Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
All eyes lately have been on the west. A couple of MVP candidates and fantastic squads. This year even the 9th seed is still alive, the Denver Nuggets. The "Race To First Place" has been insane as the red hot Spurs are tied with Hornets who have the best point guard in the NBA,
Chris Paul. The Rockets, Lakers, Jazz, and Suns combine just 5 games back of first all together. The closest is the remarkable, Cinderella story, the Houston Rockets.
As soon as Yao Ming went down, the Rockets began a wonderful winning streak of 22 games which ended against Boston. The Rockets at 49 and 23 are just a half game off the tie for first. The Rockets led by Tracy McGrady led a show with no superstars, just pure teamwork and effort. The 41 year old number 4 pick out of Georgetown, Dikembe Mutombo, has taken Yao''s spot and has played wonderful leading the Rockets to this remarkable run.
Always remember Shaq, Nash, and Amare are still well alive in the race. Phoenix only 1 and a half games out have to hope that Nash plays phenomenal over course of the rest of the season.
Take your pick by leaving a comment with who you think will win the West.
MIDWEST. 10 Davidson .vs. 1 Kansas
As you all know Davidson's Stephen Curry has scored 103 points. He has demolished his opponents lately. Davidson has reminded me of George Mason's miraculous run a couple of years ago. If Davidson wants to have any chance they need to play run and gun down the court and get the ball off to Curry. Stephen Curry is the son of NBA sharpshooter Del Curry. We all would love to see Kansas lose but Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers, and Darell Arthur are way to dangerous. Bill Self has gotten only as far as the Elite Eight as coach of Kansas. Is this the year for Kansas or will Cinderella continue the run?
SOUTH. 1 Memphis.vs.2 Texas A wonderful match-up between Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose vs DJ Augustin and AJ Abrams. Texas has been tested in the tournament (Stanford) and lost a wonderful game to Kansas before the tournament. If DJ Augustin can get hot and stay in the game I have the feeling the Texas is going to the Final Four.
WEST. 3 Xavier .vs. 1 UCLA This game I don't think this will even be close. UCLA right now is the biggest threat in the country. Darren Collison, Russell Westbrook, and an insane superstar Kevin Love will demolish Xavier.
EAST. 1 UNC .vs. 3 Louisville
Wow! Rick Pitino .vs. Roy Williams. The best coaching match-up since Coach K .vs. Roy Williams. I think that UNC as big of a threat as UCLA. This game won't be as good as it looks. UNC will go to San Antonio!
I think that the title matchup is Love and Company .vs. Hansbrough, Ellington, and Lawson in San Antonio.It will be an interesting turnout.
Tell me your picks on a comment.