Byron Scott fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers

Posted in Blogroll on April 18th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(USA Today)

Scott is out in Cleveland. (USATSI)

Is Byron Scott to blame for the Cleveland Cavaliers reluctance to rebuild?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have removed head coach Byron Scott of his duties. In three seasons, Scott coached the Cavs to a record of 64-166 (.278).

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Tip-Off for 4/18/13 (featuring Billy Ocean): Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Houston Rockets 99-95 in overtime to earn 7th seed in the Western Conference playoffs

Posted in Blogroll on April 18th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Yahoo)

The Lakers have banded together in Kobe Bryant’s absence to grab the West’s 7th seed.

The Los Angeles Lakers are more deserving of a spot in the NBA playoffs than any team I can think of. Injuries, the firing of Mike Brown, the early struggles under Mike D’Antoni, sniping between Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, the criticism of Pau Gasol and the passing of beloved owner Jerry Buss were enough excuses for the Lakers to pack it in. The season-ending injury to Kobe Bryant pointed all but confirmed the latter.

Not only have the Lakers made it to the postseason, they’ve earned the seventh seed with a critical 99-95 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Lakers will open the first round against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

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