Tuesday, March 3, 2015

WIZARDS 92 BULLS 97 F...Montenegro's Finest and the BULLS #1 Donut-Runner (Rookie) "THREEEEEKOLA" MIROTIC strikes with 23 points as "Down Goes D.C. WIZARDRY"!..."WEST SIDE Story Report" BULLS Nation we needed that MO Builder heading into March without our Top Guns! #WSHvsCHI #WizKidsDC #SeeRed #WestSideStoryReport

The Washington Wizards seemingly ready to make a run as they have owned the Bulls in the 2014-15 season and with the Real Deal Bradley Beal back out of his dressing room...the Training Room the Wizards has to like their odds in this one.

The Bulls using a make-shift Line-Up with Brooks-Snell-Fundamentals-Pau Pau Pau- Jo All-Star had to have a Spurs-Like Approach in this one as "Sharing is Caring". After all that jazz cleared is "Mirotic is the Ish" as the Bulls #1 Donut-Runner hits the Wiz Reinforcements and D.C Wizardry for a team-high 23 points and eight boards.

"See Red" leading after one and at the break by seven 51-44 had executed the game plan to this point. Pau had a dozen, "Threeeekola" had 10 and A-Brooks had nine for the Bulls at the break. The Wizards though would not go away as they stayed close enough in the 3rd drawing even still down seven 74-67.

Wall-Star Wiz Point God John Wall of Wall's Wings and Burgers had 19 at the end of three waiting for one of his teammates to jump in and ride shotgun to get the ""W at the Madhouse...and that never happened!

With the Bulls leading 79-67 at the ten minute mark the Wiz slowly inched their way back into the game. After a Otto Porter Jr. "J" at the under two-minute mark the Wiz was down just 94-91. The Bulls would score the three on a Mirotic free-throw and two Gasol free throws as the Wizards could only muster a Porter Jr. free throw losing 97-92.

Brooks added 20 points to go with Niko's 23 and Gasol chipped in with 20 points and ten boards with Jo 14 points and a dozen boards with five helpers.

Pierce had 16 points to go with Wall-Star's 21 points and eleven helpers as Beal added 13 points shooting a dismal 6 for 18 from the stripe. Ne Ne and Marcin Gortat have had their way with both Gasol and Jo but not in this night. They combined for just a dozen points and eighteen boards with Ne Ne going Agent 066...0 points 6 rebounds 6 fouls!

Bulls move to 38-23 as that was a Mo Builder for See red and Bulls Nation! The Wiz drop to 34-27 as Wiz Lead Man and former Hoosier great Randy Wittman must figure out something!  

   

#1 KENTUCKY 72 GEORGIA 64 F...The #BBN draws up an "Escape DAWG Tuesday" Game Plan late and moves to 30-0 as UGA IX was ready to eat a WILDCAT!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" Stay Calm #UK Nation you have GREEN Room Talent in abundance! #UKvsUGA #BBN #DawgTuesday #SECHoops

Most of you all who reads Bluedude Sportstalk on the regular is familiar with all these Hash Tags the Bluedude uses as #DawgSaturday is for those Georgia Bulldogs Football when they are getting ready for battle on Saturday.

Well enter #DawgTuesday as Georgia Mascot UGA IX had to be giddy about the prospects of taking a huge "Bite" out of that Kentucky Wildcats Donut in the wrong column for UK. The 'Dawgs nearly pulled it off leading 62-56 over UK at the five minute mark.

The 'Cats with all that Green Room (NBA Draft Room) Talent goes on a 16-2 run shutting down UGA IX and #DawgTuesday for a 72-64 "W"! It was Karl-Anthony Towns with 6 points in that run coupled with 4 points from Aaron Harrison and a Willie Cauley-Stein Dunk as UK moves to an impressive 30-0 while one win away from going through the SEC 18-0.

Town sled with a game-high 19 points and seven boards with the Harrison Twins combining for 28 points and seven boards. UK committed just 3 turnovers as Georgia was led by Montenegro's Nemanja Djurisic's team-high 18 points. That's the same country that has produced T'Wolves current Center Nikola Pekovic and Bulls Donut-Runner (Rookie) Nikola Mirotic. UGA hits just 3 for 17 from deep but out rebounded UK 41-38 for what its worth.

UK gets the Florida Gators as Billy D and his Boys will not be going to any tourney but having grabbed Victory 500 a week back they will give Kentucky all they want on Saturday March 7th at Rupp!    

That UGA Team that almost beat the #BBN is a solid 10-7 in the SEC and 19-10 overall and they should be in the Big Dance but they might have to win one SEC Tourney Game to be an automatic!

ROCKETS 96 HAWKS 104 F...The HIGHLIGHT Factory 404 goes "NUT FACTORY" in the 4th on RED Nation!..."LOGO WATCH" A.T.L. coming back from the Tuesday "LOGO DEAD" on #RedNation with an All-Hands-Deck Approach! #HOUvsATL #ClutchCity #ATLHawksNation

The Houston Rockets didn't have Nike Basketball's "Beard Project" in Star Sniper James Harden still they had the 2014-15 Atlanta Hawks on the ropes. The Rockets up every frame by at least nine points self-implodes in the 4th as the Hawks four All-Stars rally to get a 104-96 win that will define these 2014-15 Hawks.

Houston gets huge contributions from former Hawks 1st Rounders Jason "Jet" Terry and Josh "J-Smoove 5" Smith as they combined for 35 points shooting 6 for 14. Nonetheless the Hawks down nine after one, fourteen at the break, and nine at the end of three got on their horse.

Led by Hawks All-Star PG Jeff Teague (25 points 6 assist) and his Caddy Dennis Schroder (16 pts 8 asst) the Hawks went on a 32-15 4th frame run to clsoe out the Rockets 104-96. Paul Milsap (16 pts 14 rebs) , Big Al Horford (18 pts 8 rebs), and the Hawks Super-Glue Demarre Carroll (11 pts) all joined in in the 4th.

The Rockets were +18 in points from the arc but lived and died by the "J" getting to the stripe just nine times to the Hawks 21 attempts. Terrence Jones added 18 points and grabbed eight boards with impressive "Big" Donatas Motiejunas chipping in with 14 points and eight boards waiting on seven tables as who needs "Dwight of three Stripes"!

Atlanta rolls to 48-12 as the Rockets fall to 41-19...and no Harden to close cost Red Nation in the end!  
     

"SHADY" McCOY for the "Legend of KIKO"...Bluedude Sportstalk "FRONT LINE" March 3, 2015 as the EAGLES Chip Kelly strikes sending RB "SHADY" to the BISON City for former "QUACK ATTACK" Backer and Bills Mafia LB ALONSO! @CutOnDime25 @Kiko_Alonso #FlyEaglesFly #BillsMafia

The shock of all traded as if the Liberty Bells in Philly needed more disdain. Through numerous media outlets the Philadelphia Eagles send on March 10th (Trade will be official on that date) RB LeSean "Shady" McCoy to the Bison City Bills for Bills LB Kiko Alonso.

Now "Shady" due almost a $12 million Cap Hit for 2015 numbers dropped off dramatically as that had a lot to do with that banged up offensive line. Now looking at it closer Kelly might have tipped his hand as I think Philly is going all out for QB Marcus Mariota and be careful here Eagles Nation as I think Foles is a solid fit as its more System than the QB. Now taking McCoy out of that backfield Kelly must think that Run Game can still be efficient as we will see here shortly.

The Eagles in the meantime gets former Oregon Ducks Star ILB Kiko Alonso dba "Legend of Kiko" in the Bison City and this is a year removed from Alonso suffering an ACL Tear working out in the 2014 Off-Season in Eugene. The Eagles have to be of the thought process of Alonso making a big enough difference on that "D" that is it worth trading McCoy.

The Bills Mafia on the other hand might be gearing up for a deep playoff run and their 1st AFC East Title since Kelly and the Boys back in the 90s. Now Rex and Company needs EJ Manuel or a Vet QB to get behind Center and be good enough.

Chip Kelly take off those Oregon Boxers under those Eagles team-issued Cotton Dockers as this is Sunday not Saturday! Eagles Nation has to be armed with Cheese Steaks and Throwbacks at the prospect of this Science Project blowing up in their face!

Kelly have the Gulfstream VIII on the Tarmac for Venus or Saturn if this Project doesn't win, place, or show in 2015! I know the Cowboys, G-Men, and H.T.T.R. are elated that "Shady" is in the AFC!

Top 25 Men's College Basketball in "CAMPUS HARDWOOD" MARCH 3, 2015...We know what the #BBN and #WeRUK is all about but who are the other Three that's going to get a Top Seed in MARCH MADNESS 2015...'ZONA, the BADGERS, the DUKIES, ZAGS, or WAHOOS? #NCAABBTop25March22K15

The Kentucky Wildcats are chasing a #1 seed in the Southeast Region but history. Yes they will have a somewhat tough outing versus the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, Georgia Tonight. It might be a forgone conclusion as they will or should go undefeated through the SEC Tourney and begin their quest for another Chip in the Big Dance as the NCAA will not give Coach Cal a Yellow Brick Road.    

The others teams involved at getting a  #1 seed in a region as there are four to five teams fighting for  just three slots. The Arizona Wildcats and Gonzaga Bulldogs are fighting to stay out West. I would put the Virginia Cavaliers as the #1 seed in the East but meeting Duke in the ACC Tourney might derail those hopes and it shouldn't. Then there is the Wisconsin Badgers with soon to be National Player of the Year Frank "The Tank" Kaminsky sitting all alone in the Midwest as they should get a  #1 if they win the Big 10 Tourney as there still is work to do. Watch Jay Wright's Villanova Wildcats as they are simply delicious on every night!  

"CAMPUS HARDWOOD
Men's College Basketball
TOP 25 
March 3, 2015

Note: In Parenthesis is the February 3, 2015 Rankings

1. #UK (1) 29-0

2. #WahoosUVA (3) 27-1

3. #ZagsNation (2) 29-2

4. #Duke (6) 26-3

5. #AWholeBunchOfBadgers (4) 26-3

6. #Nova (7) 27-2

7. #Zona (5) 26-3

8. #FightingIrish (9) 24-5

9. #WheatShockers (12) 27-3

10. #RockChalkJayhawk (8) 23-6

11. #UNIPanthers (15) 27-3

12. #UofLCards (10) 23-6

13. #FightingTerps (16) 24-5

14. #RunninUtes (11) 22-6

15. #Baylor (19) 22-7

16. #WooPigSooie (NR) 23-6  

17. #WVU (17) 22-7

18. #SMU (20) 23-6

19. #HiltonMagic (13) 20-8

20. #BoomerSooner ((NR) 20-8

21. #OhioSt (21) 21-8

22. #UNC (14) 20-9

23. #Butler (NR) 21-8

24. #Dayton (22) 22-6

25. #Oregon (NR) 22-8

Teams to Watch:

Providence (20-9)
Tulsa (21-7)
Georgetown (18-9)
La Tech (23-7)
UC Davis (22-5)
Purdue (19-10)
Michigan State (19-10)
Davidson (21-6)
Cincinnati (20-9)
Temple (20-9)


With "March Madness" 2K15 here take note of those "Teams to Watch" and don't forget the Bluedude let your bracket lead the pack with 15 of 16 in the Sweet 16!

Top 2 Games in "LOGO WATCH" for Tuesday March 3, 2015...WIZ Kids D.C. trying to get out of thr GUTTER hits the Madhouse versus the new-look BULLS...and the ROCKETS without Mr. HARDEN (Suspended due to KICKgate) hits the HIGHLIGHT Factory versus the Eastern Conference leading HAWKS!...#WSHvsCHI #HOUvsATL #WestSideStoryReport #LogoWatch

Top 2 Games in "Logo Watch" for Tuesday March 3, 2015

#RedNation (41-18) @ #ATLHawksNation (47-12) 
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The Houston Rockets will need all hands on deck as they hit Philips Arena dba the real Highlight Factory in 2014-15 versus the #1 team in the east the Atlanta Hawks. Clutch City will be without Star Guard and NBA "Fight for Mo" (NBA M.V.P.) Candidate James Harden after he resorted to a low blow on LeBron in Sunday's 105-103 "W" over the Cavs. The Hawks are a sum of its parts and expect Rockets and Atlanta Area Native Josh Smith to play "Big" for Houston in this one. Can the Rockets slow down Hawks All-Star PG Jeff Teague and if they can and match that versatile Hawks Bench they have a shot.    

Delicious Match Up...Josh Smith vs Paul Milsap

#WizKidsDC (34-26) @ #WestSideStoryReport (37-23)
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The Washington Wizards come in 13.5 games behind the Southeast leading Atlanta Hawks as the Wizards have hit the wall. Now they get a shot to play the Redeem Team as they get a Bulls Team that is playing without D-Rose, Taj Gibson, and Jimmy Butler. Pau Gasol is a go as the Bulls somehow and someway are in the 3rd slot in the East and #1 in the central. Can the Bulls slow down Wiz All-Star PG John Wall dba Wall-Star the Sole Proprietor of Wall's Wings & Burgers?

Delicious Match Up...Ne Ne/Gortat vs Pau/Jo

B-SHAW out in the Mile High City..."MAKING NOISE" as the Denver NUGGETS terminate the services of Lead Man BRIAN SHAW as this one was seen from mile away! @DenverNuggets #BShawBusiness

First and foremost I will say this was former Nuggets Lead Man Brian Shaw's first coaching head coaching gig. For most the first one is a learning experience unless you draft a Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, or even Tim Duncan and still you hope to ride those co-tails for the duration.

Having said all of that there is two sides to every story and yes the Denver Nuggets fired B-Shaw today and for him he had to be elated that he was fired but not happy he didn't get the job done. When players quit on you or your Core Player or Core Players don't see eye to eye with you the writing is always in the wall.

B-Shaw the pride of East Bay and its lineage of great NBA Point Guards and a Star at UCSB (University Cal Santa Barbara) Gauchos ruffled feathers early on not getting along with PG Andre Miller and B-Shaw stopped his consecutive game streak. Now the back and forth this season between him and PG Ty Lawson got pretty ugly to the point Lawson was out there at the NBA Trade Deadline for the taking with no real suitors. In the end its will be the coach in most cases getting the one-way ticket out of town than the player as this isn't the first time a Player or Players quit on a coach to get him off their bench.

B-Shaw will surface again and don't be surprised if he doesn't resurface somewhere on that Knicks Bench next to D-Fish as Shaw is one of the Zen Master's Favorite.

That 2nd Gig will be the one you roll with B-Shaw as all of this is a learning experience as the Nugs are known for paying their Coaches and Execs among the lowest in the Logo...just stating the facts!

Monday, March 2, 2015

#15 OKLAHOMA 70 #17 IOWA State 77 F..."BOOMER SOONER" was all over the CYCLONES then the "MAYOR" ISU Lead Man FRED HOIBERG and 'CLONES hits OU with some HILTON MAGIC!.."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" on Big MONDAY as the Big 12 will get both of those Schools in the Dance! #OUvsISU #BoomerSooonerHoops #CyclonesNation #HiltonMagic #Big12

The #15 Oklahoma Sooners had it all going in the 1st half leading the #17 Iowa State Cyclones 37-18  at the break. When was the last time you seen Hilton Coliseum sounding like then Ames, Iowa Public Library...not for quite sometime!

The Sooners not to be denied they thought on this night stayed the course as it was 48-28 Sooners at the first T.V. Timeout at the 14:55 mark in the 2nd half as Hilton Magic would enter the fray and never look back again in this one.

In a span of five minutes right under the ten minute mark the Cyclones had sprinkled "Boomer Sooner" with not only some "Hilton Magic" but a 22-0 run that gave ISU a 50-48 lead. That two-point lead at the just under ten minute mark would be a seven-point lead 65-58 Cyclones at the under five minute mark as OU never recovered.

The Cyclones would finish the 2nd half of play with a 59-33 2nd half run and inside of that a 22-0 run before OU finally scored tying the game up at 50-50. Cyclones All-American Candidate Georges Niang led ISU 23 points and eight boards. Lead guard Monte Morris added 19 points and five helpers with Jameel McKay chipping in with 14 off the bench.

The Sooners were led by Big 12 P.O.Y. Fav in Shooting guard Buddy Hield's 26 points including 4 for 9 from deep. The Sooners just got ambushed and looked for cover as there was nothing but "Hilton Magic" all over the place.

Iowa State moves into a tie with OU at 11-6 in the Big 12 as they move to 21-8 overall as OU falls to 20-9 overall...stay tuned as these two will make some serious noise in the Big Dance!            

HURRICANES 2 BLACKHAWKS 5 F...With "TRADES" going on everywhere the INDIAN HEAD grabs VICTORY vs the 'CANES 5-2!..."FROZEN TALK" as the HAWKS trade BEN SMITH to Team TEAL for DREW DesJARDINS! #CARvsCHI #CanesNation #OneGoal #FearTheIndianHead #FrozenTalkHawks

Captain Serious says enough is enough as no one is going to lay down for the Indian Head with all the success we have sustained in the last five to six seasons. Behind two Jonathan Toews Goals (20) (21) and a Brandon Saad (20), Marcus Kruger (6), and Marian Hossa (18) all lighting the lamp the Hawks roll past Carolina 5-2 to stay on pace in the Central.

Toews scored the first and only goal in frame one as he came right back in the 2nd frame not even a minute in and scored a short-handed goal making it 2-0 Hawks. Both Saad and Kruger score their goals in the 2nd and it was 4-0 after two frames as the Indian Head net minder "Craw-Dad" Corey Crawford was on his game and needed this one.

Carolina though not going away quietly gets goal one under the five minute mark in the 3rd behind John-Michael Liles making it 4-1 Hawks. Three minutes and some change later Marian Hossa strikes with #18 beating 'Canes blue-paint tenant Anton Khodobin as he replaces starter Cam Ward after the 2nd frame.    

Carolina score one more goal but the game was all Indian Head by then as the Hawks win 5-2 moving to 38-21-5 with 81 points. That puts the Hawks 4 points behind the Blue Notes for 2nd place and some 8 points behind the Predators for the lead in the Central as we near "Fight for Lord Stanley" Time.
 
The Indian Head gets the days off as they get #HereComeTheOilers from Edmonton, Alberta on T.G.F. March 6. Then the showdown as the "Blue Shirts" from World's Most Famous come marching in on Sunday March 8th at the Madhouse.

Note: Hawks "Trade" as the Indian Head sends forward Ben Smith to Team Teal dba San Jose Sharks for Sharks forward Andrew DesJardins.

WARRIORS 108 NETS 110 F...Is BROOKLYN in the House well former DUB Nation Point Guard JARRETT JACK was and walked off with the Game-Winner...the VIDEO!..."LOGO WATCH" on a Frantic MONDAY in Flatbush as the NETS takes down the Infamous "SPLASH Brothers"! #GSWvsBKN #DubsAllDay #BKNetsNation

With the Brooklyn Nets resting at home on Sunday after beating the Mavericks in Big D and the Warriors narrowly escaping with a win on Sunday in Bean Town something had to give. The Warriors slowly but surely slowing down a bit as they have been on a torrid pace in the 2014-15 season all of a sudden look somewhat vulnerable and with the Nets getting a better-looking D-Will lookout!

Wit the Nets leading 57-51 at the break and Chef Curry with only a money ball on his tab the Nets had everything going. Deron Williams looking more and more like the PG they gave the Keys to the Franchise got it going in the 3rd frame as he had 13 of his 22 points in the 3rd.

G.S.W. hung close as Chef Curry started to heat up in the 3rd scoring five points but ending the frame with a money ball making it 86-80 Nets. Curry then went for 18 in the 4th including three straight money balls within 1:30 late in the 4th to keep the Warriors close down 108-105.

Then with the score 108-106 Nets after Harrison Barnes hit a free throw for Dub Nation it was Chef Curry hitting a game-tying "J" with 1:08 remaining as that set the stage for this.


Former Warriors PG Jarrett Jack goes game-winner with 1.1 left to give the Nets a 110-108 "W" with Dubs All Day in shock. Brooks Lopez led Brooklyn with 26 points as Andrew Bogut added 16 points to go with Chef Curry's 26.

Nets move to 25-33 while the Warriors fall to 46-12 and they are still in control of the west but not by many...

NBA Power Rankings MARCH 2, 2015..."SQUEEZE the ORANGE" getting closer to "WINNING TIME" as the WARRIORS and HAWKS are at the Top! #NBAPowerRankingsMarch2K15

The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks are holding serve both in the eastern and western conference. Now as we get closer and closer to "Winning Time" here comes teams like the Raptors, Cavs, Bulls, Grizzlies, Rockets, Mavericks, and Clippers among others. Will we have a huge shift by the end of this month as both the Warriors and Hawks are officially the "Hunted"?

"SQUEEZE the ORANGE
March 2, 2015
NBA Power Rankings
powered
by
"WINNING Time is Near"

NBA POWER RANKINGS 
March 2, 2015

Note: In Parenthesis Rankings for February 17, 2015

1. #WarriorsGround (1) 46-11

2. #HighlightFactory404 (2) 47-12

3. #GritGrindBealesStreet (3) 42-16

4. #RedNation (6) 41-18

5. #RipCityBlazers (5) 39-19

6. #NewCLIPJoint (4) 39-21

7. #MavsNation (8) 39-22

8. #WeTheNorth (4) 37-22

9. #WestSideStoryReport (7) 37-23

10. #SpursFamily (10) 36-23

11. #BelievelandHoops (12) 37-24

12. #WizKidsDC (11) 34-26

13. #RegulatorsReportOKC (15) 33-27

14. #FearTheDeer (13) 32-27

15. #StateBirdOfLousiana (16) 32-27

16. #PHXhoops (14) 31-29

17. #HeatGang (18) 25-33

18. #PacerNation (22) 25-34

19. #FlatBushProHoops (19) 24-33

20. #ItsABuzzLife (17) 24-33

21. #GreenTeam (20) 23-34

22. #SaltPalaceJazz (24) 23-35

23. #MotorCityPistons (21) 23-36

24. #ForeverPurple (25) 20-37

25. #MileHighNugs (23) 20-39

26. #MouseTownMagic (26) 19-42

27. #LakerGang (27) 16-42

28. #10KLakesHoops (29) 16-42

29. #SeventySixers (28) 13-46

30. #Knicks8Track (30) 12-46

360 Degress...

Call it what you want but the Zen Master and Knicks Tape are tanking with that current line-up...Jahlil Okafor, "Frank the Tank" Kaminsky, or Karl-Anthony Towns alone will not give you but a few answers...

Bulls need the "Bulls Bench Mob" turned Bulls Starters to hit the Phone Booth an at least come out like the Avengers not necessarily Clark Kent...

What is going on in Wizards Land as they might need to move back to the Cap Centre in Landover, Maryland and turn back into the Washington Bullets....the late 70s Version!

Can OKC current Active Roster keep the Thunder in that 8th seed as the Suns hover around that 8th seed?

Can the Pelicans without Ant Davis keep in contention for a #8 seed?

Nugs Lead Man B-Shaw get the heck out of there if these Players don't want to play it's not your fault as they still get direct deposits right!

JIMMY BUTLER News and BULLS new Starting 5..."WEST SIDE Story Report" in the TRAINING Room with a BAND AID!...The "See Red BUTLER" out 3-6 Weeks with an Hyper Extended Elbow!...@JimmyButler #BullsNation #WestSideStoryReport

The Chicago Bulls might need to the Basketball Gods to get into that Locker Room and will "See Red" to some W's. Through numerous media outlets Bulls 2015 All-Star SG Jimmy Butler will be sidelined for 3 to 6 weeks due to an Hyper extended Elbow.

That leaves the Bulls with an interesting look in the back court but they are more than capable as this might even help the Bulls as they move along towards the 2015 "Fight for Larry". Checking out the Bulls new Starting Line Up with the "See Red" Butler out:

Bulls new Starting 5

PG Aaron Brooks
SG Tony Snell
SF "Fundamentals" Dunleavy Jr.
PF Pau Pau Pau
C Jo

Da Bulls Top Reinforcements 

PG E'twuan Moore
PF/SF Niko Mirotic
PG Captain Kirk Hinrich
C Nazr Mohammad
SF McBuckets

Note: With Butler there is the TAJ-manian Devil Gibson (Ankle) and D-Rose (Knee) all out for an extended time.

"West Side Story Report" Backers and Bulls Nation you know the drill...look up for the "Seat Belt Sign" on Bulls Bright Red!