Wednesday, March 19, 2008

IT'S ALL OVER!!!

The Boston Celtics put the water on the fire and took the wind out of the Houston Rockets sails last night by blowing out the Rockets by 20 points and did so without one of their star players in Ray Allen because of an injury. The Rockets 22 game winning streak was snapped and it took the best team in the NBA this year to make that happen. 23 just couldn't be and 34 is no more. History making for the Rockets is at the moment over and so they will have to settle with the second longest winning streak in the history of the NBA at 22 games. Even though the Houston Rockets couldn't achieve the 34 games in a row to become #1 in that category they should still be pleased with themselves for playing as well as they have for the past month and a half. It's certainly not easy to win 22 games in a row in any sport, especially the NBA. Great Job Houston Rockets!!!

The Boston Celtics beat the Rockets last night by the extraordinary play of one of the Celtics bench players named Leon Powe who finished with 21 points and 4 rebounds all in just 20 minutes of play. Those were unexpected points from Powe, but needed. Also because of their smothering defense all night. The Celtics held the Rockets to a season low 74 points and shut down the Rockets only star player in Tracy McGrady holding him to one of his lowest scoring nights of the season to just 8 points. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett had their usual way by both scoring at least 20 points to also help lead the way.

Well I'm going to have to make a prediction and this prediction is really a no brainer. As much as I hate to say this because as I told you in my previous posts I'm a Los Angeles Lakers fan but I'm going to predict that barring a season ending injury to one of the 3 main stars (K.Garnett, P.Pierce, R. Allen) the Boston Celtics WILL win the NBA Championship this year. They are just too talented on offense and have the best defense in the NBA to not win it all this year. Not to forget to mention they have a deep and fairly talented bench to rely on. That was proved in the game last night!

If anyone has any thoughts on this and my prediction I would love to know what you think about it.

It's crunch time, the NBA playoffs are drawing near. I love this game!!!

Until my next post, thanks for reading, and keep sports on your mind.

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