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Rejected or Ejected

Any referee must see the whole thing with impartiality, without any vested interest and must maintain that unbiased judgement all throughout the prescribed time in the determination of results. A lot must be in different fence or ideologies when it comes to the recent debacles the referees were in for the NBA current season games but this time it involves the superstars in their own will… from Carmelo Anthony to Kevin Durant. Some labeled it as nasty while for the others they’ve opined it as just and deserving. Whilst we forgot that the 11th, 12th and 13th man on the floor presence were duly recognized by both teams and the fans were all but there to witness the game.

Some have expressed their disappointment through their social media accounts, given their status in the league as role models and risking the multi million dollar endorsement contract they have. Then this meant real issue they got to face if they want the fans to stay in those pricey bleachers aight…

The fans are there to witness high intense and close game as possible as they can and when the assigned arbiter take things into their hands the outcome not only displeases the fans but the main act themselves.. the players.

For the meantime, congratulations to the new UAAP Season 80 Basketball champion the Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles who dethroned the De La Salle University Green Archers in the final score of 88 – 86, where both teams have high respect to the officiating all throughout the game. Nice game.

Go by the rules no more no less. – Paquito

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Champs or Extend

The pivotal Game 5 of the NBA FINALS 2017 is back at the Oracle Arena in Oakland California after the Cleveland Cavaliers avoided the historic sweep and a banner of playoff perfection for the Golden State Warriors. … and it is not the talk of the town anymore as the Cavaliers has gained and revived their chances to stay in the series with their one-game-at-a-time attitude, blasting the Warriors with a record breaking first and second quarters salvo that saw the Big 3 scored 94 of their total 132 or a massive 71% contributions capped by beyond the arc record of 24 three point shots that even the Cavaliers are surprised learning the impossible become possible with the whole series in line.

Will the Golden state Warriors close it out in their second try and in front of the home crowd in the Bay Area ? To see Stephen Curry bounce back from a below par game with a history at stake is a surefire plot to watch the most important game of the team to avoid the probable repeat of their Game 7 lost last year that saw their 3-1 advantage stalemated and finally dethroned by the Cavaliers. But that is history and they’re more equipped and loaded with talent and mission which is to bring back the glorious days of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA. Your comments please.

 

So there’s a chance, some Cavs fans said… “I definitely want to compete” LeBron James – Paquito

NBA FINALS 2017- Best Opinion from a Fan, What’s Your’s Buddy?

Here is one of the best opinion from a legit NBA fan from the Philippines who shares his observation in technical and historical way on how the story of the NBA 2017 Finals will about to unfold. Live Score while writing this article is 29-18 in favor of Cleveland Cavaliers after a trey from KD with 4:44 to go in the First Quarter.  Your Comments and suggestions please.

The Golden State Warriors will be the new NBA champs a few minutes from now, IF they’d be able to close out game 4 in the Cleveland Cavalier’s home-court. Yes, they have literally toyed with the Cavs for the past 3 games, even when the 2 best players of Cavs in Lebron & Kyrie,  gave the best they could in game 3  (I gave everything I had. LBJ) , Cavs almost win,… almost.

GSW should be able to close out the series today, IF the ghosts of the past won’t hunt them, what ghosts were talking here? KD with OKC last year up 3-1 against GSW, lost to Curry and the Warriors. GSW (73-9), up 3-1 vs Cavs, failed to close out, and…

I’m sure everyone still remembers what happened next. Lebron , Kyrie ,Love & the Cavs will be part of history IF GSW is bent on closing out the finals today (GSW 16-0) , its just that they’d be on the negative side of that story. But if , Cavs would be able to win this one at home after giving it all that they could, its win or go home for them, we might be in for another great comeback from LBJ, who’s visited the Philippines, where basketball is treated like the national sport, and where everyone knows that never say die spirit from the Big J, who knows?

LBJ might actually be a fan of the Big J too.

Chris Emerenciana Santiago, ANZ , Philippines

The opinion were shared by an avid fan of the NBA, he plays Point in his Office Basketball League comprised of BPO’s. And shares the ball and his two cents opinion in every great basketball match-up.

Respect is the best anchorage of any success! – Paquito

 

NBA Finals ; Cavs Must Win All Games! Do You Still Believe They Can ? Read it Here

All I was looking at is the bottom of the net and I’ve been working on that shot my whole life…. For that one to go was liberating.” Kevin Durant said during a post game interview that saw his new team the Golden State Warriors one win away to the Championship podium.

Will you give up when the going get’s tough and the chance to do it become tougher than it should’ve use to be? This is the very nature of challenging situation that multi-awarded basketball MVP LeBron James and his teammates are now facing.  No more room left for excuses, no more space for error and no fraction of a seconds is worth left unused for every time they play the opponent who are determined to dethroned them in four chances resume the best of seven series at the Cavaliers home court, the Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio USA.

Will Lebron and the Cavaliers be Able to Equalize? Here are my Suggestions!

The ball is round as expected from those die hard fans (DefendTheLand) who still believes that the team has also four chances to still win it and that it’s just made the series more excited but realistically complicated if not frustratingly difficult, if only they could’ve been able to turn back the hands of time and put on the correct plays and defensive stops.

Let me put it this way, the defending champs have all four chances to win it game after game till the last seventh of the series while the Golden State Warriors have the same number of chance to close it game after every game and the same amount of literal energy, intensity and intelligent way to win it and close the best of seven series of the National Basketball Association 2017 Finals and return back the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy to the Bay Area.  Your comments are highly valuable to the NBA fans.

-photos credit to the warriors Instagram account.***

One game at a time, both believers battle-cry coming from different ends to start. – Paquito 

Will Lebron and the Cavaliers be Able to Equalize? Here are my Suggestions!

The defending Champs are seemed to be digging almost the same hole in the current NBA Finals  where the Golden State Warriors are leading them at 2 to nothing in the best of seven series heading to the Cleveland Cavaliers home court where many observers say that role players plays their best,… for games 3 and 4 before going back to the Oracle Arena at the Bay Area for Game 5.

The King was never been a disappointment for the last two game loses judging from his latest triple double performance and a better middle game tenacity where the lead was just down to 3,  67 – 64 for the Warriors , but outplayed in that second quarter 30 – 27  in favor of Cavs. They were unable to sustain that momentum and caught flatfooted with the Warriors blazing guns as they unloaded a flurry of treys and open shots off some transition that was too much for them to matched as Lebron James tirelessly fought back without any help from his teammates.

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Unless the supporting crews produce substantial numbers in the stat-sheets thats the only time we can say that the Championship series is not over yet. The likes of Kevin Love, Kyle Kolver , JR Smith and Kyrie Irving must step up in terms of offense and Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson, Tristan Thompson and Deron Williams should make their turns in defending and sacrificing their bodies to force turnovers which is the missing factor in the past two games. How will Coach Tyrone Lue make adjustments will be seen in the next two games and that is how will they CONSISTENTLY COVER AT THE SAME TIME the threat of outside offense of the Warriors, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

We wanted to see a close game, a dog-fight… an intense one where the results are being decided in the remaining fraction of a seconds. Will the Cavaliers response with the more challenging and opposing team lead by the trifecta of KD, SC and KT? Will the Cleveland come out with a consistent offense for the first 12 minutes, second 24, third 36 and fourth full quarters 48 minutes of the game and still have an ounce of air for an Overtime if necessary?

That’s one of the key factor here, the Warriors key players have the luxury to grasp for air when needed as the bench players were similarly putting up numbers and help defense whenever the Cavaliers make their run. Does the proper and timely use of time outs spell the same factor, to some experts… YES. The Warriors simply push the red button if needed and that truly made the difference in sustaining the momentum they’ve built and like a piece of lollipop they don’t wanna lose the lead even for a single point, but the dreaded fact is they’re always leading in double figures.

One game at a time here’s what the Cavaliers need to check;

  • Get back Kyrie Irving to play position 1 for Lebron to play SOLID 2.
  • The Kick and Roll thing they’ve done against their previous playoffs opponents must be put into action, where Kevin Love and Kyle Korver becomes open and hit their specialties .
  • Look-out for those in-bound plays and avoid that ugly double screens, thats too amateur and make the complicated play overly complicated.
  • Put somebody to Defend Kevin Durant, so as not to get Lebron James easily tired and out of gas going into the last two quarters of the game where the chips are high.
  • Reactivate JR Smith to his old role, he”s been the weakest link so far. Let him hold the ball during offense to create openings and mismatches for LBJ and KL.
  • Put either of the Jones ( James and Dahntay) to defend alternately the trifecta of the Warriors.
  • Engage the Warriors with a more solid physical game. Man for man.
  • Give Lebron and Kyrie at least 2 minutes rest or 30 seconds per quarter when necessary.
  • Dont let the Warriors lead by double figures going to the last quarter, stay close or at least always on the gas if possible.
  • Match the intensity and speed of the Warriors from both ends of the court, there should be no dull seconds, this is a Championship series.

consistency is the key and play with the same intensity for the four full quarters to win the game.

Hey, you’re the Defending Champs here SO PLAY LIKE ONE, thats the reason why the Golden Sate Warriors are leading the series because they’re defensively ready to take or to challenge every attempt the Cavaliers made from the parking lot to the inside paint area without thinking of being fouled out and unable to finish the game. That’s a character that really spells the difference … for now.

Champions must always be ready to defend to retain the crown. – Paquito

That Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Game

As an NBA fan from the Southeast Asia, I always keep tab on the updates of the games especially when superstars are on the floor. The game between Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder are somewhat far from the expectation we have after Kevin Durant decided to join the Splash Brothers with numerous reason he alone knew of. Speculative media wrote of several stories as if they’re Kevin Durant.

With the way the game transpired in 40 minutes span, one thing is pretty obvious… Russel Westbrook and his team mates are nowhere between the line of happy and sad or whatever you may call it. We thought that NBA is the highest form of competition in basketball, where the champs are branded as the World Champion… to which I disagree as it is more appropriate to call them USA Champs as no other country are competing in this league, its’ all Americas state’s involved and together with a few European, Asian or other race joining the bandwagon of individual seeking success in the kingdom of basketball giants.

True to its word and meaning that “change is the only permanent thing in this world” that’ caught Kevin Durant’s heart to switched team, a lot of memes and other mocking games were directed to him that even his former ally Russel Westbrook took part as seen in several video clips… including Stephen Curry. If these are part of the marketing awareness strategies, i think this wont make the parents of the million kids and grown up fans proud, once copied and absorbed as a normal part of the deal of being one of the best point guard of the game. We believe that an NBA player is a gentleman in all facets of his stature.

Focus must be limited to the competition, letting the ball dribbled and led to the basket telling the fans who’s better and the best after every game. Skills and basketball IQ should be shown instead of antics and verbal disturbia,  where when men’s ego, once awaken sometimes equates to devastating result…. just as the way the Golden State Warriors demolished the Oklahoma City Thunder in their last game.

Play your best, fair and square on the floor not in front of the camera reels. – Paquito

Great Games is best with Great Pizza, the 2016 NBA Finals 

The hall is full and the customers come in throngs to witness the epic battle of the super storied 2016 NBA Finals of the defending champion Golden State Warriors fighting for their second attempt to close out the series and finally raised the Larry O’ Brien hardware clad in golden metal that weighs more than a first five could carry and earned the Championship-Rings that’s been given during the first new season games in front of more than 20+ thousand roaring fans. And I place my order of the New Breakfast Sausage Pizza and a refillable Cafe Americano to enjoy good food and an exciting game.

NBA fans around the world are in for a historic game since the Cleveland Cavaliers are aiming to be the first team to reverse a 1-3 series to become a champion for their first ever crown in the league. Odds is on their side as game 6 is being played at the Quicken Loans Arena their home court and will try to be on it at the Golden State Warriors Oracle Arena in Oakland California this coming Saturday American time and Sunday local time. It’s a heart attack titular series as some describes it since miracle after miracle are happening and records are continuously broken from highs and lows including the 0-9 field game of the Golden State Warriors.

End of First quarter had the cavaliers lead by 20 at 31-11, the Warriors maintain composure and close the second below 16 at 59-43 for the Cavs with the slimmest lead of the Cavs by 8 middle of the second quarter. Le Bron James continue to muscle and dominate the game for his team until Klay Thompson scored back to back triples and a strong drive for an 8 points that cut the deficit of Cavs down to single digit at 9 closing the 36 minutes of the game with a score of 80-71.

Le Bron James scored 41 points and JR Smith hit treys to ride a game on a 16 point lead after Stephen Curry’s 6th and final foul to leave the game with a technical with under 5 minutes of the last quarter and followed by a charging foul called on the other half of the Splash Brother Klay Thompson. Second stringers finished the game with a 14 points win for the Cleveland Cavaliers and even the series at 3 games a piece. Final score 115-101.

Game 7 is a battle for all the marbles and what an experience it is to witness it in one of the best pizza parlor in town the Shakeys Pizza Parlor Tomas Morato branch open for 24 hours assured the NBA fans to watch it in their big screens while enjoying their best sellers of pizzas and pastas served by a group of smiling crews led by their store manager Ms Hershey Ebalo and her staffs namely Joshua, Love Joy, Awhile, Jepoy and the guard-on-duty Maglauan. The restaurant offers you not only good food service but also great parking and of course the Patron like seat ambience of any of the Quicken Loans and Oracle Arena inside with big and clear sound television screens. With the intense game you’ll be drinking your bottomless drinks and have an occasional trip to their clean and nearly maintained rest rooms.

I can’t wait to see and be a part of the historic 2016 NBA Finals this coming Monday local time at 9am and sip the Fresh Shakeys Ground Coffee with Mojos and fresh garden salad to enjoy the scene of both worlds of sports and food. You can visit Shakeys Tomas Morato branch located at the corners of Morato and Scout Rallos streets or you may contact them for a home delivery at tomasmorato@shakeys.biz or simply dial 77-777 .