Sunday, April 14, 2019

NBA First Round Games For Saturday, April 14, 2019!!

Way maker. Check. Miracle maker check. Promise keeper check! Light in the darkness? Check, check, check, check!! My God! That that is who you are!

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 with a hip hop twist, 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 Do This!!!

DeAngelo Russell put on a show!!
What a wild week in the National Basketball Association as the season came to an end and kicked off the first slate of NBA playoff four games yesterday that was just as wild as the 6th seeded Brooklyn Nets had a meeting in Philadelphia with the 3rd seeded as the 76er's had home-court advantage.  But the Nets did not pay attention to any of that and they came out balling as Deangelo Russell scored 26 points and Chris LeVert chipped in 23. The Nets had the home crowd booing the 76er's and basically UPSET the 76er's 111 to 102 and since Russell was traded from the LA Lakers who drafted him in 2015, he now has more playoff wins than the Lakers in that time span. Ouch.

DJ Augustine hits the game winning 3!!
The second game featured my home city Orlando Magic as the 7th seed traveling to another country to take on the Toronto Raptors holding home-court advantage with their 2nd seed. But much like the Nets, the Magic did not pay attention to any of that as DJ Augustine scored 25 points and the go ahead three to seal the deal the and six other magic players scored in double figures as they pulled a rabbit out of the hat and UPSET the Raptors 104 to 101.

Steph Curry does what Steph Curry does
The third game of the night featured two teams from California as the #1 one seed Golden State Warriors battled with the 8th seeded Los Angeles Clippers and it was a contentious battle as Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverly were tossed from the game after each player picked up their second technical fouls after getting a little physical and running their mouths with one another. But that did not derail the Warriors as Steph Curry was on fiya with 38 points to go along with a career high for  the playoffs of 15 rebounds and he also secured the record with the most three pointers in postseason history as the Warriors completely demolished, devastated and decimated, Alliteration I love It, the Clippers 121 to 104.

The Spurs defense was dominate!
The last game of the night featured the San Antonio Spurs holding the 7th seed traveling to where the air is thin in Denver to take on the Nuggets holding the 2nd seed. But don’t get it twisted, any time you Pop on the sideline, you have a punchers chance despite the Nuggets having the best home-court record in the entire league. And the Spurs came out running and gunning and their defense held the Nuggets three ball to a mediocre 21% as the Spurs UPSET the Nuggets 101 – 96 to spoil the Nuggets playoff debut in six years.

Johnson & Embiid sharing a cell
phone moment
For your quick NBA News and Notes, Amir Johnson of the Philadelphia 76er's was caught red handed with a cell phone on the bench as he shared some information with Joel Embiid  about his daughter who was allegedly sick and Johnson was promptly fined by the organization. According to sources, the Los Angeles Lakers have received the OK to speak with assistant coach Monty Williams of the 76er's for their head coach vacancy, and finally, after the Lakers and Luke Walton mutually parted ways, he stays in the Pacific division as he becomes the new head coach for the Sacramento Kings.  

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