Editors Note: Thanks to my favorite K-State-based writer who I’ve ever played 130 games of NCAA Football 2009 with, our hits are oddly up today. So if you are reading this I apologize.
Magicians 83 Celtics 75 -Dwight Howard pissed and moaned about not getting the ball in Game 5, well he got the ball in Game 6 and it worked. Howard put up 23 points and yanked down 22 rebounds to force a Game 7 in Boston. This now makes 4 of Boston’s last 6 series’ that have gone 7 games. In an item that is sure to shock the masses, Game 5 4th quarter star Stephon Marbury was NOT a factor in Game 6, in fact, Boston scored just 13 points in the 4th. So here it is, another Game 7 for Boston. I still can’t fathom how Boston has even made it this far considering their playing fake Michael Rappaport 33 minutes per game . Either way Boston is going to need something out of Ray Allen in Game 7 if they are going to win. Allen is averaging just 9.5 points per game in his last 4, including a staggeringly bad 2 for 22 from 3 point range. Who do I think takes Game 7? If you’ve been following my predictions you know that I’ve been way off base lately, so lets go with the battle-tested Celtics (to Orlando fans, those checks can be made out to “Cash”).
J.J. watch – Redick went 0 for 7 with 2 points in 20 minutes. Guess he belonged on the bench.
Bill Walker Watch – For my fellow K-State fans, Bill received his 3rd consecutive DNP-CD. Say what you will about getting paid half a million dollars to play basketball, but if Bill had stayed in Manhattan he’d be looking at a 3 year guaranteed contract as a 1st round pick. And save me the stuff about his knees, you don’t leave college because you think you might get hurt.
Rockets 95 Lakers 80 – The Rockets used 26 from Mr. Red Sportcoat Aaron Brooks and 24 from Luis Scola to somehow beat the Lakers by 15 to force a Game 7 on Sunday. To recap – the Rockets lost Yao Ming, then won Game 5 by 12, the Lakers woke up and won Game 6 by FORTY, and then the Rockets win Game 6 by 15. I don’t even have anything intelligent or cute to say about that. I’m beyond figuring out what is going on with the Lakers. They seem to be turning it on and off at will. The Rockets barely go 8-deep and they start Chuck Hayes at center. I’ll spare you the google research and tell you that Chuck Hayes in 6 foot 6. No offense to Houston, but there is no way they should be in a Game 7 situation. Outside of Kobe’s 32 the Lakers got very little from any other source. Los Angeles has to win Game 7, right?
No games on the docket tomorrow or even Saturday, so maybe you should go outside or something. Or check out Star Trek.
WNBA season is less than a month away!