I hope everyone had a great 2011 and that you are looking forward to 2012.
Thanks for reading the blog and I appreciate those that add their comments.
Watched a lot of basketball last night.
This NBA League Pass is unreal!
So many games to choose from. Free preview now until January 8.
Keeping my fingers crossed that my wife allows me to subscribe.
But kudos to NBA TV, which we do have for giving us Bulls-Clippers.
Of course it was built up as the D-Rose vs Chris Paul show.
But believe it or not, it’s more than that.
The Bulls team are for real.
Chicago pulled out the victory 114-101 in LA.
The Bulls were 29-34 from the free throw line. Clippers 12-20. Biggest difference was right there. Rose shot 11, Paul attempted just 1.
Rose finished with 29 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds. Paul scored 15 points and dished out 14 assists. “It was like two heavyweights going at it, punch after punch,” said Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau on the Rose vs. Paul matchup.
Blake Griffin scored 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for LA. I know everyone is enamoured with Griffin’s dunks but I’m more impressed with his footwork. You can tell he worked on it during the off-season. One thing I would like to see him eliminate is dribbling through his legs; really doesn’t need it.
Chicago moves to 3-1. Clippers 1-2.
The Heat went into Minnesota where they pulled off the 103-101 win on a gorgeous sideline out-of-bounds play late in the game; LeBron James to D- Wade for the lay up. Ricky Rubio played well for Minnesota with 12 points and 12 assists. James had 34 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists.
Kevin Love scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the T-Wolves.
Miami is 4-0, Minnesota 0-3.
WEEI Sports talk Radio out of Boston on the Celtics win over the Detroit Pistons last night. More important, they got Paul Pierce back.
“I was expecting to be me,” Pierce said. “I don’t settle for anything less. I work tremendously hard. I did a lot of things and did what I could do, other than practice. I just stayed focused, got my shots every day, I was on the [exercise] bike, and Doc [Doc Rivers] wanted me to be aggressive and just play the way I play, and that’s what I tried to do.
“It felt good. I think the rest of my body is a little bit more sore than anything, since I haven’t had any physical contact or up-and-down basketball in quite a while.”
I’m looking forward to closing the 2011 year with some good college basketball games on TV today:
Louisville-Kentucky 12 noon
Creighton-Wichita State 6PM
IU-Ohio State 6PM
Happy New Year!
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