Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WARRIORS @ CLIPPERS in "LOGO WATCH" March 31st on NBA on TNT!...DUBS All Day in L.A. vs the CLIPS trying to make a move from #5 to #4!...#GSWvsLAC #DubNation #ClipperNation

Look both still have plenty to play for and with the Golden State Warriors having won nine games in a row and the L.A. Clippers on a seven-game win streak of their own something has to give at Staples L.A. Sports Arena Set-Up tonight!

"Dubs All Day" is with no question the #1 seed in the West and I still don't but they are the team to beat.  The Clips are not going to catch G.S.W. but they are right there with the Blazers and Rockets for #3 and #4.

#WarriorsGround 
GOLDEN STATE (60-13, 1st West)

@

#newCLIPjoint 
LOS ANGELES (49-25, 5th West)

Tuesday March 31, 2015 @ 10:30pm ET
NBA on TNT 
from
Staples Center 
L.A. Sports Arena Set-Up

Projected Starters

#GSW 

PG "Los Splash Hermanos" #1 Chef Curry
SG "Los Splash Hermanos" #2 KLAYmetheus
SF Harrison of Ames, Iowa
PF Draymond of Saginaw, Michigan
C Andrew from "Down Under"

#LAC

PG CP3 of Wake
SG JJ of #DukeInTheNBA
SF Matt B. Gloria's Squeeze
PF "Game Night w/Blake"
C "DeAndre the Lob City Giant"

Delicious Match Up (2)

Steph vs CP3

Draymond vs Blake

Note: Clips 27-10 at Staples as G.S.W. is 26-11 coming out of the Motel...

Monday, March 30, 2015

KINGS 1 BLACKHAWKS 4 F...The HAWKS take it right to the "QUICK-STER" and the MONARCHS as L.A. Hockey might be on Ice for the 2015 "Fight for Lord Stanley"!..:"FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison DARLING out duels QUICK in the Blue-Paint for a Hawks Win Hawks Win Hawks Win! @LAKvsCHI #Monarchs #FearTheINDIANHead #FrozenTalkHawks

The Hawks skate to a 4-1 victory over the L.A. Kings on the 2nd leg of a back to back as they beat the Jets last night 4-3 at the end of regulation. It was Scott Darling in the blue paint for the Indian Head out dueling one Jonathan Quick of the Monarchs in this one.

The Hawks got on the board on a Bryan Bickell tip-in in the 1st with just over 13 minutes remaining making it 1-0 Hawks. The Kings though get a Jake Muzzin score right before the end of the 1st frame as it trickled right past what looked to be the stick of Darling and through the five-hole tying it 1-1.

That would be it for the Kings as the Hawks went into overdrive D.K. dba Duncan Keith scores on a power play chance just over a minute and a half into frame #2. With the Indian Head up 2-1 Niklas Hjalmarsson a little over a minute later beats Quick in net making it 3-1 Hawks.

Darling would take over from there as he stopped some 31 of 32 SOG. Quick was bombarded with 40 SOG stopping 36 of them as Marian Hossa scores his 22nd goal of the season over half way through the 3rd for a 4-1 Hawks "W"!

Now the Indian Head at 46-24-6 with 98 points is a point behind #2 Blue Notes and four points behind the Central leading "Preds"...here we go Hawks Nation!  

Note: The Minnesota Wild have caught fire winning 5 game sin  row and had 95 points...



  


 

LAKERS 113 76ERS 111 FOT...LAKER GANG drops the SEVENTY-SIXERS on Broad Street at the Big WAGON Wells Fargo Arena..."LOGO WATCH" what has happened to this Rivalry as East Bay's JABARI BROWN strikes for LAKER Nation! #LALvsPHI #LakerGang #SixersNation

With a few players in this one playing for jobs or even a 2015 Camp Invite here comes former Oakland, California Prep Star Jabari Brown out of nowhere. If the player exists the Bluedude has the intel on it.

Brown (formerly a Mizzou Tiger as was Jordan Clarkson) has 22 points off the bench with Clarkson going for 26 points and eleven helpers. They must have thought they was at Phog Allen playing Rock Chalk Jayhawk with then Sixers wearing blue and red.

Laker gang gets killed on the offensive glass giving up 20 of those boys to Philly but a nice 10-21 clip from deep with Brown, Wayne Ellington, and Ryan Kelly combining for 10 for 16 was all the Lakers needed.

Sixers had five players in double figures with Nerlens Noel seemingly turning the corner with a team-high 19 points and fourteen boards. Isaiah Canaan added 18 points off the Sixers Bench with Sixers starting PG Ish Smith dropping 17. Sixers missed 15 from the stripe which put them directly in the losers column!

For the love of all the great players who played in this one....ouch!
 

CELTICS 116 HORNETS 104 F...The Cs' behind Tacoma, Washington's Finest AVERY BRADLEY gives BUZZ City a painful "Sting" buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!..."LOGO WATCH" in the Battle for #8 in the East as the GREEN Team stays put! #BOSvsCHA #CeltsNation #ItsABuzzLife

The Charlotte Hornets if they do not make the Playoffs they have no one to blame but themselves. With the Boston Celtics arriving on Hive Drive a 1/2 game up on the Hornets for #8 Charlotte puts up a dud!

Behind a game-high 30 points (12-23 FG) and eight assists from Avery Bradley the Celts run away from the Hornets 116-104. It was the C's shooting 50% from the field and the Green Team's bench out scoring the Charlotte's bench 42-32 that played a pivotal role in this one.

Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 28 points and a dozen assists with Gerald Henderson Jr. adding 17.    This Buzz City Team was suppose to be right in the middle of not grabbing an #8 seed but an Southeast Division Title. That couldn't be further away from the truth as Lance Stephenson (Nicki Minaj Voice) has been a major disappointment and blow in some one's ear on that!

Evan Turner was the only other Celtic Starter in double figures with 15 points and six boards. C's lead man Brad Stevens has a plan in place and it starting to evolve here in year #2 as it's also a Players League and the Green Team has some nice young pieces to go along with some middle -of-the-road vets like Turner.

C's hold onto to #8 moving to 33-41 while the Hornets fall to 31-42 which is a 1.5 off #8...    



Top 5 SHORTSTOPS in the SHOW for 2K15..."WORD around the WARNING Track" as we go "MIDDLE INFIELD" and is "TULO" of the ROX the best for 2015 as he has Elite Company? #Top5SS2K15

The best at Shortstop as there are some usual suspects with some up and comers and some veterans hanging on. As we talk the top 5 Shortstops in the Show for 2K15 is Colorado Rockies Shortstop Troy "Tulo" Tulowitzki the #1 stunna and if he is he has some elite company.

Top 5 Shortstops in the Show for 2K15 (in order):

1. "TULO" #RoxHardball

2. Ian Desmond #NATitude

3. Jose Reyes #BlueBirds

4. Jimmy Rollins #DodgerBlue

5. Erick Aybar #Halos

Others worth noting...

Johnny Peralta #Redbirds
JJ Hardy #BirdLandUSA
Andrelton Simmons #BravesCountry
Alcides Excobar #BeRoyalKC
Starlin Castro #NorthSiders



360 Degrees...

There is no denying when healthy "Tulo" is all that and bowl of Grits scattered smothered and covered with extraaaaaa butta! He is a nightmare at the Dish and throws leather like some of the bets ever like "Oz" for Whitey Ball in St. Louis and the O's Ripken Jr..

Desmond is coming full steam ahead and outside of maybe "Tulo" there is no other shortstop Pitchers fear more than Desmond. His 2014 numbers speaks for themselves with 24 HR and 91 RBI and he is just starting to realize his enormous potential.

Reyes bounced back after a couple of injury-riddled campaign after he grabbed the NL M.V.P. which seemed like a decade ago. There is no one more naturally talented hence his 33 two-baggers and 30 thefts...

J-Roll lands in Dodger Land USA and he should have even more of an impact on his middle infield mate Howie Kendricks and that Dodger Blue Clubhouse. He isn't that NL M.V.P. Caliber he once was but he still darn good and if he can stay healthy lookout...

Aybar after you get past Mike Trout and "EL Hombre" Albert Pujols he is the Super-Glue Stick for the Halos. There is nothing he can't do and you can say well JJ Hardy and Andrelton Simmond belong here...hog wash this is my Blog and opinion MLB Fool!     

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 205...Hookem' HORNS Freshman TURNER declares for NBA GREEN ROOM 2K15...Rockets BEVERLEY out for the rest of 2015! #Hookem @Original_Turner #RedNation @PatBev21

The #2 overall Player in the Class of 2014 talking High School Basketball Myles Turner of Euless, Texas Trinity HS (outside of Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas) is leaving the University of Texas after his Freshman Year as he is to declare for the 2015 NBA Green Room and Draft. Look at Myles Tweet from @Original_Turner some 7 hours ago below:

Thank you it's been real!

Turner was solid his freshman season as the now ousted Hookem' Lead Man Rick Barnes I thought didn't use him wisely as Turner came off the bench way too much averaging just 22 minutes per. Turner still managed to average 10.1 ppg and 6.5 rpg in just a little over half a game.

Right now as we go to press on the Bluedude's Big Board he is Top 10 #5- #8...

Bad news but news that was expected is Red Nation PG Patrick Beverley has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2015 season due to Wrist Surgery. What this means for the Rockets their table-setter on "D" will be out which puts more pressure on James Harden and to handle the Spalding orange more and defend more.

Beverley the former Woo Pig Sooie Star is averaging just over 30 minutes per at 10.1 ppg  4.2 rpg 3.4 apg. Those numbers are impressive considering there are absolutely no plays ran for him and those numbers do not illustrate Beverley's game to game impact on "D" as he and Corey Brewer could stick you up in a phone booth.

We shall see how the Rockets hold up soon enough...stay tuned Red Nation!

The A.P. 2014-15 All-American Team announced...Bluedude Sportstalk FRONT LINE March 30, 2015..."Big JAH" and "FRANK the TANK" lead the 1st Team All-Americans with the ZAGS and UK getting two players each on the Team! #APAllAmerican2K15

Without further a due the Associated Press has spoken and the 2015 Men's College Basketball Team was announced on Monday March 30, 2015 and her it is with no real surprises:

Put in my Search Box at Bluedude Sportstalk (Left Corner)...Campus Hardwood All-American 2014-15 as the Bluedude's Teams are on from November 5, 2014 and compare them!

A.P. All-American Team 2014-15

1st TEAM

C "Frank the Tank" #AWholeBunchOfBadgers
C "Big JAH" #DukeBlueDevils
Combo G Jerian Grant #FightingIrish
PF/C W. Cauley-Stein #BBN
SG D'Angelo Russell #Buckeyes

Frank the "TANK" Kaminsky Video Tribute


2nd TEAM 

SG Delon Wright #RunninUtes
C Karl-Anthony Towns #BBN
PF Seth Tuttle #UNIPanthers
PF Bobby Portis #WooPigSooie
SG Malcolm Brogdon

3rd TEAM

SG Buddy Hield #BoomerSooner
PF Kyle Wiltjer #Zags
PF Rakeem Christmas #Cuse
PF Georges Niang #HiltonMagic
PG Kevin Pangos #Zags

360 Degrees...

NBA Green Room Talent 2K15...Frank the Tank, Big Jah, Cauley-Stein, Karl-Anthony, D-Angelo Russell, Kyle Wiltjer, Bobby Portis, Delon Wright, Jerian Grant, and Rakeem Christmas

Kentucky and Gonzaga puts two players each on the Team...

No Arizona Players in PG T.J. McConnell...



The Bluedude put his team up on November 5, 2014 and the Asterik * denotes was correct:

The Bluedude's 1st Team 2014-15

Paige UNC
VanVleet Wheat Shockers
Harrell Louisville
Big Jah Duke *
Frank the Tank Wisconsin*

The Bluedude's 2nd Team 2014-15

Aaron Harrison Kentucky
STANimal Arizona
Cliff Alexander Kansas
Karl-Anthony Towns Kentucky*
Branden Dawson Sparty

The Bluedude's 3rd Team 2014-15

Malcolm Brogdon Wahoos
Delon Wright Utah
Sam Dekker Wisconsin
Rod Baker Wheat Shockers
Myles Turner Texas

Solid Teams as the A.P. got it right...the Bluedude give me credit I had the two best projected 1-2 Picks on my 2015 NBA Draft Board on 1st team in Jahlil Okafor and Frank Kaminsky...



Top HOT CORNERS in the SHOW for 2K15..."WORD around the WARNING Track" and who is your #1 Third Baseman for 2015 BELTRE, LONGORIA, RENDON, or "PANDA SMASH" SANDOVAL? Top5ThirdBaseman

The top Hot Corners in the Show for 2K15 is a close race. Adrian Beltre of the Rangers is still going as Rays Hot Corner Evan Longoria is right there. "Panda Smash" Sandoval moves from San Fran to Bean Town on the Junior Circuit as his numbers might go up. Who has that #1 slot for 2K15?

Top 5 Hot Corners in the Show for 2015 (in order):

1. Adrian Beltre #Rangers

2. Evan Longoria #Rays

3. Anthony Rendon #NATitude

4. Josh Donaldson #SwinginAs

5. Pablo Sandoval #Carmines

Others worth noting...

David Wright #Amazins
Nolan Arenado #Rox
Todd Frazier #RedLegs
Josh Harrison #Buccos
Manny Machado #Os



360 Degrees...

Beltre is still the driving force for North Texas Hardball and is so consistent as he has stayed away from the D.L. over his years in Texas. He hit .324 with 77 RBI and 79 runs and he is 35 years old!

Longoria they paid him mucho Duffel Bags but after everyone including Skip Joe Maddon has skipped town Longoria is the cornerstone. His .253 average needs to get at leat to .275 but 91 RBI was excellent now only if he could get the power numbers elevated (22 HR in 2014).

Rendon is quietly becoming that force in that Nats line Up. He scored 111 runs in 2014 with a .287 average and the best is yet to come.

Donaldson has been the man for the Swingin' Elephants the last two years and nothing has changed. Almost a 30/100 guy (29 HR 98 RBI) in 2014 only his average suffered (.255) but those run production numbers with power I will take them instead!

"Panda Smash" after winning three Chips in the Bay with Fisherman's Wharf Hardball dba #OrangeOctober he lands at Fenway. His glove isn't the best of the four mentioned ahead of him but his Ash, Maple, or Bamboo is right there. In 2014 at .279 with 73 Ribbies the Carmines would take all of that for 2015...
 




Sunday, March 29, 2015

GRIZZLIES 89 SPURS 103 F...It's time for SPURS Family to follow their #1 Man in KAWHI "Big Mitts"LEONARD as he carries SPURS Nation to victory scoring 14 straight to start the 4th...JORDAN BRAND "Become Legendary" K.L.!..."LOGO WATCH" on NCAA Elite Business and no one wants to play "SPURS Nation" playing "SPUR WARS" with KAWHI leading the charge! #MEMvsSAS #GritGrind #SpursFamily

The San Antonio Spurs are getting back to "Fight for Larry" Business as they roll right over Southwest Division leading Memphis Grizzlies by the score of 103-89. It was soon to be Max-Contract Spurs Star and Jordan Brand Dude Kawhi Leonard then pride of Steve Fisher Hoops of the SDSU Aztecs.

Leonard led five Spurs players in double figures as he nets a game-high 25 points and ten boards shooting 11 of 17 from the field. Peak USA Scooby Doo Dude and France's TP9 added 17 points and six helpers. Tiaggo Splitter holding down the Grit and Grind "Bigs" Marc Gasol (16 pts 6 rebs) and @macBO50 Zach Randolph (20 pts 13 rebs) with 15 points and eight boards or trying to.

Memphis was right there at the end of the 3rd down 70-66. It Leonard though who scored the Spurs first 14 points of the 4th frame that put San Antonio up ten points and they never looked back at 85-75. "K.L. of the Riverwalk" and of Jordan Brand is super-serious and will be on your 2016 NBA West All-Star Team as you cannot find a better two-way SF including LeBron James...ask King James!  

Spurs move to 47-26 and that is 2.5 games up on the Mavs for #6 in the west. The Grizz falls to 50-24 and that is 1/2 game back of the Rockets for #1 in the Southwest and #2 overall....stay tuned!    

   

BLACKHAWKS 4 JETS 3 F...Ex-INDIAN Head "Big BUF" Dustin BYFUGLIEN strikes x 2 but it was Captain SERIOUS who got the last laugh!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison with HAWKS Nation you ready for the "Fight for Lord STANLEY" and another PARADE Route! #CHIvsWPG #FearTheINDIANHead #JetsOnIce #FrozenTalkHawks

Back and forth back and forth as the Chicago Blackhawks needed this one as did their blue-paint tenant "Craw-Dad" Corey Crawford for his psyche. The Winnipeg Jets were bringing it as was former Hawks bad a** Dustin Byfuglien who scored twice to the chagrin of many Hawks Backers as the 2nd goal put the Jets up right before the 2nd intermission.

With the Hawks down 3-2 in the 3rd after Andrew Shaw and Brad Richards "Lit the Lamp" in the 1st and 2nd periods it was Patrick Sharp's turn. "Sharpie" #10 is hot and that is a good sign for Hawks Nation as he gobbles goals up like Pac-Man chasing the Power Pellets when he is going. Sharpie scored just six and a half minutes into the 3rd tying the game up at 3-3. The Jets three goals came via the power play or short-handed...go figure!

Then with the game looking to go into extras excuse me Mark "Action" Jackson," Mama there goes that man"! Captain Serious as clutch as they come in Ice Games the best two-way Center in the game scores at the 19:34 mark in the 3d giving the Indian Head the "W" an glad he is on our side Hawks Nation!  

Crawford stopped 31 of 34 SOG. Jets blue-paint tenant Ondrej Pavalec stopped 20 of 24 SOG for Winnipeg. The Hawks showing signs that they are almost ready as Lord Stanley is near.

The Indian Head moves to 45-24-6 erasing that two-game skid as they trail the Central leading "Preds" by six points and the 2nd place Blue Notes by three points.

"Word around the Boards" only at Bluedude Sportstalk has gotten word the "Bison City Mullet" #88 Patrick Kane is back skating...let's go Hawks nation!  


 

#2 GONZAGA 52 #1 DUKE 66 F...BLUE DEVILS "Never Stop" as the ZAGS get put in 2nd gear and taken out of Overdrive as the game changes just like that!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2k15 as the DUKIES led buy "Big JAH" heads to "INDY" then there was four! #GONZvsDUKE #ZagsBB #DukeHoops #DUKE2Final4

It benefits players as well and that is playing in different speeds and being able to adjust on the fly. The Duke Blue Devils and Gonzaga Bulldogs started on in 4th gear and the Zags started to get their mojo. Then Coach K makes some subtle adjustments slowing the game down to benefit Duke All-American "Big Jah" Okafor and the rest was history!

The Blue Devils leading at the break 31-26 withstood the Zags best shots in the 2nd half as Team Mark Few went scoreless (No Baskets but two free throws) the last 6:40 of the game and that is getting it done on the defensive end for the Dukies!  

"Big Jah" had just 9 points and eight boards as it was Texas Platers for Duke in Houston's Justice Winslow (16 pts 5 rebs) and Dallas, Texas Area Desoto, Texas Matt Jones ( 16 pts 4-6 3pt FG) that did the job. Throw in the "Dukies" excellent guard play in Tyus Jones (15 pts 6 asst) and Quinn Cook ( 10 pts 5 rebs) here comes the Cameron Krazies to Indy vs "Green" and "Izzone"!

The Zags go out as Kyle Wiltjer led with 16 points and five boards and Byron Wesley adding 10 points and five boards. Gonzaga shot just 2 for 10 from the arc with the Dukies 8 for 19. Then you add the Zags shooting 6 for 9 from the stripe to Duke's 16 for 19 the had no shot in the 2nd half...none!

Duke now heads to the Final four joining two other #1's and a #7 in Michigan State...

#7 MICHIGAN State 76 #4 LOUISVILLE 70 F...In "Extras" SPARTY rises up to take down the 'VILLE and head to INDY!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 as "IZZONE" might have out done himself which is a tall task! #SpartansDancing2Indy #GoGreen

The law of averages didn't waver in this one as Louisville brings its A-Game and some "O" and they almost took down "Izzone" and the Spartans. It came down to "Green" making baskets and plays in the extra frame that gets them a one-way ticket to Nap Town for the 2015 Final Four.

The 'Cards played extremely well especially in the 1st half where they controlled "Pace". Louisville PG Terry Rozier (13 pts 8 rebs 4 stls) and WF Wayne Blackshear (28 pts) we huge factors all game long. Ye Rozier didn't have his best shooting day but his overall impact on the game will go unnoticed just looking in the books.

It was Sparty though down at the break 40-32 that came right back after the break putting their stamp on the game cutting that eight point deficit to two at 42-40 at the first T.V. Timeout. Green then tied the game under the nine minute mark at 51-51 when Bryn Forbes made a money ball as Sparty took the lead and the Uncle Mo at 54-51.

Louisville had a chance with Mangok Mathiang at the stripe with 4.9 seconds remaining and shooting two. He got a favorable bounce tying the game  65-65 but missed the 2nd. Travis Trice (17 pts 5 asst 4 rebs) then pulled up right over the timeline as we go to extras!

Sparty then took over in the extra frame outscoring the 'Ville 11-5 for an impressive 76-70 "W" as they will meet the winner of Duke/Gonzaga.

Note: It was Sparty's Denzel Valentine (15 pts 7 rebs 6 ast) and Forbes 14 pts ( 4-6 3pt FG) that was the difference in the game for "Green"...

That was the Wayne Blackshear I though Louisville was getting from Day 1 that played today. A Top 15 Recruit in the Country in 2011 when he came out of Chicago's Morgan Park H.S.. His tenure at the 'Ville will be marked as above-average but three final 8 appearances and two final 4's...can't beat that! 

As for Tom Izzo doing with this current team after losing out on Top Targets like James Young (UK, Celtics), Jabari Parker (Duke, Bucks) and Cliff Alexander (Kansas) as they had Sparty 2 on their list in the last three years and still doing it at a high level...Top 3 Coaches in the US period!

#2 GONZAGA vs #1 DUKE in the SOUTH Region Final w/PLAYBOOK..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 with the ZAGS trying to get by the BLUE DEVILS as its Coach FEW vs Coach K going Elite Programs! #SouthRegionElite8

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have the "Firepower" but can they turn Duke's Five-Star Freshman into Freshman as they have been playing like Juniors and Seniors? It Mark Few the Zags lead man vs r. 1K W's in Coach K of Blue Devil Hoops.

#2 #ZAGS 
GONZAGA (35-2) 

vs

#1 #BlueDEVILS
DUKE (32-4)

Sunday March 29, 2015 from NRG Stadium
Tip-Off at 5:05pm ET

Projected Starters

#ZAGS

PG K. Pangos
SG G. Bell Jr.
SG B. Wesley
WF K. Wiltjer
C P. Karnowski

#DUKIES

PG T. Jones
SG Q. Cook
WF J. Winslow
PF A. Jefferson
C "Big JAH"

Delicious Match Ups (2)

Pangos vs Jones
Wiltjer vs Winslow

PLAYBOOK

The Dukies have to control the Zags "Brains of the Operation" Mr. Pangos to slow down the Bulldogs efficiency...

Gonzaga has to contain both Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook as they are a terror all over the hardwood including Cook who can knock it down from deep and Jones "Clutch" Gene...

Will the Zags double Duke and future Knicks Tape 5-Man "Big Jah" Okafor or will they let him eat and take away the shooters....Few vs Coach K Chess Match going NCAA on CBS!

Transition Money Ball as the "D" has to be Ball Level with the Defense having numbers or they will get burned...

Look for Duke to play Justice Winslow on Zags Star and former #BBN dba #UK All-American Recruits Kyle Wiltjer taking away his game off the bounce and this might be the match up that determines what the Zags do for 40 minutes...

Run all Shooters off the Arc as trading three's for two's has to be vital for both to survive...

Can Duke slow down Gary Bell Jr. and Byron Wesley as they are capable of putting up numbers? If Amile Jefferson guards Wiltjer look for Winslow to get Bell Jr. and Cook to get Wesley and Wesley should go right into the Post playing "Mouse in the House"!

Few vs Krzyzewski...Top-Shelf

"Points in the Paint" who wins?

Turnovers vs "Live" Turnovers...
 

#7 MICHIGAN State vs #4 LOUISVILLE in EAST Region Final w/PLAYBOOK..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2k15 with the "IZZONE" and GREEN in a familiar place taking on the 'CARDS of the 'VILLE as its IZZO vs PITINO! #EastRegionElite8

They can be dominant forcing their will on the opposition and you would be hard-pressed to find two better coaches doing it on this level in Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino. Now they meet in the House Jim Boeheim built the Carrier Dome for all the marbles!

#7 #SPARTY 
MICHIGAN State (26-11) 
vs 
#4 #UofLCARDS
 LOUISVILLE (27-8)

Sunday March 29, 2015 @ the Carrier Dome
Tip-Off at 2:20pm ET 

Projected Starters

#IZZONE

PG "T2" Trice
SG "Show me your Valentine"
SG L. Nairn Jr.
WF B-Dawson
C G. Schilling

#UofLCARDS

PG Captain Rozier
SG "Q" Snider
WF "Black"
PF "Trez" Harrell
C "M2" Mathiang

Delicious Match Ups (2)

Trice vs Rozier
Dawson vs Harrell

PLAYBOOK

The 'Cards are going to have to slow down Sparty's Travis Trice...

The Spartans are going to have to corral the 'Ville's Terry Rozier...

Glass  Work keep the opposition off the offensive glass...

It will be physical how will the Stripes call the game?

"Attack Mode" do not bail out the "D" by settling for J's...

Transition Buckets are at a premium as who can get out and get easy looks from leak outs and rim runs?

"Splash Plays" are Mo Builders and Mo Killers and who can grab Uncle Mo (Momentum) and put it on their side?

Izzo vs Pitino...5-Star

the Money Ball Racks who pulls them out with efficiency?

Half court execution on both ends fop the hardwood is essential to getting to Indy for next week's Final 4...who does it better?

Can Sparty handle Louisville pressure as the 'Cards Pressure?

No one defends in the half court better than both Sparty and the 'Ville and lookout folks and Seat Belt Lights will be on from 2pm ET to 4:30 pm ET...sorry for the inconvenience!  
 

  

IVAN RAAB News...The C.I.F. State Championship Final...Bishop O'Dowd 65 Mater Dei 64 FOT...CALIFORNIA CIF State Champs Division 1 goes to Class 2015 Top 5 IVAN RAAB and O'DOWD as its two schools vying for his services CAL and ARIZONA!..."SCHOLASTIC DAYZ" talking McDonald's All-American IVAN RAAB of the DRAGONS the baddest Schoolboy Hooper in CALI for 2015! @YoungIvee

Yes the best of Cali in Class of 2K15 Ivan Raab a consensus Top 10 in the Class of 2015 takes his Oakland, California Bishop O'Down Dragons Team to a 65-54 win over the Mater Dei of Santa Ana, California to win the CIF Division 1 State Championship.

Raab (Pictured right #23) considered by many as the best "Big" in the Class of 2K15 not named Ben Simmons had 19 points and seventeen boards including the game-winning free throw. He also has declared as early as this past week his final list of schools has come down to the home state California Golden Bears and the Arizona Wildcats.

The kicker is Raab's AAU Organization the Oakland Soldiers has sent it's last two stars Aaron Gordon  (San Jose, CA Arch Bishop Mitty) and Stanley Johnson (Santa Ana, CA Mater Dei) both to Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats.  Raab will have a tough decision to make as Cal Berkeley's Campus is just a stones throw from Bishop O'Dowd HS where Raab stars at.



Through my sources the #2 Prospect in the Class of 2K15 Jaylen Brown of Marietta, GA just recently visited Cal for two days stirring the pot of a Raab and Brown 1-2 Punch for Counzo Martin and the Bears in the 20115-1 season.

Stay tuned as Raab still has unfinished business with the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic...the Bluedude will be checking in at the McDonald's All-American Classic at the Madhouse on Wednesday April Fool's Day 2K15.

Note: Michael Cage Jr. plays for Mater Dei and is s Junior as he is the son former SDSU Aztec and NBA standout Michael Cage Sr...  

 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

KNICKS 80 BULLS 111 F..."SEE RED" needs the KNICKS on the Schedule 8 more times as THREEEEEEEEEEEkola MIROTIC strikes again!..."WEST SIDE Story Report" BULLS win on Homecoming Night beating that Lil' DEBBIE Snack Cake from GOTHAM City called KNICKS Tape! #NYKvsCHI #KNCISKnation #BULLSnation #WestSideStoryReport

Bulls move to 45-29 as they get six players in double figures as they hammer the Knicks on Bulls "Homecoming Night" 2K15 by the score of 111-80. It was Bulls #1 1 Donut-Runner Nikola Mirotic dba Threeeeeeeeeeeekola leading the "West Side Story Report" with 24 points and six boards in just under 26 minutes of action.

The Bulls led 54-34 at the break and cruised in from there as Pau Pau Pau added 19 points and a dozen boards with the "See Red Butler" Jimmy chipping in with 18. Knicks get 14 points from 2006 #1 overall pick Andres Bargnani of the Toronto Raptors. I know what your thinking and yes he is right behind "Free Darko" Milicic of the Pistons who went in front of one Carmelo Anthony to the Detroit Pistons in 2004.

Bulls now at 45-29 is just two games back of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA Central. The Knicks heading for Construction and the "Big Jah" Lottery as this might remind Knicks Nation of that 1985 NBA Draft when they needed help and took Hoya Paranoia's Patrick Ewing #1...stay tuned!

#3 NOTRE DAME 66 #1 KENTUCKY 68 F...The #BBN escapes the IRISH dba Team BREY in the nick of time!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2k15 as Big BLUE Nation had the Seat Belt Lights on for the entire 40 minutes! #NDvsUK #FightingIrish #WeRUK #MidwestRegionElite8

If you would have told me Irish "Big" Zach Auguste would go for 20 points and nine boards on 10 of 13 from the field I would have told you the Irish stayed close. Add in Steve Vasturia's 16 points and Jerian Grant's 15 points and six helpers I would have said the Irish took them to the Buzzer didn't they?

As Grant's last second money ball went over the rim in regulation the Kentucky Wildcats seemingly out at 37-1 finds a way to win beating Notre Dame 68-66. It was Freshman Karl Anthony-Towns on the block and in and around the painted-area that wore the Irish out with a game-high 25 points . Towns also had five boards and four assists and two steals as that #1 pick for the 2015 NBA Draft might be "Big Jah" Jahlil Okafor of Duke but he has some serious company in Towns and Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky.

Notre Dame played a near perfect game as they assisted 16 times on 26 made baskets. That tells me their offense was super-efficient and they had an "All Hands on Deck" Approach. The Harrison Twins money ball and two free throws at the end were huge as they have been clutch since arriving to Lexington.

Auguste was dominant as well as the Wisconsin Badgers will take a page out of the Irish Playbook and try to give UK some of those same looks on offense. Problem is the Irish plays four guards and two of them are in wing forward bodies.

UK advances and will get the Badgers again this time not in Big D but in Indy...  

#2 ARIZONA 78 #1 WISCONSIN 85 F...Staples Center 2nd Half Forecast "CLOUDY with a Chance of MONEY Balls from the BADGERS"..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 "FRANK the TANK" + #BADGERS & DEKKER = We run the WEST Region! #ARIvsWIS #BadgerHoops #ZonaBasketball

The Wisconsin Badgers had to be worried about "Pace" as the Arizona Wildcats took control late in the first half and went to the locker room with a 33-30 lead. That Chalk Talk for the Badgers plus a Staples Center Forecast that blew in right before the 2nd half tip of "Cloudy with a chance of Money Balls from the Badgers" took center stage and down goes Bear Down!

It was the "Frank the Tank" Kaminsky Show along with Sam Dekker the Sheboygan, Wisconsin G.O.A.T. that derailed any hopes of the Arizona Wildcats advancing to the Final 4 in Indy. Dekker's 27 points (5-6 3pt FG) was on the heels of two huge NBA-esque Triples and one had a Chef Curry lean and Swag to it steeping right back Badgers lead man Bo Ryan. Wisconsin shot 10-12 from the Arc in the 2nd half and 12 -18 on the night.

Arizona hung tough as Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley both drop 17 points with T.J. McConnell adding 14 points and five helpers. The Badgers just controlled that all important "Pace" in the 2nd half as Kaminsky dropped a game-high 29 points (18 pts in 1st half). Arizona "Big" Kaleb Tarczewski played well but he was going up against arguably the best all-around center in College basketball in Kaminsky.

Both teams shot 30 plus free throws and the game was called even on both ends. The Badgers spoil the party for Arizona again and did it on the Left Coast again. If Kentucky wins it will be Wisconsin and UK in the National Semis with Logo Green Room Talent running a mock!  

Congrats Badger Land U.S.A....

Big 10 making moves in 2014-15 and take that Big 10 Haters including the Bluedude...Lol!
        

#3 NOTRE DAME vs #1 KENTUCKY in MIDWEST Region Final w/PLAYBOOK..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 with the Fighting IRISH going against all odds as they get the #BBN #WeRUK the 37-0 KENTUCKY WILDCATS! #NDvsUK #FightingIRISH #UKWildcats #MidwestRegionElite8

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish gets the best of the best in the 2014-15 season in the Kentucky Wildcats. Can they upset the 37-0 'Cats well that's why they play the game?

#3 #FightingIRISH 
NOTRE DAME (32-5)

vs

#1 #BBN 
KENTUCKY (37-0)

Saturday March 28, 2015 @ the "Q" in C-Town 
Tip-Off at  8:49 pm ET

Projected Starters

#GoldenDomeHoops

PG D-Jack
SG "Bloodline" General Grant
WF S. Vasturia
WF Basbeall Man McConnaughton
C "Big Man"Auguste

#WeRUK

PG Harrison Twin Andrew
SG Harrison Twin Aaron
SF "Circle City" Lyles
C Big K.A.T.
C Cauley-Stein of Olathe, KS

Delicious Match Ups...N.D. Starting 5 vs UK 10 Deep

PLAYBOOK

Irish PG Demetrius Jackson will be under duress can he handle that for 40 minutes?

UK has the edge almost everywhere but at the guard play...'Cats must contain both Grant and Jackson...

How will the Irish stop the Kentucky Bigs x 5 don't tell me Auguste can do it all by his lonesome that is some Hog Wash!

UK "Pace" speed up the game and stay in "Attack Mode" to tire out the Irish and get to that thin Irish bench...

Vasturia and Connaughton don't need to play the game of their life or get an "Outta Body Experience" but they need to play darn close to that for N.D. to have a shot...


Harrison Twins 1st and Ulis/Booker 2nd...Irish how do you counter that as I have seen no one counter it yet as we have three games left?

Offensive Rebounding as Irish needs all five bodies on the defensive glass at all times...

Brey vs Calipari

Irish limit "Splash Plays" from UK as Transition "D" is imperative as all five bodies need to be ball level as the Orange gets over the mid-line...

Kentucky run shooters of Notre Dame off the Arc trading 2's for 3's...

Notre Dame if they keep it close lookout...say 5 points at the five minute mark 2nd half if they can pull that off...



 

#2 ARIZONA vs #1 WISCONSIN in WEST Region Final w/PLAYBOOK..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 as we go BEAR Down and "A Whole BUNCH of BADGERS" 2.0 featuring the STAN-imal and BADGERS & DEKKER! #ARIvsWIS #UofACats #UDubMadisonHoops #WestRegionElite8

Let's get right to as Bear Down Hoops dba Arizona Wildcats wanted its rematch and they get it at the Figueroa Street Gymnasium in Downtown L.A. as the winner heads to Indy for the 2K15 Final Four.

#2 #BearDown 
ARIZONA (34-3)

vs

#1 #AWholeBunchOfBadgers 
WISCONSIN (34-3)

Saturday Match 28, 2015 @ Staples Center L.A.
Tip-Off at 6:09pm ET

Projected Starters

#ZONA

PG Commander McConnell
SG "STANimal"
SF R.H.J.
PF B-Ash
C "Tarzan"  

#BADGERnation

PG B.K.
SG Gas-Man
SF Badgers & Dekker
PF N. Hayes
C "Frank the Tank"

Delicious Match Ups (2)

Badgers & Dekker vs Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

"Frank the Tank" Kaminsky vs "Tarzan" Tarczewski

PLAYBOOK

Will the Wildcats double Kaminsky in the post...can't leave the shooters!

Can the Badgers contain Stanley "STANimal" Johnson?

Miller vs Ryan

the Money Ball who shoots it better

Nigel Hayes vs Brandon Ashley is a better match up than you think...

Sam Dekker vs Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has NBA Scouts drooling as Dekker tore up J.P. Tokoto and R.H.J. impacts games like Duke's Justice Winslow as its not always on the stat sheet...

"Pace" Badgers must corral 'Cats Commander McConnell and if he controls the "Pace" for more than 30 minutes...advantage 'Cats

Turnovers vs "Live" Turnovers for TD's...

Transition "D" vs Transition "O"...Badgers need to pick their spots but getting in an up and down or shirts and skins asphalt like atmosphere is a no no for Wisconsin...limit Arizona's "Splash Plays"

Shooters...Defense be aware of Shooters and where they are at all times and close out on making them make a play or shoot of the bounce i.e. "Make that Shooter uncomfortable"

Glass Work on the Offensive Glass as Wisconsin needs to keep the 'Cats namely Ashley, R.H.J. and the "STANimal" off the offensive boards...

Free Throw Line who gets their and often also has an edge getting to the winner's circle...

Both teams must treat each possession like their last as it's Do or Die in the Elite 8...#Urgency


EAST Region Sweet 16 the "AFTERMATH" in "CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15...Who would have though the EAST would be SPARTY and the 'VILLE as it's "IZZONE" vs PITINO! #Elite8EastRegion

The Louisville Cardinals have been playing their best basketball of the season and the N.C. State Wolfpack also playing some of their best ball of the season was on the other end the bad end of this one.  

Behind 'Ville All-American PF Montrezl Harrell's 24 points and seven boards the 'Cards advance to the East Region Elite 8 to take on the Spartans of Michigan State. A 75-765 'Ville "W" was highlighted by unsung hero and Bloodline Anton Gill's (Son of former Flyin' Illini and NBA Star Kendall Gill) 7 points in eleven minutes. His money ball with the score 59-57 Louisville was the back breaker for the Wolfpack.

'Cards PG Terry Rozier added 17 points and a whopping fourteen boards as Freshman Quentin Snider chipped in with 14 points. Louisville dodges that Trio of 'Pack Guards as Trevor Lacey led with 18 points.

Tom Izzo is no stranger to getting deep into Match Madness as they sneak by a game Oklahoma Sooners Team 62-58. "Izzone" struggled at the top end of the 1st half down by as many as ten points. They left the half down 31-27 and that was a huge Uncle Mo Builder for the Spartans leading into the 2nd half.

Spartans PG Travis Trice led with a game-high 24 points as his partner in crime Denzel Valentine added 18 points and seven boards as they hit six free throws in a row closing out with a 62-58 win.  "Boomer Sooner" fabulous Guard Buddy Hield was dynamite with 21 points with TaShawn Thomas adding 16 points and seven boards.

No we get at 2:20pm ET the 'Cards vs "Izzone" and the winner heads to Indy and for the 'Cards that would be a home game...

Friday, March 27, 2015

BLUE JACKETS 5 BLACKHAWKS 2 F...The HAWKS leave the "D" not n PHILLY but in RALEIGH as they suffer their 2nd "L" in a row!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison as CRAWFORD stops just 9 of 13 SOG in 1st Frame! #CBJvsCHI #BlueJackets #FearTheIndianHead #FrozenTalkHawks

A wild first period broke out at the Madhouse as the Indian Head was on the wrong end of this what looked to be a scrimmage. The Columbus Blue Jackets shoot 13 at Hawks net minder Corey Crawford in net as 4 gets by him for a 4-2 Blue Jackets lead after one.

Brandon Saad (22) made it 1-0 Hawks as he "Lit the Lamp" just three minutes in some change in. The Blue Jackets answered Saad scoring the next two goals going up 2-1. Captain Serious scored his 24th of the season tying the game up at 2-2. That would be the last time the Hawks were tied or led as the Jackets score twice more before the first twenty minutes were up taking a 4-2 lead into the 1st intermission.

Crawford was pulled in favor of Scott Darling who who stopped all 13 SOG he faced but Jackets net minder Sergei Brobovsky stopped 31 of 33 SOG as the Hawks fail to make any ground on the Central leading Nashville Predators.

The Indian Head was out shot 33-27 and was 0-5 on the power play...  

Chicago with 94 points trails the "Preds" by six and the Blue Notes five. The Indian Head is at Winnipeg on Sunday March 29th...

#11 UCLA 62 #2 GONZAGA 74 F...The ZAGS zig zag their way through the BRUINS somewhat young core to get into the Elite 8!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 from NRG Stadium as ZAGS Nation tear it up your in the Elite 8! #ZagsGoElite8

The Gonzaga Bulldogs consistent play gets them to the Elite 8 as they beat UCLA with both stone cold from the arc. The Bulldogs relied on glass work (rebounds) and shooting at a 75% plus clip from the stripe. The Bruins lived and dies by the "J" as they also get outworked on the glass.

It was the Zags front court not Kyle Wiltjer (4-12 FG 8 pts 10 rebs) but Przemek Karnowski 18 points and eight boards with super-sun Domantas Sabonis adding a dozen points and eight boards. Kevin Pangos controlled the "Pace" as the Zags star guard had 10 points. Byron Wesley's 14 points were huge as he kept the UCLA trio of guards at bay.

UCLA's Bryce Alford (8 pts 3-11 FG)  was stone-cold as was Kevon Looney (9 pts 8 rebs). The Bruins experience along with not being able to match up across the board with the Zags spelled gloom and doom. Tony Parker added 16 points and ten boards as his game took a 360 degree turn in 2015 as he should be pre All Pac 12 in the 2015-16 season.  

Zags now await the winner of Duke/Utah to be played on Sunday... 

Top 5 Left Fielders in the SHOW 2K15..."WORD around the WARNING Track" is it BRANTLEY of the Tribe or GORDON Royals...who? #Top5LF

This is the only position in the outfield for 2015 that is up for grabs. There is a few big name players moving into left or moving into left for different teams. Hanley Ramirez moving from shortstop and Justin Upton moving from HOTlanta to Diego to suit for the Friars. Who is the #1 LF in the game as we are close to Opening Day 2K15?

Top 5 Left Fielders in the Show for 2015 (in order):

1. Michael Brantley #Tribe

2. Justin Upton #Friars

3. Alex Gordon #BeRoyalKC

4. Hanley Ramirez #Carmines

5. Corey Dickerson #RoxNation

Others worth noting...

J.D. Martinez #MotorCityKitties
Matt Holliday #STLCards
Bam 34 #NATitude
Starling Marte #Buccos


360 Degrees...

Brantley is butta in LF as he went to his 1st Mid Summers Classic in 2014. He also racked up a gaudy .327 average with 20 bombs and 97 ducks knocked in. Expect the same this year especially with a healthy Jason Kipnis hitting ahead of him or behind him.

Upton was one of the bright spots for Atlanta in 2014 and he is capable of putting up MVP Numbers. Now he is in a crowded OF with Wil Myers and one Matt Kemp and nothing like friendly competition bring the bet out of a ball player. Expect Upton to go O-Zone layer with his 2015 digits at the dish.

Gordon has been a fixture on the Awards scene for awhile. Two-Time All-Star and four Golden Gloves in LF and he hits. Kansas City will be a force and expect Gordon again to be in the middle of it.  

Hanley in LF for the first time..calm down. Ramirez can hit with the bets of them and he will have to adjust to the Junior Circuit and then Green Monster but he should be fine with his superior Hardball Skills and athleticism. With Panda Smash Sandoval at the hot corner and Xander Boegarts at SS...where else were you going to put Hanley?

Corey Dickerson who?..Write that name down with Michael Cuddyer long gone "Tulo" Troy Tulowitzki and "Car-Go" Carlos Gonzalez gets a young stud in Dickerson. He can hit and field hence his 24 HR 76 RBI at .312 in just over 400 plus A.B.'s...shut up talking to the Bluedude!

Hardball 2K15 is almost here and checkout "A Cup of Joe in the Show Report" as well as the "Monster Series" like "Monsters at the Dish" and "Monsters on the Bump" and "Weekend Benders"  and more only at Bluedude Sportstalk.

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 204...@kdTREY5 goes "Under the KNIFE" x 2 out 4-6 months!...NORTH SIDERS vs BRYANT starring in "It's about the $$$$$"! @kdtrey5 Biz @KrisBryant_23

This is bad news for the Regulators report O.K.C. Star @kdTREY5 dba Kevin Durant, Nike Basketball, and the Logo. One of it's brightest stars and reigning "Fight for Mo" Recipient (NBA M.V.P. Trophy) Kevin Durant through reports will be out 4-6 months due to surgery #2.

Feet Ailments might be worse or just as bad as Knees and Back Issues and Durant needed the time off last summer but he doesn't need this type of timeout. OKC and GM Sam Presti have to be on pens and needles seeing the Franchise go down with his 2nd injury.

Now the Logo has two the last three NBA M.V.P.'s out with career-threatening injuries and that for the NBA is bad news 360 degrees. As for O.K.C. moving forward it's on Russell Westbrook, " Glad he's on our side"!

Turning to the Show and Cubbies and Theo Epstein Business as they star in , "Opening Day is not for Rookies with no Show Experience"! Yes the talented Hot Corner Bryant must know of all the stipulations of him not making the Opening Day Roster has to do with cash than anything else. Epstein has even eluded to the fact that he has never put a rookie with no MLB Experience in the fire opening day...it's the Cubbies Theo c'mon.

Stay Tuned Cubs Nation but go get that #23 Cubs Replica Jersey not an authentic as you never know...

Note: Bryant has some really good numbers at the Dish in Spring Training 2015...I know what your thinking Cubs Nation in Theo you waver with some doubts!  

EAST Region Slate in "CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 w/PLAYBOOK...the WOLFPACK of Carolina Red entertains the CARDS of the 'VILLE in Game 1...and the Nightcap features SPARTY dba "IZZONE" doing battle with BOOMER SOONER of the Hardwood and Team KRUGER! #NCSUvsLOU #MSUvsOKLA #EastRegion4

The North Carolina State Wolfpack is on a ride and that ride might continue as they have a slight edge over the sometimes offensively-challenged Louisville Cardinals. The 'Pack is riding both Anthony Barber and Trevor Lacey as they have lit a spark under Carolina Red. The 'Cards are following Terry Rozier as the lead guard and Montrezl Harrell in the painted-area.

In the nightcap the Michigan State Spartans doing their customary March runs are locked in and a dangerous team and a real threat to get to Indy. The Oklahoma Sooners are doing it behind the Rebuild-A-Program Master in the well-traveled Lon Kruger. This should be a battle all 94 feet of hardwood.

PLAYBOOK

From the Carrier Dome in Syracuse N.Y.

Game 1 at 7:47pm ET

#8 #Wolfpack N.C. STATE (22-13) 
vs #4 #Cards LOUISVILLE (26-8)

Both teams ant to get out and run but the Wolfpack's two might be better than the Cardinals one unless Louisville Senior Wayne Blackshear shows up. Lacey and Barber are going to come at Rozier as he needs someone riding shotgun. Then in the inside Harrell from Louisville can be a force and they must keep him away from "Splash Plays" and the no lay-up rule has to be in full effect. Gottfried vs Pitino as we have Three Stripes vs Three Stripes talking Adidas Basketball in this one.

Game 2 at 9:45pm ET

#7 #Sparty MICHIGAN State (25-11) 
vs #3 #BoomerSooner OKLAHOMA (24-10)    

Look it's as simple as Apple Pie as the Spartans run out two seniors in Branden Dawson and Travis Trice and underclassmen Denzel Valentine a nice inside/outside match. The Sooners roll with Big 12 leading scorer Buddy Hield and Ryan Springler in and around the paint. Both team are coached extremely well and the defense end is where they lay the groundwork for every outing. It will come down to half court execution and the transition game as well as what Izzo calls Turnovers vs "Live Turnovers" for TD's. The ladder is the killer and will put you in the red on most nights.          

SOUTH Region Slate in "CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 w/PLAYBOOK...BRUINS get the ZAGS Left Coast BB is in the South...and the Runnin' UTES get the DUKIES and "Big JAH"! #UCLAvsGonz #UTAHvsDuke

The South Region is here as the upstart UCLA Bruins led by the coach's son Bryce Alford and the one-time disappearing act of five-star recruit Tony Parker of Georgia. They will meet Kevin Pangos outside and Kyle Wiltjer inside with Zags Nation ready to move onto the Elite 8.

In the 2nd game the Duke Blue Devils with three of their top 5 players not even 365 days removed from senior prom doing work. On top of that one of those Freshman will be a year removed from HS Graduation hitting the NBA Draft Green Room as the #1 overall pick. The 'Utes have Delon Wright and former NBA Player Larry Krystowiak manning the ship. Do the Runnin' Utes have enough firepower to even stay with the Blue Devils?

PLAYBOOK

From the NRG Stadium in H-Town

Game 1 at 7:15pm ET

#11 #Bruins UCLA (22-13) 
vs #2 #ZagsNation GONZAGA (34-2)

The Bruins will need a 3rd wheel taking on the Bulldogs of Gonzaga. The aforementioned Bryce Alford and Tony Parker is a nice 1-2 punch but the Zags are too balanced for the Bruins to beat them with two players going off.

On the flip side who guards Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer as the Bruin need to slow down the Zags 1-2 punch? The Bruins might have an edge in transition and the X-Factor in the game is true freshman and projected 2015 NBA Lottery Pick Kevon Looney of UCLA from Milwaukee, Wisconsin...remember him!

Game 2 at 9:45 pm ET

#5 RunninUtes UTAH (26-8) 
vs #1 #BlueDevils Duke (31-4)

Can the Utes slow down Duke's trio of freshman in "Big Jah" Okafor, Tyus Jones, and Justice Winslow who will be playing in front of the home folks? Can Duke stop the versatile Delon Wright as he needs all hands on deck to stay close to the Dukies. Transition Defense and the Money Ball will be a huge factor as Utah might have to speed up their game in spots but no shirts and skins or they will get blown out!

WEST Region Recap..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 a Rematch of the 2014 West Elite 8 as the BADGERS and BEAR Down meet again! #Elite8Business

WEST Region Recap from Staples L.A.

#4 #TarHeelBlue 72 #1 #AWholeBunchOfBadgers 79 F

The night belonged to Sheboygan, Wisconsin Royalty Sam Dekker dba "Badgers & Decker" as he goes career-high 23 points as he carried Wisconsin in the first half with 15 of the Badgers 31 points. It was a tale of the tell all for the Tar Heels 2014-15 season as bad turnovers and lapses in key area of the game cost them yet again. UNC was led by Freshman Justin Jackson and Senior Brice Johnson's 15 points apiece as the Tar Heels just didn't make the play to define them and a possible win. Wisconsin  moves on for a rematch of the 2014 West Elite 8 vs the Arizona Wildcats.  

#6 #XMenOfOhio 60 #2 #BearDown 68 F

It was the Musketeers up 53-49 with just under seven minutes remaining that the game turned into Arizona's favor. The 'Cats went on a 13-4 run to the two minute mark erasing a four point deficit and leading 62-57. The X-Men never recovered as Xavier's "Big" Matt Stainbrook ran out of gas. Bear Down's T.J. McConnell led 'Zona with 17 points seven boards and five helpers as he put his stamp on the game the last seven minutes to play. 'Zona gets its rematch against the Badgers on Saturday...


MIDWEST Region Recap..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 as the #BBN and Fighting IRISH all advance! #Elite8Business

MIDWEST Region Recap from the "Q"

#7 #WheatShockers 70 #3 #FightingIrish 81 F

Notre Dame weathered a few late runs by the Wheat Shockers and beat them 81-70. It was not Notre Dame's best player in Combo Guard Jerian Grant but the other four starters that combined for 66 points and a slick 9 for 16 from deep. ND PG Demetrius Jackson led the Irish with 20 points as Shock Nation's Fred Van Vleet led all scorers with 25 points. The Irish now gets the #1 rated and 37-0 UK Wildcats in the Midwest Finals.

#5 #HuggyBallWVU 39 #1 #BBN 78 F

"They don't play hard enough"...Lesson #1 if you are the one talking you needed to score 39 points yourself to shut them up. The 'Cats run all over the Mountaineers who looked like they were not playing hard enough. UK led 44-18 at the break and this game was dunzo. Want another key stat Karl Anthony Towns Jr. score all of 1 points and grabbed two boards for the #BBN. Irish good luck with that Saturday in the "Q"!

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

WEST Region Slate in "CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 w/PLAYBOOK...TAR HEEL Blue gets a "A Whole BUNCH of BADGERS" in Game 1...Game #2 it's the X-MEN of OHIO coming in the Front Door versus "DESERT SWARM" Hoops dba 'Zona WILDCATS! #UNCvsWIS #XavierOHvsARI

The West region gets it going with three heavyweights in the building and a mid-major who always does major work during the season and in the dance. The UNC Tar Heels flying high after beating Arkansas and following PG Marcus Paige will get the Wisconsin Badgers and talented "Big" Frank the "Tank" Kaminsky.

In the 2nd tilt the Xavier Ohio Musketeers goes against one of their own in Sean Miller and the talented Arizona Wildcats. 'Zona comes at you in waves with a plethora of future NBA Talent. The X-Men just come at you playing their style and getting in you for 40 not 35 not 38. A really interesting match up.  

PLAYBOOK 

From Staples Center near L.A. Live

Game 1 at 7:47pm ET

#4 #TarHeelNation UNC (26-11) 
vs #1 #AWholeBunchOfBadgers WISCONSIN (33-3)

The Badgers will get a huge boost in Traevon Jackson's return as Bronson Koenig held down the starting PG slot from the beginning of January until now and they are still 33-3. Frank Kaminsky will have to play big vs the UNC "Bigs" and that Pick and Pop is lethal as the Big Fella can knockdown the money ball. It will be the other front court players that will be a factor in Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes if U-Dub Madison is to move into the Elite 8.

The Tar Heels finally has a healthy pre-season ACC M.V.P. in Marcus Paige (3rd Team in 2015) going. When Paige is going that Tar Heel Bunch is going. Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks must stay out of foul trouble and guard Kaminsky on the perimeter. UNC's Depth if Wisconsin gets in foul trouble might be an issue for the Badgers as this is a real treat right here!

Game 2 @ 10:17pm ET

#6 #XMenOfOhio XAVIER OH (23-13) 
vs #1 #DesertSwarmHoops ARIZONA (33-3)         
  
The Musketeers are here and the Arizona Wildcats better bring their A-Game because Cinderella doesn't exist. Eight Musketeer Players score at least 4.3 ppg or better led by "Big" Matt Stainbrook. Trevor Bluiett (Wing Forward who can bring it) is a true freshman from "Indy" and for your Hoop Heads Indy is in my Top 5 Markets for High school basketball, talent in the U.S....and that's real!

The 'Cats follow PG T.J. McConnell's lead as he and his back court mate Gabe York have been doing work in the first two games of the tourney. Can the X-Men handle the Desert Swarm Fantastic 4 in the "STAN-imal Johnson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Kaleb Tarczewski, and Brandon Ashley? If they can contain them and keep them off he offensive glass and out of transition getting rim runs, leak outs or even running to the Arc...the Musketeers will be in the middle of a great game. If they can't...it's ovaaaaaaaa!

Top 5 Center Fielders in the SHOW 2K15..."WORD around the WARNING Track" as the "FACE of MLB" dba "Millville N.J. METEOR" Mike Trout of Team RALLY Monkey leads the Boys patrolling Center! #Top5CF

It is a forgone conclusion who the best center fielder and and arguably the #1 player in the Show is Los Angles Angels of Anaheim's Mike Trout dba the "Millville N.J. Meteor". He has company but no one on the planet or in the Milky Way Galaxy is even close to the man in his first three full major league season has captures two AL M.V.P. Runner-Ups and is currently the reigning M.V.P. on the Junior Circuit...ok enough of the "Millville Meteor"!

Top 5 Center Fielders in the Show for 2015 (in order):

1. the "Millville N.J. Meteor" #HalosNation 

2. "Cutch 22" #RaiseTheJollyRoger 

3. Me & Mr. Adam Jones #Os

4. Mr. Kemp #Friars

5. CAR-GO #BrewCrew Edition

Others worth noting...

Marcell Ozuna #LittleHavanaHardball305
Billy Hamilton #RedLegs
Jacoby Ellsbury #BronxBombers
Lorenzo Cain #BeRoyalKC



360 Degrees...

Mike Trout...enough said!

Andrew McCutchen dba "Cutch 22" is a monster at the dish and in the field. A former NL M.V.P. and the Face of hit video game MLB the Show 2K14 "Cutch" drives the Pirates. As he goes the Buccos" go and the it's "Raise the Jolly Roger" 'Burgh Hardball!

Adam Jones is one of the cornerstones for Showalter Hardball near the Chesapeake. He can do it all at the dish and the key cog is he is extremely durable staying away from the D.L.. His leather he throws in CF is top-flight in the show even talking "Cutch 22" and the "Millville N.J. Meteor"!

Kemp is due to go straight "Nut Factory" with motivation from Dodger Blue. Once considered like Clayton Kershaw the Franchise for Dodger Blue in the field he now joins an OF left to right with Justin Upton, Kemp, and Wil Myers...here comes the Friars and expect the Midwest City, Oklahoma native (Near OK City) to be right in the middle of all of it!

Carlos Gonzalez is a Star and the former Amazins' Draftee has finally found a home i Beer Town USA. His size and athleticism is unmatched and he is just a mature ball player now in the perfect scenario. His 2014 numbers were big and expect the same in 2015.  

MIDWEST Region Slate in "CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 w/PLAYBOOK...#SHOCKnation dba WHEAT SHOCKERS get the Fighting IRISH and Team BREY...Game #2 it's "HUGGY Ball" Morgantown vs the one and only #BBN dba Team CAL Business! #WSUvsND #WVUvsUK #MidwestRegion4

The Midwest Region will starts the Madness back in action heading toward Circle City dba Indianapolis, Indiana. The Wichita State Shockers riding the wave of beating the In-State Big Dawg the Rock Chalk Jayhawks of KU. The Wheat Shockers will get the Notre Dame Figthing Irish coming off of two close games and an ACC Tourney Title as Team Brey plays with be playing with heavy hearts of Coach Mike Brey and the Irish can play!

In the Nightcap it will be the West Virginia Mountaineers chopping it up already with some Bulletin Board Material behind them for the opposition. "Huggy Ball' Morgantown will get Team Cal Business and the 36-0 #BBN with tunnel vision as they have their "Peepers" on 40-0 and an NCAA Record.

PLAYBOOK

From the "Q" in "Believeland"

Game 1 at 7:15pm ET

#7 #WheatShockers WICHITA STATE (30-4) 
vs #FightingIrish NOTRE DAME (31-5)

The Shockers boast the best PG you have never heard about if you do not follow College Basketball closely. Fred VanVleet leads #ShockNation and his partner in crime Ron "Robin of Locksley" Baker is a real treat stealing from the rich programs of College Basketball.

Those two will the Fighting Irish electric back court of Demetrius Jackson and Bloodline Jerian Grant.     Outside of these two and the Shock Nation back court you would be hard-pressed to fins a better duos. They will cancel each other out as someone has to step up for both.

For the Shockers look for Tekele Cotton and Evan Wessel. For the Irish Zach August and Pat Connaughton to ride shot gun for the Irish. Contrasting styles with in-game adjustments and no one is an easy out in the Sweet 16.

Game 2 at 9:45pm ET

#5 #HuggyBall  WEST VIRGINIA (25-9) 
vs #1 #BBN KENTUCKY (36-0)

The Mountaineers play 10 guards and a forward and center...lol! They play 90 feet and will put immense pressure on the 'Cats Guards. Juwan Stanton was Big 12 pre-season Conference P.O.Y. and he is the Ring Leader as the #BBN must pay close attention to him. Devin Williams leads the front court at 6-9 and just north of 250 el bees and he will have his work cutout.

As for Kentucky they don't do everything spectacular but very well. That last game vs Cincy was a prime example of how you can slow them down. But be careful as you can try the Bearcats Blue Print but do you have their personnel? At this point in the game UK is more worried about what they do not what WVU does. UK also knows if they play their game and go 110% only the Cleveland Cavaliers could beat them on any given night in the State of Ohio tonight.

Note: Shots fired as a WVU Guard has called out UK about not playing hard and at 36-0 they need a motivational tactic...Mountaineers be at the "Q" at 9:45pm ET for the tip-Off!    

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CAVALIERS 111 GRIZZLIES 89 F..."BELIEVELAND" takes GRIT & the GRIND out of the GRIND House turning into the "Q"!..."LOGO WATCH" as the CAVS are making it known it goes through them in the East...or does it? #CLEvsMEM #CAVSnation #GritGrind

The Memphis Grizzlies just didn't have it or the Cleveland Cavaliers just took it to them or a little bit a both or just a bad match up for Grit and Grind. After the Cavs led 22-19 running at a Grizz "Pace" things started to turn into the Cavs Pace" and that spelled nothing but trouble for Memphis.

Cleveland leading at the break 55-42 came out in the 3rd frame and blew the doors of Memphis out scoring them 36-24 but 36-21 after Mike Conley Jr. started the 3rd with a money ball cutting the Cavs lead to 55-45. The Cavs led after three 91-66 by 25 points as Kyrie Irving had 24, Kevin Love 17, and King James 16 at the end of three.

"Believeland" would cruise to a 111-89 win with Irving with a game-high 24 points with Love adding 22 points and ten boards and LeBron chipping in with 20 points and eight boards. The Cavs move to 46-26 with the Grizzlies falling to 50-21. Marc Gasol paced the Grizz with 18 points in the loss!

Cleveland now leads the Bulls by three full games for #2 in the East and the NBA Central division. The Grizz leads the Rockets for #2 in both the Southwest division and the West.

Cavs out rebounded the Grizz 49-32 after Cleveland committed some 18 turnovers but was +30 in points from the Arc...go figure!   

   

BULLS 116 RAPTORS 103 F...No D-ROSE and no K.L. at the PG Slots DA BULLS ride 2k15 All-Stars the "SEE RED" Butler and the "SPANIARD" Gasol to the Winner's Circle!..."WEST SIDE Story Report" and go ahead Toronto CUSTOMS check THIBS Luggage carrying that "W"! #CHIvsTOR #BullsNation #WeTheNorth #WestSideStoryReport

The Chicago Bulls know the time is now or never as they have to make a stand in getting that #3 slot trying to stay on pace with "Believeland" in the Central. The Raptors trying to stay ahead of the Bulls jumped out early to a 29-20 first frame lead and a 54-50 lead at the break.

The Bulls at the break was led by Pau Gasol's dozen and Niko Mirotic's 10 points with Greivis Vasquez leading the Raptors with 15 at the break. The Bulls though catching a little bit of Uncle Mo would come out in the 2nd half ready to do battle.  

Midway through the 3rd the Raptors built an eleven point lead 71-60 as that would be the largest lead they would have in the 2nd half. The Bulls hung tough as things could have gotten away from them as they shoot some 60% from the field for the night. They were down 82-77 after three but still within striking distance.

"See Red" would then open a huge 4th frame out scoring the Dinosaurs 39-21 and at the two minute mark would lead Toronto 109-101. That is a 32-19 run highlighted by the Bulls hitting shot after shot. The Raptors did not have any answers and for their defensive-minded lead man Dwayne Casey that had to move him in the wrong direction. The Bulls close out with 116-103 "W" and that is two wins over WeTheNorth in six days.  

Butler led with 23 points and Gasol threw in 18 points as they get to the magic numbers (50% FG 50% 3-pt FG 80% FT) shooting 60% from the field, 50% plus from the arc, and 82% from the stripe.

The Raptors were led by Vasquez 22 points and DeMar DeRozan's 20 points with super-sun Lou-Will adding 18. Raptors fall to 42-30 while the Bulls move to 44-29 and leads Toronto by 1.5 games for #3 in the east.    

The "West Side Story Report" gets Knicks Tape or what's left of it on Saturday March 28th at 8pm ET...  

BULLS @ RAPTORS in the "WEST SIDE Story Report" w/PLAYBOOK..."SEE RED" going through CUSTOMS as they enter JURASSIC Park dba Air CANADA Center for Date Night with the DINOSAURS!...The BATTLE for #3 in the EAST! #CHIvsTOR #DaBulls #WeTheNorth #WestSideStoryReport

The Chicago Bulls trying to get everyone back and riding a wave heading into "Winning Time" gets another test. As the Bulls enter their game tonight with the Toronto Raptors "See Red" is 3rd a 1/2 game up on the Dinosaurs. Toronto has won the Atlantic Division but they have company as do the Bulls with the Wizards 2.5 games back of Toronto. They all count now as both teams try and stay away from Washington!

#WestSideStoryReport CHICAGO (43-29, 3rd East)

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#WeTheNorth TORONTO (42-29, 4th East)

"West Side Story Report" going NBA on ESPN Pre-Sweet 16
"Hump Day" March 25th, 2014 @ 7pm ET
from
Jurassic Park dba Air Canada Center

Projected Starters

#DaBulls 

PG A-Brooks
SG J-Butler
SF Dunleavy Jr.
PF Pau
C Jo

#TeamDrakeDrizzy

PG Greivis V.
SG DeRozan
SF T-Ross
PF Amir J.
C Jonas V.

Delicious Match Up...Butler vs DeRozan talking Starters and Mirotic vs Lou-Will talking Bench Mode

PLAYBOOK

With Raptors Kyle Lowry out as he had back spasms in last nights game the Bulls must go at Greivis Vasquez as he didn't play well last Friday at the Madhouse...

Bulls must go into the Painted-Area first to get that offense going...

Bulls must slow down Raptors 5-Star Bench Threat Lou Williams...

Raptors must slow down Bulls 5-Star Bench Threat Nikola Mirotic...

Transition "D" for the Bulls is imperative to keep Raptors Nation in their seats and limit "Splash Plays" and the Dinosaurs Nerf-Rim Capabilities...

Bulls force the Raptors to play in the half court with no Lowry works in Bulls favor you would think...

the TAJ-manian Devil Bulls PF Taj Gibson needs more minutes Thibs he is not a Rookie...

Raptors have to slow down Pau Gasol...

the "See Red" Jimmy Butler looked good in his debut last game as he adds issues on "D" for the Raptors...

Thibs vs Casey...boooooring as they stress "D" and nothing but "D"!

   

Top 5 Right Fielders in the SHOW 2K15..."WORD around the WARNING Track" as Little HAVANA Hardball the Fightin' FISH Multi-Million Dollar Man STANTON leads the charge in right! #Top5RF

As we near Opening Day 2K15 the Bluedude hits the Clubhouse grabs his stuff and David Sunflower Seeds with some Big League Chew Bubble Gum and breaks down the top 5 players by position. Leading off for 2015 is the Top 5 Right Fielders in the Show for 2015. It is no surprise that Fightin' Fish 305's Giancarlo Stanton is in the lead as hi his direct deposit but with his Ash, Maple, or Bamboo alone he is #1 not talking leather.

Top 5 Right Fielders in the Show for 2015:

1. Giancarlo Stanton #LittleHavanaHardball

2. Jose Bautista #BlueBirds

3. Yasiel Puig #DodgerBlue

4. Jayson Werth #NATitude

5. Jason Heyward #Redbirds

Others worth noting...

Hunter Pence #OrangeOctober
Jay Bruce #RedLegs
George Springer #StrosShow
Kole Calhoun #Halos



360 Degrees... 

Stanton is a monster at the dish and the Fish had every right to lock him even though they gave him maybe a duffel bag or two too much. He is the core as they rebuild Little Havana Hardball around him.

Jose Bats along with Edwin Encarnacion is the heart of that Blue Jays line Up. If the 'Jays can overcome the loss of #3 Starter the "Stro-Man" Marcus Stroman and they get major help from the bull pen lookout.

Dodger Blue does a face-lift deciding to let Matt Kemp walking as Puig and Carl Crawford or the corner OF's as there is talent in abundance in Dodgers Camp in that outfield. Puig will be counted on to be more consistent.

Werth might be the most underrated OF in the Show as he goes the Nats' go. That offense doesn't revolve around Bam 34 in Bryce Harper but its Werth. When healthy he is lights out and he and Puig might be the best all round RF's in the Top 5 from the dish to throwing leather!

Heyward gets a change of scenery and the Redbirds might have found them something here. There is no denying his enormous talent but he must stay healthy and play through those nagging day to day injuries. The Braves chose to pay Freddie Freeman big $$$$ and traded Heyward. The jury is still out on this one but for the Redbirds it's low-risk high-reward!


LSU's MARTIN to enter 2015 NBA Draft..."SQUEEZE the ORANGE" as JARRELL MARTIN will forgo his last 24 months at Baton Rouge U Hoops and enter 2015 NBA Draft!...#JMartinBiz #LSUBasketball

#GeauxTigers JARRELL MARTIN to enter 2015 NBA Draft 


At 6-8 and just north of 225 el bees LSU Sophmore PF/SF Jarrell Martin will forgo his last two years of eligibility and enter the 2015 NBA Draft. Martin has game and he reminds me a lot of former La Tech and Jazz 2nd round pick and current Hawks All-Star Paul Milsap as Martin plays bigger than his frame and build exists.

The Tigers Sophomore Star led LSU to a 3rd place finish in the SEC at 11-7 in conference play and 22-11 overall trailing only Kentucky and Arkansas. J-Mart averaged 16.9 ppg 9.2 rpg and has some serious hidden athleticism. He is what they call now in the Logo a Stretch 4 instead of saying J-Mart is a tweener.




This news might come at a surprise to many as LSU has the #1 Schoolboy player in the Class of 2015 in 6-8 PF/SF Ben Simmons (Montverde Academy Florida) along with Top 15 recruit and combo guard Antonio Blakeney (Orlando, Fla Oak Ridge HS). The Tiger might also lose Martin's partner in crime Sophomore Jordan Mickey of Dallas. Mickey averaged 15.4 ppg 9.9 rpg and his game is similar to Martin's except Mickey is more of a PF as his game illustrates.

Stay tuned as Martin is gone but if they can get Mickey to stay lookout they should still be in the Top 15 pre-season as those LSU guards they currently have like Keith Hornsby and Tim Quarterman will be back as they were the 3rd and 4th leading scorers for Baton Rouge U Hoops in the 2014-125 season.

Martin is projected on my 2015 NBA Draft Board as a mid to late 1st rounder and would be a steal in the 2nd round if he fell...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SPURS 94 MAVERICKS 101 F...SPURS Family gets hit with "MISSISSIPPI Lighting" MONTA as he goes for 38!...MAVS G.O.A.T. and favorite Bubble Gum "DIRK-ilicious" dba @Swish41 makes NBA History on a rebound!..."LOGO WATCH" on a slow Tuesday in the LOGO as Team M.F.F.L. shows up big when it counted! #SASvsDAL #SpurWars #MavsNation

The San Antonio Spurs came out firing on all cylinder with a 29-17 first frame that had the Mavs back on their heels. Dallas though came right back in the 2nd with a 26-17 frame as it was 46-43 Spurs with Kawhi Leonard leading the Spurs with 11 points and Monta Ellis leading Dallas with 15 which was a prelude of what was to come from Jackson, Mississippi's "Mississippi Lightning"!

The Mavs came out in the 3rd blazing and after the Spurs TP9 made that first basket pushing Team S.A.S. lead to 48-43 the Mavs would go on a 33-18 run to lead the Spurs by ten after three 76-66. Monta would go for 13 in that frame and 28 for the game through three.    

Sam Antonio with all that "Fight for Larry" Experience and multiple Parade Routes made it interesting cutting a Dallas lead that was 16 points at 87-71 over the eight minute mark to 97-90 with a minute and some change left in the game. After two "Parsons in a Deep Ellum Tree" free throws and a "Mississippi Lightning" J the Mavs win 101-94.

Along with Ellis' game-high 38 it was Parsons 15 points and six boards with Dirk adding 15 points and grabbing 13 boards. The Mavs G.O.A.T. also joins that 25K point and 10K rebound club that few get to with a rebound in the 3rd.

The Spurs were led by Leonard's 19 points and seven boards and Danny Green's 17 points as they were the only two Spurs players in double figures. Both teams mirrored one another in the stat book as they both were rather sloppy committing 16 turnovers apiece.

Dallas with the win moves to 45-27 and the Spurs fall to 44-26...
  

WARRIORS vs trailBLAZERS in "LOGO WATCH" w/PLAYBOOK going NBA on TNT Game #2...DUBS All Day in Sleep Mode as they try and stay healthy in the Driver's Seat in the West!...The "Only GAME in Town" dba BLAZER Mania has plenty to play for including getting the #3 Seed in West!

The Golden State Warriors have made it known for quite sometime if they can clinch the 31 seed early enough they will pull a Spurs Family as "Rest" and 100% Grade A Health is better than winning more games as there is no prize for getting the most wins but the #1 seed in the conference.

As for the "Only Game in Town" the Rip City Blazers they have plenty of work to do as they will win the Northwest Division with no issues. As we go to press they are just two games back of the #3 Houston Rockets as that 1st round series between them went six. That was the series where Adidas Basketball's "Dame" Lillard went "Make your Name in the Playoffs" buzzer-beater to send the Blazers past H-Town to round #2.

#DubsAllDay 
GOLDEN STATE (57-13, 1st West)

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#OnlyGameInTown 
PORTLAND (44-24, 4th West)

Tuesday March 24, 2015 @ 10:30pm ET
NBA on TNT Game #2
from
the 
MODA Center 

Projected Starters

#WarriorsGround

PG/SG "Los SPLASH Hermanos"
SF Harrison B. of UNC
PF Draymond G. of Sparty
C Andrew of "Down Under"

#BlazerMania 

PG "Dame of Three Stripes"
SG "A2" of Compton, CA
SF Nicolas of France Basketball
PF L-Train of Hookem' Hoops*
C Lopez Twin "B" from the "Farm" Stanford

* Look for Joel Freeland or Dorrel Wright as L-Train re-injured Thumb vs Grizz on Saturday...

Delicious Match Ups...Steph vs Dame...Draymond vs L-Train

PLAYBOOK

Defenses have to be geared for stopping the PGs in this one... Under Armour's "Human Torch" and Three Stripes' "Dame" of East Bay

the Money Ball is a huge factor when playing "Dubs" do not play their game as it can quickly turn into Warriors Ground on Warriors Terms...sell out and run them Shooters off the arc

"Attack Mode" leads to extra free throws...who wins?

Offensive Rebounds...who will have the advantage?

Double Curry on all pick and rolls...get the Spalding Orange out of his hand

Turnovers vs "Live" Turnovers for TD's....Mo Builder vs Mo Killah's...who wins?

Kerr vs Stotts...better match up than you think?

Blazers need "Splash Plays" in abundance to get and keep Blazer Mania involved heavily and not headed to the exits early...

If Blazers have no L-Train Lopez, Freeland, Leonard, Wright, and Batum must step up and make up for 24 ppg 10 rpg...

Warriors small ball plays right into the "Mitts" of Rip City as they will play small ball as well with no L-Train in he front court...

Dubs Bench v Rip City Bench...who wins?

Execution in the half court will be imperative as defensive principals for certified and verified Snipers are on high-alert facing "Los Splash Hermanos"...

Blazers must win to stay on pace with the #RedNation Rockets for #3 in the West. Remember #3 will avoid playing #1 in the 2nd round if they get to round #2...that's huge!
 

SPURS @ MAVERICKS in the "Battle of the SOUTHWEST Division" w/PLAYBOOK..."LOGO WATCH" on Super Tuesday on NBA on TNT as the SPURS and MAVS meet for West Seeds!...#SASvsDAL #SpursFamily #MavsNation #NBAonTNTGm1

The San Antonio Spurs  back play "Spur Wars" meets the Dallas Mavericks at the AA 214 tonight for the "Battle of the Southwest Division". No need to look at the calendar as the Spurs are already nearing "Fight for Larry" Mode as we near April. The Mavs slipping ever so gently still has a chance to get up onto the top 4 seeds as do the Spurs.

Spurs family as we go to press is 3rd in the Southwest at 44-25 and 6th in the west. The Mavs are 4th in the Southwest at 44-27 and 7th in the west. Seeds 3 - 7 is separated by just 3.5 games as a bad week or a two-game skid could set you back three slots. Now we get the Spurs/Mavs in "Winning Time" Mode in late March playing inn desperation on NBA on TNT!

#SpurWars 
SAN ANTONIO (44-25, 6th West)

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#TeamM.F.F.L.
 DALLAS (44-27, 7th West)

Tuesday March 24, 2015 @ 8pm ET
NBA on TNT Gm 1
from
the
American Airlines Center dba AA 214

Projected Starters

#SpursFamily

PG TP9 Peak USA Shoes
SG D.G. of AT&T Nike Basketball
SF Kawhi of the Riverwalk Jordan Brand
PF "DUNC" Adidas Hoops
C Tiaggo of Brazil Nike Basketball

#MavsFanForLife dba Team M.F.F.L.

PG Double R of Nike Basketball
SG "Mississippi Lightning" Monta Nike/Jordan
SF "Parsons in a Deep Ellum Tree" Anta Shoes
SF @Swish41 Mavs G.O.A.T.
C Tyson of Nike Basketball

Delicious Match Up....TP9 vs Rondo..."Pops" vs Carlisle

the Award-Winning "PLAYBOOK" only at Bluedude Sportstalk

both defenses need to locate and slow down both PGs in this one in Parker and Rondo...

guard the Arc as the Money Ball could be a huge factor as both teams have Sniper running a mock...

Transition D vs Transition O as both Squads needs to limit "Splash Plays"

No Doubling no one on the block too many shooters on the floor...still Team Defense principals

On Pick and Roll "D" try to run the ball-handler to the sidelines as the boundary is your friend Defense...

On the Pick and Pop if the "Screener can shoot "Bigs must hedge out but not get caught up and if the "Big" hedges too much "Rotations" must be crisp running the shooters off the arc trading money balls for regular Saplding Deuces...

"Bad Boy" Pistons rule in the Paint by the late great Chuck Daley...no Lay-Up Rule in full effect put everything to the rim on the Stripe but no Flagrant...

"Points in the Painted-Area"...who wins?

Turnover Margin who wins?

Spurs Bench vs Mavs Bench...who wins?

Win the end of Frames as this is crucial leading into the next frame or the break as a Mo Builder!

A playoff atmosphere is expected so Team M.F.F.L. and Mavs Nation and Spurs Family the Bluedude will leave the Seat Belt Light on until we get to Cruising Altitude. If we experience turbulence all the way through the lights stays on and you will be uncomfortable...deal with it!    
  

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORT SHORTS Take 203...LOUISVILLE SLUGGER up for a Bid...NCAA making how much for the 2k15 March Madness?...TICKETS for Pac-Man vs T.M.T. at a minimum! #LouisvilleSLuggerBiz #NCAATourneyDuffelBags #GotTickets4PacManVsT.M.T.

They use to corner the market in Baseball Bats at least the wood MLB versions. What they didn't do as things evolved like the Aluminum Bats for Little League, High School, and College and even Softball they didn't have a need to get into that market.

Now we fast forward to 2015 and through numerous media outlets Louisville Slugger needs help and will go up for bid at just $75 million through reports. While all those sectors evolved with the Aluminum Bat Louisville Slugger stayed true to what they do and it hurt them. One would think they would at least go up for half a billion at $500 million but at just $75 million that spells trouble!

The NCAA Tournament is a big deal and for the NCAA they will be doing nothing else but counting Duffel Bags after the Tourney. Through sources March Madness 2K15 will rake in just north of $700 million and please do not ask the Bluedude where that goes.

The Atlantic Coast Conference that boasts some 5 teams in the "Sweet 16" in UNC, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Duke, and Louisville will grab some $28 million. I know what your thinking when the Student-Athlete gets a free scholarship to go to school but they do need some sort of stipend to help them get the things in necessity...period! $770 million is a whole lot of Dead Presidents...yikes!

Then the is what is building up to be the Fight of the 21st century and maybe of all-time due to Social Media and dumb-a** Sports Blogs like this one all over it...Lol! Through my sources and my Boxing Dude/Analyst in L.A. who has a press credential for the fight the Pac-Man/T.M.T. May 2nd, 2015 "Get Down" at the MGM Grand in the 702 will have limited Tickets for the general public when they go on sale this week.

The Gate is rumored to be at $20 million for this one to be there and $90 to $100 for Pay-Per-View with Tecate Beer the Chief Sponsor who is rumored to be giving voucher codes for P.P.V. on the fight...stay tuned!        

  

WIZARDS 76 WARRIORS 107 F...DUB Nation on WARRIORS Ground on Planet ORACLE runs right through the WIZ Kids D.C.!..."LOGO WATCH" as DUBS All Day finishes a sparkling 14-1 W-L vs East at Planet ORACLE! #WSHvsGSW #WizardsNation #DubNation

Looking at the final score in this one doesn't do it any justice as the game was nip and tuck throughout the 1st half for a 52-49 Warriors lead. Somewhere in between getting replenishment and the chalk talk and 2nd warm up the Wizards lost all sense of where they were and who they were playing.

A 25-9 run in the 3rd frame culminated by the Wizards going 1 for 18 as they missed three money balls included in that and made the only bucket of the frame to the right of the foul line some 12 feet. That horrendous 3rd put the Wizards back some 24 points by the score 81-57.

Dubs Star Point God Stephen Curry Under Armour's "Human Torch" with the Clutch Fit had 24 points at the end of three shooting 5 for 8 from the arc. Mo Speights continues his stellar play off the bench scoring 16 points with Draymond Green the only other starter in double figures with 13 points and six boards.

The Wizards falling to 40-31 as they are trying to run down the #4 seed Chicago Bulls gets a dozen from both Bradley Beal and Ramon Sessions. John Wall had eleven shooting 4 for 16 and 0 for 3 from deep.

Dubs (57-13) finishes going through the Eastern Conference at home at a 14-1 clip. They are also 34-2 at home with five more games to play at Planet Oracle of the dozen games remaining.

Monday, March 23, 2015

HORNETS 86 BULLS 98 F...NIKO Suave dba NIKOLA MIROTIC of Montenegro hits BUZZ City for 28 points as the BULLS are in the RIGHT Column...the WIN Column!..."WEST SIDE Story Report" MIROTIC has to be a serious contender for LOGO R.O.Y.! #CHAvsCHI #ItsABuzzLife #BullsNation #WestSideStoryReport #TheNIKO44Project

That's right you see it the Niko 44 Project as it starts right here at Bluedude Sportstalk. The Chicago Bulls needed a win in the worst way and who you gonna call...Niko Suave! The Bulls 31 Donut-Runner and "Picking up the Tab" Fool has been nothing but spectacular as he might be Vlade Divac reincarnated at the Stretch 4 minus smoking Marlboro's between breaks at practice as Vlade use to do that with the Lakers as a rookie...real talk!

Mirotic led the Bulls attack with 28 points as he grabbed eight boards. He wasn't alone as Pau of Spain added 27 points and a dozen boards as Chicago was tremendous on "D". They shot just 3 for 16 from deep and 21 for 29 from the stripe.

Charlotte led 49-48 at the break as the Bulls made a run in the 3rd moving into the lead 74-69. Kemba Walker kept Buzz City in it to win it with a game-high 29 as he as a real treat in the 4th. Bulls had an 86-80 lead right under the four minute mark and closes on a 12-6 run.

The "See Red Butler" back in action for Da Bulls added 19 points and nine boards with Aaron Brooks 13 points and ten assists. Bulls move to 43-29 stays three games back of the Cavs. Bulls also clinch a playoff spot.  

Buzz City to 30-39 a 1/2 game back of the C's for #8 in the East...
 




ROCKETS 110 PACERS 100 F...The Artists formerly known as "GOLD SWAGGER" the PACERS gets hit with @NikeBasketball BEARD Project @JHarden13 and his 44-Piece going 21 of 22 from the Charity Stripe!..."LOGO WATCH" on Another MANIC Monday as #REDNation > #PACERnation! #HOUvsIND #RocketsGang #GoldSwaggerLess

He is right in the middle of the "Fight for Mo" Conversation at Bluedue Sportstalk and that would be the Maurice Podoloff Trophy awarded the Logo's most valuable player. James Harden making is only trip to Circle City didn't disappoint if you came to see him dropping a 44-piece with two sides on "Gold Swagger" for a 110-100 win.

Harden had 15 at the end of the first and just 18 points at the break with H-Town Pro Hoops leading 53-39. Nike Basketball's "Beard Project" would then go for broke in the 2nd half scoring 26 points in that half including 19 points and the 4th and decisive frame.

With the Rockets leading 76-68 after three with George Hill (15 pts after three) and CJ Watson (12 pts after three) doing work in the Pacers back court Harden put on a show scoring that 19 including two from deep.

The Pacers were within seven at 101-94  with 1:12 remaining as the Rockets would close on a 9-6 run. Houston almost shot the magic numbers of %0% FG 50% 3 pt FG 80% FT as they go 47% FG 54% 3 pt FG and 94% from the stripe. The Rockets from the stripe at a 35 of 37 clip with Harden 21 for 22. If your going to lead the Logo in scoring or among the top 5 you must get to the line and be at a 80% clip or higher that is a proven fact over the years.

Pacers were led by Watson's 23 points off the bench as they were +12 in offensive rebounds but committed 18 turnovers to Houston's 19.

The Rockets Harden getting the M.V.P. would be nice but its bigger than that as they move to 47-23 just 2.5 games back of the Southwest leading Grizz. Rockets are also at th #3 slot in the West for the playoff seeding.

Indy at 30-40 is a full game back of the Boston Celtics for #8 in the east...

BLACKHAWKS 3 HURRICANES 1 F...The INDIAN HEAD strikes early and holds on late behind their Blue-Paint Tenant "CRAW-DAD" COREY CRAWFORD...Hawks win Hawks Win Hawks Win!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison with the HAWKS edging closer to the CENTRAL Lead! #CHIvsCAR #FearTheINDIANHead #CanesGames

The Chicago Blackhawks looked as though they were going to fold the Carolina Hurricanes like a good old lawn chair and chuck it into the garage. They took a 2-0 lead after one as Andrew Shawn scored first his 11th making it 1-0 Hawks. Just 79 seconds after he "Lit the Lamp" Patrick Sharp scores his 13th making it 2-0 Hawks as they had numerous other opportunities early but missed.

Carolina settled down after that storm the Hawks created in frame one as did their blue-paint tenant Anton Khudobin. The 'Canes after Hawks net minder Corey Crawford had shut them down in frame one gets a score by Victor Rask making it 2-1 Hawks. Both goalies after that tightened as did the "D" and there would be no more scoring in frame two.

The Game would get down to the last minute as the 'Canes pulled Khudobin as Shaw would get the Hawks empty-netter his 12th of 2014-15 for a final score of 3-1 Indian Head. This is after the 'Canes out shot the Hawks 44-25 but "Craw-Dad" in net was sensational stopping 43 of 44 SOG and that bodes well for the Hawks moving into April Hockey.

The Indian Head moves to 94 points at 44-22-6 trailing the Central leading Blue Notes by three points as they have 97 points with the 2nd place "Preds" at 96 points...go figure!

Hawks at Philly versus the "Phly Guys" on Wednesday March 25th...  

the "AFTERMATH" talking NCAA Sweet 16 and who is the FAV or the UNDERDOG or even the SLEEPER!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 keeping you "Fresh" for the Sweet 16! #NCAATournament #Sweet16 #Final8 #Final4

The surprises were plentiful but as Cinderella if there is one or  few remaining will no longer come up with surprises entering the Sweet 16. Now we get close to the 2015 Final 4 in Indy let's talk the Fav and all the above with the Bluedude's Breakdown of 16!

"Sweet 16" Schools by Conferences:

ACC (5): UNC, Duke, Notre Dame, Louisville, N.C. State 

A-10 (1): Xavier OH

Big 12 (2): West Virginia, Oklahoma

Big 10 (2): Wisconsin, Michigan State

MVC (1): Wichita State

PAC 12 (3): UCLA, Arizona, Utah

SEC (1): Kentucky

WCC (1): Gonzaga

360 Degrees...

Fav to win it all...Kentucky

Challengers for UK...Arizona, Duke, Wisconsin

Sleepers...Michigan State/UNC

Best Players to date in Tourney...Big Jah Jahili OKafor (Duke) and Wichita State Fred VanVleet

Best Region as we go to press...West with UNC, Wisconsin, Arizona, and an underated Xavier Ohio bunch...

Sweet 16 starts on Thursday March 26...