The NCAA Final Four: Is it in the Cards?

Posted in Blogroll on April 1st, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Kevin Ward’s teammates finished off Duke with him in mind.

Anyone who could hold down their Easter dinner saw the unfortunate injury to Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware in yesterday’s Midwest Regional Final against the Duke Blue Devils (sometimes, more than once). The reaction to Ware’s injury told the story — some players reportedly vomited and another appeared to fall out of his seat upon seeing Ware’s shattered leg. Coach Rick Pitino wiped away tears while his player was carted off the floor.

No one can question the love of Ware’s teammates as many were in tears when they gathered around him. Ware, in his most anguished moment implored his shaken teammates through tears, “Just win it for me y’all.” His mates responded and proceeded to take apart the Blue Devils 85-63 to earn a trip to the Final Four.

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Kenneth Faried: Manimal on fire

Posted in Blogroll on April 1st, 2013 by Ron Glover

In his second season, Kenneth Faried has kicked his game into high gear.

In the opening weeks of 2012-13 season, the Denver Nuggets were lost in translation. New additions to the roster took time to blend in with the current lineup. In late January,the Nuggets went on a run — which included a franchise-record 15-game winning streak. The Nuggets are among the league leaders in points per game as well as field goal percentage. Much of the Nuggets high-wire act offense is jump-started by one of the NBA’s best defensive units — ranking in the top five in rebounds, steals and blocks. At the center of this organized confusion is second-year glass specialist Kenneth Faried.

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Tip-Off for 4/1/13 (featuring Marvin Gaye): The short-handed Miami Heat down San Antonio Spurs 88-86 on Chris Bosh’s three-pointer

Posted in Blogroll on April 1st, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Chris Bosh is quietly enjoying his best season as a pro.

Miami Heat head coach Erick Spoelstra was either displaying showmanship to Greg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs or he was just showing off. In their first meeting, Popovich sat stars Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker citing fatigue. The Heat went on to win the contest in Miami. In San Antonio, Spoelstra sat LeBron James and Dwyane Wade due to injury. Chris Bosh, the remaining third of Miami’s Big Three, buried a three-pointer with one second remaining to give the Heat an 88-86 victory.

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