Now that’s what I call SPRING!!
The 2nd day of Spring brought the Tri-State Area a care package; A FOOT OF SNOW!!
You won’t find whining and complaining here. I LOVE SNOW!!
Go ahead, call me crazy. You won’t be the first. For those who live in New York (like myself), and have for 10+ years, what do you expect?? 60’s and sunny on March 1st?! That’s not how this works people. The Tri-State Area generally gets hit with a major snow storm every March. If you don’t like it, move to Florida….
Anyway, alongside this beautiful snow day; basketball. Before we get to the basketball on hand this evening, let’s take a look at the amazing feats the NBA provided Wednesday night.
Self-proclaimed Superman, Dwight Howard, had a historic Wednesday. He posted the 1st 30-30 night in nearly 8 years, and the 2nd in nearly 40 years. Not since Kevin Love in 2010 (and Moses Malone in 1982) has an NBA player hung 30 points and 30 rebounds on an opponent in a single game. The opponent?? The Brooklyn Nets. I know, I know, it’s the Nets. Listen, 30 rebounds is 30 rebounds. That’s some Wilt Chamberlain stuff right there.
Self-proclaimed King, LeBron James, had a historic Wednesday of his own.
35 points, 17 assists, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, and ZERO turnovers.
That’s insane. Playing without Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr., LeBron wanted to send a message to the #1 seed, Toronto Raptors. 132-129. MESSAGE SENT. MESSAGE DELIVERED. LeBron, candid as always, said this prior to the game, “I’ll be available, so we got a chance.” Oh, they have a chance alright. With a healthy LeBron James on the floor, expect the Cleveland Cavaliers to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals — again.
The Sweet 16 commences this evening, with 4 games on the schedule:
#11 Loyola-Chicago vs. #7 Nevada (CBS @ 7:07 P.M.)
#7 Texas A&M vs. #3 Michigan (TBS @ 7:37 P.M.)
#9 Kansas State vs. #5 Kentucky (CBS @ 9:37 P.M.)
#9 Florida State vs. #4 Gonzaga (TBS @ 10:07 P.M.)
Loyola-Chicago has won both of their games by a combined 3 points. Nevada is fresh off of a 22-point comeback. Which Cinderella story will prevail??
Score Prediction: 69-68 Loyola-Chicago
Texas A&M manhandled UNC in the 2nd round. With one of the most potent frontlines in college basketball, can Texas A&M do the same to Michigan??
Score Prediction: 70-64 Michigan
Kansas State was given a super early Christmas present when UMBC knocked off Virginia. Their road will get a lot tougher tonight, as they run into a Kentucky team playing as well as anyone in the country.
Score Prediction: 67-60 Kentucky
Florida State took a page out of UMBC’s playbook, knocking out #1 seed, Xavier. Can they continue their strong play against a tournament ready, Gonzaga team??
Score Prediction: 80-72 Gonzaga
Who will advance to the Elite 8 tonight?? Post your predictions in the comment section below.
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