Whether KD returns tonight or not, I think the Raptors have the Warriors’ ticket. They have found a way for their supporting cast to rise up and break them down. Let’s get real, IF KD is cleared to play tonight, how well can KD integrate himself after starting practice just yesterday?!
The Raptors want it more and have advantage of Home court and momentum. Don’t get it twisted, you can never totally write off Champions, but have you dissected the defense of the Raptors?
Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol have either been on the NBA All-Defensive Team, won NBA Defesive Player of the Year and/or been an NBA Block leader at some point in their career.
I don’t think the Raptors are going to let Game 5 slip away from them like Game 2. So Suga thinks it’s a ‘Rap’!
If the Raptors don’t take care of business tonight, they better prepare for a Game 7.
Enjoy! I love this Game!
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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British Tennis star, Andy Murray had a successful hip surgery and targets return in time for Grand Slam tournament, Wimbledon in July.
Football – English Premier League
Manchester City seems to be running away with the title this year. Here is how the table looks so far:
So, for those who would just like to watch exciting matchups ahead, see the Schedule for this weekend below:
Basketball – NBA
Athletes in the NBA have been plagued with many injuries within the past year.
The Star Forward for the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard got injured in a game they won versus the Phoenix Suns last Friday. He has a partial tear in his Left Shoulder and sat out Sunday night’s game versus the Trail Blazers, which they lost 110-111. They bounced back without Kawhi last night and beat the Sacramento Kings 107-100.
While Point Guard, Isaiah Thomas (IT) has returned from his Hip injury to his new team, the Cavaliers and had a good start until last night versus the Timberwolves. The Timberwolves headed by Jimmy Butler and Anthony Wiggins, is a team to watch this year from the West. IT clotheslined Andrew Wiggins in the 3rd quarter when the Cavs were down 52-82, resulting in his ejection from the game.
Watch “Isaiah Thomas Clotheslines Andrew Wiggins & Gets Ejected!!” on YouTube here:
It is still questionable how many minutes IT can play in games and if his hip will last until the end of the season and the Cavs’ possible run in the Playoffs.
Another highlight of the game was when Tyus Jones of the Timberwolves got revenge with a huge dunk on LeBron James.
Watch “Tyus Jones gets blocked by LeBron but comes back with a dunk on LeBron James” on YouTube here:
The Timberwolves restricted LeBron James to a season-low of 10 points to win the game with an impressive 127-99 points.
The biggest story of last night though was a sad one. Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors was out for a while last year with a wrist injury, also taking him out of the MVP race. After his return, playing like himself again, he had a nasty fall versus the Brooklyn Nets in OT and had to be carried off the court.
The Raptors still outlasted the Nets 114-113.
Watch “Kyle Lowry’s scary looking Back Injury leaves game – Raptors vs Nets | Jan 8, 2018 NBA Season” on YouTube here:
Prayers go out for Kyle Lowry with the hope of a quick return.
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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There have certainly been some crazy endings to the last couple of games in the NBA Playoffs for both the East and the West recently.
Kyle Lowry of the Raptors made a crazy buzzer beater from the half court line the other night to force OT with the Heat but Dwyane Wade was on fire and they couldn’t hold him back. Heat won 102-96 to take the lead in the series 1-0.
Watch “Kyle Lowry Buzzer Beater to force overtime in Raptors vs. Heat Playoff Game!” on YouTube here:
Suga had Miami to win this series but with the recurrence of blood clotting in Chris Bosh’s left calf over the All-Star break keeping him out of the games, it will not be an easy task to overcome the Raptors. Their fate to meet LeBron and the Cavs is now at stake.
The Cavs – Hawks series will be dead. Cavs won easily 104-93.
But the last 13.5s of the Spurs-OKC game with OKC leading 98-97 in San Antonio was madness! So many things happened and no fouls were called for either team. The most obvious foul was the offensive foul on Ginobili on the inbound, players were scrambling all over the place and falling on the court and most hilariously, a Spurs fan (no it wasn’t Suga) grabbed the arm of OKC’s Steve Adams! Even though no fouls were called, at the end of the day, Ginobili should not have passed the ball to go for a 3. Shame on him. This win for OKC levelled the series 1-1. This will be the most exciting semi final series.
Watch “Dramatic Finish in San Antonio | Thunder vs Spurs | Game 2 | May 2, 2016 | 2016 NBA Playoffs” on YouTube here:
Watch “Spurs fan grabbed Steven Adams’ arm on the final possession Spurs vs Thunders” on YouTube here:
Last night, Trail Blazers led Warriors for the majority of the game with a 11-point lead into the 4th quarter. Lillard was on fire and Klay Thompson was not. Then Blazers forgot they had to play a 4th quarter and it all went downhill from there. They started to trail again.
Klay Thompson then started to make shots when it counted, ending the game with 27 points and the Defending Champs quickly erased the 11-point deficit in the 4th to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Trail Blazers have no chance.
So what’s the status of the NBA 2016 Playoffs now?