Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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

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This is Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! and this is your Spiritual Sports Segment with a hip hop twist, for The Playoffs in the NBA on as I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in YOUR Sports!!! Ohhh Come Roll With Me!!!

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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