Well the NBA Finals are finally here. Game1 was last night and the San Antonio Spurs held home court advantage by defeating the Miami Heat. This is shaping up to be a classic series with the talent, the rematch angle, and the seeming tension that is growing between these two dynasty-worthy franchises. Click the link below to read more about who I want and think will win and my NBA Finals hottie of this last series of the year.
So the San Antonio Spurs really bounced back and took it to the Miami Heat last night in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. With the Spurs routing the Heat in response to the shellacking they took last Sunday it really is anyone’s series right now. Obviously the Spurs have the upper hand right now but I really wanted to talk about today was Chris Andersen.
As many of you know, I am an avid basketball fan, and I’ve been following the NBA Playoffs pretty closely over the last several weeks. I’ve enjoyed the Eastern Conference Playoffs because I hate the Heat and the young, upstart Pacers are giving the defending NBA Champions all they can handle with their physical play, dominate rebounding, and defense in the paint. I’ve been watching Roy Hibbert emerge as a potential super star center in the league. Then he opened his mouth and insulted gays everywhere just last night.
By now the NBA world is in full swing with sports talk, blogs, interviews, analysis, highlights, and commentary now that Game 1 is in the history books. Phenom Kevin Durant and Chief Sidekick Russell Westbrook combined for 39 points in the second half Tuesday night. Throw into the discussion that the entire Miami Heat team only scored 38 points and you can begin to wrap your head around the dominating performance of the Oklahoma City Thunder after halftime. Strategy and commentary aside I wanted to cast my vote for the hottest coach in the Finals this year: Erik Spoelstra. He’s tall, dark, and handsome and definitely has that brooding thing going on. Hot!!!
The Boston Celtics have bowed out of the Western Conference Finals succumbing to the younger, stronger, upstart Miami Heat. Personally, I didn’t even think the Celtics were going to be able to put up much of a fight after being blown out in Boston on Thursday night. It was a valiant effort but it just wasn’t to be as Boston went cold again and couldn’t stop Miami on the defensive end in yet another quarter from hell.