TWO POSSESSION THURSDAY
I love it when an announcer tells us how many possessions Team A needs when they are down 66-61 to Team B.
I was awful in Math so knowing that Team A needs two possessions to make up those 5 points is a huge help!
Speaking of announcers, I listened to Hubie Brown last night work the Clippers-Heat game. Here’s a guy that’s 78 years old and he’s by far the best color analyst on TV.
Listening to Hubie behind the live mic for a basketball game is like listening to a college professor in a lecture hall…it’s educational.
Hubie ‘gets it’. He’s not about all the flash, he’ll explain to you why something happened, he just doesn’t tell us what happened. He doesn’t get too excited about slam dunks, cross-overs and what movie he watched at their hotel during the day. The former New York Knicks coach doesn’t say, “when I talked to Coach Smith today on the phone last night…”. Plus, you will not hear Hubie name drop and it’s rare you hear him make a mistake, especially when it comes to a player or team’s stats. He does his homework.
Joe Goodman of the Miami Herald on the Heat’s two straight losses, both coming in overtime and both coming on the West Coast. Miami shot 20-34 from the free-throw line for the night. LeBron James was 9-17.
Robbie Korth of the Daily Nebraskan on the Cornhuskers who got their first Big Ten win last night beating Penn State 70-58. Yesterday I mentioned Draymond Green as one of the best players in the country but how about Penn State’s Tim Frazier? The Houston, Texas native had 30 points last night, the 6’1″ guard leads the Lions in scoring, assists and rebounds! Yes, I said rebounds!
Nick Baumgardner of the Ann Arbor News with the Wolverines victory over Northwestern last night 66-64.
“Our defense bailed out the lack of shooting we had, and our point guard did a great job finishing the game from the foul line.” said Michigan head coach John Beilein.
Colin Fly, an AP Sportswriter via Yahoo.com on Murray State and their unbelievable start to the season.
Michael Heistand of USA Today on CBS adding Jim Rome to their Final Four coverage. Great move by CBS. I always thought CBS coverage of the final Four was weak.
If I could pick two teams to meet in the NBA Finals it would be the Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder.
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