Sunday, April 20, 2008

Playoffs News - A Win For Manu & Scola Makes Debut

The Playoffs has already begun and believe me it really getting intense at my end here, especially after hearing all those wonderful comment coming in.

San Antonio Spurs 117 Phoenix Suns 115

As expected this game was a sure explosive one. If they was real hero in this game, then it had to Tim DUNCAN and Manu GINOBILI. Once is a saviour and the other the killer.

DUNCAN first 3 of the season with just ticks left sent his team into double overtime against the revenge-minded Suns.

Then it was
Manu’s turn, and his layup with 1.8 seconds left pushed the defending champions past the Suns 117-115 Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Manu was the just a point scorer as he was constantly being watched by Shaq, which allow Timmy to do more damage for the Suns.

As always Manu was the inspiration that Spurs needed from the bench, posting 24 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists & 3 steals. Fabricio OBERTO had his part in the game, posting 4 points, 5 rebounds & 1 steal.

It's hard to say even now where is this game going but my only hope is that Spurs could win Game 2 before heading to Arizona.

Houston Rockets 82 Utah Jazz 93

Welcome to the playoffs Luis SCOLA!!!

Sadly it was not the kind the start that he would have wanted in the first place. Against a Utah Jazz so superior at home, the best thing that any team should do is win at home.

Now it will be a mountain to climb for the Rockets if they were to win Game 2 and try to take one of those game in Salt Lake City.
You can't really blame them for this as they were already depleted before the game with both YAO Ming and Rafer ALSTON were out of the game. Much was expected from Luis and Tracy McGRADY.

For SCOLA personally, he did manage posted 14 points, 13 rebounds and 2 steals in the process. Let's hope that the Rockets will bounced back in game 2.


Azrael said...

What a way to open up Game 1 of Spurs vs. Suns! 3 clutch shots to force 2 OTs and win the game is more than I can ask for in an afternoon. I like the Spurs' chances in the playoffs. Duncan is still the same consistent guy (maybe with the addition of 3+ range too... jk). Manu was always great too, but stepped it up even more this year.

Ann said...

yeah! what a game! and most definitely way to go for t.d. and manu!! :) i have my fingers crossed for the them winning.

as for scola.. he should have been with the spurs.. hehe

[by the way, this is the blogger at ... I have another blog in blogspot :)]

John said...

The Raptors did not have the best start as they went to the Orlando Magic 100-114.

Carlos DELFINO was very quite, posting just 2 points, 3 rebounds & 2 assists.

Luca. 5,997 miles from Phoenix said...

As a Suns fan...I am not so sure I like the fact Manu is playing that way.
Living in Bologna (Italy) I've had a chance to personally watch Manu and Carlos play a lot of times. They are both great players and nice guys, I simply wish the best to them.

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