Hello, fellow hoops fanatics! If the beach party infamously known as #LaBoracay has given you an unusually extended hangover, you can turn to the NBA for the perfect antidote. On the other hand, if you missed out on the legendary summer shindig, The Association can definitely make up for it as well. Versatility!
And the wild, dramatic, insane, and record-breaking developments this past playoff week should be more than enough to keep your basketball bellies stuffed for quite a while. What's that, you missed it? Thank God for us then as here we give you our 2014 NBA Playoffs Weekly Recap!
The semis are on, and boy is it not as intense as the first round entertaining!
The Second Round
INDIANA PACERS (1) Vs. WASHINGTON WIZARDS (5)
Ano ba talaga, Indiana?
For the second series in a row, the number one seeded Pacers lost badly in a Game 1. This time, they got ran over by the dynamic Wizards trio of John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Trevor Ariza, whose combined 60 points helped burn Indiana, 102-96. The bulk of the Pacers’ disappointing second round opener sits around Roy Hibbert, who rendered in a 0-point, 0-rebound Game 1 masterpiece.
Yihee, kunwari bad trip
Tsismis by the wayside
To make things worse, rumors began to swirl that Paul George has been screwing around with the troubled center’s wife/girlfriend/ka-MU. Such shocking reports and the sudden disappearance of Hibbert’s talents seemed like telling signs that Larry Bird’s boys are headed for a spin they wouldn’t be able to come out of.
And then, just as we were ready to chisel in the final words on Hibbert's lapida, the sleeping giant awakens again
But what do you know? Roy showed up in Game 2 and played like the two-time NBA All-Star version of himself. The Georgetown product exploded for 28 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks to lead his squad and even the series at one a piece. It seems that Roy has rediscovered his passion, so for now Indiana can have a good night’s sleep.
(2) MIAMI HEAT Vs. (6) BROOKLYN NETS
The Nation of Domination
Miami had no trouble dispatching the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round and it seems like they’ll be having another domineering second round against the Nets. Game One was all Heat as their quick hitting plays and blindingly fast ball movement puzzled the slow moving Nets for four quarters. LeBron led the balanced attack with 22 easy points, followed by Ray Allen’s 19 markers.
Nakow, huwag mo nang kantiin yan, Ray Allen, baka duraan ka
The Nation of Domination...continues
In Game 2, Brooklyn provided some resistance, but only for three quarters. Miami put the jets on in the final 12 minutes and ran away with a 94–82 win. LeBron again led his squad in scoring with 22 buckets. His efficient supporting cast also came to play as every single Heat player who stepped onto the floor made a basket. It’s crystal clear that no one has come close to the Heat’s masterful performance this postseason. As of the moment, every swish from a Miami Heat basket sounds like footsteps heading towards a three-peat.
Oh God, Miami, you're making the postseason look like preseason. It's gotten so bad we sometimes find ourselves looking at this video to keep us awake:
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