The NBA Playoffs begin today and Suga’s got her picks.
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Suga actually calls LeBron and the LAKERS to WIN it all with the CLIPPERS as their biggest contenders. So the LAKERS, ROCKETS, NUGGETS and CLIPPERS should come out of the 1st round. As usual, the WEST is stacked with great teams. The matchups should be very competitive.
The BUCKS and RAPTORS should come out of the 1st round for the EAST, with a toss up between the PACERS and HEAT and the CELTICS vs 76ers.
Let’s see how they all handle the NBA Playoffs from one place in Orlando Florida, the NBA Bubble with no ‘visitors’. It will be like the Survivor.
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By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)
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LeBron James has managed to bring back the Cavs versus the Pacers. He had two big games scoring 46 and 32 points. The series is now drawn 2-2. He surely can lead the Cavs to beat the Pacers, but if the Pacers stay focused and make shots when it counts and they really want to beat the Cavs, they can. LeBron has sent home the Pacers for the past few years, can the tables turn on him this time? Either way, Suga doesn’t see LeBron James in the NBA Finals this year.
Raptors vs. Wizards
The Wizards came back versus the Raptors in a heated game last night to tie the series at 2-2.
Celtics vs. Bucks
Giannis and the Bucks have been on a roll versus the Celtics coming from 2 down to tying the series 2-2 yesterday.
76ers vs Heat
Embiid and the 76ers lead the Heat 3-1.
Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans
Anthony Davis and veteran, Rajon Rondo beat the NBA odds, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to sweep the 3rd seed in the West, the Portland Trail Blazers! They are likely to meet the Warriors next for a much harder series.
OKC vs. Jazz
Ricky Rubio of the Jazz scored the 1st triple double for Utah in the Playoffs since John Stockton! Rubio’s impressive performance helped the Jazz take game 3 and go up on OKC 2-1 in the series. Westbrook of OKC said in a post-game interview that he is going to shut him down!
Rockets vs Timberwolves
After a few close games, the Timberwolves finally got a win versus the Rockets. The Rockets are still up 2-1 in the series.
Warriors vs. Spurs
The highlight yesterday was the San Antonio Spurs playing with pure heart without their beloved Coach Popovich, whose wife died. The Spurs avoided the sweep by the Warriors and routed them 103-90. Aldridge and Rudy Gay played well for the Spurs, but the man responsible was none other than 40-year old Manu Ginobili with 16 points! Manu is now 3rd in all-time Play off 3-pointers made with 321, just passing Reggie Miller. Ray Allen still leads with 385, followed by LeBron James with 337.
With last night’s 132nd win, Manu with teammate, Tony Parker are the winningest duo in NBA Playoff history, taking over from his past teammate, Tim Duncan who was also paired as a duo with Tony Parker.
They head back to Golden State for Game 5, where it is likely that the Warriors will wrap things up. But it was a good win for the Spurs!
Don’t you just love this game?! Stay tuned!
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs are coming to an end. The Defending Eastern and Western Conference Champs, Cavs and Warriors respectively are on their way after sweeping their opponents 4-0. The Pacers and Trailblazers have been sent home!
Cavs await the winner of the Bucks-Raptors series. Warriors await the winner of the Jazz-Clippers series.
Rockets vs. OKC
James Harden and the Houston Rockets destroyed OKC 4-1 and are through as well. They await the winner of the Spurs-Grizzlies series.
The remaining teams have been battling it out back and forth, however injuries have played a big part in the outcome.
Celtics vs. Bulls
After the Bulls jumped ahead with the help of veteran, Rondo versus the Celtics they are now behind 2-3. Rondo was finally starting to contribute to the team and play more like the Rondo we know, but he injured his thumb and has had to sit out the last 2 games that they lost.
Jazz vs. Clippers
The Clippers are also without a crucial player, Blake Griffin, who injured his toes. They now trail the Jazz 2-3 in the series. The Jazz look like they may beat them regardless of if Griffin is present or not. However, even though the Clippers do not play consistently well during the season, they are known to be a ‘Playoff team’, so that’s where they show up. Even though the Jazz looks like the better, more complete team, don’t count out CP3 and the Clippers just yet!
Wizards vs. Hawks
The Hawks could not contain John Wall last night. Wizards now lead the Hawks 3-2.
Wall was so pumped up that he wore a cape for his post-game conference interview.
Spurs vs. Grizzlies
‘Grandpa’ Ginobili finally scored some points on Monday night for the Spurs for this series! He then fired up young, Patty Mills who scored raining 3s.
Spurs took the lead in the series 3-2 and play the Grizzlies tonight at 9:30pmET.
Bucks vs. Raptors
The momentum has switched and the Raptors have come alive in the past 2 games. Raptors lead the series 3-2 and they face the Bucks at 7pmET.
Which team will force a Game 7?! Stay tuned!
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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