Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday 04/20 (Very) Quickie

If yesterday's Spurs-Suns game was a Game 7 -- particularly a conference finals Game7 -- we would be talking about it as one of the greatest games in NBA history.

The NBA got the next-best thing: As the kick-off to the playoff season, the NBA and its fans couldn't have gotten off to a more exciting start. Now, you can't possibly miss a Suns-Spurs game, for fear of missing something -- to use the cliche -- "amazing happening."

It was arguably the best game of the 2007-08 season. And as great as Ginobili was in OT (especially the second), that Tim Duncan 3 was the signature moment of the game -- perhaps the playoffs: Expect players to raise their games.

And Cavs-Wiz wasn't bad either: It was a little bit of an uglier game, but it featured a big performance by LeBron (for the final 3 quarters), including a dunk finish off an alley-oop that will probably go down as one of the Top 5 "signature" in-game dunks of LeBron's career. You didn't need to watch the game (though I did) to capture its essence in that dunk -- the ultimate response to the Wizards' pre-series trash-talk.

And just think: The Lakers don't even tip until later today.

(More: Huge wins for the Hornets -- off to the best start possible in their first-round series -- and the Jazz -- with a punch to the face to the Rockets in Houston, taking back home-court advantage...just like that.)

Danica Patrick breaks the "rubber-tire ceiling," becoming the first woman ever to win an IndyCar event.

You don't have to be a hockey fan to want/need to tune in for Canadiens-Bruins Game 7 tomorrow night.

MLB: Andy Sonnanstine! Tim Lincecum! 6th save for Gagne?! And David Ortiz is heating up with a vengeance...

-- D.S.

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