Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Round 2 Of Eastern & Western Conferences NBA Playoffs on Tuesday, April 30th Feat. The Bucks, Celtics, Rockets & Warriors!


Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning, new mercies are sprinkled on me! All I have needed, Thy hand have provided! Great is Thy faithfulness, Thy faithfulness unto to me!

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Giannis had a bounce back game!
It was Tuesday night and there were two games that were feeling right as the second round of the NBA Playoffs roll along! The first game featured Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals as the Milwaukee Bucks were looking to even the score against the Boston Celtics! The Celtics got off to a nice start in the 1st period and led 30 – 25, but the Bucks said, not so fast my friend, whatever you can do, we can do it better, and flip the script in the 2nd and took a 59 – 55 lead into the half. Whatever Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said during halftime, it apparently worked as the Bucks opened a can of SHUT YO MOUTH in the 3rd period and went on a 28 – 2 run and led as many as 31 points and never looked back and shut the front door, shut the back door and shut any other door on the game and stomped, stymied and stifled, Alliteration, I Love It, the Celtics 123 – 102 as Giannis Antetokoumpo notched a double-double with 29 points and 10 boards and four other Bucks players were in double figures as the Bucks even up the series 1 – 1.

Durant was silky smooth as usual
Let’s head out to the Western Conference semi-finals as the Houston Rockets were also looking to settle the score with the NBA Officials, errr…I mean the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors like the Bucks also got off to a nice start and led 29 – 20 after the 1st period. During that 1st frame, Steph Curry exited the game with an apparent dislocated left finger, but returned with it taped and James Harden, also left in the 1st, with a lacerated left eyelid, but after medical attention, he likewise returned to the game, albeit, his vision most likely was affected. After returning to lineup as he missed game one, Austin Rivers kept the Rockets afloat as the Rockets matched the Warriors point total in the 2nd and the Warriors took a 58 – 49 lead into the half.  The game in the 2nd half was tightly contested and the key differences came down to the Warriors gathered 18 offensive rebounds to the Rockets 10 and with 17 turnovers from the Rockets, they couldn’t close the gap as the Warriors take a 2 – 0 series lead with the 115 – 109 victory and Kevin Durant poured in 29 points and a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds along with 7 assists for Draymond Green.


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Monday, April 29, 2019

Round 2 Of Eastern & Western Conferences NBA Playoffs on Monday, April 29th Feat. The Philadelphia 76er's & Denver Nuggets!


No matter how great and no matter how small! My God, my God is the Master of them all! So guess what I did??? I put all in His hands, yes! I put it all in His hands!

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Coach Brown stated that Jimmy
was the adult in the gym with 30
A pair of second round games marched on last night like Joshua marched around Jericho as Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semi’s continued with the Philadelphia 76ers’ trying to even up the series against the Toronto Raptors and it was the tale of two halves! The 76er’s did not resemble the same team in the first game and raced to a 51 – 38 half time lead. But in the second half, the dinosaurs of Canada dusted off their fossils and woke up as Kawhi Leonard netted 35 and the Raptors won the second half, but couldn’t make up the difference and the rebound differential was a major factor as the 76er’s out rebounded the Raptors by 17 and the 76er’s got the win 94 – 89 to even up the series 1 – 1 as Jimmy “Buckets” Butler put in work and tallied 30 points and 11 boards for a double-double and tossed out 5 assists and the 76er’s knotted their first win at Toronto since November 10, 2012. Goooooonight!

Jokic does what Jokic does
and netted 37
Merriam-Webster’s definition of a nugget is a native lump of precious metal and the Denver Nuggets wanted to avoid a lumpy start against the Portland Trailblazers as they kicked off Game 1 of their Western Conference semi-final. This game was tightly contested throughout as both teams scored 32 in the 1st period as Enes Kanter did in fact return to the lineup after separating his left shoulder against the Thunder in the first series, but the Nuggets did just a smidget more and led by 3 at the half. But in the second, the Nuggets were trying to protect their lead like it was a piece of precious metal and try to contain the dominate Damian Lillard, but that would prove to be difficult as he went off for 39! The Nuggets likewise had a dominate weapon in Nikola Jokic who nearly matched Dame’s total with 37 points of his own and Jamal Murray contributed 23 as the Nuggets protect their precious metal with the 121 – 113 victory to lead the series 1 – 0.

For your NBA Quick News & Notes, after the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets Game 1 one took over talk shows because of the officiating and varying opinions of foul calls and the lack of calls, one thing was for sure, the fine of $35,000 on Chris Paul’s pocket as he bumped a ref protesting a call that wasn’t called.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Recap of NBA Round 2 Playoff Games On Sunday, April 28th Feat. The Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors & All In His Hands!!!


All of my burdens and all of my problems! If I have a question, He can solve them! All in His hands, I put it ALL in His hands!!!

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Horford's defense was like
smothered chicken!
Round 2, Round 2! Whatcha gon do!! Another pair of games for Round 2 kicked off earlier today in the NBA Playoffs as Fear The Deer aka Milwaukee Bucks played host to the Boston Celtics. It was the dominant and disciplined defense, Alliteration, I Love It, on the Greek Freek aka Giannis Antetokoumpo that set the pace for the entire game as he went for 22, but was 7 – 21 from the field and The Sage Al Horford blocked his shot on Three Occasions and the C’s had 11 blocks for the game! In addition, the Celtics held the Bucks to under 35% shooting from the field and from the three point arc as Kyrie Irving notched a double-double with 26 points and 11 dimes and Horford also accumulated a double-double with 20 points and 11 boards as the Celtics put the transmission in cruise control to secure the Game 1 victory in the Eastern Conference semi-final 112 – 90.

The Warriors can breathe after
taking Game 1
As they said in the 1800's, there’s gold in dem’ hills as we head west for Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-final as the well-rested Houston Rockets battled against the wounded Warriors of Golden State as Steph Curry and Klay Thompson both were nursing ankle injuries and prior to the start of the game, were listed as questionable. The Warriors jumped out to an early lead in the 1st period 28 – 19, but the Rockets answered with their own run in the 2nd. But Momma, there goes that man named Kevin Durant as he made the nets swish with 35 points and James Harden likewise had 35, but was 4 – 16 from three and as a team from the arc, the Rockets shot 14 – 47. Sheesh. While the game was tight in the waning seconds, Curry swished a 27 foot dagger to put the Warriors up 103 – 98 with less than 35 seconds left and after a technical foul and eventual ejection of Chris Paul, Curry made the tech free throw to ice the game 104 – 100 as the Warriors take Game 1.

This sports segment is dedicated to my God-niece Mikayla from Orlando as she was in Texas this weekend participating in the Drum Corp International audition camp and she passed with flying colors! Thank you for tuning in and make sure you follow me on Twitter @iamceejayjoseph and Instagram at @iamceejayjoseph and tune in next time to CeeJay Sports where I will Sprinkle a Little Spirituality in your Sports! Be Blessed and remember, you can put it ALL in His hands!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Recap of NBA Playoff Games on Saturday, April 27th Feat. Scores, Stats and News & Notes and A Word!


God knows about your situation. But with every test and every trial there is revelation!That God is able to supply every one of your needs…He's here to touch, heal and set you free!

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Kawhi was simply unstoppable
The NBA witnessed the start of one series and the end of another as two playoff games tipped off last night featuring the Toronto Raptors hosting the Philadelphia 76er’s. The Raptors didn’t play like they were pre-historic as they ran out of the gate firing on all cylinders especially Kawhi Leonard, as he played outside of his mind and was the B.D.O.C., the Big Dinosaur On Campus and the 76er’s did not have an solution for him. Leonard finished with a career playoff high of 45 points and grabbed 11 boards and his running mate in Pascal Siakim, netted 29 as they edged the 76er’s 108 – 95 as the Raptors secured Game 1 in the Eastern Conference semi-final.

Jamal Murray came up BIG TIME for his squad
Let’s jet off to the Mile High City, as the 133rd Game 7 in the history of the NBA Playoffs took to the hard-court as the Denver Nuggets were looking to end a ten year series winning playoff drought, whew that’s a mouth full as they faced off against the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs didn’t start the game like it was a win or go home situation as they only scored 13 points in the 1st period and shot 10 – 45 from the field for 22% and 1 – 10 from the three point arc for 10%....OUCHBut in spite of the woeful 1st half, the Spurs battled back and outscored the Nuggets by 9 in the 2nd half, but with Jamal Murray scoring 16 of his 23 points in the 2nd half and Nikola Jokic notching a triple-double in a Game 7 for the first time since LeBron James accomplished the feat back in 2016, of 21 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists, the Nuggets hold on for the victory 96 – 80 to win the series and the right to match up against the Portland Trailblazers in the Western Conference semi-final on Monday night.

For your NBA Quick News & Notes, after spraining their ankles in the series clinching game against the LA Clippers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors, are both listed as questionable for Game 1 against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semi-final later today.
                                                 

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Recap of NBA Playoff Games From Friday, April 26th Feat. Scores, Stats, Durant Hung 50, News & Notes & A Word!


I've been up and I've been down, had my life turn, turn, turn, completely around. But in spite of everything I've been through, I still I gotta say thank You!

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Durant lit them up!
Oh Holy One! Oh Holy One! There is only one Holy One and there was only one game that battled last night on the hard court for the NBA Playoffs as we head to California as the Golden State Warriors were looking to finish off the feisty, arrogant, tenacious and hard-working LA Clippers as both teams jumped off to a nice start, but the Warriors clamped down on D in the 2nd and outscored the Clippers by 15 as Kevin Durant was just un-guardable with a sizzling 38 points at the half and tied the record for second-most points in the first half of a playoff game as the Warriors were up big time 72 – 53 at the half. The Clippers actually kept it close in the 2nd half, but the hole was just too deep and Durant was just too good as he hung 50, which is a personal playoff high and Draymond Green netted a triple-double with 16 points, 14 boards and 10 assists as the Warriors tamed, toasted and tormented, Alliteration, I Love It, the Clippers 129 – 110 as they will face off against Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semi-final on Sunday.

For your NBA Quick News & Notes, after separating his shoulder in Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trailblazers center Enis Canter, stated that his availability for the Western Conference semi-finals remains uncertain as he is having a hard time changing his shirt or eating his food.

  
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Recap of NBA Playoff Games For April 25th Feat. Scores, Stats, News & Notes and A Celtics Great!


I've had sins and I've had pain, my heart has been broken and my life has been strained.
But in spite of everything I've been through, I still gotta say thank You!!

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DeMar had a nice game
with 25 points 
There is only one and true living God and He reigns forever and there was only one game last night that tipped off as the San Antonio Spurs were looking to stave off elimination by the Denver Nuggets! Nikola Jokic, well he put on a show with 43 points, 12 boards and 9 assists as he passed Carmelo Anthony for the most points in a playoff game for the franchise. But it was  the 4th frame that did the Nuggets in as they only scored 18 points and the Spurs received a balanced attack from their guys LaMarcus Aldridge with 26 points and 10 boards and DeMar DeRozan knocked in 25 as the Spurs forced Game 7 with the 120 – 103 clobbering of the Nuggets.

A Great Celtic!!!
For your NBA Quick News & Notes, despite not making the playoffs for the first in forever, LeBron James of the LA Lakers had the top selling jersey and the Lakers sold the most merchandise supplanting Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, who had the top selling jersey and sold the most merchandise for the past three seasons. And finally, John Havlicek, one of the greatest players in Boston Celtics history and eight-time NBA champion, passed at the age of 79. May he sleep peacefully until the trumpet is sounded.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Recap of NBA Playoff Games For Wednesday, April 24th Feat. Scores, Stats, SHOCK, News & Notes and A Word!

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and most definitely on Sunday…I will bless the Lord at all times!

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Eric Gordon rises up among the enemies
as the Rockets advanced
The NBA Playoffs rolled on last night with only two games on tap, but both of the those games were potential close out games as the Houston Rockets were looking to stop the music on the Utah Jazz as they topped off the 1st period knotted up at 20. But Donovan Mitchell got off to a rough start and finished 4 – 22 from the field and laid an egg out of 9 attempts from the three point arc and despite his shooting woes and the teams overall shooting percentage at 37, the Jazz still had a fighting chance. But the Rockets kept the pace and wouldn’t let the Jazz go on a run as the Rockets were able to do just enough to secure the win 100 – 93 with 26 hard earned points from James Harden and Clint Capella notched a double-double with 15 points and 17 boards as the Rockets advanced to their third straight Western Conference semi-final and await and the winner of the Clippers/Warriors series.

Durant's 45 wasn't
enough to beat the Clips
Speaking of the Clippers/Warriors series, we head out to California as the Clippers were looking to stave off elimination by the Warriors as that was gonna be a tall task since the Warriors torched the Clippers for 41 points in the 1st period, the third time they scored 40 during this series. But Lou Williams, who finished with 33 points and 10 assists, stated they had a mix of arrogance and hard work and as they the 2nd period for separation. But for the Warriors, who got 45 career playoff points from Kevin Durant, produced some defensive miscues and had a lack of offensive focus, couldn’t close the gap and yet again, the Clippers S-H-O-C-K-E-D the crowd at Oracle and snuck past the Warriors 129 – 121 to force a Game 6 on Friday night.

For your NBA Quick News & Notes, Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, who missed some games during the 76er’s series due to his troublesome left knee, underwent arthroscopic surgery, but he will be ready for the start of training camp.

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Recap of NBA Playoff Games From Tuesday, April 23rd Feat. Scores, Stats, Dame Time 50, News & Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline

For the Lord our God is great! Perfect Lord in all your ways! God of mercy, Lord of grace!
Holy One, Ancient of Days! I will bless the Lord at all times!

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Kawhi was in beast mode
Booooooy looka here! The NBA was rocking last night with four games ballin’on the hard-court  and three of them were potential close out games as we was tip it off with my home city Orlando Magic trying to keep the magic show going against the Toronto Raptors. The Magic, well they were just happy to be there as they couldn’t hit diddly squat! They shot 38% from the field, 26% percent from deep and 74% from “ the free throw line” and was ran out of the building as Toronto was clicking on all cylinders with 27 points from Kawhi Leonard and 24 from Pascal Siakim as the Raptors outgunned, outmuscled, out schemed, out ran and out everything, Alliteration, You Know I Love It, the Magic 115 – 96 as they match up against the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals.

Joel Embiid carried his team
Speaking of the 76ers, they were also in a potential closeout game as they faced off against the Brooklyn Nets as the Nets were trying to compete with Orlando Magic’s shooting percentages as they scored the least amount of points in a half this season, which matched the lowest in the shot-clock era. The only bright spot is they won the 3rd period, but other than that, the 76er’s rung their bell 122 – 100 as Joel Embiid notched a double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds as they will battle against the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.

Jamal Murray was magnificent
In the third game of the night in The Mile High City, the Denver Nuggets got some home cooking as they contended with the San Antonio Spurs as the Nuggets jumped off to a hot start as they were looking to take a 3 – 2 series lead. The Spurs were dismal in scoring the rock in the 1st and 3rd periods, but made a tremendous run in the 4th, but it was not efficient enough and the Spurs were whacked, walloped, and waxed, Alliteration, I Love It, by the Nuggets 108 – 90 as Jamal Murray poured in 23 points and there were a total of six Nuggets players in double figures and Game 6 will tip off on Thursday. 

Damian sends the Thunder home and
tells them bye-bye
As Steve Harvey says on Family Feud, we gotta good one today folks as we head to Rip City as the Portland Trailblazers were seeking to close-out the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the Thunder wasn’t cooperating as they ran out of the gate like a Kentucky Derby thoroughbred! After the dust settled and runs from both teams, the Thunder led at halftime 61 – 60 as the Damian Lillard notched 34 at the break. The 3rd and 4th periods were like a see saw on a playground, but late in the game, the Blazers were down 15 as Russell Westbrook had a triple double and Paul George had 36. But the Blazers had Dame Time as the game was knotted up at 115 and as the game clock traveled down to zero, Lillard pulled up from just inside the half-court line and drained the dagger to seal the deal 118 – 115 as Lillard finished with a career postseason high of 50 and broke the franchise record of 10 three pointers as they now await the winner of the Spurs/Nuggets series. Side Note: Blazers center Enis Kanter, who finished with 13 points, 13 boards, 4 assists and a block did so with a separated left shoulder that he suffered in the 1st period and received a shot at halftime but gutted it out till the very end.

For your NBA Quick News & Notes, Hall of Famer Jason Kidd and former Milwaukee Bucks head coach, met with the LA Lakers on their coaching vacancy and the Lakers also interviewed Tyron Lue for a second time and finally, Kelli Tennant, the young woman who has filed a civil lawsuit against Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton, when he was an assistant with the Golden State Warriors back in 2014 for sexual assault, indicated that she scared to come forward and stated, “this type of behavior cannot be condoned and no woman should ever be made to feel like a victim.” If you have experienced sexual assault, please get in touch with RAINN’s crisis hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673).

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Recap of NBA Playoff Games From Monday, April 22nd Feat. Scores, Stats, News & Notes, Dottie Peoples, Marching Around Jericho & New Baby!

Oh magnify the Lord with me, whom the Son He hath redeemed! Clap your hands, rejoice and sing, you are Lord of everything! I will bless the Lord at all times!

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After several series shifting, Alliteration, I Love It, games in the NBA Playoffs over the weekend including one sweep, there was only two games that played out on the hard court last night in which both teams had a chance to sweep!

Giannis scored a career postseason
high of 41 points 
In the first game, the Detroit Pistons battled against the Milwaukee Bucks as they tried to avoid the series sweep as Blake Griffin literally was playing on one leg and gave his all to secure the win. The Pistons did put up a fight as they held onto a 62 – 56 lead at the half. But they just could not hold on in the 3rd and 4th periods, as I mentioned in previous shows, they just didn’t have enough fire power and coupled with the fact the Bucks went to the charity stripe 41 times to the Pistons 12 times, well that’s a recipe for a loss. With that said the Bucks simply overwhelmed the Pistons 127 – 104 as Giannis Antetokoumpo was like the GAP Band, simply OUTSTANDING with a playoff career high of 41 points as the Bucks secured the sweep and will face off against the Boston Celtics.

Donovan Mitchell came alive
in the 4th
The second game of the night also had sweep ramifications as the Utah Jazz was playing for their playoff lives against the Houston Rockets for the right to continue reading the notes on their sheet music! The Jazz came out blowing their horns like they were marching around Jericho fueled by Rick Rubio and Jae Crowder as they combined for 25 points to give the Jazz the 53 – 47 lead at halftime. The Rockets made a run in the 3rd but then in 4th, second year guard Donovan Mitchell Showed was like Dottie Peoples hit song, he Up & Showed Out after a sluggish start and scored 19 of his 31 in said frame to give the Jazz reservations at the Four Seasons in Houston on Wednesday night with the 107 – 91 dismantling, demolishing and devastating defeat, Alliteration, I Love It, over the Rockets as now lead the series 3 – 1.

Luke facing sex assault lawsuit
For your Quick NBA News & Notes, Joseph Tsai, Brooklyn Nets minority owner, was fined $35,000 for his public criticism towards the refs, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce has been added as an assistant coach for USA Basketball this summer and finally, newly name head coach of the Sacramento Kings, Luke Walton, had a lawsuit filed against him alleging sexual assault by sports reporter Kelli Tennant, who was a host on Spectrum Sports LA.

This sports segment is dedicated to my nephew Greg Anthony Ewing, Jr. in Orlando, FL as his second baby girl, Baby Khloe was birthed into God’s Great Green Globe, Alliteration, I Love It! Early this morning! Congratulations young fella! Thank you for tuning in and make sure you follow me on Instagram at @iamceejayjoseph Twitter @iamceejayjoseph and tune in next time to CeeJay Sports where I will Sprinkle a Little Spirituality in your Sports! Be Blessed and remember, I will bless the Lord at all times!!    

Monday, April 22, 2019

Recap of NBA Playoff Games On Resurrection Sunday Feat. Scores, Stats, News & Notes and An Encouraging Word!

You're broken hearted and you're troubled in mind, your circumstances have you caught in a bind. Just give it over to the power Divine because…prayer will fix it every time!

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Gordon Hayward & the C's get the
sweep of the Pacers 
Resurrection Sunday was full of celebrating the fact that the Risen King got up and it likewise was filled with the NBA dominating the airwaves with four games on the parquet as it kicked off with the Indiana Pacers trying to rev their engines to avoid the first sweep of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics and they suuuuuuure put up a fight as they held a slim 2 point lead at halftime. And this time in the 3rd, the Pacers scored more points in this period than they did in two previous games combined which kept them in hunt! But Gordon Hayward was playing in his home city and wanted to make his presence felt and scored a team high of 20 points off the bench as the Celtic’s complete only their fourth sweep in team history with the 110 – 106 victory.

The Warriors bench celebrating
a successful game
For the second game on Resurrection Sunday we travel out to California as the LA Clippers were hosting the Golden State Warriors and was trying to avoid going down the detrimental 1 – 3 void in the series and rookie Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, who was inserted into the starting lineup, did his best with a career high of 25 points, but the Warriors led at the half, despite a dismal shooting night from Steph Curry, but did have 10 boards and 7 assists. But when you have Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant (audio inserted), suited up and torching the nets for 32 and 33 points respectively, you should not any problems as the Warriors cruised to 113 – 105 win as they look to close out the series in Game 5 on Wednesday night.

The Magic had no answers for
Kawhi Leonard
The third game on the slate pitted my home city Orlando Magic against the Toronto Raptors as the Magic were searching for some hocus pocus and win a game at home and if they didn’t have to play the 2nd and 4th periods, they probably, could’ve, perhaps won. But they did have to play and they only combined for a total of 31 points combined for both those periods and the Raptors had too much Kawhi Leonard as he cooked up 34 points and the Raptors went on dismantle, destroy and dominate the Magic 107 – 85 as the Raptors tied the franchise record of 3 consecutive playoff wins and take hold of a commanding 3 – 1 series lead.

The Dynamic Duo motored past the Thunder
And for the last game of the night, the Oklahoma City Thunder were searching for a bolt of lightning as they too were trying to avoid going down the detrimental 1 – 3 hole against the Portland Trailblazers. The Thunder got off to a fast start, but the Trailblazers stayed poised and provided a little more offense than the Thunder and the Blazers frontcourt also showed up big time. You know who else showed up big time? Well, I’m you asked. Damian Lillard and CJ McCullom each poured in 24 and 27 points respectively as the knocked off the Thunder 111 – 98 as the Blazers won their first playoff road game since the 2016 playoffs and they will look to close out the series with Game 5 on Tuesday night.

For your NBA Quick News & Notes, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors only scored 42 points in the first three games of the series the LA Clippers and to reset his mind, he took a dip in the Pacific Ocean. Welp, apparently it worked as he scored 32 points in their win earlier in the day and finally, DeMar Derozan of the San Antonio Spurs, was fined $25,000 for throwing the ball in the direction of a referee in Saturday’s game against the Denver Nuggets. Goooooonight! That’s an expensive ball!


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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Recap Of NBA Playoff Games From Saturday, April 20th Feat. Scores, Stats & He Got Up!!!


Jesus went to Calvary to save a wretch, like you and me! They hung Him high, they stretched Him wide, He hung His head, for me He died! But that’s not how the story ends, three days later He rose again!

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HE GOT UP!!!

Embiid had a monster night!
The playoffs tipped off yesterday with four games on tap as the Brooklyn Nets were trying to avoid going down 3 – 1 in the series as they hosted the Philadelphia 76er’s. And this time, Joel Embiid suited up since sitting down last game with Uncle Tendinitis in his left knee, but I digress as things got a little chippy in the 3rd. Embiid was assessed a flagrant 1 for his elbow on Jared Allen. Now Jared Dudley took exception to that and bumped Embiid and Jimmy Butler to exception to that and pushed Dudley. Then Dudley, Ben Simmons and referee Ed Malloy all ended in the seats and Butler and Dudley were tossed. Whew. Now, back to game as the Nets kept it close up until the 4th and were outscored by 10 as Embiid played outside of his mind with 31 points, 16 glass grabbing rebounds, 7 assists and 6 blocks as the 76er’s escaped with the 112 – 108 win to take a commanding 3 – 1 series lead.

HE GOT UP!!!

Jokic brought his A game!!
Next, we travel to the BIG STATE OF TEXAS as the San Antonio Spurs battled against the Denver Nuggets as the Nuggets coach Mike Malone switched his lineup and started small forward Torry Craig, who played in the G League almost a year a half ago and he did not disappoint by notching 18 points. But the game was knotted up at 54 at the half and the Nuggets put the pedal to the metal in the 3rd and wouldn’t look back as they tied the series 2 – 2 by cruising to a the 117 – 103 win behind 29 points from Nikola Jokic and 24 from Jamal Murray as the Nuggets end a 14 game losing streak in San Anny.
Side Note: Spurs DeMar Derozan was ejected in the 4th with 5 minutes remaining in the game as he threw a ball toward the direction of ref Scott Foster as he was frustrated with offensive foul call.

HE GOT UP!!!

The Bucks had a collective team
effort in the win
On to the Motor City as the Milwaukee Bucks were looking to pull the Detroit Pistons plug to take an imposing 3 – 0 series lead. The Bucks basically picked up where they left off in Game 3 and really had no problems with the Pistons, who truly don’t have enough fire power and the Bucks took a nice casual stroll in downtown Detroit to secure the 119 – 103 win as the Bucks had seven players in double figures and sent the Pistons to a record tying 13 consecutive playoff loses. OUCH.

                                                  HE GOT UP!!!


Despite Harden's dismal shooting,
he still led his team to victory
And finally, the last game featured the Utah Jazz hosting the Houston Rockets as the Jazz were looking to keep their music playing and avoid the dark 0 – 3 hole. It appeared James Harden was trying to assist them as he missed his first 15 shots and the Jazz led by 5 at halftime. But the Jazz kind a ran out of notes on their sheet music as the Rockets had six players in double figures and Harden scored 14 in the 4th and finished with 22 points and 10 assists as the Rockets mustered passed the Jazz 104 – 101 as they look close out the Jazz in Game 4.


This sports segment is dedicated to Stephanie Y. Cole of Audio Oasis as she was selected to be one of the podcast speakers at the Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference in September. Congratulations Ms. Stephanie!! Thank you for tuning in and make sure you follow me on Twitter @iamceejayjoseph and Instagram at @iamceejayjoseph and tune in next time to CeeJay Sports where I will Sprinkle a Little Spirituality in your Sports! Be Blessed and remember, an empty grave is there to prove….He Got Up!