I hope everyone had a great memorial day weekend. Mine consisted of several pool parties/get togethers and now I’m nursing a minor sun burn. Personally, I learned that all the sun screen in the world cannot protect my Jewish skin. Enough about me though, here is what we all learned from this weekend of sports.
Not even a sour tummy can stop Melo and the Nuggets. The nuggets proved once again that they are not going to lose this series without a fight. Carmelo Anthony had a stomach virus and a twisted ankle last night which held him to only 15 points shooting 3 of 16 from the field. The Nuggets needed firepower from someone else and they found it from Chauncey Billups and J.R. Smith who scored 24 apiece. the highlights of the night had to be the antics of the hot handed J.R. Smith who after every big shot he made would bounce/dance back down the court throwing gang signs and screaming. gotta love the Thuggets.
Lyoto Machida can Karate kick your face off. Two fighters went into the octagon undefeated and only one left that way. Lyoto who is a karate expert from Brazil defeated Rashad Evans in the second round by knockout via punches. Rashad was knocked out cold on his feet then went to the ground like a sack of potatoes. Both were feeling each other out and Rashad was not gonna let the counter puncher Machida have a chance but Machida leaped onto Rashad with a fury knocking him down in the first round then finishing him in the second. What impresses me most about Machida is the angles he takes. Lyoto can side step extremely quickly to any angle where he can hit his opponent with remarkable accuracy. The way he can move in and out and attack from any direction has made him extremely difficult to figure out. After the fight, UFC President Dana White announced that Lyoto Machida will defend his new title against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. No date has been set yet, but I can guarantee you this will be a good one folks.
uh oh, its magic! This game got out of hand and out of hand quickly. 58 personal fouls were called and 86 free throws were attempted bewteen the two teams. Dwight Howard did his best anti-shaq impression hitting 14 out of 19 free throws which helped clinch a pivotal game 3 in Orlando. Mo Williams frusterated with a bloody eye from a Anthony Johnson elbow said it best “They create so many matchup problems for us. I know it. They know it. Everybody knows it.”