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Monday! All Sports News Ya Need To Know

Posted: May 9, 2011 by twinsfan21 in Baseball, Basketball, Bulls, NBA, Twins

It’s Monday, May 9, 2011! Time flies when you’re in college. Only two weeks left. The weather is finally warming up here in South Dakota, and it’s great to be outside again!

First, the Lakers got swept by the Dallas Mavericks. Will Phil Jackson retire now? That’s the big story, and no one is talking about how the Mavericks were able to knock down the two time defending champs, Lakers. Well, for one, the Mavericks took the Lakers out of team chemistry. Two, the play of J.J. Barea was fabolous. Can you say underrated point guard? Three, Dirk Nowitzki is on a tear. He finally has players stepping up around him, Jason Terry, Shawn Marion, Barea, to name a few. You have to think that the Mavericks will be tough to beat with this momentum going into the conference finals.

The Bulls lost to the Hawks last night, and now go back to Chicago Tuesday night with the series tied 2-2. Hmm. This game the Bulls must win. Derrick Rose scored 34 points on 35 shots last night. Interesting to say the least. Rose also had 10 assists for the double-double. The Bulls didn’t get much from Joakim Noah, Keith Bogans, or Kyle Korver. The three combined for 11 points. Remember Bogans has to make at least six points for the Bulls to win. (Bogans had three yesterday). For the Hawks, Jeff Teague has been brilliant. He has been a great replacement for the injured Captain Kirk Hinrich.  

Tonight, the Celtics look to even the series with the Heat at 2-2. On Saturday, the C’s beat the Heat at home. It will be in Boston again tonight. Rajon Rondo dislocated his elbow, while Kevin Garnett scored 28 points and had 18 rebounds.

Also, tonight, in Memphis, the Grizzlies have a 2-1 lead. It will a great match-up to watch, especially Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of Thunder against the inside presence of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol for the Grizzlies.

Second,  a second no-hitter was thrown last week by Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. It was Verlander’s second of his career. Francisco Liriano of the Twins did it earlier in the week.  I guess it was the week of the AL Central pitchers.

That will be it for today! I’m going to go enjoy the nice weather and go for a run!

See ya later guys and girls sports fans!

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First off, today the NBA playoffs continue. Who’s gonna take their Game 3’s ? In the East, the Bulls and Hawks are tied at 1-1, and the series is in Atlanta tonight. The Bulls fell in Game 1 after Derrick Rose tweaked his ankle again, but the Bulls stole the show in Game 2 with a huge late three from Bogans.

In the West, the  Lakers travel to Dallas down 2-0. The Lakers are in a huge hole, and are without Ron Artest tonight after Artest got suspended for a flagrant foul that was committed in the last seconds of Game 2. For the Lakers, trust issues were brought up by Andrew Bynum, and there is certainly a lack of chemistry for the back to back NBA champs. Kobe Bryant had a chance to take to win the game late in Game 2, but failed. Phil Jackson has got to motivate these guys to win because it’s a must win tonight in Dallas.

For the Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki has been great. So far in the conference semifinals, Dirk has outplayed Kobe, averaged 38 minutes a game, shot 53% from the field, 60% from three point field, 90% from the charity stripe, averaged 10.5 rebounds a game, 2.5 assists, and 26.0 points per game.

Memphis is back home Saturday against the Thunder, and the series is 1-1. Also, the Heat travel to Boston with a 2-0 lead on Saturday as well.

Second, if you like boxing, tune into the Manny Pacquio and Shane Mosley fight on Saturday. It’s gotten a lot of hype this week, and shouldn’t disappoint. I’m taking Pacquio over Mosley.

Third, the Kentucky Derby is on Saturday as well for all you horse fans. Get your bets made on the winning horse. Dialed In is he early favorite with a 4-1 line.

Fourth, the Twins go to Fenway to take on the Red Sox tonight. Should be interesting, and congratulations to Francisco Liriano for throwing a n0-hitter against the rival White Sox. I witnessed and saw it on television while at the bowling alley. Not to mention, for all that said since Liriano had so many walks, that does not diminsh the no-hitter. It is still a great achievement. Scott Baker takes on Tim Wakefield at 6:10 p.m.

Fifth, the ACC is going to miss Maryland men’s basketball coach Gary Williams as he is retiring.

Sixth, Brett Favre says he has interest in coaching and TV work. What do you think  he should do? He’d be a great quarterbacks coach. Wouldn’t mind him on ESPN either.

Also, Gus Johnson and CBS are breaking apart. Wow, that means no more Gus calling great finishes in the NCAA tournament.

That’s it for today, have a great weekend!