Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors suffered two painful defeats to Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs, in the openings of their semifinal in the East and the West. With the second innings, everything has changed: Heat Warriors taken revenge fulfilled, tied one, and do impose the sensations that both series are going to write chapters of epic. The Lakers, meanwhile, confirmed that Pau Gasol will have surgery today same in Los Angeles with modern ultrasonic technique (FAST) to remove tissue degenerated the tendinopathy in the kneecap tendons in both knees. It is a very similar injury usually annoying to Rafa Nadal. Dr. Steve Yoon will execute the intervention, which is not serious, and which in any case will not require a halt of activity beyond 40 days.
The night in which George Matthew Karl was confirmed as ‘Coach of the year’ in the NBA, despite the early elimination of the Denver Nuggets was night when the Miami Heat endorsed the Bulls the biggest beating Chicago franchise has ever had in playoffs: a terrifying 115-78 in American Airlines Arena Miami that seemed to want to impose on the Bulls a message of double meaning: punishment for his boldness when he beat the Heat in the first game, and despotic authority, and making it clear to the club of Chicago who began to prepare to forget any hope. At 3:42 of the rest, the party sailed in a set 42-38… When the Heat fatigues on the back of a part of 13-3, which opened a gap on the rest: 55-41.
The third quarter dispatched an ostentatious 30-15 for the Heat, and the rest was a massacre for the Bulls, who have chosen not to reactivate to Deng and Hinrich (do and Derrick Rose…?) until the two parties that will be in Chicago on Friday and Monday. Miami did all well: 60% of hits on shots of field (Bulls, 35.5%), Government relentless in rebounds (41-28), total of 29 assists and 9/18 in shooting of three, with six players in ten or more points: 21 for Ray Allen, 18 for Cole and 15 for Chalmers. LeBron James had 19 points and nine assists, with all their points in the first half. From the cited 42-38 to 104-58 min 45 crossed through a partial breaking of… 62-20 behalf of Miami.
The meager production of the Bulls (whose defense was penalized with 27 personal fouls) is best understood when limited numbers of its best scorers are known: Marco Belinelli (13 points), Joakim Noah (12) and Nate Robinson (11). In the chaos, no other player Chicago reached the ten points. Noah and Taj Gibson were disqualified, the two double technical foul and protest. Noah received a barrage of imprecations from some spiteful ‘fans’ of Miami. “No matter the score, but we couldn’t save this match… but we are still within the hole. “They come to Chicago so wanted, a victory in our track, and now we need to be prepared to get that Friday in the cave of the lion”, summarized, very expressively, Erik Spoelstra, Miami coach. “We dedicated ourselves to think of other things and, simply, they did cast the gutter. We must keep concentrated”, reviewed Tom Thibodeau, the defensive Organizer philosopher who trains to the Bulls. All will be show on Friday at the United Center in Chicago: indeed, and as Spoelstra points, the closest thing to a roaring colossal cave, as the den of a wild beast.
Shortly thereafter and in San Antonio, the Golden State Warriors Yes knew to resist this time and captured the second party: 91-100, with 22 points from a Stephen Curry… it found decisive help in Kläy Thompson: 34 points, with 13/26 in total shots and a spectacular 8/9 in three-point shots. The Warriors closed so a streak of 30 defeats followed in the Alamo City. As in the first game, young and aggressive players Oakland flew with the 43-62 of the rest (after triple end of Thompson in the first time) and were still accelerating with the 49-69 and 56-75 min 31. There, the Spurs began filing distances up to approaching, at 4:23 of the final and the only Ginobili, triple to an 89-95 threw on the Warriors all the ghosts of his defeat in the first match. Then, the Warriors surrendered after go to dominate for 88-104 when I was going to reach the last four minutes. This time it wasn’t going to be so, this time the possessed Angel sharks of Oakland had learned the lesson… and the Spurs also had many more natural reserves for another comeback. Five endpoints Curry sealed the a51 89-100, 8 seconds, and after that triple of Ginobili, the Spurs, whose legs seemed to be sunk in cement before the fast Warriors, just scored a couple of points more: an unimportant guys of Cory Joseph, 19 seconds of the closing of the 48 minute, who arrived with 91-100.
In the final 52 seconds even had time to Tracy McGrady appeared with shirt ‘spur’: the old ‘T-Mac’ was the robbery of ball on Jarrett Jack, which resulted in a basket of Joseph. 23 points from Tim Duncan and Tony Parker 20 could not rescue the venerable Spurs, who now face a serious problem from Friday, at the Oracle Arena of San Francisco Bay. Kawhi Leonard (11 points, 12 rebounds) and Manu Ginobili (12 points) will have to provide much more. The Warriors are still dominating the ‘passing game’ (19-14 in assists, only nine losses) and continue pulling good percentage: 45.5% versus 39.3% of a few Spurs tired and boring. The veteran Texas rangers are now routed to the den of explosive riders of the chapter of the NBA in Oakland. There was where those Nuggets who both fell. In Oakland, since Friday and the remote antrum of the Oracle Arena ‘Danger’ signal stands: there is much danger for those venerable, weary Spurs.