Thursday, December 20, 2007

NBA News - Manu's 20 Can't Help Spurs

Portland Trail Blazers 101 Toronto Raptors 96

The Raptors were blown away this one, Carlos DELFINO posted 3 points, 4 rebounds & 1 assist.

Houston Rockets 92 Orlando Magic 97

Another home defeat for the Rockets and I'm keep pondering on when Rocket's coach Rick ADELMAN is going to response to many critics call to give Luis SCOLA more time play.

By his own standard, SCOLA did not have a good game, only posting 6 points, 6 rebounds & 2 assists in the process.

Memphis Grizzlies 88 San Antonio Spurs 85

Tony PARKER sat out for the fourth straight game and another defeat for the defending champion. But what can you say when you loose a game after trailing a 23 points lead? Heart breaker.

GINOBILI, who entered shooting 34 percent over the previous five games, missed his first six shots, finally hitting his only field goal of the first half in the closing seconds before the break.

"There's no excuse for how we played in the first half,'' GINOBILI said. "We played so soft. There are too many good teams that are talented, and when they get momentum, it becomes really hard to beat them.''

GINOBILI got going after halftime, scoring 12 points in the third. And with 2.4 seconds left, he dunked in to level the score at 85 a piece. Then came that devastating shot from Rudy GAY to give Memphis the win.

Manu finished off the night with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists & 3 steals. Fabricio OBERTO finished off the game by posting 6 points, 6 rebounds & 1 steal.

Washington Wizards 84 Chicago Bulls 95

The injury scare to Andres NOCIONI was simply forgotten when his name was announced in the Bulls starting line up. Thank god for that.

Not one of his best, but still he had almost 30 minutes of action, posting 8 points & 2 rebounds.


halley said...

The San Antonio Spurs often slumbers in the 1st half and after halftime they apply their adjustments. That is what I always notice about the Spurs. Their defense during the 2nd half worked and that gave the them the chance to tie the game, but I think Rudy Gay was just at the right place, at the right time. The Spurs have to stay healthy and improve some more. I don't care if they move to the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th seed of the Playoffs. What's important is that they stay healthy, be able to play in the Playoffs and win. [fingers-crossed] ;-) advance Merry Christmas my friend!..

John said...

Merry Christmas to you to Halley,

I just hope Spurs will get themselves out of this $hit as soon as possible.

By the way, congrats on your men's national team success at the recent SEA Games.

Time Intact said...

That whole time during the Raps-Blazers game I had a gut feeling that we were gonna let this one slide. What a bad loss.

I saw Rudy Gay's game-winning 3, that was pretty crazy, especially since it was in Tim Duncan's face. When the Raps played the Grizzlies earlier this year, I had no idea Rudy Gay improved his game so much. He's gonna be awesome.

John said...

More NBA News...

Boston Celtics 107 Chicago Bulls 82

Not an easy game for the Bulls. Andres NOCIONI was a starter posted 8 points, 2 rebounds & 1 steal.

Seattle Supersonics 123 Toronto Raptors 115

The Raptors came short against Kevin DURANT's Sonics. Carlos DELFINO posted 15 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists & 3 steals.

Last but not least.....

Walter HERRMANN has move to Detroit to play for the Pistons. Not sure whether this move will benefit him or not, only time will tell.

We all know DELFINO's time there, don't we.