Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.
Will a different set of referees call the game as tightly for both sides as it was in Game 1? That’s when Blake Griffin fouled out in 19 minutes, Paul had five, Matt Barnes four and DeAndre Jordan three. For the Warriors, Andre Iguodala fouled out, while David Lee, Jermaine O’Neal and Klay Thompson had four apiece. “I really didn’t anticipate the game to be called like that both ways,” Griffin said. “The next game could be extremely physical. I just need to do a better job reading that situation. The first couple fouls you can kind of see how the referees are calling the game.”
The Mavericks were not going to let San Antonio beat them with 3-pointers, and they did not want Tony Parker using the lane as his personal playground. So the veteran Duncan overcame a brief injury scare to score 27 points. The Spurs held Dallas to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 win Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Pace was a word in fashion after Oklahoma City’s 100-86 win over Memphis in their first-round playoff opener.
Game 1 on Saturday looked like two different games.
Brendan Bowers of Slam Magazine joined Ken Carman on the “Ken Carman Showw.” Bowers talked about how Anthony Bennett can improve, Mike Brown, the Cavs front office, possible trades this off season, building around Kyrie Irving, Irving and Waiters working together and which “free agent to be players” will be back on the Cavs roster.
Since the final horn sounded Wednesday night, Cavaliers players have expressed regret and disappointment after there was so much optimism and hope when the season began last October.
Bull & Fox talk about James Harden saying he wouldn’t shave his beard for $1 million, or even $5 million, and Bull trying to get an offer to shave his beard…
Thursday Cavs Beat: 92.3′s Daryl Ruiter joined Baskin & Phelps from the Cleveland Clinic Courts in Independence during “locker clean-out day” to discuss speaking with Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters about the future of Coach Mike Brown and the team, Kyrie Irving’s comments on a possible extension coming, and what we may hear from interim GM David Griffin.
The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the offseason at a crossroads. Whether or not Mike Brown will return next season remains to be seen.