So, it’s 1:14 AM (as I type this at the very exact moment), and I’m typing up my first entry on my new blog. Excited? Who? Me? Yes! Very! I guess. I just got done watching the Louisville/Pittsburgh game, and what a game it was. Louisville had a comfy 11-point lead at halftime (that I don’t recall exactly. Yes, I am jumping out of the gates already to start writing my first article on here.) However, in the second half, Pittsburgh came out, and played. Not just played, but they balled. Balled hard. They went on a 20-2 run sparked by Antonio Graves and his 4 second half 3-pointers (finished with 23 points) to close the gap, and eventually winning the game capped off by an emphatic dunk by Graves in the end. Aaron Gray only played 13 minutes, scoring just 8 points. Why? Foul trouble. He ended the game with 4 personal fouls, but luckily enough, Pittsburgh didn’t need him, and now they’re going to the Big East championship for the sixth time in the last seven years.
Other thoughts? The Philadelphia 76ers have won six games in a row. What’s their success? Not sure. They have defeated the Grizzlies, Nets, Sonics, and Kings. Not impressive enough for you, huh? They also have a key win over the Suns, and a statement 26-point win over the Lakers. A fluke? Not sure if you could call it that, but they are getting some chemistry flowing together, getting their juices jazzed up, all hot and ready. Their next five games look like this: @ Atlanta, @ Indiana, Chicago, Utah, Houston. They should at least win two of those games (defeating Atlanta, possibly, and scraping one out from either Indiana or Chicago. Of course I could be wrong, because Atlanta has beaten some pretty good quality teams this year despite their terrible record. They always thrive to knock a running team off, and the 76ers sure are running.) However, after those 5 games I listed, guess what? They get to go to the Palace of Auburn Hills and face the (current) number one seeded Detroit Pistons! Their streak is in jeopardy, and Alex Trebek will not be there.
What I really want to see over the next year happen, as I write posts on this blog:
1.) The Celtics go to an NBA Finals
2.) The Celtics win the NBA Finals
3.) The Celtics and Spurs play each other in the Finals
4.) The Patriots miss the playoffs
5.) The Cardinals repeat as World Series champions