Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Recap For April 21st

Cavaliers - Wizards

They double-teamed him. They hacked him. They force him to take 3 pointers. One thing that Wizards cant do is to stop him. Lebron James scored 30 points 12 assists and 9 rebound. But he wasn't the one who was doing the scoring. Cavaliers were quite well-balanced offensive-wise with every starter in double-digit. Z. Ilgauskas combinened with Lebron James to pry open Wizard's defence.

Wizard shot poorly with only 27-72 FG. Brendan Haywood got ejected with a flagrant when he pushed Lebron when he was driving to the basket. (Flashback to last game, Haywood was standing on top of Lebron when they got clustered together). Basically the whole wizard team played badly and had no answer for Lebron and the Cavs. If they still don't come up with a reply for Game 3, See Ya!

Best Player : Lebron James. Ilgauskas was a clsoe runner-up as he made several important keys play down the stretch.
Worst Player: Entire Wizard Defence. No one played well at all.

Jazz - Rockets

Tracy McGrady bent over in exhaustion as the final seconds ticked away of another playoff loss.
The seven-time All-Star had 23 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, but faltered again in the fourth quarter as the Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 90-84 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Deron Williams, who briefly left the game with an injury, finished with 22 points and Mehmet Okur added 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz, who have won eight of the last 10 meetings with Houston.

After Williams missed a driving layup, Houston's Bobby Jackson hit a 3-pointer that would have tied the game but Scola was called for an offensive foul away from the ball when he pushed Andrei Kirilenko.

McGrady blasted official Tony Brothers for the call and accused Kirilenko of exaggerating the contact.

"You can't call that," he said. "I like Tony Brothers, but that was a bad call. Very, very bad call. Three points down, crucial point in the game and Kirilenko flops. He flops and you call a foul on that? It was a bad call."

Kirilenko grabbed an offensive rebound on Utah's next possession and Kyle Korver flipped in a one-handed shot as the shot clock expired to put the game out of reach with 20 seconds to go.

Best Player: Mehmet Okur. Hitting open shots while playing well in the paint. 16 points,16 rebound.
Worst Player: Rockets's bench. They didnt provide the spark off the bench and making the starters play major minutes and exhausting them.

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