Friday, May 28, 2010

"Miller Time" as Ginebra Beat the Beermen

After recently acquired by the Gin Kings in exchange for Cyrus Baguio, Willie Miller had his breakthrough game in Ginebra's uniform, erupting for a 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter that pushed the game wide open in the fourth quarter, helping the Ginebra Gin Kings breeze past the league leading San Miguel Beer, 104-90. The win halt the Beermen's winning streak to 9 games, thus, extending the Gin Kings streak to 4 games. They have an 8-4 win-loss card to claim solo third in the standings.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lakers take Game One

The superiority and the dominance set by the Los Angeles Lakers were shown in their drubbing off the Phoenix Suns 128-107. Kobe Bryant scored 21 of his 40 points in the third quarter surge and Lamar Odom added 19 points and 19 rebounds. The game was lopsided with the Lakers shooting the lights out and the Suns struggled by most part of the game. No one can match up well with the "The Black Mambo" in the third quarter that put on a scoring display. Amare Stoudemire had 23 points and Steve Nash scored only 13 points and dished out 13 assists for the Suns hoping to steal homecourt advantage in game 2.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

NBA Free Agents in 2010 and 2011

Finally, Lebron James will now hit the market, making way to the other teams who can afford him in this summer. Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat and New York Knicks are possible teams that could land Lebron. After many years playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he could possibly opt out and join another team in the making. However, the Cavaliers will exercise their options of re-signing Lebron to come back.

Not just Lebron, there are marquee players that will be free agent this summer, namely, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer, Dirk Nowitzki, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Tracy McGrady, Tyson Chandler, Michael Redd, Yao Ming, Richard Jefferson and Joe Johnson. This is a blockbuster off-season for the NBA. All that big names has so many options to change their zip codes.

In 2011, there are not as many stars that would be free agents but there are also some of them. Carmelo Anthony,Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Caron Butler, David West and Tayshaun Prince will become free agents two summers from now.
Legend: ETO = Early Termination Option; P = Player Option; T = Team Option


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lakers Advances to the Western Conference Finals

The Los Angeles Lakers will face the Phoenix Suns in the conference finals with the Suns' having the advantage of winning the 4 of their last 5 playoff series with the Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers drowned the Utah Jazz in its game 4 victory 111-96, sweeping the Jazz 4-0. It was a tough loss for the Jazz, who had their moments in game 3 to score for a win but only to loss in the endgame. Pau Gasol, playing at its best, including that look-alike Olajuwon move in the second quarter, had 33 points and 1 rebounds while Kobe Bryant had 32 points.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Phoenix Finally outruns the Spurs

The Phoenix Suns is on the verge of eliminating the Spurs with a sounding win in game 3,110-96 and extend their series lead 3-0 and a win away to the Western Conference finals. Goran Dragic is the hero of this game scoring 23 points in the fourth quarter for a total of 26-point performance all in the second half. San Antonio Spurs may look headed for a victory as they lead by as much as 18 points in the first half. But the Phoenix Suns never to be denied as they manage to trim the deficit down and continued the momentum in the 4th quarter with Dragic authoring the run. Manu Ginobili scored 27 points but was not enough as the Spurs will try to bounce back in a must-win situation on game 4.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Lebron James and Dwight Howard paced All-NBA Team

The 2009-2010 NBA MVP this season Lebron James and the NBA's Defensive player of the Year Dwight Howard leads the First All-NBA Team. Joining them are NBA's leading scorer Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Hawks Soaring High over the Bucks

The Atlanta Hawks proving too much firepower and tenacity winning over the Milwaukee Bucks 95-74. The Hawks used defense as the key of the game limiting the Bucks for just 13 points in the first quarter and 14 points in the fourth. Joe Johnson, averaging for 25.8 points in the first four game of the series, scored only 8 points. But Jamal Crawford took over and finished with 22 points and Al Horford added 16 points, mauling 15 rebounds and 3 blocks while Mike Bibby scored 15 points. Milwaukee had no chance in this game as they were outrebounded 63-44 and hitting a low percentage in field goals 32.6 of heir shots. Brandon Jennings lead the charge for the Bucks with 15 points. The Hawks will face the Orlando Magic in the second round.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Atlanta Hawks Soars High Over the Bucks

The Atlanta Hawks revived its dominance defeating the gritty Milwaukee Bucks on the road 83-69. It was a closed game for most part of the game and Milwaukee Bucks is on top until 6th man of the Year Jamal Crawford and Joe Johnson hit their mark and started to carry the Hawks. The two combined for 44 points in the game with Crawford scoring 24 points and Johnson added 20 points. Carlos Delfino was good once again for the Bucks as he lead the Bucks with 22 points. But it was the night by the Atlanta Hawks as they now tied the series 3-3 and the victory at home in game 7 will put them into the semifinals against well-rested Orlando Magic.