Monday, April 22, 2019

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

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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!!! Let’s Get It On!!!

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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