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Friday, March 27th, 2009 at 9:03 am  |  97 responses

Post Up: Blazers Burn Suns

And the Lakers finally win in Detroit.

by Holly MacKenzie

Happy it’s Friday? I don’t know where this week has gone. Durant/Green/Westbrook and Co. in town tonight and I’m excited.

My hands are also tired of typing. I had two liveblogs last night and those college games took forever! Villanova took down Duke… Well, slaughtered them would be a better way to put it. How many of you had them defeating Duke? How many of you are happy people today?

16-60. That’s what the Blue Devils shot for the game.

And, dammit. Didn’t my heart pull for Paulus when they took him out. I can’t handle the seniors when they finish on the losing end of things. Or when they foul out. It’s such a look of helplessness and despair. Bah.

Speaking of heartbreakers, on Raptors NBATV, which is Canada’s version of NBATV, they’ve got this commercial that they just played as I’m here writing this, going through highlights of all of the Raptors success over the years. PAIN-FUL. How did we get to this point?

I also had Memphis winning, if we’re counting. Oops. Kinda dropped the ball on that one, didn’t I?

If you haven’t read Michael Grange’s article clearing up some details on the Chris Bosh situation, I recommend that you do so. Looks like Bosh was making arrangements to take care of his daughter before she was born and there is more to this story than the side we heard a couple of days ago. Hopefully this situation can get resolved quickly and these parents can love their daughter and respect each other.

One more link for you this morning, amazing piece on Corey Fisher. Written by Dana O’Neil, this is right up there with Jackie MacMullan’s piece on Wade and then the Jenkins article on Lamar. Some fantastic pieces coming out lately. This one really killed me. You know there is room inside of my heart for Fisher!

One more NCAA note: Syracuse plays tonight. While the Raptors play. I will be watching Madness on Demand on this mac of mine while at the game. You know it.

Oh yes, according to Russ, Wade became the first player under 6’4″ to record 100 blocks. Kinda crazy, isn’t it?

Okay, quiet NBA night, Lakers over Detroit 92-77, to snap a nine-game losing streak in Detroit. While the Pistons lead early, the Lakers used a 20-0 run to take care of business and quiet the Palace. With Will Bynum as your leader scoring a career-high 25 points to go with a career-high 11 assists, you know it’s not the normal Pistons lineup out there. Still without Rip Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace and of course, Allen Iverson, the Pistons struggled to put points on the board, with Antonio McDyess being the only other Piston to reach double figures with his 14-point 12-rebound double-double. The Lakers were led by Kobe Bryant’s 30 points and 7 assists as Pau Gasol scored 12 points to go with 11 rebounds and Lamar Odom had 12 points to go with 10 boards.

The Bulls rolled over Miami, 106-87 and with that loss, Dwyane Wade took his name out of the running and essentially handed Bron the MVP trophy. Yes, it’s only one game, but I think by now, the award is safely in LeBron’s reach. I don’t think the Heat can come back  Didn’t catch any of this one, but it looks like the third quarter was the story as the Heat collapsed, getting outscored 32-14 in the period, as Chicago ran away with this one late. John Salmons led the way with 27 points while Ben Gordon scored 18 and Kirk Hinrich had 15. Tyrus Thomas also scored 15 points to go with 12 rebounds. Wade led the Heat with 31 points while Udonis Haslem scored 13 and Jermaine O’Neal added 12.

One night after getting a big win against the Jazz, the Suns fell to the Blazers. With each game more and more crucial in the Suns race for eighth in the Western Conference, losing 129-109 to Portland doesn’t help Phoenix inch any closer to the Mavs. Tired legs in the third quarter doomed the Suns who were content to try and outscore the Blazers. Getting outscored 35-22 didn’t play into that plan as they gave up 60% shooting to Portland in the game. LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers while Brandon Roy had 26 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Rudy Fernandez had 23 points off of the bench on 8-10 shooting from the floor. The Suns were led by Shaquille O’Neal’s 20 points as Jason Richardson scored 16 and Steve Nash added 15.

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ Duke!!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Quadruple HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ Greg Paulus……another in a long line of Duke point guards that have the stench of bi*ch attached to them.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Oh yeah……stupid Heat.

  • Myung

    Thank you, Chicago Bulls.

  • http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/ The Kandi Raver

    Phx needs D if they even want a crack at the playoffs not outscoring

  • Myung

    It saddens me to see Philly in the 5th spot as of this morning. I want to see Miami in the 1st round. Call me crazy, but I think we match up better against them (even though Wade is playing so well this season) than against the Sixers. I hope the Heat end up with the #5 seed when all is said and done.

  • matt the jazz fan

    kandi – isn’t phoenix’s d essentially just as good as the rest of the western teams 5-8, when adjusted for pace?

  • Matt M

    I am so pumped Duke lost… ‘Nova has been getting good matchups for their style of play playing two teams that have similar styles but just aren’t one the same level athletically… Now if UNC knocks off Gonzaga everything will be perfect

  • Myung

    I can’t wait until 7:30 tonight. I’ve rested my vocal chords up so I can boo KG and Paul Pierce very loudly.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I’ll be sure to thank the Celts tomorrow, Myung.

  • Alan

    Rudy’s end for the third quarter has been SICK!!! Let’s go Blazers.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Holly, I had Nova picked over Duke. I also had Memphis making the championship game. Can’t win them all I guess?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Will Bynum is good. Giving up 20 straight points before scoring is bad.

  • Myung

    Touche, eboy.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    If Brandon Roy has a Twitter account, can someone please tell him to shave. Thanks.

  • Myung

    I think we’ll win one of our next 2 games. If I had to choose one, I’m selfishly hoping it’s tonight.

  • Myung

    I had Arizona in my Final Four (I’ve known Jordan Hill’s dad for a few years now, and he convinced me to support the Cats in this year’s tournament). It looked like a foolish pick going into the tournament, so I’m glad they at least made the Sweet 16. I’m hoping they’ll be able to pull it out tonight.

  • Myung

    I used to get satisfaction out of Duke losing, but they’re not as hate-able as they once were. I actually feel bad for them lately when they get knocked out of March Madness.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    When you have 3 NBA-caliber players, you have more than enough to win a couple of games. I actually wouldn’t be too surprised if they beat Louisville tonight. I just don’t trust them.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Feel bad?! Sh*t! I love it each and every time.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    16-60 is pretty freaking bad.

  • Myung

    I actually am not sure what to think about Jordan Hill as a pro. He has a man’s body, but to be honest, I’m not sure if he’s polished enough to succeed at the next level. His father thinks he’ll be a top 5 pick this June.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    You cannot teach size, Myung.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Pitt is making me nervous every game. I have them winning it all, but they have not dominated anyone yet. However, LeVance Fields is clutch.

  • Myung

    True, Tad. I DO hope he does well in the L. I just wonder if he’ll be able to replicate his success in the Pac-10 as a pro baller. He seems very raw at this point.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    No doubt, he is very raw. I’m going to claim ignorance in his game because I’ve only seen 3 Arizona games this year.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Pitt will be gone in a wave of Carolina blue.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Pitt actually needs to worry about Nova first. Scottie Reynolds is that dude.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Hursty in the house!
    Just thought of a few things
    1. Uconn is winning the whole thing.
    2. HA! @ Duke.
    3. Letterman has…gotten far worse this year than I though possible- even considering the last 3+ years.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Ah finally a sensible use for Twitter, mass posts telling Brandon Roy to shave. Good one, TAD. Oh, hello everyone and GO MAVS!

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Letterman? Is that dude still relevant? More important, he’s still on TV? Anyone know when Conan starts making the tonight show must-watch TV? Heard Fallon has started (pass) his stint.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    LeVance Fields looks like Snoop and Ceebo had a son.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    This has been my favorite year in recent MEMORY for NCAAs since 2003, as both Arizona and Syracuse have been playing great. I don’t even care that my bracket has been molested beyond recognition, fantastic stuff going on tonight.
    Of course, I’ll be on a plane from 8-9… so I’ll be in the airport at seven… so I’m effectively missing both Arizona and Syracuse’s (probable) last games… damn..

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Darksaber: I have no idea why you’d watch Jimmy Fallon when Craig Fergason is on. Dude is pretty damn funny.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    They had U2 on tonight, and some other bloke who was funny. Yeh… doing Davids job. Last time I laughed out loud like, actual LOL was when he was with Paris Hilton just after she got out of the jail.
    The finale of the Bush moments was pretty funny too.

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    hmmm

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    Kobe for MVP

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    We have Letterman. That’s f*cking all.
    I love Triumph the Insult Dog though. Shame I can only see good comedy on youtube.
    His work with the Star Wars nerds? Golden. Award winning performance.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Read again Juk’s, i hate Jimmy Fallon. I don’t think i’d watch his crapshow.

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    +27 last night. Solid game. How is everyone?

  • Candice

    Is Orlando happy now since the Bulls are 7th for right now? I really didn’t think the Bulls would move up and Detroit will be struggling this hard.

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    Detroit scared me a bit last night. Until Kobe checked back in and we went on a 20-0 run or whatever the run was.

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    Mark my words. Minni beats the Cavs at home tonight. That’s my 5 star game of the week!!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Oh God James haha. How about Yao Ming or Ron Artest while we’re at it?
    I wanna know who gets MIP though.
    Granger? Harris? Shaq? Wade? Diaw (again?), Ariza, Von Wafer?
    Wafer, Harris and Granger are my top 3 though.
    It depends on whether you return from injury though… Wade doesn’t count then.

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    I am a little Bias but Trevor AAAAARRRIIIIIIZZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    SHOULDA PLAYED FOOTBALL! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP-CLAP-CLAP! SHOULDA PLAYED FOOTBALL! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP-CLAP-CLAP!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Craig Smith is NOT 250 pounds. Just throwing it out there. Seeing him next to Ron Artest last week, who is 255 pounds (listed)… Smith must be at least 280. At least.
    I’d rather talk about MIP though.

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    I don’t know jack sh!t about NCAA ball, and i’m still psyched about Duke losing

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Year winding down predictions:
    MVP: Lebron James (Wade is slippin’ hardcore, Kobe’s team which everyone predicted would big five games ahead of everyone else is second in the league, no one else is even close).
    MIP: Devin Harris (no damn doubt)
    ROY: Derrick Rose
    DPY: Dwight Howard
    COY: Stan Van Gundy
    All-NBA first team: Wade, Bryant, James, Duncan, Howard
    All-NBA second team: Paul, Parker, Garnett, Nowitzki, Ming
    All NBA third team: Williams, Roy, Durant, Melo, Shaq
    All-Defensive first team: Rondo, Wade, Ariza, Garnett, Dwight Howard
    All-Defensive second team: Kobe, Bell, Lebron, Duncan, Okafor
    Also, Comeback Player of the Year: Grant Hill

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I really really hope the Pistons and Cavs meet in the first round. I smell an upset.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I’m pretty sure that is pure sarcasm at it’s best.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    B Long: By upset, you mean how upset TAD will be? Are you sweating the Cavs so much that you’re hoping some team impossibly beats them?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Tyrus Thomas looks like he’s finally coming around, but all in all I’d still rather have LaMarcus Aldridge.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    I am thinking about changing my screen name!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Agree with Jukai except for Ariza being the defensive forward. Battier even with half a foot is still better, and Ron Ron pwned almost everyone this year (except that one game vs. Kobe) haha. Remember that game against LeBron?
    Oh, 6th man is JET btw. No doubt.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    who votes BETCATS stays BETCATS? Who would like to see BETCATS change into… THE SEXUAL PHANTOM

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    From NBA.com:
    Cleveland’s superstar will be profiled on CBS’ “60 Minutes” this Sunday in an interview he did a few months ago. The 24-year-old, who has led the Cavaliers to the NBA’s best record this season, sat down for the one-on-one with show contributor Steve Kroft.
    ….
    Before leaving the court, Kroft turns to James and asks, “Are you going to do anything with this [ball]?”
    “Who me?” says James, who then takes one dribble and almost effortlessly flips the ball into the basket underhanded from 60 feet.
    “How many times can you do that in a row?” a stunned Kroft says as James walks off laughing.
    “I’m one take, baby, that’s all. I’m just one take,” says James.
    ————————————-
    Well, this’ll improve Lebron’s image.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Hursty: Damn, forgot about sixth man. Sixth man to me is uhm… hm… Guess I’m going with Jet.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    BET-If it is not a variation of ‘BET’ it is unacceptable lol.
    That is all from me.
    Peace. Have a good Friday (its Saturday here).

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Hursty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    im creepin on the low

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    ps- sexual phantom? Maybe BET the s.f? Dunno.
    Sure it’ll be good whatever you choose.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i need to seriously think about this name change.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Damn, I haven’t been on here for a good 2 months, and after an hour you guys say nothing, least not g’day anyways haha, but I get love (no homo) from BET straight up? Thats solid.
    I recognise Darksaber and Jukai though, because they responded to me lol.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    BETCATS: I vote sexual phantom. It’s always good to have an alias where you can roleplay everything you’re not in real life. Which is having sex. Or being a ghost.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    which is having sex? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You’re being a cutie now, Jukai (Yes homo/sticks fingure in mouth)

  • MooButter

    Did you watch the last time the Cav’s played the Pistons? It might have been one of the biggest beat down’s this season. Piston’s looked completely disinterested. I think the Cav’s were up 30 after a quarter and a half.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Don’t worry, B. Long doesn’t actually believe half of the crap he says. The only chance the Pistons have at advancing is playing Orlando.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    if the Pistons play Orlando, then lose in the 2nd round, would anything be different than what it would have been if Billups were their?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    fake Jerry Sloan is following me on twitter!

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    that list is solid. i’d put granger over melo on the 3rd team tho.
    1st d : rondo, wade, garnett, battier, howard
    2nd d : bell, kobe, lbj, duncan, okafor.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    @ Holly: that commercial nearly brings tears to my eyes

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    Very cool piece on Corey Fisher. Does Nicky Barnes actually look like Cuba Gooding Jr?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    His Ham is in the building!

  • http://mindyourbusiness@getalife.com Allenp

    Tyrus Thomas looks good when he plays hard.
    Too bad that only happens at the end of the season.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Allenp, you think irrections really help Tyrus preform better?

  • http://mindyourbusiness@getalife.com Allenp

    And the Bosh thing was good info.
    Too bad nobody bothered to check for any court filings before they ran the first inflammatory story.
    But, that’s to be expected.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i just broke the thing that holds the monitor up! Holy sh!t they better not realize this.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    the monitor should be flat, and its now at a 30 degree angle. I have no idea what i did.

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  • http://mindyourbusiness@getalife.com Allenp

    BET
    You are a funny dude.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Lean it on something until you leave fool, so it looks like it’s standing straight.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I was about to tell everyone Lang had a postseason award post coming…well, it’s here: http://slamonline.com/online/blogs/the-links/2009/03/links-whos-the-mvp/

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    ahahah line of the day, “you think erections really help Tyrus perform better?”

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Ernie: Tyrus Thomas has 4 double-doubles in the last 5 games!
    Chuck: What about the other 60 games though? Don’t they start paying in November?
    -
    That sums it up perfectly.

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    I had a similar problem a while ago BET, the monitor was set too high, so i tried to push it down a bit. then i pushed it down way too far, busted it and couldn’t get it back up again (insert pen!s joke here)

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    yours is now crooked though, which is a worse kind of busted

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    irections. Right up there with “penilised” as candidate for slamonline word of the year.

  • https://twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Pretty ironic that a Kobe fanboy like James the balla was named after LeBron by his parents.

  • Phil B

    a great evening. duke lost (which i called) and the blazers won.

  • Candice

    Tyrus Thomas actually has been playing better before the trade and then wane off a little bit when the trade happen. His good play didn’t just start all of a sudden. His passing has gotten better since Miller got him.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i followed the Eboy route and escaped

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    PARI-CHATS

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    ^i dont understand

  • L33tSauce

    UNC won’t make it to Pitt. Blake Griffin is going to make Hansbrough look like a child. Their one hope lies in their MVP, Lawson.

  • truthteller

    Jukai,
    Wade isn’t a point guard! He’s a shooting guard. So the first NBA-All time will be:
    Paul, Kobe, James, Duncan, Howard!

  • truthteller

    I can’t wait for the playoffs. Especially the second round in the western conference: Lakers and the Blazers! Now that will be a series!

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