NBA Daily Blog Eastern Conference Finals: Heat win in a overtime thriller against the Celtics in Game 2 115-111. Heat now up 2-0

LeBron James drives on Mickael Pietrus
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The Miami Heat survive in overtime as they defeat the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the American Airlines Arena 115-111. The Heat trailed by as many as 15 points, and led by as many as 11 points at one stretch. They also missed free throws down the stretch, but they were able to hold off the Celtics in the final minutes of overtime. The Heat now lead the series 2-0 as the series shifts to Boston for Game 3 on June 2, as the Celtics would look to regroup on their home floor.

LeBron James led the Heat with a near triple-double 34 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists on 7-20 FG shooting, 2-6 3PT shooting, and 18-24 FT shooting. Dwayne Wade added 23 points (21 in the 2nd half and overtime) with 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks on 8-15 FG shooting, and 7-11 FT shooting. Mario Chalmers added 22 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals on 8-16 FG shooting, and 3-6 3PT shooting. Udonis Haslem off the bench finished with a double-double 13 points and 11 rebounds with 2 steals. Shane Battier scored 9 points.

Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with a near triple-double 44 points (career high), 10 assists and 8 rebounds with 3 steals on 16-24 FG shooting, 2-2 3PT shooting, and 10-12 FT shooting while playing the whole game (53 minutes of playing time). Paul Pierce added 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists before fouling out in the 4th quarter while shooting 8-19 from the field and 5-6 at the line. Kevin Garnett added 18 points and 4 rebounds. Ray Allen added 13 points and 5 assists. Brandon Bass added 8 points and 10 rebounds.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 12:43 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder (Spurs lead series 2-0)
Game 3: June 1, 9:00 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 10:00 am PHT (replay on Studio 23 9:30 pm PHT)

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics (Heat lead series 2-0)
Game 3: June 2, 8:30 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 10:00 am PHT (replay on Studio 23 9:30 pm PHT)

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NBA Daily Blog Western Conference Finals: Spurs take Game 2 vs Thunder 120-111. Spurs extend win streak to 20, stays perfect 10-0 in the playoffs.

Tony Parker shoots over Kevin Durant
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The San Antonio Spurs keep on winning in the 2012 NBA Playoffs as they defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals at the AT&T Center 120-111. The Spurs have now won 20 straight games (10 straight in the playoffs) which is one of the best winning streaks in NBA history. Excellent ball movement and hot shooting won the game for the Spurs as they beat the Thunder in assists 27-19 and field goal pecentage 55.1%-42.0%. The series now shifts to Oklahoma City on June 1 as the Thunder would look to bounce back on their home floor.

Tony Parker led the Spurs with 34 points, 8 assists and 3 rebounds on 16-21 FG shooting. Manu Ginobili off the bench added 20 points and 4 assists. Rookie Kawhi Leonard finished with a double-double 18 points and 10 rebounds with 2 blocks. Tim Duncan also finished with a double-double 11 points and 12 rebounds with 6 assists and 4 blocks. Danny Green added 10 points and 5 rebounds.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 31 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. James Harden off the bench added 30 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals before fouling out in the 4th quarter. Russell Westbrook added 27 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds. Derek Fisher added 10 points and 3 rebounds.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 12:19 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder (Spurs lead series 2-0)
Game 3: June 1, 9:00 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 10:00 am PHT (replay on Studio 23 9:30 pm PHT)EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics (Heat lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 31, 8:30 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 10:00 am PHT (replay on Studio 23 9:30 pm PHT)

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NBA Daily Blog Eastern Conference Finals: Heat take Game 1 vs the Celtics 93-79.

LeBron James drives on Mickael Pietrus
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The Miami Heat begin the Eastern Conference Finals with a victory in Game 1 over the Boston Celtics at the American Airlines Arena 93-79. The Heat outscored the Celtics 47-33 in the second half after the game was tied at 46 at halftime. Game 2 will be played in Miami on May 31.

LeBron James led the Heat with a double-double 32 points and 13 rebounds with 3 assists and 3 blocks. Dwayne Wade added 22 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks. Shane Battier also finished with a double-double 10 points and 10 rebounds with 2 blocks. Mario Chalmers added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Mike Miller off the bench scored 8 points.

Kevin Garnett led the Celtics with a double-double 23 points and 10 rebounds. Rajon Rondo added 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Paul Pierce added 12 points and 3 assists. Brandon Bass scored 8 points.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 11:37 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder (Spurs lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 30, 9:00 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 10:00 am PHT (replay on Studio 23 9:30 pm PHT)

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics (Heat lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 31, 8:30 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 10:00 am PHT (replay on Studio 23 9:30 pm PHT)

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The last Frappuccino Happy Hour. I finish 4 for 5.

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Today is the final day of the promo of Starbucks called Frappuccino Happy Hour. Like I said in my previous blog, the price of Frappuccinos are discounted by 50%, so it was worth buying coffee on discounted prices, especially on a regular day it does cost a fortune. So I left home and went to a nearby Starbucks branch and I bought coffee not only for myself, but also for my little brother. I had it “To Go” so I can enjoy it at my home. I had the usual Coffee Jelly Frappuccino while I bought my little brother a Decaf Mocha Frappuccino. I was able to save P156 on these two cups of coffee. It could have cost me P310 if I bought these on a regular day. So at the end of the promo period, I’ve been on 4 of the 5 Frappuccino Happy Hour days from April 30 until today. I really took advantage of this promo they have to enjoy a cup of coffee on generous servings of Coffee Jelly.
As of the moment, I’m enjoying this cup of coffee. Like I said, today’s the last day. So if you want to take advantage of cheaper Frapps, head to a Starbucks branch near you before 6pm tonight when the promo ends.
Fueled by coffee.
K-Smoove

NBA Daily Blog Western Conference Finals: Spurs keep winning. 19 straight wins. Wins Game 1 vs the Thunder 101-98.

Manu Ginobili drives on Daequan Cook
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The San Antonio Spurs continue their winning ways, they have now won 19 straight games (last 10 games of the regular season, 9 straight in the playoffs) as they take Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the AT&T Center 101-98. The Spurs outscored the Thunder 35-18 in the 4th quarter to pick up the win. Game 2 will be played in San Antonio on May 30.
 
Manu Ginobili off the bench led the Spurs with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Tony Parker added 18 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. Tim Duncan finished with a double-double 16 points and 11 rebounds. Gary Neal scored 12 points. Tiago Splitter added 9 points and 6 rebounds.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with a double-double 27 points and 10 rebounds with 4 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals. James Harden off the bench added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Russell Westbrook added 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks. Derek Fisherscored 13 points.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 11:26 PHT)


WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder (Spurs lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 30, 9:00 am PHT on NBA Premium TV

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics
Game 1: May 29, 8:30 am PHT on NBA Premium TV and Studio 23


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NBA Daily Blog Playoff Edition: Celtics advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, beats the 76ers in Game 7 85-75.

Rajon Rondo lays it in
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The Boston Celtics advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time in five seasons as they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7 of their second round series at the TD Garden 85-75. The Celtics will now face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals with Game 1 of that series to be played down in Miami on May 29. For the second straight season, a #8 team gets knocked out in the second round by a #4 team in 7 games (Last year, the #8 team in the West, the Memphis Grizzlies got knocked out in 7 games against the #4 team the Oklahoma City Thunder)

Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with a triple-double 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists with 3 steals, including 11 points in the final minutes of the 4th quarter after Paul Pierce fouled out with 4:16 left in the 4th and the Celtics led by only 3 points 71-68. Kevin Garnett finished with a double-double 18 points and 13 rebounds with 2 steals. Brandon Bass scored 16 points. Pierce added 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Ray Allen added 11 points and 4 rebounds.

Andre Iguodala led the 76ers with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Jrue Holiday added 15 points, 9 assists and 5 steals. Elton Brand also scored 15 points with 6 rebounds before fouling out in the 4th quarter. Lou Williams off the bench scored 7. Thaddeus Young pulled down 10 rebounds with 6 points.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 13:01 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder
Game 1: May 28, 8:30 am PHT Channel TBD

EASTERN CONFERENCE

#4 Celtics vs #8 76ers
BOSTON CELTICS WINS SERIES 4-3

#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics
Game 1: May 29, 8:30 am PHT Channel TBD

#2 Heat vs #3 Pacers
MIAMI HEAT WINS SERIES 4-2

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A 5′ 9.5” dude on a lazy Satuday says Thank You PEEPS! ;)

This is my 75th blog entry, we take a break from NBA action since there are no games today. So yes, my blog is swinging well. My Blogger blog is about to reach 2,000 views all-time, and my WordPress blog is about to reach 1,200 views all-time. While my “Some tips worth taking for our UST Freshies” blog entry on Blogger recently passed the 500 views mark, the WordPress version is nearing the 200 views mark. I also want to say Yo! to my 3 blog followers on Blogger and 14 blog followers on WordPress. If you have a Blogger and/or WordPress blog, please don’t forget to follow my blog. I follow back. Once the NBA season is over, expect more things about my life journey soon.

So yesterday, our family went for a physical examination at the clinic. We took a blood test, x-ray, cleaning of our teeth, and other physical tests. It was also on the examinations I found out that I’m 5 feet and 9.5 inches tall. I’m as tall as NBA player Nate Robinson (though I can’t jump as high as he is). I’m still hoping that I could get as high as 6 feet tall. But also, I needed to gain a little more weight to compensate my height spark. Like they say, It’s a free country, You can do what you want. I just remembered I used to be a chubby kid before the height spark came along. True enough, I came a long way from that time in my life.


I had another great time at Shakey’s, the food and the service was great like our previous visits and we love to come back again. On Tropical Bacon pizza, Mojos and rootbeer, I have one happy tummy.

I hope I can go back to Starbucks on the last day of the Frappuccino Happy Hour this coming Monday and take advantage once again of half-priced coffee. If that happens, I would be 4 for 5 on Frappuccino Happy Hour this year.

There is only 16 days left before I head back to school. I don’t have clear ideas of what to do to make these days count. But I’ll do my best to make it all worth it. Of course, I can’t wait to see my PEEPS in UST from my classmates, batchmates and other people around the university.

Once again, I thank the PEEPS for visiting my thought ladder since I returned to blogging last month, and I hope you come back to check on all my future posts here.

MAKE PEACE, NOT WAR.
K-Smoove