The Sweet 16 is now set in the NCAA tournament after Sunday’s action. Meanwhile, eight games took place in the NBA on this Palm Sunday. The Miami Heat extended their win streak to 26 and are now a very serious threat to catch the 1971-72 Lakers 33-game streak. In other action, the Nets are now 3-1 on their eight-game road trip after their tight win over the Suns, James Harden lifted the Rockets to a one-point win over San Antonio and
For the entire first half, it looked like Miami really didn’t care about their win streak, as the wounded, underdog Cavaliers raced out to a 55-34 lead and LeBron James had just six points. They were down by as much as 27 in the third, when the King finally went to work, finishing with a triple-double (25 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST, 3 STL, 2 BLK) and lifting his team to a 24th consecutive victory.
Less than three weeks ago, the Los Angeles Lakers were mourning the death of owner Jerry Buss, refuting rumors that Dwight Howard would be traded and staring down the draft lottery. With his team mired in ninth place in the Western Conference, Kobe Bryant defiantly told Sports Illustrated, “It’s not a question of if we make the playoffs. We will. And when we get there, I have no fear of anyone – Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Denver … whoever. I have
Refuse to lose. The amazing Kobe Bryant (41 PTS, 12 AST, 6 REB) willed his team to another victory despite fatigue and sore shoulders. Dwight Howard (24 PTS, 13 REB, 5 BLK, 3 STL) was also heroic and Steve Nash (22 PTS) hit four triples as the Lakers rallied from down 15 to force overtime.
It was almost a Magical upset, but LeBron James (26 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST) drove to the hoop for the winning layup and Miami has won 16 straight. Dwyane Wade 24 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 4 STL) and Chris Bosh (17 PTS, 10 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 2 BLK) also played well against their inspired visitors from up the Turnpike.
Dwight Howard sure did open up a can of worms when he called out his former teammates in a recent interview with Kristine Leahy, saying he led a group of guys that no one else wanted on their team. Didn’t Howard say he has learned his lesson when it comes to discussing matters of this nature with the media? It’s well known around the league that the big man simply wants to be liked by everyone. Newsflash: no one is going to