Tuesday, June 13, 2017

NBA Finals Game 5 Recap Feat. Scores, Stats & More! June 13, 2017: Vol. II, 29th Edition

When I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds Thy hands have made. I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder…Thy power throughout the universe displayed! Then sings my soul
My Savior, God, to Thee. How great thou art, how great thou art!

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 Finals 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!!!



David West & Tristan Thompson
trying to figure what each had
for their pre-game meal
After forcing the Golden State Warriors to put their brooms back in the closet in Game 4, the Cleveland Cavaliers were looking to hold off the champagne in Game 5 as they battled the Warriors back in Cali-for-ni-a! As I have mentioned several times in past shows, when the Warriors scored at least 35 points in the 1st quarter, they were undefeated all season long. But in Game 4 and in Game 5, they came up a weeee bit short of 35 as the Cavs were not taking any jive and came out scorching hot and scored 37 as the Cavs were rolling right along. But in the 2nd, it was the Warriors who said our turn, not only on the offensive end as they notched 38, but also on the defensive end and held the Cavs to 23 points and turned a four point deficit at the end of the 1st to an 11 point lead going into halftime 71 – 60. But with 3:08 left before the half, emotions ran high as three technical fouls were featured on one play as David West and Kyrie Irvin were entangled after battling for the rebound and Tristan Thompson entered the scrum and was eventually assessed a technical foul as well. But after West and Thompson smelled what pre-game meal each other had, calmer heads prevailed.

Kevin Durant snagged 1st NBA Title &
Finals MVP
In the 2nd half, it was a see-saw of the 1st as the Cavs went on a run behind LeBron James’ double-double of 41 points and 13 rebounds as he became the first player in NBA Finals history to average a triple-double. But at the end of the 3rd, the Warriors would have a five point lead and never let it go as they went on to outscore the Cavs in the 4th as the Warriors calmly cruised to the championship, Alliteration, I Love It, 129 – 120 with a postseason run of 16 – 1, which is the best winning percentage of any title winning team at .941 as the Warriors clinched their second title in three years. Kevin Durant took some heat for joining the Warriors, but like Dottie Peoples hit song, Durant said I’ll Show Up & Show Out with 39 points and clinched his first title along with Finals MVP, the third player to win MVP in first year with the team. His running mate in Steph Curry put up a double-double of 34 points and 10 dimes. Two major differences in the game was the minus 23 for Kevin Love with only 6 points (he’ll be traded) and the Warriors bench outscored the Cavs bench 35 – 7. Ouch.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

NBA Finals Game 3 Feat. Scores, Stats, News & More! June 8, 2017: Vol. II, 28th Edition

Trust in Him who will not leave you…whatsoever years may bring. If by earthly friends forsaken, still more closely to Him cling and hold to God’s unchanging hand!

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 Finals 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!!!



Kevin Durant simply put...
sealed the deal with a three
Andre Igoudala gets redemption
on LeBron James 
When you sleep in your own bed, it’s just more comfortable than many hotels. When eat your own food at home or in a familiar environment, the food typically tastes better! When you drive in your own whip, you have a little more swag. Why do I say all of this? The Cleveland Cavaliers had home cooking as they were back in The Land for Game 3 of the NBA Finals and were leaning on that home cooking to avoid down 0 – 3 to the Golden State Warriors and both teams came out running and gunning in the 1st period. But as the Warriors have done 22 times before, when they score at least 35 points in the 1st, they were 23 – 0 during the season, and they outscored the Cavs 39 – 32, but the Cavs tightened up things in the 2nd and won that period, but went down 67 – 61 at halftime, despite the scoring prowess of Kyrie Irving. And then came the 3rd. The Cavs had the Warriors right where they wanted and Irving finally Showed Up and Showed Out with 38 scorching points and LeBron James himself, who passed Sam Jones, Bill Russell and Elgin Baylor, to move into 4th place on the NBA Finals scoring list with 1,175 points, was not to be outdone and poured in 39 points, 11 boards and was 1 assist shy of a triple-double and the Cavs outpaced the Warriors by 10. However comma the Warriors flipped the script in the 4th as the Warriors went on an 11 – 0 run towards the end of the game and during that stretch, the Cavs were 0 – 8 and Andre Igoudala had redemption on James as he stripped James of the ball as he was going up for a corner three. But 35 seconds prior to that and the Warriors down by 2, Kevin Durant aka ‘The Slim Reaper’, who tallied 31 points, reeled in a rebound on a missed corner three by Kyle Korver and brought the rock down the court and noticed James behind the arc and bang, bang, bang, drained a Big Time Three to give the Warriors a 116 – 113 lead as the Cavs cacophonous crowd was censored Alliteration, I Love It! Durant was asked about that play from Doris Burke and he responded with this…. (audio insert). Klay Thompson proved that Game 2 was not a fluke and notched 30 points and Steph Curry had a double-double with 13 rebounds and 26 points as the Warriors closed out Game 3 118 – 113 to move within one game of perfection when Game 4 tips off on Friday as they look to become the first team in NBA history to go 16 – 0 en route to a Finals Championship.

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


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Monday, June 5, 2017

NBA Finals Game 2 Feat. Scores, Stats, News & More! June 5, 2017: Vol. II, 27th Edition

Time is filled with swift transition; naught of earth unmoved can stand. Build your hopes on things eternal and hold to God’s unchanging hand!

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 Party Started!!!




Durant rises waaaay above
Richard Jefferson
The young lady in the background is
in awe of Curry's breakdown of James
Boooooy looka hear! Game 2 of the NBA Finals waged on last night as the Cleveland Cavaliers looked to bounce back from their drubbing from last week against the Golden State Warriors and it appeared the Cavs flipped the script! Well, what do you mean CeeJay! I’m glad you asked! In Game 1, the Cavs had 20 turnovers and LeBron James had 8 of those and in Game 2, the Warriors had 20 turnovers themselves and Steph Curry also had 8 of those TO’s and the Cavs made things interesting in the 1st half as they kept pace with Warriors relentless offense and trailed by only one possession 67 – 64 going into halftime. But as I mentioned in my last show, when the Warriors scored at least 35 points in the 1st quarter, they are 22 – 0 this season and they scored 40! But after halftime, it was the Warriors who flipped the script and brought the clamps in on defense and pulled the Lambo out of the garage raced out to a 35 – 24 3rd period lead. One of the defining moments of the game came midway through the 3rd as Curry took James on a dosey doe as James had Curry corralled in a corner, Alliteration, I Love It! But Curry put on a dribbling clinic and had James saying which way did he go, which way did he go, which way did he go as Curry faked him out with a three and drove to basket for a right handed layup and the crowd went bonkers and so did I! The Cavs would did not come close to sniffing in shortening the lead and with less than five minutes left in the contest, Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue threw in the towel as the Warriors tamed, taunted and tormented, Alliteration, I Love It, the Cavs 132 – 113 as Kevin Durant was sizzling again with 33 points on 22 shots, 13 rebounds for a double-double and added 6 assists, 3 steals and 5 blocks and his running mate Curry posted his 1st postseason triple-double with 32 points, 11 dimes and 10 boards. The X-Factor in Klay Thompson finally woke up from his offensive slump and notched 22 points. As far as the Cavs, James was his usual self and notched a triple-double with 29 points, 14 dimes and 11 rebounds as he joined Magic Johnson as the only players in NBA history with 8 Finals triple-doubles and with Curry’s triple-double, it was the first time in NBA Finals history in which two players had triple-doubles in the same game. The Cavs will look to re-group again as they travel home to The Land for Game 3 on Wednesday.


Steve Kerr back on the sidelines 
For your Quick News & Notes, Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors head coach, who had not coached since April 19, returned to the sideline for Game 2 and finally, former Los Angeles Lakers player and former New York Knicks coach, Derek Fisher was arrested for suspicion of DUI yesterday after flipping his car on U. S. 101 in Sherman Oaks. His passenger and girlfriend, Gloria Govan, who was married to Matt Barnes, were not injured.


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Friday, June 2, 2017

NBA Finals Game 1 Feat. Scores, Stats & A Special Birthday Shout Out! June 2, 2017: Vol. II, 26th Edition

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth. Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow…..blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! Great is thy faithfulness!

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, Come Roll With Me!!!




Kevin Durant scorched on offense,
but he was stellar on defense too 
Steph Curry's acrobatic shot 
After a looooong hiatus and a total of nine days off for the Golden State Warriors, the NBA Finals finally kicked off last night as the Cleveland Cavaliers journeyed to the Bay Area to defend their title against those Warriors, who won their first title in 40 years against the Cavs two years ago. In fact, this marked the first time in NBA history in which the same two teams faced off in The Finals for three consecutive years. When the Warriors score at least 35 points in the first quarter, they are 21 – 0 this season and that’s exactly what they did last night outscoring the Cavs by 5 in the 1st. Both defenses clamped down in the 2nd, as the Warriors scored 10 less points and the Cavs scored 8 less, as the Warriors took a 60 – 52 advantage into halftime. But the 3rd belonged to the Warriors as they cranked up the offense and roared by the Cavs by 13 and orchestrated lock-down defense that had the Cavs wondering what had happened as the Warriors went on to decimate, dominate and demolish, Alliteration, I Love It, the Cavs 113 – 91 as Kevin Durant joined Shaq, Jordon and Rick Barry as the only players to score 25+ points in their first 6 NBA Finals game as he scorched the Cavs with 38 points and dished out 8 assists and grabbed 8 boards. Steph Curry also Showed Up & Showed Out with a double-double and notched 28 points and dropped 10 dimes. As for the Cavs, LeBron James nearly had a quadruple double with 28 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists and unfortunately for James, he also had 8 turnovers to contribute to the Cavs total of 20 and compared to only four TO’s for the Warriors, which tied for the fewest in a game in Finals history. As for Klay Thompson, he continues to struggle offensively during these playoffs as he was 3 – 16 shooting, but he had a +8 rating in the +/- department solely because of his defense, as he contested 10 of 12 of the Cavs shots as a primary defender and the Cavs were only 1 of 12 on those shots. The Warriors are now 13 – 0 in postseason, which ties a NBA record as they looked to break that record in Game 2 on Sunday.

Happy Birthday!!!
This sports segment is dedicated to my Marvelous Mother-in-Law as she celebrates the day that she was birthed into God’s Great Green Globe, Alliteration, I Love It! Happy Birthday Mrs. Bryan! I hope that you celebrate your birthday in the grandest of fashions and may my God, your God, our God, Blesses you with many more happy and healthy birthdays yet to come! Enjoy your day.


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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!


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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!