The Michigan State Spartans essentially have home court advantage against the UConn Huskies. Jason Horowitz, Bill Raftery, and Steve Lappas discuss whether it will be enough for the Spartans to win.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Miami Heat had a foul to give, and Paul Pierce still intimidated his defender enough to dribble within the arc and take a shot that was so clutch in this series it gave me the chance to shout, "Miami can't ; handle The Truth!".
In reality, Miami would probably have lost if the game had gone to over-time. With Dwayne Wade on the Heat bench after landing awkwardly on Ray Allen's foot after taking an ill-advised 3, it was apparent that the Heat would eventually lose this game. That's despite the Heat's bench outscoring the C's bench 31 to 10. Of course, aside from Kendrick Perkins having a cold night, the other four Celtic's starters looked like they wanted to just get this Heat series over with.
;So now the C's are up 3-0 in the series, and they're actually one game away from not just sweeping the Heat in 4, but sweeping them in 7 if the regular season games are taken into account. That means that this aging team will have a few extra days off before the probable Cavalier's match up in the second round. The Cav's were foolish to let the Bulls win a game. After the grueling 7 game series the C's had against the Bulls last year, we're all too aware of how tenacious that Bulls team can be. They're young, but they don't quit, and I'm willing to bet they take the Cav's to at least game 6 now.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
St. John's Head Coach Norm Roberts and Steve Lappas join Jason Horowitz to discuss the coaching legacy of Michigan State's Tom Izzo as well as the Spartans' home court advantage.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Louisville, Michigan State, Oklahoma, and North Carolina wowed fans across the country with some spectacular plays. Watch some of the key moments from the Midwest and South finals here.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Jason Horowitz is joined by St. John's Head Coach Norm Roberts and Steve Lappas as they discuss the rematchup of last December's blowout win by North Carolina over Michigan State at Ford Field.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Just like the last matchup between the two schools in December, North Carolina dominated Michigan State from start to finish at Ford Field, winning its fifth NCAA Tournament.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The Michigan State Spartans could have their hands full with a potent UNC backcourt. Jason Horowitz, Steve Lappas, and Norm Roberts break down the battle of the backcourt.
Friday, May 7, 2010
After a nightmare weekend for all the Boston teams (except the Bruins, who barely managed an over-time win)...It was good to see the Red Sox remember that Fenway is a hitters ball park on Monday night. It was good to see the Celtics infuriate the Cleveland fans, instead of infuriating me by blowing a ten point fourth quarter lead.
;Ok, so they almost blew a 25 point lead instead, but the very fact that they had double digit leads in the fourth quarter of both home games against the Cavs should suggest who is the better team. However, as the Cavs haven't had a chance in the Garden yet, I'll just say that the Celtics Should beat the Cavs.
;Rondo is playing out of his mind, with 19 assists that led to 45 points in game 2. His energy is the engine of this Celtics team. Rasheed Wallace also remembered how to be a factor in a play-off game. If we continue to see that consistency of effort (and a 7-8 night) then the Celtics bench again becomes a factor, and it will be difficult for any team (with perhaps the exception of an extremely deep Magic team) to beat the Celtics.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Losing to Indiana last night was tough. ; If they had one last night, they would be tied for the 5th seed with Phoenix and 2 games ahead of 7th in front of San Antonio. ; But, that didn't happen. ; All is not lost, it just makes this week more difficult. ; Tonight they are at home against the Spurs. ; They have a one game lead over them. ; A loss tonight would put the Thunder in 7th. ; A win would keep them in 6th and put 2 games between them and San Antonio and more breathing room going into the last 14 games.
The Thunder play the Spurs, the Lakers, Houston, and Portland. Going 2-2 would be fine. ; That would keep them in the playoffs and still have a shot at a good seed. Anything above that would be great. Anything below that would put them in danger of falling to the 8th seed. ; It all starts tonight with San Antonio. ;
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
North Carolina took care of Villanova 83-69 in the second semifinal to set up a 2005 Final Four rematch with Michigan State, this time for the National Championship on Monday night.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Not even Stanley Robinson can stand in the way of Michigan State's Durrell Summers as the Spartan takes it to the hole with authority.