Worthy of Your Attention

by Marcel Mutoni

We have had two Game 7s in the postseason so far. Both involved the Celtics, and some even went as far as to call the last one a classic. I’m not sure I’d place the “classic” stamp on what we saw yesterday, but it was pretty damn good, and hopefully tonight’s Hornets/Spurs battle for all of the marbles can match it for drama.

The Spurs have been written off by many this season, and some of that sentiment is understandable, as the defending champs have at times looked as though they were just about ready to finally keel over. And yet, here they are again, on the verge of advancing to the Conference Finals for the umpteenth time.

For the Hornets, they don’t really know what to expect tonight, as only two guys on their roster (Bonzi and Peja) have ever played significant roles in a game of this magnitude. And we all know how that turned out for both of them.

That being said, Chris Paul is absolutely fearless, and New Orleans has shown enough this year to warrant us not being shocked should they have a highly-anticipated date with the Lakers after tonight’s festivities.