Wednesday, October 23, 2019

NBA Season Kick Off Featuring The Raptors, Pelicans, Lakers & Clippers With Scores, Stats & An Encouraging Word!


Peace, Love & Joy is what you give & your brand new mercies each and every day gives me reasons to live. Your abundant and inexhaustible amount of grace, gives me confidence that I can conquer anything in any space! Joseph Inspiration

This is Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! and this is your Spiritual Sports Segment with a hip hop twist as I  as I kick off a brand new season in the NBA on ceejaysports.com as I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in YOUR Sports!!! Le’ Go!!!






The 2019 NBA season kicked off last night with two featured games on the hardcourt and a handful of gold, diamonds and rubies OH MY! As We The North aka Toronto Raptors received their 2018-19 championship rings and they were the largest NBA championship rings every produced ! Dare I say bling, bling, bling! 

But I digress, as the Raptors opened the season against the Zion-less New Orleans Pelicans and their deep bench as the Pelicans were running laps around the Raptors and by the half, the Pelicans lead 61 – 56. But in the 2nd half, the Raptors regrouped and dominated the 3rd and at the end of regulation, tied the game to send it to OT and from there, the Raptors exhibited championship pedigree and outscored the Pelicans 13 – 5 to notch the first win of the NBA season as Fred Van Fleet scored a career high of 34 net scorching points and the newly minted $130 million dollar man in Pascal Siakim, dominated with  a double-double of 34 points and 18 Big Boy Rebounds as the Raptors sealed the deal 130 – 122.

The second game of the night takes us to California as my LA Lakers took on the new look LA Clippers for the Battle of LA! The Lakers came out in the 1st with a purpose and edged out the Clips, but the in the 2nd, the Clippers and their version of the Terminator aka Khawi Leonard, bamboozled the Lakers by outpacing them by 11 to take a 62 – 54 lead into the half. The Lakers regrouped on account of the hot hand of Danny Green and his team high of 25 points in the 3rd, but the Clips clamped down on D and won the first Battle of LA 112 – 102 as Leonard filled the basket with a team high of 30 points and the Clippers bench was nothing shy of stellar and walloped the Lakers bench 60 – 19! Ouch.

For your NBA News & Notes, as the fallout from Daryl Morey’s tweet continues and tensions between the NBA and China still exists, Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games Tuesday as they usually do, and the league's streaming partner, Tencent, reduced its schedule and showed just the Lakers-Clippers contest and finally, California prosecutors announced Tuesday that they won't charge Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri for shoving a sheriff's deputy after the deciding game of the NBA Finals in Oakland in June.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

HBCU College Football Wrap Up Show Feat. Scores, Stats & Standings & An Encouraging Word! Vol. III, 1st Edition


You called out my name, knew my past, covered my shame! This amazing grace you've shown, so patiently. And You, waited, waited, waited….just for me.

Good morning, good afternoon or good evening! Whichever time of day you find your ears listening to the sound that is flowing from your speakers! This is CeeJay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! Welcome back to CeeJay’s Spiritual Sports Segment HBCU Edition for the 2019 Football Season with a Hip Hop Twist as I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in your Sports! Without further delay, Let’s Chop It Up!!






The MEAC had it going on with technically three games on tap as the fourth game between Florida A&M and North Carolina A&T was postponed due to Nasty Nestor of a Tropical Storm as the game was to pushed to Sunday, but I digress as South Carolina State didn’t play nice with Morgan State and handed them their sixth loss 24 – 10 as QB Corey Fields threw for two TD’s and his running back Labron Morris touted the rock for 125 ground pounding yards and a score. Delaware State matched up against out of conference foe Merrimack and basically got smacked 30 - 21 as Christian Carter notched 194 passing yards and a score and 64 rushing yards and another score and finally, Bethune Cookman tussled with Norfolk State as the Wildcats broke loose from the Spartans in the 2nd half to claim victory 35 – 22 as Akevious Williams racked up 274 passing yard and two TD’s and he also added a rush TD.

Moving on to the SWAC, Jackson State needed overtime to take care of business 31 – 28 against Mississippi Valley State as Derrick Ponder lead the charge with 194 passing yards with two TD’s and Kymani Clark steamrolled the Delta Devils with 171 earth shaking rushing yards and a score. Texas Southern had a no quit spirit with 14 points scored in the 4th quarter, but it was not enough as they dropped their 7th game to remain win less on the season against Southern 28 – 21 as Glendon McDaniel threw not one, not two but three TD’s with 252 passing yards and finally, it was homecoming for the Panthers of Prairie View as they were literally spanked and SHUT OUT Virginia Lynchburg 51 – 0, 51 – Nothing, 51 – Zilch, 51…you get what I’m trying to say as PV rushed for a whopping 294 yards and QB Tyriek Starks accounted for two TD’s.

Here’s a run-down of the top teams in the MEAC conference as Bethune Cookman sits atop of the conference at 4 – 0, FAMU is 2nd at 3 – 0, North Carolina A&T is 3rd at 2 – 0 and coming in 4th is South Carolina State at 2 – 1.

Your conference standings in the SWAC has Alcorn State holding down the number one spot in the East at 3 – 0 and Alabama State at #2 with 2 wins and 1 loss and in the West, Southern is sitting on top at 3 – 0 and coming in 2nd is Arkansas Pine Bluff at 2 – 1.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

NBA Finals Game 5 For June 10th Featuring The Raptors vs The Warriors, Kevin Durant Out, Two NBA Legends & We Must Praise!!!


If I were an eagle, I would use my wings. Since I'm a believer, I use everything! Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye people. No matter who or what we are, we must praise!!! 

This is Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! and this is your Spiritual Sports Segment with a hip hop twist, for The Finals in the NBA on ceejaysports.com as I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in YOUR Sports!!! Le’ Go!!!




Durant getting jiggy with it
prior to Game 5
There was plenty of drama as you already know that went down in Game 5 in Toronto as the NBA Finals played out as the Golden State Warriors were trying to prevent the Raptors from winning their first title! The first piece of drama came before the tip as the Grim Reaper aka Kevin Durant made his triumphant return after suffering a calf strain over a month ago was getting his grove on prior to the game and was looking good! And when the game tipped off Durant went off as he was three for three from three, Alliteration, I Love It, in his short bursts on the court as Durant scored 11 points in 12 minutes and Steph Curry was cooking as well with 14 in the 1st as the Warriors jumped out to a 34 – 28 lead.

Durant suffers an Achilles
injury early in the 2nd
The second piece of drama came at the 9:49 mark in the 2nd period as Durant was backing down Serge Ibaka and then the worse outcome of his triumphant return occurred as Durant went down again and this time, it is an Achilles injury and a MRI later today will reveal to what extent. The Raptors fans initially cheered when he did go down but the Raptors players did their best to discourage them. The Warriors had to regroup emotionally and DeMarcus Cousins provided a boost with 7 points in the 2nd period as both teams scored 28 as the Warriors took a 62 – 56 lead into the half. 

Curry cooked with 31 points
in the pot!
The 3rd frame was kind of sloppy as both teams went 17 of 38 from the field as Fred VanFleet kept the Raptors afloat as he scored 9 of his 11 points in said frame as both clubs yet again scored the same amount of points of 22 as the Warriors kept their lead 84 – 78. The Raptors misfired from the three point line BIGTIME as they only converted 25% while the Warriors converted 46% from the arc and they outscored the Raptors by 36 from the three point line. The 4th quarter got off to a sluggish start before Kawhi Leonard scored 10 consecutive points as he finished with a double-double with 26 points and 12 boards and became the 6th player to score 700 points in a single postseason. After the scoring flurry, the Raptors were up 103 – 97 and the Raptors head coach Nick Nurse called a timeout to give his guys a rest. Buuuuuut after that timeout, the Warriors went on a 9 – 2 run, which included going 3 for 3 from 3 in 2:45 by the Splash Brothers as Klay Thompson finished with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Curry poured in 31 points, 8 boards and 7 assists. With less than 15 seconds left in the game and the Raptors with the ball, coach Nurse decides not to take a timeout as the defense collapsed on Kawhi, who passed to Kyle Lowry, who missed a Draymond Green contested three and the Warriors survive with the 106 – 105 win as series shifts back to Oakland at The Oracle for Game 6 on Thursday night.

After 18 great seasons, Tony Parker
hangs 'em up
For your Quick NBA News & Notes, longtime San Antonio Spurs champion, who played last season with the Charlotte Hornets, point guard Tony Parker will retire at the age of 37 after 18 seasons and lastly, recently retired NBA star Dwayne Wade, received the Magic Johnson award for the player who best combines excellence on the basketball court with cooperation and dignity in dealing with the media and the public.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

NBA Finals Game 4 For June 7th Featuring The Warriors vs The Raptors, Elbow To The Face & We Must Praise!!!


If I was a doctor, I would use my research; a prolific dissertation, if I was a speaker. I would use my hands, if I were a potter. No matter who or what we are, we must praiseNo matter who or what we are, we must praise!!! 

This is Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! and this is your Spiritual Sports Segment with a hip hop twist, for The Finals in the NBA on ceejaysports.com as I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in YOUR Sports!!! Come Rock With Me!!!



Thompson & Looney return
for Game 4

The NBA Finals for Game 4 was back in FULL EFFECT last night in the Golden State of California as the Warriors of the that Golden State were looking to bounce back from the Game 3 loss against the Toronto Raptors! Speaking of being back in FULL EFFECT, Klay Thompson aka Splash Brother #2, who was out in Game 3 hobbled by a tweaked hammy was back on the court and Kevon Looney, who was out completely for the rest of The Finals due to a nondisplaced first costal cartilage fracture, whew, say that three times, on his right side, also played last night after a little juice injection for the pain.

The 1st quarter started sloppy for both teams as they collectively committed a total of five turnovers in the first three minutes of the game and shot 16 of 40 for said quarter. The first points of the game didn’t come until the 9:41 mark with a 23 foot jumper from Steph Curry and the Warriors defense was much improved and the addition of Kevon Looney paid dividends with 6 points off the bench as the Warriors lead 23 – 17 after one period of play. The Raptors in the 2nd frame regained their defensive composure and was assisted by going to the free throw line 11 times by the end of the 2nd compared to only four by the Warriors and the Raptors went on outscore the Warriors by two, but the Warriors maintained enough to take a 46 – 42 lead into the half. 

Kawhi Leonard was stellar
with offense & defense
The 3rd quarter which usually is dominated by the Warriors witnessed it being dominated by the Raptors as they unleashed a J.P.A. (Jurassic Park Attack) that was fueled by Kawhi Leonard aka The Claw with his 17 points in the frame as he finished the game with a double-double of 36 basket filling points and 12 rebounds and committed thievery 4 times and the Raptors gave the Warriors a taste of their own 3rd quarter medicine and simply outworked them to the tune of 37 – 21 as the Raptors led 79 – 67 en route to the 4th. The Warriors attempted to make things interesting in the 4th as Thompson and Curry combined for 55 for the game, but Curry struggled for most of the night, shooting 9 – 22 from the field and only 2 – 9 from the arc and the team was horrid from the free throw line going 14 – 21 and also committed 19 turnovers which the Raptors converted into 14 points. The Raptors hung on for 105 – 92 win to take a 3 – 1 series lead as they are one game away from their first championship in team history.

Fred VanFleet battered and
bruised and lost as tooth. Geez
For your In Game Non-Stat News, Raptors guard Fred Van Fleet had to exit the game early in the 4th quarter as he was hit with an inadvertent elbow from Shaun Livingston and had to receive seven stitches under his right eye.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

NBA Finals Game 3 For June 5th Featuring The Warriors vs The Raptors, A Career High, Idiot Fan & We Must Praise!!!


If I were a drummer, I would use my cymbal…if I were a writer, I would use a pencil. I would use my voice, if I were a singer. No matter who or what we are, we must praise!!! 

This is Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! and this is your Spiritual Sports Segment with a hip hop twist, for The Finals in the NBA on ceejaysports.com as I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in YOUR Sports!!! It’s Game Time!!!



The NBA Finals has shifted to California at The Oracle for perhaps for the last time as the Golden State Warriors who are battered, bruised and banged up, Alliteration, I Love It, looked to do what they did in Game 2 in Game 3 as they faced off against the Toronto Raptors! The Warriors were forced to throw out a new lineup last night since they continue to be without Kevin Durant with his calf injury, Kevon Looney is out completely with a broken collar bone and Klay Thompson, well he was encouraged sit his rump down due to his hammy as the Raptors took advantage of their opponents injuries and jumped out to 36 basket filling points in the 1st frame with the Warriors porous defense as they put up 29. In the 2nd period, the Warriors clamped down on defense and held the Raptors to 24 points, but with the lack of fire power on the Warriors side of the ball, they could only muster 23 as the Raptors took a 8 point lead into the half 60 – 52, as the Warriors were kept afloat by Steph Curry’s brilliant 25 point 1st half performance which was a career high for The Finals. 

Kawhi Leonard did what he does
and received plenty of help
Prior to the start of the 3rd frame, someone wrote on the Raptors white board ‘let it rip’ and let it rip they did as the Raptors raced out to another 36 basket filling points for the 3rd quarter as Danny Green hit a total of six three’s for the game as he finished with a total of 18 points and the Raptors connected on 17 three’s for the game for a 44% conversion rate as the Raptors opened up a 13 point lead going into the fourth. The 4th frame was much like the 2nd with a one point differential between the clubs with 27 from the Raptors and 26 from Warriors as the damage had been done and Curry did his best with a career game and high of 47 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals, but didn’t receive much help from his squad. The Raptors on the other hand, witnessed Kawhi Leonard with a quiet 30 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals, but unlike Curry, he received a ton of help as the Raptors had a total of six players in double figures along with 6 Big Boy Blocks, Alliteration, I Told You I Love It, from Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry scored 23 points after only a total of 20 in Game’s 1 & 2 as the Raptors take a 2 – 1 series lead with the 123 – 109 victory.

Idiot fan tossed for pushing
Kyle Lowry when diving for
a loss ball
For your In Game Non Stat News, a fan seated court-side for was ejected after shoving Kyle Lowry when the Toronto Raptors guard crashed into a row of seats while trying to save a ball from going out of bounds. Idiot.






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Monday, June 3, 2019

NBA Finals Game 2 For June 2nd Featuring The Raptors vs The Warriors, Scores, Stats & He STILL Hears!!!


I could have been dead sleeping in my grave, but God blessed me to see another day! Even when I did wrong he was still there! I'm so glad that God still hears a sinners’ prayer!!! 

This is Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! and this is your Spiritual Sports Segment with a hip hop twist, for The Finals in the NBA on ceejaysports.com as I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in YOUR Sports!!! Come Roll With Me!!!



Klay Thompson finished with
25 points before exiting in the 4th
Speaking of rolling, The NBA Finals kept rolling, rolling, rolling in the country of Canada as the Toronto Raptors were looking to wash, rinse and repeat as they sought to hand the Golden State Warriors another defeat at ScotiaBank Arena! The Warriors, who were still without Kevin Durant inserted a new lineup during this series with DeMarcus Cousins, who have missed the last 45 days due to a torn quad, started the game and both teams kind of started off slow and finished the 1st frame scoring under 30 with the Raptors leading 27 – 26. The Raptors turned up the heat a little in the 2nd as Boogie Cousins made a contribution of 7 points in said quarter and he finished the game with a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds with 6 assists to boot as he outplayed the front court of Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka, but Raptors went into the half leading 59 – 54. In addition to being down at the half points wise, the Warriors will be down a player as Kevon Looney suffered a collar bone injury and would not return. However, the Warriors went bonkers, and befuddled and bamboozled, Alliteration, I Love It, the Raptors  in the 3rd and ran off an 18 – 0 run in the first 5:30 of the period that was spearheaded by a stifling defense, sensational three pointers and stellar passing and after the dust had settled, the Raptors Danny Green stated “it felt like we forgot how to play basketball for a second” and the Warriors took a commanding 72 – 59 lead with 6:35 ticks left in the 3rd and would maintain an 88 – 80 lead going into the fourth. 

Andre Igoudala nailed the go ahead
three pointer
The Warriors were forced to continue the fourth without their leading scorer of the game as Klay Thompson, who finished with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, went down with a hamstring injury and would not return and is scheduled for an MRI later today. From 5:18 to 26.9 seconds left in the game, the Raptors went on a run, 10 – 0 and would only be down by two as they trapped Steph Curry, who finished with 23 points and three steals, who passed out of the trap to Shaun Livingston, who when then passed to Andre Igoudala, 2015 Finals MVP, and he casually, calmly and coolly, Alliteration, I Told You I Love It, drained a 27 foot three that would ultimately seal the deal as they steal home court advantage with the 109 – 104 win and set an NBA record with at least one road win in 23 consecutive playoff series.

2019 NBA Finals 
For your Finals Stat News, after shooting 50.6% in Game 1 of the The Finals, the Warriors held the Raptors to 37.2% in last night’s game, in Game 1, the Warriors had 29 assists and the Raptors 24, but in Game 2, the Warriors dished out 34 dimes to only 17 for the Raptors and finally, the trio of Pascal Siakim, Marc Gasol and Danny Green, combined for 63 points in Game 1, but only mustered 26 in Game 2.
 
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Friday, May 31, 2019

NBA Finals Game 1 For May 30th Featuring The Raptors vs The Warriors, Scores, Stats, News & His Grace!!!


Forever faithful towards me and You're always...ALWAYS providing for me! Great is Your mercy towards me….Great is Your grace!!! 

This is Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! and this is your Spiritual Sports Segment with a hip hop twist, for The Playoffs in the NBA on ceejaysports.com as I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in YOUR Sports!!! Let’s Do This!!!




Pascal Siakim was force to be
reckon with in Game 1
After 48 days we finally arrived at the first NBA Finals outside these United States last night as the Toronto Raptors, the entire country of Canada and Drake battled against the defending champion Golden State Warriors to see who will reach four wins first and ascend to the top of the mountain! The Raptors historically have not fared well in Game 1’s as they were 3 – 15 coming into the Finals but the Warriors have as they were on a twelve game winning streak in Game 1’s and since Kevin Durant went out and did not play last night, they were 5 – 0. The Warriors put the first points on the board by way of a free throw by Steph Curry and the 1st period was tightly contested, but with 8 points from Marc Gasol, who finished with 20 points and 7 rebounds which gave the Raptors the 4 point edge at the end of the 1st. Midway through the 2nd, center DeMarcus Cousins, who tore his left his quad in the first round, came off the bench to play in his first NBA Finals, finished with 3 points, 2 steals and 2 assists after eight minutes of play, but the Raptors keep pressing to outscore the Warriors 34 – 28 in the 2nd and take a 10 point lead into the half 59 – 49. 

Although "quiet", Kawhi Leonard
had a nice all around game
Coming out of the half, the Warriors started to gain a little momentum as Curry had a decent game with 34 points and Draymond Green put up his fifth triple-double of the playoffs of 10, 10 and 10, but the Warriors had no answer for Pascal Siakim aka Spicey P, who netted 13 in the period to finish with a career high of 32 basket filling points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists as the Warriors cut the lead to 8 to end the 3rd. The Warriors Achilles heel were their defense in transition and turnovers, which they committed 17 and the Raptors politely converted those TO’s into 17 points. Although the Warriors bench outscored the Raptors bench 36 – 25, they weren’t able to capitalize and get over the hump and despite a “pedestrian” night from Kawhi Leonard, who netted 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, the Raptors didn’t dial the pressure back in the 4th and outscored the Warriors by 2 and the Raptors notched their first NBA Finals win with a 118 – 109 victory.

Mike D'Antoni is left scratching
his head after ending
contract negotiations 
For your NBA Quick News & Notes, Mike D’Antoni, head coach of the Houston Rockets, who has one year remaining on his contract, ended contract negotiations with the club as they could not come to terms on an extension as the negotiations centered on a performance based extension for the coach.

This sports segment was sponsored by NIJAES, providing
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