Friday, May 30, 2014

Miami Heat Routed the Indiana Pacers to Reach the Finals for 4th Straight Year

In the regular season the Indiana Pacers has been dominant, but still they don't have an answer for the Miami Heat in the playoffs.

After the win, Miami Heat is just the 3rd team in NBA history to reach the finals in four consecutive years. The Heat easily dismantle the Pacers defense and overwhelm them in the offensive end with a 117-92 drubbing of the Pacers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference championship. LeBron James and Chris Bosh anchored the Miami Heat win with 25 points apiece.

In an interview after the game Lebron said: "I'm blessed. Very blessed. Very humbled."
"And we won't take this opportunity for granted. It's an unbelievable franchise, it's an unbelievable group. And we know we still have work to do, but we won't take this for granted. We're going to four straight Finals and we will never take this for granted."

Dwyane Wade and Rashard Lewis chipped in 13 points each for the Heat. Miami was trailing 9-2 in the first quarter but they got hot and produced 75 points by halftime.

Indiana Pacers was the top team in the regular season which was their goal because of a bitter lost in Game 7 of the East finals in Miami last year. It didn't work too well, maybe next year they should avoid game 6 in Miami too.

Paul George scored 29 points for Indiana, David West had 16 and Lance Stephenson finished with 11 points. The fans booed and heckled Lance Stephenson all night.

Miami Heat will have to wait for the San Antonio or Oklahoma City Western conference finals to see who will they be up against in the Finals.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tony Parker leads Spurs beat Mavs to advance, Nets beat Raptors

Tony Parker had 32 points as the San Antonio Spurs who were leading by as many as 31 routed the Dallas Mavericks 119-96 to advance to the 2nd round of the playoffs.

Tim Duncan dived into Dallas' bench to save a ball, the Spurs' bench was up on their feet to celebrate baskets. Parker was 11 out of 19 tries from the field and 10 for 13 on free throws.

Manu Ginobili contributed 20 points, Danny Green had 16 points and Duncan and Kawhi Leonard chipped in 15 points apiece for San Antonio.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Dallas.

San Antonio advances to meet the 5th seed Portland Trail Blazers, who upset the Houston Rockets in a 6 game series. Game 1 will be on Tuesday in San Antonio.

In the East, Pierce's block in the dying seconds bring the Nets past Raptors 104-103. Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry's shot in the dying seconds of the game, the Nets beat Toronto Raptors 104-103 in Game 7 on Sunday, they will advance in the second round of the playoffs against the Miami Heat.

Brooklyn Nets was leading by one point they use their last timeout after a botched play failing to inbound the ball. Shaun Livingston tried a lob pass to Pierce which was caught by Terrence Ross and bounced it off Pierce that resulted to Nets turnover.

Toronto timeout and the ball end up in Lowry's hand, he drive for a shot that was blocked by Pierce as time expired.

Joe Johnson lead the nets with 26 points. Marcus Thornton had 17, Kevin Garnett chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Deron Williams added 13 points.