Sunday, April 26, 2015

ROCKETS 109 MAVERICKS 121 F...MAVS stave off the ROCKETS trying to be "CLUTCH" representing "CLUTCH City"!..."Fight for LARRY" as the "BEREA & AMINU" Show is up and running...who? #HOUvsDAL #REDnation #MAVSgang #HOULeads3-1

The Dallas Mavericks if they are going to lose the series will not be doing it under the watchful eyes of Team M.F.F.L. dba "We are One"! That's right the Mavs stave off elimination and a four-game sweep at the hands of the Houston Rockets by playing inspired basketball well Carlisle Hoops in a nutshell!

In order for the Mavs to win game 4 they needed someone other than @Swish41 and "Mississippi Lightning" Monta Ellis to get it done and put their hands into the fire. Enter game 4 Starters JJ Barea and Al Faraq Aminu as they go in on the Rockets and maybe the Mavs have 9 lives.

Barea goes for 17 points and thirteen helpers with Aminu adding 16 points and a dozen boards. Yes Monta Ellis led all scorers with 31 points (13-21 FG) bit it was those two along with Monta as Dirk and Tyson Chandler combined for 26 points and twenty-two boards.

The Rockets lost the game right before the half when it was 48-48 with under five minutes before the break. Dallas went on a 13-5 to end the frame leading 61-53. That end of the frame burst led to a 26-4 run to start the 3rd and a 81:57 lead under the five minute mark in the 3rd. Red Nation made some runs but it was too late as the Mavs win 121-109 as the series heads back to H-Town 3-1 Rockets.

James Harden led the Rockets with 24 points and five helpers but that bench led by Josh Smith (23 pts 6 rebs) and Corey Brewer (22 pts 5 rebs) was huge. Mavs won the game on the glass (+14 and +9 Offensive boards) as they shoot nearly 55% from the field. Rockets did shoot 26-40 from the stripe and that was 19 more than the Mavs.

Game 5 on Tuesday April 28th at the Toyota Center...   

CANADIENS 2 SENATORS 0 F...It was a matter of time until CAREY PRICE took over and in Game 6 he was VEZINA-esque!..."Fight for LORD Stanley" as the Flying FRENCHMEN win the Series over the SENS 4-2! #MTLvsOTT #HABSnation #SENSOnIce #HABSWinSeries4-2

The Montreal Canadiens could not have asked for a better time for Five-Star Blue Paint Tenant Carey Price to go "Lock down" 24-7-365 the Frozen One stops here! With the "Habs" losing two in a row and the Ottawa Senators with Uncle Mo on their bench Price stops 43 SOG blanking the "Sens" 2-0.

The "Habs" needed Brendan Gallagher got the party started with late in the 1st with a shot past Craig Anderson for a 1-0 lead. The Flying Frenchmen" were on the defensive all night long being out shot some 43-20 but all you need is one when the "Price is Right"!

There was no scoring in the 2nd as the "Sens" shoot 16 at Price and the Habs only three SOG at Anderson. Then with a furious 3rd the "Sens" did everything but "Light the Lamp" as the Habs Max Pacioretty gets an Empty Netter with one second remaining as the "Habs" win the series 4-2.

Anderson held his own allowing that one goal in the first as he stopped 18 of 19 SOG. He had to be thinking he need to go shut out from here on out with Price going Vezina-eque in net at the other end.  

Montreal will now face next the Wings or Bolts as that series has been Little Ceasar's Pizza Delicious!

CLIPPERS 114 SPURS 105 F..."A TRIBE called CLIPPERS Bench" led by Bloodline RIVERS and JAMAL 206 stuns the Champs near the ALAMO!..."Fight for LARRY" with CP3 going CP Skills Academy and BLAKE dba "JAWS" from 007 Fame eating nothing but glass! #LACvsSAS #CLIPSnation #SPURScommunity #SeriesTied2-2

Just like that the Los Angels Clippers create the "Perfect Storm" as the Basketball Gods could not have created a better game plan and then executing it to a tee! Every time the Spurs countered where it looked like they were going to go on one of those patented runs the Clips tell them to go to their room!

It was the decisive 3rd frame that saw Austin Rivers off that Clippers Bench take over a stint in the game that the Clips needed someone other than CP3 or Blake to step up. He finished with 16 points (7-8 FG) as Jamal "206" Crawford added 15 to aid the Clips Starters.

Chris Paul went "Tunnel Vision" and Jordan Brand CP3 Skills Academy as "Sharing" the Spalding Orange was not in his cards with a worn-down and injured TP9 CP3 stayed in attack mode. 34 points (11-19 FG, 10-10 FT) and seven helpers later the damage was done with Blake playing "Jaws" from 007 Fame eating glass with 19 rebounds, twenty points and seven assists.  A sensational effort from the Clips and under "DOC" in year #2 this is a different team maybe with a different outcome!

K.L. was putting in work as usual with 26 points and seven boards while Tim Duncan added 22 point and fourteen boards. It was Tony Parker's 18 points that wasn't the story as he and "Dunc" missed 8 free throws between them going 10 for 18. Clips hoot nearly 54% from the field and that game 1 shooting came back in game 4 as the "Law of Averages" were going to creep in somewhere!

Game 5 back at Staples in L.A. on Tuesday April 28th as the time is TBD...    

BLUES 1 WILD 4 F...Star PARISE joins WILD Blue-Paint Tenant DUBNYK of Canada as they give the BLUE Notes the BLUES!..."Fight for LORD Stanley" as the "WILD on ICE" faces the INDIAN Head for the 4th straight time in Winning Time! #STLvsMIN #BlueNotes #SkatingWithTheWILD #MinnesotaWinsSeries4-2

Just like that the #1 and #3 Sees in the NHL Central in the Western Conference are eliminated in consecutive days. The Minnesota Wild behind a raucous crowd at the Xcel Energy Center finishes off the St. Louis Blues 4-1 in game 6 and the series 4-2.

It was Wild Star Left Winger Zach Parise's two goals and Devan Dubnyk's excellent play in the blue-paint that gives the Wild a 4-2 series win as they will face the Chicago Blackhawks in round 2. Parise started the scoring with the only goal in frame one making it 1-0 with a snapper beating Jake Allen who would later be puled in desperation by the Blues.

The Wild then strikes just over midway through the 2nd with a Justin Fontaine score making it 2-0 Wild. The Blues by then were all but out of it as they made the switch in net to Brian Elliot after the 2nd goal. That's when T.J. Oshie score just four seconds from the horn to end the 2nd for a 2-1 Wild lead sending Wild Nation to a disappointing 2nd intermission.

The back breaker was Parise's 2nd goal of the game coming just a minute into the 3rd making it 3-1 as the Wild the way net minder Devan Dubnyk was playing had things under control by then. Nino Niederreiter finished off the Blues with a empty netter for a 4-1 final score as the Wild and Xcel Energy Center went "Wild"!

Dubnyk stopped 30 of 31 SOG as Blues net minders Allen and Elliot combined to stop 17 of SOG. Now the Wild will face Chicago as the 3rd time might be a charm with the Indian Head having home ice!          

CAVALIERS 101 CELTICS 93 F..."BELIEVELAND" in NAVY sweeps the C's following LeBRON JAMES Lead!..."Fight for LARRY" as the CAVS are waiting for JIMMY BUTLER and Company! #CLEvsBOS #CavsNation #CeltsPride @CavsWin4-0

There was no doubt in the Cleveland Cavaliers Minds as to how they were go to approach their game 4 in Boston in Sunday. After seeing the Bulls gets stretched out to a game 5 and instead of going home and resting the Bucks have made game 5 really interesting. Meanwhile "Believeland" rolled out to a big lead to never give that lead up and roll to a 4-0 Series sweep of the the "Hub" Hoops 2014-15!

Behind a near-hit of a Triple-Doubles by both King James (27 points, 10 rebounds 8 assists) and "Kyrie for Mayor" (24 points 11 rebounds 3 assists) the Cavs rolled out to a 57-36 lead at the break to never look back. Yes the C's made a ice run in the 3rd cutting that deficit to single digits 70-61 but it was too late as the Cavs had already made up their mind.

In the 4th the C's go to within six points at 99-93 with under 40 seconds to play then the Cavs hit two free throws and the Celts missed shots in desperation for a Cavs 101-93 win. Isaiah Thomas and
"Sully" JJ Sullinger both led Boston with 21 points as Thomas added nine assist and "Sully" grabbed eleven boards. Boston's 3 for 23 from deep spelled an early exit as they will be better in 2015-16.

The Cavs now will get at least five to six days rest as their Semifinals match up with what's looking like the Bulls is on hold due to Chicago's inability closeout the Bucks last night forcing a Monday game 5 in the 'Go!


CLIPPERS vs SPURS Game 4 in the "Fight for LARRY" w/PLAYBOOK...CLIPS will be a different team today enough with being Team #2 in L.A...SPURS playing "SPUR Wars" will expect nothing but "Fight Night" not Date Night" in Game from these "DOC" Rivers led CLIPS!...Game 4 is here as L.A.C. and S.A.S go Five SPALDING Oranges in the LOGO! #LACvsSAS #newCLIPJoint #SpursCommunity #TeamBallmer #SpursFamily #ClipsvsSpursGm4

Here we go as we enter the "Meat and Potatoes" with Sides going a la carte talking Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs Round 1 Series. That game 3 blowout by the Spurs will seem like it happened months ago as the Clips have had nearly 48 hours to digest that plate of "Yams" with extra Syrup!

Now we get Game 4 with "Doc" and "Pops" going Riley and the "Zen Master" of old as the adjustments in game 4 with the in-game adjustments will be something to behold in this tilt! Who are the X-Factors or is it simply "Doc" and "Pops" who hold all the cards? Seat belt yeah right how about stray jacket as we get a 3:30 pm ET start on NBA on ABC!




"Fight for Larry" Sunday April 26th, 2015 @ 3:30pm ET 
Game 4 on NBA on ABC
the AT&T Center
Alamo City, Texas

Projected Starters


PG CP3 of Wake
SG JJ of Krzyzewskiville
SF Matt of Westwood Hoops Lore
PF Game Night w/Blake of Boomer Sooner
C DeAndre of Gig'em Nation


PG TP9 of France
SG D.G. of Tar Heel Nation
SF Kawhi of SDSU Aztecs
PF "Dunc" of Wake
C Tiaggo of Brasil

Delicious Match Ups (3)

"Doc" vs "Pops"
The X-Factors for both teams...
Spurs Dancers vs Spurs Dancers


Remember after game 1 Folks were saying the Clippers won't shoot like that again well they missed shots in  game 3 coupled with no drive to play the other end hence "Blowout"...that will change in game 4 at least the defensive end will...

Spurs #1 guy and the Clippers have been knowing this is Kawhi Leonard as they must slow him down on the offensive end...

Clips must get out in Transition and look to attack the rim and quit settling for that "Money Ball" as the Stripe is your biggest Allie and that would be the free throw line...

Expect Spurs PG TP9 to be a little bit more in attack mode as that ankle has to be getting looser and better...

"Points in the Paint"...who wins?

What will be the adjustment from Kawhi guarding JJ Redick for the Clips as Rule 1 applies for JJ...if he is trailing your leaving and if K.L is playing under the screens you flare that simple?

Blake cannot bail out the Spurs "D" get on the block and attack the rim and quit settling for J's you are not Bosh or L-Train...the two best perimeter shooting "Bigs" in the game not named Dirk...

Half court execution on offense will be pivotal as this game 4 should be won there...

"A Tribe called Clippers Bench" vs the Spurs Bench...who wins?

Clips must keep Spurs Nation seated and limit the Spurs "Spurtability" as there will be runs both ways but can you stop the Spurs Runs with the Clips coming out of the Motel?

Clips do want to win this game to get Home Court back...Spurs do not want to give Home Court up and all that equals urgency, 110% max effort, and attention detail and knowing what going on at all times!

Game 4 is here enjoy Clips ands Spurs Nation...3:30pm ET NBA on ABC

"All-GREAT Lakes w/10K Lakes" LOGO Watch Fusions goes Great Lakes talking "BELIEVELAND", WEST Side Story Report, T'WOLVES, the Motor City PISTONS, and "Fear the DEER"!...The 2013-14 P.O.Y JOAKIM of the West Side Story Report won't be a repeat! #LOgoWatchFusions #Cavs #Bulls #Bucks #PIstons #Wolves

The All-Great Lakes 2014-15 Team might be the most competitive to date of all the Logo Watch Fusions as the P.O.Y. moves from All-Sunshine State 2013-14 to this team. That same player also resides on the 1st Team packed with 2014-15 NBA All-Stars. Bulls Joakim Noah won't repeat as last season he was the P.O.Y on this squad!

"All-Great Lakes w/10K Lakes" 2014-15

Player of the Year 

LeBron James dba King James #Believeland

Nike Basketball Lebron XII

69 Gms 25.3 ppg 7.4 apg 6 rpg 1.6 stls

1st TEAM

PG the Kyrie 1 #Believeland
2G "See Red Butler" #WestSideStoryReport
SF King James #Believeland
PF the "Spaniard" #WestSideStoryReport
C Mr. Drummond #MotorCityPistons

Honorable Mention

C Joakim #WestSideStoryReport
SF Andrew Wiggins #TWolves
SF "Greek Freak" #FearTheDeer
PF/C G-Monroe #MotorCityPistons
PF "Lake Oswego Monster" #Believeland

360 Degrees...

Kyrie dba Uncle Drew of Pepsi Max arrived full swing in the 2014-15 campaign...A Nike Basketball Shoe Deal, his 2nd All-Star Game appearance, and playing with "Just a Kid from Akron" in King James. Kyrie is electric with the best Handle in the Milky Way Galaxy and a nightmare to cover 1 on 1. Now if D-Rose can get back close to what he was in his M.V.P. Days watch these battles with Kyrie.

Jimmy Butler dba the "See Red Butler" broke out in 2014-15 leading him to his 1st All-Star Game appearance. He also led the Bulls in scoring and a top 3 two-way back court player in the "Logo" today. The Bulls will resign him to the Max Contract this summer and his game is just getting started.

King James with No Headband and that's different with all the results being the same...the #1 Player in the Land...enough said!

The "Spaniard" Pau Pau Pau has been better than advertised as a "Big" in the Logo gets no more skilled than Pau. Yes he and Jo have some things to still workout as they didn't compliment each other fully but Pau might be the piece to get "See Red" out of the East in 2014-15 and past the Cavs!

Mr. Drummond dba Andre Drummond of UConn is all of that as he averaged 13.8 ppg 13.5 rpg and 1.9 blocks per...and he is "Next in LIne" to be one of the great "Bigs" in the Logo for sure. Now the Pistons stand to lose Greg Monroe which might even open up the Paint even more as 'Dre still is a work in progress on the offensive end...and that is "Fright Night" in the "D" 313!    


Saturday, April 25, 2015

PREDATORS 3 BLACKHAWKS 4 F...DARLING hits the "PHONE BOOTH" and out comes "CRAW-DAD" in Net as the "PREDS" are eliminated just like that!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison as D.K. of "SPARTY ON" of East Lansing blasts the INDIAN Head into Round 2! #NSHvsCHI #PredsOnIce #FearTheINDIANHead #FrozenTalkHawks #CHI wins series 4-2

The Chicago Blackhawks started the game with Scott Darling as the Preds came right out and attacked him not letting him forget game 5 back in the Music City. The Preds struck first as James Neal got the party started a little over a minute in making it 1-0 beating Darling.

Seven minutes later Neal get a tip-in on the power play making it 2-0 Preds. The Hawks two minutes after that Patrick Sharp got the Hawks on the board making it 2-1. Not even a minute after that then Preds get goal #3 making it 3-1 as Coach "Q" went to the pen.

Corey Crawford to a standing ovation and the Hawks needed that, "Craw-Dad" needed that but when you have the best leader in the NHL in #19 leading things will automatically fall into place as the Captain and Coach "Q" expect nothing else.

The Indian Head I knew after that was going to get game 6 and move and because they are Lord Stanley Collectors and nothing else. Ironically enough look who scored not even a minute after Craw-Dad" went into net...#19 Captain Serious making it 3-2 on the power play. Then with six seconds remaining the Bison City Mullet" #88 strikes as Pekka Rinne had to be thinking where is my darn relief as its getting hot in the Madhouse!

After that the game settled down to game 6-like play in the 2nd with no scoring in that period. Then in the 3rd with things getting tense with both goalies holding their own it as D.K. of Sparty Hockey in East Lansing with a "Slapper" after he skated and danced...and skated some more and just like that 4-3 Hawks with 3:48 remaining with the Madhouse going Nut House with no stray-jackets!

The Hawks missed a few chances at the empty net but Hawks Win...Hawks Win...Hawks Win! "Craw-Dad" stopped all 13 SOG he face with Darling a Crawford-like 9-12 in frame one...grab some bench young man!

Rinne stopped 28 of 32 SOG as the Indian Head out shot Nashville 32-25. The Hawks now await the Minnesota Wild or St. Louis Blues in Round 2 and here we go Hawks Nation skating in May like always...Lol!

WARRIORS 109 PELICANS 98 F..."DUBS All Day" goes into the BIG EASY and stirs up CRAWFISH Gumbo, a SHRIMP Po' Boy Samich, and State BIRD of Louisiana HOOPS and the "BROW"!..."Fight for LARRY" as that G.S.W. Charter back to EAST Bay should be real smooth..."DUBS" win series 4-0! #GSWvsNOP #WarriorsGround #PelicansNest504 #NBAWest1vs8

Look nothing against Anthony Davis as he goes 36 points and eleven boards and three blocks but "Los Splash Hermanos" is simply Ruth Chris Steakhouse 24-7-365 delicious. "Dubs" finishes the sweep as Stephen Curry goes for a game-high 39 points with nine helpers and eight boards. Not his sidekick but Los Splash Hermanos numero dos...Klay Thompson added 25 points as they continue to wreak havoc on opposing game plans and defenses.

Not to mention they get 22 points and ten boards with eight assists in Draymond Green who is trying to play himself right out of town. He might not get the Max Deal but a home town discount which is leaving a few "crums" on the table not a side and a biscuit! "Dubs" were +_24 in points from the arc and that weapon right there is what the next team will have to contend with.

The Pelicans get 29 points from Eric Gordon as he leaves the Pelicans Brass thinking , " I wish that fool played 82 or close to"! The Pelicans Nest 504 allowed some 67 points in the 1st half as that game 3 loss was too hard to rebound from. They need two players healthy in 20115-16 and that is the aforementioned Gordon and former All-Star PG Jrue Holiday...and yes they will be better than a #8 seed in the west.

As for "Dubs" they await their next opponent in either Memphis or Portland as the Warriors were 3-0 vs Rip City in 2014-15 and 2-1 vs Grit and Grind...

BULLS 90 BUCKS 92 F...26 Turnovers and 39 points off those My Bad's!..."WEST SIDE Story Report" with the "Fight for LARRY" as BULLS starring in, " You want the ORANGE...No you take let's give it away"!...BUCKS win and force a Game 5 and you want the "BELIEVELAND"! #CHIvsMIL #BullsNation #FearTheDeer #SeeRedLeadsSeries3-1

I know exactly where to start as we are going to leave all that talk about who did this and who did that! Let's go key Digits and Plays talking Bucks 92-90 "W" over the Bulls:

Bulls "See Red Butler" 33 points (12-17 FG 5-7 3pt FG ) and where was he in the 4th?

Derrick Rose coughs the Spalding Orange up as a "Live" Turnover with 4.3 seconds..Bucks get it takes off with the Orange and somewhere in there J-Kidd calls a timeout. Rule if you take a dribble then call time out in the back court you cannot advance the Orange on a timeout!   

Gasol 16 pts (5-10 FG) and 10 rebs...they seem to not want to give him the ball...Derrick that is!

Bulls 26 turnovers...Bucks 39 points off those turnovers and Bulls lose by two points!

Thibs game management and adjustments have been way off as he has to be thinking "Two Men and a Truck"...or a Pax right hook to the nose and it won't be the first time for Johnny Boy!

Bucks O.J. Mayo had just 18 when it felt like Jordan's Double Nickel back at World's Most Famous a few years back...

Not pointing the finger but D-Rose 8 turnovers...Pau 5 turnovers..and Jimmy 4 turnovers..that is 17 of the 26 between them 3 as the Orange goes through those three the most...unbelievable!

Bucks 12-5 Offensive Rebound advantage...

Bucks Bench 47 Bulls Bench 13 as J-Kidd went with his Vets over youth in the 3rd and most of the 4th...and it worked

Game 5 Monday April 27th at the Madhouse...

INDIANS 1 TIGERS 4 F...ALFREDO SIMON moves to 4-0 on the Bump with V-MART going 3 Ribbies as the Motor City KITTIES up end the TRIBE!..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" as the TIGERS Miggy walks 4 times! #CLEvsDET #Tribe #MotorCityKitties #ALCentralBiz

The Detroit Tigers gave starter Alfredo Simon two runs in the 1st and back to back runs in the 3rd and 4th as they slide by the Cleveland Indians 4-1 at Comerica Park on Saturday. Simon was better than good as he goes 6 2/3 frames allowing just six hits and a run striking out three and issuing two free passes.

As Simon gets the win moving to 4-0 it was Tigers DH Victor Martinez dba V-Mart going 2 for 4 knocking in three. Two singles one in the 1st and one in the 3rd as Tribe starter TJ House was chased after three frames. He gave up three runs in four frames and all were earned. He struck out three but those four free passes spelled gloom and doom for House.

The Tribe gets their lone run in the game on a Michael Brantley RBI-single in the 3rd as he goes 4 for 4 on the day accounting for the lone and four of the eight Tribe hits. On the flip side Miggy Cabrera was walked four times and the Tribe Strategy backfired with V-Mart coming through behind him (Tribe didn't see V-Mart's Digits from the 2014 Season).    

Motor City Kitties move to 12-6 and the Tribe falls to 6-10...the Rubber Game will be Sunday as we get Carlos Carrasco of the Indians vs Kyle Lobstein for the Tigers!

BULLS @ BUCKS Game 4 as the "WEST SIDE Story Report" dba "Fight for LARRY" w/PLAYBOOK goes Ready Alert 5 for the SWEEP!..."SEE RED" must end it to give themselves much-needed rest for Round 2!...BUCKS in "Survival Mode" as they will give the BULLS 110%! #CHIvsMIL #BullsNation #FearTheDEER #BullsUp3-0

The Chicago Bulls must finish off the Milwaukee Bucks as they do not want to be playing back at the Madhouse up 3-1 with this young team feeling themselves. The Bucks backed into a corner must come out fighting and they should and will give the Bulls Max-Effort on top of their best game of the series which might put them into the Winner's Circle for Game 4.




"West Side Story Report" with "Fight for Larry" Game 4 
Saturday April 25, 2015 @ 5:30pm ET on NBA on TNT
BMO Harris Bradley Center

Projected Starters


PG D-Rose
SG "See Red Butler"
SF "Fundamentals"
PF Pau Pau Pau
C "No Ordinary Jo"


SG K-Middle
SF "Greek Freak"
PF Ersan
C Za Za

Delicious Match Ups (3)

Thibs vs J-Kidd
D-Rose vs M.C.W.
Bulls Bench Mob vs Bucks Bench


D-Rose needs to stay aggressive and at the same time keep teammates involved more than 20 FG is too much...

M.C.W. and K-Middleton need to attack both Rose and Jimmy Butler making them work on defense...

Bulls need to go to Pau first and that Bulls "Flow" through the "Spaniard" and that will open up everything else...

Bucks need the "Greek Freak" to make "Fundamentals" Mike Dunleavy Jr. pay for guarding him like in game 3 forcing Thibs Hand...

Glass Work and the Offensive Glass...who wins?

Money Ball Racks who knocks them down at a 40% clip or better...Bulls need to shoot no more than 25 which means that inside game to Pau is working...

Bucks need to make this the Penn Relays and bring Air Max 25th Anniversary Nike to the Bradley Center no Hoop Shoes...Transition Game

Bulls need to control the "Pace" as they need to pick their spots in Transition and run that half court offense forcing the Bucks to be discipline on "D"...

Aaron Brooks and Taj Gibson and Tony Snell vs O.J. Mayo and Jerryd Bayless and John Henson going Top Reinforcements must put in work...

Free Throw Line you get there...knock'em down!

Will the Bucks run a double at D-Rose early and often?

Bulls must weather that initial "Perfect Storm" by the Bucks in the first six minutes...

Bucks must play smart but play with urgency and organized desperation in order to have a chance...

Game-Time 5:30pm ET...