L.O.N. — The French Pastry
The favorites get back on track.
Line Of The Night:
Tony Parker — 38 points, 8 assists, 4 boards, 2 steals
We could hear C-Webb’s “French laugh” all the way over here on the Left Coast. With new episodes of Desperate Housewives finally back on the air, guess Tony could concentrate on the matter at hand — the Playoffs. He bounced back with a score-at-will performance in Game 2 to get the Spurs back on track. This is the franchise that lost Game 1 in the opening round of each of their last 3 championship runs, so maybe it was simply part of the master plan.
Worst Of The Night:
Dirk Nowitzki — 14 points on 3-14 shooting, 6 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals
Not only did the Dallas role players not bring it in Game 2, neither did the big guns, especially Dirk. But no one is shocked by that, right? At least he put up some shots, Josh Howard was completely Styles P out there.
Oscar Robertson Of The Night:
Rajon Rondo — 19 points, 16 assists, 12 boards, 5 steals
ooondooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo was putting it down, getting it in, laying it down, whatever you want say, in Game 2. So while Derrick Rose did not repeat his absurd offensive Playoff debut, he did repeat in allowing Rondo to do pretty much whatever he wanted all game. And that was in spite of a nasty looking leg turn near the end of the 1st half. With Leon Powe set to miss some time, the C’s will be in serious trouble if that ankle knocks Rondo out for any amount of time.
Last Shot Wins Of The Night:
And Ray Allen and the Celtics got the last shot. In a sick, sick mano-e-mano showcase down the stretch, Allen went head up against fellow Husky Ben Gordon. Gordon was hot earlier and longer, but Allen was hot later and last. Shouldn’t the Bulls have gotten the ball in Gordon’s hands at any cost for that last shot with 2 seconds left, even if it was a heave?
Sally’s Got A One Track Mind Of The Night:
Ben Gordon — 42 points, 1 board, 1 steal
“I’m focused, maaaan”. It’s hard work to grab only 1 board in 44 minutes.
Coach Of The Year Of The Night:
Congrats to Mike Brown who lead the Cavs to the best record in the league this year to take down this award. And by “lead the Cavs to the best record” we mean “had LeBron on his team.” In related news, Joe Smith rapping the Cavs Playoff Anthem? What? Huh? More on this to come…
What’s better, Brad Meezy doing the Tim Thomas-Tony Yayo-DeShawn Stevenson-I Can’t Feel My Face Hand, or Joakim Noah doing it after Meezy nails a three?… On 04/20, when Mike Fratello says that Drew Gooden is “a high energy player”, it has a whole ‘nother meaning. Word to Asher Roth… Are those guys in the Heineken ad screaming for the beer, or screaming because they just saw that damn Popeye’s Chicken ad for the 3,912th time in one night? It hurts our soul to see Starbury passing up open shots… Best-dressed on the C’s bench — K.G. or Scalabrine?… Can the sideline reporter PLEASE fills us in on the candy situation behind the Spurs’ bench?