Monday, May 22, 2017

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Feat. Scores, Stats, News & Special Birthday Shout Out! May 22, 2017: Vol. II, 25th Edition

Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto 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! Welcome back to CeeJay’s Spiritual Sports Segment NBA Edition for the playoffs on ceejaysports.com where I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in your Sports! I’m Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! your uncle, your next door neighbor looking out for ya and your shoulder, when you need to lean! Without further delay, Let’s Do This!!!



Avery Bradley's game
winning three
The Eastern Conference Finals shifted to The Land last night for Game 3 as the Boston Celtics, playing without their leading scorer and star point guard in Isaiah Thomas, were looking to stave off the Cleveland Cavaliers and avoid going down 0 – 3 for the series, had a tall task to tame, Alliteration, I Love It! The Cavs pretty much picked up where they left off in Games 1 & 2, as they raced out to a 66 – 50 halftime lead. But in the 2nd half, the Celtics on the advice of their head coach stated “if we fight hard enough, they will let us back into this game” and that’s exactly what happened as the Celtics kept knocking on the door and the Cavs let them back in as Marcus Smart got the start and came up Big Time with 27 points and he went for 7 for 10 from behind the arc and posted career best playoff numbers in points, field goals at 8 and three point field goals at 7. But the Seal the Deal Moment came in the waning seconds of the game as Avery Bradley’s three danced around the rim before dropping through the net with less than a second left and the Celtics upset the Cavaliers 111 – 108 to notch their first win of the series. Kyrie Irvin, Kevin Love and Tristen Thompson each had a huge game for the Cavs, but it was their leader in LeBron James who had one of his worst playoff performances of his career and finished with just 11, a career low in points at home in the playoffs, but he did contribute 6 rebounds and 6 assists had this to say about his game….

Game 4 will be on Tuesday night and the Celtics now have reason to believe they can tie up the series 2 games apiece.

LeBron James wins the
Citizenship Award
For your Quick News & Notes, of the five finalists in line for the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, voted on by the Professional Basketball Writers Association, which is approximately 200 writers and editors who cover the NBA, voted LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers as the 2016 – 2017 recipient. James was honored in large part to his dedication to improving the educational opportunities of disadvantaged youth in his hometown of Akron, OH

Happy Birthday Toy!!
This sports segment is dedicated to one of my outstanding friends and prayer warrior in Toy Hightower as she celebrates the day she was birthed into this world. Happy Birthday Toy! I hope that your birthday is filled with pure joy and God’s Blessing this day and days yet to come! Happy Birthday and have a phenomenal day!


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

NBA Western Conference Finals Feat. Scores, Stats, News, Big Momma & Special Birthday Shout! May 21, 2017: Vol. II, 24th Edition

O God my Father, there is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not; as Thou hast been Thou forever will be. Great is Thy faithfulness! A little old school for ya!

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! Welcome back to CeeJay’s Spiritual Sports Segment NBA Edition for the playoffs on ceejaysports.com where I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in your Sports! I’m Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! your uncle, your next door neighbor looking out for ya and your shoulder, when you need to lean! Without further delay, Let’s Roll!!!



Durant taking Gason to school!
Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals popped off again last night without Kahwi Leonard, star of the San Antonio Spurs as they searched their first win of this series against the Golden State Warriors and it was the Spurs that came out inspired as they were very competitive and outscored the Warriors 33 – 29 in the 1st frame as the Spurs matched a postseason high in points in a period. But the Warriors reversed the course in the 2nd quarter and outscored the Spurs and the Warriors took a 64 – 55 lead into halftime. When the 2nd half commenced, the Spurs were without their backup power forward in David Lee as he injured his leg on a play in the 1st half as the game was a little tighter, but the Warriors had too much firepower with 55% shooting from the field and 41% from downtown as they put it in cruise control and coasted to a 120 – 108 victory as Kevin Durant had a sizzling 33 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double and Steph Curry finished with 21 and snatched 6 steals as he became the franchise leader in postseason points surpassing Hall of Famer Rick Barry with 1,774 points. Game 4 will be back in San Antonio on Monday night as the Spurs will put up another inspiring effort to avoid being swept.

Enis Kanter arrived in London en route
to the United States after being detained
For your Quick News & Notes, Isaiah Thomas, star point guard for the Boston Celtics, who re-aggravated a hip injury in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, has been shut down for the remainder of the series, after the above mentioned game, the Spurs David Lee received confirmation that he partially tore his left patella tendon and is done for the rest of the playoff season and finally, because of his outspoken political views on his country in Turkey, Enis Kanter, center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, had his passport canceled by his home country and was not allowed into Romania and detained for several hours. But with some phone calls from the league office and a little this and a little of that, Kanter is on his way back to the good ole US of A. As somebody’s Big Momma would say, gone and sit down somewhere, go head…go and sit down somewhere!

Happy Birthday!!!
This sports segment is dedicated to one of my favorite clients and most definitely my friend as Suzanne Chadwell celebrates the day she was birthed into this world. Happy Birthday Suzanne! I hope that your birthday is filled with pure joy and God’s Blessing this day and days yet to come! Happy Birthday and have a phenomenal day!


Make sure you follow me on Twitter at @iamceejayjoseph and like me on Facebook at CeeJayJoseph21 and tune in next time to CeeJay Sports where I will Sprinkle a little Spirituality in your Sports! Until the next time, Be Blessed and remember every now and again, you have speak over yourself and encourage yourself in the Lord!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Feat. Scores, NBA Award Nominations & An Encouraging Word! May 20, 2017: Vol. II, 23rd Edition

Sometimes you have to speak the word over yourself, the pressure is all around but God is present help. The enemy created walls but remember giants, they do fall! Speak over yourself, encourage yourself in the Lord!

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! Welcome back to CeeJay’s Spiritual Sports Segment NBA Edition for the playoffs on ceejaysports.com where I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in your Sports! I’m Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! your uncle, your next door neighbor looking out for ya and your shoulder, when you need to lean! Without further delay, Let’s Get This Train Rolling!!!




LeBron said not my house...OR
your house!!
Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals played out last night in Boston as the Celtics looked to even the series against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cavs started where they left off from Game 1 as they sprinted out to 32 - 18 lead, which was aided by the Celtics anemic shooting percentage of 28% from the field and 6% less than that from the arc.  And if matters couldn’t get any worse, the Celtics lost their star point and leading scorer in Isaiah Thomas, who only scored 2 points in the first half due to a previous hip injury and did not return in the second half and his status for Game 3 is uncertain. Welp, the Cavs went on to record an NBA playoff record of 41 points in a half, most points scored by the franchise and tied a NBA record with 13 consecutive playoff victories as the Cavs stymied, stifled and steamrolled, Alliteration, I Love It, the Celtics 130 – 86! Ohhhweee! LeBron James clocked in for 33 minutes of work and notched 30 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocks...not bad for less than three quarters of work and Kevin Love continues his love fest as he posted a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds. 

You KIA MVP Finalists
For your Quick News & Notes, San Antonio Spurs star Kahwi Leonard, who didn't participate in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, is listed as questionable for tonight's Game 3, the offensive brainpower of Chris Finch may go to work for the New Orleans Pelicans as he is close to signing a deal to become an assistant head coach with the team. Russell Westbrook of the Thunder, Kahwi Leonard of the Spurs and James Harden of the Rockets were named KIA MVP Finalists as LeBron James of the Cavs was left off the ballot. The Sixth Man of the Year Award will either go to Andre Igoudala of the Warriors or from the Rockets, Lou Williams or Eric Gordon. Giannis Antetokounmp of the Bucks is leading the pack for Most Improved award, followed by Nicola Jokic of the Nuggets and Rudy Gobert of the Jazz. The 76'ers have three teammates vying for the same award for Rookie of the Year as Joel Embiid, Dario Saric and Malcolm Brogdon each are looking to take home the hardware. Defensive Player of the Year nominees include the Warriors Draymond Green, the Spurs Kahwi Leonard and the Jazz's Rudy Gobert and finally, Coach on the Year will either go to Mike D'Antoni of the Rockets, Gregg Poppovich of the Spurs or Eric Spoelstra of the Heat. The award ceremony will be held on June 26, live at Basketball City in the Big Apple.

This sports segment was sponsored by MLS Arts and Designs in Jacksonville, FL as my brand spanking new website header was designed by Michael Seals and he certainly put the O in Wow! For all logos, customs t-shirts and much much more, click on their link or go to www.mlsartsdesigns.com

Make sure you follow me on Twitter at @iamceejayjoseph and like me on Facebook at CeeJayJoseph21 and tune in next time to CeeJay Sports where I will Sprinkle a little Spirituality in your Sports! Until the next time, Be Blessed and remember every now and again, you have speak over yourself and encourage yourself in the Lord!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Feat. Scores, News, ZO2 & An Encouraging Word! May 18, 2017: Vol. II, 22nd Edition

Sometimes you have to encourage yourself….sometimes you have to speak victory during the test! And no matter how you feel, speak the word and you will be healed! Speak over yourself, encourage yourself in the Lord!

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! Welcome back to CeeJay’s Spiritual Sports Segment NBA Edition for the playoffs on ceejaysports.com where I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in your Sports! I’m Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! your uncle, your next door neighbor looking out for ya and your shoulder, when you need to lean! Without further delay, Let’s Get It On!!!




The Celtics had not
answer for LeBron James
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals battled on the hard court last night as the top seeded Boston Celtics faced off against the #2 seeded and well rested Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Cavs showed no rust from the nine day rest and raced to a 30 – 19 1st period shellacking and the 2nd frame was much like the 1st as both teams each scored one additional point and the Cavs took a 61 – 39 lead into half-time. In the 2nd half, the Celtics actually won both quarters, but the mountain was too steep for them climb to really make difference as the Cavs rattled, rolled and romped, Alliteration, I Love It, the Celtics 117 – 104 as LeBron James led all scorers with a scorching 38 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and he got some love from Kevin Love as he scored a playoff career high of 32 points and grabbed 12 boards for a double-double as the Cavs steal home court advantage to take a 1 – 0 series lead.

Kahwi Leonard's injury has
triggered a lawsuit
For your Quick News & Notes, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who is recovering from a spinal leak procedure, will join the team in San Antonio as they tango with the Spurs, Nike, Under Armour and Adidas scoffed at the notion of partnering with LaVar Balls’ Big Baller Brand for $1 Billion dollars and now that the LA Lakers have the #2 pick in the draft and his son Lonzo will only work out for the Lakers, the elder Ball proclaimed the price has increased to $3 Billion stating quote “if they want to talk to me know, it just went up $3 Billion, Triple B’s, billion, billion, billion”. Welp, you can’t knock his hustle as it is apparently working. And finally, since ZaZa Pachulia’s defensive play against Kahwi Leonard that re-injured his left ankle in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals that rendered Leonard unable to play in Game 2 and possibly in Game 3, a devoted Spurs fan, Juan Vasquez and a local San Antonio memorabilia store, has filed a lawsuit against Pachulia and also names the Golden State Warriors as defendants. The lawsuit alleges Leonard’s lack of availability diminishes the value of the tickets and some of the demands named in the suit include damages not to exceed $73,000 and a temporary restraining order. Three words….Come On Man!

This sports segment was sponsored by MLS Arts and Designs in Jacksonville, FL as my brand spanking new website header was designed by Michael Seals and he certainly put the O in Wow! For all logos, customs t-shirts and much much more, click on their link or go to www.mlsartsdesigns.com


Make sure you follow me on Twitter at @iamceejayjoseph and like me on Facebook at CeeJayJoseph21 and tune in next time to CeeJay Sports where I will Sprinkle a little Spirituality in your Sports! Until the next time, Be Blessed and remember every now and again, you have speak over yourself and encourage yourself in the Lord!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NBA Western Conference Finals Feat. Scores, Draft Lottery & An Encouraging Word! May 17, 2017: Vol. II, 21st Edition

It's by the grace of God that I'm still here today. He was always there, no matter what came my way. I felt the presence of Him, in my time of need…standing right there, just to sill my faith!
Through it all I've made it through, another day's journey, because God kept me here!

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! Welcome back to CeeJay’s Spiritual Sports Segment NBA Edition for the playoffs on ceejaysports.com where I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in your Sports! I’m Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! your uncle, your next door neighbor looking out for ya and your shoulder, when you need to lean! Without further delay, Let’s Roll!!



Curry rises up over
Aldridge for 2 of his 29
Game 2 of the Kahwi-less Western Conference Finals was unleashed last night as the Golden State Warriors unleashed their fury against the San Antonio Spurs as the Warriors went 0 – 100 real quick in the 1st period and raced to a 33 – 16 lead and although the Spurs gathered themselves in the 2nd frame by scoring 28 points, the Warriors scored more in the 2nd period than the 1st with 39 as they led 72 – 44 at half-time. The 2nd half was much more aligned, but the Spurs hole was so deep they couldn’t see the light from tunnel as they were smashed, spanked and smothered, Alliteration, I Love It, by the Warriors 136 – 100 as Steph Curry finished with a game high of 29 points to go along with 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals all in three quarters while Patrick McCaw notched 18 points off the bench. As a team, the Warriors finished with 39 assists, over 48% from downtown and over 94% from the charity stripe as they take a 2 – 0 series to the Lone Star State for Game 3 on Saturday.

The Celtics finished with #1 pick
The NBA Draft Lottery took place last night and as customary, the teams that pick in the top three usually finish with most the losses of the seasons. That that did occur as the Philadelphia 76’ers will pick 3rd, my LA Lakers will pick 2nd under new management and the Boston Celtics, who not only finished with top seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs and will face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, they will also have the #1 pick, which is the first that has ever happened. The luck of the Irish I guess!


This sports segment was sponsored by MLS Arts and Designs in Jacksonville, FL as my brand spanking new website header was designed by Michael Seals and he certainly put the O in Wow! For all logos, customs t-shirts and much much more, click on their link or go to www.mlsartsdesigns.com


Make sure you follow me on Twitter at @iamceejayjoseph and like me on Facebook at CeeJayJoseph21 and tune in next time to CeeJay Sports where I will Sprinkle a little Spirituality in your Sports! Until the next time, Be Blessed and remember by the Grace of God, you are still here because He kept you!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NBA Eastern Conference Semifinal Feat. Scores, News, Special Birthday Shout Out & An Encouraging Word! May 16, 2017: Vol. II, 20th Edition

Lied on, many times I've been lied on. Burdens, I had to bare so many burdens; dark days and disappointments, I've had my share of them both! But through it all I've made it through, another day's journey because God kept me here!

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! Welcome back to CeeJay’s Spiritual Sports Segment NBA Edition for the playoffs on ceejaysports.com where I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in your Sports! I’m Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! your uncle, your next door neighbor looking out for ya and your shoulder, when you need to lean! Without further delay, It’s Game Time!!!




Kelly Olynyk showed up
to play!!
The first Game 7 of these NBA Playoffs raged on last night as the home team Boston Celtics were trying to claim victory and advanced, but so was the Washington Wizards. The 1st and 2nd period was a see-saw as the Celtics outscored the Wizards in the 1st, but Wizards held their weight on that see-saw and lead the charge in the 2nd frame and took a 2 point lead into halftime. But after halftime, the C’s went on a 13 – 3 run in the 3rd period and by the opening minutes of the 4th, the run grew to 22 – 5. But the Wiz’s went on a run themselves and closed the gap to 6 points, but they couldn’t contain the Big Shot Ability of Kelly Olynyk as he made shot after shot after shot after shot as he scored his playoff career high of 26 points and his point guard, Isaiah Thomas notched a double-double with 26 points and 12 dimes as the Celtics sent the Wizards packing 115 – 105 as they advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Wizards out rebounded the Celtics 43 – 31, but the biggest difference came from the bench as the Celtics dominated the Wizards bench 48 – 5. Ouch.

Goodyear and the Cavaliers
partner together
For your Quick News & Notes, Kahwi Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs star, who re-injured his left ankle twice in Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors, had a MRI that revealed no structural damage and has officially been ruled out for tonight’s Game 2 tonight, Andre Igoudala’s MRI on his sore left know also revealed no structural damage but continues to have soreness and is questionable for tonight’s game and finally, tire manufacturer Goodyear, who are based in Akron, OH will have their Wingfoot logo displayed on the uniform of the Cleveland Cavaliers starting next season. According to Eric Smallwood of Apex Marketing Group, the value of deal for Goodyear being in clear view on TV, could be from $7 - $10 million dollars and with other factors, such as video games, trading cards and social media, those numbers could swell to $30 million dollars.

Happy Birthday Day Angie!!!!
This sports segment is dedicated Angie King in Orlando, FL as she celebrates her birthday! Happy Birthday Angie and I hope this day and days yet come are filled with pure joy and His Blessings!


Make sure you follow me on Twitter at @iamceejayjoseph and like me on Facebook at CeeJayJoseph21 and tune in next time to CeeJay Sports where I will Sprinkle a little Spirituality in your Sports! Until the next time, Be Blessed and remember you may have been lied on, had your share of burdens, dark days and a sprinkling of disappointments, but you’re are still here because God kept you!

Monday, May 15, 2017

NBA Western Conference Finals Feat. Scores, Stats, News & An Encouraging Word! May 15, 2017: Vol. II, 19th Edition

Heartaches & trouble, I've had my shares of them both. Bruises, I've taken my lumps and bruises and loneliness, I've had my share of loneliness. But through it all I've made it through, another day's journey because God kept me here!

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! Welcome back to CeeJay’s Spiritual Sports Segment NBA Edition for the playoffs on ceejaysports.com where I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in your Sports! I’m Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! your uncle, your next door neighbor looking out for ya and your shoulder, when you need to lean! Without further delay, It’s Go Time!!!




Steph Curry rises up to net
a total of 40!
Game 1 of Western Conference Finals kicked off on Sunday in Oakland as the Golden State Warriors hosted the San Antonio Spurs and for the first half of the game, it appeared that the Spurs were hosting the Warriors as they raced out to a 20 point lead at halftime with a score of 62 – 42. During halftime, the Warriors received a pep talk from their head coach Steve Ker, who is on a leave of absence, pressed upon them to get three stops in a row. In the 3rd frame, it was the Warriors that came out running and gunning as they outscored the Spurs 39 – 28 led by Steph Curry and midway through the same frame, the Spurs Kahwi Leonard tweaked his injured ankle after stepping a on a teammates foot on the bench and it was exacerbated again later in the 3rd, when Zaza Pachulia contested a jumper from Leonard and he came down on Pachulia’s foot and would leave the game and not return. In the 4th, Kevin Durant led the charge as the Warriors outscored the Spurs 32 – 21 and eventually muscled the game away from the Spurs with a 113 – 111 victory as Curry was lights out with 40 points and on 26 shots to go along with 6 assists and Durant was 6 points behind and notched 34 himself as the Warriors lead the series 1 – 0.

Steve Kerr (left) having a laugh with
Steph Curry
For your Quick News & Notes, I mentioned the Warriors received a pep talk from Steve Kerr during half-time as he was back at the facility after he received treatment for a spinal fluid leak and it is still undetermined when he will be back on the sideline, Kahwi Leonard’s status for Game 2 is unknown and he believes that Zaza did not try to injure him, Andre Igoudala of the Warriors will have an MRI today to see if there is any damage to his sore left knee and resting a game is an option on the table and finally, the Warriors overcoming a 25 point deficit was the largest in conference finals history in 15 years.

This sports segment was sponsored by MLS Arts and Designs in Jacksonville, FL as my brand spanking new website header was designed by Michael Seals and he certainly put the O in Wow! For all logos, customs t-shirts and much much more, click on their link or go to www.mlsartsdesigns.com


Make sure you follow me on Twitter at @iamceejayjoseph and like me on Facebook at CeeJayJoseph21 and tune in next time to CeeJay Sports where I will Sprinkle a little Spirituality in your Sports! Until the next time, Be Blessed and remember you may have had your share of heartaches, troubles, bruises and lumps with a sprinkling of loneliness, but you’re are still here because God kept you!