Saturday, April 23, 2011

NBA playoffs are exciting in MOJO-land

"Man, that was exciting."

That's what I heard a fan say after the Memphis/San Antonio NBA playoff game tonight, and he is right. The Memphis Grizzlies (formerly the Vancouver Grizzlies) had never won a playoff game until last Sunday. Now they actually have a chance to win a playoff series against the No. 1 seed in the West, the San Antonio Spurs (the Grizzlies lead the series two games to one).

It goes without saying that the game was exciting. The Grizzlies led the whole game, but SA kept making little runs to cut the deficit. Finally, they tied it at 80-80. The Griz didn't fold, however, and pulled out a sweet victory.

On the ride home, I was listening to Fox Sports radio. When they gave the scores, they called the Grizzlies' victory "shocking." I looked it up when I got home -- the Grizzlies were either a 1 or 2 point favorite, depending which bookmaker you believed. The guys on the radio (Rob Dibble and somebody else whose name I didn't catch.) need to learn more about their craft or keep their mouths shut -- what dumb asses.

One observation: I wish, just once, Tim Duncan would commit a foul without holding his arms out like "Who me? I couldn't have possibly fouled him" type stuff. Give it a rest, Tim. I know you've been one of the best players in the history of basketball, but it's pathetic, actually.

Above: Zach Randolph is ready to get the rebound in case the ball rimmed out.

Above: I think this was Darrell Arthur going in for a layup.

Above: The San Antonio cheerleaders were there. They thought the Spurs were going to win. I had to have a little talk with them and straighten them out.

Images by MOJO (except last one) and taken with my P&S.


  1. Well, now I know why you like basketball! The proof is in the last picture! Can't blame you, though. You're a very clever person. Can you teach me how to do that?

    Whenever someone mentions a FAUX station, I know they're talking about dumb asses!

    Have a great day!

  2. How can ya not like 'roundball'..., at least after that last shot.
    Co Celtics!

  3. @Jacob and Lois Anne: Notice how the cheerleaders are smiling? I must have charmed them.

    @Birdman: I hope the Griz and Celtics meet -- that would mean they made it to the finals.

  4. You mean people actually watch the NBA? I'd just as soon sit on my front step and count cars.

  5. @Wolfie: I admit the regular season might be boring, but the playoffs are exciting, especially when you hometown team is doing well.

  6. Oh, you live in LA? I thought that they were the only team in the NBA, the Lakers. At least that's the impression I get from ESPN. Of course according to them the Yankees are the only baseball team around also.

  7. I'll bet they "straightened you out." *snicker*

    As you might guess, the NBA playoffs are pretty exciting deep in Bulls country this year.

  8. Yes, you did charm them!

    Hope you had a charming Easter Sunday, too!

  9. Both teams are did well. They went to playoffs with their hardwork and determination to win. So, I gave credits to both teams.

  10. I'm glad that you've left this post up for awhile. It's always nice to stop by and look at your pictures. And that one with the "old" guy - I think he's surrounded by some females or something but I hardly notice them... :-)

  11. @Design: Yeah, both did well but it's hard for me not to root for the Memphis team.

    @Jacob: It's a problem when you have to fight the young chicks off - one of the hardships in life.