It's amazing how one player can truly make a difference. Since Ibaka returned, the Spurs have only scored a combined 76 points in the paint and less than 100 points in both games. I didn't think Ibaka would make that much of a difference but he is proven me wrong. With Ibaka in the middle, the Thunder has been phenomenal on defense, a complete difference from how they looked in Games 1 & 2.
All props must go to Russell Westbrook. After his great performance tonight, I was close to calling him the best point guard in the league. He still must win the series but he has been putting up big numbers in the postseason, averaging 25 points, 8 dimes, 7 boards, and 27 steals in 17 games. I still want him to just slow down some and take better shots. No one denies the fact that he can score and must score for the Thunder to win, but I think for the Thunder to really prosper he must be more of an facilitator and play like a "traditional" point guard. Tonight though, he was phenomenal and made Tony Parker look mediocre. We have a series ladies and gentleman.
Respect to RG3 for this tweet........now back to the rivalry. Seriously though, I am very disappointed that the starting linebacker for my favorite team is once again injured. Not just any injury, it has to be a season ending Torn ACL. I am still confused on how Lee can tear an ACL in OTAs. How hard was he actually playing, it's not even training camp. A player tearing an ACL in training camp is understandable because the pads are involved but in OTAs you only wear a helmet and do drills with NO CONTACT. I already expected this season to be tough one for my boys but it just seems to get worse as the season gets closer. This will be a long season.
Andre Johnson stuck to his word about not attending OTAs, skipping the first day of the Texans' organized activity. With a new head coach, I think its best for the Texas to end this early, and find Johnson a new home. I have no problem with him not wanting to attend or participate, especially with Sean Lee tearing his ACL, no need for Johnson to risk an injury that could obstruct the Texans trading him. I'm sure there is a lot of bidders, as you can see CJ2K put a bid in for the Jets. Texans are obviously looking for the best possible deal but I think they should move fast.
I want to apologize to my boys for giving up early on them, they was already down 5-1 by time the basketball game started and I never switched back. The Brewers built an early lead thanks to Carlos Gomez 3-run bomb in the 1st inning, his 11th for the season but by the 7th inning it was tied at 5. So far, this series has been very entertaining, O's winning 7-6 in the 10th inning Monday evening. As a fan of the sport of baseball, I would like to see another extra inning thriller to cap off the series, but I would like to see the O's just get the W and move on to the Astros. Bud Norris(3-4) will be on the mound for the O's while Yovani Gallardo (2-3), walk-off hero, will pitch for the Brewers.
Donald Sterling has agreed to sell his franchise, the LA Clippers, after being involved in one of the most infamous sports scandals in history. I am curious to know what made Sterling to decide to sell the team because I actually thought he was going to fight that whole process, but he saved the owners time and money by selling the team without a fight. Sterling purchased the-then San Diego Clippers for $12.5 million in 1981 and has reportedly received current offers of $2.5 Billion. It's hard for me to say that he is losing out on this.