After winning 103-100 in an overtime game today, Miami Heat forces a do or die Game 7 in this year’s NBA finals. It’s the heroic 3-pointer by Ray Allen in the last 0.05 seconds of the 4th quarter that tied the game and pushed them for an overtime.
This for me is the best game of their Best of 7 Finals Series having great plays from both teams. Although the Spurs managed to pull away in the 3rd quarter with 12 point lead, Heat came back in the fourth to close the gap and force the game into an overtime. It was a series of momentum exchanges for the 2 teams that left the viewers and spectators hanging on their seats.
One more win and they will be crowned again as NBA world champions.
Coming from a lost in their last game, the San Antonio Spurs came in determined to win today’s game being their last in their home court at AT&T Center in San Antonio Texas. Spurs’ coach Greg Popovich made a good decision in putting one of his big stars Manu Ginobili in the starting 5. Ginobili put a valiant effort in winning this game contributing 24 points, 2 rebounds and 10 assists. Danny Green who also scored 24 points is also a key factor for their win having 6 out of 10 3-pointers to capture the finals record for the most 3-pointers.
After not being in their zone in Game 3, Miami’s Big 3, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade again proved their dominance and superstar capabilities. With their combined 85 points, the 3 have propelled the Heat their win at 109-93 to tie the series 2-2.
Yes, we can call it a revenge of the Texas massacre in Game 3 (after loosing big in Game 3) and it’s a sweet revenge as the Heat’s lead players really put their best efforts today to get the win.
There are no big stars to a team who is ready and determined to win.
This is what San Antonio Spurs proved after winning big in their NBA Finals Game 3 against the Miami Heat. After losing in Game 2 (also with a big margin), Spurs bounced back and trashed whatever Heat did in their last game. Winning in their home court with 36 points lead at 113-77, Spur again ascertain their track record of not loosing back to back.
San Antonio took control of the whole game leading every quarters of it.
Game 1 went to the San Antonio Spurs, thanks to that miracle jumper (after a slide) from Tony Parker that nailed the game in-front of disappointed Heat fans on their own home court. That crucial point which Parker did at the last 5.2 seconds of Game 1 gave the Spurs the edge in their best of 7 finals series.
It was not an easy game though, as the LeBron James’ led Heat led the Spurs at the end of every quarter from 1st to 3rd. It was in the 4th quarter that Gregg Popovich’s team started to pull off even leading the Heat by 7 points at the 2:13 mark in the 4th quarter. But that 7-point lead was again brought down to 2 after James made a layup shot and after Ray Allen’s 3 points from the free-throws. With Bosh fouling Tim Duncan, the lead was again up to 4 points at 1:08 of the 4th. Heat still didn’t want to gave up and managed to add another 2 points courtesy of Lebron James’ free-throws via a personal foul from Ginobili.
An intense, nerve rocking game but in the end it was a sweet victory for the Pinoy Football Team, Azkals. After dominating Cambodia in a lap sided win 8-0 last Sunday, PH Azkals again proved that we can be a dominant force in South East Asian football with today’s win against Turkmenistan.
After several yellow cards for Phil Younghusband and Rob Gier and the eventual red card for P. Younghusband which made him ejected from the game, the PH Azkals still managed to pull the win against the great Turkmenistan team for the very first time in their match history.
Boxing fans all over the world especially the Philippines were all shocked and at awe when the 8 division Filipino champ was knocked-out cold on the ring by it’s finest and longest adversary Juan Manuel Marquez. It seemed that the world stopped rotating for that moment when Pacman was down on the ring not moving.
According to Dan Rafael of ESPN, Donaire was an easy pick for the title because of his good showing this year having won all his 4 fights in a higher division. In February he won by decision against Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. to get the Junior Featherweight title. In July he won again via unanimous decision against Jeffrey Mathebula to get the IBF Super Bantamweight belt. Last October he faced Japan’s Toshiaki Nishioka and won via TKO on the 9th round. And just this month, is his best showing this year as he knocked-out Jorge Arce on the 3rd round making him also the best Filipino Boxer of the year besting his idol Manny Pacquiao.