Saturday, May 19, 2007

Late Night Reflection [David Stefanini]

Today was a very busy day in the world of sports.

First, we take a look at the Mets and Yanks. It was a well played game that was closely contested. Andy Pettitte pitched a great game once again for the Yanks, but once again they could not give him the run support he needed. Oliver Perez didn't need much run support, as he only threw one mistake. The Mets outplayed the Yanks in the game the Yanks desperately needed. With Boston being postponed, the Yanks are now 10 games back. It if the first time under Joe Torre they have ever been this far behind. As for the Mets they just keep on rolling. They're exciting and their pitching staff continues to come up big.

Now lets move on to the world of basketball. The Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs advanced to their respected Conference Championship Rounds tonight. The Spurs man-handled an inferior Suns team, which furthers my point: The Phoenix Suns are very overrated and have been for a long time. When you can not play defense I don't care if you score 150 points a game, you will never win a championship (see the Colts and Peyton Manning).

In the Eastern Conference the Cavs kicked the Nets out of the playoffs. The Nets simply went cold in the first half and had to expend all their energy in the 3rd quarter to make it close. They just ran out of gas in the 4th.

The next round is going to be very interesting. The Cavs and Jazz are going to be heavy underdogs going into the next round, but both teams have the talent to pull off the upsets. The Cavs have the best player left in the playoffs and the Jazz have (should be) All-Stars Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams.

I expect the Spurs to make it past the Jazz in 5 whereas the Pistons will make it past the Cavs in 7.

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