Monthly ArchiveMay 2013

Pacers and Heat All Tied Up 2-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals

Indiana Pacers played their signature brand of basketball to defeat the Miami Heat. They played defense and forced the Heat to take bad shots. It also helped LeBron James was on the bench after fouling out in only his second NBA Playoff game in his career. Pacers tied the Eastern Conference Finals series 2-2 with their 99-92 win.

Pacers continue to hold true to form. They are at their best when the score is at or near the 100 point-mark. Indiana dominated the boards and played outstanding defense. Roy Hibbert scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. You have to like the Pacers’ chances when Hibbert has such a good performance. Pacers destroyed the Heat in the Paint. You cannot expect to win when the opposing teams can score 50 points in the Paint as the Pacers did. Miami only managed 32 points in the Paint. Pacers’ defense forced the Heat to shoot 39 percent from the floor. You win when you can get a team with the best player in the world to shoot so poorly. Pacers had balanced scoring with Hibbert leading the way. If they continue to play well, the Eastern Conference Finals Championship will be in their grasp.

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Spurs Are Ready To Win The 2013 NBA Championship

San Antonio Spurs really know how mess up a prediction. I had the Memphis Grizzlies winning the Western Conference Finals; however, the Spurs had other plans. Memphis could not avoid being swept as Spurs await the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Grizzlies needed to defy NBA History in order for them to advance to the 2013 NBA Championship Finals. The fact remains no team in in NBA History has won a NBA Playoff series once they are down 3-0.

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How to Make Eastern Conference Finals Classic

The Eastern Conference Finals have sports fans interest for next few weeks. With last night, game it makes the Miami Heat versus the Indiana Pacers must watch television. Paul George in a losing effort came up big to send the game into overtime and LeBron James is game-winning shot sealed Game 1 victory with a score of 103-102. A triple double for James but his last shot will be what fans remember most about Game 1. With both teams playing well and hitting clutch shots, this is the step one to making the Eastern Conference Finals classic.

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What You Need to Know Before Going to a Basketball Camp

When a basketball camp is organized in your area, it can pose a great opportunity to learn more about the sport and sharpen your skills. People can choose from a variety of basketball camps. Many of the basketball camps are offered by local colleges and universities. Alternatively, brand name camps offer more specialized training and better exposure for players.

There are two types of basketball camps to choose from. Depending on your location or budget, you can choose whether to attend a day camp or a residential camp. The day camp holds training sessions during working hours and provide specific training on certain aspects of the sport. The residential camp, on the other hand, provides accommodation for campers where training and other fun activities are held at all hours of the day. It often holds drills early in the morning for physical training and group activities in the evenings to build friendships and camaraderie.

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Buy NBA Playoffs Tickets to Watch Great NBA Playoff Series Unfold

NBA Playoffs tickets have been all the raved. As last night game provided more proof to the fans, you need to buy NBA Playoff tickets to see the action in person when you can. The San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies played to overtime and the Grizzlies found themselves down 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals. Well, I dare not speak of the game between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers quite yet. You understand why if you are able to buy NBA Playoffs tickets then you should. The games will only get better going forward.

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Former Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher to Retire From NFL After 13 Seasons

A great linebacker in Brian Urlacher. He will not go to another team instead he will decide to retire. He was one of the best in the league and was reason why the Bears had a good defense for many years. It would have been great to see him play at least one more year.

Urlacher announced his retirement over Twitter. Is he bound for the Hall of Fame?

NBA Playoffs have Blowout and Grinded Out Victories

NBA Playoffs was in full swing and two things that still stand true in my opinion, the Indiana Pacers play great defense. However, Pacers’ offense will be their Achilles Heel. New York had their number and when team can go on a 30-2 run, it is not just poor defense, but it is a lack of offense mentioned earlier. Carmelo Anthony had a better shooting night. Anthony scored 32 points for the game. It was more important for the Knicks to get other players involved in the scoring as they did in last night 105-79 victory. When players like Iman Schumpert can score 15 points and Raymond Felton can go for 14 points, this is the recipe for a Knicks’ NBA Playoff series win.

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A Few NBA Playoffs Predictions to Stir the Sports Fans Up

What team will the Miami Heat have to play for the Eastern Conference Finals? I know I am tad bit early or late on the predictions, but who in their right mind feels that any team left in the NBA Playoffs can dethrone King James and the Miami Heat. I stay in the Eastern Conference for now.

Indiana Pacers are big and long but they do not have offensive ammunition to really threaten the Heat. Chicago Bulls are in the same boat. They play great defense; however, the offense is not enough. Well, it leads me to the New York Knicks. Knicks definitely have the offense, but the defense is too inconsistent to say, they will be able beat the Heat in a 7-game series.

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College Athletes Should Be Paid After SEC Get 24 Hour Sports Network in 2014

College Football will get even more exposure as the best College Football conference the SEC inks deal with ESPN. It will allow the sports network to broadcast content 24 hours, 7 days a week. To be fair, the SEC Network will broadcast other sports such as men and women basketball, baseball. However, everyone know College Football is biggest draw and for both the SEC and ESPN. The network is set to launch August 2014. For the sport fans, it more exposure to the college sports events they love especially College Football. However, the collegian athlete is vastly underpaid when you consider the revenue generated by sports athletics. Therefore, I shall continue to argue college athletes should be paid.

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