In Game 2 of WCF, Tony Parker scores 34 to offset Durant, Harden and Westbrook 120-111 (with TNT notes)

Posted in Blogroll on May 30th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

I think they made him angry last night…(what’s your caption?)

OKC tried the hack-a-Splitter after the Spurs rocked out like efficient robots and shot up by twenty. San Antonio’s rhythm was affected but not enough and the Spurs now have a 2-0 lead in the best of seven Western Conference Finals. It seemed that shots weren’t contested. Is it simply San Antonio is a better team or is it that the Thunder lack the true defensive intensity it takes to win late in the playoffs? Tony Parker went off and scored 34 on 16-21 shooting. Duncan stole time and put Serge Ibaka up on some kid’s laughing wall the kid won’t take down until he leaves for college. OKC got 88 combined points from Durant, Harden and Westbrook and still lost in a game the score very much could have been a lot worse. When the Spurs put up 120, pack it in and get ready for the next run because you just became their 20th straight victim in a span of 48 days. Ginobli had 20, Leonard had 18 and the old man Duncan after the jump had 11 points, 12 boards, 6 assists and 4 blocks.

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TSF Tip-Off for 5/30/12 (featuring Jay Electronica): Serena Williams upset in opening round of the French Open

Posted in Blogroll on May 30th, 2012 by Ron Glover

 

(Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)

For the better part of her career, Serena Williams has been able to battle through the mental and physical bumps and bruises that have come with being one of the best tennis players in the world – male or female.

Yesterday, in the first round of the French Open, the dam broke.

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Boxing’s Steroid Problem

Posted in Blogroll on May 30th, 2012 by Okori Wadsworth

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When it happened to James Toney, it was funny. Not because people being juiced is somehow hilarious, but because the common perception if someone is taking steroids is that they should look like this instead of like this. That part was funny.

When it happened to Shane Mosley and later Fernando Vargas, it became curious. But the old-fashioned boxing trainers, the ones who will tell you that you don’t really need to train with weights because it makes you muscle-bound and slow had this one ace in the hole: The fights they had when they took steroids were maybe, the worst of their entire career.

Now it’s not as funny. Now it’s not past-their-prime veterans looking for one more day in the sun. Now it’s young fighters – prospects still in a few ways. The question is this: What is going to be done about it? Moreover, what can we learn?

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