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!

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!!! Let’s Do This!!!


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.


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.


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!

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