After a seemingly longer NBA season than usual, the NBA playoffs have arrived and started with a bang. The first two games of the day were close affairs between the Celtics and Knicks and the Warriors and Nuggets. Luckily for Tech fans, two former Yellow Jackets were playing in these games, which made them even better to watch. Continue reading
Chris Bosh- With LeBron James and Dwyane Wade out for tonight’s game against the Spurs, Chris Bosh became the go to scorer for the Heat. He came up big tonight with 23 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks and the game winning 3 pointer. Bosh hasn’t been needed lately for the Heat to win, but it is nice to see that he can step up when the team really needs him. Here’s the video of Bosh’s game winner.
Iman Shumpert- The Knicks won today 108-89 at home against the Celtics. Shumpert was 3-3 from the field to score 10 points with 4 rebounds and 2 assists. The Knicks are back to winning, which should help carry them through the the first two rounds of the playoffs.
Iman Shumpert- The Knicks pulled out a win on the road last night against the Celtics, winning 100-85. Shumpert played 26 minutes of the game, but failed to contribute statistically at all. He had 2 points, 3 rebounds, an assist and a steal. It must be frustrating for Shumpert since Melo and JR Smith had 54 shots combined last night, but he still needs to try and play more assertively on the offensive end. The Knicks have won 5 in a row, so they are playing well heading into the playoffs.
Side Note: Will Bynum didn’t play last night for the Pistons due to his hand injury. He probably won’t return for the rest of the season.
Thaddeus Young- Young was the only former Georgia Tech player to get game action tonight. Although the 76ers lost by 8 at home against the Celtics, Young did his part to contribute. He had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while also contributing 2 steals and a block. The one criticism of Young’s game tonight is that he was inefficient and took 20 shots to score 19 points. Since he’s a SF, you’d like to see him get to the foul line more often, but this game was another step in the right direction for him. He is gradually becoming a centerpiece for Philly, instead of just a sixth man off the bench. It should be fun seeing how he performs down the stretch.