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!!! 

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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!!! 

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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!!! 

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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!!! 

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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!!! 

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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.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Game 6 Eastern Conference Finals For May 25th Featuring The Raptors vs The Bucks, Franchise History, News & Note & Great Is His Mercy!!!


Great is Your mercy towards me, Your love and kindness towards me; Your tender mercy, I see.
Day after day!!! 

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Game 6: Eastern Conference Finals 
Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals had a historical aspect tied to it as the Toronto Raptors playing on their home-court had a chance to close out the series against the Milwaukee Bucks and advance to their first NBA Finals in franchise history, but needed to do something that hasn’t been done all NBA season, which was to beat the Bucks in four straight games! The Bucks, of course, had other plans in mind as they wanted a chance to return Fiserv Forum to force a Game 7.

Kawhi Leonard delivers the
Eastern Conference Crown!!
The Bucks were sizzling hot and feeling themselves in the 1st frame as multiple players scored multiple points and jumped out to a 31 – 18 lead and were ahead by 13. But the Raptors flipped the script in the 2nd behind new daddy Fred Van Fleet, who finished the game with 14 points and Pascal Siakim, who finished with 18, but the duo combined for 12 of the Raptors 25 points in said quarter as the Raptors trimmed their deficit from 13 to 7 trail the Bucks 50 – 43 at the half. To start the 3rd, both teams were trading baskets until the Raptors said enough was enough and from 2:01 left in the 3rd to 6:46 left in the 4th, the Raptors went on historical 26 – 3 run as Kawhi Leonard, who became the first player in Raptors history to score 20 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists in a playoff game as he scored or assisted on 19 of the 26 points and at the end the run, the Raptors lead 87 – 79. The Bucks still would not retreat and with the second made free throw from Brook Lopez, the Bucks trimmed the Raptors lead to 3 with 29 seconds left in the game and with Siakim missing his second free throw, the rebound was corralled by Kawhi who calmly converted a couple, Alliteration, I Love It, of free throws as he finished with a game high of 27 points, a career high of 17 Big Boy Rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks to boot as the
Eastern Conference Champions!!1
Raptors finish off the Bucks in six 100 – 94 as the Raptors advanced to their first NBA Finals in franchise history and will face off against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, in which they were the second team to sweep the Warriors in the regular season under Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Game 5 Eastern Conference Finals For May 24th Featuring The Raptors vs The Bucks, New Father, All NBA Team & He Gave Me Victory!!!


He never left me all alone…He gave me peace and joy I've never known! He answered when I knelt down to pray and in victory, the Lord showed me the way! If it had not been for the Lord on my side, where would I be?!?!?! 

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Kawhi Leonard yet AGAIN led the
Raptors to victory!
Game 5, Game 5, Game 5….who’s gonna look alive! The Toronto Raptors took care of business on their home-court as they evened the series to earn the right to go back to the Milwaukee Bucks for a Game 5. The Bucks got a little home cooking as they came out of the forest running and gunning and by midway through the 1st frame, they were up by 14 with no signs of letting up! By the end of the 1st, the Raptors were staring down a 10 point deficit. But they righted the ship and went on a 14 – 2 run to start the 2nd period behind a couple of three’s from Pascal Siakim who finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds and buy the half, the Raptors trimmed the lead to three 49 – 46. Both teams scored the same amount of points of 26 and Fred Van Fleet, the new father whose son was birthed into God’s Great Green Globe, Alliteration, I Love It, on Monday had a career night of 7 three pointers with three of them in the 3rd and outscored the entire Bucks bench 21 – 15. Speaking of three’s, the Raptors notched a franchise record of 18 three’s in a game! By the 4th, Kawhi Leonard, who apparently had some of the Bucks leftover home cooking, played the entire quarter and went on a tear as he scored or assisted on 20 consecutive points as the Raptors outscored the Bucks 33 – 24 in the final frame with Kawhi notching 35 basket filling points to go along with a career high of 9 assists and Kyle Lowry scored 17 as he surpassed DeMar DeRozan as franchise leader in points with 1,126 as the Raptors take the pivotal 3 – 2 series lead and will look to close out the series on Saturday night.

2018 - 2019 All NBA Team
For your NBA Quick News & Notes, the 2018 – 19 All NBA First Team was announced and headlining were MVP frontrunners forward Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks, guard James Harden of the Rockets and filling out the roster was guard Stephen Curry of the Warriors, forward Paul George of the Thunder and center Nikola Jokić of the Nuggets.

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