A personal trainer attempts to absorb Chris Paul's basketball powers....flopping included.
Corbin realizes that his summer plans involve spending more time with his mother in law
Mo Williams busts out his best Olivia Newton John imitation
Utah Jazz: And just like that, the series was over before it ever felt like it began. Utah fell to the Spurs 81-87, in a series where they never held on to a lead for more than 2 minutes through all four games.
The Jazz had their backs to the wall after getting humiliated yet again in Game 3. This was after the Salt Lake Tribune blasted Utah for being a no show in the series.
So what do the Jazz do in a do or die Game 4? Well let's just say when the going gets tough, the Jazz get going.....all the way home fishing.
Shooting a measly 36% from the floor, 65% from the free throw line (at home where everyone was so polite and quiet for them) and oh yeah, 0-13 on 3 pointers (compared to San Antonio's 10-22 from long range) and you've got yourself the recipe for a textbook sweep. Oh, and that 0-13 performance was Utah's worst post season or regular since going 0-15 against the Rockets back in 2008.
While we're on the topic of long range, allow me to highlight the fact that San Antonio hit 33 three pointers whereas Utah hit 9 through all 4 games. For those counting at home, that's a 99-27 point total advantage.
"We've shown when things are bad, we are going to continue to fight,"
Corbin said. "Any time you have a game against us, you are going to know
you have been in a fight."
I'm sure when you play the Jazz you know you're going to be in a fight...just not with Utah as they all but rolled over and died in this series. A solid attempt at a comeback in last night's game still doesn't diminish the fact that the Jazz got absolutely pummeled.
"It was a good experience, going out there playing against the Spurs,"
said Favors, who was acquired along with Harris in the blockbuster trade
that sent Williams to New Jersey last year. "It was a challenge. I
thought I stepped up to the plate. The rest of my teammates were awful. Especially that goofy kid from the cast of Big Love....Gordy something"
That's eight straight playoff series losses for Utah. Thanks for the memories fellas!
Memphis Carebears: As if blowing a 27 point lead in Game 1 wasn't bad enough, the Grizzlies thought to give us an encore performance by completely falling apart in Game 3 to give the Clippers a 2-1 series lead.
In Game 4, the Grizz were down 10 late in regulation and then the Clippers though it would be fun to do a Memphis imitation and be exactly who we thought they were.
Leading 84-74 with 4 minutes left, the Clippers clanked, turnovered (that's a word, right?), and fouled their way into helping the Grizz go on a 13-3 run to close the game and force OT.
Paul couldn't even get off a shot at the end of regulation to go for the win.
"The worst mistake I probably made in the game was not getting the shot
at the end of regulation," he added. "If I was at home watching it on
TV, I'd be talking so bad about me, but instead I'll let 'Bawful do it for me. You've got to get through it.
The [best] thing about it is that I have teammates that have confidence
in me. Everything that we do is a team win, even if I feel like I'm alone on island with this bozo of a coach."
To make matters worse, despite a 30 point effort from Blake Griffin, Blake found himself on the bench for most of overtime with his 6th foul.
Chris Paul took over in OT, getting back to back buckets to push the Clipper lead to 6 points and essentially end the game.
"Chris is always intense," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "That's
what makes him special. Chris is so good, not only at making plays for
himself, but making the right play, which is great since I can't draw one up to save my life. That's what makes him a star."
That's right Vinny Del Negro is on the verge of a second round appearance.
What a wacky season indeed.
Crazy woman looking for Kenyon Martin....in Denver:
Can we give this woman the worst stalker of all time award? She's completely drunk/incoherent, and wanders onto the court screaming "Where's Kenyon?!?" despite the fact that Martin hasn't been in a Nuggets uniform in over a year now:
Tonight's Closeout Games:
Magic vs Pacers: Hopefully the Magic will show us mercy and end this series for themselves as soon as possible. Enjoy SVG's last game as a Magic head coach while you can.
Celtics vs Hawks: What's the over/under on Joe Johnson half-assing his way into a 12 point 3 assist game tonight? Brace yourselves for a night of listless performances from all over the league.
1776ers vs Bulls: Man, what a bummer these playoffs have been for Chicago. Of all the series remaining this one still might have some fight left in it.
The only thing that makes me giddy as a Spurs fan is that every time an 8th seed beats a 1st seed in the playoffs, a Texas team has gone on to win the title.
Lakers vs Nuggets: Oh Denver, so close to making it 2-2 and keeping it interesting. At least Gallinari's flop is one he can tell his kids about.
Chris's Lacktation Report:
Spurs-Jazz: James Anderson and Patrick Mills had 12 seconds of partying in the Princess's lair as celebratory Mario Twins!
In that same timespan, Blake Ahearn played Taps on Mario Pant. And in
7:03, Enes Kanter pilfered perfection from the field (on one attempt)
with two fouls and a turnover for a 3:2 Voskuhl.
Grizzlies-Clippers: Gilbert Arenas fouled once in 299 seconds for a +1.