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We are READY for the Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs!

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The Eastern and Western Conference Finals are set and begin tomorrow with Wariors vs Trail Blazers!

How did we get here?

Bucks vs Celtics – Game 5

Giannis and the Bucks took care of the Celtics easily, 116-91 to reach their 1st Eastern Conference Finals since 2001.

Warriors vs Rockets – Game 6

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The Warriors took care of the Rockets without KD (injury) on Friday night. They won 118-113. Steph Curry was scoreless in the 1st half, scored 10 in the 3rd, then 23 in the 4th Quarter! Klay Thompson also facilitated crucial plays and scored 3-pointers when it mattered. Kevon Looney was sensational off the bench with 14.

KD was diagnosed with a mild calf strain since he left Game 5 last Wednesday in the 3rd quarter. A calf strain takes 7-10 days to heal, but he should be re-evaluated this week.

Two Thrilling Game 7s!

Nuggets vs Trail Blazers

The Nuggets had as much as a 17-point lead. The Trail Blazers broke a Game 7 Playoffs record for biggest comeback. The 4th quarter was all CJ McCollum with shots and blocks, scoring 37 points and leading his team to the Western Conference Finals to meet the Warriors.

Seth and Steph Curry will meet. This is the first time that 2 brothers will meet in the Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs.

Raptors vs 76ers

This game was close from start to finish, but the end is what will be remembered in NBA Playoffs history and by the Raptors forever.

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Kawhi Leonard (41 points) hit an epic dagger at the buzzer! He threw an over 18ft high bouncer that bounced off the rim 4 times before falling in to give the Raptors a 92-90 victory and a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals.

If you missed the moment, or just would like to see it again, check it out here!

Watch “Kawhi Leonard Sends Philadelphia 76ers Home With Buzzer-Beating Game 7 Game Winner” on YouTube here:

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Your NBA Playoffs 2019 Semifinals Update!

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Bucks at Celtics – Game 3

Kyrie (29 points) and the Celtics couldn’t hold back Giannis last Friday night, who scored 32 points to lead the Bucks to a 123-116 victory and a 2-1 lead in the series. George Hill of the Bucks stepped up with 21 points for the win too.

Warriors at Rockets – Game 3

With Warriors having a 2-0 lead in the series, this was a must-win game for the Rockets at their house last Saturday night. It was a close, high scoring, competitive game that went to OT! But it came down to disappointing misses, including a missed dunk from Curry and a dagger of a 3 from Harden that secured the Rockets’ win, 126-121.

KD scored 46 points, despite the losing effort.

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Where are the Splash Brothers?! Curry hardly ever shows up in the Playoffs, but if they want to reach the finals again this year, he needs to show up.

They play again in Houston tonight.

Raptors at 76ers – Game 4

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With the 76ers up 2-1, all 5 starters showed up with double figures to assist Kawhi, who led them to a 101-96 win.

Embiid of the 76ers, wasn’t as dominant yesterday, but it is said that he wasn’t well and was hooked up to an IV up to yesterday morning.

Nuggets at Trail Blazers – Games 3 and 4

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Photo: Bleacher Report

CJ McCollum and Rodney Hood led the Trail Blazers to a 140-137 win in and epic 4th OT last Friday night! The win brought them to a 2-1 lead, but the Nuggets recovered in time to level the series at 2-2 last night with a 116-112 win in another close game. Dame time didn’t occur for the Trail Blazers depite McCollum playing well with 29 points and Rodney Hood shooting a late 3.

For the Nuggets, it was Murray (34 points) and Jokic who dominated again with 21 points and a triple double.

Tonight’s games!

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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If you missed NBA Playoff games over the weekend!

For all my fellow Jamaican revellers or anyone else who would have missed NBA games over the weekend, here is your recap from Suga!

These are you semifinal matchups that promise to be exciting!

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Warriors vs LA Clippers Game 6

KD destroyed the Clippers last Friday night with 50 points to finally send the Clippers home. This series lasted longer than expected. Warriors won 129-110.

Nuggets vs Spurs Game 7

The 2nd seed from the West, the Denver Nuggets whose players are experiencing their first NBA playoffs, moved on to the Semifinals of the NBA playoffs Conference with their well fought win over the San Antonio Spurs, 90-86. The score is definitely not reflective of how the game went. The Nuggets led the majority of the game and had their shots going in. San Antonio played terribly, missing many shots, creating turnovers, giving up offensive and defensive rebounds. Somehow they managed to stay in it and kept it close towards the end, but it was Jamal Murray of the Nuggets that hit the clutch floater with 36.8s remaining in the game and San Antonio could not recover in time. Nikola Jokic was the true star of this series and ended it with a triple double in Game 7.

Raptors vs 76ers Game 1

The Raptors and the 76ers kicked off the NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals last Saturday. The Raptors don’t usually win Game 1 in a series, but they rolled over the 76ers! They beat the 76ers 108-95. The 76ers just seem to lack enough shooters required to beat the Raptors. Lowry and Leonard led the Raptors to the win.

Celtics vs Bucks Game 1

The Celtics had Giannis a.k.a the Greek Freak on lockdown! I think the Bucks lack the depth to beat the Celtics. If Giannis can’t get past the Celtics’ defense, this series will be over quickly.

Warriors vs Rockets Game 1

Warriors won Game 1 104-100! Suga missed this one, but according to ESPN reports, the Houston Rockets felt cheated by the officiatibg and made it affect them throughout the game. It is felt that even with what they considered bad calls or the lack there of, they should not have allowed the Warriors to beat them with 20 turnovers.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Who has moved on to the next round in the NBA Playoffs?!

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The NBA PLAYOFFS had a predictable start, but the 2nd round match ups should be entertaining.

On the EAST side, the BUCKS will face the CELTICS. The RAPTORS should face the PHILADELPHIA 76ers. Even though the BUCKS are the no. 1 seed in the East, Suga thinks it will be the CELTICS vs. RAPTORS in the Eastern Conference Finals.
On the WEST side, the team most capable of beating the WARRIORS, the ROCKETS, are likely to meet them to have that chance. The TRAIL BLAZERS are looking good and should meet the winner of the SPURS – NUGGETS series.

Tonight’s Schedule!

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The NBA Playoffs are on and Poppin!

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The NBA PLAYOFFS is on and poppin! Who you got?!
On the EAST side, the BUCKS have been blazing, the CELTICS are a dark horse, usually a playoff team and the RAPTORS should reach conference finals, but tend to choke choke choke.
On the WEST side, WARRIORS are still strong but Cousins went down last night with what may seem like a quad injury. The CLIPPERS erased a 31-pt deficit to beat them! James Harden and the ROCKETS always play well during the season, but will they finally deliver?! The TRAIL BLAZERS have been consistent this year unlike a disjointed OKC and I expect the SPURS to upset the young NUGGETS.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Who will LeBron James meet in his 8th straight NBA Finals?!

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NBA PLAYOFFS:
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
LeBron James makes it to his 8th straight NBA FINALS! He was sensational last night once again with 35 points in 48 minutes.

WHAT HAPPENED besides LeBron?
The Celtics missed too many shots in the last 4 minutes of the game. They lost their lead of the game in the 3rd and still trailed in the 4th after a good start in the 4th to tie the game. Kudos to rookie, Jayson Tatum who played extremely well. He scored the 2nd most points by a rookie in NBA Post Season history and was just 2 points away from the record. There was no Scary Terry though. He was 0 for 10 from the 3-point line! Celtics missed that firepower and their inexperience overall showed. LeBron and the Cavs capitalised on that to quickly jump to a 10-point lead.
CAVS won Game 7, 87-79.

Now that LeBron James has carried the Cavs to dominate a weak Eastern Conference, who will they meet in the West? As James peaks toward the end of his career, this NBA Finals will be his true test.

Rockets versus Warriors tonight in Houston for Game 7 at 8pm!

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CP3 for the Rockets with a hamstring injury, Looney (toe) and Iguodala (knee) are still questionable for playing in tonight’s game.

Who will win?

Suga thinks it is a toss-up. Whoever wants it most will win, but Houston being at home with ringless leaders have the edge to win.

Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Eastern and Western Conference Finals are Set! Suga’s Predictions!

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The Eastern and Western Conference Finals have been set and the battle to reach the NBA Finals starts this Sunday!

Here’s your Schedule!

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How was the road to the Eastern and Western Conference Finals for the Cavs, Celtics, Rockets and Warriors?

Cavs

It was an easy road for the Cavs. Too easy. They swept the Raptors, who are the #1 seed in the East. It’s obvious the Cavs are a different team from the season though.

Celtics

The Celtics have renewed their rivalry with the 76ers. Such vintage basketball! The end result, 4-1 of the series doesn’t do the 76ers justice though, because there were some close games. Suga has to give kudos to the rookies who have really made the Playoffs exciting again. With some more growth, the future of basketball is in good hands.

Star of game 5? Young, Jayson Tatum. He scored 25 points last Wednesday night to help the Celtics reach the finals with a marginal 114-112 win.

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Speaking of rookies, take a look at these Playoff stats!

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Suga’s Eastern Conference Finals Prediction:

Cavs in 5! …maybe 6

Without Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving, the Celtics have really surprised everyone with how far they have reached and how well they have played.

However, Suga thinks that their fairy tale will come to an end versus LeBron and the Cavs. They look stronger compared to last year, but they cannot stop LeBron James. LeBron is a freight train right now and playing the best basketball of his career, finally getting those game winners and more. He has also managed to elevate his team.

Rockets

The Jazz hardly had a chance versus the Rockets, much less without Ricky Rubio who was out with a hamstring injury. Rookie, Donovan Mitchell with comparable stats to Allen Iverson and MJ for his 1st Playoff season, led the team to put up a good fight. Just when they were showing signs of prolonging the series, Mitchell had a collision with Harden hurting his knee and had to sit out the rest of the game. It all went downhill for them after that. Harden was a bit under the weather, but CP3 was on fire and led the Rockets to seal the deal in Game 5.

Warriors

The Pelicans were no challenge for the Warriors. With the return of Curry from a knee injury and with the team starting to look like the Warriors again, they shut down Anthony Davis and the Pelicans easily to reach the Western Conference Finals.

Suga’s Western Conference Finals Prediction:

Warriors in 6!

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The Rockets are the #1 seed in the West, have gained CP3 and claim they have a team built to beat the Warriors. However, I just don’t think they will make the cut. The Warriors usually rise to the occasion versus each opponent and I think that with a healthy Stephen Curry, they are mentally and physically prepared to not only beat the Rockets, but win another Championship.

Stay tuned! Don’t you just love this game?!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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