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Celtics stay alive against Knicks, 3-2

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Down 3-1 in a pivotal Eastern quarterfinals playoff matchup, the Boston Celtics rose to the occasion in their defeat over New York Knicks 92-86. Starting off in a deficit 11-0 in the first quarter, the Celtics  outscored the Knicks 45-28 and held a four-point lead at halftime.

Carmelo Anthony, the NBA’s league leader in first quarter scoring, came out shooting “lights out” in the first half but when the Knicks needed him the most, he could not deliver. Without Anthony’s deliverance, the Knicks went through a 2nd half slump in their ability to score.

As a result of the Knicks inability to score, the Celtics took advantage and capitalized on their opportunities. Without start point guard, Rajon Rondo, this required the Celtics other role players to play more of an active role in the offense. In doing so, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry combined for nearly fifty points to put the Celtics over the edge in a close but desperately needed win to keep their chances of winning a NBA championship alive. Jeff Green led all Celtic scorers with 18 points, Brandon Bass with 17 points, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce each with 16 points and Jason Terry pitching in 17 points of the bench.

The Celtics will need another combined team effort to get another win in the series like they did tonight. On Friday, the Celtics will play game 6 of the series in Boston. The Knicks will need the Anthony as well as its other role players to step up to the challenge. If the Celtics can get a win, they would tie the series 3-3.

All in all, no team in NBA history has rallied from a 3-0 deficit to come back to win the series, but Celtics have these plans on their mind.

 

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Written by Wilton Jackson

May 2, 2013 at 6:47 am

Jason Collins Comes Out

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Professional basketball athlete Jason Collins recently shook up the sports world, with his recent announcement of his homosexuality. Collins, 34, is a 7-foot-tall African-American center for the Washington Wizards and made history by being the first American male athlete to openly admit that he is gay. Collins first went public with his lifestyle in an interview with Sports Illustrated.

In his past, he has dated many women, even getting engaged at one point. In his interview, he stated that he first thought about coming out in 2011 during the NBA lockout, and that the Boston Marathon Bombing reassured him that “things change in an instant,” and that he shouldn’t wait. The quote given in the video reads “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand saying ‘I’m different.’ If I had my way, someone else would’ve already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.”

This video is an anchor story from ESPN that refers back to the quotes from Collins from the Sports Illustrated interview. The anchor then throws the story to field reporter LZ Granderson, a gay black man himself, who talks from the phone. Granderson discusses Collins’ personal life, and his family’s views on the recent events. Granderson adds that being a gay man himself, society shouldn’t be so shocked with this news, with the state of the world today. The story worked very well. I liked how ESPN had used Granderson in this story, with him being homosexual as well. It gave a very unique insight on the news.

Written by tnrwtsn

May 1, 2013 at 9:10 am

NBA Superstar Michael Jordan tied the knot over the weekend

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NBA Superstar Michael Jordan tied the knot over the weekend in front of his closet family and friends. The wedding was held at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. The reception was took place at the Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla. Celebrities Tiger Woods, Patrick Ewing, Spike Lee and Ahmad Rashad was in attendance.

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Written by Anthony P

April 30, 2013 at 2:37 am

Miami Heat Pulling Away

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As the NBA playoffs roar on, Lebron James and the Miami Heat continue to impress as they extend their lead over the Milwaukee Bucks after defeating them 98-86 Tuesday night.

The Heat, defending their title, which they won a year ago, only need two more wins to advance to the second round of the playoffs They travel to Milwaukee for game three Thursday night.

This video was taken from ESPN’s website and it features a quarter-by-quarter recap of the game two win in Miami and the anchor explains what is happening as we see it on the screen. This is exactly the kind of work I dream of doing in the future and he has a very smooth, flowing tone when he talks, so I can learn alot from this.

Written by tnrwtsn

April 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Best Dunk of the Year??

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The name on NBA fans all over world for the past 6 days has been DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers. The 2008 2nd Round draft pick stunned fans on March 10, 13 by executing an “Ally-OOP” style dunk over Detroit’s Brandon Knight. This dunk was surprising to members of both teams, but specifically Knight.

The Dunk was said to be better than any dunk seen by Blake Griffin (#32), a player made popular for dunking. Even Griffin had great feedback saying, “That was the best dunk of the year and the best I’ve seen in person.” Even though his was on the bench at the time of the dunk, he quickly stood up to credit his teammate.

Jordan (#6) added a spark to an already lit flame in the 2nd quarter, as the Clippers were already up leading the game at 57-36. The team is currently ranked #5 with a 45-20 record for the season thanks to leading players along side Jordan like Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.

It is said that the dunk was especially dedicated to Griffin after a dunk his displayed earlier in the same game before he with to the bench for the remainder of the game. The LA Clippers won against Detroit with a final score of  129-97.

Written by annafrancis2013

March 17, 2013 at 1:11 am