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