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 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.

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