05.09.08 10 years ago 7 Comments

NBA — The forces of bland consistency won't go down without a technically well-executed fight. Yeah, at least it's not the unwatchable mess that is the Celtics and the Cavs. CP3 and TP3x3 had quite the showdown, with Chris Paul leading scoring with 35 points to go with nine assists, while Tony Parker countered with 31 points to share the team high with Manu Ginobili. A lot was made of the fact that the Hornets had handed the Spurs their worst regular season loss at home, but San Antonio was able to pull away late in the 3rd to extend its home playoff win streak to 10 and avoid going down 3-0 in the series.

In Boston, Bron-Bron might have gotten Clevelanders cheap pizza yesterday, but he might want to start making some shots at some point in this series. James went 6-of-24 to go with another seven turnovers and Ben Wallace staggered off the court with a dizzy spell four minutes into the game and didn't return.  But, yeah, the Celtics seemed so vulnerable a few days ago.

NHL — The top-seed Red Wings got three power play goals to blow past the Stars 4-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in Detroit. Brenden Morrow, who came up huge with two overtime goals in the previous round, netted the Stars' only goal.  The Red Wings have never lost a playoff series to the Stars, so I guess we can stop writing about this one, huh?  

MLB — D-back's Brandon Webb throws his 13th career complete game in a 8-3 win over the Phillies to improve to 8-0. Brett Myers allowed six earned in five innings, sooo ya might want to sleep at your sister's house tonight, Mrs. Myers…The Yankees got homers mostly from guys hitting under .200 to avoid a sweep in Cleveland.  So all's gravy, now, huh?…Pirates wrap up three-game sweep of the Giants. Might as well bag it in Buccos.  All downhill from here.  Great success!…Richie Sexson charges the mound in a futile attempt to make Rangers 5-0 win over Mariners interesting.

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