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Warriors Sweep the Spurs heading to the NBA Finals for the Third Time!

The NBA fever is heating up as the bold predictions of basketball gurus and fans are slowly taking shape ! We can never be excited with the recent win of the Boston Celtics versus the defending NBA champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Now that the Golden State Warriors have flexed its muscle via multiple sweep that started with the Portland Trailblazers where Damian Lillard predicted a bold 4-2 victory in favor to them then followed by four to nothing western semifinals game with the Utah Jazz that seen its future in Gordon Hayward who was the only Jazz player to put up good numbers versus the Warriors defenders. And finally in the recently concluded western conference finals games against the San Antonio Spurs, Kevin Durant who’ve missed several games into the playoffs have made his presence felt by helping the Warriors trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green sweep the best of Texas area where most of the observers have expressed their opinions that..

“it would have been a different series should the Spurs leading scorer have not encountered that ungrateful ankle injury off a three point shot”

with Zaza Pachulia who in turn also got injured in the succeeding game and unable to play till the clincher.

The question now is , will the Warriors challenge the defending champion if ever the Cleveland Cavaliers close the series in their next two games , at home and at the TD Garden for Game 5. It is a different Warriors roster as compared to last year, gone were Andre Bogut, Harrison Barnes and Speights who are somehow part of the wrecking crews of Coach Steve Kerr.

Aside from KD as the major addition to the team, center Javale McGee provides not only the height and muscle inside the paint but his agility is nowhere near for a challenge versus any of the Eastern finalist team. Tristan Thompson is a little slower and Al Horford lacks the power to slow down McGee.


It’ll be a battle of torching the rims with consistent treys and free throws. Man for man the Warriors has a little edge in 1-2 position against the Cavs, but at the 3-4 it’s the other way around. We are about to see a battle of tenacity and sacrifices from both teams as these two have a score to settle way back two seasons. Though am not writing off the Celtics to score an upset with their depleted lineup, the way Boston guys have responded to the challenge of getting drown in the hole is remarkable. The big question is if Le Bron James will continue his poor performance in Game 3 or he’ll come with guns blazing to finish off the Celtics in Game 5 ? That needs to be seen as we can never tell what adjustments are the Celtics and Coach Brad Stevens are cooking up in Cleveland in order to duplicate the path they’ve done with the Wizards.

Think about this, the supporting crews of the Cavaliers are mere audience to Kevin Love’s shooting clinic that they’ve forgot to manned the wing in its entirety that the Celtics were able to break lose and penetrate the paint with Kelly Olynyk scoring in silence off an outstanding performance versus the Wizards.

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Boston played smarter than the Cavs with the way Coach Brad Steven handled the game in short Ty Lue was out-coached, period. What is clear right now is this … the Golden State Warriors are on their third trip to the NBA Finals waiting as if to defend the lost title not to regain it with the way the series have transpired in the west.

We let the Spurs go as the Celtics are showing it’s not luck in winning games in the east with the Cavaliers defending its land while the Dub nation are watching. – Paquito

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2017 NBA Playoffs Fearless Forecast 

Behind the powerful performances of marquee players led by Russell Westbrook of OKC Thunder barging into the all time single season record for most triple-doubles surpassing the old record done by the Big O’ Oscar Robertson.

The sweet 16 pairings as shown paints a picture of potential upsets and lopsided pairing based on the stats and power rankings. Here are my fearless forecast as to who’ll show up and bow out of contention for the Division Titles. Here’ we go.

Utah – LAC = 4-2 UTAH img_9374

ATL – WAS = 4-3 WAS

OKC – HOU = 4-2 OKC

MIL – TOR = 4-1 TOR

MEM – SAS = 4-2 SAS

IND – CLE = 4-1 CLE

POR – GSW = 4-1 GSW

CHI – BOS = 4-1 CHI

At the rate the games are played, it is very evident that not all the coaches are solved with the way the referees are handling delicate calls during end games, while some superstars are not being challenge well with their opponents, expect them to breeze through the division title games. Your team not in the favorites, relax this is just a forecast based on the rankings and stats, actual results may vary depends on the health and teamwork any of the sixteen teams involved in the playoffs. Enjoy the game.

Forecasting is a great exercise to determine your depth of understanding of any particular situation. -Paquito

Sports Cheating – Does it Really Exists?

A lot of controversy have circulated the mainstream news, some were even headlined. Let us get straight to it, was it intentional or not? According to some sports science professional… any player including you who is reading this blog right now has the tendency to commit one in any sports occasion be it in the amateur or majors. And why? It is due to the unconventional stress and strain that the warrior thinking you have is running in your brain system at a rate of double or triple the normal way you think if you are not sweating. The tendency to locked-in with the very thought you have during fierce competition plays vital role to the players decision making along the way, which is the very main reason some sportsman are considered best as they possess multitude of excellence in making the best choice while under extreme pressure.

As for the organizers, rules of engagement must be made clear once and for all and should observe proper and professional ways in releasing any delicate statement that may tarnish or put the sportsmen and women in bad light. And maintain the credible dignity and noble existence of the all sports event, be it big or not.

Victory taste sour if won by a fraction of cheating. – Paquito

 

 

 

Three Things I’ve Learned after Watching the Super Bowl LI

It was the greatest record deficit comeback ever made by any team in the Super Bowl history, down by 25… The New England Patriots led by Quarter Back Tom Brady forced the very first historic overtime and went on to win the 51st edition of the great American game 34-28 blanking the Atlanta Falcons to 31-0 rally. Allow me to share my observations and learnings after watching the game through a live satellite feed.

First is the –  Mental and Physical Toughness basically are traits a team player has, aside from a sound and wide peripheral view of the super-dome yard after yard. Focus is on the Ball not on the opponent makes this super physical game provide the beauty of the game where stronger more agile body and feet combination somehow guarantees a touchdown.

Second is an – Extraordinary trust to each member of the team, players are rarely seen whining or poking at each inability to match the forces being push as a resistance to get the upper-hand  of the game. I must admit that this is my first time  to witness the famous american sport. And the best thrust simply played the difference, the right force, direction and angle including its momentum to the catcher’s eye and hand and feet speed velocity to response effectively. Credit to the QB and and his team mates.

Last but not the least is the – Entertainment, Lady Gaga was simply Fanta-bolous!

Sports is like a religion, it has many believers and followers but the lesson is hidden at how they’ve played the game – Paquito