Sunday, May 25, 2008

Pistons Pathetic and Too Much Cox For Chinese Taipei

Rahnee Cox and the Opals sweep Chinese Taipei

A few days ago I wrote how I believed that the Detroit Pistons will take care of the Boston Celtics in this series. How wrong I was? The Celtics ran away with an easy 94-80 win today to take a 2-1 lead.

It was one of the most complete team efforts (outside the San Antonio Spurs) I have seen from an NBA team in quite some time. Kevin Garnett had a strong all round game (22pts, 13rebs, 6ass) to be the Men in Greens best.

To go along with Garnett's performance, 5 other Celtics cracked double figure points. I would never have thought the Celts would have been able to win comfortably with Paul Pierce pulling the trigger just six times but with solid contributions from many he is afforded a slow night.

For the Pistons is was Rip Hamilton trying to keep the home team in the game. He had a game high 26, but he had only two other teammates in double figures.

The Pistons would be happy with rookie Rodney Stuckey's play (17pts, 4ass, 4 stls) but Chauncey Billups is who they need to ride at this point of the season. Stuckey needs to keep being that spark off the bench while Billups has to lead from the front.

I have never doubted the Celtics defence and if they continue to share the offense as they did today, I will end up with egg all over my face.

Check out Chris Sheridan's (No relation to my teammate Brad, but they do share the same hairline.) Daily Dime.

A look at how the Celtics can turn it around on the road.

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A look at what Mavs Jason Terry gets up to in the off season.

80 million reasons why Andrew Bogut will not join the Boomers until right before the Olympics.

Congrats to the Brisbane Bullets for going up the Torres Strait and working with the children there. It must have been a buzz for both the Bullets and the Torres Strait people. The children would have loved getting some tips from the sporting superstars that visited. While the visitors would have seen a piece of this great country that not all of us get to see. You can invite me any time Brian/Joey.

Kiwi's are supporting their local league.

The Australian Opals have been conducting a clinic on the NSW Central Coast over the past week. The lucky recipient has not been kids from the local area but the Chinese Taipei National Team.

The Opals handed the visitors a 3-0 series sweep, with none of the scorelines very flattering to the opposition. Click here for a write up and boxscore of all three games.

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