NBA/Stanley Cup Playoffs = AWESOME

Anyone I run into lately has had to put up with my constant endorsing of the Stanley Cup (NHL) Playoffs and the NBA Playoffs.

I cannot get enough of it! There are exciting games being played literally every night, which is the best part. God bless the NFL, it is by far my favorite sport, but the waiting each week for the games drives me crazy. There is nothing like this time of year when there is action on every evening.

Now I will admit, part of my interest in these games is because I usually have a dog in the fight because I bet on the games using Cent Sports (which is a very cool site and is deserving of it’s on blog post on here some other day). But even if I wasn’t pulling for this team or that to cover by x number of points…you can’t ignore the intensity of these games in both sports.

Take last night for example. First up was Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semi’s between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. It was a tight game throughout and the B’s Milan Lucic scored the go ahead goal with just over four minutes to play. Boston’s TD Garden was going NUTS! On each power play and penalty kill you could feel the tension of the crowd on the edge of their seats. Great stuff.

At the same time the Celtics-Cavaliers game was being played in Cleveland. This was more of a blowout and consequently my attention was on the hockey game instead. But still there were some amazing plays including Rajon Rondo’s must see fakeout. The Cav’s Lebron James is an amazing show every night he plays, however he is dealing with a right elbow injury so he isn’t at his best.

The late basketball game was the Spurs at the Suns in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semi’s. And this was a fantastic western shootout.

A little background: The teams hate each other, and the fans hate each other. This is mostly due to this being the sixth time the teams have faced each other in the post season in the past decade. U.S. Airways Arena was rocking from the opening tip to the final buzzer.

The NBA is always fun for me to watch because of the superstars. Phoenix’s Amar’e Stoudemire and Steve Nash were a joy to watch in this one. They played with so much energy and effort. Nash scored 17 points in the first quarter and was feeding off of the crowd’s emotion. On the other end, the Spurs looked out of the game and ready to throw in the towel several times in the game. And each time, when they were down by about 14 or 15, they would make a thunderous run and get right back in it. Tony Parker made some amazing drives to the hoop and Tim Duncan, although beginning to show signs of aging, is still a master at hitting that midrange bank shot.

This was all on one evening. And there is still more than a month of this craziness to go. Can’t wait to see what unfolds the rest of the way


1 Response to “NBA/Stanley Cup Playoffs = AWESOME”

  1. 1 Pop May 6, 2010 at 10:12 am


    Even I have enjoyed the “Stanley Games”, although I haven’t watched the NBA as I like college b-ball better. Nice to see that you have eased up on our “friend” Trembley but after last night’s loss with continued poor production at bat, things are looking poorly for old Dave.


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