The Los Angeles Lakers dynasty came to an abrupt end in the Western Conference Semifinals by getting swept by the Dallas Mavericks. Phil Jackson is going to ride off into the sunset back to Montana and enjoy retirement after dominating basketball like no other coach has ever done over the last two decades. Jackson won [...]
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Welcome to a special LATE Sunday Edition of the Sockful! Sorry a full week of hating life caused a delay, and short- so here we go people! MMA Strikeforce thoughts 1. Did you know that the UFC bought Strikeforce? You would never know it watching the broadcast (/sarcasm) or even listening to the preveiws. [...]
A reporter recently asked Kobe Bryant if the Lakers felt like their backs were against the wall. Kobe, surprised by the logic, responds with, “Backs against the wall? It’s a 2-2 series. What the hell’s going on around here?” I have to agree with Kobe. The Thunder have been impressive, but they simply protected their [...]
The Blazers outscored the Phoenix Suns 35-28 in the fourth quarter to pull off the 105-100 upset — and Portland did it without their superstar Brandon Roy. Since every other home team won Game 1, this is by default the shocker of the postseason. But besides maybe the Cavaliers losing their first game, this would [...]
Closing thoughts: I overestimated Wade’s ability to completely lead this team to victory. He finished with 26.. One problem. Quentin Richardson showed up with 15, but no one else scored more than 8. the crazy ending with the mini-fight breaking out makes me hopeful this series turns into something with some energy and passion/urgency.. FINAL: [...]
Closing thoughts: The biggest difference in this game is that the Hawks made shots early… They finished shooting 54 percent on 41-76 shooting, while the Bucks shot 46 percent on 37-81 shooting. The Bucks played tremendously better in the second half and outscored the Hawks 52-40, but the 22-point first half deficit was just too [...]
Closing thoughts: Not a great start to the NBA playoffs, but not a terrible one either. This game ended up closer than I thought it would be, but the Cavs never let this game get TOO close towards the end. Derrick Rose was dominant, and the Cavs had no answer for him. Perhaps LeBron guards [...]